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Madness – One Step Beyond

« One Step Beyond » is a tune written by Jamaican ska singer Prince Buster. It was covered by British band Madness for their debut studio album of the same name in 1979.
The Madness version features a spoken intro by Chas Smash. The spoken line, « Don’t watch that, watch this », in the intro is from another Prince Buster song, « Scorcher » — and is also used at the start of Dave and Ansell Collins‘ « Funky Funky Reggae » — whilst the next line « This is a heavy heavy monster sound » is taken from another Dave and Ansell Collins song, « Monkey Spanner ».

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One Step Beyond
Funky Funky Reggae
Scorcher
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Time Machine 80’s

A (quick) selection of songs for this Time Machine 80’s post, part of my music education and of course, music memories.

The Vapors – Turning Japanese

James Ingram – Yah Mo B There

« Yah Mo B There » is an R&B song by American singers James Ingram (1952 – 2019) and Michael McDonald. It was written by Ingram, McDonald, Rod Temperton, and producer Quincy Jones.

The performance earned the duo a 1985 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

In a Big Country (Live)

A Scottish Rock band with Celtic influences… Fell in love with this bagpipe sound instantly…

Madness – Shut Up

Pass the blame and don’t blame me

Freddie Mercury – Love Kills

Song used in Moroder’s Metropolis.

The Cars – Drive

A gorgeous ballad that matches heartfelt songwriting to an alluring electronic soundscape. The music reflects the lyrical tone with a lovely melody that rises and falls in a soothing yet sad fashion.

Donald A. Guarisco, AllMusic

Van Halen – Jump

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The Power Of Love

There were more singles in the British Top 10 with the title « The Power of Love » in 1985. E.g. by Huey Lewis and the News.

Foreigner – Urgent (Live)

4, also known as Foreigner 4, is the fourth studio album by British-American rock band Foreigner, released in 1981 on Atlantic Records. Several singles from the album were successful, including « Urgent Â», « Waiting for a Girl Like You Â», and « Juke Box Hero. Â» These propelled the album to being Foreigner’s only #1 album in the US.
The album marked the completion of the band’s shift to hard rock, begun in Head Games. Both Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood had left before the recording of 4. As a result, all of the songs on the album are compositions by Mick Jones and/or Lou Gramm. McDonald and Greenwood had played saxophone and keyboards, respectively, and so several session musicians were needed to replace their contributions, among them Junior Walker, who played the saxophone solo in the bridge of « Urgent Â», and a young Thomas Dolby, who would later have a successful solo career.

Time Machine 80s - Foreigner 4

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