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, March 23, 2008

1984 Shakin



1984 Shakin was where I really got the taste for Dear Enemy and the Venetians. Two of my favourite bands along with the Models and Mi-Sex. Unfortunetly I grew up in a rural town here in sunny Queensland where if it wasn't top 10 then the chances of getting certain albums wasn't easy but over the years I have been able to get my hands on most and more recently thanks to blogs like Ausrock, Mad Parade and Striped Sunlight I have been able to replace some of the no longer playable originals that I had. Alas I was not able to save the cover for this one so got a copy from good old Wikipedia.

Tracklist:

1984 Shakin'
Side 1:
01 Listening - Pseudo Echo 02 Say It Isn't So - Daryl Hall And John Oates 03 Right By Your Side - Eurythmics 04 Heart And Soul - Huey Lewis And The News 05 Twist Of Fate - Olivia Newton-John 06 Computer One - Dear Enemy 07 Change In Mood - Kids In The Kitchen 08 Catch Me I'm Falling - Real Life 09 Let's Stay Together - Tina Turner
Side 2:
10 Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar 11 Baby, You're Dynamite - Cliff Richard 12 Everywhere I Go - Q E D 13 Bon Voyage - Little Heroes 14 Staring At The Embers - Tim Finn 15 My Girl - Hoodoo Gurus 16 Chinese I's (Here Come The Minute Men) - Venetians 17 Union Of The Snake - Duran Duran 18 Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol

The Full Album HERE
From Wikipedia
1984 Shakin' - Compilation album by various artists Released 1984 - Genre Pop - Label Festival Records 1984 Shakin' was a various artists "hits" collection album released in Australia in 1984 on the Festival record Label (Cat No. RML 50005). The album spent 2 weeks at the top of the Australian album charts in 1984.

2 comments:

Elli said...

Just wanted to say Thankyou SO MUCH for this one! Brings back great memories.
My poor cassette would have well and truly worn out if it hadn't been left in the car and warped from the heat first, lol.
I used to play Computer One, Change In Mood and Catch Me I'm Falling - over and over. Play, Stop, Rewind, Play, Stop, Rewind...

Cat said...

Thank you for this post. Dad has lost his 1984 Shakin tape and could remember lyrics for two of the songs that he could remember being on there.

A bit of Googling on my part to find the name of the songs and the album led me here.

Thank you, Dad will enjoy the music :)