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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Wendy And Lisa - Sideshow

Wendy & Lisa (briefly known as Girl Bros.) are an Emmy Award winning musical composing duo consisting of Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman.

They began working with Prince in the 1980s before forming the duo Wendy & Lisa in 1986.

In 1988 the duo released their second single in the UK entitled 'Sideshow'.

This single made it to number 49 in the UK Singles Chart.

I do have a request with this single. I only ever had the single and not the 12 inch so missed out on getting the Extended Version that was available on the 12 inch. If anyone has this and can send it to me I would be greatful. Thank you.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Steve Anderson DMC Mix
Chance To Grow - B-Side


Mighty Wah - Story Of The Blue

Pete Wylie (born Peter James Wylie, Liverpool, England, 22 March 1958) is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of the band variously known as Wah!, Wah! Heat, Shambeko! Say Wah!, JF Wah!, The Mighty Wah! and Wah! the Mongrel.

Wah - active from 1979, Wylie and company garnered critical acclaim throughout 1980 however, their biggest hit single was 'The Story of the Blues', which was released in late 1982, and reached Number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Part 1
Part 2


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Fine Young Cannibals,

'Johnny Come Home' was the debut single release by British band Fine Young Cannibals, taken from their debut album Fine Young Cannibals.

It is similar to the style of many other of the band's hits, a mixture of rock and ska with Roland Gift's distinctive vocals, as well as a Jazz-type trumpet solo.

The single was released in 1985 and was one of the group's most popular hits. The song tells the gritty realistic story of a runaway youth, and alternates from the first-person narrative, explaining how his arrival in the big city has not turned out as he expected, to the view of the parents in the chorus, expressing their wish that he would come home.

Although it failed to reach the Top 40 in the United States, peaking at nuber 76, it was a good start for the group in the UK, peaking at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart. It also reached number 9 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the US.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Mouse T. Cocktail Mix
Mark More Remix
Good time And Bad - Original B-Side
Johnny Takes A Trip - 1990 Re-isue B-Side


Big Country - Fields Of Fire

Big Country are a rock band born out of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
'Fields of Fire' (album version subtitled "400 Miles") is one of the biggest hits by the Scottish rock band Big Country. It was first released as a single in the United Kingdom in 1983 and included on the band's debut album 'The Crossing'.

The music video begins with a young boy playing with his toy train set. The members of the band are passengers on a train that has left the railway station and are seen playing their instruments inside their train coach. After going through a tunnel, the train is stopped because a Scotsman is playing the bagpipes on the railway line. The band then leave their carriage and follow the Scotsman to find themselves watching the 1746 Battle of Culloden

The song was a big hit, introducing the band to mainstream audiences in the United States in 1984 and reaching the top ten in the UK Singles Chart. On their album review of 'The Crossing', Rolling Stone Magazine noted that the song was "one of the great, resounding anthems of this or any other year" and praised the "bagpipelike single-string riffs". Big Country's vocalist and bassist Tony Butler has also claimed this song to be one of his favorites.

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Single Version
Alternative Version
Angel Park - B-Side


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Curiosity Killed The Cat -

Curiosity Killed the Cat was a British pop band that found success in the UK Singles Chart in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The band released their second single in 1986 entitled 'Down To earth'. This single became the bands biggest hit as it made it to number 3 on the UK sigles Chart.

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Single Verison
Extended Mix
Instrumental Mix
Shallow Memory - B-Side


Blancmange - Living On The Ceiling

'Living on the Ceiling' is a song by Blancmange which appeared as the fifth track on their 1982 album Happy Families.

It was released in 1982 as the third single from the album and became a surprise hit for the band, reaching number 7 on the UK charts and number 5 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report).

Blancmange performed the song on Top of the Pops. However, for broadcast on BBC radio and Top of the Pops, the track was edited to replace the lyrics "Up the bloody tree" with "Up the cuckoo tree".)

A promotional video was made to accompany the song. The video seems to be set in Cairo.

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Single Version
Extended Version
I Would - B-Side
Running thin - 12 inch Extra Track


Monday, 27 June 2011

Blue Zoo - Cry Boy Cry

Blue Zoo were a British new wave bandFormed in 1980, their original band name was Modern Jazz.

Band members were: Mike Ansell on bass, Matthew Flowers (formerly of new wave band Sore Throat) on keyboards, Pete Lancaster on trumpet, Andy O (Overall) on vocals, Tim Parry on guitar and Mickey Sparrow on drums. Steve Pond from Inner City Unit played occasional synthesizer. Parry later went on to become a record producer.

Blue Zoo had one UK hit single. In October 1982 'Cry Boy Cry' charted and reached number 13. It stayed on the UK Singles Chart's Top 40 for eight weeks.

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Single Version
Light Blue Zoo Mix
Off To Market (Dub) - B-Side


Yazz - Stand Up for Your Love Rights

'Stand Up for Your Love Rights' is a 1988 single performed by Yazz.

The song was particularly successful in both Ireland and the UK, where it reached number 1 in Ireland and number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.

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UK Video
US Video
12 inch Extended Version
Y'Azzid Mix Version


Friday, 24 June 2011

Bad Manners - My Girl Lollipop

Bad Manners are an English 2 Tone ska band. They quickly became the novelty favourites of the UK pop scene through their bald outsized frontman's on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze.

Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), the band was formed in 1976 while the members were together at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School near Manor House, North London.

'My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop)', was originally a hit, under the title 'My Boy Lollipop', for the group The Cadilack's, in the mid 1950's. Bad manners changed the name and hade a hit with it as the single made it to number 9 in the Uk Singles Chart in 1982.

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Single Version
Extended Lick Mix
Ben E. Wriggle - Remixed Version - 12 inch Extra TRack
Flashpoint - B-Side


The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom

The Beat released their third single entitled 'Mirror In The Bathroom'. Taken from their debut album 'I Just Can't Stop It' the single made it to number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Single Version

Adalphi Rermix
Mark 'Spike' Stent Remix
Reggae Version
Tic Tac Toe Remix
Ultrasound 12 inch Version
Jackpot - B-Side


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Marilyn - You Don't Love Me

Marilyn released his third single in 1984 entitlted 'You Don't Love Me'.

Included on his 1985 album 'Despite Straight Lines' the single made it to number 40 on the UK singles chart and number 14 on the Dutch chart.

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Single Version
Raining Again - B-Side


Sade - When Am I Gonna Make A LIving

'When Am I Going to Make a Living' is the second single from the English group Sade's debut album, Diamond Life.

The single was released in 1984 on Epic Records.

The single managed to make it to number 36 on the UK singles chart. It also managed number 28 on the Irish Chart and number 12 on the Dutch chart.

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Single Version
Should I Love You - B-Side


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

General Public - General Public

General Public , not to be confused with Lyndon's Public Image Limited (Pil) Formed by The Beat's vocalists Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger.

This dub tinged debut featured keyboards from a Dexy's Midnight Runner with Mick Jones on guitar and Horace Panter (the Specials) on bass.

The single made it to number 60 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Single Version
Extended (Long) Version
Dishwasher - B-Side
Dishwasher - Etended (Longer) Version


Go West - We Close Our Eyes

'We Close Our Eyes' is a song by British pop band Go West, composed by both members Peter Cox and Richard Drummie. It was the first single from their debut album Go West.

'Missing Persons', also from the album, was a B-side.

The single was promoted by a music video directed by Godley & Creme.

The 'Total Overhang Club Mix' was later included on the 1985 compilation Bangs & Crashes. The standard version appeared again on Aces and Kings: The Best of Go West in 1993.

'We Close Our Eyes' spent fourteen weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 5 in April 1985. In the United States the single reached 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 5 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

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Single Version
Total Overhang Mix
Missing Persons - B-Side


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Hee Bee Gee Bees - Presents 20 Big No. 2s - Album

The Hee Bee Gee Bees were a pop group formed initially to parody the Bee Gees towards the close of their sequence of high-pitched, disco-style hits.

The 'band' consisted of three brothers; Dobbin, Garry and Norris Cribb (an obvious parody of Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb), performed by Angus Deayton (Garry), Michael Fenton Stevens (Norris), and Philip Pope (Dobbin).

They did not confine themselves to Bee Gees parodies. The group released two albums.

The second album released was called 'Presents 20 Big No. 2's'. Released in 1984 the album, as far as I know, did not chart.

01 - Drone Drone - Pretty Boys On Video
02 - Couture Club - Kiss And Make Up
03 - Ponce - Purple Pants
04 - Frankie Goes to The Bank - When Two Songs Sound The Same
05 - Paul Yuk - Wherever I Lay
06 - Supertrash - Scatological Song
07 - Men Relaxing - Down Tools
08 - Poxy Music - Dancelot
09 - Queer - Toyland Rhapsody
10 - Gary Clitter - Gary Clitter Is Back
11 - Sexist Midnight Runners - Get 'Em Off, Irene
12 - Human Leak - I Don't Want Your Baby
13 - The Kids From Shame - Me!
14 - Bruce Springbok - Bored In The USA
15 - Billy Idiot - Song Without A Tune
16 - Paul McCarthrob and Stevie Blunder - Curdled Milk And Boot Polish
17 - Gary Inhuman - Are Trains Electric?
18 - Jack Michaelson - Out Of Proportion
19 - Eddy Grunt - A Don't Wanna Smoke Anymore Dope
20 - Spamdown Belly - Lies
21 - Stars Over 45 - We Can't Have Hits Of Our Own Anymore

Kenny Rogered, Dolly Hardon, Julio Insidias, Bob Vylan,
Frank Sumatra, Paul McCarthrob, John Denture, Jack Michaelson
and The HeeBeeGeeBees

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Strawberry Switchblade - Jolene

'Jolene' is a song written and performed by Dolly Parton from her album Jolene (1974) and was produced by Bob Ferguson.

Over the years there have been many covers of this song.

Strawberry Switchblade covered this on their expanded edition of their 1985 'Strawberry Switchblade' album.

The single made it to number 53 in the UK singles Chart.

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Single Version
Being Cold - B-side


Monday, 20 June 2011

Toyah - Thunder In The Mountains

'Thunder In The Mountains' is the eighth UK single by the band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, and was released in 1981.

The single, which was not included on an album at the time, continued the success of previous hits, and reached number four in the UK Singles Chart, and again was backed by an appearance on Top of the Pops, plus a memorable video directed by Godley & Creme.

Both sides of this single, and the 12 inch exclusive b-side 'Voodoo Doll', were eventually included on several CD releases, 'Thunder In The Mountains' and 'Voodoo Doll' on the 1999 reissue of The Changeling, 'Street Addict' on the 2002 reissue of Sheep Farming In Barnet/The Blue Meaning and they all also feature on the 2005 compilation The Safari Singles Collection Part 2: 1981-1983.

The single also became the most collectible Toyah release to date, with several variations available.

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Single Version
Street Addict - B-Side
Voodoo Doll - 12 inch Extra Track


Trio - Da, Da, Da

'Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha' (usually shortened to just 'Da Da Da') was an international hit record for German band Trio.

The band formed in 1980 by Stephan Remmler, Gert 'Kralle' Krawinkel and Peter Behrens.

'Da Da Da' released in 1982 was a hit in Germany and about 30 countries worldwide and sold 13 million records. The lyrics were written by Stephan Remmler, and the music by Gert 'Kralle' Krawinkel.

'Da Da Da' remains their biggest German hit and their only hit outside Germany, taken from their debut album Trio released in 1982. Trio disbanded in 1984.

The single made it to number 2 on the UK and German Charts. It also made it to number 3 in Canada.

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English Version
German Version


Thursday, 9 June 2011

On Holiday

Well I am off on holiday from today so no posts for a little while. Off to see family and friends.

Will be back to blogging when I come back from the 20th of this month so see you all then.


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Men At Work - Business As Usual

'Business as Usual' is the debut album of Australian band Men at Work, released in November 1981 in Australia and April 1982 in the US. The Australian release of the album included a black and white cover design; overseas releases had the same design but in a yellow and black color scheme.

'Business as Usual' was one of the most successful albums internationally by an Australian group. It spent an unprecedented 15 weeks at number 1 on the American album charts from late 1982 to early 1983 and five weeks at number 1 in the UK in early 1983. It spent nine weeks at the top of the Australian album charts in 1981 to 1982.

01 - Who Can It Be Now?
02 - I Can See It in Your Eyes
03 - Down Under
04 - Underground
05 - Helpless Automaton
06 - People Just Love to Play with Words
07 - Be Good Johnny
08 - Touching the Untouchables
09 - Catch a Star
10 - Down by the Sea

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Soft Cell - Memorabelia

'Memorabilia' was the third single released by Soft Cell. Only released as a 12 inch the 12 inch was produced by Daniel Miller, the founder of Mute Records.

Recorded at Stage One Studios in December 1980 the single was released in 1981.

While 'Memorabilia' was a success in nightclubs, Soft Cell remained essentially unknown untill their next single 'Tainted Love'.

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Single Version

Short Version
Long Version
12 inch Version
Persuasion - B-Side


Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody

The seventh single released by Randy Crawford was entitled'you Might Need Somebody'.

Released in 1981 from the album 'Secret Combination', the single managed to make it to number 11 iin the UK Singles Chart.

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Single Version
You Bring The Sun Out - B-Side


The Pretenders - I Go To Sleep

The ninth single released by The Pretenders was called 'I Go To Sleep'.

Released in 1981 from the album 'Pretenders II', the single made it to number 7 in the UK singles Charts.

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Single Version
Waste Not Want Not - B-Side


Monday, 6 June 2011

Genesis - Abacab

'Abacab' is a song by the British rock band Genesis, released in 1981. It was produced by Genesis.

The song, written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, and Mike Rutherford, was featured on Genesis' album of the same name.

The B-side of 'Abacab' is the track 'Another Record'. The song was the second single from the album in the U.S., where it peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982. It stayed in the Top 40 for 6 weeks. It was also a top 10 hit on the British pop chart, where it peaked at number 9.

The title is taken from the structure of an early version of the song. Guitarist Mike Rutherford explained in an interview that the band labeled various sections of the song with letters of the alphabet, and at one point the sections were ordered A-B-A-C-A-B. Rutherford commented that the completed song no longer followed this format, but the name was kept nevertheless.

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Live Performance
Single Version
Another Record - B-Side


Eurythmics - Julia

'Julia' is a song performed by British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart for their album 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother), which served as the soundtrack to the film 1984, an adaptation of the political novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. The song was produced by Stewart and was the second and final single released from the album.

The song is a ballad with very sparse electronic instrumentation and an almost a cappella performance by Lennox. Her vocals are accentuated by vocoder effects in the background. The title and lyrics of the song are based upon the novel's heroine and love interest, Julia. The cover artwork for the single is a still image from the film, featuring English actress Suzanna Hamilton as Julia.

Breaking a string of six consecutive Top 10 hits, 'Julia' peaked at number forty-four on the UK singles chart.

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Single Version
Ministry Of Love - B-Side


Friday, 3 June 2011

Dire Straits - So Far Away

'So Far Away' is a 1985 rock song by Dire Straits.

It appears on the album Brothers in Arms.

In the UK the single managed to make it to number 20.

It also became the band's fourth top 20 hit on the Billboard charts, peaking at number 19.

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Single Version
Walk Of Life - B-Side


Madness - Yesterday's Men

'Yesterday's Men' is a single by British band Madness from their 1985 album Mad Not Mad.

The song spent 7 weeks in British charts peaking at number 18.

The song was edited for release as a single, the album version being some thirty seconds longer.

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Single Version
12 inch Version
All I Knew - B-Side


Thursday, 2 June 2011

Shock - Dynamo Beat

In 1981, Shock co-starred with Ultravox at the 'People's Palace Valentine's Ball' at the Rainbow Theatre. LA, Barbie and Carole appeared in the video for Landscape's 'Einstein a Go-Go'. Sean and Barbie starred in the video for Ultravox's 'Passing Strangers'.

Shock went on to perform at the The Ritz rock club in Manhattan and extensively toured Europe and the Far East. Their biggest live concerts were in April 1981 with Gary Numan at Wembley Arena.

Shock eventually broke up and reformed as a foursome with Barbie, Tim, Sean and Carole and released the single, 'Dynamo Beat', on RCA Records. As with the first single this was a massive dance floor hit.

However, soon Tim and Sean as Tik and Tok broke away to form their own double act. Barbie went back to acting and TV presenting. Carole went on to become a lifestyle advisor to Cherie Blair.

Again as with the first single this one also did not chart.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Dream Games - B-Side
Dream Games - Extended Version


Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Run The World

Tears for fears had a big worldwide hit with 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' in 1985.

In the slipstream of charity projects like Band Aid, Live Aid etcetera, 1986 saw the event Sport Aid take shape.

Tears for Fears were asked to contribute a theme song, which became 'Everybody Wants To Run The World'.

Roland Orzabal explained why the song was recorded: '...to get Bob Geldof off our backs! He gave us so much gip for not turning up at Live Aid. All those millions of people dying, it was our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.'

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Single Version
Running Version - B-Side


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

A-Ha - Cry Wolf

'Cry Wolf' is a song by Norwegian band A-ha. It was the second single from their 1986 Scoundrel Days album.

The lyrics "Night I left the city I dreamt of a Wolf..." are credited to Lauren Savoy whom Pål later married.

It was the most successful single from the Scoundrel Days album in the U.S., where it peaked at number 14 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts and went to number 50 on the Hot 100.

While it would be their last entry on that chart, the band would continue to have major pop hits from each album release throughout the rest of the world through to the present day. The single went Top 40 nearly everywhere else it was released, including Top 5 chartings in the UK, Poland and Ireland, going to number 2 in Norway and to the top spot in Japan. It was certified a Silver single in the UK on 1 January 1987. World Sales: 2,400,000 copies.

The theme of the video was taken from the story of the boy who cried wolf, which was also the inspiration for the song.

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Single Version
Extended Version
Maybe MAybe - B-Side


Jermaine Stewart - Every Woman Wants To

Jermaine Stewart's Twelve single released in 1990 was entitled 'Every Women Wants To'

The single was released from the album What Becomes A Legend Most.

The single made it to number 95 in the UK Singles Charts.

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Single Version
New New Mix Version
Album Version
Holes In My Jeans - B-Side