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

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

1984 The Beat

Ah what can I say. Dear Enemy, Jane Clifton, The Hoodo Gurus, a great listen.

01 - Queen - Radio Ga Ga
02 - Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again
03 - Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
04 - Jane Clifton - Girl On The Wall
05 - Dear Enemy - Good Life
05 - Split Enz - Message To My Girl
06 - Debbie Harry - Rush Rush
07 - Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive
08 - Mel Brooks - To Be Or Not To Be (Hitler Rap
09 - Duran Duran - New Moon On Monday
10 - Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
11 - Re-Flex - The Politics Of Dancing
12 - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
13 - The Rolling Stones - She Was Hot
15 - Break Machine - Street Dance
16 - Hoodo Gurus - I Want You Back
17 - Daryl Hall & John Oates - Adult Education
18 - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rodgers - Islands In The Stream

Grab it here
Once again I was able to find for you the original TV Commercial that ran for this release. Enjoy.


abducted said...

the jane clifton track is nice...
is it a tape?
sounds like a crackling vinyle !

Anonymous said...

That track was and maybe still is available on double disc CD titled
" COOL WORLD ..essential Australian rock singles "

bonnie bianco said...

another brilliant compilation.if anyone needs tapes.vinyl cds. contact me i have a big collection.
that models media is very rare and i've been offered $ 200 for cd but i won't sell it

Wolf Jarl said...

Just wondering @Bonnie Bianco ; does your version of Models "Media" start with the guitar break at the beginning of "Evolution" or does it contain the fade in of drums and vocals? I did have a Mushroom CD copy of it which had the latter, sadly lost now and every version I've managed to find since starts with the guitar instead.