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I got into new wave/alt music in college during the 80’s. I also just finished reading former KROQ DJ and current XM First Wave DJ Richard Blade’s Autobiography and he was at the fore front of discovering and promoting bands like Berlin, Talk Talk, Depeche Mode and INXS.

I’m thinking the best 250-300 songs of that era (1977-1987). Bands can have more then one song on the list. Nominations? Should I do this in poll form?

EDIT: Please limit your suggestions to 4-5 songs at most per post. The goal here is to get as many people as possible to participate in building the Sabrespace New Wave Playlist. Thanks

I’ll start with two songs.
1) B-52s - Roam - GA
2) Psychedelic Furs - Ghost In You - GA

3) The Smith’s - How Soon is Now - Taro
4) The Clash - London Calling - NS
5) The Clash- (White Men) Hammersmith Palais - NS
6) Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun - Brawndo
7) The Ramones - Blitzkreg Bop - NS
8) Blondie - Heart of Glass - NS
9) Haircut 100 - Love Plus One - Sabel79
10) Siouxsie & The Banshees - Peek-A-Boo - Sabel79 (Personally I'm partial to Dear Prudence)
11) Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love - Sabel79
12) The The - This is the Day - Sabel79
13) Talking Heads - Once in a Life Time - Sabel79
14) Re-Flex - The Politics of Dancing (extended version) - GA
15) Payola$ - Eyes of A Stranger - GA
16) INXS - Don't Change - Taro (Taro, this is an excellent selection)
17) When In Rome - The Promise - Brawndo
18) Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go - Brawndo
19) David Bowie - Modern Love - Brawndo
20) A-ha - Take on Me - Brawndo
21) Simple Minds - Don't You - Brawndo
22) Bowie/Queen - Under Pressue - Brawndo
23) Talking Heads - Life During Wartime- Taro
24) Gowan - A Criminal Mind - Taro
25) Talk Talk - Talk Talk - GA
26) The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away - GA
27) The Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper to A Scream) - GA
28) Information Society - What's On your Mind (Pure Energy) - DJ Keith
29) Berlin - No More Words - DJ Keith
30) The Jam - A Town Called Malice - DJ Keith
31) Timbuk3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades - DJ Keith
32) Gary Newman - Cars - DJ Keith
33) Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead - DJ Keith
34) XTC - Mayor of Simpleton - DJ Keith
35) Aztec Camera - Oblivious - DJ Keith
36) They Might Be Giants - Don't Lets Start - DJ Keith
37) General Public - Tenderness - DJ Keith
38) The Specials - Too Much Too Young - NS (I suspect that NS is a huge Punk Rock fan)
39) The Specials - Gangsters - NS
40) The Cure - Hot Hot Hot!!! - Sabre Dance
41) The Stranglers - Golden Brown - Sabre Dance
42) Morrissey - Every Day is Like Sunday - Sabre Dance
43) Siouxsie & the Banshees - Cities in Dust - Sabre Dance
44) Iggy Pop - Lust for Life - GA
45) Kate Bush - Running up That Hill - GA
46) King - Love & Pride - GA (only discovered this song recently)
47) M - Pop Muzik - GA
48) Translator - Everywhere That I'm Not - GA
49) Felony - The Fanatic - GA
50) The Church - Under the Milky Way - Eleven (Great Song)
51) Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon - Eleven (I think this is their best song by a wide margin)
52) Love & Rockets - Waiting for the Flood - Eleven
53) Shriekback - Gunning for the Buddha - Eleven
54) Psychedelic Furs - Heaven - Eleven
55) Madness - One Step Beyond - NS
56) Madness - Night Boat to Cairo - NS
57) Adam Ant: Goody Two Shoes - NEO
58) The Knack: My Sharona - NEO

59) The Knack: Good Girls Don’t - NEO (I'm sure about this NEO)
60) The Clash: Know Your Rights - NEO,

61) The Clash: Ghetto Defendant - NEO
62) The Police: Roxanne - NEO

63) The Police; Message in a Bottle - NEO
64) The Police: Don’t Stand So Close to Me - NEO
65) The Police: Bed’s Too Big Without You - NEO
66) The Police: Walking on the Moon - NEO
67) The Pretenders: Brass in Pocket - NEO

68) The Pretenders: Better Stop Sobbing - NEO
69) The Pretenders :My City Was Gone - NEO
70) Talking Heads: Take me to the River - NEO (Simply awsome version of this standard)

71) Talking Heads: Psycho Killer - NEO
72) The Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (are made of this) - NEO

73) The Eurythmics: Love is a Stranger - NEO
74) Culture Club: Church of the Poison Mind -NEO (I'm sorry but no f-ing way on Do You Really Want to Hurt Me!)

75) Culture Club - Karma Chameleon - NEO
76) Divinyls: When I Think About You - NEO
77) Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax - NEO
78) The Bangles: Manic Monday - NEO

79) The Bangels: Walk Like an Egyptian- NEO
80) The Cars: Candy O - NEO

81) The Cars -My Best Friend’s Girl - NEO
82) Ian Dury: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll - NEO (Was about to add this myself)
83) Fine Young Cannibals: She Drives Me Crazy - NEO

84) Squeeze - Cool For Cats - Taro (Interest choice for the first Squeeze song)
85) Elvis Costello - Pump It Up - Taro
85) Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him? - Taro
86) The Cure - Close To Me (extended version, 'cause the synth horns make the song) - Taro

87) Violent Femmes - Add It Up - NS
88) Elton Motello - Jet Boy Jet Girl - NS (English version of Plastic Betrand's french Ca Plane Pour Moi)
89) Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star -GA
90) Berlin - Masquerade - GA
91) The Call - The Walls Came Down -GA
92) Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen - GA
93)The La's - There She Goes - GA
94) Marshall Crenshaw - Someday, Someway - GA
95) After the Fire - Der Kommisar - DJ Keith
96) Nena - 99 Luft Balloons - DJ Keith
97) Level 42 - Something About You - DJ Keith
98) Duran Duran - Rio - DJ Keith
99) Duran Duran - Girls on Film - DJ Keith
100) Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy - DJ Keith
101) Thomas Dolby- Blinded Me With Science - Taro
102) Thomas Dolby - Airwaves - Taro
103) Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
104) Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
105) Depeche Mode - Policy of Truth
106) New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
107) New Order - Age of Consent
108) The Cure - Lovesong
109) The Cure - Just Like Heaven
110) Tears for Fears - Shout
111) Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
112) Thompson Twins - Lies
113) Thompson Twins - In the Name of Love
114) New Order - Blue Monday - NS
115) Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart - NS
116) Joe Jackson - I'm A Man - NS
117) The Romantics - What I Like About You - NS
118) OMD - Enola Gay - NS
119) Stephen Duffy/ Tin Tin - Kiss Me - NS
120) Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning - NEO
121) Pet Shop Bots - West End Girls - Dr Phil
122) Divine - You Think You're A Man - NS
123) Modern English - I Melt With You - GA
124) ABC - Look of Love - DJ Keith
125) Animotion - Obsession - GA

126) Berlin - Metro - GA
127) Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays - GA
128) Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town - GA
129) English Beat - Save It For Later - GA
130) Squeeze - Tempted - DJ Keith
131) Squeeze - Pulling Mussels From A Shell - DJ Keith
132) Morrisey - Suedehead - DJ Keith

133) Roxy Music - More then This - GA
134) UB40 - Present Arms - NS
135) Men at Work - Down Under - DJ Keith
136) Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribe (really underrated song) - Ho-Chi
137) XTC - Making Plans for Nigel - Ho-Chi
138) Bananarma - Cruel Summer - Ho-Chi
139) Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Right Round - Ho-Chi
140) Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus - Ho-Chi
141) Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio - Ho-Chi
142) Talking Heads - Slippery People - GA
143) REM - Losing My Religion - GA
144) Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself - GA
145) Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill - GA
146) Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey - GA
147) Situation - Yaz/Yazoo - DJ Keith
148) Safety Dance - Men Without Hats - GA
149) Devo - Whip It - DJ Keith
150 Echo & the Bunnymen - Lips lIke Sugar - DJ Keith
151) The Human League - (Keep Feeling) Fascination - GA
152) A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away) - GA
153) Lene Lovich - Lucky Number - NS
154) B-52's Planet Claire - NS
155) B-52's Rock Lobster - GA
156) Romeo Void - Never Say Never - GA
157) Red Rockers - China - GA
158) Q-Feel - Dancing In Heaven - GA
159)The Nails - 88 lines About 44 Women - GA
160) Jo Boxer - Just Got Lucky - DJ Keith
161) The Bongos - Numbers With Wings - GA
162) The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another - DJ Keith
163) Crowed House - Don't Dream It's Over - DJ Keith
164) Byran Ferrry - Slave To Love - GA
165) Madness - Our House - DJ Keith
166) Oingo Boingo - Dean Man's Party - DJ Keith
167) Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days - DJ Keith
168) Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses NS/DJ Keith
169) Simple Minds - Alive & Kicking - DJ Keith
170) Big Country - In the Big Country - DJ Keith
171) Blancmange - Living on the Ceiling - PromoTheRobot
172) Blancmange - Blind Vision - NS

173) Ultravox - Reap the Wild Wind - GA
174) Yello - Oh Yeah - GA
175) The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like - GA

176) The Ramones - Sheana is a Punk Rocker - NS 

177) New Order - True Faith -  DJ Keith

178) New Order - Regret -  DJ Keith

179) Oingo Boingo - Weird Science -  DJ Keith

180) Public Image Ltd - Disappointed -  DJ Keith

181) The Alarm - Sixty Eight Guns -  DJ Keith

182) Spandau Ballet - True -  DJ Keith

183) ABC - Poison Arrow -  DJ Keith

184) The Human League - Don't You Want Me - DJ Keith

185) OMD - If You leave -  DJ Keith

186) Talk Talk - Its My Life -  DJ Keith

187) The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom - DJ Keith

188) Yazoo/Yaz - Don't Go -  DJ Keith

189) Men At Work - Overkill - DJ Keith

190) Elvis Costello - Veronica - DJ Keith

191) Elvis Costello - Everyday I write the Book - DJ Keith

192) Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better -  DJ Keith

193) The Cure - A Letter to Elise - GA

194) David Bowie - Heroes - GA

195) David Bowie - China Girl - GA

196) Gary Myrick & The Figuers - She Talks in Stereo - GA

197) Go-Gos - Can't Stop the World - GA

198) Go-Gos - Our Lips are Sealed - GA (1983 Version by Fun Boy Three - NS)

199) INXS - The One Thing - GA

200) Josie Cotton - He Could Be the One - GA

201) Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine - GA

202) Kim Wlide - Kids In America - GA

203) The Members - Working Girl - GA

204) Missing Persons - Words - GA

205) Missing Persons - Walking In LA - GA

206) The Motels - Only the Lonely - GA

207) Peter Schilling - Major Tom - GA

208) Pete Shelley - Homosapien - GA

209) REM - Stand - GA

210) The Psychedelic Furs -  Love My Way - GA

211) Scandal - Goodbye to You - GA

212) The Smithereens - Only a Memory - GA

213) Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love - GA

214) Til Tuesday - Voices Carry - GA

215) The Smiths- Please Please Please Let me - GA

216) U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love) - GA

217) The Cars - Magic - MattiPaj

218) Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy - SwampD

219) The Fixx - Saved By Zero - SwampD

220) Polecats - Make a Circuit With Me - GA

221) The Vapors - Turning Japanese - GA

222) The Alarm - Rain in the Summertime - Taro
223) Bangles - Hazy Shade of Winter - Taro
224) Berlin - Sex - Taro
225) Blondie - Call Me - Taro
226) Boomtown Rats - Up All Night - Taro
227) The Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died - Taro
228) The Clash - Rock the Casbah - Taro
229) The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket - Taro
230) Devo - Jocko ###### - Taro
231) Elvis Costello - Allison - Taro
232) Elvis Costello - Watching the Detectives - Taro
233) Fine Young Cannibals - Johnny Come Home - Taro
234) The Fixx - Red Skies at Night - Taro
235) The Fixx - Stand or Fall - Taro
236) Go-go's - We Got The Beat - Taro
237) Billy Idol - Rebel Yell - Taro
238) The Jam - The Modern World - Taro
239) Payola$ - I'll Find Another - Taro
240) Payola$ - Stuck in the Rain - Taro
241) Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe - Taro
242) Squeeze - Black Coffee in Bed - Taro

243) Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok - Ukbev

244) The Smithereens - A Girl Like You - Ho-Chi

245) Visage - Fade to Grey - GA

246) B-Movie - Nowhere Girl - GA

247) Wire Train - Chamber of Hellos - GA

248) Josie Cotton - Johnny, Are You ######? - GA

249) XTC - Dear God - GA

250) Paul Young - Come Back and Stay - GA

251) Taco - Puttin' on the Ritz - GA 

252) Falco - Rock Me Amadeus - GA

253) Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods - Eddie

254) Dramarama - Anything - Eddie

255) Bryan Ferry - Kiss and Tell - Eddie

256) Blow Monkeys - Digging Your Scene - Eddie

257) The Church - Unguarded Moment - Eddie

258) Specials - Ghost Town - Eddie

259) Housemartins - Happy Hour - Eddie

260) Devo - Girl You Want - Eddie

261) Split Enz- I Got You - Eddie

262) Gang of Four - I Love a Man in Uniform - Eddie

263) Altered Images -Happy Birthday - Eddie (Come on it was in Sixteen Candles)

264) Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup - Eddie

265) Heaven 17 - Let Me Go - Eddie

266) Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me - Eddie

267) Kajagoogoo - Too Shy - Eddie

268) Bronski Beat - Why - Eddie

269) Trans-X - Living on Video - Eddie

270) Erasure - Chains of Love - Eddie

271) Killing Joke - Eighties - Eddie (Not Love Like Blood?)

272) Jesus & Mary Chain - Head On - Eddie

273) Camper Van Beethoven - Take the Skinheads Bowling - Eddie

274) Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Rattlesnakes - Eddie

275) Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach - GA

276) Blondie - One Way or Another - GA

277) B-52's - Love Shack - GA

278) Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes - GA

279) Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't it Be Good - GA

280) The Dave Edmunds Band - Girls Talk - GA

281) Killing Joke - Requim - Swamp

282) The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Neo

283) Howard Jones - New Song - GA

284) Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities - GA

285) Duran Duran - Union of the Snake - GA

286) Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities in Dust - GA

287) Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence - GA

288) Adam Ant - Ant Music - GA

289) Total Coelo - I Eat Cannibals

290) Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue

291) Icehouse - Electric Blue

299) Real Life - Send Me an Angel - GA

300) Oingo Biongo - Goodbye, Goodbye - GA

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I got into new wave/alt music in college during the 80’s. I also just finished reading former KROQ DJ and current XM First Wave DJ Richard Blade’s Autobiography and he was at the fore front of discovering and promoting bands like Berlin, Talk Talk, Depeche Mode and INXS.

I’m thinking the best 250-300 songs of that era (1977-1987). Bands can have more then one song on the list. Nominations? Should I do this in poll form?

I’ll start with two songs.

B-52s Roam

Psychedelic Furs Ghost In You

Only because yoy'd mentioned the band; the song that they turned the lights on in Shea's about 3 years after they'd reinforced the balcony due to a U2 show (thankfully, they'd already reinforced it; getting crushed at a concert would've sucked) - INXS - Don't Change.

 

Better choice - The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?

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Every tune ever recorded by The Clash.

 

/thread

 

:flirt:

Ok, how about London Calling and another favorite? Edited by GASabresIUFAN

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Ok, how about London Calling and another favorite?

 

Sorry, can't name just one.

 

If really pressed and just off the top of my head ... White Man in Hammersmith Palais. I took one of my signatures from it.

 

 

It is high on my playlist, but it is hard for me to pick just one, or two.

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Haircut 100: “Love Plus One” https://youtu.be/5_msHpEa3_Y

 

Souxie and the Banshees: “Peek-a-Boo” https://youtu.be/gGH_16SICL0

 

Tom Tom Club: “Genius of Love” https://youtu.be/ECiMhe4E0pI

 

The The: “This is the Day” https://youtu.be/FhWVJnKjtsQ

 

Talking Heads: “Once in a Lifetime” https://youtu.be/5IsSpAOD6K8

 

I could go on like this...

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I could go on like this...

Good choices, although Siouxie's cover of the Beatles Dear Prudence is my favorite of hers

 

Also we got plenty of time (all off-season) to build this sucker; take your time, or "Save it For Later"

 

That said I'm going to add to of my favorites

14) Re-Flex - The Politics of Dancing (extended version) 

15) Payola$ - Eyes of A Stranger

 

The Eyes of A Stranger may be my favorite song from the New Wave era or at least in my top 10.

 

Oh this is gonna be fun ...

 

 

I hope so.  Gives us something to do while living in a Northern Town.

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Tainted Love-Soft cell

 

The Promise-When in Rome

 

Don’t You-Simple Minds

 

Take On Me A-Ha

 

Modern Love-David Bowie

 

Under Pressure-David Bowie & Queen

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One, this is smack dab in my wheelhouse.

Two, I might give a dozen different answers on a dozen different days.

Three, you’ve all identified so many of the songs.

Four, Sabres79 and Once in a Lifetime moved me to post. That would’ve been my answer, tonight.

 

The song that foreshadowed so much when I was young ... delivers as much today, so many years later. “They nailed it ... how could they have known”? Once in a Lifetime thrills in the front window and in the rear view mirror.

 

And I ask myself, “well, how did I get here?”.

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Neo! Good to see you again, I had dinner at the Salt Rock Grill in Indian Rocks Beach Tonight.

 

And Once in a Lifetime means a lot more 30 plus years later.

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Salt Rock! I’ve had my share ....

 

Keep up the good work ... I enjoy it, greatly.

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Couple more:

 

T-Heads - Life During Wartime

 

Gowan - A Criminal Mind

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Couple more:

 

T-Heads - Life During Wartime

 

Gowan - A Criminal Mind

 

I love Life During Wartime, but then again, I like most songs by the Talking Heads.  I even collect art by James Rizzi who did the artwork for Heads offshoot the Tom Tom Club's album cover.

 

However is Gowan really a new wave artist.  I think of him as Styx, which I'd classify as Prog Rock.  

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I love Life During Wartime, but then again, I like most songs by the Talking Heads.  I even collect art by James Rizzi who did the artwork for Heads offshoot the Tom Tom Club's album cover.

 

However is Gowan really a new wave artist.  I think of him as Styx, which classify as Prog Rock.

 

Side one of Strange Animal was definitely not Progressive. That he eventually decided to earn a living as a musician shouldn't be held against him.

 

The Spoons opened for him and he had purple hair in concert.

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Side one of Strange Animal was definitely not Progressive. That he eventually decided to earn a living as a musician shouldn't be held against him.

 

The Spoons opened for him and he had purple hair in concert.

I guess with Buffalo so close to Canada we need at least one artist from the Great White North on our list.  

 

Talk Talk - Talk Talk

The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away

The Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper to A Scream)

 

Brawndo, I'm surprised by how quickly When In Rome's The Promise came up.  I heard it the other day on XM First Wave and it was the first time I had heard it in 15-20 years.  I had forgotten about the excellent song.

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So many already listed, and like Neo I could go on with long lists and be different each night.  I was a DJ back then and also spent a year living in London seeing many classic and emerging/underground Indie/New Wave bands.  So to add a few more to the list (because I can't not chime in):

 

New Order - True Faith, Vigilantes of Love, Bizarre Love Triangle, Regret

The Cure- A Forest, In-Between Days, Just Like Heaven, On the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

Morrissey - Suedehead

Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough, Enjoy the Silence

Devo - That's Good, Whip it

Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad, Weird Science, Dead Man's Party

The Plimsouls - A Million Miles

Madness - One Step Beyond, Our House, House of Fun

Public Image Limited - This is Not a Love Song, Disappointed

The Jam - A Town Called Mallice

Joe Boxer - Just Got Lucky

Level 42 - Something About You

TimbuK 3 - The Future is so Bright I Gotta Wear Shades

Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me with Science, Hyperactive

The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another, Are We Ourselves

Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me, Alive & Kicking

Information Society - Pure Energy

The Alarm - Sixty Eight Guns

Big Country - In a Big Country

Tears for Fears - Change, Shout

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi is Dead

REM - Driver 8, South Central Rain, These Days

Aztec Camera - Obvious

Crowded House - Don't Dream its Over, When you Come, Weather with You

The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary

Duran Duran - Rio, Girls on Film

Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy

Berlin - No More Words

Talk Talk - Its My Life, Talk Talk

Spandau Ballet - True, Gold

ABC - Poinson Arrow, Look of Love

Human League - Fascination, Don't You Want Me

OMD - If You Leave, Secret

Howard Jones - Life in One Day, Things Can Only Get Better

Gary Newman - Cars

The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star

After the Fire - Der Kommisar

Nena - 99 Luft Balloons

Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio

INXS - Don't Change, 

The Knack - My Sharona

Icicle Works - Whisper to a Scream

Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon

Yaz - Situation, Don't Go

Erasure - A Little Respect

XTC - Mayor of Simpleton

Squeeze - Tempted, Pulling Mussels from a Shell

The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom

General Public - Tenderness

Flock of Seagulls - Space Aged Love Song, I Ran

Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days, To Live and Die in LA

Love and Rockets - Ball of Confusion, No New Tale to Tell

Men at Work - Down Under, Overkill

Elvis Costello - Whats so Funny bout Peace Love & Understanding, Allison, Radio Radio, Everyday I Write the Book, Veronica

10,000 Maniacs - Like the Weather, These are the Days

They Might Be Giants - Don't Lets Start

Echo & The Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar, Bring on the Dancing Horses

 

I want to go on and on and on and on, but its late and I've already requested too much!

 

Til next time...

 

DJ-Keith Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

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DJ-Keith, thanks for the input, but if I listed all these it would take most of the fun about getting everyone's input into the list.  However, I love some of the more obscure tracks on this list, but however, no Killing Moon for the Bunnymen?

 

Would you mind if I went through your list and choose 10 songs to add to our group list that I think are a little more obscure?

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Belgian band, but they have some good songs.   

 

 

 

They're scared of your walk
They're scared of your talk
They're scared of your beat
They're scared if you show
Your emotions

Scared of what?
Scared of who?
Scared of that big thing freedom
Scared of fear
It can be fun
Mais je peu chanter
L'Ave Maria

On danse le java
On danse le java

I'm gonna do
What I like
What I feel
I'm gonna sing about the birds and the bees
Red socks and a black box

On danse le java
On danse le java

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     Now we are talking some music!  Although I grew up with what is now called "classic" rock, the 80s was when I had my first real job and these were the songs that were playing at the clubs when we would go out on the weekends.  Lots of tasty stuff.  I could toss out a list, but I'll just proffer a few (and maybe not so obscure):

 

The Cure - Hot Hot Hot!!!

The Stranglers - Golden Brown

Morrissey - Every Day is Like Sunday

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Cities in Dust

 

-EJ the DJ?

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Under the Milky Way -- The Church

The Killing Moon -- Echo and the Bunnymen

Waiting for the Flood -- Love and Rockets

Gunning for the Buddha -- Shriekback

Heaven -- Psychedelic Furs

 

All of these bands have a lot of other great songs; tried to keep it to one per band.

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I was born in 1982 so the new wave completely missed me, but we did have some good bands over here and my older friends go nuts sometimes when hearing it :D

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