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The women that introduced us to electronic pop -Post your favorites
Old 6th September 2020
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The women that introduced us to electronic pop -Post your favorites

Yeah, we are looong overdue a pedestal thread for the women that made us sing along to the most intense and wonderful pop songs with electronic arrangements - e.g. even my Elvis-loving parents would sing along to Yazoo's Only You and the new, strange and exciting sound of synthesizers.

As far as I am concerned, it was not Gary Numan, David Gahan, Phil Oakey or Marian Gold (Alphaville) that enthralled me most, but Alison Moyet, Annie Lennox, Sandra and Francesca ("Frankie") and Phillipa ("Phil") Boulter from DATA. While they had their saying in synth pop, they were virtually not present as anything but backing in New Romantic, whose singers were men and thus dominated the scene. I have always preferred female voices; sound like angels to me. Plz help me show respect by posting some of your favorites. It does not matter whether you post a band already posted or even a song already posted. In addition, I need your help with this because my scope of knowlegde about female singers (or composers) within electronic music is limited. I am grounded in British and German traditions, and not as much the American. So, are you in for a tribute?

I have had a hard time selecting some favorites because I have so many, e.g. just about anything Yazoo and Eurythmics ever made, but here are three of them:







Praise the angels.
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I don't know but I've been meaning to ask: where is Rezisehtnys?
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I don't know but I've been meaning to ask: where is Rezisehtnys?
Last I recall she had a new GF / new live-in relationship, so hopefully they're just blissfully busy making crazy sounds and laughs together.
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I f*cking love Toni Basil. A colleague got the gig as the DP for that video and I was so jealous. Saw her choreographing a movie a few years ago—still cute. Absolutely love all-girl bands. Shot the Go-Gos a few years back and got 'em all to sign this CD!

One of all-time my favorites is DrainSTH, an all-girl metal band. But I'm also a huge sucker for top-40, heavy-rotation, Saccharin-sweet girl pop/rock—you name it, I liked it. Remember The Veronicas from a couple years back? Wilson Phillips from way back when? Saw them live a couple years ago—exactly like the album. Loved that sh*t.

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I f*cking love Toni Basil. A colleague got the gig as the DP for that video and I was so jealous. Saw her choreographing a movie a while back. Older but still cute.
There is a 0% chance I could see her in person and not casually say "hey Mickey, you're so fine" as I walked past.
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A little to the rock side, but Mickey still hits right on.
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I f*cking love Toni Basil. A colleague got the gig as the DP for that video and I was so jealous. Saw her choreographing a movie a while back. Older but still cute.
Devo was part of her backing band on her first album and the song Mickey.
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Here's mine from bitd.









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Anne Clark. 1984 :

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Portishead
Morcheeba
Massive Attack

Sneaker Pimps
Hooverphonic
Bjork
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She didn't introduce me to it, but DJ Rap (bad girl dj) comes to mind; I bumped into her once.
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Two obvious one's for a child of the 80's...




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Apart from all the usual suspects mentioned above, I saw a band that backed Depeche Mode.

French/English group called Hard Corps. Very under-rated band from the period.

Sadly the lead singer Regine Fetet died. They were like a cross between Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode.

To this day, the album 'Metal and Flesh' is one of my favourites.






The song 'Je Suis Passee' sounds so Kraftwerk.

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F'ing love 'Til Tuesday.
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F'ing love 'Til Tuesday.
Aimee has a great voice. Her tracks like Wise Up for the Magnolia soundtrack are outstanding.

I saw Til Tuesday exactly once back then, opening for Hall and Oates of all people. So so 80s, that.
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The 80s


becomes the 1990s



Though my favorite Nina Hagen is the more surreal stuff from earlier.
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The genius that is William Orbit, helping the ol gal:

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The familiar, in an updated setting:

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I personally think great synths and electronics on those early 80s records.



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Kim
Carnes Bette Davis eyes.

Berlin....

Belinda Carlisle..
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Obscure Sunday treat


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... and how can I forget the beautiful Claudia Brucken of Propaganda.

'A Secret Wish' is one of those albums that always sounds superb.




Here more recently performing song 'Cloud 9' with band ONETWO.

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