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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!

80sography - 80s music interviews Mr 80sography

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    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

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)

    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;

    Website: Lynngoldsmith.com
    Twitter: @Goldsmithphoto
    Facebook: LynnGoldsmithArtist
    Youtube: Lynn Goldsmith
    Instagram: lynngoldsmith

    Twitter: @80sography
    Email: 80sography@gmail.com



                                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?

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Audio Commentary: Hugh Padgham (Synchronicity - The Police, 1983)

    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...


    email: 80sography@gmail.com
    twitter: @80sography

     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    My 80sography: Jim Yukich (Music Video Director) (Part 2, 1986-89) (Phil Collins, Genesis, Michael Jackson, Bruce Willis, The Beach Boys)

    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!

    1986 (08:51)

    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)

    1987 (48:52)

    John Eddie - Jungle Boy
    Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno (mockumentary)
    The Beach Boys - Somewhere Near Japan (1989)

    1988 (76:40)

    Phil Collins - Two Hearts (audio commentary)
    Phi Collins - A Groovy Kind of Love
    Gloria Estefan - 1-2-3

    1989 (91:13)

    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;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlBIa8z_Mts
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SidxJz94Svs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3V-7DEAgdc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcY3FH208l8

    • 2 hr 11 min
    My 80sography: Jim Yukich (Music Video Director) (Part 1, 1980-85) (Phil Collins, Genesis, David Bowie)

    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.


    1980-1982 (03:16)

    The early years

    1983 (06:05)

    David Bowie - Modern Love
    Kenny Rogers/Sheena Easton - We've Got Tonight
    Genesis - That's All

    1984 (27:06)

    Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight
    Phil Collins/Phillip Bailey - Easy Lover (Audio Commentary)

    1985 (47:02)

    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

    https://enliven.tv/jim-yukich/

    links to videos for audio commentaries (God, I love these videos...);

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkRKT6T0QLg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Z-eUmR2bM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRY1NG1P_kw

    Fail to contact me at 80sography@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Anatomy of a Song: Martin Page (keyboards) (Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr)

    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

    facebook: /martinpagemusic
    twitter: @martinpagemusic
    website: www.martinpage.com
    podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/radio-owlsnest/id1492373639


    Ghostbusters Promo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpumEZmxa0

    Acoustic I Want A New Drug
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8aBWQATw1w

    Acoustic Ghostbusters
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZypLgTgFTM

    80sography@gmail.com


                                                                        I hear it likes the girls x

    • 52 min
    My 80sography: Stephen Hague (producer) (Pt3, 1987-89) (New Order, Erasure, PIL)

    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.

    1987 (2:39)

    New Order - True Faith
    New Order/England World Cup Squad - World In Motion
    (I know it's 1990 but, come on, had to ask...)

    1988 (20:18)

    Climie Fisher - Love Changes Everything
    Jane Wiedlin - Rush Hour
    Erasure - The Innocents

    1989 (37:06)

    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)


    80sography@gmail.com



                            Yes, it Looks Like We Made It To The End...

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Julesab7 ,

Fantastic Podcast…

The TFF’s series has been just incredible. Love the time and effort put into each show. Thank you.

a fortiori ,

Incredible Detail

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.

InternationalObserver ,

Missed Opportunity

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.

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