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Riptide
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I'm doing a compilation and I need some good 8o's instrumentals. I have a few, but not as many as I thought there were. Some are from movies. Any suggestions? Would be much appreciated. I have these thus far.
Who does the Popcorn instrumental song?


D.N.A.-A Flock of Seagulls
Glass Streets-T.S.O.L.
Axel F
Kajagoogoo-Kajagoogoo

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Def Leppard--Switch 625
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Did the group A Flock Of Seagulls record an instrumental song? I believe it was called "Space Age Love Song"?

The Pretenders recorded "Space Invaders", an instrumental, on their first album.

A number of hit singles from TV theme songs and movies are instrumentals, such as Vangelis' "Chariots Of Fire" and Jan Hammer's "Miami Vice" theme song.

Several "progressive rock" bands such as Rush and the early Genesis (when Peter Gabriel was with them) did a number of instrumental songs.

For a list, go here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rock_instrumentals

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Devolution here,

Space age love song isn't instrumental

We are DEVO

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I'm sure I'm just refreshing your memory Riptide. But here's a few I can think of:

Simple Minds - Theme for Great Cities
New Order - Elegia
Grauzone - Film 2
Kraftwerk - It's More Fun to Compute
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Eddie Van Halen - Donut City
Art of Noise - Moments in Love
The Cure - Three
Paul Hardcastle - Rainforest
Sting - Saint Agnes and the Burning Train

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Here's a few:

Love Theme Song From St. Elmo's Fire(instrumental version) by David Foster
MacGyver Theme Song
Theme Song from Halloween(the movie)

I also have a version of Billie Jean by Michael Jackson which is mostly instrumental....pretty cool.

I have all of these. PM me if interested.

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The Smiths- Money Changes Everything, The Draize Train
Tons On Tail- Instrumental
Killing Joke- Bloodsport
Breakdown- Pipe Dream
Bauhaus- Satori, In Fear Of Dub,
Agent Orange- Pipeline, Bite the Hand That Feeds(pt 2), Out Of Limits
Biohazard- Skinny Song
Black Flag- Obliteration
Crumbsuckers- Prelude Intro
Enuf- Sucka Mosh
Forced Down- Thread
Love And Rockets- Saudade
Madness- One Step Beyond(sort of)
Metallica- Orion, The Call of Ktulu
Murphy's Law- Intro
One Life Crew- Murdario Stomp
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel- The Overture From Pigdom Come
Sick Of It All- Clobberin' Time
Stormtroopers of Death- March of the SOD
Warzone- Intro Bust

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You can´t go wrong with Jan Hammer.
Check at least these awesome cd´s out:

Escape from Television (1987)
Snapshots (1989)

There are tons and tons of great instrumental songs.
Can you tell us more what kind of stuff you like the most?

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Giorgio Moroder!!!
-the chase, the fight, scarface themes, etc.

Paul Hertzog - Steal the Night
(instrumental from BLOODSPORT!)

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If you want rock instrumentals, you can't go wrong with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Tony MacAlpine and other artists like that.
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Thanks for the listings guys, helps a lot. Looking at some of the songs, I realised I have a few I didn't even know were instrumentals. Atomik, I realise there are a lot of styles out there, I guess I'm going to have to catagorize them in sections such as industrial, hip hop, new wave, rock, new age, movie & TV show themes. There's other artists like David Sylvian, Brian Eno and Tangerin Dream I want to get, just a matter of what to get. Thanks Sam, totally forgot about Switch 625.
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A few more:

Toto - Dune (Desert Theme)
Roxy Music - Tara
Voices - Brian Eno (9 1/2 Weeks)

Anything Jean-Michel Jarre maybe?

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Yeah two words.... Tangerine Dream! Boom!
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More like Vroom!
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I would like to recommend these 80s
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth soundtracks:

The Fog (1980)
Escape from New York (1981)
Halloween II (1981)
Christine (1983)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
They Live (1988)

I think that you have seen the films
and know how good the music is
but take it as a reminder [Smile]

And of course these Ta Dream soundtracks:

Thief (1982)
Wavelength (1983)
Risky Business (1983)
Firestarter (1984)
Flashpoint (1984)
Heartbreakers (1984)
Legend (1985)
Shy People (1985)
Near Dark (1987)
Three O´Clock High (1987)
Miracle Mile (1989)

Other awesome 80s Ta Dream studio albums:

Tangram (1980)
Exit (1981)
Hyperborea (1983)
Le Parc (1985) (includes Street Hawk theme)
Optical Race (1988)
Lily on the Beach (1989)

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Here´s a great tune:

The Alan Parsons Project: Mammagamma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8ofvkKGdbo

Buy the Instrumental Works album (1988)
It includes this one and 9 other great songs.

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Sorry, it´s me again [Big Grin]

Do you remember this one,
Bomb the Bass: Megablast (Hip Hop on Precinct 13)
from the Into the Dragon album (1988)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YDp77erUD8

Great use of the classic John Carpenter
Assault on Precinct 13 soundtrack (1976)

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Gotta go with:

Orion - Metallica
Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
Call of Kthulu - Metallica
Switch 625 - Def Leppard

Noms [Cool]

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You gotta have this:

Dokken: Mr. Scary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvfiMJH2PJk&feature=related

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Crockett's Theme - Jan Hammer
Knight Rider Theme - Stu Phillips

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quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
You gotta have this:

Dokken: Mr. Scary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvfiMJH2PJk&feature=related

Yes! My favorite Dokken tune of all time. A b!tch to play on guitar though.
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Another one....Iron Maiden - Transylvania
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Another great Tangerine Dream soundtrack, which I don't believe was ever released as an album, is "The Soldier" (1982) starring Ken Wahl and the inimitable Klaus Kinski. Director James Glickenhaus's stuff was a cable staple in the 80s.
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