"Keep it Up", by the rock band #Loverboy, became an instant hit and reached #7 on the charts. #HotGirlsInLove is an up-tempo tune that dishes up a fist-pumping guitar rock fleshed out with synthesizer and organ textures. "Queen of the Broken Hearts" is the surprisingly observant tale of a woman reluctant to fall in love that plays out over a hook-laden mid-tempo tune against a synth-driven chorus that suddenly accelerates the tempo to a dance-pop level. #KeepItUp #Vinyl #LP
The New Sound of Music is a fascinating BBC historical documentary from the year 1979. It charts the development of recorded music from the first barrel organs, pianolas, the phonograph, the magnetic tape recorder and onto the concepts of musique concrete and electronic music development with voltage-controlled oscillators making up the analogue synthesizers of the day.
#Dave #Mason, who hadn't released a new album in seven years, released #Two #Hearts in 1987. It was a major label stab at a comeback. #SteveWinwood, Mason's partner in #Traffic, contributed background vocals, synthesizer and organ on a few tracks ("Something In The Heart" featured that patented "While You See A Chance" synth sound), and the album featured a soft-rock radio hit in "Dreams I Dream," a duet with #PhoebeSnow. #DaveMason #TwoHearts #Vinyl #LP