KEXP uber-DJ John in the Morning just completed a wondrous feat: an hour and a half of music all straight outta 1987. At first I thought myself caught in a timewarp, and then I wondered aloud "who died?" Turns out he was simply fulfilling a listener's request to hear some tunes from '87. Talk about democracy. That was probably the best set of music I have heard in a long time (call me nostalgic). I'm proudly donning my Madonna "Who's That Girl" tour shirt, circa 1987, in honor.
You can no doubt catch it on the KEXP's streaming archives shortly.
Here are the songs…
Public Image Limited "Seattle
Midnight Oil "Put Down That Weapon"
Sonic Youth "Beauty Lies In The Eye"
The Wedding Present "Everyone Thinks He Looks Daft"
The Cult "Wild Flower"
New Order "True Faith"
Love and Rockets "Waiting For the Flood"
Jane's Addiction "I Would For You"
Descendents "Clean Sheets"
Echo and the Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"
Jesus and Mary Chain "Happy When It Rains"
X "See How We Are"
Faith No More "We Care A Lot"
Depeche Mode "Never Let Me Down Again"
Eric B. & Rakim " Eric B. Is on the Cut"
The Cure "The Perfect Girl"
The Replacements "Can't Hardly Wait"
U2 "Red Hill Mining Town"
Dinosaur Jr "Little Fury Things"
R.E.M. "The One I Love"
Pixies "Levitate Me"