Back in 1995,two New Wave compilation CDs were made available here in MANILA specifically at ODYSSEY RECORD SHOPS released by OGLIO RECORDS entitled "FLASHBACK CAFE Vol.1 & 2". This was the time when 89 DMZ's New Wave Radio Show "WAVE180" was at It's peak and definitely such compilations would be an easy target for PINOY WAVERS who loves this kind of musical genre. YUP!! There were two volumes and each of them doesn't really include much rare stuffs but at least the Tracklistings of both Volumes 1&2 were good enough in a way that in those times songs from these New Wave Bands were still difficult to acquire especially the Internet was not yet a major source here in the Philippines back then. Well, for my first blogpost for this year 2009 I decided to blog about this compilation which were very familiar for PINOY WAVERS back in the 90s.

01) Advice For The Young At Heart - Tears For Fears
02) Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
03) Life In A Northern Town - Dream Academy
04) (Feels Like) Heaven- Fiction Factory
05) Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz
06) A Good Heart - Feargal Sharkey
07) Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe
08) All Of My Heart - ABC
09) Doot Doot - Freur
10) Moments In Love - Art Of Noise
11) Always The Sun - The Stranglers
12) Under The Milky Way - The Church
13) Heaven - The Psychedelic Furs
14) Love Plus One - Haircut One Hundred
15) Oblivious - Aztec Camera

01) Absolute Beginners - David Bowie
02) Life's What You Make It - Talk Talk
03) No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones
04) Only You - Yaz
05) Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson
06) Can't Get Used To Losing You - English Beat
07) Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
08) Come Back And Stay - Paul Young
09) Just The Way It Is, Baby - The Rembrandts
10) Voices Carry - Til Tuesday
11) Digging Your Scene - The Blow Monkeys
12) You Don't Know - Scarlet & Black
13) No Promises - Icehouse
14) Avalon - Roxy Music

Definitely, two great New Wave CDs worth remembering which were considered as followup to RICHARD BLADE's FLASHBACK FAVORITES compilation CDs which were also made available here in MANILA back then. Well, just travelling you back to the 90s with the spirit of the 80s I may say. A lot of PINOYS love to drink coffee whether It's hot or cold and hanging out on CAFES is one habit for the youngsters nowadays. If you're on my generation, then KABAYAN you should recall the GMA7 sitcom "CAFETERIA AROMA" with the late Apeng Daldal and Manok. He He He!! THAT'S FLASHBACK CAFE!! Ha Ha Ha! Remember Blend 45 and Great Taste Coffee? Naaah!! There's only one world of Nescafe which is still very popular here in MANILA after those years. Hmmp!! Free advertising? Btw, both these CDs are still available on the NET so I didn't upload it anymore. A taste of XB,BM, and NU classics for everyone to reminisce indeed!! So KABAYAN take your KAPENG BARAKO while listening to NEW WAVE music to increase your adrenaline!! Who would go wrong with music from THE CHURCH, FICTION FACTORY, NICK LOWE, SCARLET AND BLACK, ICEHOUSE, ENGLISH BEAT and a lot more to satisfy your eardrum. It's just the way you like It while remembering the good old days.

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1 comment:

DrStirringRhod said...

Archived from my CHATBOX:

7 Jan 09, 12:41
Rob-a-Dub-Dub: I encountered this Flashback Cafe years ago when I was still very active buying vinyls in Virramall. CD Warehouse have both, plus Living in Oblivion series too.
6 Jan 09, 11:22
Rhenzo: check your multiply inbox doc
6 Jan 09, 11:21
Rhenzo: di ko nabalitaan itog flashback cafe na ito doc .... wala kasi sa tambayan ko nyan hehehehehe