LTLF's Sounds of the 80s


Great to see a bot of love for the Steinmeister :cheers: Man was a fujcin genius.

RIP

I really miss the more layered compositions which the like of Jim & Mercury used to write. I really like the sound and riffs of Royal Blood, but you know before you've even heard the song exactly how the structure's gonna pan out, and there's never any surprises. When you look at Bohemian Rhapsody or Paradise By The Dashboard light I'd have never predicted either song going where they went to when first listening to them. Amazing stuff.
 
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Forestjones

Geoff Thomas
Love this nod to whistle down the wind. I think I recorded this video from 'The Tube' in nov/dec '84. Still got the tape.


 
Lead vocalist on that one was Holly Sherwood who had a minor UK hit in 1971 with this.

I fucking LOVE Holly Sherwood's vox mate.Hadn't seen that rendition of Good Girls though, I only knew from Bat Out of Hell 2.

Dunno if you know already, but she did the songs for Streets of Fire (obviously one of the inspirations for the Streets of Rage games).

Thrive on both these tracks, obviously Steinman wrote both, and we know Nowhere Fast from Meatloaf's Bad Attitude, but this rendition is my fave...........



Fuck me that's set my morning up nicely. :dance: :dance2: :dance3:
 

Forestjones

Geoff Thomas
I fucking LOVE Holly Sherwood's vox mate.Hadn't seen that rendition of Good Girls though, I only knew from Bat Out of Hell 2.

Dunno if you know already, but she did the songs for Streets of Fire (obviously one of the inspirations for the Streets of Rage games).

Thrive on both these tracks, obviously Steinman wrote both, and we know Nowhere Fast from Meatloaf's Bad Attitude, but this rendition is my fave...........



Fuck me that's set my morning up nicely. :dance: :dance2: :dance3:

Yes got the soundtrack (vinyl and CD), and also the DVD. In 1984 there was a magazine called Beatbox and I entered a few competitions in it. I won twice in 2 months, first of all the Big Country live at Barrowlands video, then the following month a Streets of Fire making of Video, which also included the three promos from the film, these two and the Dan Hartman one.

Curiously, around the same time, I won 2 competitions in a rival magazine called 'Record Winner'. These prizes were a signed Mari Wilson album and a red vinyl 12 inch of Thor's Let the blood run red along with a signed metal bar that he'd bent in his mouth (allegedly).

I like all the Pandora's Box tracks better than the various covers that followed from Meat Loaf and erm Celine Dion. I'm the same with Jim's Bad For Good album. I prefer all those versions to Meat Loaf's later covers. Although, Barbra Streisand did do a pretty good version of 'Left in the Dark'.

 
Yes got the soundtrack (vinyl and CD), and also the DVD. In 1984 there was a magazine called Beatbox and I entered a few competitions in it. I won twice in 2 months, first of all the Big Country live at Barrowlands video, then the following month a Streets of Fire making of Video, which also included the three promos from the film, these two and the Dan Hartman one.

Curiously, around the same time, I won 2 competitions in a rival magazine called 'Record Winner'. These prizes were a signed Mari Wilson album and a red vinyl 12 inch of Thor's Let the blood run red along with a signed metal bar that he'd bent in his mouth (allegedly).

I like all the Pandora's Box tracks better than the various covers that followed from Meat Loaf and erm Celine Dion. I'm the same with Jim's Bad For Good album. I prefer all those versions to Meat Loaf's later covers. Although, Barbra Streisand did do a pretty good version of 'Left in the Dark'.

Sweet :)

I tend to flit between Meatloaf and the other versions, but all of them sound fucking mint, simply coz they're mint songs.

You've got me right on a Stienathon this morning now :lol: Time for a bit of 1981's Surf's Up.....


Think I do prefer the Meatloaf version on this just though.


What a tune. :party: Love that Richard Corben Bad For Good artwork too. Sadly passed last year. :(

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Wish some modern artists would get anywhere near this level of brilliance. That 00's thread is as bare-bones as it comes.
 

Forestjones

Geoff Thomas
Sweet :)

I tend to flit between Meatloaf and the other versions, but all of them sound fucking mint, simply coz they're mint songs.

You've got me right on a Stienathon this morning now :lol: Time for a bit of 1981's Surf's Up.....


Think I do prefer the Meatloaf version on this just though.


What a tune. :party: Love that Richard Corben Bad For Good artwork too. Sadly passed last year. :(

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Wish some modern artists would get anywhere near this level of brilliance. That 00's thread is as bare-bones as it comes.

Woooh, never seen that video before, didn't know it existed.
 

HBB

Geoff Thomas
Might have posted this before but its a treat for the soul and the eyes - the song makes me uncomfortably whistful, while Jennifer Connolly makes me feel uncomfortable in my pants

 
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HBB

Geoff Thomas
Posting this one as while I've never been well off enough to splurge out on the car I wanted, which was this

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so had to make do with one of these ...

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But I used to play this..... the best driving song ever on a twisty mountain pass with the roof off...

 
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HBB

Geoff Thomas
This man.... spans the decades and this song well - he was my hero and if I could have been my hero just for one day

 

Forestjones

Geoff Thomas
I didn't buy many pre-recorded cassette tapes. Besides the quality not being as good as vinyl, I was always frightened of them snapping. Besides, I could never understand why people didn't just buy the vinyl, tape it, then they got both.

But the 'Into The Gap' cassette had a bonus side of remixes, 12 inch versions and extra tracks that weren't available in any other format until the special edition CD was released about 25 years later. So I had to bite the bullet and buy the (chrome)tape, which incidentally still played fine last time I played it about 15 years ago.

 

Forestjones

Geoff Thomas
Roger gave the rest of the band a choice between 'The Pros and Cons of ****h Hiking' and 'The Wall' to record as the follow up to 'Animals'. So he did this as a solo album 5 years later.

 
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