[Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy with "Kiss Me" / 1985 Mixe Plural 12" Edit]
I remember the 80s as the decade of "remixes", from Extended / Dance-Mix / Radio Edits, to cross-Atlantic UK/US-Remixes, but very seldom pared down (the 90s were all bout Acoustic/Live versions) and always jazzed up, with maniac-hand-claps, tinkled-beats, blaring-horns and in-synch with the dance-floor and vinyl-collector's wallets. Seems everybody and anybody had a mixed version, multiple mixed-versions, in fact!
- C'est La Vie by Robbie Nevil (Steve Street Mix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5exs
- Who Knows What Love Is by Strawberry Switchblade (Motion version) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5evh
- Let The Music Play by Shannon (Death To The Throne remix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5eqo
- The Glamorous Life by Sheila E. (Club Edit) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5eot
- King For A Day by Thompson Twins (Original Extended 12" Remix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5e9f
- Walk The Dinosaur by Was (Not Was) (Paul Devro Remix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5e2y
- Owner Of A Lonely Heart by YES (Red&Blue Remix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5e0f
[In A Big Country by Big Country / Extended Version /
NOT Original Video Above / Audio only :p]
Results ranged from exceptional enhanced musical experiences, to the ultra-synth-cheesy, which has become a part of the the 80s' soundscape. Different beats for different folks, you decide which YOU liked to boggie to, and which made you grimaced in front of your "mini-Compo" or turntable ... Personal favourites include any mixes by Depeche Mode, which genuinely sounded like an enhancement rather than a fru-fru release for-the-sake-of, IMHO.
- Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5f6x
- Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5f5y
- People Are People (Different Mix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5f4w
- Master & Servant (Slavery Whip Mix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5f43
I never did get into vinyl record-collecting (that was my younger brother' forte) whereas I dwelled within the realm of cassette tapes (both legit and bootleg), which ironically have all but disappeared from my collection. And attempting to re-purchase them as compact discs would surely break any bank-balance.
Vinyl records in the 80s (and before and after) served club DJs/ disc jockeys more in that respect, non-stop-dance tunes to keep the room hopping and popping, altho thru the decades, many a technological advancements has but left the chunky safe-boxes of DJ's record collection back at home, the remixes themselves continues unto this day and age, from techno-mixes to heavy-D&B, to ensure the classics of the 80s (or of whatever era) never really fade away...
- Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley (Baby Diamonds Remix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5ezg
- Domino Dancing by Pet Shop Boys (RHB Mix) ♫ http://blip.fm/~j5fjt