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Episode #113 - New to You, Rare to Us

Welcome to yet another new podcast featuring some of the greatest new wave and alternative music to come out of the 80s! We realized there are a lot of bands that had a slow start in their success, which meant some of their music went unheard. Add to the the unrealized gems that were tucked away on the B-sides of singles, Promotional copies never "officially" released, limited edition pressings for fan clubs and such, and you have a crapload of great music that went essentially unheard. Well fear not, faithful listeners - we're hear to help & educate. This podcast is full of such rarities - after all, that's what this podcast is all about! So while you will recognize the "mainstream" alt bands this week, hopefully a lot of this music is brand new to you. Enjoy!

Track listing:

1. Icehouse - Crazy (Manic Mix)

2. The Cure - Snow in the Summer

3. Thompson Twins - Doctor! Doctor! (Live)

4. Soft Cell - Metro Mr X

5. The Police - I Burn for You

6. Depeche Mode - Ice Machine

7. Yazoo - Tuesday (Live on BBC 1982)

8. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Sufferagette City

9. Prince - Good Love (Original version)

10. Berlin - A Matter of Time

11. The Cars - Funtime

12. Siouxsie & the Banshees - Follow the Sun

13. The Glove - Like an Animal (Robert Smith vocal demo)

14. Bauhaus - Boys

15. The Creatures - Standing There (Andalucian mix)

16. Wendy O. - Stand by Your Man (featuring Lemmy)

17. Huang Chung - Rising in the East

18. Pat Benatar - Sex as a Weapon (Promotional 12" mix) 

19. Art of Noise - Closely, Closely (Enough is Enough)

20. Van Halen - Finish What Ya Started (Remix)





Special Edition - The Floydcast

Took a step away from the 80's for this one - I'm a HUGE Pink Floyd fan, and have a giant amount of Floyd rarities, so I thought I'd share with fellow fans out there. Fear not - we'll be back to the 80's on our next podcast!


Track Listing:

1. "Relics" radio ad

2. Moonhead (unreleased)

3. On The Run (Studio outtake)

4. "Meddle" radio ad

5. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (To the Galaxy)

6. Pigs On The Wing - Parts 1 & 2

7. "Animals" radio ad

8. Pigs (Three Different Ones) Short Version

9. Empty Spaces - Backwards Message

10. Run Like Hell (Promo mix)

11. When the Tigers Broke Free (Single Version)

12. Bring the Boys Back Home (Single Version)

13. Empty Spaces (aka What Shall We Do Now) (movie version)

14. "The Final Cut" radio ad

15. The Hero's Return - parts 1 & 2

16. David Gilmour - Like A Rolling Stone

17. David Gilmour - Blue Light (extended mix)

18. Roger Waters - 5:01 am (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking) (extended mix)

19. Roger Waters - Across The Universe

20. Roger Waters - The Fish Report With a Beat

21. Roger Waters - Going To Live In LA

22. Roger Waters - Back To Radio

23. Roger Waters - Radio Waves (extended mix)

24. Roger Waters - Run Like Hell (Potsdamer mix)

25. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Live at Live 8)













Episode #112 - February 2014

Did everyone survive Valentine's Day? We did here, at the Alt80's Podcast - yet we only managed one podcast this month, but it's still full of awesome music, just oozing with goodness. Check it it!

This week's track listing:

1. Billy Idol - Flesh for Fantasy (Extended mix)

2. Tim Scott - Swear

3. The Cars - Breakaway

4. Devo - That's What He Said

5. Nitzer Ebb - Control, I'm Here

6. Thrill Kill Kult - A Daisy Chain for Satan

7. Flock of Seagulls - Pick Me 

8. Idle Eyes - I'll Wait

9. Comsat Angels - Independence Day

10.  Damned - Wait for the Blackout 

11. Talking Heads -  And She Was (Extended Mix)

12. XTC - Love at First Sight

13. FGTH -  Relax (International)

14. Madness - Wings of a Dove

15. Scott Goddard - Cow Punk

16. Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women

17. Heaven 17 - We Live So Fast 

18. Haysi Fantaysi - John Wayne Is Big Leggy

19. Suicidal Tendencies - Possessed

20. Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia

21. S.O.D. - Freddy Krueger

22. The Videokids - Woodpeckers From Space








Episode #111 - All that Is Old is New Again

Welcome to yet ANOTHER podcast, three in one month! Just cranking out the best in 80's Alternative to y'all. This week we're taking a look at some of the great music still being put out  by some of the bands we all loved in the 80's, bands like Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Echo & The Bunnymen, and even Josie Cotton. So enjoy the podcast, and be sure to support your favorite artists!

1. Angel - Depeche Mode

2. Inside A Dream - Pet Shop Boys

3. Being Followed - Duran Duran

4. When I Was Your Girl - Alison Moyet

5. I'd Rather Be High - David Bowie

6. Animal (remix) - Berlin

7. Metroland - OMD

8. I've Got a Feeling - New Order

9. What We Do - Devo

10. I Am Dust - Gary Numan

11. What I Heard - Blondie

12. This War - Men Without Hats

13. My Girl 2 - Madness

14. See the New Hong Kong - Josie Cotton

15. Follow That Cab - The Fixx

16. Never Enough - Visage

17. Flow - Ultravox

18. Funplex - B-52s

19. Ready To Die - Iggy and The Stooges

20. Never Let Me Go - Human League

21. Lose Yourself - ABC

22. Sad Night, Where Is Morning - The Ocean Blue

23. Forgotten Fields - Echo and the Bunnymen

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Episode #110 - January Double-dosing

Well here we are, another month and another...wait! It's still January? Two podcasts in one month? Things are looking up! Enjoy & spread the word about the podcast!

This episode:

1. Bad - U2

2. Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson

3. Dog-End Of A Day Gone By (Remix) - Love & Rockets 

4. Li'l Boys Play With Dolls - Lords of The New Church

5. Planet Claire - B52's

6. Viva le Rock - Adam Ant

7. Peppermint Pig [12" Version] - Cocteau Twins

8. Lucretia My Reflection - Sisters of Mercy

9. Ladykiller - Vandals

10. You're On My Side - Seona Dancing

11. How to Be a Millionaire [Bond St.Mix] - ABC

12. Dancerama - Sigue Sigue Sputnik

13. It's A Mug's Game - Soft Cell

14. DS 21 - Jane Child

15. Beat the Clock - Sparks

16. Sister Europe - Psychedelic Furs 

17. Lost Plane - The Fixx

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Episode #109 - Captain! Thar Be A New Podcast Here!

Woo-hoo, the holidays are over and things are getting back to normal. With that being said, here's the latest podcast - and Roxy was able to join us in studio! w00t! 

Track listing:

1. Always the Sun - The Stranglers

2. Siamese Twist - Flesh For Lulu

3. Don't You Forget About Me - Billy Idol

4. Take Me I'm Yours - The Squeeze

5. Change (Extended Version) - Tears For Fears

6. The Cutter - Echo & the Bunnymen

7. Flying North - Thomas Dolby 

8. Close to the Edge (Ruff Mix) - Art of Noise

9. Seconds - Human League

10. War - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

11. The Bottom Line - Big Audio Dynamite

12. Kool-Aid [British Version] - Big Audio Dynamite II

13. Numbers - Kraftwerk

14. Just One Kiss - The Cure

15. Modern Love Is Automatic - A Flock Of Seagulls

16. Happy New Year / Real Toys - Altered Images 

17. Everywhere I Go - The Call

18. Never Say Never - Romeo Void

19. Whip It - Devo










Episode #108 - December is here!!

You know the holidays are closing in on us when the podcast starts to take longer than usual to post, but here it is! Lots of work went into this one, trying to live up to the true "Alternative" aspect of what we're trying to do, just check out the track listing and see what we mean:

1. Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me

2. Big Country - 1000 Stars

3. The Damned - Eloise

4. Jesus & Mary Chain - April Skies

5. New Model Army - No Rest

6. Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven

7. The Stranglers - Peaches

8. Peter Murphy - All Night Long

9. Transvision Vamp - Baby, I Don't Care

10. Hard Rain - Diamonds

11. Peter Schilling - Terra Titanic

12. Then Jerico - The Big Area

13. Tragic Error - Tanzen

14. New Order - Fine Time

15. Red Flag - Russian Radio

16. Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop 

17. Tears For Fears - Shout (U.S. Remix)

18. KLF - Doctorin' The Tardis




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Episode #107 - Halloween!

Time again for our Halloween podcast! Full of horrifyingly good treats for you - hope you enjoy it! (A little side note - the very last song has an 80's twist to it, although the song itself is from the 70's. Listen for names Dale & Terry Bozzio being mentioned. Terry was the drummer and is heard speaking during the song, and he refers to his girl, Dale. They are, of course, two of the founding members of Missing Persons).

Track Listing:

1. Halloween - Japan

2. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow

3. The Dead Next Door - Billy Idol

4. Death and Night and Blood (Yukio) - The Stranglers

5. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo

6. Dead Souls - Joy Division

7. Halloween (Live 1982) - Siouxie & the Banshees

8. The Munster's Theme - Comateens

9. Monster Mash - The Big O

10. Witchcraft Rock - Big Black

11. Everyday is Halloween (remix) - Ministry

12. Witchcraft - Book of Love 

13. Graveyard - Butthole Surfers

14. A Child With The Ghost - Gary Numan

15. Spirit (Full-length version) - The Waterboys

16. Devil Bunnies - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

17. Fear of Ghosts - the Cure

18. Horror Hotel - The Misfits

19. Halloween - Dream Syndicate

20 - Nightmares - Flock of Seagulls

21. Haunted - Love & Rockets

22. Titties & Beer - Frank Zappa






Episode #106 - It's about Time! (Yes, again)

Somehow, iTunes posted the wrong podcast file, so we're giving it another shot. Here we go!

Episode #106 - It's about time!!

Seems the more time I have, the longer it takes to post, and I still have the Halloween podcast to work on! Let's get to work, shall we?

This week's listing:

1. Frustration - Soft Cell

2. Backstreet Girl - Social Distortion

3. Join In The Chant (Remix) - Nitzer Ebb

4. Out On My Own - Romeo Void

5. Burn For You - INXS

6. More to Lose (12" Dance Mix) - Seona Dancing

7.  The Safety Dance (Extended Version) - Men Without Hats

8.  Lagartija Nick - Bauhaus

9. Mutants in Megacity One - The Fink Brothers

10. I Could Be Happy - Altered Images

11. Underground Girl - Blondie

12. You're Too Possessive - Joan Jett

13. The Wait - The Pretenders 

14. Cold - The Cure 

15. Infected - The The

16. Dreams Never End - New Order

17. Teacher Teacher - Rockpile

18. Don't Stand So Close to Me - The Police

19. A Knife and a Fork - Information Society

20. Standing There - The Creatures

21. If You Were Here - Thompson Twins

22. It Aint None of Your Business - Missing Persons


Episode #105 - We're back live!

After taking the summer off, we're back with new, fresh podcasts! okay, okay, this one took three weeks to finish, but that's in the past! Download and enjoy this weeks podcast as we prepare for the return of Roxy in the next show.


Track listing:

1. Sanctify - Simple Minds

2. Hanging on a Heart Attack - Device

3. Legs (Last Legs Mix) - Art of Noise 

4. Catch Me I'm Falling - Real Life

5. Hold Out - The Factory

6.  Radioland - Secession

7. Coup D'Etat - Circle Jerks

8. Subliminal - Suicidal Tendencies

9. ...And Then The Cops Came - Surf Punks

10. White China - Ultravox

11. Where To The Boys Go? (Extended Version) - Men Without Hats

12. Don't Wanna Fall In Love - Jane Child

13. Gut Feeling / Slap Your Mammy - Devo

14. Emeralds and Pearls - Freur

15. Metal - Gary Numan

16. Love At First Sight - XTC

17. Ode To Boy - Yazoo

18. Two Tribes (The Carnage, the Annihilation) - Frankie Goes to Hollywood








Alt80s Rewind - April 11th, 2010

Last one, gang! We go back to fresh podcasts next week. This one comes from 2010, and has a fun opening tune. Obviously ignore any email addresses & websites mentioned as they are no longer active. Any comments, requests, or fan pics can be sent to alternative80spodcast@gmail.com. How would y'all feel with sharing your favorite pics on www.facebook.com/alt80s? It can be a selfie, your favorite 80s band, YOU with your favorite 80s band (or representing them). All we ask is that they are original pics, please don't download stuff off the interwebs - we want to see YOU! 




Week of July 1, 2013 - R.I.P. Alan Meyers

Well folks - last podcast for a couple of months while we take the summer off, but fear not!! We'll be digging through the archives and bringing you Alternative 80's Rewind - some of the best podcasts from the past 5 years. Happy 4th of July to all of our American listeners, and we hope everyone has an great summer / winter (depending on where you are)!



This weeks' track listing:

1. Clockout - Devo

2. Gates of Steel - Devo

3. Going Under - Devo

4. Spellbound - Siouxsie & the Banshees

5. This Corrosion - Sisters of Mercy

6. Mouth to Mouth - The Glove

7. Sugar Hiccup - Cocteau Twins

8. Suspicion - Gene Loves Jezebel 

9. Now I'm Feeling Zombified - Alien Sex Fiend

10. Preacher Man - Fields of the Nephilim

11. Burning Inside - Ministry

12. Happy When It Rains - Jesus & Mary Chain

13. Monkey's On Juice - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

14. Tower of Strength - The Mission 

15. Black Celebration (Black Tulip) - Depeche Mode

16. Strange Pursuit - Devo

17. Whip It - Devo



Episode 104 - AltFest 2013!

The only place to hear the ultimate live concert of your favorite Alt80s bands in one arena! Kick back, throw your hands in the air and sing along with the rest of the crowds as we bring you AltFest 2013!

1. A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran

2. Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf

3. The Smiths - London

4. Love & Rockets - No New Tale To Tell

5. The Police - Can't Stand Losing You

6. Missing Persons - I Like Boys

7. The Fixx - Lost Plane

8. Joy Division - She's Lost Control

9. U2 - Bullet The Blue Sky

10. The Cure - The Blood

11. Jane's Addiction - Up The Beach

12. Art of Noise - Hammersmith To Tokyo And Back

13. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration 

14. Devo - Too Much Paranoia

15. Yazoo - Bad Connection

16. Thomas Dolby - One Of Our Submarines

17. The Cars - Let's Go

18. The Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys

19. Berlin - Touch

20. Oingo Boingo - Only A Lad

Bonus Track - Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted




Episode #103 - The Trouble With Bunnies

We made it! Despite our mascot & pet rabbit, Penny, destroying some equipment wiring, we were able to recover and put together a podcast for you! Rather mainstream this week - we took a little break from some "specialized" podcasts. Hope you enjoy it!


Track listing :

1. Altered Images - I Could Be Happy

2. Thompson Twins - Doctor! Doctor!

3. Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger

4. Faith No More - Epic

5. Bow Wow Wow - Do You Wanna Hold Me?

6. Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole

7. New Order - Blue Monday

8. Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities

9. Prince - Let's Go Crazy

10. Devo - Don't Shoot!

11. David & David - Welcome To The Boomtown

12. Invisible Zoo - Nobody's Girl

13. Berlin - Masquerade

14. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome

15. Real Life - Catch Me I'm Falling

16. The Damned - White Rabbit

17. Sparks - Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat

18. Yazoo - Goodbye 70's

Episode #102 - One Hit Wonders & Why They Deserve More Credit

We played with this idea a while back, but it never came to fruition. While going through the massive hard drive of 80's tunes, we decided it was the perfect time to go ahead and do it. So - here ya go, songs by one hit wonders that never really made it, but worth a listen.

1. - Wall of Voodoo - Ring of Fire

2. Haircut 100 - Fantastic Day

3. Falco - The Sound of Musik

4. Toni Basil - Nobody

5. Taco - After 8

6. Pseudo Echo - Living In A Dream

7. Nena - Leuchtturn

8. Planet P - King For A Day

9. Scritti Politti - Boom! There She Was

10. Alphaville - Sounds Like A Melody

11. Strawberry Switchblade - Another Day

12. Josie Cotton - School Is In

13. M/A/R/R/S - Anitina

14. Re-Flex - Hit

15. The Vapors - News at 10

16. Icicle Works - Love is a Wonderful Colour

17. Yello - Tied Up

18. Talk Talk - Such a Shame

19. Kajagoogoo - Ooh to be Ahh

20. EBN-OZN - Bag Lady (I Wonder)

21. Men Without Hats - Utter Space

22. Trio - Boom Boom

Episode #101 - This Episode Isn't Bodgy, Dinkum!

Ga day Cobber, and welcome to the week of May 19th, 2013! A big thank you to all you blokes that listen on a regular basis! We were gobsmacked when we realized how far away a lot of you are - it's nice being able to chinwag with ya down the road. Well enough of my earbash - here's this week's track listing:

1. Uniform - Icehouse

2. Original Sin - INXS

3. Power & The Passion - Midnight Oil

4. Under The Milky Way - The Church

5. I Can't Break Away - Big Pig

6. My Heart's On Fire - Machination

7. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House

8. If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? - Mental As Anything

9. Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz

10. It's A Mistake - Men At Work

11. Science Fiction - The Divinyls 

12. I Want You Back - Hoodoo Gurus 

13. Midnight Man - Flash & The Pan

14. Without You - Eurogliders

15. Rain - Dragon

16. When The River Runs Dry - Hunters & Collectors

17. Don't Tear It Down - Spy vs. Spy

18. Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - Models

19. Pseudo Echo - Funky Town 

20. Never Tear Us Apart - INXS



Week of May 12, 2013 - Mother's day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you awesome moms out there!

Track Listing:

1. Mothers of the Disappointed - U2

2. Mother - The Police

3. Hold Me Mother - Fruer

4. Mother Stands For Comfort - Kate Bush

5. Mother's Talk - Tears For Fears

6. Drawing Pictures - Idle Eyes

7. The Chauffeur - Duran Duran

8.  Wordy Rappinghood - Tom Tom Club

9. Living On Video - Trans X

10. Are You Ready For The Sex Girls? - Gleaming Spires

11. Echo Beach - Martha & The Muffins

12. (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thing - Heaven 17

13. Gidget Goes to Hell - Gidget Goes to Hell

14. It Won't Be Long - Allison Moyet

15. Red Angel Dragnet - The Clash

16. The Fanatic - Felony

17. Girlfriend Is Better - Talking Heads

18. The Body - Public Image Limited

19. Up & Down - The Cars

20. Tour De France - Kraftwork

 

 

Testing, testing!

We are so hoping this will be the final time we have to move the podcast!! Mevio was great until they decided to randomly dump people's podcast - and that hurt us, we lost a lot of listeners because of the move. Posterous was working out well - until Twitter obtained them and dropped the site. So - here we are on PostHaven.com! we've been told the site is NEVER going to be sold, EVER. We hope this is true - and we hope this is the beginning of a beautiful, and snuggly friendship. Or hostingship. Or whatever.