Thursday, May 23, 2019

MA-148 - Stalking the Seventies

Here's thirty songs I've been keeping my eyes on for a while.

01 - The Mel Brewer Show (edit) - National Lampoon - 1975  (0:07)
02 - Impossibilities - The Bastards - 1979  (2:55)
03 - Disco Fever - Monroe - 1978  (3:17)
04 - Rock and Roll Housewife - The Vinny Band - 1978  (3:15)
05 - TVOD - The Normal - 1978  (2:53)
06 - Don't Bother Me - Simpletones - 1979  (2:15)
07 - Hello, I Love You - Novak - 1979  (2:28)
08 - Do You Have a Job for a Girl Like Me - The Delinquents - 1979  (2:07)
09 - Disco Love - The Molesters - 1979  (2:32)
10 - Who Needs Wildlife Anyway - The Grackles - 1979  (1:56)
11 - Pogo Dancing - Chris Spedding and the Vibrators - 1976  (3:05)
12 - What Happened to the Moon - The Late Show - 1977  (2:05)
13 - Irrelevant Battles - Patrick Fitzgerald - 1978  (1:54)
14 - They Saved Hitler's Brain - Unnatural Axe - 1978  (2:49)
15 - TV Adverts - The Nerves - 1978  (2:48)
16 - One Chord Wonders - The Adverts - 1977  (2:34)
17 - I've Got a Crush on You - The Rentals - 1979  (3:06)
18 - Magazine Girl - The Rousers - 1979  (2:53)
19 - Stuck on You - The Toasters - 1979  (2:55)
20 - TV Pox - No Way - 1978  (1:46)
21 - We Are the One - The Avengers - 1977  (2:40)
22 - I Can't Stand My Baby - The Rezillos - 1977  (2:36)
23 - Life's a Gamble - Penetration - 1978   (2:57)
24 - Hedi's Head - Kleenex - 1978  (2:11)
25 - The Day the World Turned Day-Glo - X-Ray Spex - 1978  (2:50)
26 - Everybody's Happy Nowadays - Buzzcocks - 1979  (3:11)
27 - Shout Above the Noise - Penetration - 1979  (4:02)
28 - Quality Crayon Wax OK - Essential Logic - 1979  (3:06)
29 - Living in the Eighties - Blue Peter - 1979  (2:08)
30 - Faerytale in the Supermarket - The Raincoats - 1979  (2:58)

A few are thrashers, a few are silly, a few are headscratchers.  But that's all right ... you have plenty of luscious fur on top of your dome to pad the itch, yes?

MA-148 - Stalking the Seventies

We will see you back here on Monday, friends, to begin our final week of this year's Musical Month of May!

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!
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