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Perfect Crime (We All Hurt Inside)

(2,63 MB)

Single "Perfect Crime (We All Hurt Inside)" (1989)
Shrine Of 8 18.08.2003
UK-series #2: I bought this single some years ago in London 'cos it had a nice cover and was priced 10 pence (!) only. Back in Germany I heard the a-side and recognized knowing this song for ages. It was Crazy House's "Burning Rain" from 1987. Who the hell would cover such a non-hit? Yeah, it was the Crazy House leader David Luckhurst himself. But so no success happened to this brilliant track twice.

Lonely Boy

(3,05 MB)

B-Side of Single "Hold Me" (1986)
The Lonely Boys 30.07.2003
Most wanted by Cory. You find more information on The Lonely Boys here.

This Is Love

(3,31 MB)

Single "This Is Love" (1985)
Bang Bang 13.07.2003
This one's most wanted by Paul. I heard this song once on the radio back in May of 1985 and it went to #3 in my Single-charts. The leader of the band was probably Julian Raymond 'cos he wrote words and music for this track. There may exist an album titled "Life Part II" but I haven't got it.

King Chicago (New Vers.)

(4,24 MB)

Maxi-CD "Honey Be Good" (1989)
The Bible 06.07.2003
This track starts a UK-series of songs and is my most favourite one from The Bible. It's available (only?) on the 5"-CD-Single of "Honey Be Good".
The Bible were Boo Hewerdine (lead vox, gtrs) of former punk-band The Great Divide, Tom Shepherd (keys), Neill MacColl (gtrs, mandolin) & David Larcombe (drums). Founded in 1985 they released a lot of brilliant melancholic singles & albums. After their breakup at the end of the 80s Boo Hewerdine started his solo career (and collaborations with Eddi Reader & Darden Smith) and wrote songs for Scarlet, Naimee Coleman & Melanie C to name but a few. The rest of the band formed Liberty Horses.
But here's a discography of The Bible:
Mahalia (Single, 1986)
Graceland (Single, 1986)
Walking The Ghost Back Home (Album, 1986)
Crystal Palace (Single, 1988)
Eureka (Album, 1988)
Honey Be Good (Single, 1988)
Graceland (New Vers.) (Single, 1989)
Random Acts Of Kindness (Album, 1989)
Honey Be Good (Re-Release) (Single, 1989)
The Bible (Collection) (Album, 1989)
Dreamlife EP (Single, 1994)
Dodo (Album, 1994/1999)

Will You Be There?

(3,19 MB)

CD "Meanwhile" (1989)
Celebrate The Nun 30.06.2003
Celebrate The Nun were H.P. Baxter (vox), Rick J. Jordan (keys, progrs), Britt Maxime (keys, vox) & Slin Tompson (perc, keys). H.P. & Rick J. later founded Scooter and gained much success (and do this until today - last year was one of their best with "Nessaja" at #1 of the German single charts and "Ramp! The Logical Song" at #2 in the U.K.). But back to Celebrate The Nun and their discography:
Ordinary Town (Single, 1989)
Meanwhile (Album, 1989)
Will You Be There (Single, 1989)
She's A Secretary (Single - for US market only, 1990)
Patience (Single, 1991)
Continuous (Album, 1991)
You Make Me Wonder (Single, 1991)

Another Man

(2,91 MB)

Maxi-Single "Another Man"  (1985)
Init 16.06.2003
Init are probably a Belgian band from Bruxel. This Euro mid 80's dance single was their only release I'd got notice from. It was only #17 in my Single-Charts.

Rainy Day In London

(3,95 MB)

Single "Rainy Day In London"  (1984)
Boulevard 01.06.2003
This one's for music riddle winner Holger: The Canadian (?) band released this single in mid 1984 and the sales brought this single to #55 in the German single charts. It remained in the charts for only four weeks. The followup single "Far From Over" failed and five years later two - more rocking - singles were issued: "Dream On" and "Never Give Up". 

Screams And Whispers

(3,04 MB)

CD from Cory No Picture available
Eskimos & Egypt 18.05.2003
I don't know much about this band. They were from the UK and originally sounded like the dark wave band BFG. Unfortunately Eskimos & Egypt were later inspired by UK's rave scene and lost their spirit. For this special song I'd searched over 15 years not knowing from which band the song was performed. Please see more for the odyssey on the "News"-site (28.02.2003).
Finally thanks to Cory for sharing a good recording of this track.

Too Young

(2,57 MB)

LP "No Sense Of Sin" (1984)
The Lotus Eaters 04.05.2003
This one is for Paul for helping me in solving the track "Screams And Whispers" by Eskimos & Egypt (playing next week).
I suppose this is the rarest track of The Lotus Eaters (Jeremy Kelly & Peter Coyle). It's only on the original release of the LP and was later replaced by their second single "You Don't Need Someone New". You neither can find it on the "Bridge"- nor the "Vinyl Japan"-CD re-release of "No Sense Of Sin".
The LP was one of my most favourite records of all time. For me there's a little story behind it. Since 1997 I only knew "German Girl" 'cos this track was released in Germany on a "Debüt"-sampler (the pendant to "Debut" in the UK). While I was visting London I saw the record in a second-hand shop for 1 Pound and thought it would be a good idea to buy this record. But the price was made by a bad handwriting and the real price was 7 Pounds. At that time I wanted the LP so bad that I paid the higher price. Back in Hanover I put the record on - and was disappointed besides "German Girl". But the price was so high that I force myself in hearing the record a second, a third and a fourth time. And then it made click and I began to love all the songs. Who knows: If the LP would really be sold for 1 Pound I may never heard it again!
And here's the discography:
The First Picture Of You (Single, 1983)
You Don't Need Someone New (Single, 1983)
No Sense Of Sin (LP, 1984)
Set Me Apart (Single, 1984)
Out On Your Own (Single, 1984)
It Hurts (Single, 1985)
The First Picture Of You (Back to back with Wave Length: Hurry Home) (Single, 1989)
BBC - First Picture Of You (CD, 1998)
No Sense Of Sin ("Bridge"-CD, 1998)
Stay Free E.P. (CD-Single, 2001)
Silentspace (CD, 2001)
No Sense Of Sin ("Vinyl Japan"-CD, 2001)

You can see that The Lotus Eaters need 17 years (!) for releasing a real second longplayer (which other band can break this record?). For the fans from the very beginning a very, very long time but for me only 4 years.
Please refer for related artists here.


(3,63 MB)

Single "Voices"  (1987)
Split Mirrors 28.04.2003
A request of Cory. Please see more information here.

Under The White Bible Law (Long Vers.)

(4,04 MB)

LP "Under The White Bible Law"  (1989)
The Game 19.04.2003
The most requested band yet again; this time for Alex. Please see more information on The Game here.

Telephone Mama (Extd.)

(5,15 MB)

Maxi-Single "Telephone Mama"  (1984)
Gazebo 06.04.2003
This song's for music riddle winner Charly. Please see more information on Gazebo here.

The Only Answer

(3,31 MB)

CD "The Only Answer"  (1989)
The Innocent 30.03.2003
The Innocent were Dieter Siemens (lead vocals), Michael Buchholz (keyboards), Testa Maikowski (drums) & Biene Flender (bass). They recorded the CD in Bonn (Germany). Jim Rakete was the photographer (he also did a great job for Nena & Fury In The Slaughterhouse). You can distinguish his works for his permanent use of black and white (compare him with Anton Corbijn). But back to The Innocent: They released two singles: "The Only Answer" & "Don't Steal my Heart Away" & the album mentioned above (all from 1989).

Les Yeux De Laura

(3,32 MB)

Video "Les Yeux De Laura"  (1986)
Gouts De Luxe 24.03.2003
The duo from France with their first single. Gladly I can say that I'm now owner of a third single "Dans Un Autre Pays" (1989). It took ages from France to Germany; the local post didn't work that well all the time.
Please refer to "Omaha Beach" for more information. 


(2,43 MB)

Single "Victoria 2000"  (1986)
Nacht Und Nebel 16.03.2003
For music riddle winner Dennis: The band from Belgium with another song called "Jenny" which was released both as a single b-side and on LP.
Here's a look at the discography (so far I know):
Zafari (12", 1983)
Etoile Du Nord (12", 198?)
Beats Of Love (Orig. Version) (12", 1984)
Beats Of Love (Remix) (12", 1984)
Ready To Dance (12", 1985)
Victoria 2000 (7" & 12", 1986)
Victoria 2000 (LP, 1986)

Please refer to "Victoria 2000" for more information. 

Sweet German Girl

(4,54 MB)

CD "Michel Van Dyke"  (1989)
Michel Van Dyke 09.03.2003
Michel Van Dyke is one of the finest songwriters here in Germany. Born In Noorwykerhout, Netherlands, he moved at the age of 12 1973 to Hamburg (Germany) and studied design and art. Until 1996 he only wrote lyrics English language based. Michel Van Dyke got in contact with Echt and wrote most of the tracks of their first two LPs. That's where he change the language to German. But I choose a track from his debut LP that sometimes reminds me of The Beatles. Who is the "Sweet German Girl"? Was the "German Girl" by The Lotus Eaters the same girl?  "Sweet German Girl" sounds a little bit like a blueprint for chart topper Daniel Bedingfield's "If You're Not The One" (but hear for yourself).
Physical Now (Single, 1986)
I Do (Single, 1987)
Michel Van Dyke (CD, 1989)
Baby Lay Your Hands On Me (Single, 1989)
Stuck On You (Single, 1989)
Tell Him (Single, 1991) (#64 in the German single charts)
One Life (CD, 1991)
Jealousy (Single, 1991)
Let Love Take My Place (Single, 1992)
She Comes At The End Of The Day (Single, 1994) (#52 in the German single charts)
Reincarnated (CD, 1994)
Maybe I Should Leave (Single, 1994)
Womanchild (Single, 1995)
Kozmetika (CD, 1995)
She Said (Single, 1996)
Die Große Illusion (CD, 2001)
Paradies (Promo-Single, 2001)
Von Vorn Anfangen (Promo-Single, 2001)

Kennen Sie Köln?

(2,75 MB)

CD "Perlen ... (Das War Die Neue Deutsche Welle Vol. 1"  (1988)
Der Plan 02.03.2003
This one's for music riddle winner Reinhard:
Der Plan (Kurt Dahlke, Frank Fenstermacher & Moritz Reichelt) founded the legendary Ata Tak lable (f.e. Andreas Dorau). Members of Der Plan were / are involved in Fehlfarben.
Here's a discography of Der Plan:
Das Fleisch (EP, 1979)
Geri Reig (LP, 1980)
Da Vorne Steht 'Ne Ampel (Single, 1980)
Normalette Surprise (LP, 1981)
Fix Planet! (Int. Comp.-LP & Der Plan-Single, 1982)
Die Letzte Rache (Soundtrack-LP, 1983)
Gummitwist (Single & 12", 1984)
Golden Cheapos (Double-7", 1985)
JaPlan (LP, 1985) (Japan only)
Fette Jahre (LP, 1985)
Es Ist Eine Fremde Und Seltsame Welt (LP, 1987)
Perlen ... (CD, 1988)

Stairway To Heaven

(3,11 MB)

Single "Stairway To Heaven"  (1985)
Shining 23.02.2003
I heard this single on the radio in November 1985 (I suppose it was NDR 1) and it went to #3 in my Single-Charts. It's not a cover version; this track was written by Möller, Waßkönig, Burmann & Rötgens and produced by Siggi Bemm & Shining. I think "Stairway To Heaven" was their only release. Does someone have any further informations?

Let It All Out!

(3,25 MB)

Video "Let It All Out!"  (1988)
To Be (2 B) 16.02.2003
This track's taken from a nice promo video collection. I don't know anything about this band. This single and album was already sold out at Gemm (the seller showed unbelievable prices of 50 dollars minimum). Has someone more information about this band or track?


(3,34 MB)

Single "Spacer"  (1979)
Sheila & B. Devotion 09.02.2003
This single was written and produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers (both members of Chic) in late 1979. It went to a huge hit in Germany (#9) and the UK (#13) and created some covers and samples in the last two years. Two of them are Alcazar's "Crying At The Discotheque" and Plaything's "Into Space". But now after all those covers ... here's the original!
Sheila & B. Devotion's additional hit singles you can find in the Video lists.

Boys And Girls

(3,67 MB)

Single "Boys And Girls"  (1987) via VHS-tape
Charlie Makes The Cook 02.02.2003
This one's from mix master Phil Harding (PWL), who collaborated with Stock Aitken Waterman (Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Hazell Dean, Sinitta, Princess, Dead Or Alive etc.) for years. Acording to the record sleeve the single was a top hit in France in 1987. Charlie Makes The Cook debuted here in Germany not before Summer '88. The video was shown in the legendary TV-series "Moskito". Finally two apologies: The picture quality (look above) isn't the best and a one or two seconds are missing at the end of the song (I recorded the track from a VHS-tape with various artists).

The Right Time

(3,04 MB)

Single "The Right Time"  (1987)
Split Mirrors 25.01.2003
Split Mirrors were probably Andy Cay, Achim Jaspert & Peter Delain from Germany (I can only assume this as the records leave nearly no traces. Does someone have more information?). They released at least three singles in 1987: "The Right Time", "The Right Time (New Version)" & "Voices". I heard that in 2000 "Voices" was released again. Is that true?

Flaming Sword

(3,23 MB)

Maxi-Single "Flaming Sword"  (1983)
Care 18.01.2003
Care were Ian Broudie (Ex-Original Mirrors, now The Lightning Seeds) and Paul Simpson (Ex-The Teardrop Explodes, The Wild Swans and now Skyray). This track is their second single and Nadine's request as winner of the December music-riddle. It's the only single of Care which entered the UK Charts on 12.11.1983 for four weeks and reached #48. They released two other singles: "My Boyish Days (Drink To Me)" (1983) & "Whatever Possessed You" (1984). Broudie and Simpson recorded a whole album but the tracks never saw the light of day until 1997: Camden / BMG released the CD "Diamonds & Emeralds". This longplayer contains different versions of Care's singles as well.

Time Is Mine

(3,69 MB)

LP "Under The White Bible Law "  (1989)

Weird self made video with Maruschka Detmers I suppose.

The Game 12.01.2003
The Game is the most requested band on my site by now. So I choose another great song from The Game's debut and final (?) LP. You can read more about them here.


(4,80 MB)

CD "Virtual World" (1990)
Bazooka Joe 28.12.2002

Close Cover

(2,94 MB)

CD "The Belly Of An Architect" (Soundtrack) (1986)
Wim Mertens 22.12.2002
The first instrumental in this section (I think it's a fine song for Christmas Time). "Close Cover" is -  besides Felt's "Ferdinand" and Nick Heyward's "Café Canada" - my most liked piano solo. The track was originally released for Peter Greenaway's movie "The Belly Of An Architect" starring Brian Dennehy. But people in Germany might also know this song from a TV-commercial: Yves Rocher used "Close Cover" for their campaign in the early 90's.

Additional information on 22.03.2013: The music project Minimalistix released a good trance version of this track and had a small hit in the UK at #12.

Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now)

(3,68 MB)

Maxi-Single "Talk To Me (I Can Hear You Now)" (1984)
Iam Siam 14.12.2002
I can't write much about this act. The single was remixed by Chris Lord-Alge (also remixer of Roxette-stuff) and producer of Leyers, Michiels & Soulsister) and went to #3 in my Single-Charts in July 1985. I bought the single on a fair near my hometown Göttingen (a nice town 100 km south of Hanover). Coincidentally the seller was a school mate. Didn't knew that she has such a good taste. I once saw the album of Iam Siam, too, but after a brief listening I put it back. "Talk To Me" was the only good song on it. 

One Black Friday

(3,57 MB)

Single "One Black Friday" (1986)
Mockers 07.12.2002
Nice promo photo from 1987 Video not available in some countries.

Mockers were Andrew Fagan (vocals), Geoff Hayden (bass, vocals), Brett Adams (guitar, vocals) & Tim Wedde (keyboards).



Good Old Days / Murder In Manners St. (Single, Aug. 1980)

Trendy Lefties (EP, July 1981)

Woke Up Today (Single, June 1982)

Cleopatra / After The Rain (Single, July 1983)

Alvison Park (Single, Sept. 1983)

Swear It's True (Single, March 1984)

Swear It's True (LP, April 1984)

Caught In The Act (Live) (LP, June 1984)

Good Old Days (Single, July 1984)

Forever Tuesday Morning (Single, Nov. 1984)

One Black Friday (Single, July 1985)

Culprit And The King (LP, Sept. 1985)

Seven Years Not Wasted (Single, Sept. 1985)

Another Boring Day In The Amazon (Single, Dec. 1985)

A Winter's Tale (Single, May 1986)

The First Five Years (Compilation) (LP, Aug. 1986)

Far From The Madding Crowd (Single, Feb. 1987)

Emperor's New Clothes (LP, March 1987?)


"New Zealand's Mockers are masters of the craft of producing concise, distintive Antipodean pop music.
Since their inception as skinny-legged schoolboys some six years ago, Mockers had produced a collection of songs instantly recognizable by a melodic freshness and clarity of lyrical vision.
1981-1984 saw the band release a string of now collectors-item singles, and in May of 1984 their debut album "Swear It's True" entered the national charts at #10, peaked at#4 and went Gold in just 31 days. It has now achieved Platinum status.
This was followed by two television specials and a live album "Caught In The Act" which also went Gold, with the single "Forever Tuesday Morning" reaching #2 on the national charts.
In 1985 the Australian recorded album "Culprit And The King" was released in New Zealand. Once again the album went Gold, and the singles "One Black Friday", "Seven Years Not Wasted" and "Another Boring Day In The Amazon" all achieved chart success.
Also in 1985 the eccentric and decidedly flamboyant Fagan won the prestigious Top Male Vocalist Of The Year Award in the annual New Zealand Music Awards.
Behind the scences 1986 was an important year for the band both collectively and individually as they wrote and arranged numerous songs and explored other creative outlets.
Wedde and Adams were in demand for both studio and live work, while Fagan landed the cameo role of Samuel in the nationwide theatre production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates Of Penzance" working alongside such international talents as Hermans Hermit's Peter Noone.
The multi-talented Fagan also wrote a new collection of poetry titled "Salt Rhythms" and sailed his lime-green six metre yacht "Swirly World" across 1.400 miles of open ocean on a solo voyage.
In August 1986 the retrospective album "Mockers - The First Five Years" was released - a mixed collection of their most successful and most obscure songs.
September 1986 is to be recalled only in sadness by the tragic death of their long-standing drummer Steve Thorpe.
At the end of 1986 Mockers returned to the studio to record their third album at Auckland's Mandrill Studios with Producer Peter Dawkins (Dragon, Misex, Sharon O'Neill & Australian Crawl). The first single "Far From The Madding Crowd" is due for release in February 1987, with the album, titled "Emperor's New Clothes", due for release shortly afterwards.
Throughout the past six years Mockers have defined and set the standard for music that can best be described as intelligent, original pop music of the Pacific.
(RCA promo sheet from the beginning of 1987; no author was mentioned)


Last but not least the band changed its name to "After The Rain" (this additional information was provided by Paul - Ex-pat Kiwi living in Australia)

Ich Bin Verrückt Nach Dir

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Single "Ich Bin Verrückt Nach Dir" (1984)
Jawoll 01.12.2002

The band were Kornelia Scholz (vocals), Richard Herberger ( keyboards, vocals), Robert Foster (certainly not Forster of The Go-Betweens) (guitar), Jochen Bien (bass) and Matthias Kutschke (drums). Jawoll formed 1981 in Kassel and had some NDW (New German Wave) hits here in Germany: "Taxi" (#14, 1982), "Rendezvous" (#49, 1983) and the song I choose (#33 airplay charts, 1984 and #2 in "ZDF-Hitparade"). The single is yet another JCP-single (#7 in the "Song of the Week"-section). The band split in 1986, Robert Foster went to Canada and performed with Jann Arden and Kornelia Scholz died unfortunately in the late 80s.
You can find more information (but only in German language) on the NDW-site "Ich Will Spaß"

White Boy In Europe (LP-Vers.)

(4,20 MB)

LP "Days Of Europa" (1986)
Kelvyn Hallifax 23.11.2002

Kelvyn Hallifax was born on 22.06.1952 in Croydon, Surrey/England. His hobbies are fashion and art. He started his musical career with the groups "Window" (London) and "Electrafive" (New York). For his first solo album "Days Of Europa" he had written nearly all words and music by himself and played guitars and keyboards. On the drums you can hear Curt Cress (Alphaville, Al Corley, Richard Sanderson, Cosa Rosa & Daniel John Ohm). The pictures shows the promo video for "White Boy In Europe" (recorded for the TV-show "Musikladen Eurotops"). Two later members of The Jeremy Days joined the video shoot: Jörn-Christof Heilbut (left side) & Stefan Rager (right side).

Only A Boy In Love

(3,07 MB)

Single "Only A Boy In Love" (1984)
Panama Cut 16.11.2002

"Back to the acoustic adventure!" was the motto of Panama Cut. Band members were Connie Göckel (Ex-Prima Klima) and U.W.A. Heyder (Ex-1. Futorologischer Congress). This debut single was produced by Hans Behrendt (Ex-Ideal). They released at least one other single in 1985: "More, More, More". If you like Vitamin Z I'm sure you'll like these guys as well.

All I Wanted

(3,23 MB)

Maxi-Single "All I Wanted" (1988)
In Tua Nua 08.11.2002

In Tua Nua were a seven-piece Dublin based group, who used traditional instruments such as uilleann pipes and fiddle on their contemporary rock songs. "All I Wanted" was their only hit single (reached #69 in the UK-Charts). Other releases by In Tua Nua: "Seven Into The Sea" (1986), "Don't Fear Me Now (Kiss You Once More)" (1988), "Wheel Of Evil" (1988) (all singles) and "Vaudeville" (1987) & "The Long Acre" (1988) (both LPs).

This songs for the October-riddle-winner Dennis.

No Time To Waste

(3,71 MB)

Single "Passion Play" (1984)
D.I.A. 02.11.2002

Here's the b-side for Cory. The picture is taken from the legendary DEBÜT-series (DEBUT for the UK-market): DEBÜT #8. For any further informations see the a-side

Casablanca Airport

(3,34 MB)

Single "Casablanca Airport" (1984)
Daago 26.10.2002

After a long time, now the sixth JCP-Single: A homage to the brilliant movie "Casablanca" (starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman). You can hear the propellers roaring, play it again Sam: "As Time Goes By" and some parts of the German synchronisation of the movie. The band sounded a little bit like Cosa Rosa or Ulla Meinecke. Daago only (?) released yet another single in 1985: "Traumspiele".  

So Bizarre

(3,23 MB)

Single "So Bizarre" (1990)
Kreisler 18.10.2002

Markus Fräger, ex-leader of The Ace Cats, made in 1990 (okay, it's not a real 80ies song) his first and only solo longplayer: "Hooked On Love" (#4 in my LP-Charts). Singles from this LP were "So Bizarre" (1990; only #24 in my Single-Charts) "Hooked On Love" (1990) and "Dis-Connected" (1991). In 1992 a final single called "Sorrow's Just A State Of Mind" was released. 


(4,54 MB)

LP "Univision" (1986)
Gazebo 12.10.2002

Gazebo is Paul Mazzolini, a son of an Italian diplomat and an American female singer, who had three hits nearly all over Europe: "Masterpiece" (1982), "I Like Chopin" (1983) and "Lunatic" (1983); all from his self titled debut album. In the following years he couldn't succeed anymore. His albums, f.e. "Telephone Mama" (1984), "Univision" (1986) and "The Rainbow Tales" (1989), all failed. I chose one track of these albums which in fact are as good as his hits. "Pain" is also a must for all "Star Trek"-Fans of the first "Enterprise". Download the track and you will know what I mean.  

My Inner Voices

(3,50 MB)

Single "My Inner Voices" (1988)
Two Of Us 05.10.2002

Two Of Us were James Herter and Thomas Dörr from Reutlingen. They met in the early 80ies while recording Hubert Kah tracks. They first formed the NDW (new German wave) band Kiz and have a #3 hit in early 1983 with "Die Sennerin Vom Königssee". From 1985 till 1988 they released songs - based on the English language - for the international market: "Blue Night Shadow" (06/1985, #6*), "Two Of Us" (11/1985, #15*), "Generation Swing" (02/1986, #18*), "Love Is So Sensible" (11/1986, #23*), "Break It Out", (06/1987, #17*), "My Inner Voices" (05/1988, #20*). "Blue Night Shadow" was also a top 10 hit in Germany.

* highest position in my Single-Charts

Love Remains A Rebel

(3,60 MB)

Maxi-Single "Love Remains A Rebel" (1987)
State Of The Art 28.09.2002

State Of The Art, mainly the brothers Stephan & Georg Koch, were from Germany. They released three brilliant singles: "Love Remains A Rebel" (05/1987; #10*), "Love Will Keep Us Together" (05/1988; #25*) and "Shout And Run" (01/1989; #20*). But no LP. What a shame! - Does someone have further facts?

* highest position in my Single-Charts

Latin Tears (Uncle Sam Is Coming)

(3,61 MB)

Single "Latin Tears (Uncle Sam Is Coming)" (1987)
Stepping Razor 21.09.2002
This one's a brilliant track from a UK band who only released one single (?). It was a huge airplay hit on "radio ffn" (I think it was #1 in their rotation); and #1 in my Single-Charts as well (entered my charts in 1989 again with a peak at #7). If you're lucky you can spot this track on the fantastic - but now deleted - compilation "radio ffn powerstation" (on LP/CD). On this album the following artists are also included: Tommy De Film, Bel Canto, Sally Timms & Marc Almond, Der Straza, Goodbye Mr. MacKenzie, Paul Roland, The Mekons etc. - But back to Stepping Razor: The song was about the Sandinist-movement in Nicaragua as a child saw it: "Please tell me Mama / Oh won't you let me know / When is Papa / When is Papa coming home // I remember when they came / And took him away / Oh tell me Mama, please tell me Mama / Will we see him again // Chorus: I hear the people talking in the town / They say Uncle Sam is coming / To shoot us down / I hear the people talking Mama, talking in the town / They say Uncle Sam is coming / To shoot us down // Please tell me Mama / When will the fighting cease / Please tell me Mama / When will we know their leaves // Guns and bullets come again / Are sent from the Promised Land / Oh and if that's freedom Mama / If that's freedom then I don't understand // Chorus (3x and fade)"
Life Of A Toy

(3,36 MB)

Single "Life Of A Toy" (1986)
My Favourite Toys 14.09.2002
My Favourite Toy's debut single "Just One Kiss" was a hit on SFB, a radio station for West-Berlin, Germany. For their second single "Life Of A Toy" Mirjam Leonard (vocals) & Martin Jerabek (music & songwriting) engaged Ronnie Schreinzer from The Twins to produce it. The result was a perfect synth pop tune.
The Man You Love To Hate

(3,03 MB)

Single "The Man You Love To Hate" (1988)
Pushtwangers 07.09.2002
The full title from this single is "The Man You Love To Hate (It's Teasing Time again, But DON'T BE AFRAID)" and comes from the Swedish rock band Pushtwangers. I have no clue if this name does have a deeper meaning. The song was played a lot on Radio ffn but only made it to #20 in my Single-Charts. - "The Man You Love To Hate / The Man You Hated To Love"
Crime Of Emotion

(3,92 MB)

Single "Crime Of Emotion" (1985)
Bo Bo Zero 31.08.2002
This band was from Germany. Bo Bo Zero had started as a trio (see cover scan of their debut single) but for the next two singles ("Fire And Ice" (1986) & "Stand Up" (1987)) only Hagü Schmitz (also wrote "Kleine Seen" for Purple Schulz) and Linus Büttgen remained. Ariola single facts stated that a debut album "One By One" was recorded - but I've never seen that one. The single was #5 in my Single-Charts.

Additional information 20.08.2013: The band later called themself 2nd Secret Affair and re-recorded this song as an album track.

Beaux Papillons

(3,56 MB)

Single "Beaux Papillons" (1989)
Garcons 24.08.2002
Garcons - a French band - were Francois Serre (guitars & backing vocals), Gérard Serre (bass, lead & backing vocals), Bruno Margreth (saxophones, flute & backing vocals) and Franck Valois (drums, percussion & backing vocals). They released fine pop songs in the late 80's. I'm still looking for "Besoin De Toi". Does anyone out there have this song?
Total Eclipse

(4,79 MB)

LP "The Expression" (1984)
The Expression 17.08.2002
This band were from Australia and they released a single "With Closed Eyes" (see cover scan, LP looks similar) nearly at the same time as Real Life with "Send Me An Angel". Both tracks have a common sound (female shouting = angel's voice). But the chosen track was an "Australian Melodrama" (I've got this phrase from The Triffids' "Best Of"-album). My promo LP comes with a "CBS Plattenpass (Record Card / Carte D'Disque)" but with no real further information: The Expression were compared to Men At Work, Wendy & The Rocketts and Split Enz
My Girl And Me

(3,41 MB)

CD "radio ffn - Nightline 2" (1993)
Gangway 10.08.2002
This one's for Volker. Gangway's one of my most admired bands. This is there most known song which entered the German airplay charts for just one week and reached #43. In my Single-Charts the single did a little bit better (#9, why not #1?). You can see the cover scan of the single on my homepage and an exclusive LP picture and song at the bottom of this site. By the way, Gangway were produced by David Motion (Strawberry Switchblade, Sal Solo).
Passion Play (Extd.)

(4,57 MB)

Maxi-Single "Passion Play" (1984)
D.I.A. 03.08.2002
This one's for Calimero alias Martin. I didn't know anything from this quartet - whether they're from England or Germany. Have someone infos out there? - Added information on 10.08.2002: D.I.A. was U.C. Schlitz (vocals), W.F. Schlitz (synths & songwriting), Michael Adams (synths, sounds & effects) & Thomas Haugh (drums & perc.). U.C. Schlitz also composed soundtracks and did some acting. Thanks to Max from Denmark for this details. 
Am I Right

(3,65 MB)

Single "Am I Right" (1987)
Some Song 27.07.2002
Well, it's not - what you might think - Thomas Anders from Modern Talking on this cover but Hubertus von Hohenlohe, a Swiss man. The photo was shot by the famous Anton Corbijn (photos & videos for Depeche Mode, U 2, etc. as well). The single was produced by Luis Jardim (excellent percussionist on a lot of tracks, f.e. ABC) and executive producer was Dieter Meier (one half of the Yello-masterminds). "Am I Right" climbed only to #18 in my Single-Charts.
Could It Be

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Maxi-Single "Could It Be" (1986)
Étranger 20.07.2002
Maybe this was Étranger's only release. The band were from Germany with Michael Brycz (keyboards), Andy Falke (keyboards), Martin Bartnik (vocals), Tayfun (guitar, bass) & Erich Ulmer (percussion). The brilliant sax solo was played by Christian Felke. The single reached just #17 in my Single-Charts. What a shame!

(5,40 MB)

Maxi-Single "Brick" (1985)
Fake 13.07.2002
Fake were from Sweden but influenced by mid '80's Italo Disco sound. They had a lot of brilliant singles ("Donna Rouge" (1983), "Frogs In Spain" (1984), "Right" (1984), "Arabian Toys" (1985)) with this as their last (?) and a fine album as well ("New Art" (1984)). In 1985 only Blanche (vocals), Rica Örn (vocals) and Jeremy Schireau (keyboards) represented the band. "Brick" contains some German lyrics "Kannst Du's Dir Vorstellen" which means "Can You Imagine" and is also featured in the song.
Still After You

(3,39 MB)

Maxi-Single "Still After You" (1985)
Club E. 06.07.2002
Club E. were Sadru & Bijan from West-Berlin (Germany). They had two minor radio hits: "Still After You" in 1985 (#6 in my Single-Charts) and "Magic Places" in 1987 (only #21 in my Single-Charts). "Magic Places" was once performed live on the radio station NDR 1 for their audience charts. The single "Still After You" was co-produced by Hans Behrendt (Ex-Ideal, 1. Futurologischer Congress, Panama Cut und Bamboo Industry).
Movin' On (Singles Version)

(Withdrawn for legal reasons)

Single "Movin' On" (1984)
Novecento 28.06.2002
From Italy came this fantastic band: Novecento. Their debut single "Movin' On" reached the #1 spot in Italy in 1984. The single was released mid '84 in Germany but failed the charts completely (as in other countrys and follow up records, too). In Italy they had some other hit material on single - "The Only One" #20 (1984), "Why Me" #20 (1985), "Excessive Love" #25 (1986), "Dreamland Paradise" #41 (1986), "Broadway" #39 (1988), "Falling" #14 (1991) - and on album - "The Best" #36 (1990), "Necessary" #43 (1992).
Under The Sun

(4,11 MB)

Maxi-Single "Under The Sun" (1984)
Roketz / The Rockets 28.06.2002
The Roketz were an Italian band, very popular in France, engaged Sal Solo from Poland for some vocals, who was successful in the UK as a solo artist ("San Damiano (Heart & Soul)") and with his original band Classix Nouveaux ("Guilty", "Is It A Dream?"). Everything clear? To turn you completely upside down I took another Roketz single's cover ("Don't Give Up" from 1986). Honestly I don't want to confuse you but the original cover of the 12" is boring and so I took "Don't Give Up" with Sal Solo on the left and another JCP-logo. You can see another picture of Sal Solo on my main site.

(3,57 MB)

LP "I'd Rather Die Young (Than Grow Old Without You)" (1986)  
Trashmuseum 24.06.2002
Trashmuseum were the German musicians Kurt Dahlke (key, rhythm), Thomas Schwebel (Ex-Fehlfarben) (gtr, harp, rhythm) and Stoya (vox, rhythm). To my knowledge, they released only this LP. I bought it a long time ago and  have seen it just twice in my life so far - in a little record shop in Oxford(!). The song I chose was a cover version of a classic Human League track, which had been only two years old when this record came out. All other tracks on this LP were cover versions, too: f.e. "Phases And Stages" & "She's Still Gone" by Willie Nelson or "Tapetenwechsel" by German diva Hildegard Knef.
Magnificent Obsession

(4,36 MB)

LP "Glut Und Asche" (1983)  
Fehlfarben 15.06.2002
Fehlfarben were a German New Wave-group with lead singer Thomas Schwebel. Their song "Ein Jahr (Es Geht Voran)" was a hymn in the squatter scene and finally went to #22 in the German single charts in mid '82. "Magnificent Obsession" was from their second LP and was bound to be released in the UK. Unfortunately their lable EMI withdrew this single - who knows what a hit it could have been?
True Confession Of Love

(3,01 MB)

Single "True Confession Of Love" (1987)  
Watermelon Men 08.06.2002
The Swedish quintett Erik Illes (vocals & organ), Imre Von Polgar (guitar), Erik Westin (drums), Hans Sacklen (bass) and Johan Lundberg (guitar & harmonica) always had a special liking for the 60's (a fresh mixture of British beat and American folk music). They had many Airplay hits here in Germany: "Hungarian Heart", "New Hope For The Lonely" (#6 in my Single-Charts), "Empty Smile" (#12) and of course "True Confession Of Love" (again #12 in my Single-Charts).  
I Lie And I Cheat

(3,53 MB)

Single "I Lie And I Cheat" (1987)
Won Ton Ton 01.06.2002
The core of Won Ton Ton, female singer Bea Van Der Maat and other musicians, started in 1985 under the name Chow-Chow and released a 12" and a Mini-LP. The publicity was so high in their native country Belgium that Bea got a TV-show named "Bingo". But then they changed their name into Won Ton Ton and released this single. It was a big hit in Belgium and the Netherlands. - But now, just listen to Bea's strong voice and the nice contrast between acoustic guitar and big orchester sound. 
Victims Are Heroes

(3,66 MB)

Single "Victims Are Heroes" (1985)
Feltman Trommelt 25.05.2002
This band was from Germany. They released at least one other single "Healing" with Gail Berry on lead vocals and an album "Symbols & Facts" which includes both singles. In my opinion "Victims Are Heroes" is their only stunning track. It was an Orlando production and yet another JCP-single (the fourth). The singer sounds a little bit like Geoff Barradale (frontman of Vitamin Z).

(4,08 MB)

LP "Lovers And Other Strangers" (1988)  
Kamerata 18.05.2002
Kamerata were Holger Wobker & Ralf Martens from West-Berlin, Germany. The album was recorded in London and produced by the famous Zeus B. Held; it went to #9 in my LP-Charts in 1998. The song is a fine mixture between synth-pop and country. Holger Wobker was better known under his assumed name Brylllant Berger; lead vocalist of Boytronic. This band had a big hit (#10) in Germany with "You" in Autumn 1983.
Victoria 2000

(3,28 MB)

Single "Victoria 2000" (1986)
Nacht Und Nebel 11.05.2002
If you hear "Nacht Und Nebel" you probably think of a German band, but in fact the band was from Belgium the Netherlands *. They release a lot of singles and at least one LP which includes this track in a different version. The single was the third JCP-single in this section; it only peaked at #15 in my Single-Charts. Please don't overrate the singer's poor English - just listen to the guitar riff and compare it to Shakespear's Sister's "Your History".
* corrected 08.11.2002. Thanks to the support of Patricia.
Misty Windows

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Single "Misty Windows" (1986)  
TV 2 03.05.2002
This brilliant single came from a Danish rock quartet; produced by Greg Walsh. It's the second JCP-single (see cover scan) and he aired it on NDR 1 "Popfit" in July / August of 1986. Went to #2 in my Single-Charts. I think it sounds a little bit like The Sound (Adrian Borland R.I.P.), isn't it.
The Tally-Ho! Theme / Hand = Take

(4,85 MB)

LP "Tally-Ho!" (1985)
Les Immer Essen 27.04.2002
The first double feature. A brilliant combination of a fine piano instrumental and the LP-Version of Les Immer Essen's only hit (peaking at #40 in the German Single-Charts and only #14 in my Single-Charts). You can find the single version of "Hand = Take" still on some CD-compilations. Les Immer Essen were one of the most underrated German bands - compare it with the Pale Fountains and it will pass the test. L.I.E. released two more singles "It's Up To You" and "Infinity Horn" before they split. Some of the members later founded The King Candy but lost their spirit - at least in my opinion. The picture shows the group in 1985; it was published as part of the LP-promotion.
Walk Away

(3,90 MB)

Single "Walk Away" (1989)
The Game 20.04.2002
A French band I didn't know much about. If you see the cover you might think of Brother Beyond stuff but the sound - somewhere between BFG and The Sisters Of Mercy - prove you wrong. The Game released an album "Under The White Bible Law" in that year, too. Here are some lyrics: "So now, you've got to hide for your life / And now, you've got the border to cross / Tonight / Walk Away ..."
Additional information from 14.11.2002 (the full lyrics for Javier):
You believe in something right
But you'll do something wrong
The loaded question will break your bones
Will put you on your knees
You paint the walls in red
The colour of your heart
But the men in grey will get you now You believe in something right
But you'll do something wrong
The loaded question will break your bones
Will put you on your knees
You paint the walls in red
The colour of your heart
But the men in grey will get you now (OIS stated "know", but this can't be right)
You've got to hide or take the blame
Walk away /
You want to reach your friends
But they break the ties you had
You know the ones you've got to buy
So swallow your pride and pain
The rumours have been spread
You've got to leave this town
An accusing finger points at you
You start to walk, walk away /
So now, you've got to hide for your life
And now, you've got the border to cross
Walk away /
You believe in something right
But you'll do something wrong
The loaded question will break your bones
Will put you on your knees
The jailor rules your pain
You've got to give a name
You always pay to break the chains
And leave this world, change your name /
So now, you've got to hide for your life
And now, you've got the border to cross
Walk away /

(3,29 MB)

Single "Heaven" (1985)
La Danza Moderna 13.04.2002
La Danza Moderna were from the Netherlands. This is it's only track played on the radio; it reached #2 in my Single-Charts. Some promo infos: The band's art is POP of a No-Future-Generation with longings?! And some lyrics: "Let me go / I want to be in heaven ... The thick air that fills my surroundings / the phosphorescent stars in my eyes / Strange noises moving shades / and all the tears that I cried ...".
Shoeshine Boy

(3,22 MB)

Single "Shoeshine Boy" (1987)
Commando M. Pigg 06.04.2002
Commando M. Pigg founded 1981 in Stockholm/Sweden. The rock band released five records in its native language before recording its first English production. This single is from Commando's first steps with a foreign language ... and it's brilliant. Have a little bit in common with Transvision Vamp. In 1987 the group also shortened their name into "Commando" only.
Staubige Worte

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"Eine Kleine Sehnsucht - Chansons der 20er, 30er und 40er Jahre" (TV-Special)
Inga Humpe & Thomas Fehlmann 29.03.2002
This is a very rare track from one half of the Humpe sisters; here working with Thomas Fehlmann (Ex-Palais Schaumburg). Inga and Anete Humpe had some hits here in Germany with their numerous bands (Ideal, Neon Babies, D.Ö.F., Bamby, 2Raumwohnung), as a duo and on their own. Outside of Germany they are known as Swimming With Sharks (with "Careless Love" they had a minor hit in UK in May 1988 - peaking at No. 63 for three weeks). In the beginning of the track you can here no other than the famous German film star Heinz Rühmann.
Omaha Beach

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Single "Omaha Beach" (1987)

Gouts De Luxe 23.03.2002

Don't know much about this French duo (Jacques Le Honsec & Marie-Anna Kliska). They released at least one other Single: "Les Yeux De Laura" (1986). It sound a little bit like a French hommage to Visage ("Fade To Grey"). The back side of the single contains the lyrics. So here's the refrain:

"Omaha Beach Un Soir D'Été

Omaha Beach Ils Sont Arrivés

Omaha Beach Au Jour Dit Day"

Finally this single went to #3 in my Single-Charts.

Hold Me

(3,65 MB)

Single "Hold Me" (1986)
The Lonely Boys 16.03.2002
It's not the Roxette-spin-off of Per Gessle - After Frank Mertens left Alphaville ("Big In Japan", "Forever Young" and a bunch of other hits) he made this single with a female singer. If you look at the right top side of the front cover you can see the initials JCP. It's Jörg Christian Petershofen, in the mid-80's radio DJ of "NDR 1" (now on "Radio ffn"). Unfortunately I didn't hear this song on the radio.

(4,03 MB)

Single "Jodie" (1987)

Les Innocents 10.03.2002
This was their only track got regular airplay on our local radio station "Radio ffn". I thought the song was about Jodie Foster at that time but a schoolmate who had french as main course and translated the song in German language proved me wrong. What else can I say? Les Innocents were on Virgin France like Etienne Daho.
All Your Words

(3,34 MB)

Single "All Your Words" (1987)
Amri 05.03.2002
This was after "Return To The Gold" the second single of Amri, who was of Egyptian origin. It was produced by Reinhard Besser (CRAAFT-guitarist). The song got a little airplay here in Germany. It was only #8 in my Single-Charts (didn't know at that time how good it was).
Yesterday, When I Was Drunk

(4,51 MB)

CD "Sitting In The Park" (1988)
Gangway 27.02.2002
Gangway are from Denmark.  They  released in 1986 the original "Sitting In The Park" for their country only. For the European market follows this 1988 LP of the same title (but with remixes) which includes their minor hit (at least on the radio) "My Girl And Me". A brilliant pop tune but "Yesterday ..." was even better. Both the LPs from 1986 and 1988 went in 1997 to #1 in my LP-Charts