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Feb. 8th, 2016

08:22 pm - Playlist for February 9, 2016

The Belle Stars - Sweet Memory
Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland
Nik Kershaw - Dancing Girls
Visage - Beat Boy
Men At Work - High Wire
The Cure - The Hanging Garden

U2 - A Celebration
Crash Course In Science - Flying Turns
23 Skidoo - Vegas El Bandito
George Clinton - Man's Best Friend / Loopzilla
Yello - Goldrush

The Romantics - What I Like About You
Dio - The King of Rock and Roll*
Total Coelo - Dracula's Tango
Sylvester - I Need You
Dirty Looks - Tailin' You
The Clash - Heart & Mind
Trees - Delta Sleep
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

Julee Cruise - Rockin' Back Inside My Heart
Pink Floyd - On The Turning Away
54-40 - Me Island
The Mood - Don't Stop

* - by request from THE EEL!

'80s HADES Word of the Day (h/t to Dictionary.com)

vicissitude n. (vi-SIS-i-tood, -tyood)

1. A change or variation occurring in the course of something.
2. Interchange or alternation, as of states or things.
4. Regular change or succession of one state or thing to another.
5. Change; mutation; mutability.

Feb. 1st, 2016

06:01 pm - Playlist for February 2, 2016

Unfortunately, I have no '80s songs about groundhogs.

The Cars - Shake It Up
Duran Duran - Fame
Virgin Prunes - The Faculties Of A Broken Heart
The Human League - Open Your Heart
Abecedarians - Smiling Monarchs
Alison Moyet - Is This Love

Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Bardeux - When We Kiss
Terri Gibbs - Somebody's Knockin' (Devil in Blue Jeans)
Sting - Love Is The Seventh Wave
Stockholm Monsters - Terror

Accept - Love Child
Sonic Youth - Star Power
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - You Don't Know What You've Got
The Thompson Twins - In The Name Of Love (Big Value Version / New Super Synthesized Version)
Sensitive - Give Me

XTC - English Roundabout
Young Marble Giants - Searching for Mr Right
Nuno Canavarro - [Untitled]
Culture Club - Victims
Air Supply - Just As I Am
Big Country - Look Away

'80s HADES Word of the Day

litotes (LAHY-tuh-teez, LIT-uh-, lahy-TOH-teez) n.

Understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary, as in “not bad at all.”.

Jan. 25th, 2016

07:14 pm - Playlist for January 26, 2016

What...how can it be we're already celebrating January album birthdays?!? Well, here we are, so let's go for it. Kudos to the albums of January 1981...

Styx - The Best Of Times (from the album Paradise Theater)
The dB’s - Big Brown Eyes (from Stands for Decibels)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Fish 'n' Chip Paper (from Trust)
Television Personalities - Geoffrey Ingram (from And Don't The Kids Just Love It)
Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine To Five) (from Take My Time)
April Wine - Just Between You And Me (from The Nature of the Beast)
The Church - Disenchanted (from Heyday) (oops...this one is from January 1986!)
Toto - Goodbye Elenore (from Turn Back)

And to the albums of January 1986...

Big Black - Bad Houses (from Atomizer)
John Fogerty - Rock And Roll Girls (from Centerfield)
Public Image Ltd. - Rise (from Album)
The Bangles - Manic Monday (from Different Light)

David Quinton - Through My Eyes
Blondie - Atomic (by request from Louanne...but is she actually listening?)

The Producers - She Sheila
White Lion - Wait
The Higsons - Push Out The Boat
The Mo-Dettes - White Mice
Tears For Fears - Mad World (World Remix)
Bruce Springsteen - My Hometown
King Crimson - Heartbeat

The Go-Go's - Get Up And Go (another one for Louanne)
Glass Tiger - I Will Be There
SM Corporation - Fire from Above
John Foxx - Systems Of Romance
Teena Marie - Lovergirl
Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive!

No Word of the Day this week, kids, unless that word is "laryngitis". I'm barely making it through my raps here...

Jan. 12th, 2016

08:07 am - Playlist for January 19, 2016

After three consecutive weeks without '80s HADES (probably tying my longest hiatus since I started this gig), we're back!

Well, here we are -- the future! 2016. Marty has gone to the future, Roy Batty has been incepted, 1999 is seventeen years in the past, and there are people alive now who will live until the 22nd century.

But before we plunge forward into 2016, we take one last look back at the albums of December 1980 and 1985, plus all of the other '80 and '85 albums that we didn't get a chance to celebrate. And of course, there will be tributes to Mr. David Bowie (just like most of the other shows will be doing on WDBX last week) and (!) Mr. Glenn Frey.

David Bowie - Never Let Me Down

From December 1980 (and various other albums released in 1980...)

Queen - Flash (from the Flash Gordon soundtrack)
The Clash - Somebody Got Murdered (from Sandinista!)
Minutemen - Joe McCarthy's Ghost (from the Paranoid Time EP)
Angry Samoans - Inside My Brain (from Inside My Brain)
D.O.A. - New Age (from Something Better Change)
Swell Maps - Cake Shop Girl (from Jane From Occupied Europe)
Bow Wow Wow - Louis Quatorze (from the Your Cassette Pet EP)
John Cooper Clarke - Evidently Chickentown (from Snap Crackle and Bop)
Pylon - Weather Radio (from Gyrate)

David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
Steve Winwood - Spanish Dancer (from Arc Of A Diver)
Steel Pulse - Burning Flame (from Caught You)
Bruce Cockburn - Tokyo (from Humans)
Tuxedomoon - Tritone (Musica Diablo) (from Half-Mute)
Monochrome Set - The Lighter Side Of Dating (from Strange Boutique)
Blue Angel - Maybe He'll Know (from Blue Angel)

And we can't let the evening pass without a small tribute to Glenn Frey, who passed away yesterday at the age of 67.

Glenn Frey - The One You Love
David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group - This Is Not America
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Reality Dub (from LKJ in Dub)

And from December 1985 (and odds and sods released in 1985...)

Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home (from Fine Young Cannibals)
Shriekback - Everything That Rises Must Converge (from Oil & Gold)
Cyndi Lauper - The Goonies 'R' Good Enough (from The Goonies soundtrack)
Camper Van Beethoven - Oh No! (from Telelphone Free Landslide Victory)
Beat Happening - Down At The Sea (from Beat Happening)

David Bowie - When The Wind Blows
Divinyls - Pleasure and Pain (from What a Life!)
Dokken - The Hunter (from Tooth and Nail)
Dinosaur Jr - Gargoyle (from Dinosaur)
Minutemen - What Is It? (from 3-Way Tie (For Last))
China Crisis - Black Man Ray (from Flaunt The Imperfection)
The Traveling Wilburys - Last Night (for the Big Guy, my dearly departed dad, who passed away two years ago today...where does the time go?)

I was hoping to play The Mekons' Abernant 1984/5 (from Fear and Whiskey), but ran out of time!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

ratiocination (rash-ee-os-uh-NEY-shuh, rat-ee-) n.

1. Reasoning, conscious deliberate inference; the activity or process of reasoning.
2. Thought or reasoning that is exact, valid and rational.
3. A proposition arrived at by such thought.

Dec. 21st, 2015

08:33 pm - The 15th Annual A Very Special '80s HADES Christmas!!!!!

That's right, it's that most incandescent time of the year -- time for two hours of '80s Christmas music!

The Futureheads - Christmas Was Better In The 80s (nope, not from the '80s, but it's the A Very Special '80s HADES Christmas theme song nonetheless!)
Bob and Doug McKenzie - Twelve Days of Christmas
Captain Sensible - One Christmas Catalogue
Cathy Harrington - Sha La La
XTC - Thanks For Christmas
Run-D.M.C. - Christmas in Hollis
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Little Drummer Boy

The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
Alison Moyet - The Coventry Carol
Ray Parker Jr. - Christmas Time Is Here
Essential Logic - Do You Believe In Christmas?
The Kinks - Father Christmas
The Dickies - Silent Night
Bon Jovi - Back Door Santa
Dave Edmunds - Run Run Rudolph

Weird Al Yankovic - Christmas At Ground Zero
Billy Squier - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Israel
Squeeze - Christmas Day
Prince - Another Lonely Christmas
Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York
David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy
Sting - Gabriel's Message
Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
Stiff Little Fingers - White Christmas (Live)
The Minutemen - The Price of Paradise (RIP D. Boon, who was killed in a car accident 30 years ago today)
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas (12"" Version)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

eudemonic (yoo-di-MON-ik) adj.

Pertaining or conducive to happiness.

Dec. 14th, 2015

08:55 pm - Playlist for December 15, 2015

Bryan Adams - Reggae Christmas
Howard Jones - You Know I Love You . . . Dont't You?
Click Click - I Rage I Melt
Anti-Nowhere League - Streets Of London
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight
Missing Persons - Give

The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight)
Kenny Loggins - Nobody's Fool
Suzanne Ciani - Liberator' Atari TV Spot
Fad Gadget - King of the Flies
Kraftwerk - Spacelab
Don Henley - All She Wants To Do Is Dance
Australian Crawl - The Boys Light Up

Wham! - Last Christmas
David Sylvian - Bamboo Houses
Peter Himmelman - 245 Days
Paul Simon - Graceland
The Church - Electric Lash

Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again
Nena - 99 Luftballons
B-Movie - Switch On-Switch Off
Black Devil - Follow Me (Instrumental)
The Triffids - A Trick Of The Light

'80s HADES Word of the Day

eschew (es-CHOO) v.

To abstain or keep away from; to avoid; to shun.

Dec. 7th, 2015

09:59 pm - Playlist for December 8, 2015

Concrete Blonde - Happy Birthday
Guadalcanal Diary - Always Saturday
Ric Ocasek - Emotion In Motion
John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over (35 years ago today...)
Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
The English Beat - Doors Of Your Heart

Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia (The Full Horror)
Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers*
Until December - Secrets (I Won't Tell) (Single Version)
Vision - Lucifer's Friend
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York
Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen

Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough
Romeo Void - Myself To Myself
Peter Gabriel - I Don't Remember**
Joy Division - Digital
Thomas Leer and Robert Rental - Monochrome Days
Orange Juice - I Guess I'm Just A Little Too Sensitive
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles

The Clash - Safe European Home
David Bowie - Look Back In Anger
Big Dipper - Hey! Mr. Lincoln
U2 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Magazine - Motorcade
Colin Newman - You Me And Happy

* = by request!
** - by request from the EEL...!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

crux (kruhks) n.

1. A vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point:
2. A cross.
3. Something that torments by its puzzling nature; a perplexing difficulty.

Nov. 29th, 2015

10:05 am - Playlist for December 1, 2015

Welcome to Part II of the albums of November 1980 and 1985!

From November 1980…

Yello - Bimbo (from Solid Pleasure)
ABBA - Super Trouper (from Super Trouper)
Steely Dan - Time Out Of Mind (from Gaucho)
John Lennon - Watching The Wheels (from Double Fantasy)
The Fall - C 'N' C-S Mithering (from Grotesque (After The Gramme))
The Jam - Man in the Corner Shop (from Sound Affects)

Rod Stewart - Passion (from Foolish Behaviour)
The Sound - Heyday (from Jeopardy)
Motörhead - (We Are) The Road Crew (from Ace Of Spades)

And from November 1985…

Asia - Too Late (from Astra)
Robert Palmer - Hyperactive (from Riptide)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - The Hardest Walk (from Psychocandy)
Echo & The Bunnymen - Never Stop (from Songs To Learn & Sing)

Arcadia - The Flame (from So Red The Rose)
LL Cool J - Rock The Bells (from Radio)
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo (from Promise)
Mr. Mister - Kyrie (from Welcome To The Real World)
Payola$ - Christmas Is Coming

'80s HADES Word of the Day

apricate (AP-ri-kayt) v.

1) To bask in the sun.
2) To expose to the sun.

Nov. 23rd, 2015

08:40 pm - Playlist for November 24, 2015

The celebration of the albums of November 1980 and 1985 begins! Yes, it is SO EPIC that it will take over next week's show as well.

Drum roll, please, for some of the albums of November 1980...!

Blondie - Rapture (from the album Autoamerican)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sueperman's Big Sister (from Laughter)
Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog (from Kings Of The Wild Frontier)
The Birthday Party - Happy Birthday (as The Boys Next Door; from The Birthday Party)
REO Speedwagon - Don't Let Him Go (from Hi Infidelity)
Laurie Anderson - Example #22*
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Girls Talk (from the compilation Taking Liberties)

The Alan Parsons Project - Time (from The Turn Of A Friendly Card)

And from November 1985, we have...

The Dream Academy - The Edge Of Forever (from The Dream Academy)
Stevie Nicks - Talk to Me (from Rock A Little)**
Depeche Mode - Flexible (from the compilation Catching Up With Depeche Mode)
Elton John - Wrap Her Up (from Ice on Fire) (featuring none other than George Michael)
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Lost Weekend (from Easy Pieces)

The Clash - This Is England (from Cut The Crap)
Phranc - Everywhere I Go (I Hear The Go Go's) (from Folksinger)
Pete Townshend - Face The Face (from White City: A Novel)
Robert Palmer - Discipline Of Love (Album Version) (from Riptide)
LL Cool J - Rock The Bells (from Radio)

* - by request from someone who didn't seem to think I know who Laurie Anderson is. Oh, I do.
** - Nancy wanted to hear this one...fortunately, this album came out in November of 1985!

'80s HADES Word of the Day

penetralia (pen-i-TREY-lee-uh) n.

1. The innermost parts or recesses of a place or thing.
2. The most private or secret things.

Nov. 16th, 2015

07:31 pm - Playlist for November 17, 2015

Jefferson Starship - Find Your Way Back
Desireless - Voyage, Voyage
Zaine Griff - Ashes and Diamonds
A Flock Of Seagulls - Nightmares
Bronski Beat - I Feel Love (Medley With Marc Almond)

Bryan Adams - Hidin' From Love
Ray Parker Jr. - The Other Woman
The Comix - Touche Pas Mon Sexe
Shonen Knife - Bear Up Bison
Plasticland - Flower Scene
Gene Loves Jezebel - Bruises
Ministry - I'm Falling
The Dickies - Banana Splits

J. Geils Band - Centerfold
Lou Reed - Dirty Blvd.
Kim Wilde - You Came
The Outfield - Reach Out
54-40 - One Day In Your Life
The Colour Field - The Colourfield
Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero

'80s HADES Word of the Day

hortatory (HAWR-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee) adj.

Urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging.

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