Special Bonus: "80's Club Friends Playlist Part 2 (Happy 1st Birthday #OPS)

80's Club Friends Playlist Part 2


Almost exactly one year ago I put my first playlist on my new blog "On Pirate Satellite." It was a tribute to my start in curating music, being a mediocre club DJ in Denton Texas as I started college.

Anyway, this is Part 2.

So get out your club clothes, put on your mascara, and get in a place where you can dance. Don't expect the usual punk, post-punk, and noise, this is dance club music.

I always want to remain grounded in my history. So, Happy Birthday to On Pirate Satellite, my strange little labor of love.

Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!

The Songs


Every month I do a "bonus" playlist. Last week's bonus was Women 2016 to the Front.

Every song on this list was spun by me at some point during the 80's (cheesy as that may have been).

1. Buffalo Gals, Malcolm McLaren, Duck Rock (1983)

2. It's More Fun To Compute, Kraftwerk, Computerworld (1981)

3. Everything Counts, Depeche Mode, Construction Time Again (1983)

4. Beat Box (Diversion 1), Art of Noise, Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise (1984)

5. Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money), Pet Shop Boys, Please (1986)

6. The Promise, When In Rome, When in Rome (1988)

7. Din Daa Daa, George Kranz, Single (1984)

8. I Feel Love, Bronski Beat, The Age Of Consent (1984)

9. I Beg Your Pardon, Kon Kan, Move to Move (1989)

10. Lover Come Back (To Me), Dead or Alive, Youthquake (1985)

11. Face Up, New Order, Low-Life (1985)

12. No One Is To Blame, Howard Jones, One to One (1986)

RIP to Pete Burns of Dead or Alive who died of a heart attack this week. The three things that convinced me to make this playlist were: 1) Site Birthday 2) Kraftwerk Nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (something I have pushed for 3 years) 3) Pete Burns dying.

To give some context, I met Pete Burns when I was doing promotion for Club Clearview in Dallas. It was a bizarre show because Pete had terrible stage fright at the time. He did seem like a very nice man (RIP).

One constant annoyance to me is that it is so hard to find Vicious Pink music online. By far, in my opinion, the most important club artist of the 80's was Vicious Pink. They deserve better.

Please do me a favor - share this playlist and vote for Kraftwerk for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and Depeche Mode, Bad Brains, and MC5).

Thanks for a year of great times!

Let me know what you think of this playlist, leave a comment!

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