Friday, May 31, 2019

MA-120 - Vacuum-Tube Predictionz

This is a socko, boffo compilation of songs from that storied era, the 1980s -- all gazing with hope, resignation, fear, or longing, into that hazy future.  What would the age to come be like?  A fascist state? a world under the gun of alien overlords? a time of mechanicals that would service every man's (physical) desires?  Or just a burned-out husk, a planet killed by its most parasitic lifeform?

Listen to these "Vacuum-Tube Predictionz" and decide  for yourself!

01 - Modern Man - 4 Out of 5 Doctors   1980   (3:37)
02 - Big Brother - Winston Tong   1985  (5:12)
03 - A Circuit Like Me - Metronomes   1980  (3:49)
04 - Everybody's Gotta Mutate - Instant Music   1980  (3:36)
05 - Computer One - Dear Enemy   1983  (4:39)
06 - Screen Me, I´m Yours - Tik and Tok   1984  (3:50)
07 - Replicant - Camera   1985  (2:26)
08 - 1980 1234 - Plastic Money   1980  (1:32)
09 - Armageddon - Data   1981  (3:07)
10 - Robot Love - Chrome Dinette   1982  (4:57)
11 - Future Shock - Communication   1982  (3:51)
12 - Systems Breaking Down - Anna   1982  (4:19)
13 - The Triangle Man - Sally Patience   1984  (3:18)
14 - Computer - The Microbes   1980  (2:35)
15 - Mechanical Minds - Prophecy   1983  (3:35)
16 - We Are the Sub-Machines - Toccata   1987  (3:29)
17 - My Robotic Friend - Trem   1983  (3:31)
18 - Computer Numbers - Vög   1981  (4:16)
19 - I'm Wearing an Appliance - Drop   1980  (3:18)
20 - Shock of the New - Trees   1982  (2:36)
21 - Evil Eye - Gymslips   1985  (6:19)


Remember, the future is always ahead -- so don't lose yours!
  

Monday, May 27, 2019

MA-137 - Flip City

Here's a few selections to make you doubt your sanity … or regret it!

01 - All in My Mind - Ohm and the Secret Sources ? - 1984   (4:40)
02 - Problem Child - Slugs - 1981   (2:57)
03 - They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels) - 1966   (2:10)
04 - I’m Happy They Took You Away, Ha-Haaa! - Josephine XV (Bryna Raeburn) - 1966   (2:10)
05 - I’m Normal - The Emperor (Bob Hudson) - 1966   (2:14)
06 - They're Coming to Get Me Again, Ha Haaaa! - Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels) - 1988   (2:36)
07 - (Feeling Like a) Little God - Helicopter - 1981   (3:25)
08 - Sociopath - Ampop - 2002   (4:01)
09 - I'm Weird - The Wolffe Gang - 1981    (4:19)
10 - Paranoimia - Art of Noise - 1986   (3:15)
11 - Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues - The Kinks - 1971   (3:31)
12 - Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment - Ramones - 1977   (1:42)
13 - Anxiety Reaction - Images in Vogue - 1982   (4:02)
14 - Mother - The Police - 1983    (3:05)
15 - Identity Loss - Active Ingredients - 1980   (2:01)
16 - Twisted - Joni Mitchell - 1974   (2:29)
17 - Absolutely Bill's Mood - They Might Be Giants - 1987   (2:36)
18 - My Inner Voices - Two of Us - 1988   (3:51)
19 - Screaming Nutter - The Candy Ranch - 1989   (3:18)
20 - Your Mother Is a Sociopath - Truckstop Honeymoon - 2011   (2:22)
21 - The Ripper - Bully Boy - 1985   (3:50)
22 - I Lost My Mind - Eye Do It - 1984   (3:20)
23 - Insitutionalized - Suicidal Tendencies - 1983   (3:49)
24 - Cracked Mirror - Moev - 1981   (5:57)

Gee, I hope somebody likes this stuff!

MA-137 - Flip City

See you back here on Thursday for the big (or deflating) wind-up to the Musical Month of May!
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