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Human LeagueDare ... LP
A&M/Virgin, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A masterpiece of synth pop – and a landmark album for the Human League! The record took the group from the Brit post-punk underground to the charts of the world – with a stark blend of noisy keyboards, spare beats, and Phil Okey's wonderfully flat and monotone vocals. And although the record is a bit of a departure from the group's noisier first few albums, it's also still got a dark edge that we'd kind of missed the first time around. Includes a nice remake of the theme from "Get Carter", plus loads of little great synth tunes like "I Am The Law", "Seconds", "The Sound Of The Crowd", and "Darkness" – as well as the hits "Love Action", "Don't You Want Me", and "The Things That Dreams Are Made Of". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Virgin. Includes the original inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Human LeagueDon't You Want Me/Seconds ... 7-inch
A&M, 1981. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a bit of pen.)

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✨✧ Human LeagueReproduction ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1979. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Insane early work by Human League – very different than their later hits, with a stark, cold sythn-heavy sound that we really love! The group at this time were just a bit more than punk rockers with some electronics – and the sound on the set is very much in the spirit of the Sheffield scene of the time, crossed with some of the darker pop of the Manchester groups. The drums are raw and jagged, the keyboards really eerie and mechanical, and the vocals have all the life and hope drained out of them – making for a beautifully moody approach that blows away most of today's young low-fi electronic groups trying for a similar sound. Titles include "Circus Of Death", "The Path Of Least Resistance", "Blind Youth", "Empire State Human", "Austerity/Girl One", and "Almost Medieval". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
 
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Serge BlennerMagazin Frivole ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Overlooked electronic genius from Serge Blenner – an artist whose name and title might sound a bit French, but who recorded this set in the Hamburg underground at the start of the 80s! The work here is a nice bridge between earlier Sky Records modes and the rising tide of the German new wave – especially those corners of that scene that have gotten a lot of attention in the newly-titled cold wave generation of the time! The tunes are all instrumental, and nice and spare – with maybe elements that hearken back to the analogue electronics of very early Human League and Cabaret Voltaire – tuneful and song-based, but still really moody and dark too. Titles include "Derivatif", "Magazin Frivole", "Envoutement", "A L'Ouest", and "Polyphase". CD
Also available Magazin Frivole ... LP 22.99

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Serge BlennerMagazin Frivole ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Overlooked electronic genius from Serge Blenner – an artist whose name and title might sound a bit French, but who recorded this set in the Hamburg underground at the start of the 80s! The work here is a nice bridge between earlier Sky Records modes and the rising tide of the German new wave – especially those corners of that scene that have gotten a lot of attention in the newly-titled cold wave generation of the time! The tunes are all instrumental, and nice and spare – with maybe elements that hearken back to the analogue electronics of very early Human League and Cabaret Voltaire – tuneful and song-based, but still really moody and dark too. Titles include "Derivatif", "Magazin Frivole", "Envoutement", "A L'Ouest", and "Polyphase". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Magazin Frivole ... CD 16.99

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Heaven 17Play To Win – The Virgin Years (Penthouse & Pavement/Luxury Gap/How Men Are/Pleasure One/Teddy Bear Duke & Psycho/mixes/demos/bonus tracks) (10CD set) ... CD
Virgin, 1980s. New Copy 10CD set ... $109.99 124.99
An insanely huge tribute to the genius of Heaven 17 – a group who never broke that big on these shores, but who were one of the hipper British electro pop acts at the start of the 80s! The group broke off from Human League right during their earlier, noisier years – then headed into territory that was a lot more overtly political, especially on their earlier releases – while still finding a way to play strongly on the clubs! These guys were maybe some of the first to bring Marxist ideals to the dancefloor – a trend that would continue in the UK strongly for the rest of the decade – but they're also tremendous pop producers too, and worked simultaneously as BEF (British Electric Foundation) to craft some excellent work with other artists. This huge 10CD package brings together just about everything the group did together – all five of their albums – Penthouse & Pavement, Luxury Gap, How Men Are, Pleasure One, and Teddy Bear Duke & Psycho – plus a full CD of 22 demo tracks from 1980, four more CDs of dance/single mixes that really helped spread the group's message, and lots more bonus tracks that include unusual a-sides and b-sides too – plenty of non-LP tracks to really round things out. The package is a big 12" by 12" – and features 157 tracks in all, plus a big booklet of notes! CD

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OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1st version) ... LP
Dindisc (UK), 1980. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Raw postpunk electronics from OMD – not necessarily as dark as work from groups like Cabaret Voltaire or early Human League, but with a nicely stripped down feel that showed that the punk ethos could be filtered down to the world of Kraftwerk and some of the more overblown electronicists of the 70s. Tracks are short, sweet, and with a good blend of pop lyrics and spare electronics. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in the blue die-cut cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Outer cover has a factory sticker, light stains, and waviness. Inner sleeve is stained and wrinkled.)

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Re-FlexPolitics Of Dancing (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Cherry Pop (UK), 1983. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Reflex never had much of a long recorded legacy – but they certainly made their mark with this classic album of 80s electro pop! The tunes follow somewhere in the territory of contemporaries like Human League or Ultravox, but also maybe have a quirkier vibe that's more in the spirit of the indie scene – especially in the ways the keyboard lines and vocals take on all these odd inflections – maybe a nod towards soulful styles, but also a mode that quickly fell out of favor overseas – but which is also what makes the whole thing so completely charming! Titles include the big title hit "The Politics Of Dancing" – and "Hitline", "Hurt", "Couldn't Stand A Day", "Jungle", "Sensitive", "Keep In Touch", "Praying To The Beat", and "Pointless". 2CD version features lots of bonus tracks – "True Lust", "Hurt (12" Pete Smith emotional mix UK version)", "What You Deserve", "The Politics Of Dancing (12" ext mix)", "Cruel World (12" ext mix)", "Praying To The Beat (12" ext mix)", "Flex It (12" ext mix)", "Hit Line (12" ext mix)", "Cut It (12" ext mix)", "Hurt (12" John Luongo emotional mix US version)", "Politics Of Dancing (US 7" version)", "Flex It (7" echo mix)", and "Hurt (US 12" rubber dub mix)". CD

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Severed HeadsSince the Accident ... LP
Ink, 1983. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Really great early work from Severed Heads – done at a time when they still had an edge, and were a lot more hip and electro than some of their later more goth-based impulses! The album's a perfect fit for all the best UK underground electrics of the period – Cabaret Voltaire, 400 Blows, and even the earliest Human League – back when they were nice and noisy. The duo have a great way of blending noisy bits with warmer elements – and even do these great sequences with turntables – kind of a more playful Christian Marclay mode! Titles include "Dead Eyes Opened" – which was a bit of a favorite – plus "Golden Boy", "Gashing The Old Mae West", "A Relic Of The Empire", "Epilepsy 82", "Treating Deaf Mutes", and "Brassiere In Rome". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Medical Records reissue pressing on black and white vinyl.)

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✨✧ VariousBadmeaningood Vol 3 – Compiled By Peanut Butter Wolf ... CD
Ultimate Dilemma, 1970s/1980s/2003. Used ... $11.99
We can't think of a better title for this excellent compilation from Peanut Butter Wolf. The Badmeaningood series is a personal hip hop chronicle from the compiler, and as you'd expect from PBW, the definition here is taking somewhat less than literally, though there's no shortage of back in the day old school classics, mixed side by side with some unlikely candidates, but in a way that makes more than perfect sense. Mixed continuously front to back like your favorite mix tape this set takes you from Grandmaster Flash's "New Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash" to Keni Burke's "Risin' To The top (Snowboy's acoustic mix)" and stopping at all points in between, whether it's Iron Butterfly's "Soul Experience", Johnny Hammond's "Fantasy", The Cold Crush Brothers "Punk Rock Rap", Prince Far I's "Black Man Land", the Jungle Brother's "I'm Gonna Do You", the 45 King's "Funk Box (We Want To Hear The Beat box)", Roy Ayer's "Can't You See Me", The Human League's "Hard Times" and Alicia Myers "Don't Stop What You're Doin" and many more! CD
(Out of print, digipack has some wear.)

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VariousDreams To Fill The Vacuum – The Sound Of Sheffield 1978 to 1988 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4CD ... $36.99
A really great look at the vibrant music scene in the UK city of Sheffield – a place that made its mark in so many different ways, you'll often find us referencing it in comments for other music on the website! The initial sound of Sheffield was an electronic one – an important voice in the post-punk years of England, where some of the initial experimenters were using analogue electronics in ways that were very different from more stodgy, more academic modes from other scenes – tuned more towards a replacement for guitars, and a way of serving up some of the darker British singles of the late 70s. Sheffield was maybe one of the more experimental, more political parts of the UK scene during the early 80s – but could also deliver a tuneful side too, in a shift that's really well documented in this collection. As things moved forward, Sheffield styles had a huge impact on other English recordings – but continued to show the way forward, with a special vibe all through the 80s – as you'll hear on this decade-long journey in music, supported by great and very detailed notes, presented in a cool book-style package. The set features 84 tracks in all – a huge collection of music – with work from Human League, Danse Society, De Tian, Molodoy, TV Product, Y?, Vision, Artery, Stunt Kites, Flying Alphonso Brothers, They Must Be Russians, I scream Brothers, Mein Glas Fabrik, Negatives, Chain, Hula, Dachau Choir, In The Nursery, UV Pop, Pulp, The Midnight Choir, The Anti Group, AC Temple, Scala Timpani, One Thousand Violins, ABC, Mau Maus, Acrobats Of Desire, and many others. CD

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✨✧ Silicon TeensMusic For Parties ... LP
Sire/Mute, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great electro classic from the earliest years of synth pop – served up here by a British group who set the scene for a whole generation! Silicon Teens never had the success of Human League or some of their contemporaries, but they definitely set the scene for that generation – by serving up these spare tunes with drum machine, synth, and stark vocals – usually offering up these synth-heavy remakes of rock tunes from the 50s and 60s! Most tracks are very short, and completely charming – mixed with a few original numbers too – titles that include "Chip N Roll", "Do You Love Me", "Yesterday Man", "Let's Dance", "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Just Like Eddie", "Red River Rock", and "Judy In Disguise". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The depths of the early 80s underground never fail to amaze us – because while the late 70s punk rock years are constantly being reissued and compiled, the electronic scene of just of a few years later is still so largely undiscovered! Part of the situation is that much of the work came out as cheap 45s, or cassette-only releases – which didn't lend themselves to the same level of collecting – and other groups who started dark hit the bigtime and went onto great fame – like Human League or Cabaret Voltaire – but for every one of those, there were a hundred left behind in the shifting sands of time – only to be discovered by the tireless efforts of the current generation! Titles include "Universe" by The Lord, "X Cell" by Silicon Valley, "Oscillations" by The Disintegrators, "Red Suit" by Lives Of Angels, "Destination" by Echophase, and "Club Paris" by Berserk In A Hayfield. CD

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✨✧ VariousNew Wave Hits Of The 80s Volume 10 ... CD
Rhino, 1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Adam Ant, The Jam, Human League, Roman Holliday, Taco, Little Girls, Nick Heyward, and The Call. CD
(Out of print, tray card has a crease.)

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✨✧ VariousSatan In Love – Rare Finnish Synth-Pop & Disco – 1978 to 1992 ... CD
Svart (Finland), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Obscure grooves from the Finnish scene of the 80s – tracks that do a nice job of bridging the space between earlier Euro disco modes, particularly the work of the Munich scene – and the huge wave of electro pop that was coming out of the UK at the time! In fact, much of the material here really feels like the latter – save for the fact that the language is often different – and the groups do a good job of echoing the sweet electronic modes of groups like Human League, Ultravox, and Heaven 17 – working with plenty of beats and keyboards, but usually in a way that's warm and catchy, and not like some of the colder electro work of the period. And even if you can't understand the language, lots of these tunes are pretty darn catchy – and the vocals maybe come across just like one more instrumental element – adding an extra flavor to the sweet electric modes. Titles include "San Salvador" by Argon, "Satan In Love" by Emilia, "Cairo C" by Digital Dance, "Tatsia" by Stress, "Nyt Tanssitaan" by Jerry, "Help Me" by Syntax, "Kuolleet Pelit" by Belaboris, "Harhaa" by Raya, "Vanha Suola Janottaa" by Tapa Paha Tapa, "Fashion Maailma" by Press, "17 Up" by Mick Hanian, and "Computer Talk" by BB. CD

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✨✧ Body 11Youth ... LP
Medical, Mid 80s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A one-man German operation from the mid-80s – but one with a punchy approach that rivals some of the better electro pop from the Euro scene at the time! Body 11 only ever issued a 7" EP back in the day, plus a handful of cuts on cassette – but the sound here really recalls those great early 80s moments when older, colder groups like Cabaret Voltaire or Human League found a way to get more tuneful – yet still hold onto most of the edge that made them so great. Had Body 11 issued these cuts in early 80s Sheffield or Manchester, he might well have broken big – but it's also the mystery of these obscure tracks that keeps the record really interesting too. Instrumentation includes lots of Yamaha, Korg, and Roland electronics – and titles include "Wasteland 2", "Under My Command", "Just A Smile", "Marching", "Hearts", and "Fascination". LP, Vinyl record album
(Milky clear vinyl, including the insert.)
 
 
 



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