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The Electronic Circus

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The Electronic Circus

Postby schwenko » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:56 pm

I can't remember any discussion of this, but what a great song!! ... ment-25447
Sugoi !!!
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Re: The Electronic Circus

Postby Passing_Stranger » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:19 pm

It is a fantastic song, yes - one of my faves from the 1980s. In a way I'm glad it wasn't a hit - not overplayed as a result and always fresh and pleasing. And good that there were no follow-ups - but a magnificent one shot, a great reward for anyone willing to dig for it :D
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Re: The Electronic Circus

Postby MG81Keyboards » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:26 pm

I agree completely. A lot of the Underground acts only had one or two albums. Which, back then really was a feat. As opposed to today's technology, where you can duplicate anything relatively easily and cheaply, back then it really took a lot of effort just to get a few hundred copies of a cassette in circulation.
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Re: The Electronic Circus

Postby ame01999 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:59 pm

I agree, great track. Some songs in a similar vein I put up last week:

In the early aughts, when I was really into Soulseek, I came across a 36 album series called A Tribute to Flexipop apparently compiled by a small record shop in Germany. Below are my personal favorites.

(A few of these tracks have come back in print, with the advent of Dark Entries records and some recent Minimal Wave compilations. I imagine The Girl With the Patent Leather Face must be on one of the early Soft Cell reissues, but haven't checked. There is a great live take of Iron Curtain's The Condos on the album Artifact. The wonderful 'Are Kisses Out of Fashion?' and Fall of Saigon tracks are out on Dark Entries.)

Song - Artist

"Disc" 1 ... wjkja?dl=0

Modern Things - Voice Farm
Direct Lines - The Electronic Circus
Crowds - Popular History of Signs
Zuerst Ich - Silvia
The Autumn - End of Your Garden?
Inertia - The Screen
Celebration - End of Your Garden
In Ultraviolet - Cinema 90
To Hold You - Unknown
Elevate (7in Version) - Voice Farm
Warten - Exkurs
Are Kisses Out of Fashion? - Sudeten Creche

"Disc 2" ... e21ba?dl=0

...Und Es Geht Ab - Piefke & Pafke
Across the Fence - Portion Control
King of the Rumbling Spires - The Fast Set
A Girl of Tears - Jeunesse D'ivoire
A.G.N.E.S. - 1000 Ohm
All Rights Reserved - Fred
Jane's Third Party - A Sudden Way
Ich Komme Aus Der Ddr - Gleitzeit
Noise Boys Song - Flexipop
2525 - The New Age
The Condos - Iron Curtains
Don't Believe It's Over - Nocturnal Emissions
The Politics of Ecstasy - Body Falling Downstairs
Deutsches Mädchen - The Actor
Dixos Proposo - Anti
No Songs Tomorrow - Uv Pop
Visions - Fall of Saigon
Whispers in the Shadow 12in Version - The Vylies
A Darkness in My Soul - Solid Space
Keys and Colleges - Steve Parker
The Girl with the Patent Leather Face - Soft Cell

Please let me know if it's to your taste. I made three compilations after these.
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