Nicola’s B/Day Tape (5) – Home Taping Adventures

Here we go, the first ever adventure into home taping! In this series I delve into the mystery that is home recorded tapes – who knows what they may contain!

This tape appears to be a potential gift to someone called Nicola for their birthday, or maybe this is a tape that Nicola made for her own party? Either way the tape is filled with various music tracks that have been recorded from the radio – as the recording features plenty of ‘clipped’ dialogue and shaky FM reception!

Track List

Side A

  • Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door
  • Erasure – Stop!
  • Tavares – Don’t Take Away The Music
  • Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore
  • Tina Charles – I Love To Love
  • Adriana Caselotti – Whistle While You Work [Short]
  • Boy Meets Girl – Waiting for a Star To Fall
  • Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
  • Soulsister – The Way To Your Heart
  • Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan – Especially For You [Short]
  • Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion [Short]
  • Matt Minglewood – Rockin My Redneck Life Away
  • The Go-Betweens – Was There Anything I Could Do
  • Duran Duran – All She Wants Is (45 Mix)
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream [Short]
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – One Love / People Get Ready [Short]
  • Sheena Easton – The Lover In Me
  • Unknown track
  • Patti Smith – People Have the Power
  • Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy [Short]

Side B

  • Bee Gees – World
  • Tom Jones – I’m Coming Home
  • The Scaffold – Thank U Very Much
  • Georgie Fame – The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde
  • The Four Tops – Walk Away Renee
  • The Monkee’s – Daydream Believer
  • The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour

At this point the tape appears to switch to an uninterrupted BBC recording of Live Aid.

  • REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore (Live at Live Aid)
  • Crosby & Stills & Nash – Teach Your Children (Live at Live Aid)
  • Crosby & Stills & Nash – Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Live at Live Aid)
  • Power Station – Murderess (Live at Live Aid)
  • Power Station – Get It On (Bang a Gong) (Live at Live Aid)
  • Mick Jagger & David Bowie – Dancing in the Street (Live at Live Aid)

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