7/24/14: Totally 80’s


Yeah. Last week we traveled to a very dangerous place, the highly flammable 80’s.

It’s the first ever Totally 80’s Fuzz Factory. Dangerous because there were a lot of experiments gone wrong in the 80’s There also were plenty of great bands from the 70’s that lost it all in the 80’s. Let’s just say, not everything has aged well. So yeah, time has not been as kind to the 80’s as it has with other decades. At least from my point of view. In spite of this, the diversity of sound in rock & roll was evolving with greater velocity. Listen to songs from the decade and you’ll hear that one end is almost completely different from the other. A lot happened in that decade. Here’s a few memories from the 80’s. Songs you know and songs you may have forgotten.

There is no show this week. I’ll be at an artist residency making art. Lucky me. The Fuzz Factory on SCAD-Atlanta Radio will return next Thursday 8/7/14. Listen from 8-11 PM (EST) on SCAD-Atlanta Radio (www.scadatlantaradio.org).

Here’s the playlist. Totally rad, of course:

– – – – – – – – –

Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider

Strange Dreams – Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush

Even It Up – Heart

Stone In Love – Journey

Tonight It’s You – Cheap Trick

She’s A Runner – Billy Squier

Turn Me Loose – Loverboy

New Girl Now – Honeymoon Suite

Fantasy – Aldo Nova

Street Of Dreams – Rainbow

Ah Leah! – Donnie Iris

On The Loose – Saga *

Crosseyed And Painless – Talking Heads

Girl U Want – Devo

I Know What Boys Like – The Waitresses

Red Skies – The Fixx

A Dream Away -The Cars

Suspicion – Gene Loves Jezebel

The One Thing – INXS

Paralysed – Gang Of Four

One More Time – The Clash

99 Red Balloons – 7 Seconds *

Bittersweet – Hoodoo Gurus

Surrender – U2

Entre Nous – Rush *

Who’s Behind The Door? – Zebra

Youth Gone Wild – Skid Row

Rocket Queen – Guns N’ Roses *

Flying High Again – Ozzy Osbourne

Give It All – Ratt

Inside Out – XYZ

Too Late For Love – Def Leppard

Breaking The Chains – Dokken

2 Minutes To Midnight – Iron Maiden

Peace Sells – Megadeth

Creeping Death – Metallica

* listener request



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s