Boys Brigade - Boys Brigade (1983)

Boys Brigade was a Canadian New Wave band in the 1980s. Formed in 1980 in Toronto, the band consisted of vocalist and keyboardist Malcolm Burn, guitarist and vocalist Tony Lester, bass guitar Wayne Lorenz, drummer/bu vocals Billie Brock and percussionists/bu vocals David Porter and Jeff Packer. Booked by Raymond Perkins, Boys Brigade played an eclectic choice of venues to perform in Toronto. Bars that were not known for live music at the time. Among them, the now favoured Rex Hotel, and the Drake Hotel.

Part of the Queen Street West scene, the band's song "Mannequin" appeared on Q107's annual compilation album of local bands, Homegrown, in 1981. Howard Ungerleider, the lighting designer for Rush, signed a management agreement with the band that year, that was eventually signed over to Ray Danniels' SRO. Geddy Lee was enlisted to produce the band's self-titled debut album in 1983. Engineered by Nick Blagona (Rolling Stones), the sessions were stretched over six months, to accommodate Geddy's touring schedules.
The band's first single from that album, "The Passion of Love" was moderately successful. "Melody", the followup single was a Top 40 hit in Canada, and "bubbled under" on Billboard's US charts, peaking at #104. "Into the Flow" appeared on the soundtrack to the Canadian film Heavenly Bodies starring Cynthia Dale the following year.

However, internal tensions led the band to break up before releasing another album. Burn went on to a solo career, and is a Grammy Award winning record producer.

01 The Passion Of Love
02 Melody
03 Exodus
04 Saigon
05 The Cut-Up [Breaking Glass]
06 Into The Flow
07 Africa
08 Mannequin
09 Anger [The Hunter]


Sign System - Burning Down (1985)

Projekt poboczny muzyków z niemieckiej grupy Deo. Wydali jeden album Burning Down i dwa single Stay with Me oraz Man on the Run

1 Man On The Run   
2 On Fire     
3 Stay With Me  
4 Game Of Love         
5 You'll Never Change My Mind     
6 Unknown Town    
7 Burning Down    
8 Nobody Knows The Answer     
9 Sweet Love    
10  Hard Work 

Sign System - Man On The Run (12inch)
Sign System - Stay With Me (12inch)


Go West - Go West (1985)

 Debiut płytowy zespołu Go West z roku 1985 wciąż zachwyca i ujmuje słuchacza swoją melodyjnością i spójnością  plus głos wokalisty, który staje się tutaj jakby dodatkowym instrumentem. Jest to niewątpliwie znaczący album w muzyce pop lat 80tych. Co ciekawsze, grupa wciaż jest aktywna, gra koncerty i wydaje płyty.
It was 1982 when Peter Cox and Richard Drummie first pulled their artistic talents together to form Go West. With only a publishing deal and a portastudio, but lacking a band or record company, Peter and Richard decided, with the help of their manager, John Glover, to find a producer, go into the studio and record two of their songs for themselves. These songs were 'We Close Our Eyes' and 'Call Me'. Within a matter of days John Glover was negotiating with Chrysalis Records and Go West signed their first record deal.
Their debut single 'We Close Our Eyes' was released in 1985 and reached number four in the UK charts, and became a top ten hit in the USA. The success of 'We Close Our Eyes' was followed by three other top ten hits; 'Call Me', 'Goodbye Girl' and 'Don't Look Down'.
Their debut self-titled album, Go West sold 1.5 million copies worldwide and established the pair not just as a chart force but as one of the great singer/songwriter duos to emerge in the 80s.
They became the focus of media attention, gracing magazine covers and making numerous TV appearances. In 1986 they won a BRIT Award for 'Best British Newcomer of 1985'.
1. We Close Our Eyes
2. Don't Look Down
3. Call Me
4. Eye To Eye
5. Haunted
6. S.O.S.
7. Goodbye Girl
8. Innocence
9. Missing Persons


Taboo - Ten Hundred Thousand (1986)

Pierwszy album szwajcarskiego Taboo z roku 1986. Drugi album The Same Word jest do posłuchania na blogu nrrules.blogspot.com.

1 Tabu     
2 Demand     
3 Sexy Girl
4 Moving In The Midnight
5 Atomic D.J.     
6 Prego
7 All I Have To Dream
8 Forgotten Faces     
9 Hope


Zee - Identity (1984)

Płyta Ricka Wrighta (Pink Floyd) w duecie z Dave'm Harrisem (Fashion), sygnowana nazwą ZEE. Album nagrano w studiu Rectory w Cambridge w Wielkiej Brytanii. Płyta nie odniosła większego rozgłosu i projekt szybko dobiegł końca. Mamy album, który jest mieszanką progresywnego stylu Pink Floyd z elektroniką New Romantic lat 80tych. Jeżeli miałbym porównywać, to chyba najbliżej tym kompozycjom do wczesnego Japan lub Talk Talk.

Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived partnership consisting of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright and Dave Harris of New Romantic outfit Fashion, released in 1984. Wright later stated that he felt Identity was an "experimental mistake" that should never have been released. The album was written and produced by Wright and Harris and all the lyrics were penned by Harris. The album makes heavy use of the Fairlight CMI, a musical synthesizer popularised in the 1980s. This creates a very electronic sound that persists through every track.

1. Confusion
2. Voices
3. Private Person
4. Strange Rhythm
5. Cuts Like A Diamond
6. By Touching
7. How Do You Do It?
8. Seems We Were Dreaming


Wesołych Świąt

po Angielsku ... Merry Christmas
po Arabsku ... عيد ميلاد سعيد ('iidu miilaadin sa'iidun)
po Baskijsku ... Eguberri On
po Bułgarsku ... Честита Коледа lub Честито Рождество (Chestita Koleda lub Chestito Rożdestvo)
po Chińsku (tradycyjny) ... 聖誕快樂
po Chińsku (uproszczony, wymowa mandaryńska) ... 圣诞快乐 (sheng dan kuai le)
po Chorwacku ... Sretan Božić
po Czesku ... Veselé Vánoce
po Duńsku ... Glædelig Jul
w Esperanto ... Gajan Kristnaskon
po Filipińsku ... Maligayang Pasko
po Fińsku ... Hyvää Joulua
po Francusku ... Joyeux Noël
po Grecku ... Kαλά Χριστούγεννα (Kalá Christúyena)
po Hebrajsku ... חג מולד שמח (chag molad sameach)
po Hiszpańsku ... Feliz navidad
po Holendersku ... Gelukkig kerstfeest (jeżeli jesteś bardzo religijny/religijna: Zalig kerstfeest).
po Indonezyjsku ... Selamat Hari Natal lub Selamat Natal
po Islandzku ... Gledelig Jól lub Gladur Jól
po Japońsku ... メリークリスマス (rzadko używane)
po Katalońsku ... Bon Nadal lub Feliç Nadal
po Koreańsku ... 메리 크리스마스
po Litewsku ... Linksmų Kalėdų lub Šventų Kalėdų
po Łacinie ... Natale hilare
po Łotewsku ... Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus
po Malajsku ... Selamat Hari Natal lub Selamat Hari Krismas
po Niemiecku ... Fröhliche Weihnachten
po Norwesku ... God Jul
po Persku ... کریسمس مبارک ( kerismas mobarak )
po Polsku ... Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
po Portugalsku ... Bom Natal lub Feliz Natal
po Rosyjsku ... Счастливого Рождества lub Рождеством
po Rumuńsku ... Crăciun fericit!
po Serbsku ... Срећан Божић (Srećan Božić)
w Suahili ... Sikukuu njema ya Krismasi
po Szwedzku ... God Jul
w Urdu ... کرسمس مبارک (Chrismas Mub'arak)
po Walijsku ... Nadoleg Llawen
po Węgiersku ... Kellemes Karácsonyi Ünnepeket lub Kellemes Karácsonyt
po Wietnamsku ... Giáng Sinh Vui Vẻ
po Włosku ... Buon Natale
Wyspy Owcze ... Gledelig jól


Yazoo - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1982)

"One of the things I've learned over the last 25 years," announces Alison Moyet, "is that only once you've performed a song live do you really get the essence of what it is you've written."

For Moyet and Vince Clarke, the 18 month period spanning 1982 and 1983 in which Yazoo formed, released two albums and numerous hit singles, toured the world, and then finally imploded, is still a blur.

Those 18 months tell the story of two 21-year-olds accidentally finding themselves at the centre of a pop phenomenon, soundtracked by boundary-breaking music melding cutting edge electronica with songs which still celebrate the devastation of love at its most beautiful and destructive.

01 - Goodbye 70's
02 - Winter kills
03 - Bad connection
04 - Tuesday
05 - Bring Your Love Down
06 - Midnight
07 - In my room
08 - Don't go
09 - The other side of Love
10 - Only you
11 - Situation


Strange Advance - Worlds Away & Back (1995)

Jakiś czas temu Robert przedstawiał ten zespół, więc szczegóły znajdziecie na jego blogu robertopoland.blogspot.com - a dzisiaj proponuję jako uzupełnienie płytę kompilacyjną Worlds Away & Back. Nie jest to typowy Best of, brak tu kilku singlowych piosenek, ale z drugiej strony mamy utwory demo, niepublikowane wcześniej wersje oraz nowe utwory. Polecam jako uzupełnienie do płyty Over 60 Minutes With Strange Advance...

Strange Advance was a Canadian New Wave band formed in 1982 from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Their music was a fusion of progressive rock and new wave. The band's signature sound combined highly synthesized melody, driving rhythm, and space opera themes. Organized by producer Bruce Fairbairn (known for his work with Loverboy and Prism), Strange Advance was made up of Drew Arnott (keyboards, percussion, vocals) and Darryl Kromm (lead vocals, guitars), who met in Vancouver and founded the group in 1980. Paul Iverson would play bass in the band leading up to the second album.

Strange Advance released three albums between 1982 and 1988. The first, Worlds Away, featured the title track "Worlds Away", which saw modest airplay in North American markets in 1983. A dance mix of "Love Games" became a club hit in England. Their 1985 album 2WO brought their first big Canadian hit with "We Run". Arnott and Kromm added musicians Ric deGroot (keyboards), Ian Cameron (guitar, violin), Joey Alvero (bass) and David Quinton (drums) and supported the first two albums with a tour of Eastern Canada. Their third album The Distance Between produced the hit single "Love Becomes Electric".
In 1995, the compilation album Worlds Away & Back featured a mix of old and new material.


French Kiss - Painted Faces (1982)

Zanim powstał zespół Trance Dance w 1985 roku, niektórzy muzycy tej grupy byli zaangażowani w zespole French Kiss w latach 1982-1984. French Kiss wydali dwie płyty długogrające i kilka singli w czasie istnienia grupy.

French Kiss was a New Wave/New Romantic band that originated in Finland in 1982. The lineup consisted of Ben Marlene (Lead Vocals), Sampe Nemlander (Bass), Ari “Hombre” Lampinen (as “Archie”, Guitar), Carolus Rehn (Keyboards) and Stefan Möller (as “Tex”, Drums). The first lineup also included the female singer Gigi in lead vocals and Kapa (guitars).
They released the albums “Painted Faces”, “Dancing In The Shadows” (produced by Mik Sweeney from Classix Nouveaux) and a handful of 7’’ singles between 1982 and 1983 before turning into the more successful group Trance Dance in 1986.


The Lover Speaks - The Lover Speaks (1986)

The Lover Speaks to duet New Wave w składzie: David Freeman oraz Joseph Hughes plus zaproszeni muzycy i wokalistki. Stylistycznie często porównywani do The Human League, zapamiętani zostali jako kompozytorzy przeboju No More I Love You's z płyty wydanej w 1986.

In 1985 David Freeman formed The Lover Speaks with ex-Flys bass player Joseph (Joe) Hughes. They recorded a demo tape which they sent off to Dave Stewart, who then sent it to Chryssie Hynde and finally to 80s super-producer Jimmy Iovine. The duo were signed to Dave Stewart's Anxious Music Publishing that year, and to A&M Records, Los Angeles in 1986.

With producer Jimmy Iovine they recorded the self-titled debut The Lover Speaks, which contains the original version of No more "I love you's". After touring with The Eurythmics they returned to Los Angeles to record the follow-up album, which was never to be released. The Lover Speaks split in 1988.
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Like a classic automobile, they simply don't make albums like the Lover Speaks' self-titled debut from 1986 anymore. At first, the Lover Speaks may seem like a knock-off of the Human League. Singer David Freeman's baritone resembles Philip Oakey's deep croon, and whenever the backup vocals of June Miles Kingstone appear, the male/female harmonies of the Human League is instantly recalled. Musically and lyrically, however, the Lover Speaks easily separate themselves. The soaring, heartbreaking chorus of "No More 'I Love You''s" must've mesmerized Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics; she covered it in the early '90s. The original version by the Lover Speaks is a stunner -- stylishly crafted, soulful pop elevated by Freeman's booming voice. Like "No More 'I Love You''s," "Absent One," and "Love Is: 'I Gave You Everything'" surge with bruised emotions. But the pain in Freeman's voice is exhilarating, not depressing, to listen to; sad and bitter words pour beautifully from his mouth. "Every Lover's Sign" and "Never to Forget You" offer respite from all the melancholy confessions; however, it's the stinging ache in tracks such as "Face Me and Smile," a tale of infidelity, that linger after the album has finished spinning. In "No More 'I Love You''s" Freeman sings, "I used to have demons in my room at night/desire, despair, desire, so many monsters." All of his monsters are illustrated in The Lover Speaks, and every one is sharply rendered.
~ Michael Sutton, All Music Guide

1 Every Lover's Sign 
2 No More "I Love You's"
3 Never To Forget You
4 Face Me And Smile  
5 Absent One
6 Love Is: "I Gave You Everything"
7 "This Can't Go On!"  
8 Still Faking This Art Of Love
9 Tremble Dancing    
10 Of Tears


The Weathermen - The Black Album According To (1988)

A mysterious group around Brussels synth-freak Jean-Marc Lederman and the American Bruce Geduldig.

After his love for Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze in the seventies, Lederman moved to London in the eighties to drink beers with The The (Matt Johnston) and Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey). When he came back to Brussels some years later, he founded the group Kid Montana together with John Cale fan - Dudley Kludt.

Some time later, Lederman announces a new American group a la the Residents: The Weathermen. A few years later it was discovered that the group was in fact a duo of Jean-Marc Lederman and Bruce Geduldig. Bruce was part of Tuxedomoon, the influential American band of which some members (at least him and Blaine L. Reiniger) came to reside in Brussels during the eighties. Rumours were going that their group stayed in Brussels because criminals had stolen their equipment.

The music of The Weathermen can be categorized under the heading "industrial" (as does Oor's Pop Encyclopedia). After the Weathermen, Jean-Marc Lederman has continued in music, composing themes for games, and he currently also has a project with Julianne Regan (once singer with acoustic goth-band All About Eve). Bruce Geduldig has been acting and directing afterward, and has been doing a project with Luc van Lieshout (another former member of Tuxedomoon).

The Black Album is heavier, harder and crazier, a rock record played on synthesizers that produce dinkybop squiggles as well as more aggressively weird noises. In place of the first LP's monotonous grooves, the music here moves around a lot, while the vocals run from a quietly kinky socio-sexual conversation between "Barbie and Ken" to the melodramatic sci-fi nightmare of "Twisting Doorknob" to the ominous whisper of "Punishment Park." Lurid fun that never stops grinning, The Black Album offers solace to those looking for new thrills.
The Weathermen


Videosex - Masters Collection (83-92)


Band Videosex was founded by Matjaz Kosi (keyboards), Janez Krizaj (bass), Iztok Turk (drums) and Anja Rupel (vocal) in the year of 1983. They had their first big gig at New Rock concert. By the end of 1983 they recorded their first single "Moja mama" and "Kako bih voleo da si tu". They were their own production.

In the beginning of 1984 they recorded their first album, named "Videosex 84" in "Top Ten" studio. They wrote all their lyrics, except for the song "Videosex", which was written by Kavric Balant. In songs "1001 noc" and "Neonska reklama" synth is played by Nina Sever. Shortly after that Matjaz Kosi leaves the band and Nina Sever takes his place. 1985. The second album is released, called "Lacrimae Christi". Special guests on album are Karolina Miha and Laza Ristovski.
In 1986 Nina Sever leaves the band and Goran Lisica takes her place. In 1987 they released mini LP "Svet je zopet mlad", recorded in studio "Tivoli" in Ljubljana in 1986. Guests on this album are: Dadi Kasnar, Andrija Pusic, Ales, Franci Puhar and Boris Romih.

Their last album "Ljubi in sovrazi" is released in 1992 and they did production and wrote all the lyrics themselves once again. Soon afterwards the group broke up and Anja Rupel continued a solo career.

1. Videosex - Detektivska Prica (3:13)
2. Videosex - Swing 2002 Gtl (3:05)
3. Videosex - Moja Mama (3:49)
4. Videosex - Neonska Reklama (3:43)
5. Videosex - Jesen (2:25)
6. Videosex - U Sjeni Exoticnih Trava (3:01)
7. Videosex - Ana (3:17)
8. Videosex - Neonska Reklama Ii (7:52)
9. Videosex - Sivi Dan (3:17)
10. Videosex - Computer's First Christmas Card (5:49)


Nowy Duran Duran w 2011

Długo oczekiwany 13ty studyjny album Duran Duran, nagrywany prawie w oryginalnym składzie, ukaże się na początku 2011 roku. Za produkcję odpowiedzialny jest Mark Ronson, który zapowiada wielki powrót Duran Duran do brzmienia, za które wszyscy kochamy DD. Tytuł nowego krążka to 'All You Need Is Now' a jako przedsmak płyty mamy dwa fragmenty 'Blame the Machine' oraz 'Being Followed'. Dla mnie to brzmi bardzo obiecująco, o wiele lepiej niż poprzednia płyta.


Alphaville - Live In Salen (Sweden) (1996)

Pamiętam moją pierwszą kasetę z 'Forever Young', po roku odtwarzania musiałem zakupić nową kopię, gdyż stara została 'zajechana' przez częste używanie. Ta płyta długo była u mnie na pierwszym miejscu. 'Afternoons in Utopia' po latach brzmi całkiem znośnie, podobnie jak 'Breathtaking Blue'.
Tak było kiedyś, a dzisiaj... W moim odczuciu nowy krążek Alphaville 'Catching Rays on Giant' jest wtórny, pełno tu zapożyczeń z innych zespołów, np. 'Call Me' - to Heppner/Schiller/Wolfsheim, a 'Gravitation Breakdown' to znowu Apoptygma Berzerk, co więcej 'Call Me Down' to styl De/Vision - wszystko za sprawą dziwnej maniery wokalnej i naśladowania tychże wokalistów przez Mariana Gold'a. Czy to tylko moje wrażenia, że jego głos jest jakiś inny na tej płycie? Szkoda nazwy Alphaville dla tego projektu, nazwy którą wielu ma w pamięci za sprawą pierwszych trzech płyt zespołu.
Dlatego też proponuję na osłodę coś z przeszłości...

 Here is the extremely rare audio recording of one of Alphaville live shows. Very interesting setlist, songs "Feathers & Tar", "And I Wonder", "Peace on Earth" were never played by the band since 1996. "Fools", "Ivory Tower" (very rare song in AV-setlist too) have a different arrrangement and "Wish You Were Dead" is a new unreleased to that date song "Wishful Thinking" from their upcoming album "Salvation" (1997). I really really like this concert, this is a true gem for any Alphaville fan. I hope you will appreciate it too! :-)
Thanks to the original taper :) and Orion34 for uploading it :)

Salen (Sweden) Tandadalens Fjallhotel
07 April 1996

Source: DAT recorder + Sony ECM-101
Lineage: probably Ddd (?) (it was something like DAT->CD-R->mp3)
Quality: just great!

01 - Fools
02 - A Victory of Love
03 - Jet Set
04 - Ascension Day
05 - Euphoria
06 - Feathers & Tar
07 - Jerusalem
08 - Sounds Like a Melody
09 - Wish You Were Dead
10 - And I Wonder
11 - Dance With Me
12 - Forever Young
13 - -encore-
14 - Peace on Earth
15 - Ivory Tower
16 - Big In Japan (cut at the end, recorder's batteries died)


Zaine Griff - Figures (1982)

Trudno się oprzeć wrażeniu, że oto mamy do czynienia z klonem Davida Bowie. Zaine Griff to artysta, który zaistniał na rynku muzycznym w pierwszej połowie lat 80tych dzięki dwóm płytom: Ashes and Diamonds (1980) oraz Figvres (1982). Współpracował między innymi z takimi muzykami jak: Hans Zimmer, Warren Cann (Ultravox), Gary Numan, The Human Instinct, The Kinks, David Bowie.

Zaine Griff i jego wersja 'Passionate Reply' z repertuaru Ultravox w programie Freddie Star Showcase 1983.

Zaine decided to start work on his second LP. With the help of Hans Zimmer, Zaine booked into the Snake Ranch Studio in Chelsea. Zaine enlisted the help of Yukihiro Takahashi (from Yellow Magic Orchestra) on keyboards, Warren Cann on drums, Billy Kritian on bass, Andy Clark on keyboards, Richard Harvey on alto sax and Kate Bush and Linda Jardin on backing vocals.
More info:
Zaine Griff

1.  The Proud Ones (5:15)
2.  The Vanishing Men (3:56)
3.  Flowers (3:33)
4.  Hot (5:31)
5.  Fahreinheit 451 (5:59)
6.  Figures (3:06)
7.  The Stranger (2:46)
8.  Time Stands Still (3:29)
9.  83rd And 4th (3:29)
10.  Chance Of A Dance (4:02)
11.  The Beating Of Wings (3:57)


Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (cover versions)

"Enjoy the Silence" is Depeche Mode's twenty-fourth UK single, released on 5 February 1990, and the second single from the then upcoming album Violator. "Enjoy the Silence" was re-released as a single in 2004 for the Depeche Mode remix project Remixes 81 - 04, and was titled "Enjoy the Silence (Reinterpreted)" or, more simply, "Enjoy the Silence 04". The "Reinterpreted" version was remixed by Mike Shinoda, the rapper and producer for the American nu metal/alternative rock band Linkin Park. As it is one of Depeche Mode's most well-known songs to date, it has been recorded as a cover version by many other artists, including Breaking Benjamin, Keane, Tori Amos, Lacuna Coil, Nada Surf, Entwine, Failure, It Dies Today, Evergreen Terrace, Tanghetto, The Academy Is... with Cobra Starship, Anberlin, HIM, Matthew Good, Bell X1, Apoptygma Berzerk, and No Use for a Name. Today, many people consider this as Depeche Mode's signature song.

The single is Gold certificated in the US and Germany.
The song won Best British Single at the 1991 BRIT Awards.

"Enjoy the Silence" became one of the band's most successful singles, and its first UK Top 10 hit since 1984. The single rocketed up the UK Singles Chart to #6, remaining there for three weeks. This was the band's highest-charting single since "People Are People" peaked at #4 in 1984. Additionally, other than "People Are People", only two other singles released by the band had reached as high as #6: 1982's "See You" and 1983's "Everything Counts".

On top of this, the song reached #8 on the US Billboard Hot 100, to date the only Depeche Mode single to achieve top 10 status. At the time, the only other Depeche Mode single to hit the US Top 20 was "People Are People", which hit #13. The single also topped the US Modern Rock Tracks chart, another first for the band (as this chart had been created in 1988). The chart measures radio airplay on US modern rock stations.

Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Can't you understand
Oh my little girl

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial
Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And forgettable

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Here is a compilation of cover versions by selected artists:

1. Anathema - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:30)
2. Anberlin - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:29)
3. Ankhagram - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:35)
4. Apoptygma Berzerk - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (10:07)
5. Bilvox - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:56)
6. Breakdance Project - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:12)
7. Clone - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:53)
8. Division Day - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:30)
9. Entwine - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:40)
10. Failure - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:19)
11. Fletch Lives - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:48)
12. Gregorian - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:48)
13. Groove Armada - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (2:07)
14. Him - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:04)
15. Keane - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:11)
16. Lacuna Coil - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:05)
17. Martin L. Gore - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (2:00)
18. Matt Samuels Feat. For The Masses - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (2:54)
19. Matthew Good - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:11)
20. Moonlight - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:05)
21. Moriarty - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (2:27)
22. Perfect Nova - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (5:00)
23. Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:40)
24. Raph - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:55)
25. Scala & Kolacny Brothers - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:36)
26. Spent - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:19)
27. Star Industry - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:52)
28. Tanghetto - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (3:38)
29. The Posies - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:51)
30. The String Quartet - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:19)
31. Tori Amos - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:10)
32. Wrecked Machines - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode Cover) (7:37)


The Cure - Boys Don't Cry (cover versions)

"Boys Don't Cry" był drugim singlem wydanym przez zespół The Cure, w sierpniu 1979. W Wielkiej Brytanii wydano tylko singel o tym tytule natomiast w Stanach Zjednoczonych singel ten promował album noszący identyczną nazwę. Album Boys Don't Cry jest amerykańskim odpowiednikiem debiutanckiego albumu zespołu Three Imaginary Boys.
Autorami utworu są Michael Dempsey, Robert Smith oraz Lol Tolhurst. Utwór w warstwie tekstowej opowiada historię mężczyzny, który poddaje się w próbach odzyskania miłości dziewczyny, którą wcześniej utracił. Tekst opisuje go, gdy stara się ukryć własny stan emocjonalny śmiejąc się ale kryjąc łzy we własnych oczach, bo "chłopaki nie płaczą".

W kwietniu 1986 singel został wznowiony wraz z dodatkowym podtytułem "New Voice · New Mix", a oryginalny utwór został ponownie zremiksowany a ścieżka wokalna nagrana ponownie. Nowa wersja utworu, radziła sobie bardzo dobrze na listach przebojów, jednakże nie pojawiła się na żadnym oficjalnym albumie zespołu. pl.wikipedia.org
I would say I'm sorry
If I thought that it would change your mind
But I know that this time
I've said too much
Been too unkind

I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try and
Laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
'cause boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

I would break down at your feet
And beg forgiveness
Plead with you
But I know that
It's too late
And now there's nothing I can do

So I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try to
laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
'cause boys don't cry

I would tell you
That I loved you
If I thought that you would stay
But I know that it's no use
That you've already
Gone away

Misjudged your limits
Pushed you too far
Took you for granted
I thought that you needed me more

Now I would do most anything
To get you back by my side
But I just
Keep on laughing
Hiding the tears in my eyes
'cause boys don't cry
Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

Here is a compilation of cover versions by selected artists:

1. Albert Camus - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:42)
2. Another Tale - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:28)
3. Candy Cane - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:08)
4. Dandy Candy - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (1:59)
5. Daniel Mustard - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (1:39)
6. David Ari Leon - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:19)
7. Gorky Park - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:29)
8. Grant Lee Phillips - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:46)
9. Hell Is For Heroes - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:00)
10. Jamie Lancaster - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:10)
11. Jay Vaquer - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:04)
12. Lostprophets - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (2:34)
13. Norman Palm - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (4:41)
14. Oleander - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:14)
15. Placebo & The Cure - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (2:43)
16. Planeta Rica - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:23)
17. Pop Ratio - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (2:49)
18. Professor Antena - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (2:48)
19. Razorlight - Boys Don't Cry Live (The Cure Cover) (2:25)
20. Reel Big Fish - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (2:44)
21. Samantha Ronson - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (2:37)
22. Scarlett Johansson - Boys Don't Cry Live (The Cure Cover) (4:24)
23. Terminal Choice - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:21)
24. The Huntingtons - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (2:30)
25. The Smashing Pumpkins - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (1:05)
26. The String Quartet Tribute - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:55)
27. The Submarines - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:34)
28. Tuscadero - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (3:41)
29. Yacopsae - Boys Don't Cry (The Cure Cover) (1:03)


Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (cover versions)

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" to utwór post-punkowego brytyjskiego zespołu Joy Division. Utwór został napisany na przełomie sierpnia/września 1979 i zadebiutował na scenie podczas występu przed Buzzcocks na trasie koncertowej wrzesień/październik 1979. To jedna z niewielu piosenek, w której Ian Curtis gra na gitarze (chociaż "gra" to za duże słowo). Słowa piosenki odzwierciedlają problemy małżeńskie Curtisa oraz ukazują jego stan emocjonalny i psychiczny w okresie, który poprzedził wydarzenia z maja 1980.

"Love" był nagrany dla audycji Johna Peela w listopadzie 1979, potem powtórnie nagrany w styczniu i marcu 1980. Utwór został po raz pierwszy wydany na singlu w kwietniu 1980 i po majowym samobójstwie Curtisa stał się pierwszym utworem Joy Division na angielskiej liście przebojów, gdzie dotarł do miejsca 13. "Love" został powtórnie wydany w 1983 i dotarł do miejsca 19 na UK Charts.

When routine bites hard
And ambitions are low.
And resentment rides high
But emotions won’t grow.
And we’re changing our ways
Taking different roads.
Then love will tear us apart again.

Why is the bedroom so cold
You’ve turned away on your side
Is my timing that flawed?
Our respect run so dry
Yet there’s still this appeal
That we’ve kept through our lives.
But love will tear us apart again.

You cry out in your sleep,
All my failings exposed
Gets a taste in my mouth
As desperation takes hold.
Is it something so good
Just can’t function no more
When love will tear us apart again.

Gdy rutyna boleśnie kąsa, a ambicje są małe
Uraz się zwiększa, lecz emocje nie rosną
A my się zmieniamy i wybieramy różne ścieżki
Miłość, miłość ponownie nas rozdzieli

Czemu w sypialni panuje chłód, a ty się odwracasz?
Czy źle to zrobiłem, a może straciliśmy do siebie szacunek?
Jednak pozostał nam jeszcze urok, który chroniliśmy przez całe życie
Miłość, miłość ponownie nas rozdzieli

Czy wołasz przez sen i obnażasz moje wady?
Czuję w ustach smak ogarniającej mnie desperacji
Jak to jest, że coś dobrego nie może już dłużej trwać?
Kiedy miłość, miłość ponownie nas rozdzieli
Tłumaczenie wg.Tomasza Beksińskiego

Certainly one of rocks more covered song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” was listed by NME magazine as the best single of all time in 2002… by Rolling Stone magazine at number 179 in its top 500 songs of all time. In May 2007, NME placed it at number 19 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems. Here is a compilation of cover versions by selected artists:

1. 10000 Maniacs - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (5:13)
2. Atoms For Peace - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (5:42)
3. Bis - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:20)
4. Boy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (1:32)
5. Broken Social Scene - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:48)
6. Brothers Past - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (9:27)
7. Calexico - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:38)
8. Carnival Of Fools - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:02)
9. Culture Kultuer - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:05)
10. Dark End - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:55)
11. Dj Kodi - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (5:24)
12. Evelyn Evelyn - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (2:50)
13. Fall Out Boy - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:22)
14. Hawksley Workman - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (6:30)
15. Heavens - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:35)
16. Honeyroot - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:50)
17. Human Drama - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (6:20)
18. In The Nursery - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:54)
19. Invisible Limits - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:28)
20. Jah Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:14)
21. Jose González - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:04)
22. Kaycee - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (6:19)
23. Marc Collin - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:18)
24. Moonspell - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:41)
25. New Order - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:40)
26. Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:18)
27. P.J. Proby - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (2:51)
28. Paul Young - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:17)
29. Prozak For Lovers - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:34)
30. Red House Painters - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:02)
31. Shanes - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (2:40)
32. Simple Minds - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:48)
33. Squarepusher - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:29)
34. Stanton-Miranda - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:58)
35. Swans - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:38)
36. The Cure - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:44)
37. The Frames - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:48)
38. The King - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:31)
39. The Motion Sick - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:31)
40. The String Quartet Tribute - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:40)
41. The Tea Party - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (5:11)
42. U2 With Arcade Fire - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:17)
43. Unbroken - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:39)
44. Worm Is Green - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (4:17)
45. Yat-Kha - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover) (3:09)


Alphaville - Forever Young (cover versions)

"Forever Young" is the title track from German rock/synthpop group Alphaville's 1984 debut album of the same name. Though it was not the group's highest-charting European hit and failed to reach the American Top 40 despite three separate U.S. single releases, "Forever Young" became something of a pop standard and has been covered by numerous artists since its 1984 debut.

Let's dance in style, let's dance for a while
Heaven can wait, we're only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you going to drop the bomb or not

Let us die young or let us live forever
We don't have the power but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music's for the sad men

Can you imagine when this race is won
Turn our golden faces into the sun
Praising our leaders, we're getting in tune
The music's played by the madmen

Forever young, I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever
Forever -- and ever

Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later, they all will be gone
Why don't they stay young?

It's so hard to get old without a cause
I don't want to perish like a fading horse
Youth's like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever

So many adventures couldn't happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams swinging out of the blue
We'll let them come true

Here is a compilation of cover versions by selected artists:
1. Atrocity - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:50)
2. Axel Rudi Pell - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:10)
3. Bad Influence - Forever Young (Cover Version) (2:40)
4. Cash Cash - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:38)
5. Interactive - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:15)
6. Jay-Z & Beyonce - Forever Young (Cover Version) (5:38)
7. Jay-Z Feat. Mr. Hudson - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:16)
8. Karel Gott - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:29)
9. Kenneth Pattengale - Forever Young (Cover Version) (5:15)
10. Laura Branigan - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:49)
11. Marc De Siau - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:23)
12. Stefano Prado - Forever Young (Cover Version) (2:50)
13. Temperance - Forever Young (Cover Version) (3:36)
14. Unknown Artist - Forever Young (Cover Version) (2:50)
15. Youth Group - Forever Young (Cover Version) (4:30)


Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (cover versions)

Sometimes I feel I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
From the pain you drive into the heart of me
The love we share
Seems to go nowhere
And I've lost my light
For I toss and turn I can't sleep at night

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you
This tainted love you've given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Oh...tainted love
Tainted love

Now I know I've got to
Run away I've got to
Get away
You don't really want anymore from me
To make things right
You need someone to hold you tight
And you think love is to pray
But I'm sorry I don't pray that way

Once I ran to you (I ran)
Now I'll run from you
This tainted love you've given
I give you all a boy could give you
Take my tears and that's not nearly all
Oh...tainted love
Tainted love

Don't touch me please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though you hurt me so
Now I'm gonna pack my things and go
Tainted love, tainted love (x2)
Touch me baby, tainted love (x2)
Tainted love (x3)

Tainted Love must surely be one of the most influential songs of the 1980s. Known most widely as a song performed by the band Soft Cell, this song was actually originally a 1964 Northern Soul song written by Ed Cobb and performed by Gloria Jones. However, Soft Cell's completely reworked cover version was propelled to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for 43 weeks.

Today, there are many cover versions of the song, some very similar and others radically different. These include covers by 29 Died, Alterno Daze, Coil, Deathline International, Dishwalla, Marilyn Manson, Shades Apart, The Living End, The Pussycat Dolls, The Ramones.

In itself, Tainted Love is a remarkably likeable song. The fact that it has been covered and sampled so extensively proves its ability to transcend both genre and context. Yet, perhaps the most interesting thing about it is that it is the lyrics are so fiercely debated over, and there are so many different interpretations floating around. For me, the significance of this ambiguity is that I can interpret the lyrics any way I want, and transform them so that they are relevant to me, or any situation. I think that is probably the reason this song has been covered so often. The song has so much character that it can be bent and twisted to fit many different bands without losing its individuality.
Here is a compilation of cover versions by selected artists.

Atrocity - Tainted Love
Coil - Tainted Love
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (1964 Version)
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (1973 Version)
Inspiral Carpets - Tainted Love
John B. - Tainted Love (Feat. Marcy Meow)
Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
Nikolaj Steen - Tainted Love
Palast Orchester & Max Raabe - Tainted Love
Prozac+ - Tainted Love
Pussycat Dolls - Tainted Love
Shaun Inman - Tainted Love (Rough Love)
Social Distortion - Tainted Love
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Speedmaster Project - Tainted Love (Autobahn Mix)
Stella Starlight Trio - Tainted Love
Swampys - Tainted Love
The Flying Pickets - Tainted Love
The Lost Fingers - Tainted Love
Trentemoller - Tainted Love
Union - Falso Amor (Tainted Love)
Unknown - Tainted Love