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Jul. 18th, 2016

10:08 pm - Playlist for July 19, 2016

Yo…it’s birthday time. Let’s hear it for the albums of July 1981 and July 1986!

The Go-Go's - We Got The Beat (from the album Beauty And The Beat)
Electric Light Orchestra - Hold On Tight (from Time)
Foreigner - Luanne (from 4)
The B-52's - Dance This Mess Around (from Party Mix!)
Sparks - Funny Face (from Whomp That Sucker)
Mission of Burma - Outlaw (from Signals, Calls And Marches)
Romeo Void - Myself To Myself (from It’s A Condition)
Level 42 - Starchild (from Level 42)

Pat Benatar - Fire And Ice (from Precious Time)
Def Leppard - High 'n' Dry (Saturday Night) (from High 'N' Dry)
Wire - Relationship (from Document & Eyewitness)
ZZ Top - Tube Snake Boogie (from El Loco)
Tom Verlaine - Fragile (from Dreamtime)
The Time - After Hi School (from The Time)
Debbie Harry - The Jam Was Moving (from KooKoo)
Stevie Nicks - After The Glitter Fades (from Bella Donna)

Journey - Open Arms (from Escape and the Heavy Metal motion picture soundtrack)
Bryan Adams - No One Makes It Right (from You Want It You Got It)

And from July 1986...

R.E.M. - Fall On Me (from Lifes Rich Pageant)
54-40 - I Go Blind (from 54-50)
Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork & The Monkees - That Was Then, This Is Now (from Then And Now… The Best of the Monkees)
Billy Joel - A Matter Of Trust (from The Bridge)
Missing Persons - Color In Your Life (from Colour In Your Life)

Quiet Riot - The Wild And The Young (from QR III)
Big Country - One Great Thing (from The Seer)
Run-D.M.C. - My Adidas (from Raising Hell)
Wham! - The Edge Of Heaven (from Music From The Edge Of Heaven)
Cameo - Word Up! (from Word Up!)
Bananarama - Venus (from True Confessions)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

doctrinaire (DOK-truh-NAIR) n./adj.

1. A person who tries to apply some doctrine or theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations; an impractical theorist (noun).

As an adjective:

2. Dogmatic about others' acceptance of one's ideas; fanatical.
3. Merely theoretical; impractical.
4. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a doctrinaire.

Jul. 11th, 2016

10:35 pm - Playlist for July 12, 2016

The Call - The Walls Came Down
The Alarm - Rescue Me
The Proclaimers - I'm On My Way
ZZ Top - Cheap Sunglasses
Jerry Harrison - Breakdown In The Passing Lane
Swing Out Sister - Surrender

U2 - A Day Without Me
The Scientists - We Had Love
The dB's - Amplifier
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Valerie Dore - It's So Easy
Pas De Deux - Cardiocleptomanie

Kool & The Gang - Misled
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version)*
Man Parrish - Boogie Down Bronx
Chic - Soup For One
Swamp Children - Samba Zippy (Pt 2)
Young Marble Giants - Brand - New - Life

Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
Thomas Dolby - Leipzig
Joy Division - New Dawn Fades
Dumptruck - Island
Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

* - for The Eel and Julie!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

campestral (cam-PES-truhl) adj.

Of or relating to fields or open country.

Jun. 27th, 2016

08:33 pm - Playlist for June 28, 2016

It’s birthday time! Say hello to some of the albums of June 1981 and 1986.

From June 1981…

The Psychedelic Furs - Mr. Jones (from the album Talk Talk Talk)
Duran Duran - Careless Memories (from Duran Duran)
Kim Wilde - Water On Glass (from Kim Wilde)
Killing Joke - Tension (from What's This For . . . !)
Oingo Boingo - Capitalism (from Only A Lad)
The Thompson Twins - Politics (from A Product of ... Participation)
Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive (from Jumpin' Jive)
The Replacements - Somethin To Dü (from Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash)

Black Flag - American Waste (from the Six Pack EP)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Arabian Knights (from Juju)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Latin Music (from Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places)
Peter Tosh - Reggae Mylitis (from Wanted Dread & Alive)
The English Beat - Drowning (from Wha'ppen?)
Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You (from Share Your Love)
Air Supply - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) (from The One That You Love)

And from June 1986 — this stuff is right in my wheelhouse, folks. I was inhaling pop and rock in the summer of 1986.

Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over (from Crowded House)
The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (from The Queen Is Dead)
Glass Tiger - You're What I Look For (from The Thin Red Line)
Erasure - Oh L'Amour (from Wonderland)
Queen - A Kind Of Magic (from A Kind of Magic)
Dio - Man on the Silver Mountain (from Intermission)
Genesis - Anything She Does (from Invisible Touch)

Eurythmics - When Tomorrow Comes (from Revenge)
Steve Winwood - The Finer Things (from Back In The High Life)
Alphaville - Jerusalem (from Afternoons in Utopia)
Rod Stewart - Love Touch (from Every Beat of My Heart, a.k.a. Rod Stewart in the U.S.)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

scurf (SKURF) n.

1) Scaly or shredded dry skin, such as dandruff.
2) A loose scaly crust coating a surface, especially of a plant.

Jun. 13th, 2016

08:35 pm - Playlist for June 14, 2016

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
Propaganda - Jewelled
Laurent X - Machines (Original 12” Club Mix)
Eddy Grant - Gimme Hope Jo'anna
Dogmatic Element - Just Friends

Wham! - Everything She Wants
Fashion - Move On
Lone Justice - Shelter
Elvis Costello - Alison*
Lionel Richie - You Are
GTR - The Hunter
Neil Diamond - Heartlight

Agent Orange - Everthing Turns Grey
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian**
Flying Color - Dear Friend
Hoodoo Gurus - Bittersweet
Olivia Newton-John - Heart Attack
General Public - Never You Done That
The Members - Working Girl

Wang Chung - Wake Up Stop Dreaming
Days Of Sorrow - Travel
The Woodentops - Love Affair With Everyday Livin'
Orange Juice - Flesh Of My Flesh (7" Version)
Tom Tom Club - Suboceana

* - by request from Unknown Caller
** - this one's from Steven for Kelsey!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

recondite (REK-uh n-dahyt, ri-KON-dahyt) adj.

1) Dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter.
2) Beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric.
3) Little known; obscure.

Jun. 6th, 2016

06:53 pm - Playlist for June 7, 2016

Ultravox - We Stand Alone
a-ha - The Living Daylights
John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over*
The Pretenders - Talk Of The Town
Hothouse Flowers - Feet On The Ground
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People

Deep Six - Stay Right Here
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better (Extended Mix)
The Fixx - Stand or Fall**
Cristina - When You Were Mine
Scarlett & Black - You Don't Know

The Jonzun Crew - Pack Jam (Look Out For The Ovc)
Mtume - Juicy Fruit
Platinum Blonde - Crying Over You
Breeding Ground - Reunion
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
Dexy's Midnight Runners - The Celtic Soul Brothers

The Lyres - Buried Alive
The Pastels - Truck Train Tractor
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309 Jenny
Random Hold - Avalanche
Miaow - Grocer's Devil Daughter
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - 2nd Thought

* = that one is for Emily P. at the Longbranch Coffeehous! (is that the Emily I know there?)
** - by request from Steven G.

'80s HADES Word of the Day

penurious (puh-NOOR-ee-uhs, -NYOOR-) adj.

Extremely stingy; extremely poor, destitute or indigent; poorly or inadequately supplied; lacking in means or resources.

May. 31st, 2016

10:01 am - Playlist for May 31, 2016

Howard Jones is playing the Old Rock House in St. Louis tomorrow night!

Howard Jones - Pearl In The Shell

And now, we celebrate the albums of May 1981 and May 1986. Huzzah!

From May 1981…

Kraftwerk - It's More Fun To Compute (from Computer World)
Echo & The Bunnymen - A Promise (from Heaven Up Here)
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) (from Hard Promises)
20/20 - Strange Side Of Love (from Look Out!)
Toyah - I Want To Be Free (from Anthem)
X - The Once Over Twice (from Wild Gift)

Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) (from Nightclubbing)
Squeeze - Tempted (from East Side Story)
Marty Balin - Hearts (from Balin)
Black Uhuru - Utterance (from Red)
Kraftwerk - Numbers (from Computer World)
Teena Marie - Square Biz (from It Must Be Magic)

Echo & The Bunnymen - Show Of Strength (from Heaven Up Here)
The Moody Blues - The Voice (from Long Distance Voyager)

And from May 1986…

The Cure - A Few Hours After This... (from the Standing on a Beach compilation; cassette version)
Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street (from So)
Sonic Youth - Shadow Of A Doubt (from Evol)
Loverboy - Heaven In Your Eyes (from the Top Gun soundtrack)

Nu Shooz - Don't Let Me Be The One (from Poolside)
Bronski Beat - Hit That Perfect Beat (from Truthdare Doubledare)
Journey - Be Good To Yourself (from Raised On Radio)
Europe - Rock The Night (from The Final Countdown)
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (from So)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

déclassé (dey-kla-SEY, dey-klah-SEY) adj.

Reduced to or having low or lower status, social class, position or rank.

May. 23rd, 2016

09:05 pm - Playlist for May 24, 2016

Def Leppard - Rock Rock (Till You Drop)
Andy Taylor - Don't Let Me Die Young
Holly And The Italians - Tell That Girl To Shut Up
Suicide - Rocket USA
After The Fire - Der Kommissar
Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business

Marillion - Charting The Single
Camouflage - That Smiling Face
Trees - Wildwood*
Eurogliders - Heaven
John Mellencamp - Hand To Hold On To
The Cult - Fire Woman

Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight
Yaz - Good Times
Kajagoogoo - Ooh To Be Ah
Johnny Clegg & Savuka - Great Heart
Maximum Joy - Stretch (Disco Mix/Rap)
Felt - Penelope Tree

The Jam - Going Underground
Bad Religion - We're Only Gonna Die
The Church - Reptile**
Van Stephenson - What The Big Girls Do
Wire - Strange
Throbbing Gristle - What A Day
Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup

* = by request from Wuenchdog!
** = by request from Kojak of Wild Mood Swings

'80s HADES Word of the Day (courtesy of my son)

lurid (LOO-rid) adj.

1) Causing horror or shock; gruesome; revolting.
2) Vivid or sensational.
3) Terrible in intensity, fierce passion, or unrestraint.
4) Shining with the glare of fire through a haze.
5) Wan, pallid, or ghastly in hue (the original meaning in Latin).

May. 17th, 2016

06:12 pm - Playlist for May 17, 2016

School's out, school's out, teacher's let the fools out! HERE COMES THE SUMMER. This show features the Billboard #1 hits the week of July 4 from 1980 through 1989.

The Undertones - Here Comes The Summer
Giuffria - Radio
Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live) (1980)
Arabian Prince - Let's Hit The Beach
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (1981)
The Style Council - Long Hot Summer (12" Mix)

The Human League - Don't You Want Me (1982)
The Fixx - Reach The Beach (Dub)
Richard Marx - Endless Summer Nights
Irene Cara - Flashdance...What A Feeling (1983)
Shoes - The Summer Rain
The Alarm - Rain In The Summertime

Duran Duran - The Reflex (Dance Mix) (1984, sort of)
Bananarama - Cruel Summer
The Durutti Column - Sketch For Summer
Bryan Adams - Heaven (1985)
Marshall Crenshaw - Starlit Summer Sky (Demo)
Billy Ocean - There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) (1986)

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) (1987)
Hüsker Dü - Celebrated Summer
Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana (1988)
Game Theory - Life In July
Alphaville - Summer In Berlin
Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing (1989)
The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer

'80s HADES Word of the Day

palaver (puh-LAV-er, ‐LAH-ver) n./v.

As a noun:

1. A conference or discussion.
2. A long parley, especially one between primitive natives and European traders, explorers, colonial officials, etc.
3. Profuse and idle talk; chatter.
4. Persuasive talk; flattery; cajolery.

Verb (used without object)

5. To talk profusely and idly.
6. To parley or confer.

Verb (used with object)

7. To cajole or persuade.

May. 9th, 2016

08:45 pm - Playlist for May 10, 2016

I play you all my favorite records!

The Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side (No Talkin´) (12'' Version)
Howard Jones - Everlasting Love
Rose McDowall - Tibet
Haircut 100 - Nobody's Fool
The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Vanishing Girl
John Fogerty - Centerfield

Gun Club - Ghost on the Highway
Midnight Oil - Dream World
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
For Against - Sabres
Sad Lovers And Giants - Colourless Dream
Elton John - Kiss The Bride
Violent Femmes - I Held Her In My Arms

Gary Numan - M.E.
Klymaxx - I Miss You
Lenny White - My Turn to Love You [Francois K Dub]
Night Ranger - Sing Me Away
Josef K - The Missionary

Hall & Oates - Did It In A Minute
The Associates - Club Country
Modern English - I Melt With You*
Jesse Johnson - Can You Help Me
Aural Indifference - Theme
Adam & The Ants - Cleopatra
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings* (bonus!)

* = by request

'80s HADES Word of the Day

paucity (PAW-si-tee) n.

Smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness; insufficiency of number; fewness.

May. 3rd, 2016

07:41 am - Playlist for May 3, 2016

A belated celebration of the albums of April 1981 and 1986! I'm gonna call this one...it's pretty close, but 1981 gets the edge from me because of Faith and Of Skins and Heart.

From April 1981...

Vangelis - Titles (from the Chariots of Fire soundtrack)
The Church - Tear It All Away (from Of Skins and Heart)
The Cure - Other Voices (from Faith)
Chaka Khan - What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (from What Cha' Gonna Do for Me)
Jefferson Starship - Stranger (from Modern Times)
Van Halen - Unchained (from Fair Warning)

The Exploited - Exploited Barmy Army (from Punks Not Dead)
Stiff Little Fingers - Silver Lining (from Go for It)
Billy Squier - My Kinda Lover (from Don’t Say No)
Public Image Ltd. - Go Back (from Flowers of Romance)
The Birthday Party - King Ink (from Prayers on Fire)
Split Enz - One Step Ahead (from Waiata)
Rick James - Fire And Desire (from Street Songs)

And from April 1986...

The Moody Blues - Other Side Of Life (from The Other Side of Life)
Book of Love - Book Of Love (from Book of Love)
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - On The Western Skyline (from The Way It Is)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Candyman (from Tinderbox)
Butthole Surfers - In The Cellar (from Rembrandt Pussyhorse)

.38 Special - Like No Other Night (from Strength In Numbers)
The Art Of Noise - Paranoimia (from In Visible Silence, sort of)
The March Violets - Snake Dance*
Bob Seger - Like a Rock (from Like a Rock)
David Bowie - Absolute Beginners (from the Absolute Beginners soundtrack)

* = requested by the Vinyl Vixen!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

hoosegow (HOOS-gou) n.

A jail (from the Mexican Spanish jusgado!)

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