Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Random 80's Wednesday

Screen 3 - City of Souls (7" Single, 1983)
Amazulu - Cairo (7" Single, 1983)
Robert Holmes - Angel In The House (7" Single, 1989)
The Hostages - Going Up In The World (7" Single, 1984)
Ranch - Put Your Love In Me (7" Single, 1985)

Here are some of the singles I recently bought through eBay. I can also post the B-Sides if anyone is interested.

Robert Holmes was the lead singer of Red Guitars for a time. If anyone has a copy of his 1989 album The Age of Swing, I'd like to hear it.

I don't know anything about The Hostages, I believe this was their only release. The artwork was by Mark Wilkinson, who also worked with Marillion and Fish.

Likewise, I could not find any other releases by Ranch. A good song, though.

"Cairo" is a classic downtempo reggae groove and was later included on the self-titled Amazulu album, although it was much less poppy than their big hits.

Screen 3 is a Norwich band who released several hard to find singles.


Neil said...

Looking forward to listening to Screen 3 again. They did release some top singles.

Mikeyten said...

Hi Fifty, some great tracks hereI´m really enjoying The Hostages, never heard of them before (fantastic) and the Robert Holmes track is also a fave,thanx for these tracks, Mikeyten

Anonymous said...

got it and ripped. not as good as the red guitars avenue. how do you want it?

fiftypercent said...

You can either email me the tracks or upload to mediafire, megaupload, or rapidshare. Whatever works for you.

hellomudda said...

I am Neil Dyer, and I was the singer/songwriter with Screen 3. I was just googling one of our singles and came across this blog. I am flattered that you include one or two of our tracks on your blog.
I put a new website up over a year ago, and it's still not complete, but here's the link:

I am sharing a few rarer items via soulseek if any of you are familiar with that 'outlet'...

Fond regards,

Mikeyten said...

Hi Fifty just about to post Robert Holmes album, any chance of the B-Side to Angel in the House for a post please, all the best Mikey