[Video] Goin’ Old School: Cabaret Voltaire and Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force

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 tracks this week, starting with the mighty Cabaret Voltaire and 1983’s Just Fascination.

And Renegades Of Funk!, also from 1983, one of Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force best.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: OMD

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

This week Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark announced their forthcoming new album, English Electric, which is due out 8th April. What better time, then, to drop a couple of classic OMD track, starting with their biggest single, 1980’s Enola Gay.

Followed by Maid Of Orleans (The Waltz Joan Of Arc), from 1982.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Squash Gang and Latin Lover

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

Here’s we have some classic Italo in the form of Squash Gang’s 1986 hit I Want An Illusion.

And some cheesy, but funky, magic from Latin Lover’s 195 Italo tune, Casanova Action.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Heaven 17, The Human League & Pet Shop Boys

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

It’s our last Goin’ Old School before X-mas, so we’re going to continue the TOTP theme with some actual X-Mas TOTP performances, starting with Heaven 17‘s Temptation from 1983.

Followed swiftly be a 1981 performance of Don’t You Want Me by The Human League.

And ending with the Pet Shop Boys in 1988 with Heart.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Humanoid, Thompson Twins & Krush

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

‘Cos we’re approaching X-Mas, let’s get some TOTP on! Here’s Humanoid’s Stakker Humanoid from 1988, still one of the toughest riffs ever produced.

After a brief chart interlude, here’s Thompson Twins’s 1984 hit Lay Your Hands On Me.

One of the greatest tunes ever written, it’s House Arrest by Krush, from 1987.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: A-Ha

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

Norwegian SynthPop legends A-Ha decided to call it quits this week, leaving a farewell message for their fans on their official website, so today let’s check out three of their best, starting with 1985’ The Sun Always Shines On TV.

One of the best Bond themes ever recorded, The Living Daylights from 1987.

And from 1986, ease yourself out with Hunting High And Low.

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[Video] Goin’ Old School: Nitzer Ebb, The Art Of Noise & A-Ha

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

Let’s kick off with what is probably Nitzer Ebb’s most iconic track, 1987’s Let Your Body Learn.

And from 1983, Experimental Art-Pop sampling pioneers The Art Of Noise with Beat Box.

I don;t know why we haven;t featured A-Ha’s biggest hit, Take On Me from 1984, but here it is.

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Goin’ Old School: Jean-Michel Jarre, Anne Clark & D-Mob with Cathy Dennis

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

In 1981 JeanMichel Jarre continued to break new ground, both in synthesizer music, and chart music, with his hit Magnetic Fields II.

The amazing Anne Clark’s 1984 breakthrough Our Darkness. Pioneering electronics.

D-Mob with Cathy Dennis, before she penned one of the greatest British Pop songs of all time, hitting the charts with House-lite and C’Mon And Get My Love in 1989.

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Goin’ Old School: Samantha Fox, Pet Shop Boys & Level 42

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

So, were going all 1986 on Goin’ Old School this week, and how can we do that without Samantha Fox’s Touch Me?

Next up is Paninaro, Pet Shop Boys hitting their stride.

And finally the slap bassed digital Soul of Level 42Lessons In Love.

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Goin’ Old School: Michael Jackson, Rockwell, Skinny Puppy

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

We start a trio of Halloween tunes with the don. it’s Quincy Jones’, oh and Michael Jackson’s, Thriller from 1982.

From 1984 Rockwell’s hit Someone’s Watching Me.

Skinny Puppy’s 1989 track Warlock. Probably the nicest tune the ever made.

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