Category Archives: 1982


Mixes By Year: 1982 Most Recommended Albums

1982- the year that New Wave haircuts ruled the world.  New Wave had been around at least since 1978 and was a catch-all term invented by record companies to describe a toned-down and more marketable version of Punk Rock.  Though some New Wave had little in common sonically with the aggressive Punk, all of it was inspired by it, at least stylistically if nothing else.  ’82 saw former Punk heavyweights or U.K. New Wave vets like Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Squeeze, XTC, Dexys Midnight Runners, Roxy Music, Simple Minds, Gang Of Four, The English Beat, The Clash, The Jam & Adam Ant release albums that either marked the last phase of their career or a sharp transition.  Other British groups,  like Duran Duran, the Eurythmics, ABC, Yaz & A Flock of Seagulls spawned the ‘New Romantics’ movement and dominated the charts in both the U.S. & U.K. with a fey synth-pop sound, seemingly the polar opposite of Punk.  The Culture Club was an outlier U.K. group.  Mega successful & brand new but neither Synth-pop nor New Romantic- they can best be described as New Wave blue-eyed Soul and didn’t have much in common with the above bands except for maybe Yaz courtesy of the vocal similarities between Boy George and Alison Moyet.  U.S. groups like The Motels, The Stray Cats, Romeo Void, Marshall Crenshaw, the Plimsouls, The Go-Go’s, Thomas Dolby, Wall Of Voodoo & Kid Creole & the Coconuts had varying degrees of success, some one or two hit wonders, others one to two album wonders.  But none was commercially built to last whether or not their artistry had merit.

I was ten years old at the time and listening to nothing but commercial radio so I may be biased but looking back on ’82 I find it to be a fun and exciting time filled with great radio songs.  I was still listening to mostly commercial radio 2 to 3 years later as well and those years just don’t stack up as well.  Outside of a few great albums, ’82 had a dearth of amazing albums but a plethora of great songs.  Beyond the commercial realm groups like New Order, The Cure & R.E.M.- soon to be institutions- were releasing some of their group early works like “Temptation”, “Let’s Go to Bed”, “Pornography” and the “Chronic Town” EP.  U2 mostly took the year off but did come out with the great “A Celebration/Trash, Trampoline & the Party Girl” non-album single between “October” and “Under A Blood Red Sky”.

Despite all of the softer New Wave-style groups mentioned above there were a handful of great bands continuing in the style of their Punk forebears.  X, the Descendents & Fear all put out excellent excellent L.A. hardcore releases, though X was more in the rockabilly Punk style.  D.C.’s Bad Brains released their first and best album- the self-titled “Bad Brains” and Boston’s Mission Of Burma released their one and only full length album (until the 2000’s) Vs..  Bad Brains and Burma in particularly would be hugely influential on all Grunge and Indie Rock of the late 80’s early 90’s.  Both albums were little heard at the time but would gain stature as time moved forward.

At the time black music was very segregated from white rock music- both at radio and especially at MTV who didn’t even play videos by black artists to appeal as much as possible to the middle America.  Though this would not change until ’83 two albums, “1999” by Prince and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson would be instrumental in integrating their music both at radio and MTV.  In fact Jackson would become MTV’s biggest star and “Thriller” eventually the single best selling non-greatest hits album of all time.  Before these two albums, the most prevalent music on black radio was a post funk, post disco, hybrid music by groups like Dazz Band & the Gap Band.  Rap music also had a big year.  Though there were only a few classics released then such as “Rockin’ It” by Fearless Four and “Making Cash Money” by Busy Bee two of the music’s all time game changers appeared that year as well.  The first was Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five released “The Message”- to me still one of Rap’s all time 5 greatest songs- which was the first rap song to use political lyrics and carry a specific message, hence the title.  It also didn’t hurt that the beat is one of the most recognizable and inventive in the genre.  The second was Afrika Bambaatta’s “Planet Rock” which brought a techno beat inspired by the German group Kraftwerk and created the electro sub genre of rap.  Bambaataa also released the almost as good follow up single “Jazzy Sensation” later in the year.  Though Disco had petered out a few years earlier as a commercial force, it had gone back underground, still flourishing in gay clubs and songs like “Don’t Make Me Wait” by the NYC Peech Boys and “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” were minor fringe hits setting the table for House Music and the rise of Madonna in the coming years.

Duran Duran- Rio

Buy Rio (Remastered) – Duran Duran

Buy Rio (2001 Remaster)Amazon

Roxy Music- Avalon

Buy Avalon – Roxy Music

Buy AvalonAmazon

Donald Fagen- The Nightfly

Buy The Nightfly – Donald Fagen

Buy The NightflyAmazon

ABC- The Lexicon Of Love

Buy The Lexicon of Love (Bonus Track) – ABC

Buy The Lexicon Of LoveAmazon

Elvis Costello & the Attractions- Imperial Bedroom

Buy Imperial Bedroom – Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Buy Imperial BedroomAmazon

The Dream Syndicate- The Days of Wine & Roses

Buy The Days Of Wine And Roses – The Dream Syndicate

Buy The Days Of Wine And RosesAmazon

Yaz- Upstairs At Eric’s

Buy Upstairs At Eric’s – Yaz

Buy Upstairs At Eric’sAmazon

Michael Jackson- Thriller

Buy Thriller – Michael Jackson

Buy ThrillerAmazon

The Descendents- Milo Goes To College

Buy Milo Goes to College – Descendents

Buy Milo Goes To CollegeAmazon

Flipper- Generic

Buy Generic – Flipper

Buy GenericAmazon

Lou Reed- The Blue Mask

Buy The Blue Mask – Lou Reed

Buy The Blue MaskAmazon

Mission Of Burma- VS.

Buy Vs. (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version] – Mission of Burma

Buy vs. [Remastered] Amazon

Iron Maiden- The Number Of The Beast

Buy The Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden

Buy The Number Of The BeastAmazon

The Fall- Hex Induction Hour

Buy Hex Enduction Hour (Deluxe Edition) – The Fall

Buy Hex Enduction Hour Amazon

Bad Brains- Bad Brains

Buy Bad Brains – Bad Brains

Buy Bad Brains [Explicit]Amazon

Prince- 1999

Buy 1999 – Prince

Buy 1999 [Explicit]Amazon

X- Under The Big Black Sun

Buy Under the Big Black Sun – X

Buy Under The Big Black SunAmazon

XTC- English Settlement

Buy English Settlement – XTC

Buy English SettlementAmazon

Bruce Springsteen- Nebraska

Buy Nebraska – Bruce Springsteen

Buy NebraskaAmazon

Richard & Linda Thompson- Shoot Out The Lights

Buy Shoot Out the Lights – Richard & Linda Thompson

Buy Shoot Out The LightsAmazon

+ 1 EP

R.E.M.- Chronic Town

*Only available as part of “Dead Letter Office” compilation

Buy Dead Letter Office – R.E.M.

Buy Dead Letter OfficeAmazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 1

Best of 1982 Volume 1 (3/4/02)

1.  The Gap Band- You Dropped the Bomb On Me

Buy You Dropped a Bomb On Me – Gold: Gap Band

Buy You Dropped A Bomb On Me Amazon

2.  Prince- Little Red Corvette

Buy Little Red Corvette – 1999

Buy Little Red CorvetteAmazon

3.  Marvin Gaye- Sexual Healing

Buy Sexual Healing – Midnight Love

Buy Sexual HealingAmazon

4.  The Motels- Only the Lonely

Buy Only the Lonely – Essential Collection

Buy Only The Lonely (2001 Digital Remaster)Amazon

5.  Elvis Costello & the Attractions- Man Out of Time

Buy Man Out of Time – Imperial Bedroom

Buy Man Out Of TimeAmazon

6.  The Cure- Let’s Go to Bed

*Track not available via iTunes or Amazon

7.  Motorhead- Iron Fist

Buy Iron Fist – Iron Fist

Buy Iron FistAmazon

8.  The Descendents- Suburban Home

Buy Suburban Home – Milo Goes to College

Buy Suburban HomeAmazon

9.  Fear- I Love Livin’ in the City

Buy I Love Livin’ In The City – The Record

Buy I Love Livin’ In The CityAmazon

10.  Bad Brains- Pay to Cum

Buy Pay to Cum – Bad Brains

Buy Pay To Cum [Explicit]Amazon

11.  Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five- The Message

Buy The Message – The Message

Buy The Message (12″ Single Version) Amazon

12.  Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force- Planet Rock

Buy Planet Rock – Planet Rock – EP

Buy Planet RockAmazon

13.  Michael Jackson- Billie Jean

Buy Billie Jean (Single Version) – Thriller (25th Anniversary, Zombie Cover)

Buy Billie Jean (Single Version) Amazon

14.  The English Beat- Save It for Later

Buy Save It for Later – Special Beat Service

Buy Save It For LaterAmazon

15.  XTC- Senses Working Overtime

Buy Senses Working Overtime – English Settlement

Buy Senses Working Overtime (2001 Digital Remaster) Amazon

16.  The Clash- Rock the Casbah

Buy Rock the Casbah – Combat Rock

Buy Rock The CasbahAmazon

17.  Dexys Midnight Runners- Come On Eileen

Buy Come on Eileen – Too-Rye-Ay (Expanded Edition)

Buy Come On EileenAmazon

18.  Mission Of Burma- That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate

Buy That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate – Vs. (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version]

Buy That’s How I Escaped My Certain FateAmazon

19.  X- Blue Spark

Buy Blue Spark – Under the Big Black Sun

Buy Blue SparkAmazon

20.  Richard & Linda Thompson- Shoot Out the Lights

BuyShoot Out the Lights – Shoot Out the Lights

Buy Shoot Out The Lights (Album Version)Amazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 2

Best of 1982 Volume 2 (3/5/02)

1.  Bad Brains- Big Takeover

Buy Big Take Over – Bad Brains
Buy Big TakeoverAmazon

2.  Prince- 1999

Buy 1999 – 1999
Buy 1999Amazon

3.  New Order- Temptation

Buy Temptation (7″ Edit) – Singles
Buy Temptation [Remastered Original 12″ Version]Amazon

4.  Roxy Music- More Than This

Buy More Than This – Avalon
Buy More Than This (1999 Digital Remaster)Amazon

5.  R.E.M.- Gardening at Night

Buy Gardening At Night – Dead Letter Office
Buy Gardening At NightAmazon

6.  Elvis Costello & the Attractions- Beyond Belief

Buy Beyond Belief – Imperial Bedroom
Buy Beyond BeliefAmazon

7.  Duran Duran- Rio

Buy Rio – Rio (Remastered)
Buy Rio (2009 Digital Remaster)Amazon

8.  Adam Ant- Goody Two Shoes

Buy Goody Two Shoes – Friend or Foe
Buy Goody Two Shoes

9.  Kid Creole & the Coconuts- Stool Pigeon

Buy Stool Pigeon – Wise Guy
Buy Stool PigeonAmazon

10.  Romeo Void- Never Say Never

Buy Never Say Never – Warm, In Your Coat
Buy Never Say NeverAmazon

11.  The Stray Cats- Stray Cat Strut

Buy Stray Cat Strut – Built for Speed

Buy Stray Cat StrutAmazon

12.  Squeeze- Black Coffee in Bed

Buy Black Coffee in Bed (Full Version) – Singles 45’s and Under

Buy Black Coffee In BedAmazon

13.  Joe Jackson- Steppin’ Out

Buy Steppin’ Out – Night and Day

Buy Steppin’ OutAmazon

14.  The Clash- Straight to Hell

Buy Straight to Hell – Combat Rock

Buy Straight To HellAmazon

15. The Gap Band- Outstanding

Buy Outstanding – Gold: Gap Band

Buy OutstandingAmazon

16.  X- Because I Do

Buy Because I Do – Under the Big Black Sun

Buy Because I DoAmazon

17.  Mission Of Burma- Mica

Buy Mica – Vs. (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version]

Buy MicaAmazon

18.  The Dream Syndicate- The Days of Wine & Roses

Buy The Days Of Wine And Roses – The Days Of Wine And Roses

Buy The Days Of Wine And RosesAmazon

19.  Bruce Springsteen- Atlantic City

Buy Atlantic City – Nebraska

Buy Atlantic CityAmazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 3

Best of 1982 Volume 3 (6/18/05)

1.  The Dream Syndicate- Tell Me When It’s Over

Buy Tell Me When It’s Over – The Days Of Wine And Roses

Buy Tell Me When It’s Over Amazon

2.  The Plimsouls- A Million Miles Away

Buy A Million Miles Away – Everywhere at Once

Buy A Million Miles Away Amazon

3.  The Jam- Town Called Malice

Buy Town Called Malice – The Gift (Remastered Version)

Buy Town Called Malice Amazon

4.  Michael Jackson- Beat It

Buy Beat It – Thriller

Buy Beat It (Single Version)Amazon

6.  Prince- Delirious

Buy Delirious – 1999

Buy DeliriousAmazon

7.  ABC- The Look of Love (Part 1)

Buy The Look of Love, Pt. 1 – The Lexicon of Love (Bonus Track)

Buy The Look Of Love (Part 1) Amazon

8.  Duran Duran- Save a Prayer

Buy Save a Prayer – Rio (Remastered)

Buy Save A Prayer (2009 Digital Remaster)Amazon

9.  Marshall Crenshaw- Someday, Someway

Buy Someday, Someway (Remastered LP Version) – Marshall Crenshaw

Buy Someday, Someway (Remastered LP Version)Amazon

10.  Elvis Costello & the Attractions- Almost Blue

Buy Almost Blue – Imperial Bedroom

Buy Almost Blue Amazon

11.  Joe Jackson- Breaking Us in Two

Buy Breaking Us in Two – Night and Day

Buy Breaking Us In TwoAmazon

12.  Yaz- Only You

Buy Only You – Upstairs At Eric’s

Buy Only You (Album Version)Amazon

13.  Grace Jones- My Jamaican Guy

Buy My Jamaican Guy – Island Life

Buy My Jamaican Guy Amazon

14.  Gang Of Four- I Love a Man in a Uniform

*Original Version not on iTunes or Amazon

15.  Mission Of Burma- The Ballad of Johnny Burma

Buy The Ballad of Johnny Burma – Vs. (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version]

Buy The Ballad of Johnny BurmaAmazon

16.  The Descendents- Bikeage

Buy Bikeage – Milo Goes to College

Buy BikeageAmazon

17.  Bad Brains- Banned in D.C.

Buy Banned in D.C. – Bad Brains

Buy Banned In D.C. [Explicit]Amazon

18.  The Fall- The Classical

Buy The Classical – Hex Enduction Hour (Deluxe Edition)

Buy The Classical Amazon

19.  The Who- Eminence Front

Buy Eminence Front – It’s Hard (Remastered) B

uy Eminence FrontAmazon

20.  R.E.M.- Wolves, Lower

Buy Wolves, Lower – Dead Letter Office

Buy Wolves, LowerAmazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 4

Best of 1982 Volume 4 (6/19/05)

1.  Michael Jackson- Wanna Be Startin’ Something

Buy Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Thriller
Buy Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’Amazon

2.  Busy Bee- Making Cash Money

Buy Making Cash Money – The Sugar Hill Records Story
Buy Making Cash MoneyAmazon

3.  Bow Wow Wow- I Want Candy

Buy I Want Candy – The Best of Bow Wow Wow
Buy I Want CandyAmazon

4.  X- The Hungry Wolf

Buy The Hungry Wolf – Under the Big Black Sun
Buy The Hungry WolfAmazon

5.  The Fall- Fortress/Deer Park

Buy Fortress / Deer Park – Hex Enduction Hour (Deluxe Edition)
Buy Fortress / Deer ParkAmazon

6.  The Cure- The Hanging Garden

Buy The Hanging Garden – Pornography
Buy The Hanging GardenAmazon

7.  ABC- Poison Arrow

Buy Poison Arrow – The Lexicon of Love (Bonus Track)
Buy Poison ArrowAmazon

8.  The Psychedelic Furs- Love My Way

Buy Love My Way – Forever Now
BuyLove My WayAmazon

9.  The English Beat- I Confess

Buy I Confess – Special Beat Service

Buy I ConfessAmazon

10.  Duran Duran- The Chauffeur

Buy The Chauffeur – Rio (Collectors Edition) [Remastered]

Buy The Chauffeur (2009 Digital Remaster) Amazon

11.  Yaz- Don’t Go

Buy Don’t Go – Upstairs At Eric’s

Buy Don’t Go (Album Version) Amazon

12.  Indeep- Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Buy Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – Disco Nights – The Collection

*Track not available via Amazon

13.  Donal Fagen- I.G.Y.

Buy I.G.Y. – The Nightfly

Buy I.G.Y.Amazon

14.  Roxy Music- Avalon

Buy Avalon – Avalon

Buy Avalon (1999 Digital Remaster)Amazon

15. Lou Reed- The Blue Mask

Buy The Blue Mask – The Blue Mask

Buy The Blue Mask Amazon

16.  Prince- Free

Buy Free – 1999

Buy FreeAmazon

17. Elvis Costello & the Attractions- Tears Before Bedtime

Buy Tears Before Bedtime – Imperial Bedroom

Buy Tears Before BedtimeAmazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 5

Best of 1982 Volume 5 (8/17/07)

1.  Fearless Four- Rockin’ It

*Track not available on iTunes or Amazon

2.  Prince- D.M.S.R.

Buy D.M.S.R. – 1999

Buy D.M.S.R. Amazon

3.  Yaz- Situation

Buy Situation – Upstairs At Eric’s

Buy Situation (Album Version) Amazon

4.  The Simple Minds- I Promised You a Miracle

Buy Promised You a Miracle – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Buy Promised You A MiracleAmazon

5.  Haircut 100- Love Plus One

Buy Love Plus One – The Very Best Of

Buy Love Plus One Amazon

6.  The Culture Club- Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

Buy Do You Really Want to Hurt Me – Kissing to Be Clever

Buy Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (2002 Digital Remaster)Amazon

7.  Richard & Linda Thompson- Walking On the Wire

Buy Walking On a Wire – Shoot Out the Lights

Buy Walking On A Wire (Album Version)Amazon

8.  U2- Trash, Trampoline & the Party Girl

Buy Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl – October (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered]

Buy Trash, Trampoline And The Party GirlAmazon

9.  Adam Ant- Desperate But Not Serious

Buy Desperate But Not Serious – Friend or Foe

Buy Desperate But Not SeriousAmazon

10.  The Clean- Getting Older

Buy Getting Older – Anthology

Buy Getting OlderAmazon

11.  Mission Of Burma- Trem Two

Buy Trem Two – Vs. (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version]

Buy Trem Two Amazon

12.  Bad Brains- Sailin’ On

Buy Sailin’ On – Bad Brains

Buy Sailin’ On [Explicit]Amazon

13.  The Replacements- Kids Don’t Follow

Buy Kids Don’t Follow – Stink – EP

Buy Kids Don’t Follow (Remastered Version)Amazon

14.  XTC- Ball & Chain

Buy Ball and Chain – English Settlement

Buy Ball And Chain (2001 Digital Remaster)Amazon

15.  Junior- Mama Used to Say

Buy Mama Used to Say – The Best of Junior: Mama Used to Say

Buy Mama Used To SayAmazon

16.  Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force- Jazzy Sensation (12″ Single Edit)

Buy Jazzy Sensation (12″ Remix) – Rhino Hi-Five: Hip Hop, Vo. 2 – EP

Buy Jazzy Sensation (12″ Remix) [Explicit]Amazon

17.  The Go Go’s- Vacation

BuyVacation – Vacation

Buy VacationAmazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 6

Best of 1982 Volume 6 (8/18/07)

1.  Judas Priest- The Hellion/Electric Eye

Buy The Hellion – Screaming for Vengeance/Electric Eye – Screaming for Vengeance

Buy Electric Eye/Electric EyeAmazon

2.  Iron Maiden- The Number of the Beast

Buy The Number of the Beast – The Number of the Beast

Buy The Number Of The Beast (Album Version)Amazon

3.  The Fall- Jawbone & the Air Rifle

Buy Jawbone + The Air – Rifle – Hex Enduction Hour (Deluxe Edition)

Buy Jawbone + The Air-RifleAmazon

4.  Gang Of Four- It Is Not Enough

*Track not available on iTunes or Amazon

5.  XTC- All Of a Sudden (It’s Too Late)

Buy All of a Sudden (It’s Too Late) – English Settlement

Buy All Of A Sudden (It’s Too Late) (2001 Digital Remaster)Amazon

6.  Duran Duran- Hold Back the Rain

Buy Hold Back the Rain – Rio (Remastered)

Buy Hold Back The Rain (2009 Digital Remaster) Amazon

7.  Laurie Anderson- From the Air

Buy From the Air – Big Science

Buy From the AirAmazon

8.  Devo- Peek-A-Boo!

Buy Peek-a-Boo – Oh No! It’s Devo

Buy Peek-A-Boo Amazon

9.  Thomas Dolby- She Blinded Me with Science

Buy She Blinded Me With Science – The Golden Age of Wireless

Buy She Blinded Me With Science Amazon

10.  Wall Of Voodoo- Mexican Radio

Buy Mexican Radio – Mexican Radio – Single

Buy Mexican RadioAmazon

11.  Donald Fagen- The Nightfly

Buy The Nightfly – The Nightfly

Buy The Nightfly Amazon

12.  The Associates- Club Country

Buy Club Country – Sulk / Fourth Drawer Down

Buy Club CountryAmazon

13.  ABC- All of My Heart

Buy All of My Heart – Lexicon of Live

Buy All Of My HeartAmazon

14.  INXS- the One Thing

Buy The One Thing – Shabooh Shoobah

Buy The One Thing (LP Version)Amazon

15.  R.E.M.- Carnival of Sorts (Boxcars)

Buy Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) – Dead Letter Office

Buy Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)Amazon

16.  Fleetwood Mac- Gypsy

Buy Gypsy – Mirage

Buy GypsyAmazon

17.  Jackson Browne- Somebody’s Baby

Buy Somebody’s Baby – The Very Best of Jackson Browne

Buy Somebody’s BabyAmazon

18.  Willie Nelson- Always On My Mind

Buy Always On My Mind – Always On My Mind

Buy Always On My Mind Amazon

19.  Ted Hawkins- Sorry You’re Sick

Buy Sorry You’re Sick – Watch Your Step

Buy Sorry You’re SickAmazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 7

Best of 1982 Volume 7 (4/9/11)

1.  The Stray Cats- Rock This Town

Buy Rock This Town – Built for Speed

Buy Rock This Town (1999 Digital Remaster)Amazon

2.  Van Halen- Little Guitars

Buy Little Guitars – Diver Down

Buy Little Guitars (Album Version)Amazon

3.  U2- A Celebration

Buy A Celebration – October (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered]

Buy A CelebrationAmazon

4.  The Associates- Party Fears Two

Buy Party Fears Two – Sulk / Fourth Drawer Down

Buy Party Fears TwoAmazon

5.  The Church- The Unguarded Moment

Buy The Unguarded Moment – Deep In the Shallows (30th Anniversary Singles Collection)

Buy The Unguarded Moment Amazon

6.  A Flock of Seagulls- I Ran (So Far Away)

Buy I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock of Seagulls

Buy I Ran (So Far Away)Amazon

7.  Josie Cotton- Johnny Are You Queer?

Buy Johnny, Are You Queer? – Convertible Music

Buy Johnny, Are You Queer? (LP Version)Amazon

8.  The Waitresses- I Know What Boys Like

Buy I Know What Boys Like – Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?

Buy I Know What Boys Like Amazon

9.  The Monroes- What Do All the People Know

*Track not available on iTunes or Amazon

10.  INXS- Don’t Change

Buy Don’t Change – Shabooh Shoobah

Buy Don’t Change (LP Version)Amazon

11.  Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- You Got Lucky

Buy You Got Lucky – Long After Dark (Remastered)

Buy You Got LuckyAmazon

12.  Roxy Music- Take A Chance With Me

Buy Take a Chance With Me – Avalon

Buy Take A Chance With Me (1999 Digital Remaster)Amazon

13.  Duran Duran- Hungry Like the Wolf

Buy Hungry Like the Wolf – Rio (Remastered)

Buy Hungry Like The Wolf (2009 Digital Remaster)Amazon

14.  Sparks- I Predict

Buy I Predict – Angst In My Pants

*Track not available on Amazon

15.  Yaz- Bad Connection

Buy Bad Connection – Upstairs At Eric’s

Buy Bad Connection (Album Version)Amazon

16.  ABC- Tears Are Not Enough

Buy Tears Are Not Enough – The Lexicon of Love (Bonus Track)

Buy Tears Are Not EnoughAmazon

17.  Elvis Costello & the Attractions- Town Cryer

Buy Town Cryer – Imperial Bedroom

Buy Town CryerAmazon

18.  Bruce Springsteen- Highway Patrolman

Buy Highway Patrolman – Nebraska

Buy Highway PatrolmanAmazon

19.  Iron Maiden- The Prisoner

Buy The Prisoner – The Number of the Beast

Buy The PrisonerAmazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 8

Best of 1982 Volume 8 (4/9/11)

1.  Men At Work- Who Can It Be Now?

Buy Who Can It Be Now? – Business As Usual

Buy Business As Usual Amazon

2.  The Clash- Should I Stay or Should I Go

Buy Should I Stay or Should I Go – Combat Rock

Buy Should I Stay Or Should I Go Amazon

3.  Iron Maiden- Run to the Hills

Buy Run to the Hills – The Number of the Beast

Buy Run To The Hills (Album Version)Amazon

4.  Lou Reed- Waves of Fear

Buy Waves of Fear – The Blue Mask

Buy Waves Of FearAmazon

5. Bauhaus- Third Uncle

Buy Third Uncle – The Sky’s Gone Out

Buy Third UncleAmazon

6.  The Cure- One Hundred Years

Buy One Hundred Years – Pornography

Buy One Hundred YearsAmazon

7.  Flipper- Life

Buy Life (Generic) – Generic

Buy Life (Generic)Amazon

8.  The Descendents- Myage

Buy Myage – Milo Goes to College

Buy MyageAmazon

9.  Bad Brains- Attitide

Buy Attitude – Bad Brains

Buy Attitude [Explicit] Amazon

10.  The Fall- Hip Priest

Buy Hip Priest – Hex Enduction Hour (Deluxe Edition)

Buy Hip PriestAmazon

11.  Mission Of Burma- Secrets

Buy Secrets – Vs. (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version]

Buy SecretsAmazon

12.  X- Under the Big Black Sun

Buy Under the Big Black Sun – Under the Big Black Sun

Buy Under The Big Black Sun Amazon

13.  The Dream Syndicate- When You Smile

Buy When You Smile – The Days Of Wine And Roses B

uy When You Smile Amazon

14.  Sparks- Angst in My Pants

Buy Angst In My Pants – Angst In My Pants

Buy Angst In My Pants (LP Version)Amazon

15.  Klein & MBO- Dirty Talk

Buy Dirty Talk (Radio Version) – Bustin’ Out 1982: New Wave to New Beat, Vol. 2

Buy Dirty Talk (Radio Version) Amazon

16. Trouble Funk- Drop the Bomb

Buy Drop The Bomb – Go-Go Partytime Classics, Vol. 1

Buy Drop The Bomb (Studio Mix) Amazon

17.  Malcolm McLaren & the World Famous Supreme Team- Buffalo Gals

Buy Buffalo Gals – Duck Rock

Buy Buffalo GalsAmazon

18.  Yaz- Goodbye Seventies

Buy Goodbye Seventies – Upstairs At Eric’s

Buy Goodbye Seventies (“Best Of” Album Version)Amazon

19.  Richard & Linda Thompson- Wall of Death

Buy Wall of Death – Shoot Out the Lights

Buy Wall Of Death (Album Version)Amazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1982 Volume 9

  1. The Fall- Just Step S’Ways
  2. The Misfits- Hatebreeders
  3. The Descendents- Hope
  4. Cleaners From Venus- Only A Shadow
  5. Steel Pulse- Chant A Psalm
  6. Musical Youth- Pass The Dutchie
  7. Sister Nancy- Bam Bam
  8. Gregory Isaacs- Cool Down The Place
  9. Michael Jackson- P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  10. Prince- Let’s Pretend We’re Married
  11. Vanity 6- Nasty Girl
  12. Stacy Lattisaw- Attack Of The Name Game
  13. Patrice Rushen- Remind Me
  14. XTC- Knuckle Down
  15. Berlin- The Metro
  16. Donald Fagen- The Nightfly
  17. Orange Juice- Consolation Prize
  18. Crosby Stills & Nash- Southern Cross