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Italy 80's

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Italy 80's

Postby InvisibleMan » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:57 am

Any good Italian-language 80's songs? What do you know and like?

Stylewise anything goes, synthpop, disco, new wave even aor.
I think even the commercial San Remo stuff would be considered very obscure to most US/UK listeners

I came across this on youtube, just loved it..never heard it before

Diana Est
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZZ0nrZwT98
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EtmRUFfCUE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyWRh3JiFuM
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Postby i_like_lectric_motors » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:08 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaVmzSyU6_s

[8D]

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Postby InvisibleMan » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:23 am

came across this early Eros Ramazzotti song, and I love it. Eros doing Italo disco style, as opposed to his usual pop-rock ballads. [:D]

Eros Ramazzotti- Terra Promessa 1984

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiZEiJudWFE
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Postby chris74 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:38 am

This is not new wave but one of my favorite Italian tracks:

Alice's "Summer On A Solitary Beach"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvqwbVig-GI

For a long time I woke up to that song when I used my cell phone as a clock.
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Postby firefall » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:50 am

Alice's''Summertime beach''is a song from a great figure of Italian cultural life Franco Battiato,a philosopher,proto avant gardist experimentalist,writer and also minimal new waver in the early 80s.He also produced her whole lp,and the song also exists in his incedible solo synth pop lp''La Voce del Padrone''.
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Postby KYYX4ever » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:06 am

Francesco Salvi - "C'e da Spostare Una Macchina"

Goofy and cheesy, but when I lived there in 1989, it was being played EVERYWHERE, and it's what I think of when I hear "Italy 80s".
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Postby InvisibleMan » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:14 am

[quote][i]Originally posted by KYYX4ever[/i]
<br>Francesco Salvi - "C'e da Spostare Una Macchina"

Goofy and cheesy, but when I lived there in 1989, it was being played EVERYWHERE, and it's what I think of when I hear "Italy 80s".
[/quote]

fun Eurobeat tune, I never heard it before...

I like this slow duet of Raf and Umberto Tozzi from 1987, two nice Italian pop singers

Umberto Tozzi & Raf - Gente di mare
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm_aQtsyz4c

and then there were Ricchi e Poveri, cheesy Italian version of ABBA, I don't speak language but I find myself singing along to many of their tunes, Ma Ma Ma Maria Ma..crazy! [:D]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u95XxzT7Hxs
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Postby InvisibleMan » Thu May 19, 2011 8:50 am

another Italo gem from 1984, great catchy synthpop/disco sung in native language [:D]

Canton - Sonnambulismo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc9TL02GEp4
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Postby InvisibleMan » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:15 am

love this one from Marcella Bella, it just flows so nice. And what a woman! [:D]

Marcella Bella - Nell'aria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCoL58zJ8PE

also love her 1973 ballad Io Domani.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwtWttF3VIo

and Claudia Mori, another beautiful woman, wife of Adriano Celentano.
Their 82 duet takes me to cloud number 9, especially when Celentano's part kicks in [:D]

Non Succedera Piu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W_B9uow0Tw
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Postby InvisibleMan » Mon May 28, 2012 12:27 am

some nice early 80's synth/disco/rock sung in Italian from Isadora Juice..
if anyone has her 2 LP's from 81 and 83 please share if you can... [:)]

Musica Magica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwjeuR5UEKE

Oggi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d-jORpE-lM

Eldorado
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCtShMcxN3A

Bello Brutto (video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubFWIC3lBnU

Tarantella-Tarante'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xxuw5aZgWA

Mangiami
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwwxbk2WfIs

Stregami
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVCuxL8jGc0
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Postby InvisibleMan » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:07 am

loved this Flavia Fortunato song Se Tu Vuoi [:)]

Flavia Fortunato - Se Tu Vuoi (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCguLL8XXR8

another one Flavia Fortunato - Casco Blu (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odTCB9pygD0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbo_4ocKfEc
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Postby InvisibleMan » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:39 pm

to continue, some more of my Italo favorites, starting with an excellent synth/disco from the sexy Pamela Prati [:)]

Pamela Prati- Un Nodo All'Anima (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deFJ7k6NAOQ

Gianni Togni - Segui Il Tuo Cuore (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlh6_B2G8y4

GILDO Razza Di Degenerati (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDBd_Wfc8oE
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Re: Italy 80's

Postby PKPN » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:00 pm

Lately I've been finding a lot of great New Wave music that originated in various urban scenes in Italy. Like Italo Disco, it wasn't just a copy of the Anglo-American New Wave sounds; it was also an evolution of the genre, having a unique "made in Italy" sound. Sometimes the lyrics were sung in Italian, and sometimes in English. When in English, the pronunciation and grammar was often more than a little bit "off," which—again, very much like Italo Disco—imparts an unintended charm.

Until the last 10 years or so, it seems most of the Italian New Wave records & tapes never made their way very far outside of Italy, or even much beyond the bands' hometowns. Even now, selected songs are only just beginning to trickle onto compilation CDs, mostly on Italian labels with limited distribution.

I'm still learning and diving ever deeper into this music, but I thought I'd share some of my favorite finds so far.

Much of what I like comes from fairly current compilations on the labels Spittle, Astroman.it, and Mannequin.

Here's a link to a .zip of MP3s of the following tracks: https://mega.co.nz/#!UZZFgTRb!PLknzOiHq ... X5SGz5l5Tw

A.T.R.O.X. - Against the Odds [1982]
Actor's Studio - Dancing Alone [1983]
Andy Warhol Banana Technicolor - I'm in Love with My Computer [1980]
Andy Warhol Banana Technicolor - We aren't Devo Revo [1980]
Cancer - 000010 [1980]
Cancer - Wheels [1981]
Carmody - The Perfect Beat [1984]
Carmody - Vulcani [1982]
Central Unit - Saturday Nite [1981]
Chrisma - Gott Gott Electron [1979]
Chrisma - We R. [1979]
Chromagain - Wake Up [1985]
Danx-a - Art of Transmission [1984]
Der Blaue Reiter - Lights Off [1981]
Der Blaue Reiter - Through Glasses [1981?]
Diaframma - Desiderio del nulla [1984]
Diaframma - Pioggia [1982]
Ein-st-ein - Varsavia [1985]
Endless Nostalgia - Me and My Alter Ego [1985]
Eurotunes - Swimming Pool Motion [1983]
Fhedolts - Stimolation [1980]
Frenetics - The Madman Talk [?]
Gigolò Look - Elegant [1981]
Gigolò Look - Nouveau Riches [1981]
Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici - Don't Ask Me Why [1985]
Intelligence Dept. - Loneliness [1984]
Jeunesse D'Ivoire - A Gift of Tears [1982]
Kirlian Camera - Blue Room (7") [1985]
Kirlian Camera - Edges [1983]
Kirlian Camera - News [1981]
Kirlian Camera - Rays [1981]
Krisma - Many Kisses [1980]
Le Masque - Mother and Son [1983]
L'ultimo Arcano - 1984-1985 [1986]
Marconi Connection - Heart of State [1981]
Mess - Foolish Girls [1980]
Mess - Get Proud [1981]
Mess - Kunst und Technik [1981]
Modo - Niagara Falls [1983]
Monuments - Oblivious [1984]
Neon - Runnin' [1985]
N.O.I.A. - Europe [1980]
Oh Oh Art - It's Just a Movie Soundtrack [1985]
Overload - My Desire [1986]
Polaroid - Vita immaginaria [1984]
Rats - C'est Disco [1981]
Scortilla - Chanson de non amour (live) [1981]
Scortilla - Fahrenheit 451 [1984]
(see also https://soundcloud.com/armagideon-times ... enheit-451 )
Sexy Angels - Mathematic Mind [1981]
State of Art - Venice [1982]
Suicide Dada - Waiting for September [1984]
Surprize - Leaves Me Blind [1982]
The Tapes - Nervous Breakdown [1986]
Tommy de Chirico - Close Your Eyes [1984]
Victrola - Maritime Tatami [1983]
Winter Light - Always Unique (Kill Myself 2) [1982]
XX Century Zorro - Many Kisses [1985]

Added 2015-05-07:

Underground Life - La Tempesta [1982]
Underground Life - Le Vol [1982] (clip is whole album, Le Vol is first track)

I couldn't find any video links for the following tracks on my list:
Gaznevada - (Black Dressed) White Whild Boys [1983]
Gaznevada - Whispers [1983]
Jo Squillo Eletrix - Africa [1982]
Scortilla - YHW [1981]
Sinners - Uomo di Beirut [1984]
The Stupid Set - Psycodisco [1982]
Zexi Angels - W.U.E. [1984]
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