Kryptic Pop Thrills

I just spent the past 6 months playing musicians/bands only once: No Band Repeats! (I made exceptions for David Bowie and Prince, of course.) Here are the bands I played, in order: Wire, OMD, Adam Ant, Thompson Twins, Fire Engines, Pylon, Josef K, Richard Strange, Concrete Blonde, Blondie, Pete Shelley, The The, David Bowie, Marianne Faithful, Dalis Car, Talk Talk, Erasure, Depeche Mode, The Fall, Au Pairs, Wazmo Nariz, Martin Gore, Split Enz, Gene Loves Jezebel, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Magazine, Laurie Anderson, The Jam, The Stranglers, Orange Juice, Squeeze, Gary Numan, Bauhaus, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Wolfgang Press, Cocteau Twins, Tuxedomoon, The Dream Syndicate, Colourbox, Legendary Pink Dots, Pretenders, Elvis Costello, The Tubes, Method Actors, Boomtown Rats, Crime and the City Solution, The Chameleons, Xymox, Sparks, Information Society, The Durutti Column, The Church, Cactus World News, The Fixx, New Model Army, Lords of the New Church, Peter Schilling, Romeo Void, Ultravox, Taco, King, Visage, Gang of Four, Wah!, Hunters and Collectors, Tom Verlaine, Timbuk 3, Arthur Russell, Colin Newman, Tears for Fears, XTC, The Gun Club, Wall of Voodoo, Bow Wow Wow, Ministry, The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, The Police, Flesh For Lulu, Bill Nelson, Oingo Boingo, Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, James White and the Blacks, Iggy Pop, Captain Sensible, ABC, Martha and the Muffins, Fun Boy Three, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, The Alarm, The Moodists, The Wedding Present, I Start Counting, New Order, Love and Rockests, Book of Love, A-Ha, The Pet Shop Boys, Tina Turner, Eurythmics, Shark Vegas, AC Marias, The Glove, Fine Young Cannibals, The Psychedelic Furs, The March Violets, That Petrol Emotion, Fire Party, Marc Almond, The Cars, Danny Hutton Hitters, The Icicle Works, Plastics, Midnight Oil, Clock DVA, 400 Blows, Salem 66, Stone Roses, John Cale, Todd Rundgren, Flying Lizards, The Nails, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Fad Gadget, B-52s, The Creatures, Tones on Tail, In the Nursery, Duran Duran, Yaz, ESG, Suicide, The Damned, Caterwaul, X, Shrink, Stiff Little Fingers, The Cramps, Chrome, Throbbing Gristle, Liquid Liquid, Classix Nouveaux, X-Ray Spex, The Adverts, The Buzzcocks, The Nuns, The Comast Angels, Soft Cell, Amanda Lear, Lene Lovich, 2 Belgen, John Foxx, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Smiths, The Chills, Suzanne Vega, Madness, The English Beat, The Selecter, Sister Carol, Joe Jackson, Nyam Nyam, Robert Hazar, Blancmange, Hazel O'Connor, A Certain Ratio, Surprize, Section 25, Joh Division, Haircut 100, Heaven 17, Go Go's, Altered Images, Aztec Camera, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, John Cooper Clarke, Public Image Ltd., The Birthday Party, The Blackouts, Young Marble Giants, The Human League, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Yello, DAF, Essential Logic, LiLiPUT, Bush Tetras, Mekons, Swell Maps, Sonic Youth, This Heat, Culture Club, Shake Society, Klaus Nomi, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Husker Du, Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, Wendy and Lisa, Sinead O'Connor, Bronski Beat, Grace Jones, Tom Robinson Band, David J, Anne Clarke, Kissing the Pink, Personal Effects, The Feelies, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Infamous Menagerie, The Clash, Ramones, Descendents, Bad Religion, K.U.K.L., Nitzer Ebb, Big Black, Coil, Nina Hagen, Tom Tom Club, Midge Ure, Cuddly Toys, The Residents, Pere Ubu, Tubeway Army, 999, Zeitgeist, Paul Young, Howard Jones, Japan, China Crisis, Apsaras, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil, Toyah, 'Till Tuesday, Cyndi Lauper, The Undertones, Amoebas in Chaos, The Wipers, Fall of Saigon, Prince, Shiela E, Chaka Khan, Click Click, Cultural Thugs, Renegade Soundwave, Chris and Cosey, Jerry Harrison, Falco, After the Fire, Mi-Sex, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Specimen, The Sun and the Moon, They Must Be Russians, Mission of Burma, R.E.M., Propaganda, The Questions, Modern Romance, Berlin, The Special AKA, DNA, Death, Bad Brains, Bastro Diablo Guapo, TSOL, Alien Sex Fiend, Daniel Ash, The Gadgets, Les Rita Mitsouko, Kate Bush, The Vapors, John Illsley, INXS, Riff Raff, Neil Young, Eleven Pond, A Flock of Seagulls, Zaine griff, Devo, Modern Lovers, The Saints, The Jim Carroll Band, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, 23 Skidoo, Scritti Politti, Peter Gabriel.

Past Episodes

  • Good For Your Soul and Mind Aired: Friday, April 14, 2017

    The worker, model worker, used brute fury to deliver the affectionate punch at the carnival. Deutscher girls are only loved at night, for young moderns in glass houses, in this beautiful world: Kryptic Pop Thrills from

  • Vibrations All Over the World Aired: Friday, April 14, 2017

    The lion's space song is even better than song for junior and dance song '97 combined. Why? Because love spreads, and when we unite, I let love in: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 4/14/17 - bonus Nineties edition.

  • Shining Road, Spellbound Aired: Friday, April 7, 2017

    During the walk, we saw several girls galore, got lost in the supermarket, saw a reptile, and realized that home is where the heart is. So we put hand in glove and grabbed a kissed out red floatboat to take us back: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 4/7/17.

  • Death Party Under the Gun Aired: Friday, March 31, 2017

    The watermelon man was preaching the blues while he was hanging on the telephone. Simultaneously, the voodoo idol said that there's too many creeps, heebie jeebie style, within the blue spark of bad America: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 3/31/17 - Jeffrey Lee Pierce Tribute Show.

  • The Hum, It's All Around Aired: Friday, March 24, 2017

    We were running with the boss sound from Hammersmith to Tokyo and back, but were particul'y int'rested in Lindy's party the whole time. You don't believe in headclouds, but we all know they are the great leveller: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 3/24/17.

  • Ultraviolence Running Thin Aired: Friday, March 3, 2017

    When my blue eyes see red skies, one thing leads to another and I start collecting future ghosts to send the magick down; really, I just want to have something to do: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 3/3/17.

  • Black-Blue-White-Red Barn Aired: Friday, February 17, 2017

    Dr. Mabuse prescribed, "Just give 'em whiskey, and then they'll work for love." I tend to agree: even though you hurt me, I still want you to follow me to every big city, because I wanna be adored; especially after the whiskey, that's when it's worth it: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 2/17/17.

  • Magic Man Hypno Tease Aired: Friday, February 10, 2017

    On this sunny day, I had all kinds of crazy dreams and high ideas - boy, boy, boy, it was my time! But, unfortunately, the tales from the riverbank kept saying that this is bad America with its colluding oligarchs, and sure enough, suddenly my city was gone: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 2/10/17.

  • This Is the Day to Change Aired: Friday, February 3, 2017

    I was desperate, but not serious, when I realized accidents never happen - it's all nostalgia playing off of starting something I couldn't finish, blood and roses style. It was tough to figure out whether the apex was 5-8-6 or 623: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 2/3/17.

  • Pink Frost Turns to Blue Aired: Friday, January 27, 2017

    On the 15th, let's decide to live it up, do-or-die style. Either we're a canary in a coal mine, missing in action, or we are left-of-center, and all that jazz - this is the Saturday Night Special!
    Kryptic Pop Thrills from 1/27/17.

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