The mid 80’s genre of, “Sophisti-pop” can be widely accredited to Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music with its mix of synths, jazz, orchestral elements and pop music. Tonight’s program is a blend of sophisti-pop, chamber pop and new wave.

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HOUR ONE:

  1. KING – WON’T YOU HOLD MY HAND (HEAVY TIMES MIX)
  2. MIDGE URE – LOVE’S GREAT ADVENTURE (COMING TO NORTHAMPTON, MA, OCT. 6TH!)
  3. SPANDAU BALLET – THE FREEZE
  4. THE BODINES – SCAR TISSUE
  5. ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN – RESCUE
  6. AZTEC CAMERA – PILLAR TO POST
  7. HAIRCUT 100 – BAKED BEAN
  8. CHINA CRISIS – BLACK MAN RAY
  9. PREFAB SPROUT – DON’T SING
  10. LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS – RATTLESNAKES
  11. MEET DANNY WILSON – MARY’S PRAYER
  12. ABC – THE NIGHT YOU MURDERED LOVE
  13. THE BLUEBELLS – SMALLTOWN MARTYR

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. THE STYLE COUNCIL – HEADSTART FOR HAPPINESS
  2. THE BLOW MONKEYS – IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
  3. ROXY MUSIC – TO TURN YOU ON
  4. TEARS FOR FEARS – MEMORIES FADE
  5. MIDGE URE – (JETHRO TULL) – LIVING IN THE PAST
  6. SWING OUT SISTER – SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD
  7. THE PALE FOUNTAINS – BICYCLE THIEVES
  8. THE HOUSEMARTINS – YOU BETTER BE DOUBTFUL
  9. BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE – E=MC2
  10. TALK TALK – GIVE IT UP
  11. THE THE – UNCERTAIN SMILE
  12. THE WOODENTOPS – GOOD THING

 

Subculture: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on 103.3fm, WXOJ in Northampton, MA or live online @ valleyfreeradio.org // Encore show Sunday AMs from 12-2 // Facebook: subculturema // Request line: 413.585.1033 // email: subculture@valleyfreeradio.org // Some playlists can be heard on 8tracks.com

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