Friday, February 7, 2014

erieffusion 2.2.2014 : playlist ! link ! listen :

Sunday i host the EriEffusion Eighties Retro Radioshow from 6pm - 8pm
I can be found broadcasting live from WRUW 91.1FM in CLE or WRUW.ORG
 Here is the playlist from sunday 2/2/2014
Erie Effusion :

Nick Heyward  - Kick of Love
Meat Beat Manifesto - Everything Counts
Meat Beat Manifesto - Psyche Out !
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down ( 2011 Re:Mx )
Alien Sex Fiend - Now I'm Feeling Zombified
Alien Sex Fiend - Hurricane Fighter Plane
INXS - The One Thing
Hunters and Collectors - talking to a stranger
Comsat Angels - Day One
Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures of Matchstick Men
Camper Van Beethoven - The Day Lassie Went to the Moon
R.E.M. - Crazy
54: 40 - baby ran
Husker DU - Dead Set on Destruction
Replacements - Something to DU
Replacements - Another Girl, Another Planet
Clash - Cheapskates
Coachmen - Stay in my Room
Pretenders - Room of Mirrors
Nick Cave and Shane McGowan - What a Wonderful World
SugarCubes - Regina
Cocteau Twins - Hazel
Cocteau Twins- Eggs in the Their Shells
Echo and the Bunnymen - with a HIP
the Church - almost with you
lloyd cole and the commotions - rattlesnakes
close lobsters - what is there to smile about
jellybean - was dog a donut ?

In the 80's, we had mixed tapes. A mixed tape would be a recordable tape you could put a few songs on for a friend, someone to impress or trade music with. Often you could make friends with the right person who could or would tape you most of their collection to listen to. Bonus points if that person had a shopping addiction or bought music to be too cool for school. Although i do admit to taping a ton of music from the library or a friend's collection, i would HAVE to buy a real copy eventually as repeated listening on a recordable tape was limited to abuse. In the 80's, we had no free listening devices. Nothing to stream or steal. If you wanted to hear the last four cocteau twins singles, you had to make nice with a person who HAD paid over 30 - 40 $ per order /  PLUS shipping / allowed six weeks for delivery ( SIX WEEKS - this generation would be dead by then if they had to wait that long for a song ), pony up all that cash yourself for unheard music you don't know you like or wait 30 years until half the collection is in the budget bin at Record Exchange in Lakewood for 2 bucks each. Now i listen to music on i tunes to determine if i should buy the whole shebang or a single or two, maybe you tube if it isn' t some horrible photo montage of kittens wrapped in sheets or scout the intertubes. But back in the day i didn't have this luxury, so what is great fun of this show is my opportunity to explore the eighties just as much as the listener to the show or station. Often my show can seem to me like a mixed tape, or the process of constructing one. My opportunity to walk in, choose a few tunes to revisit, hear other versions /releases i am not familiar with & pair them up. 
A trip to the past can be just as fun for me, too.
Click here to listen to this week's dig

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