[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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Goin’ Old School: Howard Jones, Yellow Magic Orchestra & Nik Kershaw

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

Probably Mr. Howard Jones’s most well known hit, 1983’s ‘What Is Love?’

From 1979, because it was reMixed this week and it’s in my head, Yellow Magic Orchestra’s ‘Techopolis’

Nik Kershaw’s ‘Wouldn’t It Be Good’, really good video for the time, still looks fantastic, if dated. From 1984.

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Goin’ Old School: The Human League, Yazoo & Howard Jones

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

This week we’re kicking it TOTP style with three performances, first up The Human League in 1982 with ‘Mirror Man’.

A year later Yazoo’s ‘Nobody’s Diary’ from 1983.

And finally, ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ in 1985 from Howard Jones.

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Goin’ Old School: Howard Jones, Thompson Twins & Nik Kershaw

Howard Jones’ ‘New Song’ from1984. Throw off your mental chains! Throw them off! Do It! I;m watching! Oh Oh Oh!

A Musik Laden performance of Thompson Twins’ ‘The Gap’, again from 1984

More from 1984, Nik Kershaw’s ‘When A Heart Beats’, just ‘cos.

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Goin’ Old School: Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

The mighty  Howard jones is, despite being an absolute legend, shamefully underappreciated, to the extent that he gets a bad rap, even from so-called ElectroPop lovers. Don’t worry Howie, i got your back!

Here is 1985’s ‘Things Can Only Get Better’

Howard was mocked a lot for having a guy who did noting but dance and look like a bit if a tit with him. doesn’t that apply to 3/4 of The Prodigy too?

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Howard Jones reMix project

Following the release of his “12” Album/Action Replay” box set SynthPop legend Howard Jones is now embarking on a project to open up the stems to many of his classic track to the public.

Starting with ‘Automaton’ from 1985’s ‘Dream Into Action’ album the Rework Howard Jones website will be offering the audio parts to a succession of Howard’s hits for any-one to reMix. If it takes your fancy you can reMix the tracks for your own usage or submit them for inclusion on a forthcoming Howard Jones reMix album.

Could you out synth-Fuck ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ though?

Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better

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