Goin’ Old School: Visage, Coldcut , Lisa Stansfield & Japan

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

Kicking off in the very early ‘80’s, Mind Of A Toy from Visage in 1981.

From 1989, on TOTP, Coldcut and Lisa Stansfield’s People Hold On.

The second most recognisable arpeggio of all time? Japan’s Quite Life from 1981.

You can buy most of this  music from:


Goin’ Old School: Japan – Quiet Life

In 1979 Japan may well have been the fist act to popularise the burbling arpeggio intro! This is ‘Quiet Life’ as performed on TOTP.

Buy Japan’s music from:


Brand new Justice track!!! (not a fake!)

Really? You think?

No, of course we haven’t got any tracks from the forthcoming album and anyone who says the have, out side of the Ed Banger/Elektra camp, is probably lying. Fool.

However…while we’ve got you here we’d like to appeal to your humanity for a second and ask you to spare a thought, and maybe some bucks, for our bros over in Japan. Those crazy dudes have enough to deal with cleaning up after all the Godzilla rampages…and now this?!?! The footage of the tsunami was some scary shit, and the rising death toll is even scarier. The Japanese have been dealing with the situation amazingly but I’m sure every little bit you can do to help is appreciated.

The best thing you can do to help right now is to show your support by donating to the Red Cross’ appeal. Which, handily, you can do in many countries. To make it even easier for you here a are a few links:

UK: http://www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Japan-Tsunami-Appeal
US: http://www.redcross.org/
SE: http://www.redcross.se/teman/tsunami-japan/japan/
DE: http://www.drk.de/
CA: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=38380&tid=001
AU: http://www.redcross.org.au/japan2011.htm

Apologies to my French brethren, I didn’t have a clue about the Croix-Rouge website, if anyone wants to email us the link I’ll add it.

Go on, in exchange for all my hard work over the past three years bringing you the best new Electro, a couple of bucks and we’ll call it quits!

Edit: I added a red Cross picture! See what I did there?

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