The 80s Underground

Truly a lost genre of radio programming until now…

Underground music [ˌən-dər-ˈgrau̇nd ˈmyü-zik] comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture. Any song that is not being legally commercialized is considered underground. Such music may tend to express common ideals, such as high regard for sincerity and intimacy, freedom of creative expression as opposed to the highly formulaic composition of commercial music, and appreciation of artistic individuality as opposed to conformity to current mainstream trends.

The 80s Underground resurrects the best in 80’s Indie, College, Punk, Post-punk, New wave, and Modern rock. Your host Jeff Shelton devotes a concentrated two hours each week to bring you the best in completely Underground 80’s rock.

For showtimes check out our live programme schedule!

80's Underground Podcasts

Truly a lost genre of radio programming until now...the 80’s Underground resurrects the best in 80’s indie, college, punk, post-punk, new wave, and modern rock every Tuesday morning 11am - 1pm (PST) on 103.3fm in Santa Clara, CA and online at www.kscu.org. No other radio show in the Bay Area (or perhaps the state) devotes such a concentrated two hours to the best in completely underground 80’s rock.

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WIRE TRAIN - Chamber of Hellos (In a Chamber) 1983 CARDIACS - Is This The Life? (single) 1988 SHRIEKBACK - Malaria (Oil & Gold) 1985 UV PROM - Mobile Home Murder (Field of Vision EP) 1985 KILLING JOKE - Fire Dance (Fire Dance) 1983 LONDON COWBOYS - Dance Crazy (single) 1987 DANIELLE DAX - Cat-House (Dark Adapted Eye) 1988 THE PRIMITIVES - Spacehead (Lovely) 1988 MY BLOODY VALENTINE - Never Say Goodbye (Strawberry Wine b-side) 1987 HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT - Dukla Prague Away Kit (single) 1986 THE HIT PARADE - You Didn't Love Me Then (single) 1985 SPLIT ENZ - Take a Walk (Time & Tide) 1982 CLEANERS FROM VENUS - Julie Profumo (Made In England) 1986 XTC - Dear God (Skylarking) 1986 HUNTERS & COLLECTORS - Living Daylight (Living Daylight EP) 1987
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SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES - Belladonna (Hyaena) 1984 LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH - New Church (s/t) 1982 INSULIN REACTION - Lonely Lady (What's The Point) 1988 LOVE & ROCKETS - If There's a Heaven Above (12" single) 1985 CLAN OF XYMOX - A Day (s/t) 1985 DANSE SOCIETY - Runaway (Institution) 1986 THE PUPPETS - Way Of Life (single) 1983 MARC ALMOND - Love Letter (single) 1985 GARY NUMAN - Me, I Disconnect From You (Replicas) 1979 THE SOUND - Words Fail Me (Jeopardy) 1980 MAGAZINE - Because You're Frightened (The Correct Use of Soap) 1980 OINGO BOINGO - Violent Love (s/t EP) 1980 PSYCHEDELIC FURS - Sister Europe (s/t) 1980

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