Playlist for January 3, 2017

Well, since the last show of 2016 was pre-empted by Carbondale Terrier basketball, we'll just run that show this week as one last tip of the hat to 1981 and 1986. Today we feature albums released in December 1981 and 1986, as well as a bunch of other albums released in those years that didn't get a salute from '80s HADES.

From 1981:

Midnight Oil - Don't Wanna Be The One (from the album Place Without A Postcard)
The Plimsouls - Zero Hour (from The Plimsouls)
Minor Threat - Steppin' Stone (from the Out of Step EP)
Black Flag - Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie (from Damaged)
Minutemen - Tension (from The Punch Line EP)
Wipers - Pushing The Extreme (from Youth Of America))
The Teardrop Explodes - Pure Joy (from Wilder)
Trio - Sunday You Need Love Monday Be Alone (from Trio)
David Byrne - My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks) (from The Complete Score From "The Catherine Wheel")
this heat - Sleep (from Deceit)

Chilliwack - My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) (from Wanna Be a Star)
The Durutti Column - Jacqueline (from LC)
Yello - She's Got A Gun (from Claro Que Si)
The Raincoats - Odyshape (from Odyshape)
Bill Nelson - Do You Dream in Color? (from Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam)

And from 1986:

Tesla - Gettin' Better (from Mechanical Resonance)
The Smithereens - Behind The Wall Of Sleep (from Especially for You)

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Head All Fire (from Paint Your Wagon)
The Housemartins - Happy Hour (from London 0 Hull 4)
The Feelies - On The Roof (from The Good Earth)
Red Box - Heart Of The Sun (from The Circle & The Square)
Klymaxx - Man Size Love (from Klymaxx)
Ultravox - Same Old Story (from U-Vox )
Vicious Pink - Fetish (from Viicious Pink)

Kraftwerk - Musique Non Stop (from Electric Café)
Talk Talk - Life's What You Make It (from The Colour Of Spring)
Concrete Blonde - Cold Part Of Town (from Concrete Blonde)
Lyle Lovett - God Will (from Lyle Lovett)
'Til Tuesday - What About Love? (from Coming Home)

Playlist for December 20, 2016 - A Very (x16) Special '80s HADES Christmas!

The Futureheads - Christmas Was Better In The '80s (the official '80s HADES Christmas theme!)
XTC - Thanks For Christmas
Essential Logic - Do You Believe In Christmas?
Captain Sensible - One Christmas Catalogue
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Israel
Sting - Gabriel's Message
David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy
Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Single Version)
The Kinks - Father Christmas
Billy Squier - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You
Prince - Another Lonely Christmas
Alison Moyet - The Coventry Carol
Bryan Adams - Christmas Time
Run-D.M.C. - Christmas in Hollis
Stiff Little Fingers - White Christmas (Live)
The Dickies - Silent Night
Bon Jovi - Back Door Santa
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight)*
Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
The dB's - Christmas Time
Whitney Houston - Do You Hear What I Hear
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
Squeeze - Christmas Day
Orange Juice - Holiday Hymn
They Might Be Giants - Santa's Beard
Timbuk 3 - All I Want For Christmas
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York

* = by request

And there's only one way to end this show, the same way we do it every year:

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas (12" Version)

Playlist for December 13, 2016

The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
Sade - Never As Good As The First Time
The Cure - Fascination Street
Information Society - Walking Away
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight)
The Buzzcocks - Real World

Yes - Love Will Find A Way
Rush - The Enemy Within
U2 - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Chris Rea - The Road To Hell (Part II)
Died Pretty - Out Of The Unknown
Rockpile - Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)

Bob and Doug McKenzie - Twelve Days of Christmas
Malaria - Thrash Me
The Trammps - Whatever Happened to the Music [Paul Simpson Dub]
Toni Basil - Mickey
The Normal - Warm Leatherette
Spizz Energi - Soldier Soldier

Emerson, Lake & Powell - Touch And Go (RIP Greg Lake and Keith Emerson)
Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
Jack Wagner - All I Need
Ron Berry - Sea of Tranquility
Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
Rachel Sweet - Spellbound

'80s HADES Word of the Day

je ne sais quoi (zhuh nuh se KWA) n.

An indefinable, elusive quality, especially a pleasing one.

Playlist for December 6, 2016

Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Men Without Hats - Ideas For Walls
The Wake - Favour
Culture Club - The War Song
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Sports Spootnicks
Sympathy Nervous - Polaroid

The Dead Milkmen - Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance To Anything)
The Communards - There's More To Love Than Boy Meets Girl
Book Of Love - Pretty Boys & Pretty Girls (Single Version)
The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro Mix)
Public Image Ltd. - The Body

Bryan Adams - Reggae Christmas
Paul Young - Tomb Of Memories
Everything But The Girl - Each And Every One
Rebbie Jackson - Centipede
Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again
Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together

Toto - Stranger In Town
New Musik - Sanctuary
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Dance On Your Knees/Out of Touch
The Fixx - Built For The Future
Wham! - Last Christmas

'80s HADES Word of the Day

Faustian (FOU-stee-uhn) adj.

1) Of, relating to, or characteristic of Faust.
2) Sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain.
3) Characterized by spiritual dissatisfaction or torment.
4) Possessed with a hunger for knowledge or mastery.

Playlist for November 29, 2016

Seems like there hasn't been a whole lot of '80s HADES of late...but we're back this Tuesday, just in time to celebrate the albums of November 1981 and 1986. But we'll start with our traditional song to launch the holiday season!

Payola$ - Christmas Is Coming

And now...the albums of November 1981!

Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming (from the album Prince Charming)
Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours [Don't Hurt Me] (from Tonight I’m Yours)
Slade - Ruby Red (from Till Deaf Do Us Part)
Mötley Crüe - Live Wire (from Too Fast For Love)
Bad Religion - Politics (from the Bad Religion EP)
Stranglers - Let Me Introduce You To The Family (from La Folie)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The New Stone Age (from Architecture & Morality)

The Cars - Since You're Gone (from Shake It Up)
Soft Cell - Tainted Love (from Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret)
Japan - Visions Of China (from Tin Drum)
Neil Diamond - Yesterday's Songs (from On the Way to the Sky)
The Buggles - On TV (from Adventures In Modern Recording)
Earth Wind & Fire - Let's Groove (from Raise!)
New Order - Dreams Never End (from Movement)

Men At Work - Be Good Johnny (from Business As Usual)
The Sound - Skeletons (from From the Lion's Mouth)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N' Roll (from I Love Rock N' Roll)

And shifting gears to the albums of November 1986...

Bad Brains - House Of Suffering (from I Against I)
The The - Infected (from Infected)
Elton John - Heartache All Over The World (from Leather Jackets)
Bob Geldof - This Is The World Calling (from Deep in the Heart of Nowhere)

The Pointer Sisters - Goldmine (from Hot Together)
The Pretenders - My Baby (from Get Close)
Robert Cray - Right Next Door (Because Of Me) (from Strong Persuader)
Duran Duran - Notorious (from Notorious)
Kool & The Gang - Stone Love (from Forever)
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey (from Licensed To Ill)
They Might Be Giants - Number Three (from They Might Be Giants)
George Harrison - When We Was Fab (Mr. Harrison passed away 15 years ago today -- this one's for Lana)

'80s HADES Word of the Day

flense (FLENS) v.

1. To strip the blubber or the skin from (a whale, seal, etc.).
2. To strip off (blubber or skin).

Playlist for November 15, 2016

There's only one way to rock, and that's with '80s HADES on ANTHEM NIGHT!

Night Ranger - (You Can Still) Rock In America
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Then Jerico - Big Area
Pat Benatar - Little Too Late
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Pump It Up*
Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself

Red Rockers - Just Like You
The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon
U2 - Bad [Live]
Soundgarden - Hands All Over
Queen - I Want It All

Talking Heads - Life During Wartime**
INXS - Don't Change
Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men
Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
AC/DC - Back In Black***
The Alarm - Sixty Eight Guns

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
The Call - Let The Day Begin
John Parr - St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)
The Family - The Screams of Passion (not really an anthem, but Anthony wants to hear it!)
Rhythm Corps - Common Ground

* - by request from Mr. Alley
** - by request from Al on her Big 5-0 birthday!
*** - by request from Gail Curtis

'80s HADES Word of the Day

mountebank (MOUN-tuh-bangk) n./v.

As a noun:

1. A person who sells quack medicines, as from a platform in public places, attracting and influencing an audience by tricks, storytelling, etc.

2. Any charlatan or quack.

As a verb (used without object)

3. To act or operate as a mountebank.

Playlist for November 1, 2016

You thought it was all over. That we’d moved on. You thought we’d left October behind…but no! It’s time to raise a toast to the albums of October 1986! Truncated show tonight...had some visitors in the first hour.

Big Audio Dynamite - V Thirteen (from No. 10, Upping Street)
Wang Chung - Let's Go (from Mosaic)
Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life (from True Stories)
Nik Kershaw - Nobody Knows (from Radio Musicola)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Rage Hard (from Liverpool)
Stranglers - Big In America (from Dreamtime)

Berlin - Take My Breath Away (from Count Three & Pray)
Howard Jones - Little Bit Of Snow (from One to One)
a-Ha - October (from Scoundrel Days)
The Housemartins - Think For A Minute (from London 0 Hull 4)
XTC - The Meeting Place (from Skylarking)
Timbuk3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades (from Greetings from Timbuk3)
Slayer - Angel Of Death (from Reign in Blood)

Playlist for October 25, 2016

Sadly, we start and end tonight's show with a tribute. Pete Burns, frontman for Dead or Alive and (earlier) Nightmares in Wax, passed away this past weekend from a massive heart attack. RIP, Mr. Burns.

Dead Or Alive - Lover Come Back To Me (from the album Youthquake)

And now, album birthdays! So many great albums were released in October 1981, we’re going to focus on those today and leave October 1986 for next week. Plus, we will have a few record spins from a super secret guest DJ…

The Police - Rehumanize Yourself (from the album Ghost in the Machine)
Loverboy - Lucky Ones (from Get Lucky)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)? (from Almost Blue)
J. Geils Band - Centerfold (from Freeze Frame)
INXS - Underneath the Colours (from Underneath the Colours)
Quarterflash - Right Kind Of Love (from Quarterflash)

The Human League - Open Your Heart (from Dare)
Olivia Newton-John - Make A Move On Me (from Physical)
Prince - Let's Work (from Controversy)
Bow Wow Wow - (I'm a) TV Savage (from See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!)
The Associates - Tell Me Easter's On Friday (from Fourth Drawer Down)
Tom Tom Club - As Above So Below (from Tom Tom Club)

Depeche Mode - Puppets (from Speak & Spell)
Bauhaus - Mask (from Mask)
Joy Division - Something Must Break (from Still)
U2 - I Fall Down (from October)
Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble (from Law And Order)
Eurythmics - English Summer (from In The Garden)

And now, some double dips…

The Police - Secret Journey

The Human League - Seconds
Loverboy - When It's Over
Tom Tom Club - Under The Boardwalk
Dead Or Alive - Brand New Lover (from Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know)

In lieu of a Word of the Day, I'm going to read some tweets about Pete Burns's days as a record store clerk in Liverpool on air...

Playlist for October 18, 2016

The Comsat Angels - Missing In Action
Fishbone - Freddie's Dead
Huey Lewis & The News - Heart And Soul
EBN-OZN - AEIOU Sometimes Y
Talking Heads - What A Day That Was

The Pop Group - Trap
The Dickies - Paranoid
Charlie - Spacer Woman (Vocal Version)
Roger - I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Pt.1 [Single Version]
Blondie - The Tide Is High
Suzanne Ciani - Eighth Wave

Teri DeSario With KC - Yes I'm Ready (With Teri DeSario)
China Crisis - Best Kept Secret
Stabilizers - One Simple Thing
The Glove - Like An Animal [12" Club What Club? Mix]
Visage - Visage

Paul Hardcastle - 19
Styx - Don't Let It End
Sheila E. - The Belle Of St. Mark
Pianosaurus - The Letter
Truth - Playground
Dinosaur Jr - Little Fury Things
Toronto - Even The Score

'80s HADES Word of the Day

squamous (SKWEY-muhs) adj.

1) Covered with or formed of squamae or scales.
2) Scalelike.

Playlist for October 11, 2016

The Untouchables - Wild Child
Plastic Mode - Digitally
Tears For Fears - Suffer The Children
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
Trinere - All Night
The Records - Selfish Love

Icehouse - Paradise
Barbra Streisand - Guilty
Not Drowning, Waving - Fishing Trawler
Tunnelvision - Morbid Fear (Fac 39 7-inch single)
REO Speedwagon - In My Dreams
The Church - Columbus

The Merton Parkas - Tears Of A Clown
Pylon - Gyrate
The Cramps - The Natives Are Restless
Martha And The Muffins - Paint By Number Heart
Carmody - Vulcani
Warren Zevon - Looking For The Next Best Thing
Simply Red - Heaven

The Cravats - Rub Me Out
Quarterflash - Find Another Fool
Brian Briggs - Aeo (Pt. 1 & 2)
Suzanne Vega - Gypsy
John Waite - Missing You

'80s HADES Word of the Day

simony (SAHY-muh-nee, SIM-uh-) n.

1) The making of profit out of sacred things.
2) The sin of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferments, benefices, etc.