Self Help Radio on 01/19/21

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1985
Self Help Radio 011921: 1985


On this episode of Self Help Radio, we explore the year 1985.  But it's not, as one might expect, a casual overview of the year in music, no.  These are - & this is just as one might expect - the favorite songs of the year by the show's host, whose name is Gary.

You see, every year around the time of his birthday, Gary revisits a different year in music.  The show began in 2002 (long before it ever dreamed it might air in Portland), but the first show in January was in 2003.  At that time, the theme was "1968" - the year of the host's birth.  Since then, every year of the show means an exploration of every next year - 1969, 1970, 1971 - you get the idea - up until this year's show, which is, as you might have noticed, 1985.

The thing is, 1985 was (in the show's host's opinion) such an amazing year for music that it seems probable - okay, inevitable - that the show will revisit the theme again later in the year.  Merely scratching the surface doesn't seem to be something that will satisfy the average KBOO listener.  So we shall not.

PS, you can look at Gary's favorites from the years 1968-1984 at the show's website, which is at self help radio dot net.  If you're so inclined.

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:02
    Artist
    William Onyeabor
    Song
    When the Going Is Smooth & Good
    Album
    Anything You Sow
    Label
    Wilfilms Records
  • Time
    12:08
    Artist
    Billy Bragg
    Song
    The World Turned Upside Down
    Album
    Between The Wars
    Label
    Go! Discs
  • Time
    12:10
    Artist
    The Coward Brothers
    Song
    The People's Limousine
    Album
    The People's Limousine
    Label
    Imp Records
  • Time
    12:19
    Artist
    The Smiths
    Song
    I Want The One I Can't Have
    Album
    Meat Is Murder
    Label
    Rough Trade
  • Time
    12:23
    Artist
    The Wedding Present
    Song
    Go Out & Get 'Em, Boy!
    Album
    Go Out & Get 'Em, Boy!
    Label
    Reception Records
  • Time
    12:27
    Artist
    The Woodentops
    Song
    Well Well Well
    Album
    Well Well Well - Single
    Label
    Rough Trade
  • Time
    12:32
    Artist
    Kate Bush
    Song
    Hounds Of Love
    Album
    Hounds Of Love
    Label
    EMI America
  • Time
    12:35
    Artist
    Felt
    Song
    Primitive Painters
    Album
    Ignite The Seven Cannons & Set Sail For The Sun
    Label
    Cherry Red Records
  • Time
    12:46
    Artist
    The Fall
    Song
    Spoilt Victorian Child
    Album
    This Nation's Saving Grace
    Label
    Beggars Banquet
  • Time
    12:50
    Artist
    The Adult Net
    Song
    Edie
    Album
    Edie
    Label
    Beggars Banquet
  • Time
    12:55
    Artist
    Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel
    Song
    The Throne Of Agony
    Album
    Nail
    Label
    Some Bizzare
  • Time
    1:00
    Artist
    Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
    Song
    My Wife & My Dead Wife (live)
    Album
    Gotta Let This Hen Out!
    Label
    Relativity Records
  • Time
    1:04
    Artist
    Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
    Song
    The UFO Man
    Album
    Rockin' & Romance
    Label
    Twin/Tone Records
  • Time
    1:13
    Artist
    The Cure
    Song
    In Between Days
    Album
    The Head On The Door
    Label
    Elektra
  • Time
    1:16
    Artist
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    Song
    Bring On The Dancing Horses
    Album
    Songs To Learn & Sing
    Label
    Sire
  • Time
    1:20
    Artist
    Chin-Chin
    Song
    Never Surrender
    Album
    Sound Of The Westway
    Label
    Farmer Records
  • Time
    1:24
    Artist
    The Pogues
    Song
    Dirty Old Town
    Album
    Rum Sodomy & The Lash
    Label
    Stiff Records
  • Time
    1:27
    Artist
    Tom Waits
    Song
    Downtown Train
    Album
    Rain Dogs
    Label
    Island Records
  • Time
    1:36
    Artist
    Shriekback
    Song
    Malaria
    Album
    Oil & Gold
    Label
    Island Records
  • Time
    1:41
    Artist
    The Chameleons
    Song
    Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In)
    Album
    What Does Anything Mean? Basically
    Label
    Statik Records
  • Time
    1:45
    Artist
    Cocteau Twins
    Song
    Melonella
    Album
    Echoes In A Shallow Bay - EP
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    1:50
    Artist
    Sonic Youth
    Song
    Death Valley '69 (with Lydia Lunch)
    Album
    Bad Moon Rising
    Label
    Homestead Records
  • Time
    1:55
    Artist
    Hüsker Dü
    Song
    Books About UFOs
    Album
    New Day Rising
    Label
    SST Records
  • Time
    2:02
    Artist
    Throwing Muses
    Song
    Fish (Doghouse Cassette Version)
    Album
    In A Doghouse
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    2:07
    Artist
    Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
    Song
    Why I Love Country Music
    Album
    Easy Pieces
    Label
    Capitol Records
  • Time
    2:10
    Artist
    Primal Scream
    Song
    All Fall Down
    Album
    All Fall Down
    Label
    Creation Records
  • Time
    2:12
    Artist
    The Pastels
    Song
    I'm Alright With You
    Album
    I'm Alright With You
    Label
    Creation Records
  • Time
    2:15
    Artist
    Love & Rockets
    Song
    Haunted When The Minutes Drag
    Album
    Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
    Label
    Beggars Banquet
  • Time
    2:27
    Artist
    The Jesus & Mary Chain
    Song
    The Hardest Walk
    Album
    Psychocandy
    Label
    Reprise
  • Time
    2:30
    Artist
    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
    Song
    Hollow Eyes
    Album
    Talk About The Weather
    Label
    Red Rhino Records
  • Time
    2:34
    Artist
    Dead Can Dance
    Song
    Avatar
    Album
    Spleen & Ideal
    Label
    4AD
  • Time
    2:39
    Artist
    The Dream Academy
    Song
    Life In A Northern Town
    Album
    The Dream Academy
    Label
    Warner Bros. Records
  • Time
    2:44
    Artist
    Talking Heads
    Song
    Stay Up Late
    Album
    Little Creatures
    Label
    Sire Records
  • Time
    2:50
    Artist
    Big Audio Dynamite
    Song
    The Bottom Line
    Album
    This Is Big Audio Dynamite
    Label
    Columbia
  • Time
    2:56
    Artist
    The Waterboys
    Song
    The Whole Of The Moon
    Album
    This Is The Sea
    Label
    Island Records

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    1:19
    Artist
    Napalm Death
    Song
    Plague Rages
    Album
    Fear Emptiness Depair
    Label
    Earache Records Ltd
  • Time
    1:21
    Artist
    Motorhead
    Song
    Emergency
    Album
    The Best of Motörhead
    Label
    Sanctuary Records
  • Time
    1:21
    Artist
    Gaerea
    Song
    Null
    Album
    Limbo
    Label
    Season of Mist
  • Time
    1:21
    Artist
    Nailbomb
    Song
    Wasting Away
    Album
    Point Blank
    Label
    Roadrunner Records
  • Time
    1:22
    Artist
    Wayfarer
    Song
    The Crimson Rider (Gallows Frontier, Act I)
    Album
    A Romance With Violence
    Label
    Profound Lore
  • Time
    1:22
    Artist
    Carcass
    Song
    Death Certificate
    Album
    Heartwork
    Label
    Earache Records Ltd
  • Time
    1:22
    Artist
    Kreator
    Song
    Death Is Your Saviour
    Album
    Pleasure to Kill
    Label
    Noise Records
  • Time
    1:23
    Artist
    Nocturnal Departure
    Song
    Ritualistic Vomit
    Album
    Cathartic Black Rituals
    Label
    Redefining Darkness Records
  • Time
    1:24
    Artist
    Nihilist
    Song
    When Life Has Ceased
    Album
    Drowned (Demo)
    Label
    Self-Released
  • Time
    1:24
    Artist
    Venom
    Song
    Powerdrive
    Album
    Possessed
    Label
    Castle Music
  • Time
    1:25
    Artist
    Insect Warfare
    Song
    Decontamination
    Album
    World Extermination
    Label
    Earache Records Ltd
  • Time
    1:25
    Artist
    Akitsa
    Song
    Antithèse
    Album
    Au crépuscule de l'espérance
    Label
    Hospital Productions
  • Time
    1:26
    Artist
    Black Magnet
    Song
    Divination Equipment
    Album
    Hallucination Scene
    Label
    20 Buck Spin
  • Time
    1:26
    Artist
    Samael
    Song
    Manitou
    Album
    Blood Ritual
    Label
    Century Media
  • Time
    1:26
    Artist
    Gorgoroth
    Song
    Begravelsesnatt
    Album
    Pentagram
    Label
    Gorgoroth Prod.
  • Time
    1:27
    Artist
    Olivier Messiaen
    Song
    L'Ascension, Méditations sur quatre thèmes symphoniques: I. Majesté du Christ demandant gloire à son Père
    Album
    Olivier Messiaen, Vol. 1/7: L'Ascension (Méditation sur quatre thèmes symphoniques) & Quatuor pour la Fin des Temps (Inspiré du Livre des Révélations)
    Label
    Isis
  • Time
    2:39
    Artist
    Brutal Truth
    Song
    Ill-Neglect
    Album
    Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
    Label
    Earache Records Ltd
  • Time
    2:39
    Artist
    Terrorizer
    Song
    Storm of Stress
    Album
    World Downfall
    Label
    Earache Records
  • Time
    2:39
    Artist
    Possessed
    Song
    Death Metal
    Album
    Seven Churches
    Label
    Legacy Recordings
  • Time
    2:40
    Artist
    Razor
    Song
    The Marshall Arts
    Album
    Violent Restitution
    Label
    Relapse Records
  • Time
    2:40
    Artist
    Trouble
    Song
    R.I.P.
    Album
    Trouble
    Label
    Hammerheart Records
  • Time
    2:41
    Artist
    Count Raven
    Song
    Destruction of the Void
    Album
    Destruction of the Void
    Label
    Metal Blade Records
  • Time
    2:42
    Artist
    Witch Cross
    Song
    Night Flight to Tokyo
    Album
    Fit for Fight
    Label
    Roadrunner
  • Time
    2:42
    Artist
    Necrot
    Song
    Stench of Decay
    Album
    Mortal
    Label
    Tankcrimes
  • Time
    2:43
    Artist
    Bolt Thrower
    Song
    Inside the Wire
    Album
    Honour Valour Pride
    Label
    Metal Blade Records
  • Time
    2:43
    Artist
    Judas Priest
    Song
    All Guns Blazing
    Album
    Painkiller
    Label
    Colombia
  • Time
    2:45
    Artist
    Suffocation
    Song
    Pierced from Within
    Album
    Pierced from Within
    Label
    Roadrunner Records
  • Time
    2:46
    Artist
    Celtic Frost
    Song
    Circle of the Tyrants
    Album
    To Mega Therion
    Label
    Noise Records
  • Time
    2:47
    Artist
    Abigail
    Song
    Bitch! Your My Angel
    Album
    Ultimate Unholy Death
    Label
    NWN!
  • Time
    2:48
    Artist
    Sabbat
    Song
    Black Fire
    Album
    Black Up Your Soul
    Label
    Evil Records
  • Time
    2:50
    Artist
    Doom
    Song
    Nazi Die
    Album
    Total Doom
    Label
    Peaceville Records
  • Time
    4:03
    Artist
    Mike Judge
    Song
    Beavis and Butthead Theme
    Album
    Label
    Geffen
  • Time
    4:03
    Artist
    Amebix
    Song
    The Power Remains
    Album
    Monolith
    Label
    Heavy Metal Records
  • Time
    4:04
    Artist
    Agent Steel
    Song
    Rager
    Album
    Unstoppable Force
    Label
    Legacy Recordings
  • Time
    4:05
    Artist
    Grave
    Song
    Morbid Way to Die (Demo 2, 1989)
    Album
    Necropsy - The Complete Demo Recordings 1986-1991
    Label
    Century Media
  • Time
    4:05
    Artist
    Morbid Angel
    Song
    Visions from the Dark Side
    Album
    Altars of Madness
    Label
    Earache Records
  • Time
    4:06
    Artist
    Disembowelment
    Song
    Excoriate
    Album
    Transcendence Into the Peripheral
    Label
    Nuclear Blast
  • Time
    4:07
    Artist
    Deathrow
    Song
    Riders of Doom
    Album
    Riders of Doom
    Label
    Noise Records
  • Time
    4:07
    Artist
    Black Curse
    Song
    Charnel Rift
    Album
    Endless Wound
    Label
    Sepulchral Voice Records
  • Time
    4:07
    Artist
    Shape Of Despair
    Song
    Down into the Stream
    Album
    Alone in the Mist
    Label
    Season of Mist
  • Time
    4:08
    Artist
    Mortiferum
    Song
    Abhorrent Genesis
    Album
    Split w/ Hyperdontia
    Label
    Me Saco Un Ojo
  • Time
    4:09
    Artist
    At the Gates
    Song
    Nausea
    Album
    Slaughter of the Soul
    Label
    Earache Records Ltd
  • Time
    4:09
    Artist
    DödsÄngel
    Song
    Detestation
    Album
    Helgrind
    Label
    Self-Released
  • Time
    4:10
    Artist
    The Belairs
    Song
    Mr. Moto
    Album
    Mr. Moto - Single
    Label
    Arvee

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