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Favorite Depeche/Duran/INXS/R.E.M. album tracks?

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Favorite Depeche/Duran/INXS/R.E.M. album tracks?

Postby ame01999 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:16 am

Hello all,

I'm looking to deepen some of my knowledge of the above artists. Let me know if you have any never-a-single/never on the radio favorites.


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Postby plagiarism » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:52 am

For R.E.M., just give the Murmur album and Chronic Town EP a listen. If you like early R.E.M., then keep going in chronological order until you've had enough.
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Postby MrOktober » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:28 am

For Duran Duran, give "The Chauffeur"(1982)a listen and if you like the vibe, try "The Man Who Stole a Leopard"(2010).
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Postby magnum » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:45 am

Depeche Mode - Photographic and Sometimes I wish I was dead. ... -11cemOpYA

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Postby ame01999 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:48 am

Hey guys, thanks for the replies. Murmur and Chronic Town I love, which is the main reason my blind sport for REM is between the former and Green (which, although not amazing, I still have a nostalgic attachment to because it was the soundtrack to my playing Pools of Radiance on the computer at age 12). Murmur and Chronic Town are so good that it was hard for me to to give the albums thereafter a fair chance.

Chauffeur was great. I stumbled across a B-side, Khanada, I like a lot. ... =110709384

Photographic is very cool. The Some Bizarre compilation version is worth seeking out. Ice Machine, which I got on a 7" at 18, is one of my favorite Depeche songs ever.

I guess I don't need to limit my question to the four bands above. Feel free to let me know any favorite album tracks from any of the canonical bands.

A friend and I are working on a lengthy mix modeled on the annual countdowns on our childhood radio stations. Our "countdown" is made up of artists that were on the radio at the time, but not their well-known tracks.

This is the rough tracklist I'm working with so far:

As you can see, it's not strictly made up of "wasn't a single" tracks. Some were singles but were never on my "modern rock" station.

1. Joy Division
New Dawn Fades

2. REM
Chronic Town
3. Smiths
Just about anything

4. Depeche Mode
Ice Machine, Photographic, Death's Door

5. U2

6. Cure

7. Tears for Fears
Mad World, Dance Mix of Tears Roll

8. Romeo Void
Myself to Myself, others

9. New Order
?, Leave me Alone, many Movement tracks

10. Stone Roses
So Young (Misery Dictionary)
Peter Hook mix of Elephant Stone

11. Morrissey
Jack the Ripper
The Loop
Your Arsenal stuff; Disappointed

12. Nirvana
Geoff's picks

13. Smashing Pumpkins
Geoff's picks

14. NIN

15. Ministry
Wanted to tell her'; Revenge

16. Alphaville

17. Iggy Pop
China Girl, Beside You

18. Bowie
Rock/Roll Suicide
I still haven't listened much to Low, Station to Station

19. Blur
Trainspotting Soundtrack song

20. Tori Amos
one of the covers?

21. Sarah McLachlan
Won't Fear Love

22. Talking Heads
early demos
This Is the Place

23. Peter Schilling
alternate Major Tom, etc;

24. Cake

25. Xymox
Anything from 1st album

26. Talk Talk - post-rock tracks

27. Yaz
Nobody's Diary
That song about war

28. Sinead O'Connor
Black Boys on Mopeds

29. Kraftwerk
Trans Europe Express

30. Camouflage - ?

Boomtown Rats ?

31. Berlin
Pleasure Victim

32. Bronski Beat
Smalltown Boy

33. Kate Bush - ?

34. Buzzcocks
Different Kind of Tension tracks

35. Thomas Dolby
Budapest By Blimp

36. Suede
So Young

37. Peter Gabriel
early stuff good?

38. Peter Murphy
Strange Kind Love, Rollcall, Fall on Your Knife

39. Roxy Music
Avalon tracks
Dream Home a Heartache

40. Ramones
Don't really know their stuff

41. Voice Farm - Elevate

42. Ned's Atomic
Nothing Like

43. XTC - ?

44. Psych Furs - ?

45. James

46. Soft Cell
Girl With the Patent Leather Face

47. Wall of Voodoo
Call Box, Ring of Fire, Longarm

48. Go Gos
This Town

49. Sonic Youth - ?

50. Icehouse
Trojan Blue, No Promises

51. OMD
Electricity, early stuff

52. Ultravox
Hiroshima Mon Amour

53. Public Image Limited - This what you want - Order of Death

54. B-52s
Dance This Mess

55. Oingo Boingo- ?

56. The Church - ?

57. INXS - Stay Young

58. Stranglers Hanging Around

59. Simple Minds - Reel to Real, Premonition, Kant Kino

60. Gene Loves JEzebel - Tarantula song

61. Duran
Khanada, B-side

62. Seagulls

63. Dead or Alive - Misty Circles

Stranglers - North Winds,

64. 10, 0000 Maniacs - Grey Victory, Eat for Two, Planned Obsolesence

Thanks for reading this far, if you did!
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Postby djcraig » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:13 am

For Psych Furs try "Susan's Strange" and "Sister Europe"- I like the dark atmospheric sound on those.

For Gos Go's- "Beneath The Blue Sky", "Capture The Light" and "Automatic Rainy Day".

Roxy Music's live version (of which there are many) of "Like A Hurricane" is an absolute must have!

Ramones- "We Want The Airwaves "& "I Wanna Live".

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Postby Seona85 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:14 pm

For Duran Duran, the frankly excellent 'To The Shore' from the original self-titled album.

"And diamond stars shining glitter bright
Gorging your sanhedralites"

Doesn't get much better than that

Alphaville -

Gotta go with Universal Daddy. Don't think that was a single. Excellent Chinese guitar effect throughout.

Camouflage -

Winner Takes Nothing
Handsome (the only good track on the very acoustic 'Meanwhile')

Icehouse -

Spanish Gold, Paradise. Two total gems. Also, Not My Kind from the first album.

Flock of Seagulls -

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Postby gnj1958 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:24 pm

Duran Duran - The Seventh Stranger

R.E.M - Perfect Circle & I Am Superman

New Order - Your Smiling Face
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