Thursday, August 5, 2010

Radio Once Sucked!!

I know a lot of you are fans of radio, and really enjoy the playlists that programmers create today.

Good for you -- you're damned smart.

There was a time once when radio sucked! The programmers and DJs played pretty much whatever they wanted, and the radio really lacked the form and discipline it has now.

Why, here's a playlist from the early 1980s, for Washington-DC area radio station WHFS. A commercial station, mind you -- one with a profit margin!

Gahd they were stupid. I just hate this:

1. Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream for Crow
(break)
1. The Clash - Police and Thieves
1. The AuPairs- Shakedown
2. Rank and File- Amanda Ruth
3. The Individuals-My Three Sons
4. The Softboys-Sandra's having her brain out
5. The Doors-Cars Hiss By My Window
6. The Fall-Repetition
7. The Dream Syndicate-That's what you always say
8. The Velvet Monkeys-Evelyn Marble
9. Lydia Lunch- 3X3

and another:

Flipper - Life (The only thing worth living for)
Joy Division - Dead Souls
Wire - Blessed State
The Stranglers - Vietnamerica
Bill Nelson - A Private View
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Iconic Storage
The Specials - Ghost Town
Jacob Miller - Once Upon a Time
Augustus Pablo - Herbal Weed Dub
Creation Rebel - Rebel Party

Ugh.

I'm really glad that radio has cleaned up its act.

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