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Oct. 18th, 2016

05:11 pm - Playlist for October 18, 2016

The Comsat Angels - Missing In Action
Fishbone - Freddie's Dead
Huey Lewis & The News - Heart And Soul
EBN-OZN - AEIOU Sometimes Y
Talking Heads - What A Day That Was

The Pop Group - Trap
The Dickies - Paranoid
Charlie - Spacer Woman (Vocal Version)
Roger - I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Pt.1 [Single Version]
Blondie - The Tide Is High
Suzanne Ciani - Eighth Wave

Teri DeSario With KC - Yes I'm Ready (With Teri DeSario)
China Crisis - Best Kept Secret
Stabilizers - One Simple Thing
The Glove - Like An Animal [12" Club What Club? Mix]
Visage - Visage

Paul Hardcastle - 19
Styx - Don't Let It End
Sheila E. - The Belle Of St. Mark
Pianosaurus - The Letter
Truth - Playground
Dinosaur Jr - Little Fury Things
Toronto - Even The Score

'80s HADES Word of the Day

squamous (SKWEY-muhs) adj.

1) Covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
2) Scalelike.

Oct. 11th, 2016

05:53 pm - Playlist for October 11, 2016

The Untouchables - Wild Child
Plastic Mode - Digitally
Tears For Fears - Suffer The Children
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Trinere - All Night
The Records - Selfish Love

Icehouse - Paradise
Barbra Streisand - Guilty
Not Drowning, Waving - Fishing Trawler
Tunnelvision - Morbid Fear (Fac 39 7-inch single)
REO Speedwagon - In My Dreams
The Church - Columbus

The Merton Parkas - Tears Of A Clown
Pylon - Gyrate
The Cramps - The Natives Are Restless
Martha And The Muffins - Paint By Number Heart
Carmody - Vulcani
Warren Zevon - Looking For The Next Best Thing
Simply Red - Heaven

The Cravats - Rub Me Out
Quarterflash - Find Another Fool
Brian Briggs - Aeo (Pt. 1 & 2)
Suzanne Vega - Gypsy
John Waite - Missing You

'80s HADES Word of the Day

simony (SAHY-muh-nee, SIM-uh-) n.

1) The making of profit out of sacred things.
2) The sin of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferments, benefices, etc.

Oct. 4th, 2016

03:29 pm - Playlist for October 4, 2016

Continuing album birthdays from last week...

Triumph - Somebody's Out There (from the album The Sport of Kings, released in September 1986!)
The Fall - Big New Prinz
Billy Bragg - Greetings to the New Brunette (from Talking with the Taxman About Poetry)
Corey Hart - I Am By Your Side (from Fields of Fire)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Want You (from Blood and Chocolate)
R.E.M. - Talk About The Passion

The Higsons - Junk Keeps Piling Up
Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Ninos Del Parque
Michael Sembello - Maniac
The Beat - Rock N Roll Girl
Bluebells - Forever More
Robbie Dupree - Hot Rod Hearts
The Clash - The Cool Out

Ozzy Osbourne - Flying High Again
Soundgarden - Nothing To Say
Green On Red - Sea of Cortez
Big Black - Racer X
Model 500 - The Chase (Smooth Mix)

Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore
Square Root of Now - Between the Light
Alan Burnham - Music To Save The World By
I-Rails - Still Invisible
14 Iced Bears - Balloon Song
Eddie Rabbitt - Gone Too Far
Cold Chisel - Saturday Night

'80s HADES Word of the Day

plutocracy (ploo-TOK-ruh-see) n.

1) The rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy.
2) A government or state in which the wealthy class rules.
3) A class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, by virtue of its wealth.

Sep. 26th, 2016

07:49 pm - Playlist for September 27, 2016

Last Tuesday of the month...what does that mean? Ah, but of course -- album birthdays!

Happy birthday to the albums of September 1981...

The Comsat Angels - Eye Dance (from Sleep No More)
King Crimson - Frame By Frame (from Discipline)
Ultravox - I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) (from Rage In Eden)
Gary Numan - Crash (from Dance)
Altered Images - Love And Kisses (from Happy Birthday)
Kool & The Gang - Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) (from Something Special)

Triumph - Fight The Good Fight (from Allied Forces)
Genesis - Keep It Dark (from Abacab)
Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (from Penthouse And Pavement)
Cabaret Voltaire - Sly Doubt (from Red Mecca)
Magazine - The Honeymoon Killers (from Magic, Murder And The Weather)

Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) (from Private Eyes)
Joan Armatrading - I Can't Lie To Myself (from Walk Under Ladders)
Sheena Easton - You Could Have Been With Me (from You Could Have Been With Me)

...and the albums of September 1986!

This Mortal Coil - Come Here My Love (from Filigree & Shadow)
Love and Rockets - All In My Mind (from Express)
Ric Ocasek - True To You (from This Side Of Paradise)

Megadeth - Peace Sells (from Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?)
Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart (from True Colors)
New Order - Paradise (from Brotherhood)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - We Love You (from The Pacific Age)
The Human League - I Need Your Loving (from Crash)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

kludge n. (klooj) (though I've also heard it pronounced "kluj")

A software or hardware configuration that, while inelegant, inefficient, clumsy, or patched together, succeeds in solving a specific problem or performing a particular task.

Sep. 19th, 2016

08:34 pm - Playlist for September 20, 2016

Peter Gabriel - The Rhythm of the Heat
100% Manmade Fibre - Green For Go
Aztec Camera - Pillar To Post
John Foxx - Running Across Thin Ice With Tigers
Kraftwerk - Spacelab*

Lindsey Buckingham - Go Insane
In Tua Nua - All I Wanted
Mazarati - Strawberry Lover
Black - Wonderful Life
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Trust In Me
Paul McCartney - Waterfalls

Paul Davis - Cool Night
The Verlaines - Death and the Maiden
The Power Station - Get It On (Bang A Gong)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America*
The Damned - Neat Neat Neat
Government Issue - Bored To Death

Del Amitri - Hammering Heart
Alien Sex Fiend - Dead And Buried
Bauhaus - The Passion Of Lovers
Moving Pictures - What About Me
Kano - Now Baby Now
The Buggles - Lenny

* = by request (same guy!)

'80s HADES Word of the Day (h/t to Claire!)

propinquity (proh-PING-kwi-tee) n.

1) Nearness in place; proximity.
2) Nearness of relation; kinship.
3) Affinity of nature; similarity.
4) Nearness in time.

Sep. 13th, 2016

05:30 pm - Playlist for September 13, 2016

Red Box - For America
Secret Service - Ten O'Clock Postman
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!)
this heat - S.P.Q.R.
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Spinning Round
Pigbag - Sunny Day
8 Eyed Spy - I Want Candy

A tribute to ska master Prince Buster!

The English Beat - Rough Rider
Madness - Madness
The Specials - Too Hot

Scritti Politti - The Word Girl (Flesh & Blood)
The Raincoats - Only Loved at Night
The Cars - It's All I Can Do

Ohama - The Drum
Bruce Haack - Party Machine
Don Henley - Dirty Laundry
Killdozer - Cinnamon Girl
Kiss - Crazy Crazy Nights

The Outfield - Somewhere In America
Asylum Party - Play Alone
Strawberry Switchblade - Jolene
Kate Bush - Sat In Your Lap
The Only Ones - You've Got to Pay

'80s HADES Word of the Day

pulverulent (puhl-VER-yuh-luh nt, -VER-uh-luh nt) adj.

1) Consisting of dust or fine powder.
2) Crumbling to dust or powder.
3) Covered with dust or powder.

Sep. 5th, 2016

09:02 pm - Playlist for September 6, 2016

New Model Army - Brave New World
Konk - Love Attack
Los Lobos - La Bamba
Primitives - Way Behind Me
The Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion

Cheap Trick - On The Radio
Half Japanese - Acupuncture
Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
Grace Jones - Walking In The Rain (12” Version)

Tony Carey - The First Day Of Summer
El Debarge With DeBarge - You Wear It Well
Savage - A Love Again
The Dentists - Mary Won't Come Out To Play
Michael Jackson - The Girl Is Mine
Egyptian Lover - My House (On the Nile)

The Passage - Wave
Blancmange - Holiday Camp
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down
Department S - I Want
Christian Death - Dogs
Colourbox - Just Give 'em Whiskey

'80s HADES Word of the Day

abeyance (uh-BEY-uh-ns) n.

1) Temporary inactivity, cessation, or suspension.
2) (law) A state or condition of real property in which title is not as yet vested in a known titleholder.

Aug. 29th, 2016

08:34 pm - Playlist for August 30, 2016

What day is it? Why, it's the last Tuesday of August 2016. What does that mean? Album birthdays, fool!

From August 1981…

The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up (from the album Tattoo You)
Simple Minds - Love Song (from Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call)
Gun Club - Preaching the Blues (from Fire Of Love)
Minutemen - Joy
Minutemen - Black Sheep
Minutemen - More Joy (all three of the above constitute the complete Joy EP)
Devo - Jerkin' Back And Forth (from New Traditionalists)
Donnie Iris - That's The Way Love Ought To Be (from King Cool)

Little River Band - The Night Owls (from Time Exposure)
The Pretenders - I Go To Sleep (from Pretenders II)
Dan Fogelberg - Hard To Say (from The Innocent Age)

And from August 1986…

Lionel Richie - Ballerina Girl (from Dancing on the Ceiling)
The Triffids - A Trick Of The Light (from In the Pines)
Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (from Graceland)

Cinderella - Shake Me (from Night Songs)
Ratt - Dance (from Dancing Undercover)
Bon Jovi - I'd Die For You (from Slippery When Wet)
Camper Van Beethoven - Still Wishing To Course (from Camper Van Beethoven)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Black Betty (from Kicking Against The Pricks)
Crispy Ambulance - Deaf

INXS - Wild Life
David Bowie - Day-In Day-Out
Native Europe - The Distance From Köln
All About Eve - In The Clouds
The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
Essential Logic - Fanfare In The Garden

'80s HADES Word of the Day

limacine (LIM-uh-sahyn, -sin, LAHY-muh-) adj.

Pertaining to or resembling a slug; sluglike.

Aug. 22nd, 2016

06:26 pm - Playlist for August 23, 2016

Trans-X - Living on Video
Greg Hawkes - Voyage Into Space
New Order - Thieves Like Us
Jackson Browne - Lawyers In Love
The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star

Depeche Mode - New Life
King - The Taste Of Your Tears
Berlin - Like Flames
Adolescents - No Way
Dramarama - Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)
A Flock Of Seagulls - The More You Live, The More You Love (Full Moon Mix)

Yes - Tempus Fugit
Biff Bang Pow! - Someone Stole My Wheels
The Hooters - Karla With A K
The Expression - Present Communication
The Lilac Time - American Eyes

Dennis DeYoung - Desert Moon
Planet P Project - Static
The Alan Parsons Project - Prime Time
Sting - Be Still My Beating Heart

'80s HADES Word of the Day

macadam (muh-KAD-uhm) n.

Pavement made of layers of compacted broken stone, now usually bound with tar or asphalt.

Aug. 15th, 2016

05:31 pm - Playlist for August 16, 2016

Phil Lynott - Yellow Pearl (First 7" Remix) (picked this album up in Dublin right around the corner from the Phil Lynott statue!)
Giorgio Moroder - If You Weren't Afraid
Devo - Time Out For Fun
Strange Advance - The Second That I Saw You
Kenny Loggins - Heartlight
Gene Loves Jezebel - The Cow
Rip Rig & Panic - Go, Go, Go! (This Is It)

Josie Cotton - School Is In (Carbondale schools start this week, and SIU starts next week)
Nick Lowe - So It Goes
Sammy Hagar - Give To Live
Love and Rockets - Ball of Confusion (USA Mix)
Prince And The Revolution - Pop Life
The Specials - Rat Race
Marine Girls - A Place In The Sun

British Standard Unit - D’Ya Think I’m Sexy? (finally bit the bullet and picked up the Close to the Noise Floor compilation...at supposedly the oldest record store in the world, Spiller's Records in Cardiff, UK, though looking at the photo in that article, they've either done massive remodeling since 2012 or it's moved again)
Pseudo Echo - Destination Unknown
Street Life - Act On Instinct (Hot Swedish Mix)
Dead Or Alive - In Too Deep
Spandau Ballet - Fight For Ourselves
Little River Band - The Other Guy

Autograph - Send Her To Me
The Smithereens - House We Used To Live In
Madonna - Burning Up (happy 58th birthday, Madge!)
Ups and Downs - The Living Kind
Karla DeVito - We Are Not Alone*
The Chills - Rolling Moon

* = by request from SKULLFACE!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

boreen (BOH-reen) n.

(Irish) A country lane or (very) narrow road, wide enough for only a single car.

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