[Video] Goin’ Old School: Soul II Soul, Robert Palmer & Nine Ways To Win

 

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

First up today it;s one of our favourite tracks from London’s Soul II Soul. The track that started it all, 1988’s Fairplay, featruing Rose Windross.

Here’s Robert Palmer’s synth driven Johnny And Mary from 1980.

And lastly some obscure British Pop from 1983 and Nine Ways To Win’s Close To You.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Heaven 17 and Depeche Mode

 

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

In light of ex-Prime Minister Margret Thatcher’s death, let’s have a couple of track that sum up Thatcher’s Britain. First, Heaven 17’s awesome Penthouse And Pavement from 1981

And Master And Servant by Depeche Mode from 1984.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Fad Gadget & The Rock Steady Crew

 

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

SynthPop pioneer and all-round electronic experimentalist, the late Fad Gadget’s 1980 single Ricky’s Hand.

And The Rock Steady Crew with their 1984 follow up to (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew (a track with one of the greatest synth riffs ever), Uprock.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Howard Jones & Koto

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

Original Tropical? First up we have one of our favourite SynthPop artists Howard Jones with

Like To Get To Know You Well from 1984.

And some Italo madness from 1986 with Koto’s Jabdah (h/t Jules Schimmer).

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Thomas Dolby, Blancmange & Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish

 

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

We kick off this week with the craziness that is Thomas Dolby’s 1984 Hyperactive!.

And from 1982 Blancmange’s Living On The Ceiling.

finally some HiNRG in the form of Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish, the genius, with Male Stripper from 1987.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Thompson Twins & Bronski Beat

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

A couple of ElectroPop legends this week, starting with Thompson Twins’ smoothness from 1983, Hold Me Now.

And classic Bronski Beat’s 1984 hit Why?.

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[Video] Going Old School: Yazoo & Neneh Cherry

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

First up, Yazoo unbelievable smash hit and most recognisable tune Don’t Go. The breakthrough in combining electronic and soul from1982.

And a just post-Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry with the The Dynamik Duo produced Kisses On The Wind from 1989.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: The Human League and Depeche Mode

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

Two of our favourite bands this week, firstly the mighty The Human League with Open Your Heart from one of the greatest albums ever made, 1981’s Dare.

And Everything Counts, from Depeche Mode’s second best album, 1983’s Construction Time Again.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Kraftwerk & Laid Back

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

In honour of Kraftwerk’s Tate Modern series of shows, which we completely failed to get tickets for, here’s 1986’s Musique Non Stop.

And classic 1983 SynthPop from Germany’s Laid Back and White Horse.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Casco & Soft Cell

Goin’ Old School isn’t a trip down music memory lane, it’s a mugging in the dark alleyway of nostalgia:

Today get your ears around Casco’s absolute Italo classic from 1983. Cybernetic Love.

And from 1981, Soft Cell ode to London, Bedsitter.

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