Thursday, December 15, 2011

TOP 5 CHRISTMAS SONGS

Hello and welcome back...First of all, i will take this opportunity to thank all my readers and to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a safe new year.


My top five Christmas songs are personal favorites of mine and are from the 80s ( of course ).
There are probability some I've missed but these are what come to mind this time of year... All the best.









1 = BAND AID - DO THEY KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS 84 


2 = WHAM - last christmas



3 = JOHN LENNON - so this is christmas



4 = PAUL McCARTNEY - wonderful Christmas time



5 = JONA LEWIE - stop the cavalry


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DURAN DURAN - arena

Hello and welcome back... Duran Duran's 1984 "live" album was a mix of several albums including "Rio", "seven & the ragged tiger" and a new single called "wild boys". Strangely wild boys doesn't even sound live as the audience seems to have disappeared. Still its an excellent album. Arena was re-released in 2004 and included songs "girls on film" and "Rio".
My favorite song on this album would be "hungry like the wolf", I think it's a song that sounds better "live" than studio, for me hearing a band live gives you a idea of how good the musicians are or if they let the studio do all the work. Duran Duran is a excellent band live and this album proves this. A great snapshot of  80s electronic music. Enjoy
Track listings =
1 = Is There Something I Should Know?


2 = Hungry Like The Wolf


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3 = New Religion


4 = Save A Prayer


5 = Wild Boys


6 = The Seventh Stranger


7 = The Chauffeur


8 = Union Of The Snake


9 = Planet Earth


10 = Careless Memories


11 = Girls On Film ( bonus 2004 )


12 = Rio ( bonus 2004 )



Simply brilliant...CLICK HERE to Download "Duran Duran" and more from my Mixtape series.... Enjoy

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A WORTHY APP - Stereophonic Equalizer 3D Sound iPhone app

Hello and welcome back.. Every now and then you come across something worthy of a mention. Being a huge fan of 80s music sometimes it sounds flat or it seems to have lost its oomph. Enter this neat app, I have it on my iPhone and its one of the best sounding apps I've heard in a long time.





This app reminds me of an amp i had back in the 80s. You can choose the pesets or leave it on manual and have some fun, the best thing is if you get a bit excited and overdo the sound it will go into the red and won't distort the sound... brilliant.
If you like the setting you have created you press the middle button and save your work. Just a hint - when the red power button is lit its on standby, when you press it and the light goes out - its on.




Press the arrow button on the bottom left and you are on the visual deck. The visuals are stunning with similar to what is on the iTunes visualizer, some of them are mind boggling and don't miss a beat. Press the eye button to change. Press the center button for album artwork.






 Now this is where it gets interesting, this deck has a stereo widening similar to surround sound or 3d stereo and the second slider is like a stadium echo effect.. Lots of fun for just $0.99 ( aust ).. Worth the money to enhance your music collection. Well done to the developers.. a 10/10

Check out the funky video below... Cheers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

VAN HALEN - dreams ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Dreams was from the1986 album "5150" and the main video for this song features the "blue angels".. has to be one of the best video clips made, with the silky smooth synths and Eddie van Halen classic guitar playing, its a fitting video for this song.
This song was used at the end of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie".
The album 5150 was named after Eddie's home studio, and is also a police code in the U.S ( mentally disturbed person ).
This album also had the hit "why can't this be love"..A brilliant album.


Why Cant This Be Love


Simply Brilliant...CLICK HERE to SAMPLE album. Password = alma hard aor ( watch out for bullsht popups ).. huge thanks to alma-hard-aor-alehard.blogspot.com for the links.. cheers.