Monday, May 20, 2019

MA-130 - It Exalted the 1980s

You're gonna love these songs.  At least, I do!

01 - Animation Generation - Novo Combo - 1982   (5:30)
02 - Psychology Today - Aunt Helen - 1980   (2:48)
03 - Team Player (Can't Ya See) - Darius and the Magnets - 1982   (2:57)
04 - Dancing in Isolation - Terri Nunn - 1985   (4:02)
05 - Attention - Icognito Rockers - 1984   (2:51)
06 - Yo Yo - The Frankies - 1980   (2:51)
07 - The Promise - November Group - 1985   (5:00)
08 - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah - Crossfire Choir - 1988   (2:37)
09 - Did You See Her? - Pink Military - 1980   (3:04)
10 - Serve and Protect - The Moderns - 1982   (3:18)
11 - White Prince - Mo - 1982   (3:34)
12 - Specimen - Noël and the Red Wedge - 1982   (3:18)
13 - On the Edge - Second Language - 1984   (3:34)
14 - Images - Musical Chairs - 1985   (4:39)
15 - She's My Girl - The Tunes - 1980   (2:47)
16 - Telephone Disease - Tuesday Piranha - 1983   (2:38)
17 - Some Greater Love - Bluetrain - 1987   (2:48)
18 - On to the Wheel - Shoot! Dispute - 1985   (5:02)
19 - You and the Unknown - Living Links - 1983   (3:22)
20 - Where Did We Go Wrong - The Pool - 1984   (3:44)
21 - Once Burnt, Twice Learnt - Ivy and The Teachers - 1980   (2:15)
22 - New World Babies - Moose Lodge - 1984   (2:15)
23 - Sorry We're Passé - Touch Tones - 1981   (2:42)

From Track 1, we've got wry, observant statements of then-current life, still true today.  And you can read all about it, says Track 2, in Psychology Today!

You can't beat the simple philosophy of Track 21, "Once Burnt, Twice Learnt," and join me in the tragic Track 23, "Sorry We're Passé."

MA-130

Now you, too can be passé!  See you on Thursday!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

MA-147 - 45s & Favorites, Disc 20

And … it's another slam-bang collection of great songs from 1961 to 2001.

01 - (My Heart Goes) Beat Beat - Beex - 1979  (2:17)
02 - The First Question - Kl1ngons - 1980  (3:17)
03 - Gotta Get Out Tonight - The Runaways - 1977  (3:27)
04 - Rock 'n' Roll Hell - Richie Balance - 1978  (2:25)
05 - I Hate Music - The K-Tels - 1979  (2:02)
06 - In the City - Joe Walsh (from The Warriors) - 1979  (3:52)
07 - Bored - Destroy All Monsters - 1979  (3:52)
08 - Well-Intentioned Blues - National Lampoon - 1975  (2:43)
09 - Cry for Yourself - The Dadaistics - 1979  (4:12)
10 - Suicide a Go Go - Big in Japan - 1978  (2:25)
11 - Lonely Days - Bee Gees - 1970  (3:47)
12 - Do You Think I'm Disco - Steve Dahl and Teenage Radiation - 1979  (3:34)
13 - Quiet Village - Les Baxter - 1961  (3:17)
14 - Time Wall - Fire Exit - 1979  (2:13)
15 - Real Wild Child - Josie and the Pussycats - 2001  (1:52)
16 - Big Mouth - The Muffs - 1993  (1:52)
17 - Blank Generation - Richard Hell and the Voidoids - 1977  (2:42)
18 - Hang on to a Dream - The Nice - 1969  (4:45)
19 - High Pressure Days - The Units - 1979  (3:42)
20 - I Can't Do Anything (live) - X-Ray Spex - 1977  (2:59)
21 - Burn the Midnight Oil - Ragweed Patch - 1967  (3:18)
22 - I Gave My Punk Jacket to Rickie - Mary Monday and the Bitches - 1977  (2:19)
23 - Springtime for Hitler - “Legs” Larry Smith - 1978  (3:56)
24 - Money Talks - Penetration - 1978  (1:43)
25 - Model's World - Ian North - 1981  (2:32)
26 - Here Come the Buts - The Disco Zombies - 1980  (3:58)

Some of the highlights are:
  • Track 4, an answer to the Righteous Brother's execrable 1973 obscenity, "Rock and Roll Heaven."
  • Track 12, a commentary on the lame disco scene
  • Track 13, the recording used in the introduction to Tula's TV Fantastic Theatre
  • Track 23, a spiffalicious, almost-straight version of one of the highlights of Mel Brooks's The Producers
… and all the rest of the songs!


See you on Monday, friends and/or campers!
  

Monday, May 13, 2019

MA-136 - It Clocked Out from the 1980s

But you can punch in to that musical era, through this compilation!

01 - In Love with the System - The Forgotten Rebels - 1980   (2:23)
02 - White Castles - Da! - 1981   (3:27)
03 - Jump Back! - Dee Walker - 1984   (2:51)
04 - Sight - X-Spand-X - 1982   (3:27)
05 - Don't Follow My Lead - Private Dicks - 1980   (3:09)
06 - All Night Television - 3-D - 1980   (4:19)
07 - Jewels (For Your Love) - MEO 245 - 1981   (3:09)
08 - (I Just Can't) Forgive and Forget - Blue Zoo - 1983   (3:26)
09 - Success - Picture Book - 1983   (2:00)
10 - Mind Over Matter - Drama - 1985   (3:35)
11 - Life in a Microwave - Manikins - 1980   (2:54)
12 - Trouble Lights - The Basics - 1980   (3:13)
13 - Everywhere I Go - Q E D - 1983   (3:19)
14 - Action Man - The Padlocks - 1981   (2:16)
15 - Fever of Love - Data - 1981   (3:24)
16 - What a Joke!  - Via Marconi - 1983   (2:27)
17 - Modern Girl - The Dadistics - 1980   (3:07)
18 - Living by Numbers - New Musik - 1980   (3:23)
19 - It's All Been Done Before - Surrender - 1982   (3:35)
20 - Media Man - Positive Signals - 1980   (2:38)
21 - Don't Stop Running - Modesty Blaise - 1981   (2:26)
22 - Living Inside Me - Data - 1983   (3:36)
23 - You're in a Mess - Falling Joys - 1988   (4:25)
24 - Glam to Wham - The Takeaways - 1984   (4:20)

There are so many socko, boffo selections here.  You'll find some new favorites, for sure -- especially the opening and closing cuts.

Just watch the video for the last track, "Glam to Wham," and you'll be reminded afresh of the goofiness and glory of this era:

And hear the whole shebang here!

See you back here on Thursday for another amalgamation of other people's awesomeness.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

MA-133 - It Erupted from the 1980s

More experimental, temperamental 1980s music.  Some New Wave, some punkish, some … well, you decide:


01 - New Wave Robot - The Wives - 1980   (3:14)

02 - New LP - Chuck Clearwater - 1983   (1:43)

03 - I'm Tired - M n' Ms - 1983   (1:52)

04 - Just Friends - Dogmatic Element - 1982   (3:01)

05 - Naked Kiss - F-Systems - 1980   (3:49)

06 - You Can't Do That - Tahnee Cain and Tryanglz - 1984   (3:22)

07 - Easy Way Out - Single Mary - 1987   (2:11)

08 - 80 MPH - KAO4S - 1980   (2:48)

09 - Everything I Say Is a Lie - Bone Symphony - 1983   (3:54)

10 - I Don't Wanna Cry - The Keys - 1981   (2:48)

11 - Watching Their Eyes - Kissing the Pink - 1982   (3:13)

12 - Weekend Love - The Stripes - 1980   (2:11)

13 - (I'm Gonna) Punch You (in the Face) - The Child Molesters - 1989   (1:59)

14 - Promises (She Isn't in Love) - The Uptights - 1981   (2:19)

15 - Special to You - Noël and the Red Wedge - 1982   (3:18)

16 - 1984 - Desperate Measures - 1982   (2:51)

17 - It Shows in Your Face - The Gas - 1981   (2:36)

18 - Blind Man's Bluff - Eve Moon - 1981   (3:14)

19 - Running in the Shadows - Neo Boy - 1980   (2:46)

20 - Runaway - The Passions - 1981   (3:00)

21 - I Don't Dream Anymore - Perfect Zebras - 1982   (4:14)

22 - Anything Real - Beyond Words - 1984   (4:31)

23 - Crash into the Heaven's Door - Bluttat - 1986   (2:50)

24 - Romantic - The Employees - 1982   (3:22)

25 - Only the Stones Remain - The Soft Boys - 1981   (3:05)

26 - Synthetic World - The Twins - 1981   (4:16)


Gotta have that "New LP," even if I'm a "New Wave Robot"!  Don't tell me we're "Just Friends" -- "You Can't Do That" to me!  I want to be "Special to You," but "Everything I Say Is a Lie."  I know you're confused, "It Shows in Your Face."  "I Don't Dream Anymore," I want "Anything Real."

And so on ...

You may always tell me your opinion of the assemblage.  See you on Monday!
 
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