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Jan. 25th, 2015

10:33 am - Playlist for January 27, 2015

A big ‘80s HADES salute to the albums of January 1980 and 1985!

Rush - The Spirit Of Radio (from Permanent Waves)
The Romantics - Girl Next Door (from The Romantics)
J. Geils Band - Love Stinks (from Love Stinks)
John Foxx - No-One Driving (from Metamatic)
The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket (from The Pretenders)
Split Enz - I Hope I Never (from True Colours)

The Pretenders - Private Life (a bonus cut from The Pretenders)
Christopher Cross - Never Be The Same (from Sailing)
.38 Special - Rockin' Into The Night (from Rockin' Into The Night)

And from January 1985…

Hüsker Dü - Celebrated Summer (from New Day Rising)
Phil Collins - Sussudio (from No Jacket Required)
Yello - Desert Inn (from Stella)

The Commodores - Nightshift (from Nightshift)

And a bunch of other stuff…

Kano - Ikeya Seki (12'' Mix)
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)
Shriekback - Accretions

Adrenalin - Road Of The Gypsy
The Motels - Remember The Nights
Dragon - Rain
Anthrax - Caught In A Mosh
Wang Chung - Praying To A New God
The Toms - Other Boys Do

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

periphrasis (puh-RIF-ruh-sis) n.

1. The use of an unnecessarily long or roundabout form of expression; circumlocution.
2. An expression phrased in such fashion.

Jan. 19th, 2015

08:02 pm - Playlist for January 20, 2015

Propaganda - Abuse
Jerry Harrison - Worlds In Collision
Missing Persons - Destination Unknown
Konk - Konk Party
Lustt - Pillow Talk
Bananarama - Love In The First Degree

U2 - The Three Sunrises
Dumptruck - Wire
The Bangles - Walking Down Your Street
Flipper - Life
The Lyres - Buried Alive
David & David - Welcome To The Boomtown

The Outfield - No Surrender
For Against - Forget Who You Are
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Icon
Cinderella - Nobody's Fool
39 Clocks - Twisted & Shouts
Minny Pops - Dolphin's Spurt

Climax Blues Band - I Love You*
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Bruce Springsteen - Fade Away
James Brown - Static
Charles B - Lack Of Love (Original 12” Club Mix)
The Parachute Men - Sometimes In Vain (from "The Innocents")
14 Iced Bears - Come Get Me

* = the Kevin Wuench Kut of the week!

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

hypocorism (hahy-POK-uh-riz-uhm, hi-) n.

1. A pet name.
2. The practice of using a pet name.
3. The use of forms of speech imitative of baby talk, especially by an adult.

Jan. 12th, 2015

11:41 pm - Playlist for January 13, 2015

Pere Ubu - Non-Alignment Pact
The Plimsouls - Lost Time
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
The Tourists - Don't Say I Told You So
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)***
Dum Dum Dum - Dum Dum Dum
Public Image Ltd. - Seattle

The Jetset - Do You Wanna Be In The Show?
So - Are You Sure
Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan
John Foxx - Underpass
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
The Two Tons - I Depend On You

The Cure - Killing An Arab*
Santana - Winning**
Prince - D.M.S.R.
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - Joy And Pain
They Might Be Giants - Number Three
The Knack - My Sharona

Wire Train - Last Perfect Thing
Electric Light Orchestra - I'm Alive
Haywire - Dance Desire
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus
Wipers - Youth Of America

* - this one's for Lisa
** - this one's brought to you by Kevin Wuench!
*** - this one's for Allison in the Aloha State!

‘80s HADES Word Of The Day

coquette (koh-KET) n.

A woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; a flirt.

Jan. 4th, 2015

09:01 pm - Playlist for January 6, 2015

Happy New Year! 1980 was 35 years ago! I can't even...

Glass Tiger - I'm Still Searching
Kiss - Lick It Up
Fang - I Wanna Be On TV
X-Ray Spex - Warrior in Woolworths
The Psychedelic Furs - We Love You
Diana Ross - Upside Down
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids

The Triffids - New Years Greetings
Teri DeSario With KC - Yes I'm Ready (With Teri DeSario)
Klaus Nomi - Ding Dong (The Witch Is Dead)
System 56 - Life On a Cool Curve
Randy Newman - I Love LA
Stockholm Monsters - Fairy Tales
Colin Newman - Lorries

Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love (Long Version)
Trinere - All Night
Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses

Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne
The Commodores - Still
Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy
Hothouse Flowers - I'm Sorry
The Weirdos - Happy People
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Gateway To Hell

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

desuetude (DES-wi-tood, -tyood) n.

A state of disuse.

Dec. 22nd, 2014

07:21 pm - Playlist for December 23, 2014 -- A Very (x14) Special '80s HADES Christmas

It's that magical time of year once again...time for two hours of nothing but Christmas songs from the '80s (and a couple from the late '70s). Happy holidays to all!

The Futureheads - Christmas Was Better In The 80s
U2 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Single Version)
Orange Juice - Holiday Hymn
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight)
They Might Be Giants - Santa's Beard
XTC - Thanks For Christmas
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Israel

Run-D.M.C. - Christmas in Hollis
Essential Logic - Do You Believe In Christmas?
Wham! - Last Christmas
Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
Prince - Another Lonely Christmas
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles

Bob and Doug McKenzie - Twelve Days of Christmas
Billy Squier - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You
Stiff Little Fingers - White Christmas (Live)
Stevie Nicks - Silent Night*
The dB's - Christmas Time
John Mellencamp - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Squeeze - Christmas Day
David Bowie-Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy

The Kinks - Father Christmas
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
Sting - Gabriel's Message
Bryan Adams - Christmas Time
Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas (12" Version)

* = by request from Nancy!

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

festoon (fe-STOON) n./v.

1. A string or chain of flowers, ribbons, etc., suspended in a curve between two points.
2. A decorative representation of such a string or chain, as in architecture or on pottery.
3. A fabric suspended, draped, and bound at intervals to form graceful loops or folds.

1. To adorn with or as with festoons.
2. To form into festoons.

Dec. 16th, 2014

09:22 am - Playlist for December 16, 1989

Gah! The flu! Stay healthy out there, folks. You don't want this!

Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
Glenn Frey - The Heat Is On (from the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack)
Foreigner - Reaction To Action (from Agent Provocateur)
Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?*
Minutemen - Base King (from The Politics Of Time, released sometime in 1984; I’m playing the first seven cuts, which are most of the studio recordings on the LP...gotta love the Minutemen!)
Minutemen - Working Men Are Pissed
Minutemen - I Shook Hands
Minutemen - Below The Belt
Minutemen - Shit You Hear At Parties
Minutemen - The Big Lounge Scene
Minutemen - Maternal Rite
The Raincoats - Animal Rhapsody (from Moving, released sometime in 1984)

Cathy Harrington & Chris Stamey - You're What I Want For Christmas
The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love (from (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art of Noise!, released sometime in 1984)
Men Without Hats - Messiahs Die Young (from Folk Of The 80s (Part III), released sometime in 1984)
The Church - Volumes (from Remote Luxury, released sometime in 1984)
Sparks - With All My Might (from Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat, released sometime in 1984)

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Little Drummer Boy
Peter Gabriel - Lead A Normal Life**
Black Flag - Black Coffee - Slip It In (from Slip It In)
Minor Threat - Cashing In (from Complete Discography; December 1989)
Robyn Hitchcock - Ye Sleeping Nights of Jesus (from I Often Dream Of Trains, released sometime in 1984)
Animotion - Obsession (from Animotion, released sometime in 1984)

Alison Moyet - The Coventry Carol
Galaxie 500 - Isn't It A Pity (from On Fire, released sometime in 1989)
The Pastels - Nothing To Be Done (from Sittin’ Pretty, released sometime in 1989)
UB40 - Here I Am (Come And Take Me) (from Labour Of Love II)
Bryan Adams - Reggae Christmas
Cutting Crew - I've Been In Love Before

* = by request from Allison in the Golden State
** = by request from the legendary Eel

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

nonage (NON-ij; NOH-nij) n.

1. The time of life before a person becomes legally of age.
2. A period of youth or immaturity.

Dec. 8th, 2014

05:56 am - Playlist for December 9, 2014

Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again
Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - Together In Electric Dreams [Extended]
Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
The Expression - Total Eclipse
Rain Parade - This Can't Be Today

Genesis - No Reply At All
Payolas - Christmas Is Coming
The Alarm - Devolution Workin' Man Blues
Night Ranger - Four In The Morning
The Go-Go's - How Much More
The Merton Parkas - Put Me In The Picture
The Saints - Know Your Product

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
Freur - Doot-Doot
Talk Talk - I Believe In You
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Telex - Rock Around The Clock
Adam & The Ants - Killer In The Home

The Buggles - Living In The Plastic Age
Throbbing Gristle - Walkabout
Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici - Back and Forth
Arabian Prince - Strange Life
John Cooper Clarke - Gimmix! Play Loud
Float Up Cp - Joys Address

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

cosset (KOSS-it) v.

To treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.

Dec. 2nd, 2014

08:23 am - Playlist for December 2, 2014

Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Off Broadway - Bad Indication
Squeeze - 853-5937
Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love
Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhattan
Ruins - Fire

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - You Little Fool
R.E.M. - Orange Crush
Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk
Silent Circle - Forget The Stranger (Maxi Version)
Soft Cell - What?
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science

Skinny Puppy - Testure
The Passage - Wave
Hunters & Collectors - Talking To A Stranger
Rick Springfield - Rock Of Life
Giuffria - I Must Be Dreaming
Kenny Loggins - Forever

The Pogues (featuring Kirsty MacColl) - Fairytale Of New York
Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Scatterlings Of Africa
Mikki & Starz - Dance Lover [Nick Martinelli & David Todd Dub]
Josef K - Chance Meeting
Human Switchboard - Who's Landing In My Hanger?
The Controllers - Jezebel

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

degust (dih-GUHST) v.

To taste or savor carefully or appreciatively.

Nov. 24th, 2014

08:55 pm - Playlist for November 25, 2014

You say it’s your birthday, albums of November 1984 and 1989? It’s my birthday, too!

Well, no, it isn’t...not yet...but happy birthday to you anyway!

First, the albums of November 1984:

Triumph - Follow Your Heart (from Thunder Seven)
Bryan Adams - Somebody (from Reckless)
Kim Wilde - The Second Time (from Teases & Dares)
Madonna - Dress You Up (from Like A Virgin)
Nik Kershaw - Don Quixote (from The Riddle)
Danny Elfman - Gratitude (from So-Lo)

Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*
Pat Benatar - We Belong (from Tropico)
Duran Duran - The Seventh Stranger (from Arena)
REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling (from Wheels Are Turnin')
Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection (from Alf)
Stranglers - No Mercy (from Aural Sculpture)

Don Henley - The Boys Of Summer (from Building The Perfect Beast)
Orange Juice - Lean Period (from The Orange Juice)
Kool & The Gang - Misled (from Emergency)
Cocteau Twins - Lorelei (from Treasure)
Billy Bragg - The Saturday Boy (from Brewing Up With Billy Bragg)
The Smiths - This Night Has Opened My Eyes (from Hatful Of Hollow)

And from November of 1989...

Phil Collins - I Wish It Would Rain Down (from …But Seriously)
Bad Religion - Sanity (from No Control)
Scorpions - I Can't Explain (from Best Of Rockers 'n' Ballads)
Rush - Show Don't Tell (from Presto)
Icehouse - Touch The Fire (from Great Southern Land)
The Creatures - You! (from Boomerang)
Jungle Brothers - What U Waitin' 4? (from Done By The Forces Of Nature)

* = for Allison, and not from November of 1984 (but it did come out that autumn!)

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

gaslight (GAS-lahyt) v.

To cause someone to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation.

(This usage comes from a 1944 film of the same name in which a husband secretely and repeatedly dims and brightens the gaslights in the house while accusing his wife of imaginging the flickering. This movie was based on a play by Patrick Hamilton. The verb entered English in the mid-1900s;

Nov. 17th, 2014

08:27 pm - Playlist for November 18, 2014

Giorgio Moroder - I Wanna Rock You
Donna Summer - The Wanderer
Figures On A Beach - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
The Beat - Don't Wait Up For Me
The Times - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape
King - Alone Without You

Falco - Der Kommissar
The Other Ones - All The Love
Primitives - Way Behind Me
Pink Turns Blue - Walking On Both Sides
Eight Seconds - Kiss You (When It's Dangerous)
The Moody Blues - Other Side Of Life

Bauhaus - The Sanity Assassin
Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song
Agent Orange - Everthing Turns Grey
Descendents - I'm Not A Punk
Rites Of Spring - Hidden Wheel
INXS - This Time
Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest - I Hate When That Happens
Steel Pulse - Drug Squad

Gino Soccio - It's Alright
The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Secret
Bertie Higgins - Key Largo
Kate Bush - The Sensual World
Cabaret Voltaire - Split Second Feeling
Nagamatzu - 150 Murderous Passions

‘80s HADES Word of the Day

recherché (ruh-SHAIR-shey or ruh-shair-SHEY or ruh-sher-SHEY)

1. Sought out with care.
2. Very rare, exotic, or choice; arcane; obscure.
3. Of studied refinement or elegance; precious; affected; pretentious.

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