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

Saturday, February 2, 2008

It seemed like a good idea at the time....

A while back I decided that I was going to try to replicate my old 80's Various Artists Cassettes, you know, keep the memories alive etc etc. Well it has become a bit of a monster and at times I think I am living breathng the 80's all over again just with a bit less of the fluro clothing. I am loving retracing the music and I am blown away by the resources available for those "I am never going to find that track" sites. One in particular has been a huge source of buried treasures and that is AUSROCK. A brilliant blog with a very knowledgable owner when it comes to Australian music. With very generous contributors adding rare gems this site has been a blessing. So in coming posts I want to share the compilations I have been able to replicate along with other goodies along the way.I may even post a "I'm Begging" link for those tracks that elude me as well as share my own gems.
M

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