Brainwaves – May 31, 2016 – The “1983 Show”

Brainwaves iconThis month in 1983, I aired my last show on college radio. I thought it would be fun to mark that anniversary with a special episode of Brainwaves featuring only songs that I played in 1983. (Not necessarily songs from 1983, but those that went on my radio show which was – surprise – also called Brainwaves.)
So on today’s show you’ll hear plenty of New Wave, guitar driven jangly pop, and even a few dance floor classics. Tears for Fears, Heaven 17, R.E.M., Nick Lowe, XTC, The Cure, The Buzzcocks, A Flock of Seagulls, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, U2, Prince, Berlin and much more. 2 hours of 1983 eclectic alternative!
Visit the Brainwaves page on andHow.FM for times to listen live or on-demand.
Here’s the playlist:
Band Song
Tears for Fears Change
Pete Shelley Homosapien
Ultravox Hymn
Heaven 17 Let Me Go
R.E.M. Wolves Lower
Tommy Tutone 867-5309 (Jenny)
Rockpile Teacher Teacher
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers Road Runner
Nick Lowe And So it Goes
XTC 10 Feet Tall
The Cure Boys Don’t Cry
The Buzzcocks I Believe
Klark Kent Away From Home
Dave Edmunds Girls Talk
A Flock of Seagulls I Ran
Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
New Order Perfect Kiss
Human League The Sound of the Crowd
Soft Cell Bedsitter
Depeche Mode See You
U2 I Will Follow
The Teardrop Explodes Poppies are in the Field
Prince Let’s Go Crazy
The Motors Soul Redeemer
Echo and the Bunnymen Bring on the Dancing Horses
Billy Idol White Wedding
Berlin Sex (extended version)
Deaf School What a Way to End it All

Author: Brian Blum

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