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, September 23, 2008


Side One:
01 Shandi - Kiss
02 In Your Car - Dugites
03 Little Jeannie - Elton John
04 The Winner Takes It All - Abba
05 Sooner Or Later - The Innocents
06 Still Sane - Carolyn Mas
07 Whatever You Want - Status Quo
08 After The News - The Reels
09 Day Trip To Bangor - Fiddler's Dram
Side Two:
10 Moscow - Genghis Khan
11 Little By Little - Jon English
12 I Only Want To Be With You - Tourists
13 Wondering Where The Lions Are - Bruce Cockburn
14 Gonna Get Along Without You Now - Viola Wills
15 Five Letter Word - The Numbers
16 Portable Radio - Hall & Oates
17 Stay With Me Till Dawn - Judie Tzuke
18 Two Faces Have I - Ol' 55
Now my video clip pick for this album is The Tourists song I Only Want To Be With You. The band features the fabulous Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart who within a year of this song went on of course to form th Eurythmics. Enjoy


A. FlockOfSeagulls said...

Hi Meggsy,
can't thank you enough for posting 'Starcall'. I've got two vinyl copies in differing states of repair. It was great to finally get a good copy of 'Still Sane' by Carolyn Mas and 'Little By Little' by Jon English.
Thanks again :)

Jason said...

Thanks Meggsy. Brings back some great memories.

Luke McKean said...

This was the first tape I ever bought in Grade 4 with the $10 I won in a school lottery! Awesome.....