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Options March 30, 2017: 1987

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
The Group  Warm Valley   Options Cambridge 1987.01.21  1987    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Mekons  (Sometimes I Feel Like) Fletcher Christian   Options So Good It Hurts  1987    0:08:16 (Pop‑up)
Algebra Suicide  Tuesday Tastes Good   Options The Secret Like Crazy  1987    0:12:47 (Pop‑up)
Tall Dwarfs  Waltz Of The Good Husband   Options Dogma  1987    0:15:36 (Pop‑up)
Kastrierte Philosophen  I Call It Just   Options Between Shootings  1987    0:18:20 (Pop‑up)
Live Skull  Slugfest   Options Dusted  1987    0:21:51 (Pop‑up)
Laughing Hyenas  That Girl   Options Merry Go Round  1987    0:24:05 (Pop‑up)
Volcano Suns  Magic Sky   Options Bumper Crop  1987    0:29:14 (Pop‑up)
No Trend  Without Me   Options Tritonian Nash Vegas Polyester Complex  1987    0:32:05 (Pop‑up)
Dinosaur Jr.  The Lung   Options You're Living All Over Me  1987    0:35:33 (Pop‑up)
The Bevis Frond  Now You Know   Options Bevis Through The Looking Glass (The Great Magnet Disaster)  1987    0:39:21 (Pop‑up)
Sonic Youth  Pacific Coast Highway   Options Sister  1987    0:42:31 (Pop‑up)
Swans  Children Of God   Options Children Of God  1987    0:46:48 (Pop‑up)
Wire  Ahead   Options The Ideal Copy  1987    0:51:05 (Pop‑up)
Drunks With Guns  Wonderful Subdivision   Options Drunks With Guns  1987    1:00:49 (Pop‑up)
Happy Flowers  The Sun That Burns   Options My Skin Covers My Body  1987    1:06:11 (Pop‑up)
Confuse  Spending Loud Night   Options Spending Loud Night  1987    1:09:16 (Pop‑up)
S.O.B.  Raging In Hell   Options Don't Be Swindle  1987    1:13:10 (Pop‑up)
Plague  City Life   Options Just Say No  1987    1:14:40 (Pop‑up)
Inzest  Endless Money War   Options Another Religion Another Violence  1987    1:15:35 (Pop‑up)
Napalm Death  Polluted Minds   Options Scum  1987    1:17:11 (Pop‑up)
Raped Teenagers  S-Märkt   Options Kalas Puffar  1987    1:18:08 (Pop‑up)
Melvins  Leeech   Options Gluey Porch Treatments  1987    1:19:24 (Pop‑up)
Neurosis  Life On Your Knees   Options Pain Of Mind  1987    1:21:51 (Pop‑up)
Death  Infernal Death   Options Scream Bloody Gore  1987    1:24:13 (Pop‑up)
Bathory  Woman Of Dark Desires   Options Under The Sign Of The Black Mark  1987    1:27:02 (Pop‑up)
NON  Sunset   Options Blood & Flame  1987    1:31:06 (Pop‑up)
Test Dept.  Long Live British Democracy Which Flourishes And Is Constantly Perfected Under The Immaculate Guidance Of The Great, Honourable, Generous And Correct Margaret Hilda Thatcher. She Is The Blue Sky In Th   Options A Good Night Out  1987  e Hearts Of All Nations. Our People Pay Homage And Bow In Deep Respect And Gratitude To Her. The Milk Of Human Kindness.  1:34:39 (Pop‑up)
Death In June  Touch Defiles   Options Brown Book  1987    1:41:36 (Pop‑up)
Edward Ka-Spel  The Qa' Spell   Options AaΔzhyd China Doll  1987    1:43:54 (Pop‑up)
Momus  The Gatecrasher   Options The Poison Boyfriend  1987    1:47:44 (Pop‑up)
Loop  Straight To Your Heart   Options Heaven's End  1987    1:59:38 (Pop‑up)
Roky Erickson And The Explosives  The Wind And More   Options Casting The Runes  1987    2:05:51 (Pop‑up)
DZ Lectric  Melancolies   Options Be Eclectic!  1987    2:12:03 (Pop‑up)
Bailter Space  I'm In Love With These Times   Options Nelsh Bailter Space  1987    2:15:42 (Pop‑up)
Cows  Redhouse   Options Taint Pluribus Taint Unum  1987    2:18:59 (Pop‑up)
My Bloody Valentine  Never Say Goodbye   Options Strawberry Wine  1987    2:21:31 (Pop‑up)
The Wedding Present  My Favourite Dress   Options George Best  1987    2:23:58 (Pop‑up)
Big Dipper  Loch Ness Monster   Options Heavens  1987    2:28:12 (Pop‑up)
The Crucifucks  Artificial Competition   Options Wisconsin  1987    2:30:52 (Pop‑up)
Miracle Legion  All For The Best   Options Surprise Surprise Surprise  1987    2:34:07 (Pop‑up)
No Unauthorized  Suicidez-Moi Pas!   Options Desperately Seeking Suicide  1987    2:39:13 (Pop‑up)
Coil  Cardinal Points   Options Gold Is The Metal (With The Broadest Shoulders)  1987    2:41:23 (Pop‑up)
Celtic Frost  One In Their Pride (Porthole Mix)   Options Into The Pandemonium  1987    2:45:37 (Pop‑up)
Sly, Robbie, Cat Coore And The Gang  Dub In Carnegie Hall   Options Bad Boy Patrol / Dub In Carnegie Hall  1987    2:48:26 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Mister Dobalina:

This is a nice track to listen to while live watching these ISS astronauts go to work on the station. www.nasa.gov...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, ya'll!

Feeling this.
  12:11pm mary:

thank u for MEKONS
  12:13pm Listener142985:

Please sir may we have more Mekons
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Bronwyn Bishop:

helloooo chris and imaginary friends
Avatar 12:14pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Good lord. Ain't heard Algebra Suicide in a seahorse's momma's age.
Avatar 12:17pm Chris M.:

hello and good afternoon ladies and gentlemen
  12:18pm mary:

oh how I miss the days of MEKONS performances around nyc and area...and seeing belinda and hova there most of the time.
  12:19pm mary:

Love the show, Chris!
  12:19pm Tanner:

Hey ervyone what's up gamboys
  12:23pm Canada:

Tuesday tastes gooooooooood
  12:23pm Blix:

1987...I always love these "year" sets that you make. Hopefully I have better sense today than I did back then.
Avatar 12:25pm Chris M.:

thanks @mary and @Blix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm chris:

hey, Chris M. all i can remember from 1987 is license to ill... what's wrong with me?
  12:28pm Marie:

Loving this Lauging Hyensa!
Avatar 12:29pm Chris M.:

@chris: you've got to fight for your right to remember things good. try doing crossword puzzles regularly.
Avatar 12:31pm KellTX:

Imaginary Radio is my favorite day of the week!
Avatar 12:32pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Chris and imaginary friends
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm drr:

Yay, Volcano Suns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm drr:

That was a very cool comment.
Avatar 12:33pm Chris M.:

thanks @KellTX!
Avatar 12:34pm upstate chris:

this programme totally rocks up the airwaves for Thursday radio
  12:35pm bill:

George Harrison's comeback year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Ken From Hyde Park:

All hail 1987!
Avatar 12:36pm coelacanth∅:

-and the pixies' first (& best) album?
Avatar 12:37pm ant brain:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm blee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm drr:

oh yeah, 1987...I worked for Copy Cop in Boston so I had Peter Prescott and Roger Miller as co-workers (different branches though).
Avatar 12:40pm coelacanth∅:

[mission of burma guys?]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm drr:

yes, and Volcano Suns.
Avatar 12:47pm Polyus:

Missing all the Good Things here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm chris:

thanks for dislodging some cobwebs, Chris M. i'll pop on down to my local crossword puzzle purveyor right after the show.
Avatar 12:49pm ant brain:

this playlist is making me realize how many records I love from 1987...what a great year for tunes
  12:49pm mary:

oh 87 sigh
  12:50pm mary:

great show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm joe mulligan:

What a year!! Only the hits Chris! could you play U.S.S.A. ??
  12:51pm bill:

Debbie Gibson vs. Tiffany, I still can't decide
Avatar 12:53pm Cheri Pi:

just in time!
  12:54pm Brian Turner:

I would like to hear C'est la Vie by Robbie Nevil please.
Avatar 12:54pm Polyus:

I think this is my favorite 80s Wire song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm drr:

I thought Robbie Nevil was 1986, and I would not like to hear it. Again.
  1:01pm Brian Turner:

YOURE RIGHT. Was a hit in 87. OK. I rescind. Mony Mony by William Idol then please.
  1:01pm david in davis ca:

such a great play list.
  1:02pm PJ:

The Replacements, Husker Du, Tom Waits, and R.E.M. were in heavy rotation on my turntable
Avatar 1:02pm Chris from DC:

Avatar 1:02pm Chris M.:

trying to get to each and every one of these song requests
Avatar 1:03pm Chris from DC:

Got any Band of Susans?
  1:04pm Listener142985:

Mom/Dad seem touched by the dedication.
  1:08pm bill:

Pls play Inna Gadda da Vida by Slaye - never mind, they suck
Avatar 1:10pm Chris M.:

@bill: Bodycount cover Slayer on their new album. in case you want to hear Ice T sing Reign In Blood
  1:12pm bill:

Chris thx for the tip! and the tinnitus (jeez this Confuse is noisy)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm drr:

That was one of the more musical Happy Flowers numbers.
  1:16pm r i s k y:

LETS GO! Owwwww
Avatar 1:22pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

1987 = quite the flashback year over here. Did my best to attend every hardcore gig in DC, & probably nearly succeeded..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm chris:

one of my fav Melvins... didn't realize it was '87. sick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm rsj:

looking forward to hearing RAW
Avatar 1:23pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

...home listening was all HC, nerdy cosmic synth, & spacerock. Not a bad life, in hindsight.
Avatar 1:24pm Polyus:

Flaming Lips - Oh My Gawd. When they were still cool, man.
Avatar 1:28pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

A little DEATH never hurt anybody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Michael 98145:

ten years after the Summer of Love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Michael 98145:

make that TWENTY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm KRYPT:

I still miss Quorthon, rest his black soul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33pm Mister Dobalina:

During this set of heavy hitters, I can't help but to think of Kramer at his auditions moshing around.
Avatar 1:33pm KellTX:

I'm doing that in my office right now!
Avatar 1:34pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Knee-deep in the reagan administration at this time. Interesting hindsight (hindsound?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Michael 98145:

Loved those Dots.
Avatar 1:50pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

[after the NON/Test Dept., enters a swooning flashback of 2nd-wave industrial music, wonders whatever became of Sink Manhattan, googles, finds that the pic on discogs was one I took at an outdoor gig here, circa 1988 (evidently had scanned & posted somewhere) -- th'internet is creepy weird.]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@rev: woah
Avatar 1:51pm Chris M.:

@Rev. Turnip Druid: link?
Avatar 1:54pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

It was a gig at P Street Beach; awesomely loud. Two bassists, drums, & two dudes banging on septic tanks. A fine day in the sun. www.discogs.com...
  1:54pm bill:

whew, that set almost killed everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Michael 98145:

great show !!
Avatar 1:56pm KellTX:

@bill...Hahahaha! No doubt!
  1:56pm uk79rip:

MT empty
Avatar 1:57pm Chris from DC:

RTD, how the hell did I miss that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Michael 98145:

BTW, The Tear Garden is about to release new music
Avatar 1:59pm upstate chris:

A lot of good books from 1987 too
Avatar 2:00pm Chris from DC:

Avatar 2:01pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Toad: I think it was a Positive Force show, so it was a weird mix with Ignition, Fidelity Jones, etc..

[stops short] ... th'LOOOOOOOOP!
Avatar 2:01pm MenfussMike:

freaking love LOOP
Avatar 2:01pm Polyus:

I do love Loop, you're right Chris.
Avatar 2:02pm Chris M.:

@Rev. Turnip Druid: wow. i've seen that photo many times before. nice one!
@Michael 98145: exciting news! link?
Avatar 2:02pm MenfussMike:

saw the LOOP tour a few years ago or so in Knoxville. did not disappoint
Avatar 2:04pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

@Chris M : alternate capture from that set: www.flickr.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Michael 98145:

@ChrisM : www.pledgemusic.com...
Avatar 2:04pm Chris from DC:

Loop and Jowe Head was a great package deal.
Avatar 2:05pm Chris M.:

thanks guys
Avatar 2:06pm Polyus:

That Loop tour was one of only two instances in which I grabbed the setlist at the end. It was displayed proudly on my fridge for a long time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm drr:

I was hoping for some Go-Betweens but I hear this show going in a different direction.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Bronwyn Bishop:

love roky so much
  2:13pm bill:

yay Roky
  2:15pm mto:

aneurysm riff
Avatar 2:17pm Chris from DC:

Another YES!
Avatar 2:20pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

pre-amrep COWS!
Avatar 2:20pm Marshall Stacks:

Isn't Bailter Space an NYC band these days?
Avatar 2:21pm Chris from DC:

They were for a while, not sure if they went back to NZ.
Avatar 2:23pm KellTX:

Man, I used to get all kinds of stupid at Cows shows. So much FUN
Avatar 2:25pm Chris from DC:

Oh, my favourite Wedding Present.
Avatar 2:25pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

@KellTX: absolutely. Favorite shows ever. The Cows/God Bullies tours were brain-enders.
Avatar 2:27pm KellTX:

@Rev.Turnip, soooo much debauchery. *sigh*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm drr:

I've never been able to enjoy The Wedding Present much because I think their records are mixed to accentuate the frequencies where my hearing loss is most pronounced, but this is great.
Avatar 2:32pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

  2:32pm Marie:

Ccccchhhhhhhrrrrrrriiiiiiisssssss!!!!! Great show! Thanks.
Avatar 2:32pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Rich in Washington:

INDEED! Hail Doc Corbin Dart!
Avatar 2:33pm KellTX:

Avatar 2:33pm Chris from DC:

So good.
  2:33pm Anonymous Coward:

OMG - my college town punk group. Doc Dart for Mayor!
  2:33pm Bob:

awesome show today!
  2:33pm Blix:

Chris, I've had to miss most of your shows since you moved to this later time slot, but glad that I was able to get in here today. Much enjoyment. Hard to believe that all of this great music was happening "underground" but the industry still felt they needed to invent Milli Vanilli in 1988.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Rich in Washington:

recall reading an article about a dozen years ago about his current state, whereabouts, etc. Probably not much improved by now.
Avatar 2:33pm Wild Neil:

PEACE all....WOW that was THIRTY YEARS AGO. jeez I'm old....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm drr:

This is recorded really well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm psysci:

better old than dead
  2:35pm jfloater2000:

god bless you for playing the crucifucks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:35pm Michael 98145:

at least we can still remember most of this
  2:36pm r i s k y:

One of my favorite songs of all time right here.

Thanks Chris
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36pm drr:

now this (Miracle Legion) is the 80s drum sound I remember!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm dinatekno:

Every minute of this show has been perfect. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39pm Michael 98145:

we can assume almost all of this was recorded to multi-track tape
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Michael 98145:

  2:43pm brat cabin:

Smalltown, Wisconsin. 1987. Tortured-as-fuck moody skaterboy. Listening to SY's Sister and BB's Headache on perpetual repeat. Preparing myself to fully appreciate today's show. All the black hearts to you, Chris. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Avatar 2:43pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

WHOA. Had that Desperately Seeking Suicide comp ages ago. Brain essplodes. There may have been a rare Psychodrama sighting on there, even (?)
  2:47pm Listener142985:

what a thoroughly excellent show this was
Avatar 2:47pm Chris M.:

thanks a lot for all the nice comments today. glad to hear from you all
  2:47pm Matt in Hillsborough:

Avatar 2:48pm PKNY:

Aw yeah, Celtic Frost! Saw them on this tour, glad to have caught them before they went glam/acid wash on the next record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Michael 98145:

that was a lot of work. thanks again, Chris M.
  2:48pm bill:

disappointed there weren't more hell's angels shout outs. otherwise OUTSTANDING SHOW CHRIS M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

This show has substantially renewed my faith in 1987. Hopefully, the 2017 retrospective in thirty years will have the same effect.
Avatar 2:53pm Chris from DC:

Did someone add theremin to this loop?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm steveo:

Was wondering same, ChrisDC, thought I was possibly only losing it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm G:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm chris:

what a great show, Chris M. thank you!
Avatar 2:56pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

large yay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm steveo:

I think the sign at the post office only says "no pedestrians" so skateboards are fine.
Avatar 2:56pm KellTX:

Thank you, Chris M!
Avatar 2:57pm Chris from DC:

  3:00pm whomp:

So much great music from 1987. This show is awesome!
  3:00pm whomp:

So much great music from 1987. This show is awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Fox (Rā-chul):

Hooray for Virgil Finlay!
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