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Welcome to summer and at least two hours of *happiness* via music. Tonight we’ll play songs that make you want to take yer top off, dance, appreciate someone or emplore you to play air guitar. You know, happy stuff (or at least happy-sounding stuff) 🙂

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HOUR ONE:

  1. THE BRADY BUNCH – IT’S A SUNSHINE DAY
  2. STYLE COUNCIL – MY EVER CHANGING MOODS (12″)
  3. KATIE MELUA – A HAPPY PLACE
  4. BOARDS OF CANADA – HAPPY CYCLING (REMIX)
  5. BOOK OF LOVE – SUNNY DAY (2000 VERSION)
  6. BOOK OF LOVE – BUTTERFLY
  7. POPTONE – HAPPINESS (live @ The Middle East in  Boston 06.26!)
  8. DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS – SUNSHINE (live @ The Parlor Room in Northampton this Sunday!)
  9. LUSH – LADYKILLERS (at least she’s happy to get rid of someone) 🙂
  10. THE HOUSEMARTINS – HAPPY HOUR
  11. ALTERED IMAGES – I COULD BE HAPPY
  12. THE ALARM – RAIN IN THE SUMMERTIME
  13. THE JESUS AND MARYCHAIN – HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS
  14. GARBAGE – ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS (EARLY DEMO MIX)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. COCTEAU TWINS – SUMMERHEAD
  2. SHINDU (SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES) – HAPPY HOUSE
  3. BJORK – VIOLENTLY HAPPY
  4. FASTBACKS – IN THE SUMMER
  5. THE O.C.B. – FEELIN HAPPY
  6. HOT CHIP – I FEEL BETTER
  7. JAMIROQUAI – SEVEN DAYS IN SUNNY JUNE
  8. THE B-52S – HOT CORNER (live with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, Culture Club @ The Wang in Boston July 27th!)
  9. THE SUBURBS – LOVE IS THE LAW
  10. OF MONTREAL – OSLO IN THE SUMMERTIME
  11. HAPPY MONDAYS – SUNSHINE AND LOVE
  12. SPLIT ENZ – DOUBLE HAPPY
  13. FUN BOY THREE (GEORGE GERSHWIN) – SUMMERTIME
  14. TALK TALK – HAPPINESS IS EASY

 

Subculture: Fridays 8-10p ET on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online @ valleyfreeradio.org // Replays Sunday AM 2-4 // FB: subculturema

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Tonight we honor SLICING UP EYEBALLS, the Website! Launched in 2009 by former music critic, Matt Sebastian, SUE has become one of the premiere resources for 80s+ college rock we have on the internets!

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Giveaways of SUE merch will be given away throughout the show!

An uninterrupted version of the show can be heard here

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HOUR ONE:

  1. THE CURE – PUSH
  2. DEPECHE MODE – LIE TO ME
  3. LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH – OPEN YOUR EYES
  4. ULTRAVOX – SLEEPWALK
  5. SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – COAL MIND
  6. THE SISTERS OF MERCY – 1969
  7. PALE SAINTS – YOU TEAR THE WORLD IN TWO
  8. THE SMITHS – SOME GIRLS ARE BIGGER THAN OTHERS
  9. GANG OF FOUR – I FOUND THAT ESSENCE RARE
  10. MODERN ENGLISH – AFTER THE SNOW
  11. BAUHAUS – SPIRIT
  12. COCTEAU TWINS – IN THE GOLD DUST RUSH
  13. JAPAN – VISIONS OF CHINA
  14. KILLING JOKE – EUROPEAN SUPER STATE
  15. THE CHURCH – YOU’RE STILL BEAUTIFUL
  16. THE THE – THAT SINKING FEELING

HOUR TWO:

  1. MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT – SEX ON WHEELZ
  2. SPECIMEN – BEAUTY OF POISON
  3. THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – SISTER EUROPE
  4. ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN – RESCUE
  5. THE STRANGLERS – SKIN DEEP
  6. MORRISSEY – ALMA MATTERS
  7. CLAN OF XYMOX – CRY IN THE WIND
  8. NEW ORDER – STATE OF THE NATION
  9. THE BUBBLEMEN – THE BUBBLEMEN ARE COMING
  10. SIMPLE MINDS – THIS FEAR OF GODS
  11. AU PAIRS – IT’S OBVIOUS

 

*** Congratulations to our SUE merch winners: KaitlinR., JonathanT, MickeyN. ***

SUBCULTURE: Fridays 8-10p ET on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or streaming @ valleyfreeradio.org // replays the following Sunday mornings 2-4

Subculture is away on a mission to see Depeche Mode in CT this week, but here’s a treat to get you in the mood: Some of the best LIVE recordings of bands actually coming to town LIVE to the New England and NY areas this Fall !

HOUR ONE:

  1. ALISON MOYET – SITUATION (9.13 ROYALE, BOSTON)
  2. PAUL WELLER – INTO TOMORROW (10.06 HOB, BOSTON)
  3. ST. ETIENNE – HUG MY SOUL (ONCE BALLROOM, BOSTON) + (9/25 THE BOWERY, NYC)
  4. THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – LOVE MY WAY (10.13 THE CALVIN, NORTHAMPTON) + (10.14 PARADISE, BOSTON)
  5. SLOWDIVE – STAR ROVING (11.14 PARADISE, BOSTON)
  6. OF MONTREAL – REQUIEM FOR O.M.M.2 (09.10 THE SINCLAIR, BOSTON)
  7. THIEVERY CORPORATION – WARNING SHOTS (09.28 HOB, BOSTON)
  8. CHINA CRISIS – WISHFUL THINKING (12.06 DARYL’S HOUSE, PAWLING NY)
  9. >> tonight!>> DEPECHE MODE – MASTER AND SERVANT (09.01 MOHEGAN SUN, UNCASVILLE, CT) + (09.09 & 09.11 MSG, NYC)
  10. SQUEEZE – TEMPTED (11.21 THE WILBUR, BOSTON)
  11. TRICKY – NOTHING’S CHANGED (10.05 HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM, S.BURLINGTON, VT)
  12. MATTHEW SWEET – DARK SECRET (09.13 THE IRON HORSE, NORTHAMPTON)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. DRESDEN DOLLS – SEX CHANGES (11.3/4/6 PARADISE, BOSTON… SOLD OUT!)
  2. WIRE – AHEAD (09.23 SINCLAIR, BOSTON)
  3. FRONT 242 – HEADHUNTER (10.07 BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL, BOSTON)
  4. THE BREEDERS – SAFARI (11.03 THE SINCLAIR, BOSTON… SOLD OUT!)
  5. PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT – SHADOWILY (JOY DIVISION) (04.28.18 PARADISE, BOSTON)
  6. HEAVEN 17 – LET ME GO (09.27 HIGHLINE BALLROOM, NYC)
  7. JAPANESE BREAKFAST – HEFT (10.11 SINCLAIR, BOSTON… SOLD OUT!)
  8. GARY NUMAN – ABSOLUTION (12.04 PARADISE, BOSTON)
  9. THE CHURCH – UNDER THE MILKYWAY (09.27 POISSON ROUGE, NYC + 09.28 THE BELL HOUSE, NYC)
  10. BILLY BRAGG – JEANE (THE SMITHS) (10.14 THE CALVIN, NORTHAMPTON)
  11. THE PIXIES – WHERE IS MY MIND (09.20 JOHN M.GREENE HALL, NORTHAMPTON)
  12. SECURITY PROJECT (PETER GABRIEL) – I HAVE THE TOUCH (11.07 IRON HORSE, NORTHAMPTON)

 

What we couldn’t fit into the show (still, there are plenty more beyond this list!)…

  1. Seu Jorge – 9.22 The Calvin, Northampton (Playing the music of Bowie!)
  2. Iron & Wine – 11/12 The Calvin, Northampton
  3. The Mary Jane Jones – 09.28 The Iron Horse, Northampton
  4. Wax Tailor – 11.15 Pearl St, Northapton
  5. Dan Croll – 09.11 The Sinclair, Boston
  6. Alvvays – 10.03 Paradise, Boston
  7. Tori Amos – 11.02 The Orpheum, Boston
  8. B-52’s – 10.05 The Paramount; Huntington, NY
  9. Culture Club – 11.16 Mohegan Sun; Uncasville, CT

 

Subculture: Fridays 8-10pm on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online @ valleyfreeradio.org. // Replays can be heard 2-4a the following Sunday. // Join us on FB @ subculturema // Purchase tracks and help support VFR @ Spinitron.com

 

 

 

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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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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)