+ Greatest Songs of the Alternative and New Wave Era

Pivotal Tracks of the New Wave /
Post-Punk / Alternative / Electronic Era



Warning: This is a CMJ (College Music Journal)-free zone.

Now presenting a Lifetime Achievement award for
Musical Buffoon of our Generation.

First recipient: Dave 'Auto-Tune' Grohl
Formerly of the manufactured boy-band known as Nirvana
(The Backstreet Boys of Plaid / The Payola Trio).
Obviously, you can't spell buffoon without Foo.



Updated: January 2017

New color-coding:
  • Electronic tracks are now color-coded with a salmon background.
  • Punk tracks are now highlighted with a lime background.
  • New wave selections are highlighted in pink.

    Most recent additions:
  • Chris Zippel: "2 Decades 2 Go" (Berlin / '98)
  • Chris Carter: "Domank" (London / '98, formerly of Throbbing Gristle)
  • Nicola Conte: "Missione a Bombay" (Bari, Italy / 2000)
  • Camanecroszcope: "What Comes Forth From Obscurity" (Syria / 2006)
  • N.A. Pop 2000: "Panic in Your Mind" (UK / '81)
  • The Lonely Boys: "Hold Me" (Germany / '86)
  • DADA: "Discussing Missile Size" (NYC / '88)

    Corollary lists:
  • The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded
  • The Worst Songs Ever Recorded

    This is a serious attempt to chronicle the most influential and innovative songs of the new wave & alternative era. At this time, it appears to be the most authoritative list of its type in the world. These same songs just happen to be the most significant popular recordings of the past 30 years, with just scattered exceptions. On this list you'll find little of the frat-boy sound that overtook college radio in the latter 90s. This pseudo-alternative was merely an attempt by the recording industry (through its shill, The College Music Journal) to emasculate college radio so it would pose no threat to commercial interests. The result has been a couple thousand college radio stations across America that hardly anyone listens to anymore, just as the recording industry intended, in cahoots with forces that wished to dumb down American society and make it more militaristic and isolationist, consistent with Aldous Huxley's concept of somatotomia.

    This list may be the only attempt of its type on the entire Internet. Other lists, and I owe much gratitude to them, are generally in the form of comprehensive discographies that refrain from rating the songs in terms of quality.

    Regarding your input, I'm particularly interested in pivotal, overlooked songs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, plus Germany and the European continent as a whole.


    How this list is coded:
  • By many peoples' standards, the songs in the center column stand among the finest of the
    punk/post-punk/new wave/alternative era.
  • If a song in the center column is marked "Borderline", it probably won't knock your socks off, but it shouldn't be totally forgotten. One reason could be that it broke some new ground at the time but now sounds dated or stale.
  • Other songs in the "Suggested" column are those that people have e-mailed to me, that appear on other "Best" lists, appear sometimes on compilations or are mentioned in other guides, but have proven elusive to track down.
  • If the space after a band name is left blank, that means the band has gained a degree of critical praise but no standout tracks of theirs appear obvious at the moment.
  • On this list, don't expect to find the horrific post-grunge/juvenalia frat-boy sound that has come to dominate many college radio stations in America. This is a deliberate dumbing down of the airwaves, as designed by the recording industry and their puppets at the College Music Journal. As a result, America is culturally a generation-and-a-half behind Europe in terms of musical awareness and expression. Note that this artificial modern-rock/post-grunge/juvenalia breeding ground has not evolved since the early 90s -- it is so contrived and controlled -- pandering to (and programmed by) the least intelligent among us, rendering college radio a virtual non-player compared to its former role as cultural arbiter.
  • If Rolling Stone magazine thinks the song is noteworthy, it probably does not belong on this list.
  • Please forgive me for occasional songs that aren't truly "alternative" such as "Heroes" and "Groove is in the Heart." For instance, "Pass The Dutchie" by Musical Youth isn't quite new wave or alternative, but it's included here because of minimal pop exposure in the U.S., as well as distinctive arrangement.

    Likewise, late '70s punk bands are a far cry from new wave, but it was the British punk movement that got the ball moving in the right direction and marked the merciful death of classic rock, which had been comatose for years. And of course, some of the punk bands evolved into some of the best new wave performers. Witness the transitions of Siouxsie & the Banshees from "Love in a Void" to "Israel" and Joy Division from "Warsaw" to "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

    I'm also disturbed by two things:
    1) How much I don't know, though I've listened almost exclusively to college radio for years. I tell myself I have no business compiling this list, except for the fact that no one else in the world has yet to post something similar. But as we learn in math class, you can't solve a problem until you set it up. Likewise, the following list provides a framework for filling in some of the lesser-known classics of the new wave and alternative era.

    2) How little of this material has penetrated the commercial radio market in America, or even a widespread college audience for that matter. This borders on criminal, because the songs on this list are ones that people naturally gravitate toward -- that's if you don't have mega-buck corporate interests telling the world the real action is with Van Halen and REO Pukewagon. If you read through this list carefully, you might realize how rigged the American music business is. If it were about delivering quality, John Cougar Mellonhead would still be milking cows back in Indiana.

  • Also, some songs may be considered pure pop by British standards (for instance, "Pure" by The Lightning Seeds). But if the only place to hear them in the U.S. was on college radio, then it qualifies as alternative as far as this page is concerned.

    The list depends upon your feedback. Please send comments, suggestions and corrections to Mike O'Hara at pocono1013@verizon.net

     

     

     

    Artist

    Confirmed Songs

    Comments/Suggested

    Lime background = punk

    Pink = definitive new wave

    Salmon = electronic

    Abecedarians

    Dinner

    Los Angeles

     

    The Misery of Cities

    '88

     

    Smiling Monarchs

     

     

    Soil

     

     

    They Said Tomorrow

    '87

    Able Tasmans

    Big Bang Theory

    New Zealand indie

    Absolute Body Control

    Clouds

     

    Abwärts ('Downwards')

    Beim Ersten Mal Tuts Immer Weh

    (Pre-Einsturzende Neubauten)

     

    Computerstaat

    Hamburg

    Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO (Underground Freak Out)

    Speed Guru

    (Japan / '97)

    Adam Ant / Adam & The Ants

    Antmusic

    London

     

    Desperate But Not Serious

    '82 / New wave Top 20

     

    Dog Eat Dog

     

    Add N to (X)

    Fyuz

    (London / '99)

     

    Robot New York

    (Salmon background = electronic)

    Adorable

    I'll Be Your Saint

    '90s UK indie

     

    Sunshine Smile

     

    The Adverts

    One Chord Wonders

    '81

    Afraid of Mice

    Popstar

    Liverpool / '81

    Afrika Bambaataa

    Planet Rock

     

    After the Fire

    Der Kommissar

     

    Agent Orange

    Bloodstains

    Southern Calif. / '79

    A-Ha

    Take on Me

    Oslo / '85 / Seminal video

    Algebra Suicide

    Desire

     

    Alien Sex Fiend

    Ignore the Machine

    London / Batcave

     

    The Impossible Mission

     

     

    I Walk the Line

    '86

     

    Now I'm Feeling Zombified

     

     

    Silver Machine

     

    Marc Almond

    Jackie

    (see also Marc & the Mambas)

     

    Tears Run Rings

     

    Alphaville

    Forever Young

    Münster, Germany

     

    Sounds Like a Melody (ext.)

     

    Altered Images

    Dead Pop Stars

    Glasgow

     

    Don't Talk to Me About Love

     

     

    Insects

     

    Amon Duul II

    Archangel Thunderbird

    Munich

     

    Deutsch Nepal

     

     

    Pale Gallery

     

    And Also the Trees

    Bullet Head

    Worcestershire

     

    The Secret Sea

     

    Laurie Anderson

    Language is a Virus

     

     

    Oh Superman (For Massenet)

     

    Anti-Nowhere League

    I Hate People

     

    APB

    Shoot You Down

     

    Aphex Twin

    Digeridoo

    (Salmon background = electronic)

    (see also Polygon Window)

    Hedphelym

    Cornwall, UK

     

    Heliosphan

    '92

     

    Ptolemy

     

     

    We Are the Music Makers

    '91

     

    Xtal

     

    Arbeid Adelt

    Ik Sta Scherp (I'm So Horny)

     

    Arcade Fire

    No Cars Go

    '07

    A.R. Kane

    Anitina

     

     

    Haunting

    '86

     

    When You're Sad

    '86

    Artery

    Into the Garden

    '82

    Artificial Paradise
    (Jon Drukman)

    Les Fleurs du Mal

    San Francisco / '92

    Art of Noise

    Beatbox

     

     

    Close to the Edit

     

     

    Legs

     

     

    Peter Gunn Theme

     

    Daniel Ash

    Get Out of Control

     

    Aspidistra

    Cradle

    UK shoegaze / '92

    A Split Second

    Colosseum Crash

    (Belgium)

    Astral

    Last Light

    '03 / San Francisco

    Atlas Sound

    Quick Canal

    ('09 / with Laetitia Sadier)

    Atom Heart (Uwe Schmidt)

    I See More Than You Do

    (Frankfurt / '94)

    Au Pairs

    Come Again

     

     

    It's Obvious

     

    Autechre

    Foil

    (Manchester region / '94)

    Autumnfair

    She Only Smiles

     

    The Avengers

    We Are the One

    S.F. punk / '77

    B-52's

    Channel Z

    NYC via Georgia

     

    53 Miles West of Venus

    Premier new wave group

     

    Give Me Back My Man

     

     

    Lava

     

     

    Party Out of Bounds

     

     

    Planet Claire (12" Mix)

    New wave Top 20

     

    Private Idaho

    New wave Top 20

     

    Quiche Lorraine

    New wave Top 20

     

    Revolution Earth

     

     

    Rock Lobster

     

     

    Strobe Light

    New wave Top 20

    Babes in Toyland

    Catatonic

    Minneapolis

     

    Ripe

    '91

    Bad Brains

    Pay to Cum

    (DC punk / '82)

    Boris Badenough

    Hey Rocky

    '86

    Bailter Space

    Be On Time

    (New Zealand / '93)

    Band of Susans

    No God

     

    The Bangles

    A Hazy Shade of Winter

     

    Barbie & the Kens

    Just a Gigolo

     

    Barenaked Ladies

    Be My Yoko Ono

    Ontario

     

    Lovers in a Dangerous Time

     

    Syd Barrett

    Octopus

     

    The Bats

    Block of Wood

    New Zealand

     

    Made Up in Blue

     

     

    North by North

    '87

    Bauhaus

    Bela Lugosi's Dead

     

     

    Dancing

     

     

    Double Dare

     

     

    In the Flat Field

     

     

    Kick in the Eye

     

     

    The Passion of Lovers

     

     

    She's in Parties

     

     

    Terror Couple Kill Colonel

     

     

    Third Uncle

     

    The (English) Beat

    I Confess

    Birmingham

     

    Mirror in the Bathroom

     

     

    Noise in this World

     

     

    Save It For Later

     

     

    Too Nice to Talk To

     

     

    Twist & Crawl

    NME C81

    BEF

    Groove Thang

    (British Electronic Foundation)

    Belle and Sebastian

    Lazy Line Painter Jane

     

    Belly

    Feed the Tree

    '93 / Muses offshoot

    Berlin

    The Metro

    Los Angeles

     

    Sex (I'm a ...) (12" remix)

     

    The Beta Band

    B + A

     

     

    Broken Up Adingdong

    '99

    Bettie Serveert

    Kid's Allright

     

    Biff Bang Pow!

    A Day Out With Jeremy Chester

    (Glasgow / '85)

    Big Audio Dynamite

    Medicine Show

     

    Biosphere

    Endurium

    Norway / '94

     

    Fujiko

    2011

     

    In Triple Time

    2006

     

    Microgravity

     

     

    Patashnik

    '94

     

    The Shield

    '94

     

    Startoucher

     

     

    Tranquilizer

     

    The Birthday Party

    The Friend Catcher

    London via Melbourne

     

    Hamlet (Pow, Pow, Pow)

     

     

    Loose

     

     

    Mr. Clarinet

     

    Bjork

    Army of Me

    Reykjavik / London

     

    Big Time Sensuality

     

     

    Isabel

     

     

    It's Oh So Quiet

     

    Blake Babies

    Wipe It Up

     

    Blancmange

    Blind Vision (Extended)

    London / '83 / New wave Top 20

     

    Living on the Ceiling

    '82

    Bleach

    Headless

    UK indie (Suffolk) / '92

     

    Surround

     

     

    Trip and Slide (and Live)

     

    Blind Mr. Jones

    Dolores

     

    Blondie

    Attack of the Giant Ants

    NYC

     

    Atomic

     

     

    Dreaming

     

     

    Hanging on the Telephone

     

     

    In the Sun

     

     

    Pretty Baby

     

     

    Rapture

     

     

    Rip Her to Shreds

     

    Blue Aeroplanes

    My Hurricane

    Bristol, England

    The Bluebells

    South Atlantic Way

     

    Blueshift Signal

    Seven Natural Scenes

     

    Blur

    Advert

    Epitome of Britpop

     

    Coffee and TV

     

     

    Park Life

     

     

    Pop Scene

     

     

    She's So High

     

     

    There's No Other Way

     

     

    This Is a Low

     

     

    Trimm Trabb

     

     

    Trouble in the Message Centre

     

    Blurt

    Get

    '80 / UK

     

    My Mother Was a Friend of the Enemy of the People

     

    Bog-Shed

    Into Me

    West Yorkshire / ~86

    The Bollock Brothers

    Harley David (Son of a Bitch)
    (not recommended for the radio!)

     

    The Bongos

    Numbers With Wings

    Hoboken, NJ / '83

    The Book of Love

    Late Show

     

    The Boo Radleys

    Kaleidoscope

    '90 (horrible vocals)

    Bowery Electric

    Black Light

    '96

     

    Deep Sky Objects

    NYC

     

    Fear of Flying

     

     

    Slow Thrills

     

    Bow Wow Wow

    Aphrodisiac

    London

     

    Baby, Oh No

     

     

    C30, C60, C90, Go

     

     

    Do You Wanna Hold Me?

    '83

     

    Love Me

     

     

    Mickey Put It Down

     

    Boys Don't Cry

    I Wanna Be a Cowboy

     

    Boytronic

    You

    (Borderline) / from Hamburg

    Billy Bragg

    Levi Stubbs' Tears

     

     

    The Lonesome Death of Rachel Corrie

    (2006)

     

    A New England

     

     

    Sexuality

     

     

    Train Train

     

     

    You Woke Up My Neighbourhood

     

    The Breeders

    Cannonball

    (Muses/Pixies offshoot)

     

    Safari

    ('Volume' remix / '92)

    The Bridal Shop

    Spectrum of Clarity

    (Stockholm / '07)

    Bright Future

    Intro

    Brooklyn, NY / 2011

    Broken English Club

    Divinity

    (London / '14)

    Bronski Beat

    Small Town Boy

     

     

    Why

     

    Harold Budd

    Flowered Knife Shadows

    '86

    The Buggles

    The Plastic Age

     

     

    Video Killed the Radio Star

    '79

    Bunnydrums

    Boundaries

    Stand

     

    Smithson

    (Philadelphia)

    Kate Bush

    The Big Sky

     

     

    Running Up That Hill

     

     

    Waking the Witch

     

     

    Wuthering Heights

     

    Bush Tetras

    Cowboys in Africa

    NY / '83

    The Butthole Surfers

    22 Going on 23

     

    The Buzzcocks

    Autonomy

    Manchester (capital of alternative)

     

    Boredom

     

     

    Ever Fallen In Love

     

     

    Something's Gone Wrong Again

     

     

    Why Can't I Touch It?

     

    Cabaret Voltaire

    Automotivation

    Sheffield

     

    Crackdown

     

     

    Diskono

     

     

    Do Right

     

     

    Eastern Mantra

    '80

     

    Nag Nag Nag

     

     

    No Escape

    (Seeds cover)

     

    Obsession

     

     

    Project 80

     

     

    Red Mask

     

     

    Seconds Too Late

     

     

    Slow Boat to Thassos

     

     

    Yashar

     

    Meryn Cadell

    The Sweater

    Toronto

    Cadra Ash

    Secrets

    '98

    Camanescroszcope

    What Comes Forth from Obscurity

    Syria / 2006

    Camouflage

    The Great Commandment

     

    Camper Van Beethoven

    Take the Skinheads Bowling

     

    Can

    Bel Air

    Cologne / '73

     

    Future Days

     

     

    Hallelujah

     

     

    Mother Sky

     

     

    Oh Yeah

     

     

    Yoo Doo Right

     

    Captain Beefheart

    Hothead

     

    Captain Sensible

    Wot

    London / '82

    Chris Carter

    Domank

    London / '98

    Cassandra Complex

    Moscow Idaho

     

    Catherine Wheel

    Black Metallic

    Yarmouth, England

     

    Ferment

     

     

    I Want To Touch You

     

     

    She's My Friend

     

    Cause & Effect

    You Think You Know Her

     

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    The Mercy Seat

     

    CCCP

    American Soviets

     

    C Doc

    Digg It

    (Danish BMX Mix 2012)

    A Certain Ratio

    All Night Party

     

     

    Blown Away

     

     

    Flight

     

     

    Knife Slits Water

     

    Cetu Javu

    Situations (Razormaid remix)

    Hanover, Germany

    The Chameleons

    Here Today

    '83 / (tribute to Lennon)

     

    In Shreds

     

    Chandra

    Kate

    '80 / NYC

    Chapterhouse

    Guilt

     

     

    Picnic

     

    The Charlatans

    The Only One I Know

    Madchester

     

    Opportunity

     

     

    Sproston Green

     

    The Chemical Brothers

    Hey Boy Hey Girl

    Manchester

     

    Life is Sweet

     

     

    Under the Influence

     

    Chika Chika

    Voom Voom Vooma

     

    The Chills

    Effloresce & Deliquesce

    Dunedin, New Zealand

     

    Familiarity Breeds Contempt

     

     

    Flame Thrower

     

     

    Pink Frost

    '84

     

    Purple Girl

     

     

    Satin Doll

     

     

    Whole Weird World

     

    Chris & Cosey

    Giants Feet

    post-Throbbing Gristle

     

    Illusion

     

     

    Pagan Tango

     

     

    Synaesthesia

     

    Chrome

    New Age

    '84

    The Church

    Reptile

     

     

    Under the Milky Way

     

    Ciccone Youth

    Into the Groovey ('88)

    (Sonic-but-Boring Youth)

    Clair Obscur

    Avalanche

     

     

    The Pilgrim's Progress

     

    Anne Clark

    Hope Road

     

     

    Sleeper in Metropolis

     

    The Clash

    Armagideon Time

     

     

    The Call Up

     

     

    Career Opportunities

     

     

    Complete Control

     

     

    The Guns of Brixton

     

     

    I'm So Bored With the USA

     

     

    Justice Tonight / Kick It Over

     

     

    London Calling

     

     

    Straight to Hell

     

     

    This is Radio Clash

     

     

    What's My Name

     

     

    White Man in Hammersmith Palais

     

    The Clean

    At the Bottom

    Attack of the Teddy Bears

     

    Chumpy

    (New Zealand)

     

    Point that Thing Somewhere Else

     

     

    Tally Ho!

     

    Clock DVA

    Cycom

     

     

    Fractalize

     

     

    The Hacker

     

    Closedown

    Bliss

    Los Angeles / '92

    Cluster

    Hollywood

    Berlin / '74

     

    Rote Riki

     

    The Cocteau Twins

    Blood Bitch

    Grangemouth, Scotland

     

    Blue Bell Knoll

     

     

    Carolyn's Fingers

     

     

    Crushed

    '86 / 4AD

     

    Donimo

     

     

    Garlands

    '82

     

    Hearsay Please

     

     

    Heaven or Las Vegas

     

     

    How to Bring a Blush to the Snow

     

     

    Iceblink Luck

     

     

    In the Gold Rush Days

     

     

    Love's Easy Tears

     

     

    Musette and Drums

     

     

    Oomingmak (Instrumental)

     

     

    Peppermint Pig

     

     

    Shallow Then Halo

     

     

    Sugar Hiccup

     

     

    Wax and Wane

     

    Coil

    The Snow (EP version)

    London / '91

     

    Windowpane

     

    Edwyn Collins

    A Girl Like You

     

    Colourbox

    Baby I Love You So

    London / 4AD

     

    Just Give 'em Whiskey

    '85

     

    Looks Like We're Shy by 1 Horse

     

    The Colour Field

    The Colourfield

     

    The Comsat Angels

    Eye of the Lens

     

     

    Red Planet Revisited

     

    Nicola Conte

    Missione a Bombay

    Italy / 2000

    John Cooper-Clarke

    Evidently Chickentown

    '80

    Cornershop

    Brimful of Asha

    '97

     

    We're in Yr Corner

     

    Cosmetics

    Black Leather Gloves

    Vancouver / '14

    Elvis Costello

    (I Don't Want to Go To) Chelsea

     

    The Cowboy Junkies

    Misguided Angel

     

     

    Sweet Jane

     

    The Cramps

    Bikini Girls with Machine Guns

    NYC via Ohio & Calif.

     

    Goo Goo Muck

    '81

     

    Sunglasses After Dark

     

     

    Surfin' Bird

     

    The Cranberries

    Dreams

    Limerick, Ireland

    Cranes

    Adoration

    '91

     

    Brighter

    Portsmouth, England

     

    I Hope

     

     

    Inescapable

     

     

    Lilies (Flood mix)

     

     

    Shining Road

     

     

    Sixth of May

     

     

    Starblood

     

    Crash Course in Science

    Flying Turns

    '81 /Philadelphia

    Crawling Chaos

    Sex Machine

    (On the Factory label)

    Crazy House

    People Fall From Tall Buildings

    UK / '82

    Crystal Castles

    Crimewave

    2008

    The Cult

    Resurrection Joe

     

     

    She Sells Sanctuary

     

    Culturcide

    Tunnel of Blood

     

    The Cure

    Apart

     

     

    At Night

     

     

    Burn

     

     

    Caterpillar

     

     

    Charlotte Sometimes

     

     

    Cold

     

     

    Cut

     

     

    Descent

     

     

    Disintegration

     

     

    End

     

     

    Fascination Street (Extended Mix)

     

     

    The Figurehead

     

     

    A Forest (Tree Mix)

     

     

    From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

     

     

    The Hanging Garden

     

     

    In Your House

     

     

    Just Like Heaven

     

     

    Killing an Arab

     

     

    Let's Go to Bed

     

     

    The Love Cats

     

     

    Lovesong

     

     

    Mr. Pink Eyes

     

     

    A Night Like This

     

     

    One Hundred Years

     

     

    Open

     

     

    Pictures of You

     

     

    Play for Today
    (Especially the 'Paris' version)

     

     

    Pornography

     

     

    Prayers for Rain

     

     

    Primary

     

     

    A Short Term Effect

     

     

    The Snakepit

     

     

    Splintered in Her Head

     

     

    A Strange Day

     

     

    Wailing Wall

     

     

    The Walk

     

     

    Why Can't I Be You?

     

    Curve

    Already Yours

     

     

    Coast is Clear

    '91

    DADA

    Discussing Missile Size

    NYC / '88

    DAF

    Der Mussolini

    Düsseldorf

    Dalek I Love You

    Africa Express

    Liverpool / '83

     

    Missing 15 Minutes

     

    Dali's Car

    His Box

     

    Dallas

    Can't Help

    ('93 / Estonia)

    The Damned

    Alone Again Or

    London

     

    The Girl Goes Down

    '86

     

    In Dulce Decorum

     

     

    New Rose

     

    The Danse Society

    Arabia

     

     

    Clock

     

     

    Say It Again (Ext. Danse Mix)

     

    Dead Can Dance

    Avatar

    London via Melbourne

     

    Cantara

     

     

    Enigma of the Absolute

     

     

    Frontier

    '84 / 4AD

     

    Rakim

     

    Dead Kennedys

    California Uber Alles

    San Francisco

     

    Holiday in Cambodia

     

     

    MTV Get Off the Air

     

     

    Police Truck

     

     

    Riot

     

     

    Viva Las Vegas

     

    Dead or Alive

    Brand New Lover

     

     

    You Spin Me Around (Like a Record)

     

    Death in June

    All Alone in Her Nirvana

    Surrey, England

     

    Heaven Street (Mk II)

     

    Death in Vegas

    Aisha (Trevor Jackson mix)

    with Iggy Pop / '99

    Deee-Lite

    Groove Is in the Heart

     

    Vladislav Delay

    Huone

    Oulu, Finland / 2000

    Department S

    Is Vic There?

     

    Depeche Mode

    Behind the Wheel / Route 66

    Basildon, Essex

     

    Big Muff

     

     

    Blasphemous Rumours

     

     

    Christmas Island

     

     

    Enjoy the Silence

     

     

    Everything Counts (7:23 Version)

    New wave Top 20

     

    Fly on the Windscreen

     

     

    Get the Balance Right

     

     

    Happiest Girl

     

     

    I Feel You

     

     

    If You Want

     

     

    I Just Can't Get Enough

    New wave Top 20

     

    It's Called a Heart

     

     

    I Want You Now

     

     

    Leave in Silence

     

     

    Lie to Me

     

     

    Little 15

     

     

    Master and Servant

     

     

    More than a Party

     

     

    Never Let Me Down Again

     

     

    People are People

     

     

    Personal Jesus

     

     

    Policy of Truth

     

     

    A Question of Time

     

     

    Sea of Sin

     

     

    Shake the Disease

     

     

    Shout (Rio Mix)

     

     

    Somebody

     

     

    Something to Do

     

     

    Strangelove

     

     

    Stripped

     

     

    Walking in My Shoes

     

     

    Work Hard

     

     

    World in My Eyes

     

    Devo

    Here to Go

    Ohio

     

    Mongoloid

    (strangely overrated)

     

    Satisfaction

     

     

    Through Being Cool

     

    The Dickies

    You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)

     

    Die Krupps

    Wahre Arbeit, Wahrer Lohn

    Düsseldorf

    Dif Juz

    No Motion

    '87 / 4AD

    Dirty on Purpose

    Monument

    '06

    Disco Inferno

    A Crash at Every Speed

     

     

    A Rock to Cling To

     

     

    Second Language

     

     

    Set Sail

    '91

     

    In Sharky Water

    '94

     

    Starbound

    '94

    Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

    Famous & Dandy (Like Amos 'n' Andy)

     

     

    Television, The Drug of the Nation

     

    Boris Divider

    Redención (Redemption)

    Madrid / 2006

    DJ Soul Slinger

    Protect Yourself from Aliens

     

    Thomas Dolby

    Europa and the Pirate Twins

    London

     

    One of Our Submarines

     

     

    She Blinded Me With Science

    '82 / New wave Top 20

    The Doublehappys

    Nerves

    (New Zealand)

    Downy Mildew

     

     

    The Dream Academy

    Life in a Northern Town

    London / '85

    The Dream Syndicate

    The Days of Wine and Roses

    Los Angeles

     

    John Coltrane Stereo Blues

     

     

    Halloween

     

    Dream Warriors

    My Definition (Of a Boombastic Jazz Style)

    Toronto

    Mike Dred

    Macrocosm

    '94

    Drowning Pool
    (not the Texas metal group)

    Italian Pop Song

    Los Angeles / '88

    Petar Dundov

    Sparkling Stars

    (Croatia / 2008)

    Duran Duran

    The Chauffer

     

    Durutti Column

    Fidelity

     

     

    The Missing Boy

    (In memory of Ian Curtis)

    Ian Dury & the Blockheads

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    London / '78

     

    Sex & Drugs & Rock 'n Roll

     

    The Dylans

    Lemon Afternoon

    UK '90s indie

    EBN-OZN

    AEIOU Sometimes Y

    '83 / NYC / New wave Top 20

    Echo & The Bunnymen

    A Promise

    Liverpool

     

    Bring on the Dancing Horses

     

     

    The Cutter

     

     

    Do It Clean

     

     

    Enlighten Me

     

     

    Happy Death Men

     

     

    The Killing Moon

     

     

    Lips Like Sugar

     

     

    Monkeys

     

     

    Never Stop

     

     

    No Dark Things

     

     

    Over the Wall

     

     

    Porcupine

     

     

    The Puppet

     

     

    Read It In Books

     

     

    Seven Seas

     

     

    Silver

     

     

    Simple Stuff

     

     

    With a Hip

     

    Echoboy

    Telstar Recovery

    (2000)

    Echospace

    Elysian

    ('07 / Detroit-Chicago)

     

    Empyrean

    (techno-ambient)

     

    Summer Haze

     

    Ecstasy of St. Theresa

    Thorn in Y'r Grip

    (Czech / '92)

    Einsturzende Neubauten

    Abfackeln

    (Berlin)

     

    Haus der Luge

    '89

     

    Die Wellen (The Waves)

     

     

    Tagesschau Dub

    '80

    Elastica

    Car Song

     

     

    Connection

     

     

    Waking Up

     

    Electro Group

    Ummo

    '04 / Sacramento

    Electronic Eye

    Harmonic Medication

    (Richard Kirk)

    Empirion

    Narcotic Influence

    Essex, England / '96

    End of Data

    Sahrah

    '84 / French coldwave

    EMF

    Lies

     

    English Beat [see The Beat]

     

     

    Brian Eno

    Deep Blue Day

     

     

    Third Uncle

     

    Enya

    Cursum Perficio

    '88

    The Epidemics

     

     

    Erase Errata

    Tax Dollar

    (Bay Area / '06)

    Erasure

    A Little Respect

     

     

    Chains of Love

     

     

    Chorus

     

     

    Love to Hate You

     

     

    Oh L'Amour

     

     

    Star

     

    Ersatz

    Smile in Shadow

    (Cambridge / '80)

    Eschaton

    Degenerate

    (Ontario + Germany / '14)

    Esplendor Geometrico

    Chile al Dia

     

     

    Confort

     

     

    Control de Vigilantes

     

     

    Nu Decotora (It Tears Me)

    (Madrid / '93)

    Essential Logic

    Wake Up

    '79

    Dominik Eulberg

    Afraid of Seeing Stars

    Westerwald, Germany / '07

    Eurohouse

    Nothing Changes

     

    Eurythmics

    Revenge

     

    Experimental Audio Research

    The Köner Experiment (track 1)

    UK / '97

     

    Köner Experiment (track 4)

     

    Fad Gadget

    Back to Nature

     

    Faith & the Muse

    Arianrhod

    '96

    Faithless

    Insomnia

    London / '95

    Falco

    Der Kommissar

    Vienna / '82

     

    Vienna Calling

    '85

    The Fall

    Athlete Cured

    Manchester

     

    C'N'C'-s Mithering

     

     

    Fiery Jack

     

     

    15 Ways

     

     

    Gut of the Quantifier

    '85

     

    I Am Damo Suzuki

     

     

    I'm a Mummy

     

     

    Hit the North

     

     

    How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'

     

     

    Jerusalem

     

     

    L.A.

     

     

    Leave the Capitol

     

     

    Living Too Late

    '86

     

    The Mixer

     

     

    Mollusc in Tyrol

     

     

    Music Scene

    '79

     

    A Past Gone Mad

    '93

     

    Slates, Slags etc.

     

     

    Smile

     

     

    Telephone Thing

     

     

    Totally Wired

     

    The Family Cat

    (Thought I'd Died) And Gone to Heaven ('90)

    Gone, So Long

    The Farm

    Groovy Train (Groovy Club Dub)

     

    Faust

    Krautrock

    Wumme, Germany

     

    Munich/Yesterday

     

    The Feelies

    Boy w/ the Perpetual Nervousness

    North Jersey, US

     

    Higher Ground

     

     

    Slipping (Into Something)

     

     

    What She Said

     

    Felony

    The Fanatic

    Los Angeles / '83

    La Femme

    It's Time to Wake Up

    France / '13

    Bryan Ferry

    I Put a Spell On You

     

     

    Is Your Love Strong Enough

     

    The Fibonaccis

    Purple Haze

    Los Angeles

    The Field Mice

    Sensitive

     

    File 13

    Tastes So Good

     

    Fine Young Cannibals

    Johnny Come Home

     

    Finitribe

    Monster in the House

    '90

    Karen Finley

    Lick It

    '94

    The Fixx

    Red Skies (at Night)

     

     

    Saved by Zero

     

     

    Stand or Fall

     

    Flipper

    Flipper Twist

    (San Francisco)

     

    Ha Ha Ha

     

     

    Sex Bomb

     

     

    (I Saw You) Shine

     

    A Flock of Seagulls

    I Ran

    Liverpool / '83

     

    Nightmares

     

     

    Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)

     

    Flux of Pink Indians

    Take Heed

    Johnny Kidd

    The Flying Lizards

    Hands 2 Take

     

     

    Money

    UK / '79

    Flying Saucer Attack

    For Silence

    (Bristol, UK)

     

    Heartbeat

     

     

    Ocean

     

     

    Popol Vuh 1

     

     

    Standing Stone

     

     

    Up In Her Eyes

    '95

     

    Wish

    '94

    The Flying Tigers

    User Friendly

    Contact You

    FM Violet

    Driving Nowhere

    (Estonia / '93)

    For Against

    Amen Yves

    Lincoln, Neb.

     

    Echelons

    '86

    Foxtail Somersault

    A Long Song, 1

    (San Francisco / '07)

    John Foxx

    Burning Car

    '80

     

    Underpass

     

    Fra Lippo Lippi

    Lost

    Norway

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)

     

    Freur

    Doot Doot (Extended 12")

    Cardiff, Wales

    Robert Fripp

    NY3

     

    Edgar Froese

    Panorphelia

    '74 / of Tangerine Dream

    Front 242

    Ethics

    Belgium

     

    Headhunter

     

     

    Kampfbereit

    '82

     

    Never Stop

     

     

    Tragedy for You

     

     

    Welcome to Paradise

     

     

    Work 242

     

    The Fun Boy Three

    He Was Really Saying Something
    (with Bananarama)

    offshoot of Specials

     

    Our Lips Are Sealed (12")

     

    Future Sound of London

    Amoeba

    Manchester

     

    Among Myselves

     

     

    Lifeforms

    '94

     

    Papua New Guinea

     

     

    Vertical Pig

     

    Fuzzbox
    (see We've Got a Fuzzbox...)

     

     

    Galaxie 500

    Fourth of July

     

     

    Tugboat

     

    Gang of Four

    Anthrax

    Leeds

     

    Call Me Up

     

     

    I Love a Man in a Uniform

     

     

    It's Her Factory

     

     

    Paralyzed

     

     

    To Hell With Poverty

     

     

    What We All Want

     

    Garbage

    Stupid Girl

    Wisconsin / '96

    Gene Loves Jezebel

    Desire

    Wales

     

    Josephina

     

    General Public

    Hot You're Cool

    spinoff from English Beat

     

    In Conversation

     

    The Germs

    Forming

    Los Angeles

     

    We Must Bleed

     

    Gnod

    Tron

    Manchester / '13

    Gnod presents Druss

    20 Sides a Minute

    2013

    The Go-Betweens

    Cattle and Cane

    '83

    Peter Godwin

    Images of Heaven

    Germany

    The Golden Palominos

    Belfast

     

    Gorillaz

    Dare

     

     

    Kids With Guns

    '05

    Manuel Göttsching

    E2-E4

    (Berlin / '84)

    The Gun Club

    For the Love of Ivy

    (LA / '81)

    A Guy Called Gerald

    Voodoo Ray

     

    Guy J (terrible name)

    Lamur (AM Mix)

    (Israel / 2009)

    Nina Hagen

    African Reggae

    Berlin

     

    Universal Radio

     

    Half Japanese

     

     

    Half Man Half Biscuit

    Joy Division Oven Gloves

     

    Happy Mondays

    Dennis and Lois

    (Manchester)

     

    Kinky Afro

    (try Euromix version)

     

    Lazy Itis

     

     

    Loose Fit

     

     

    Mad Cyril

     

     

    Tart Tart

    '87

     

    24 Hour Party People

     

     

    Wrote for Luck

     

    Paul Hardcastle

    19

    (average age Vietnam soldier)

    Harmonia

    Sehr Kosmisch (Very Cosmic)

    '74 / Forst, Germany

    Debbie Harry

    French Kissin

    NYC / '86

    PJ Harvey

    Rid of Me

     

     

    Sheila Na Gig

     

    Julianna Hatfield

    For the Birds

    Boston

     

    My Sister

    post Blake Babies

     

    Spin the Bottle

     

    The Hawaiian Pups

    Baby Judy

    NYC / '83 / New Wave Top 20

    Hawkwind

    Be Yourself

    (pre-alternative)

     

    Brainstorm

     

     

    Magnu

    '75

     

    Opa-Loka

    (very Kraut)

     

    Orgone Accumulator

     

     

    Space is Deep

     

     

    Uncle Sam's on Mars

     

    Haysi Fantayzee

    Shiny Shiny

     

    Ofra Haza

    Galbi

     

     

    Im Nin Alu

    '88

     

    Wish Me Luck

    (Karamazov Mix)

    The Heart Throbs

    Dreamtime

    '90

    Heaven 17

    (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang

     

     

    Let Me Go

     

     

    Temptation

     

    Helium

    Babies Going Underground

     

    Herbcraft

    Push Thru the Veil

    Portland, Maine / '14

    Higher Intelligence Agency

    Alpha 1999

    Birmingham

     

    Why

     

     

    Snapshot Survey (w/ Biosphere)

     

    Hilary

    Drop Your Pants

    '83

    Holger Hiller

    Jonny (du Lump)

    '83

    Robyn Hitchcock & Egyptians

    Madonna of the Wasps

     

    Hole

    Violet

     

    David Holmes

    Gritty Shaker

    Belfast / '97

    Horizon 222

    Beyond the Horizon

    (Offshoot of Zoviet France)

     

    Liberation

    '94

     

    One Small Dot

     

     

    Spirit Level

     

    The Housemartins

    Happy Hour

     

    House of Love

    Christine

    '88

     

    I Don't Know Why I Love You

     

     

    Love in a Car

    '88

    House of Pain

    Jump Around

     

    The Human League

    Being Boiled

    (very advanced for '78)

     

    Do Or Die

    (dub / special edit)

     

    Empire State Human

    '79

     

    Hard Times

     

     

    Human (extended)

     

     

    Love Action

     

     

    Seconds

    (about JFK assassination)

     

    The Sound of the Crowd

     

    Humanoid

    Stakker

     

    Hunters & Collectors

    Talking to a Stranger

    Let Me Go

    The Hunting Lodge

    The Wolf Hour

     

    Husker Du

    Hardly Getting Over It

    St. Paul, Minnesota

    (Highly overrated group)

    You Can Live At Home Now

     

    Icehouse

    Icehouse

     

    Ice the Falling Rain

    Life's Illusion

    Manchester / '83

    The Icicle Works

    Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)

     

    Ike Yard

    Night After Night

     

    I, Ludicrous

    Preposterous Tales

    '87

    Inca Babies

     

     

    Indian Bingo

    Flow

     

     

    Goon Lagoon

     

    The Informatics

    Proximity Switch

     

    Information Society

    Walking Away

    Minneapolis

     

    What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)

     

    Innocence Mission

    And Hiding Away

    Lancaster, Penna.

     

    Sorry and Glad Together

    '91

    Inspiral Carpets

    Generations ('92)

    Madchester

     

    I Want You

    (w/ Mark E. Smith)

    Interview

     

    Birmingham

    In the Nursery

    Profile '63

     

    INXS

    The One Thing (Extended)

    Sydney

    The Irresistible Force

    Snowstorm

    (London / '94)

    Isabel's Dream

    Blue Morning

    (Toronto / 2000)

    I Start Counting

    Lose Him (12" Mix)

    London / '86

     

    Ra Ra Rawhide

     

    It Hurts

    Earth Sun Moon Us

    (New Zealand / '13)

    It's Immaterial

    Driving Away from Home

     

    Joe Jackson

    I'm the Man

     

     

    Sunday Papers

     

    The Jam

    Beat Surrender

     

     

    The Butterfly Collector

     

     

    Down in the Tube Station at Midnight

     

     

    English Rose

     

     

    Going Underground

     

     

    In the Crowd

     

     

    Liza Radley

     

     

    Mr. Clean

     

     

    Scrape Away

     

     

    Set the House Ablaze

     

     

    Tales From the Riverbank

     

     

    That's Entertainment

     

     

    Town Called Malice

     

    James

    Born of Frustration

     

    Jane's Addiction

    Mountain Song

    Los Angeles

     

    Obvious

     

     

    Ocean Size

     

     

    Of Course

     

     

    Then She Did

     

     

    Three Days

     

    Japan

    The Art of Parties

     

     

    Gentlemen Take Polaroids

     

     

    Quiet Life

    '79

    Jarvic 7

    Bush of Love

    (Belgium)

    Jazz Butcher (Conspiracy)

    Rebecca Wants Her Bike Back

     

    Jega

    Houdini

    (Manchester / '97)

    The Jesus & Mary Chain

    In a Hole

     

     

    It's So Hard

     

     

    My Little Underground

     

     

    Never Understand

     

     

    Taste the Floor

     

     

    Upside Down

     

    The Jigsaw Seen

    My Name is Tom

    '91

    JoBoxers

    Just Got Lucky (borderline)

     

    Josef K

    Fun 'n' Frenzy

    (from Edinburgh)

     

    Revelation

     

    Joy Division

    Atmosphere

    The benchmark of alternative

     

    Atrocity Exhibition

     

     

    Day of the Lords

     

     

    Dead Souls

     

     

    Decades

     

     

    Digital

     

     

    Exercise One

     

     

    Heart and Soul

     

     

    Ice Age

     

     

    Incubation

     

     

    Insight

     

     

    Isolation

     

     

    Love Will Tear Us Apart

     

     

    Means to an End

     

     

    New Dawn Fades

     

     

    The Only Mistake

     

     

    Passover

     

     

    Shadowplay

     

     

    She's Lost Control

     

     

    The Sound of Music

     

     

    They Walked in Line

    Under the name 'Warsaw'

     

    Transmission

     

     

    Warsaw

     

     

    Wilderness

     

    Juno Reactor

    High Energy Protons

    '93

    Kas Product

     

     

    Killing Joke

    Butcher

    London

     

    Eighties
    (Later plagiarized by Nirvana)

     

     

    Follow the Leaders

     

     

    Love Like Blood (12")

     

     

    Unspeakable

     

     

    Wardance

     

    King Loser

    '76 Comeback

    NZ / Flying Nun / '96

    King Missile

    Detachable Penis

    NYC

     

    Jesus Was Way Cool

     

     

    The Leather Clown

     

     

    Sensitive Artist

     

    Kissing the Pink (KTP)

    Big Man Restless

     

    Kitchens of Distinction

    Anvil Dub

    (London)

     

    Blue Pedal

    '92

     

    Hammer

     

     

    Innocent

     

     

    Mad as Snow

    '92

     

    Margaret's Injection

     

     

    Three to Beam Up

     

    The KLF

    Doctorin' the Tardis (Dr. Who)

    JAMMS

     

    Justified & Ancient
    (with Tammy Wynette)

    Timelords

     

    Last Train to Trancentral

    Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

     

    3 AM Eternal (Live at the SSL)

    Kopyright Liberation Front

     

    What Time is Love (Maxi)

     

    The Knife

    Silent Shout

    Stockholm / 2006

    Kommunity FK

    Poisoning

     

    Komtur

    Hans von Stoffeln

     

     

    Ideas 4 Imitators

    '90

    Kon Kan

    I Beg Your Pardon

     

    Kraftwerk

    Aerodinamik

    Düsseldorf

     

    Antenna

     

     

    Autobahn

     

     

    Computer World

    (Klick mix)

     

    Neon Lights

     

     

    Radioactivity

     

     

    The Robots

     

     

    Showroom Dummies

     

     

    Tour de France

     

     

    Trans Europe Express

     

    Kula Shaker

    Tattva

    '96

    Ku-Ling Bros

    Evolution of a Dope Fiend

    '99 / spinoff of Cab. Voltaire

    L7

    Guera

     

     

    Uncle Bob

     

     

    When We Pretend We're Dead

     

    The La's

    There She Goes

     

    Ladytron

    Ghosts

    Liverpool / '08

     

    International Dateline

    '05

     

    Playgirl

    '01

    Laika

    Almost Sleeping

    '97

     

    Bedbugs

     

     

    Breather

     

     

    Marimba Song

     

    Laika & the Cosmonauts

    Psycko

    (from Finland)

    Laraaji

    The Dance #2

    Ambient / '80

    L.A. Style

    James Brown is Dead

     

    Latour

    Blue

     

     

    People Are Still Having Sex

     

    Philippe Laurent

    Exposition 5

    Paris / '82

    The Lava Children

    The Green Word

    (Tulsa / '09)

    Leftfield

    Open Up

    '93, w/ John Lydon

    Legendary Pink Dots

    City of Needles

    London

     

    Disturbance

     

     

    Super

     

    Leisure Process

    Cashflow

    UK / '83

    Level 42

    Something About You (Extended)

     

    Jona Lewie

    Kitchen at Parties

    '78

    LFO

    Advance

    Sheffield / '96

     

    Blown

    2003

     

    Loch Ness

     

    Liaisons Dangereuses

    Los Ninos del Parque

    (Düsseldorf)

    Lies Incorporated

    Kiss the Mayor

     

    Liliput (Kleenex)

    Die Matrosen

    Zurich

     

    Split

     

    Linoleum

    She's Sick

    (London / '97)

    The Little Rabbits

    La Piscine (MBV mix)

    France / '98

    The Lonely Boys

    Hold Me

    Germany / '86

    The Long Blondes

    Century

    2008

    Look Back in Anger

    Inamorata

     

    Look Blue Go Purple

    As Does the Sun

    (New Zealand indie)

     

    Circumspect Penelope

    '85?

    Loop

    Be Here Now

    London

     

    Blood

    Classic album: Gilded Eternity

     

    Circle Grave

    '90

     

    Collision

     

     

    Forever

     

     

    From Centre to Wave

     

     

    Heaven's End

     

     

    Sunburst

     

     

    Vapour

     

    Looper

    Ballad of Ray Suzuki

    Glasgow

    Loop Guru

    La Boheme

    (London / '94)

     

    Shrine

    (~91)

    The Lords of Acid

    I Sit On Acid

    (Brussels)

     

    The Most Wonderful Girl

     

    Lords of the New Church

    Dance With Me (Extended)

     

    Lorelei

    Bitter Air

     

    Lorelle Meets the Obsolete

    What's Holding You?

    (Mexico / 2013)

    Love & Rockets

    An American Dream

    offshoot of Bauhaus

     

    Yin & Yang the Flower Pot Man

     

    Lene Lovich

    Be Stiff

    London

     

    Lucky Number

     

     

    New Toy

     

    The Lower Dens

    Holy Water

    (Baltimore / 2010)

    Lowlife

    Hail Ye

    Grangemouth, Scotland

    Lucky People Center

    Live in the World

    Stockholm / '92

    Lydia Lunch

    3x3

     

    Luscious Jackson

    City Song

     

     

    Naked Eye

     

     

    Satellite

     

    Lush

    De-Luxe

    London

     

    For Love

    '91

     

    Nothing Natural

    '92

     

    Sugar Bullet

     

     

    Super Blast

     

     

    Sweetness & Light

     

    M

    Pop Muzik

     

     

    Transmission

     

    Madder Rose

    Panic On

    New York

    Madness

    Baggy Trousers

     

     

    Night Boat to Cairo

     

     

    One Step Beyond (Club Mix)

     

    Magazine

    Definitive Gaze

    Manchester / '78

     

    Great Man's Secret

     

     

    The Light Pours Out of Me

     

     

    Parade

     

     

    Shot by Both Sides

     

     

    Sweetheart Contract

     

    Main

    Suspension ('91)

    (post-Spacemen 3)

    Majesty Crush

    Uma

     

    Malaria

    Kaltes Klares Wasser

    Berlin

    Mansun

    Wide Open Space (Perfecto Mix)

     

    Marc & the Mambas

    Black Heart

    featuring Marc Almond

    A.C. Marias

    Just Talk

     

     

    One of Our Girls (Has Gone Missing)

    '89

    Marine

    Life in Reverse

    '81

    MARRS

    Pump Up the Volume

     

    Martha & The Muffins

    Echo Beach

     

    Mass

    Ill (as in 'ill', not 3)

     

    Massive Attack

    Karmacoma

    (especially Bumper Ball Dub)

     

    Unfinished Sympathy

    (Bristol, England)

    Material

    Conform to the Rhythm

     

     

    Secret Life

     

    Ian McCulloch

    Honeydrip

     

    Meat Beat Manifesto

    Acid Again

    Swindon, England

     

    Helter Skelter

     

     

    1979

     

     

    Psyche-Out

     

     

    Radio Babylon

     

    The Meat Puppets

    Lake of Fire

    Phoenix

     

    Plateau

     

     

    Split Myself in Two

     

    Meat Whiplash

    Don't Slip Up

    Scotland / '85

    Medium Medium

    Hungry So Angry

     

    The Mekons

    Brutal

    Leeds

     

    Into the Strange

     

     

    Learning to Live on Your Own

     

     

    Sheffield Park

     

    Men Without Hats

    Safety Dance (Ext. Club Mix)

    Montreal

    Microchip League

    New York, New York

    '88

    The Mighty Lemon Drops

    Inside Out

     

     

    Out of Hand (Extended)

     

    Minimal Compact

    Statik Dancing

     

    Minimalistic Source

    Vibe ('93)

    (Namlook + Pascal FEOS)

    Ministry

    Effigy

     

     

    N.W.O. (New World Order)

     

     

    Revenge

     

    Minny Pops

    Goddess

    Netherlands

     

    Kogel

     

    Mint 400

    Sleepy Eyed & Severed

    '93

    The Minutemen

     

    (painfully boring)

    Miranda Sex Garden

    Sunshine

    '93

    Mirrors

    Ways to an End

    2010

    Mi-Sex

    Computer Games (Extended Mix)

    New Zealand / '79

    Missing Persons

    Destination Unknown

    Los Angeles

     

    Words

     

    Mission of Burma

    That's When I Reach for My Revolver

     

    Mission (U.K.)

    Tower of Strength

     

     

    Wasteland

     

    Moby

    Machete

     

     

    Myopia

    '93

    Modern English

    Gathering Dust

    Essex

     

    I Melt With You

    New wave Top 20

     

    16 Days

     

     

    Smiles & Laughter

     

     

    Swans on Glass

    '80

    The Modern Lovers

    Pablo Picasso

    Boston

     

    Roadrunner

     

    The Mo-dettes

    White Mice

    (aka White Mouse Disco)

    Moebius & Plank

    Conditionierer

    Cologne / '81

    Moev

    Crucify Me

    '88

     

    MT, MT, NME

     

    The Monochrome Set

    Eine Symphonie des Grauens

    '80

    Monolake

    Atomium

    Berlin / 2003

     

    Cyan II

    '97

    Monsoon

    Ever So Lonely (Extended mix)

    '82 (with Sheila Chandra)

    The Moodists

    That's Frankie's Negative

    Melbourne / '84

    Moose

    Jack

    '90s UK indie

    Morrissey

    Everyday Is Like Sunday

     

     

    Glamorous Glue

     

     

    Last of the Famous International Playboys

     

     

    The Loop

     

     

    Maladjusted

     

     

    November Spawned a Monster

     

     

    Southpaw

     

     

    Spring-Heeled Jim

     

     

    Suedehead

     

     

    Tomorrow

    ('92)

     

    We'll Let You Know

     

     

    Will Never Marry

     

    Mouse on Mars

    Bib

    Düsseldorf / '95

    Peter Murphy

    Cuts You Up

    post Bauhaus

     

    Indigo Eyes

     

    Musical Youth

    Pass the Dutchie

     

    µ-Ziq (as in mu-sic)

    µ-Ziq Theme

    London / '93

    My Bloody Valentine

    I Only Said

    Dublin

     

    Only Shallow

     

     

    Soon

     

     

    To Here Knows When

     

     

    You Made Me Realise

     

    Mystical Sun

    Cassiopeia

    (San Francisco / 2014)

    N.A. Pop 2000

    Panic in Your Mind

    UK / '81

    The Names

    Night Shift

    (~'80 / Brussels / Factory)

    Pete Namlook / Geir Jenssen

    Fires of Ork

    '93

     

    Talk to the Stars

    Frankfurt / Norway

    Ned's Atomic Dustbin

    Kill Your Television

     

    Negativland

    Christianity is Stupid

    San Francisco

     

    Time Zones

     

    Neon Judgement

    Chinese Black

     

     

    TV Treated

    Belgium / '85

    Neu!

    E-Musik

    Düsseldorf

     

    Fur Immer

     

     

    Hallogallo

    (Slang for 'wild partying')

     

    Isi

     

     

    Negativland

    '72

    New Fast Automatic Daffodils

    Big

     

     

    Partial

     

    New Model Army

    No Rest

     

    New Musik

    Straight Lines

    London / '80

    New Order

    Bizarre Love Triangle

    Manchester

     

    Blue Monday (Original 12")

    Cultural landmark

     

    Chosen Time

     

     

    Confusion (Instrumental)

     

     

    Crystal

     

     

    Denial

     

     

    Don't Do It

     

     

    Ecstasy

     

     

    Everything's Gone Green

     

     

    Fine Time
    (Especially the Silk Mix)

     

     

    ICB

     

     

    Kiss of Death

     

     

    Mesh

    '81

     

    Murder

     

     

    The Perfect Kiss

     

     

    Round & Round (remix)

     

     

    Senses

     

     

    Temptation

     

     

    Thieves Like Us (Instrumental)

     

     

    True Faith

     

     

    Truth

    (+ Peel version)

     

    World in Motion

     

    The New York Dolls

    Jet Boy

     

     

    Personality Crisis

     

    Night Moves

    Transdance

     

    Nine Inch Nails

    Mr. Self Destruct

    (overrated to a sickening degree)

     

    Sin

     

    Nirvana (The Payola Trio)

    (Backstreet Boys of Plaid)

    (nothing of long-term consequence)

    Noel

    Silent Morning

     

    The Normal

    Warm Leatherette

    London / '78

    Gary Numan / Tubeway Army

    Airlane

    London

     

    Are 'Friends' Electric?

     

     

    Cars

    New wave Top 20

     

    Down in the Park

     

     

    Films

     

     

    I Nearly Married a Human

     

     

    M.E.

    '79

     

    Metal

     

    The Nuns

    Do You Want Me on My Knees

    SF punk / ~'79

    Nurse With Wound

    Psychedelic Underground

     

     

    Space Funk With Springs

     

    Obscure FM

    Michael Jackson is in Heaven Now

     

    Ocean Blue

    Ballerina Out of Control

    Hershey, PA

     

    Between Something and Nothing

     

    Sinead O'Connor

    I Want Your (Hands on Me)

    Dublin

     

    Jerusalem

     

     

    Mandinka

     

     

    Nothing Compares to U

     

     

    Sacrifice

     

     

    Troy

     

    Off & Gone

    Kopli

    Vancouver / '96

     

    Namlohssa

    '94

    Oingo Boingo

    Dead Man's Party

    Los Angeles

     

    Weird Science

     

    OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark)

    Electricity

    NW England

     

    Messages

     

     

    The New Stone Age

     

     

    Promise

     

     

    Radio Waves

     

     

    Souvenir

     

    100 Flowers

    Long Arm of the Social Sciences

    Los Angeles

     

    Presence of Mind

     

    1000 Ohm

    A.G.N.E.S.

     

    The Only Ones

    Another Girl, Another Planet

     

    The Orange Juice

    Rip It Up

     

    The Orb

    Close Encounters

    London

     

    A Huge Ever Growing Remix

    (Orbital Dance Mix)

     

    Into the Fourth Dimension

    Greatest electronic group ever

     

    Katskills

     

     

    Little Fluffy Clouds

     

     

    Majestic (Millwall Mix)

     

     

    O.O.B.E.

     

     

    S.A.L.T.

     

     

    Slug Dub

     

     

    Toxygene

     

     

    Towers of Dub

     

     

    The Valley

     

    Orbital

    Adnan's

    '96

     

    Attached

    '94

     

    Out There Somewhere (Part 1)

    Kent, England

     

    Satan

     

    Beth Orton

    Central Reservation

    Norwich, England

    Ozric Tentacles

    Kick Muck

    '90

    Palais Schaumburg

    Rote Lichter (Red Light)

    Hamburg

    The Pale Saints

    Ordeal

     

    Pan Sonic

    Lähetys

    Finland / '07

    Paris Angels

    Perfume (All on You version)

    Manchester / '91

    The Passions

    I'm In Love w/ a German Film Star

    London / '81

    The Pastels

    Baby Honey

    Glasgow

     

    Ditch the Fool

     

    The Payola$

    Eyes of a Stranger

     

    Peaches

    Fuck the Pain Away (2000)

    OK song, clever video

    Pearl Jam

     

    (irrelevant poseurs)

    Penetration

    Don't Dictate

    '78

    Pere Ubu

    The Book is On the Table

    (from Cleveland, which is Newark minus the glitter)

     

    Final Solution

     

     

    Flat

     

     

    Folly of Youth

     

     

    The Modern Dance

     

    Peter & the Test Tube Babies

    Rob a Bank

    Brighton, England

    The Pet Shop Boys

    It's a Sin

     

     

    West End Girls

     

     

    Where the Streets Have No Name
    (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)

     

    PF Project

    Choose Life

    (Trainspotting)

    Liz Phair

    6' 1"

    Chicago

     

    Soap Star Joe

     

    Pharaoh Overlord

    Slow City

    Finland / 2000

    Pigbag

    Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag

     

    Pigface

    Science

     

    Pink Industry/Pink Military

    The Corpse

    Liverpool

     

    Pain of Pride

     

     

    Spell Bound

     

     

    What I Wouldn't Give

     

    The Piranhas (Four)

    Green Don't Suit Me

    Detroit / '80 / anti-war

    Pitch Black

    Please Leave Quietly
    (Friends Electric Remix)

    New Zealand / 2009

    The Pixies

    Alec Eiffel

    Boston

     

    Caribou

     

     

    Dig for Fire

     

     

    Into the White (live)

     

     

    Monkey Gone to Heaven

     

     

    No. 13 Baby

     

     

    Vamos

     

     

    Velouria

     

     

    Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)

     

    Pizzicato Five

    Peace Music (St. Etienne Remix)

    Tokyo

     

    Twiggy Twiggy

     

    Placebo

    Pure Morning

    '88

    Plastic Bertrand

    Ca Plane Pour Moi

     

    Plastica

    The Man I Love

    (Russia / '97)

    The Plastics

    Top Secret Man

    (Japanese post-punk)

    Plus One

    Nevermore (Extended)

     

    The Pogues

    I'm a Man You Don't Meet Everyday

     

     

    Lorca's Novena

     

     

    Thousands Are Sailing

     

     

    Wild Cats of Kilkenny

     

    The Polecats

    Make a Circuit With Me

    London / '83

    The Police

    Bring on the Night

    London

     

    Canary in a Coalmine

     

     

    Deathwish

     

     

    Invisible Sun

     

     

    Masoko Tanga

     

     

    Reggatta de Blanc

     

    Polygon Window (Aphex Twin)

    Polygon Window

    Cornwall, UK / '93

     

    UT1-DOT

     

    Iggy Pop

    New Values

    Detroit

     

    Nightclubbing

    (Trainspotting)

     

    The Passenger

     

    The Pop Group

    3:38

    Bristol, England

     

    We Are Time

     

    Popul Vuh

     

     

    Pop Will Eat Itself

    Dance of the Mad

    Stourbridge, England

     

    The Fuses Have Been Lit

     

     

    RSVP

     

     

    Touched by the Hand of Cicciolina

     

     

    X Y & Zee

     

    Porno for Pyros

    Cursed Female

    post Janes Addiction

    Porter Ricks

    Nautical Dub

    Berlin / '96

     

    Redundance 3

    '97

    The Pretenders

    The Adultress

     

     

    Bad Boys Get Spanked

     

     

    Day After Day

     

     

    The English Roses

     

     

    I Go To Sleep

     

     

    Jealous Dogs

     

     

    Message of Love

     

     

    Precious

     

    The Prids

    Let It Go

    '06

    Primal Scream

    Loaded

    Glasgow

     

    Don't Fight It, Feel It

     

     

    MBV Arkestra (If They Move, Kill 'Em)

    (2000)

     

    Swastika Eyes

    (2000)

    A Primary Industry

    Cicatrice

     

    Primitive Calculators

    Pumping Ugly Muscle

    Australia

    Princess Tinymeat

    Put It There (Inch Mix)

     

     

    Sloblands

     

    The Prodigy (British, not

    Climbatize

     

    the two-bit American)

    Firestarter

     

    Propaganda (German)

    Jewel

    Düsseldorf

    Propellerheads

    Take California

    Bath, England / '98

    Psyche

    Maggots

     

     

    Unveiling the Secret

    Edmonton

    Psychedelic Furs

    Entertain Me

     

     

    Into You Like a Train

     

     

    Love My Way

    New wave Top 20

     

    Mr. Jones

     

     

    Pretty in Pink

     

     

    Until She Comes

     

    Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia

    Exit 23

    Netherlands

     

    Intoxication

    '89

     

    Kraak 2

    '95

     

    Obsidian

    '92

    Psychic TV

    Catalan

    London

     

    Eve Ov Destruction

     

     

    Godstar

     

     

    Jigsaw

     

     

    Joy

     

     

    Papal Breakdance

     

     

    Scared to Live

     

     

    Supermale

     

    Public Enemy

    By the Time I Get to Arizona

     

    Public Image Ltd.

    Albatross

    Top 10 alternative group

     

    Another

     

     

    Attack

     

     

    Careering

     

     

    Covered

     

     

    Death Disco (Swan Lake)

     

     

    Disappointed

     

     

    Graveyard

     

     

    Memories

     

     

    No Birds

     

     

    The Order of Death

     

     

    Pop Tones

     

     

    Public Image

     

     

    Radio 4

     

     

    Religion 2

    '78

     

    Rise

     

     

    Seattle

     

     

    Socialist

     

     

    Theme

     

     

    This is Not a Love Song

     

    Public Service Broadcasting

    Go!

    (London / 2015)

     

    Night Mail

     

     

    Spitfire

    (2012)

    Pulp

    Common People

     

     

    Deep Fried in Kelvin

     

    The Pursuit of Happiness

    I'm an Adult Now

    Toronto

    Radical Dance Faction

    Working Class Hero

    '91

    Radiohead

    Airbag

     

     

    Electioneering

     

     

    My Iron Lung

     

     

    Paranoid Android

     

    The Raincoats

    Fairytale in the Supermarket

    London

     

    No One's Little Girl

     

     

    Off Duty Trip

     

     

    Shouting Out Loud

    NME C81

    The Ramones

    Rockaway Beach

    (A perversely overrated group)

     

    Teenage Lobotomy

    (manufactured reputation)

    Eric Random

    Dow Chemical Company

     

    Eric Random & Bedlamites

    6.55

     

     

    23 Skidoo

     

    Rapoon

    Drowning . . . Not Caring

    Newcastle

     

    Fallen Gods

    Robin Storey of Zoviet France

     

    Hollow Flight

     

     

    Iron Path

    '94

     

    Meridia Closes

     

     

    The Same River Once

     

     

    Talkin' Can't Hear You

     

     

    Waddi Haj

     

    Rasputin & The Mad Monks

    Too Much to Dream Last Night

    Newark / '67 / psych / 'pre-alternative'

    Rational Youth

    Coboloid Race

     

     

    Dancing on the Berlin Wall

     

    Real Life

    Send Me An Angel

    Melbourne / '83

    Red Flag

    Machines

    Los Angeles via Liverpool

     

    Rhythmik Vibrations

     

     

    Russian Radio

     

    Red House Painters

    Blindfold

    San Francisco

    Red Krayola

     

     

    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
    (a.k.a. The Lorries)

    Chance

     

     

    Jipp

     

     

    Talking Back

     

    Red Rider

    Lunatic Fringe

     

    Red Rockers

    China

    New Orleans / '83

    Lou Reed

    Perfect Day

    (Trainspotting)

    Re-Flex

    The Politics of Dancing

    UK / '83 / New wave Top 20

    REM

    Bang & Blame

    Alternative top 10 group

     

    Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)

     

     

    Man on the Moon

     

     

    Moral Kiosk

     

     

    Oddfellows Local 151

     

     

    Radio Free Europe

     

     

    So. Central Rain (Sorry)

     

     

    Stumble

     

     

    West of the Fields

     

     

    What If We Give It Away

     

     

    Wolves, Lower

     

    Rema Rema

    Rema Rema

     

    Republica

    Ready to Go

     

    The Residents

    Diskomo

    San Francisco / '80

    Revolving Paint Dream

    In the Afternoon

    London / '84

    Robert Rich

    Moss Dance

    Mountain View, Calif. / '87

    Ride

    Drive Blind

     

     

    Nowhere

    '90

    Steve Roach

    The Ritual Continues

    Arizona / '82

     

    The Road Eternal

    w/ Erik Wollo / '11

    Rocket from the Crypt

    Glazed

     

    The Romantics

    Talking in Your Sleep

    Detroit / '84

     

    What I Like About You

     

    Romeo Void

    Never Say Never

    San Francisco

     

    Out on My Own

     

     

    Six Days and One

     

    Röyksopp

    Eple

    (Norway / 2001)

    Roxy Music

    Angel Eyes

     

     

    Ladytron

     

     

    Out of the Blue

     

    The Runaways

    Cherry Bomb

    '76

    The Ruts

    In a Rut

     

    Sadesper Record

    Siesta

    Japan / '04

    Sad Lovers & Giants

    Imagination

    Watford, England

     

    Man of Straw

    '83

    Saint Etienne

    Kiss and Make Up
    (Midsummer Dubness Mix)

     

     

    Nothing Can Stop Us

    '93

     

    You're In a Bad Way

     

    Salad

    Diminished Clothes

    '95

    Savage Republic

    Andelusia

    Los Angeles

     

    Exodus

     

     

    Mobilization

     

     

    Next to Nothing

     

    Schema

    Far From Where We Began

    2000 (Stereolab + Hovercraft)

    Peter Schilling

    Major Tom (Club Version)

    Stuttgart / '83 / New wave Top 20

    Ulrich Schnauss

    Clear Day

    (Berlin)

     

    Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    (2007)

     

    I Take Comfort in Your Ignorance

    (2013)

     

    On My Own

    2003

    Dietrich Schoenemann

    Test Frequency

    NYC / ~2007

    Klaus Schulze

    Bayreuth Return

    Electro ambient / '75

     

    Druck (Pressure)

    (as Richard Wahnfried / '81)

     

    Ludwig II Von Bayern

    Berlin

    Screaming Blue Messiahs

    I Wanna Be a Flintstone (extended)

     

     

    Jesus Chrysler Drives a Dodge

     

    Screams for Tina

    Sinful Addictions

    (90s goth)

    Secret Machines

    Marconi's Radio

    (2000)

     

    Now Here is Now

    (2004)

    Section 25

    Haunted

     

     

    Hold Me

     

     

    Looking from a Hilltop

     

     

    No Abiding Place

     

    Seefeel

    Fracture

    London

     

    Plainsong

    '93

    The Seers

    Psyche Out

     

    See See Rider

    She Sings Alone

    '90

    The Selecter

    The Selecter

    Two Tone

    Serena Maneesh

    Drain Cosmetics

    '05

    17 Pygmies

    Chameleon

    (offshoot of Savage Republic)

    The Servants

    Transparent

    NME C86

    Severed Heads

    Dead Eyes Opened

    '84

    Sewer Zombies

    They Died With Their Willie Nelson T-shirts On

    (John Peel favorite)

    Sex Gang Children

    Dieche

     

    The Sex Pistols

    Anarchy in the U.K.

    Benchmark of punk

     

    Bodies

     

     

    EMI

     

     

    God Save the Queen

     

     

    I Wanna Be Me

     

     

    Pretty Vacant

     

     

    Stepping Stone

     

     

    Sub-Mission

     

     

    Who Killed Bambi

     

    The Shamen

    Boss Drum

    Aberdeen, Scotland

     

    Ebeneezer Goode

     

     

    Hear O My People

     

     

    Jesus Loves Amerika

     

     

    Make It Mine

     

     

    Move Any Mountain (Progen 91)

     

     

    Omega Amigo

    '90

     

    Transcendental

     

     

    Naked Eye

     

    Sham 69

    Borstal Breakout

    (try the extended)

    Pete Shelley

    Homosapien (extended)

     

    Shonen Knife

    Burning Farm

    (Japan / '83)

    The Shop Assistants

    Safety Net

    Edinburgh / '86

    The Short Wave Mystery

    Pilots

    (California / '85)

    Shriekback

    Nemesis

    '85

    Michael Shrieve (of Santana)

    Communique (w/ Klaus Schulze)

    San Franciso / '84

    Sianspheric

    Audiphone

    (2001)

    Jane Siberry

    Mimi on the Beach

    (1983)

    si-{cut}.db

    Donna (Art of Noise cover)

    2004, w/ BitTonic

    Silver Apples

    Oscillations ('68)

    NYC

    Silversun Pickups

    Lazy Eye

    ('06)

    Simple Minds

    Celebrate

    Glasgow

     

    I Travel

     

     

    New Gold Dream

    '82

     

    Premonition

     

     

    Somebody Up There Likes You

     

     

    Themes for Great Cities

     

     

    Thirty Frames a Second

     

    Charanjit Singh

    10 Ragas to a Disco Beat

    (Mumbai / '82)

    Siouxsie & The Banshees

    Arabian Knights

    Alternative Top-10-ever group

     

    Cascade

     

     

    Christine

     

     

    Cities in Dust

     

     

    Clockface

     

     

    Dazzle

     

     

    Dear Prudence

     

     

    Happy House

     

     

    Hong Kong Garden

     

     

    I Could Be Again

     

     

    Israel

     

     

    Jigsaw Feeling

     

     

    Kiss Them for Me

     

     

    Love In a Void

     

     

    Night Shift

     

     

    Paradise Place

     

     

    The Passenger

     

     

    Slowdive

     

     

    Spellbound

     

     

    Tenant

     

     

    Voodoo Dolly

     

    The Sisters of Mercy

    Doctor Jeep

    Leeds

     

    Dominion / Mother Russia

     

     

    Lucretia My Reflection

     

     

    More

     

     

    Temple of Love

     

     

    This Corrosion

     

    Sixth Comm

    Circle Upon Circles

    '06

    Skeletal Family

    Promised Land

     

    Skinny Puppy

    Addiction

    Vancouver

     

    Assimilate

     

     

    Dig It

     

    The Ski Patrol

    Agent Orange

     

    Slint

    Good Morning, Captain

     

    The Slits

    Instant Hit

     

    Slow Children

    President Am I

     

    Slowdive

    Avalyn II

    Reading, England

     

    Catch the Breeze

     

     

    Miranda

     

     

    Primal

     

     

    Some Velvet Morning

     

     

    Souvlaki Space Station

     

     

    When the Sun Hits

    '93

    Smashing Pumpkins

     

    (smashing bores)

    Patti Smith (Group)

    Because the Night

     

     

    Dancing Barefoot

     

     

    Gloria

     

    The Smiths

    Barbarism Begins at Home

    Alternative top 10 group

     

    Death of a Disco Dancer

     

     

    The Draize Train

     

     

    Girlfriend in a Coma

     

     

    Half a Person

     

     

    Headmaster Ritual

     

     

    Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

     

     

    How Soon is Now

     

     

    I Know It's Over

     

     

    I Started Something

     

     

    Last Nite I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me

     

     

    London

     

     

    Meat is Murder

     

     

    Miserable Lie

     

     

    Nowhere Fast

     

     

    Oscillate Wildly

     

     

    Panic

     

     

    The Queen is Dead

     

     

    Reel Around the Fountain

     

     

    Sheila Take a Bow

     

     

    That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

     

     

    There is a Light That Never Goes Out

     

     

    This Charming Man

     

     

    What Difference Does It Make?

     

     

    William, It Was Really Nothing

     

    Snap

    The Power

     

     

    Rhythm is a Dancer

     

    Snowy Red

    Nowhere

     

    Social Distortion

    I Was Wrong

    Fullerton, Calif.

    The Soft Boys

    Anglepoise Lamp

     

     

    I Wanna Destroy You

     

    Soft Cell

    Memorabilia

    Leeds

     

    Sex Dwarf

     

     

    Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go (+ Tainted dub)

     

    Solitaire

    One Small Step

    Paderborn, Germany / '96

    Sonic-but-Boring Youth
    (with Lydia Lunch)

    Death Valley '69

     

    Soundpool

    But It's So

     

     

    Polyphony

    (New York / 2006)

    The Soup Dragons

    I'm Free

    Glasgow / '89

    Space

    Female of the Species

    '96

    Space Cossacks

    Planet of the Apes

    Washington, DC

    Spacemen 3

    Big City

    Rugby, England

     

    Losing Touch With My Mind

     

     

    O.D. Catastrophe

     

     

    Revolution

     

     

    Rollercoaster

    13th Floor Elevators cover

     

    Suicide

     

     

    Take Me to the Other Side

     

     

    2.35

     

    Spandau Ballet

    Chant #1 (Extended Mix)

     

    The Specials / Special AKA

    Gangsters

    (Coventry, England)

     

    Ghost Town

     

     

    Rat Race

     

     

    Rudi, A Message to You

     

     

    Theme from The Boiler

    (Rhoda w/ Special AKA)

     

    Too Much Too Young

     

    Specimen

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

     

    Spirea X

    Chlorine Dream

     

    Spiritualized

    Come Together

    (Instrumental demo)

     

    I Think I'm in Love (remix)

     

     

    Run

    '92

    Spizz Energi

    Soldier, Soldier

    '81 / video banned

     

    Dangers of Living

    (as the Spizzles / '81)

    SPK

    Despair

     

    (Surgical Penis Klinik)

    Wars of Islam

     

    Split Enz

    The Choral Sea

    Auckland, New Zealand

     

    Dirty Creature

     

     

    Double Happy

     

     

    I Got You

    New wave Top 20

     

    I Hope I Never

     

     

    Message to My Girl

     

     

    One Step Ahead

     

     

    Poor Boy

     

     

    Six Months in a Leaky Boat

     

     

    Wail

     

    Spooky

    Fingerbobs

    London / '96

     

    Let Go

    '93

    Squeeze

    Cool For Cats

    London / '79

     

    If I Didn't Love You

     

     

    Take Me I'm Yours

     

    Stearica (+ Acid Mothers Temple)

    Warp Lag

    (Turin / 2010)

    Steinski & Mass Media

    The Motorcade Sped On

    '86

    Stereolab

    Contact

    London / '92

     

    Golden Atoms

     

     

    Harmonium

     

     

    Klang Tone

     

     

    Les Yper Yper Sound

     

     

    Low Fi

    '92

     

    Metronomic Underground

     

     

    The Seeming and the Meaning

    '92

     

    Stomach Worm

     

     

    Tone Burst

     

    Stereo MC's

    Connected

    '92

    Stiff Little Fingers

    Alternative Ulster

     

    Stone Roses

    Elephant Stone

    Madchester

     

    Fools Gold

     

     

    I Am the Resurrection

     

     

    I Wanna Be Adored

     

     

    Made of Stone

     

     

    She Bangs the Drums

     

     

    This is the One

     

     

    Waterfall

     

    (Iggy and) The Stooges

    Down on the Street

    proto-punk

     

    LA Blues

    proto-punk

     

    Search and Destroy

     

    Strange Advance

    We Run (Extended Single Mix)

     

    The Stranglers

    All Roads Lead to Rome

     

     

    (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)

     

     

    Peaches

     

    SubArachnoid Space

    C (Live)

    San Francisco / 2000

    The Suburbs

    Music for Boys

     

    Subway Sect

    Ambition

     

    Suede (London Suede)

    Metal Mickey

     

     

    Sleeping Pills

     

    The Sugarcubes

    Birthday (Justin Robertson 12" Mix)

    Reykjavik

     

    Coldsweat

     

     

    Mama

     

     

    Motorcrash

     

     

    Sick for Toys

     

    Suicide

    Dream Baby Dream

    NYC

     

    Rain of Ruin

     

     

    Rocket USA

     

    Sully

    Anotherd (Controlbox Mix)

    Ottawa / '97

    The Sundays

    Can't Be Sure

    Bristol, England

     

    Here's Where the Story Ends

     

     

    Joy

    '90

    The Swans

    Mind Body / Light Sound

    NYC

     

    A Screw (Holy Money)

     

     

    The Sound

     

    The Swell Maps

    Big Empty Field

    Birmingham

     

    Big Maz in the Desert

    '80

     

    Blenheim Shots

     

     

    The Graveyard Shift

     

     

    Gunboats

     

     

    Helicopter Spies

    '80

     

    Let's Build a Car

     

     

    Midget Submarines

     

     

    Read About Seymour

     

     

    Robot Factory

     

     

    Rundown Tube

     

     

    Stairs are Like an Avalanche

     

    Swervedriver

    Last Train to Satansville

     

     

    Never Lose That Feeling/Never Learn

     

    The Swingers

    Counting the Beat

    '81

    Tackhead

    What's My Mission Now?

     

    Talking Heads

    Drugs

    NYC

     

    I Zimbra

     

    A highly overrated group

    Psycho Killer

     

     

    Swamp

     

     

    Take Me to the River

     

    Talk Talk

    It's My Life

    London

     

    Talk Talk

    '82

    The Tall Dwarfs

    The Brain That Wouldn't Die (84)

    Flying Nun, NZ

    Tangerine Dream

    Phaedra

    (ambient / '74)

    Tanzmuzik

    Air

    (Japan / '94)

    Taxi Girl

    Paris

    France / '84

    James Taylor Quarter

    Blow Up

    '96

    Tears for Fears

    Change

     

     

    Everybody Wants to Rule the World

     

     

    Mad World

     

     

    Shout

     

    Teenage Jesus & the Jerks

    Orphans

    (NYC 'no-wave')

    The Telescopes

    Flying

    '92

     

    Ocean Drive

     

    Television

    Marquee Moon

     

    Television Personalities

    Part-Time Punks

    '77

     

    Salvador Dali's Garden Party

     

    Telex

    Dance to the Music

    (Brussels)

     

    Moskow Diskow

     

    Tenpole Tudor

    Who Killed Bambi?

     

    10,000 Maniacs

    Death of Manolete

    Jamestown, NY

     

    Don't Talk

     

     

    Eat for Two

     

     

    Hey Jack Kerouac

     

     

    Katrina's Fair

     

     

    Like the Weather

     

     

    My Mother the War

     

     

    Planned Obsolescence

     

     

    What's the Matter Here

     

    the The

    Giant

    London

     

    I've Been Waitin' for Tomorrow
    (All of My Life)

     

     

    Soul Mining

     

     

    This Is The Day

     

    Thinking Fellers Union Local 282

    Socket

     

    Thin White Rope

    Hunter's Moon

     

     

    Yoo Doo Right

     

    The 13th Floor Elevators

    Levitation

    Austin, Texas

     

    Monkey Island

     

     

    Roller Coaster

     

     

    Slip Inside this House

    '67

     

    Street Song

     

     

    You're Gonna Miss Me

     

    This Mortal Coil

    16 Days / Gathering Dust

    '86 / 4AD Label

     

    Song to the Siren

     

    The Thompson Twins

    Doctor! Doctor!

    London

     

    The Gap ('88 Mix)

    (anti-apartheid)

     

    Groove On (Extended)

     

     

    Hold Me Now

     

     

    In the Name of Love

     

     

    King for a Day

     

     

    Lay Your Hands on Me

     

     

    Lies (Remix)

     

     

    Love On Your Side

     

     

    Sugar Daddy (12" House Mix)

    '89

    Throbbing Gristle

    AB/7A

    Hull, England

     

    Hot on the Heels of Love

     

    Throwing Muses

    America (She Can't Say No)

     

     

    Call Me

    (4AD Label)

     

    Cry Baby Cry

    '87 / Rhode Island

     

    Delicate Cutters

     

     

    A Feeling

     

     

    Fish

    '85

     

    Green

     

     

    Hate My Way

     

     

    Limbo

     

     

    Limbobo

     

     

    Rabbits Dying

     

     

    The River

     

     

    Vicky's Box

     

     

    Walking in the Dark

     

    Thrush & the Cunts

    Diseases

     

    Le Tigre

    Hot Topic

    '99

    'Til Tuesday

    Voices Carry

    Boston / '85

    Time Zone

    World Destruction

     

    Tindersticks

    Marbles

    Nottingham, England

     

    Paco de Renaldo's Dream

     

    Tom Tom Club

    L'Elephant

    Talking Heads offshoot

     

    Wordy Rappinghood (Maxi 12")

    '81

    Tones on Tail

    Christian Says

    offshoot of Bauhaus

     

    Rain

     

     

    Twist

     

     

    When You're Smiling

     

    Torch Song

    Don't Look Now (12" Mix)

    UK / '84

    Tortoise

    Djed

     

    Total Coelo

    I Eat Cannibals (Part 1)

    London / '82 / New wave Top 20

    Toy

    Motoring (Peaking Lights Remix)

    (London / 2012)

    Transglobal Underground

    I, Voyager

    '94

     

    Kintamani

     

     

    Rasa Bliss

     

    Transient Stellar

    DKDR

    (Chicago / '97)

    Trans-X

    Living On Video (Vocal Remix)

     

    Tricky

    Black Steel

     

    Trio

    Da Da Da

    NW Germany

    Troum

    Mada Shaunda

    (Bremen, Germany / 2001)

    The Tubes

    White Punks on Dope

     

    Tuxedomoon

    Incubus (Blue Suit)

    San Francisco

     

    No Tears

     

    Tyko

    Planet One

    (Arkansas / '02)

    23 Skidoo

    Kundalini

    '82

     

    Last Words (7:30 version)

    North London / '81

    U2

    All I Want Is You

    Alternative top-10-ever group

     

    An Cat Dubh

     

     

    Bad

     

     

    Bullet the Blue Sky

     

     

    Desire

     

     

    11 O'Clock Tick Tock

     

     

    The End of the World

     

     

    Fire

     

     

    The Fly

     

     

    Gloria

     

     

    God Part II

     

     

    Heartland

     

     

    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

     

     

    Indian Summer Sky

     

     

    In God's Country

     

     

    I Threw a Brick Through a Window

     

     

    I Will Follow

     

     

    New Year's Day

     

     

    Pride (In the Name of Love)

     

     

    Red Hill Mining Town

     

     

    Seconds

     

     

    Sunday, Bloody Sunday

     

     

    Surrender

     

     

    Two Hearts Beat As One

     

     

    Under a Blood Red Sky

     

     

    The Unforgettable Fire

     

     

    When Love Comes to Town

     

     

    Where the Streets Have No Name

     

     

    Wire

     

    UB40

    Red Red Wine

     

    U.K. Subs

    C.I.D.

     

    Ultravox

    Dancing With Tears in My Eyes

    London

     

    Reap the Wild Wind

     

     

    Vienna

     

    Umo Detic

    Fahrenheit

     

    Underworld

    Born Slippy

    London

     

    I Exhale

    2016

     

    Jumbo

     

     

    King of Snake

     

    The Units

    The Right Man

    San Francisco / '82

    Until December

    We Are the Boys

    '86

    Urban Dance Squad

    Bureaucrat of Flaccostreet

    Netherlands

     

    Deeper Shade of Soul

     

    U-Tek

    I Am Movin'

    '93

    Vangelis & Jon Anderson

    The Friends of Mr. Cairo

     

    The Vapors

    Turning Japanese

    Surrey, England / '80

    The Vaselines

    Lovecraft

    '89 / Glasgow
    (Unfortunate Cobain tie-in)

     

    Molly's Lips

     

    Alan Vega

    Jaxson Gnome

     

    Suzanne Vega

    Luka

     

    The Vels

    Private World

    '84 / Philadelphia

    The Velvet Underground

    All Tomorrow's Parties

    NYC

     

    Black Angel's Death Song

     

     

    European Son

     

     

    The Gift

     

     

    Heroin

     

     

    Run Run Run

     

     

    Sister Ray

     

     

    Sunday Morning

     

     

    Venus in Furs

     

    The Vernian Process

    Alchemist's Vision

    ~'05 (instrumental version)

     

    Fading Rain

     

    Veruca Salt

    Number One Blind

     

     

    Seether

    '94

    Verve (The)

    All in the Mind

    Wigan, England / '92

     

    Brainstorm Interlude

     

     

    Butterfly

     

     

    Gravity Grave

     

     

    Lucky Man

    '97

     

    A Man Called Sun

    '92

     

    A Northern Soul

     

     

    One Way to Go

     

     

    Reprise (to A Northern Soul)

     

     

    She's a Superstar

     

     

    Slide Away

     

    Vessel

    Aries

    (Bristol, UK / 2012)

     

    Plane Curves

     

    Vibrasonic

    Kingsley J.

    ('94)

    Sid Vicious

    My Way

     

    Vicious Pink (Phenomena)

    8:15 to Nowhere

    Leeds

     

    Cccan't You See

    (Exxxtended Mix)

     

    My Private Tokyo

    New wave Top 20 / '82

    V.I.M.

    Maggie's Last Party

    ('89)

    The Virgin Tongues

    Six Feet Underground

    Berlin / '08

    Visage

    Fade to Grey (12")

    London / '81

    Voice Farm

    Super EQ Team

    '91

    Voice of the Beehive

    There's a Barbarian in the Back of My Car

     

    Voyou

    Houseman

     

    The Waitresses

    Christmas Wrapping

     

    Wall of Voodoo

    Mexican Radio

    LA / '83 / New wave Top 20

    The Weathermen

    Let Them Come to Berlin

     

    The Wedding Present

    Bewitched

    Leeds

     

    Catwoman

     

     

    Take Me!

     

     

    What Have I Said Now?

     

    The Wendys

    Pulling My Fingers Off

    (Scotland / '91)

    We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It

    Rules & Regulations

    '86

    When in Rome

    The Promise (O.N. Mix)

     

    The Wild Swans

    Sea of Tranquility

    Liverpool

     

    Space Flower

     

    Rozz Williams

    Cervix Couch

    (Spahn Ranch mix)

    Wesley Willis

    Rock 'n Roll McDonalds

     

    The Wipers

    Pushing the Extreme

    (Oregon / '81)

    Wire

    Boiling Boy

    London

     

    Drill

     

     

    I Am the Fly

     

     

    I Should Have Known Better

     

     

    It's a Boy

     

     

    1-2-X-U

     

     

    Pink Flag

     

     

    Reuters

     

     

    Strange

     

    Wire Train

    Chamber of Hellos

    San Francisco / '83

    WKGB

    Non-Stop

    '80

    The Wolfgang Press

    Christianity

    London

     

    Mother Valentine

     

    Wooden Shjips

    Down by the Sea

    '09 / San Fran

     

    Shrinking Moon for You

    '06

     

    Vampire Blues

    '08 / Neil Young cover

    X (generally pretty boring)

    Los Angeles

     

     

    White Girl

     

    X-Mal Deutschland

    Fetisch

    Hamburg

     

    Hand in Hand

     

     

    Incubus Succubus

     

     

    Mondlicht

     

     

    Orient

    '83

     

    Qual

     

     

    Young Man

    (4AD Label)

    X-Ray Spex

    The Day the World Turned Day-Glo

    London

     

    Germfree Adolescents

     

     

    I Am a Cliche

     

     

    Obsessed with You

     

     

    Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

     

    XTC

    Complicated Game

    Swindon, England

     

    Generals and Majors

     

     

    Jason and the Argonauts

     

     

    Life Begins at the Hop

     

     

    Making Plans for Nigel

     

     

    Senses Working Overtime

     

     

    Travels in Nihilon

     

    Xymox (Clan of)

    Imagination

    Netherlands / '89

     

    Muscoviet Mosquito

     

     

    Stranger

     

    The Yachts

    Yachting Types

     

    Yaz (Yazoo)

    Nobody's Diary

     

     

    Only You

     

     

    Situation (Extended)

     

    Yeah Yeah Noh

    Another Side to Mrs. Quill

    '85

    Yello

    Pinball Cha Cha

     

    Yellow Magic Orchestra

    Cosmic Surfing

    Tokyo

     

    Multiplies

     

     

    Solid State Survivor

     

     

    Tighten Up

     

    Yo La Tengo

    Sleeping Pill

    Hoboken, New Jersey

     

    Spec Bebop

     

    Young Fresh Fellows

    I Got My Mojo Working
    (And I Thought You'd Like to Know)

     

    Young Marble Giants

    Music for Evenings

     

     

    N.I.T.A.

     

    Z'ev

    Wipe Out

     

    Chris Zippel

    2 Decades 2 Go

    Berlin / '98

    Zoviet France

    Mohnomishe

    '83

     

    They're Eating the Passengers

     



    The 125 Greatest Songs of the
    New Wave & Alternative Era:
    (Numbers 125 through 51 are listed alphabetically.)

     

    Adorable

    Sunshine Smile

    B-52's

    Private Idaho

    B-52's

    Strobe Light

    Bauhaus

    Dancing

    Blondie

    Atomic

    Blur

    Park Life

    Cabaret Voltaire

    Red Mask

    Catherine Wheel

    I Want to Touch You

    The Charlatans

    The Only One I Know

    The Chills

    Satin Doll

    The Clash

    What's My Name

    The Clean

    At the Bottom

    The Cramps

    Goo Goo Muck

    The Cure

    Fascination Street

    The Cure

    From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

    Death in June

    Heaven Street

    Depeche Mode

    Shake the Disease

    The Dream Syndicate

    The Days of Wine & Roses

    Echo & the Bunnymen

    A Promise

    The (English) Beat

    Save It for Later

    Brian Eno

    Third Uncle

    The Fall

    Smile

    The Feelies

    Slipping Into Something

    Flipper

    Shine

    The Gang of Four

    What We All Want

    The Germs

    Forming

    The Happy Mondays

    Mad Cyril

    Hawaiian Pups

    Baby Judy

    The Jam

    Down in the Tube Station at Midnight

    Joy Division

    Transmission

    Killing Joke

    Eighties

    The KLF

    Three AM Eternal

    Kraftwerk

    Radioactivity

    Loop

    Be Here Now

    Love & Rockets

    Yin & Yang the Flower Pot Man

    MARRS

    Pump Up the Volume

    The Meat Puppets

    Split Myself in Two

    Minny Pops

    Goddess

    Modern English

    Smiles & Laughter

    My Bloody Valentine

    Soon

    Negativland

    Time Zones

    New Order

    Fine Time

    The Orb

    Fluffy Little Clouds

    The Passions

    I'm In Love with a German Film Star

    Pere Ubu

    Final Solution

    Public Image Ltd.

    Albatross

    The Pixies

    Vamos

    The Pogues

    Lorca's Novena

    Pop Will Eat Itself

    Dance of the Mad (Bastards)

    The Pretenders

    Bad Boys Get Spanked

    Primal Scream

    Loaded

    REM

    Wolves, Lower

    Savage Republic

    Mobilization

    The Sex Pistols

    God Save the Queen

    Siouxsie & the Banshees

    Voodoo Dolly

    The Sisters of Mercy

    This Corrosion

    The Smiths

    That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

    The Smiths

    Miserable Lie

    Spacemen 3

    Losing Touch with My Mind

    Split Enz

    The Choral Sea

    Squeeze

    Cool for Cats

    The Stone Roses

    Waterfall

    The Swell Maps

    Let's Build a Car

    The Talking Heads

    Swamp

    10,000 Maniacs

    My Mother the War

    13th Floor Elevators

    Street Song

    The Throwing Muses

    Vicky's Box

    Tom Tom Club

    L'Elephant

    U2

    Surrender

    The Velvet Underground

    European Son

    The Verve

    A Northern Soul

    Wire

    12XU

    X-Mal Deutschland

    Incubus Succubus

    X-Ray Specs

    Germfree Adolescents

    XTC

    Jason & the Argonauts

     

    To the Top 50:

    50) X-Ray Spex

    Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

    49) The Smiths

    The Queen is Dead

    48) REM

    Oddfellows Local 151

    47) Bauhaus

    Bela Lugosi's Dead

    46) Joy Division

    Day of the Lords

    45) Sinead O'Connor

    Troy

    44) The Fall

    Slates, Slags, etc.

    43) Gary Numan

    Down in the Park

    42) Jesus and Mary Chain

    Taste the Floor

    41) The Stone Roses

    I Wanna Be Adored

    40) Kraftwerk

    Autobahn

    39) Reflex

    The Politics of Dancing

    38) The Sugarcubes

    Mama

    37) Flipper

    Sex Bomb

    36) Blancmange

    Blind Vision

    35) Wire

    Pink Flag

    34) Simple Minds

    Themes for Great Cities

    33) The Chameleons

    In Shreds

    32) Erasure

    Love to Hate You

    31) Oingo Boingo

    Dead Man's Party

    30) The Ocean Blue

    Between Something & Nothing

    29) The Throwing Muses

    Walking in the Dark

    28) The Chills

    Pink Frost

    27) The (English) Beat

    Mirror in the Bathroom

    26) Siouxsie & the Banshees

    Arabian Knights

    25) The Specials

    Gangsters

    24) Joy Division

    She's Lost Control

    23) Madness

    One Step Beyond

    22) Hunters & Collectors

    Talking to a Stranger

    21) The B-52's

    Rock Lobster

    20) Depeche Mode

    Never Let Me Down Again

    19) The Pet Shop Boys

    West End Girls

    18) Echo & the Bunnymen

    The Killing Moon

    17) The Dead Kennedys

    Holiday in Cambodia

    16) Pete Shelley

    Homosapien (extended mix)

    15) The Cure

    Disintegration

    14) Depeche Mode

    A Question of Time

    13) U2

    Bullet the Blue Sky

    12) The Smiths

    Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me

    11) The Clash

    London Calling

    10) Jane's Addiction

    Three Days

    9) REM

    Radio Free Europe

    8) Siouxsie & the Banshees

    Israel

    7) Echo & the Bunnymen

    Happy Death Men

    6) The Cure

    End

    5) The Sex Pistols

    Anarchy in the U.K.

    4) Public Image Ltd.

    Public Image

    3) New Order

    Blue Monday

    2) The Smiths

    How Soon is Now?

    1) Joy Division

    Love Will Tear Us Apart



    Actually, the above 125 songs are among the greatest 'rock' songs of the era as well, and should all have been staples of classic rock stations. What more evidence do you need that the whole system, at least in the USA, is rigged?





    Special thanks to the following people for valuable additions to the above list:

    Contributor

    Location

    e-mail or URL

    Andrew

    Fresno, Calif., USA

    http://www.thegrid.net/jtworld/depeche/

    Jim Coyle

    Canada

    jcoyle@sympatico.ca

    Diane

    U.K.

    venator@globalnet.co.uk

    Duck

    Salt Lake City, USA

    duckspk@aros.net

    Ashley Fletcher

    Australia

    http://www.path.unimelb.edu.au/~new_wave/

    Brandon Grover

    New Jersey / USA

    brandongrover@hotmail.com

    Claus Hansen

    Denmark

    rouge@post9.tele.dk

    Ryan Jackson

    Wichita, USA

    rjackson@southwind.net

    Bryce Palmer

     

    brycepalmer@hotmail.com

    Adam Sjostrand

    Sweden

    http://www.deathsdoor.com/adde

    Kevon Wilt

     

    Bong24@softhome.net

    Rob Zerwekh

    Lawrence, Kansas

    http://therob.iwarp.com