81 82 83 84

81 82 83 84 is a retro-alternative show focusing on music I loved when I was an undergrad and volunteered at CKMS in the early 1980’s. Music will be mostly New Wave, punk, ska, early goth. Some experimental stuff too, with the occasional more-mainstream tune mixed in.

81 82 83 84 airs on Saturday from 10:00pm to 11:00pm, with a replay on Wednesday from 11:00pm to Midnight.

Recent Episodes

81 82 83 84 Season 2 Episode 10: Teenage Beer Drinking Party Hide all the antiques And put all the paintings away Now it’s my turn To heat up the RCA Open up the fridge And put all the food to the rear Make a lot of room For another couple boxes of beer
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Ep. 3: Do Right Always work. Go to church. Respect those with authority over you.
81 82 83 84 Season 2 Ep. 1: Hope for a Heartbeat “I wanna be your dog”, he said. “Just drive”, she said.
81 82 83 84 Episode 051: Something’s Gone Wrong Again All we ever wanted was everything. All we ever got was cold.
81 82 83 84 Episode 050: I’m Tired of Waking Up Tired Too much time to kill, it’s killing me.
81 82 83 84 Episode 049: You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties Leave me alone, you psycho killer! You never stop! Who are you?
81 82 83 84 Episode 048: What Are Words Worth? Words in papers, words in books Words on TV, words for crooks Words of comfort, words of peace Words to make the fighting cease Words to tell you what to do Words are working hard for you Eat your words but don’t go hungry Words have always nearly hung me
81 82 83 84 Episode 047: For Keith There’s a hole in the sky Where the sun don’t shine And a clock on the wall And it counts my time
81 82 83 84 Episode 046: Information … At Your Service … I’m sure you’ve got some Information But it looks as if I Have to prompt you I hope I don’t have to Twist your arm off!

See all previous episodes.

8 thoughts on “81 82 83 84”

  1. I remember “Family Affair” and saw the Diodes live doing “Child Star.” Great song.

    Long live MRS. BEASLEY!!

    1. Mrs. Beasley made more money than any of the cast members. Oh yes…Cissy Rocked those flip-dos and headbands…a little boy’s muse vision of older girls! Yeah poor Anissa…sordid.

  2. I enjoyed your set-list tonight!

    Glad to have your show on after mine on Wednesday nights now! Good fit…..

    Best wishes.

    Requiem for Rock

  3. An excellent addition to the CKMS lineup, this show provides a nice balance of moods, tempos and themes anchored in the pivotal 81-84 period in music. In each section, Lee digs deep to showcase the more extraordinary and influential tracks from this era’s essential artists, many now sadly obscure. Enjoyable for the songs remembered fondly and even more for the standouts I overlooked. Just a couple episodes in and I can hardly wait for the next.

Leave a Reply to Lee Gregory Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.