Saturday, April 9, 2016

80s Post Punk Alternative Breakthrough!

So, everyone makes a big deal about C86, which is groundbreaking, yes, but doesn't touch me.  So, I thought I'd make a couple mix tapes of a few of my favorite tracks that I would consider Post Punk, others may consider Pop, but I feel definitely helped define what Post Punk was in the 80s. 

Yes, I could've gone obscure with groups hardly heard of and tracks near impossible to find, but what good would that do, for a feel-good mix tape?  Maybe some day I'll post a couple obscure Post Punk albums and bands, but not a mix tape.

A mix tape has got to be pretty.  Go back to the movie High Fidelity and refresh.  I want the tapes to be good to listen to from the very first track, all the way to the very last.  If that means I have to sacrifice a little integrity to make it a little glossy, so be it.

If you feel that some of these tracks aren't Post Punk, well, too bad.  This is my blog not yours.  Don't download it and don't listen to it.  Just let me know which ones should stay, which ones should go, which ones to add.  I don't mind hearing opinions, just don't expect me to change it just because you don't feel it meets the criteria I set. 

I mean this all in good jest.  I just want you to know how my teenage heart remembers Post Punk, that's all.

Again, I've included the "covers" should you want to make them CDs.  Just print and fold in half, and they'll slide into almost any jewel case.

Again, if you want to load these tracks, in this order onto your ipod or whatever, you're going to have to go back and relabel the files, as these files aren't labelled for crap.  I'm the old school drop-&-burn, so that stuff means nothing to me.

I sincerely hope you enjoy, and comment if you want.

80s Post Punk Alternative Breakthrough


  1. I LOVE these! The only thing I MIGHT change (maybe -- not entirely sure) is replacing the Mighty Lemon Drops "Out of Hand" with "Inside Out." I can't really say why I feel this way, but "Inside Out" has always been the song that defined that band for me. But every song you chose is great!

  2. Just found your blog - it's instantly one of my fav blogs, especially because it's an actual personal blog, not just a cyberlocker dumpster like most blogs of this type. Thanks for your continued work! I'm from the same generation as you and these all bring back great memories.

    1. I'm glad you like it, Ed. I hope to continue to keep you entertained.

  3. Good stuff! It's as if I started posted my favorite music from back in the day.