I keep getting Emails from people asking me to re-upload the links and music etc. I think people are just getting to those particular pages so are not reading the reason for the dead links.
So I am putting this in place so hopefully people will read it and stop Emailing me about it.
The reason the links are dead is that my account with Media Fire has been closed with all 11,000 files lost. That is why you can not download the things and No I can not re-upload them.
Eventually I will start doing that again when I have found something suitable. In the meantime this blog will be information only blog.
Thank you all
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My request is this. In late 1984 and part of 1985, smash Hits gave away interview Flexi Discs with certain issues off the magazine. I have an MP3 recording of the Spandau Ballet one but I am missing the following
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Flexi
Duran Duran Flexi
Boy George (Culture Club) Flexi
If anyone has these in MP3 format can you get in touch so I can add them to the site when I get around to doing those specific issues.
There is a new magazine that celebrates all that is great about the late 70's and the 80's and it is called Classic Pop.
The first issue is out already and has the Pet Shop Boys on the cover. I've had a little look at it today and have to say that it does look good. I liked the article they did on Zang Tumb Tumb record label and have decided to get the first issue in the next couple of days.
Well a couple of days ago Rick Astley's press and marketing assistant contacted me regarding the announcement of Rick's new tour. There are going to be 7 days in total taking in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Bournemouth.
The tour kicks of on the 17th October in Manchester. The tickets are priced at £24.95 (which included the booking fee)
Below is the press statement regarding the tour:
80’s Pop Icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK Tour for October this year.
Rick Astley is a talent whose career has spanned over 25 years. Rick Astley has sold in excess of 19 million records and has a string of 8 consecutive number 1s under-his-belt.
His amazing career began in 1987. Shocked by the powerful, mature soulful voice of Rick aged just 21; the UK sent his debut single "Never Gonna Give You Up" to the top of the charts within 2 weeks of its release. The rest of the world soon followed suit with "Never Gonna Give You Up" reaching Number 1 in 16 other countries including most of Europe, Japan, United States and Australia. The following 2 years saw Rick continue to dominate the charts around the globe. In the UK, Rick was in the Top 40 every week for the first 6 months of his career. It was Britain's largest selling single of that year.
The album "Whenever You Need Somebody" entered the UK album charts at Number 1 and sold over 15.2 million copies worldwide, making him the top selling British act of the year. It was a similar success story in the USA, as Rick became one of the few British artists to crack their market. Rick's American success was reinforced with a second Number 1 single, "Together Forever". "It Would Take a Strong Strong Man" became another Top 10 single and the album also reached a position within the Top 10 selling close to 2 million copies.
After that Rick took a well deserved break but surprised British fans in 2004 with an 8 date tour which comprised of 'classic' songs from past decades including Sinatra, Bacharach and The Carpenters as well as a few from Mr Astley's musical resume and soon after more dates followed.
In 2008 debut single ‘Never Gonna Give You Up,' became one of the most viewed pop video of all time on YouTube with over 51 million views to date due to the unstoppable phenomenon of ‘Rickrolling’. This has earned him a nomination at the MTV Europe Music Awards for ‘BEST ACT EVER’. 2012 marks the 25 Anniversary of the single.
More recently Rick opened up for Peter Kay’s record breaking the Tour That Does Tour Tour and will be appearing at Tatton Park amongst other outdoor events this summer before embarking on an seven date tour later this year:
Click the link below to take you to the Tour info ad Tickets
On my new site I have put up the first 2 issues of the Level 42 Fanzine 'The Pursuit Of Level 42'.
There was 12 issues of this Fanzine released in all. I have 9 of them which i will put up eventually.
The Fanzine included reviews and articles as well as a discography which i contributed to back in the early 90's.
I do have one request to those reading this blog. I do not have issues 10 - 12 of the Fanzine and would like scans of them to put up. also if anyone has scans of the other two Fanzines, 'Soundcheck' and 'World Machine' then that would be great as I never got to see these and would love to include them. I am also looking for scans of the Fan Club stuff as well. In fact anything that people can give me would be appreciated.
Thank you all people in advance.
click the link to take you to the web site to see the first two issues.
Well hello again. I know that it has been a while since the closing of my Media Fire Account. I have to say that I haven't managed to find another way of uploading stuff to so I am still looking.
In the meantime I have started a site that is dedicated to the 80's which is a resource site. One of the things that I loved doing when I was writing for this blog was getting the information together. As I have a lot of info about various music and bands I felt that it was about time that I put that together in a little site of my own. You can see it here:
It is primarily a site for info about the bands and music but will be expended over time to include films and TV etc. I will, eventually, post the links to downloads on most of the singles and albums etc, when I find the right site to do that too.
However, in the meantime I hope people will like the site that I am creating.
One thing I would like to ask. If anyone has any scans of Interviews, Posters, Memorabilia, or would like to write something on their fave bands (or just have info that they feel should be included on the pages) then please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well that is it for now. This blog will still be going but it is developing into the other site for now. By the way can people stop asking me to fix links etc as I can not. Things will be put back up in due course when I find better storage place. Also stop being rude that links do not work. Read the posts first before slagging the site off.
'The Killing Moon' is a single by the band Echo and the Bunnymen. It was released on their 1984 album, Ocean Rain. It is one of the band's highest-charting hits, reaching number nine in the UK Singles Chart, and often cited as the band's greatest song.
Ian McCulloch has said: "When I sing 'The Killing Moon' I know there isn't a band in the world who's got a song anywhere near that."
According to the liner notes of Echo and the Bunnymen's Crystal Days box set, Ian McCulloch woke up one morning with the phrase "fate up against a whale" in mind. He wrote it down but then decided to change it to 'your will' later.
Click the link below to download the following: Video Single Version All Night Version Do It Clean - B-Side Do It Clean - Live - 12 inch Extra Track
'I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues' is a song by British singer Elton John (with lyrics by Bernie Taupin) featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica.
The song appeared on the album 'Too Low For Zero' Released as a single in April 1983, the song reached number five in the UK chart and number four in the US chart six months later. The song was also featured on the film soundtrack toPeter's Friendsin 1992.
The original music video tells the story of two 1950s-era young lovers who are separated when the man is forced to leave for military training, and then are finally reunited at the end of the song. It was filmed in the Rivoli Ballroom in London and is marked as one of the very few times John has been filmed or videotaped without wearing his trademark eyeglasses.
The song received largely favourable reviews, with Bill Janovitz of Allmusic declaring the song "likely to stand the test of time as a standard."
A fan favorite, John has also performed it live numerous times, occasionally playing it as part of a medley along with his hit "Blue Eyes" (from the 1982 album Jump Up!).
It has gone on to be one of John's most-played songs on radio selections from the 1980s portion of his career. It is also quite well known for being played at Chelsea F.C.'s home matches.
Click the link below to download the following: Video Single Version Lord Choc Ice - Choc Ice Goes Mental - B-Side The Retreat - US B-Side
'Rescue' is the second single released by the band Echo and the Bunnymen. It was released on 5 May 1980 and subsequently included on the Crocodiles album, which was released on 18 July 1980.
It was the band's first single to chart, reaching number 62 on the UK Singles Chart. It was also their first release on the newly formed Korova label.
The single was reissued as a limited edition 7" single on 4 December 2006 on the same label and with the same catalogue number, KOW 1, and reached number 177 on the UK Singles Chart. A promo 7" version was also released by Korova in January 1983.
The song was covered by the Scottish rock group Idlewild on their 2000 single 'These Wooden Ideas'.
Click the link below to download the following: Single Version Simple Stuff - B-Side Pride - 12 inch Extra Track
Four-man UK band Blue Zoo released just one album, Two By Two in 1983, produced by Talk Talk's Tim Friese-Greene.
The album lead off with their sole single, 1982's 'Cry Boy Cry', which peaked at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart.
01 - Cry Boy Cry 02 - John's Lost 03 - Far Cry 04 - (You Can) Count On Me 05 - Love Moves In Strange Ways 06 - (I Just Can't) Forgive and Forget 07 - I'm Your Man 08 - Open Up 09 - Can't Hold Me Down 10 - Something Familiar
Doris D And The Pins released their album 'Starting At The End' in 1984.
The single of the same name was also released and became a cult hit but tensions in the band ultimately lead to the disbandment in 1985.
Still the album is fun to listen to.
Tracklisting 01 - Starting At The End 02 - Girlfriend 03 - And Again 04 - If Only 05 - Let It Shine 06 - Music Is 07 - It's Only Make Believe 08 - Aiyo 09 - Everybody Is Doing Their Thing 10 - Carousel 11 - Heartache