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

  • 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.

  • Yellow Pills Make Me Blind Aired: Friday, January 20, 2017

    Even though I know love will tear us apart, I still love her all the time; her angel face is always everywhere that I'm not, which is why I give her a video! Kryptic Pop Thrills from 1/20/17. Pic from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, 1/14/17.

  • 2nd Annual Bowie Birthday Bonanza Aired: Sunday, January 8, 2017

    In a criminal world, the D.J. felt like a cracked actor. It was 1984, and all the supermen and cat people were continually badgering, "Let me sleep beside you," even though they were as prickly as a cactus: Bowie Birthday Bonanza from 1/8/17.

  • Ice Age Underground Girl Aired: Friday, January 6, 2017

    The bombers in Warsaw caused fear in the western world under deadly skies, but I feel alright because I just need myself; in this big house. it's nothing but love in a void: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 1/6/17

  • Shugyosha Step Aired: Friday, December 30, 2016

    I'm a pioneer, alone in a cavern, on 28/8/78... or was it October? Even though everyone says it's early days yet, I feel like I'm the king of the beat; I run it, like "D-D-Bo!" Kryptic Pop Thrills from 12/30/16.

  • A Promise, Present Tense Aired: Friday, December 23, 2016

    Since there's a scent of rain in the air, and I've never had no one ever, you can just take me, I'm yours - even though you're a dangerous type. What is love, anyway, when I just feel like I fade away and radiate: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 12/23/16.

  • The Grip of the Pagan Lovesong Aired: Friday, December 9, 2016

    Christian says, "Heaven is waiting on any other day." When the lights go out, St. John and Melody Lee fall into the incubus's spell: "Waka Hokka He Ha." Kryptic Pop Thrills from 12/9/16.

  • Firebrothers Caveman Head Aired: Friday, December 2, 2016

    Don't change while I'm trying to get to know ya, you know? This long empty train running low on soul coal has been chugging along through my kingdom, and boy, I keep looking for you, but this love is desperation: Kryptic Pop Thrills from 12/2/16.