Why I Do This

I was lucky enough to be a teenager through the eighties and I was mad on music, big hair, bad make-up and all that went with being a teenager of the times. All these years later I still have the big hair but now it is "touched" with grey and the bad make-up is gone but the tunes still play loudly in my head and even louder if they grace my radio, tv or mp3player. I will gladly admit to being a"mainstream" fan for the most part but I do have the odd liking for some of the less "played to death" bands of the time. What started all this was a drawer full of slowly decaying cassettes and a fear of losing the music that is on them. So I began to recreate them onto CD and I am loving it and finding some fantastic albums along the way.

I would like to re-dedicate this site to my late husband, he lost his long battle with cancer in 2011, he was a huge 80's fan, possibly even more so than myself. So for you my love.

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Updated 15th May 2020

Hi All, I am slowly revamping the blog. You won't find any download links on this site but I am only too happy to of supplied the tracklistings to assist you in remembering those long lost gems .Thanks Meggsy

Saturday, February 23, 2008

1981... Rocks On

1981 Rocks On

01. Kim Carnes - Betty Davis Eyes
02. Rupert Hine - Misplaced Love
03. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
04. Renee Geyer - Say I Love You
05. Split Enz - I Dont Wanna Dance
06. Mondo Rock - Cool World
07. Sheena Easton - Modern Girl
08. Australian Crawl - Things Don't Seem
09. Gary US Bands - This Little Girl
10. Kim Wilde - Kids In America
11. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
12. Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short
13. Ultravox - Vienna
14. The Church - The Unguarded Moment
15. Mental As Anything - If You Leave Me Can I Come Too
16. Jimmy & The Boys - They Won't Let My Girlfriend Talk To Me
17. Air Supply - The One That You Love
18. Stray Cats - Rock This Town

I am starting the tiresome ripping process for the tapes I am recreating. The first of this is for 1981... Rocks On and hopefully I will get time to add at least one more today if not tomorrow.
PLEASE NOTE: I know that the vinyl people out there like to rip at 192 and even as high as 320 but lil ole me is ripping at 128. Also if anyone is interested, the way I have been ripping these files for the most part has been from the few cassettes I have that are still workable using Mega Sound Recorder, a nifty little program that splits as it goes which I love ( yes I can be lazy ) For the tracks that are just too stretched to save I have been scouring the blogs and web for replacements if I don't have them on the actual artists albums in my own collection. I'd suggest to anyone looking for so of the harder to find tracks ( and I mean rip my hair out, I am never going to find it tracks), that you visit someone like Ausrock at ausrock.blogspot.com. Not only may you find that one your missing but you will definetly have your eyes opened as to just how diverse the Australian Music scene was/is and always will be hopefully. He does a bang up job, and has brilliant contributors.


Yowie9644 said...

The link seems to be broken

Jason said...

Thanks Meggsy. Brings back some great memories.