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Friday, 30 September 2011

Eurythmics - Sex Crime

'Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)' is the 11th single released by the 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 Nineteen Eighty-Four, an adaptation of the political novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.

The single peaked at number four on the UK singles chart, becoming Eurythmics' sixth song in a row to enter the Top 10. It was also a big hit throughout Europe and became one of the duo's biggest selling singles in Australia.

'Sexcrime' met with resistance on United States radio — its title and bleak lyrical content did not earn mainstream success. The music video (featuring a straightforward performance of the song by Lennox and Stewart) had limited rotation on MTV. It peaked at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100, but was much more successful on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it reached number two.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Extended Mix
Prime Cut Mix
I Did It Just The Same - B-Side


Black - Wonderful Life - Original 1986 Version

Normally I would put up the complete list of a single if it had been out twice, which is the case of the Black single. However, I have decided to do these seperatly.

Black released their 5th single in 1986 entiteld 'Wonderful Life'.

Released on the Ugly Man Record Label this is the original version of the single.

The single was released in it's standard 7 inch and 12 inch but this also came out as a double 7 inch single.

The single made it to number 72 on the UK singles Chart.

Click the link below to dlownload the following:
Single Version
12 inch Version
Birthday Night - B-Side
Sometimes For The Asking - Limited 7 Inch - A-Side
Everything's Coming up Roses - Original Version - Limited 7 inch - B-Side
Seetest Smile - Extra Track


Thursday, 29 September 2011

Black - Human Features

The one thing that I loved the most about the band Black was Colin Vearncombe voice.

The tone and soulfulness of his voice made the songs much more richer. It wasnt untill the latter part of the 80's that he saw some success.

However it was as early as 1981 that Black released their first single entitled 'Human Features'.

Backed with the song 'Electric church' this single is very different from the songs that would make Colin a success.

See what you think.

Click the link below to download the following:

Human Features - Single Version
Electric Church - B-side


Culture Club - Concert - Capital Theatre - 1983

I thought I would start posting some of the Live performances that I have collected over the years.

First up is by Culture Club.

They performed Live At The Capitol Theatre Passaic New Jersey USA on the 3rd September 1983.

The set list of the show is as follows:
01 - Intro
02 - Take Control
03 - Mr. Men
04 - I'll tumble For Ya
05 - It's A Miracle
06 - Karma Chameleon
07 - Black Money
08 - Love Twist
09 - Do You Really Want To hurt Me
10 - I'm Afraid Of Me
11 - Stormkeeper
12 - Miss Me Blind
13 - Church Of The Poison Mind
14 - Victims
15 - Time (Clock Of The Heart)
16 - White Boy
17 - That's The Way (I'm Only Trying To Help)
18 - Melting Pot

Click the link below to download the concert:


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Leisure Process - Anxiety

Leisure Process released their fourth and final single in 1983 entitled 'Anxiety'.

Like their previous releases this one also did not trouble the charts.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Neurotica Version
The Company - B-Side
The Company - Extended Mix


Lionel Richie - Truly

'Truly' is the title of the debut solo single by R&B singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, released in 1982. Richie wrote the song and co-produced it with James Anthony Carmichael.

Released as the first single from his self-titled debut album in 1982, 'Truly' went to Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks near the end of 1982. It also spent four weeks at Number 1 on the adult contemporary chart and logged nine weeks at Number 2 on the R&B chart.

In addition, 'Truly' made the Top 10 in United Kingdom, where the song peaked at Number 6. The song won a Grammy Award for Richie in the category Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Just Put some Love In You - B-Side


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The Maisonettes - Heartache Avenue

The Maisonettes were an English one-hit band formed by Lol Mason (formerly of City Boy) and Mark Tibenham.

Their debut single, 'Heartache Avenue', reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart in 1983, and later peaked at number 12 on the Canadian chart and number 97 in Australia in early 1983.

The song was discovered by David Virr in a pile of demo tapes in his office, and had been recorded in Birmingham by singer Lol Mason, guitarist Mark Tibenham, and session drummer Nick Parry. Virr decided to put it out on his own label, which he named Ready Steady Go!

To fill out the band, two teenage models, Denise Ward and Elaine Williams, were recruited as backing vocalists (although 'Heartache Avenue' had been recorded with different female session vocalists, along with session bass guitarist Mark Cunningham). As it turned out, however, Ward and Williams could not harmonize well enough to sing with the band live or in the studio, though by the time this was decided, they had already appeared often with the group in media photos and miming on television.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
The Last One To Know - B-Side


Madness - Driving In My Car

'Driving in My Car' is a single by Madness. It was released on July 24, 1982, and spent eight weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number four. It reached number twenty on the Australian Singles Chart.

From the video and most of the lyrics, the track is about a Morris Minor that was used by the group in the early years before the band became famous as seen in the film Take It or Leave It. The lyrics, however, do lend themselves to a little artistic license, e.g. the Morris was not built by the Tyne, it was built at Cowley, Oxfordshire.

The B-side to the single was 'Animal Farm', a mostly instrumental reworking of the song 'Tomorrow's Dream". The 12 inch release of the single included the song 'Riding on My Bike', which is basically a rewording of the main track, sung by Lee Thompson.

'Driving in My Car' was the thirteenth in a run of twenty consecutive UK top twenty hits for Madness, and is the only one of those twenty never to have been officially released on a Madness album in the USA.

The song was adapted for one of the band's adverts for Honda Japan, along with 'In The City'. The advert is included in the video version of Divine Madness.

The video shows Madness as car mechanics larking about in their workshop, and in their normal suits driving around in their "Maddiemobile" - a white 1959 model Morris Minor. The members of fellow ska/pop group Fun Boy Three make a brief appearance, trying (and failing) to hitch a ride to their home town of Coventry, which the A45 mentioned in the song passes through.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Animal Farm - B-Side
Riding On My Bike - 12 inch Extra Track


Monday, 26 September 2011

Peter Gabriel - Walk Through The Fire

Released in 1984 'Walk Through The fire' by Peter Gabriel was released from the 'Against All Odds' Soundtrack.

The single managed to make it to number 69 on the UK Single Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Larry Calton - The Race - B-Side


The Pretenders - Day After Day

The Pretenders released their seventh single in 1981 entitled 'Day After Day'

Taken from 'The Pretenders II' album the single managed to make it to number 45 in the UK singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
in The Sticks - B-Side


Friday, 23 September 2011

B-Movie - Forever Running - Album

'Forever Running' is the long awaited album released by B-Movie.

The album was released towards the end of 1985 on the Sire Records.

It included re-recorded versions of 'Remembrance Day' and 'Nowehere Girl'.

A single 'Switch On, Switch Off' was released which failed to enter the charts. Similarly, like the single release the album failed to make a dent on the UK Album Charts also.

01 - Forever Running
02 - Heart Of Gold
03 - My Ship Of Dreams
04 - Just An Echo
05 - Remembrance Day
06 - Switch On-Switch Off
07 - Blind Allegiance
08 - Arctic Summer
09 - Nowhere Girl

Click the link below to download the album:


Curiosity Killed The Cat - Misfit

Curiosity Killed The Cat first came to the notice of the UK music press when they hooked up with Andy Warhol for the video of the 1986 single 'Misfit'.

This featured the band in New York and at one point featured frontman Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot dancing down a side street whilst Andy Warhol referenced Bob Dylan's 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' by dropping pieces of white card in time to the music.

The single was initially released in 1986 but failed to chart. Following the bands success in 1986 and 1987 with the singles 'Down To Earth' and 'Ordinary Day', the band re-released 'Misfit' to the public.

This second release proved popular with the single reaching number 7 in the UK Singles Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Extended Version

Man - B-Side


Thursday, 22 September 2011

Dollar - The Dollar - Album

'The Dollar Album' is the third and final studio album released by the pop group Dollar.

By its release in 1982, Dollar had seen a revival in fortunes following their previous, unsuccessful album. After teaming up with producer Trevor Horn in 1981, the group had enjoyed their biggest success with four hit singles; 'Hand Held in Black and White', 'Mirror Mirror (Mon Amor)', 'Give Me Back My Heart' and 'Videotheque'.

Members David Van Day and Thereza Bazar began work on a new album and wrote and produced the remainder of the tracks themselves. A fifth single, 'Give Me Some Kinda Magic', was released to coincide with the album.

Although it became another top 40 hit, it failed to chart as highly as the previous four singles.

Despite containing five Top 40 singles and a television advertising campaign, the album itself did not fare as well as expected, though it still became their biggest seller, peaking at no.18 and was certified Silver by the BPI.

In early 1983, Dollar were on a promotional tour of Japan with their new single 'Two Hearts'. The formerly dating couple were by this time finding it difficult to continue working together and decided to split. The single was never released in the UK. Dollar reformed in 1986 and despite four single releases, including a top 10 hit, the group never released another album.

01 - Mirror Mirror (Mon Amor)
02 - Give Me Back My Heart
03 - Hand Held in Black and White
04 - Pink and Blue
05 - I Got Your Number Wrong
06 - Guessing Games
07 - Give Me Some Kinda Magic
08 - Videotheque
09 - Dangerous Blondes
10 - You Made Me Love You
11 - Anyone Who's Anyone
12 - The Second Time Around

Click the link below to download the album:


Level 42 - World Machine - Single

'World Machine' was the title track to Level 42's 5th studio album.

'Leaving Me Now' had been released in the UK, however in the US, a Shep Pettibone remixed version of 'World Machine' was choosen as a single.

This version managed to make it to number 25 in the US Dance Chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Shep Pettibone Remix - A side
Shep Pettibone Dub Version - B-Side


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere

'Road to Nowhere' is a song by Talking Heads, from the 1985 album Little Creatures.

The song was released as a single in 1985 and reached number 25 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 6 in the British and German singles chart. It also made number 8 on the Dutch Top 40.

The video, released to promote the single, was directed by David Byrne and Stephen R. Johnson and features the band and various objects revolving, as if in their own "road to nowhere," and it was nominated for "Best Video of the Year" at the MTV Video Music Awards 1986.

It was shot in the back yard and pool of actor Stephen Tobolowsky, who was co-writing Byrne's film True Stories at the time.

According to the sleeve of Talking Heads compilation Once in a Lifetime, Byrne added the choral intro after deciding the song in itself was embarrassingly simplistic and monotonous.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Early Version
Television Man - B-Side
Television Man - Extended Version


Visage - The Anvil - Album

'The Anvil' is the second album from British pop group Visage, released in March 1982. The album reached number 6 in the UK and was certified "Silver" by the British Phonographic Industry in April 1982.

This album sparked a brief controversy at the time of its release for being named after New York's famous gay club.

The only musician of the first album line-up that didn't participate in this album's recording was John McGeoch. McGeoch commented in an interview "One time I was in Spain [touring with Siouxsie and the Banshees] at the same time as Visage were recording the second album in London. Rusty wanted me to put a guitar solo on something or other but I only had one day off and there was no way that I could fly home on my one day off. Rusty is not a man to be put off by such things and he was actually trying to put together a satellite linkup from Madrid to London for this one guitar part. Not surprisingly it didn't come off but I was sorry not to have been as involved on The Anvil as I had been on the first album".

The Anvil was also the last Visage project to feature Ultravox frontman Midge Ure who left the band after its release.

01 - The Damned Don't Cry
02 - Anvil (Night Club School)
03 - Move Up
04 - Night Train
05 - The Horseman
06 - Look What They've Done
07 - Again We Love
08 - Wild Life
09 - Whispers

Click the link below to download the album:


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Now That's Embarrassing: The 80's

Now That's Embarrassing: The 80's is another in the long line of Friday night list shows broadcast at 9pm on Channel Five in the UK.

True to its name, Now That's Embarrassing: The 80s features the most embarrassing or 'cheesy' aspects from 1980s culture including the Minipops (at number 12), MC Miker G & DJ Sven, Australian soap operas and the Sinclair C5.

As with other shows of this type - such as Channel 4's rival strand of the 2000s: the 100 Greatest shows - this strand features a rundown of popular clips with a number of vox pops from cultural historians and celebrities from the era in question.

Click the link below to download the programe in 22 parts:


Indians In Moscow - Jack Pelter And His Sex Change Chicken

Indians In Moscow came to fame on the cult 1980s Channel 4 music TV show The Tube as part of the show's Hull music special.

In 1984 the band released their third single entitled 'Jack Pelter And His Sex Change Chicken'.

This single reached number 16 on the Uk Indie Charts.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Original Mix
The Bleak Industrial Gits - B-Side
Singing In French - 12 inch Extra Track


Monday, 19 September 2011

Bucks Fizz - Another Night - Japanese Single

'Another Night' is a Japanese single released in 1981.

'Another Night' represented the UK in the 1981 edition of the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, where it reached 5th place.

The groups name also written in Japanese as バックス・フィズ (literally Bakkusu Fizu) on front and reverse of insert.

Japanese title of Side 1 read Koi Wa Wonder Game (Wandaa Geemu) while Japanese title of Side 2 is a literal reading of the English title (Tukku Itto Tu Za Rimitto).

The single came with a picture sleeve insert with lyrics plus band history in Japanese text on the reverse

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Took It To The Limit - B-Side

Olivia Newton-John - Tied Up

Olivia Newton-John released the single 'Tied Up' in 1983.

Released from her album Greatest Hits Volume 2 the single managed to make it to number 38 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 43 in Canada. In the UK the single did not chart.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Aching to Begin Remix
Physical - Live - B-Side


Thursday, 1 September 2011

On Holiday

Well I am on Holiday from Today for the next 2 weeks or so.

The blog will be back up and running on the 19th of this month.

See you all then.

Michael x