Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday 80s Flashback for August 28, 2015

[Revenge of the 80s -- Redux] -- A few years ago, June of 2009 to be a bit more precise, I created an 80s playlist for a friend's birthday. She's about half my age, so she never got to experience the 80s. At least not directly. I titled the CD, "Revenge of the 80s." It was a 12 track extravaganza, and each song fit the scheme because it met one of the the following four requirements:
  • an 80s song by an 80s artist, 
  • an even older song covered by an 80s artist, 
  • an 80s song covered by another 80s artist, or
  • an 80s song covered by a later artist. 
Got that?

Now, I recently learned of the streaming service known as Mixcloud. After playing around with it a bit, I thought it might be a fun experiment to upload the entire Revenge of the 80s playlist to share it with other 80s fans. You can check it out after the break.

For your reference, here is a track listing:

  1. "Beat My Guest" -- Adam & The Ants
  2. "Space Age Love Song" -- A Flock Of Seagulls
  3. "Everyday Is Halloween" [12" Version] -- Ministry
  4. "Mandinka" -- Sinead O'Connor
  5. "Cities In Dust" -- Siouxsie And The Banshees
  6. "Screw" -- The Cure
  7. "Don't Stop Believin'"* -- Petra Haden (cover artist)
  8. "Industrial Disease" -- Dire Straits
  9. "Absolute Reality" (Impromptu Acoustic Version) -- The Alarm
  10. "Love is Like a Rock" -- Donnie Iris
  11. "Send Down An Angel" -- Bronz
  12. "No More Words" -- Berlin
  13. "Smooth Criminal"* -- Alien Ant Farm
  14. "Come On Eileen"* -- Save Ferris
  15. "Always On My Mind"* -- Pet Shop Boys
  16. "99 Red Balloons"* -- 7 Seconds

*indicates a cover song

To enjoy this playlist on Mixcloud, go to Revenge of the 80s. Oh, and let me know if you would like future Flashbacks to be done this way!

Because this is a playlist, we're ignoring the rule of three for this week's Flashback. Remember, dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the archives. As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.

And if you are on Twitter, and feel so inclined, please +K my influence in Music on @klout.

I'll see you in seven!

This Flashback post originally appeared on August 15, 2014

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