Tag Archives: 80s

Форум on the Porch

Forum was formed in the spring of 1983 in St. Petersburg. Sasha Morozov was responsible for the band’s formation; in the Lou Pearlman tradition, he got all of these dudes together who played different instruments who otherwise didn’t know each other, but unlike Pearlman, Morozov knew what he was doing as will be evident when you listen to the tracks below. For those of you looking forward to O-Town harmonies, well, the world is not with you. The year after their formation they released their debut album, pictured above, White Night. The following songs are from that album. Have a listen! 

Mp3: Форум – Белая Hoчь (White Night)

Mp3: Форум – Давайте Созвонимся (Let’s Phone)

Центр on the Porch

‘Center’ was formed during the late ’70s in Moscow behind the Iron Curtain. Much of the world’s inhabitants, including their fellow comrades in the Soviet Union, were never made aware of such formation and subsequent rocking the group would go on to do. Oh boy, what a tragedy! Now, to amend that, I recommend that you listen to the tracks below. Such flippancy, such playfulness, such cool bass licks. The gems below were released in 1983. 

Mp3: Центр – Умный (Smart)

Mp3: Центр – Навсегда (Forever)

Literary Dance

This is a song that I made some time ago by sampling a couple of 80s songs and a couple of William Carlos Williams’ poems; two fields of interest for me which are not syncretized enough.

Mp3: Braveyard – Glazed with Kentucky

Artwork by the immaculate Will Bryant