Breadcrumbs dropped on music wanderings.

  1. Only Lonely Divinyls

    Oh yeah, I remember this playing at a party last year and getting it stuck in my head too. Forgot it was by them too.

  2. Boys In Town Divinyls

    I don’t know how this got into my head, but I’ve been unable to get it out for a few days now. Got a real nighttime back of car energy.

    Ended up making a page on my wiki for song titles about boys.

    Been listening to lots of Australian stuff from the 80s and 90s for the last couple of months.

  3. B~r~e~a~k~~~t~i~m~e

  4. 지난여름 너무 야릇했었지 Lee Jae-Min

    This’s off the same album, but apart from one other song, the rest are boring ballads. Instrumentation on this one (apart from the chorus that has those nice Joy Devision pews) reminds me of some Chinese stuff I’ve heard, otherwise it’s pretty similar to 제 연인의 이름은.

    Google Translate give me ‘Last summer was so weird’ for the title. Sounds like a good fit, to me!

  5. 제 연인의 이름은 Lee Jae-Min

    Had the thought I’d never looked at any South Korean music from the 80s, so’ve been trying to find things on Youtube. I don’t have any kind of entry point, but there’re some compilations on there I’ve been going through.

    This’s the first song that stood out. Kinda reminds my of some Euro. synth pop. Droll vocal, fun sounds. Title translates to ‘my lover’s name is’.

  6. O~r~d~e~r~~~C~o~m~p~l~e~t~e

  7. Easy Way Out Roy Orbison

    This one’s not from the soundtrack, and by a singer that’s done lots of songs I like, but this was a nice surprise! Especially that cover, though the album title got my attention too.

    The rest of the record’s a bit dull, but. I wanted him to do a full disco record :(

  8. Fly Too High Janis Ian

    Again! This is from the Foxes soundtrack, and by a singer who has mostly boring songs, and it’s amazing.

    There are clips on Youtube, but they didn’t really seem worth posting.

  9. Bad Love Cher

    Kinda in the same boat here as the Marcia Hines entry; probably the only song of Cher’s I actually like, so it was nice to stumble onto it. Cher wrote it, too!

    This is from the soundtrack to a film called Foxes, which has another few great songs on there, and was produced by Giorgio Moroder.

    Maybe it feels a bit too similar to some other songs (Looking For Some Hot Stuff), but it’s soooo good anyway.

  10. Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees Marcia Hines

    I really like Marcia’s voice, you can really hear that she’s smiling when she sings this. Unfortunately most of her other song choices aren’t really my thing.

    Sorry about the soft audio, the other vids on youtube are a different version.

  11. Heaven Knows Donna Summer

    Had to replace an item in a Discogs order, so ended up trawling through thousands of listings looking for singles. Listened to a bunch of things I hadn’t heard before, and this is one of the highlights. Total sucker for these kinds of disco songs that build up to a big swirling chorus.

    This is performed with a group called Brooklyn Dream, but I didn’t think much of the rest of their stuff.