Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Nails - Mood Swing (CD Remaster / 2007)

The Nails were so much more than the novelty hit '88 Lines About 44 Women'! Here is your chance to get a rare taste of what they were really about. Think more in the lines of the Suburbs with a splash of (early) Wall Of Voodoo. Marc Cambell's baritone vocals and Douglas Guthrie's sax performances are stellar and their cover of the 1967 track 'Let It All Hang Out' by the Hombres is a class act from the get go! It's time for you to realize just how much the Nails ARE NOT 88 all...seriously. Flac recording from the rare 2007 Remaster release. All scans included. Happy Sunday friends...Enjoy!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wire Train - In A Chamber / Between Two Worlds (2 CD Ltd. Ed. / 1995)

I spent a pretty penny on this exclusive two CD limited edition pressing. Had it shipped all the way from down under. The best thing about it is the fact it has the exclusive remixes on it. I want the first three Wire Train releases to be properly remastered, but this will do in a pinch. Here's the info link if you'd like to buy my copy! If not, then I give you the full flac version with all the treat! I love all the tracks on this and the follow up release 'Ten Women', but my personal favourite is 'No Pretties'. Enjoy!

I just want to apologize to the lot of you that had downloaded this prior to 2/11/17. One fantastic follower noticed that several tracks were fractured and called it to my attention. I sincerely thank you for that. The tracks in question have been recovered and there is a new link provided! 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Cetu Javu - 12 Inch Singles Collection (Import DJ Promo CD-r / 2006)

01 Have In Mind (Kalimba Mix) 5:34
02 Situations (Extended Mix) 6:23
03 A Donde (Extended Mix) 5:59
04 Por Que (Extended Spanish Mix) 5:55
05 Una Mujer (Extended Mix) 6:38
06 Southern Lands (Extended Mix) 5:32
07 China Girl (GTO Mix) 3:42
08 Por Que (Edit Remix) 4:16
09 A Donde (Remix) 6:56
10 Have In Mind (Extended Vocal Mix) 4:07
11 Situations (Baunder Remix) 8:20

My friend recently requested a flac version of this somewhat rare (until this very moment), CD-r. You can buy my original here.  I purchased this via A Different Drum ten plus years ago. Plenty of mixes (not all) from the Cetu Javu back catalogue. Here are all the scans and a lossless flac recording for your enjoyment!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Frozen Ghost - Frozen Ghost (Canadian Import CD / 1987)

The Summer of 1987 was filled with many wonderful tracks by new artists that were far off the Billboard Top 40 and Rock Radio / AOR charts. I recall a newer local radio station in Milwaukee (WLZR 102.9) coming on the air in the Winter of 1987. They began to rotate pop rock tracks from Frozen Ghost, The Other Ones, Rock and Hyde, The Psychedelic Furs, Billy Squier, Mason Rufner, The Robert Cray Band, Lou Gramm and others. It was quite a smorgasbord of new music for such a small market, but they were testing the airwaves and listeners.

I was hooked and with that went out and purchased this s/t debut on cassette. I'd purchase the CD later when it became more widely available. You have to remember that compact discs were just beginning to flood the market. They were not cheap and neither were the CD players. This CD has never been reissued which makes it a bit rare to find these days. Average price can be anywhere from $15 to $30+ on Bay / Amazon / Discogs.

I recently picked this up again after years of not having it. I have recorded it in flac and included all the scans. Here's a link for more info on the band and their discography. Thanks and enjoy!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

54-40 - Fight For Love (CD / 1989)

The third output from 54-40 to finish off of their eighties releases. Recordings are in flac format along with scans. This release found the group at a loss with the U.S., although the tracks 'Miss You' (not a Stones cover), 'Over My Head' and my personal favorite 'Baby Have Some Faith' still managed to find college radio play. I lost track of the band following the release of the 'Best Of' comp in 1991, but I'm not going to go back over why again. I find myself going back to these three eighties LP's constantly. Thanks again! Enjoy! 

54-40 - Show Me (Canadian CD / 1987)

Adding to the 54-40 files for a few of you who were interested in hearing their earlier work from the late eighties. Recordings are in flac and scans have been included. 'One Day In Your Life' and 'One Gun' had light to moderate airplay on the local college stations here in the U.S.. It seems as if their crossover into the larger AOR-Rock market was waning, at least here in the States. The band had a much larger following in the Canadian provinces. Their future work would prove them as mainstays with their loyal fan base up into the mid to late 90's. They have a steady cult like following there to this day. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Cindytalk - In This World (Import Remaster Reissue CD / 2007)

01 In This World 7:01
02 Janey's Love 3:11
03 Gift Of A Knife 3:30
04 Playtime 4:45
05 The Room Of Delight 1:36
06 Touched 4:06
07 Circle Of Shit 6:28
08 My Sun 1:52
09 The Beginning of Wisdom 6:43
10 No Serenade 7:32
11 Sight After Sight 6:11
12 Angels Or Ghosts 2:43
13 Through Water 8:59
14 Cherish 1:14
15 Homeless 1:27
16 Still Whisper 1:27
17 In This World...3:08

This is part two of my Cindytalk posts. The band has also just recently released a new recording on 11/30 entitled 'The Labyrinth Of The Straight Line'  Today's post is a lossless flac recording along with all scans (sans inner booklet) from the original 2007 remaster source CD.
Further information regarding this artist and other available products can be found here. Thanks as always. Enjoy! Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cindytalk - Camouflage Heart (Import CD Reissue / 1996)

01 It's Luxury 3:42
02 Instinct (Backtosense) 4:04
03 Under Glass 1:59
04 Memories Of Skin And Snow 5:37
05 The Spirit Behind The Circus Dream 4:37
06 The Ghost Never Smiles 6:45
07 A Second Breath 1:54
08 Everybody Is Christ 4:23
09 Disintegrate 4:36

FLAC recording from the 1996 CD Reissue. All scans form original included. Enjoy!

Friday, December 16, 2016

54-40 - Sweeter Things (Best Of) (CD / 1991)

A fine best of package here incorporating the bands first three releases recorded in flac with scans. I lost track of 54-40 following this release. Perhaps it was the changing of music tides and my new found interest in everything rave/techno and electronic. Either way, this compilation brings back some crystal clear memories of good times and friends during my late 80's time frame. If anyone is interested, I can post the second and third release by them as well. Thanks as always. Enjoy your weekend! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Josef K - The Only Fun In Town - Sorry For Laughing (Import CD / 2002)

No wit, opine or insight. If you are a Paul Haig fan, you will want this. Then again, if you are a 'fan' you probably already have it. Lossless recording and all scans from the 2002 LTM issue (info) for your listening pleasure. Thank you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pig - Sick City / Shit For Brains (US 12 Inch / 1989)

01 Sick City 4:57
02 Shit For Brains (Greazey Mix) 6:16

I haven't listened to this track (SFB) since 1988 when I owned the 'Poke In The Eye...' LP. It certainly falls into the dirge of darker Wax Trax! releases. Perhaps this is why it didn't find the proper rotation on my player or in the Chicago clubs I used to go to at that time. So why now you ask? Right, I purchased a 'lot' of records from an online buyer with this being one of the reasons for the take. Cheap old Wax Trax! in good condition is hard 'not' to buy, especially when I don't have it in my over flowing collection. I subject you to it and now it is done...the conversion from physical to immortal digital. All art & FLAC recordings are taken from the original twelve inch. Dig in my friends. Thanks. Enjoy! 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pete Shelley - Heaven & The Sea (CD / 1986)

01 Waiting For Love 3:47
02 On Your Own 3:46
03 They're Coming For You 4:14
04 I Surrender 4:09
05 Life Without Reason 4:35
06 Need A Minit 2:54

07 Never Again 3:42
08 My Dreams 4:30
09 Blue Eyes 4:26
10 You Can't Take That Away 4:26
11 No Moon...5:12

Sitting here at three in the early Monday morning slogging through rows of twelve inches in random stacks. It is my time, deciding this direction, that direction. More of this, less of that. That thought is always in my head when I post here. To be honest, it's a bit complex within regards to other blogs I follow.You do your research and try not to be outdone or outshine someone else, but in the long run, it is your page and you are on your own. On that note, I have decided to whip up Pete Shelley's third solo effort. I haven't seen it posted in a bit, so we'll have at it. I think that most of the twelve inches released by Pete have been well covered around the blogosphere, so I will just keep those in their respective alphabetically filed locales. This is the original 1986 CD release recorded in FLAC with all the art. Thanks as always. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Shamen - Omega Amigo (UK 12 Inch / 1989)

01 Omega Amigo 4:46
02 Omega A 4:45
03 Omega Pre-Mix 4:48
04 PH1 3:47

This brilliant Shamen twelve inch had been in the pipeline since I bought it 3 months ago. Finally completed! 24/96 FLAC recording and HD scans for you this time around. This was released in '89. I really had never heard it until their full length was released here in the States back in 1991. I purchased the US version and then bought the UK import CD version right there after. On a side note, I recently bought a pristine copy of the UK gatefold LP version for my collection. Yes, I quite enjoy their work from this time! Enough already...Thanks. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tools Of Romance - Tools Of Romance (EP / 1985)

01 I Won't Wait 4:37
02 Tower Of Fear 4:24
03 Red To Blue 4:22
04 Cool Heart 5:12

Time for a re-up, re-recorded, re-scanned request! I thought I sold this years ago, but found it in a bin of goodies I used to sell on Amazon ages ago. All the better for you and me, as I didn't save my original recording. This has been re-recorded in FLAC, HD scanned and photo shopped for this blustery mid-west Saturday. I think you will find it to your liking. It is a vast improvement from my original post of it 6 years ago. I'm using a new fileshare site, one that will allow me larger file uploads.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The The - Gravitate To Me (UK CDS / 1989)

Just received this in the mail today along with a few other semi precious CD's that I will feature later. This is also a cop out as I finish up a few vinyl requests of recent. On deck...Tools Of Romance, Shamen and a bit more China Crisis from my solid collection. As for this disc, this was missing from my rather large The The section. It isn't anything over the top special other than the fact it is an import and it has the 'Little Version' of the title track. It's basically the same as the UK twelve inch. Only difference being, the twelve inch has 'The Violence Of Truth' and not 'I've Been Waitin'...' Everything here is in FLAC format with HD scans of the art. All right then. Thanks for your patience and support. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nitzer Ebb - Hearts And Minds (Limited Edition Mix Subsonic) (UK 12 Inch / 1989)

01 Hearts And Minds (Mix Subsonic) 6:12
02 For Fun (LP Version) 3:03
03 Time Slips By (PK Mix) 4:22

I recently had a request for this release. The Subsonic mix of the title track is the claim to fame here. This was all recorded from the actual record into high quality 24Bit FLAC. All the art was scanned from the original as well. As you can see, (maybe) I started the clean up process and lost interest in completing the project. It was taking too much time and I really wanted to post 'something' for the site. I keep you all waiting far too long. Feel free to finish it, I know I will at some other point and time.

New to the site....I'm going to try and push harder on the idea of recording everything in WAV or FLAC format. There are a few other blog sites that I visit daily and they are doing this exclusively, which is inspiring me to comply. I may also be switching my fileshare site to accomodate the file sizes as well. I'm probably going to use the free MEGA site. Expect links to be eliminated as I approach the limits of what is free. OK...enough in site chatter. On with it....Thanks! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rose McDowall - Don't Fear The Reaper (UK 12 Inch / 1988)

01 Don't Fear The Reaper 3:28
02 Crystal Days 3:05
03 Don't Fear The Reaper (Instrumental) 2:58


 04 Don't Fear The Reaper (Extended Edit) 5:22

It's that time of year again. Halloween hauntings and spookery. It seems fitting time to drop this into the blog mix. A lovely cover version of the classic Blue Oyster Cult track provided here by Rose McDowall of Strawberry Switchblade fame. All tracks and art are from my original 12 inch. You can get more info on this 'expensive' little gem here and see the 2015 reissue 12 inch with the Extended Edit included on it. I included it here as a bonus to the original. Thanks! Enjoy!

Rose McDowall:  Don't Fear The Reaper

FLAC Version (-) The Ext. Edit: Rose McDowall

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Finitribe - 101 (UK 12 Inch / 1991)

01 101 (Sonic Shuffle Edit) 3:16
02 101 (Backflip) 3:57
03 101 (Sonic Shuffle) 7:10
04 101 (Intensity Mix) 3:32

In the early nineties, Finitribe stepped away from the Wax Trax! minded idea of 12 inch releases and went head on into the world of rave/techno/trance culture. What an incredible release this was! I used to play this every night I went out in '91...that was a lot. I also included it on a few of my good friends mix tapes. My go to (and nearly wore it out) was Andy Weatherall's 'Sonic Shuffle Mix'. All recordings and art are from my release. Feel free to explore the Discogs  page for further info. 'Bass....can you hear me? Loud And Clear'. Enjoy friends!

Finitribe: 101

The The - Sweet Bird Of Truth (UK 12 Inch / 1986)

01 Sweet Bird Of Truth (12 Inch Remix) 8:15
02 Harbour Lights 3:38
03 Sleeping Juice 2:41


04 Soul Mining (12 Inch Mix) 6:16 (Taken from the UK CDS)
05 Sweet Bird Of Truth (12 Inch Remix) 8:18 (Taken from the '45 RPM: The Singles' Remaster CD)
06 Sweet Bird Of Truth (Original Version) 4:29 (Taken from the '45 RPM: The Singles' Remaster CD)

Adding to my The The files, here is the original 1986 UK 12 inch release of 'Sweet Bird Of Truth'. All the recordings are from this release unless otherwise noted, specifically the bonus tracks. All art is from the original release as well. Go here for further information and to purchase a solid copy...say...the one I have put up for sale! All good! Thanks and Enjoy!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Simple Minds - Promised You A Miracle (UK 12 Inch / US 12 Inch / US Promo 12 Inch / Bonus Versions / 1982)

UK 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle (Extended) 4:49
02 Theme For Great Cities 5:51
03 Seeing Out The Angel (Instrumental Remix) 6:35

US 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle (Remix) 6:04
02 Promised You A Miracle (Dub Version) 5:26
03 The American (Extended Mix) 7:03

US 12 Promo 12 Inch

01 Promised You A Miracle 4:27
02 Promised You A Miracle (Special Extended Version) 6:20

Bonus Tracks

01 Promised You A Miracle (Edit) 4:02
02 Promised You A Miracle (Long Remix for LP) 4:55
03 Promised You A Miracle (John Peel Session) 4:40
04 Promised You A Miracle (David Jensen Session) 4:23
05 Promised You A Miracle (2016 Acoustic Version) 4:35

Promised you a mass of Simple Minds this Friday, actually I didn't. I've been working on putting this one together for a while now. All the versions and bonus tracks too. All the art is from my releases. All the tracks are from the remastered 2012 (5) CD Box Set and the 2016 'New Gold Dream' Box Set. I just gathered them all here. I was frustrated seeing the 12 inch posted all over the blog world in differently recorded fashions. Here you can have the lot of it in it's remastered form along with quality art, all in one fail swoop. On a side note, the acoustic version has not been released yet. It was a direct recording from the youtube video, albeit amplified and edited for a proper track. I hope you don't get tired of just 'one' song and all the! I still enjoy it and hope you do as well. Happy Friday all! 

Simple Minds: Mass Of Promises