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1980’s Synth Medley

Submitted by on July 2, 2009 – 3:11 pm 3 Comments

I have a box set of CD’s called “Synthesizer Hits’. It seemed like a good idea at the time to buy it (hey it was only $15 for a full box set!), and it was fun to be reminded of all those songs that I learned to play when I was in high school.

Well, James Cronin, Thomas Holden and Sam Binstead are teenagers from the UK who have put together this performance of 15 synth hits from the 80’s, all played live. Oh, the memories!

The synths they use are:

  • ARP Axxe
  • KORG MicroKORG
  • KORG Triton Extreme 61
  • M-Audio Axiom 61
  • Roland Juno 6
  • Yamaha SHS-10 Keytar

Enjoy:

Of course they did miss a few gems – but this guy covers most of the missing ones.  Are there any favorites of yours that are missing?  post them in the comments!

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3 Comments »

  • etherealgurl says:

    haha…I used to drive everyone nuts playing axel F on my mom’s reed organ! Talk about ancient “technologies!”

  • 80sAndy says:

    Great job, guys. I’ve loved synthesizers since my teenage years in the 1970s when the Moog first came out. Ugh. Lots of patch cords with that one. My favorite group, growing up, was Emerson Lake and Palmer (Brain Salad Surgery was the best). I loved seeing the Roland here too. One of my favorite synth guys from the 80s was Howard Jones. I especially love “What is Love”. The melody is so great. Maybe you guys can have a Part Two. Good luck to you all. Keep practicing.

  • markeye says:

    Hey man I really enjoyed that so much! Back n d day I used to play with d keyboards too, but you guys are better. I know it takes alot of practice and dedication to have done that so well. Don’t forget to write your own stuff also, okay bye now.

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