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Ssq (band)
SSQ (formerly Q) was a 1980s synthpop outfit consisting of Stacey Swain, Jon St. James, Dan Van Patten and John Van Tongeren. It had created several background songs for television shows, and would later support Swain's music career as Stacey Q.Contents1 Formation 2 Playback 3 Stacey Q 4 Discography4.1 Albums 4.2 Singles5 External linksFormation[edit] The original Q project was composed of Stacey Swain as lead singer, Jon St. James on guitars, and Dan Van Patten and John Van Tongeren on vocoder and synthesizer; it was a small American techno band. It was formed in 1982 by Jon St. James and Stacey Swain, and named after the James Bond character. Ross Wood was also a group member. The group only had two releases: a 7" single of their song "Playback" on Cocteau Records, and a four-track EP released almost exclusively to college radio stations that has become known among fans as The Q EP
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Norwalk, California
Norwalk is a suburban city in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, California, United States. The population is estimated to be 107,096 as of 2014.[8] It is the 58th most densely-populated city in California.[9] Founded in the late 19th century, Norwalk was incorporated as a city in 1957
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Enigma Variations (album)
The Enigma Variations is a compilation album of newer artists (in 1985) that were on Enigma Records or one of its subsidiaries. It was originally released as a double LP and cassette, but was then subsequently also released as a CD with a reduced number of tracks. The album was compiled by Steve Pross and William Hein. The Greek pressing of the album (on Virgin Records) was issued as a single LP.[1] A second volume was compiled and released in 1987.Contents1 Track listing1.1 US LP 1.2 US CD 1.3 Greek LP2 Reception 3 References 4 External linksTrack listing[edit] US LP[edit] Disc 1, Side 1Screamin' Sirens - Maniac 2:38 Jet Black Berries - Shadowdrive 4:41 Naked Prey - Flesh On The Wall 2:34 Tex & the Horseheads - Oh Mother 2:55 Greg Sage - Straight Ahead 4:10 Chris D
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Hardbodies
Hardbodies is a 1984 sex comedy film about three middle-aged men who hire a younger man to help them pick up women at the beach. The film was directed by Mark Griffiths, and stars Grant Cramer, Courtney Gains, and Gary Wood. It was followed by a 1986 sequel entitled Hardbodies 2.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Pop culture 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] Scotty, a con man who does whatever he can to get along, is evicted from his apartment for non-payment of rent. He soon finds three older divorced men who have a lot of money, however they do not have a trait that Scotty possesses, moxie with women. They agree to let Scotty stay with them at their beach house (and pay him $600 a month), if he returns the favor by teaching them how to pick up women. Scotty shows them how to "dialog" women by giving them a dose of the old BBD (Bigger and Better Deal). Along this journey, Scotty loses his playboy ways and falls in love with acquaintance Kristi
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Cavegirl (film)
The 1985 motion picture Cavegirl was written and directed by David Oliver.[1] The film tells the story of a clumsy high school boy named Rex (Daniel Roebuck) who gets lost in a cave while on a class excursion. A crystal opens a time portal and sends him back in time to caveman times. There he meets "smokin' hot" Eba (Cynthia Thompson). The antics follow as Rex tries to get Eba to sleep with him. Cast[edit]Daniel Roebuck as Rex Cynthia Thompson as Eba (as Cindy Ann Thompson) Darren Young as Dar Saba Moor-Doucette as Saba (as Saba Moor) Jeff Chayette as Argh Charles Mitchell as Char Cynthia Rullo as Aka Tom Hamill as Casey Bill Adams as Bill Chris Noble as Hank Bill Sehres as Ralph Syndi King as Karen A.A. Cavallaro as Rex's Father Maggie Ostroff as Rex's MotherReferences[edit]^ "Internet Movie Database: Cavegirl". This film article about a 1980s comedy is a stub
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The Return Of The Living Dead
The Return of the Living Dead
Living Dead
is a 1985 American horror comedy film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon, and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, and Don Calfa.[2][3] The film tells the story of how a warehouse owner accompanied by his two employees, mortician friend, and a group of teenage punks deal with the accidental release of a horde of brain-hungry zombies onto an unsuspecting town. The film is known for introducing the popular concept of zombies eating brains, as opposed to just eating human flesh, like previous zombie iterations, as well as its soundtrack, which features several noted deathrock and punk rock bands of the era. The film was a critical success and performed moderately well at the box office. Its enduring popularity has spawned four sequels and turned it into a cult classic.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 Soundtrack 6 Home media 7 Legacy 8 References 9 External linksPlot[edit] On July 3, 1984
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Boom Box
A boombox is a transistorized portable music player featuring one or two cassette tape recorder/players and AM/FM radio, generally with a carrying handle. Beginning in the 1980s, a CD player
CD player
was sometimes included. Sound is delivered through an amplifier and two or more integrated loudspeakers. A boombox is a device typically capable of receiving radio stations and playing recorded music (usually cassettes or CDs usually at a high volume). Many models are also capable of recording onto cassette tapes from radio and other sources. Designed for portability, boomboxes can be powered by batteries as well as by line current. The boombox was introduced to the American market during the mid-1970s. The desire for louder and heavier bass led to bigger and heavier boxes; by the 1980s, some boomboxes had reached the size of a suitcase. Most boomboxes were battery-operated, leading to extremely heavy, bulky boxes
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Linnea Quigley
Linnea Barbara Quigley (born May 27, 1958) is an American actress, film producer, model, singer, and author. She is best known as a B movie actress and is often referred to as a "scream queen" due to her frequent appearances in low-budget horror films during the 1980s and 1990s. Born in Davenport, Iowa, Quigley first pursued her career in the late 1970s shortly after moving to Los Angeles. While working at Jack LaLanne's health spa, she was encouraged by her friends to try modeling and also began taking acting and guitar-playing classes. After appearing as an extra in various films, Quigley got her first acting role in the Charles Band-produced film Fairy Tales (1978). She continued receiving small parts mostly in B movies. Her first bigger part was in the 1981 slasher film, Graduation Day
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St. Elsewhere
St. Elsewhere
St. Elsewhere
is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC
NBC
from October 26, 1982, to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd
Norman Lloyd
and William Daniels
William Daniels
as teaching doctors at an aging, underrated Boston
Boston
hospital who give interns a promising future in making critical medical and life decisions. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises, which had success with a similar NBC
NBC
series, the police drama Hill Street Blues, during that same time; both series were often compared to each other for their use of ensemble casts and overlapping serialized storylines (an original ad for St. Elsewhere
St. Elsewhere
quoted a critic that called the series "'Hill Street Blues' in a hospital"). St. Elsewhere
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Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues
Hill Street Blues
is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for a total of 146 episodes.[1] The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a single police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed large city, with "blues" being a slang term for police officers for their blue uniforms. The show received critical acclaim, and its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States
United States
and Canada. Its debut season was rewarded with eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record surpassed only by The West Wing
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WKRP In Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati
Cincinnati
is an American sitcom that featured the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show was created by Hugh Wilson and was based upon his experiences working in advertising sales at Top 40 radio station WQXI in Atlanta
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End Credits
"End Credits" is the first single to be taken from drum and bass duo Chase & Status' second studio album, No More Idols. The single was co-written, co-produced and features vocals from Plan B, and was released on 29 October 2009, peaking at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.Contents1 Background 2 Critical reception 3 Track listing 4 Personnel 5 Chart performance5.1 End-of-year charts6 Release history 7 References 8 External linksBackground[edit] The song was used in a trailer for the video game F1 2010, and featured also in-game, as well as serving as the official theme from the Michael Caine film Harry Brown, in which Drew co-starred. The track has been covered by Jess Mills as a B-side for her 2011 single, "Live For What I'd Die For". The track also appeared in series 8, episode 2 of British comedy-drama Shameless in 2011.[1][2] The main chord sequence of the song has been noted for its similarity to Radiohead's track, "Reckoner"
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Skip Hahn
Skip Hahn (born Gary Loren Hahn; born November 30, 1951) is an American music producer, musician, singer and songwriter.[1] Known for work with the American band SSQ 1982-1988, on the "Playback" ; And, with SSQ backing Stacey Q on their "Better Than Heaven"; and "Hard Machine" albums. On a side project during the months recording the Better Than Heaven album, Skip collaborated with Jon St. James on Jon's album Fast Impressions,[2] writing, performing and producing. Guest artists included guitarists Alan Holdsworth; Ray Gomez; and Scott Bowers. From 2005-2007, Hahn and St
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Beyond The Black Rainbow
Magnet Releasing[1] Mongrel MediaRelease dateDecember 3, 2010 (2010-12-03) (Whistler Film Festival)Running time110 minutesCountry CanadaLanguage EnglishBudget $1.1 million[2]Box office $56,491 (US)[2] Beyond the Black Rainbow
Beyond the Black Rainbow
is a 2010 Canadian science fiction-horror film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos, his feature film debut. The film stars Michael Rogers as "Dr. Barry Nyle"
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Better Than Heaven
Better Than Heaven is the debut studio album by American singer Stacey Q, released on October 17, 1986 by Atlantic Records. Produced by Jon St. James, Better Than Heaven is predominantly a dance-pop album with elements of Hi-NRG, freestyle and new wave music. She collaborated with the same line-up of musicians with whom she had previously performed in the band SSQ. They later continued to work on her other solo albums, Hard Machine (1988) and Nights Like This (1989). Released during the rise of popularity of the lead single, "Two of Hearts", Better Than Heaven received generally positive reviews from music critics and peaked at number fifty-nine on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Three singles from the album were released. The lead single "Two of Hearts" peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and also did well on the Hot Dance Club Songs, landing at number four
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Hard Machine
Hard Machine is the second studio album by American singer Stacey Q, released in February 1988 by Atlantic Records. After the international success of her song "Two of Hearts" and debut album Better Than Heaven (1986), Swain began working on her sophomore record. She again collaborated with her bandmates from SSQ. Produced by Jon St. James, Hard Machine is a dance-pop album, which is influenced by new wave, contemporary R&B and rock music. Upon its release, Hard Machine received generally positive reviews from music critics and noted a small commercial success, peaking at number 115 on the Billboard 200. Three singles were released from the album. The lead single, "Don't Make a Fool of Yourself" (Shep Pettibone Remix), released in February 1988, peaked at number 19 on the Hot Crossover 30,[2] Number 4 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs,[3] Number 1 on the Top 12 inch Singles Sales chart,[4] and also peaking at number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100
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