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