I wanted to include a lesser known track by the Police in the play list but let's face it, 1980's concert videos featuring 'fashion forward' Sting are pretty hideous. I put in the Clash's Lost In the Supermarket instead. -If Joe Strummer had been lost in a wonderful Harris Teeter, it would have been a happy song! I also had to include some Smiths because it doesn't get much better than Johnny Marr with his red Rickenbacker on lead guitar.
This music mix was probably a little geeky and miles from what was on the FM stations at the time. Here is what a half hour set might have included back in the day:
The English Beat - Tears of a Clown
Big Audio Dynamite E=MC2
Elvis Costello - Every Day I Write The Book
The Cure - Lost In the Supermarket
Echo & The Bunnymen Do It Clean
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make?
Marshall Crenshaw Some Day Some Way
REM The One I Love
-I hope that these oldies satisfy those who have patiently indulged my love of new indie rock music! Let me know if I can add a favorite of yours!