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

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hard Knocks [1980]

Hard Knocks Original Movie Soundtrack 1980
A bit of a different post for you today. A Soundtrack, but a very good one. From the 1980 movie of the same name starring such actors as Tracy Mann ( she won an AFI award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for this film ) Bill Hunter, Max Cullen and Deborah Conway.
A brillant Aussie packed soundtrack. I haven't unfortunetly added a link because I am unable to find one song. ( See My Begging list to the side) but I wanted to share it with you anyway in the hope someone may be able to help me with the missing track from John St Peeters.
01 Paul Kelly and the Dots - Hard Knocks 02 Stevie Wright - Evie Part One 03 Billy Thorpe - Most People I Know 04 The Sports - Who Listens to the Radio 05 Matt Taylor - I Remember When I Was Young 06 William Shakespeare - My Little Angel 07 Cold Chisel - Breakfast at Sweethearts 08 The Angels - Take a Long Line 09 Richard Clapton - When the Heat's Off 10 John St Peeters - High Class Woman 11 Mondo Rock - Fugitive Kind 12 The Dingoes - Way Out West 13 John Paul Young - Where The Action Is 14 John Paul Young - Birmingham 15 ACDC - High Voltage 16 Renée Geyer - Heading in the Right Direction 17 Sherbet - Howzat 18 Darryl Cotton - Dont Let It Get to You
You can view the TV ad for this album here.
And grab the album here


dorothy parker said...

good gear. Thanx for the tv ad. The hair! Can't help you with the track but thanks for doing the listing.

Ken said...

Hi, i have that John St. Peters track High Class Woman if you're still if you're still interested.


Dr.Philm said...

Any chance you could post a link if KenW63 was able to complete the track listing? I'd love this in my collection and can't find it anywhere...

Unknown said...

I grew up listening to this album and it was probably THE formative LP of my youth. Featuring a who's who of 80's Oz-rock. Brilliant!