157: Sunday Brunch (1988, Pt. 2)

On this special edition of Sunday Brunch, I present Part 2 of a two-part series in which I explore the year 1988 by spinning some of my favorite songs from that calendar year. (Listen to Part 1 here.) On this second part, we’ll hear from some lovely, lesser-known bands like Salem 66, A House, Straitjacket Fits, Mighty Mighty, Bongwater, Cowboy and Spingirl, The Texas Instruments, and The Magnolias, plus cuts from more popular groups like James (pictured), Pixies, The Wedding Present, Galaxie 500, Let’s Active, Morrissey, The Vaselines, The House Of Love, Soul Asylum, Lemonheads, The Go-Betweens, R.E.M., Talk Talk, They Might Be Giants, Beat Happening, Giant Sand, The Mighty Lemon Drops, and Love Tractor. Plus, the near-Hit-of-the-Year, “I Saw An X-Ray Of A Girl Passing Gas”!

Playlist

  1. Bongwater — Lesbians Of Russia
  2. A House — That’s Not The Truth
  3. Let’s Active — I Feel Funny
  4. Ultra Vivid Scene — She Screamed
  5. Mighty Mighty — Gemini Smiles
  6. Morrissey — I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me
  7. Lemonheads — Two Weeks In Another Town
  8. Soul Asylum — Cartoon
  9. Pixies — River Euphrates
  10. Sonic Youth — Total Trash
  11. R.E.M. — I Remember California
  12. Talk Talk — The Rainbow
  13. Giant Sand — Love Like A Train
  14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — Deanna
  15. Cowboy And Spingirl — I’m In Heaven
  16. The Wedding Present — Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now?
  17. The Dead Milkmen — Punk Rock Girl
  18. They Might Be Giants — Ana Ng
  19. Butthole Surfers — I Saw An X-Ray Of A Girl Passing Gas
  20. Bailter Space — The “W” Song
  21. The House Of Love — Loneliness Is A Gun
  22. Galaxie 500 — Tugboat
  23. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians — Chinese Bones
  24. The Saints — Grain Of Sand
  25. The Magnolias — A Little More
  26. The Texas Instruments — The Daily Image
  27. The Soup Dragons — Great Empty Space
  28. The Vaselines — Dying For It
  29. Beat Happening — Cat Walk
  30. Salem 66 — Secret
  31. The Field Mice — Emma’s House
  32. James — What For
  33. The Mighty Lemon Drops — Hear Me Call
  34. Love Tractor — Satan’s New Wave Soul Losers
  35. Straitjacket Fits — Life In One Chord
  36. Wire — Kidney Bingos
  37. The Go-Betweens — Love Goes On!