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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

Covfefe is… eh. Doesn’t matter, really, but we start the show with Randy Rainbow’s fabulous Covfefe musical. AND tonight (6/9, 8-10p EST) we’re giving away Erasure’s latest cd, “World Be Gone.” Tune in at WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at: valleyfreeradio.org (open to US residents only, please) Contest line: 413.585.1033

Subculture: Fridays 8-10p WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA // live online worldwide: valleyfreeradio.org // replays Sunday morning 12a-2a // purchase tracks @ Spinitron.com (under Valley Free Radio)

HOUR ONE:

  1. RANDY RAINBOW – COVFEFE
  2. JOE JACKSON – RIGHT AND WRONG
  3. THE CRYSTAL METHOD – KEEP HOPE ALIVE (TRIP HOPE MIX)
  4. ERASURE – DRAMA! (ACT 2)
  5. GEORGE KRANTZ – DIN DAA DAA
  6. HOT CHIP – I FEEL BETTER
  7. INXS – ON A BUS
  8. THE LAST POETS – BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO STRUGGLE
  9. CERRONE – SUPERNATURE
  10. DADDY – YOU ARE MINE
  11. FROU FROU – MUST BE DREAMING
  12. DAVID BOWIE – RICOCHET

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. THOMAS DOLBY – HYPERACTIVE! (HEAVY BREATHER SUBVERSION MIX)
  2. SELWAY – DIGITAL EMOTION (SERATONIN MIX)
  3. DANIEL ASH – WALK THIS WAY (GROOVY VOCAL MIX)
  4. ERASURE – LEAVE ME TO BLEED (VINCE CLARK / ERIC RADCLIFFE MIX)
  5. ERASURE – WORLD BE GONE (Congratulations to Kerry – the winner of the “World Be Gone” Erasure cd!)
  6. WAVE MACHINES – BLOOD WILL ROLL
  7. EDDIE JAPAN – SUBURBAN LADY (NEW ALBUM, “GOLDEN AGE” OUT 7/18 – LIVE PERFORMANCE WITH GREG HAWKES OF THE CARS IN NORTHAMPTON, 7/22)
  8. AFRO DUB – FAST FUNK
  9. PETER GABRIEL – IN THE SUN
  10. HOLY GHOST! – WAIT & SEE
  11. MINISTRY – SHE’S GOT A CAUSE
  12. SCRITTI POLITTI – 28/8/78
  13. STEVE LEVINE – NETWORK 7: OPENING TITLES
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Not sure who these classic white Oberhamer’s belong to, but they’ve seen some pretty great rinks in their time! Laser trucks. Woot!

HOUR ONE:

  1. WARM UP… HAROLD FALTERMEYER – AXEL F
  2. ALL SKATE… FREESTYLE – DON’T STOP THE ROCK
  3. PRINCE – 1999
  4. MIDNIGHT STAR – NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR
  5. SHANNON – LET THE MUSIC PLAY
  6. THE EGYPTIAN LOVER – EGYPT EGYPT (HEAR THE KRAFTWERK?!)
  7. THE WHISPERS – IT’S A LOVE THING
  8. SPEEDSKATE! … BILLY SQUIER (AND FISCHERSPOONER) – EVERYBODY WANTS YOU (TO EMERGE)
  9. LOVERBOY – EVERYBODY’S WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND
  10. COUPLES SKATE… STEVE PERRY – FOOLISH HEART
  11. ALL SKATE!… THE GAP BAND – BURN RUBBER ON ME
  12. BLONDIE – DO THE DARK
  13. THE COMMODORES – BRICK HOUSE (K THEORY MIX)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. DONNA SUMMER – I FEEL LOVE
  2. LAKESIDE – FANTASTIC VOYAGE
  3. MICHAEL JACKSON – DON’T STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
  4. SOS BAND – TAKE YOUR TIME (DO IT RIGHT)
  5. MICHAEL SEMBELLO – MANIAC
  6. ROBERT PALMER – YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM
  7. PLANET PATROL – PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK
  8. J.GEILS BAND – FREEZE-FRAME
  9. BILLY IDOL – DANCING WITH MYSELF
  10. DURAN DURAN – HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
  11. LIPPS, INC. – FUNKYTOWN
  12. MIDNIGHT STARR – FREAK-A-ZOID

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Music, old and new are incredibly connected. But how?

HOUR ONE:

NINA SIMONE => SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES

  1. NINA SIMONE – SEE-LINE WOMAN
  2. MASSIVE ATTACK – PARADISE CIRCUS

MASSIVE ATTACK SAMPLES NINA SIMONE’S “SEE-LINE WOMAN” IN “PARADISE CIRCUS”

3. MASSIVE ATTACK – SUPERPREDATORS // SAMPLES SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES’ “METAL POSTCARDS (MITTAGEISON)”

4. SIOUXSIE – METAL POSTCARDS (MITTAGEISON)

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SALT-N-PEPA => COCTEAU TWINS

  1. (SALT-N-PEPA – PUSH IT)
  2. STEREO TOTAL – “PUSH IT” 

STEREO TOTAL COVERED SALT-N-PEPA’S “PUSH IT,” WHICH WAS PRODUCED BY HURBY LUV BUG.

3. SWEET TEE – LET THE JINGLE BELLS ROCK

HURBY LUV BUG ALSO PRODUCED SWEET TEE’S “LET THE JINGLE BELL ROCK” WHICH ALSO SAMPLED NINE INCH NAIL’S “KINDA I WANT TO.”

4. NINE INCH NAILS – KINDA I WANT TO

“KINDA I WANT TO” WAS PRODUCED BY JOHN FRYER WHO ALSO PRODUCED THE COCTEAU TWINS

5. COCTEAU TWINS- “MAMA WAS A MOTH”


 

MAGAZINE => FRANCOISE HARDY

  1. MAGAZINE – A SONG FROM UNDER THE FLOORBOARDS

“A SONG FROM UNDER THE FLOORBOARDS” WAS COVERED BY SIMPLE MINDS.

2. SIMPLE MINDS – ALIVE AND KICKING (INSTRUMENTAL) 

“ALIVE AND KICKING (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)” WAS REMIXED BY JIMMY LOVINE. JIMMY LOVINE PRODUCED THE LOVER SPEAKS’ “NO MORE I LOVE YOUS.”

3. THE LOVER SPEAKS – NO MORE I LOVE YOUS

“NO MORE I LOVE YOUS WAS COVERED BY THE EURYTHMICS WHO COVERED FRANCOISE HARDY’S “TOUS LES GARCONS ET LES FILLES”

4. THE EURYTHMICS – TOUS LES GARCONS ET LES FILLES

 

HOUR TWO:

PETER SCHILLING => GRACE JONES

  1. (PETER SCHILLING – MAJOR TOM)
  2. PLASTIC BERTRAND COVERED SCHLLING’S MAJOR TOM – THE SONG WAS PRODUCED BY ROLAND KRUGER
  3. ROLAND KRUGER PRODUCED CHAKACHAS’ – “JUNGLE FEVER.” THE SONG SAMPLED
  4. ANOTINETTE – “SHE OPERATES AROUND THE CLOCK” WHICH SAMPLES
  5. GRACE JONES – PULL UP TO THE BUMPER

 

TOM WAITS => BLUE NILE

  1. TOM WAITS – MIDTOWN (INSTRUMENTAL)
  2. THE SEATBELTS (W/ YOKO KANNO) – “BAD DOG NO BISCUIT” SAMPLES WAITS’ MIDTOWN
  3. (YOKO KANNO – “FACE ON” SAMPLES CRAIG ARMSTRONG’S “FACING BEAUTY”)
  4. CRAIG ARMSTRONG COVERS THE BLUE NILE’S “LET’S GO OUT TONIGHT” (FROM THE SIX FEET UNDER SOUNDTRACK.)

 

GARY NUMAN => RAY CHARLES

  1. (GARY NUMAN – DOWN IN THE PARK) RIP, Wilbur, Gary Numan’s pup 😦 numanwilbur
  2. MADLIB – “MADNESS TEMPEL” SAMPLES DOWN IN THE PARK
  3. MADLIB PRODUCED SOUND DIRECTIONS’ – “FOURTY DAYS” WHICH IS A COVER OF A BILLY BROOKS’ “FOURTY DAYS” – A SONG THAT WAS ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY RAY CHARLES.
  4. RAY CHARLES – GEORGIA (BROWNSTONE MIX)

 

OINGO BOINGO => DINAH WASHINGTON

  1. OINGO BOINGO – WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?
  2. DANNY ELFMAN IS A MEMBER OF OINGO BOINGO. HE COMPOSED “ICE DANCE” FOR THE MUSIC FOR THE MOVIE, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS.
  3. VENETIAN SNARES – THIS BITTER EARTH SAMPLED BOTH “ICE DANCE” AND DINAH WASHINGTON’S, “THIS BITTER EARTH”

 

KRAFTWERK => MAGNETIC FIELDS

  1. KRAFTWERK – AUTOBAHN (EXCERPT) WAS THE ONLY KRAFTWERK HIT IN THE U.S.
  2. *** YOU TUBE *** THE BOO RADLEY’S SAMPLED AUTOBAHN IN ITS SONG, “MARTIN, DOOM! IT’S SEVEN O’CLOCK”
  3. THE ST.ETTIENNE REMIX OF THE BOO RADLEY’S SONG, “RODNEY KING” FEATURES MERIEL BARHAM OF THE BAND LUSH.
  4. LUSH – “I HAVE THE MOON” IS A COVER OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD’S SONG OF THE SAME NAME.

 

Subculture: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on 103.3fm, WXOJ – Valley Free Radio 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

 

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

Subculture: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on 103.3fm, WXOJ – Valley Free Radio in Northampton, MA or live online @ valleyfreeradio.org // Encore show Sunday AMs from 12-2 // Facebook: subculturema

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HOUR ONE:

  1. DEPECHE MODE – ENJOY THE SILENCE (RICHARD X MIX)
  2. JOY DIVISION – CONTROL (D.RAMIREZ MIX)
  3. YAZ – SITUATION (MIX)
  4. TONI BASIL – MICKEY (KILLA KLUB MIX)
  5. DURAN DURAN v. BRUNO MARS – NOTORIOUS FUNK
  6. BRYAN FERRY – DON’T STOP THE DANCE (PSYCHEMAGIK REMIX)
  7. BLANCMANGE – LIVING ON THE CEILING (VINCE CLARK REMIX)
  8. PET SHOP BOYS (U2) – WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME (12″ MIX)
  9. M – POP MUSIK (PARALYZER MIX)
  10. FALCO – WEINER BLUT (CLUB REMIX)
  11. SOFT CELL – DOWN IN THE SUBWAY (12″ MIX)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. TONES ON TAIL – GO! (CLUB MIX)
  2. THOMAS DOLBY – HYPERACTIVE! (HEAVY BREATHER SUBVERSION)

and now… a moment of disco 🙂 …

  1. BLONDIE – RAPTURE (SPECIAL DISCO MIX)
  2. DONNA SUMMER – LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY (GIORGIO MORODER & CHRIS COX MIX)
  3. FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS – SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY (MONIE LOVE REMIX)
  4. ALPHAVILLE – FOREVER YOUNG (DANCE MIX)
  5. VISAGE – FADE TO GREY (BASSHEADS REMIX)
  6. DEPECHE MODE – SHAKE THE DISEASE (TIGA REMIX)
  7. NEW ORDER – THIEVES LIKE US (12″ MIX)
  8. CULTURE CLUB – DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME? (QUIVVER MIX)
  9. KRAFTWERK – MUSIQUE NON-STOP

 

The last in our Tour Across America series gives us songs that are about or mention American cities, states… and one zip code.

Did you know? Zip codes in America were first used in larger cities in the 1940s. By 1967, zip codes were placed on all mail within the US. In the early 198os we began “Zip +4” – the little four digit code that helps keep mail delivery… zippy!

Watch the 1960s promo video for zip codes here and the Zip Code song here!

 

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HOUR ONE:

  1. THE ROSEBUDS – BACK TO BOSTON
  2. PRINCE – ALL THE CRITICS LOVE U IN NEW YORK
  3. B-52’S – SONG FOR A FUTURE GENERATION (MENTIONS NEW JERSEY AND ATHENS, GA)
  4. ELVIS COSTELLO – TOKYO STORM WARNING (MENTIONS MONTGOMERY, AL)
  5. MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO – HELLO TEENAGE AMERICA
  6. OMD – 88 SECONDS IN GREENSBORO (ABOUT MASACRE IN GREENSBORO, NC IN 1979)
  7. THOMAS DOLBY – I LOVE YOU GOODBYE (NEW ORLEANS)
  8. MORNINGWOOD – NEW YORK GIRLS
  9. MISSING PERSONS – WALKING IN L.A.
  10. CABARET VOLTAIRE – THANK YOU AMERICA
  11. PET SHOP BOYS – NEW YORK CITY BOY
  12. THE POSTAL SERVICE – THE DISTRICT SLEEPS TONIGHT (WASHINGTON, D.C. WHILST NOT TECHNICALLY A STATE)
  13. CAMERA OBSCURA – ALASKA

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. DEVO – THEME FROM DR. DETROIT
  2. GORILLAZ – PHONER TO ARIZONA
  3. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS – WICKED LITTLE CRITTA (BOSTON HOCKEY)
  4. AMANDA PALMER & THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA – MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE (IN BOSTON, MA)
  5. JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS – NEW ENGLAND
  6. SONIC YOUTH – NEW HAMPSHIRE
  7. IAN MCCULLOCH – KANSAS
  8. ROXY MUSIC – VIRGINIA PLAIN (HEADMAN REWORK)
  9. THE FLESHTONES – THE GIRL FROM BALTIMORE (MARYLAND)
  10. XIU XIU – BOTANICA DE LOS ANGELES
  11. THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS – SWEET DREAMS, TN
  12. NINA HAGEN – NEW YORK NEW YORK
  13. DAVID BOWIE – PANIC IN DETROIT
  14. INXS – PRETTY VEGAS
  15. THE CHURCH – BEL-AIR (CALIFORNIA)

SUBCULTURE: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online worldwide at: valleyfreeradio.org // Encore performance the following Sunday morning 12a-2a // Find us on Facebook: subculturema