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Apr. 28th, 2015

07:46 am - Playlist for April 28, 2015

Happy birthday to the albums of...

April 1980

The Feelies - The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness (from Crazy Rhythms)
The Human League - Marianne (from Holiday '80)
The Cure - Secrets (from Seventeen Seconds)
Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door (from Empty Glass)
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (promo video for this one was recorded 35 years ago today!)
X - Los Angeles (from Los Angeles)
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight (from British Steel)
Toronto - Even The Score (from Lookin' For Trouble)


April 1985 (some a couple of my personal favorites are in this batch...)

Eurythmics - It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back) (from Be Yourself Tonight)
Prince And The Revolution - Raspberry Beret (from Around the World in a Day)
Men At Work - Man With Two Hearts (from Two Hearts)
The Hooters - And We Danced (from Nervous Night)
Eurythmics - Would I Lie To You? (from Be Yourself Tonight)
Prince And The Revolution - Pop Life (from Around the World in a Day)
Men At Work - Everything I Need (from Two Hearts)
The Hooters - South Ferry Road (from Nervous Night)

The Church - Tristesse
Steel Breeze - Dreamin' Is Easy
April Wine - Just Between You and Me (this week's KEVIN WUENCH KUT!)
Planet P Project - What I See

Neil Young - Sample And Hold
Das Ding - Reassurance Ritual
Asia - Go
Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
Weird Al Yankovic - Yoda
Pulp - My Lighthouse

'80s HADES Word of the Day

polemic (puh-LEM-ik, poh-) n.

1) a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc.
2) A person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.

Apr. 20th, 2015

09:28 pm - Playlist for April 21, 2015

Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Simple Minds - 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall
Eleven Pond - Watching
Classix Nouveaux - Never Again (The Days Time Erased)
ZZ Top - Got Me Under Pressure

Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
Joan Jett - Light Of Day
The Replacements - Take Me Down To The Hospital
The Long Ryders - Tell It To The Judge On Sunday
Steve Earle - Johnny Come Lately

The Human League - I Am The Law*
Bow Wow Wow - C30, C60, C90 Go
Pigbag - Sunny Day (12" Version)
Fishbone - Ma And Pa
Vicious Pink - CCCan't You See
Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
Jan Hammer - Crocketts Theme

The Units - i Night
Sammy Hagar - There's Only One Way To Rock
Anthrax - I Am The Law**
Malaria - You You
Donald Byrd And The 125th Streeet, NYC - Love Has Come Around [12" Version]

* = by request from a Caller of Unknown Origin
** = a request/response to the Human League from Electrifying Eddie!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

magniloquent (mag-NIL-uh-kwuhnt) adj.

Speaking or expressed in a lofty or grandiose style; pompous; bombastic; boastful.

Apr. 13th, 2015

08:32 pm - Playlist for April 14, 2015

The Cult - Wild Flower
Michael Penn - This & That
Tony Carey - A Fine, Fine Day
Bonnie Hayes With The Wild Combo - Shelly's Boyfriend
Timex Social Club - Rumors
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars

Absolute Body Control - Figures
Robert Palmer - Hyperactive
The Raybeats - Tight Turn
Julian Cope - Sunspots [Single Re-Mix]
T'Pau - Heart and Soul
Vivien Vee - Destiny

The Jam - Absolute Beginners
The Misfits - London Dungeon
D.O.A. - Unknown
The Members - Sound Of The Suburbs
The Embarrassment - Lifespan
The June Brides - In The Rain
The Fall - Australians In Europe

a-Ha - Scoundrel Days
Cry Before Dawn - Gone Forever
Ali Thompson - Take A Little Rhythm
E.M.A.K. (Elektronische Musik Aus: Köln) - Filmmusik
Double - The Captain Of Her Heart
XTC - Grass
Rita Coolidge - All-Time High

'80s HADES Word of the Day

argot (AHR-goh, -guht) n.

1. A specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification.
2. The special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group.

Apr. 6th, 2015

06:36 pm - Playlist for April 7, 2015

Red Dragon Band - Let Me Be Your Radio (Part 1)
Toni Basil - Mickey
Erasure - Victim Of Love (Vixen Vitesse Mix)
SS-Say - Care
Until December - Heaven

Modern English - Gathering Dust
The Fixx - Red Skies
UV Pop - Anyone For Me
Kenny Rogers - I Don't Need You
The Durutti Column - What Is It To Me (Woman)
Vangelis - Heaven & Hell, Pt. 1

Suburbs - Music For Boys
Pete Shelley - Homosapien
Mary Jane Girls - In My House (this week’s KEVIN WUENCH KUT!)
Aztec Camera - Oblivious
The Lilac Time - You've Got To Love (Malvern Mix)

Pixies - Levitate Me
Metallica - Battery
State Of Alert - Gate Crashers
The Vapors - Turning Japanese
Daryl Hall - Something In 4/4 Time
The Opposition - Innocent
10,000 Maniacs - What's The Matter Here?

'80s HADES Word of the Day

I may have used this one before. Oh well!

lagniappe (lan-YAP, LAN-yap) n.

1. A small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure; bonus (Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas).
2. A gratuity or tip.
3. An unexpected or indirect benefit.

Mar. 29th, 2015

10:02 am - Playlist for March 31, 2015

It's birthday time!

A few cuts from albums released in March 1980 (happy 35th birthday!)...

Def Leppard - Hello America (from On Through The Night)
Stiff Little Fingers - At The Edge (from Nobody’s Heroes)
Journey - Any Way You Want It (from Departure)
Van Halen - Everybody Wants Some!! (from Women And Children First)
Scorpions - The Zoo (from Animal Magnetism)
Triumph - I Live For The Weekend (from Progressions of Power)

Huey Lewis & The News - Do You Believe in Love*
Loverboy - Lady Of The 80's (from Loverboy)
Genesis - Turn It On Again (from Duke)
Chaka Khan - Clouds (from Naughty)
Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why (from Glass Houses)
Air Supply - All Out Of Love (from Lost In Love)

And from March 1985…

Sonic Youth - Intro/Brave Men Run (In My Family) (from Bad Moon Rising)
The Power Station - Some Like It Hot (7’’) (basically from The Power Station)
Killing Joke - Love Like Blood (from Night Time)
Bon Jovi - The Hardest Part Is The Night (from 7800° Fahrenheit)
Katrina & The Waves - Red Wine & Whiskey (from Katrina and the Waves)

The Sisters Of Mercy - No Time To Cry (from First and Last and Always)
Jason & The Scorchers - Last Time Around (from Lost and Found)
Meat Puppets - Maiden's Milk (from Up on the Sun)
Kenny Loggins - Vox Humana (from Vox Humana)
Howard Jones - Life In One Day (from Dream into Action)
Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away (from The Secret of Association)

* = by request from Allison!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

erstwhile (URST-hwahyl, -wahyl) adj./adv.

1. Former; of times past.
2. Formerly.

Mar. 23rd, 2015

07:09 pm - Playlist for March 23, 2015

Thomas Leer - Heart Beat (Extended Mix)
Yaz - Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I)
Robert Marlow - Calling All Destroyers
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots (that's's the week's KEVIN WUENCH KKKKKKUT!)
Ecama - Magic Fly

Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock (R.I.P. AJ Pero, Twisted Sister's drummer, who passed away March 20 at the age of 55)
Legal Weapon - Daddy's Gone Mad
Tuxedomoon - Joeboy The Electric Ghost
Bush Tetras - Cowboys In Africa
Scandal - Goodbye To You
The Barracudas - We're Living In Violent Times
The Dream Academy - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Midge Ure - No Regrets

Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader
Wire - The Finest Drops
Nitzer Ebb - Control I'm Here
Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
John Waite - Change
Charlie Dore - Pilot of the Airwaves

Q-Feel - Dancing in Heaven (Orbital BeBop)
Roger - I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Pt.1 [Single Version]
Black Uhuru - Push Push
Eddy Grant - Do You Feel My Love
David Bowie - Always Crashing In The Same Car

'80s HADES Word of the Day

spondulicks (SPON-doo-liks) n.

Money; cash.

Mar. 16th, 2015

10:01 pm - Playlist for March 17, 2015

Of course there's a set of Irish acts this week! Can you find it?

Book Of Love - Boy (Extended Mix)
Sly Fox - Let's Go All The Way (Long Version)
The Human League - The Sign (Extended Remix)
Olivia Newton-John - Make A Move On Me
A Flock Of Seagulls - Transfer Affection

Television - Venus
The Whispers - Rock Steady (YES...this week's KEVIN WUENCH KUT!)
Was (Not Was) - Out Come The Freaks
Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway
Vanity 6 - Bite The Beat
Joe Jackson - Mad At You

Enya - Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Sinéad O'Connor - Jerusalem
That Petrol Emotion - It's A Good Thing
The Radiators - Let's Talk About The Weather
Feargal Sharkey - You Little Thief

ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
Cold Chisel - Forever Now
Little River Band - The Other Guy
The Go-Gos - This Old Feeling
UltraMagnetic MC´s - Ego Trippin' (Original 12")
Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love

'80s HADES Word of the Day

keening (KEE-ning) n.

1. A wailing lament for the dead.
2. The act of a person who keens.

(from the Irish caoine (noun), caoin- (v., stem of caoinim); lament)

Mar. 9th, 2015

07:07 pm - Playlist for March 10, 2015

AC/DC - Hells Bells
Megadeth - Wake Up Dead
True West - Steps To The Door
The Passions - Skin Deep
Frank Stallone - Far From Over
Gary Numan - Sister Surprise (Single Mix)

Hipnosis - Pulstar
Buckner And Garcia - Pac-Man Fever
Click Click - Sweet Stuff (Remix)
Mark Stewart & The Mafia - Jerusalem
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Nuance - Take A Chance

Benjamin Orr - Too Hot To Stop
Eurythmics - Belinda
Hipsway - The Honeythief
Liquid Liquid - Cavern
The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me (this week's KEVIN WUENCH KUT!)
Graham Parker - Stupefaction

Honeymoon Suite - What Does It Take
Divinyls - Back To The Wall
The Comsat Angels - It's History
Mars - 3-E
Adolescents - Kids Of The Black Hole

And a bonus track from 2015: Chromatics - I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around

'80s HADES Word of the Day

scapegrace (SKEYP-greys) n.

A scoundrel; a rascal; a habitually unscrupulous person.

Mar. 3rd, 2015

07:36 am - Playlist for March 3, 2015

Information Society - What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
Red Flag - Broken Heart
Ultravox - Serenade
Ups and Downs - The Living Kind
Breathe - Don't Tell Me Lies
Tom Tom Club - Suboceana

Mike + The Mechanics - Silent Running
Leo Sayer - More Than I Can Say (this week's KEVIN WUENCH KUTTTTTTT!)
Naked Eyes - When The Lights Go Out
Casco - Cybernetic Love
Kraftwerk - Computer World

Fear - Foreign Policy
The Godfathers - This Damn Nation
Department S - I Want
The Diodes - Tired Of Waking Up Tired
X - White Girl
The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
The Scientists - We Had Love
Section 25 - Girls Don't Count

Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
New Model Army - Stupid Questions
Culture Club - Time (Clock of the Heart)*
The Future - Blank Clocks
Liaisons Dangereuses - Liaisons Dangereuses
The Style Council - Shout To The Top!
Fleetwood Mac - Sara

* = by request

'80s HADES Word of the Day

inutile (in-YOO-til) adj.

Of no use or service; useless.

Feb. 24th, 2015

07:56 am - Playlist for February 24, 2015

It's birthday time! All hail the albums of February 1980 and 1985!

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Love For Tender (from Get Happy!)
The Psychedelic Furs - We Love You (from The Psychedelic Furs)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Bunker Soldiers (from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)
The Cure - Fire In Cairo (from Boys Don’t Cry)
Bob Seger - You'll Accomp'ny Me (from Against the Wind)
The Knack - Can't Put A Price On Love (from …But the Little Girls Understand)
Young Marble Giants - The Man Amplifier (from Colossal Youth)
The Selecter - Everyday (from Too Much Pressure)

The Ramones - Rock 'N' Roll High School (from End Of The Century)
The Buggles - Clean, Clean (from The Age of Plastic)
Squeeze - Argybargy Radio Commercial (from Argybargy)
Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart (from Argybargy)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - The Imposter (from Get Happy!)
Toyah - Neon Womb (from Sheep Farming in Barnet)
The Selecter - James Bond (from Too Much Pressure)
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys (from Boys Don’t Cry)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Pretending To See The Future (from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

Squeeze - Separate Beds (from Argybargy)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Secondary Modern (from Get Happy!)

And from February 1985...

The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (from Meat is Murder)
Keith Forsey - Love Theme (from The Breakfast Club soundtrack)
Madonna - Crazy For You (from Vision Quest soundtrack)
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (from Songs from the Big Chair)

Whitney Houston - Thinking About You (from Whitney Houston)
El Debarge With DeBarge - You Wear It Well (from Rhythm of the Night)
Jesse Johnson & Stephanie Spruill - Heart Too Hot To Hold (from The Breakfast Club soundtrack)
Tears For Fears - Mothers Talk (from Songs from the Big Chair)
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) (from The Breakfast Club soundtrack)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

commensal (kuh-MEN-suhl) adj.

1. Eating together at the same table.
2. Living with, on, or in another, without injury to either.

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