List of Contacted/Investigated Bands, Labels, Persons, etc.
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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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ARChive of Contemporary MusicCompanyPossible LeadNew York-based professional music archive company. Contacted by supper mabio, awaiting response.
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Bill NelsonPersonPossible LeadProducer for A Flock of Seagulls. Contacted by Asuyuka on the basis that his work sounds similar to the song.
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B-MovieBandPossible LeadBritish band with similar vocals. Has been contacted.
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br4in777YouTube ChannelPossible LeadYouTube channel with lost of old, obscure music uploaded. Contacted by a Reddit user, awaiting response.
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Fade2GreyBlogPossible LeadBlog that specializes in "no-hit wonders". Contacted by Asuyuka, awaiting response.
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Gymnasium CorvinianumSchoolPossible LeadA forum user claims that a band from this school made the song. Lydia is gathering more info.
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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 LeadPosted 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".
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Mental AlchemyBandPossible LeadOne commenter claimed this to be the band. Returns no Google results. Commenter has been contacted.
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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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Peter KasanowskiPersonPossible LeadWorked at NDR in 1983, has been contacted.
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Philip Boa and the VoodooclubBandPossible LeadSimilar sounding band from the same time period as our song. Has been contacted.
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Rick BeatoYouTube ChannelPossible LeadAppears to be very knowledgeable in music as a whole.
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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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The FixxBandPossible LeadMultiple readers of the Rolling Stone article claim this could be the band. Active during the time period, produced new wave music. Has been contacted.
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Winfried HoffmanPersonPossible LeadClaims to possibly recognize the song as the b-side of a demo tape, currently searching for said demo tape in his collection.
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4chanWebsiteRuled OutHas made it explicitly clear that they do not want to help us.
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80zforeverYouTube ChannelRuled OutYoutube channel with many obscure 80s recordings uploaded. Has been contacted, not sure about song.
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African Dance RecordsLabelRuled OutContacted by u/dudjano, didn't know the song
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And Also the TreesBandRuled OutNot the band, per a hardcore fan close to Lydia’s brother.
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Andreas KnedlikPersonRuled OutMusic/tape collector. Contacted by fak4tr, could not help.
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Antwon01PersonRuled OutSome kid who tried to copyright claim the song. He revoked the claim, but he will still appear as the artist on Shazam.
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Axel BooseBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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BAPBandRuled OutInvestigated, did not make the 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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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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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 decription, 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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Clan of XymoxBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, 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.
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Cutting CrewBandRuled OutSimilar sound, definitely ruled out. Also From Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription.
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Dan FogelbergBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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Dark Distant SpacesBandRuled OutMade a rare demo in 1984. Demo found, vocals do not match.
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Dark EntriesLabelRuled OutRecord label specializing in obscure 80s music. Did not recognize the song.
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Depeche ModeBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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Deine LakaienBandRuled OutVocals do not match, plus first album was released in 1986.
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Dexy's Midnight RunnersBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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Diary of DreamsBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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DoleBandRuled OutContacted by Gabriel, denied affiliation with mystery song.
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Egal 88BandRuled Outu/chunkyboymania. Obscure German band from Bremen, formed 1982. Released album 'Musik für Hausfrauen & Mutanten' recorded in English. Cassettes were passed around and it was popular in the area. Masters were stolen and it is currently lost.
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Electrique AffaireBandRuled OutContacted by supper mabio, not our band.
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Elend des LebensBandRuled OutBand claimed to have made the song by a forum user. Forum user alleges the band was shot dead while trying to escape to West Berlin. 100% a troll.
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Fiat LuxBandRuled OutVocals do not match, also all of their songs are uploaded to YouTube.
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Fiction FactoryBandRuled OutPC_rules on YouTube comments on Gabriel's video claims the vocalist of said band is the same. Confirmed it is not the band, completely different vocals.
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FlokatiBandRuled OutSuggested by a YouTube commenter. Sounds nothing like our band.
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HeartbeatBandRuled OutOne of Davy Henderson’s former bands, as mentioned by former BoC member Christopher Horne. Vocalist was female.
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Heaven 17BandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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Hubert KahBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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Humble PieBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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I.C.UBandRuled OutFound by u/Profoundemonium, German new wave with all unknown tracks. Self released. https://www.discogs.com/ICU-ICU/release/10957909 Tape bought by OmegaT, band ruled out.
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I Dream of WiresBandRuled OutHoax band who were said to have all died in a car crash. Stunt was pulled in 1995, long after the song was said to be made. Also making a whole fake song would be too much work.
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InfamBandRuled OutSuggested by a commenter. Album bought and seller contacted, did not make our song. Please note that there are two bands/artists named Infam - both have been ruled out.
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IQBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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Jenny CochranBandRuled OutFirst test cassette purchased by u/OmegaTheTwittcher (OmegaT#1979), confirmed not to be the song. Electronic music - nothing like the band we are looking for.
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JewelBandRuled OutGerman rock band. Released song titled “Summer Song” in 1984. Record purchased, seller contacted, confirmed to not be our band/song.
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John MausBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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Joy DivisionBandRuled OutEvery song, released and unreleased, examined. None matched.
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Jyrki 69 BandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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Kapitan NemoBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's Youtube description, no evidence provided.
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Kino BandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, Zoo23644 said they are probably wrong but it sounds a bit like this 80s Russian punk band. Doesn't sound like a match and they only ever sang in Russian.
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Kö's Club BandBandRuled OutTurned out to be a Jazz band, some songs were found by Copycat on the lost media Discord.
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Leather NunBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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Love & RocketsBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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LowlifeBandRuled OutScottish post-punk band with very similar sounds/vocals. Lead singer, Craig Lorentson, died in 2010. Upon further analysis, vocals found to not match mystery song.
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LTMLabelRuled Out1 of 3 record labels for Lowlife. Had no information.
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ManowarBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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Marcin SzewczykPersonRuled OutClaimed to have recorded the mystery song off of NDR in 1983, provided audio file of alleged recording. Found to be a hoax.
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Mario EngelsbergerPersonRuled OutHas a song called "There's No Tomorrow". Not our band/song.
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Matthew BowerBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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MDR Sachsen-AnhaltRadio StationRuled OutContacted by @fak4tr gave no information.
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MDR SputnikRadio StationRuled OutContacted by @fak4tr, could not help.
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MessageBandRuled OutSounds similar and location and year match the mysterious song. Their only demo tape doesn't have the song on it.
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MEZZOFORTEBandRuled OutHas song called “Check It Out”. Not our song.
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Midge UrePersonRuled OutScottish musician active in various bands around the time period - voice & accent may be similar. Investigation determined that Ure did not make the song.
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Minimal Compact/ChromosomeBandRuled Outu/throw_away_I_will says it sounds similar to these two bands. They both had the same singer, Rami Fortis. Vocals/style do not match.
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MinisexBandRuled OutAustrian band from the same time period, similar sound. Upon further investigation, vocals found to not match mystery song.
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NagamatzuBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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New OrderBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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New SubstanceBandRuled OutConfirmed to not be the band by a forum user.
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Nick CaveBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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Nicolas SequeiraPersonRuled OutTroll who claimed to have made the song.
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Nigel AyersBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkBandRuled OutFairly popular British band originally active from 1978-1996. Did not make the song.
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OrtegaBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord. Contacted, did not make the song.
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OverkillBandRuled OutHas a song called "There's No Tomorrow". Not our band/song.
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P.A.LBandRuled OutWas on list of possible bands by Lost Media Record Discord, now ruled out.
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Parental GuidanceBandRuled OutHave a song named tear it down, Discogs seller messaged by u/viktorkrc and found not to be the song. Song lengths do not match either.
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Paul BaskervillePersonRuled OutHosted NDR2 radio show which allegedly first played the song. after being contacted by Gabriel he played it on his current radio show. Nobody knows the song, not even him
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Perfect VisionBandRuled OutSuggested on Reddit, vocals do not match.
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Peter MurphyBandRuled OutFrom Gabriel Vieira's YouTube decription, no evidence provided.
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Picture Bizarre / Guido WampersBand / PersonRuled OutVery similar voice to TMS vocalist. Contacted by KoobTeraz, he responded saying he's not behind the song. Was interested in joining the Discord server. UPDATE: He joined the server and will ask around his friends whether they recognize the song
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PlanetNamedDesireYouTube ChannelRuled OutHas a lot of obscure music uploaded, contacted by U/adambuddy but they didn't know the song.
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