Episode #153 - Hello New Listeners, and Thanks For The Requests!

August is almost over - and no podcast! Well, we're here to fix that. Thank you all for your requests - here ya go!

1. Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

2. Perfect Skin - Lloyd Cole and The Commotions

3. A Forest - The Cure

4. Method To My Madness - Lords of The New Church

5. Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies

6. Only You '99 [Original Mix] - Yazoo

7. The Last Song - Trisomie 21

8. Doctor Jeep [Extended mix] - Sisters of Mercy

9. Sister of Mercy [12" version] - Thompson Twins

10. Supernaut [Trent Reznor Vocal mix] - 1000 Homo DJs

11. Real Toys - Altered Images

12. Love Missle F-111 - Sigue Sigue Sputnik

13. Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics

14. Rainfall - A Flock Of Seagulls

15. Happy When It Rains - Jesus And Mary Chain

16. In The Sun - Blondie

17. I Live For The Sun - Surf Punks

18. Welcome To The Pleasuredome [a remade world] - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

19. Just Like Heaven [Dizzy Mix] - The Cure



Episode #152 - Back To The Deeper Cuts, And Not So Deep Cuts....

It's kind of nice when we have time to get another podcast out so quickly! A bevy of bands you have heard of, and some you may not have but will want more of after listening to this episode!

Track Listing:

1. Andy Fell - Human Sexual Response

2. Strobe Light - B 52s

3. Burn Me Up [12" Mix] - The Factory

4. Taking Your Love Away - Les Enfants

5. More To Lose [12" Ultimate Mix] - Seona Dancing

6. Shiny Shiny - Haysi Fantayzee

7. Mind - Talking Heads

8. Mouth Of An Angel - Two People

9. Kid [1987 Extended Mix] - The Pretenders

10. I Need You - Eternal Triangle

11. No Stars - Figures On A Beach

12. Panorama - The Cars

13. We Are Glass - Gary Numan

14. Will Anything Happen - Blondie

15. It's A Mugs Game - Soft Cell

16. Rage Hard [Young Person's Guide To The 12 Inch Mix] - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

17. Dog Eat Dog [Single] - Adam Ant

18. Viva Las Vegas [12" Remix] - ZZ Top


Episode #151 - Last Time I Drink And 'Cast!

Another podcast, another cheesy title! More music, more fun, more of the stuff you want to hear, but weren't aware of. Oh, and SurfingTrucker may have had a bit too much to drink...

1. Runaway [Extended remix] - Thompson Twins

2. Never Let Me Down Again [Aggro Mix] - Depeche Mode

3. Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega w/DNA

4. All She Wants Is - Duran Duran

5. Right Now - Missing Persons

6. Falling To Pieces - Faith No More

7. Beads Are Burning - Midnight Oil

8. The Hurting - Tears For Fears

9. 21st Century Boy - Sigue Sigue Sputnik

10. Deep Down Trauma Hounds - Skinny Puppy

11. True Faith [Shep Pettibone Remix] - New Order

12. Situation [Extended Version] - Yazoo

13. Something In My House [Razormaid Remix] - Dead Or Alive

14. Paranoimia '89 [Dance Mix] - Art Of Noise

15. The Only Mistake - Joy Division

16. Cold - The Cure

17. Maybe Just Once - NIN

18. Head Like A Hole [Copper] - NIN


Episode #150 - And Now, Here Comes The Music!

We're back with another podcast chock full of great music - no themes or tributes, just good tunes! The Mission, Gene Loves Jezebel, Roxy Music, Freur - we dug a little deep. Enjoy the tunes!

[And a shameless hello to Paul Hardcastle who started following us on Twitter this week]

1. Watusi Radio - Guadalcanal Diary

2. Skin Deep - The Stranglers

3. We Are What We Are - The Others

4. MTV Get off The Air - Dead Kennedy

5. Golly! Golly! Go Buddy! - Bow Wow Wow

6. Love Comes Quickly [Dance Mix] - Pet Shop Boys

7. Sally Maclennane - The Pogues

8. Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child - Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper

9. Burning Flame [Extended Version] - Vitamin Z

10. Wednesday Week - The Undertones

11. Disappointed - P.I.L.

12. The Main Thing [12" Version] - Roxy Music

13. 19 [The Final Story] - Paul Hardcastle

14. Jealous - Gene Loves Jezebel

15. Rain Bird - Love and Rockets

16. Wasteland - The Mission

17. You Can Never Say It - The Rings

18. Take Me I'm Yours - Squeeze

19. Matters Of The Heart - Freur

20. R U Experienced? - Devo

Special shout out to http://www.bullmoose.com/ - the store we mentioned in the podcast. Be sure to check them out, especially if you're in the New England area. https://twitter.com@BullMooseVinyl

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Episode #148 - The InstrumentalCast

Dubs, remixes, instrumentals - a lot of "uncommon" music came out of the 80's, and instrumentals was a genre' that really didn't' get a lot of airplay, so we decided to showcase some of our (and your) favorite instrumentals. They run from upbeat to mellow to downright uncommon - and here they are. Enjoy!

1. Split Endz - Double Happy

2. Ministry - Work For Love [Dub Version]

3. Images In Vogue - For Germans

4. Roxy Music - Tara

5. Thompson Twins - Nurse Shark

6. Yazoo - Situation [Original U.S. Dub Mix]

7. Tears For Fears - The Marauders

8. Icehouse - Glam

9. Duran Duran - Tev Aviv

10. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence [Ecstatic Dub]

11. Simple Minds - Theme For Great Cities

12. The Durutti Column - What Is It To Me (Woman)

13. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The World Is My Oyster (Trapped)

14. Human League - Travelogue

15. Cocteau Twins - Rococo

16. The Smiths - Oscillate Wildly

17. The Police - How Stupid Mr. Bates

18. Flock of Seagulls - Last Flight Of Yuri Gagarin

19. Art Of Noise - Chameleon's Dish

20. New Order - Confusion

21. Skinny Puppy - Nature's Revenge [Dub]

22. Love Tractor - Pretty

23. The Cure - Carnage Visors




Episode #147 - New Location, New Podcast!

We are in a new location and loving it! Such a good mood, and the podcast reflects it - full of lesser deep tracks, more fun, upbeat tunes this time around.  Hope you enjoy it!

1. Animotion - Obsession [Extended]

2. Eurythmics - Sexcrime (1984) [Extended Version]

3. Oingo Boingo - Weird Science [Extended Dance Version]

4. Trans-X - Living On Video [12" Vinyl Single Version]

5. Sparks w/ Jane Wiedlin - Cool Places [Doorman's Delirium Mix]

6. Talk Talk - It's My Life [12" Extended Version]

7.  Freur - Doot Doot [Extended Version]

8. Gino Vanelli - Black Cars [Special Dance Mix]

9. Big Pig - I Can't Break Away [Extended Mix]

10. Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better [Extended Mix]

11.Laurie Anderson - O Superman (For Massenet)

12. Romeo Void - Never Say Never [12" Version]

13. Paul Hardcastle - 19 [Destruction Mix]

14. Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait [12" Dutch Mix}


Episode #146 - Happier Times...Almost.

Can we get through a couple of weeks without any deaths please?? We have a pretty pleasant & upbeat podcast for y'all this week, with a little tribute at the beginning. Celebrate Sal Tessio & Fish as you enjoy this podcast chock full of happiness!! 



1. Abe Vigoda's Dead - Greg Galcik & Greg Peters
2. AEIOU Sometimes Y [The Long Version] - Ebn-Ozn
3. Lay Your Hands On Me [Original Remix] - Thompson Twins
4. The Big Sky [Meteorological Mix] - Kate Bush
5. Always A Flame [Alternate Version] - Gene Loves Jezebel
6. No Stars - Figures On A Beach
7. Screen Kiss - Thomas Dolby
8. Flame In My Heart - White Door
9. Emeralds And Pearls - Freur
10. Temptation [12" Mix] - New Order
11. Can't Help Myself [US Club Mix] - Icehouse
12. Fields Of Fire - Big Country
13. Close To The Edge [Ruff Mix] - Art Of Noise
14. Mickey Mouse - Sparks
15. Dig It - Skinny Puppy
16. Down In It [Singe] - Nine Inch Nails
17. Red Eye Express - Devo


Episode #145 - A Farewell To The Thin White Duke

A difficult podcast to assemble, given the massive wealth of music David Bowie has given to the world over the years, we hope you enjoy the selections we chose for this tribute.

1. Blue Jean [Extended Dance Mix] - David Bowie

2. Day In - Day Out - David Bowie

3. Magic Dance - David Bowie

4. Young Americans - The Cure

5. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) - David Bowie

6. Let's Dance [12" Remix] - David Bowie

7. Suffragette City - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

8. Loving The Alien - David Bowie

9. Candidate - Dramarama

10. Ashes To Ashes - Tears For Fears

11. Fame - Duran Duran

12. Space Oddity [1969 video version] - David Bowie

13. Modern Love [Extended Remix] - David Bowie

14. Baby Universal [New Mix Extended] [UK 12" Mix] - Tin Machine

15. Cat People - David Bowie

16. Heroes [Live] - Blondie

17. I'm Afraid Of Americans [v. 1] - David Bowie w/Trent Reznor

18. Lazarus - David Bowie


Episode #144 - New Year's Eve, 2015


What better way to say goodbye to 2015 than with an extra-long podcast? We jump back 30 years and countdown the top 25 Alternative hits from 1985. It's a long podcast - and just in time for your New Year's Eve festivities. So long 2015 - we'll see you on the other side!

Track Listing:

1. Kosciusko - Midnight Oil

2. One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head

3. Blue Kiss [V Mix] - Jane Weildin

4. Dancing in the Streets - Mick Jagger & David Bowie

5. Head Over Heels [Extended] - Tears For Fears

6. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting

7. Flexible [Remixed Extended] - Depeche Mode

8. World Destruction - Time Zone

9. So In Love - OMD

10. Love and Pride [Extended 12" mix] - King

11. The Bottom Line - Big Audio Dynamite

12. Don't You Forget About Me [12" Original Version] - Simple Minds

13. Viva La Rock [Unreleased Rico Conning 12" Mix] - Adam Ant

14. The Perfect Kiss [12" Version] - New Order

15. Alive and Kicking - Simple Minds

16. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo

17. Everybody Wants to Rule the World [Urban Mix 12"] - Tears for Fears

18. This Time - INXS

19. Take On Me - A-ha

20. You Spin Me Round [Razormaid Remix] - Dead or Alive

21. Shout [U.S. Remix] - Tears for Fears

22. In Between Days [Shiver Mix] - The Cure

23. Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money) - Pet Shop Boys

24. Vigilante - Felony

25. New Year's Day [Francois Kevorkian U.S. Remix] - U2

26. XXXXX XXX XXXXXXX [Edit The Shake Mix] - XXXXXXX XXXX

That's right - We purposely didn't reveal the title for #1, you'll have to listen to find out! Have a great 2016!