The Incomparable Mothership #411 June 17, 2018
1980s album draft

In the Pay of Big Ultravox

Put on your leg warmers, insert your shoulder pads, and warm up your synthesizers. It’s time for us to take a time machine back to the 1980s, where our panelists will participate in a draft of their favorite musical albums from that decade. This is one episode that is guaranteed to be totally awesome.

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Show Notes

Bring Out Your Dead:

Monty: Iron Man the Musical - Pete Townshend; Run DMC - Raising Hell; Soundtrack to Aliens; Appetite for Destruction - Guns N Roses; Good Music - Joan Jett; An Innocent Man - Billy Joel; A Kind of Magic - Queen; Open up and Say Aaah - Poison; Meanwhile Back in the States - Big Daddy; Traveling Wilburys

James: Human League - Dare!; Police - Ghost in the Machine; Madonna - Like a Virgin; Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams; NIN - Pretty Hate Machine; Pixies - Doolittle; Joy Division - Closer; Motorhead - Ace of Spaces; Kraftwerk - Computer World; PIL - Album

Antony: When In Rome Kill Me - Cud; Tracey Chapman debut album; Paul Simon - Graceland; Tony Banks - The Fugitive; B-52s - Cosmic Thing; Beastie Boys - License to Ill; Leonard Cohen - I’m Your Man; Bee Gees - ESP; Philip Glass - Koyannasquatsi; Laurie Anderson - Big Science; Howard Jones - Human’s Lib; Bryan Adams - Reckless; Cocteau Twins - Garlands; Depeche Mode - 101; Tango in the Night - Fleetwood Mac; INXS - Kick; Don Johnson - Heartbeat; Landscape From the Tea Rooms of Mars…; Marillion - Misplaced Childhood; Men without Hats - Rhythm of Youth; Soft Cell - Nonstop Erotic Cabaret; Sting - Dream of the Blue Turtles; Tone Loc - Loc’d After Dark; Yaz - Upstairs at Eric’s

Kelly: Construction Time - Depeche Mode; Neil Diamond - Jazz Singer; Stand by Me soundtrack; Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack; LL Cool J - Bigger and Deffer; Nation of Millions - Public Enemy

Steve: Stone Roses (self titled); REM - Green; Louder than Bombs - Smiths; Ministry - Land of Rape and Honey; ELO - Time; Devo - Oh No It’s Devo; Tears for Fears - The Hurting; Squeeze - Argy Bargy; Glass Houses - Billy Joel; Bauhaus - The Sky’s Gone Out; Love & Rockets (self titled); Master of Puppets - Metallica; Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever; TMBG - Lincoln; My Bloody Valentine - Isn’t Anything; Rush - Permanent Waves; Cars - Shake It Up; Go Go’s - Beauty and the Beat; ZZ Top - Eliminator; Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters; Some Great Reward; Flock of Seagulls (self titled); Men at Work - Business as Usual; Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now; Huey Lewis & the News - Sports

Jason: Ghost in the Machine - The Police; Dream of the Blue Turtles - Sting; Thriller - Michael Jackson; Signals - Rush; The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby and the Range; The Seeds of Love - Tears for Fears; War - U2

(thanks to Listener Brian for help with the links in the show notes)