Synthcentral 20170129: Top 25 Artists Who Influenced My Life

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Music Time! Random music, 7/10/16

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Okay, let’s put MediaMonkey on shuffle and see what comes out. No theme today, just random music.

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Something Blue
ALBUM: Downside Up
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Ostrich
SONG: Gold, Silver & Stones
ALBUM: The Ostrich Effect (Expanded)
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: X-Marks The Pedwalk
SONG: Sweep Hands (Timeless 8.0)
ALBUM: Drawback
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Letters to Cleo
SONG: Get On With It
ALBUM: Aurora Gory Alice
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Enjoy the Silence {Reinterpreted}
ALBUM: Remixes 81-04
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Lights of Euphoria
SONG: Liquid Lust (Part I)
ALBUM: Gegen Den Strom
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Skinny Puppy
SONG: Riverz End
ALBUM: Last RIghts
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: XTC
SONG: Making Plans for Nigel
ALBUM: Waxworks: Some Singles 1977-1982
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: Traumtänzer
ALBUM: Freak Perfume
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Sally Shapiro
SONG: Skating In the Moonshine (Jon Brooks Remix)
ALBUM: Remix Romance Volume 1
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Rein[Forced]
SONG: Malignancy (Panic Lift Remix)
ALBUM: Pre-Existing Conditions
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: INXS
SONG: Guns In The Sky
ALBUM: KICK
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: The Charlatans
SONG: Everything Changed
ALBUM: B-Sides
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: The Psychedelic Furs
SONG: Highwire Days
ALBUM: Mirror Moves
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: HALO EFFECT
SONG: Pathfinder
ALBUM: Recoding
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: RED FLAG
SONG: Made for Love
ALBUM: Codebreaker T133
YEAR: 2002

I saw this band sooooo long ago in Montreal and was immediately hooked. I wore this CD out!

ARTIST: The Sundays
SONG: Skin & Bones
ALBUM: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Boytronic
SONG: All the Memories
ALBUM: Love for Sale
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: The Icicle Works
SONG: As the Dragonfly Flies
ALBUM: The Icicle Works
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: Consequence
ALBUM: The Falling Star (Expanded Edition)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: cosmicity
SONG: Patience
ALBUM: Renaissance
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Ladytron
SONG: Season Of Illusions
ALBUM: Velocifero
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Ashbury Heights
SONG: Bare Your Teeth
ALBUM: Three Cheers For The Newlydeads
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Eisfabrik
SONG: Vor Langer Zeit
ALBUM: When Winter Comes
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: dAVOS
SONG: Disgrace
ALBUM: I Could Sense A Tragedy!
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: Sometimes
ALBUM: Diesel and Dust
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: NeKrodamus
SONG: Take Me Away
ALBUM: A Brave Dawn (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Fluke
SONG: Eko
ALBUM: Six Wheels On My Wagon
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Northern Lite
SONG: Reach the Sun
ALBUM: Reach the Sun
YEAR: 2004

Music Time! “LOVE” Edition (Part Two)! 6/14/16

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Earlier I posted Part One of the “LOVE” edition of my music shuffle. My Facebook feed has been full of hatred from many sides of many arguments and issues and I’ve just had enough. I also learned today that my daughter frequented Pulse in Orlando. I just don’t have the time or the inclination to deal with people’s hatred. So with that said… here are some more “love” songs from my library…

ARTIST: Missing Persons
SONG: Hello, I Love You
ALBUM: The Best of Missing Persons
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Droid Bishop
SONG: In Your Love
ALBUM: Beyond The Blue
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: The Sundays
SONG: Love
ALBUM: Blind
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: And One
SONG: Love You To the End
ALBUM: Bodypop
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Book of Love
SONG: Book of Love
ALBUM: Book of Love
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Shamen
SONG: L.S.I. Love Sex Intelligence
ALBUM: Boss Drum
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: The B-52’s
SONG: Summer of Love
ALBUM: Bouncing Off the Satellites
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: boyfriendgirlfriend
SONG: Down in the Love
ALBUM: Boyfriendgirlfriend EP
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Conetik
SONG: Lovesong 1
ALBUM: Carbon Elektriq V2
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Sea of Love
ALBUM: Carved In Sand (Limited Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Blaqk Audio
SONG: Semiotic Love
ALBUM: Cexcells
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Eve’s Plum
SONG: Loved By You
ALBUM: Cherry Alive
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: Inter-Connection
SONG: Breathing Love
ALBUM: Chrome
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Get That Love
ALBUM: Close To The Bone
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Echo Image
SONG: Messing With Love
ALBUM: Compuphonic
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Beloved
SONG: Rock to the Rhythm of Love
ALBUM: Conscience
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: The Human League
SONG: Love Is All That Matters
ALBUM: Crash
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Lovesong
ALBUM: Disintegration
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: Outbreak of Love
ALBUM: Earth and Sun and Moon
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Ambra Red
SONG: The Complete Love Story
ALBUM: Electronic Creations For Special People
YEAR: 2010

Music Time! 3/27/16

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I’m sitting here processing new music for my library to pass the time away before the The Walking Dead starts. So here’s some “dead” music…

ARTIST: Abney Park
SONG: Dead Silence (2005 Mix)
ALBUM: Taxidermy
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Alien Vampires
SONG: You Wish Me Dead Get In Line
ALBUM: Drag You To Hell (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Altered Images
SONG: Dead Pop Stars
ALBUM: I Could Be Happy, The Best of Altered Images
YEAR: 1981 (song)

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Sleep When I’m Dead
ALBUM: 4:13 Dream
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: XPQ-21
SONG: Dead Body
ALBUM: Alive (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: The Quick & The Dead
ALBUM: Anxiety
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Dead Man’s Party
ALBUM: Best O’ Boingo
YEAR: 1992 (album)

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Hail to the Dead Souls
ALBUM: Between The Eyes, Vol #2 1994
YEAR: 2004 (album)

ARTIST: Skinny Puppy
SONG: Dead Doll
ALBUM: Bites
YEAR: 1985

ARTIST: Signal Aout 42
SONG: Dead Is Calling
ALBUM: Contrast (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Stone Temple Pilots
SONG: Dead And Bloated
ALBUM: Core
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Lola Angst
SONG: Am I Dead?
ALBUM: The Council Of Love
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Bauhaus
SONG: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
ALBUM: Bela Lugosi’s Dead (12″)
YEAR: 1979

ARTIST: Stabbing Westward
SONG: When I’m Dead
ALBUM: Darkest Days
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: The Dead Heart
ALBUM: Diesel and Dust
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Pixies
SONG: Dead
ALBUM: Doolittle
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Drop Dead Celebration
ALBUM: Downside Up
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Alphaville
SONG: Script Of A Dead Poet
ALBUM: Dreamscapes (Limited Edition Box Set)
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: Combichrist
SONG: From My Cold Dead Hands (Ginger Fish Remix)
ALBUM: Electrostorm Vol.6
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: CHVRCHES
SONG: Playing Dead
ALBUM: Every Open Eye (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Funker Vogt
SONG: The Voice of the Dead
ALBUM: Execution Tracks
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: They Might Be Giants
SONG: Exquisite Dead Guy
ALBUM: Factory Showroom
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Faderhead
SONG: Another Dead Boy
ALBUM: FH3
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Letters to Cleo
SONG: Find You Dead
ALBUM: Go!
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Bad Religion
SONG: Pity the Dead
ALBUM: The Gray Race
YEAR: 1996

Music Time! 3/20/16

Time to put MediaMonkey on shuffle again and see what comes out. Remember, I do this in the hopes of introducing people to new bands. So if you hear something you like, go buy their CD and go to their local shows!

Originally done by Bauhaus, this is a really good cover that adds more electronic to the song.

ARTIST: You Shriek
SONG: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
ALBUM: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Lush
SONG: Superblast!
ALBUM: Spooky
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Rupesh Cartel
SONG: Another Damage
ALBUM: The Disco And The What Not
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Mental Discipline
SONG: Shine On Me
ALBUM: Constellation
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Dirty Vegas
SONG: Changes (Julien Nolan And Red-Eye Remix)
ALBUM: Electric Love (Special Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Stabbing Westward
SONG: Save Yourself
ALBUM: Darkest Days
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: The Smiths
SONG: Hand In Glove
ALBUM: The Smiths
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Thermostatic
SONG: Close Your Eyes
ALBUM: Joy-Toy
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Deine Lakaien
SONG: Forest
ALBUM: Forest Enter Exit
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Midnight Oil
SONG: Antarctica
ALBUM: Blue Sky Mining
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Decoded Feedback
SONG: Technophoby
ALBUM: Overdosing
YEAR: 1996

Not all of my friends liked this album by E&B because Ian wasn’t the lead singer for this album. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ian’s vocals, but this album was equally good musically and I liked the vocals on this one as well.

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Flaming Red
ALBUM: Reverberation
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Aural Vampire
SONG: Mad Sports
ALBUM: Zoltank
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: In My Rosary
SONG: Eternal Clock
ALBUM: Under the Mask of Stone
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Le Cassette
SONG: Here I AM
ALBUM: Left to Our Own Devices
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Pet Shop Boys
SONG: Tonight Is Forever
ALBUM: Please – Further Listening 1984-1986 (Special Edition)
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: 10,000 Maniacs
SONG: A Campfire Song
ALBUM: In My Tribe
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: John Foxx
SONG: Running Across Thin Ice With Tigers
ALBUM: The Golden Section
YEAR: 1983