10 Speed – Tour De France New

Label: Quality RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: CanadaStyle: Electro Excellent cover version of the Kraftwerk classic. After searching for information about this it seems that apparently Kraftwerk didn’t want their version in the film or on the soundtrack so the label got a session group to cover it. I’m not sure how true that is as it seems a bit unlikely so I […]

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Alien Starr – World Of Ecstasy / Music-A-Lizer

Starr Jamm Records (US) [NR 16217] 1985 This is the only release by Alien Starr aka George Williams and was released on his own Starr Jamm Records out of Ohio. Forgot the soul ballad and disco funk tracks and go straight to the vocoder electro funk of ‘Music-A-Lizer’. George was not only the main vocalist but also wrote, produced and […]

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Kool Kyle The Starchild – Do You Like That Funky Beat (Ah Beat, Beat)

Enjoy (US) [ER-6006] 1980 Kyle Brinson aka Kool Kyle began as a b-boy with the likes of Kurtis Blow. He was introduced by a friend to DJ Hollywood and went on to rock the mic for him on occasion. His talent led him to sign with Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy Records and he became the first solo MC from the Bronx […]

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Project Future – Ray-gun-omics

Capitol Records (US) [8555] 1983 Classic vocoder electro about hard times in the 1980’s with high taxation and high inflation released at the early part of Ronald Raegan’s presidential career (Raeganomics). The track was written and produced by Rahni Harris & keyboardist David Spradley with help from David Sandridge from the soul group Dayton and Ted Currier. This appeared on […]

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