Jessie’s Girl (feat. Taikan Liao)[Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Rick Springfield

Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – 6 Channels
A collaboration between Gavin Graham & Taikan Liao.

This is another one those classic early 80’s songs by Australian Singer/Songwriter , that gets the occasional revival. It’s been used in Boogie Nights and also in an episode of Glee.

It has been my (dis)pleasure to work again the the talented Taikan Liao on this song. Although it took a lot of time to get it right, Taikan has provided what is one of the best vocal performances I’ve heard.

Made with ♥ and the sounds of the Commodore 64
Gavin

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Two Tribes [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Two Tribes [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Queen – Made with C64 sound driver & DAW

Frankie Goes to Hollywood only made two albums and their first, “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” had multiple massive hits. Their music videos got banned then edited or replaced. They were ever so briefly huge!

Just another classic FGTH song gone Lo-Fi.

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Gavin

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Superstition [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Superstition [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Stevie Wonder – Made with C64 Driver/Samples & DAW (6 Channels)

I started doing a cover of Stayin’ Alive by my ex-neighbours, The Bee Gees but the bass riff morphed into Superstition so I gave up fighting it and decided to do Superstition instead.

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Gavin

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Kyrie [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Mr. Mister

Kyrie [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Mr. Mister – Made with C64 Driver/Samples & DAW

I was originally going to do this one with vocals but after trying to wedge the vocals in I thought, how would it go just as an instrumental. Maybe a few Galway-esque lead instruments…. Hmmmmm. Yeah, to hell with the vocals. 🙂

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Gavin

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I Want to Break Free [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Queen

I Want to Break Free [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Queen – Made with C64 sound driver & DAW

Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – 6 Channels

I wanted to do this one as a bit of a Rob Hubbard and Martin Galway hybrid in its feel. I don’t know if I’ve pulled it off bit I hope so.
Queen have gotta be my favourite band back in the 80s when I was growing up. I went back into their 70s stuff at the same time because they fascinated me with their “virtuoso” approach to music.

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Gavin

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Just Can’t Get Enough [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Depeche Mode

Just Can’t Get Enough was made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 8bit home computer – 6 channels

Made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – 6 Channels

I remember when I was friends with this guy I went to college with saying that “this should be my anthem”. He said that as a devout Christian making an unfounded assumption about my sexuality as being a promiscuous person. Haha. Boy, did he get that wrong! – I don’t consider it a bad thing if you do run wild and free, btw. More power to you!

Still, this song just brings back a memory.

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Gavin

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Mony Mony [Bitpop/Chiptune] – Tribute to Billy Idol

Mony Mony [Bitpop/Chiptune] was made with the sounds of the Commodore 64 – 6 Channels

“Mony Mony” means nothing – literally nothing. In the late ’60s, Tommy James and the Shondells crafted the tune as a party song, with an emphasis on the beat and little thought given to the shout-along nonsense lyrics. Was “Mony” a girl? Was “Mony” a command? Was this a secret reference? Actually, none of the above. It was an acronym for the Mutual of New York Insurance Company (M-O-N-Y), whose illuminated sign gave James the idea for the title of the 1968 hit.

But to William Michael Albert Broad – better known as Billy Idol – “Mony Mony” always meant sex. That’s because when young William was 14, he lost his virginity in a public park via a tumble with a more experienced partner. He recalled in his autobiography, Dancing With Myself: “As we went at it, ‘Mony Mony’ by Tommy James and the Shondells was playing on someone’s transistor radio nearby…”

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Gavin

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