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Albums from 1981 - suggestions

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#1 paranerd

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:23 AM

Hey, WATMM, I'd like your suggestions on albums, of any genre or artist, from 1981. I prefer stuff I don't know, but forgotten gems are always a plus. Singles are good too.

The reason being I found myself on a personal quest to getting to the Kill Screen on original Donkey Kong. I've been playing fairly regularly since the Summer, but I haven't made it yet. I thought to make it interesting is to listen and discover music released the year that Donkey Kong came out. I stream my games while listening to these albums as well and it's been fun. Some stuff I discovered that I like:

Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
Holly and The Italiens - The Right to be Italian
Quincy Jones - The Dude

Fridgidaire Tango - The Cock



#2 iococoi

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 08:35 AM



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:51 AM

Kraftwerk - Computer World

 

Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4

 

 

Both from 1981 I believe... good luck on your quest traveller!



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:14 AM

just took a look at my discogs collection sorted by year

 

savant

https://www.discogs..../release/897930

 

gino soccio

https://www.discogs....er/master/67533

 

patrice rushen

https://www.discogs....t/master/136499

^82, but w/e


Edited by Marked x 0ne, 05 December 2018 - 10:18 AM.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:14 AM

 

Actually heard this the first time in a skating rink playing arcade games (not Danky Kang) in 1981. Yes, I'm old.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:16 AM

E2-E4 is from 84

 

Telex - Sex https://www.discogs....ex/master/12901

Palais Schaumburg https://www.discogs....rg/master/89301

Sharevari https://www.discogs....ri/master/45857



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:22 AM

https://en.wikipedia...ctitious_Sports

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:26 AM

oh, shit. forgot my favourite dub track of all time



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:26 AM

correct answer 

 

 
 



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 10:44 AM

was looking for some japanese stuff from then, but most of what I wanted to pick was from '82, this is a great album though...



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:47 AM

Ennio Morricone ‎- Le Professionnel



Tangerine Dream - Exit

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Cure - Faith

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:04 PM

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:09 PM



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:31 PM

You guys are so great, I really appreciate these awesome suggestions! I love Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar and I'm so happy there's a Scientist album from '81.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:40 PM

It would be great if albums from 1981 had a slightly greater influence on electronic music post-2018 because of this thread's existence.



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:52 PM

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:11 PM

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing

Gil Scott-Heron - Reflections

The Human League - Dare

 

Pretty good year!



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:32 PM



https://www.youtube....q3_wFfQ&index=4

https://www.youtube....h?v=jvB5dQHvRSc

https://www.youtube....DhUqW8k-lfy1tvo

https://www.youtube....h?v=7TTrXAiAdBM

https://www.youtube....ZdCwJzYrabsCPcE

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 02:55 PM

E2-E4 is from 84

 

I'll split the bad with you, it was recorded in 1981



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:09 PM

The Police ‎– Ghost In The Machine


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:20 PM

Yello - Claro Que Si

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:26 PM

African Head Charge - My Life In a Hole In the Ground



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Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:47 PM

i think you meant "chariots of fire"

 


Edited by iococoi, 05 December 2018 - 03:48 PM.