Thursday, January 3, 2013

I'm Living in the 80's - Disc Five

    Yes, it's that time of year again - time for another 80s (mostly) postpunk mixtape.  I tried to avoid the most obvious tracks, but I confess to not being as much of a maven about this stuff (there's a bunch of bands - like The Jesus and Mary Chain - that just weren't on my radar or I didn't quite get during my misbegotten late teen/early 20s years).   And there were some obvious cuts I just couldn't resist - I'm looking at you The Waterboys' This is the Sea.  (Also, I just noticed that the links for Discs 1-4 aren't working, so I'll try to re-up them.)

       I should also mention that my posting on the blog is going to be reduced from now on - life change stuff, less free time, and all.  Plus, I'm starting to run out of ideas for mixtapes. :)


A Walk Across The RooftopsThe Blue Nile
Colours Fly AwayThe Teardrop Explodes
Pushing Up The DaisiesColourfield
Cattle and CaneThe Go-Betweens
Watching you Without MeKate Bush
Leave Me AloneNew Order                     
For Belgian FriendsThe Durutti Column
Colours Fly And Catherine WheelSimple Minds
It's So HardJesus And Mary Chain
Bikini RedThe Screaming Blue Messiahs
The Last Of The Famous International PlayboysMorrissey
The Back Of LoveEcho & The Bunnymen
Killing An ArabThe Cure
Here Come CowboysThe Psychedelic Furs
Kingdom Of LoveThe Soft Boys
Love at First SightThe Gist
This Is The SeaThe Waterboys


LakerCrazy said...

Thanks Ish. I can't begin to thank you for all the great music you have provided for my enjoyment. Whenever you get the time and inspiration for any new postings you know we will always be grateful. Ever consider a "Buddy Miller" mix? Now wait a minute...your cutting back...Lol You got my addy...if you ever need something drop me a ping.

Ishkabibliophile said...


I would like to do something with Buddy. I think he'd go well with a soul singer - maybe James Carr or someone like that. Gotta keep him in mind next time I'm feeling inspired or listening to a soul singer. :)

Lisa said...

I concur - great music, especially for us lazy folk. Thank you SO much for all you do - eternally grateful.

Lisa said...

oh - and all the best with life change things - hope they're for the best.

Ishkabibliophile said...


You're quite welcome! And yes, the changes are for the best. :)


JCo said...

no time for mix tapes?! I don't believe it.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Strange times, indeed. :) It's more that I have LESS time for mixtapes.


dogbreath said...

As I've just been listening to a punkyish compilation [The Jam, The Damned, Television, etc], your mixtape is a nice antidote for the ears! Thanks for this one & all the others you labour over for our delectation. Cheers!

Ishkabibliophile said...


I included a few less synth-y artists (Screaming Blue Messiahs for one), but I thought it best to remain true to the post-punk spirit. But, yes, it is best to mix the stuff up. :)