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Old 15th June 2015
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1980's Sidestream Songwriting Jukebox-Portal

This thread is a time machine constructed for the purpose of revisiting and reimagining the 1980's songwriting scene, an alternate reality one in which the more obscure sidestream charters miraculously manage to out-perform the mainstream blockbusters (as we know them through mainstream media hindsight. Huge overplayed hit songs like 'You Spin Me Round', 'I Ran', 'Every Time You Go Away', 'Born in the U.S.A', 'All Night Long', 'Livin' On A Prayer', 'Beat It', 'Eye Of The Tiger', 'Total Eclipse of The Heart', 'Like A Virgin', 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go', 'Tainted Love', etc.) Those songs tend to greatly and unfairly overshadow many lesser known songs, so this thread is to emphasize the underrated, underappreciated underdogs in order to let them escape from the shadows of the collective memory giants.

The songs in this thread show a tremendous amount of variety and free creativity in the area of songwriting fundamentals (rhythms, chords, harmonies, melodies, lyrics, poetry), so this thread aims to serve up as much of that as possible, for songwriting inspiration, influence, enlightenment, resources, references, compositional details and overall creative-artistic energy. In terms of sonics and production power they might sound weaker than the common standard of today, so turning up the volume along with a slight bass/sub-bass boost is recommended.


To start things off, a rather upbeat jazz-pop tune with plenty of depth in arrangement, composition - a killer bass line - and a rather organic funk-pop feel for real. The song moves and grooves without hesitation and comes packaged with plenty of instrumental orchestration (and ornamentation).

That is part of the 1980's sidestream trip for sure.

Last edited by eldon2975; 1st November 2015 at 12:06 AM..