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On this exact week in 1991 I got bored while Djing on a lonely Tuesday Night at a club in Vancouver called Richard’s on Richards and recorded myself playing a hit list of schlocky 80s music. I then distributed around 200 copies on tape to friends, business associates, school chums, and hot girls that requested songs at the booth.

Even today, I still get requests for copies of that tape. All of the cassette versions I have stink as far as quality and I gave up trying to remaster it a few months ago.

So, since I was redoing it anyway, and since I had to compress it from 90 mins. To 74 mins. I changed around some of the tracks, deleting a few and adding a few more. Many of the tracks are now hard-to-find 12″ remixes.

** Like the last one, make sure you set your CD burning software to burn it in “Disc-At-Once” mode with no gaps between tracks. Otherwise it’ll sound strange and you will think I am a talentless boob.

Hope you enjoy it.

You should be able to listen to both last week’s HipHop mix and this week’s 80s mix on alternation rotation at this URL:

http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/directory.cgi?autostart=heavysmurf

Download the MP3s from:

http://grapeape.chimpz.com/Ian/MP3s

UserID : foib Password: joy

You’ll see the individual tracks (so that they index properly when you burn to CD) as well as a 192K MP3 and a 56K MP3 containing the whole thing. The 56K version obviously sounds like hell.

Total running time is 72:57, and contains 16 tracks.

TRACK LISTING – 80s with DJ Heavy Smurf:

01 Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun 02 Duran Duran – Rio 03 Devo – Whip It 04 The Vapors – Turning Japanese 05 Tones On Tail – Go 06 General Public – Tenderness 07 Level 42 – Something About You 08 Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better 09 Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me) 10 Pet Shop Boys – Domino Dancing Prelude 11 Pet Shop Boys – Domino Dancing (Remix) 12 Human League – Don’t You Want Me 13 Information Society – I Want To Know 14 Thompson Twins – Doctor Doctor 15 Culture Club – Miss Me Blind 16 Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’

Go ahead… Saturate my DSL!

-Ian.

PS — Sorry, this version isn’t loaded with Santa Claus samples like the last one.

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