NINETEEN EIGHTY SOMETHING!

Munich Syndrome's 13th album, NINETEEN EIGHTY SOMETHING
NINETEEN EIGHTY SOMETHING – Munich Syndrome’s 13th album

Written and demo’d in the 1980’s, Munich Syndrome is about to release their 13th album, which takes everything back to where it began. Starting with a small home studio, experiments with a Korg Poly-6, a Sequential Circuits 6-Track, a drum machine, a mic and Tascam Porta-Studio evolved and grew into full fledged electro pop songs. Searches for collaborators came and went, but at the end of the day, a core group of songs were committed to tape, and then put away in a closet.

As the pandemic closed in on the world, a small stack of tapes was discovered at the back of a closet (4 moves removed from the original location). Unsure of the shape they were in, or what the tapes might reveal, a search began for a functioning machine to play back the 4-track tapes. The two biggest surprises were, the tapes were in remarkably good shape, but more surprising, there were several songs that had escaped memory altogether. A certain amount of irony was entailed that the first song listened to was called “Missing.” What was amazing was, the song was all there. The melody, the words, all of it.

But, with these newly discovered songs, came the realization that the technology and recording equipment were less than stellar. A lot of work began to clean up what could be cleaned, redo what needed redoing, re-recording what (desperately) needed to be re-recorded, and then fitting the new back into the old.

A tad more recording is still underway, but the core group of songs are ready, including:

  1. Missing
  2. Nineteen Eighty Something
  3. Love & Dancing
  4. 2 Whom It May Concern
  5. Forever in a Night
  6. Revenge
  7. Dreams or Memories
  8. Disco Lies
  9. Anywhere But Here
  10. Thief
  11. Endings
  12. Sensual West End Girls Ambience (grafting our version of the Pet Shop Boys West End Girls with our song Sensual Ambience)

Shooting for a late 2022 release, but this might not land until early 2023!

Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence, Book & Album

Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence by David B. Roundsley, accompanying soundtrack, Bad Blood by Munich Syndrome

The Kickstarter campaign for Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence is now over. The album is available for digital pre-order at our BandCamp site. The book and CD will be available at all major retail websites the second quarter of 2021!

If you would like to order a signed copy of the book, album, or both, please send us a message via the website and we can send a PayPal invoice.

We want to thank everyone who made the Kickstarter campaign a huge success and we look forward to sending the first copies of the book out before the end of the year!

Bad Blood – the 11th album by Munich Syndrome
Bad Blood – A Life Without Consequence by David B. Roundsley. Signed First Edition Hardback with three 5×7 postcards and a custom bookmark.