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#26-51B*

*51B Two albums tied for #51 spot (The Stranglers’ Aural Sculpture & Housemartins London 0 Hull 4)

HOUR ONE:

  • 51B. THE HOUSEMARTINS – SITTING ON A FENCE – 1986 – LONDON 0 HULL 4
  • 50. UB40 – DON’T WALK ON THE GRASS – 1981 – PRESENT ARMS
  • 49. THE ENGLISH BEAT – SOLE SALVATION – 1982 – SPECIAL BEAT SERVICE
  • 48. THE CLASH – OVERPOWERED BY FUNK – 1982 – COMBAT ROCK
  • 47. CHINA CRISIS – TRAGEDY AND MYSETERY – 1983 – WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL
  • 46. LAURIE ANDERSON – LET X=X – 1982 – BIG SCIENCE
  • 45. THE HUMAN LEAGUE – OPEN YOUR HEART – 1981 – DARE
  • 44. R.E.M. – MORAL KIOSK – 1983 – MURMUR
  • 43. EURYTHMICS – CAVEMAN HEAD – 1981 – IN THE GARDEN
  • 42. THE B-52’S – GIVE ME BACK MY MAN – 1980 – WILD PLANET
  • 41. VISAGE – MIND OF A TOY – 1980 – VISAGE
  • 40. SQUEEZE – SOMEONE ELSE’S HEART – 1981 – EAST SIDE STORY
  • 39. BLONDIE – WALK LIKE ME – 1980 – AUTOAMERICAN

HOUR TWO:

  • 38. DEVO – SNOWBALL – 1980 – FREEDOM OF CHOICE
  • 37. BLANCMANGE – RUNNING THIN – 1982 – HAPPY FAMILIES TOO
  • 36. SIMPLE MINDS – WATERFRONT – 1984 – SPARKLE IN THE RAIN
  • 35. LET’S ACTIVE – EASY DOES – 1984 – CYPRESS
  • 34. U2 – SURRENDER – 1983 – WAR
  • 33. TALKING HEADS – CROSSEYED AND PAINLESS – 1980 – REMAIN IN LIGHT
  • 32. PETER GABRIEL – (INDABA REMIX) (ORIGINALLY ON 1980 PETER GABRIEL 3: MELT ALBUM)
  • 31. ULTRAVOX – NEW EUROPEANS – 1981 – RAGE IN EDEN
  • 30. THE JAM – THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT – 1980 – SOUND AFFECTS
  • 29. PET SHOP BOYS – OPPORTUNITIES – 1986 – PLEASE
  • 28. THE STYLE COUNCIL – MY EVERCHANGING MOODS (12″ VERSION) (ORIGINALLY ON 1984 CAFE BLEU)
  • 27. THE SMITHS – WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE – 1983 – THE SMITHS
  • 26. R.E.M. – HARBORCOAT – 1984 – RECKONING
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Tonight on Subculture: Songs from the top 100 alternative albums of the 80s (#26-51b) including classic interviews from Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel & Blondie. Music from The Housemartins, Ultravox, Ub40 ++

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SUBCULTURE: Fridays 8-10p EST on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online @ valleyfreeradio.org // Repeat of tonight’s program can be heard Sunday mornings from 12a-2a // FB: subculturema

HOUR ONE:

  • 74. YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA – PURE JAM – 1981 – TECHNODELIC
  • 73. LYDIA LUNCH – ATOMIC BONGOS – 1980 – QUEEN OF SIAM
  • 72. TOM WAITS – CLAP HANDS – 1985 – RAIN DOGS
  • 71. ALPHAVILLE – BIG IN JAPAN – 1984 – FOREVER YOUNG
  • 70. THE SUGARCUBES – TRAITOR – 1988 – LIFE’S TOO GOOD
  • 69. THE dB’s – CYCLES PER SECOND – 1981 – STNADS FOR DECIBELS
  • 68. BIG COUNTRY – 1000 STARS – 1983 – THE CROSSING
  • (BONUS SONG: THE SKIDS – WORKING FOR THE YANKEE DOLLAR)
  • 67. MISSING PERSONS – NO WAY OUT – 1982 – SPRING SESSION M
  • 66. BRIAN ENO & DAVID BYRNE – AMERICA IS WAITING – 1981 – MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS
  • 65. ADAM & THE ANTS – STAND AND DELIVER – 1981 – PRINCE CHARMING
  • 64. INXS – ON A BUS – 1980 – INXS
  • (BONUS SONG: SPARKS W/ JANE WEIDLIN – COOL PLACES)
  • 63. SPARKS – I PREDICT – 1982 – ANGST IN MY PANTS
  • 62. BLANCMANGE – DON’T TELL ME (EXT. VERSION) – 1984 – MANGE TOUT
  • 61. THE CHURCH – THE UNGUARDED MOMENT – 1981 – OF SKINS AND HEART
  • 60. VIOLENT FEMMES – PROVE MY LOVE – 1982 – VIOLENT FEMMES
  • 59. MADNESS – THE SUN AND THE RAIN – 1984 – KEEP MOVING
  • 58. AZTEC CAMERA – OBLIVIOUS – 1983 – HIGH LAND, HARD RAIN
  • 57. MINISTRY – I WANTED TO TELL HER – 1983 – WITH SYMPATHY
  • 56. THE THE – THE SINKING FEELING – 1983 – SOUL MINING
  • 55. BERLIN – PLEASURE VICTIM – 1982 – PLEASURE VICTIM
  • 54. ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS – NEW AMSTERDAM – 1980 – GET HAPPY!!
  • 53. X – WHITE GIRL – 1981 – WILD GIFT
  • 52. GARY NUMAN & THE TUBEWAY ARMY – 1980 – TELEKON
  • 51. THE STRANGLERS – SKIN DEEP – 1982 – AURAL SCULPTURE

 

 

 

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The second part in our Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 80s…

SUBCULTURE: Fridays 8-10p EST on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at valleyfreeradio.org // (Live playlists also at Valley Free Radio) // Catalogued playlists @ wxojsubculture.wordpress.com @NowPlayingVFR on Twitter // Purchase tracks: Spinitron.com

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  • 100. NINA HAGEN – IKI MASKA – NUNSEXMONKROCK – 1982
  • 99. THE CRAMPS – GOO GOO MUCK – PSYCHEDELIC JUNGLE – 1981
  • 98. THE LOVER SPEAKS – NO MORE I LOVE YOU’s – THE LOVER SPEAKS – 1986
  • 97. FISHBONE – TURN THE OTHER WAY – IN YOUR FACE – 1986
  • 96. TOM TOM CLUB – BOOMING AND ZOOMING – TOM TOM CLUB 1981
  • 95. MALCOLM MCLAUREN – BOYS’ CHORUS (LA SUI MONTI dell’EST) – FANS – 1984
  • 94. PERE UBU – ROUNDER – THE ART OF WALKING – 1980
  • 93. PROPAGANDA – P.MACHINERY – A SECRET WISH – 1985
  • 92. TONES ON TAIL – LIONS – POP – 1984
  • 91. YELLO – KOLADI-OLA – STELLA – 1985
  • 90. THE BLUE NILE – TINSELTOWN IN THE RAIN – A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS – 1984
  • 89. THE DAMNED – THE SHADOW OF LOVE – PHANTASMAGORIA – 1985
  • 88. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL – ANOTHER BRIDGE – EDEN – 1984
  • 87. THE SMITHEREENS – TIME AND TIME AGAIN – ESPECIALLY FOR YOU – 1986
  • 86. 10,000 MANIACS – CHERRY TREE – IN MY TRIBE – 1987
  • 85. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – TWO TRIBES (HIBAKUSHA MIX) [ORIGINALLY ON:WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME – 1984
  • 84. THE ART OF NOISE – BEAT BOX (DIVERSION ZERO) – WHOSE AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE? – 1984
  • 83. CYBOTRON – THE LINE – ENTER – 1983
  • 82. THOMAS DOLBY – COMMERCIAL BREAK UP – THE GOLDEN AGE OF WIRELESS – 1982
  • 81. SONIC YOUTH – PROTECT ME YOU – CONFUSION IS SEX – 1983
  • 80. POP WILL EAT ITSELF – THERE’S NO LOVE BETWEEN US ANYMORE – BOX FRENZY 1987
  • 79. FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY – BLACK FLUID – TOTAL TERROR – 1986
  • 78. SPLIT ENZ – DOUBLE HAPPY – TRUE COLORS – 1980
  • 77. LUSH – THOUGHTFORMS – SCAR – 1989
  • 76. MIDNIGHT OIL – READ ABOUT IT; 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 – 1982
  • 75. THE PIXIES – LA LA LOVE YOU – DOOLITTLE – 1989 (LIVE AT JOHN GREENE HALL @ SMITH COLLEGE SEPT. 20TH)

Glam rock & glam-inspired music from the ’70s to now, including NY Dolls, Amanda Palmer, Brian Eno, Suzy Q, Perfume Genius & more. Oh shit, this is gonna be good!

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Forget the news, forget the antics of 45, forget the friend who made you mad. Sit back & relax with some classic trip hop, chillout, down tempo tunes…

(Subculture: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA // To see real the real time playlist, visit: valleyfreeradio.org. You can purchase/listen to many of these songs on Spinitron.com – under Valley Free Radio)

HOUR ONE:

  1. KRUDER & DORFMEISTER – LEXICON
  2. MO’HORIZONS – REMEMBER TOMORROW
  3. DAVID BOWIE (NAT KING COLE) – NATURE BOY
  4. NIGHTMARES ON WAX – ETHNIC MAJORITY
  5. BASEMENT JAXX – COSMOLUDE
  6. BLANCMANGE – COMMUTER 23
  7. DURAN DURAN – THE CHAUFFEUR (35TH ANNIVERSARY OF RIO!)
  8. SIGMATROPIC & EDITH FROST – HAIKU EIGHT
  9. AIR – RUN
  10. DAVID BYRNE – DANCE ON VASELINE (THIEVERY CORPORATION MIX)
  11. MASSIVE ATTACK – PARADISE CIRCUS
  12. ESTHERO – MY HONEYBROWN
  13. RADIO CITIZEN – THE HOP
  14. FULL FORCE – TOKYO SKYLINE (FIST MIX)
  15. EMANCIPATOR – SOON IT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH TO BUILD FIRES
  16. THIEVERY CORPORATION – THE STATE OF THE UNION

HOUR TWO:

  1. SULTAN KHAN – JAADU (NICKODEMUS & OSIRIS REMIX)
  2. HOOVERPHONIC – 2WICKY
  3. GOTAN PROJECT – DIFERENTE
  4. ESTHERO – BRAVE BEAR WOMAN
  5. LEMON JELLY – IN TH BATH
  6. ROYKSOPP – HERE SHE COMES AGAIN
  7. VOCES8 & BENJAMIN ROSKAMS – COME WANDER WITH ME
  8. ZERO 7 – HOME (STEREOLAB MMIX)
  9. JAPANESE BREAKFAST – PSYCHOPOMP
  10. KRUDER & DORFMEISTER – HIGH NOON
  11. ROYKSOPP – SO EASY
  12. EIGHTY MILE BEACH – NO RIGHT ANGLES (THIEVERY CORPORATION MIX)
  13. WAX TAILOR (DORIS DAY) – QUE SERA