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Absolute Favorite Remixes . . .

Discuss your favorite songs, artists or post your top ten lists from the new wave era or related genres.

Absolute Favorite Remixes . . .

Postby uofsc93 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:59 am

This is one I've pondered for years, probably since New Years '83 when KROQ out here in LA held its top 106.7. If you read the list today it does no justice to what was broadcast over the air waves. The DJs played extended versions of practically every song, and some were specially mixed (they absolutely went nuts on Bufalo Gals) . 12" singles were a big part of the new wave era and, for me anyway, took a favorite song to a higher level. If you hated them then there's no convincing you to their merits, but here's my short list nonetheless:
1. ABC - Look of Love (usa remix - dub version) Trevor Horn at his best playing with the pitch control. Its a work of abstract, ad libbed remix art.
2. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Remix) Shep Pettibone with the Latin Rascals reworking the original; boosting the bass and snare to great effect.
3. B-Movie - Nowhere Girl (extended) to fully appreciate it you would have had to have become accustomed to the original 7", this one shifts gears twice before the vocals kicked in.
4. Depeche Mode - Get the Balance Right (Combination Mix) Great bass line, High energy beat, this one completely emasculates the 7"
5. FGTH - Two tribes (Video destructo mix) Horn again, this is the one with Nixon repeating over and over "keep the peace - keep the peace"
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Postby fritzb » Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:14 am

A few true classics off the top of my head:

FGTH: Relax (New York Mix - Sex Mix) (probably the best known 12" mix of the genre)
Duran Duran: Planet Earth (Night Version)
Duran Duran: Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version)
Yaz: Don't Go (12")
Yaz: Sit
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Postby grumpygirl » Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:37 am

Big Country - Fields of fire

Killing Joke - kings and Queens

Kirsty McKall - A new England

U2- Two Hearts

There's a zillion of 'em....I could make a list with one thousand entries and not be done.
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Postby leadfoot » Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:18 am

Duran Duran - Girls on Film AND Planet Earth

INXS - Burn For You, I Send a Message, & The One Thing

Altered Images - I Could Be Happy

B-Movie - Nowhere Girl

Bow Wow Wow - Aphrodisiac

Cure- Lovecats AND Let's Go to Bed

Depeche Mode - Ev
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Postby ekahob » Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:04 am

My favorites were Martin Rushent's
Pete Shelley - "Homosapien"
The Altered Images Mixes "I Could Be Happy" and "Happy Birthday"

I also liked:
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - "Two Tribes"
Berlin - "Sex"
All The New Order mixes
Duran Duran's Night Vers
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Postby Maria » Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:39 am

[quote]Originally posted by uofsc93
[br]4. Depeche Mode - Get the Balance Right (Combination Mix) Great bass line, High energy beat,
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Postby sirzap » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:05 am

A smattering of my personal faves (not already mentioned):
Aired on WLIR 92.7 During the 82-87 Heyday

FGTH- "Welcome To The Pleasure Dome"
Marc Almond- "Tears Run Rings"
Alphaville- "Dance With Me"
New Order- "Touched By The Hand Of God"
Sparks w/
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Postby thefxc » Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:31 am

Top 5 12" mixes of the 80s:

5. SPK, "Breathless": Not as well-remembered (or well-liked) as _Machine Age Voodoo_, but it has an industrial-strength percussion breakdown that reminds you where SPK came from.

4. Front 242, "Masterhit Part I: Masterb
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Postby newwavr176209 » Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:29 am

Kiss - I was made for loving you (12")
Limahl - Only for love (extended)
Bryan Ferry - Limbo (extended)
Re-Flex - Hurt (UK Mix)
Wang Chung - Dont Let Go (extended)
Mi Sex - Computer Games (extended)
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