LIVE THE DREAM.



Your eyes skim the sleek, sinuous stainless steel body, and all your senses tell you, “I’ve got to have it!”

The counterbalanced gull-wing doors rise effortlessly, beckoning you inside.


The soft leather seat in the cockpit fits you like it was made for your body.
You turn the key. The light alloy V-6 comes to life instantly.


THE DE LOREAN. Surely one of the most awaited automobiles in automotive history. It all began with one man’s vision of the perfect luxury car. Built for long life, it employs the latest space-age materials. 
Of course everyone stares as you drive by. Sure…they’re a little envious. That’s expected. After all, you’re the one LIVING THE DREAM.

I would like every single disciple who reads this post to do something for all that is TNUC. I ask you to please play the tracks featured below as you read and examine this exotic sports car. Hopefully posts like these lift you up, give you power and become more of an experience than a browse.



Giorgio Moroder & Paul Engemann – American Dream (12″) d/l

The story begins with a dream. The dream of a man named John De Lorean. The adverstisments for this $25,000 model DMC-12 read “Live the Dream” and for a while, Mr. De Lorean was indeed living his dream. His lavish-lifestyle was filled with houses around the world, fleets of cars, $700 suits and even servants. But then came 1982, when De Lorean became a struggling mess. His company was sinking after sales for his dream-mobile had pummeled. Next, De Lorean faced his worst nightmare. He was arrested in an FBI drug sting for cocaine trafficking. Though videotaped saying “Cocaine is better than gold”, he was eventually cleared on the trafficking charges.




For Uncle T, the only feature missing from the Delorean was an automatic fog dispenser when the gullwing doors open. 

Imagine for a moment: You pull up to a girl’s house in your brand new stainless-steel beast. Her parents are sneakily peeking out of an upstairs window at their daughter opening a vertical-rising door while a sea of fog pours out as she climbs inside. A frantic look rushes over their faces. They run to the door to warn their daughter, but it’s too late. All that remains is a hint of fog lingering in the driveway. The mysterious, space-age-dream-date has left their quiet suburb and is headed into dark, laser-filled territory. This is one night she will never forget. Don’t wait up!

It’s times like these when parents realize somethings changed in their sweet daughters. Bid farewell to milk & cookies and Justin Beiber…and say hello to the make-out point and Giorgio Moroder.


Here are 3 favorites of mine from the Risky Business soundtrack. While “Love on a Real Train” is a favorite amoung the masses, “Lana” was always the stand-out track for me. The song almost has hints of Pink Floyd and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. How can you listen to this song and not think of Rebecca De Mornay storming through the door? Big thanks to the Inferno Music Crypt for coming through with their extended version of the soundtrack.

Tangerine Dream – Lana (Instrumental) d/l


Tangerine Dream – Watering Flowers (Instrumental) d/l

Tangerine Dream – The Dream is Always the Same (Instrumental) d/l

AEROBIC SEDUCTION.

There are a number of ways one can be plunged into a deep abyss of seduction. From the ripping sounds of a late night saxophone moaning through the night air to the powerful, sensual stylings of an Aerobics studio, seduction can come at any striking moment. If anyone knows, it’s TNUC.



Today’s installment is one of great importance. This clip is just a mere glimpse into the brilliance that is the 1984 aerobic-exploitation film, Heavenly Bodies. Just a fair warning, don’t feel bad when your lifting your jaw up from the floor after you witness the glistening, golden, sweaty delight that is Heavenly Bodies. Girls in leotards, endless montages, crotch-thrusting, abandoned warehouses turned into dance studios…just riveting. Here at the TNUC dome, these things are staples of our lifestyle.


Locating Heavenly Bodies on VHS is rare, but don’t fret because the legendary midnight-maniac event New Beverly Midnights here in Los Angeles has screened the flick twice already, and will continue to do so for years to come. TNUC of course attended this years annual event, and let me say, catching this film on the big screen is the way it was meant to be seen. With that said, Heavenly Bodies has only been shown at the theaters three times. Once for its premier in Canada, and twice at New Beverly!


Like the movie, the soundtrack is a rare find. Originally, I had thought of only posting one song from the soundtrack. But that would be weak. At this pummeling dance-ersize studio, these limber ladies have no time for weakness, they’re here for one reason: To turn that mush into muscle! So here’s the soundtrack…sweat, spandex and all.

Heavenly Bodies (1984) download (alt. link)
1. Bonnie Pointer – The Beast in Me
2. Sparks – Breaking Out of Prison
3. The Tubes – Out of Control
4. Cheryl Lynn – At Last You’re Mine
5. Marc Tanner – Look What You’ve Done to Me
6. Gary Wright – Breakthrough
7. Dwight Tilley – Keep on Working
8. Bonnie Pointer – Heaven
9. Joe Lamont – Love Always Wins
10. Boys Brigade – Into the Flow

SUMMER SAX.


We’re in the heart of the summer, and what better way to celebrate the sun and the heavenly bodies that grace our beaches than listening to a track with a lethal dosage of saxophone. Smooth, seductive, summer sax.

Enter Lovelock. I won’t go into specifics about the Lovelock project, because I think the masterminds over at 20 Jazz Funk Greats said it best…
“giant shimmering pirate ships cruising through the blackest space on a sea of laser beams bursting forth from crumbling suns.”

Wait for the luscious sounds of the sax to arrive half-way into the song. The marriage of the saxophone and synthesizers is a shot of pure bliss to the senses.

See YOU at the beach. Better pack some watermelon with those cocktails!

TNUC THEME pt. II

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THEY COMMITTED
THE MOST DANGEROUS
CRIME.


THEY FELL IN LOVE.


A little while back TNUC THEME pt. 1 surfaced and was the first of many chapters we’re slowly unfolding here at UNCLE T. Today, TNUC is on the brink of a ravenous warpath. But before we set out to dodge swooping eagles and break young hearts, some inspiration will be needed. It’s time to call upon the man behind the synth-crusher “Steal the Night”, Mr. Paul Hertzog. You might remember that track from the Jean-Claude Van Damme flick, Bloodsport. And no, it wasn’t the song that plays during the notorious Van Damme naked butt scene. It was featured in the film when Van Damme is running through the streets of 1988 Hong Kong (“Steal the Night” was also brought to life a little while ago from the Valerie collective, so head on over there if you’re looking for that track).




But today’s inspiration draws from Bloodsport’s evil twin, KICKBOXER. This film brings another superb score courtesy of Paul Hertzog. I’m not going to go into specifics, but there are certain elements about this track that truly constitute it as TNUC THEME pt. II. Have a listen and figure it out yourself. This merciless piece has been chosen to prepare you for the harsh and vigorous training you’ll have to endure when you enter the sweaty jungles and misty mountains of CAMP TNUC.

Paul Hertzog – Advanced Training [TNUC Theme pt. II]


\\ BONUS! //

OK, fine. By popular demand, here’s the aforementioned Van Damme naked butt scene. Why post this? Why be gay? The way I see it, only back in 1988 does a scene like this get a pass. These days, if someone like Matthew McConnahay pulled something like this on screen, I’d probably start throwing tomatoes and heads of cabbage at the T.V. Pay attention to the look on the girl’s face. It isn’t every day you wake up to find Jean-Claude walking around your apartment in a burgundy speedo. What a Sunday surprise!



**In all seriousness, both Kickboxer & Bloodsport scores are highly reccommended. These scores are readily available from me, so let me know if you need them in your library.

TECH-NOIR.


March 12, 1984. A day for the ages.

It was on this fateful night that the infamous Los Angeles discotheque TECH-NOIR was forced to close it’s doors, for good.

It all began on a fairly standard night at the club. The usual crowd were burning up the dance floor as a sea of fog and neon drenched over the future-disco lovers. If you had any brains or balls, you wouldn’t dare miss Thursday nights @ Tech-Noir. Even if that meant getting dropped off at the front by your mom in the family station-wagon, getting there was the goal, by any means necessary.

Then on one particular Thursday, the joint was at capacity. Literally every one was out that night. Valley girls, punkers, bikers, video vamps, corporate slugs, fiends, breakers, weekend warriors, rat-tails and even a couple C.H.U.D.’s were seen prowling the dance floor (if you don’t know about C.H.U.D.’s, drop a comment and I’ll clue you in). It was an exceptionally fun night, dancing with friends and strangers through the fog and chain-linked-fenced partitions, well at least up until a menace machine from the future showed up, sent to kill the mother of resistance leader John Connor, to thus prevent the birth of Connor and his future rebellion. What a bummer! This footage is the only thing we could salvage from the fateful night…


Once the club had been trashed from that moody cyborg and his buddies, Tech-Noir was forced to close its doors.

                                                                                    R.I.P……

We can’t end this post like that. Tech-Noir shouldn’t be a memory, it should be a lifestyle. It’s time we bring this club back to Los Angeles! If you miss the massive TECH-NOIR blinking sign and the smell of aquanet that made this club what it was in 1984, join TNUC in supporting this worthy cause!

Here’s a crucial cut that can be heard pulsating through the young crowd at Tech-Noir if we can generate enough supporters to re-open it’s doors. Sit back, close your eyes and feel the future.

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