Special Bonus "80's Club Friends" Spotify Playlist Part 1 (Halloween Edition)
80's Club Friends Playlist Part 1 (Halloween Edition)
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.
This is a new version of that playlist (several adds and a few subtractions).
Why the edits? Yesterday, I did a sequel playlist to celebrate the anniversary of the original playlist and it exploded (got crazy hits). Anyway, I promised that I would post Part One also, but I forgot a few of the artists would be repetitive. So, I removed a few folks and added a few others.
One song within the theme, in particular, was added to celebrate tomorrow's holiday.
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 (With Easter Eggs)
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. The Bottom Line, Big Audio Dynamite, This is Big Audio Dynamite (1986)
2. Every Day Is Halloween, Ministry, Single (1984)
3. White Lines (Don't Do It), Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Single (1983)
4. Temptation (7 Inch), New Order, Single (1982)
5. World Destruction, Time Zone, World Destruction (1984)
6. Join in the Chant, Nitzer Ebb, That Total Age (1987)
7. Cccan't You See, Vicious Pink, Single (1984)
8. Nemesis, Shriekback, Oil & Gold (1985)
9. Kiss Me, Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy, The Ups and Downs (1985)
10. Go! (Club Mix), Tones on Tail, Single (1984)
11. Love My Way, Psychedelic Furs, Forever Now (1982)
12. I Touch Roses, Book of Love, Book of Love (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. The version of "Cccan't You See" on here is not the original.
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).