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The Beat Bash – 15 May 2014

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Head Like A Hole by Nine Inch Nails
Quite Unusual by Front 242
Breakaway by Big Pig
Join In The Chant by Nitzer Ebb
Strangelove by Depeche Mode
Keep On by Cabaret Voltaire
Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order
So In Love by OMD
The Promise by When In Rome
Hooked On Love by Dead Or Alive

“Omina, doke doe ominea…”

At one time I’d found an article on the web where the members of Big Pig gave the translation of that phrase, but for the life of me I can’t find it. Maybe it was Aboriginal in origin?

This week’s mix is back to basics. Sometimes I tend to over-think the tracks, but really, this is what a typical episode of the show sounded like. This is why we had an audience.

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The Beat Bash – 30 January 2014

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Chorus by Erasure
Tour De France by Kraftwerk
Attack Ships On Fire by Revolting Cocks
We Love You by OMD
Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) by Paul Lekakis
Nemesis by Shriekback
Only Losers Take The Bus by The Fatima Mansions
Tears Run Rings by Marc Almond
Memorabilia ’91 by Soft Cell
Bite The Bullet by They Never Sleep

“Someone somewhere WAKE ME UP!”

Sorry this week’s mix is running late. I’m getting it in just under the wire.

I was laughing with my husband about it being unintentionally gayer than normal, what with Erasure, Paul Lekakis, and Marc Almond twice. Tears Run Rings is the track I wanted to build this mix around, and I went through three entirely different sets before arriving at this one.

Revolting Cocks is my favorite Wax Trax band, and the Fatima Mansions remix is a promo-only done by Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto – it’s actually my favorite remix he ever did for anyone (including himself).

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Past>Forward Vol. 4 – The 50 Pound Note Retro Mix

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Some People (Extended) by Belouis Some
Imagination (Dance Mix) by Xymox
Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix) by Section 25
In The Name Of Love (’88 Remix) by Thompson Twins
The Promise (Coliseum Club Mix) by When In Rome
I Can’t Help It (Extended Club Mix) by Bananarama
So In Love (Special American Dance Remix) by OMD
Have In Mind (Kalimba Mix) by Cetu Javu
Promise (Dance Mix) by Secession
It’s My Life (Extended Mix) by Talk Talk
Reap The Wild Wind (12″ Version) by Ultravox
Memorabilia (Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing Version) by Soft Cell

“I collect, I reject, memorabilia…”

This installment of Past>Forward is really just a collection of older tracks I’ve been revisiting lately. The Belouis Some album was just reissued on CD with a bunch of remixes included, and I’ve recently picked up remastered discs by Thompson Twins, OMD, and Ultravox.

A lot of these songs bring to mind specific people, so this one is for Brian F, Joe, Paul, Jason, Sean, Pete, and the original Beat Bash DJs Brian P and Michelle.

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Show #37 – Come Back To Shermer, IL, Molly Ringwald, Molly Ringwald
(Original upload date 9 March 2006)

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Jay’s introduction to Shermer, IL from Dogma
Samantha finds out what happened to her panties from Sixteen Candles
Happy Birthday by Altered Images
Turning Japanese by The Vapours
If You Were Here by Thompson Twins
Brian’s letter on behalf of the group from The Breakfast Club
Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
Fire In The Twilight by Wang Chung
We Are Not Alone by Karla Devito
Gary gets the idea to make a girl from Weird Science
Weird Science by Oingo Boingo
Tenderness by General Public
Intruder/Pretty Woman by Van Halen
Eighties by Killing Joke
Andie asks Iona about her prom from Pretty In Pink
Pretty In Pink by The Psychedelic Furs
Shellshock by New Order
If You Leave by OMD
Cameron describes the 1961 Ferrari from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Oh Yeah by Yello
Twist And Shout by The Beatles
Love Missile F1-11 by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Watts apologizes and Amanda sets Keith free from Some Kind Of Wonderful
Dr. Mabuse (Abuse Mix) by Propaganda
Turn To The Sky by The March Violets
Beats So Lonely by Charlie Sexton

John Hughes’ iconic ’80s films were a huge part of my growing up experience. This is my love letter to him.

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Show #31 – Tea & Cigarettes
(Original upload date 27 January 2006)

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Maple Leaves (7″ Version) by Jens Lekman
Sour Times by Portishead
Only You by Portishead
Life In Mono by Mono
Souvenir (Extended) by OMD
Your Silent Face by New Order
Rain by Tones On Tail
Who Will Fall by Coil
Still Falling by Meat Beat Manifesto
The Art Of Parties (Single Version) by Japan
Collapsing New People by Fad Gadget
Neon Rider by Junior Boys
Neon Lights by Kraftwerk
Lay My Love by Brian Eno & John Cale
6 Underground (Single Version) by Sneaker Pimps
Real Life by Tones On Tail
Für Immer by Neu!