Brainwaves – July 19, 2016 – 80s New Wave compare and contrast

Brainwaves iconIn the second half of this week’s Brainwaves, I’ve got a fun “compare and contrast” segment. We’ll listen to a song from Generation X and then lead singer Billy Idol after he went solo. Then we’ll do the same with the Buzzcocks and Pete Shelley. Some great 80s flashback music. On the rest of the show: Nick Cave, Bill Nelson, Magnetic Fields, Red House Painters, The Hold Steady, Heaven 17, Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, Juliana Hatfield and much more.


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Band Song
Mumford and Sons The Cave
Nick Cave Let it Be (cover: the Beatles)
Actual Wolf Your Mother Should Know (cover: the Beatles)
Sean Lennon Spectacle
David Broza and Wyclef Jean East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem
Simple Minds I Travel
A Flock of Seagulls Telecommunication
Bill Nelson Hank Marvin Goes to Mars
Split Enz My Mistake
Smashing Pumpkins My Mistake
Aviv Geffen and the Mistakes Billion Mistakes
Pink Floyd Mudmen
Magnetic Fields Papa Was a Rodeo
Red House Painters All Mixed Up
Nash the Slash Wolf
Maia Hirasawa Crackers
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
Heaven 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
The Hold Steady The Weekenders
Cosigner Lift Me (or I’ll Surely Run)
Juliana Hatfield Parking Lots
Vampire Weekend Ottoman
Modest Mouse Coyotes
Goo Goo Dolls Broadway
Generation X Ready Steady Go
Billy Idol Dancing with Myself
The Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love (with Someone You Shouldn’t ‘Ave)
Pete Shelley Guess I Must Have Been in Love with Myself
Assaf Avidan Gold Shadow
Daniel Zott Living a Lie!
Elton John Theme from a Non-Existent TV Series
Deaf School What a Way to End it All

Author: Brian Blum

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