Nov 20, 2013

RhoDeo 1346 Aetix

Hello,  so tonight saw Ronaldo finish off 3 Portugese counters in style, he really is worldclass. Yet it's doubtful Portugal will go beyond the final 16 the rest of his team is too weak. France escaped humiliation, they did well even if their second goal was clearly off side, 5 min before a clearly legal goal was dismissed. Obviously the referees thought that two wrongs would make it right, well it will stop the Oekrainians from feeling too sorry for themselves. Unfortunately Iceland didn't make it, Kroatia was way to strong for them. The Greek proved to themselves that they are superior to Romanians, they needed that boost of their selfesteem after the economic disaster that has befallen them.

Today we reach the end of Aetix' females in the eighties, when i started out in Aetix 1304 I didn't expect it would go on for 42 weeks, obviously these days there's a much bigger share of females in music, but clearly they were already making their mark back in the eighties. Today another post of the most successful rock chics of the eighties, only surpassed in sales by Madonna, yet she's hardly a household name. Her first 6 albums all went platinum in the States, her artist name must have hurt, it was her already ex husbands surname that was on her first album, she's carried that name for decades to come, despite having been happily married with her band leader guitarist Neil Geraldo since Februari 1982.

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Pat Benatar's polished mainstream pop/rock made her one of the more popular female vocalists of the early '80s. Although she came on like an arena rocker with her power chords, tough sexuality, and powerful vocals, her music was straight pop/rock underneath all the bluster. Born Patricia Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the singer was raised in the nearby town of Lindenhurst on Long Island, NY.

She pursued health education at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. At 19, after one year at Stony Brook, she dropped out to marry her high school sweetheart Dennis Benatar, who was stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia. there for three years, and Pat worked as a bank teller outside Richmond, Virginia. In 1973, Benatar quit her job as a bank teller to pursue a singing career after being inspired by a Liza Minnelli concert she saw in Richmond. She got a job as a singing waitress at a flapper-esque nightclub named The Roaring Twenties and got a gig singing in lounge band Coxon's Army, a regular at Sam Miller's basement club. The band's bassist Roger Capps also would go on to be the original bass player for the Pat Benatar Band. Her big break came in 1975 at an amateur night at the comedy club Catch a Rising Star in New York. Her rousing rendition of Judy Garland's "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody" earned her a call back by club owner Rick Newman, who would become her manager.

The couple headed back to New York following Dennis' discharge from the army, and Benatar went on to be a regular member at Catch a Rising Star for close to three years, until signing a record contract. She would eventually divorce Dennis Benatar in 1979.
Between appearances at Catch a Rising Star and recording commercial jingles for Pepsi Cola and a number of regional concerns, she headlined New York City’s Tramps nightclub from March 29 - April 1, 1978, where her performance impressed representatives from several record companies. She was signed to Chrysalis Records by co-founder Terry Ellis the following week.

Backed by a stellar band led by guitarist Neil Geraldo that provided the perfect accompaniment that was able to effortlessly alternate between rockers and ballads. Benatar quickly established herself as one of rock's top vocalists, scoring a hit right of the bat with her debut album, 1979's In the Heat of the Night, which spawned such radio favorites as "Heartbreaker" and "I Need a Lover" (the latter of which was written by a then-unknown John Mellencamp).

Pat married guitarist and producer Neil Giraldo on 20 February 1982 at Hana, Hawaii. The couple first met in 1979 when he arrived at her rehearsal building to audition, prompting Pat to think to herself Girl you have just seen the father of your children Benatar was separated from her first husband at the time, and once the divorce was finalized later in 1979 the relationship with Giraldo began in earnest. They have two daughters.

She won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Performance for her LP Crimes of Passion (1980) and the songs "Fire and Ice" (1981), "Shadows of the Night" (1982), and "Love Is a Battlefield" (1983).[citation needed] Of the ten Grammy seasons of the 1980s, Benatar was nominated for Best Female Rock Performance eight times, including "Invincible" in 1985, "Sex as a Weapon" in 1985, "All Fired Up" in 1988 and "Let's Stay Together" in 1991But by the end of the decade, it appeared as though Benatar had fallen of the face of the Earth as the hits seemed to dry up.

Benatar opted to shift musical gears and issue an album of blues and R&B, 1991's True Love, which failed to return the singer back to the top of the charts. Benatar returned back to her patented arena rock sound with such further studio releases as 1993's Gravity's Rainbow and 1997's Innamorata (although the latter of which was largely acoustic-based) and while the albums didn't exactly measure up to her earlier releases, both were solid efforts. The late '90s saw a pair of live archival releases hit record store shelves, 1998's 8-15-80 and 1999's The King Biscuit Flower Hour Live, in addition to countless hits collections (although the best of the bunch proved to be 1989's Best Shots, which remains a steady seller to this day).

The singer began touring again by the middle of the decade (after taking a five-year hiatus from the road), co-headlining shows with REO Speedwagon, Fleetwood Mac, the Steve Miller Band, and Styx. She also continued to dabble in acting, appearing in the ABC Afterschool Special Torn Between Two Fathers and on various sitcoms. In August 2003, Benatar returned to recording with Go (Vanguard), her first studio LP since 1997's Innamorata. The LP revisited the arena rock/MOR sound that had defined Benatar's career, and was accompanied by an extensive tour.

In June 2010, Benatar's memoir, Between a Heart and a Rock Place was released. her memoir touches on her battles with her record company Chrysalis, the difficulties her career caused in her personal life, and feminism. In the memoir, she is quoted as saying, "For every day since I was old enough to think, I've considered myself a feminist … It's empowering to watch and to know that, perhaps in some way, I made the hard path [women] have to walk just a little bit easier." The book went on to become a New York Times Bestseller. Initially reluctant to undertake the project, she found the actual writing process so enjoyable that it inspired her with plans to write a novel. In summer 2011, Benatar announced she was working on a Christmas album and a novel about the second coming of Christ.

Although billed as a solo artist, Benatar recorded and toured with a consistent set of band members over most of her career, who contributed greatly to the writing and producing of songs and are recognizable characters on album photos and in many of her music videos.

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By 1983, Benatar had established a reputation for singing about "tough" subject matters, best exemplified by one of the biggest hits of her career, "Love Is a Battlefield" (penned by noted hit songwriter Holly Knight with Mike Chapman), released in December 1983. By then, her sound had mellowed from hard rock to more atmospheric pop/new-wave and the story-based video clip for "Love Is a Battlefield" was aimed squarely at MTV, even featuring Benatar in a Michael Jackson-inspired group dance number.

One of Pat Benatar's most famed attributes is that she performs extremely well to an audience, and no album solidifies this more than Live From Earth, with tracks taken from her 1982-1983 American and European tour at the height of Benatar's career. Not only does Benatar sound amazingly intense and vibrant, but the choice of songs for the album couldn't have been better. Starting off with the explosive chorus of "Fire and Ice" and leading fluidly into the seductive "Looking for a Stranger," Pat Benatar ignites quickly and effectively before going into a well-constructed medley of "I Want Out," "We Live for Love," and the darkened "Hell Is for Children." Benatar's musicians are sharp as well, especially on the faster-than-usual tempo of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," while "Heartbreaker" finishes off her live material with the allure of her voice enticing the chorus. Although Benatar's unsurpassed energy drapes the album with a strong rock & roll atmosphere, the last two studio tracks end Live From Earth on an equable note, especially the number five hit "Love Is a Battlefield," with "Lipstick Lies" a close second. While there could have been more tracks added, Live From Earth still does a good job at showing off Pat Benatar's aggressive yet tamed vocal style outside of the studio. The album peaked at US #13 and became her fifth consecutive RIAA and CRIA platinum winner.

Pat Benatar - Live from Earth  (flac 274mb)

01 Fire And Ice 3:45
02 Lookin' For A Stranger 3:29
03 I Want Out 4:04
04 We Live For Love 3:22
05 Hell Is For Children 6:00
06 Hit Me With Your Best Shot 3:09
07 Promises In The Dark 5:13
08 Heartbreaker 4:21
09 Love Is A Battlefield 5:24
10 Lipstick Lies 3:49

Pat Benatar - Live from Earth  (ogg 106mb)

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In November 1984, Benatar released her fifth studio album, Tropico (US #14, AUS #9, UK #31). The single "We Belong", released in October 1984, a month prior to the album release, became another top 10 hit in the US peaking at #5 and #7 in Australia. It was also Benatar's first ever UK top 40 hit, where it peaked at #22. A second single release, "Ooh Ooh Song", reached US #36. It is also said by Benatar and Giraldo that this album is the first where they moved away from Benatar's famed "hard rock" sound and start experimenting with new, sometimes "gentler", styles and sounds. Despite not quite making the US Top 10, it immediately earned her a sixth consecutive RIAA and CRIA platinum-certified album. In Canada, the album peaked at 21 on the album charts.

"We Belong" was also nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1986. Benatar's first nomination in that category. In 2006, the song was part of a $20 million ad campaign for Sheraton hotels, although the version used in the commercial was not Benatar's. Her version of the song is featured in the 2006 comedy film Talladega Nights.

Pat Benatar - Tropico  (flac 269mb)

01 Diamond Field 3:20
02 We Belong 3:40
03 Painted Desert 5:22
04 Temporary Heroes 4:22
05 Love In The Ice Age 4:08
06 Ooh Ooh Song 4:06
07 The Outlaw Blues 3:47
08 Suburban King 1:45
09 A Crazy World Like This 4:02
10 Takin' It Back 4:02
Pat Benatar - Tropico  (ogg 94mb)

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In November 1985, she released her sixth studio album, Seven the Hard Way. Benatar would hit the US Top 10 with the Grammy nominated single, "Invincible" (the theme from the movie The Legend of Billie Jean) which was written by Holly Knight (Love Is a Battlefield) and Simon Climie in 1985, three full months before the album was released. Her other Grammy nominated single, "Sex As a Weapon" would climb as high as #28 in January 1986, and "Le Bel Age" (#54) in February. The album Seven the Hard Way peaked at #26, earning an RIAA Gold certification (import cd). In Canada, it was her seventh consecutive platinum certified album

Pat Benatar - Seven the Hard Way  (flac 271mb)

01 Sex As A Weapon 4:20
02 Le Bel Age 5:11
03 Walking In The Underground 4:42
04 Big Life 2:41
05 Red Vision 3:53
06 7 Rooms Of Gloom 3:35
07 Run Between The Raindrops 4:29
08 Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean) 4:29
09 The Art Of Letting Go 4:00

Pat Benatar - Seven the Hard Way   (ogg 90mb)

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Bit of an after thought..
Until the release of 2005's Greatest Hits, 1989's Best Shots was the finest Pat Benatar collection, largely because it was the most concise. True, there may be a few lesser hits missing in favor of a couple newly recorded songs -- "Sex as a Weapon," "Treat Me Right," "I Need a Lover," "Little Too Late," and "Looking for a Stranger" all could have made the cut instead of "Painted Desert" and "Outlaw Blues" -- but the remainder of the disc is nearly flawless, delivering arena rock staples such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Fire and Ice," "Heartbreaker," "We Belong," "Invincible," and "All Fired Up" one after another. It may not be perfect, but it delivers enough thrills to make it all worthwhile.

Pat Benatar - Best Shots  (flac 446mb)

01 Love Is A Battlefield 5:24
02 Promises In The Dark 4:48
03 One Love 5:12
04 All Fired Up 4:27
05 We Live For Love 3:22
06 Hell Is For Children 4:48
07 Shadows Of The Night 4:20
08 Hit Me With Your Best Shot 2:51
09 We Belong 3:40
10 Invincible (Theme From "The Legend Of Billie Jean") 4:28
11 Fire And Ice 3:20
12 Heartbreaker 3:26
13 Suffer The Little Children / Hell Is For Children (Live) 6:45
14 Painted Desert 5:24
15 Outlaw Blues 4:19

Pat Benatar - Best Shots   (ogg 158mb)

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Aetix 1205

Magazine - Real Life (369mb)
Magazine - The Correct Use Of Soap (349mb)
Magazine - Magic, Murder & The Weather (255mb)
Magazine - Secondhand Daylight (flac 390mb)

Aetix 1325

The Passions - Thirty Thousand Feet Over China  (flac 335mb)

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