Whatcha doing today? Amy, Hailey, and I will be heading over to Ribfest a little later today. Not sure if we are going to check out any music today, but The Psychedelic Furs are playing on Monday so we’ll probably go see ‘em.
The Furs are one of the bands that my uncle Craig included on a mix CD he made many years back for me called Uncle’s Primordial Soup. The disc also featured tracks (mostly new-wave and post-punk) from Mission of Burma, The Clash, The Ramones, The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, and more. These songs reflect what he was listening to back when he was in college in the early 80’s. He has always sort of been the “cool” uncle in the family. I mean, how many 14 year olds get Joy Division’s Substance album for Christmas?
Anyhow, this is the first part of a look back at many of those artists that paved the way for the current crop of post-punk and new-wave inspired bands that are finding popularity today. Not all of these songs come directly off of the Uncle’s Primordial Soup mix CD, but you get the point.
MP3 | Devo – Jocko Homo
MP3 | Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
MP3 | The Clash – Guns Of Brixton
MP3 | Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
MP3 | Split Enz – One Step Ahead
MP3 | R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe
MP3 | The Psychedelic Furs – Into You Like A Train
MP3 | Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
MP3 | The Smiths – This Charming Man
MP3 | Cocteau Twins – Pearly Dewdrops’ Drops