Spannered Oddcast #11
Timestump Presents 1980
Posted by Jerry
on 20 May 2010 (19:14:47)
Nice idea and well executed. Thanks.
The Timestump Project takes you back and zooms you in on a single year in musical history for the eleventh installment of Spannered's Oddcast series
1980. A good year for Ronald Reagan and Sissy Spacek but a bad year for John Lennon, Ian Curtis, and anyone involved in the production of Caligula. Chances are, even if you were alive and aware back then, you haven't experienced anything like this big bowl of 1980 soup, featuring fragments of music, news, film and trivia gathered up and broken down by the Timestump project. 1980: it's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. Or would you?

"People like using decades to categorise music. The 1970s: disco. The 1980s: Duran Duran. The 1990s: Take That. And the 2000s: Crazy Frog. But what if you zoom in a level and use a year instead? The Timestump project tests this out by taking a single year and turning it into a bewildering audio experience, staggering between musical genres, news stories, films, trivia and TV adverts. By showing how vast and confusing even a single year can be, it proves how daft it is to treat an entire decade as a single musical genre."
The Timestump Project, April 2010
  • The Human League - Black Hit Of Space
  • Madness - Shadow of Fear
  • Pointer Sisters - He's So Shy
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson - Reggae Fi Peach
  • The Gap Band - Yearning For Your Love
  • Telex - Plus De Distance
  • Brian Eno & John Hassell - Delta Rain Dream
  • Queen - Dragon Attack
  • Cheap Trick - High Priest of Rock'n'Roll
  • Paul Simon - One Trick Pony
  • Blondie - Angels on the Balcony
  • Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles
  • Tangerine Dream - Tangram 1
  • The Clash - The Call Up
  • Joy Division - Twenty Four Hours
  • Giorgio Moroder - Night Drive
  • Ultravox - Mister X
  • John Foxx - 030
  • David Bowie - Kingdom Come
  • Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
  • Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
  • Sister Sledge - You Fooled Around
  • [TV Soup]

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