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

Monday, May 26, 2008

Gone Shopping

Hi All,
Just a short note to say that I hope you enjoy the 3 posts I have just added and to let you know I will be away for a little while, a quick trip overseas ( shops here I come!!!).
I also wanted to take the time to thank you guys for all the encouraging emails, they mean so much.
Take care all,
Meggsy

Straight Ahead [1981]

Straight Ahead
01 Soft Cell - Tainted Love. 02 Johhny Warman - Screaming Jets. 03 Smokey Robinson - Being With You. 04 Toyah - I Want To Be Free. 05 Marc Hunter - Big City Talk. 06 Genesis - Adacab. 07 Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe. 08 The Bee Gees - He's A Liar. 09 Kool & The Gang - Celebration. 10 Hall & Oates - Private Eyes. 11 INXS - Stay Young. 12 Gidea Park - Beach Boys Medley. 13 Roxy Music - Jealous Guy. 14 RPO - Hooked On Classics. 15 Rick James - Super Freak. 16 Vertical Hold - My Imagination 17 Moody Blues - Gemini Dream. 18 Stars On 45 - More Stars (ABBA Medley).
STRAIGHT AHEAD

Turn It Up '85

Turn It Up '85
Tracklist Side
One: 01 Fundamental - Live It Up 02 Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On 03 The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down 04 Renee Geyer - All My Love 05 Nik Kershaw - Wide Boy 06 Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love 07 Dire Straits - Walk Of Life 08 Reo Speedwagon - Cant Fight This Feeling
Side Two:
09 Tears For Fears - Every Want To Rule The World 10 Dead Or Alive - Lover Come Back To Me 11 Animotion - Obession 12 Howard Jones - Look Mama 13 Marilyn - Baby U Left Me (In The Cold) 14 Men At Work - Everything I Need 15 Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away 16 Phil Collins - One More Night
TURN IT UP
P/W turn_it_up_meggsy

Red Alert

Red Alert ... 1980(16 original hits on red vinyl)
Side One 01 - Funkytown - Lipps Inc
02 - Life At The Outpost - Skatt Bros
03 - I Was Made For Lovin' You - Kiss
04 - Don't Let Go - Isaac Hayes
05 - Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor
06 - Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gand
07 - Red River Rock - Silicon Teens
08 - Moscow - Genghis Khan.
Side Two
09 - Ready For The 80's - Village People
10 - Empire Strikes Back - Meco
11 - Rock It - Lipps Inc
12 - Walk The Night - Skatt Bros
13 - Are You Ready For Love - Elton John
14 - Spirit Of Love - Con Funk Shun
15 - Come To Me - France Joli
16 - Don't Cry Fo Me Argentina - Festival

Compiled by Dermot Hoy .. Photography by Peter HowardPolystar 6840 081 1 - 1980 Polygram Records Pty LtdDistributed in Aust by Polygram TV Merchandising Division
Grab it here           

Monday, May 19, 2008

Throbbin '84

Throbbin' 84.
Side 1:
01 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper 02 Blue Day - Mi-Sex 03 Talking In Your Sleep - The Romantics 04 Cum On Feel The Noize - Quiet Riot 05 Kiss The Bride - Elton John 06 Calling Your Name - Marilyn 07 Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder 08 Just Be Good To Me - The Sos Band 09 Sticky Music - Sandii And The Sunsetz
Side 2:
10 Jump - Van Halen 11 Beast Of Burden - Bette Midler 12 All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie 13 Original Sin - Inxs 14 The Love Cats - The Cure 15 In A Big Country - Big Country 16 Come Said The Boy - Mondo Rock 17 Thriller - Michael Jackson 18 Love Of The Common People - Paul Young

From Wikipedia'84"Throbbin' '84 was a various artists "hits" collection album released in Australia in 1984 on the Polygram record Label. The album spent 5 weeks at the top of the Australian album charts in 1984.
Throbbin Here
P/W meggsy_throbbin_84

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Hitwave '81

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Hitwave '81
Side 1
01 Stars on 45 - Stars On 45
02 This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens
03 Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon
04 Gotta Pull Myself Together - The Nolans
05 Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work
06 Shout & Deliver - The Reels
07 How Come - The Sports
08 Fade to Grey - Visage
09 Jealous Guy - Roxy Music

Side 2
10 Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
11 Antmusic - Adam and the Ants
12 Celebration - Kool and the Gang
13 Hip, Shake, Jerk! - The Quick
14 Into the Heat - The Angels
15 History Never Repeats - Split Enz
16 Falling In & Out - Mi-Sex
17 Nobody Wins - Elton John
18 The Wild Colonial Boy - Dr Hook
Grab It Here

Hitwave '82

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Hit Wave 82

Side A tracks:
1 Men At Work - Down Under
2 Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble
3 Shakin Stevens - Oh Julie
4 Cold Chisel - You Got Nothing I Want
5 Loverboy - Working For The Weekend
6 Quaterflash - Harden My Heart
7 Christopher Cross - Arthurs Theme
8 Elton John - Blue Eyes
9 Jon & Vangelis - Ill Find My Way Home

Side B tracks:
10 Soft Cell - Tainted Love
11 Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl
12 Altered Images - Happy Birthday
13 The Cars - Shake It Up
14 The Orphans - Hop Skip Jump
15 Pointer Sisters - Should I Do It
16 Earth Wind & Fire - Lets Groove
17 George Benson - Turn Your Love
18 Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire
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Hitwave '83





HITWAVE 83

01 Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
02 Clash - Rock The Casbah
03 Wham - Young Guns
04 Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Stool Pigeon
05 Bananarama - Shy Boy
06 Simple Minds - Glittering Prize
07 Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack
08 Men At Work - Dr Heckyll & Mr Jive
09 Monte Video & The Cassettes- Shoop Shoop Diddy Wop
10 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
11 Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes - Up Where We Belong
12 Eddy Grant - I Don't Wanna Dance
13 Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
14 Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker
15 Fat Larry's Band - Zoom
16 Captain Sensible - Wot
17 Billy Joel - Allentown
18 Deniece Williams - It's Gonna Take A Miracle

GRAB IT HERE

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Go For It '83

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Go for It '83
Side 1 01 Living on the Ceiling - Blancmange 02 Hey little Girl - Icehouse 03 Love My Way - The Psychedelic Furs 04 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? - Culture Club 05 Zoom - Fat Larry's Band 06 The Traveller - Big Red 07 Jackie Wilson Said - Dexy's Midnight Runners 08 Stand Up - The Angels 09 Peek-a-Boo - Devo
Side 2 10 Gloria - Laura Branigan 11 Down the Line - Mi-Sex 12 Shock the Monkey - Peter Gabriel 13 Don't Change - INXS 14 Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders 15 Twisting by the Pool - Dire Straits 16 Close Again - Mental as Anything 17 Africa - Toto 18 Truly - Lionel Richie
Many thanks to Rod for the replacement cover

Go Get It

Gone Troppo [1980]

Gone Troppo [1980]

Side A Tracks:

01. Shaddup You Face - Joe Dolce Music Theatre 02. Feels Like I'm In Love - Kelly Marie 03. Jesse - Carly Simon 04. What I Like About You - The Romantics 05. Life At The Outpost - Skatt Bros 06. Kiss Army - Norman Gunston 07. State Of The Heart - Mondo Rock 08. Space Race - Mi-Sex 09. Words - Sharon O'Neill

Side B Tracks:

10. I Like Chinese - Monty Python 11. Generals And Majors - XTC 12. You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen - Jona Lewie 13. Funkytown - Lipps Inc. 14. My Baby - Cold Chisel 15. Lady Love - Meo 245 16. When I'm With You - Sparks 17. Johnny And Mary - Robert Palmer 18. I Will Return - Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons
Go Troppo Here

Friday, May 2, 2008

News


Hi All, Have had a bit off time away and thought I'd pop in an say Hi and have a bit of a catch up with things. A long weekend coming up and I have some new albums I will be posting so stay tuned for those. Also I see the lovely guys over at K-tel have posted Hard Knocks ( see my April 13th post) so you should go visit them and grab a copy. I am also uploading some of the past post albums in full at the moment finally so check back for those. Also I would like to thank everyone that has sent emails with regards to the 80's Tapes List blog, you guys truly are great and yes I have taken the advice and done what we discussed. So check your inboxes for those emails :) Have a great long weekend ( If your a Queenslander ) Cheers Meggsy