87: Left Of The Dial

The phrase “left of the dial” is one of those catch-alls that implies American “college rock radio” in the mid-to-late 1980s, which is precisely what this episode pays homage to. We’ll hear from The Smithereens (pictured), Guadalcanal Diary, Young Fresh Fellows, Soul Asylum, The Feelies, R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Camper Van Beethoven, Thin White Rope, Pylon, The Embarrassment, Scrawl, and some forgotten nuggets from Fire Town, Primitons, The 27 Various, Angst, and Moving Targets. Dig it!

Playlist

  1. Guadalcanal Diary — Lips Of Steel
  2. Camper Van Beethoven — Take The Skinheads Bowling
  3. Christmas — Junk
  4. Soul Asylum — Beggars And Choosers
  5. Primitons — All My Friends
  6. Young Fresh Fellows — Rock ‘n’ Roll Pest Control
  7. The 27 Various — I Feel Damage(d)
  8. Yo La Tengo — A Shy Dog
  9. Fire Town — Carry The Torch
  10. The Feelies — On The Roof
  11. Thin White Rope — Soundtrack
  12. The Embarrassment — Beautiful Day
  13. Scrawl — Sad
  14. Angst — Richard Cory
  15. R.E.M. — Driver 8
  16. Husker Du — Back From Somewhere
  17. Pylon — Crazy
  18. Moving Targets — Less Than Gravity
  19. The Windbreakers — Don’t Say No
  20. The Smithereens — Drown In My Own Tears
  21. Alter Boys — The Dry-Out Center