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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Berlin Blondes - Science

Berlin Blondes was an early Glasgow synthpop band, who formed in 1978 and released a major-label album in 1980. Members went on to Altered Images and Endgames.

The original lineup was Steven Bonomi (vocals), Robert Farrell (guitar, synth), David Rudden (bass) and Jim Spender (keyboards), with a drum machine.

The band signed to EMI in 1980. Before the album's release, Rudden left and was replaced by Nick Clark from Cuban Heels (Clark is credited on the album, though Rudden played.), and Spender left to join Altered Images.

In 1980 the band released their first single entitled 'Science'.

The single didn't trouble the charts.

I remember that the reason I got this was the cover was so strange.  New Romantics were in due to Adam Ant so the cover was very entising to me.  I have always loved strange so this was a great find as the single as great to.


Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Mannequin - B-Side


Beasts In Cages - My Coo Ca Choo

Well now for a few things different. 

Years ago me and a mate of mine had a conversation about buying records due to the look of the cover alone. 

Knowing knothing about the group or single just buying a single or album by the look of the cover. 

I did this for a number of singles that I got and this is the first one that I am going to share with you today.

Beasts In Cages are these days best known as a pre-Hard Corps act and the members were David Bunny, Hugh Ashton and Robert Doran.

In 1981 they released their only single entitled 'My Coo Ca Choo'. This was a cover of the 1974 single by Alvin Stardust.

It didn't trouble the charts.

I remembered the single title and wasnt sure if it had anything to do with the original.  I just thought that the cover looked interesting and have to say listening to the single again it stands the test of time.

Hope you all enjoy it.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Sandcastles - B-Side


Monday, 30 January 2012

Severed Heads - Rotund For Success

Severed Heads was an Australian band formed in Sydney in 1979, and as such, they were one of the longest-lasting Aussie post-punk bands, not really calling it a day until 2004.

Rotund For Success was originally released via the Nettwerk and Volition labels in 1989, and saw Severed Heads flirt outrageously with mainstream success. Although all material was written by chief Head Tom Ellard, it were Robert Racic's seamless mixes of slinky dance tracks Greater Reward and All Saint's Day which set the album apart. Elsewhere, the most obviously 'Severed' of all the tracks are Rotund For Success, First Steps, 7 Miles and Midget Sings.

01 - All Saints Day
02 - Triangle Tangle Tango
03 - Bad Times Too
04 - Midget Sings
05 - Seven Miles
06 - Greater Reward
07 - Big Car Intro
08 - Big Car
09 - First Steps
10 - Rotund For Success
11 - L.F.M.
12 - Chasing Skirt

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Severed Heads - Gashing The Old Mae West

Now for the first of 2 posts by the Australian band Severed Heads.

Gashing The Old Mae West was originally used in 1983 as a soundtrack for a play by Jan Hubrechson. It was subsequently cut down for the Since The Accident album, then released fully as a limited edtion 12 inch single (3000 made and sold) in 1986.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
A Million Angels
A Relic Of The Empire
Blast Patter


Friday, 27 January 2012

The Neat - Hormones In Action

Well I have to say that when I originally got this single I was in fact looking for singles by the Beat that I had not got at the time.  So going to record fairs back in the late 80's and 90's I came across this little single, miss-read it as the Beat and got it.

Well as it turned out it was'nt a track by the band but by another band that at the time I had'nt heard of. So here is the single for your listening pleasure.

Originally called Acropolis. The Neat were an impressive mod/powerpop outfit hailing from leeds, active from 1978 with a line up of Paul Jepson (Vocals and Guitar), Ray  Fensome (Guitar), Andy Jepson (Bass and Voculs) and Tim Mills (Drums).

The Neat's lone 45 was recorded in April 79. The A-Side, 'Hormones In Action' being composed by Dave Parkinson (from pub rock combo 'Sneakers') was released that same year with only 1000 copies sold.

The band broke up in the early 80's although the nucleus of the band metamorphosed in to 'Zed Warren  Six'

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Single Version
Take Your Chances - B-Side


Modern English - Ricochet Days - Album

Modern english released their 3rd album in1984 entitled 'Ricochet Days'. 

Two singles were released from the album being 'Chapter 12' and 'Hands Across The sea'.

the album managed to make it to number 5 in the UK Indie charts and number 93 on the American charts.

01 - Rainbow's End
02 - Machines
03 - Spinning Me Around
04 - Ricochet Days
05 - Hands Across The Sea
06 - Blue Waves
07 - Heart
08 - Chapter 12

Click below to download the album:


Thursday, 26 January 2012

Classix Nouveaux - The Robots Dance

In 1980 Classix Nouveaux recorded a four track session for Capital Radio and one track, 'Robots Dance', was played regularly by DJ Nicky Horne.

This got the interest of A and R at United Artists, but as negotiations dragged on Classix decided to release the track as their debut single on their own ESP label.

'Robot's Dance' was released on 29 August and they also performed for the first time on television on Thames TV in London.

'Robot's Dance' spent eleven weeks on the UK Indie Chart, reaching number 22, and became a popular alternative dance floor track.

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Single Version
623 - B-Side

Dance Craze - Soundtrack

Dance Craze is a 1981 British documentary film about the English 2 Tone music genre.

The film was directed by Joe Massot, who originally wanted to do a film only about the band Madness, who he met during their first US tour. Massot later changed his plans to include the whole 2 Tone movement. The film, shot in 1980, comprised performance footage of Madness, The Specials, The Selecter, The Bodysnatchers, The Beat and Bad Manners on tour throughout the United Kingdom.

A soundtrack album of the same name was released the same year, featuring fifteen of the songs that were featured in the film

01 - Concrete Jungle – The Specials
02 - Mirror In The Bathroom – The Beat
03 - Lip Up Fatty – Bad Manners
04 - Razor Blade Alley – Madness
05 - Three Minute Hero – The Selecter
06 - Easy Life – The Bodysnatchers
07 - Big Shot – The Beat
08 - One Step Beyond – Madness
09 - Ranking Full Stop – The Beat
10 - Man At C and A – The Specials
11 - Missing Words – The Selecter
12 - Inner London Violence – Bad Manners
13 - Night Boat To Cairo – Madness
14 - Too Much Pressure – The Selecter
15 - Nite Klub – The Specials

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Thompson Twins - Perfect Game

Thompson Twins released their thired single in 1981 entitled 'Perfect Game'. 

The single would eventually appear on the groups first album entitled 'A Product Of (Participation)'.

Like the previous two singles released by the band this one also failed to trouble the singles chart.

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Single Version
Politics - B-Side


The Police - Secret Journey

'Secret Journey" is a song released as a single by The Police on May 1982 released in the United States, as an alternative to the single 'Invisible Sun' which was only released in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

For years I always thought that this was only released in the US untill at a record fair I found an Australian copy.  Found out that the single was indeed released there but as far as I know did not chart.

Sting said the following about the song:

"It's a quasi-mystical song. You have to do something, go somewhere, to get outside yourself. I read the book "Meetings with Remarkable Men" which says you have to make a journey. It doesn't have to be a real journey, it can be a mental journey."

The Song charted at number 29 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and at number 46 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart.

The song was performed live only in America for ten days on the Ghost In The Machine Tour.

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Single Version
Demo Version 1
Demo Version 2
Darkness - B-Side


Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Adam And The Ants - A.N.T.S - Blue Fexi Disc

Adam And The Ants released a One sided Blue Flexi Disc that came free with issue 4 of the Flexi Pop magazine in1981.

Entitled A.N.T.S. it took the disco hit Y.M.C.A, by the Village People and changed the lyrics, turning it into yet another ode to Antmusic for Sexpeople. Pretty funny.

Release Information
UK 7" flexi 1981 (Lyntone FLEXIPOP 004)

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Smash Hits - 5th -18th February1981

Another issue of the Smash Hits Magazine. This one is from the 5th - 18th February 1981.

In this issue you can find the following:

Cover: Suggs
Centrespread: Adam Ant
Back Cover: Debbie Harry
Interviews Include: Madness; Phil Collins; The Stranglers

Lyrics include: Ultravox - Vienna;
Dire Straits - Romeo And Juliet;
Stray Cats - Rock This Town;
Sheena Easton - Take My Time;
Paul Collins - In The Air Tonight;
Adam And The Ants - Zerox; Styx - The Best Of Times; Heatwave - Gangsters Of The Groove;
Pretenders - Message Of Love; Honey Bane - Turn Me On Turn Me Off;
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run; Susan Fassbender -Twilight Café; Jane Kennaway - I.O.U.;
U.F.O - Lonely Heart; Rainbow - I Surrender.

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Monday, 23 January 2012

Smash Hits - 22nd January - 4th February 1981

Well here is the 2nd of my Smash Hits posts for today and the one that was released on my birthday (22nd Jauary) 31 years ago, Scary.
This issue is the 22nd January - 4th February 1981.

In this issue you will find the following:

Front Cover: Steve Strange
Centrespread: XTC
Back Cover: Hazel O’Connor
Interviews include: Visage; Bauhaus; The Look
Lyrics include:
The Clash - Hitsville UK;
John Lennon - Woman, Starting Over, Imagine;
Cliff Ricard - A Little In Love; Blondie - Rapture;
David Bowie - Scary Monsters;
Gap Band - Burn Rubber On Me;
Stevie Wonder - I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It;
Stranglers - Thrown Away; Spandau Ballet - The Freeze; Pauline Murray - Dream Sequence; XTC - Sergeant Rock; Adam And The Ants - Young Parisians; Boomtown Rats - The Elephants Graveyard

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Smash Hits - 21st January - 3rd February 1982

Well here is another Smash Hits.  This one is the 21st January to the 3rd February 1982 issue.

In this issue you can find the following:

Front Cover - Depeche Mode

Centrespread - Fun Boy Three & Bananarama

Back Cover - ABC

Interviews: Depeche Mode; Go-Go's; Fun Boy Three & Bananarama

Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye; Orchestral Maneouvres - Maid Of Orleans; Haircut One Hundred - Love Plus One; Go Go's - We Got The Beat; Shakin Stevens - Julie; XTC - Senses Working Overtime; Mobiles - Drowning In Berlin; Kraftwerk - The Model; Kraftwerk - Computer Love; Philip Lynott - Yellow Pearl; Olivia Newton-John - Landslide;Christopher Cross - Best That You Can Do; Spandau Ballet - She Loved Like Diamond; Shakatak - Easier Said Than Done

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Friday, 20 January 2012

Queen vs U2 - Without Pressure

Well I another one of these mash up's for you all to hear today. 

This one is a mash up of Queen's Under Pressure and U2's With Or Without You.

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Queen vs U2 - Without Pressure

Supertramp - It's Raining Again

'It's Raining Again' is a song recorded by Supertramp and released as a single from their 1982 album …Famous Last Words….

Its writing credits are given to Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, although it is a Hodgson composition. Like John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles, Hodgson and Davies joined writer's credits from 1974 until 1983, when Hodgson left the band to pursue a solo career.

All of the voices on the studio version of the track were done by Hodgson. In live versions on the accompanying Famous Last Words tour, John Helliwell and Scott Page sang the lower harmonies on stage while Hodgson sang higher parts. The end of the song incorporates the old nursery rhyme "It's Raining, It's Pouring". For the most part, the song is upbeat. It contains a brief melodica solo by Rick Davies, originally thought to be by John Helliwell until proved incorrect by a French radio interview.

The song's video, directed by future Highlander director Russell Mulcahy and conceptualized by Keith Williams, anticipates Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" in multiplicate.

The five members of Supertramp make cameo appearances in the video. At the beginning, John Helliwell is a street musician playing an alto saxophone. Before the first chorus, Dougie Thomson appears as the bus driver (this was the last filmed video where Thomson would appear with his then trademark moustache and beard). Hodgson plays a guitar-playing bus passenger. Lastly, Rick Davies and Bob Siebenberg play the two pickup truck rednecks.

The single made it to number 26 in the UK singles charts and number 11 in the US Billboard Hot 100.
Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Bonnie - B-Side

Sorry dmc Takedown Notice Recieved

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Smash Hits - 24th December 1981 to 6th January 1982

So here is another issue of the Smash Hits Magazine but this time covering the 24th December 1981 to 6th January 1982.

In this issue you can find:

Front Cover - Altered Images, Clare Grogan,
Centre Spread - Altered Images,
Back Cover - Adam Ant

Includes: The 1981 Smash Hits Readers Poll Winners,
David Bowie Story Part 2

Lyrics Included:
Abba - One Of Us; Four Tops - Don't Walk Away; The Snowmen - Hokey Cokey; Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You; Kool And The Gang - Get Down On It;
Rod Stewart - Young Turks;
Sheena Easton - You Could Have Been With Me; Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody;
David Bowie - Wild Is The Wind; ELO - Here Is The News; 
Jon And Vangelis - I'll Find My Way Home; Showaddywaddy - Footsteps;
Adam And The Ants - Ant Rat

So head on over to the site where you can read this and other issues:


Or alternately click on the link below to take you straight to the issue page:


Hope you all enjoy it.

Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious

Adam Ant released his 3rd solo single in 1982 entitlted 'Desperate But Not Serious'. 

Taken from his debut solo album 'Friend Or Foe', 'Desperate But Not Serious' didn't do as well as the previous two singles from the album. 

The single only managed number 33 in the UK singles Charts and number 66 on the US Billboard Charts.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Why Do Girls Love Horses? - B-Side


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Smash Hits - 10th December to 24th December 1981

Well here is another issue of the fantastic Smash Hits Magazine.  This time it is the 10th - 24th December 1981.

In this issue you have the following:
Front Cover: The Human League,
Centre Spread: Japan,
Back cover: Simon Le Bon

Interviews: Human League; Godley & Creme

Part 1 of the David Bowie Story

Lyrics included:
Altered Images - I Could Be Happy; Human League - Don't You Want Me; Police - Spirits In The Material World;
Elvis Costello - Sweet Dreams; Madness - It Must Be Love; Status Quo - Rock 'n' Roll; Bad Manners - Buena Sera;
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden; Boomtown Rats - Never In A Million Years; Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe; Light Of The World - Ride The Love Train; George Benson - Turn Your Love Around;  Godley And Cream - Wedding Bells; Gary Numan And Dramatis Love Needs No Disguise; Meatloaf - Dead Ringer.

So go on over to my Smash Hits site to see this and other issues:


Or alternatly click the link below to go dirrectly to the issue page:


Hope you all enjoy:

Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Soundtrack

Well yeaterday I posted the single from the motion film Chariots Of Fire.

Today is the turn of the Soundtrack to the film.

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 musical score by Greek electronic composer Vangelis (credited as Vangelis Papathanassiou) for the British film Chariots of Fire, which won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Original Music Score.

The album topped Billboard Top 200 for 4 weeks.

The album reached number 1 in the sales charts of various countries, including 4 weeks at number 1 in the U.S. In total, the album stayed 97 weeks in the Billboard top 200, selling 3 million copies in the first year alone.

The album reached number 5 in the UK album charts and stayed in top 100 for 107 weeks.

01 - Titles
02 - Five Circles
03 - Abraham's Theme
04 - Eric's Theme
05 - 100 Metres
06 - Jerusalem
07 - Chariots of Fire

Click the link below to download the album:


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Vangelis - Chariots Of Fire - Single

'Chariots of Fire' is an instrumental theme written and recorded by Vangelis for the soundtrack of the 1981 film of the same name. The recording has since been covered by numerous performers and used as theme music for various television programmes and sporting events.

On the film's soundtrack album, the piece is called 'Titles' because of its use in the movie's opening titles sequence, but it widely became known as 'Chariots of Fire'.

According to Allmusic, the track title was listed as 'Chariots of Fire - Titles' on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and simply as 'Chariots of Fire' on the Adult Contemporary chart.

A 1989 CD single release also gave the title of the piece simply as 'Chariots of Fire'.

When the single debuted at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week ending December 12, 1981, it was known simply as 'Titles.' Seven weeks later, when it moved to number 68, the Hot 100 chart dated Jan. 30, 1982, the single was now listed as 'Chariots of Fire' and stayed with that name for the remainder of its chart run. Radio listeners and radio DJs could now better identify with the song.

Vangelis was accused of plagiarising 'Chariots of Fire' from a song by fellow Greek composer Stavros Logaridis called 'City of Violets'. Vangelis won in court by convincing the judge to allow him to bring his setup to the court and demonstrate his method of composing by improvising new music.

'Chariots of Fire' stayed for one week at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1982, after climbing steadily for five months (it made number 1 in its 22nd week on the chart), and to date remains the only song by a Greek artist to top the U.S. Charts.

The single spent 64 weeks on the Australian charts, although it only peaked at number 21. In Japan, 'Chariots of Fire' was the biggest-selling single of 1981. The track proved moderately successful in the UK, where it reached number 12, but its parent album peaked at number 5 and spent 107 weeks on the album chart.

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Single Version
Eric's Theme - B-Side


Smash Hits - 7th January to 20th January 1982

Well early last year I set up a sister blog with the intention of putting up old issues of Smash Hits Magazine.  I put up a couple of issues and then life took over, as it does.

Well I decided to try and do better this year and put more issues up (Can't promise this will happen but will try hard I promise).

So here is to the first of the new issues and this is one that is 30 years old this week being the 7th to 20th January 1982.

In this issue you can find:
Front Cover - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark,
Centre Spread - Squeeze,
Back Cover - Dollar

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark,
Adam Ant,
Siouxsie and the Banshees

Lyrics included:
Hazel O'Connor - Sons And Lovers; Heaven 17 - Geisha Boys And Temple Girls;
Depeche Mode - Dreaming Of Me; Duran duran - Friends Of Mine; Pink Flloyd - See Emily Play; Echo And The Bunnymen - Monkeys; Elvis Presley - King Creole; Soft Cell - Memorabilia;
Leyton Buzzards - Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees; Queen - Killer Queen;
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead; The Damned - Don't Cry Wolf; Talking Heads - Psycho Killer;
Human League - Being Boiled; The Shangri-Las - The Leader Of The Pack.

So head on over to my site to check out this one and others on there:


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Hope you all enjoy.

Monday, 16 January 2012

The Kids From Fame - We Got The Power

As this is the 30th year since the TV series of The Kids From Fame aired in the UK I asked my partner Mark which track I should put up to celebrate this.

He said the single 'We Got The Power'.

This was not released officially but was released as a 7 inch and 12 inch Promo in 1983.

Mark had made a video for the 12 inch mix of the track which is for download - Link below.

Please click the links below to download the various tracks.

Also don't forget to go on over to my partners blog which is packed full of all Kids from Fame and Fame news, music and other tit bits.


We Got The Power

12 inch Mix - Video

MP3 of the above mix

JayB No Electric Mix

Episode MP3 Version

Album Version

Video Version

Kraftwerk - Neon Lights

Well last week I posted up a single by the Kratwerk entitled 'The Model'.  This made me realise that I have neglected to put up much on this band (like a lot of other bands no dout) so I thought I would put another one of their's up but from an earlier time when I started to get into them.

'Neon Lights' (original German title: 'Neonlicht') is a song by Kraftwerk, released in 1978 on their The Man-Machine album (released in German as Die Mensch-Maschine).

The song was initially a B-side to their single, 'The Model' ('Das Model'), but later the sides were swapped and re-released.

The 12" single was pressed on luminous vinyl.

In the UK the single managed to make it to number 53 on the Singles Charts.

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


Friday, 13 January 2012

Janet Jackson vs Kraftwerk - Control The Robots

Well a couple of days ago I posted a mash up. 

Well here is another Mash up but this time by Janet Jackson's Control mashed with Kraftwerk's Robot. 

Again two traks I would not have thought would have gone together nut do bring something new to the mix.

Hope you enjoy this.

Janet Jackson vs Kraftwerk

Chicago - Hard To Say I'm Sorry

'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' is a 1982 Billboard Hot 100 number 1 hit ballad performed by American rock group Chicago, written by band member Peter Cetera and producer David Foster from the album Chicago 16, released in 1982. The song hit number one for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 11 of that year. It was their first top 50 hit since 'No Tell Lover' in 1978.

The song, as well as the album on which it is featured, was a marked departure from Chicago's traditional soft rock, horns-driven sound, taking on a more polished and modern feel. There were minimal horns on the track, instead featuring more layered synthesizers and heavier distorted electric guitars in a more updated 1980s fashion. This was done to revitalize the band that was considered by some to be past its commercial prime at the time.

The album version of 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' segued into a second song titled 'Get Away,' which was closer to the older horn-driven Chicago sound.

Deviating from Chicago's practice of having mostly band members playing on their albums, 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' featured several session musicians. The song featured producer David Foster on the piano, as well as three members of the American rock band Toto: Steve Lukather on guitar, while David Paich and Steve Porcaro both contributed synthesizers. The song's vocals were performed by Cetera and new member Bill Champlin.

The music video, itself using the album version, was shot in Greece. In Chicago performing the act with some studio musicians.

The single managed to make it to number 4 in the UK singles charts.

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Single Version
Sonny Think Twice - B-Side


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Kraftwerk - The Model

'Das Model' (spelling on album: 'Das Modell'; English version title: 'The Model') is a song recorded by the electro-pop group Kraftwerk in 1978; written by musicians Ralf Hütter and Karl Bartos, with artist Emil Schult collaborating on the lyrics.

It is featured on the album, Die Mensch-Maschine; English version title: The Man-Machine. It is one of the band's most accessible and melodic songs.

First released as a 7 inch single in Germany (B-side: 'Neonlicht'), under its English translation the song was eventually included on the B-side of the 'Computer Love' single released in July 1981, which reached number 36 in the UK charts.

When radio DJs started playing the B-side, EMI re-issued the single in December 1981 – apparently against the band's wishes – with 'The Model' as the A-side. It reached number 1 in February 1982 and spent a total of 21 weeks in the top 75 of the UK singles charts.

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Single Version
German Version
Computer Love - B-side


Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra

'Abracadabra' is a song by American rock group Steve Miller Band, written by Steve Miller. The song was released as the first single from the 1982 album of the same name. The song is said to have been inspired by the American singer Diana Ross with whom Miller had met while performing together on Hullabaloo in the 1960s and is listed at number 70 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.

The song became a world-wide hit, charting in ten countries and topping the charts in six countries, and has became one of the band's biggest hits, along with 'The Joker'.

In the United States, the song was number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks. It knocked Chicago's 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' out of the number 1 spot, just as Chicago had done to the Steve Miller Band in 1976 when 'If You Leave Me Now' knocked 'Rock'n Me' out of the number 1 spot.

The song holds the record for the biggest drop out of the Top 10/Top 40. In the fall of 1982, as it was moving down the chart, 'Abracadabra' fell 38 spots from number 10 to number 48 in one week.

In the UK the single made it to number 2 in the Singles Charts.

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Single Version
12 inch Version
Never Say No - UK B-Side
baby Wanna Dance - US B-Side


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Lisa Stansfiled vs Japan - People Hold On For A Quite Life

Well came across this mash up of two tracks that I just love.  They are Lisa Stansfield - People Hold Up and Japan - Quite Life.

I have to say that I would not have thought that these two tracks would meld together but this is really great mix.

Mix is done by Bobby Martini.  you can look at his website listed below where he has other mash up's.

Hope you all enjoy this.
Lisa Stansfield vs Japan

Hot Chocolate - It Started With A Kiss

Hot Chocolate released their 32nd single in 1982 entitled 'It Started With A Kiss'. 

A favourite love song the single proved very popular in the UK where it reached number 5 on the Singles Chart.

In New Zealand the single did even better by getting to number 2 but the single failed to enter the US charts.

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Single version
Emotion Explosion - B-Side


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Shalamar - Three For Love - Album

'Three for Love is the fourth album by American R and B group Shalamar, released in 1980 on the SOLAR label. It was produced by Leon Sylvers III and features the 'classic' Shalamar line-up (Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley).

Three for Love has been certified Gold in the United States for sales of over 500,000. It peaked at number 8 on the R and B chart and number 40 on the Billboard chart.

The album to chart on the U Album Charts.

In 2002, Three for Love was re-released by Sanctuary Records in the United Kingdom in a two-for-one CD format with Shalamar's previous album Big Fun.

Traclisting:01 - Full of Fire
02 - Attention to My Baby
03 - Somewhere There's a Love
04 - Some Things Never Change
05 - Make That Move
06 - This Is for the Lover in You
07 - Work It Out
08 - Pop Along Kid

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Hall And Oats - I Can't Go For That

'I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)' is a song recorded by Daryl Hall and John Oates.

It was the fourth number-one hit single of their career on the Billboard Hot 100 and the second hit single from their album Private Eyes. It features Charles DeChant on saxello.

In the US the single was released in December 1981. However in the UK the single was not released until 1982.

On January 30, 1982, 'I Can't Go for That' ended a 10-week run at the top of the Hot 100 by Olivia Newton-John's song, 'Physical' (which had knocked out Hall & Oates' 'Private Eyes' from the top spot). The song also went to number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in January 1982.

Thanks to heavy airplay on urban contemporary radio stations, 'I Can't Go for That' also topped the U.S. R and B chart, a rare feat for a non-African American act. According to the Hall and Oates biography, Hall, upon learning that 'I Can't Go For That' had gone to number one on the R and B chart, wrote in his diary, "I'm the head soul brother in the U.S. Where to now?"

In the UK the single was another hit as it reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Single Version
12 inch Version
Ungarded Minute - B-Side


Monday, 9 January 2012

Dire Straits - Making Movies - Album

'Making Movies' is the third album by English rock band Dire Straits, released in 1980.

The title of the album comes from a line in the song 'Skateaway' and the unreleased song 'Making Movies'.

Rolling Stone ranked the album number 52 in their survey of the "100 Best Albums of the 80s".

Making Movies was the biggest selling album in Italy in 1981 with one million copies; in Europe the album sold 3.8 million copies.

It was remastered and released with the rest of the Dire Straits catalogue in 1996 for most of the world outside the U.S. and on September 19, 2000 in the United States.

The songs 'Making Movies' and 'Suicide Towers' were recorded during the sessions and were never officially released. They do however appear on bootlegs.

In the U the album made it to number 4 on the Album charts and spent 252 weeks on the Album charts.

01 - Tunnel of Love
02 - Romeo and Juliet
03 - Skateaway
04 - Expresso Love
05 - Hand in Hand
06 - Solid Rock
07 - Les Boys

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Fiat Lux - Feels Like Winter Time Again

Fiat Lux was an English synthpop band formed in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, in 1982, by Steve Wright (vocals) and David P Crickmore (guitars, bass, keyboards). Ian Nelson (sax, keyboards), younger brother of Be-Bop Deluxe guitarist and lead vocalist Bill Nelson, joined shortly afterwards, complementing the classic line-up of the band, who remained until the mid 1980s, when Crickmore departed.

They named themselves Fiat Lux, which is the Latin translation for the Biblical quotation 'Let There Be Light.'

The band released their first single entitled 'Feels Like Winter Again' in 1982, following successful radio sessions that led the band signing a record deal with major label Polydor. At this point Hugh Jones was brought in as their record producer.

'Feels Like Winter Time Again' failed to enter the Singles Charts.

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Single Version
What Is This Illness - B-Side


Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012

                        Another year has come to an end and another year is at it's beginning.

                                             I've enjoyed bringing you all this blog. 

It has given me a lot of pleasure in re-discovering the music of my past and bringing it to you all.

                    So as we embark on our new year I would like to wish everyone a

                                                            Happy New Year.