001 Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith002 Prince and the Revolution - Let's Go Crazy003 Chaka Khan - I Feel For You004 The Time - Jungle Love005 Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life006 Apollonia 6 - Sex Shooter007 Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On008 Klymaxx - Meeting In The Ladies Room009 Dazz Band - Let It All Blow010 Hugh Masekela - Don't Go Lose It Baby
011 Scritti Politti - Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)012 The Temptations - Treat Her Like A Lady013 Dennis Edwards (featuring Siedah Garrett) - Don't Look Any Further014 Barbara Mason - Another Man015 Cameo - She's Strange016 Yasuko Agawa - L.A. Night017 Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It018 Louisa Marks - Caught You In A Lie019 Smiley Culture - Cockney Translation020 Barrington Levy - Under Me Sensi
021 Frankie Paul - Pass The Tu-Sheng-Peng022 Yellowman - Wreck A Pum Pum023 Colourbox - Say You024 Ofra Haza - Im Nin' Alu025 The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?026 Cocteau Twins - Lorelei027 Big Black - Racer-X028 LL Cool J - I Need A Beat029 T La Rock & Jazzy Jay - It's Yours030 Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic Three - Roof Is On Fire
031 Davy DMX - One For The Treble032 The Fat Boys - Human Beat Box033 Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Umzalwane034 Orchestra Super Mazembe - Shauri Yako035 Youssou N'Dour - Taaw036 Ebenezer Obey - Awa Ewe Iwoyi037 Chico Buarque - Vai Passar038 Gilberto Gil - Quilombo, O El Dorado Negro039 DeBarge - Stay With Me040 Deniece Williams - Let's Hear It For The Boy
041 Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)042 Blue Nile - Tinseltown In The Rain043 The Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost In You044 The Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me045 The Mighty Wah! - Come Back046 Pat Benatar - We Belong047 Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)048 Bryan Adams - Run To You049 Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Perfect Skin050 John Lennon - Nobody Told Me
051 The Go-Go's - Head Over Heels052 Redd Kross - Heaven Only Knows053 Ratt - Round And Round054 Bon Jovi - Runaway055 Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It056 Motörhead - Killed by Death057 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes058 Ronald Reagan - 'My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you...'059 Linton Kwesi Johnson - Di Eagle An' Di Bear060 Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Funky AECO
061 David Murray - Morning Song062 Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - We Need Some Money063 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Renegades Of Funk064 U.T.F.O. - Roxanne Roxanne065 Roxanne Shanté - Roxanne's Revenge066 Whodini - Five Minutes Of Funk067 Shannon - Give Me Tonight068 Aleem - Release Yourself069 Bananarama - Cruel Summer070 Madonna - Angel
071 The Pointer Sisters - Jump (For My Love)072 Van Halen - Jump073 Slade - Run Runaway074 Belfegore - All That I Wanted075 Laid Back - White Horse076 Newcleus - Jam On It077 Ray Parker, Jr. - Ghostbusters078 The Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit)079 Herbie Hancock - Mega-Mix080 DJ Chuck Chill Out - Hip Hop On Wax Volume 1
081 Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight082 King Sunny Ade - Gboromiro083 Laurie Anderson - Sharkey's Day084 Clarence 'Blowfly' Reid - Electronic Pussy Sucker085 Rebbie Jackson - Centipede086 Cold Crush Brothers - Fresh, Fly, Wild & Bold087 Tony Allen & Afrobeat 2000 - When One Road Close (Another One Go Open)088 Strafe - Set It Off089 Jesse Saunders - On And On090 Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 (edit)
091 Joe Hisaishi - Kaze No Tani No Nausic'a' (Opening)092 Steve Reich - Sextet, 2nd Movement093 Brian Eno & Harold Budd (with Daniel Lanois) - Late October094 Morton Feldman - For Philip Guston (excerpt)095 Sun City Girls - Caravan of Scars096 Minutemen - Corona097 Ted Hawkins - Watch Your Step098 Yeah Yeah Noh - Bias Binding099 Killdozer - A Man's Gotta Be A Man To Be A Man100 Scratch Acid - Greatest Gift
101 The Fall - Slang King102 Lou Reed - I Love You, Suzanne103 Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark104 Philip Bailey (with Phil Collins) - Easy Lover105 U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)106 .38 Special - If I'd Been The One107 R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion108 Icicle Works - Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream)109 Hüsker Dü - Hare Krsna110 Minor Threat - Cashing In
111 Big Boys - Which Way To Go112 Bad Religion - Bad Religion113 Agnostic Front - Victim In Pain114 Dirty Rotten Imbeciles - Capitalists Suck115 High Rise - Induced Depression116 Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement117 Half Japanese - Hall Of The Mountain King/Louie Louie118 John Zorn & Sato Michihiro - Yonaka No Hatashiai119 The Ex - Rabble With A Cause120 The Jesus And Mary Chain - Upside Down
121 The Chills - Pink Frost122 Echo And The Bunnymen - Seven Seas123 Jacobites - Kings And Queens124 Metallica - Fade To Black125 Coil - Restless Day126 Salvatore Sciarrino - Lohengrin, Prologo127 This Kind Of Punishment - From The Diary Of Hermann Doubt128 This Mortal Coil - Song To The Siren129 The Cars - Drive130 Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
131 John Waite - Missing You132 Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie133 Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now134 Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You135 Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams136 World Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ137 General Public - Tenderness138 The Special A.K.A. - Free Nelson Mandela139 Baron - Feeling It140 Franco & TP OK Jazz - Limbisa Ngal
I think you can tell what my REAL priorities were from the first and last ten-twenty tracks. Or maybe not.
The classical pieces In included were composed in 1984, not recorded or released in 1984. This seems fair considering the status of recordings in the classical music world, and the often significant typical lags between a classical work's composition, performance and recording.
Songs I wanted to include but couldn't because they're actually from '83 even though hit biggest in '84: "Borderline," "Say It Isn't So," "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "99 Red Balloons." It seems weird to me to not include "Owner of a Lonely Heart" but include a bunch of songs that sample that orchestral swoop. The Pointer Sisters are here because, for whatever reason, my Billboard comp. copyrights "Jump" in 1984. So there.
There's a couple that are proabably 1983 (or 1985) but I don't care any more. I want to go to bed.
― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Sunday, 7 December 2003 09:12 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― nick.K (nick.K), Sunday, 7 December 2003 09:46 (9 years ago) Permalink
― zappi (joni), Sunday, 7 December 2003 10:18 (9 years ago) Permalink
Human League "The Lebanon"
New Order "Thieves Like Us" that crazy Arthur Baker instrumental remix
XTC (I'd choose "I Remember The Sun".. fantasticly underrated song by them)
Tall Dwarfs .. god, anything off the Slughairybreathmonster EP. like "The Brain that wouldn't die" or "Crush" (which invented a Strokes songs 16 years ahead of its time)
Severed Heads .. "Goodbye Tonsils" or something from "City Slab Horror", but only I would care about something like this or the previous.. haha
But i want want want this comp.
― donut bitch (donut), Sunday, 7 December 2003 10:31 (9 years ago) Permalink
BEST YEAR EVER. HOLY FUCK.
Michael, check your email pronto.
― M Matos (M Matos), Sunday, 7 December 2003 10:55 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Sunday, 7 December 2003 15:31 (9 years ago) Permalink
― nate detritus (natedetritus), Sunday, 7 December 2003 18:07 (9 years ago) Permalink
Ha! I saw the video back in '84 and I remember thinking something like "guh, why isn't this upbeat and catchy like their other stuff?"
Ooh, the vocals on the original are just so k-awful that I didn't even think a remix might rock.
I haven't heard The Big Express in maybe fifteen years. I think I may have passed XTC over because I thought the CD-R was already getting too Brit.
I noticed that they had stuff eligible for inclusion but I thought, gah, probably too twee.
I did review some Severed Heads tracks for possible inclusion but found them a little too monochrome.
Right now I'm listening to Barbara Mason's "Another Man" which I had only heard vague mentions of now and had no idea it was such a R&B camp classic: Babs discovers that the man she had bragged about stealing in a song prior is, in fact "...not a whole man but a facsimile thereof" (ie gay gay gay)!
― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Sunday, 7 December 2003 18:10 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 7 December 2003 20:14 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 7 December 2003 20:18 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 7 December 2003 20:21 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 7 December 2003 20:27 (9 years ago) Permalink
was listening to philip guston just this afternoon. minuteman/husker du yesterday (in bits) (I would have chosen 'pink turns to blue' off 'zen arcade' myself, what made you go for hare krishna).
is there a way to get hold of this comp mike.
― Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Sunday, 7 December 2003 21:15 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Sunday, 7 December 2003 21:19 (9 years ago) Permalink
― gaz (gaz), Sunday, 7 December 2003 21:20 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Sunday, 7 December 2003 21:23 (9 years ago) Permalink
You wrote:I noticed that they had stuff eligible for inclusion but I thought, gah, probably too twee.
TWEE? The EP was about horror movies, diseases, vindiction, and hate!!
― donut bitch (donut), Monday, 8 December 2003 05:38 (9 years ago) Permalink
― the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 8 December 2003 08:10 (9 years ago) Permalink
Best/fucked up segue: This Kind Of Punishment --> Bananarama
― donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 16 December 2003 23:45 (9 years ago) Permalink
i havent even had a chance to listen yet
― fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 17 December 2003 00:15 (9 years ago) Permalink
― M Matos (M Matos), Wednesday, 17 December 2003 00:21 (9 years ago) Permalink
― donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 17 December 2003 00:22 (9 years ago) Permalink
― fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 17 December 2003 00:23 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 12:43 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Thursday, 8 January 2004 05:34 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― dylan (dylan), Thursday, 8 January 2004 17:35 (9 years ago) Permalink
I suspect my feelings about "The Message" and "Rock Box" = Jess' feelings about "Hey Ya." I remember "Sugar Walls" being played on MTV and the radio constantly at the time, and yet I can't remember a single thing about it. Never a good song. Roots rock hits me in the most random way when it does at all, and when it doesn't, I can only offer the most non-committal sort of shrug, and even the stuff I thought were going to be for-sure likeable ones by, say, Los Lobos, dBs, Tommy Keene etc. ended up making me feel nothing at all.
I definitely considered "I Can Dream About You" (I bought the single back in '84!) as well as Rod Stewart's "Some Guys Have All the Luck" and Christine McVie's "Got A Hold on Me" but the pleasures I find in them are so sweet and mild that I worried they'd ended up sounding dully generic when stuck in a sequence with other like-minded songs.
― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Thursday, 8 January 2004 18:19 (9 years ago) Permalink
Sign, I mean.
― M Matos (M Matos), Thursday, 8 January 2004 18:31 (9 years ago) Permalink
I really like "I Can Dream About You," too. I didn't care about it at the time, but I heard it at an Embers a few years ago, and it made me very happy. Very well written, I'd say.
― dylan (dylan), Thursday, 8 January 2004 18:33 (9 years ago) Permalink
Blades is actually '83. "Karma Chameleon" and "Wake Me Up" are my least favorite Culture Club and Wham! hits. (The favorites are "Time" and "I'm Your Man.")
I also regret not putting in the extended versions of The Mighty Wah's "Come Back" and FGTH's "Two Tribes." Sometimes, you just can't get enough overstatement.
― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Thursday, 8 January 2004 18:53 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― dylan (dylan), Thursday, 8 January 2004 19:16 (9 years ago) Permalink
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― Matos W.K. (M Matos), Monday, 12 April 2004 22:47 (9 years ago) Permalink
― donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 02:30 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Michael Daddino (epicharmus), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 03:02 (9 years ago) Permalink
This really is a total bonanza.
― Matos W.K., Monday, 16 February 2009 22:44 (4 years ago) Permalink
Not worth a separate thread, and hopefully not considered thread hijackery, with all due respect to MD.
DVD-R Go! 1984
Big Black - Racer-X (Homestead)Scratch Acid - Cannibal (Rabid Cat)Naked Raygun - Only in America (Homestead)Meat Puppets - Split Myself in Two (SST)Hüsker Dü - Pink Turns to Blue (SST)Minutemen - Viet Nam (SST)Big Flame - Sometimes (Laughing Gun)The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down (Creation)Sonic Youth - Death Valley ‘69 (Iridescence)Savage Republic - Tragic Figure (Independent Project)
Dead Can Dance - Frontier (4AD)Swans - Your Property (K 422)Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Cabin Fever! (Mute)Siouxsie & the Banshees - Red Over White (Polydor)This Mortal Coil - Holocaust (4AD)Cocteau Twins - The Spangle Maker (4AD)Felt - The Stagnant Pool (Cherry Red)The Chills - Pink Frost (Flying Nun)The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? (Sire)The Go-Betweens - You’ve Never Lived (Sire)
REM - Harborcoat (IRS)Echo & the Bunnymen - Silver (Sire)Bangles - Hero Takes a Fall (Columbia)Pretenders - Middle of the Road (Sire)Romeo Void - A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing) (Columbia)Go-Go’s - Head Over Heels (IRS)INXS - I Send a Message (ATCO)The Stranglers - Skin Deep (Epic)The Blue Nile - Tinseltown in the Rain (Linn)David Sylvian - Red Guitar (Virgin)
The Alan Parsons Project - Prime Time (Arista)Scott Walker - Track 3 (Virgin)Lindsey Buckingham - Go Insane (Elektra)Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive! (Capitol)Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart (ATCO)King Crimson - Sleepless (E’G/Warner Bros)U2 - Wire (Island)The Sound - Golden Soldiers (A&M)Simple Minds - Up on the Catwalk (Virgin)Talk Talk - It’s My Life (EMI America)
Torch Song - P2E (IRS)The Art of Noise - Beat Box (ZTT/Island)Propaganda - Dr Mabuse (ZTT)Frankie Goes to Hollywood (ZTT/Island)Konk - Your Life (Sleeping Bag)Chris & Cosey - Driving Blind (Rough Trade)Tones on Tail - Performance (Beggars Banquet)Section 25 - Looking from a Hilltop (Factory)Fad Gadget - Collapsing New People (Mute)Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria (Virgin)
Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Streetwise)New Order - Thieves Like Us (Factory)Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (RCA)Robert Gorl - Darling Don’t Leave Me (Mute/Elektra)Funky Family - Funky Is On (Third Label)Alisha - All Night Passion (Vanguard)Shannon - Give Me Tonight (Emergency)Carol Lynn Townes - 99 1/2 (Polydor)Newcleus - Jam on It (Sunnyview)The Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt (Freak Beat)
Hashim - Al Naayfish (The Soul) (Cutting)The Future - Nuclear Holocaust (Mirage)Paul Hardcastle - Rain Forest (Profile)Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) (Saturn)Chaka Khan - I Feel for You (Warner Bros)Xēna - On the Upside (Emergency)52nd Street - Can’t Afford (Profile)Colourbox - Shadows in the Room (4AD)Secession - Touch (Beggars Banquet)George Kranz - Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) (Personal)
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom (Vanguard)Slack - Slack (Streetwise)Aleem - Release Yourself (NIA)Pointer Sisters - Automatic (Planet)Barbara Fowler - Come and Get My Lovin’ (Radar)The System - I Can’t Take Losing You (Mirage)Angela Bofill - Can’t Slow Down (Arista)Barbara Mason - Another Man (West End)Lillo Thomas - Your Love’s Got a Hold on Me (Capitol)Cheryl Lynn - Encore (Columbia)
Change - Change of Heart (Atlantic)Thelma Houston - (I Guess) It Must Be Love (MCA)Cherrelle - I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On (Tabu)Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else’s Guy (Vinyl Dreams)Phyllis St James - Candlelight Afternoon (Motown)Stephanie Mills - The Medicine Song (Mercury)Sheryl Lee Ralph - In the Evening (New York)Klinte Jones - In the Heat (Of the Night) (Oh My!)RJ’s Latest Arrival - Shackles (Golden Boy/Quality)Midnight Star - No Parking (On the Dance Floor) (Solar)
Jermaine Jackson - Come to Me (One Way or Another) (Arista)Nuance - Loveride (4th & Broadway)Cameo - She’s Strange (Atlanta Artists)Michael Jackson - Thriller (Epic)The Time - Jungle Love (Warner Bros)Sheila E - The Glamorous Life (Warner Bros)Apollonia 6 - Sex Shooter (Warner Bros)Prince & the Revolution - Erotic City (Warner Bros)Laid Back - White Horse (Sire)Bananarama - Cruel Summer (London)
Rebbie Jackson - Centipede (Columbia)Jellybean - Sidewalk Talk (EMI America)Answering Service - Call Me Mr Telephone (Third Label)Kerr - Back at Ya (Tra San)Evelyn “Champagne” King - Just for the Night (RCA)The Earons - Land of Hunger (Island)Junie Morrison - Tease Me (ZE/Island)Scritti Politti - Hypnotize (Warner Bros)Madonna - Borderline (Sire)Melba Moore - Livin’ for Your Love (Capitol)
Dreamboy - Don’t Go (Qwest)Force MDs - Tears (Tommy Boy)DeBarge - Love Me in a Special Way (Gordy)The SOS Band - Just the Way You Like It (Tabu)Kleeer - Tonight (Atlantic)Mtume - Prime Time (Epic)Dennis Edwards - Don’t Look Any Further (Motown)Patrice Rushen - Feels So Real (Won’t Let Go) (Elektra)Loose Ends - Choose Me (Rescue Me) (Virgin)Steve Washington - Please Don’t Go (Streetwave)
Wish - Touch Me (Personal)New Edition - Cool It Now (MCA)Pamela Joy - Think Fast (Pizazz)Teena Marie - Lovergirl (Epic)Shalamar - Dancing in the Sheets (Solar)Greg Phillinganes - Behind the Mask (Planet)Lionel Richie - Running with the Night (Motown)Wally Badarou - Chief Inspector (Island)The Staple Singers - Slippery People (Private I)Davy DMX - One for the Treble (Tuff City)
LL Cool J - I Need a Beat (Def Jam)Whodini - Five Minutes of Funk (Jive)Run-DMC - It’s Like That (Profile)Kurtis Blow - 8 Million Stories (Mercury)T La Rock - It’s Yours (Partytime)UTFO - Roxanne Roxanne (Select)Roxanne Shanté - Roxanne’s Revenge (Pop Art)The Cold Crush Brothers - Fresh, Wild, Fly and Bold (Tuff City)The World’s Famous Supreme Team - Hey DJ (Island)Ollie & Jerry - Breakin’… There’s No Stopping Us (Polydor)
Songs released in '83 (or issued on '82 albums!) peaked in the US in '84.
― Andy K, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 18:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
Shame that no one commented on this, cuz it's fuckin great.
I guess that's one downside to these mega-playlist posts--there's not a lit of impetus for discussion beyond congratulations and quibbling over song choices.
― Parenthetical Grillz, Thursday, 3 February 2011 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
I should re-master this and add on some late '83 releases. I'd still keep the Franco track, even though it turns out it was actually '85 (and Franco doesn't play a note on it).
By the way, did ANYONE open up the clamshells for this thing? Because you were supposed to.
― Michael Daddino, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 01:50 (10 months ago) Permalink
Yes re-master, no to clamshell. Welcome back
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 12:42 (10 months ago) Permalink