The British trio Johnny Hates Jazz had Spandau Ballet's striking attire, clean-cut looks, and knack for smooth, glossy pop songs that were more soulful than the critics gave them credit for. Unfortunately, like Spandau Ballet Johnny Hates Jazz were stigmatized in the U.S. by an omnipresent hit that burned out interest in the group before the rest of their discography had the chance to be heard. Johnny Hates Jazz was formed in 1986 by Clark Datchler (vocals, piano), Calvin Hayes (keyboards), and Mike Nocito (bass). Named after a friend who despised jazz, Johnny Hates Jazz released their first single, "Me and My Foolish Heart," on RAK Records that year…
Australian-only two CD set showcasing the best of Aussie Pop of the '80s. Features original hit versions. mastered from the best possible sources with many titles remastered from the original studio tapes for this release. a showcase of titles requested for this series. and often hard to come by - such as , (with her often overshadowed UK made ) and . The set also features classics from , , , , and and many others.
The third and keenly awaited Volume of the Australian Pop Series containing well known iconic Aussie hits form the 80s, with many hard to find and sought after Australian hits that rarely turn up on compilations. Carefully re-mastered from only the best possible sources to provide the highest quality sound - in fact many of these have never sounded so good. Included are all the original hit single versions. As with previous instalments, many titles may have been bigger in some States than others or even unique to one or 2 States.
This set of CD's are another great collection of memories from our past. Volume two in this great series - each featuring 40 original aussie hits! The booklets include detailed liner noted on each song along with each track's highest Australian (state) chart position. "Live It Up" features the likes of , , , , , , , , , , , , , and many more.