tres - "break your body down" (download) (removed)
If you've been following the blog for a while, you've noticed that I can't get enough of the Crispy Nuggets blog. They have unearthed so may hidden minimal synth gems and shared them via their series of Crispy Nuggets comps. Tres is still a mystery to most. Some suspect they were Swedish. That's about it.
robert hazard - "escalator of life" (download) (removed)
Philadelphia's Robert Hazard was probably best known as the guy who originally wrote "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which was later made popular by Cyndi Lauper. In 1982, he had this minor new wave hit for RCA records. Unfortunately, Robert died of pancreatic cancer in 2008 at the age of 60. (Big ups to Jordy Trachtenberg for putting me on to this song).
degada saf - "la rhumba de shanghai" (download) (removed)
Degada Saf were an Italian new wave duo who were active in the 80's. "La Rhumba De Shanghai" is from their 1984 release No Inzro, which was recently reissued by the always-impressive Mannequin label. buy
teai benet - "2:00 love" (download) [audio http://www.divshare.com/direct/14306386-15e.mp3]
Teai Benet (I'm not quite sure how to pronounce her first name) was a scenester during Houston's early 80's punk/new wave days. This song is incredibly catchy. I just found someone selling multiple copies of this 7" on eBay for $2.50 a piece. It's a steal.
ministry - "revenge" (download) [audio http://www.divshare.com/direct/13364641-1f5.mp3]
I haven't posted any early Ministry in a bit, so I figured I'd share this gem from their With Sympathy record. It came out in 1983 and is completely different from what they were doing in their later years. This is much more synthpop-y than industrial. buy