A deep dive into the decade the Taste Police denied, 80sography offers interviews with the great, the good and the even better of a time of originality, individuality and zestful vitality. Shumon!
Anatomy of a Song: Lynn Goldsmith (artist) (Will Powers - Kissing With Confidence)
Enjoy this interview with the hugely successful photographer Lynn Goldmsith on her 80s music side project, Will Powers and the hit single, Kissing With Confidence.
And what a cast list; vocals by Carly Simon, co-written and played by Steve Winwood, Nile Rodgers and Todd Rundgren. Further co-writes on the LP with Sting and Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins.
We explore the creation of this fabulous track with many other famous names along the way; Robert Palmer, Marianne Faithfull, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton...and Graham Rix.
Find out what Bob Dylan song she inspired and on which song on the LP, Music For Mental Health, she chanelled the Bobster for.
Much to enjoy here so pucker up and plant those lips (sorry, sounds a bit rude..)
Check out Lynn on various platforms;
Youtube: Lynn Goldsmith
Do you know someone who drools when he kisses or burps or bites?
Why not do them a favor and send them this record anonymously?
Audio Commentary: Hugh Padgham (Synchronicity - The Police, 1983)
Very excited about this one - I've been looking to do another audio commentary for a while and what better place to continue with than one of the best-selling LPs of the decade.
We join Producer, the great Hugh Padgham, and go through each song track-by-track, with additional chat further on, and, of course, a quickfire round on the album at the end.
So sync up (should that be your desire) or just listen to a great interview on The Police's greatest album.
And no skipping Mother...
My 80sography: Jim Yukich (Music Video Director) (Part 2, 1986-89) (Phil Collins, Genesis, Michael Jackson, Bruce Willis, The Beach Boys)
Welcome back to part 2 of the chat with 80s music video director, Jim Yukich, and it's a biggie - in fact, the longest episode yet.
Much enjoyment to be had and FOUR audio commentaries for music videos so get syncing peeps. And checkout Jim's Michael Jackson impression - top notch!
Genesis - Invisible Touch/In Too Deep/Tonight Tonight Tonight/Anything She Does
Mike & The Mechanics - All I Need Is A Miracle
GTR - When The Heart Rules The Mind
Genesis - Land of Confusion (audio commentary)
John Eddie - Jungle Boy
Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno (mockumentary)
The Beach Boys - Somewhere Near Japan (1989)
Phil Collins - Two Hearts (audio commentary)
Phi Collins - A Groovy Kind of Love
Gloria Estefan - 1-2-3
Michael Jackson - Liberian Girl (audio commentary)
Phil Collins - I Wish It Would Rain Down (audio commentary)
THE 80SOGRAPHY QUICKFIRE ROUND (111:00)
links for audio commentaries;
My 80sography: Jim Yukich (Music Video Director) (Part 1, 1980-85) (Phil Collins, Genesis, David Bowie)
* DEFINITELY ONE FOR PHIL COLLINS/GENESIS FANS *
Heading into the visual stratosphere this week with the 80s music video career of director Jim Yukich, who now has a hugely successful career producing comedy specials for the like of Bill Maher and Chelsea Handler, etc.
In the 80s though he was responsible for some of the best music videos around
including all the best Phil Collins & Genesis videos of the period (and beyond).
In this first part we cover his early career and his first videos with Genesis & Phil
and others. This includes 3 x audio commentaries for his best Phil Collins vids of
the period (links below).
So cue up, sit back and enjoy part 1 of the brilliantly enjoyable remembrances of JY.
The early years
David Bowie - Modern Love
Kenny Rogers/Sheena Easton - We've Got Tonight
Genesis - That's All
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight
Phil Collins/Phillip Bailey - Easy Lover (Audio Commentary)
Phil Collins - Sussudio/One More Night
Phil Collins - Don't Lose My Number (Audio Commentary)
Phil Collins - Take Me Home (Audio Commentary)
JIMMY'S JEWELS (72:58)
Jim's favourites of the 80's (plus any excellent breakdown from Jim on filming live specials) )
Check out Jim's incredible CV here
links to videos for audio commentaries (God, I love these videos...);
Fail to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anatomy of a Song: Martin Page (keyboards) (Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr)
And we go again for the 4th round of 80sography with brand new guests and new exciting features.
One of which is Anatomy of a Song, where we explore a hit of the 80s with a special guest.
Our first guest is songwriter Martin Page, here in his role as keyboard player on only fricking Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jnr.
Martin is normally known for his writing hits such as These Dreams and We Built This City (more of in future episodes) for now we discuss how he got involved in the song, his working relationship with Ray and his Q-Feel band partner/guitarist, Brian Fearweather, and what exactly it is he plays on the song. Plus, obviously, a quickfire round at the end.
Oh, just remembered I said Jerry Goldsmith did the score for the film and it's actually Elmer Bernstein. Sorry Elmer! RIP.
Check out Martin at the following
Acoustic I Want A New Drug
I hear it likes the girls x
My 80sography: Stephen Hague (producer) (Pt3, 1987-89) (New Order, Erasure, PIL)
Wow, we've reached the end of the road with Mr Hague with yet more continued success and fantastic pop records.
New Order - True Faith
New Order/England World Cup Squad - World In Motion
(I know it's 1990 but, come on, had to ask...)
Climie Fisher - Love Changes Everything
Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour
Erasure - The Innocents
P.ublic Image Limited - 9
Post 80's (41:20)
Blur - To The End
Dubstar - Stars
Peter Gabriel - I Grieve
80sography Quickfire Round (53:20)
Yes, it Looks Like We Made It To The End...
The TFF’s series has been just incredible. Love the time and effort put into each show. Thank you.
A fair critic and astute observer of the most detailed aspects of songs and artists covered. As a Tears for Fears fan it has been a joy to listen to this.
Looking forward to more artists being covered.
Being a big admirer of both Elton and TFF I was excited to listen to this podcast, unfortunately, the scattergun attempt at humour (WHY?!) coupled with the hosts almost inaudible at times commentary fails miserably.
It’s clear the research has been done to a forensic degree, no complaints here - it’s just put together in such an amateurish fashion, not unlike a teenager in the 80’s may have done on a double cassette deck.
Not sure I’ll get to episode 2. Disappointing.