80sObscurities presents: Fair Control - 'Symphony of Love'

Posted on 27/04/13

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80sObscurities presents: Fair Control - 'Symphony of Love'

This 80sObscurities was founded by DJ Rexx Arkana to showcase old, often unknown or forgotten acts and tracks from the decade when electronic music was truly the new wave. Rexx Arkana has been a club/radio DJ and promoter since the mid-80s and headlined festivals on several continents and currently holds a residency at DEFCON, NYC's current longest-running weekly scene party. He is also the founder and lyricist of Brudershaft and one half of harsh electro act FGFC820.

Not only is it time for another 80sObscurities selection, but it’s also the last day of the work week before another glorious weekend, so my spirits are HIGH this morning. I’ve chosen an appropriately happy synth song, then, to send us all off on our way with smiling faces. In 1984, Munster, Germany’s Marian Gold crafted one of the most majestic and memorable pop tracks of all time, one that firmly established Alphaville as a presence on international airwaves.

“Big In Japan” would also serve as significant inspiration to scores of future electronic music musicians within “our thing”, as Canadian scene magazine I Die: You Die likes to refer to it. Most heard Gold’s work and decided to create their own similarly styled sound. Some, like today’s featured Fair Control, just copied it outright. In the days before sampling became a popular trend, keyboardists Bernd Göke and Hannes Schöner just straight up copied the track, tweaked it, rewrote the lyrics and pressed this 12” on Ariola in 1986. Decisively derivative (and complete with invisible guitar leads featured prominently in this TV video cut), Fair Control had no shame. Nearly thirty years later, it’s inspired me to dance around my hotel room in my boxers (also shamelessly) to the sweet sounds of my own symphony of love.

If you’re really a fan of 80sObs, you’ll stop whatever you’re doing, crank this track as loud as you can and join me. Happy people live happy lives, loyal listeners….and I love you all.

See you Monday!



If you've got a favorite musical memory from the 80s that you'd like to share, email Rexx your requests at rexxarkana@gmail.com . Rexx Arkana's 80sObscurities previous playlists are also available on Facebook and YouTube.

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