Sound of The Crowd

Sound of The Crowd

is creating words and radio shows about '80s music

11

patrons

$28

per month
Sound of the Crowd has been running for several years now and we've built up a fairly hefty website on the subject of '80s music. Our aim is to remind you of the music you love but also alert you to some gems you might have missed, be it forgotten '80s hits (and misses) or new material from acts who were around in the eighties.

Over the years the site has grown to include profiles of the decade's biggest artists, an ongoing series chronicling Top of the Pops through the 1980s, and most recently our weekly Off The Chart podcast in which we examine the chart from the corresponding week in an '80s year and play some of the records you don't normally hear on a chart show.

Of course this content all takes time to create, and what started out as a hobby is now taking over our lives! If you enjoy the site, a small pledge from you would be greatly appreciated as it would help us with hosting costs, allow us to create even more content and provide the means to upgrade our recording equipment, so we could produce podcasts that don't sound like they've been recorded inside a tin can and don't have the neighbours' kids screaming in the background. Have you any idea how hard that is to edit out?

In return for your kind patronage we offer a variety of rewards, including books, access to exclusive podcasts, a mention in future books and even a genuine original 7" single from the 1980s. Can't be bad.
Tiers
Ferric
$1 or more per month
  • Regular behind-the-scenes blog posts on Patreon!
  • An exclusive deluxe Mixcloud version of our weekly radio show Off The Chart including bonus 12" mixes and the week's top ten in full!
  • Access to exclusive Further Off The Chart podcasts in which we play some of the strange records that came up in conversation in previous shows!
  • The ability to sleep easily in your bed knowing that you're helping us out! (Note: ability to sleep not guaranteed.)
Chrome
$5 or more per month

All the $1 rewards plus...

  • Downloadable PDF copies of Sound of the Crowd: a Discography of the '80s (Fourth Edition) and Feeling Like a Number One: the Unofficial 1980 Top of the Pops Guidebook!
  • A personal thank you in all future Sound of the Crowd books published!
  • The chance to "sponsor" an edition of Off The Chart and be the butt of our jokes mentioned regularly throughout the show!
Metal
$10 or more per month

All the $5 rewards plus...

  • A paperback copy of Feeling Like a Number One!
  • An actual real vintage 1980s 7" single of our choice!
  • Your own personal edition of Off The Chart - you choose the year, the date, the songs we play from the chart and the featured album!
Sound of the Crowd has been running for several years now and we've built up a fairly hefty website on the subject of '80s music. Our aim is to remind you of the music you love but also alert you to some gems you might have missed, be it forgotten '80s hits (and misses) or new material from acts who were around in the eighties.

Over the years the site has grown to include profiles of the decade's biggest artists, an ongoing series chronicling Top of the Pops through the 1980s, and most recently our weekly Off The Chart podcast in which we examine the chart from the corresponding week in an '80s year and play some of the records you don't normally hear on a chart show.

Of course this content all takes time to create, and what started out as a hobby is now taking over our lives! If you enjoy the site, a small pledge from you would be greatly appreciated as it would help us with hosting costs, allow us to create even more content and provide the means to upgrade our recording equipment, so we could produce podcasts that don't sound like they've been recorded inside a tin can and don't have the neighbours' kids screaming in the background. Have you any idea how hard that is to edit out?

In return for your kind patronage we offer a variety of rewards, including books, access to exclusive podcasts, a mention in future books and even a genuine original 7" single from the 1980s. Can't be bad.

Recent posts by Sound of The Crowd

Tiers
Ferric
$1 or more per month
  • Regular behind-the-scenes blog posts on Patreon!
  • An exclusive deluxe Mixcloud version of our weekly radio show Off The Chart including bonus 12" mixes and the week's top ten in full!
  • Access to exclusive Further Off The Chart podcasts in which we play some of the strange records that came up in conversation in previous shows!
  • The ability to sleep easily in your bed knowing that you're helping us out! (Note: ability to sleep not guaranteed.)
Chrome
$5 or more per month

All the $1 rewards plus...

  • Downloadable PDF copies of Sound of the Crowd: a Discography of the '80s (Fourth Edition) and Feeling Like a Number One: the Unofficial 1980 Top of the Pops Guidebook!
  • A personal thank you in all future Sound of the Crowd books published!
  • The chance to "sponsor" an edition of Off The Chart and be the butt of our jokes mentioned regularly throughout the show!
Metal
$10 or more per month

All the $5 rewards plus...

  • A paperback copy of Feeling Like a Number One!
  • An actual real vintage 1980s 7" single of our choice!
  • Your own personal edition of Off The Chart - you choose the year, the date, the songs we play from the chart and the featured album!