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Oct. 27th, 2014

08:20 pm - Playlist for October 28, 2014

Yes, yes, yes....! Album birthdays! Today we celebrate the albums of October 1984 and 1989, according to Wikipedia. Some real gems in this lot, I tell you.

The Replacements - Seen Your Video (from Let It Be)
XTC - All You Pretty Girls (from The Big Express)
Big Country - East Of Eden (from Steeltown)
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Rattlesnakes (from Rattlesnakes)
Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes (from Valotte)
Sheena Easton - Strut (from A Private Heaven)
Level 42 - Hot Water (from True Colours)

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (from The Age Of Consent)
Hall & Oates - Out Of Touch (from Big Bam Boom)
Chaka Khan - Through The Fire (from I Feel For You)
Paul McCartney - No More Lonely Nights (from the Give My Regards to Broad Street soundtrack)
Culture Club - The Medal Song (from Waking Up With The House On Fire)
U2 - Wire (from The Unforgettable Fire)

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax (from Welcome To The Pleasuredome)
Midnight Oil - Minutes to Midnight (from Red Sails In The Sunset)
Tubeway Army - Bombers (Original Version) (from The Plan)
The Fall - 2 x 4 (from The Wonderful & Frightening World Of The Fall)
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (from Make It Big)
Erasure - Star (from Wild!)
Fugazi - Margin Walker (from 13 Songs)

The Blue Nile - Headlights On The Parade (from Hats)
Lou Gramm - Just Between You And Me (from Long Hard Look)
Nine Inch Nails - Terrible Lie (from Pretty Hate Machine)
The Hooters - 500 Miles (from Zig Zag)
The Smithereens - Blue Period (from 11)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

taradiddle (tar-uh-DID-l)

1) A small lie.
2) Pretentious nonsense.

Oct. 20th, 2014

07:20 pm - Playlist for October 21, 2014

Sometime way back in the mists of October 1999 (!), '80s HADES went on the air on WDBX. It started as a solo Dr. Incognito gig on Fridays from 2-4, then Fridays from 12-2, then Fridays from 10:30 until noon. Somewhere in there, the incomparable Claire joined as co-host, but then she got a real job around the time that '80s HADES moved to its current home on Tuesday mornings.

So what? So it's the 15th birthday-ish of '80s HADES! Hooray!

The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination
The Birthday Party - Happy Birthday
Eater - Fifteen
Concrete Blonde - Happy Birthday
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio*
Wall Of Voodoo - On Interstate 15
Wire - The 15th
Depeche Mode - Little 15

Andy Taylor - I Might Lie
Loverboy - Queen Of The Broken Hearts
Pet Shop Boys - A Man Could Get Arrested (12'' Mix)
Hubert Kah - So Many People (Extended Dance Mix)
Vangelis - Blade Runner (End Titles)

Angst - I Could Never Change Your Mind
Girls At Our Best! - This Train
The Cure - A Forest
Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
Morrissey - Interesting Drug
JoBoxers - Just Got Lucky

Queen - I Want It All
International Music System - An English '93
Yello - Pinball Cha Cha (12" Mix)
James Chance & The Contortions - I Don't Want To Be Happy
The Germs - Communist Eyes
Chrome - You've Been Duplicated
Dinosaur Jr - Pond Song

* = by request from Da Tropical Mon

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

frotteur (fraw-TUR) n.

A person who engages in frottage (the practice of getting sexual satisfaction by rubbing against something, especially another person).

Oct. 13th, 2014

08:03 pm - Playlist for October 14, 2014

Skids - Night And Day
The Jam - To Be Someone (Didn't We Have A Nice Time)
The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
Violent Femmes - Promise
20/20 - Yellow Pills
The Firm - Radioactive (um...sort of...)
The Fall - Oh! Brother
Wire - On Returning
Cristina - What's A Girl To Do

The Art Of Noise - Who's Afraid (Of The Art Of Noise)
The Clash - One More Time
The Associates - Gloomy Sunday
Romeo Void - Flashflood
Duran Duran - Tiger Tiger
Magazine - Goldfinger
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Hollow Eyes

The Teardrop Explodes - Bouncing Babies
Level 42 - Something About You
Ultravox - Slow Motion
Meat Puppets - We're Here
Gary Numan - We Are Glass
Billy Squier - The Stroke
The Vaselines - Dying For It

Green On Red - That's What Dreams Were Made for
Sonic Youth - Cotton Crown
Berlin - Take My Breath Away
Cocteau Twins - Musette and Drums
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World
Thin White Rope - Take It Home (long version)

'80s HADES Word Of The Day


A person of great wit or intellect (plural = beaux-esprits)

Oct. 6th, 2014

06:30 pm - Playlist for October 7, 2014

The Chameleons - Mad Jack
Queensrÿche - I Don't Believe In Love
Gary Myrick & The Figures - She Talks In Stereo
The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Debbie Harry - The Jam Was Moving
World Domination Enterprises - Asbestos Lead Asbestos

Zapp - Dance Floor, Pt.1 [Single Version]
Talking Heads - Take Me To The River
Gwen Guthrie - Peek-A-Boo
Cyber People - Polaris
Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy

Yachts - Suffice To Say
Information Society - Lay All Your Love On Me
The Wake - Talk About The Past (12" Mix)
Gene Loves Jezebel - Gorgeous
The Housemartins - Happy Hour
54-40 - Baby Ran

The Mice - Not Proud of the USA
Great Buildings - Maybe It's You
Essential Logic - Music Is A Better Noise
The Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene
The Adverts - Cast Of Thousands
Adrian Belew - She Is Not Dead
Payola$ - You're The Only Love

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

insular (IN-suh-ler, INS-yuh-ler) adj.

1. Of, relating to or from an island.
2. Standing alone; detached.
3. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience.

Sep. 28th, 2014

11:20 am - Playlist for September 30, 2014

It’s birthday time! We’ve got a rich selection of albums to revisit on this week’s show. Happy birthday, albums of September 1984 and 1989!

From 1984…

Alphaville - Forever Young (from Forever Young)
Dennis DeYoung - Desert Moon (from Desert Moon)
Billy Ocean - Mystery Lady (from Suddenly)
The Go-Betweens - Part Company (from Spring Hill Fair)
Donna Summer - There Goes My Baby (from Cats Without Claws)

General Public - Never You Done That (from All The Rage)
David Bowie - Blue Jean (from Tonight)
Survivor - High On You (from Vital Signs)
Dokken - Just Got Lucky (from Tooth And Nail)
Kiss - Heaven’s On Fire (from Animalize)
Black Flag - Long Lost Dog Of It (from Family Man)

And from 1989…

Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule (from Let Love Rule)

Tears For Fears - Advice For The Young At Heart (from The Seeds Of Love)
Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You) (from Rhythm Nation 1814)
The Thompson Twins - Queen Of The U.S.A. (from Big Trash)
Transvision Vamp - Landslide Of Love (from Velveteen)
Marillion - Hooks In You (from Seasons End)
Mötley Crüe - Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) (from Dr. Feelgood)

Soundgarden - Hands All Over (from Louder Than Love)
Camper Van Beethoven - (I Was Born In A) Laundromat (from Key Lime Pie)
Love and Rockets - So Alive (from Love And Rockets)
Big Audio Dynamite - Contact (from Megatop Phoenix)
Eurythmics - Revival (from We Too Are One)
Tina Turner - The Best (from Foreign Affair)

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

incisive (in-SAHY-siv) adj.

Penetrating, clear, keen, or sharp, as in operation or expression.

Sep. 21st, 2014

09:43 am - Playlist for September 23, 2014

Rick Springfield - Bop 'Til You Drop
Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
Die Krupps - Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn
23 Skidoo - Last Words
The Replacements - Left Of The Dial
Half Japanese - Miracles Happen Every Day

Strange Advance - Worlds Away
Rachel Sweet - Shadows Of The Night
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band - On the Dark Side
Ebn-Ozn - AEIOU Sometimes Y
The Kids (a.k.a. K.I.D.) - Hupendi Muziki Wangu? (You Don't Like My Music?)

The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
Reckless Sleepers - If We Never Meet Again
'Til Tuesday - J For Jules
Furniture - Shake Like Judy Says
Bronski Beat - Ain't Necessarily So
Eyeless In Gaza - Sunbursts In

Paul Davis - 65 Love Affair
Culture Club - The War Song
Derrick May - Strings Of Life (Original Mix)
Abecedarians - Smiling Monarchs

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

sangfroid (sahn-FRWA; yes, it's French) n.

Composure; calmness; self-control.

Sep. 15th, 2014

08:17 pm - Playlist for September 16, 2014

Pop Will Eat Itself - Def. Con. One
Rick James - Ghetto Life
Plastic Mode - Digitally
Duran Duran - Girls On Film (Night Version)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby
The Slits - FM
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - New Pleasure (Album Version)

ZZ Top - Legs (Remix)
Mad Turks - Tempers Fire
Medium, Medium - Splendid Isolation
The Lines - Stripe
ABC - King Without A Crown
Lionel Richie - Say You, Say Me

Robert Marlow - The Face of Dorian Grey
The Lotus Eaters - You Don't Need Someone New
LiLiPUT/Kleenex - Take a Taste of My Mind
Yo La Tengo - The Evil That Men Do (Craig's Version)
Billy Joel - Don't Ask Me Why
Joe Jackson - One More Time
The Penetrators - Shopping Bag
Scratch Acid - Cheese Plug

Kon Kan - Arts' In D Minor/Harry Houdini
The Chesterfields - Goodbye Goodbye
Secret Affair - My World
Van Stephenson - What The Big Girls Do
U2 - Fire
Howard Devoto - Rainy Season (7" Single Version)

Bonus tracks!

Throbbing Gristle - Weeping
Killing Joke - Are You Receiving?

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

dingle (DING-guhl) n.

A small, narrow or enclosed, usually wooded valley.

Sep. 7th, 2014

11:43 am - Playlist for September 9, 2014

Sinéad O'Connor - Mandinka
Squirrel Bait - Sun God
The Ruts - Something That I Said
Dave Edmunds - Queen Of Hearts
Elton John - Kiss The Bride
The Lambrettas - Good Times
Tubeway Army - My Shadow In Vain

Men At Work - It's A Mistake
Robert Fripp - Water Music I
Robert Fripp - Here Comes The Flood
Crispy Ambulance - Travel Time
The Mission - Tower Of Strength
J. Geils Band - Love Stinks

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)
Front 242 - Masterhit (Part I & II)
The Fall - Gut Of The Quantifier
Dolly Mixture - He's So Frisky
Red Box - Heart Of The Sun
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)

The Soft Boys - Have A Heart, Betty (I'm Not Fireproof)
The Blackouts - Probabilities
Greg Kihn - Jeopardy
Robert Plant - In The Mood
The Smiths - Half A Person*
The Happy Family - A Night Underground

* = by request from the Worm Man

'80s HADES Word Of The Day

longueur (lawng-GUR, long-; French lawn-gœr) n.

A long and boring passage in a literary work, drama, musical composition, or the like.

Sep. 2nd, 2014

07:22 am - Playlist for September 2, 2014

Van Halen - Dancing In The Street
Katrina & The Waves - Do You Want Crying
Jason & The Scorchers - Golden Ball And Chain
Accept - Love Child
GTR - When The Heart Rules The Mind
David Bowie - Blue Jean

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam & Full Force - I Wonder If I Take U Home [Extended Version]
The Flirts - Helpless (You Took My Love)
Kool & The Gang - Fresh
China Crisis - Best Kept Secret
Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs

Survivor - I Can't Hold Back (RIP Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison, who passed away on Sunday)
Square Root of Now - Between the Light
Fad Gadget - Make Room
The Fun Boy Three - T'aint What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)
Wham! - Everything She Wants
John Foxx - Your Dress

Primal Scream - Gentle Tuesday
The Salvation Army (a.k.a. Befour Three O'Clock) - Happen Happened
The Ex - Gonna Rob The Sperm Bank
UT - Mosquito Botticelli
The Names - The Astronaut
Camouflage - Winner Takes Nothing

Bonus cuts:
The Bolshoi - Away
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary

'80s HADES Word of the Day

popinjay (POP-in-jay) n.

A vain and talkative person.

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.

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