Monday, 19 March 2018

Day 19 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 19

Howard Jones - Hide & Seek (Long Version)

All 4 of the singles released off the album “Human’s Lib” by Howard Jones were excellent, although “What Is Love?” and “Hide And Seek” are my personal favourites. Indeed, it was a difficult decision  which of these tracks would feature in my selection. I decided on “Hide And Seek” as I think it is one of the greatest electronic ballads ever released in the 1980s.

The track was released in February 1984 and was the 3rd single released off Howard’s debut album. The 12 Inch Vinyl version is just wonderful, achingly beautiful and haunting, the pads and strings are devine, making it almost sound ambient, a brilliant song. The 12 inch version is 8 ½ minutes long and it holds your attention throughout. I was disappointed with both the B Sides, “"Tao Te Ching"” and “China Dance”, both very weak tracks by Howards standards, I have probably only ever played those one or twice!

“Hide And Seek” reached Number 12 in the UK Singles Chart, I’m sure with better B Sides it would definitely have made the Top 10.


A1 Hide And Seek (Long Version) 8:30
B1 Tao Te Ching 3:52
B2 China Dance 3:50

You will find the Long Version of “Hide And Seek” on the Remastered Edition of the album “Action Replay”, which is available from Amazon here:

The Electronic Music Hour #33

Welcome to edition #33 of our series "The Electronic Music Hour", which features some of the best electronic and synthpop music from the last 40 years.

These shows not only include well known artists from the last 4 decades but new and emerging bands on the electronic music scene from around the world, a lot of which are either unsigned, or on a small independent label, or self release their material.

So the shows will feature old and new tracks that fit in the electronic/synthpop genre.

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Electronic - The Patience Of A Saint
Rational Youth - Western man
Bimbo Boy - Drama Queen (Champagne Synth Remix)
Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side
Vanguard - I Want To Live
John Foxx - Cinemascope
Daily Planet - Set Me Free
Blancmange - Waves (Original Album Version)
Vision Talk - Come With Me
Book Of Love - Something Good
OMD - Speed Of Light
The Silicon Teens - Oh Boy
Assemblage 23 - December
Carved Souls - In A Blink
Pet Shop Boys - Twenty Something

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Day 18 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 18.....

Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin (Disco Mix)

I have more vinyl,CD’s & Singles of the Pet Shop Boys than any other band, when they burst on to the scene in 1985 with the Number 1 hit “West End Girls”, I have pretty much bought everything they have released, except for the album “Electric”, which is their worst album by a country mile.

The boys came back with a bang after the disappointing chart positions for “Love Comes Quickly” (Number 19) and “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) (Number 11), although the fourth single off “Please”, “Suburbia” did fair better reaching number 6 in the UK Singles Chart. When they released “It’s A Sin”, it was a track they had already written when they made their first album “Please” and was the lead single off the follow-up album “Actually”. A fantastic sequence driven 12 inch version is one of their best 12 inch cuts, certainly one of my favourite 12 Inch Singles by the band.

The Disco Mix has a running time of just under 8 minutes and sees the song, in a way, split in half, with the first half mainly instrumental and the latter being the main element of the song. It was released in June 1987 and reached Number 1 for 3 weeks in the UK Singles Chart and enjoyed massive success across Europe.

The Vinyl 12 Inch Single also features the non album track “You Know Where You Went Wrong”, the same as the version on the B side of the 7 Inch Single, as well as the single version of “It’s A Sin”.


A1 It’s A Sin (Disco Mix) 7:39
B1 You Know Where You Went Wrong 5:51
B2 It’s A Sin (7 Inch Version)

All the tracks featured on the Vinyl 12 Inch are available in the new 2CD Edition of “Actually”, that has just been re-released, as is available for Amazon here:

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Day 17 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 17.....

When In Rome - Promise (Coliseum Mix)

This is another one of those singles that should have done a lot better than it did, after the success of “The Promise” the band disappeared into the ether! They did release another very good track “Heaven Knows” but that didn’t dent the charts at all.

The Coliseum Mix of “The Promise” is an outstanding mix, superbly produced and sounds very powerful, especially the drums and rhythm section, it wasn’t the “A” side of the 12 Inch it was track 1 on the B Side. The “A” side featured the O.N Mix, which was also an extended version, the other track on the flipside was a Dub Version of “The Promise”.

The single was released in 1987 and only made Number 58, in the states it did much better, reaching Number 11 in the Billboard Hot 100.

I was lucky enough to do an interview with Clive Farrington, the lead singer of When In Rome for a Radio Podcast and what a top fella he is and he is still doing concerts as part of the UK version of When In Rome.


A1 The Promise (O.N. Mix) 6:30
B1 The Promise (Coliseum Club Mix) 6:28
B2 The Promise (Dub) 3:45

This is not the easiest of remixes to track down, however, you can get it from Amazon as a Digital Download for 99p here:

Friday, 16 March 2018

Day 16 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 16.....

Erasure - Victim Of Love (Extended Mix)

I have followed the career of Vince Clarke since his early days in Depeche Mode and bought pretty much every record he has put out, including the criminally ignored Erasure debut album “Wonderland”, which I think is miles better than their breakthrough album “The Circus”. Of course “The Circus” does have a few top class tracks, the singles “Sometimes” and “It Doesn’t Have To Be Like That” as well as “Hideaway” but the best track in my opinion is “Victime Of Love”, Vince manages to make the acoustic guitar sound perfect alongside the more electronic sounds and drums on the record.

The 12 Inch vinyl is an essential part of my vinyl collection, the extended Mix has a running time of 7 minutes and is a blast of pure pop, on the flip side of the 12 inch is the track “The Soldier's Return (The Return Of The Radical Radcliffe Mix)” and a Dub version of “Victim Of Love”.

Erasure have always made such exceptional 12 inch versions of their singles, it’s about time they put out a proper compilation of them.

The single was released in May 1987 and reached number 7 in the UK Singles Chart.


A1 Victim Of Love (Extended Mix) 6:59
B1 The Soldier's Return (The Return Of The Radical Radcliffe Mix) 5:00
B2 Victim Of Love (Dub Mix) 3:29

You can still grab yourself a copy of the Vinyl 12 Inch for around £10 off Amazon here:

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Day 15 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 15.....

Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling (Extended Mix)

What a track this is, and in the extended format it sounds even better. It is rightly regarded as a classic 80s track, its fun, unusual and such an upbeat track. One thing about Blancmange, is they definitely had a unique sound in those days that no one has captured since, the rhythm section in the track is one of the best I have heard and who would have thought a sitar would produce the main melody hook in the song......brilliant!

The single is taken from their equally impressive debut album “Happy Families”. Before Blancmange hit the big time I was already a fan after hearing the beautiful and melancholic track “Sad Day”, which was featured on the Some Bizarre Album Compilation, that also featured other unknown bands at the time, including Depeche Mode, The The, and Soft Cell, who all went on to bigger and better things.

The 12 Inch Vinyl of “Living On The Ceiling” featured the customary extended version, on the A side, which had a running time of 5.37, whilst the B Side featured 2 BBC Radio session tracks,  “I Would” and “Running Thin”, the latter being a gem of a track.

It was released in October 1982 and reached number 7 in the UK Singles Chart.

When Blancmange performed the single on Top Of The Pops they had to change the line “Up The Bloody Tree” to “Up The Cuckoo Tree”, even back then the Beeb were very PC!!

Some years ago I actually recorded my own version of “Living On The Ceiling”!


A1 Living On The Ceiling (Extended Mix) 5:37
B1 I Would 4:02
B2 Running Thin 2:19

You will find the Extended Mix of “Living On The Ceiling” and both the B Sides on the recently issued deluxe 3 CD set of “Happy Families” that is available from Amazon here:

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Day 14 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 14.....

Talk Talk - It's My Life (12 Inch Remix)

If there was one band in the 80s that didn’t get the recognition they deserved, it is Talk Talk, their first 2 album’s “The Party’s Over” and “It’s My Life” are stunning, after that, they did lose their way and pretty much ditched their synthpop roots.

The track “It’s My Life” is without doubt my favourite Talk Talk track, although, “It’s So Serious” runs it close.

The single was released in January 1984 and this was another one that didn’t do well in the charts, it only reached number 46 in the UK charts. It fared better in America where it reached number 31 in the singles chart there and also reached number 1 in the U.S Hot Dance Club Play chart.

The 12 Inch Remix of “It’s My Life”, is again a classic 80s remix, the 7 inch expanded and it has a running time of just over 6 minutes. The B Side of the 12 inch featured the album track “Does Carloline Know?” and the 7 inch version of “It’s My Life”.

The single was re-released in 1990 to promote a new compilation “Natural History – The Very Best Of Talk Talk”, though no vinyl 12 Inch was released at that time, and deservedly reached number 13 in the UK Singles Chart.


A1 It's My Life (12" Remix) 6:16
B1 Does Caroline Know? 4:33
B2 It's My Life (7" Version) 3:50

The Extended Version of “It’s My Life” can be found on the Talk Talk compilation “Asides Besides”, which has pretty much every 12 inch single on it as well as associated B Sides. You will find it on Amazon here:

Promo Video Created For The Unisonlab Track "Stereolab"

Following the special video's created for the Metroland track "Man In A Frame" and the Datapop track "Unterwegs" I am delighted to be able to bring you another video I have made, this time, for the Unisonlab track "Stereolab".

Like with the previous video's, I created a "Radio Edit" of the song and it is that version that has been used in the promo video. The theme for the video is "Sound".

Unisonlab are an Electronic band, heavily influenced by a wide variety of synth, electronica, IDM and techno acts, including, of course, Kraftwerk.

They are signed to the Independent Electronic label Plonk.

The video was sent to Jorgen of Unisonlab who loved what I created, and I am delighted, with his permission, to present the Promo Video for the track.

Unisonlabs have various releases available on Bandcamp here:

Unisonlab Facebook page can be found here:

Find out more about Unisonlab and other artists signed to the Plonk Music Label by visiting their official homepage here:

My thanks to Jorgen Erixon of Unisonlab

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Day 13 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 13.....

New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12 Inch Remix)

First I must say New Order’s “Blue Monday” would definitely be in my Top 30 Vinyl 12 Inch singles if I allowed more than one 12 inch from each artist, however, the Shep Pettibone 12 inch remix of “Bizarre Love Triangle” edges its way into my selection as it is a fabulous remix, it takes the track into completely new territory for new order, full on dance/pop, electronic perfection!

The single was released in November 1986 and unbelievably only made number 56 in The UK Singles Chart, why, I have no idea. It is widely regarded as one of New Order’s top 3 singles and a big fan favourite, especially live, when Bernard Sumner does his “Dad Dancing”!! which is now, a tradition, when they play that song live. Incidently it is this version that they play live.

The 12 Inch remix is nearly 7 minutes long and is backed on the B Side with a dub version of “Bizarre Love Triangle”, which runs for approximately 7 minutes.

I should also give a mention to the 12 inch versions of “True Faith”, “The Perfect Kiss” and “Touched By The Hand Of God”, as they too probably would have made the Top 30, all of them excellent, but I can only pick one!


A1 Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12 Inch Remix) 6:39
B1 Bizarre Dub Triangle 7:06

“Bizarre Love Triangle – Shep Pettibone 12 Inch Remix” is available on the 2CD Collector’s Edition of the album “Brotherhood”, well worth getting as it also includes the 12 inch of “True Faith” and “Touched By The Hand Of God”. It is available from Amazon here:

Monday, 12 March 2018

Day 12 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

 Day 12.....

Lime - Guilty (12 Inch Version)

Who are Lime? I hear you asking, well they were a Canadian Hi-Energy/Disco band that were around in the 1980s and very early 90s. I came across this band when I got to know a girl living down the road from me and she had this fantastic collection of imported Hi-Energy albums and she played me the album “Lime 3”, which featured 2 stunning tracks, “Guilty” and “Angel Eyes”. The next day I went to a small record shop in Manchester called “Spin Inn Records” who specialized in imported vinyl, and I was lucky enough to find the “Lime 3” album and a vinyl copy of the 12 inch of “Guilty”. To this day I still enjoy listening to the album.

They had no success with the single “Guilty” in the UK, which to this day baffles me, it is a great track and the 12 Inch Version is brilliant.

They released around 10 or so albums and over the years I have been lucky enough to find most of them on vinyl.

I’m sure people will be surprised with the inclusion of this jewel of a track, however, when you hear it, you will not be disappointed, it is infectious and a song you will be singing, trust me, hey you might even want to add some music by Lime to your collection.

The 12 inch version is over 7 minutes long and has a shorter instrumental on the B Side, it was released in 1983.


A1 Guilty (Extended Version) 7:35
B1 Guilty (Instrumental Version) 4:59

The 12 Inch version of “Guilty” can be found on the album “Lime 3”, it also includes the stunning “Angel Eyes” as well, however, on Amazon, it will cost you over £30:

Maximum 80s (Volume 57)

White Lion Radio have released Edition 57 of Maximum 80s.

This is a series of shows that feature nothing but the very best in 1980s 12 Inch Singles.

The biggest hits on the biggest format from a classic decade......the 1980s.

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Track List

Talk Talk - My Foolish Friend (12 Inch Extended Version)
Queen - Friends Will Be Friends (Extended Version)
S' Express - Superfly Guy (12 Inch)
Erasure - Sometimes (Shiver Mix)
Genesis - Mama (Long Version)
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Urban Mix)
Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself (Extended Mix)
Nick Kamen - I Promised Myself (Independiente Mix)
Thompson Twins - Lay Your Hands On Me (Extended Version)
Camouflage - The Great Commandment (Justin Strauss Remix)

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Day 11 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 11

Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again (12 Inch Split Mix)

I have been an avid fan of Depeche Mode since they released their debut single “Dreaming Of Me” in 1981, sadly I have parted company with them following the release of the abysmal album “Spirit”.

I Digress........”Never Let Me Down” is from the album “Music For The Masses” and what a treat the 12 Inch Vinyl version is! The Split Mix clocks in at almost 10 minutes and is a very powerful version of the track, played loud, my god it is incredible! In addition on the flipside, we have the another version of the track, the “Aggro Mix” and a remix of the track “Pleasure Little Treasure”, one of their best B sides. 

It is no wonder “Never Let Me Down Again” is such a fan favourite in the live setting, brilliant live and again this is an essential vinyl 12 inch to have in your collection, it is probably one of my most played 12 inch vinyl singles.

The track was released in August 1987 and surprisingly only reached number 22 in the UK singles chart, but did make the top 10 in several other European countries.


A1 Never Let Me Down Again (Split Mix) 9:30
B1 Pleasure, Little Treasure (Glitter Mix) 5:31
B2 Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro Mix) 4:52

The “Split Mix” of “Never Let Me Down Again” is available on a remixes compilation on Amazon for under £10 here:

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Day 10 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 10.....

Joy Division - Atmosphere (Original 12 Inch)

Now my all time favourite single is Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” but the 12 Inch Single “Atmosphere” runs it close. A powerful and brooding song, with achingly sad vocals, by Ian Curtis. It is rightly regarded by fans and critics as one of the best ever records produced by Joy Division.

The single was released in 1980 and featured a new version of “She’s Lost Control”, another timeless Joy Division Masterpiece on the B Side, the lyrics in this track were about a girl Ian Curtis had come across that suffered from epilepsy and died, something Ian Curtis struggled to come to terms with, especially as around that time he himself suffered from Epilepsy.

The death of Ian Curtis was such a sad loss for the Manchester Music scene.

“Atmosphere” reached number 34 in the UK Singles chart, as far as I know it was only ever released on 12 Inch Vinyl. The tracks on the vinyl were a standard single length and not extended versions.

An essential addition to any Vinyl 12 Inch collection.

If you haven’t seen the film “Control”, which portrays the life of Ian Curtis, watch it, it’s such a powerful movie and Sam Riley is incredible as Ian Curtis.


A1 Atmosphere 4:05
B1 She’s Lost Control 4:41

Both of the tracks on the 12 Inch can be found on this Joy Division “Best Of” collection from Amazon for just under £10:

Friday, 9 March 2018

Day 9 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 9.....

Soft Cell - Bedsitter (12 Inch Version)

Well what can I say about this 12 Inch Single, it holds a lot or personal memories for me, not all of them good memories. When this came out I was living in a grubby bedsit and so I connected with this song immediately. I became a big fan of Soft Cell when they released “Tainted Love” (The 12 Inch Version of that is also excellent).

What I like about “Bedsitter (12 Inch Version)" was the fact they introduced totally new elements and lyrics to the mix, brilliantly produced and sounds stunning even by today’s standards.  The 12 inch unfolds like a story, so many lines sung could very well be related to me, they’re not of course but it felt like it at the time. I should point out, that if I allowed more than one song per artist in this feature the 12 Inch of Soft Cell’s “Where The Heart Is” would definitely be included, another song I connected with, especially with the lyrics.

Anyway back to the 12 Inch of “Bedsitter”, it was released in October 1981 and reached Number 4 in the UK Singles Chart (It should have been a number one hit in my book). The extended version is nearly 8 minutes long and absolutely brilliant. On the flip side of the 12 Inch is an extended version of my favourite Soft Cell B Side “Facility Girls”, that is over 7 minutes long, the track tells the story of a bored secretary working in an office, should have been an A side and certainly should have been on the album “Non Stop Erotic Cabaret”.


A1 Bedsitter (Extended) 7:53
B1 Facility Girls (Extended Version) 7:17

You will find “Bedsitter (Extended Version” on a 3CD compilation of all their 12 Inch Singles and associated B Sides, it isn’t cheap though as it is £45 on Amazon here:

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Day 8 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 8.....

Seona Dancing - More To Lose (Extended Mix)

Today we have a hidden gem of a 12 inch single in the shape of “More To Lose” by Seona Dancing, a band that only ever released 2 singles (I have both of them on 12 inch vinyl in my collection). What many people won't realize, is this was a band that featured a certain gentlemen by the name of Ricky Gervais!! Ricky was the singer in the band.

“More To Lose” was released in 1983 and only reached number 117 on the UK Singles chart, surprisingly the much weaker single “Bitter Heart” reached Number 79 in the UK Singles Chart!

The Extended Mix takes full advantage of its infectious bass-line and melodic piano riff, how this song wasn’t a massive hit I will never know! It has one track on the B Side, “You’re On My Side”, which is the same version as the 7 Inch B Side, however, it is definitely worth having for the A side alone!

I only bought the record because they were playing it in Virgin records in Manchester, and thought it was awesome and so I asked a member of staff who it was and bought it, might prove to be a worthwhile purchase because surely the original 12 Inch vinyl must be collectable.


A1 More To Lose (Extended Version) 6:03
B1 You’re On My Side 3:06

It must be collectable because on Amazon you can get the 12 inch for a mere £170!!!!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Day 7 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 7.....

Simple Minds - Glittering Prize (Club Mix)

Simple Minds hit the big time with the release of their album “New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)” which was released in 1982, I never really liked the lead single “Promised You A Miracle” but always thought that “Glittering Prize” was a perfect track to release as a single, for me it should have been the first single released off the album.

The album remains a big favourite of mine as does the club mix of Glittering Prize, which appeared on the 12 inch single. This version is just short of 5 minutes long, and is surely, one of the bands best 12 Inch mixes. Sadly the 12 Inch only featured 1 track on the B Side which was an instrumental version of the Club Mix.

“Glittering Prize” was released in August 1982 and reached Number 16 in the UK Singles chart.

It is definitely my all time favourite Simple Minds 12 Inch.


A1 Glittering Prize (Club Mix) 4:57
B1 Glittering Prize (Theme) 4:57

Both the Club Mix and Instrumental Mix (Glittering Prize Theme) are available on the 6 Disc Super Deluxe Edition of the album “New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84), which is available for around £35 from Amazon here:

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Day 6 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 6.....

Yazoo - Nobody's Diary (12 Inch Version)

Vince Clarke the master of Synthpop! Vince has achieved incredible success over a long period with Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure. When he formed Yazoo with Alison Moyet it looked like the perfect partnership, however, the band lasted for just 2 albums “Upstairs At Erics” and “You And Me Both”, that said, they are 2 fantastic albums packed with Synthpop nuggets, including of course “Nobody’s Diary”, which appeared on “You And Me Both”.

The 12 inch version is synthpop heaven, the extended arrangement is just perfect and runs for around 6 minutes, the only other track on the 12 inch vinyl is an extended version of the original B side “State Farm”, which has a running time of 6 ½ minutes.

This is definitely my favourite Yazoo 12 Inch Vinyl single.

The single was released in May 1983 and reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.

The track was written by Alison Moyet.


A1 Nobody's Diary (Extended Version) 6:01
B1 State Farm (Extended Version) 6:29

The 12 Inch Version of “Nobody’s Diary” is available as a Digital Download from Amazon here:

Monday, 5 March 2018

Day 5 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 5.....

The Human League - Human (Extended Version)

This has to be one of the best sounding records I have ever heard, the production is unbelievable. It was the only real successful single off their poorly received album “Crash”. The 12 inch extended version is 5 minutes long and still sounds amazing to this day. The 2 tracks on the B Side were an Acapella version of “Human” and an Instrumental version of “Human”, which I was disappointed with when I bought it.

“Human” was released in August 1986 and reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.


A1 Human (Extended Version) 5:00
B1 Human (Acapella) 2:00
B2 Human (Instrumental)

The 12 Inch Extended Version of “Human” can be found on the album “Original Remixes and Rarities”, which has various other 12 inch mixes by The Human League, and it is available for just over £5 from Amazon here:

Rubik's 80s Mix (Volume 57)

Edition #57 of Rubik's 80s Mix is now out on White Lion Radio.

This a series of shows that includes the very best in 80s music all in one continuous mix.

The biggest hits from the greatest decade in music history!

A show guaranteed to bring back so many happy memories!

Listen to the show on Mixcloud here

Listen on here

Full Playlist

The Jesus And Mary Chain - April Skies
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Kool & The Gang - Fresh
Madonna - Into The Groove
Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement
U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Tears For Fears - Shout
Wham! - The Edge Of Heaven
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make me Feel
Donna Summer - This Time I Know It's For Real
Black - Wonderful Life
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good
Olivia Newton John & ELO - Xanadu

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Day 4 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 4.....

Kraftwerk - Europe Endless (Original 12 Inch)

As soon as I discovered Kraftwerk, which was in 1978, I bought every vinyl record that became available by them and that included a 3 track 12 Inch Vinyl single, which featured “Showroom Dummies” as the lead track alongside “Spacelab” on the “A” side, whilst the B side was the glorious 9 minute plus epic “Europe Endless”. One of the most beautiful electronic tracks you are ever likely to hear, why this wasn’t released as the single (in edited form) I don’t know.

“Europe Endless” and “Showroom Dummies” were both taken from the “Trans Europe Express” album, whilst “Spacelab” is taken from the album “The Man Machine”.

Released in 1978 it didn’t have any great success chart wise.


A1 Showroom Dummies 2:44
A2 Spacelab 3:41
B1 Europe Endless 9:48

The 12 Inch version of “Europe Endless” is the same version that can be found on the album “Trans Europe Express”, which is available from Amazon here:

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Promo Video For The Datapop Track "Unterwegs"

Following on from making my alternative promo video for the new Metroland single "Man In A Frame", I have today released a new promo video I have made, this time for Swedish Electronic duo, Datapop.

I recently featured a Radio Edit I had created of their track "Unterwegs" on one of our shows and it is that track I have made the promo film for. The track is inspirded by Kraftwerk and I like to think my video also has a kraftwerk influence on it too.

The band love the video and have given me permission to upload it to Youtube, so here it is, in all it's glory........

Day 3 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 3.....

Rockers Revenge Ft Donnie Calvim - Walking On Sunshine (Original 12 Inch Version)

Oh how I love this 12 Inch Single, I first heard it in a local pub when it was played by a DJ, the beat and the synths had me hooked immediately, quite simply one of THE greatest Disco 12 Inch records I own.

Rockers Revenge was a project set up by producer Arthur Baker, it was a short lived affair as they only ever released 2 singles, “Walking On Sunshine” and “The Harder They Come” (another fantastic 12 Inch Vinyl I own)

This is 9 minutes of pure disco heaven. The 12 Inch is backed by an Acapella of the 7 Inch Version, the 7 Inch Single version and “dub” version called “Rockin’ on Sunshine”, which is over 10 minutes long and adds to the overall brilliance of this 12 Inch single.

The song was written by Eddy Grant, who released it as a single in 1979, but it failed to chart. Rockers Revenge released their version in 1982 and fared much better, as the single reached Number 4, in the UK Singles chart.


A1 Walking On Shine (12 Inch Version) 9:30
A2 Acappella Sunshine 4:30
B1 Rockin' On Sunshine 10:30
B2 Walking On Sunshine 4:30

You will find it very difficult to track down the vinyl 12 inch of “Walking On Sunshine”, however, the digital edition, which features all 4 tracks is available on Amazon here:

Friday, 2 March 2018

Day 2 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 2.....

Queen - Radio Ga Ga (Extended Version)

I’m not a massive Queen fan but immediately liked “Radio Ga Ga” when it was released and if my memory serves me correctly it is the only 12 inch vinyl single I own of the band.

What is surprising is that the track was written by drummer Roger Taylor.

Again this is a traditional 80s styled 12 Inch Extended version clocking in at nearly 7 minutes, the 12 inch is backed by an extended instrumental on the B side as well as the track “I Go Crazy”, which is the same version that appears on the B side of the 7 inch.

“Radio Ga Ga” was released in late January 1984 and was a massive hit across the world, where it reached number 1 in 19 countries, in The UK the single peaked at Number 2.

Interesting fact about this particular song is that it was played at every live show from 1984 to their last concert with lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1986.


A1 Radio Ga Ga (Extended Version) 6:50
B1 Radio Ga Ga (Instrumental) 6:01
B2 I Go Crazy 3:42

Finding the extended version on CD or Digital Download is pretty much impossible, however, the original vinyl 12 Inch can still be purchased here:

Thursday, 1 March 2018

White Lion Radio Discuss 30 Of Their Favourite 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

All this month we are going to focus on our 30 favourite 80s 12 Inch Singles, each day we will post about one 12 Inch Vinyl Single we have in our record collection, following that, we will have a special 2 part show on which we countdown our Top 30 Vinyl 12 Inch singles.

Note we are discussing the 12 Inch Singles in a random order, so it doesn’t spoil the Top 30 Countdown Show.

Day 1.....

A-Ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV (Extended Version)

My favourite A-Ha track, such a powerful sounding Electronic track and the 12 inch version does not disappoint, in typical 80s 12 inch tradition the Extended Version is exactly that, the 7 inch expanded upon.

The single was released 16th December 1985 and it was the first A-Ha 12 inch I bought.

The extended version is over 8 minutes long, disappointingly there was just the one track on the B side and that was the song “Driftwood”, which has the same length as the 7 Inch B side version.

“The Sun Always Shines On TV” reached Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart.


A1 The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (Extended Version) 8:25
B1 Driftwood 3:04

The digital download of the extended version of the track is available here: