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Type (Band, Label, etc.)
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Lydia (Anton Riedel)PersonConfirmed LeadLydia's brother was first to record mystery song (probably off of NDR1). Posted online/on Usenet under the username "bluuue" in an attempt to identify the song. Contacted by Gabriel Vieira, actively provides updates on the subreddit.
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Anders Hoeren
Record StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Andreas HöhnPersonPossible LeadOwner of HöhNIE Records, states that he frequently listened to multiple radio shows across different countries (including Musik fur Junge Leute) in the 1980s that broadcasted music of a similar style to our song. Contacted by ernstlauert#0695, awaiting response.
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ARChive of Contemporary MusicCompanyPossible LeadNew York-based professional music archive company. Contacted by supper mabio, awaiting response.
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Back RecordsRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Borgweg RecordsRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Checkpoint CharlyRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Crypt RecordsRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Dallidis BabisPersonPossible LeadMember of Homicide and Villa21, contacted by axie#3026
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DR's DiskotekRadio Station ArchivePossible Lead Danish archives that may be helpful. Contacted by Moonloop.
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This FearBandPossible LeadCanadian band with similar vocals and style from the mid 80s. Contacted by baked#3004
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FischkoppRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Freiheit Und RoosenRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Groove City Records StoreRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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HanseplatteRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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In Depth MusicYouTube ChannelPossible LeadUploads 80s New Wave music, contacted by Koob Teraz. Doesn't know the song as of right now, but will keep an eye out for it in his collection/purchases.
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International Discography of the New WaveBookPossible Lead
Posted by u/chunkyboymania. Two volumes of books filled with new wave bands from '82 to '83. Possibly could contain the band, currently being searched by "Discogs Lurkers". Formal search currently suspended, but the book's not ruled out. Feel free to look through it yourself.
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Ju-Ju TrumpetRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Kentucky Fried Wave/sorrow-vomitBlog/PersonPossible LeadThe person who runs this blog has a massive collection of music similar in style to TMS. Contacted by Deiscan.
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Marc DimitriPersonPossible LeadFrench singer who sounds like our singer. Notable work: Walk Away by The Game. Contacted by Deiscan, no response.
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Martin NewellPersonPossible LeadFounding member of Cleaners to Venus, a band signed to multiple German record labels during the time our song was broadcast. Contacted by Neon L.D. Delirium#9916, awaiting response.
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Michelle RecordsRecord StorePossible LeadWell-known record store based in Hamburg. Contacted by members of the Mysterious Song Discord server, awaiting response.
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Mike SweeneyPersonPossible LeadBBC Radio Manchester DJ. May have info on the song. Has been contacted.
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MinigrooveRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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MessageBandPossible LeadPrevious ruled out. Similar vocals and general style. Not all of their music is archived. Contacted by Deiscan, awaiting further info regarding Didier Brutus and his other bands.
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NachladenRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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NDR ArchivesRadio Station ArchivePossible LeadNDR (specifically NDR2), the radio station that originally broadcast the song, has become interested in the search. They are looking through their archives.
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NeuntageBandPossible LeadEast German synthpop band active in the late 80s. English lyrics, similar vocals and associated with several other bands. Responsible for another formerly mysterious song called "I Want".
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Norma Jean RecordsRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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NPO 3FMRadio StationPossible LeadDutch radio station mentioned by Darius as a possible source of the song. Contacted by Thor#7503, awaiting response. Contacted again by axie#3026, awaiting response.
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OtakuRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Peter KasanowskiPersonPossible LeadWorked at NDR in 1983, has been contacted.
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Pia Lund/BohrPersonPossible LeadCo-author of "Love on Sale" by Phillip Boa.
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PlattenkisteRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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PlattenrilleRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Punk-disco.comWebsitePossible LeadPunk music forum. Messaged by big mouth#6682.
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Pure Soul RecordshopRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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radiovisie.euWebsitePossible LeadHosts an archive of Hilversum 3 (now NPO 3FM), including recordings from 1984. Contacted by burroughs and bukowski#8563, awaiting response.
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RekordRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Remedy RecordsRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Richard AicherPersonPossible LeadSynth expert, funded many German recording studios in the 1980s. Contacted by johnnymetoo, awaiting response.
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Robert FrostPersonPossible LeadRuns spontis.de, a gothic scene-related blog. Contacted by Lydia's brother, put up a blog post about the song. May lead to some information.
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roddewigPersonPossible LeadDiscogs user who claims to own several compilation tapes released as part of German magazine 59 to 1. Contacted by Deiscan#9447, awaiting response.
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Ruff Trade RecordsRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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SelektaRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Slam RecordsRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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SmallvilleRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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UnderpressureRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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Wolfgang MauPersonPossible LeadWorked at NDR in 1984, compiling music. Contacted by FriDay#7847, awaiting response.
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ZardozRecord StorePossible LeadHamburg record store, contacted by d235#9997
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33 B.C. RadioRadio StationDead LeadInternet radio station specializing in obscure and rare songs from 1979-1990. Might have info on TMS. Contacted by KoobTeraz, never responded.
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80zforeverYouTube ChannelDead LeadYoutube channel with many obscure 80s recordings uploaded. May have the song somewhere on a cassette tape. Has replied and said he doesn't have much incentive to look through all his tapes. Been waiting for months with no result.
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Are Sounds Elektrik?YouTube ChannelDead LeadUploads rare and unknown songs/music videos from the 1950s - 2000s, contacted by u/HVA59 but no update.
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Bill NelsonPersonDead LeadProducer for A Flock of Seagulls. Contacted by Asuyuka on the basis that his work sounds similar to the song, never responded.
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B-MovieBandDead LeadBritish band with similar vocals. Has been contacted. User who originally contacted them could not be found, but they haven't been mentioned since August 2019 so it's safe to assume nothing came out of it.
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br4in777YouTube ChannelDead LeadYouTube channel with lots of old, obscure music uploaded. Contacted by a Reddit user, unsure of status but apparently nothing came out of it.
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Complot BronswickBandDead LeadFrench coldwave band from the 80s. Contacted by Deiscan, read message and did not respond.
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Fade2GreyBlogDead LeadBlog that specializes in "no-hit wonders". Contacted by Asuyuka, did not respond.
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Fritz EgnerPersonDead LeadKnown as the german rock music guru, may know of the song. Posted by u/Arnie_R. Contacted by Koob Teraz, did not respond.
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Giorgos LangouretosPersonDead LeadGreek singer formerly in a band called "Magic de Spell". Voice similar to that of our singer. Contacted by niski, did not respond.
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Heribert LoosenPersonDead LeadComposed on a song titled “Like the Wind”, as listed in a GEMA(?) database. Did not respond to a request for comment.
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M-1Radio StationDead LeadLithuanian radio station that may have played the song in the early 1990s. Contacted by Dovias#0629, did not respond.
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The Masai (West Berlin)BandDead LeadBand from West Berlin. NOT the same band as The Masai that was ruled out a fairly long time ago.
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Philip Boa and the VoodooclubBandDead LeadSimilar sounding band from the same time period as our song. Has been contacted.
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Play DeadYouTube ChannelDead LeadUploads 80s New Wave music, contacted by Koob Teraz, did not respond.
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Rare & Unfamiliar Music HuntYouTube ChannelDead LeadUploads 80s New Wave music, contacted by Koob Teraz, did not respond.
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Rick BeatoYouTube ChannelDead LeadAppears to be very knowledgeable in music as a whole. Contacted, never responded.
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Statues in Motion BandDead LeadFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube description. Confirmed surviving member (Billy Knight) contacted. Has not given reliable answers backed by evidence. Cannot confirm or deny his claims. Dead lead unless something comes up.
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Stephen Collier FawcettPersonDead LeadComposed production music titled “Check it In, Check it Out”. Company that manages/licenses his music did not respond to a request for a sample of the song.
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Stiff KittensBandDead LeadSimilar sound. A request for comment from one of the band members was not answered.
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Tim HeirethPersonDead LeadMember of Heads Up Display/Joy Machine which sounds similar. Approached on Facebook if he has any info on the song, did not respond.
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Chris AndrewsPersonRuled Out (Very Likely)Has a song called "There's No Tomorrow". Song could not be found, but all of his other work is stylistically different from our song.
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DJ EpitaphYouTube ChannelRuled Out (Very Likely)Has a lot of obscure and underground music uploaded, messaged by U/adambuddy but no update. The betles looked through his uploads, finding nothing similar.
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Dronemf SYouTube ChannelRuled Out (Very Likely)Has a lot of obscure European post punk recordings. U/drummer26 skimmed through looking at video lengths and for songs containing keywords. Didn't find anything. Contacting channel owner may help. Contacted by Koob Teraz, did not respond.
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Lunatic ActorsBandRuled Out (Very Likely)Youtube comment by Dark Blue, very likely to be a troll. Allegedly a 1984 band from Leeds.
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Mental AlchemyBandRuled Out (Very Likely)One commenter claimed this to be the band. Returns no Google results. Commenter has been contacted, apparently did not respond. Most likely a troll.
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NeonBandRuled Out (Very Likely)Italian band. Vocals and genre do not match.
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Randall TurnerPersonRuled Out (Very Likely)Claims to be the singer of our song in comment sections. His Twitter and YouTube were found, the guy's just a nutcase.
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Spleen Radio ShowRuled Out (Very Likely)
Radio show on Hilversum which ran from 1982-1984. All playlists are publicly available online and have been searched through. Not all songs & artists have audio available but no songs really stuck out and Darius said he never listened to this show. Feel free to look through them.
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The SparkBandRuled Out (Very Likely)Previous name of The Dirty Reds - Can't find any information on them. Due to Dirty Reds being different, most likely different as well.
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Wlater Baecklin (sp?) PersonRuled Out (Very Likely)GEMA Database entry - Song name of 'Checking In Checking Out' - No more info can be found, probably spelled incorrectly, possibly should be Walter Bäcklin. Produces disco.
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BAPBandRuled OutInvestigated, did not make the song.
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Behind the WallAlbumRuled OutCompilation of East German "ostpunk" bands. Did not contain our song.
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Ben GashPersonRuled OutPost-punk/new-wave artist found on Discogs by Janusz_Maj#2957. Active during the song's suspected production date. Contacted, did not make the song.
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Ben LiebrandPersonRuled OutDutch DJ with an extensive collection of music, contacted by u/itsT3K and u/Camspiracy. Ben replied to Camspiracy and did not recognize the song. Ruled out.
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BioconstructorBandRuled OutContacted, not our band.
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Blau Blatt BummelBandRuled OutFake band made up by Nicolas Sequeira.
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Blind GuardianBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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Boards of CanadaBandRuled Out
A song on the mix Societas X Tape at 1hr 22mins and 43 seconds. Sounds similiar to the mystery song. Posted to Gabriel Vieira's YouTube channel. Nothing known about the song, could possibly be Wheelhouse. Contacted by supper mabio #3710, confirmed to not have made our song.
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Boyd BrittonPersonRuled OutKnown as Doc on the Roq, According to YouTube user Michelle Aldis played on KROQ radio in LA. Ran a show based on rare/unknown artists. Telephoned by supper mabio and ruled out.
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BoysdreamBandRuled OutFound by u/Profoundemonium, In your eyes single contains a song named 'The Wind' on B side. https://www.discogs.com/release/10796200 Tape was released years after our song was recorded off of the radio.
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CamelBandRuled OutInvestigated, not our band.
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CamouflageBandRuled OutFound by u/Profoundemonium, single contains song 'Communication Breakdown' Contacted by supper mabio, did not make the song. (There are three Camouflages that have been investigated - all are ruled out.)
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ChatshowBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube description, no evidence provided.
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Chris KortePersonRuled OutNearly-unknown German musician with extremely similar vocals. Active since 1983. Contacted by supper mabio, did not make the song.
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Cisse HäkkinenPersonRuled OutNumerous Finnish YouTube users have suggested that this person may be involved with the band who produced our song. Investigation determined that this is not the case.
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Clan of XymoxBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube description, no evidence provided.
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CobaltBandRuled OutFrench band from 1984. Style is mainly ska/reggae.
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Crap from the PastRadio Program Ruled OutHelped to locate Ready N Steady, another lost song. Messaged by U/OddSundae, Doesn't know this song but seems interested in following what happens.