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The Snake
post Jan 2 2018, 02:14 PM
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I don't think I have seen a thread on this theme before, if there is I apologize.

For me, this is the song that sounds the most ahead of its time. From early 1985 and while it isn't quite house, it really does sound in terms of style rather like a deep house track from this decade especially Disciples - Daylight.



Also this from 1982 which does sound a bit like a precursor to the 90s eurodance style (the likes of the instrumental of Maxx - Get A Way), especially with the synths.



And outside dance this 1984 one which was still relevant in the 90s to make #1 after being on an advert. I put that down to it having a 60s inspired happy jangle pop sound that was popular in alternative music in the 90s, eg. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Deep Blue Something.



Are there any other songs you think that sounded 'ahead of their time'?
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post Jan 2 2018, 06:12 PM
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There are a number of songs that were released just a little too early to catch the Britpop boom. This is one of the most obvious (and one of the very best).



It was originally released in 1987 before becoming a minor hit in 1990.
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post Jan 2 2018, 06:26 PM
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I mention this song every time it comes up, but "E.V.A" by Jean Jacques Perrey doesn't sound like it came from 1970 -



Similarly, "Magic Fly" by Space (not the Britpop one, a French band) doesn't sound like it came from 1978, it sounds like it would have been right at home in the 90s. It was a #2 hit, although it doesn't seem to have pierced the public consciousness as other electronic instrumentals of the same period like "Oxygene Part IV" have.

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post Jan 2 2018, 06:29 PM
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I was a big fan of Magic Fly at the time and it still sounds good today. What is it with these French bands and space suits?
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post Jan 2 2018, 06:32 PM
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I suppose this one too sounds ahead of its time. From 1985.

Sounds like a 90s house influenced pop song with the piano and synths. I actually thought it was early 90s until recently ohmy.gif



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post Jan 2 2018, 06:41 PM
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Kraftwerk are always my default answer to this. I still find it stunning to think things like this came from the early 1980s, it sounds so more innovative than modern electronic music.



The early 80s also had this (wub.gif) certainly an innovative time.

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post Jan 2 2018, 06:51 PM
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Visage's Fade To Grey almost sounds early precursor to ambient trance. Just needs more of a beat.

This one too from 1980. Especially the last buildup and drop sounds a bit like euphoric progressive house, albeit with less of a beat.



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Records that sounded like nothing else on Earth ever created, and blew my mind at the time, and all topped my charts:

Jeepster - T.Rex
Popcorn - Hot Butter
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
Magic Fly - Space
Party Fears Two - Associates
E=MC2 - Big Audio Dynamite
Relax - FGTH
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
The Sun Always Shines On TV - aha


just off the top of me head...loads more though
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post Jan 6 2018, 01:32 AM
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This well known 1983 track doesn't sound too dissimilar to the style of some of Clean Bandits songs this decade (Disconnect particularly)


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post Jan 10 2018, 12:08 AM
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This 1983 track does sound a bit 90s eurodance especially with the synths (until the guitar comes in) and I found out it uses electronic drums too so it is defintely ahead of its time for me.



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