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POP Goes The World!

Dec 2014

Bidding 2014 Adeiu (80s Style!)


That's Good Devo
Song For A Future Generation The B 52s
Don't Let's Start They Might Be Giants
Tina Camper Van Beethoven
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Precious The Pretenders
11:59 Blondie
Walking Out On Love The Beat
Neverland The dB's
I Want To Help You Ann The Lyres
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Move Me The Woodentops
Tiny Days Scruffy The Cat
Don't Worry Baby Los Lobos
Watusi Rodeo Guadalcanal Diary
Oh Mother Tex & The Horseheads
You Ain't Nothin' But Fine Rockpile
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Saturday's Kids The Jam
When I Am With You Translator
Vicky Verky Squeeze
Two Swords The English Beat
Here To Stay The Slickee Boys
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Ma and Pa Fishbone
When You Were Mine Prince
Raised On The Radio The Rayvns
That Was Then But This Is Now ABC
Omegaman The Police
Best Of Both Worlds Midnight Oil
People Mi-Sex
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Eaten By The Monster Of Love Sparks
What's The Matter With You Split Enz
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Nur geträumt Nena
Round and Round New Order
Nenesis Shriekback
Tears Run Rings Marc Almond
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Back In Flesh Wall Of Voodoo
My Biggest Thrill The Mighty Lemon Drops
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Run Run Away Slade
Jul 2014

…and pull up those damn pants!

Song Artist Album       Year
Crash Primitives Lovely 1988
Blush The Hummingbirds loveBUZZ 1989
Topaz The B-52s Cosmic Thing 1989
Shy Boy (don't it make you feel good) Bananarama Deep Sea Skiving 1983
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Can't Get Enough Of You Baby The Colourfield Virgins and Philistines 1985
The Perfect Girl The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me 1987
I Don't Know Why I Love You The House Of Love The House Of Love 1990
Favourite Shirts (boy meets girl) Haircut 100 Pelican West 1982
Still On Fire Aztec Camera Knife 1984
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News At Ten The Vapors New Clear Days 1980
Going Underground The Jam 1980
Two Swords The English Beat I Just Can't Stop It 1980
Little Bitch The Specials Specials 1979
Lyin' Ass Bitch Fishbone Fishbone 1985
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Rockin' Around In N.Y.C. Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw 1982
Heart Rockpile Seconds Of Pleasure 1980
Dreaming Blondie Eat To The Beat 1979
How Much More The Go-Go's Beauty and The Beat 1981
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Now This Is Fun Depeche Mode A Broken Frame 1982
Lies Alphaville Forever Young 1984
It's A Sin Pet Shop Boys Actually 1987
Geisha Boys and Temple Girls Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement 1981
Pop Goes The World Men Without Hats Pop Goes The World 1987
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Always The Sun The Stranglers Dreamtime 1986
Reap The Wild Wind Ultravox Quartet 1982
At Midnight The Mighty Lemon Drops Laughter 1989
Eaten By The Monster Of Love Sparks Angst In My Pants 1982
Nobody Takes Me Seriously Split Enz True Colours 1980
I Wanna Be A Lifeguard Blotto I Wanna Be A Lifeguard 1988
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I Wanna Live The Ramones Halfway to Sanity 1987
Whistling In The Dark Easterhouse Contenders 1986
Space Race Mi-Sex Space Race 1980
Total Ecplipse Klaus Nomi Klaus Nomi 1981
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Fish Heads Barnes & Barnes Voobaha 1980

Oct 2013

The 80s Pose

Song Artist Album
The Jet Set Alphaville Forever Young
Painted Moon The Silencers A Letter From St.Paul
Reap The Wild Wind Ultravox Quartet
No Stars Figures On A Beach Standing On Ceremony
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But Not Tonight Depeche Mode Black Celebration
I Touch Roses Book Of Love Book of Love
Wouldn't It Be Good Nik Kershaw Human Racing
Tears Run Rings Marc Almond The Stars We Are
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Trampoline Julian Cope St.Julian
Shine On The House Of Love The House Of Love
Still On Fire Aztec Camera Knife
Cath The Bluebells The Bluebells EP
I Say Nothing Voice Of The Beehive Let It Bee
Blush The Hummingbirds loveBUZZ
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Kiss Of Death New Order Substance
It's A Sin Pet Shop Boys Actually
I Beg Your Pardon Kon Kan Move to Move
Nur Geträumt Nena 99 Luftballons
Rain Dragon Body and the Beat
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Love To Hate You Erasure Chorus
Brand New Lover Dead Or Alive Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
Touch Secession

Love Is A Shield Camouflage Methods of Silence
Nemesis Shriekback Oil & Gold
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Livin' In The Real World Blondie Eat to the Beat
Girls Talk Dave Edmunds Repeat When Necessary
Keep It Up The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing
Dynamite The dB's Stands For Decibels
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Is That All There Is (Peggy Lee cover) Christina


Oct 2013

The chicks cannot hold their smoke…that’s what it is

It's record store day, I'm hosting Songs From The Big Hair


It's 4/20?


The Jet Set - Alphaville

Riders In The Night - Fruer

Rain - Dragon

Escalator Of Life - Robert Hazard

That Was Then But This Is Now - ABC


Livin' In The Real World - Blondie

Livin' In The 80's - The Zero Boys

Poor Girl - X

Vicky Verky - Squeeze

Bold As Brass - Split Enz

Get It On - The Woodentops

Really Sayin' Something (he was really sayin' something') - Bananarama feat. The Fun Boy Three


Summertime - The Fun Boy Three

One In Ten - Ub40

Nipple To The Bottle - Grace Jones

Ranking Full Stop - The English Beat


I Live In The City - Humans

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads

Work For Love - Ministry

Giant - The The

Boat Of Car - They Might Be Giants

Walk On By - The Stranglers


Respectable Street - XTC

News At Ten - The Vapors

Places That Are Gone - Tommy Keene

Erica's Word - Game Theory


Where The Streets Have No Name/Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Pet Shop Boys

Behind The Wheel/Rt.66 - Depeche Mode

Star - Erasure

Oct 2013

Eighties Schmaedies

Song Artist

The Sun Always Shines On TV a-Ha

Mary's Prayer Danny Wilson

Heaven Eurogliders

Send Me An Angel Real Life

No Stars Figures On A Beach

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Vicim Of Love Erasure

Tears Run Rings Marc Almond

Big In Japan Alphaville

Tarzan Boy Baltimora

Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonight Lime

Yo Little Brother Nolan Thomas

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Robert De Nero's Waiting Bananarama

Sign Of The Times The Belle Stars

AEIOU Sometimes Y Ebn-Ozn

I Beg Your Pardon Kon Kan

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Kyrie Mister Mister

Heart and Soul T'Pau

Let's Go All The Way Sly Fox

Dreaming Cliff Richard

Cry Godley & Cream

What About Me Moving Pictures

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Digging Your Scene The Blow Monkeys

Miss Me Blind Culture Club

Misfit Curiosity Killed The Cat

Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone Glass Tiger

I've Done Everything For You Rick Springfield

Change John Waite

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Pop Goes The World Men Without Hats

Johnny and Mary Robert Palmer

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Steppin' Out Joe Jackson
Oct 2013

Justice Is Served!

sentenced to 2 hours of some of Enzo's favorite 80's tracks.

Let this be a lesson to you!

Song Artist Album
Wonderful Life Black Wonderful Life ` 1987
Driving Away From Home (Jim's tune) It's Immaterial Life's Hard and Then You Die
Hands Across The Sea Modern English Riccochet Days
Reap The Wild Wind Ultravox Quartet
Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo) Red Box The Circle & the Square
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Blue Savannah Erasure Wild!
No Stars Figures On A Beach Standing On Ceremony
Riders In The Night Freur Doot Doot
Jewel Propaganda A Secret Wish
But Not Tonight Depeche Mode Black Celebration
It's My Party (Leslie Gore cover) Dave Stewart Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin

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Friday Night, Saturday Morning The Specials Ghost Town
Food For Thought UB40

Pull Up To The Bumper Grace Jones

Whirly Girl Oxo Oxo
Eaten By The Monster Of Love Sparks Angst In My Pants
Vicky Verky Squeeze Argy Bargy
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Space Race Mi Sex Space Race
I Got The Message Men Without Hats Rhythm of Youth
Europa and the Pirate Twins Thomas Dolby The Golden Age of Wireless
Telecommunication A Flock Of Seagulls A Flock Of Seagulls
I Touch Roses Book Of Love Book of Love
Down In The Park Gary Numan Replicas
Escalator Of Life Robert Hazard Wings Of Fire
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Blue Bell Knoll Cocteau Twins Blue Bell Knoll
Spacehead Primitives Lovely
Safety Net The Shop Assisants

C'est Comme Ca Les Rita Mitzouko The No Comprendo
Love Is The Slug Fuzzbox We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It
The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun Julie Brown Trapped In The Body Of A White Girl
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You Drive Me Ape (you big gorilla) The Dickies The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
Oct 2013

It’s The All 80’s Cover Show!

  Blue Monday (live New Order cover) / Nada Surf

Dreaming (Blondie cover) / Yo La Tengo

Someday, Someway (Marshall Crenshaw cover) / Robert Gordon

Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash cover / The Jolly Boys


99 Luftballoons (Nena cover) / Goldfinger

You Spin Me Round (like a record) (Dead Or Alive cover) / Field Trip

Cum On Feel The Noize (Quiet Riot cover) / Bran Van 3000

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me ( Culture Club cover) / Violent Femmes


I Can't Go For That (Hall & Oates cover) / Koot Hoomi

Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover) / String Quartet Tribute To New Order

Against All Odds (Phil Collins cover) / The Postal Service

Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush cover) / Placebo


Modern Love (David Bowie cover) / Starlit

Stop Me (The Smiths cover) / Mark Ronson ft. Daniel Merriweather

Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks cover) / Nouvelle Vague

Love Vigilantes (New Order cover) / Oysterband


Girl U Want (Devo cover) / Superchunk

Pump It Up (Elvis Costello cover) / Mudhoney

Ca Plane Pour Moi (Plastic Bertrand cover) / Sonic Youth

Ebony & Ivory (Paul McCartney / Stevie Wonder cover) / Murphy's Law


Don't You Want Me Baby (Human League) / Chiapet

Panic (The Smiths cover) / The Puppini Sisters


Steppin' Out (Joe Jackson cover) / Fantastic Plastic Machine

Feb 2012

Daddy, tell us about the 80’s…

  Well son, come sit on your old man's lap and let me spin you some tales....

X / True Love Pt. #2

Stray Cats / Rumble In Brighton

The Blasters / I'm Shakin'

Come On Let's Go (Ritchie Valens cover) / Los Lobos

Marshall Crenshaw / The Usual Thing


Tommy Keene / Places That Are Gone

Dave Edmunds / Girls Talk

Rockpile / Teacher Teacher

Cruel To Be Kind / Nick Lowe

The Knack / Your Number Or Your Name

The Nerves / When You Find Out


The Plimsouls / Mini-Skirt Minni

The Beat / Rock N Roll Girl

Blondie / 11:59

The Romantics / When I Look In Your Eyes

The Smithereens / House We Used To Live In

The Replacements / Kiss Me On The Bus


The Vapors / Waiting For The Weekend

The Jam / Going Underground

The Undertones / Get Over You

Squeeze / Vicky Verky

The Buzzcocks / Ever Fallen In Love

Translator / When I Am With You


Julian Cope / Trampoline

House Of Love / Shine On

Wire Train / Chamber Of Hellos

The Psychedelic Furs / Run Run Away

The Three O'Clock / Jet Fighter

Get Smart! / Just For The Moment


The B-52's / Dance This Mess Around

Split Enz / I Don't Wanna Dance

Sparks / All You Ever Think About Is Sex

Depeche Mode / Now This Is Fun

Flock Of Seagulls / Nightmares


XTC / History Of Rock 'N' Roll

Dec 2011

It’s An All Live Acoustic 80’s Cover Show!

  I've asked some friends to join me this afternoon and bring their guitars to play some of their favorite 80's covers.

(it was really just laziness on my part to not have to come up with a playlist!)

We'll hear from Tab Justis, Rudy Ray Harmon, Shaun Peace, Matt Fanuele, Herschel Stratego, and Paul Ivey.

Pull your lighters out, hold them in the air and sing along!


XTC / Mayor Of Simpleton


Tabb Justis ft. Rudy Ray Harmon / Life In A Northern Town (Dream                                                                              Academy

Hole In My Life (The Police)


Billy Idol / White Wedding

Colin Hay / Overkill


Paul Ivey / She'll Be A Verb (Game Theory)

Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs)


Chris Cornell / Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)


Shaun Peace / Patience (Guns and Roses)

Every Rose Has It's Thorn (Poison)


INXS / Never Tear Us Apart

Paul Weller / A Town Called Malice

Los Lobos / Wake Up Deloris


Matt Fanuele / Drive (The Cars)

Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fear)

Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode)


Shaun Peace / Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughn)

Wicked Games (Chris Isaak)


Tabb Justis ft. Rudy Ray Harmon / Pink Houses (John Cougar                                                                                        Melloncamp)

Faith (George Michael)


Paul Ivey / Save It For Later (English Beat)

Angst In My Pants (Sparks)

Head To Toe (Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam)


Herschel Stratego / Santa's Beard (They Might Be Giants)

Christmas At Ground Zero (Weird Al Yankovic)

Aug 2011

It’s an old fashioned 80’s rock n roll dance party!

  Anyone remember when we DANCED to ROCK N ROLL???

You remember, that GUITAR based music?

Well, it went a little something like this...


Another Girl Another Planet / The Only Ones

So It Goes / Nick Lowe

Girl Talk / Dave Edmunds

Play That Fast Thing (one more time) / Rockpile

So Long Baby Goodbye / The Blasters

Faith Healer / Big Dipper


Mystery Dance / Elvis Costello

I'm The Man / Joe Jackson

Don't Worry Baby / Los Lobos

Gotta Tell Me Why / Slickee Boys

The New World / X

You Drive Me Ape (you big gorilla) / The Dickies


Little Bitch / The Specials

Let Me Out / The Knack

Tayter Country / The Cavedogs

Standing In The Rain / Husker Du

Another Horn's Cry / The Downsiders

Whenever You're On My Mind / Marshall Crenshaw


I Must Be Dreaming / Mink DeVille

Different Kind Of Girl / The Beat

Now / The Plimsouls

Girl Don't Tell Me (demo Beach Boys cover) / The Smithereens

Cry For A Shadow (Beatles cover) / Translator

Diamond Smiles / The Boomtown Rats


This Is Pop / XTC

Hanging On The Telephone / Blondie

Jimmy Jimmy / The Undertones

You Can Run / Razz

Clean Clean / The Buggles

Tonight / Jim Basnight


Nellie The Elephant / Toy Dolls

Ca Plane Pour Moi / Plastic Bertrand

C'est Comme Ca / Les Rita Mitsouko

Nur Gertraumt / Nena

I Got The Message / Men Without Hats

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