Friday, January 17, 2020

1988 - THE WINN3RS (Remastered)

Hello and Welcome Back... One of my Fav Albums

Released in 1988, "The Winners" was a Australian Compilation available on Audio Cassette, Vinyl Record & CD thru WEA Records



This version is CD Quality, nearly all songs are from various CDs, Remastered / Auto-leveled so it sounds 'Lush'

The only difference will be some songs are 'Album' versions and not 'radio' versions.

Radio versions were shorter to make them fit on the album.

Also Note, older albums sometimes have Vinyl mastered singles to CD on rare occasions, It was how the record company's brought out some CDs.


TRACK LISTING
01 INXS - New Sensation
02 Bros - I Owe You Nothing
03 Fischer Z - The Perfect Day
04 Cheap Trick - Don't Be Cruel
05 Poison - Nothin' But A Good Time
06 S-Express - Theme From S-Express (Album Version)
07 Salt 'N Pepa - Push It
08 The Timelords - Doctorin' The Tardis
09 Taylor Dayne - Prove Your Love
10 Fairground Attraction - Perfect
11 Tiffany - I Saw Him Standing There
12 Eric Carmen - Make Me Lose Control
13 Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go
14 Jerry Harrison - Man With A Gun
15 Elton John - I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
16 1927 - That's When I Think Of You
17 John Farnham - Age Of Reason (Extended)
18 Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat


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#1988
#TheWinners
#Electronic80s
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

1981 - LOST HITS MIXTAPE (Remastered)

Hello and Welcome Back.... 1981, What a Year.. Right?

Actually, I was 11, bout the only good thing in my life was my cat (Tikka) and my next door neighbors who i would frequently escape to..

My Cat Tikka  (RIP)


I was in Year 5 Primary and life was shit...

Bullied by asshole students (funny enough, who now want to be Facebook friends... go figure), prick teachers that didn't get that i couldn't sit still for 2 hours in some crappy assembly, off to the office again... sadly a vicious cycle.

The one thing that had saving grace, was my dads love for music... Some of the music was really good and for Christmas, a gift of music. (Thanks Dad)

A few years earlier, i got a gift of a Shoebox tape recorder and two tapes, one tape was the best of  'The Animals' (think House of Rising Sun).
The second tape changed my life. It was a synthesizer tape called 'The Electronic System' by a bloke called 'Dan Lacksman' who in the 80s, became the man behind the outfit 'Telex' (think Moskow Diskow & Twist a Saint Tropez)

The Electronic System opened my eyes to Synthesizers and was a main inspiration to create this website..

That's right folks, amongst the Tears, Bashing's, Wanting to run away, this website is built on a simple tape that started around 1978 & continued into the 80s.. My Escape
Listening to that electronic tape took away the shit..for a little while..

Moving On

Like I said, my Dad had a pretty good taste in music and while he was at work, I created this Mixtape from an old tape he didn't need (well he didn't notice it missing)


TRACKLIST
01.  The Members - Radio
02.  The Fixx - Stand Or Fall
03.  Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
04.  Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
05.  Rush - Tom Sawyer
06.  Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
07.  Cliff Richard - The Only Way Out
08.  Paul McCartney - Take It Away
09.  Aneka - Japanese Boy
10.  Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours
11.  Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
12.  John Lennon - Watching the Wheels
13.  Mick Leyton and Kerri Biddell -Sons And Daughters
14.  Billy Joel - Pressure
15.  Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood (edit)
16.  Spandau Ballet - Confused
17.  The Bureau - Only For Sheep


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#Mixtape
#LostHits
#Electronic80s
#MichaelBailey



Saturday, January 11, 2020

NEIL PEART - DRUMMER FROM THE CANADIAN BAND 'RUSH' HAS DIED

Hello and Welcome Back... Sad News for Rush Fans

Drummer 'Neil Peart' from the Canadian Prog-Rock band 'Rush' has died.

He was 67 years young.

If you have never heard of the band 'Rush', then i suggest you start with the song that started my journey into this brilliant band.. 'Tom Sawyer'

TOM SAWYER


Brilliant i hear you say... How?

The fact that this band sounds like that there's at least 5 members when in reality, there's only 3 band members.

The way, their songs can change pitch & tempo effortlessly while the lead singer (Geddy Lee) not only sings but plays all synths and bass.

Drummer (Neil Peart) had a drum kit that really made your eyes pop, a small swiveled chair was his office, surrounded by drums

He once was rated the best drummer in the world.

May he Rest in Peace.


Please take some time out and browse through these videos and see what the world (and Rush Fans) have lost today.


WITCH HUNT (live)



EARLY DISTANT WARNING



MYSTIC RHYTHMS



THE BIG MONEY




FORCE TEN (LIVE)



TIME STANDS STILL


#Rush
#NeilPeartRIP
#80s
#Electronic80s


One of Neil Pearts drum kit from above

Friday, January 10, 2020

1988 - LOST HITS MIXTAPE (Remastered)

Hello and Welcome Back... The Good, The Bad & The Unknown.

The year was 1988 and I had turned 18, Time to Explore

The first part was amazing, for the first time, i traveled by myself (well, it was a tour group) to World Expo 88 in Brisbane, QLD

That's where this Mixtape started to take shape. You see, i had a AIWA Walkman (HS-J15) that could record from the radio.
I caught a bloody long diesel train (North Coast Overnight Express) from Central, Sydney to Murwillumbah, near the Qld border...
During the overnight trip, I sunk 2 beers (i was 18 now) and ate a big bowl of Ice Cream (first time on my own) YAY... Big Mistake, Sooooo Sick.... Constant shunting of the train was like being in a blender (well, it felt like it)
When i wasn't throwing up, i was recording this tape.

World Expo 88 was amazing, each pavilion was a journey to another part of the world, from real snowfields from Switzerland to a tiny laser man walking around a village in Japan.

World Expo was the only place where in one day you could ride in in a Helicopter, a Hovercraft, Monorail & chat to K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider all in one day.

World Expo By Air


The second part of 1988 was not good..

I got fired from my job.

I loved this job, i learned so much from this place.
That place was B.P Service Station in Campbelltown, NSW

How did i get sacked?

It was a simple misunderstanding.
In passing, i called my boss a silly old bastard... Who Hasn't, Who Hasn't...
I meant no disrespect.. if anything, he was a lovable, silly old bastard... A really nice bloke who taught me so many things about life.
But, word got back to him, all twisted and made to sound vicious.. I tried to explain but I was caught off guard... and he sacked me.

I Was Shattered...

The last part of 1988 was the 3.30am starts at my new job building Air Conditioners (Hello, Dricon / Diamond Air) in Enfield, NSW
Another job i loved until.... See 1989 post

Moving On

This Mixtape was mostly recorded on my Walkman from various radio stations around NSW as I traveled from Sydney to Queensland
Some really good tracks, some rarish in nature... Take a listen.

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TRACKLIST
01.  Machinations - Cars & Planes
02.  Rod Stewart - Lost in You
03.  Robert Palmer - Early In The Morning
04.  The Moody Blues - I Know You're Out There Somewhere
05.  Vanessa Paradis - Joe Le Taxi
06.  The Adventures - Broken Land
07.  Jerry Harrison - Man With A Gun
08.  The Go-Betweens - Streets Of Your Town
09.  Australian Olympians - You're Not Alone
10.  Devo - Disco Dancer
11.  Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World
12.  ALF - Stuck on Earth
13.  Squeeze - Hour Glass
14.  Kim Wilde - Stone  (Not on Original Tape)
15.  Mory Kanté - Yeke Yeke
16.  New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God (12" Version)


LINKS  (320kbps AAC)

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WORLD EXPO HELIPAD AT NIGHT



LITTLE JAPANESE GUY IN JAPAN PAVILLION



CHATTING TO K.I.T.T.

Until Next Time...


#1988
#WorldExpo88
#Dricon
#Diamond
#Mixtape



Thursday, January 9, 2020

STAN RIDGWAY - THE BIG HEAT (Bonus Tracks)

Hello and Welcome Back... One of my favorite albums

Stan Ridgway is a American singer who was best known as the front-man in the 80s band "Wall of Voodoo"

Personal Note = Stan Ridgway has a very distinct voice and his songs often tell a story, something sadly lost in today's music.. Take a listen

The album 'The Big Heat' was released in 1986 and spawned the hits 'The Big Heat'(#13 U.K Indie Charts), 'Drive She Said (#60 Australian Music Charts)' & 'Camouflage (#4 U.K Music Charts)'






The album on offer has 5 Bonus Tracks


TRACKLIST
01.  The Big Heat
02.  Pick It Up (And Put It In Your Pocket)
03.  Can't Stop The Show
04.  Pile Driver
05.  Walkin' Home Alone
06.  Drive, She Said
07.  Salesman
08.  Twisted
09.  Camouflage
10.  Rio Greyhound (Instrumental) (Bonus Track)
11.  Stormy Side Of Town (Bonus Track)
12.  Foggy River (Bonus Track)
13.  End Of The Line (Bonus Track)
14.  Nadine (Bonus Track)



LINKS  (320kbps AAC)

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Original Back Cover


#StanRidgway
#80s
#Electronic80s


VIDEOS

CAMOUFLAGE
 



DRIVE SHE SAID




Sunday, January 5, 2020

1983 - LOST HITS MIXTAPE (Remastered)

Hello and Welcome Back... 1983, Here We Come

Ah 1983, I was 13 and in Year 7 High School (Hello Campbelltown High, where the barb wire is pointed on the inside to keep the students in... A Joke we used to say)

Probably the best part of 1983 for me, was going to my Nans for the weekend.

I was a little shit heading into my teen years, very restless and a very short attention span which used to drive my poor mum nuts, so she sent me off to my Nans for a little R & R.

At my Nans, i was allowed to borrow her transistor radio and i would lay awake all night listening to the radio, mostly 2UW, Magic 11, & 2SM (Sydney, Australia)

My Nan's Radio

I swear my Nan's house was haunted, it was always ice cold, even in summer and had a real creepy vibe to it. As a 13yo kid, i was privy to these sorts of things...Something felt bad and it wasn't my Nan snoring
It was the reason i stayed awake listening to the radio, i was too shit scared to fall asleep in case something possessed my body...

This mixtape was recorded on my Dads stereo system, all made in Japan (as most stereo systems in 1983 were) mostly when he wasn't home.

It was a mix of Denon, Ikel, Kenwood & Technics.

The speakers alone cost $3500...In 1983, that was alot of money... Probably its also why my mum divorced him.

I would have to make sure all the settings were exactly in the right spot when i finished recording...

About 20mins after he got home, I would hear him scream 'Who's been f*cken playing with my stereo' booming across the house as it seems i forgot to set the tape counter back to 000

Most of the tracks were from my Dads Record Collection, some were from radio station Triple M.

I have remastered the tracks in stunning 320kbps AAC, so the music sounds 'Palpable'

Some of the tracks you may not recognize, but once you listen, you will go 'Oh Yeah, I Remember This'







TRACKLIST
01.  Missing Persons - Destination Unknown
02.  F.R. David - Words
03.  Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love
04.  Chris De Burgh - Dont Pay The Ferryman
05.  Robin Gibb - Juliet
06.  Shakin Stevens - Cry Just A Little Bit
07.  Monte Video & The Cassettes - Shoop Shoop
08.  The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer
09.  Huey Lewis - Heart and Soul
10.  The Call - The Walls Came Down
11.  Marianne Faithfull - Running For Our Lives
12.  The Little Heroes - Bon Voyage
13.  The Kinks - Come Dancing  (not on original tape)
14.  Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands In the Stream
15.  Toto Coelo - Dracula's Tango
16.  The Belle Stars - Sign of the Times
17.  Donna Summer - State of Independence
18.  Flash & The Pan - Waiting For A Train



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LINKS  (320kbps AAC)

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#1983
#80s
#Mixtape
#Electronic80s


VIDEOS

MISSING PERSONS - DESTINATION UNKNOWN



THE CALL - WALLS CAME DOWN



THE LITTLE HEROS - BON VOYAGE




Friday, January 3, 2020

1989 - LOST HITS MIXTAPE (Remastered)

Hello and Welcome to 2020 (Sounds Futuristic, doesn't it?)

I thought i would start the New Year with a Mixtape, from a year that changed my life... 1989

For me, 1989 started swimmingly.

I was working at a Air Conditioning factory in Enfield, NSW (Dricon / Diamond Air).
My day would start at 3.30am in order to catch the 4.30 train to Strathfield.
This train was a beast, a diesel from Goulburn, known to me as a Bullnose Diesel (aka Streamliner)
This train would fly through Glenfield station in 3 seconds flat...It was Fast

Then came the day that would change my life forever.

September 9th 1989

It was the day that I was hit by a car at 90kmph on my mountain bike on the way to work.
I was thrown 23metres (about 2 blocks) from the point of impact and I landed heavily on the road.
Me, hitting the road with such force that it broke my pelvis in 4 places, broke my collar bone, dislocated my left shoulder, broke my nose and tore my urethra (from the bladder out).

I remember laying on the road with the sounds of 'Def Leppard - Rocket' still playing on my Walkman (nice one AIWA).
I was freezing, the force of the impact ripped my shoes from my feet and in the distance, the sound of an arriving ambulance.

Then I Died.

I remember feeling pure euphoria, surrounded by a white light... just floating in this white light.
It lasted for, what felt like 30 seconds when suddenly i was back, with the smiling face of an ambulance officer looking down at me

I was greeted by a "Welcome Back".

From then, I was airlifted by the Careflight Helicopter, from Campbelltown to Liverpool Hospital for 2 operations, then airlifted again to Westmead for another operation, then back to Liverpool where i was to spend 4 months laying in a hospital bed to try and fix my broken pelvis.
But it wasn't over.
Blood was still leaking into my abdomen.

When the pelvis broke, it severed my blood supply to my legs and bled into my abdomen and testicles (by testicles were the size of a football)...I kid you not.

Off for another operation. This 4th operation was to be the second time that I Died.
The same beautiful feeling and white light, this time it lasted longer.

34 blood transfusions later, I was back. (just)

Me, still smiling..

By the end of the 4 months, i was down to 25.3kg in weight.

Back to the Music
During the 4 months laying there, I got the chance to catch up on various TV Shows (Good Times, Different Strokes, Days of our Lives & Hey, Hey, Its Saturday) and heaps of radio listening, mostly Triple J (got sick of hearing 'Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting' on other stations)

So Here It Is, my Mixtape i did while i was in Hospital. (and a bit when i got home)

Good thing about contacting 'Golden Staph infection' (nearly killed me...again) is that i got a room all by myself... yay.
I recorded this tape on my sisters boombox (a Hitachi, i think), later my dad brought me a wicked Sharp boombox, made in Japan with CD player... Niiice.

The first part of the Mixtape is mostly dance stuff.
Saturday nights on Triple J had a request time, so heaps of good tunes were played

TRACKLIST
01.  Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart
02.  Blue Zone - Jackie
03.  The House Of Love - Shine On
04.  Oh Well - Oh Well
05.  The Cool Notes - House of Love
06   Lonnie Gordon - Pleasure Control
07.  New Order - Fine Time
08.  Fleetwood Mac - As Long as You Follow
09.  Def Leppard - Rocket  (Just after the middle 8, where it says "were gonna fly" is when i got hit)
10.  Transvision Vamp - The Only One
11.  Tom Petty - I Wont Back Down
12.  Lou Reed - Dirty Blvd
13.  Toni Childs - Dont Walk Away
14.  Chris Rea - Working on It
15.  Pat Benatar - Dont Walk Away
16.  Tracy Chapman - Crossroads
17.  Madonna - Oh Father


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LINKS  (320kbps AAC)

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VIDEOS

BLUE ZONE - JACKIE



MADONNA - OH FATHER



DEF LEPPARD - ROCKET
Not only did i die listening to this song, in the video above, it has the words 'Collision Course' written across the screen and bicycles hung on a rack... Creepy Shit or What?



MY SPICE RACK...

Fast Forward to Now, the pelvis is still giving me grief.
The pelvis is split apart at the front and as i get older, the muscles holding things in place weaken and added weight is pushing it further apart. Its not uncommon to slip in the shower and few minutes later have blood appear running down my legs because i tore the scar at the front.
Yes, i have tried puling the pelvis back together but it just opens a whole other can of worms, things ain't where they should be...

Could be worse, Could be Dead....


Newspaper clipping of my Accident

Until next Time, Happy New Year


#1989
#Mixtape
#Accident
#Electronic80s
#MichaelBailey
#LostHits
#Careflight