Monday, March 28, 2011

PHILIP OAKEY & GIORGIO MORODER - electric dreams

Hello and welcome back - 2 things make this album stand out, firstly it took only 2 days to complete from start to finish, secondly side A was all one song made into 5 parts.After finishing Electric dreams for the movie of the same name these two giants of the synth world decided that they should do a album together and although it only took a few days,this is one of those albums that is excellent from start to finish. This is another album i found at my local library and instantly fell in love with its sound of heavy syths and the great voice of Philip Oakey. Let loose in 1985 the album had the hit "electric dreams","brand new love" and my pick of the album "goodbye bad times", its a happy song full of synth goodness and creamy vocals.
Track listings are =

1 = why must the show go on

2 = in transit ( instrumental )

3 = goodbye bad times


4 = brand new love

5 = Valarie


6 = now

7 = together in electric dreams


8 = be my lover now


9 = shake it up

A 80s classic.... CLICK HERE  to Download or listen to this song & others from my Mixtape series full of goodies.. Enjoy

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NEW 80S BLOG

Hi again ... For those fantstic people out there who just can't get enough of the 80s ... i have a new website = 80stelevision.blogspot.com 
Its a trip back in time to remember what we were watching on our televisions back in the 80s including movies, sitcoms and lots more.. It even has add breaks... May the 80's never fade.   

BOYS DON'T CRY - i wanna be a cowboy ( lost hit )

Hi and welcome back.... I wonder if anyone can remember the name of teds horse?... His name is d.d.d..trigger, of course... "Boys don't cry" had nothing to do with the band "the cure" ( song with same name ) if fact they got their name from the song "i'm not in love" by 10cc.. the part being "be quiet, big boys don't cry". This 1986 song is about a cowboy named ted and his adventures with dirty women and his horse,trigger which is a daydream while lying in the bath. Its a funny song and is meant to look similar to the spaghetti westerns of yesteryear, not only that but his girlfriend on the record cover seems to have lost her top.. Maybe trigger could find it.. He was a good horse.


Excellent song ... CLICK HERE  to download the 12" version ... Enjoy

Sunday, March 20, 2011

MILLI VANILLI - all or nothing ( U.S. remix album )

Hello again... When prince sang the song " controversy " it could have been about this band. The rise and fall of Milli Vanilli captured the media's attention worldwide in late 1988.. To me I didn't really care who sang the the songs , it was just good catchy dance music. The band was fronted by two models/dancers  named Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan ( rob & fab ) and were perfect for the job except for one thing, they didn't actually sing on the album. Then when the media found out , all hell broke loose..Customers were screaming "refund" while the band had to hand back the grammy award they had won, but were allowed to keep their American Music Awards. I myself loved their music and after hearing what had happened, I thought it was petty to ask for a refund.. After all it was about the music.
Sadly in 1998 Rob Pilatus was found dead from accidental overdose.
The album "All or Nothing" was remixed in 1989 and includes all the hits including "Blame it on the Rain","Baby-Don't Forget my Number" and "Girl i'm Gonna Miss You" which is my pick of the album, I love its soft melodies and easy to sing lyrics.. it takes me back to a special time in my life..The videos below are not remix versions, no videos were made for these.. .Track listings are =

1 = blame it on the rain


2 = more than you will ever know


3 = take it comes


4 = it's your thing


5 = dreams to remember


6 = all or nothing


7 = baby, don't forget my number


8 = i'm gonna miss you


9 = girl, you know its true



So many memories.. love it.. CLICK HERE to download album.. huge thanks to babakazoo.blogspot.com for the link... enjoy

Friday, March 18, 2011

PH D - wont let you down ( lost hit )

Hi again... This song is one of those songs that when i close my eyes it takes me back to my nans house at 3am... I used to listen to the radio all night because i was too scared or too exited at being in a lonely old house so i would lay awake all night and would often hear this song. The band PH D got their name from the band members last names ( phillips, hymas and diamond ) and the single "i wont let you down" was released in 1982. The lead singer Jim Diamond ended with hepatitis and soon split from the band but later went solo and sang the song "should have known better" in 1984. The assassin in the video of "i wont let you down" is the keyboard player Tony Hymas and is quiet funny at times.. bit like a storyline.

PH D - i wont let you down


JIM DIAMOND - should have known better


Excellent songs ... CLICK HERE to download album PH D ... enjoy

INSPIRAL CARPETS - this is how it feels ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back.... I remember laying in hospital in late 1989 and listening to Saturday night requests on radio JJJ.. I instantly love the soft tune with the beating drum in the background.. very catchy. The band "Inspiral Carpets" came from Manchester ( Oldham ) in the U.K. and got their name from a clothing shop in Oldham.. To me this song sounds quietly psychedelic and is a refreshing change from heavy electronic bands of that time. The video of this song looks like it was positively freezing at the time of shooting as the drummer and guitarist look like they want to be somewhere warm and the lead singer badly needs a chapstick.

INSPIRAL CARPETS - this is how it feels


Beautiful song .... CLICK HERE to download song .. enjoy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

VISAGE - fade to grey ( the best of )

Hello and welcome back... One of my most favourite new romantic bands was Visage... I like the raw synth sound they seemed to have, similar to "Ultravox", "Japan" and "John Foxx". This was another album i found at my local library ( i visited the library alot, not many friends ) and instantly loved the sound. I remember "fade to grey" was huge on radio and i boasted to my few friends that i could speak french after listening to this so many times, strangely i found i lost more friends because nobody knew what i was saying and though i was weird. This album includes "we move","the anvil" , "fade to grey" and the "damned don't cry" which is my pick of the album.. I love the sweeping synths, its so chic, so new romantic....
Track listings are =

1 = fade to grey


2 = mind of a toy


3 = visage


4 = we move


5 = tar ( live )


6 = in the year 2525


7 = the anvil


8 = night train


9 = pleasure boys


10 = the damned don't cry


11 = love glove


12 = fade to grey ( bassheads remix )


Aaahh, so many memories... CLICK HERE to download the album.. Big thank you to babakazoo.blogspot.com for the link.. enjoy

Sunday, March 13, 2011

MACHINATIONS - big music

Hello and welcome back... This band was once quoted as a band ahead of their time, Let loose in 1985 this was dance music at its best.
I first heard of them while watching "Countdown" on Saturday nights and loved their sound and style.
The album "Big Music" had a number of hits including "My Hearts on Fire","You got me going Again", "Predator" and "No say in It" which is my pick of the album with its punchy beats and rhythmic guitars it one great song.
The machinations myspace page is a great site ( view here ) has some great songs to listen to... one of those songs is "cars and planes" of a later album and is very hard to get, it has to be one of my best favs of the 80s.. i used to have a demo tape of "beats and planes" which was a dance version of this song ... it pumps, but cant find it anywhere.



Track listing = 

1 = MY HEART'S ON FIRE   (Thanks to 70s80sVidz for the video)


2 = predator


3 = jabber


4 = EXECUTION OF LOVE (Thanks to 2560saw for the video)



5 = spark


6 = NO SAY IN IT  (Thanks to parachuteclubbed for the video)



7 = YOU GOT ME GOING AGAIN  (Thanks to austv2 for the video)



8 = 5 minutes black

9 = the letter

10 = one step closer

Awesome.... CLICK HERE to Download songs from this album and more from my Mixtape series..... :) 

http://au.myspace.com/machinations80s
http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/big-music/id427470342

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

JERMAINE STEWART - don't have to take clothes off for a good time ( lost hit )

Hello again... If there was ever a feel good song of the 80s it would have to be this one.. Taken from the 1986 album "frantic romantic" the song "we don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time" makes me feel fuzzy every time i hear it. Jermain Stewart started in the group "shalamar" as a backup singer then later for "culture club" on the "colour by numbers" album.He then went solo and scored a no 2 in the UK dance charts with this song. A girl band called the "clea girls" did a cover of this song, its not bad but its Jermaine i like to hear... Sadly Jermaine passed away in 1997 at the ripe age of 39 of a aids related liver cancer.... R.I.P.


JERMAINE STEWART - don't have to take our clothes off.


CLEA GIRLS - don't have to take our clothes off.



Love it... CLICK HERE to download the album "Frantic romantic"... huge thank you to babakazoo.blogspot.com for the link and remember if you like it .. buy it.. cheers.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN - twist of fate ( lost hit )

Hello, welcome back... I have to admit i'm not a huge Olivia fan but i fell in love with this song.. Back in 1984 i first heard this song on a compilation called "1984 shakin" DOWNLOAD HERE and thought wow, what a great song.. very catchy with that golden voice of olivia. The song was also of the soundtrack to the movie "two of a kind" and made it to no4 in the Australian and Canadian music charts..
ahhh ... so many memories... 

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN - twist of fate


Many thanks to the80stapes.blogspot.com for the links.. cheers

Monday, March 7, 2011

DIVINE - the best of

Hello and welcome back... Divine was once quoted as the "best drag queen of the century".. Born "Harris Glenn Milstead" he was one brilliant actor and singer. I first heard his single "you think your a man" on radio 2sm Sydney in 1985 and loved the heavy synth sound... Similar to dead or alive it is one of my favourite songs. The best of also has "shoot your shot", "walk like a man" and "i'm so beautiful "... Sadly Divine died in 1988 from a enlarged heart at the tender age of 42.
track listings are =




1 = shoot your shot


2 = jungle jezebel


3 = native love ( step by step )


4 = love reaction

5 = shout it out


6 = t shirts and tight blue jeans


7 = psychedelic shack


8 = shake it up

9 = kick your butt


10 = alphabet rap


11 = you think your a man ( extended video edit )


12 = walk like a man

13 = i'm so beautiful


14 = hey you



Love this music... CLICK HERE to download.. cheers

Friday, March 4, 2011

JOE SMOOTH - promised land ( lost hit )

Greetings again.. Staying in my nightclub years, i couldn't forget this song. Joe Smooth was a producer and dj and was a self taught musician, he started to create music at the age of 12. Joe is still a producer,remixer and engineer and has work with some big names including = "new order", "pet shop boys", "style council" and "destiny's child". In October 2004, "Promised Land" appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas... one word describes this song.. smooooth. 


Excellent... CLICK HERE to Download "Promised Land" and more from my Mixtape series..... Enjoy

Thursday, March 3, 2011

HUMANOID - stakker humanoid ( lost hit )

Hello again.. Another of my favorite nightclub songs was this one.The main sound was from a Roland TB-303 synthesizer and a Roland TR-808 rhythm composer.What i like about this song apart from the great acid sound is the pumping bass...Released around 1988..One to be played loud... aceeeed.


If you ever had the urge to dance to this song in your lingerie this is how you'd look .. haha


After Brian Dougans aka "humanoid" ended this, he went on to become part of "the future sound of London".
CLICK HERE to Download "Stakker Humanoid" and more from my Mixtape series... Enjoy
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MAN MACHINE - man machine ( automatik elektronik ) - lost hit

Hi and welcome back.. love this song, but can't find any info on it. Song came out in 1989 ... reminds me of my nightclubbing days.. brilliant.