172: Left Of The Dial

“Left of the Dial” is our tribute to college rock’s heyday in America in the ’80s. We’ll explore locales like Boston, Minneapolis, Athens, and San Francisco to dig up some jangly, noisy, tuneful rock and roll. On this episode we’ll hear from the Lemonheads (pictured), R.E.M., Camper Van Beethoven, The Replacements, The Lucy Show, The Connells, Yo La Tengo, Soul Asylum, Christmas, Let’s Active, Tommy Keene, and much more.


  1. R.E.M. — 7 Chinese Brothers
  2. Titanic Love Affair — Only In The Past
  3. Tommy Keene — In Our Lives
  4. Soul Asylum — Carry On
  5. Scruffy The Cat — Blue Russian
  6. The Lucy Show — View From The Outside
  7. Lemonheads — Half The Time
  8. The Dead Milkmen — Going To Graceland
  9. The Spliffs — Once Again
  10. Let’s Active — Co-Star
  11. Weird Summer — Fires
  12. The Windbreakers — Don’t Wanna Know
  13. Camper Van Beethoven — She Divines Water
  14. The Replacements — I Will Dare
  15. The Connells — Upside Down
  16. Christmas — Everything You Know Is Wrong
  17. Neats — Do The Things
  18. Yo La Tengo — The Cone Of Silence
  19. Primitons — Stars