TRE-Retro80s-Thursday: Remixed Version (14 Jan.2010)

[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) ♫
- Who Knows What Love Is by Strawberry Switchblade (Motion version) ♫
- Let The Music Play by Shannon (Death To The Throne remix) ♫
- The Glamorous Life by Sheila E. (Club Edit) ♫
- King For A Day by Thompson Twins (Original Extended 12" Remix) ♫
- Walk The Dinosaur by Was (Not Was) (Paul Devro Remix) ♫
- Owner Of A Lonely Heart by YES (Red&Blue Remix) ♫

[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) ♫
- Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix) ♫
- People Are People (Different Mix) ♫
- Master & Servant (Slavery Whip Mix) ♫

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) ♫
- Domino Dancing by Pet Shop Boys (RHB Mix) ♫