Overall this series is a 4, it's one of the best series of discs to be released yet. The first disc is a must have, and the fourth disc is a great disc if you're a fan of any of the groups since most of the songs are B-sides or live cuts you'll probably only find on vinyl in some flea market. I HIGHLY recomend these discs over just about any other discs, yet's hope they release more than five discs and keep up the quality.
Title : Sedated in the Eighties (Available at Amazon) Label : The Right Stuff Medium : CD TTime : 62:08 Notes : Small description of each group and song Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $12 Rank : 5 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones What I Like About You The Romantics Lucky Number Lene Lovich Never Say Never Romeo Void Mexican Radio Wall Of Voodoo People Who Died Jim Carroll Band I Melt With You Modern English Our Lips Are Sealed The GoGo's Sex (I'm A...) Berlin Election Day Arcadia Behind The Wall Of Sleep The Smithereens Love My Way The Psychedic Furs Saved By Zero The Fixx Poison Arrow ABC Money Flying Lizards Free Nelson Mandela The Specials Comments: This disc is a great disc to pull out at a party, it has a lot of truly fun songs to listen to, and while the last two songs of this album probably don't fit with the rest of the songs but they are still hard to find and worth having at the very least.
Title : Sedated In The Eighties No.2 (Available at Amazon) Label : The Right Stuff Medium : CD TTime : 64:48 Notes : Small description of each group and song Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $10 Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- White Wedding (Part I) Billy Idol Los Angeles X Fight Like A Brave Red Hot Chili Peppers Lips Like Sugar Echo &The Bunnymen Heartbreak Beat The Psychdelic Furs Because The Night Patti Smith Group Planet Earth 1988 The Ramones Ashes to Ashes David Bowie Pale Shelter Tears For Fears A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary...) Romeo Void I Wanna Be Adored The Stone Roses Ring Of Fire Wall Of Voodoo (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman The Kinks Kiss Off Violent Femmes Love Is The Law The Suburbs I Confess The English Beat Comments: This disc is a bit disappointing as at has a lot of groups that have name recongition on it, but has some songs by those artists that you wouldn't remember the artist having ever done. I wouldn't play this disc at a party, it's good album to listen to in a neutral setting though, you will probably remember some of the songs on the set, but not all of them.
Title : Sedated In The Eighties No. 3 (Available at Amazon) Label : The Right Stuff Medium : CD TTime : 67:21 Notes : Small description of each group and song Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr. Paid : $10 Rank : 3 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- A Million Miles Away The Plimsouls Still In Hollywood Concrete Blonde Blood And Roses The Smithereens Cuts You Up Peter Murphy Five Foot One Iggy Pop Get Started, Start A Fire Graham Parker Avalon Roxy Music We Care A Lot Faith No More Save It For Later The English Beat Da Da Da Trio I Love A Man In Uniform Gang Of Four Enola Gay OMD Remember The Nights The Motels O Superman Laurie Anderson Our House Madness Mental Hopscotch Missing Persons Comments: This disc has a few good songs, and a lot of mediocre songs by groups that had bigger and better songs. Not really worth buying since most everything on this set can be found on other compilations. The only exception that comes to mind is "Five Foot One" by Iggy Pop which is probably the only brightest spot on this disc.
Title: Sedated In The Eighties No. 4 (Available at Amazon) Label: The Right Stuff TTime: 61:54 Notes: Small description of each group and song Paid : 12$ Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- Hanging On The Telephone (Live) Blondie Why Is It So Hard? Talk Talk Passion Planet Thompson Twins Trading In Gold China Crisis I'm The One Missing Persons Sense The Adventure The Fixx Set The Killing Free Aztec Camera Deeside(Live) The Alarm Satellite The Tubes Blue Period (Acoustic) The Smithereens Killing Time The Motels Pharaohs Tears For Fears A Pleasure (Acoustic) The Railway Children Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want The Dream Academy Private Revolution (Extended Version) World Party No More Words (Dance Remix) Berlin Comments: Normally a disc that hasn't a lot of popular tunes on it, isn't worth buying. However, a lot of these songs are very good and very unknown, even to fans of some groups. The remixes of some of the popular songs are also really good, though I personally dislike the live Blondie song at the start of the disc, overall if you're a fan of even a couple of these groups, this disc is worth owning.
Title: Sedated In The Eighties No. 5 (Available at Amazon) Label: The Right Stuff TTime: 63:54 Notes: Small description of each group and song Paid : 12$ Rank : 4 out of 5. Track Listing -=-=-=-=-=-=- Title Artist(s) -=-=- -=-=-=-=- I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals This Beat Goes On The Kings Switchin' To Glide The Kings Girls Dwight Twilley Caroline Concrete Blonde Dancing Barefoot The Patti Smith Group The Fire Still Burns Russ Ballard Shame The Motels Pleasure and Pain Divinyls Johnny, Are You Queer? Josie Cotton You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive Don't Sniff Coke Pato Banton Eyes Without a Face Billy Idol Shout Tears For Fears Something So Strong Crowded House Comments: This isn't the mainstream top 40 crap you would find totally choking a normal 80s compilation to death. It also doesn't just find one or two popular songs and fill the rest of the disc with crap. The liner notes are good, with pictures of some of the album covers that the songs are from. The inclusion of some hard to find singles like "This Beat Goes On" with it's normal "Switchin' to Glide" segway is a nice touch. It's also nice to see songs by groups that had bigger hits with other songs, since most of those songs are fairly easy to come by. A good example would be "Shame" by the Motels, since "Danger" would be the usual inclusion. Though, this series does already have two other Motels singles helps to dull the enthusiam a little by this point. It was also nice to see "Eyes Without a Face" which is a lesser known Idol song, but one of the best punk ballads I've ever heard. "Johnny, Are You Queer" and "Don't Sniff Coke" I could have done without, the former because I have it on a lot of compilations, and doesn't really fit in here too well and the later song just doesn't fit in period. I recommend this disc to someone with a large compilation collection, otherwise you may be a little disappointed if you don't recognize the songs from their titles.