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Familiar & forgotten gems from 50-plus years of music on the darker side, shoegaze, synthpop, goth, psychedelia, darkwave, with unapologetic detours into 70s pop. In a dark night of the soul, it's always 3 o'clock in the morning.

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Favoriting October 5, 2021: Fun '81

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The Kinks  Destroyer   Favoriting Give The People What They Want  Arista  1981   
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Black Flag  Rise Above   Favoriting Damaged  Unicorn Records  1981   
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The Passions  Swimmer   Favoriting Thirty Thousand Feet Over China  Polydor  1981   
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The Police  Rehumanize Yourself   Favoriting Ghost In The Machine  A&M Records  1981   
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The Birthday Party  Zoo-Music Girl   Favoriting Prayers On Fire  Thermidor  1981   
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X  Beyond and Back   Favoriting Wild Gift  Slash  1981   
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Last Man In Europe  TV Addict   Favoriting ...A Certain Bridge  Cocteau Records  1981   
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Armande Altaï  Angebigue   Favoriting Informulé  Mercury  1981   
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The Psychedelic Furs  Mr. Jones   Favoriting Talk Talk Talk  Columbia  1981   
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Vangelis 

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Flying Lizards  Lovers and Other Strangers (7 inch version)   Favoriting Fourth Wall  Virgin  1981   
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Alternative TV  My Hand Is Still Wet   Favoriting Strange Kicks  I.R.S. Records  1981   
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Siam  Don't Look Back   Favoriting Don't Look Back 7"  A&M Records  1981   
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Alaska Y Los Pegamoides  Quiero Ser Un Bote De Colón   Favoriting Otra Dimensión  Hispavox  1981   
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Japan  Still Life In Mobile Homes   Favoriting Tin Drum  Virgin  1981   
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The Honeymoon Killers  Lasse Tomber Les Filles   Favoriting Les Tueurs De La Lune De Miel  Crammed Discs  1981   
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Trio  Sunday You Need Love Monday Be Alone   Favoriting Trio  Mercury  1981   
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Prince  Annie Christian   Favoriting Controversy  Warner Bros  1981   
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Kraftwerk  Numbers   Favoriting Computer World  Warner Bros.  1981   
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U De Chile 

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Scars  Your Attention Please   Favoriting Author! Author!  PRE Records  1981   
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New Order  Senses   Favoriting Movement  Factory  1981   
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Nico  Sixty Forty   Favoriting Drama of Exile  Aura  1981   
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Bauhaus  Dancing   Favoriting Mask  Beggars Banquet  1981   
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The Pretenders  The Adultress   Favoriting Pretenders II  Sire  1981   
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Martha And The Muffins  Women Around The World at Work   Favoriting This Is The Ice Age  Dindisc  1981   
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Maki Nomiya  17-Sai no kuchibeni   Favoriting Pinku no kokoro  Flying Dog  1981   
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Commando M. Pigg  Nobody   Favoriting Commando M. Pigg  MNW  1981   
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The Beat (AKA The English Beat)  Psychedelic Rockers   Favoriting Wha'ppen?  I.R.S. Records  1981   
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Blondie 

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Lene Lovich  Cat's Away   Favoriting New Toy  Stiff-Epic  1981   
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Hikashu  One Of Us   Favoriting The Human Being  Eastworld  1981   
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The Legendary Pink Dots  Defeated   Favoriting Kleine Krieg  Mirrordot  1981   
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Ceramic Hello  Climactic Nouveaux   Favoriting The Absence of a Canary  Mannequin Records  1981   
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Chris & Cosey  Manic Melody   Favoriting Heartbeat  Rough Trade  1981   
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Tom Tom Club  On, On, On, On......   Favoriting Tom Tom Club  Sire  1981   
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Wall of Voodoo  Two Minutes Till Lunch   Favoriting Dark Continent  I.R.S. Records  1981   
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Devo  Love Without Anger   Favoriting New Traditionalists  Warner Bros. Records  1981   
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Men At Work  Helpless Automaton   Favoriting Business As Usual  CBS  1981   
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Plastics  Top Secret Man   Favoriting Welcome Back  Island Records  1981   
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Gulio Capone 

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Public Image Ltd.  Flowers of Romance   Favoriting The Flowers of Romance  Virgin  1981   
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Lemon Kittens  Kite   Favoriting Cake Beast  United Dairies  1981   
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A.C. Marias  So   Favoriting Drop/so 7"  Dome Records  1981   
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Klaus Nomi  Nomi Song   Favoriting Klaus Nomi  RCA Victor  1981   
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Toronto  Master of Disguise   Favoriting Head On  A&M Records  1981   
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The Selecter  Bombscare   Favoriting Celebrate The Bullet  Chrysalis  1981   
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Ian Dury  Funky Disco (Pops)   Favoriting Lord Upminster  Polydor  1981   
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Depeche Mode  Dreaming Of Me   Favoriting Speak & Spell  Sire  1981   
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The Cure  Doubt   Favoriting Faith  Fiction Records  1981   
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Wedding String Quartet 

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Gary Numan  Stories   Favoriting Dance  ATCO Records  1981   
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Cha Cha Guitri  Non Non Non   Favoriting French Synth Wave - St Etienne - 1981  Born Bad Records  2014  recorded 1981 
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Marquis de Sade  Cancer and Drugs   Favoriting Rue de Siam  Pathé  1981   
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Adam and the Ants  Mile High Club   Favoriting Prince Charming  Epic  1981   
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Echo & The Bunnymen  A Promise   Favoriting Heaven Up Here  Sire  1981   
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The Church  Unguarded Moment   Favoriting Of Skins and Heart  Parlophone  1981   
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Prva Ljubav  Rock Poduzeće   Favoriting Privatno  Jugoton  1981   
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Altered Images  Idols   Favoriting Happy Birthday  Epic  1981   
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The Teardrop Explodes  Passionate Friend   Favoriting Wilder  Mercury  1981   
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Queen 

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Bikini Atoll  Russian Doll   Favoriting The Wall 7"  Ready! Go! Records  1981   
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Duran Duran  Sound Of Thunder   Favoriting Duran Duran  EMI  1981   
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Go-Go's`  Automatic   Favoriting Beauty and the Beat  I.R.S. Records  1981   
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Slow Children  I Got A Good Mind   Favoriting Slow Children  Ensign  1981   
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Siouxsie and the Banshees  Halloween   Favoriting Juju  Polydor  1981   
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Sparks  Suzie Safety   Favoriting Whomp That Sucker  RCA  1981   
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The Cars  Shake It Up   Favoriting Shake It Up  Elektra  1981   
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Syd Barret 

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Listener comments!

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listener james from westwood:

w00t! Setting the dial for ’81 on 91.1!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 2:58pm
Julie:

Don't be upset if your favorite is missing, I cut this show down from 9 1/2 hours.... We're gonna be visiting a lot of 1981 when we go back to freeform!
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Sylvia:

Hello Julie, James, and all!
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Handy Haversack:

I bet I missed some of these songs when I was seven -- glad to get to hear them now!

Hi, Julie and the Dark Ones!
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Mr. Nobody:

Howdy all!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
David (in London):

Hello Julie and all the darkened groovers here assembled.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
Julie:

hi James & Sylvia & Handy! Hey Mr Nobody!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
Julie:

hey David!
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listener james from westwood:

This was the first Kinks song I ever heard, on the middle-school lunchroom PA system (they'd play WPLJ or one of the classic-rock stations for us).
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Stanley:

Class of '81, me.
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Miss G:

Great start! Dancing already! Hoping for a 9 1/2 hour flash drive for a DJ premium one day!
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Troymo:

82’ here
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Bas NL:

Hi Julie & friends!
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Handy Haversack:

Stanley, so was the younger of my sisters.
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sim:

Hey, Julie! Listening live so I can make a pledge!
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coelacanth∅:

hi Julie.
1981... i probably wont stick around for much of it! sorry
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Julie:

hey Stanley, Bas & Miss G!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Julie:

heya Sim, Hey Coela!
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Julie:

This was my first Kinks album, where it all started for me!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Handy Haversack:

Oh, hey, now I haf icon drums. Ho. Ho. Ho.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
Julie:

yay the drum!
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David (in London):

Ah, The Kinks with that difficult 19th album.
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dreamyandseedy:

greetings!
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listener james from westwood:

When I heard about the Huntington Beach oil spill, all I could think of was how Rollins in Get in the Van would describe the Huntington Beach skinheads as The. Worst.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:05pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Julie and Drummer souls. Celebrating my half birthday today!
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Julie:

hi dreamy!
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Julie:

hi Ken! Happy half birthday!
  3:06pm
Mary Wing:

Black Flag?? Am I in the right place?
Hi Julie!
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Julie:

haha hi Mary! Yes, pretty sure that is a first!
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Handy Haversack:

That's listener Barbara in PA playing bass in the Passions!
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Bryant in TO:

Hey, Julie and Souls of the Dark Night!
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sim:

Sometimes you just gotta play the hits.
  3:07pm
Mary Wing:

I had to go break some glass, heh.
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sim:

@Ken From Hyde Park. Happy Birthday!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:08pm
Julie:

heya Bryant! Oh handy I didn't know that! Cool. Sim, not a lot of hits, I really didn't want to go all Classic Rock Radio on this.
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David (in London):

Tuesday's not normally her thing, it's Mary Wing!
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Handy Haversack:

Happy half bday, Ken! My double half bday is on Thu.

Sounds smashing, Mary! Kate got your Wing Bling in Hell Swag. She will not be denied again!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:10pm
Julie:

what's a double half birthday?
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coelacanth∅:

this one has a naughty word
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Mary Wing:

Hiya David and Handy! And everybody in the dark circle!

Kewl, Handy, I hope she is the trendsetter in your neighborhood!
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Hubig Pie:

DiL, was that recorded during Ray Davies unfortunate mustache period ?
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sim:

@Julie. I trust you completely as captain on your little starship of music.
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David (in London):

Sting was ill-advised to stand with this back to Stewart...
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Julie:

hiya Hubig!
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Bryant in TO:

I can't hear "Rehumanize Yourself" without thinking of the music Stewart Copeland wrote for the closing credits of "Droids"
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:11pm
Julie:

I had to cut so much. i cut Elton and Olivia! Both had albums that year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm
David (in London):

Hey Hubig. Well, we all have to go through that phase at one point...
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Julie:

I only know one Police album this one is new to me!
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sim:

Wow, Sting looks so young! I watched "Only Murders In The Building" so was going from that.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:12pm
Handy Haversack:

Julie: just a regular old bday.
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coelacanth∅:

i got my mustache period out of the way in high school
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Julie:

oooh happy early birthday Handy!
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David (in London):

And no-one rocked the moustache look better than Tracy Pew.
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Julie:

Sting still looks damn good
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coelacanth∅:

David Crosby
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Summer and Michael and Sylvia:

Hi, Julie!
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Julie:

heya S&M&S! Didn't Nick Cave have a bad stash at some point
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
Handy Haversack:

Everyone: read the liner notes from the Birthday Party best of CD absolutely as soon as you can. Then rip out your eyes because you won't be needing them anymore! You will have peaked!

Thanks, Julie!
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Mary Wing:

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David (in London):

Hi S&M&S.
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listener james from westwood:

X!
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Doop:

now we're cooking

hi everyone
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Summer and Michael and Sylvia:

Hey, David!
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spodiodi:

greetings, Julie and Souls!
X!
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Julie:

I had about 4-5 album requests, I think I got them all in
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Julie:

hi Doop & Spodi!
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Handy Haversack:

Ha, I think I mentioned both 30,000 Feet ... and Wild Gift!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
Julie:

oh I thought I stumbled on the passions...ha..it's been a long week
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Julie:

I think if I do a 1981 show in Nov & Dec, I'll get through all the stuff I chose yesterday.
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Handy Haversack:

Barbara is in a really cool project now called Barbara + Marco (Marco is also in it). They played with Creek and Kills at that gig at the brewery near the Catskills a couple of months back: barbaramarco.bandcamp.com

David, I think you'd dig it.
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Bas NL:

Please do, Julie!
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listener james from westwood:

It was a rich year! Bleak scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Julie:

and that 9 plus hours was without the commercial hits
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Julie:

when is that C&K Outdoor show you mentioned before, I need to put it on my calendar as a maybe
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Julie:

new weird girl!
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listener james from westwood:

Dig the Altaï!
  3:23pm
Mark R:

I must confess I missed most of these folks the first time around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm
Doop:

on first listen I thought this was Nina Hagen
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David (in London):

Thanks Handy, I'll give that an ear in a quiet moment.
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StringOFperils:

Hah! This is a truly weird record, that I've never heard. Sort of Nina, Lena,....
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Bas NL:

Yeah, 's great this Altai!
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Julie:

the french Nina Hagen!
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Julie:

Mark -- me too. I dug deep!
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Julie:

hiya String!
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coelacanth∅:

hey spodiodi!
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Stanley:

This Armande Altaï is pretty far out stuff.
Digging.
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StringOFperils:

Hello, Julie!
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David (in London):

Ha ha, I hoped the Furs were coming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm
Stanley:

Me too. Furs!
  3:26pm
Marci:

Outstanding first set👍!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:27pm
Julie:

thanks Marci!
  3:27pm
Marie:

I love early Furs! Hello Julie and everyone!
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Handy Haversack:

Julie (@3:22): Next Thu. in Brooklyn: mamatriedbk.com...
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Julie:

ah I DO Have it on the calendar...smart me
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Julie:

heya Marie!
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Mary Wing:

Ack, need to go do work, right in the middle of the Furs; play some crappy music for a while, okay?
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Julie:

you got it, Mary!
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Miss G:

*sadness* Just discovered this album did not survive The Great Purge. So, glad to hear it on WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm
coelacanth∅:

i guess 1981 is very much not representative of "80s music", after all.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:29pm
Julie:

heya Miss G!
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Handy Haversack:

My mom died in 1981.
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sim:

I'm reading the 1981 entry in WP. Pope and presidential assassination attempts. STS-1 space shuttle Columbia launches it's maiden flight as does the Boeing 767. MTV launches, as well. General Hospital has the world's record for soap opera viewership when Luke and Laura get married. Mauritania abolishes slavery
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm
spodiodi:

hey coelacanth∅! just "finished" replacing a window regulator in my hooptie. every time i wrench on cars, i think of you. took way too long (over an extended period of time), but i'm glad it's done (as it's getting for now :)
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Julie. I'm doing much better now!
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Miss G:

1981 was kind of "dark night of the soul" for me, so, music helped a lot!
  3:31pm
Mark R:

Luke and Laura first met when he raped her. So the story sort of has a happy ending.
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HyperDose:

Add another hug to that tally, Handy. 💙
  3:32pm
KWilde:

Hey Julie!
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spodiodi:

i turned 10 in 1981, and Only a Lad was released 🌟
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Miss G:

Mark R I can't hear that song and not freak out. (during when he raped her)
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Handy Haversack:

Ledgered, HyperD!
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coelacanth∅:

i think of 81 more as the year John Hinckley missed
  3:33pm
Mr. Nobody:

Noooooooo
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Mr. Nobody:

lol
  3:33pm
Switchblade Batman:

I think 1981 was the year I went to kindergarten. I don't remember much.
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coelacanth∅:

i'm sorry Handy that sucks
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coelacanth∅:

ghost in the machine maybe their best album; synchronicity the worst
  3:36pm
Switchblade Batman:

@Handy, sorry. My grandmother died around then, and I loved her very much.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:37pm
Julie:

Hey KWilde! Hey Switchblade Batman!
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coelacanth∅:

my grandmother died then too. i didn't know her very well but i know she was an exemplary human being. someone who called herself a catholic but in actuality was a Christian.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 3:39pm
Julie:

ha! Synchronicity was the one I had. On cassette. everybody I knew was super excited about it coming out so I had to get it too
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coelacanth∅:

and YAY 'lizards!
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

I was 20/21 in 1981 and bought a LOT of records. Great playlist so far.
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Julie:

hiya Hopey! Thank you!
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks, pals. I was six. Good in some ways to be young and have a chance to recover. I think it took me longer when my dad died as I was on the cusp of independent adulthood. That was a bad few years. Fortunately, I didn't alienate everyone!
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sim:

1981 Arcade Legends. Donkey Kong, Frogger, Galaga, Ms Pac-Man, Tempest, Centipede, Defender, Castle Wolfenstein.
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Julie:

we had Pong. As much as my dad loved new tech he never got us any better games.
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coelacanth∅:

Julie at the time i bought it and played it exactly once! but maybe i'd like it more now? i have all 5 and ghost in the machine is the only one i occasionally still listen to
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Handy Haversack:

We also tapped out after Pong!
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Julie:

that Andy Summers Mother song though
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sim:

1981 Computer Milestone. The advent of the IBM PC.
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coelacanth∅:

i don't even know it! the album didn't compel me; didn't interest me when there was so much else to listen to.

(same here, Hopey Sockmonkey)
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listener james from westwood:

Diggin' Siam; new to me!
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Bas NL:

Couple of years back a friend did a Pong party. Couple of old TV sets and a couple of dented Pong boxes. We had a great night!
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Sylvia:

I knew none of these songs
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Julie:

oh that sounds fun!
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Julie:

Sylvia had you heard of Armande?
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Miss G:

wow this Alaska Y Los Pegamoides is great, reminds me of re-watching "Los Espookys" recently
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Scott67:

G'day Julie & Nighties!
👍😎👣🐾🎵🎶📻🌏🐦🐦🐦🐦
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

I still have a fondness for Regatta de Blanc. Saw the Police several times back in the day.
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Julie:

Good morning, Scott!
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Bas NL:

Love Tin Drum!
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Sylvia:

yes, I have, only because she was the voice coach on one of the first seasons of a singing reality tv show some 20 years ago
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

Ah, Japan! I've just been introducing a friend to Tin Drum and Gentlemen Take Polaroids.
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Doop:

any Gary Numan in the mix?
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Handy Haversack:

Miss G, have they made a second season of that? I was just thinking about it.
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spodiodi:

g'day, Scott67!
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Julie:

Doop: Yes.
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Doop:

😁
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Scott67:

G'day spodi!👍😎
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Photocopy Cha Cha 2000:

Music sure is good nowadays, and I'm only 5 years old. Dear 1981, you rule.
And of course, hello dear souls of this dark night.
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Scott67:

G'day Sylvia, Handy, coel, Bas, James, Hopey, sim & Doop.
Now I need coffee!
👍😎🍵
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coelacanth∅:

Hopey yes absolutely! i forgot but that album is mostly excellent. walking on the moon; no time this tome; bed's too big... just has that Copeland song that shouldn't have seen the light of day! but still, maybe tied for best
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Handy Haversack:

Yo, Scotty!
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Julie:

hiya Cha Cha!
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Miss G:

💜💜💜
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Listener Robert:

That movie a few years ago about the vlogger turned detective ended with a version of this over the credits.
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coelacanth∅:

hey Scott, Cha Cha!
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Scott67:

G'day Photocopy!👍😎
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chris in the redwoods:

some meetings couldn't be timed any worse. but now that's a thing of the past!
hello, Julie and people of the dark! i hope you are all exceptionally well.
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Bas NL:

G'day Scott! ☺️
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Julie:

hiya Chris!
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Scott67:

G'day Chris!👍😎🌳🌳🌳
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coelacanth∅:

hi chris!
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Handy Haversack:

Yo, Chris!
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

coel, oh yeah On Any Other Day . . . I agree! However, Contact and Does Everyone Stare are very good.
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David (in London):

Bugger. I went to the shops and missed Japan.
Never get off the boat as Handy so sagely points out.
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David (in London):

Also, hi Chris. And Scotty. And Bas.
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coelacanth∅:

on the same page, Hopey!
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Bas NL:

Hi David!
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Scott67:

G'day David! There will always be other Sylvian. 👍😎
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Photocopy Cha Cha 2000:

Hello fellow class of 1981-ers Coela, Scott and Julie All of you.

Handy, may I ask which Birthday Party you referred to earlier? Hits?
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spodiodi:

TRIO FTW
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spodiodi:

and Prince FTW too. two winners
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Scott67:

Indeed spodi!👍😎
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chris in the redwoods:

Scott, coel, Handy, David, how's it, mates?
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Julie:

man this Prince song is great
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HyperDose:

Now I know who Mickey Avalon stole his flow from
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Julie:

heya HD!
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sim:

1981 Television debuts. Hill Street Blues, Night Flight, The Smurfs, The Kenny Everett Show, Laverne & Shirley in th e Army, SCTV.
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spodiodi:

not sure i've ever even heard this Prince song before... thanks, Julie!

hi, chris
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David (in London):

Hey Cha Cha.
Chris, all good here thanks mister.
sim - you win today's star prize for mentioning Kenny Everett.
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Julie:

yeah I don't know this album at all!
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sim:

@Juli and @spodiodi. This is a new Prince track to me and I know I've listened to Controversy.
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sim:

The vagaries of memory.
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coelacanth∅:

i think it's the first prince album i bought and one of the few i bought new
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David (in London):

I always wondered what happened to that studded shoulder thing that Prince used to wear in his early days. If anyone comes across it, save it for me will you?
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Scott67:

G'day HyperD!👍😎
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sim:

Ohhhh, I like this Kraftwerk tune.
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listener james from westwood:

Ohhh, Night Flight. Good stuff.
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chris in the redwoods:

heya, spodi!
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Hubig Pie:

'81 was the year I made a pilgrimage to Pere Lachaise cuz it was the 10th anniversary of a certain rock musician's passing
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Photocopy Cha Cha 2000:

Hey David!
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coelacanth∅:

reagan probably would've sent the bombs, but Carter had already sealed the deal for the hostage's release. reagan's crew held it up until he was in office.
public relations.
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David (in London):

For the Brits here: the Yorkshire Ripper is caught, the Gang of Four form the SDP, and Bucks Fizz get up to their skirt-ripping antics!
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Andres:

Hi, Julie and all! In ‘81 I didn’t have a radio and I watched the Smurfs. Friends had the Police album and I would catch up with many of these bands in a couple of years.
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Stanley:

Hubig - I read the bust on JM's grave was stolen, shortly after so you probably got to see it.
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Julie:

hi Andres!
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Julie:

wow the smurfs go back that far!
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David (in London):

Stanley, what's that poking out of Hubig's bag..?
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listener james from westwood:

Three years before Threads, this song was.
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Aitch:

Dystopian sounds to start the day, hey all
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Andres:

Also, U de Chile: university, futbol club, and midi cover band. So many facets.
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Julie:

IT IS NOT LIKELY TO BE YOU
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Scott67:

G'day Stanley! Did I miss you up there?
👍😎
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Bas NL:

Great album, Author! Author!
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Julie:

hiya Aitch!
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spodiodi:

before the smurfs had their own cartoon, the toys appeared on the boardwalk in OC, NJ... i remember ogling the strange little blue creatures (but never bought any)
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Julie:

I just got a new deluxe version of it too!
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Hubig Pie:

Stanley, there was an JM bust , I think was brought by some youth's from Yugoslavia. It wasn't a permanent installation. There was about 200 kids there
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sim:

1981 Books. Beverly Cleary, Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Stephen King, Cujo. Shel Silverstein, A Light In The Attic. John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire. Thomas Red Dragon. Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune. Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems (ed. Ted Hughes).
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Stanley:

David - he's pretty tight-lipped about his visit.
Scott-man. Big hello to you
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Scott67:

G'day Aitch, just another day in dystopia mate!
✌😎
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Aitch:

Seems Movement rarely played, but it's good
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Handy Haversack:

David, to clarify: Yorkshire ripper is not some sort of dessert or euphemism for underwear or anything like that, right?
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Stanley:

Hubig - that's the one.
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spodiodi:

olo Handy
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Aitch:

We've had fire and plague, expecting some pestilence, frog rain perhaps
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Stanley:

Handy - it was the title of a Bucks Fizz hit
  4:18pm
Andres:

Shropshire Slasher is the one to watch out for.
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Stanley:

1981 - summer of inner city riots
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sim:

RE: Smurfs. There's a comic book museum in Belgium with a Les Schtrumpfs" exhibit. It was a comic strip that started in the '70s if I recall correctly.
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Troymo:

Love this New Order track!
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Handy Haversack:

Does that have figs, Andres?
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HyperDose:

@Handy I think you just ruined Yorkshire pudding for me 🙈
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Julie:

hiya Troymo!
  4:21pm
Andres:

Will have to ask Granny for the recipe, Handy.
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listener james from westwood:

Whoa, Nico!
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sim:

I'm sorry, it's "Les Schtroumpfs" and they were started in 1958. Anyway, the museum has a complete life-size Smurf village. Little mushroom houses, carts made of twigs. It's like a lot of the miniature cities tourist things, except for Smurfs.
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David (in London):

Handy, he was a (by British standards) quite prolific serial killer. Cast rather a dark pall over the late 70s / early 80s. Utter ineptitude on the part of the police, but they lucked in and caught him by accident. Anyway, sorry to harsh everyone's mellow. 1981 was a very unmellow year in the UK.
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Troymo:

Great show today Julie!
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Handy Haversack:

It's OK. Nico is here to save us.
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Julie:

thanks Troymo!
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sim:

@Julie. Yes, I am enjoying this music, too. But you always do a fine show.
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Hubig Pie:

Stanley, there was a French TV crew interviewing a grounds keeper. He was reciting the names of all the famous people buried there. I'm sure he was bemused at all the attention given a lousy rock star.
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coelacanth∅:

Handy @423 unless you're jewish
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Scott67:

Aitch, Sharknado? 🦈💨
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Troymo:

1st time tuning in.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Half birthday and halfway back from Asheville. Yay, me! 🎂🛣️
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Scott67:

G'day Andres!🍵😎🤙
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Julie:

welcome, Troymo! My show is usually more freeform but doing themes this month.
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David (in London):

Ah, Bauhaus. Pleasure-o-meter into the red.
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Julie:

Here's the swag for this month's fundraiser guys, give if you can you know you want the taylor ham shirt! wfmu.org...
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Also half asleep. Good thing I'm not driving.
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Scott67:

G'day Troymo! It won't be your last.
👍😎🎵🎶📻
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spodiodi:

Troymo, i love your Little People doggy! was my favorite (and guessing probably everyone else's too.) great choice for an avatar (been meaning to mention since i first noticed it earlier today)
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

The second Pretenders album is so good. I feel like it doesn't get enough love.
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Bas NL:

Seen Bauhaus on stage once. Saddest gig i ever witnessed.
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Julie:

my sister gave me this one.. I didn't know them at all. this was THE album for me.
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sim:

The new Pretenders is pretty good, too.
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Stanley:

Hubig - I love cemetaries/graveyards and usually visit some when on holiday. I sure would love to visit Pere Lachaise
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Scott67:

Happy Kenday!!😎🤙🥂🍾🎂🎁
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Julie:

why was it sad?
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David (in London):

Chrissie's ruffles are bang on trend for 1981.
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sim:

What is Taylor Ham?
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spodiodi:

aye David. no spikes on her shoulders, but plenty of padding :)
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Julie:

Pork roll (ducks) It's a jersey thing
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Bas NL:

It made me sad. They did three songs by a backing tape while posing for cameras and then left.
  4:30pm
Andres:

Good morning to you, Scott!
  4:31pm
Miss G:

re: swag, if you all know anyone who got one of those great new jobs I've been reading about in the Great (are they calling it "revamping?") the Lyre shirt from Swag for Life has gotten many compliments.
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Scott67:

G'day Hubig.P!😎🤙
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coelacanth∅:

i've never had either one
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Aitch:

Tailored ham
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Julie:

oh that's awful! what year?
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Troymo:

Thanks Scott! @Spodiodi digging your “Only a Lad” image. Love the Boingo
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Stanley:

Bas and that was a gig?
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Handy Haversack:

Stanley: Pete Lachaise definitely worth a visit. The Protestant Cemetery in Rome (where Keats is) also extremely worth it. Really lovely. And Gramsci is there!
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David (in London):

Stanley, I saw them at Friars on that final tour. and they were amazing. Were you there?
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sim:

@Julie. Thank you.
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Bas NL:

I think it was 2013-ish. They were the main act on a festival too. The room went bunkers.. obviously.
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coelacanth∅:

my older brother turned me onto the Marthas and their muffins. i never thought of it as "new wave" and never knew anyone else who'd heard of them until a few years ago.
i thought it was so obscure.
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Troymo:

Saw Bauhaus during the 90’s in Seattle & it was fantastic! Too bad about your show Bas NL
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Andres:

coel @4:24 - Did not know that about Nico. I found an article “From the Velvets to the void.” Pretty unsettling summary.
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Photocopy Cha Cha 2000:

Pere achaise is pretty much the only place I visited when on a day trip to Paris while interrailing. A beautiful summer day spent with the dead.
  4:34pm
Andres:

Canadian heroes here!
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Stanley:

David - unfortunately not. Was probably when I was at Poly in the Midlands.
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coelacanth∅:

Andres yeah it's sad
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Handy Haversack:

Andres, also see under the heading INNOCENT AND VAIN (1969) Or NICO’S GERMAN-ITY AND ANTI-SEMITISM at pleasekillme.com...
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Julie:

A beautiful summer day spent with the dead. what a wonderful phrase.
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coelacanth∅:

i spent 5 years-worth of beautiful summer days with the dead. it never lost it's charm
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Scott67:

I'm a little confused about Swag Pledges for Hellraiser. As a S4L do I automatically get the Ham Shirt & Retro Shirt? Or is that a separate one off Pledge needed. Which I will make, if I make a Pledge, can I ration it out to my fave Shows?.... & breathe! 😊
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Scott67:

Asking cos Handy is in the Room.😎🤙
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Julie:

yes you can divide it over shows... I think you have to make a new pledge to get the shirts.
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Photocopy Cha Cha 2000:

@4:36 Julie: that's exactly what it was Julie, me and my then girlfriend were about the only living people there on that summer Sunday. Very odd, because often Mr Mojo Risin's grave was the 24/7 hour party central
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Julie:

I would visit Nick Drake's grave, where's he buried?
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Stanley:

Scott - as far as I know the October 'thon is extra pledging action. You can only deal out your S4L pot at main Marahon time.
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sim:

1981 Cars. The boxy Chrysler K Cars. The also boxy Chevy Cavalier. The boxy Land-Roverish Isuzu Trooper. The stainless steel DMC DeLorean.
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Stanley:

Saw The Beat headline a CND rally back in da day
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David (in London):

In Warwickshire Julie. I've been to it,
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Scott67:

Julie, yeah that's what I wasn't sure of. If these 2 Shirts are Special "Hellraiser" edition only. Bit confused by the Swag Page, as usual.
😎🤙
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Photocopy Cha Cha 2000:

@4:40 Julie: google says Nick Drake sleeps at Church Of St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth-In-Arden
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Handy Haversack:

Sorry, Scott, was making a drink!

Yeah, what Stanley said. You'd have to raise your S4L or do a one-time US$100 pledge to get the two shirts.
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Miss G:

When I pledged before, I think it said I could dedicate that pledge to up to 2 shows? I didn't pay attention because I hope to check my accountings and make another pledge.
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HyperDose:

I don't like to get political, but...am I the only one more partial to the neon green shirt?
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Miss G:

HyperDose, I'm going to get that one in acid green because where I live being a pedestrian is rather dangerous. . .
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Stanley:

Actually Handy, I spread smaller pledges around in October, ticking 'no swag' then hit up Joe McGasko for my accumulated total SWAG!
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Handy Haversack:

Totally with you, HyperDose!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

G'day, Scott! 🍉🍄🍌🧀
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Photocopy Cha Cha 2000:

btw, speaking of the Yorkshire Ripper, I did like the netflix documentary series very much - unusually good for Netflix.
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laurapanic:

Hey Scott....in or out today? Lol. I am still in til next week.
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sim:

@Scott67. Hey, had same issue. I'm a S4L for a few years. But, if you were S4L but didn't pick up any swag in Spring, you can get your swag now. But you gotta email Joe to do it.
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Scott67:

Handy, so can I divide the $100 ($138 AU) amongst different Shows?
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Scott67:

Handy, lovin the Lime Shirt mate!😎🤙👕
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Scott67:

HyperD***
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Hopey Sockmonkey:

I used to buy imported copies of Flexi-Pop on the regular. Still have most of those flexi-discs.
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Handy Haversack:

Scotty, yup. Up to 10 shows. And you'll get icons when on those shows' boards. Ghost is standard on main channel, drums on Drummer stream. Not sure about the others yet. Some shows have special ones (Michele, Matt, Ken, Marty, Wake, Vocal Fry, Double Dip Recess, Michael Shelley, e.g.).
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Scott67:

Sorry HyperD, you got auto named as Handy.
Tuttle- Buttle!
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Bryant in TO:

@Stanley, you can really do that? Add up your pledges at the end of the marathon then put in a swag request?
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Julie:

did I pick an instrumental Lene song???
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David (in London):

Lene looking ace in that photo. Last time I was in Chichester she was playing, but I couldn't stay for the show sadly.
  4:51pm
Milkies:

🖤
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Stanley:

Bryant - I don't know if that's official but that's what I do.
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Handy Haversack:

Bryant in TO: totally. Just pick "Bill me later" when you pledge, don't select any swag, and then at the end, when Joe sends you your bill, tell him what you want based on what you've pledged.
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Julie:

oh well, I picked something randomly know it would all be good and I got no vocals
  4:52pm
Altered Beets:

this one, wow. a lil bit slinky, a lil bit spooky, got that future swing
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Scott67:

Thanks Handy, knew you'd have the answers. Have another drink on me mate!
😎🤙💨🥃
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Miss G:

Oh Handy, thank you for being so informative as always!
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Milkies:

There some vocals for ya
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Stanley:

Bryant/Handy - I do it whilst charging my card as I go. Just keep a record.
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Bryant in TO:

Amazing! Thanks, Stanley, Handy!
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Julie:

heya Milkies!
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Julie:

hi altered beats!
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Handy Haversack:

Don't mind if I do ...

Word, Stanley. I do "bill me later" so as to save myself all the card-number typing! And then often get to chat with Joe on the phone to give him the card info, which is fun.

I am a pretty strict black-T-shirts-only dude, but that lime green one is going to go into the rotation.
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Handy Haversack:

DOTS!
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Scott67:

Ken, you got some Emojis for your Birthday mate?
😎🤙🎉🥂🍾🍣🍤
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Bas NL:

LPD! :)
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David (in London):

DOTS x 2!
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Milkies:

Legendary!!!
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Miss G:

Check out Virgil Pink channel on YouTube for some visual fun.
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Handy Haversack:

Is this new?





(KIDDING!)
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Bas NL:

Sounds like the very British EDP Wasp synthesizer.
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Andres:

Hitting a sweet spot in this set!
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HyperDose:

You heard it here folks, 2021 is the new 1981!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Haha, thanks Scott. Just a half birthday, so some of them will go in the freezer. 🥶
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Aitch:

Looking at an aussie list from 1981, memories eek. Turn Me Loose
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sim:

Love this Tom Tom Club track!
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Julie:

"there are dozens of us dozens!"
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Androu B.:

Greetings, Night Dwellers!

A shame I mIssed the start of this, nevertheless, psyched to be here! Memories and unheard gems aplenty to enjoy!
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Julie:

hiya Androu!
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Scott67:

Handy, sorry mate. I'm in there & at the Payment screen, haven't found the bill me later? It's in the Show Widget you're gonna tell me?
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Handy Haversack:

Huh, Scott, I don't see it now either! Maybe they got rid of it? But as Stanley says, you can still make multiple pledges and not pick any swag add them all up at the end and deal with swag then.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Tina Weymouth looks a Fox !
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spodiodi:

Stan BD
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Julie:

most stuff these days seems to happen through email
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Julie:

I love Stan's voice
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Stanley:

Yep - the bill me later option not available for Hellraiser. Maybe because it's just an online gig.
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spodiodi:

me too, Julie. i like to mimic while i sing along
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Scott67:

Cool Handy, I'm not going blind then. 👍😎
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Miss G:

Julie Stan's version of "Ring of Fire" is one of my favorite songs. I also love him doing "Cannon Song"
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Julie:

ohhh yes so good Miss G
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Stanley:

Crikey mate - Men At Work
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Scott67:

Aussie Legends!!👍😎
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spodiodi:

was waiting for the cheers :D
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Androu B.:

Seems like all the DJ's in WFMUland have been playing Devo non-stop since Todd-O-Phonic Todd's interview with Gerald B. Casale a few weeks back
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Miss G yeah Ring of Fire.
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David (in London):

This song is now so old it mentions 'a docket'.
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Rich in Bay Ridge:

"Machinery in my pocket...I even got a docket from you"
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Doop:

glad Mark Mothersbaugh made it thru his covid ordeal
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Rich in Bay Ridge:

I had to look up "docket" in the Funk & Wagonall's when I got this record
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Julie:

I just love this song, should've been a single but then there's already 2 from this record
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Bas NL:

Great band, Man At Work!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'81 - year MTV came out.
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Julie:

heya Rev! Hey Rich!
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David (in London):

Hey Rev D.
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Stanley:

Is that Men at Work fella really wearing a pullover adorned with a tampons design?
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Scott67:

G'day RevoR.👍😎
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Miss G:

RRN63, your saying that reminds me to say, that some listening to this show might enjoy to check out "TV Party was a public-access television cable TV show in New York City that ran from 1978 to 1982" (wow thanks for all your hard work with the New Moon etc)
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Doop:

wow, good eye Stanley LOL
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Stanley an homage to Lennon's Lost Weekend.
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spodiodi:

hah, Stanley! indeed
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Scott67:

Very likely Stanley!
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Bas NL:

Good one Stanley!
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Handy Haversack:

Wait, you don't have one, Stanley?
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David (in London):

My new musical Cats opens in the West End soon. About an amateur group of Cat Stevens impersonators. Hilary ensues.
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spodiodi:

\m/
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Bryant in TO:

People still talk about CATS. But what about The Amazing Alexander? I loved it. it was much better than CATS. I’m going to see it again and again.
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David (in London):

I'll get my coat.
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Stanley:

Say hi to Hilary for me, David.
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spodiodi:

and what about Twister? (the one with Crispin)
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David (in London):

Ahem, thank you Stanley.
*hilarity ensues*

I'll put my coat back, so that I can get it again,
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Stanley:

Flowers of Romance. Yay from me.
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Julie:

hi Bryant!
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Photocopy Cha Cha 2000:

Metal Box wasn't exactly Easy Listening. But rather easy compared to The Flowers of Romance - it is a bit of a demanding listen.
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Bryant in TO:

Hey, Julie!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hillary always ensues. She's highly litigious. Even in 1981.
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spodiodi:

is this Flowers of ROmance? the version i know is very different
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Julie:

"Oct 11 Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum"
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Julie:

this was the first PIL I ever heard. I was like WHAAAA
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spodiodi:

this is the version i know: www.youtube.com...
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Handy Haversack:

Julie, literally everyone in Minneapolis just simultaneously said "Unknown?!" Even the ones who weren't alive in 1981 and the ones who don't speak English and quite a few of the dead ones.

Saying this so K8 doesn't have to.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I had this PiL vinyl - but didn't honestly play it often enuff to get 'fluent'. More like an artifact - some dark magic talisman it was enuff - maybe too much - to have around...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ooo Kite an interesting cover. Have the original on 'Psych @ Abbey Road'.
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David (in London):

Always a favourite tune of mine, too, Rev.
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C.S.:

Late to 1981 but enjoying reading all the previous comments. Too young to not see 1981 through the eyes of a child but those times do stand out as happy ones.
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Julie:

hiya CS!
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Miss G:

I was going to say "what is this Lemon Kittens" but I looked it up and it's Danielle Dax, wow, someone once gave me one of her albums
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Julie:

I adore Danielle, it was her birthday last week.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thot it was Dax !
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Ken From Hyde Park:

I like how Members Only jackets were the style in 1981.
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Handy Haversack:

Nothing comes between the world and my tampon jumper, Ken.
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C.S.:

Owned one of those jackets and drove a Dodge Aries K-car. I was so cool.
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Miss G:

*sad face* just checked, she was not there in between the Contortions and the Del-Byzanteens. Don't check your vinyl during the show, kids!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Could be a New Wave idol's name: Tampon Jumper...
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Miss G:

*teary eyes* Klaus Nomi was very kind to me on the street once when his friend was being bitchy. . .
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C.S.:

Amazing how the 80s shed any shadows from the 70s pretty quickly. I remember how technological advances for the average person was becoming a thing.
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listener james from westwood:

Klaus!!
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David (in London):

Ah, Klaus. Always welcome.
Wasn't Tampon Jumper one of Cosey's art pieces?
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Julie:

Oh how nice Miss G!
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Handy Haversack:

Franco saw them at the Whiskey, Rev Rab!

Klaus!!!!
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spodiodi:

olo Handy
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Julie:

I think 1981 deserves a music doc like the 1971 one!
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Julie:

was his bitchy friend Joey Arias?
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Punk had been a pretty major rupture.
& in another way - its still very image obsessed like elements of the 70s. Maybe.
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Miss G:

Julie I was wearing a flight suit like the ones he used to wear. It was on Broadway and St. Marks, it was so hot, and I had had to walk really far from my apartment on 1st and 1st to get a bag of groceries. *L* no I don't think Joey Arias would have been this mean!
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Stanley:

£10 on Tampon Jumper in the 3.30 at Kempton, please.
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Handy Haversack:

I put ten quid on Tampon Jumper in the fourth at Doncaster, David.
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Miss G:

Everyone must go watch David Bowie with Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias doing "The Man Who Sold the World" on SNL at their earliest convenience!
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Handy Haversack:

Ha, Stanley!!
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spodiodi:

olo Stanley
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Julie:

meanwhile in Canadian metal...
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Stanley:

Handy!
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spodiodi:

burned in my mind for all eternity, Miss G
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HyperDose:

What Miss G said!
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David (in London):

Not so loud lads, I don't want Julie to know that I'm running a book during her show.
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Julie:

hahaha
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C.S.:

Wow. Toronto wrote and performed "What About Love" first.
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Andres:

80’s and later version of me misjudged Toronto apparently.
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Bryant in TO:

And don't miss the" Boys Keep Swinging" performance in that same SNL episode
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Julie:

$20 on Klaus Nomi's Bitchy Friend Please, David
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Julie:

I remember seeing that Boys Keep Swinging at the time, it creeped me out
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Well - I *shoulda* been Class of 1981...
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Miss G:

*L* they were standing behind me, so I couldn't see who it was (but maybe I can guess.) They couldn't see the tears drip down my sweaty face, but I held my head high!) (awww! *L*)
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Scott67:

$50, all on Stayfree; it has wings!
💸
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Handy Haversack:

Excellent! Great Selecter selection, selector!

Oh, wow. For an American racetrack it would have to be KlausNomisBchyFrnd, but I would totally figure out a reason to make myself bet that horse.

Were I still the kind of person who bet on horses. Which I'm not. BUT I REALLY MISS IT.
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Stanley:

Pauline Black. yay to her
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Bryant in TO:

Yeah, when I first watched it I thought it was a fever dream. And then it was pointed out that, at the end of the song, a giant member pokes out from the top of Bowie's puppet pants. Got past the censors. Even more surreal.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Nomi's Bitchfriend makes sense for a dog...
Good for you Miss G.
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David (in London):

Soft going might favour Klaus Nomi's Bitchy Friend on past form Julie. Safe bet there.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Selecter not heard enuff if yer arsks me.
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David (in London):

Stanley, a wave of the old tie for our former school compadre Mr Dury!
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Julie:

I agree, I need to play more of them.
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Androu B.:

@Miss G & Bryant in TO

I watched SNL as a tween in the 70's week after week and fondly remember Bowie's performance with Nomi and Arias aside him. It felt like a landmark moment for me. Even then I was such a huge Bowie fan.
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Handy Haversack:

Joe B. played Selecter in his selfies show on Monday, but I agree entirely, Rev Rab. Super band.
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Milkies:

GET DOWN, and get up again
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Stanley:

*waves old school tie*
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listener james from westwood:

Lovely to hear Ian here.
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Julie:

what flavors do the funky disco pops come in?
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Miss G:

Androu B I watched Patti Smith on SNL (first season) (was it jr high?) and my brother razzed her and I was like WHAT?!! (but I knew her poems from Creem.)
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David (in London):

Cheese & onion or prawn cocktail, Julie.
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Julie:

oh, I'll pass then (also put a fiver on Prawn Cocktail)
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Andres:

YES!!
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Julie:

I'm sure Sylvia is sleeping through her boys here
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Scott67:

Young Mode!
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Andres:

Later on Catching Up With... album.
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Julie:

is that a casio?
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Bryant in TO:

@Androu Even today, the Bowie/Nomi/Arias performances in that episode feel like an outlier for what gets on network TV, even late night. Wild, great stuff
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Milkies:

I thought that there were more handclaps in this song
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Androu B.:

Well, finally we get to what I was waiting for, the "Speak & Spell" album.
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Julie:

I miss the days of SNL weird music, where people watched Kate Bush and went, is she for real?
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Miss G:

Julie I indeed went out and bought that Kate Bush album!
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David (in London):

Mode sitting on the bonnet of a (I think) Morris Marina there. Fine British automotive technology from 1981.
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spodiodi:

i was trying to figure out what it was, David. thanks!
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Handy Haversack:

I am Cured!

Gotta feed the monsters. Julie, the First Aid Kit Cohen tribute just arrived in the mail!
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Doop:

the TV show "Fridays" was a good source of new music
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David (in London):

It was a truly shit car Spod. My dad was especially contemptuous of them.
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Stanley:

Fuck me, David, I think you're right. My Dad had one back then. A lovely Cream of Campbells mushroom soup colour.
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Julie:

yes! great show! I remember Devo & Quarterflash
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Julie:

mmm mushroom soup
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Stanley:

Heap of shit (the car, not the show!)
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David (in London):

Stanley, did he sell it to Depeche Mode by any chance?
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spodiodi:

i had a car that was Baby Shit Yellow, Stanley. Campbell's Cream of Mushroom was one of my top soups backintheday, but never a fave color (yee)
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Androu B.:

Thanks for bringing back 1981 for all of us, Julie!
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Andres:

Bette Davis Eyes still a number one in my ears.
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spodiodi:

my rich cousins had a couple speak n spells. i had to sleep over at their house to use 'em. they got to play with my atari 2600
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johnk77:

great show selecter
on sundays noon eastern
ranking full stop w/mike sin
on rock'n'soul stream
plays early 80s ska including bands like
selecter, madness, etc
though most of the show
features older jamaican music
very well done ;>
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

piSToLs album maximum rotation in my bedroom. Never really go to it anymore. Tho' I don't mind hearing it obviously.
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Julie:

I guess at the time it was groundbreaking but it is basically rock n roll
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Miss G:

whoops I just posted to the wrong show I'm a little distracted <GET OUT another hour? I used up all my comments! Willl be here tho!>
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Julie:

thanks JohnK!
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Androu B.:

I remember owning the "Dance" album on cassette (unless I'm thinking of another Gary Numan album).
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Julie:

boy I used to stare at the cover of Dance
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Stanley:

Very enjoyable show, this evening. Thanks Julie but Morpheus awaits. Good night all.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

piSToLs album so much of one moment now it seems. (Berlin Wall ?) Its release was delayed like the Velvet's debut a decade earlier - & many Punk essentials...
Also - I loves the RawkaRollaz like that rapper loves bigbutts & I cannot lie.
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