Monday, January 31, 2011


Hello and welcome back... I would consider this album to be one of the best recorded album of the 80s... Not only was it a full digital recording ( DDD ), it also had its own commercials in between each song & often adding special effects to give it a wow factor... Simply brilliant.
I heard the song "Love Missile F1-11" in 1986 while attempting to roller skate at my local roller rink... I say attempting as I ended with concussion every time from falling on my butt so many times. The special effects was done by synth player "Yana Ya Ya". The band looked like something else which gave them a edge with the lead singer being Tony James ( ex Generation X = Billy Idol ). My favorite song would have to be "Rocket Miss U.S.A." with pulsing beats and a sound to die for.. As Dirty Harry would say =  "Go Ahead Make my Day" ... Sounds amazing on a good set of headphones.. Excellent. 10/10
Track listing is =
1 = Love Missile F1-11
2 = Atari Baby

3 = Sex Bomb Boogie

4 = Rockit Miss USA

5 = 21st Century Boy

6 = Massive Retaliation

7 = Teenage Thunder

8 = She's My Man

SORRY .. i couldn't go past this.. Sigue Sigue Sputnik live - rocket miss usa... TURN IT UP .. YEEEAAAR

Amazing band ... CLICK HERE  to download .. enjoy

Saturday, January 29, 2011

SOLID CITIZENS - singing in the shower ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back ... I thought I would post this lost hit, sadly this band never had an album ( that i know off ).
 After the success of the song ( singing in the shower ) on the Takeaways - Sweet and Sour TV program in 1984, which the song (singing in the shower ) was originally sung by Deborah Conway ( band = do-re'-mi ).
 The band Solid Citizens put their spin on this single and was seen on the music show "Countdown" around the same time.
Soon after another single was released from Solid Citizens called "Care at All" which was still a good song but it wasn't as big as "Singing in the Shower" ...ahhh the memories.
The shower scene was filmed in the South Sydney "Rabbitohs"  football club... Genius 

Singing in the Shower ( Stereo Re-Master

Care at All

Takeaways - Sweet and Sour

But ... the band is back with a new single and website. CLICK HERE  to view... hopefully they will make an album with old/new stuff ... there is still hope : )

CLICK HERE  to Download "Singing in the Shower" and more from my Mixtape series

Quick Update.. First, massive thanks to Solid Citizens ( Michael ) for letting me know about the re-master of "Singing In the Shower". Much Appreciated
A new single called "Your Lovin Hurts Me / Your Not Alone" has been released... Great to hear from these guys again.
check their webpage and Itunes to listen to some sweet sounds.
Also a new compilation album from Sony Music called "Run To Paradise" - Australia pop of the 80s which will have Singing In The Shower in its digital best included... One for the collection, and is available now. CLICK HERE to view track list

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BOOK OF LOVE - book of love

Hello and welcome back... Up until 6months ago i had never heard of this band and instantly like the sound and style... I like happy music, In today's world that is full of sadness and grief its great to sit back,good wine and a good set of headphones and listen to happy music and forget the outside world for a hour. This album was released in 1986 and did not chart very well.. but , the singles were a hit in the dance clubs.. songs like "you make me feel so good", "i touch roses", "modigliani" and "boy" which is my pick of the album, I don't normally like songs with bells in it ( sounds like Christmas ) but it blends well with smooth synths and happy beats... happy music :-)
Track list is =
1 = modigliani

2 = you make me feel so good

3 = still angry

4 = white lies

5 = lost soul ( music only )

6 = late show

7 = i touch roses

8 = yellow sky

9 = boy

10 = happy day

11 = die matrosen

12 = book of love

This album was a request from a young man who wanted "happy music" as he played his games ( warning = swearing )

.... OK , Somebody needs a hug, haha ... CLICK HERE  to download album ... stay happy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS - flock of seagulls

Hello and welcome back ... I have fond memories of this band, first heard them on triple m FM Sydney in stereo ( mono was all the rage ) ... I love the flock of seagulls,they had a sound that was unique and really stood out.The song  "I ran" was there biggest song with a string of others like "space age love song" ,& "telecommunication". Can't go past "i ran" which is my pick on this album, it was a song way ahead of its time with its sweeping guitars and smooth synths... its a song i never get sick of hearing. Track listing is =

1 = i ran ( so far away )

2 = space age love song

3 = you can run

4 = don't ask me

5 = messages

6 = telecommunication ( live )

7 = modern love is automatic

8 = standing in a doorway

9 = d.n.a

10 = man made

rock with da flock.. haha ... CLICK HERE  to download album ... 
many thanks to for the link ... enjoy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Naked Eyes - burning bridges

Hello again... This album was one I found when scouting 2nd hand shops in Sydney.. I already had heard of "Always there to remind me" so its often a gamble to part with your money when the rest of the album could be a dud.. Not so with this album, smooth harmony's with catchy synth sounds makes this album money well spent.
Set free in 1983 this was Naked Eyes first album and the first single "Something to remind Me" went to top 10 in the U.S
 Other songs include "Emotion in Motion", "Promises Promises" and "Voices in my Head" which is my pick of the best song. With sweeping synths and kick'n electric drums makes for a classic album. Track listing is =

1 = voices in my head

2 = i could show you how

3 = a very hard act to follow

4 = always something there to remind me

5 = fortune and fame

6 = could be

7 = burning bridges

8 = emotion in motion

9 = low life

10 = the time is now

11 = when the lights go out

12 = promises promises

to download CLICK HERE  the password is =
 Many thanks to this website to make this link possible.. visit for more 80s goodness =  ... enjoy

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Men without hats - greatest hats

Hello and welcome back... Who could forget the safety dance.. it was so catchy but they were far from a one hit wonder. This was another band that I found in my local library (tape not the band), and then went and brought the tape ( $7.95 at brashes ) but lost it a week later, moving one year I found it and relived the magic that was "Men without Hats".
 I chose this compilation because it covers all their best work in one go,this album was released in 1997 and had hits like "Safety Dance", "Antarctica", "I got the Message" and "Pop goes the World".
 My favorite would be "Where do the Boys go?" with its melodic synths and driving beats its one song I never get sick of... Happy music.

Track listings are =

1 = safety dance

2 = living in china

3 = Antarctica ( live )

4 = i got the message

5 = i like

6 = where do the boys go

7 = freeways

8 = pop goes the world

9 = on Tuesday

10 = sideways

11 =editions of you

 SORRY , could not go past this ... remake of safety dance by glee cast ( Artie ), some remakes suck but this is brilliant ..

CLICK HERE  to Download "Where do the Boys Go" and more from my Mixtape series

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Top 10 favorite songs

Hello and welcome back .... It still amazes me that loving 80s music so much that there are still songs/bands that I have never heard of, so I have compiled my favorite top 10 of songs you probably never heard of... these are songs i never get bored of listening to ... hope you like

1 = SCARY THIEVES - dying in vain

2 = I START COUNTING - letters to a friend

3 = FM - just like you

4 = RATIONAL YOUTH - no more & no less

5 = STABILIZERS - tyranny

6 = BLUE ZOO - forgive & forget

7 = THE ROARING BOYS -house of stone

8 = NEW MUSIK - straight lines

9 = TRANS-X  - message on the radio

10 = STABILIZERS -  ( if i ) found rome

WOW .. I had so much fun putting this together......CLICK HERE to Download songs from this post & more from my Mixtape series .. so much music, so little time .. enjoy

Sunday, January 9, 2011

S-EXPRESS - original soundtrack

Hello and welcome back... Back in the late 80s i worked in a air-conditioning factory in Enfield NSW, starting at 6.30 in the morning i had lots of time traveling from my home in Campbelltown NSW... during the afternoon while waiting for the train i would often reside at the local record store which is where i came across this album. The name S'express means "victim of the ghetto" and was fronted by dj / remixer mark moore, the album charted at top 5 in the U.K. This version is a re-release of a previous album called "theme of s'express" it now has 2 new songs "superfly guy" and "music lover". My favorite song would be "pimps, pushers & prostitutes" with its smooth lyrics and punchy beats its the kind of song i would imagine driving in my Mercedes, sunroof open and cruising the city streets at 1am... Worthy note this song was also used in a Honda commercial a few years back.. smooth
Track listings are =
1 = overture / theme from s'express

2 = l'age du gateau

3= can you feel me

4= superfly guy

5 = blow me another lollipop

6 = hey music lover

7 = pimps, pushers & prostitutes

8 = special and golden

9 = coma

Hard album to find links to... CLICK HERE to Download "S-Express" and more from my Mixtape series.....  Enjoy

Friday, January 7, 2011

Soft Cell - non stop erotic cabaret

Hello again and welcome back... This album is another that i found at my local library as a young lad... came home, put the tape into my aiwa stereo system and cranked it up... That was until the song "sex dwarf" came on and my mother came barging into my room yelling "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT - TURN IT OFF".. mind you i was 11 at the time and it was the 80s. Non-stop erotic cabaret was let fly in 1981 and had the huge hit "tainted love" which radio stations loved, and also "bedsitter" & "say hello,wave goodbye". Most of the instruments used in this album was ether borrowed or of cheap quality but the results were brilliant. My favorite track would have to be "say hello wave goodbye" with its moody synths and classic lyrics, i leave you with this quote from this song = i am looking for someone that is not going cheap in the sales.. ouch...
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SORRY .. i couldn't go past this .. so funny  = sex dwarf teletubbies dance

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Devo - freedom of choice

Hello and welcome back.... This album made Devo from nerdy geeks to pioneer electronic superstars. Listening to my radio back in the 80s on 2SM ( rock of the 80s ) they played the main song "Whip it" heaps... to say it was popular would be a under statement... BUT, what the hell were they wearing on their heads, everybody thought they were flowerpots upside down but they were in fact power cones or energy domes to capture energy escaping from their heads... ( err.. ok, they were flowerpots ) but it captured everyone's attention.. clever marketing. Let loose in 1980 it had several brilliant tracks including "whip it,"  "girl u want,"  "freedom of choice" and "gates of steel".. My favorite track would be "snowball" with its tweaky synths and a heavy thud at the end of each chorus.. Classic stuff.. Nerds of the world rejoice.
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