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HOUR ONE:

  1. LINDSTROM – FAAR-I-KAAL
  2. THE SKINS – SCISSOR SISTERS
  3. SPALDING ROCKWELL – COCAINE
  4. TIGA (NINE INCH NAILS) – DOWN IN IT
  5. AUSTRA – BEAT AND THE PULSE
  6. A.R.E. WEAPONS – STREET GANG (ATOC REMIX)
  7. AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & TIME – ALRIGHT
  8. PAROV STELAR – BOOTY SWING
  9. STEREO TOTAL – EXAKT NEUTRAL
  10. KRAFTWERK – MUSIC NON STOP
  11. NYC PEECH BOYS – COME ON, COME ON (LARRY LEVAN MIX)
  12. COBRA KILLER – SCHNEEBALL IN die FRESSE
  13. THE HUMAN LEAGUE (IGGY POP) – NIGHTCLUBBING

HOUR TWO:

  1. LE TIGRE – EAU D’BEDROOM DANCING
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HOUR ONE:

  • 25. DAVID BOWIE – RICOCHET – LET’S DANCE – 1983
  • 24. MODERN ENGLISH – CHAPTER 12 (12″ MIX) (ORIGINAL VERSION ON “RICOCHET DAYS” – 1984
  • 23. ERASURE – RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH (MOUNTAIN HIGH WARM DEPTHS MIX) (ORIGINAL VERSION ON “THE INNOCENTS” – 1988
  • 22. JAPAN – QUIET LIFE – ASSEMBLAGE – 1981
  • 21. THE SMITHS – CEMETRY GATES – THE QUEEN IS DEAD – 1986
  • 20. COCTEAU TWINS – BUT I’M NOT – GARLANDS – 1982
  • 19. YAZ – GOODBYE 70s – UPSTAIRS AT ERIC’S – 1982
  • 18. OMD – MESSAGES (RAZORMAID MIX) (ORIGNIAL VERSION ON “ORCHESTRAL MANOEVERS IN THE DARK” – 1980
  • 17. SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – BELLADONNA – HYAENA – 1984
  • 16. JOY DIVISION – ISOLATION – CLOSER – 1980
  • 15. BAUHAUS – SHE’S IN PARTIES – BURNING FROM THE INSIDE – 1983
  • 14. THE CURE – THE HANGING GARDEN – PORNOGRAPHY – 1982
  • 13. SOFT CELL – SEEDY FILMS – NON-STOP EROTIC CABARET – 1981

 

HOUR TWO:

  • 12. THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – HERE COMES COWBOYS – MIRROR MOVES – 1984
  • 11. TALK TALK – CALL IN THE NIGHTBOYS – IT’S MY LIFE – 1984
  • 10. SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – CANNONS – TINDERBOX – 1985
  • 9. DURAN DURAN – HOLD BACK THE RAIN – RIO – 1982
  • 8. NEW ORDER – TRUTH – MOVEMENT – 1981
  • 7. KRAFTWERK – COMPUTER WORLD – 1981
  • 6. DEPECHE MODE – BOYS SAY GO! – SPEAK & SPELL 1981
  • 5. ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN – SILVER – OCEAN RAIN – 1984
  • 4. DURAN DURAN – ANYONE OUT THERE? – DURAN DURAN – 1981
  • 3. ROXY MUSIC – TAKE A CHANCE WITH ME – AVALON – 1982
  • 2. THE POLICE – SYNCHRONICITY II – SYNCHRONICITY – 1983
  • (BONUS SONG: PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION – COMPUTER BLUE – PURPLE RAIN SDTRK 1984)
  • #1 – TEARS FOR FEARS – THE HURTING – THE HURTING – 1983

 

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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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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…

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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)