Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Romantics on WXDU

This past weekend my good friend and general manager at WXDU and I hosted a special one hour show loosely centered on the New Romantic movement. More accurately, it's a bunch of melodramatic songs, mostly British, from the late 70s and early 80s, but rest assured that most of these bands wore lots of makeup. We called the show "His Mascara Is Running". If you listen closely you can hear me misuse the word "iconoclastic" for the thousandth time and totally fail to mention Japan's name after blathering about how awesome they were. Here are the tracks we played:

  1. Tears for Fears - The Hurting
  2. Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed
  3. Echo and the Bunnymen - The Back of Love
  4. Ultravox - Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
  5. Tuxedomoon - In a Manner of Speaking
  6. Depeche Mode - New Dress
  7. ABC - Poison Arrow
  8. Visage - Fade to Grey
  9. Icicle Works - Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)
  10. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - She's Leaving
  11. The Sound - Total Recall
  12. Peter Godwin - Images of Heaven
  13. Japan - Life in Tokyo (12" version)

You can download the broadcast from sendspace here.

Steve Strange of Visage


Abbie said...

i miss you dr. banderson!

Anonymous said...

I love the Visage - Fade to Grey!!!

Smurfblood said...

A shame I missed it, and I've never heard of The Sound.