Songs of the Spetcrrum's Heydays: 1982

edited November 3 in Chit chat
So I thought I'd start a series of threads, that will be created each week where we look at and discuss music from a given year when the ZX Spectrum was still popular with the masses. I would like to focus on mostly forgotton, but also great (but not in a top hits of the 80s album type way), but not obscure no one's heard of them songs (unless they are very interesting), songs from that year that might be somewhere burried deep in your memory and bring you immediately back to that time. I'd also love to hear music from our non-british members to learn about music from other cultures too.

So this thread is 1982, and next week I will release 1983.

I Ran - Flock of Seagulls - A tune I think about two years ahead of its time.
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  • Scottie_uk wrote: »
    So I thought I'd start a series of threads, that will be created each week where we look at and discuss music from a given year when the ZX Spectrum was still popular with the masses. I would like to focus on mostly forgotton, but not obscure no one's heard of them songs (unless they are very interesting), songs from that year that might be somewhere burried deep in your memory and bring you immediately back to that time. I'd also love to hear music from our non-british members to learn about music from other cultures too.

    So this thread is 1982, and next week I will release 1983.

    I Ran - Flock of Seagulls - A tune I think about two years ahead of its time.
    tbh that songs had a bit of a resurgence, even my youngest has heard, known about it a while back (shes 19)
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  • edited October 9
    I think they sampled this drummer for a steady drum-computer
    and somewhere i think 'blondie' aswell, NOT meaning the singer
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  • Title of the thread did make me think "Forgotten songs of 1982", nowadays wouldn't that be most of them?
    You can't expect me to have lunch with a man who's favourite part of the chicken is the right wing!
  • edited October 9
    Has a back to basics 50's sound as well as a more modern (?) vibe. I like that 'hillbilly' guitar sound and the band is somehow retro like our beloved Speccy's

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  • Good call Mike!
    You can't expect me to have lunch with a man who's favourite part of the chicken is the right wing!
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  • I've got my 1984 one lined up already and I bet Rich could make a shrewd guess at which band it is, if not the song.
  • Rap isn't a genre I enjoy, but it is generally forgotten that one of it's earliest UK chart successes was Adam Ant.

    I'm cheating slightly with this one as the single release was mid December 1981, but it continued to chart through the first few weeks of 1982. Like all rap, it's little more than a novelty record, but I find it hard to be cruel towards it considering the decades of dross that would follow in it's wake.


  • Might be worth a visit to luny.co.uk.
  • edited October 13
    This one takes me back to children's TV shows where they always had a pop act on. I am thinking Crakerjack and the Krankees, or Hold Tight with Bob Carolgees.

    I know its not obscure on the grand scheme of things, but I'd not heard it in a very very long time.

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  • overshadowed by other Soft Cell songs?
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  • edited October 13
    Not available in this c*nt(ry) , what's the title I will look it up.
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  • Videotheque - Dollar 1982, only good because it is produced by Trevor Horne.
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  • What about Steppin Out by Joe Jackson

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  • Scottie_uk wrote: »
    Not available in this c*nt(ry) , what's the title I will look it up.
    Bedsitter
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  • As for human league we have two for 1982
    Being boiled (a reissue of their first single from 1978)
    and
    Mirror man

    again both massively overlooked for other songs?
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  • I love both of those, but for me Mirror Man gets the win.
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  • Dazz Band - let it whip
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  • Not sure how ‘forgotten’ this is, but it certainly was for me until recently when a mate mentioned it a few weeks ago!

    Post edited by Maroc's Other Projection on
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  • I have this on vinyl. I also have the 45 rpm single of Bed Sitter by Softcell.

    I liked this song a lot "I can Make You Feel Good"
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  • I bought this as a 45 single when I was a kid.
    I don't know if I should be ashamed now? :-/
  • No, absolutely not. King was always cool. :)
    Might be worth a visit to luny.co.uk.
  • King Trigger - The River

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  • Don't remember this one - Living on the ceiling by Blancmange

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  • zx1 wrote: »
    King Trigger - The River


    I had to keep rewinding to 1:37 several times... And I'm not going to appologise.
    Might be worth a visit to luny.co.uk.
  • Mirror Man? Oh, yes, I remember it well...

  • I don't think I could remember what songs where doing the rounds in 1982. If I remember any would it not disqualify them for inclusion? :-p
  • zx1 wrote: »
    Don't remember this one - Living on the ceiling by Blancmange


    I had forgotten that one.
    Was a snippet of that used in a commercial recently (last few years) - "I'm soo tall, im soo tall..." I cannot remember what one, and it might not have been that song.

  • edited October 20
    Found it:




    I must admit I didn't remember were that was from when I saw this advert.
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  • Don't know if this would qualify (does anyone remember it?)

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