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Friday, November 30, 2007

Eighties Friday on Altrok Radio - The Big List O' Bands

Today and every Friday, you'll hear a big pile of the music we had available in the 80's, all day and through the night, in CD Quality MP3 Pro, on Altrok's Eighties Friday at Altrok Radio.

Got a slow connection? We've put it up for you in glorious mono as well - check the "slower connections" link on the right of the page.

We do it every Friday, and we do it with a lot of tracks you won't necessarily hear on your average "Eighties Rewind" special...and that's 'cause we were there, and we know the stuff that sold well wasn't necessarily the stuff that we keep going back to. "I Ran" and "I Melt With You" have been shoved out of the way to make room for some really good stuff (often including the good stuff A Flock Of Seagulls and Modern English made that got completely overshadowed by their "one hit wonders".)

Want specifics? How about:

A Flock Of Seagulls, ABC, APB, Adam Ant

The B-52's, Bad Brains, Bauhaus, The Beastie Boys, Big Audio Dynamite, Big Country, Blancmange, Blondie, The Bolshoi, The Bongos, Buzzcocks

Cabaret Voltaire, Camouflage, Jim Band Carroll, The Chameleons, The Charlatans UK, China Crisis, The Church, The Clash, The Comsat Angels, Julian Cope, Elvis Costello, Cult Hero, The Cure

The Danse Society, Department S, Depeche Mode, Devo, The Dickies, Dramarama, Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy, Ian Dury And The Blockheads

Easterhouse, Echo & The Bunnymen, Eddie & The Hot Rods, The English Beat

Faith No More, Fishbone, Front 242, Fugazi, Fun Boy Three

Gang Of Four, Gene Loves Jezebel, Go-Gos, The Godfathers, Peter Godwin

Heaven 17, The Hoodoo Gurus, The Human League, Hunters & Collectors

Icehouse, Intaferon, Inxs

Joe Jackson, The Jam, JoBoxers

Killing Joke

The La's, Liquid Liquid, Love & Rockets, Lene Lovich

Madness, Ministry, Morrissey, Peter Murphy

The Nails, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, November Group

OMD, Oingo Boingo, Orbital, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

Robert Palmer, Plastic Bertrand, Plimsouls, Pop Will Eat Itself, Iggy Pop, The Pretenders, Psychedelic Furs, Psychic TV

R.E.M., The Ramones, Red Box, Lou Reed, Stan Ridgeway, Romeo Void

Fred Schneider, Pete Shelley, Simple Minds, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Sisters of Mercy, The Smiths, Soft Cell, Spandau Ballet, Sparks, The Specials, Split Enz, Squeeze, Sting, The Stranglers, Sugarcubes

Talking Heads, The Teardrop Explodes, That Petrol Emotion, The The, They Might Be Giants, Tones On Tail, Frank Tovey, Tv21

U2, Ultravox!

The Vapors, Violent Femmes

Wah!, Was (Not Was), Way Of The West, Wire, The Wonder Stuff, Wreckless Eric


Sound appealing? Then hop aboard!


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