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.

Download Links

Updated 7th May 2012

Hi All, I am slowly re-adding download links to each of the original posts so please be patient and check back often. NB:Also please be aware before you download that I upload files ripped at a bitrate of 128. If you prefer a higher bitrate I am only too happy to of supplied the tracklistings to assist you in searching for those tracks at a bitrate you prefer.Thanks Meggsy

Sunday, February 17, 2008

1981... The Sound

Another gem. When I get myself a bit better organised I am hoping to up albums that might bring back a memory or two for like minded people. (For sampling purposes only of course)



(Image from wikipedia, thank God, one of several cassette linings I have lost over the years)
So here's whats on it. (I'd love to kiss the person that decided to print the "contents" onto cassettes)

1981..The Sound

01 - The Swingers - Counting The Beat
02 - Split Enz - One Step Ahead
03 - Madness - Baggy Trousers
04 - Icehouse - Walls
05 - Jona Lewie - Stop The Calvary
06 - The Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic
07 - Ian Dury & The Blockheads - I Want To Be Straight
08 - Adam And The Ants - Young Parisians
09 - AC_DC - Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution
10 - Sheena Easton - Morning Train (9 To 5)
11 - Dr Hook - Girls Can Get It
12 - Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
13 - Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning
14 - Little River Band - Long Jumping Jeweller
15 - John Farnham - Too Much Too Soon
16 - Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues
17 - Dire Straits - Tunnel Of Love
18 - Cheetah - Spend The Night

Probably one of my first brushes with one of my all time favs, Icehouse.

You can grab a copy here

2 comments:

PJ said...

A simple comment: awesome album - loads of faves on this one. I used to have the vinyl of this one too, and it takes me back to the 7th Grade school days. No dramas, and there is not one song I don't like on it at all. All are good.
2 thumbs up! :D

Jason said...

Thanks Meggsy. Brings back some great memories.