Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Virgin Records Show - 6/22/09

While other major record companies had some post-punk and new wave artists signed to their labels, Virgin was really the only one dedicated to the genre. And by doing so, they were able to build a giant corporate empire. Of course there will always be Johnny Haterz out there who are against anything big and corporate but when it comes to Virgin, that is the incorrect opinion to have. Sir Richard Branson, Nik Powell, and Simon Draper, who founded the label, did things the right way and deserve a ton of credit for growing the post-punk/new wave sound and bringing it to our ears. This is their story!


1.) Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Part One - Tubular Bells
2.) Sex Pistols - EMI - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
3.) XTC - Science Friction - 3D EP
4.) Althia & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking - Single
5.) Penetration - Don't Dictate - Moving Targets
6.) Magazine - My Tulpa - Real Life
7.) Public Image Ltd. - Memories - Metal Box
8.) The Flying Lizards - Money - The Flying Lizards
9.) The Ruts - Babylon's Burning - The Crack
10.) The Men - I Don't Depend On You - Single
11.) The Human League - Empire State Human - Reproduction
12.) Skids - Thanatos - Days In Europa
13.) Sparks - Beat the Clock - No. 1 In Heaven
14.) Martha and the Muffins - Monotone - Faraway in Time
15.) Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark - Messages - Single
16.) Nash the Slash - Glass Eye - Children of the Night
17.) The Revillos - Scuba Scuba - Single
18.) John Foxx - Underpass - Metamatic
19.) Japan - Gentlemen Take Poloroids - Genglemen Take Poloroids
20.) Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang - Penthouse and Pavement
21.) Simple Minds - Oh Jungleland - Once Upon A Time
22.) Rip, Rig, and Panic - You're My Kind of Climate - Single
23.) Culture Club - I'll Tumble 4 Ya - Kissing To Be Clever
24.) D.A.F. - Der Mussolini - Alle Ist Gut
25.) Cabaret Voltaire - Animation - The Crackdown
26.) UB40 - 12 Bar - Signing Off

PS. I didn't play Devo even though they were distributed by Virgin in the UK. The band had verbally committed to both Warner Brothers and Virgin (while stoned in Jamaica) and so the courts had decided that Warner Brothers would distribute them in the US and Virgin in the UK. I guess I just figured being in the US myself, it would be wrong to think that but as I type this, I realize that was stupid. Still a fine collection of songs though.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Great Beginnings Show - 6/8/09

All songs that start off in some way that I like, which is always nice.



1.) Joy Division - Dead Souls - Substance
2.) Devo - Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy - Q: Are We Not Men? A:We are Devo
3.) Gang of 4 - To Hell With Poverty - Single
4.) Buzzcocks - Love You More - Singles Going Steady
5.) Squeeze - Slightly Drunk - Cool For Cats
6.) The Police - Invisible Sun - Ghost in the Machine
7.) Siouxsie and the Banshees - Happy House - Kaleidoscope
8.) Patty Smith - Rock 'N' Roll Nigger - Easter
9.) The Smiths - What She Said (Live) - Rank
10.) The Chameleons - Up the Down Escalator - Script on the Bridge
11.) The Damned - New Rose - Damned Damned Damned
12.) The Clash - I Fought the Law - The Clash
13.) U2 - Gloria - October
14.) Modern English - Face of Wood - After the Snow
15.) Echo and the Bunnymen - Rescue - Crocadiles
16.) The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Let it Bleed
17.) Gary Numan and Tubeway Army - Please Listen to Sirens - First Album
18.) Bauhaus - Double Dare - In the Flat Field
19.) Soft Cell - Frustration - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
20.) The Specials - Concrete Jungle - The Specials
21.) The Cure - All I Want - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
22.) The Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK - Never Mind the Bollocks
23.) Dead Kennedys - Bleed For Me (Live) - Urgh! A Music War (Video)
24.) Sparks - My Other Voice - The No. 1 Song in Heaven
25.) Big Country - Porrohman - The Crossing

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Misses 2009 Show - 6/1/09

A little less than a year ago, I returned to the radio with Post-Punk For Post-Punks and a dream. A dream of a free Tibet. Quickly I realized that I needed a new dream so it became instead, doing a weekly radio program in which each week I played only music that fell under a particular theme. I don't always play all the songs I want to play, I just run out of time like any normal person does but tonight's show, I took the opportunity to recap the past year a little bit and play one song from most every theme that I wish I would have played. Of course as always, you can just ignore the above paragraph and listen to a fine mix of songs. Here is the link for said songs:


1.) Boomtown Rats (Happy Endings Show) - Keep It Up - The Fine Art of Surfacing
2.) Radio Birdman (Punk Show) - Aloha Steve and Danno - Radios Appear
3.) Dead Kennedys (Guitar Show) - Holiday In Cambodia - Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
4.) Bauhaus (Bass Show) - Kick in the Eye (live) - Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape
5.) Kim Wilde (2nd Wave Ska Show) - 2-6-5-8-0 - Kids in America
6.) Throbbing Gristle (Spoooky Show) - Hamburger Lady - D.O.A. The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle
7.) XTC (Political Show) - Living Through Another Cuba (live) - BBC Sessions 1980
8.) Thompson Twins (Sheffield Show) - She's In Love With Mystery - Single
9.) Sisters of Mercy (Leeds Show) - Andrenachrome - Some Girls Wander By Mistake
10.) The Strangeloves (CoverED Show) - I Want Candy - Sci Fi Lo Fi Vol. 1
11.) Alphaville (Should Have Been Hits Show) - Fallen Angel - Big in Japan
12.) Oingo Boingo (1st Songs, 1st Albums Show) - Little Girls - Only A Lad
13.) Dinosaur Jr. (Boston Show) - Almost Ready - Beyond
14.) Pop Will Eat Itself (C-86 Show) - Black Country Chainstore Massacre -
15.) Camper Van Beethoven (American 80's Alternative) - Telephone Free Landslide Victory
16.) The Rifles (Oh Show) - Fall to Sorrow - The Great Escape
17.) English Beat (Early 60s Influence Show) - Tears of a Clown - What is Beat
18.) The Chamelons (Golden Throats of Post-Punk Show) - Swamp Thing - Strange Times
19.) Wire (Big Songs Show) - Ahead - The Ideal Copy
20.) U2 (Instrumental Show) - Things To Make And Do -
21.) Robots In Disguise (Liverpool Show) - The Sex Has Made Me Stupid - We're in the Music Biz
22.) The Mighty Lemon Drops (Birmingham Show) - Rollercoaster - Happy Head
23.) Cocteau Twins (Happy Show) - Iceblink Luck - Heaven or Las Vegas
24.) The Last (Late 70s Power Pop Show) - This Kind of Feeling - L.A. Explosion
25.) The Cure (Keyboard Show) - The Dream - Japanese Whispers
26.) Blondie (Other Versions Show) - Warchild 12" - Single