Tuesday, May 31, 2011

UTAH SAINTS - utah saints

Hello and welcome back... Drifting slightly outside the 80s, I thought i would share with you one of my most loved albums.The "Utah Saints" were famous for using snippets of other people's songs in their music ( sampling ) and were very good at it. I remember my clubbing days ( kinda hazy ) and hearing this song being pumped out across the dance floor... that song was "something good" with the backing track being "Kate Bush - cloudbusting". In 2008 this song was re-released with one of the best video clips I've seen ( ft the running man ).. Other songs on this album are "what can you do for me", "i want you", "something good" and "new gold dream" which is my pick of the album with the backing track from "simple minds"... being a huge "simple minds" fan, couldn't go past it... deserves to be played loud..
Track listings are =

1 = something good


SOMETHING GOOD  2008 remix ( not on album )


2 = i want you


3 = what can you do for me


4 = soulution


5 = states of mind


6 = new gold dream


7 = kinetic synthetic


8 = my mind must be free


9 = trance atlantic glide


10 = too much to swallow ( part 1 )


A magical album... CLICK HERE to download album.. huge thanxs to reactiv-8.blogspot.com for the link  .. cheers
NVJ9QUNKNXBB

Monday, May 30, 2011

TOM TOM CLUB - wordy rappinghood ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Taking their name from a dance-hall in the Bahamas, the "Tom Tom Club" were a compilation of 2 members of the "talking heads" and other various musician and sound engineers. For me personally its a great song to listen to with headphones as the funky synths seem to dance around your head. Wordy Rappinghood came of the album with the same name ( Tom Tom Club ) and also had the hit "Genius of love" .... the rest of the album doesn't seem to make sense to me, but other people may like it.. Love the album artwork, something that is lacking with today's artists.. Enjoy

TOM TOM CLUB - wordy rappinghood ( live )


TOM TOM CLUB - genius of love


Simply Brilliant... CLICK HERE to download the album " Tom Tom Club ".... enter the 2 words then press download.. Massive thanks to 666-musicforlife.blogspot.com for the links ...cheers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

REAL LIFE - heartland

Hello and welcome back... Known as the haircut bands ( kids in the kitchen, pseudo echo, dear enemy ) "Real Life" burst onto the music scene with big hair and a huge hit called "Send me an Angel". It was a snappy new wave/ synthpop song that launched them into the spotlight. For me I was in heaven ... I loved this type of music and it put many aussie bands on the map.. The pub/ club scene was massive and often sorted the boys from the men, and these new haircut bands could really show what they were made of ( haircut bands because many of them were hairdressers by day, musicians by night ).
Heartland was released in 1983 and had the hits "Send me an Angel", "Always" , "Openhearted" and my pick of the album "Catch me i'm falling" with its punchy electric drums and sweeping synths.. this is one brilliant album.
Track listings are =

1= Send me an Angel


2 = Catch me i'm Falling

3 = under the hammer


4 = heartland


5 = breaking point


6 = broken again


7 = always ( live ) not on album


8 = openhearted


9 = exploding bullets ( from "savage streets" soundtrack )


10 = burning blue



An 80s classic ...... CLICK HERE to Download songs from this album & more from my Mixtape sessions.... cheers
NVJ9QUNKNXBB

Monday, May 23, 2011

THE ADVENTURES - theodore and friends

Hello and welcome back... Irish band "the adventures" have been a personal favorite of mine since i brought this album back in 1987 ( when i had money )... They are not that well know in Australia but deserve excellent recognition for this album. Set free in 1985,"theodore and friends" had a slathering of excellent songs including "always", "feel the raindrops", "don't tell me", "another silent day", "love in chains", and my pick of the album.. "send my heart", with it's melodic synths and twangy guitars, its a feel good song. The whole album is like folk meets rock meets electronic... a bit of everything. Enjoy.
Track listing =

1 = always


2 = feel the raindrops


3 = send my heart


4 = two rivers


5 = don't tell me

6 = another silent day


7 = when the world turns upside down

8 = love in chains ( live )


9 = lost in hollywood

10 = these children

Excellent, CLICK HERE to Download songs from this album and more from my Mixtape series.... cheers.

Friday, May 20, 2011

THE REYNOLD GIRLS - I'D RATHER JACK (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back... Seeing that the end of the world is nigh.. I thought I would leave you with this song... personally I love this.. although some people would rather forget it... The reynold girls are a prodigy of stock, aitken & waterman and the download on offer is a 3 disc album of all their ( saw ) best stuff including "dead or alive", "banarama", "kylie", "divine" and the list goes on .... its a chunky download but its worth it..








REYNOLD GIRLS - I'D RATHER JACK  (Thanks to stephen9478 for the video)



Sooo Cheeezy... CLICK HERE to download "stock,aitken & waterman.. gold", then click on either rapidshare logo or mediafire.. it will be time consuming because there is time restrictions on free users but its worth it. HUGE thanks to disco-planet.blogspot.com for the links.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PATRICK HERNANDEZ - born to be alive ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... This song has to be one of the best party starters I know, Have a few drinks and this is a catchy song that you can sing to, will have you up and dancing in no time.
French singer "Patrick Hernandez" set the dance floors on fire with this classic track then kinda disappeared of the radar.. Great song, crappy video. Enjoy






PATRICK HERNANDEZ - born to be alive


Aaaahhh the memories...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

DEF LEPPARD - HYSTERIA

Hello and welcome back... Ok, technically not an electronic band but they heavily used electronic drums so it's sorta ok...
I was asked at a 80s party I attended last week, "What 80s band/album had the most influence on you" ?... I answered "Def Leppard - Hysteria"... Why? I was asked... Because I died while listening to the song "Rocket" (a song of the Hysteria album )...
Let me explain.. It was 4am and I was on my way to work on my Bike and was listening to Hysteria on my AIWA walkman when I was hit by a car traveling around 80 kph.. I remember laying on the road, freezing, (middle of winter).. hearing the ambulance getting closer.. I could still hear the Def Leppard song playing through the headphones around my neck..That's when I saw this incredible light... A white light that was suspending my body.. and the most euphoric feeling I have ever felt..it lasted about 30 seconds.. The ambulance team brought me back and I was air lifted by Careflight Rescue helicopter to 3 hospitals for 4 major operations..
I died again on the forth operation and again I was brought back to life...
I broke my pelvis in 4 places that cut the main arteries to my legs which then bled into my stomach... After 32 blood transfusions I was on the road to recovery and here's where it gets weird...
4 months laying in hospital I watched alot of TV and I saw the video to "Rocket".. with dismembered bicycles in the back ground, right where I impacted with the car (just after the second chorus ) the words flash across the screen "Collision Course" and sings "We're gonna fly"... and fly I did... Strangely enough I also used this album as part of my rehab.. I also suffered a dislocated shoulder and broken collar bone so I used to practice drumming to the sounds of "Def Leppard" get my mobility back in my arm. To me this album is one of the best ever 80s albums, even if it nearly killed me listening to it.
Track list is =

1 =WOMEN


2 =ROCKET


3 =ANIMAL


4 = LOVE BITES


5 = POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME


6 = ARMAGEDDON IT 


7 = GODS OF WAR ( my pick of the album )   (Thanks to awesomenessk for the video)


8 = DONT SHOOT SHOTGUN   (Thanks to Slavik07 for the video)


9 = RUN RIOT   (Thanks to aznricepuff for the video)


10 =HYSTERIA


11 =EXCITABLE  (Thanks to DefLeppQueen91 for the video)


12 = LOVE AND AFFECTION (Thanks to shortbusrider1108 for the video)


LINKS

http://www.defleppard.com/
http://www.myspace.com/defleppard
http://www.facebook.com/defleppard
http://www.deflepparduk.com/

CLICK HERE  to see me after the accident.

Massive thanks to Official Def Leppard Youtube channel for some of the videos




Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FREEEZ - iou ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Listening to a music special on triple j Sydney around 1987 , the subject was about synthesizers and emulators and the band "freeez" was featured heavily ... mainly this song. IOU was also used in the breakdance move "beatstreet" and went to no 2 in the UK in 1983... Love the use of the Roland SH101 synth ( i had one but sold it.. kicking myself ).. This song was kinda ahead of its time, getting a synth to sound like a human singing was cutting edge stuff in 1983 and is one of my favorites.


FREEEZ - iou


Brilliant .... CLICK HERE to download album .. many thanks to riogroovefm.blogspot.com for the links.. cheers

Friday, May 6, 2011

BREAKDANCE TIME

Hello and welcome back.. Around 1983-84 a new style was coming out of America with funky music and these amazing moves.. put it all together and you have "Breakdancing" add to that Movies like "Breakin"  and "Breakdance" ( the movie ) add artists like "Irene Cara", "Ollie & Jerry" & "The Rock Steady Crew" and your ready to make some moves. All you needed was a boom box and a smooth surface and you were set.
 I tried breakdancing when I was at school and nearly did just that.. break something.. my neck. but it was fun.
 Both the movies had soundtracks which were chocked full of dance and hip hop- electro funk classics.. re-live what I can no longer do.. Breakdance

UPDATE 30/08/2013 - Download Breakdance Mixtape HERE

BREAKIN 1984



OLLIE & JERRY - there's no stopping us


IRENE CARA - breakdance


BREAKIN - turbo broom dance


Excellent moves...  CLICK HERE to download "electro breakdance" 1 & 2 ... enjoy

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU LAUGH - safety dance

Hello and welcome back ...something quick to put a smile on your face... it's a redone version of the " men without hats " song "safety dance"..loved the "well little man jump high as you can, well thats not very high".. haha.. hope you like.. made me laugh.


Love it.. for the real version.. CLICK HERE .. cheers

Sunday, May 1, 2011

YELLO - stella

Hello and welcome back ... Ferris Buller fans would instantly reconise the main song of this album "oh yeah" but there is so much more to this album.
The swiss band "Yello" was formed by  Dieter Meier and Boris Blank and got their name after mixing the pun " a yelled hello ".
 I brought this album in 1988 a few years after it had come out and for a cassette it was incredible, you see.. I owned a aiwa walkman that I paid about $600 for, ( CD Discman's were way too bulky ) and the cassette came out in chromium dioxide meaning a crisp clear sound.. I was in heaven..
Songs on this album included "Vicious Games", "Oh Yeah", "Domingo" and my pick of the album "Angel No" with its twangy guitars and pumping beat..
It is a different style of music but its an enjoyable one. Track listings are =

 1 = DESIRE   (Thanks to  JerryR Nieuwkoop for the video)


2 = VICIOUS GAMES (Thanks to musicadelos80djcirio for the video)


3 = OH YEAH  (Thanks to thenickleboy for the video)


4 = DESERT INN  (Thanks to JethroDawnfine for the video)



5 = STALAKDRAMA  (Thanks to kikehippo for the video)


6 = KOLADI OLA   (Thanks to Elkhwind for the video)


7 = DOMINGO  (Thanks to GAZMIKA for the video)



8 =SOMETIMES


9 = LET ME CRY


10 = ciel ouvert


11 = ANGEL NO


So many memories, a few of the songs were also used in Miami Vice back in the 80s... CLICK HERE to download... Massive thanks to babakazoo.blogspot.com for the links.. enjoy