Episode #165 - Upbeat and awesome, it's what we do.

Welcome to August and another great chunk of music for you! More obscure gems, along with some well known favorites.Punk, goths and cast off rejects of our musical culture that made all the innovations and inroads and new kinds of music but got none of the glory or the money. To play in or form these DIY bands, experience wasn't needed, a desire to play was. Technical ability was a bonus, a hunger to perform a must. 

Track List:

1. Time Out For Fun - Devo 

2. Hurt - New Order 

3. I'm Watching You - The Press Club 

4. Soldier Of The Fashion [Extended] - This Fear 

5. Holiday Girl - The And 

6. The Phone Call - The Pretenders 

7.  Never Stop - Echo And the Bunnymen 

8. After The Snow Melts - Clever Lines 

9. AEIOU Sometimes Y - Ebn-Ozn 

10. The Man Who Dies Everyday - Spot The Dog 

11. Cool Places [Doorman's Delirium Mix] - Sparks 

12. She Blinded Me With Science [Extended] - Thomas Dolby 

13. Cry Without Tears - The Wait 

14. Ghost Child Veldt 

15. Gratitude [Tornado Version] - Oingo Boingo 

16. In Between Days [Original 12" Version] - The Cure 

17. The Motion Of Love [12"] - Gene Loves Gezebel 

18. Major Tom [Extended] - Peter Schilling


Episode #164 - Hot Fun In The Summertime

With all this oppressive heat we have going on here in Tennessee, it's all we can think of, and it's obviously figured into this latest podcast. So grab a cool drink, turn up the AC and enjoy some of the hottest alternative tunes from the 80s!

1. Bushfire - B-52s 

2. Rain In The Summertime - The Alarm 

3. Bridges Burning - The Mission 

4. Indian Summer Sky - U2 

5. Rhythm Of The Heat - Peter Gabriel 

6. Magic - The Cars 

7. Summertime Rolls - Jane's Addiction 

8. Hot Tonight - A Flock Of Seagulls 

9. Cruel Summer - Bananarama 

10. In The Heat Of The Night - Pat Benatar 

11. Summer Boy - Freezepop 

12. Send Me An Angel [Extended Version] - Real Life 

13. Hot In The City [Exterminator Mix] - Billy Idol 

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

15. Hot! Hot! Hot! [Extended] - The Cure 

16. Someone, Somewhere In Summertime - Simple Minds 

17. Suddenly Last Summer - The Motels 

18. Rain - The Cult 

19. Burning Rain - Crazy House 

20. Pray For Rain - Comsat Angels 

21. The First Leg - Art Of Noise



Episode #163 - Battle of The Bands Continues, Plus more New To You Tunes!

Round 3 of the Battle of The Bands is over, and on to Round 4! Almost to elimination rounds, so be sure to get your votes in!

Track List:

1)  The More You Live, The More You Love [Full Moon Mix] - Flock Of Seagulls 

2)  Sacrificial Rites - The Voices 

3) Camel - Art Of Noise 

4) Pumping Velvet - Yello

5) People Are People - Depeche Mode

6) Relax [The Last Seven Inches] - FGTH

7) 225 - New Model Army

8) Leipzig - Thomas Dolby

9) Time Zones - OMD

10) Out On My Own [Dance Mix] - Romeo Void

11) It's My Life [Extended 12"] - Talk Talk

12)  Holiday In Bangkok - Rational Youth 

13) I'm In Love With A German Film Star - The Passions 

14) No Guarantees - The Nobodies 

15) Numbers With Wings - Bongos 

16) Swear - Tim Scott 

17) Call Box - Wall Of Voodoo 

18) My Tulpa - Magazine 

19) Hidden Touch - In Excelsis 

20) You Are Gone - Taste Of Decay 

21) One Thing Leads To Another [Extended 12"] - The Fixx




Episode #162 - New To You Tracks, and Round 2 Of Battle Of The Bands Begins!

Welcome to the end of May. Round 1 of our Battle of The Alt80s Bands is over, and you have made you choices! This podcast begins Round 2 -and we ask again for your votes! The show we went and dug up some more Alternative tracks, many you may not have yet heard, but we hope they'll whet your appetite and encourage you to find out more about these bands. Enjoy!

Vote here - https://fans.vote/v/ACoyM1JFmkE

Track List:

1. Twenty Questions - Tic Toc

2. Don't Walk Past - Blue Peter 

3. (If I) Found Rome - Stabilizers 

4. Searcher - Thomas Leer 

5. Between Planets - Jesus And Mary Chain 

6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep - The Smithereens 

7. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult 

8. All In My Mind - Love And Rockets 

9. Temple Of Love [Extended] - The Sisters Of Mercy 

10. Eighties - Killing Joke 

11. Dance Hall Days - Huang Chung 

12. Cloudbusting [Organon Mix] - Kate Bush 

13. Memories Can't Wait - Talking Heads 

14. Like A Ghost [Original Version] - Ignatius Jones 

15. Tender Surrender - Freur 

16. Standing There - The Creatures 

17. Life In One Day - Howard Jones 

18. Rescue Me - Zerra One 

19. Nowhere Girl [BBC Session] - B-Movie 

20. Big Fun [12" Riddler Mix] - Icehouse 

21. Biology - Jane Child



 

Episode #161 - Spring Has Sprung, and We Start the Battle of the Bands!

Happy May! We're starting the month off with our battle of the bands competition - details are on the podcast, as well as our social media. Get your votes in and lets do this!


1. I Can't Think About Dancing - Missing Persons 

2. Rio Rocks! - Sigue Sigue Sputnik 

3. Up On The Catwalk - Simple Minds 

4. Joan Of Arc - OMD

5. Love Action [I Believe In Love] - Human League

6. Look Of Love - ABC

7. Bedsitter - Soft Cell

8. Chant No. 1 - Spandau Ballet

9. Something I Should Know - Duran Duran

10. Shock Of New - Trees

11. Crushed - Cocteau Twins

12. Lonely And Cold - Commando M. Pigg

13. Let It All Hang Out - The Nails

14. Flame In My Heart - White Door

15. Dumb Waiters - Psychedelic Furs 

16. Lucretia My Reflection [Extended] - Sisters Of Mercy

17. We're All Alone - Joy Past The Storm

18. Will You Stay Tonight? - Comsat Angels

19. Bird Bathroom - Surf Punks

20. Days Of Swine And Roses [KMFDM Remix] - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult


Episode #160 - Easter and News About A Battle Of The Bands!

1. Burning Flame [12' Extended version] - Vitamin Z

2. Weird Science [12" Dance Mix] - Oingo Boingo

3. Standing In The Doorway - Flock Of Seagulls

4. Skin Deep [12' Version] - The Stranglers

5. How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths

6. Modern Air - The Actor

7. Invisible - Alison Moyet

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

9. Tunnel Vision - Tuesday Blue

10. Born, Never Asked - Laurie Anderson 

11. Chameleon's Dish - Art Of Noise

12. Universal Radio [Universal Dance Mix] - Nina Hagen

13. Blind Youth - Human League

14. You're All I've Got Tonight - The Cars

15. Lost in The Supermarket - The Clash

16. Tricks - Gary Numan

17. Hanging On The Telephone - Blondie 

18. I Got The Message - Men Without Hats


Episode #159 - Debut Singles

By popular demand, we've brought you a podcast full of debut singles by some of your favorite artists. Everyone starts somewhere, and a debut single is where it starts for a lot of bands - even if the single isn't memorable. Check these out and see how many you actually recall from the best decade in music.

1. Urges - Thomas Dolby

2. We Love You - Psychedelic Furs

3. Fall Out - The Police

4. Can't Help Myself - Icehouse

5. Suffer The Children - Tears For Fears

6. Public Image - Public Image Limited

7. Mongoloid - Devo

8. Du Hast Den Farbfilm Vergessen - Nina Hagen Band

9. Beat Box - Art of Noise

10. Squares And Triangles - Thompson Twins

11. Killing An Arab - the Cure

12. Dead Pop Stars - Altered Images

13. Shaving My Neck - Gene Loves Jezebel

14. Hazards In The Home - The Portraits

15. Cold Life - Ministry

16. Young Parisians - Adam Ant

17. That's Too Bad - Gary Numan and The Tubeway Army

18. Electricity - OMD

19. Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie and The Banshees

20. Rock Lobster [Original Single Version] - B52's

21. A Man Could Get Lost - Soft Cell

22. You Got Your Baby Back - Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo

23. Dreaming Of Me - Depeche Mode

24. Ceremony - New Order

25. Ain't Misbehavin' - Tiger Lily


Episode #158 - No Valentine's stuff!

February is here, but we aren't going to attack you with mushy loves songs. We ARE, however, going to give you the best of 80's alternative! Turn up the tunes and enjoy this month's podcast!

Track List:

1) Electric Café - Kraftwerk 

2) Plaza - John Foxx

3) This Is The Way I'd Like To Live My Life - Freur

4) 88 Lines About 44 Women - The Nails

5) China - Red Rockers

6) Cherry Beach Express - Pukka Orchestra

7) Kings Of The Wild Frontier - Adam Ant

8) Mother's Talk - Tears For Fears

9) Lonely And Cold - Commando M. Pigg

10) Burning Rain - Crazy House

11) Atom Tan - The Clash

12) Less Cities, More Moving People [12"] - The Fixx

13) The Crossing - Big Country

14) Gary Numan - Down In  The Park

15) I'm Not Running Hard Enough - Lords Of The New Church

16) Walls - Icehouse

17) Zarah [Dance Mix] - Nina Hagen

18) Two Tribes [Annihilation] - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

19) How To Be A Millionaire [Bond Street Mix] - ABC

 


Episode #157 - Top Countdown of 1986

As we bring the end of 2016 to a close - we mourn the loss of so many greats. We're going to take a happier time - 1986 to be exact, and count down the top 25 alternative hits. We hope 2017 brings you joy and happiness - we'll see you on the other side!

25. Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders

24. Rise - Public Image Limited

23. Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order

22. Nothing In Common - Thompson Twins

21. Oh L'Amour - Erasure

20. Dear God - XTC

19. What You Need - INXS

18. French Kissing In The U.S.A. - Deborah Harry

17. Panic - The Smiths

16. If You Leave - OMD

15. To Be A Lover - Billy Idol

14. Ink and Paper - Modern English

13. But Not Tonight - Depeche Mode

12. Brand New Lover - Dead Or Alive

11. Close To Me - The Cure

10. Wilde, Wild Life - Talking Heads

9. Notorious - Duran Duran 

8. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

7. She Brakes For Rainbows - B52s

6. Desire [Come And Get It] - Gene Loves Jezebel

5. Ask - The Smiths

4. Anything, Anything [I'll Give You] - Dramarama 

3. Pain - Oingo Boingo

2. Question Of Lust - Depeche Mode

Don't Stand So Close To Me '86 - The Police

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I Want Your Sex [Parts 1 and 2] - George Michael 

 

  

Episode #156 - Turkey Week!

So much to be thankful for, especially this week! I, for one, am thankful to be alive! And, of course, always thankful for all you listeners!

Track Listing:

1. Arabian Knights (Live at the BBC) - Siouxsie and The Banshees

2. Ice Pulse - Cocteau Twins

3. Bruises [Extended version] - Gene Loves Jezebel

4. Crash - Gary Numan

5. I Am Not Your Gameboy - Freezepop 

6. This Time Tomorrow - Breeding Ground

7. All Your Time - Blue Peter

8. Jewels - MEO 245

9. Partyman [The Video Mix] - Prince

10. It's All A Game - National Pastime

11. Don't Be My Enemy - Wang Chung

12. Experiment IV - Kate Bush

13. Professional Secret - M

14. Airhead - Thomas Dolby

15. Landlord - The Police

16. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) [Hoax remix] - Hall and Oates

17. The One Thing [Rhythm Scholar Dangerous Razors Remix] - INXS

18. Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds

19. Chant No.1 [Don't Need This Pressure On] - Spandau Ballet

20. Egg Man - Beastie Boys

21. Bizarre Love Triangle [Shep Pettibone Extended Dance Mix] - New Order