Tuesday, March 28, 2017
After dealing with my ISP and the feckin music gestapo. i am bk. fuk em
I buy a CD ,record or tape (yup still buy em lol) ITS mine to do wtf i want with.
Some fukwit had act dloaded the urgh AMW lp and then reported it where i had uploaded it too... and reported me thru my email...
my excuse was selling it and wanted a backup in case my pootah died,..,,, seems to have worked. theyve dropped prosecution after giving me warning bahah .....so fecku RIAA GESTAPO
anyhow rant over:::
Got a lovely email requesting some early SADE. and this is all I have as Sade aint really my thing but bk then when I got this yup and for some reason I kept it.... (in a banana box with hundreds of CD's old stuff)
went to discogs to get the cover for this and bam its worth a shitload hahahah
One of the rarest and valuable CDs I own. its worth a mint.
lets sell it and go to the pub bahah nah
Got it bk in 89 for $10.
I think these songs are the best SADE ever did ...
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Let's Make a New Dope Deal is a 1980 comedy album recorded by Cheech & Chong. Originally released on LP, 8-track and cassette in 1980, the long out-of-print album was finally released on CD on November 15, 2005, along with another long-awaited out-of-print (since the early 1990s) album, Sleeping Beauty.
A single for "Bloat On", a parody of "Float On" by R&B group The Floaters was released with a non-album B-side entitled "Just Say 'Right On'" with a picture sleeve depicting animated overweight versions of Cheech and Chong. The rest of the album may have been recorded shortly before filming began for Up In Smoke, with then-current references to Peter Frampton, punk rock, and Star Wars noticeable during some of the routines.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Unbehagen is the second studio album by Nina Hagen Band released in 1979 by CBS Records. It is the last album released by the band, before Nina Hagen decided to pursue a solo career.
The album produced three singles, "African Reggae", "Herrmann hiess er" and "Auf'm Rummel". "Herrmann hiess er" deals with a drug addiction and is believed to be about Hagen's ex-boyfriend Herman Brood. The accompanying music video was also released. The album also contains a German cover version, "Wir leben immer... noch", of Lene Lovich's hit single "Lucky Number". The song "Wenn ich ein Junge wär" was recorded live in April 1979 at the Saarbrücken Congress Hall.
The album was a chart success and was certified Gold in Germany in 1981, selling over 250,000 copies.
Unbehagen also entered the album charts in New Zealand and elsewhere.
Disco was dying , Pumk was dead and the New Wave was beginning to unfold its wings
My older brother used to play this so loud it killed birds hahhahahaha
Stunning album and one of the best of that era.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Urgh! A Music War is a British soundtrack & film released in 1982 featuring performances by punk rock, new wave , and post-punk acts, Themovie was filmed in 1980. Among the artists featured in the movie are Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), Magazine, The Go-Go's, Toyah , The Fleshtones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, X, XTC, Devo, The Cramps, Oingo Boingo, Dead Kennedys, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Wall of Voodoo, Pere Ubu, Steel Pulse, Surf Punks, 999, UB40, Echo & the Bunnymen and The Police. These were many of the most popular groups on the New Wave scene; in keeping with the spirit of the scene, the film also features several less famous acts, and one completely obscure group, Invisible Sex, in what appears to be their only public performance.
The selection of songs was almost the same as the film, but there were a few minor changes and several acts featured in the film did not make it to the album (Dead Kennedys, John Cooper Clarke, Chelsea, Surf Punks, Invisible Sex, Splodgenessabounds
my main gripe and yeah i got one- wtf were Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, doin in this lol.. they were never punk or new wave or post punk....
Ripped from the original Urgh! A Music War LP
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Despite Straight Lines is the debut album by the British singer-songwriter Marilyn (Peter Robinson), who was part of the wacky racers @ Steve Strange's Blitz Club hahahahha, released in 1985.
Although Marilyn had scored three top 40 hits throughout the 1983-84 period, his debut album was not released until mid-1985, 18 months after his biggest hit "Calling Your Name" was a top 10 hit.Possibly due to a loss of momentum, the album only charted in Australia,and subsequent singles taken from it were also unsuccessful.
Although it is his only album released to date, the album was reissued on CD in 2008 as Despite Straight Lines: The Very Best of Marilyn, by Cherry Pop (a division of Cherry Red Records).
The reissue includes several bonus tracks, consisting of B-sides and alternative versions, though it excludes the single "Pray for That Sunshine", which strangely was omitted from this reissue at Marilyn's request. so I reinstated it bitch alongside with the 12" of You Dont Love Me hahahahahha.
Marilyn survived all the drugs and depression and paranoid and has re-emerged and been recording again and is now mates again with Boy George.
I seem to follow tragic souls hahahaha. and yep I love a good ending esp one against the odds
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
North of a Miracle is the debut solo album by English singer-songwriter Nick Heyward. The album was recorded from May to June 1983 at Abbey Road Studios and produced by Geoff Emerick and was released on 28 October 1983 through Arista Records and spent 10 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number 10 After he bailed from Haircut 100, Heyward's solo career took off in March 1983 with the single "Whistle Down The Wind", which reached No. 13 in the UK Singles Chart. Two further Top 20 hits followed: "Take That Situation" (#11) and "Blue Hat for a Blue Day" (#14). His debut solo album, North of a Miracle, was released in October 1983 and peaked at No. 10 in the UK. The successive non-album singles, "Love All Day" and "Warning Sign" both went Top 40 although a final single "Laura" failed to do so
This is the 2 DISC 2010 Deluxe remaster,,,. This Cherry Red reissue has been personally overseen by Nick and expanded from its original 10-track form to include a further 21 rare b-sides, remixes & unreleased tracks (9 are live on Disc 2 Taken from Heyward's solo concert Live At The Dominion Theatre, London, November 7th, 1983 concert..
Heyward's solo debut, is brilliant.It showed that he was a main force behind Haircut 100's success. & output.
He is a Genius,period!. Heyward has the knack of being able to pen the best, most insanely catchy and complicated (yet accessible) songs. that still to this day I still cant fathom wtf theyre about hahahahah
*Red dragons* hahahaha
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Charles Jeremy "Chaz" Jankel is an English singer, songwriter, arranger, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
In a music career spanning more than 40 years, Jankel came to prominence in the late 1970s as the guitarist and keyboardist of the rock band Ian Dury and The Blockheads. With Dury, Jankel co-wrote some of the band's best-known songs including "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll", "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" and "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3".
In addition to his work with the Blockheads, Jankel has had a solo career which has resulted in nine studio albums. He has a long list of credits as both a performer and as songwriter.
The album was recorded over a period of seven months between January and July 1981, in sessions that took place at Eastcote Products Recording Studios, in London.
The album featured major lyrical contributions from Ian Dury and musical contributions from two of the Blockheads, bass player Norman Watt-Roy and drummer Charlie Charles and also contained the US dance hit "Glad to Know You", which was one of the tracks with lyrics written by Dury, plus the MTV music video of its title track.
Ripped from Vinyl. Still no Cd or Digital release of this album altho on his website he claims to have remastered it. I will stick with the VINYL dude hahahahha
Questionaire & Three Million Synths are my favs
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Killing Joke is the debut studio album by English rock band Killing Joke. It was released in August 1980 by record label E.G.
The album has been called "an underground classic" for fans of "heavy music", and has influenced artists ranging from Nirvana to Marilyn Manson and Metallica (who covered The Wait)
The album's lyrics were written by frontman and vocalist Jaz Coleman, and expressed his opinions on issues such as politics, death, hypocrisy, human nature, pollution and exile.
The artwork was based on a photograph by Don McCullin of young rioters trying to escape from clouds of CS gas released by the British Army in Derry, Northern Ireland, on 8 July 1971 during the Troubles.
This 2008 reissues of Killing Joke featured several bonus tracks, such as previously released B-sides and demo tracks.
The tracks were listed in addition to the UK original release, being that "Change" was track 9 instead of track 7, as it was in the original US release.
The 2008 reissue was dedicated in memory of bassist Paul Raven, who performed on his last album with Killing Joke in 2006.
Raven died of heart failure in October 2007. Since then, every reissue of Killing Joke's studio albums has been dedicated to him.
The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
FECKIN STONKING .
1 of my top 20 albums of all time....
Monday, March 6, 2017
Laughter is the third studio album by Ian Dury & The Blockheads; released in 1980, it was the last studio album Dury made for Stiff Records.
It was also the last studio album he made with The Blockheads, until 1998's Mr. Love Pants, though a live album Warts 'n' Audience was produced in 1991.
The Blockheads had undergone a significant personnel change since the previous album, Do It Yourself.
Chaz Jankel, who played keyboards and co-wrote most of that album's songs, had left in the wake of a stressful tour. PS: I re ripped my vinyl of Questionaire- it will be coming soon :)).
Jankel's place on guitar was taken by Wilko Johnson of Dr. Feelgood. Johnson (real name John Wilkinson) had considered retiring from the music business until he was asked by Davey Payne and Dury, old friends from their pub rock days, to join The Blockheads.
The new-line up first appeared on the 'I Want To Be Straight' single, which was released before the album, and reached number 22 in the UK pop charts.Although Ian Dury was becoming harder to work with, the production of Laughter had started out as a relaxed affair, without the presence of Jankel and Dury.
Rehearsals commenced in early 1980 at Milner Sound in Fulham, after keyboard player Mick Gallagher had returned from an American tour with The Clash. The group was, at that time, on hiatus after the gruelling promotional tour in support of Do It Yourself.Spurred on by recording commitments, Dury took over the rehearsals to form the basis of his new album and brought in Wilko Johnson, all without consulting the rest of the band.
At that time Dury was an alcoholic, and also addicted to Mogadon, a brand of sedative.Coupled with his bad reaction to being a celebrity, and his bouts of depression, these addictions caused him to be cantankerous, confrontational, argumentative and controlling.
Although these traits had come out during the recording of the group's previous album, they were at their peak during the record sessions for Laughter.Attempts to question Dury's judgment would cause explosions of defensiveness and aggression.
He also insisted on synchronizing the instruments to a click-track, which aggravated a number of the musicians, especially Wilko Johnson.
To make matters worse, guitarist Johnny Turnbull suffered a head injury and was afflicted with mood swings. He eventually had a nervous breakdown
In an interview years later, Dury admitted of the album: "I called it Laughter to cheer myself up."
Saturday, March 4, 2017
This collection was compiled by me.
I was hoping it be ready for the anniversary of his passing but with life it didnt quite happen but FINALLY it is completed
I have been workin on this for weeks in my spare time
I refuse to pay the prices for The WILDLIFE deluxe editions.
It dont have all these mixes either.
As I have a very extensive collection of Visage (theres not much I DONT HAVE) They are sourced from my CD's, Cassettes and 12" vinyl.
It covers NEARLY every single (apart from TAR as I have only the album version). and 12" remixes and rare bsides I have in my collection.
There are alot of Visage comps out there but NONE are as good as this . brag much ? nah jus a fact hahahaha
I would pay good $ for this type of collection to be released for us THE FANS.who after even Visage's light had faded to grey (c wot i did there :P ) we were STILL THERE discussing, missing them terribly.
Visage meant and will always mean alot to me. As a young person when Fade to Grey came out,and feeling like a freak, Steve showed it was OK to be different and OWN IT,, ,Fans have eagerly kept buying their past output, then Steve put the band back together and managed to release some music for us....
I belong to a few groups on FB and fans are demanding a comp like this and looks like it aint gonna be anytime soon if evah!, or Deluxe versions of the first 2 albums.
Polygram New York is different than the UK based company and theyve shown no interest in doing anything re the rare dance mix cassettes or the first 2 albums given the Deluxe treatment.
Cherry Pop have done their best.... but their complete cockup re The Anvil > blah horrible
so i thought I'D DO ONE-
36 tracks that will never FADE TO GREY
RIP Steve Strange Harrington .
Friday, March 3, 2017
After the failure of Visage's Beat Boy in 84/85 Rusty Egan and Steve decided to disband Visage.
This was Steves new band formed in 1986 The band was fronted by both Strange and Wendy Cruise (Wu) formerly of the Photos. produced by Mike Hedges best known for his work with the Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Beautiful South and Manic Street Preachers amongst others. this was their one and only album
It failed.even more badly than Beat boy did lol not hard to see why it is pretty crap ,theres no energy in any of the songs, with Steve at the time recovering from heroin addiction at the time this was recorded, he should not have recorded this IMO. He later said it failed cos EMI refused to promote it. No it failed cos it was shit mate hahaha.and I like Beat Boy but being a fan I had to have it hahaha. tis 1 of those ones play once and never again. still have heard worse.
Nice cover though :P
in 2014 Cherry pop released a digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1986 album
There are two bonus tracks - 12" version of 'Rebel Blue Rocker' - Rebel Mix and b/side 'Silver Screen Queen'.
i suggest for serious fans only.. hahaha
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
AWESOME IT FINALLY ARRIVED
Digitally remastered and expanded deluxe two CD edition of one of the legendary albums of the 80s.
Originally released in February 1982 this highly anticipated reissue is the most comprehensive collection available of the original album plus related tracks showcasing Haircut One Hundred at their peak.
Haircut One Hundred sprung into the limelight with the release of their first single 'Favorite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)' soon after having signed to Arista Records It reached #4 in the UK singles chart. Followed up by 'Love Plus One' peaking at #3 and then 'Fantastic Day' making it to #9 This set also includes the Top 10 hit single Nobody's Fool featuring the 7" and 12" versions. Other bonus material includes the previously unavailable in the UK mixes of Calling Captain Autumn (Special Extended Version) and Love's Got Me In Triangles (Special Extended Version).
The 7" and 12" versions of the b/sides Boat Party, Marine Boy, Ski Club Of Great Britain and October Is Orange (Day 1 And Day 2).
Many of these have never been available on CD. 29 top tracks in all
Cherry Pop have done a good job for once on the remastering of this ICONIC album
Njoy and av a Fantastic Day hahaha
Monday, February 27, 2017
Plastics, or The Plastics, were a short-lived Japanese new wave music group prominent in the late 1970s and early 1980s.Their music was a major influence on Japanese pop music and their songs have been covered by many bands, most notably Polysics, Pizzicato Five, and Stereo Total.
The bands Talking Heads, The B-52's and Devo were all big fans of Plastics and were instrumental in getting their albums released in the United States. Their mainstream exposure began when Toshio Nakanishi designed a tour program book for Talking Heads and slipped David Byrne a tape of Plastics demos. Byrne promptly sent it to the B-52's' manager who offered to represent them internationally.
This is a lost masterpiece of New Wave--a quirky Japanese band in love with their primitive Roland drum machine, performing hilariously bent pop songs in marginal English that veers from the amazingly ridiculous to occasionally sublime. The record was produced by the same production team that did the first two B-52's albums, and it sounds very slick like those albums,
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons are an Australian blues and rock music band which features singer, songwriter and saxophonist, Joe Camilleri (aka Jo Jo Zep).The Falcons dissolved in 1981 and the group's biggest Australian hit, 1982's "Taxi Mary", as well as the New Zealand top ten hit "Walk on By", were both credited simply to Jo Jo Zep.
This Jo Jo Zep album, Cha, was released in October 1982;
It was produced by Peter Solley (who produced 'My Sharona' by The Knack)
The credited band members on Cha were Camilleri, Burstin, TV star from 'Prisoner' Jane Clifton and Sarah Buchanan Back-up Vocals, Simon Gyllies Bass, Peter Solley and Bill Canty keyboards,with a horn section of Stevie Ray Ewart, Paul Williamson and James Valentine.
This awesome Kid Creole type line -up was driven hard by the dynamic duo of Ray Pereira on Latin percussion and Des 'Animal' McKenna from Hey Hey It's Saturday on Drums.
Complicated Salsa Rhythms at a ferocious and Heavy dynamic was a sight and a sound to behold!
The associated single "Taxi Mary" (a duet between Camilleri and Clifton) reached No. 11 on the Australian singles chart.
Later, their moody, synth-driven cover version of "Walk on By" was a hit in Australia, and peaked at No. 6 in New Zealand in June 1983.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Party's Over is the debut album by Talk Talk.
It was released in 1982 and produced by Colin Thurston, who was a former engineer for David Bowie but was better known for producing Duran Duran's first two albums.
Here in New Zealand the album was a hit, peaking at number 8 due to the success of "Today",even outselling their 2nd, the Its My Life album
This is the 1997 remaster which surprisingly didnt include any bonus tracks. REALLY DISAPPOINTED EMI
So I have added 2 b sides & 3 demos + 2 12" singles Today & Talk Talk from the a sides & b sides compilation. + 2 remixes from History Revisited increasing the original 1982 9 track album to 18 songs....
Now it is complete. no thanks to EMI
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know is the third studio album by British dance band Dead or Alive and was released in February 1987 on Epic Records.
Continuing their association with the Stock Aitken Waterman production team, Dead or Alive scored several hit singles from this album, including "Brand New Lover", "Something in My House", "Hooked on Love" and "I'll Save You All My Kisses"
In 2016 it was remastered and re released as a 2 disc set as part of the Sophisticated Boom Box box set (who the feck thought of this title.. doh) i think its dumb
IMO this is their best album and has been a firm fav of mine since 87
Monday, February 20, 2017
Time for get away from stoner rock hahahahahah
Techno Army featuring Gary Numan is a remix album by English musician Gary Numan. It was released in April 1996 and consists of remixes of various Numan tracks from 1979 to 1994 with newly recorded vocals by Numan.
Numan's own liner notes state:-\ "As a songwriter, to have other musicians cover your songs is something of an honour. To have almost an entire album devoted to your work is extremely flattering and so, for me, this has been a most interesting time. My original versions of these songs, recorded over the last 16 years or so, are somewhat different and so it has been fascinating to watch other musicians' interpretations of them come to life.My own music has, particularly over the last two years, taken a much darker, heavier direction and so it is highly unlikely that I personally, would have reworked these songs in this style. For that reason alone this album is somewhat disconnected from me but is, nonetheless, something that makes me enormously proud and I am grateful to Nick and Miles for putting it together
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Buffalo Springfield is the self-titled debut album by folk rock band Buffalo Springfield, released in late 1966.
It was originally released in both mono and stereo versions as Atco (SD) 33-200,
but when the single "For What It's Worth" became a hit, the album was re-released as Atco (SD) 33-200A adding it but dropping "Baby Don't Scold Me". "Baby Don't Scold Me" has never been reissued in stereo: all CD releases feature only the mono mix.The album was produced by the group's managers, Charles Greene and Brian Stone, each of whom had minimal experience as a record producer, and the band was generally unhappy with the sound of the album and felt that it didn't reflect the intensity of their live shows
The band asked Atco for time to re-record the album, but the label, not wanting to miss the Christmas holiday season, insisted that the record be released as it was.
However, the label did give Stills and Young permission to personally mix the mono version of the LP themselves, and Buffalo Springfield have long insisted that their mono version was superior to the stereo version.
Monday, February 13, 2017
ZZ Top's First Album is the debut studio album by the American rock band ZZ Top. It was produced by manager Bill Ham, and was released on January 16, 1971, on London Records.
Establishing their attitude and humor, ZZ Top incorporated boogie, hard rock, heavy metal and Southern rock influences into their sound.
Thematically, the album is lively, playful and at times brash, filled with the band's personal experiences and sexual innuendos that became central to the group's image.
Seeking inspiration from Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top began recording the album at Robin Hood Studios in Tyler, Texas.
Only one single was released from the album and failed to appear on the Billboard charts.
In 1987, this album was remixed for CD release. This is off the original vinyl.. I've not heard the remixed version of the album so cant compare how much has changed but hey Leave well alone i Say....
Wish theyd have stayed making blues rock instead of stadium fodder but o well $ beckons
Saturday, February 11, 2017
In 1977 he released an eponymous album, which was certified gold in Australia. The single, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", a cover version of the Bob Dylan song, also reached the top five in Australia in 1977
2 other songs were released as singles
This is classed as his debut album when in fact it is his second.
His real debut remained unreleased until 2016.
Back Row In The Stalls was finally released 2016
This edition contains 7 bonus tracks
Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 is the debut album by the supergroup Traveling Wilburys and was recorded and released in 1988 to commercial success and critical acclaim.
Hit number 4 in album charts here.
2 singles Handle with Care & Heading for the Light were big sellers and have been staples on alot of radio stations here.
This was the only album to feature Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison died of a heart attack on December 6, 1988. In tribute to Orbison, the music video for "End of the Line" shows Orbison's guitar rocking in a chair as the rest of the group play, followed by a brief shot focusing on a framed picture of him. Despite Orbison's death, the remaining group members recorded a second and final studio album, which they intentionally misnumbered Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
This 40-Track / 2CD set captures Sandy at her most intimate as she runs through stripped down arrangements of songs with Strawbs, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, The Bunch and from her 4 solo albums.
NOTE These are stripped down versions not the originals
Sandy Denny was an English singer-songwriter who was lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention. Denny joined Fairport Convention in 1968, remaining with them until 1969. She formed the short-lived band Fotheringay in 1970, before focusing on a solo career. Between 1971 and 1977, Denny released four solo albums: The North Star Grassman and the Ravens, Sandy, Like an Old Fashioned Waltz, and Rendezvous.She also duetted with Robert Plant on "The Battle of Evermore" for Led Zeppelin's album Led Zeppelin IV in 1971.Music publications Uncut and Mojo have called Denny Britain's finest female singer-songwriter. Her composition "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" has been recorded by Judy Collins, Nina Simone, 10,000 Maniacs and Cat Power.
'I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn is the best album that Sandy Denny never made.
.Exclusive to this set are 3 demos from the original recording sessions for the 1972 Bunch album, “Rock On” including a beautiful duet with Linda Thompson on Phil Everly’s “When Will I Be Loved” and Buddy Holly’s “Love Made A Fool Of You” and “Learning The Game”.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Charles Weedon Westover — better known to the public as Del Shannon. Shannon wrote or co-wrote much of his own material, which was unusual for a rock performer back then.
Shannon was many years ahead of his time, He never imitated anybody, and he never sounded like anybody but Del Shannon.
There always was a strain of hurt, loss, and betrayal in his songs, the product of pulling inspiration out of the dark corners of his being.
He rarely used the word “love” in his lyrics. “I usually write when I’m in a great place,” he once explained. “When I’m depressed, I don’t usually write. So I take all of when I’m depressed and throw it into when I’m feeling good. Weird, I guess.Shannon took his own life in 1990 he was 55. he was suffering from depression
Shannon was inducted post humously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999
Although not an exhaustive anthology of Shannon's works, certainly the best representative collection that I have ever seen for one of the most underrated and influential artist of the 1960s.
This CD spans Shannon's nearly 30 year career covering his highs and some. . .well, not so highs (witness his version of the Stone's "Under My Thumb").
Although, his stereo versions of classics such as "Runaway" and "Hats off to Larry" not to mention rare tracks like his remake of Runaway for the 1980s TV show "Crime Story" are incredible finds.
Shannon was truly a man ahead of his time, and his music in stereo only further shows how unique his music was.
This collection certainly has a good representative mix of songs throughout his career.
disc 1 1961-1967
disc 2 1968 - 1990
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 18, 19, 21, 23 from CD1 are Rare Stereo Versions.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
My parents were huge fans of this guy.
I bought this mainly for the song Rachel,a classic Australian anti-Vietnam war protest songs from 1970, sung by the sublime Russell Morris and written by Raymond Froggert.The other songs are also good but Rachel is the song I love
Russell Morris is an Australian singer/songwriter, who had five Australian top ten singles during the late 1960s and early 1970s.His most famous sales wise was "The Real Thing" which is is now considered one of the very best psychedelic rock singles produced in the 1960s .It reached Australia's number one spot in June 1969 and without any promotional support, reached number one in Chicago, Houston, and New York.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
One of my fav bands from the early 80s were The St3ray C3ats
Stray Cats were an American rockabilly band formed in 1979 by guitarist and vocalist Brian Setzer, double bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New York. The group had numerous hit singles in the UK, Australia, Canada and the U.S. including "Stray Cat Strut", "(She's) Sexy + 17", "Look at That Cadillac," "I Won't Stand in Your Way", "Bring it Back Again", and "Rock This Town", which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has listed as one of the songs that shaped rock and roll
This is their 3rd album long deleted
Not as popular as their first 2 but still as good.I was lucky in 2008 I saw them live. OUTSTANDING
The album featured the No. 5 hit " Sexy + 17" and Top 40 hit "I Won't Stand in Your Way."
Friday, January 27, 2017
Found this for $2.50 in bargain bin @ local music shop
Shakin' Stevens was the most successful UK singles chart performer of the 1980s with over 60 appearances on Top of the Pops. His massive No1 hits feature on The Shakin Stevens Collection include the likes of "Oh Julie", "Merry Christmas Everyone", "Green Door" and "This Ole House"--songs that cemented his place as one of the best-loved artists of the last 35 years. Also included is his duet with Bonnie Tyler."Rockin Good Way which was a huge hit here in NZ (along with Green Door of which I love hahahahha
<3 br="" clean="" hahah="" house="" music="" to="" ur="">3>
25 stonking tracks
Monday, January 23, 2017
Showpeople is the debut album by UK singer Mari Wilson.
It was released in 1983 and featured her breakthrough hit
"Just What I Always Wanted"
In early 1982, Wilson had achieved minor success with two singles, "Beat the Beat" and "Baby It's True", but it was in September that she broke through to top ten success when "Just What I Always Wanted" became a No.8 hit. The song sparked media interest in Wilson due to her 1960s image (in particular her beehive hairstyle) and retro sound. She was also keen to promote her backing band, The Wilsations, who received joint credit on the album. This was followed up with the more modest hit "(Beware) Boyfriend", but a cover of "Cry Me a River" returned her to the top 30. Alongside this fifth single came the debut album, which also charted well, by reaching No.24 in the UK. One more single was released from the album afterwards; "Wonderful (To Be With)", which proved to be Wilson's final top 75 entry.
Sorry for not posting over last week or so. Storms, Torrential rain , power cuts, flooding o and SNOW in middle of summer has prevented me from being online much......
Martha and the Muffins are a Canadian new wave band, active from 1977 to the present.Although they only had one major international hit single, "Echo Beach", (Covered by Toyah in 1987 on her Desire album) under their original band name, they had a number of hits in their native Canada,and the core members of the band also charted in Canada and internationally as M + M.
Far Away in Time was a 1987 CD compilation of tracks by Martha and the Muffins. The compilation consisted of Metro Music (the band's first album) in its entirety (tracks 1-10), plus four tracks from Trance and Dance (tracks 12-15), two tracks from This is the Ice Age (tracks 16-17), and the non-album single "Insect Love
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
2 CD collection that chronicles the development of Electronic music in terms of music, technology and culture from it's earliest roots in the late 1950s to the present day.
Includes tracks from Roxy Music, Can, Tangerine Dream, Duran Duran, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Inner City and many others
Some real classics on this.has a companion remix album which i'm STILL waiting for it to arrive. all this technology but physical shite takes forever to still get anywhere
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Wayne County & the Electric Chairs were part of the first wave of punk bands from the 1970s. The band was headed by Georgia transgender woman, Wayne County,who later changed her name to Jayne County.
Wayne County played 'Lounge Lizard" in the first punk rock film, Derek Jarman's Jubilee, and the band performed "Paranoia Paradise" which also appeared on the Jubilee Soundtrack album,
Though she has never been a commercial success, she has been an influence on a number of musicians including David Bowie, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Pete Burns and Lou Reed and many of County's songs have become well-known, including "Are You Man Enough to Be a Woman", "Fuck Off", "Stuck on You," and "Night Time".
Pianist Jools Holland's first studio outing was with County on her single "Fuck Off". She also appeared as an actress at Andy Warhol's Factory.This is the remastered edition with a bonus EP
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years is a Tom Waits compilation album, consisting of 23 previously released songs from his years recording with Island Records, most notably from the albums Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs, Big Time and Franks Wild Years.
The tracks were selected by Tom Waits.
The album was released in 1998, but represents Waits's output from 1983 to 1993.
Friday, January 6, 2017
After years of drug addiction this classic album was released in 1981. There are 2 versions of this album...This is the first , apparently she sold the masters for $4000 to score drugs, and then re recorded the entire album again.This is an unknown masterpiece
She covers Bowie's Heroes and released that as a single but it didnt go anywhere.
Such a tragic waste Nico was. Anyhow this is the 2003 remaster which includes out takes from the album.
Pressed on 180 gm Vinyl
Monday, January 2, 2017
best way to cure hangover etc etc etc is to
GET BACK ON THAT BIKE >>>>>
have some more bahahahahaha
2017....... will TRUMP set off his nukes?
Ya might as well keep on partying :P
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Happy new year to you all:.- sorry its late ,( puppy ate something again and off to vets (that was my daytime when i was gonna finish all these discs) - god that dog is gonna bankrupt me ) so sucks but it has to be midnightsh new yrs eve somewhere right?? hahahahaha.
Anyhow better late than never....
10 discs.All put together by me of some of my fav songs,,,, alot rare stuff. old skool :)
Here are the first 5 discs of my fav songs
Rest 2moro I hope. I so need sleep :P.... u see i was online @ 11-55pm on Facebook and dealing with conspiracy nutters hahaha and then it was oh hell its 3am i need sleep . so thats why im late with this
I'll post rest 2moro
Everything from 60s-late 90s. MOSTLY New Wave though with some classic house , Classic Disco and Classic Pop < most of them are in their original 12" ers.
Friday, December 30, 2016
RIP Sir. you made music that will ENDURE (I hated WHAM!) but on his own as he matured he made some classics and this album is 1
His 3rd solo album released in 1996. Over 5 years had passed since his last release .George spent 3 years making this album and all the time while making this masterpiece was also spent fighting SONY over his recording contract.6 singles were released from this. Jesus to A Child is his best period. a very mature album
This is a Vinyl RIP. I see on discogs the macgreedys have upped the sale price of this album on vinyl to thousands of $$$$. SERIOUSLY??? HAVE SOME RESPECT
Anyhow it is the 30th December 2016 and this year has been fatally cruel in some of the biggest icons on the planet to have passed on.& keith richards still lives!!! :P . and I have a compilation to put together for tomorrows post NEW YEARS EVE.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
1994 album from a great band.
3 huge singles from this album.
Produced by Martyn Ware of Heaven 17.
Not a bad ditty on this.
IMO this was the 2nd best album followed by Erasure Erasure. and after that nah i stopped listening. i have got every CD though hahahahaha just aint got round to listening.
Still njoy this album. and Ill do my best to post New Years Eve. A collection of party songs so u can dance ya asses off and drink and get absolutely shitfaced bahahahaha NO promises but ill try hahahahahha
Sunday, December 25, 2016
a bit of history regarding this album. first released as Dreamchild in 1994
In 1997, the album was reissued by Receiver Records with a bonus tack from the Eternity (Madhatter sessions and renamed to Phoenix,
This album sees Toyah cascade her distinctive, purring vocals over a framework of ethereal electronica. Whilst Dreamchild is most definitely an ambient/dance album, it was born out of a proposed stage musical, Cindy X , also authored by Mike Bennett who produced this album. Toyah had virtually NO input into the songs
In 1997, the album was reissued by Receiver Records as Phoenix,
featuring an additional track of the same name taken from the otherwise unreleased "Eternity (Madhatter)" sessions, and radically different artwork. and in 2010 it was re released again with 5 bonus tracks. (i have ordered it last week) . This is the 97 release with 1 bonus song
Anyhow enjoy this album. such a radical departure for Toyah . I just wish she'd do more dance albums. World of Tension is my fav song from this.
Anyhows Merry Xmas eat be merry and get ready for 2017
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Dreaming is the fourth studio album by the English singer Kate Bush, released in 1982 via EMI Records. Recorded over two years, the album was produced entirely by Bush and is often characterized as her most unconventional and experimental release.
Bird impersonator Percy Edwards provided sheep noises on the title song. disgraced Rolf Harris plays the didgeridoo on the recording
Under rated and criminally ignored, this album is a natural stepping stone to her masterpiece Hounds Of Love. def not for everyone I act like it cos it is different to anything Bush had done before and since
Thursday, December 15, 2016
A Secret Life is the twelfth studio album by English singer Marianne Faithfull. It was released on 21 March 1995 by Island Records. The album marked her first studio release composed mostly of original material in over a decade. Faithfull collaborated with American composer Angelo Badalamenti after his work on the television series Twin Peaks. Influenced by her interest in classical music, A Secret Life was a musical departure from her previous work and displayed a more tender side to her voice. The album combines bittersweet vocals with atmospheric and often gloomy tunes,Sleep,Flaming September,Losing and The Stars Line Up are chillingly beautiful. Marianne's torn voice tells us of despair and regret .The album's only sore point is The Wedding,which sounds rather irrelevant and out of place with the rest of the mood/
Bored By Dreams was released as a single and failed to chart
Tis a good album but not for everyone.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Go is the eleventh studio album, and twelfth album overall, by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released in the summer of 2003.Go" has Benatar returning to her rock roots, and overall is one her best albums in over a decade. Unfortunately apart from greatest hits compilations this is her last recorded output of new material.Best album since Wide awake in dreamland... couple hits n misses.. but that cos im unsure where and what she was doin or what she was aiming for like on Out Of the Ruins Album is now deleted and a reissue seems unlikely and commands pretty high prices.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Superb album from one of rocks greatest vocalists & show a different side & range of Graham Bonnets talents.
Remastered & expanded.
It’s easy to see why Ritchie Blackmore chose him to join Rainbow.
No Bad Habits has Graham in a more playful & pop mood. Again featuring a couple of classic covers in the forms of Bob Dylans I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
as well as the Bee Gees Warm Ride, which was released as a single.Warm Ride is one of the best pop songs ever written and Bonnett is the only person who can sing this song altho written by the Bee Gees it is HIS SONG.There are 5 bonus tracks on this. Superb remastering and 2 of the bonus tracks are long versions of Warm Ride you get extended *Rock version and a Disco mix of Warm Ride. bahahahahah . Only reason I bought it
Friday, December 2, 2016
Fresh from session work on Marianne Faithfull's Broken English in 79, Winwood set about recording this great album.It was released in 1980
In 2012 this iconic album was reissued as a deluxe package
Meticulously remastered and with a 2 Disc of alternative takes and a interview with Winwood himself.
Classic album. 1 of my all time favs. Every track is a masterpiece
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Soft Cell are Marc Almond and Dave Ball
The Twelve Inch Singles is a 3 CD set featuring original 12" mixes by Soft Cell.
The album was originally released as a vinyl box set in 1982.
It was re-released on CD format in 1999 (with a slightly revised version reissued in 2001).
So many classic mixes here
If you dont end up dancing to @ least 1 song off this hahah u r dead
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
At last a 2 CD Anthology in chronological order of MOST of the singles.
Some of the trax included here were b sides like Hard Times,You Remind Me Of Gold so I am a bit puzzled as to why it is included.. Hard times was a popular track in the clubs and b side to Love Action...so that 1 does belong on this but not YRMOG.
Also some of the mixes here are previously unreleased..They could have just used the original 7" singles.... and fitted way more tracks on the discs hahahaha. Anyhow the songs sound as great as they did when first released..and show what a great band they were & still are
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
well after the absolute hell we in New Zealand have experienced in the past week, storms, tornadoes and thousands of aftershocks and still after shocks today, life has to go on and i am back.
righto here's BANANARAMA
This, their second album, Bananarama was a more socially conscious effort. than their debut Deep Sea Diving. 4 singles Cruel Summer Robert De Niros waiting Rough Justice, Hotline to Heaven,shows the group wanted to be taken more seriously, so wrote songs that focused on heavier topics:
This is the 2013 Deluxe Edition 2CD which came with a bonus dvd..
Monday, November 14, 2016
Spent ages on this , cleaned up as good as I can get it. No release on CD or any other media since the vinyl and tape came out
To those who dont have a clue think of early 80s funky Gary Numan only better bahahahahahah anyhow njoy and ill b bk when the earth settles down and stops shakin my feckin house
Sorry re no posts for a week or so.. inbetween bad internet conmnection , idiots stuffin up cables needed to get online and half of my town havin no net , problem was resolved yesterday BUT then a 7.8 quake struck @ 12-02 am this morning...
have exp hundreds of after shocks since then.. stressed out and worn out.. #hadenough
has been no shake here for 1 and half hours i now have time to post this. had spent 4 days ripping and cleaning this album up,,, hoped to have posted it on thrusday.. but finally here it is
ill be back as soon as the earth stops shaking
Monday, November 7, 2016
7 classic singles + a Peel session is included in this offering...
The John Peel session tracks on disc 8 were recorded on 30th November 1977 for the John Peel Show on BBC Radio 1. First Transmission Date: 12th December 1977. Recorded at Studio 4, BBC Maida Vale.
I have also included as a sep link, the 4 track EP of Paul Hardcastle's remixes of Dury's classic songs
Paul Hardcastle's EP
Friday, November 4, 2016
while ago i posted Gary Numan the mix- this album is also remixed by the same producers that did said album.
13 classic AFOS tracks (2 songs r repeated twice) .Some work some dont. ill leave that judgement to you peeps hahaha.
Wishing IMO is 1 of the best on this disc, it aint as madass as the rest bahahahah. and to dance to this? yud have to be on something maja .
2 too many mixes of Space age Love Song & I ran..... still they could release a album of covers and I would buy it cos fans do that :P
Monday, October 31, 2016
Their 3rd album . while other artists in UK were tryin to copy ABC lexicon of love blueprrint the band had moved on,this album was influenced by Shannon, Grandmaster Flash & Malcolm X cos that is the music Fry & Co were lsitening to att.,it was their pure intention to make a synthetic machine made album and this was it. IT was also their biggest seller in the US. u couldnt get it here unless u paid big $ at the time for imported copy.It IS better than Beauty STab, that is crap
this is the 2005 remaster with 8 bonus songs