Playlist: Where I Was In… 1986?

WOW! What a great year for Aussie music and there is no apologies from me but I guess, at some stage I will added overseas acts OK? But I’ve got the Aussie mainstream, as well what was happening in the indie music scene. Off course even of indie than the other really but then some even crossed over at this point too!

Well, it’s not the best blogging week so far and I don’t think it’s get any better but I’ll see and try, with Easter coming which that means it’s even busy. So I don’t thinking I’m going to be blogging much, OK? It’s a few days off blogging, I’ll say sorry for that now!

 With both The Triffids and Nick Cave releasing two albums, I couldn’t even cut down them both, those are my fave songs from those epic wicked albums. The last three acts are from New Zealand, I could say it was a pretty great year too for them too! The rest of the world artists and bands really are just going to have to wait. It’s 30 track from Oz and NZ as my opening tracks for 1986!

I’ve written about some of these tracks before on my blog, at the start of this year I picked out a couple of my fave songs from the cult classic Aussie movie Dogs In Space so that’s linked here and one of my very first post ever was about that Ed Kuepper song, god knows what I was saying because I don’t remember but here’s that link too. Could be more of these tracks somewhere here on my blog before but I think I should shut-up right now!

What you are going to listen too, if you press play (Edit 7/12/19) now 93 songs is…

  • The Triffids – The Seabirds
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Sad Waters
  • Ed Kuepper – Also Sprach The King Of Euro Disco
  • Toys Went Berserk – Guns At My Head
  • Primitive Calculators – Pumping Ugly Muscle
  • Thrush & The Cunts – Diseases
  • Michael Hutchence – Golf Course
  • The New Christs – Born Out Of Time
  • Venom P. Stinger – Venom P. Stinger
  • Inner Sleeves – End It All
  • The Reels – Bad Moon Rising
  • Ups And Downs – The Living Kind
  • Tall Tales And True – Wasted Life
  • Hard-Ons – Girl In The Sweater
  • The Angels – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  • Paul Kelly & The Messengers – The Execution
  • Hunters & Collectors – Dog
  • Warumpi Band – Sitdown Money
  • The Church – Disenchanted
  • The Johnnys – Slip Slap Fishin’
  • The Shower Scene From Psycho – Georgy Girl
  • The Chills – I Love My Leather Jacket
  • NoMeansNo – Sex Mad
  • Big Black – Jordan, Minnesota
  • Swans – Coward
  • Bad Brains – I Against I
  • The Fall – Mr. Pharmacist
  • Hüsker Dü – Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely
  • Sonic Youth – Bubblegum
  • Motörhead – Orgasmatron
  • Megadeth – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?
  • Slayer – Raining Blood
  • Metallica – Orion
  • Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child (Wild One)
  • Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up
  • Madonna – Live To Tell
  • Prince – Sometimes It Snows In April
  • Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
  • John Farnham – Pressure Down
  • I’m Talking – Trust Me
  • Big Pig – Hungry Town
  • The Triffids – One Soul Less On Your Fiery List
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • The Go-Betweens – The Wrong Road
  • V Spy V Spy – Don’t Tear It Down
  • The Celibate Rifles – Bill Bonney Regrets
  • Crime And The City Solution – Her Room Of Lights (For Lisa)
  • Stephen Cummings – Speak With Frankness
  • Ollie Olsen – Win/Lose
  • The Bats – Made Up In Blue
  • Bird Nest Roys – Alien
  • Laurie Anderson – Language Is A Virus
  • Butthole Surfers – Creep In The Cellar
  • Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It
  • The Smiths – I Know It’s Over
  • This Mortal Coil – Come Here My Love
  • Spacemen 3 – Losing Touch With My Mind
  • Mr. Fingers – Washing Machine
  • Depeche Mode – Stripped
  • R.E.M. – Fall On Me
  • Afrika Bambaataa – Renegades Of Funk
  • Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
  • Run-DMC – It’s Tricky
  • The The – Sweet Bird Of Truth
  • That Petrol Emotion – Natural Kind Of Joy
  • XTC – Dear God
  • New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
  • Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive
  • Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
  • Chris Isaak – Blue Hotel
  • Throwing Muses – Green
  • Cyndi Lauper – True Colors
  • Public Image Ltd. – Fishing
  • Pussy Galore – Loving Cup
  • New Model Army – The Hunt
  • They Might Be Giants – Everything Right Is Wrong Again
  • fIREHOSE – Brave Captain
  • Minuteflag – Fetch The Water
  • Dead Kennedys – Chickenshit Conformist
  • The Cramps – People Ain’t No Good
  • Dream Syndicate – Out Of The Gray
  • Concrete Blonde – Over Your Shoulder
  • The Smithereens – Behind The Wall Of Sleep
  • Felt – All The People I Like Are Those That Are Dead
  • Cocteau Twins – Lazy Calm
  • Julee Cruise – Mysteries Of Love
  • Jennifer Warnes – Song Of Bernadette
  • Van Morrison – In The Garden
  • World Party – Ship Of Fools
  • Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia
  • Eurythmics – Missionary Man
  • Frankie Knuckles – The House Music Anthem / Move Your Body
  • Ministry – The Angel
BLUE VELVET, Laura Dern, 1986, © DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group/courtesy Everett Collection
Today’s feature image is Laura Dern in Blue Velvet, yet another David Lynch film!

Cheers 🙂


    1. Well, nope I don’t think so at all! They did formed in Melbourne, the other two guys are Aussies but the songwriter is a Kiwi so they’re New Zealand band for me! But every other Aussie wouldn’t say that and they’re from here! Who wins, I don’t know?

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