Pete Burns passed away today. Got home late today and saw the news in my email. Took my breath away for a moment. Just yesterday was looking at the big DOA box coming soon and thinking how much really great music Pete created. DOA was there at the start of my DJ life in 1985, and was one of the few groups that stayed with me into the present. The voice was one of a kind, and he knew how…
Jean Michel Jarre Laurie Anderson
From 1990 another techno tune from the group that brought you ‘Touch Me’.
From 1987, a bit of a peppy lightweight song, but still a good listen, Eria Fachin’s ‘Savin’ Myself’.
Grace Jones Disco
“Every Lover’s Sign” by The Lover Speaks.
I do love this song, and it has been a nemesis for me [up there with some Den Harrow vinyl], never being able to get my hands on a copy of this great song. Had it on cassette from another DJ [Rick for those in the know], but finally found it on a Razormaid Anniversary compilation years later, in Cheyenne, WY of all places! Of course I soon found out that the vinyl had gotten a bit warped, so it…
Tracy Spencer’s 1986 ‘Run To Me’ is what HiNrg is all about: a girl singing to a great fast beat. Not to be confused with Tracie Spencer of ”Our House’ fame, this was always a crowd pleaser. It was also featured on an early volume of Ultimix, and one of their few mixes that was actually better than the standard 12′ version.
Vivien Vee ‘Heartbeat’ 1-2-3 is a classic Euro-NRG song from 1987.