“The Lost Boys: Hard-To-Find ’80s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album from the ’80s in its entirety. Some will be from CD, but most will have been lovingly transferred from pristine vinyl culled directly from the Analog Kid’s vast collection. Whatever album I choose, it will be one that you can’t easily find a physical copy for sale on Amazon or in your local record store (if you even have one anymore). Death…by stereo!


Models band

If you had access to MTV back in the spring and summer of 1986, you likely remember the incredibly catchy “Out Of Mind Out Of Sight” from the Australian band Models. The song peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June of 1986, and was also the band’s only #1 single in their native country.

“Out Of Mind Out Of Sight” may have been Models’ only Top 40 hit in the United States, but the entire Out of Mind Out Of Sight record is definitely worth a listen. The album has never been released on CD in the United States, and I recently created a brand-new high quality rip of my original LP. My personal favorites are “Cold Fever” and “Barbados,” but the entire album is a fantastic piece of post-punk new wave and well worth your time. Check out the bonus tracks for a very rare extended dance mix of “Out Of Mind Out Of Sight” that seems to use every ’80s remix clichĂ© in the book, yet still somehow manages to be quite charming!



Models: Out Of Mind Out Of Sight

Geffen Records, 1985

Vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid


1. “Out Of Mind Out Of Sight” (James Freud)

Out Of Mind Out Of Sight

2. “Big On Love” (Sean Kelly)

Big On Love

3. “Stormy Tonight” (James Freud)

Stormy Tonight

4. “Ringing Like A Bell” (Sean Kelly)

Ringing Like A Bell

5. “King Of Kings” (Sean Kelly)

King Of Kings

6. “Cold Fever” (James Freud)

Cold Fever

7. “I Hear Motion” (Models)

I Hear Motion

8. “Sooner In Heaven” (James Freud)

Sooner In Heaven

9. “These Blues” (James Freud)

These Blues

10. “Barbados” (James Freud)



Bonus Tracks!

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Models_ Singles & B-Sides

Models: “Out Of Mind Out Of Sight [Extended Dance Mix]” (James Freud)

From the U.S. 12″ Out Of Mind Out Of Sight

Geffen Records, 1985

Out Of Mind Out Of Sight [Extended Dance Mix]

Note: Wow, ripping this 12″ version from vinyl was a REAL challenge. The single was sealed in the shrink when I bought it, but for some reason the vinyl was an absolute mess. I have cleaned it up to the best of my abilities, so please forgive the cracks and pops and just enjoy this ’80s rarity!

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6 responses »

  1. Jeff says:

    When I purchased a cassette version of the album above, in included 12″ versions of out of mind/out of sight, Barbados, cold fever, and a bonus track, steamroller blues. I played it over and over until I moved to Florida where my cassettes were warped by heat. I have not been able to find a CD version for less than $50 since then and have not found a combination of the original 10 songs with the four bonus tracks I mentioned. Not quite one of my top ten albums of all time, BUT, everyone I played it for loved it.

  2. Koshka42 says:

    I Hear Motion is one of my favourite songs ever. It was used in the soundtrack for Young Einstein, which is a great collection!

  3. I wonder if OOSOOM would have charted better in America if the album had of been available on CD…?

  4. James says:

    I have a similar cassette but it was the Australian Mushroom version – the 10 track album on side one and seven bonus tracks on side 2 – OOMOOS 12″, Big On Love 12″, Barbados 12″, Tropic of Cancer, Preacher From The Black Lagoon, Blue Moon, Steamroller Blues. All on a nice quality BASF chrome tape. There’s a few for sale here for like 3 bucks – https://www.discogs.com/Models-Out-Of-Mind-Out-Of-Sight/release/3738935

  5. Joseph Lynch says:

    This was such a great album. I wish the single had made a bigger impact in the USA. But since I was working in radio all through the 80s I knew the insides of the business. The US record companies just did not promote bands from other countries as forcefully as the USA groups. The singles had to be HUGE all over the world before the US companies would relent and promote here. And in the case of bands like Men At Work, even initial success didn’t mean the record company would CONTINUE to promote. Promotion for them significantly waned after that first album.

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