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Friday, July 11, 2008

Flashback Friday: James Freud - Modern Girl

"There she stood, this fancy fashion creature"

I love it when I discover older songs that sound to me like direct precursors to some of my favorite music of today. Take James Freud (a glam-pop artist popular in Australia in the 80's). I can completely see Melody Club singing this song, Modern Girl. It's got that great, glossy, synthy sound and it's ridiculously catchy. Unfortunately, I haven't found another song by him that's this good. It's a shame, because if all of his stuff was this perfect, he might almost be as good as Melody Club! As it stands, for me he's a one hit wonder. The video is quite entertaining as well. Campy as hell, of course, but that makes it all the better... a perfect representation of videos in 1980.

James Freud - Modern Girl (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Download the long out of print album here.)


Blogger Derek said...

Man, memories of that song make me feel so old!

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a note.
James Freud was also in a band called 'James Freud Berlin' around the same time and went to England to work with Gary Numan - although nothing was released. Check out the Australian Band, The Models - James Freud joined them in the mid 80's and they continued to make great music. I would suggest the 'Out of Mind, Out of Sight' Lp with the title song off the album.
He also published his autobiography a couple of years ago.
Great website.
Many thanks, John

1:40 AM  

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