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.
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