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Old 06-05-2008, 02:47 AM   #46
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I limited to the "when I left you" and "you said you loved me" lines, and all I got was a query by someone else on another band's site looking for the same answers.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:53 AM   #47
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Hate to be a raincloud, but surely every avenue has been exhausted now?

The only option that could be plausible would be to browse through the radio station's archives. That is all that can be done, and good luck getting access to that.
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send me the file to u2vertigo@gmail.com I would like to hear this track
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screw me, i'm stumped...

i'm usually pretty good at this sort of thing, i reckon a lot of us are...
sorry
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I can't view anything on her LJ because it's friends-locked. Oh well.
The post where I have the link to the mystery song is not locked. If you go to Mindless Banter, it should be the only thing you see.
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Oh man! How can this song be such a big mystery??? Could it be that the band here is not really famous at all but a local band that got lucky with a one time airplay on the radio? Where are they from again? Maybe somebody could try to contact music fans from that city or town?

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i have no clue what that is.
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Oh man! How can this song be such a big mystery??? Could it be that the band here is not really famous at all but a local band that got lucky with a one time airplay on the radio? Where are they from again? Maybe somebody could try to contact music fans from that city or town?

It's from Vancouver, BC, Canada - the third largest city in Canada. The radio station at the time was called Z95.3 FM which was a top 40 radio station which featured rock/pop.

At the time that I recorded it, the biggest hits on the radio were Tasmin Archer's "Sleeping Satellite", New Order's "Regret", U2's "Mysterious Ways", Duran Duran's "Ordinary World", Sting's "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You". Prince had a song called "Morning Papers" and David Bowie had a song out called "Black Tie White Noise". These were songs you could hear on Z95.3 FM at the time. I'm mentioning this because it may give you a better sense of the musical era I'm speaking of. Although this song was played in 1993, it easily could have been recorded in 92, 91 etc. Who knows.

However, Canadian radio is regulated in the way that they MUST play 30% Canadian content (meaning bands/performers from Canada). As a result, you have a lot of bands on the radio that don't necessarily make it outside of the country. And you also get a lot of regional Canadian bands that aren't necessarily from the city or province of the same radio station.

At the time, Canadian content would have included Snow's "Informer" or this Ontario band called "KonKan" which had a song called "Sinful Wishes". I'm almost afraid that this mystery song will end up being from some half-hit wonder like KonKan which have disolved into obscurity... or some forgotten 80's wonder like Strange Advance or Chalk Circle who may have released their last hurrah in the early 90's after a slight success years before. But even KonKan, Strange Advance, and Chalk Circle have Youtube videos and have a relatively decent web presence when you do the right searches.

And another thing is that I'm very familiar with the local music scene, and I have many connections in the local music scene. I've been in contact with some real hardcore music gurus - local DJ's from local radio stations, friends who are DJ's in the local clubs who are really know their stuff... etc. Anybody I could think of, etc. Heck, most of my friends consider me as their local music guru, so it's not as if I haven't already done my homework.

My recent lead is that I was out at a karaoke joint last week and met somebody that works at the current version of Z, "95 Crave" and he told me that his program director (Curtis Strange) used to be a DJ on Z95 back in 93, so he really should know the song. I recognized Curtis Strange from the early 90's Z days. I tried messaging him on Facebook with no response. I'll send the link to that guy I met at the karaoke joint as he said he'd definitely send it onto Curtis. Let's hope that leads to something substantial.

I've also sent the link to Buzz Bishop, another DJ from that era of Z (who still works there), and he said he had no clue. However, he gave me some other names I should ask. He at least confirmed that the song was recorded on Z, thanks to that last little sound effect you hear on the song - Z's hourly, "this is CKZZ, Z95.3 FM... it's 8 o'clock". So now I can at least narrow down the right people. And if I can access the radio station archives, I could even pinpoint it to a song that was played some time between March-May 1993 right before the hour. :P

Another issue as well is that I sent that song to other DJ's from local rock stations back around 2002 and nobody seemed to have any clue back then. But I think I'll eventually find it if I stick to Vancouver-based radio folk if they were somehow involved with Z. Somebody there is bound to know...
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At the time that I recorded it, the biggest hits on the radio were Tasmin Archer's "Sleeping Satellite", New Order's "Regret", U2's "Mysterious Ways", Duran Duran's "Ordinary World", Sting's "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You". Prince had a song called "Morning Papers" and David Bowie had a song out called "Black Tie White Noise". These were songs you could hear on Z95.3 FM at the time. I'm mentioning this because it may give you a better sense of the musical era I'm speaking of.
That was my time! I love all those songs! Bowie also had Jump They Say from the same album.
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That was my time! I love all those songs! Bowie also had Jump They Say from the same album.
YES!!! That song was my first exposure to David Bowie, hahaha! You know exactly the era... as well... those were the songs that would have been played on that station then. So it kind of gives us a good idea of what bands could possibly have been aired back then. I mean, this was definitely not TOO obscure of a band, right?

Right?
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I mean, this was definitely not TOO obscure of a band, right?

Right?
Well, who knows! They could have played an obscure band amidst all the hits, right?

I'm wondering if this will help at all...

INFINITY CHARTS: MTV's European Top 20

It's the site for the European Top 20, a show which I used to obsessively watch in the early 90s when I was nuts over MTV. If you scroll down that page, there are fully detailed charts for 1991, 92, 93 etc. weekly charts! They contain tons and tons of nostalgic favorites! I know it's a European chart but maybe this song is in there? off chance?
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Well, who knows! They could have played an obscure band amidst all the hits, right?

I'm wondering if this will help at all...

INFINITY CHARTS: MTV's European Top 20

It's the site for the European Top 20, a show which I used to obsessively watch in the early 90s when I was nuts over MTV. If you scroll down that page, there are fully detailed charts for 1991, 92, 93 etc. weekly charts! They contain tons and tons of nostalgic favorites! I know it's a European chart but maybe this song is in there? off chance?
Awesome! I was hoping to stumble across something like this... I'll read through this and see what I find!

Edit: Whoa... what a trip down memory lane. Truganini by Midnight Oil? Mr. Wendell by Arrested Development? Sheesh!
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It really is an amazing trip looking at those charts! I mean... stuff like McCartney's Hope of Deliverance or Snap!'s Exterminate!!

Anyway, I couldn't find any Canadian Top 20 archives. Obviously that would be a good place to look as well!
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It really is an amazing trip looking at those charts! I mean... stuff like McCartney's Hope of Deliverance or Snap!'s Exterminate!!

Anyway, I couldn't find any Canadian Top 20 archives. Obviously that would be a good place to look as well!
Good idea, although since that song/band was nowhere near Top 20... I think we need some real radio playlists from 1993 if we're going to make some headway... blah!
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Ohh are you sure it was nowhere near Top 20 lists?

I guess not, if nobody knows about it. lol.
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