Episode 4: U.K. Post Punk 1979-1984

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This week, the castaways trade in the idyllic island life for cold storage as Max and Andrew tackle their first survey/grab bag episode.

From the wild and ragged sounds of the Slits to the catchy innocence of Stockholm Monsters, we commemorate three episodes of crowd-pleasing hit-makers by diving into a scattered array of the great obscure and semi-obscure arty rockers that made the bleak industrial wastes of northern Britain so very fashionable for decades to come.

It’s a celebration of our favorite difficult-to-define and stunningly imperfect genre, resulting in quite possibly our nerdiest and most gushing episode to date. Also: electric dildos, two different Radio Pragues, The Chameleons Fan Cast, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ shocking post-punk past.

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Songs:

This Is Helena – OMD

God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols

Shoplifting and Love Und Romance – The Slits

Damaged Goods and Ether – Gang of Four

Albatross and Poptones – PiL

Atrocity Exhibition and A Means to an End – Joy Division

I Can’t Escape Myself and Heartland – The Sound

Sleep No More and Dark Parade – Comsat Angels

SPQR and Paper Hats – This Heat

Telegraph and Radio Waves – OMD

Monkeyland and View From a Hill – The Chameleons

Your Uniform and Terror – Stockholm Monsters

Makeshift Swahili – This Heat

Genetic Engineering – OMD

A New Kind of Water – This Heat

Of All the Things We’ve Made – OMD

Public Image Limited on American Bandstand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZLhqTzjpUM

Chameleons Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORr3l17pPgQ&list=PLT2ZvKk9bWFC4AXBfQEEWCcgTmS18Gt_h

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