Category Archives: Uncategorized

Re-uppage 30 – (Lou Reed, INXS, Ché, Vic Reeves(?), Yello, Marc Almond, Red Box, Joyce Sims, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk & Yazoo (Bootleg Megamixes)

The NOW That’s What I Call A Re-Up Vol 30 and out every Thursday.

Lou Reed – No Money Down (US Promo 12″) For Chris (who is an Extended Fan)


Lou Reed – My Red Joystick (US Promo 12″) For Chris


INXS – Taste It / Not Enough Time (Promo 12″) For Stephen (who will hopefully have time to taste it 🙂 )










INXS – Disappear (US 12″) For Stephen (who won’t ever….hopefully)


INXS – Bitter Tears (US 12″) For Stephen (The Bitter Tears I weep when I can’t find neither the vinyl or the lost file)









INXS – Bitter Tears (LTD 12″) For Stephen (and the rest of the anorak completists)








Ché – Be My (Powerstation) (US Promo 12″) For MATT (an early sample-fest)


Vic Reeves – Abide With Me (12″) For Mark (Marky Mark Markety Mark)


Yello – Who’s Gone (Promo 12″) For Andreas (Nice Pick!)


Marc Almond – Jacky (12″) For Joe


Marc Almond – Tears Run Rings (US 12″) For Joe (another gem reupped)


Marc And The Mamba’s – Black Heart (12″) For Joe (Another cracker!)


Marc Almond – Stained E.P. (12″) For Joe


Red Box – For America / Lean On Me (10″ + 7″) For Neal (Yodellllling )


Joyce Sims – Lifetime Love (12″) For Neal (Still got some requests left!)









Kraftwerk – Depeche Mode / Yazoo (Megamixes) (US 12″ Bootleg) For Neal













Peter Godwin – Emotional Disguise (12″)

A bit of Club Cruncher back in the day in your more discerning Nite Club (e.g. The Funhouse in NYC). From 1982 and covered in Linn Drum this exotic sounding New Wave track comes in both RAW and treated versions with the extended mix having extra synth percussion in the breaks. Produced by European synth wiz, Georg Kajanus (who was in DATA) Enjoy some classic synth!

The B-side is a variation of the A- side naturally sung in French

All other Godwin re-upped!

“Cruel Heart” here

“Art Of Love” here

And “Torch Song For A Heroine” (still upped!) here

This link…

Polydor ‎– POSPX 406emotionalfrontcov

A Emotional Disguise (Extended Version)
B French Emotions


Ten Ten – Walk On (US Vinyl LP)

An albums worth from this band who certainly gave good Power Pop with a Stadium Rock Edge.

A quartet from Richmond, Virginia. comprised of , amongst the Hairspray and guyliner, Don Ruzek, (keyboards and guitars) Lee Johnson (Drums), Mark Lewis (Guitar, vocals and Ex Single Gun Theory) and Peter Bell (Bass) this was there second album released in 1986.

Produced by Stephen Street it does have a British sound but with a synth edge. Top tunes from start to finish.

Chrysalis ‎– BFV 41532tenten

A1 When It Rains 4:55
A2 There Goes Everything 3:21
A3 Rags 4:03
A4 The One In You 4:36
A5 Where The Flowers Grow 4:35
B1 One Life 5:49
B2 Beyond Me 4:22
B3 Walk On 4:05
B4 Million Miles Away 3:50
B5 Silver Heaven 2:09



Nitzer Ebb – Basic Pain Procedure (Cassette)

So kindly provided for us by Winx….many thanks!

The very ever first stuff from Nitzer Ebb, recorded onto cassette (a budget TDK D-46!!!) and released in August 1983.

It’s just a basic sequencer and drums and percussion effects. Some interesting lyrics with obvious influences from Suicide, DAF and Fad Gadget. I’m liking the punky “Star” with the swearing (!) and the disco ‘First Step To Heaven’ There are even synths on the Gothy “Pass” and a raw version of “Crane” which was the only track I’d heard before as it appeared on a later release. “The Book” is almost Bauhaus!!


A1 Faded Smiles 3:26
A2 Tradition 3:43
A3 The Home 2:22
A4 Star 2:24
B1 The Passage 3:50
B2 The Book 3:30
B3 Crane 2:22
B4 Trust Ran In Colours 2:21

The Alan Parsons Project ‎– Don’t Answer Me (12″)

As a way of an introduction to this band which I’m not that familiar with, you get a bit of a mini “Best Of” on this 4 track 12″ from 1984.

From the album “Ammonia Avenue” you get the Phil Spector styled with a bit of E.L.O. in there. A bit of a timeless classic.

So as a Bonus you get a smattering of their back catalogue. The more New Wave sounding “You Don’t Believe” featuring Lenny Zakatek. The dramatic ballad of “Old And Wise” featuring Zombies vocalist Colin Blunstone and another classic track “Games People Play” from 1980 and featuring Zakatek again on vocals, this having a disco feel to it.

Arista ‎– 601 170answerfrontcov

A Don’t Answer Me 4:09
B1 You Don’t Believe 4:23
B2 Old And Wise 4:04
B3 Games People Play 4:14

Mike Oldfield – Tricks Of The Light (12″)

An ’84 release from Oldfield which still has Maggie Reilly on vocals this time duet-ting with Barry Palmer.

This was produced with Simon Phillips (who was once drummer with Toto) and as you would expect it’s a pristine sound job. An instrumental is also here so you can here the complex arrangement a bit better. Great bass from Phil Spalding and the shortest guitar solo ever.

B-side “Afghan” was also from the  “Discovery” LP sessions. Bagpipes a-plenty in a typical Oldfield short but powerful instrumental.

Virgin ‎– VS 707-12trickfrontcov

A Tricks Of The Light
B1 Tricks Of The Light (Instrumental)
B2 Afghan

Richard Marx ‎– Don’t Mean Nothing (Extended Rock Mix) (12″)

Still keeping on the Rock tip. 🙂

A debut release from Richard Marx from 1987 and a double-negative sentence fragment! More known for his slower ballads this is rockier with a great piano riff in there and some big, old rock guitar from Joe Walsh. The Extended mix was done by David Cole who also co-produced it.

Eagles fans will love it!

Bonus track is the “Flame Of Love”, also taken from his debut, self-titled album. This is slightly tweaked with shinier production and more uptempo. The joy of the B-side!

EMI-Manhattan Records ‎– 12MT 26 nothingfrontcov

A Don’t Mean Nothing (Extended Rock Mix) 6:15
B1 Don’t Mean Nothing (LP Version) 4:41
B2 The Flame Of Love 3:37

Gary Moore ‎– Over The Hills And Far Away (Gatefold 12″)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all…and my extended family across the water!

So back to the RAWK! This was released in 1986 where Moore was at the height of his popularity.

Kitchen-sink production from Peter Collins this reels around with Gaelic drama.

The Extended version has an interesting beginning and wallops the guitar right up in the mix. For fans of Big Country!

Backed by a Power Ballad, “Crying In The Shadows” (from the LP “Wild Frontier”) and a live version of “All Messed Up” – not particularly a good recording ?

10 Records ‎– TENTG 134overfrontcov

A1 Over The Hills And Far Away (Extended Version)
A2 Over The Hills And Far Away (7″ Version)
B1 Crying In The Shadows
B2 All Messed Up (Live At Milton Keynes)

Nils Lofgren ‎– Secrets In The Street (12″)

Dutch\American guitarist from Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band had most of his solo success in the mid 80’s (in fact he’s had quite a prolific career)

This has a wibbly wobbly synth lead on this protest song, which was from the 1985 album “Flip” and produced with Lance Quinn. There is a weirder, extended mix out there but this is just the normal, tag-an-extra-minute-somewhere regular mix.

B-side and album cut “From The Heart” could be a Springsteen cut with its added Horn section giving it some novelty.

Towerbell Records ‎– TOWT 68secretfrontcov

A Secrets In The Street (Extended Version)
B From The Heart

Robert Plant ‎– Heaven Knows (12″)

Rock Head now firmly on!

1988 saw Robert Plant release his 4th album “Now And Zen” with quite an electronic pop/rock sound. This was the lead single from it with dramatic production from Phil Johnstone and Tim Palmer, lead guitar from old pal Jimmy Page and with Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals.

“Heaven Sent” came from a demo cassette, written and performed by an eccentric British outfit called the Rest Is History and keyboardist Phil Johnstone from the band came and board and co-wrote 7 tracks for the album.

Album track “Walking Towards Paradise” reveals more synths and sequencers

“Big Log,” from his 1983 album “The Principle of Moments” is also here as a bonus track, a timeless classic.

Atlantic ‎– A 9373 Theavenfrontcov

A1 Heaven Knows (Remix) 6:24
B1 Walking Towards Paradise 4:40
B2 Big Log 5:04


Left and Leaving

an alternative travel blog

Phil's Musings

Guitars, Electronics, Photography, Football, Arduino etc.


Disco Not Disco Extended Guilty Pleasures

Post-Punk Monk

Searching for divinity in records from '78-'85 or so…

All the Air In My Lungs

Vinyl recordings from the 80's & 90's

Thirty Three And A Third

Vinyl Records stole my heart

Ad's Vinyl Adventures

A music blog devoted solely to records (and maybe a few other things as well)

A History of Dubious Taste

A confessional trawl through my record buying history...where there's no such thing as a Guilty Pleasure

A Goldfish Called Regret

Past present future perfect - and music too


music from underneath the floorboards

That's The Ticket

Live, Not Memorex


The home of all Y-Key Operators news and gigs

Jumping Someone Else's Song

Cover Versions Abound

One Step Brighter

It Just Won't Go Away!

Music 4 Life

a venture into the amazing world of the eighties


Rare 12" Singles For 80's Music Lovers Around The World

Off The Beat(en) Trax


Turn On Your Record Player

Vinyl recordings from the 80's & 90's

Methods Of Dance