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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.

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Friday, 27 April 2012

The Scoop - Panic

The Scoop were a New Wave / Punk band from the early 80's.

'Panic' was the bands only release which was released on Towerbell Records. 

A great song and one I hope you will enjoy.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Never Dress Right - B-Side


Bad Manners - Bang on The Drum All Day

'Bang the Drum All Day' is a 1983 song by Todd Rundgren.

The lyrics describe in first person, the singer's drive to "bang the drum all day" to the exclusion of everything else.

The song has become popular as an anti-work anthem or anthem of celebration.

Bad Manners covered "Bang on the Drum All Day" on their 1983 album, Mental Notes.

The track was also released in the US only on 12 inch format in 1985 with another track from the album entitled 'Saturday Night'.

Click the link below to download the following:
Album Version
Extended Version
Dub Version
Saturday Night - 12 inch Extra Track


Monday, 23 April 2012

The Aces - One Way St.

After Menace split up at the end of 1978, the last remaining members started The Aces. 

The band were Steve Tannet (Vocals, Lead Guitar), Charlie Casey (Bass, Vocals), and Noel Martin (Drums, Vocals).

'One Way St.' was released in 1981 and was to be the London mod revivalist bands only single release.

The title track is a brilliant song which provides an example of mod / punk / powerpop.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Why Should It Be Mine - B-Side


The Pedestrians - Computer Fantasy

'Computer Fantasy' is a single by the group The Pedestrians.  Released in 1981 it was produced by Jolley And Swain.

It didn't trouble the charts but is a catchy song.

I never kept the B-Side which was called '1984'.  Any one has that I would be happy to share it to others and complete this collection.

Thank you and enjoy.

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


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Cinema - Donor Donor (I Need A Love Transfusion)

Cinema released their one and only single 'Donor Donor (I Need A Love Transfusion)', in 1982.

A fantastic female laced synth pop single that contains two very infectious songs complete with an early 80’s drum machine and heavy duty synth lines.

Another example of getting a single by the cover alone this was a gem of a find as the single itself is infectious and very 80's in it's style.  Hope you all enjoy as much as I do.

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


Alison Moyet - Ordinary Girl

'Ordinary Girl' is vocalist Alison Moyet's second single of 1987 from the album Raindancing.

The single failed to enter the UK top 40, peaking at number 43 for a total of four weeks, the first single of Moyet's to fail the top 40 at the time. Moyet's previous single 'Love Letters' peaked at number 4 in the UK.

A promotional video was created for the single as well as Moyet performing the song on ITV's short lived music show The Roxy and the "French and Saunders Show".

The song was also performed on "Pop goes New Year 1987" aboard the HMS Royal ship. She performed two other songs on the ship, 'Is This Love?' and 'Blow Wind Blow', both from the same album.

'Ordinary Girl' was written by Moyet along with British musician Jess Bailey and Rick Driscoll.

The B-Side for the single 'Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak And Dagger)' was exclusive to the single, written and produced by Dan Hartman.

Click the link below to download the following:
Extended Version
UK Dance Version
Palm Of Your Hand (Cloak And Dagger) - B-Side


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sandii And The Sunsetz - Eating Pleasure - Album

Right at the end of 1979 the Y.M.O. and Sandii began to record her debut for Alfa Records, 'Eating Pleasure', featuring lyrics by Yellow Magic Orchestra lyricist, Chris Mosdell, who, as he had done for YMO's Solid State Survivor also wrote the bulk of the lyrics for 'Eating Pleasure'.

At this point Makoto also wound up the Sunset Gang and Sandii & The Sunsetz were born. The two groups had the same members, but Sandii became lead vocalist. 


01 - Idol Era
02 - Love Sick
03 - Drip Dry Eyes
04 - Shantith
05 - Alive
06 - Hey Rock A La La
07 - Eating Pleasure
08 - Jimmy Mack
09 - Zoot Kook
10 - Oinori

Click the link below to download the album:


Blue Zoo - I'm Your Man

Blue Zoo released their first single in 1982 entitled 'I'm Your Man'.

For the 12″ single release, 'I’m Your Man' was remixed by Pete Hammond who would go on to much success in the late 80′s as a producer/remixer for the PWL label, home of hit record producers Stock Aitken Waterman.

The single managed to make it to number 55 on the UK Singles Charts.

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


Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Buggles - Videoteque

Dollar released their 4th single 'Videoteque' in 1982.

Produced by Trevor Horn this single had previously beed recorded by Horn previous group The Buggles.

Recorded as a demo in 1980 it is great to hear the original version of what became a big hit for dollar.

Click the link below to download the following:
Demo Version


Errol Brown - Personel Touch

Errol Brown released his first solo single in 1987 entitled 'Personel Touch'

Produced by Jolley and Swain the single managed to make it to number 25 in the UK singles charts.

Like a lot of singles some years ago I didn't keep the b-side so if anyone has this entitled 'Why Don't You Call Me' and the extended version of the title track, please let me know so I can add them to here.

Thank you

Click the single to download the following:
Single Version


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Patrick Juvet - Getting To The Heart Of Me

Patrick Juvet released his single entitled 'Getting To The Heart Of Me' in 1983.

Produced by Jolley and Swain the single is a lot like other artists produced by the pair but this single failed to ignite the charts in Italy and France where it was released.

I have to say that I do not have a copy of the B-side 'Change Your Mind'. Anyone has this please let me know so I can add it here.

Thank you.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version


Jolley And Swain - Soul Street

Steve Jolley (1950) and Tony Swain (January 20, 1952) were a successful pop musician, songwriting and record production duo in the UK in the early to mid-1980s. They produced several hit albums and singles for Imagination, Bananarama, Spandau Ballet and Alison Moyet.

In 1985 they decided to release a single of their own, the instrumental track 'Soul street'. It sounds a lot like the music of the aforementioned bands. The single was taken from the album 'Backtrackin', also released in 1985.

They continued to produce artists like Diana Ross, Tom Robinson and Wang Chung, until they split up in 1987. 

After splitting up Swain went on to produce Kim Wilde's million-selling "Close" album. Jolley set up a record label under his surname. Swain is now A and R manager at Universal Revords.

Click the link below to download the following
Single Version
Dance Mix
Autumn Leaves - B-Side


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Sylk - Lu La Lay (Spirit Of Love)

'Lu La Lay (Spirit Of Love)' is a single released in 1980 by the band Sylk.

The band consisted of Joanne Whyte and Lee John (from Imagination, going under the name Lee instead of the now familiar Leee).

The single is very much in the style of the Goomby Dance Band but enjoyable and great to hear something very different from the Imagination singles as Leee singles different on this track.

I do have a request.  I do not have the B-Side of this single.

The B-Side was called 'Bobby Joe'.  so if any one has this it would be great to have it.

Any case enjoy this bit of history.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version


Ultravox - New Album

Below is a clip from You Tube showing Ultravox working on their new album 'Brillianr'.

The album will be released on 28th May 2012.

Also here is a communication about getting access to some exclusive videos when you pre order from the bands web site.

A pre-order microsite will shortly be launched with links to major retailers - Amazon, Townsend, Play, HMV and iTunes - where you can pre-order thebrand new Ultravox album, 'Brilliant'. It's important that you wait and order through this microsite, even if you see it pop up on Amazon etc before then - because you'll get some exclusive video clips if you do! So please don't post any other link on Facebook, Twitter, forums etc - wait for the official pre-order site. Thank you!

Enjoy and looking forward to getting the new album.

Ultravox talking about making of the new album 'Brilliant'.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

General Public – Hot You're Cool

'Hot Your Cool' appeared on the album 'All The rage' and was a dance hit in the US in  1985.

In the US it was released as a promo 12 inch and became a big hit on the US Dance Charts making it to number 16.

Click the link below to download the following:
Cool Side
Hot Side


Monday, 2 April 2012

Five Star - Can't Wait Another Minute

'Can't Wait Another Minute' is the name of a 1986 hit single by British pop group Five Star.

The single peaked at number 7 in the UK in April of that year and becoming the first release from their million-plus selling second album Silk And Steel.

The video features the band making a human clock, with all five members becoming the "hands" of the clock. The band's car also supposedly breaks down, and are late for a concert. The traffic lights change from "Wait" to "Can't Wait" to reflect the song's title.

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Version
Dub Version
Extended Mix
The M&M Remix Version
Don't You Know I Love It - B-Side