Thursday, August 27, 2009

English Evenings - After Dark (1985)

English Evenings - After Dark (1985)
  1. Tear You Down
  2. Touch
  3. I Will Return
  4. Shoot Shoot
  5. I Still Love You
  6. English Evenings
  7. Winter Feelings
  8. What's The Matter With Helen
  9. Keep It To Myself
  10. Circle Around Your Number

Lee Walsh (Vocals)
Graham Lee (Everything Else)

The Maisonettes - Heartache Avenue (1983)

The Maisonettes - Heartache Avenue (from Maisonettes For Sale, 1983)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Bigger Splash - I Don't Believe A Word (1984)

7" Single, released in 1984

A Bigger Splash - I Don't Believe A Word (A-Side)
A Bigger Splash - Silence (B-Side)

Since I posted this single a couple of years ago, there's been a number of insightful comments.  I'm always extremely flattered when members of the group stop by and add their thoughts, so thanks are due to Ray Edwards and Eddi Reader, who sang backing vocals. Apparently the band were fabulous live.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lemon Hearts - Shake Yourself (1987)

A Change Is Gonna Come

I've been a bit bored with this blog recently. Mainly this has to do with pressures of work and other things, such as my impending 40th birthday and some personal soul-searching.

I considered quitting the blog altogether but instead I think I am going to change the format slightly, not that I think anyone would care too much one way or the other.

I'm doing away with "Random 80's Wednesday" and instead I am going to try and post a different single every day. At the weekends I will post an album or two, honor any requests, and whine about whatever I feel like.

I have also decided to sell much of my music collection. If you are interested, you can find these items on eBay, my store name is Displaced Music.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Random 80's Wednesday

The Toy Shop - Attack Decade (7" Single, 1983)
Screen 3 - Hearts In Limbo (7" Single, 1982)
Keep It Dark - Dreamer (from 1st Down And Ten, 1986)
French Revolution - This Is Not The End (from Fantasia, 1988)
The Producers - Table For One (from Run For Your Life, 1985)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Lightning Seeds - Sweet Dreams (1990)

I knew that the singles released from The Lightning Seeds debut CD Cloudcuckooland included the classic single "Pure" and the decent follow up "All I Want". With a bit of prodding I might have remembered that "Joy" was the other single release. Which made my discovery of this promotional single for "Sweet Dreams" just a little more intriguing. I couldn't say I remembered this track at all from the album - but then again I haven't heard the LP itself in years. So it was kind of a nice surprise. Plus, the two extra tracks - which found their way on to the "Sense" single release a couple of years later - are both rewarding in themselves. So here they all are.
  1. Sweet Dreams
  2. Hang On To A Dream
  3. Flaming Sword