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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Ultravox Sleepwalk 1980

Ultravox - "Sleepwalk"
The 8th Single from Ultravox and their first with Midge Ure was released in June 1980 and reached Number 29 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by the band it was released on Chrysalis records on  7 inch, 7 inch clear vinyl & 12 inch disc and spent 11 weeks on the chart.

Smash Hits Review

Extended Version

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Tina Turner Live Appearance The Tube 1983

Tina Turner Live Appearance on The Tube 1983 featuring Heaven 17 performing:

"Cat People"
"River Deep Mountain High"
"Let's Stay Together" (with Heaven 17)

Thursday, 27 August 2015

I Love 1987 - Full Episode

I Love 1987 - BBC Richard E Grant looks back at the music, movies TV and fashions of 1987 including:

  • Terence Trent D'Arby
  • Shellsuit / Bumbags
  • Going Live
  • Nouvelle cuisine
  • Run DMC / Beastie Boys
  • Withnail and I
  • Head sports bags
  • Network 7
  • Puffball skirts
  • Wall Street/Yuppies,
  • Thirtysomething
  • Pump trainers
  • Brookside
  • Rick Astley

  • Wednesday, 26 August 2015

    Duran Duran - Rio Album - 1982

    Rio is  the second album to be released by Duran Duran.  Released on 10th May 1982 on EMI/Capital Records. It was produced by Colin Thurston. The album reached No. 2 on the British charts, and peaked at No. 6 in the US charts.
    Listen to the Full album:

    Track Listing:

    1. "Rio
    2. "My Own Way
    3. "Lonely In Your Nightmare" 
    4. "Hungry Like the Wolf"
    5. "Hold Back the Rain"
    6. "New Religion
    7. "Last Chance on the Stairway" 
    8. "Save a Prayer"
    9. "The Chauffeur"

    Smash Hits Review

    Alternate Cover


    Sunday, 23 August 2015

    Top of The pops - 1st May 1980 Full Episode

    Top of The pops - 1st May 1980 Full Episode Hosted by Tommy Vance featuring:
    New Musik,
    Narada Michael Walden,
    The Chords,
    Jimmy Ruffin,
    The Beat,
    Kate Bush,
    Dexys Midnight Runners 
    Johnny Logan.

    Saturday, 22 August 2015

    Level 42 Live Appearance The Tube 1985

    Level 42 Live Appearance on The Tube 1985 performing:

    "Something About You"
    "A Physical Presence"

    Thursday, 20 August 2015

    Howard Jones - Look Mama -1985

    Howard Jones - "Look Mama"
    The 7th Single from Howard Jones was released in April 1984 and reached Number 10 on the U.K. singles chart.  Written by Howard Jones it was released on WEA records on  7 inch & 12 inch and spent 7 weeks on the chart.
    Smash Hits Review

    No1 Magazine Review

    Extended Version

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015

    Kim Carnes - Invisible Hands 12 Inch remix - 1983

    "Invisible Hands"  is the 20th single released by Kim Carnes. Released on EMI America Records in November 1983. The song comes from the album CafĂ© Racers and reached Number 40 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. Written by Martin Page and Brian Fairweather. The 12 inch version Dance version was Mixed by John Jellybean Benitzes.

    Dance Mix

    FM Mix

    Download From Burning Ground Blog

    Music Video

    Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    Five Star Live in Concert - The Luxury of Live 1986

    Five Star Live in Concert - The Luxury of Live - The Crunchie Tour 1986

    Love Take Over
    System Addict
    All Fall Down
    Rain or Shine
    Stay out of My Life
    Let Me Be The One
    Find The Time
    Are You Man Enough
    Can't Wait Another Minute
    The Slightest Touch
    If I Say Yes

    View The Tour Programme