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The Politics of Dancing – Re-Flex

The Politics of Dancing – Re-Flex

The world needs more synthesized drums. At least that was the sentiment when Re-Flex released “The Politics of Dancing” in 1983. “The Politics of Dancing” is one of the definitive new wave songs of the early 1980s with its mix of mildly distorted guitars, British-accented vocals, soaring synthesizers and the distinctive Simmons Drum kit. Love the antiquated sound of synthesized drums. The Simmons SDS-V with its octagonal design became the go-to electronic drums for bands … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Burning Heart – Vandenberg

Burning Heart – Vandenberg

When Deep Purple fell apart in 1976, singer David Coverdale re-emerged a few years later with the first incarnation of Whitesnake, which featured two of his ex-bandmates in drummer Ian Paice and keyboardist Jon Lord. Like Rainbow, Whitesnake inherited the instability gene from its Deep Purple parent and through the years, a veritable Who’s Who of hard rock and heavy metal played in the group at one time or another. Trying to unsnarl who all played … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Rock

Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Puttin’ on the Ritz – Taco

Yet another Dutch one-hit wonder has come to our attention. Who would have guessed the Netherlands has given the world four American one-hit wonders? See our list of the Best Dutch One-Hit Wonder Songs Today’s wooden-shoe-wearing wonder is none other than the artist with the Mexican food namesake, Taco. Don’t remember Taco? We can understand if you’ve forgotten his name. But we’re certain you remember his hit “Puttin’ on the Ritz” from 1983. It’s his nod … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

1983 One-Hit Wonders

1983 One-Hit Wonders

In our opinion, the period of 1982 – 1984 is is one of the most important in the history of popular music. It is during this time that many of the biggest-selling albums of all time were released, including Michael Jackon’s Thriller, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA and Synchronicity by The Police, Madonna and Like a Virgin by Madonna. We love 1983 because that’s the year breakthrough albums from a number of influential … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Lists