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Simple Minds

Post by metalhipslop » 11 Nov 2017, 04:26

can't stop listening to New Gold Dream

even if it subtle hint of Andromeda.." onclick=";return false; the production and keys reminds me Andromeda.
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Re: Simple Minds

Post by AdvertBreak » 16 Nov 2017, 16:34

The extended version of Someone Somewhere in Summertime is one of the greatest things that has ever happened

You won't find a better example of New Pop and synthpop's dual influence from krautrock and disco than on I Travel

Theme for Great Cities is so fantastic that even the Fatboy Slim remix of The Real Life makes for a perfect 2K version

Oh god, the bass on New Gold Dream, what a joy

Simple Minds were fantastic from 1978 to 1982

And Simple Minds have been very hit and miss from 1983 onwards, most of the regrettable stuff coming during the 80s

A few years down the line we'd have the tepid Belfast Child (Yeah, lovely traditional melody and all of that, but like everything in that track, it doesn't belong in a song about the Troubles)

The lost album was pretty great

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Re: Simple Minds

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 17 Nov 2017, 06:10

Yes, retrospectively Simple Minds (like Spandau Ballet) seem better in the earlier 80s, before descending into mainstream blandness as per 'Belfast Child'.

'New Gold Dream' was used as the basis for the radio-friendly rave track 'Open Your Mind' by Usura (1993). It was an immediate version of the song with a memorable montage video.
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