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, March 15, 2008

1982 Up In Lights

Yet another Aussie lacking release and not one of my favourites but still an alright listen.

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01 - Bananarama - Shy Boy
02 - Moving Pictures - Winners
03 - Yazoo - Don't Go
04 - Mellissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Tlaks
05 - Joe Jackson - Real Men
06 - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
07 - Billy Idol - Hot In The City
08 - Little River Band - Down On The Border
09 - Rough Trade - All Touch
10 - Joe Cocker - Sweet Little Woman
11 - Hall And Oats - Maneater
12 - Frida - I Know There's Something Going On
13 - Missing Persons - Words
14 - America - You Can Do Magic
15 - Kim Carnes - Voyeur
16 - Jo Jo Zep - Taxi Mary
17 - Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack
18 - Maddness - House Of Fun
19 - Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited
20 - Rose Tattoo - We Can't Be Beaten

You can grab a copy here

Yet again I was able to find the original TV Commercial for this release on YouTube, I love watching these old ads not to mention seeing the price we used to pay for music.

7 comments:

Lawrence Photography said...

Gold - this was my first ever album. Takes me way way way back.

Grubco said...

Hey, that's my ad! Nice.
I just downloaded all the tracks (elsewhere) to remake this album, and a few others. Gotta love those classic records.

PJ said...

I originally received a cassette copy of this brand new for Christmas 1982 - I played it a lot - eventually over a short period of time the shell yellowed considerably, the tape inside it stretched and broke in several places (EMI had used a special high grade tape (not cheap supermarket branded) for many of their compilation albums which back then was considered high technology - compared to the cheap and flimsy media today)

I have since replaced my (binned cassette) copy of this album with an LP which is in good condition but I cannot rip.

Not my favourite album either, but it wasn't terrible as it suited the era.

carntspell said...

what an effort. You my friend, have turned a few drinks with friends into still awake at dawn mindbusters. Brilliant compliation, all the classics are there.

Jason said...

Hi Meggsy. Is it possible to re-up this file as it is no longer available. Thank you for all the work you have done to bring this music back.

Susie Shields said...

Thanks Meggsy!

Andy Wu said...

This was my first album too, I came across your blog while searching for it. I've taken all the songs listed and compiled them into a youtube playlist- it's public, you can watch it here...https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZKT8-iw3gTL0ybBtRqm7Ixpb1v0kdllt

thank you for sharing :)