The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 01/11, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will concern itself with a few of my favorite pop bands from the 1980s–which decade sucked less than is commonly thought, if you know where to look.
Ed Morrissey was kind enough to do a promo for CLAR a ‘couple-few weeks ago, wherein he (somewhat?) mockingly referenced the paucity of 80s music on my show, so I thought that might be a good topic to explore. (Sorry, Ed, no Air Supply. Oh the ingratitude!)
No Flock Of Seagulls or Poison, either. And (did you really need to ask?) no disco. Feh. As if.
Two songs per band. A sort of Two-Fer Tuesday, FM-style, only on Friday. I missed my calling as a Program Director, obviously.
Hope you can stop by, listen to the show, and join us in chat….
Oh, and before the official set list commences, you will get to hear my little mashup of Joe Biden and “Shaft,” in honor of said gaffemeister’s asinine (and arguably racist) repartee with incoming Senator Tim Scott. Hijinks ensue.
Spoiler set list:
The Jam: Man In The Corner Shop, The Modern World
The Replacements: Answering Machine, Can’t Hardly Wait
The Cars: Shake It Up, Touch And Go
Wall Of Voodoo: Mexican Radio, On Interstate 15
XTC: Making Plans For Nigel, Helicopter
Husker Du: Standing In The Rain, Could You Be The One?
Dave Edmunds: Girls Talk, The Race Is On
Cheap Trick: Just Got Back, Baby Loves To Rock
Elvis Costello: I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down, High Fidelity
Oingo Boingo: Captitalism, Only A Lad
David Lindley: She Took Off My Romeos, Mercury Blues
Psychedelic Furs: Pretty In Pink, Love My Way
The Minutemen: #1 Hit Song, History Lesson Part 2
The Who: Eminence Front, Cry If You Want
The Cleverlys: Walk Like An Egyptian