TVD’s 10 Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways: VCMG, Ssss

As we are now in the year of 2012, and most acts from the 1980s are considered outdated; everything from the over-permed hair to the parachute pants to the New Wave-style music seems a little past its prime.

But a few rare musicians have managed to translate their musical talents into a new sound, and Martin Gore and Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode/Erasure, are two of them.

These two electronic entities have been working on individual projects and had very little contact for over thirty years, but they have now reunited and are creating music as VCMG. Both written and produced by Gore and Clarke, VCMG’s debut album Ssss contains ten tracks of excellent minimalist dance music that is clearly inspired by techno beats and electronica.

For a chance to win yourself a copy of Ssss tell us in the comments below which ’80s reunion you would most like to see.

For me, I think it would have to be Guns N’ Roses, although I don’t see Axl and Slash becoming buddy-buddy again any time soon. Sigh.

A winner with a North American mailing address will be selected a week from today, on Friday, March 30th.

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12 comments
vmd
vmd

I guess I didn't win. Sad face.

oliviaung
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vmd
vmd

I would *love* to see the original Cabaret Voltaire trio work together again: Mallinder, Kirk, and Watson. I seriously think the results would be extraordinary!

DMdevotee
DMdevotee

The Smiths with The Human League and Yazoo.

RobRohm
RobRohm

Since Ultravox is reforming already, I would have to say The Smiths.

StuartMcLean
StuartMcLean

The Marsh/ware/Oakey/Wright line-up of the Human League

Eddie
Eddie

Soft Cell or General Public.

MikeMartino
MikeMartino

Definitely Talking Heads. Those guys broke up way too soon.

loudersoft
loudersoft

An 80's reunion that I would love to see? Oh man there are many, but the one I know could probably never happen (but I still dream about) is Prince & The Revolution.  Now, sure, there have been other Prince bands throughout the years, but none were as much of a force to reckon with as The Revolution.  1999, Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day and Parade - Soundtrack to Under The Cherry Moon all prominently featured that collection of musicianship in one place.  Since the majority of Prince's biggest hits involved members of The Revolution, and all of them continue to play music to this day in various forms, this is a reunion which (if everyone could settle their differences) is actually possible.

Sal
Sal

Genesis for sure

1eyegeorge
1eyegeorge

Although some attempts had been made, Frankie Goes To Hollywood should have a proper comeback.  Or they should relax and don't comeback.  But I would prefer the former.

Ariel
Ariel

There are obvious choices like The Smiths but we know that will never happen so I'm gonna say Minor Threat. A lot of the "bigger" 80s bands that come to mind have either toured in recent years or are currently touring. Chameleons would be swell too.

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