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Tag Archives: 1979

The Monochrome Set – Peel Session 1979

1. Fallout (0:07)

2. Martians Go Home (2:29)

3. Viva Death Row (4:20)

4. Goodbye Joe/The Strange Boutique (6:22)


Talking Heads – Memories Can’t Wait

“These memories can’t wait”………..from 1979’s ‘Fear of Music’.

Frank Zappa – Stick it Out

Robot fetish sex on this track from Zappa’s 1979 album ‘Joe’s Garage Acts II & III’.

Adam and the Ants – Nine Plan Failed

Post Punk from the Pop star before he became a Pop star; from the brilliant 1979 album ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’.

Wire – On Returning

Another stunning track from the band’s awe-inspiring 1979 album ‘154’. Again, another sublime melding of serrated guitars and angular, machine-like “Rock”, with hooks worthy of any “Pop” act.

Throbbing Gristle – Hot On The Heels Of Love

The flipside to Gorgio Moroder’s ‘I Feel Love’ (featuring Donna Summer); ‘Hot On The Heels Of Love’ stood apart from the majority of TG’s work, including the Kraftwerk-obsessed tracks from Chris Carter. This, along with the aforementioned Moroder track and the Düsseldorf outfit, were part of the heady mix that gave birth to House and Techno. The great thing about this one is that time hasn’t really withered it, and you could still drop it in the right set this very day.
Classic from the 1979 ’20 Jazz Funk Greats’ album.

Throbbing Gristle – Convincing People

This is what Electro-Pop would have sounded like if the bands were morbidly obsessed with serial murderers and sex crimes. Another fantastic track from 1979’s ’20 Jazz Funk Greats’; arguably the collectives most consistent album.

Snakefinger – Jesus Was A Leprechaun

Lo-Fi Avant-Rock and demented riffs ahoy from Philip Lithman and The Residents; from his 1979 debut (as Snakefinger) ‘Chewing Hides The Sound’.

Frank Zappa – Flakes

A song that many can relate to as it’s about being ripped off by a variety of tradesmen. Funny, and still (sadly) relevant; and from his 1979 album ‘Sheik Yerbouti’.

Devo – Psychology of Desire (Demo)

This demo can be found on the compilation ‘Recombo DNA’, released in the year 2000, where a collection of various spudboy demo’s can be found. This track, is a different version of ‘The Super Thing’ ; which ended up on  1981’s ‘New Traditionalists’. Dig those raw Demo vibes.

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