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Archive for May, 2011

UTAH SAINTS – utah saints

Hello and welcome back… Drifting slightly outside the 80s, I thought i would share with you one of my most loved albums.The “Utah Saints” were famous for using snippets of other people’s songs in their music ( sampling ) and were very good at it. I remember my clubbing days ( kinda hazy ) and hearing this song being pumped out across the dance floor… that song was “something good” with the backing track being “Kate Bush – cloudbusting”. In 2008 this song was re-released with one of the best video clips I’ve seen ( ft the running man ).. Other songs on this album are “what can you do for me”, “i want you”, “something good” and “new gold dream” which is my pick of the album with the backing track from “simple minds”… being a huge “simple minds” fan, couldn’t go past it… deserves to be played loud..
Track listings are =

1 = something good

SOMETHING GOOD  2008 remix ( not on album )

2 = i want you

3 = what can you do for me

4 = soulution

5 = states of mind

6 = new gold dream

7 = kinetic synthetic

8 = my mind must be free

9 = trance atlantic glide

10 = too much to swallow ( part 1 )

A magical album… CLICK HERE to download album.. huge thanxs to for the link  .. cheers

TOM TOM CLUB – wordy rappinghood ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back… Taking their name from a dance-hall in the Bahamas, the “Tom Tom Club” were a compilation of 2 members of the “talking heads” and other various musician and sound engineers. For me personally its a great song to listen to with headphones as the funky synths seem to dance around your head. Wordy Rappinghood came of the album with the same name ( Tom Tom Club ) and also had the hit “Genius of love” …. the rest of the album doesn’t seem to make sense to me, but other people may like it.. Love the album artwork, something that is lacking with today’s artists.. Enjoy

TOM TOM CLUB – wordy rappinghood ( live )

TOM TOM CLUB – genius of love

Simply Brilliant… CLICK HERE to download the album ” Tom Tom Club “…. enter the 2 words then press download.. Massive thanks to for the links …cheers

REAL LIFE – heartland

Hello and welcome back… Known as the haircut bands ( kids in the kitchen, pseudo echo, dear enemy ) “real life” burst onto the music scene with big hair and a huge hit called “send me an angel”. It was a snappy new wave/ synthpop song that launched them into the spotlight. For me i was in heaven … i loved this type of music and it put many aussie bands on the map.. The pub/ club scene was massive and often sorted the boys from the men, and these new haircut bands could really show what they were made of ( haircut bands because many of them were hairdressers by day, musicians by night ).
Heartland was released in 1983 and had the hits “send me an angel”, “always” , “openhearted” and my pick of the album “catch me i’m falling” with its punchy electric drums and sweeping synths.. this is one brilliant album.
Track listings are =

1= send me an angel

2 = catch me i’m falling

3 = under the hammer

4 = heartland

5 = breaking point

6 = broken again

7 = always ( live ) not on album

8 = openhearted

9 = exploding bullets ( from “savage streets” soundtrack )

10 = burning blue

An 80s classic = CLICK HERE to download “heartland” ( make a note of the password further down the page.. you may need it ) Massive thanks to for the link .. it is also available to download from Itunes as well … cheers

THE ADVENTURES – theodore and friends

Hello and welcome back… Irish band “the adventures” have been a personal favorite of mine since i brought this album back in 1987 ( when i had money )… They are not that well know in Australia but deserve excellent recognition for this album. Set free in 1985,”theodore and friends” had a slathering of excellent songs including “always”, “feel the raindrops”, “don’t tell me”, “another silent day”, “love in chains”, and my pick of the album.. “send my heart”, with it’s melodic synths and twangy guitars, its a feel good song. The whole album is like folk meets rock meets electronic… a bit of everything. Enjoy.
Track listing =

1 = always

2 = feel the raindrops

3 = send my heart

4 = two rivers

5 = don’t tell me

6 = another silent day

7 = when the world turns upside down

8 = love in chains ( live )

9 = lost in hollywood

10 = these children

One of the most underrated 80s band around…..CLICK HERE to download remastered “Theodore and friends”.. Its in zip format, so when finishing download, create a folder, right click the downloaded folder end extracted into new folder.. cheers.

THE REYNOLD GIRLS – i’d rather jack

Hello and welcome back… Seeing that the end of the world is nigh.. i thought i would leave you with this song… personally i love this.. although some people would rather forget it… The reynold girls are a prodigy of stock, aitken & waterman and the download on offer is a 3 disc album of all their ( saw ) best stuff including “dead or alive”, “banarama”, “kylie”, “divine” and the list goes on …. its a chunky download but its worth it.. oh, for those who don’t know, it has been predicted that the 21st may around 6pm, the world will come to an end via a huge earthquake and that 2 per cent of the world’s population will be immediately “raptured” to Heaven; the rest of us will get sent straight to the Other Place… I hope the prediction is wrong, still got heaps of good music to post… cheers

REYNOLD GIRLS – i’d rather jack

Sooo Cheeezy… CLICK HERE to download “stock,aitken & waterman.. gold”, then click on either rapidshare logo or mediafire.. it will be time consuming because there is time restrictions on free users but its worth it. HUGE thanks to for the links.

PATRICK HERNANDEZ – born to be alive ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back… This song has to be one of the best party starters i know, Have a few drinks and this catchy song that you can sing to, will have you up and dancing in no time.French singer “Patrick Hernandez” set the dance floors on fire with this classic track then kinda disappeared of the radar.. Great song, crappy video. Enjoy

PATRICK HERNANDEZ – born to be alive

Aaaahhh the memories… CLICK HERE to download the best of “Patrick Hernandez”

DEF LEPPARD – hysteria

Hello and welcome back… Ok, technically not an electronic band but they heavily used electronic drums so it’s sorta ok… I was asked at a 80s party i went to last week, “what 80s band had the most influence on you” ?… i answered “def leppard – hysteria”… why? she asked… Because i died while listening to the song “rocket” (a song of the hysteria album ).. It was 4am and i was on my way to work on my mountain bike and was listening to hysteria on my walkman when i was hit by a car traveling around 80 kph.. I remember laying on the road, freezing, and hearing the ambulance getting closer.. I could still hear the def leppard song playing through the headphones around my neck..That’s when i saw this incredible light… a white light that was suspending my body.. and the most euphoric feeling i have ever lasted about 30 seconds.. The ambulance team brought me back and i was air lifted to 3 hospitals for 4 major operations.. I died again on the forth operation and again i was brought back…I broke my pelvis in 4 places that severed the main arteries to my legs which bled into my stomach… After 32 blood transfusions i was on the road to recovery and here’s where it gets weird… 4 months laying in hospital i watched alot of tv and i saw the video to “rocket”.. with dismembered bicycles in the back ground, right when i impacted with the car (just after the second chorus ) the words flash across the screen “collision course” and sings “we’re gonna fly”… and fly i did… strangely enough i also used this album as part of my rehab.. I also suffered a dislocated shoulder and broken collar bone so i used to practice drumming to the sounds of “def leppard” get my mobility back in my arm. To me this album is one of the best ever 80s albums, even if it nearly killed me listening to it.
Track list is =

1 = women

2 = rocket

3 = animal

4 = love bites

5 = pour some sugar on me

6 = armageddon it

7 = gods of war ( my pick of the album )

8 = don’t shoot shot gun

9 = run riot

10 = hysteria

11 = excitable

12 = love and affection

Ok … Now this is spooky… i found the DOWNLOAD LINK from a post called = 1001 albums you must hear before you die.. Amazing.. password for the album is = matt-o-rach
CLICK HERE  to see after the accident
CLICK HERE to see other albums you must hear before you die
Huge thanks to for the link .. cheers

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