Tuesday, January 27, 2009

American Alternative 80s Show - 1/26/09

The underground music of the 80's that would eventually define the 90's, that was what my show featured on this very night. Back then, the world for me was divided into 2 kinds of people: people that liked the kind of music I played for this show and people I didn't like. Used to be you could really tell a lot about someone by what they listened to but that doesn't seem as true any more. Or maybe I was just less tolerant in my younger age. In any case, you can download the show from this link:

American Alternative 80s Show

And read the show in text, playlist form below:

1.) R.E.M. - Ages of You - Dead Letter Office
2.) Love Tractor - Broke My Saw - Themes From Venus
3.) Pylon - Precaution - Gyrate
4.) Let's Active - Every Word Means No - Afoot
5.) Rain Parade - I Look Around - Emergency Third Rail Power Trip
6.) Dream Syndicate - Tell Me When It's Over - The Days of Wine and Roses
7.) Thin White Rope - Eleven - Exploring the Axis
8.) Green On Red - Gravity Talks - Gravity Talks
9.) The Replacements - Take A Ride - Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
10.) Husker Du - Celebrated Summer - New Day Rising
11.) The Feelies - Raised Eyebrows - Crazy Rhythm
12.) Sonic Youth - Total Trash - Daydream Nation
13.) The Wipers - Telepathic Love - Is This Real?
14.) Beat Happening - What's Important - Beat Happening
15.) Nirvana - Polly (1989 Demo) - With The Lights Out
16.) Pixies - Wave of Mutilation - Doolittle
17.) Mission of Burma - Max Ernst - Signals, Calls, and Marches
18.) Dinosaur Jr. - Kracked - You're Living All Over Me
19.) The Smithereens - Drown In My Own Tears - Green Thoughts
20.) Fugazi - Margin Walker - 13 Songs
21.) Minutemen - Vietnam
22.) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground - Mother's Milk
23.) Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song - Nothing's Shocking
24.) Scratch Acid - El Espectro - The Greatest Gift
25.) Big Black - Kerosene - Atomizer
26.) Ministry - Burning Inside - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
27.) Naked Raygun - Soldier's Requiem - Jettison
28.) The Violent Femmes - Add It Up - The Violent Femmes


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish that I'd been old enough to see Husker Du back in the old days, when they were still considered punk before transitioning to alternative. There was so much intensity there... kind of like the Pixies on crack. Even after the transition - songs like "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" from Candy Apple Grey possessed a harder edge, with skipped beats and an intense bass line. Good stuff - glad you included them in this week's show!

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point about the influence that Calvin Johnson had on the alternative music scene. I always felt that The Halo Benders was a significant achievement (I realize that their sound isn't for everybody) with the concept of two lyricists writing independently and fusing the words together in one song.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Thanks guys. And I like that concept a lot too. It's one of the few things in rock music that still feels very unexplored. Sleater-Kinney did it a few times as well and I'm surprised more people haven't given it a try.

3:25 PM  
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