I love jangly college rock from the 1980’s. These bands usually invoke classic 1960’s psychedelia of The Byrds or The Velvet Underground, but with the immediacy of punk. These bands were also crucial to creative music’s development, as they helped carve out the college rock niche (which would later be called alternative or indie). While not necessarily a themed show, I play several songs in this episode that belong in the canon of eighties college rock.
The last song I play this week is from Chris M. Short’s compilation, On the 45: A Compilation of Obscure-to-Semi-Obscure Power Pop/Punk/New Wave. It’s a mind-blowing collection of songs he compiled from his personal collection of obscure 45s. It’s free, so download it now.
At any rate, enjoy the show.
- “It’s Only Obvious” – The Orchids (Air Balloon Road | Sarah Records | 1990)
- “Lazy Day” – Beach Fossils (Beach Fossils | Captured Tracks | 2010)
- “This Fear” – Blue Trapeze (Who Were You Then? | Fullspeak | 1984)
- “Black Night” – Green on Red (Green on Red | Down There | 1982)
- “Headphones Theme Form Seemingly Infinity” – Steven Drozd (Flyin’ Traps | Hollywood Records | 1997)
- “Kill Another Night” – Phil Daniels + The Cross (On the 45: A Compilation of Obscure-to-Semi-Obscure Power Pop/Punk/New Wave | RCA | 1979)