Playlist: Where I Was In… 1985?

Next please! So this is two in a row of the very same Where I Was In… thingy but a different year, off course. Does it matter at all? I guessing not, it’s my blog or if you do really want something else just tell me OK? But I thinking I might just do a few of these type of posts. I think the plan, if you can call it that? Is to do all the years dating back to somewhere around my B’day because that seems to be the music I known the best or the better. Today for 80’s I’ve got just over thirty tracks but say for the 90’s I might stick to fifty like the other day because I known that even better and that was real easy plus so much fun. For say 1985, today was a little bit harder but I think I’ve got my own ultimate playlist for the year.

Still was fun really. It’s half Aussie and half the rest of the world in 32 songs: a couple of Kiwi acts, one German, one Jamaica, one Irish and then three English and the rest are Americas. Is that fair? I don’t know but that’s what I’ve come up with here. A lot of it’s punk or post-punk, just warning you because I’m what the young hipsters would call a dirty old punk or something like that? Tracks number two to seven are all from the Tales Of the Aussie Underground Vol. 1 & 2 now delete comp albums which I was planning to do a post on each song at some stage but all are so great I couldn’t help but not included them here. Aussie music was getting stronger and stronger, even if it was mostly on indie scene. Some big names were on the rise.

I’m going to dot points now today just to made it clear it’s not rating them in anyway. Hopefully it’s got a good flow? (Edit: 5/4/20) Now it’s 58 tracks with…

  • X – Degenerate Boy
  • Salamander Jim – Hot Cakes For Daddy
  • The Eastern Dark – Julie Is A Junkie
  • Died Pretty – Ambergris
  • David Virgin – Give It Up
  • Scientists – Atom Bomb Baby
  • The Lighthouse Keepers – Ode To Nothing
  • Midnight Oil – Hercules
  • Australian Crawl – Always The Way
  • The Chills – This Is The Way
  • The Bats – Earwig
  • The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
  • Hüsker Dü – Celebrated Summer
  • Sonic Youth – Death Valley ’69 (feautring Lydia Lunch)
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Z.N.S.
  • Black Flag – The Process Of Weeding Out
  • The Fall – I Am Damo Suzuki
  • The Pogues – The Old Main Drag
  • R.E.M. – Driver 8
  • Tom Waits – Downtown Train
  • Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
  • Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
  • Prince – Raspberry Beret
  • Warumpi Band – Blackfella/Whitefella
  • Do Re Mi – Man Overboard
  • Chad’s Tree – Crush The Lily
  • Ed Kuepper – Electrical Storm
  • The Triffids – You Don’t Miss Your Water (Til Your Well Runs Dry)
  • Sekret Sekret – Just To Love You
  • Gondwanaland – Danger
  • Exploding White Mice – Dangerous
  • The Bamboos – Dead Girl
  • Ups And Downs – The Perfect Crime
  • Paul Kelly – From St. Kilda To Kings Cross
  • Hoodoo Gurus – Like Wow Wipe-Out!
  • James Baker Experience – Born To Be Punched
  • The Shower Scene From Psycho – White Rabbit
  • Cosmic Psychos – Custom Credit
  • Super K – Recurring Nightmare
  • The Moffs – Another Day In The Sun
  • Lime Spiders – Out Of Control
  • Divinyls – Pleasure And Pain
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Black Crow King
  • The Jesus And Mary Chain – Never Understand
  • The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
  • Miles Davis – Time After Time
  • Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
  • Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
  • Mojo Nixon – Jesus At McDonald’s
  • The Dead Milkmen – Nutrition
  • Minor Threat – Salad Days
  • Megadeth – These Boots
  • The Cramps – Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
  • The Cure – Close To Me
  • The Hooters – All You Zombies
  • The Highwaymen – Highwayman
  • Jack Master Funk – Jack The Bass
  • Huey Lewis And The News – Power Of Love
Kim Greist in the film called Brazil from 85!

Cheers 🙂

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