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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 Obviously ignore any email addresses & websites mentioned as they are no longer active.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.