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Aug. 24th, 2014

12:18 pm - Playlist for August 26, 2014

Huzzah! Album birthdays once again on ’80s HADES. Today we celebrate the albums of August 1984 and 1989.

Scandal - The Warrior (from The Warrior)
The Cult - Resurrection Joe (from Dreamtime)
Sammy Hagar - Two Sides Of Love (from VOA)
The Fixx - Lose Face (from Phantoms)
A Flock Of Seagulls - Heart Of Steel (from The Story Of A Young Heart)
Depeche Mode - Master And Servant (from Some Great Reward)

And from August 1989 (pretty slim pickins this month, folks…we’re getting pretty close to the dreaded 90s)

The Rolling Stones - Mixed Emotions (from Steel Wheels)
Jefferson Starship - It's Not Enough (from Love Among The Cannibals)

Dan Fogelberg - Make Love Stay
Factrix - Anemone Housing
Modern English - Dawn Chorus

Trees - Delta Sleep
Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home
a-Ha - The Living Daylights
New Order - Weirdo
Theatre Of Hate - Do You Believe In The Westworld
Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild
Angry Samoans - My Old Man's A Fatso

Stiff Little Fingers - Silver Lining
The Radiators - Song Of The Faithful Departed
Howard Jones - The Prisoner
Valerie Dore - Get Closer (Vocal)
Sheryl Lee Ralph - In The Evening
Jesse Johnson - I Want My Girl

'80s HADES Word of the Day

sciamachy (sahy-AM-uh-kee) n.

The act of fighting an imaginary enemy or a shadow.

Aug. 17th, 2014

12:02 pm - Playlist for August 19, 2014

Killing Joke - Tension
AC/DC - Back In Black
Dead Kennedys - Bleed For Me
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Summertime Blues
The Records - Teenarama
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - Heaven

Diesel - Sausalito Summernight*
The Bongos - Numbers With Wings
Shalamar - Dancing In The Sheets [Album Version]
Victrola - Maritime Tatami
Steve Kilbey - The Dawn Poems

Ultravox - Same Old Story
Split Enz - Dirty Creature
Danny Wilson - A Girl I Used To Know
George Michael And Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting For Me
Monsoon - Ever So Lonely
Colourbox - Say You

T.S.O.L. - Thoughts Of Yesterday
Social Distortion - Telling Them
Newcleus - Computer Age (Push The Button)
This Mortal Coil - Drugs
Sugarcubes - Coldsweat
The Jam - Start!
Purple Hearts - Millions Like Us
Platinum Blonde - Somebody Somewhere

* = by request from Brad

'80s HADES Word of the Day

batten (BAT-n) v.

1. To thrive by feeding; grow fat.
2. To feed gluttonously or greedily; glut oneself.
3. To thrive, prosper, or live in luxury, especially at the expense of others.

Aug. 11th, 2014

06:34 pm - Playlist for August 12, 2014 - THE SPACE SHOW

By request from wuenchdog, I bring you...THE SPACE SHOW. Two hours of songs about space, the moon, rockets, aliens, you name it. Some of the connections are a bit tenuous, and a lot of it is metaphorical, but here it is -- SPACE!

We begin with a tip of the hat to one of my heroes as an adolescent. In 1980, Voyager I was exploring the Jovian system, Carl Sagan was on PBS teaching us about the Cosmos, and Robin Williams was warping my world in Mork and Mindy. I was a total space freak at the time, and it's a wonder I never went as Mork for Halloween. RIP, Mr. Williams.

Mork and Mindy Opening Theme (Season 2, 1979)
Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home)
Planet P Project - I Won't Wake Up
A Certain Ratio - Saturn
The B-52's - 53 Miles West Of Venus
Devo - Space Junk
Big Dipper - Humason
The Human League - The Black Hit Of Space

Aliens attack!

The Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack
20/20 - Alien
Charlie - Spacer Woman (Vocal Version)
Ende Shneafliet - Animals from Outer Space
Japan - Alien

And now...in honor of the recent "super moon", we're off to Luna!

Men Without Hats - Moonbeam
The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Alan Parsons Project - Children Of The Moon
The Bats - Man In The Moon
Primitons - Somewhere The Moon Is Calling
The Cramps - Rock on the Moon
Camper Van Beethoven - The Day That Lassie Went To The Moon

But how do we get there? Rockets and stuff, and maybe a stop at a space station on the way. What say you?

Def Leppard - Rocket
Game Theory - Watch Who You're Calling Space Garbage Meteor Mouth
Greg Hawkes - Voyage Into Space
Kraftwerk - Spacelab
The Creatures - Pluto Drive

'80s HADES Word of the Day

synecdoche (si-NEK-duh-kee) n.

A figure of speech in which the whole is substituted for a part, or a part for a whole, e.g., "a Scrooge" for a miserly man, "hired hands" for workmen or "the Navy" for a sailor.

Aug. 4th, 2014

09:05 pm - Playlist for August 5, 2014

King Kobra - Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)
Ratt - Round And Round
Jump Incorporated - Sex And Fame
Dream Syndicate - Boston
Heart - Never
Belouis Some - Some People

The Thompson Twins - Don't Mess With Doctor Dream (Smackattack !) (12")
Model 500 - Sound Of Stereo
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F
Level 42 - Hot Water
The Vaselines - You Think You're A Man

Liaisons Dangereuses - Peut être ... pas
Royal Family And The Poor - Art On 45
Generation X - Untouchables
David Quinton - Through My Eyes
Huey Lewis & The News - If This Is It
The Stems - Love Will Grow
Atrox - Against The Odds

Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life
LiLiPUT - Might Is Right
Chat Show - Red Skies
We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It - Self!
Young Fresh Fellows - Beer Money
Purple Hearts - Millions Like Us
The Cars - You Might Think

'80 HADES Word of the Day

stroppy (STROP-ee) adj.

Belligerent, bad-tempered or touchy.

Jul. 28th, 2014

11:30 pm - Playlist for July 29, 2014

It’s birthday time once again. Two downright classics turn thirty years old this month. Can you guess which albums I’m talking about?

From July 1984…

Metallica - Fight Fire With Fire (from Ride The Lightning)
Hüsker Dü - Turn On The News (from Zen Arcade)
Minutemen - This Ain't No Picnic (from Double Nickels On The Dime)
Quiet Riot - Party All Night (from Condition Critical)
Public Image Ltd. - Bad Life (from This is What You Want...This is What You Get)
Minutemen - Nothing Indeed (from Double Nickels On The Dime)
Hüsker Dü - What's Going On (from Zen Arcade)

Dio - We Rock (from The Last In Line)
Minutemen - Ain't Talkin' Bout Love (from Double Nickels On The Dime)
Billy Squier - Rock Me Tonite (from Signs Of Life)
Hüsker Dü - Whatever (from Zen Arcade)
Lindsey Buckingham - Go Insane (from Go Insane)
Minutemen - God Bows To Math (from Double Nickels On The Dime)
David Sylvian - Pulling Punches (from Brilliant Trees)
The Time - My Drawers (from Ice Cream Castle)

Minutemen - Two Beads At The End (from Double Nickels On The Dime)
The Bangles - Going Down To Liverpool (from All Over The Place)
Sade - Smooth Operator (from Diamond Life)

And from July 1989…

The The - Armageddon Days Are Here (Again) (from Mind Bomb)
Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump (from Paul's Boutique) (o.k...three classics have a birthday this week!)
The Pogues - White City (from Peace And Love)
Wang Chung - Hypnotize Me

The Fixx - Running (played by request at the show in Marion Saturday night!)
The Jets - Cross My Broken Heart
Virgo - R U Hot Enough (Original 12” Club Mix)
The Stringrays - Sound
The Plimsouls - Oldest Story In The World

'80s HADES Word of the Day

sibilant (SIB-uh-luhnt) adj.

1. Relating to or denoting the consonants s and z, pronounced with a characteristic hissing sound.
2. Having a hissing sound (e.g., the sibilant sound of wind among the leaves).

Jul. 21st, 2014

09:43 pm - Playlist for July 22, 2014

The Fixx are playing the Marion Cultural and Civic Center this Saturday. Cool, huh?

The Fixx - Sunshine In The Shade (Live)
Autograph - Send Her To Me
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - We Love You
Bryan Adams - Lonely Nights
Blondie - Union City Blue
Tracey Ullman - You Broke My Heart In 17 Places
The Fixx - Secret Separation

Robert Cray - Smoking Gun
Skids - Scared To Dance
Love Tractor - Night Club Scene
David Byrne - My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)
The Fixx - Saved By Zero [Extended Version]
Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love
The Feelies - Fa Ci-La

The Outfield - Your Love (R.I.P. John Spinks, guitarist and songwriter of the Outfield, who passed away on July 9)
The Fixx - Driven Out
Big Boys - What's The Word?
The Flowerpot Men - Jo's So Mean to Josephine
Phil Collins - I Don't Care Anymore
Galaxie 500 - Blue Thunder

The Fixx - The Fool
John Bender - 39a5 Something (from 'Plaster Falling' LP)
Face To Face - 10-9-8
The dB's - Judy
Lyle Lovett - Cowboy Man

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

jumentous (joo-MENT-us) adj.

Having a strong animal smell (horse urine in particular); smelling strongly like a beast of burden or a stable.

Jul. 14th, 2014

09:25 pm - Playlist for July 15, 2014

And....we're back!

Pat Benatar - Shadows Of The Night (Pat played a local winery last weekend, and I missed it!)
Winger - Time To Surrender
Virgin Prunes - Baby Turns Blue
Suburbs - Love Is The Law
Loverboy - Hot Girls In Love (new Loverboy album on its way)
The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (RIP Tommy Ramone, who cowrote both of these tunes)

Neil Diamond - America
Stereo - Somewhere in the Night (Extended)
Marine Girls - In Love
The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer
Depeche Mode - Stripped
Tom Waits - Hang Down Your Head
Jerry Harrison - Rev It Up

The Fixx - Stand Or Fall (Extended Mix) (The Fixx is playing a show at the Marion Civic Center on July 25...I missed Pat, but I ain't missin' the Fixx!)
Klymaxx - Meeting In The Ladies Room
King Crimson - Elephant Talk
Hall & Oates - Adult Education
The Clash - Washington Bullets
Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me

The Freshies - Wrap Up The Rockets And It's Gonna Get Better
Red Rockers - China
Frida - I Know There's Something Going On
Roger Daltrey - After the Fire
Then Jerico - The Motive (Living Without You)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

punnet (PUHN-it) n.

1. A small basket or container for strawberries or other fruit.

Jun. 16th, 2014

09:07 pm - Playlist for June 17, 2014

Happy birthday, albums of June 1984 and June 1989!

From June 1984...

Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days (from Born In The USA)
Nick Lowe - Half A Boy & Half A Man (from Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit)
Honeymoon Suite - Burning In Love (from Honeymoon Suite)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Dear Prudence (from Hyaena)
John Waite - Missing You (from No Brakes)
Icehouse - Don't Believe Anymore (from Sidewalk)

Prince And The Revolution - I Would Die 4 U (from the Purple Rain soundtrack)
Elvis Costello - The Only Flame In Town (from Goodbye Cruel World)
Rod Stewart - Some Guys Have All The Luck (from Camouflage)
Sheila E. - The Belle Of St. Mark (from The Glamorous Life)
The Specials - Racist Friend (from In The Studio)
Glenn Frey - Sexy Girl (from The Allnighter)
Violent Femmes - Sweet Misery Blues (from Hallowed Ground)

And from June 1989...

White Lion - Little Fighter (from Big Game)
The B-52's - Channel Z (from Cosmic Thing)
Hoodoo Gurus - Come Anytime (from Magnum Cum Louder)
Fugazi - Margin Walker (from Margin Walker EP)
Nirvana - Blew (from Bleach)
King's X - Summerland (from Gretchen Goes To Nebraska)

Peter Gabriel - It Is Accomplished (from Passion: The Last Temptation Of Christ)
Prince - Partyman (from the Batman soundtrack)
Exposé - What You Don't Know (from What You Don't Know)
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody (from Life Is A Dance: The Remix Album)
Pete Townshend - A Friend Is A Friend (from Iron Man: The Musical)
Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence (from The End Of The Innocence)

'80s Word of the Day

hebetic (hi-BET-ik) adj.

Pertaining to or occurring in puberty.

Jun. 9th, 2014

08:45 pm - Playlist for June 10, 2014

Triumph - Somebody's Out There
Balance - Breaking Away
Kim Wilde - Chequered Love
Silicon Teens - Red River Rock
The Models - Out Of Mind Out Of Sight
The Church - Electric Lash
The (English) Beat - Best Friend

The Flirts - Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)
The Pretenders - Time The Avenger
Oingo Boingo - On The Outside
Mission of Burma - This Is Not A Photograph
Killdozer - Going To The Beach
The Faith - It's Time
Void - Ignorant People
A Certain Ratio - Knife Slits Water [12 Inch Mix]

Tears For Fears - Mothers Talk (U.S. Remix)
Talking Drums - Courage
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Five Troubles Mambo
Peter Murphy - Indigo Eyes

Chilliwack - My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)
Alphaville - Forever Young
Snake Corps - In Flux
Swing Set - Blackout (from "Life Speeds Up")
Flexi Cowboys - Domination
John Carpenter - Main Theme (Christine)
Cheap Trick - Voices [Album Version]

'80s HADES Word of the Day

skirr (SKUR) v./n.

1. (verb; without object) To go rapidly; fly; scurry.
2. (verb; with object) To go rapidly over.
3. (noun) A grating or whirring sound.

Jun. 3rd, 2014

07:11 am - Playlist for June 3, 2014

Yes, it's already June.

Andy Taylor - Take it Easy
Kashmir - Outside
The Untouchables - Free Yourself [7" Version]
The Jam - Precious
John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band - C-I-T-Y
General Public - Tenderness

Boytronic - You
Kissing The Pink - Desert Song
The Adventures - The Sound of Summer
Genesis - Throwing It All Away
Captain Sensible - Glad It's All Over
Billy Idol - Catch My Fall

Artery - Mother Moon
Let's Active - Room With a View
Marshall Crenshaw - I'll Do Anything
The Bangles - If She Knew What She Wants
Crass - Bloody Revolutions
The Buzzcocks - Are Everything

Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking
Quiet Riot - Slick Black Cadillac
this heat - Health And Efficiency
Wah! - Somesay

'80s HADES Word of the Day

persiflage (PUR-suh-flahzh, PAIR-) n.

1. Light, bantering talk or writing.
2. A flippant or frivolous manner of treating a subject.

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