198: Left Of The Dial

“Left of the Dial” is our tribute to college rock’s heyday in America in the mid to late ’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 Dramarama, Wire Train, The Flaming Lips, Miracle Legion, The Buck Pets, R.E.M., The dB’s, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Translator, and Dreams So Real, plus lesser known groups like Crippled Pilgrims, The Outnumbered, Divine Weeks, Proof Of Utah, and Blue Hippos.


  1. The Flaming Lips — Everything’s Explodin’
  2. Dramarama — New Dream
  3. Miracle Legion — Wonderment
  4. Husker Du — Friend, You’ve Got To Fall
  5. The Outnumbered — I Fooled You Too
  6. Wire Train — She’s On Fire
  7. Crippled Pilgrims — What You Lost
  8. Divine Weeks — I’m Gonna Fall
  9. The Buck Pets — Guilty
  10. The dB’s — Bad Reputation
  11. R.E.M. — Letter Never Sent
  12. Blue Hippos — Father Prayed … Too Hard
  13. Proof Of Utah — August Days
  14. The Replacements — Bastards Of Young
  15. Translator — Come With Me
  16. Tommy Keene — Highwire Days
  17. Neats — Now You Know
  18. Dreams So Real — (Maybe I’ll Go) Today