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.

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Updated 15th May 2020

Hi All, I am slowly revamping the blog. You won't find any download links on this site but I am only too happy to of supplied the tracklistings to assist you in remembering those long lost gems .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

Once again I was able to find for you the original TV Commercial that ran for this release. Check it out on youtube here


Anonymous 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 "

Paul Mclennon 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

Unknown 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.