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Jun. 1st, 2015

08:26 pm - Playlist for June 2, 2015

Dead Or Alive - Lover Come Back To Me
Real Life - No Shame
Talking Heads - Creatures of Love*
Telex - Brainwash
Smiles - N.1,4 / Magnetic Dance
Quarterflash - Take Me To Heart

Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Way It Is
Squeeze - In Quintessence
Pylon - Gyrate
Naus - Madame Oraculo
Zones - Mourning Star
John Lennon - Nobody Told Me (this week's KEVIN WUENCH KUT)
The Clash - Radio Clash

The Smiths - Panic**
Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver
The Jets - You Got It All
Dalis Car - Artemis
Love Tractor - Outside with Ma
Skid Row - 18 And Life

Janet Jackson - Black Cat
R.E.M. - Finest Worksong (Mutual Drum Horn Mix)***
The Lambrettas - Good Times
The Au Pairs - Intact
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks - Less Of Me
Blue Orchids - Dumb Magician
Ausgang Verboten - Consumer
Kevin Komoda - Lakeshore Drive

* - by request from Allison...good luck with the spawning!
** - for the indefatigable EEL, who wanted to hear some Smiths that wasn't "Girlfriend in a Coma"...don't hang the blessed DJ, The Eel!
*** - for's this?

'80s HADES Word of the Day

quidnunc (KWID-nuhngk) n.

A person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.

May. 25th, 2015

09:06 pm - Playlist for May 26, 2015

Oh, you know what time it is. It's the last Tuesday of the month, so it's time to celebrate some birthdays! First up, the albums of May 1980...

New Musik - Straight Lines (from From A to B)
Dalek I - Freedom Fighters (from Compass Kum'pas)
Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary (from McCartney II)
Devo - Gates Of Steel (from Freedom Of Choice)
Grace Jones - Love Is The Drug (from Warm Leatherette)
The Vapors - Turning Japanese (from New Clear Days)

The Chords - Maybe Tomorrow (from So Far Away)
The Teardrop Explodes - Ha Ha I'm Drowning (from Kilimanjaro)
Peter Gabriel - No Self Control (from Peter Gabriel)
Elton John - Little Jeannie (from 21 at 33)*
Magazine - Sweetheart Contract (from The Correct Use Of Soap)
The English Beat - Hands Off... She's Mine (from I Just Can't Stop It)
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Reggae Fi Peach (from Bass Culture)

The Human League - Only After Dark (from Travelogue)
The Birthday Party - Mr. Clarinet (from The Birthday Party)
The Cramps - Strychnine (from Songs the Lord Taught Us)
Roxy Music - Oh Yeah (from Flesh & Blood)

And now, the albums of May 1985!

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms (from Brothers in Arms)
The Style Council - The Lodgers (from Our Favourite Shop)
Robert Plant - Little By Little (from Shaken 'N' Stirred)

Black Flag - Annihilate This Week (from Loose Nut)
Night Ranger - Seven Wishes (from 7 Wishes)
New Order - Sunrise (from Low-Life)
David Byrne - In the Future (from Music from “The Knee Plays”)

Here's two I wanted to play, but I ran out of time -- Dead or Alive's "Lover Come Back to Me" and Supertramp's "Cannonball". Sorry, gents!

* = this POS song was requested by The Eel!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

scroop (SKROOP) n.

1) To emit a harsh, grating sound (verb).
2) A grating sound (noun).

May. 18th, 2015

06:59 pm - Playlist for May 19, 2015

The Tubes - No Not Again
Tin Machine - Under The God
The Vibrators - Whips & Furs
Duran Duran - Please Please Tell Me Now (The Monster Mix)*
Pseudo Echo - Stranger In Me
Alexander Robotnick - Problèmes d'Amour

China Crisis - You Did Cut Me
The Cars - Stranger Eyes**
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
Camouflage - Neighbours
Game Theory - 24
The Pretenders - Back On The Chain Gang

Dead Kennedys - Stars And Stripes Of Corruption
Napalm Death - Siege Of Power
Whitesnake - Still Of The Night
Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil***
Dwight Twilley - Somebody To Love

Queen - It's A Hard Life
The Fixx - Saved By Zero (Extended Version)****
REO Speedwagon - Take It On The Run
The Pop Group - Thief Of Fire
Rapeman - Just Got Paid
The Fall - Repetition

* = by request from Mighty Mike
** = by request from THE EEL!
*** = for James at Crain Printing!
**** = for Al out west!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

irenic (ahy-REN-ik, ahy-REE-nik) adj.

Tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.

May. 11th, 2015

08:16 pm - Playlist for May 12, 2015

INXS - Wild Life
Julian Lennon - Say You're Wrong
Manicured Noise - Moscow 1980
Shoes - Get My Message
Subject - What Happened to You?
The Models - I Hear Motion
Green On Red - Death And Angels

Bluebells - I'm Falling
The The - This Is The Day
ABC - Poison Arrow (Jazz Re-Mix)
Material - Don't Lose Control
Jerry Harrison - Man With A Gun

The Icicle Works - Hollow Horse (Long Version)
Alien Sex Fiend - Ignore The Machine
feedtime - Fastbuck
Volcano Suns - Walk Around
Dicks - I Hope You Get Drafted
Van Halen - Little Guitars
The Go-Betweens - Hammer The Hammer

Fatal Charm - Summer Spies (Single Mix)
Dalek I - The World
Air Supply - The One That You Love*
Mick Karn - Sensitive
Marty Balin - Hearts
'Til Tuesday - What About Love?
Blondie - I'm Gonna Love You Too**

* = for Nancy in WB!
** = for Leroy in WB!! Eef eef eef!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

soi-disant (swa-dee-ZAHN) adj.

Calling oneself thus; self-styled; so-called or pretended.

May. 4th, 2015

10:12 pm - Playlist for May 5, 2015

Sorry. I don't have a single Cinco de Mayo song in my entire collection!

Van Halen - Feels So Good
Empire Projecting Penny - Freakman
New Order - 1963
Kissing The Pink - Big Man Restless

Talking Heads - Houses In Motion (Live)
Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil*
The Teardrop Explodes - Count to Ten and Run for Cover
Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind/In My House
Spandau Ballet - Lifeline
Any Trouble - Second Choice

U2 - Hawkmoon 269
Dinosaur Jr - Show Me The Way
The Ruts - It Was Cold
Thomas Dolby - Budapest By Blimp

Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
Kleenex - DC-10
Marshall Crenshaw - There She Goes Again
Bryan Adams - Hearts On Fire
Television Personalities - World Of Pauline Lewis
Fire Town - Where the Shadows Fall
Kaja - Shouldn't Do That

* - by request from Brianna and SKULL FACE

'80s HADES Word of the Day

vitiate (VISH-ee-eyt) v.

1. To impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.
2. To impair or weaken the effectiveness of.
3. To debase; corrupt; pervert.
4. To make legally defective or invalid; invalidate:

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.

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