Freak Scene Favorites of 1987

This was recorded in 2017, looking back 30 years. These are the songs I played on WLHA, the low-powered student-run station in the Lakeshore dorms at the University of Wisconsin when the show was called “Mr. Z Live from the Garbage Palace.” Yes, it was as terrible as it sounds and I have some tapes to prove it. But the music was awesome.

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Listen to Hour 2: 

No New Tale to Tell – Love and Rockets – Earth Sun Moon 1987
Never Let Me Down Again – Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses 1987
Heartbreak Beat – The Psychedelic Furs – Midnight To Midnight 1987

I Ain’t Ever Satisfied – Steve Earle & The Dukes – Exit O 1987
Hang On St. Christopher – Tom Waits – Franks Wild Years 1987
Luka – Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing 1987

Little Ways – Dwight Yoakam – Hillbilly Deluxe 1987
Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) – Los Lobos – By The Light Of The Moon 1987
The Return Of The Leather Kings – The Fleshtones – Fleshtones vs. Reality 1987

Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before – The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come 1987
Hey Jack Kerouac – 10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe 1987
My Favourite Dress – The Wedding Present – George Best Plus 1987

Land And The Life – The Lucy Show – Mania 1987
Sexy Music – Meat Puppets – Huevos 1987
If I Should Fall From Grace With God – The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God 1987

Happy When It Rains – The Jesus And Mary Chain – Darklands 1987
Love For Sale – Talking Heads – True Stories 1987
Change With The Changing Times – The dB’s – The Sound of Music 1987

When The Girls Get Here – The Young Fresh Fellows – The Men Who Loved Music 1987
Bad Karma – Warren Zevon – Sentimental Hygiene 1987
10. Vanishing Girl – The Dukes Of Stratosphear – Psonic Psunspot 1987

9. Litany – (Life Goes On) Guadalcanal Diary – 2 x 4 1987
8. Just Like Heaven – The Cure – Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me 1987

7. Lips Like Sugar – Echo & The Bunnymen – Echo & The Bunnymen 1987
6. Where Nowhere Is – Hoodoo Gurus – Blow Your Cool 1987

5. Could You Be The One – Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs And Stories 1987
4. Dreamworld – Midnight Oil – Diesel And Dust 1987

3. The Ledge – The Replacements – Pleased To Meet Me 1987
2. Bullet The Blue Sky – U2 – The Joshua Tree 1987

1. Finest Worksong – R.E.M. – Document 1987

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