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Offering up the best in New Wave, Goth, Post-Punk and Ska from the 80's, including rare and hard to find music you forgtot you've missed!

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    • 4.9, 43 Ratings

Offering up the best in New Wave, Goth, Post-Punk and Ska from the 80's, including rare and hard to find music you forgtot you've missed!

    Episode #204 - Summertime Rules

    Episode #204 - Summertime Rules

    It's June here in the States, time for cool tunes from the hottest podcast around. Too cheesy? Yah, maybe a bit. Enjoy this month's selections, especially the treat at the end.

    Track Listing:

    1) Escalator Of Life - Robert Hazard

    2) Just Too Easy - Romeo Void

    3) Bond Medley with View To A Kill (Live 2011) - Duran Duran

    4) Warm Leatherette - The Normal

    5) Behind The Mask - Yellow Magic Orchestra

    6) New Life (Live 1982) - Depeche Mode

    7) Moments In Love - Art Of Noise

    8) Problemes D'amour [Ah Ou Ah Version] - Alexander Robotnick

    9) Lorelei - Cocteau Twins

    10) Saved By Zero [Extended Version] - The Fixx

    11) The World In Which We Live - Wang Chung

    12) Rhythm Nation [Video Version] - Janet Jackson

    13) America (Live 1985) - Prince

    14) Let's Go All The Way [Extended Blix Mix] - Sly Fox

    15) Mouth To Mouth [Landray Vocal Mix] - The Glove

    16) Warm Leatherette

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode #203 - Confusing Incidental Series Number 203

    Episode #203 - Confusing Incidental Series Number 203

    Another month, more lock down, and more music. Continuing in our series of art disguised as noise, we bring you another podcast of music and frivolity. Enjoy!

    Track Listing:

    1) House Phone - Kraftwerk

    2) Love, In Itself - Depeche mode

    3) Mechanical Man - Devo

    4) In Babylon - The Vapors

    5) Uh Oh (Here I Go Again) - The Rings

    6) Betty David Eyes (Extended Mix) - Kim Carnes

    7) To Be a Lover (Mother Of mercy Mix) - Billy Idol

    8) On Any Other Day - The Police

    9) Too Bad On Your Birthday - Joan Jett

    10) Unhappy Birthday - The Smiths

    11) Happy Birthday (Dance Mix) - Altered Images

    12) Love Train (Ride The A Train Mix) - Holly Johnson

    13) We're desperate Los Angeles Punk Legends - X

    14) Possessed To Skate - Suicidal Tendencies

    15) Punch Out At Malibu - Surf Punks

    16) The World is My Oyster (Trapped) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    17) More To Lose - Seona Dancing

    18) Castles In Spain - The Armoury Show

    19) Tubular Bells Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls (Regan's House Medley) - The Book Of Love '

    20) Dizzy - Throwing Muses

    21) Da'ale Da'ale (You Are My Angel [New Boat Dance] - Ofra Haza

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode #202 - Is Gothic-y Even A Word?

    Episode #202 - Is Gothic-y Even A Word?

    It's the end of April, and many of us are still in lock down. While we here at Alt80s take this seriously, look at it this way - it's a great time to listen to all of our podcasts! We,re dipping into the dark wave side of things this episode. enjoy!

    1) Into The Light - Siouxsie and The Banshees

    2) Sense Of Sin - Limbo

    3) Restrained In A Moment (I Love You) - The Royal Family And The Poor

    4) Sensoria (12" Mix) - Cabaret Voltaire

    5) In Camera Obscura (Dance Mix) - Figures On A Beach

    6) First, Last, And Always - Sisters Of Mercy

    7) Revenge - Ministry

    8) Charlotte Sometimes - The Cure

    9) Black Celebration (Live) - Depeche Mode

    10) Love Like Blood (Gestalt Mix) - Killing Joke

    11) Warlock (ed) - Skinny Puppy

    12) Wasteland - The Mission

    13) Red Light (Shine) - Dance Society

    14) Spiritwalker - The Cult

    15) Nervious Xions (Live) - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

    16) Worth Waiting For - Gene Loves Jezebel

    17) Asleep - The Smiths

    18) Spirit In The Sky - Nina Hagen

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode #201 - No Covid, Just Great Music

    Episode #201 - No Covid, Just Great Music

    Hello faithful, as well as new, listeners! What a turn we've takken since the last podcast. In light of that, we've gone upbeat and easy - no panicking here! We're leaving the Quarantunes and Epidemix behind and just escaped to some great tunes. Adjust your masks, relax, and let these tunes infect your soul.

    Track Listing:

    1) Something About You (U.S. Remix) - Level 42

    2) I Could Be Happy (Martin Rushent Remix) - Altered Images

    3) The Big Sky (Meteorological Mix) - Kate Bush

    4) Sex Crime (1984) [Live] - The Eurythmics

    5) Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix) - ABC

    6) Don't Forget My Number (Single Mix) - Milli Vanilli

    7) My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) - Dead Or Alive

    8) Key To Her Ferrari - Thomas Dolby

    9) Shake Your Rump - Beastie Boys

    10) DS 21 - Jane Child

    11) Doctor Detroit (Extended Mix) - Devo

    12) Melody - Boys Brigade

    13) Jack U Off - Prince

    14) Talk Talk - It's My Life (Live at Montreux, 1986)

    15) Doot Doot - Freur (Live at The Marque, 1984)

    16) A Kissed Out Red Flatboat - Cocteau Twins

    17) Welcome to The Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode #200 - Luck Of The Irish Be With You!

    Episode #200 - Luck Of The Irish Be With You!

    Everyone is on lock down, so it's a great time to bring some cheer with a new podcast, poured into your lives with the care and love befitting a great pint. Raise a glass to all these fantastic Irish artists, be safe, and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with us. Cheers!

    "May the Irish Hills caress you, may her lakes and rivers bless you, may the luck of the Irish enfold you, may the luck of Saint Patrick behold you."

    Track Listing:

    1) Lookin' After Number One - Boomtown Rats

    2) Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live Aid 1985) - U2

    3) Red Light - Into Paradise

    4) Tell The Boys - Tuesday Blue

    5) Looking Up - The Slowest Clock

    6) Big Decision (Extended Version) - That Petrol Emotion

    7) What Now - InTua Nua

    8) Mr Twilight - Light A Big Fire

    9) I Just Wanna - Blue In Heaven

    10) Flags - Crimes Of Conscious

    11) Orange And Red (Picasso Remix) - Guernica

    12) Streams Of Whiskey - The Pogues

    13) What Now - Something Happens

    14) Never Saw You - The Stars Of Heaven

    15) Years Later - Cactus World News

    16) Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers

    17) Mandinka - Sinead O'Connor

    18) This Is The Seas (Live) - The Waterboys

    19) Only Losers Take The Bus (12" Version) - The Fatima Mansions

    20) Someone Like You - The Fountainhead

    21) Baby Turns Blue - The Virgin Prunes

    22) Call Me Blue (Blue Green Version) - A House

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode #199 - True One Hit Wonders and The Greatness You Missed

    Episode #199 - True One Hit Wonders and The Greatness You Missed

    Welcome to March, avid listeners! Springtime here in the states, a time of awakening and renewal as winter attempts to hold areas in her icy grip to no avail. With that in mind, we're going to visit those true one hit wonders from the 80's. While some of these bands may have had a bit of a chart showing in their home countries after a smash hit, overall they never got past the winter of their chart success. It's a shame, because these bands still had a lot to offer, which we'll share in this podcast. Enjoy!

    Track Listing:

    1) Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven) - Dexy's Midnight Runners

    2) TV - Flying Lizards

    3) Mind Of A Toy

    4) News At Ten - The Vapors

    5) Anitina (The First Time I See Her Dance) - M.A.R.R.S.

    6) Runaway - Freur

    7) Babydoll - Laurie Anderson

    8) Hurt - Re-Flex

    9) Moonlight And Muzak - M

    10) Wonderland - Big Country

    11) Johnny Friendly - JoBoxers

    12) John Wayne Is Big Leggy - Haysi Fantayzee

    13) Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz

    14) High Time - Icicle Works

    15) Paint By Number Heart - Martha And The Muffins

    16) Pop Goes the World - Men Without Hats

    17) The Plastic Age - The Buggles

    18) You're The Only Love - Payola$

    19) Let It All Hang Out - The Nails

    20) Far Side Of Crazy - Wall Of Voodoo

    21) The Man With The Four-Way Hips - Tom Tom Club

    22) Milk From The Coconut - Toto Coelo

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

jamespwoodpile ,

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Absolutely the best 80’s alternative podcast out there! Great, knowledgeable, fun dj, busting his butt to throw us some great mixes. If you want to suggest a theme, he’s on it, and out of nowhere you get a shoutout!

Tarsis L ,

Simply Fantastic 80’s Post Modern Playlist

Years ago, I hosted one of the first Alt 80’s podcasts called “Alternative Classix.” Unfortunately, I had to end the show when life got in the way. I was hoping all these years that someone would create something similar. Look no further - the real deal is here. A great mix of Alt 80’s classics and b-sides, retro radio sweepers and fun hosts. Keep up the great job!

CartoonCapo ,

91X Radio is Alive!

One of the best music podcasts out there. Lots of songs I haven't heard in decades. Reminiscent of the early days on 91X in San Diego, when alternative and Eurpoean wave began to filter onto the FM airwaves.

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