Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1982

Hello and welcome back... For me 1982 was a year that i enjoyed, i was only 12 but still remember the music, visits to my nans, watching E.T on my neighbors telly... i must say looking back, life seemed much easier and layed back, then again i was only 12. Music wise albums by Men without Hats, Visage ,Thomas Dolby, Spandau Ballet & Michael Jackson was released.The biggest compilation album was "1982 - with a bullet"... Movies we watched were E.T, Rocky 3, 48hrs and Blade Runner...Fashion was huge with "Ra-ra skirts", "legwarmers" and bad hair were all the rage... this is my top 10 videos of 1982... enjoy ( aaahhh the memories )

1 = HOT CHOCOLATE - started with a kiss


2 = HUMAN LEAGUE - don't you want me


3 = BUCKS FIZZ - land of make believe


4 = FRIDA - i know there's something going on


5 = FLOCK OF SEAGULLS - i ran


6 = ROD STEWART - young turks


7 = FR DAVID - pick up the phone


8 = PETE SHELLEY - homosapien


9 = THE CHURCH - almost with you


10 = DEPECHE MODE - just cant get enough


Brilliant ... CLICK HERE to Download "Bucks Fizz" and more from my Mixtape series..... cheers

Friday, August 26, 2011

FURNITURE - brilliant mind ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Strange name for a band..Furniture were a U.K group and scored the hit "brilliant mind" in 1986... unfortunately the band seemed to have a run of bad luck from various record company's. The thing that stands out for me in this song is the lyrics... nobody writes lyrics like this anymore... it's poetry at its best with a catchy but moody song, and a twang of a guitar now & then, sounding a cross between "Depeche Mode", "The Cure" with subtle hints of "New Order"... well, it does to me anyway. enjoy


Excellent song... CLICK HERE to Download or listen to this song & others from my Mixtape series...cheers

Saturday, August 20, 2011

MADONNA - you can dance

Hello and welcome back... Madonna, Its a love/ hate relationship ( so to speak ) i'll explain... working in a music store i often got into discussions on various artists and why people ether loved or hated ( disliked ) a music singer ... Madonna was a huge one, i love Madonna, i love her style, fashion sense and sex appeal  BUT i found a'lot didn't like her and often the conversation got quite heated.
I chose this album because it makes me want to dance, Its a collection of remixed 12" versions of her best 80s songs and if my body wasn't so screwed up, you would find me dancing around my lounge room ( i will pretend dance in my mind ). This 1987 album contains hits like "holiday", "over and over"," into the groove" and my pick would be "where's the party"( dub version ), with its punchy beats and danceable melodies, it will keep you dancing till the wee small hours even if it is only in my mind... cheers
Track listings =
 1 = spotlight


2 = holiday


3 = everybody


4 = physical attraction


5 = over and over


6 = into the groove


7 = where's the party


8 = holiday ( dub version )


9 = into the groove ( dub version )


10 = where's the party ( dub version )                    


Simply brilliant.... CLICK HERE to download ( note the password )... massive thanks to babakazoo.blogspot.com for the link... remember if you like what you hear, support the artist and buy the album ... thanks

Monday, August 15, 2011

BERLIN - sex ( i'm a ) ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Time to get saucy, I love this song... one of "berlins" best. Back in the 80s it was too fruity to put on daytime tv and was reserved for late night viewers only but in today's society it looks quiet tame..
"Sex" came out in  1982 and lead vocals was by "Terri Nunn" and was of the album "pleasure victim"
Another fav song of mine is "dancing in berlin" and is on the album i have chosen for the download, along with "no more words" and "like flames"... Its a dance album with extended remixes because sometimes the 3 minutes for a song is just not long enough... enjoy

BERLIN - sex
BERLIN - dancing in berlin


BERLIN - no more words


BERLIN - like flames


Brilliant... CLICK HERE   To Download songs from this album & more from my Mixtape sessions.....Cheers

Friday, August 12, 2011

DEAD OR ALIVE - thats the way i like it ( best of )

Hello and welcome back... Spanning all the 80s hits, this compilation from "Dead or alive" covers all the best songs that i grew up with. I also like the sound quality of the album... sounds very clear and polished. Dead or alive front-man "Pete Burns" has to me, one of the best voices and it reins supreme in this best of,which includes hits like "spin me round", "my heart goes bang", "brand new lover", "save you all my kisses", and my pick of the album "brand new lover" with its melodic synths and lyrics you can sing to.. this is a brilliant album... cheers
Track listings are =




1 = spin me round ( like a record )


2 = that's the way i like it


3 = lover come back to me


4 = in too deep


5 = my heart goes bang ( get me to the doctor ) ( live - not on album  )


6 = brand new lover


7 = something in my house


8 = hooked on love ( live - not on album )


9 = i'll save you all my kisses


10 = turn around and count to ten


11 = come home with me baby


12 = misty circles


13 = what i want

14 = i'd do anything


15 = lover come back to me ( extended mix )

16 = my heart goes bang ( American "wipe-out" mix )

17 = something in my house ( mortevicar mix )

18 = spin me round (like a record) ( murder mix )

Simply excellent music.... CLICK HERE to Download "Dead or Alive" and more from my Mixtape series........ Enjoy

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ROUGH TRADE - all touch ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... What a great song.. The sexually charged "all touch" was sung by the Canadian band " Rough Trade " and was their first 1981 U.S hit. The lead singer ( Carole Pope ) has one of the best raunchy voices in music ( i think ) which matched her attire sometimes , often seen strutting the stage in her bondage gear and singing lesbian themes... You go girl... compared to some of her other videos, this is quiet tame.. cheers


SO many memories .. CLICK HERE to download the album " for those who think young " and album "shaking the foundations "... Massive thanks to "downunderground.blogspot.com" for the links.. enjoy

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NEW ROMANTIC ERA

Hello and welcome back... Possibly the best era for music.. Ever.( me thinks )..
As a synth loving dude, I loved this era..
The "New Romantic" era starting roughly 1979 - 1984 and with punk now dead ( kind of )..clubs around London  ( Blitz & st Moritz ) started to cater for a different taste, fronted by heavy synths, big hair and puffy pirate shirts ...
Bands like "Adam & the ants", "spandau ballet", "Visage" and "Duran Duran" took to this scene like a duck to water...
In Australia we had similar bands ( "real life", "pseudo echo", "dear enemy" and "kids in the kitchen" ) that were sort of in this "new romantic" category.. So i have decided, for your musical pleasure to look at my top 10 "New romantic" bands and remember the best era of synth music.. enjoy..

UPDATE - 28/03/2014 = Music Download now available...
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No 1 = VISAGE - fade to grey



No 2 = SPANDAU BALLET = cut a long story short



No 3 = DURAN DURAN - girls on film ( naughty version ) ( warning - nudity )



no 4 = CLASSIX NOUVEAUX - guilty



no 5 - ADAM & THE ANTS - stand and deliver



no 6 = JAPAN - quiet life



no 7 = HEAVEN 17 - temptation



no 8 = TRANS X - message on my radio



no 9 = KAJAGOOGOO - too shy

no 10 = ULTRAVOX - the voice



Again ... my request goes out for a time machine .. ANYONE ???.. Maybe one day in the future or was that the past.. cheers.

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