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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!)

Apr. 25th, 2016

09:21 pm - Playlist for April 26, 2016 - An '80s HADES Tribute to Prince

Prince (June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016)

All songs performed by Prince, except where noted.

1999 (Album Version)
Little Red Corvette (Album Version)
When You Were Mine
Sexy Dancer
Feel U Up
Sign O' The Times (Single Version)

Alphabet St.
Paisley Park (Prince And The Revolution)
Do Me, Baby
How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore

Le Grind
U Got The Look
Dirty Mind
America (Prince And The Revolution)

Controversy (Single Version)
The Future
I Feel For You
Starfish And Coffee
Soft And Wet
She's Always In My Hair
The Beautifiul Ones (Prince And The Revolution)

Apr. 18th, 2016

07:27 pm - Playlist for April 19, 2016

Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You A Rose Garden)
The Communards - There's More To Love Than Boy Meets Girl
Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
Bill Nelson - Living in My Limousine
Adrian Belew - Big Electric Cat
The Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed

Cutting Crew - Any Colour
Christine McVie - Got a Hold on Me
The Adventures - One Step From Heaven
Japan - All Tomorrow's Parties (12" Version)
The Durutti Column - Sketch For Summer
The Blue Nile - Over The Hillside

The Kings - This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide
Graham Parker And The Rumour - Discovering Japan
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes
Theatre Of Hate - The Hop
Mann Friday - Love Honey, Love Heartache (12" Vocal Version)

Hunters & Collectors - Say Goodbye
The Godfathers - If I Only Had Time
Operation Ivy - Gonna Find You
Devo - Working In A Coal Mine
Run-D.M.C. - You Be Illin'
Malcolm McLaren - Double Dutch

'80s HADES Word of the Day

demiurge (DEM-ee-urj) n.

1. One that is an autonomous creative force or decisive power; a powerful creative force or personality.
2. A public magistrate in some ancient Greek states.
3. A deity in Gnosticism, Manichaeism, and other religions who creates the material world and is often viewed as the originator of evil.
4. A Platonic deity who orders or fashions the material world out of chaos.

Apr. 11th, 2016

09:29 pm - Playlist for April 12, 2016

Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
Patti Smith Group - Dancing Barefoot
Naked Eyes - Promises, Promises (UK Version)
This Mortal Coil - Drugs
The Equators - If You Need Me
The Vaselines - Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam

The Moody Blues - I Know You're Out There Somewhere
The Shop Assistants - All Day Long
The Chesterfields - Fool Is A Man
Philip Bailey - Easy Lover
Wall Of Voodoo - Call Of The West
Zounds - Can't Cheat Karma

The "Love is...What?" Set!

Billy Squier - Love Is The Hero
Donnie Iris - Love Is Like A Rock
Shoes - Love Is Like A Bullet
Whitney Houston - Love is A Contact Sport
The Icicle Works - Love Is A Wonderful Colour
We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It - Love Is The Slug
Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield

Bon Jovi - Shot Through The Heart
Volcano Suns - The Mouth that Roared
Harry - You Have Gone Wrong
Billy Bragg - Between The Wars
Toto - I Won't Hold You Back
The Slits - Adventures Close To Home

'80s HADES Word of the Day

prurient (PROOR-ee-uhnt) adj.

1) Having, inclined to have, or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc.
2) Causing lasciviousness or lust.
3) Having a restless desire or longing.

Apr. 4th, 2016

08:20 pm - Playlist for April 5, 2016

Crocodile Shop - April Reigns
Translator - Come With Me
Lightning Seeds - Pure
When In Rome - The Promise
Device - Hanging On A Heart Attack
Yes - Leave It
The Motors - Love And Loneliness

Waitresses - No Guilt
Big Boys - We Got Soul
A Certain Ratio - Lucinda
The Time - Cool
Nightmares On Wax - Dextrous

Wire Train - Never
Primitons - You Are Learning
X - Motel Room In My Bed
Wipers - Over The Edge
The Adverts - The Adverts
Cinderella - Last Mile
Foreigner - Luanne

Ruth - Polaroid/Roman/Photo
Jean-Luc Ponty - Computer Incarnations For World Peace
Champaign - Try Again
Meat Puppets - Plateau
Lewis - Love Showered Me
The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger

'80s HADES Word of the Day

slugabed (SLUHG-uh-bed) n.

A lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time of rising.

Mar. 27th, 2016

11:13 am - Playlist for March 29, 2016

It's the last Tuesday of the month, which means it's time for album birthdays!

From March 1981…

Greg Kihn - The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) (from the album RocKihnRoll)
Gang Of Four - What We All Want (from Solid Gold)
The Vapors - Magnets (from Magnets)
Spandau Ballet - Toys (from Journeys To Glory)

And from March 1986, a veritable embarrassment of riches. There's something for everyone here! We'll hear a couple of tracks from truly landmark albums from Depeche Mode, Metallica, The Go-Betweens and Pet Shop Boys.

Depeche Mode - Fly On The Windscreen (from Black Celebration)

Metallica - Leper Messiah (from Master Of Puppets)
Van Halen - Best of Both Worlds (from 5150)
Hüsker Dü - Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely (from Candy Apple Grey)
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Massive Retaliation (M-A-D!!) (from Flaunt It)
Pet Shop Boys - Why Don't We Live Together (from Please)

Prince - Girls & Boys (from Parade)
Culture Club - Move Away (from From Luxury to Heartache)
Stewart Copeland - Cannes (from 9 1/2 Weeks (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
Steve Earle - Someday (from Guitar Town)
Joe Jackson - Home Town (from Big World)
Go-Betweens & Tracey Thorn - Head Full Of Steam (from Liberty Belle And The Black Diamond Express)
The Triffids - Wide Open Road (from Born Sandy Devotional)

Pet Shop Boys - Love Comes Quickly (Album Version) (from Please)
Depeche Mode - A Question Of Time (from Black Celebration)
Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love (from 5150)
Black Flag - "Louie, Louie" (from Who's Got The 10 1/2? [Live])
Metallica - Battery (from Master Of Puppets)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

asseverate (uh-SEV-uh-rate) v.

To declare earnestly or solemnly; to affirm positively.

Mar. 21st, 2016

08:18 pm - Playlist for March 22, 2016

The Plimsouls - How Long Will It Take?
Rush - The Analog Kid
U.K. Subs - Teenage
Secret Affair - My World
Tesla - Little Suzi
Iron Maiden - Children of the Damned*
Giuffria - Lonely In Love

ABC - King Without A Crown
Heaven 17 - Sunset Now
Helen - Witch (Vocal Version)
P1/E - 49sec. Romance (Licht & Schatten Disco Version)
Front 242 - Quite Unusual
Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love

Survivor - I Can't Hold Back
Red Rockers - Eve Of Destruction
Sneak Preview - Desire
The Clean - Billy Two
Crowded House - Mean To Me
David & David - Ain't So Easy
Eurythmics - Don't Ask Me Why

The Rolling Stones - Almost Hear You Sigh
Stranglers - Strange Little Girl
The Vipers - Tears (Only Dry)
The Spongetones - Every Night Is A Holiday
Billy Joel - Keeping The Faith
Sniff 'N' The Tears - One Love
LiLiPUT - Might Is Right

* - by request from THE EEL

'80s HADES Word of the Day

cockalorum (kok-uh-LAWR-uh m, -LOHR-) n.

A self-important little man.

Mar. 15th, 2016

12:28 pm - Playlist for March 15, 2016

The Pogues - Dark Streets of London
Face To Face - 10-9-8
Dinosaur L - Go Bang (Francois Kevorkian Mix)
N.W.A. - Express Yourself
Zapp - Computer Love
David Lee Roth - California Girls

Moss Icon - Happy (Unbounded Glory)
Threat - High Cost of Living
Yo La Tengo - The Evil That Men Do (Craig's Version)
The Church - Roman
Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
Skinny Puppy - Who's Laughing Now?

Stiff Little Fingers - Back To Front
Tubeway Army - Listen To The Sirens
The Lines - Nerve Pylon
Spacemen 3 - Walkin' With Jesus
Steve Perry - Foolish Heart
Roxy Music - Take A Chance With Me
They Might Be Giants - I've Got A Match

Lizzy Mercier Descloux - No Golden Throat
UB40 - The Way You Do The Things You Do
Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance [Extended Version]
Eyeless In Gaza - Welcome Now
My Bloody Valentine - Several Girls Galore
The Wild Swans - Archangels
Game Theory - Room For One More, Honey
fIREHOSE - In My Mind

'80s HADES Word of the Day

apostasy (uh-POS-tuh-see) n.

A total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.

Mar. 8th, 2016

07:30 am - Playlist for March 8, 2016

The Vinyl Vixen called me out over my assertion on last week's show that 1988 and 1989 were the worst years of the '80s. I absolutely stand by my statement, but I decided I'd try to pull together a show built totally on music from those two relatively dreadful years anyway. Turns out they weren't so bad! I mean, still the worst of the '80s, but not bad at all.

Morrissey - Suedehead
R.E.M. - Turn You Inside-Out
Soundgarden - Loud Love
Mötley Crüe - Kickstart My Heart
Ministry - The Missing
Pixies - Tony's Theme
The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drum

Public Enemy - Night Of The Living Baseheads
Nine Inch Nails - Down In It
Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
Talking Heads - Totally Nude
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis)
The Cure - Lullaby
10,000 Maniacs - Eat for Two

Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Mojo Nixon/Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper - Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two Headed Love Child
Butthole Surfers - Ricky
Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur
Red Flag - If I Ever
Winger - Hungry
Ciccone Youth - Addicted To Love

Neneh Cherry - Kisses On The Wind
De La Soul - Me Myself And I
Sugarcubes - Deus
Erasure - You Surround Me
Phil Collins - Something Happened On The Way To Heaven

The return of the '80s HADES Word of the Day!

commodious (kuh-MOH-dee-uhs) adj.

1) Spacious and convenient; roomy.
2) Adequate for a particular purpose.

Feb. 29th, 2016

08:14 pm - Playlist for March 1, 2016

Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good
Scorpions - Bad Boys Running Wild
Robert Plant - Heaven Knows
Madonna - Angel
Killing Joke - Follow The Leaders

Snake Corps - This Is Seagull
The Bongos - Mambo Sun
New Order - Run 2
Christopher Cross - All Right
Lace - Can't Play Around [12" Vocal Version]

George Michael - Hard Day
The Blow Monkeys - Out With Her
Ultravox - Maximum Acceleration
Pere Ubu - Heart Of Darkness
Iron Maiden - The Trooper*
Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer

Frank Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa - Valley Girl
Eddie Money - Shakin'
Naive - Clay
Spandau Ballet - Be Free With Your Love
Chicago - Along Comes A Woman
The Mekons - Abernant 1984/5

* - this one's for THE EEL!

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