MUSIC FROM 1985 till 2000

Yes I'm a million miles away I'm a million miles away Sailing like a driftwood On a windy bay

Re: MUSIC FROM 1985 till 2000

Postby SUBY1974 » 20 Sep 2015, 21:52

Continuing Live Aid theme here are the two songs from the UK and USA recorded to raise funds for the terrible Ethiopian famine if 1984.. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure wrote Do They Know Its Christmas and Michael Jackson ( still miss you Michael) wrote We Are The World. Subrata.x
https://youtu.be/bjQzJAKxTrE
https://youtu.be/M9BNoNFKCBI
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Re: MUSIC FROM 1985 till 2000

Postby SUBY1974 » 20 Sep 2015, 22:12

I have no idea why as an eleven year old I liked this song by Status Quo Your In The Army now but I did like Rocking All Over The World by them. Subrata.x
https://youtu.be/H6GTGCskxnQ
https://youtu.be/GVu9OXB-Ugc
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Re: MUSIC FROM 1985 till 2000

Postby SUBY1974 » 30 Sep 2015, 21:21

I love the Aussie soap Neighbours since 1986. I was one of those teenagers glued to the television mermersised by Charlene Ramsay (Kylie Minogue) and Scott Robinson ( Jason Donovan) romance. At my school,us teenagers chatted about the fictional romance all the time. Eventually Charlene and Scott did get married and in 1988 I think it was the soap wedding of the year! Anyway Kylie and Jason had a real life romance off screen and both became pop stars. Kylie Minogue today is a pop icon discover by Pete Waterman. Anyway I like her and Jason's early songs. When dance music hit the charts in the 90s, Kylie dumped Jason and started going out with Michael Hutchinson. Jason was a big fan of Michael Hutchinson ( leading man of INXS rock band). So to have your girlfriend dump you and go out with your favourite rock star...well...its OUCH. It was all over tabloids. Poor Jason Donovan. However today he is happily married and does some acting. I want to state I never fancied Jason Donovan. He was a teen tottie and Smash Hits 90s teen pin up. My pal fancied him. But I love those early songs. I like Kylie before she did a "Madonna" and "Madonna" got worst after she did a "Madonna'. However in the video Better The Devil You Know, Kylie looks sensational. She left the teen boppy years behind her and became a goddess, thanks to the late Michael Hutchinson. Subrata.x
https://youtu.be/lZAhzVvgY-c. Kylie Minogue "Locomotion"
https://youtu.be/oH4vNRD3rTk. Kylie Minogue Got To Let It Go Again
https://youtu.be/OgvhvaSQZeE Kylie Minogue Better The Devil You Know ( really dancy track)
https://youtu.be/BVSr_E5E79Q. Especially For You. Hot couple Kylie and Jason 1989.
https://youtu.be/7ufGxqxeBJE Jason Donovan Sealed With A Kiss.
A lot young guys in the 90s liked to wear a white T-shirt , leather jackets and jeans. They hadthe James Dean quiff and liked bikes. I liked River Phoenix ( he was quite a hippy dude) and liked to pose like the young Laurence Olivier. However Rory did hint in Marriott book in 1991, that River was only copying James Dean or Laurence Olivier. I tend to agree and those early guys were great trendsetters. That included Rory himself with his check shirt and jeans! Rory had style! Subrata. :0).x
https://youtu.be/sL3NYV2weto. Jason Donovan Too Many Broken Hearts In The World.
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Re: MUSIC FROM 1985 till 2000

Postby SUBY1974 » 30 Jan 2016, 15:10

The Scorpians did tour with Rory. For teenagers like myself in the late eighties ( especially after Live Aid) sharing and caring was important and still is. In the early 90s we had a youth movement with grunge , raves, Britpop etc. It was an exciting time. I am glad to have been a hippy 90s eco warrior. Us youngsters really really wanted to make a difference just like our hippy ,parents did.
Anyway when this song came out, the Berlin wall came down. I remember my college friends went to Germany and we were all talking about what was happening over there. My friend Jenny showed me a photo of her standing by the Berlin wall and looking out through a gap in the wall. It was an amazing shot. I still like think one day the world can live as one and in harmony with Mother Nature - one day.
I was not allowed to have walkmans in the 80s. I was told I would get "hearing loss". My cousin Anjan use to show off with his walkmans. Now he does it with his mobile phone LOL. Well I have all the gadgets I need now!!
Jenny bought a portable CD player in the early 90s from her part- time job. I was not allowed to do paid work until I was 18. I remember looking at it with amazement. Jen then went out and bought me some walkmans and she introduced me to vegetarianism, environmental stuff and Indie/Brit pop music. She once recorded the whole of the Queen's greatest hits album for me on tape. I still have it. Yes I have a lot of fond college memories and especially of her. She use to dye her hair purple and i sprayed my green! I think she really started to bring out the real me in those early days. She was a good influence back then and she loved the song Wind Of Change. Subrata.x Jen and I use to look at photos of our parents from the seventies. We especially liked our parents flared trousers. Her dad wore purple flares and had long hair. Since then I have worn them myself. We use to imagine what it would have been like to be hippies at Woodstock and Glastonbury festivals. :D
https://youtu.be/n4RjJKxsamQ
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Re: MUSIC FROM 1985 till 2000

Postby SUBY1974 » 20 Aug 2016, 20:07

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_(band)

JAMES is a favourite Indie/hippy band of mine from the early 90s. First heard of them from my school/college BF friend Jenny in 1991. She loved Indie music and introduced me to it. My cousin Anjan introduced me to rock and another college pal introduced me to good pop. Jen and I loved hippy things and we were eco-warriors in the early nineties and complete veggies. She had purple hair and I sprayed mine green. LOL. She was a massive influence in my life and my early youth in the early 90s were fun. Looking back yeah we were young and innocent but it was a great time,even in the midst of bad times. James the band takes me back to that era in an instant and I love Tim Booths voice. He is a great performer. I love it when he does his trance dance on stage. I don't live in the past but I love to reminisce.
I know it was hard for Jen when I finally started to follow my true vocation in life in 2003, as it was hard for me about the course her life would take the same year but I want her to know I have never and will never forget those early carefree days. It laid the foundation of my life today and it made me who I am today. One day Jen you will understand my decisions.
These are my favourite James hits. I love Sit Down the most. We use to hear that on Jen's walkman and later portable CD player over and over again on cassettes! Now cassettes are a museum piece these days! But she would record the song over and over again on tape, so that she could hear it over and over again. I also love Sometimes and the video from 1993. Beautifully filmed.
https://youtu.be/ejU5YAHN3vQ Sometimes
https://youtu.be/LBQ5NzFrqPs Sit Down 1991. Jen was at this concert.
https://youtu.be/LBQ5NzFrqPs She Is A Star
https://youtu.be/Y5qyNF-MLaQ Fred Astaire
https://youtu.be/g_qZ5B-yioU Laid
https://youtu.be/aWPgJkOdUZU Moving On.
Jen use to wear this James T-shirt with a flower in the middle. It is the JAMES emblem. I thought she looked so cool. She was good at art and would draw a cartoon of herself wearing the James single flower t-shirt :D
My college pal said on a Biology field trip to a farm, because the students were so bored in this jeep, Jen stuck a tape of Sit Down in the jeep's stereo and got everyone singing to it. But that was Jen - always uplifting. JAMES is a feel good band. I will write a book about the early 90s based on my friendship with Jen and the fun us students had. Some now say they feel the 90s was a good decade for music. Well there was a lot of good bands and songs coming out of our radios back then.
It is still a mystery when in 1992 we got our A-level results. You got exactly the same grade in Chemistry and Biology as me! I revised and you hadn't! Also it was your retakes. You got exactly the same grades as the year before where you had studied ! That baffled our tutors :lol: We sat together during class. Even more hilarious we eco-warriors and anti-establishment ended up working for Civil Service!! :lol: :lol: You will always be my "twin rebel" and as you said you will always be a "bad influence" on me in a good sense of the word. :lol: :D ;)
My brother liked James too and the band does remind one of students days. We saw them at the O2 forum this year in May and what a show!! We had a great view sitting in cushion seats up in the balcony. Slow Readers ( I like the name :mrgreen: ) were the support act. It was great show and I got dancing with everyone else much to my bro's embarrassment. LOL. But I felt great. Here are a few clips from the show:-
https://youtu.be/ZejYY2DR-fo
https://youtu.be/-UakSvhztj4
https://youtu.be/sy6vLt5nM6A
https://youtu.be/mElWoynAfmU
They were great at Glastonbury Festival this year and we watched some of it on TV. Here is Sometimes by James at Glastonbury:-
https://youtu.be/YtZAleuJzD0
Finally I hope James you continue to make great music for decades to come. Subrata.x:0)
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