FUTURE FLASHBACKS February 16, 2018 episode highlights

So many favorites on every show I do, but here are some of the (many) standouts for me from this episode for a variety of reasons.

I’m obsessed with this MGMT video for “One Thing Left To Try,” which looks like both an early 80s MTV video and direct-to-VHS horror movie at the same time:

The vocals on this track from KNIGHT$ remind me of “Love Glove” by Visage:

The Dream Wife rox the girl punk sound:

I’m always up for a synthpop take on Bowie:

And finally, the song that I simply can’t get enough of. I don’t know how they did it, but Fotonovela nailed 80s perfection with this one:

Listen to the entire show on Mixcloud or PodOmatic.

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FUTURE FLASHBACKS February 9, 2018 episode vid picks

Here’s a trio of tracks I played on this week’s episode of my show that I love just as much for their videos:

The rockin’ track “When Death Comes to Town” by Faster Than Bulls has a zombie video and is used in the zombie film Dawning of the Dead, which I blog about on my horror site.

“Be Your Shadow” by The Wombats is such an upbeat song with surprisingly dark lyrics. But the video brings it all together—it’s happy,  gay, and violent.

“Love Is A War” by Rogue Traders features sexy people having a food fight.

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Was Johnny queer?

Is it possible that back in 1982, Lisa Hartman’s “Johnny’s Always On My Mind” was a response song verifying that Josie Cotton’s Johnny was indeed queer?

 

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My now wave reach is growing!

Along with Mixcloud and PodOmatic, you can now listen to the most recent episodes of my Future Flashbacks show on ITUNES or GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC. Just search for Future Flashbacks or ScareBearDan.

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DECEMBER 29, 2017 episode – FUTURE FLASHBACKS is spreading the love!

New Year, new place to listen to the show after the original air date! Beginning with the December 29th episode, you can still stream episodes of my show on Mixcloud, but I will also be posting on PodOmatic, where you can even download the most recent episodes, so you can cherish them forever and ever! heh heh.

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If you want your 80s wave remade for today, they’ve got it covered

I’m always on the hunt for new music to play on my Future Flashbacks shows, and that includes now wave takes on classic new wave tracks from the 80s. There are plenty spread across the modern wave terrain, but I’ve found many concentrated on tribute albums, cover compilations, and even entire cover version albums by single artists and bands. Here’s a list of some of the major albums from which I’ve plucked tracks to play on my show. Simply click on the cover art to be taken to the track listing. Know of any other goodies? Shoot me a message about them! I’ll add to the list as I discover more.

ARTIST SPECIFIC COVER COMPILATIONS

JUST LIKE HEAVEN – A TRIBUTE TO THE CURE

GOTH ELECTRO TRIBUTE TO DEPECHE MODE
AROUND THE WORLD AND BACK: GREEK TRIBUTE TO DEPECHE MODE

MAKING PATTERNS RHYME: A TRIBUTE TO DURAN DURAN

THE FIXX – AN ELECTRONIC TRIBUTE

TRUE FAITH: A TRIBUTE TO NEW ORDER

HERESY – A TRIBUTE TO RATIONAL YOUTH

NOBODY’S DIARY – A TRIBUTE TO YAZOO

GENERAL 80s COVER COMPILATIONS

SOUTHERN WAVES

UNDO – BACK TO 80s

80’s RE:COVERED

COVER ALBUMS BY SPECIFIC ARTISTS

BLANCMANGE – HAPPY FAMILIES TOO…
Blancmange remakes their own album!

BRONSKI BEAT – THE AGE OF REASON
Bronksi Beat remakes their album The Age of Consent and the EP Hundreds & Thousands.

BROTHERTIGER PLAYS: TEARS FOR FEARS SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR
Brothertiger totally remakes the hit album from Tears for Fears.

ELECTRIC SIX – MIMICRY AND MEMORIES / YOU’RE WELCOME
Special collections from Electric Six consisting of cover versions fans wanted to hear.

PETER GABRIEL – SCRATCH MY BACK AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS
On this 2-disc set, Peter Gabriel covers other artist’s songs on one disc, while the other consists of artists covering his songs!

INERTIA – KLONED
This electronic rock band covers plenty of new wave classics on this album.

INFORMATION SOCIETY – ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE
The 80s electronic band covers songs by many of their 80s peers.

MARSHEAUX – A BROKEN FRAME
The female electronic duo, no strangers to covering 80s new wave, does a complete cover version of Depeche Mode’s second album.

MOVING UNITS – COLLISION WITH JOY DIVISION
Moving Units does an entire album of Joy Division songs.

PARRALOX – the HOLIDAY SERIES
This synthpop band has always recorded a mix of originals and covers of 80s classics, but they’ve now made it a tradition to end the year with a “Holiday” collection of covers for fans.

POWERMAN 5000 – COPIES, CLONES & REPLICANTS
The hardcore electronic rock band covers some 80s classics.

REAL LIFE – SEND ME AN ANGEL: 80s SYNTH ESSENTIALS
Real Life takes on many new wave classics on this collection of covers.

DUNCAN SHEIK – COVERS EIGHTIES REMIXED
After Duncan Sheik released a collection of mellow covers of 80s songs, this follow-up remix CD gave most of the songs the new wave touch they lacked.

WEST END GIRLS – GOES PETSHOPPING
A female duo covers all the Pet Shop Boys classics.

KIM WILDE – SNAPSHOTS
Kim Wilde takes on many 80s classics on this collection.

CLAN OF XYMOX – KINDRED SPIRITS
Dark synth wave band digs deeper rather than go with the most obvious covers on this collection.

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December 15, 2017 Episode TRACK LIST

On this episode, alternative covers of 80s obscurity 999 and 2000s icon Justin Timberlake, new music from The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMT, and Stars, 80s throwback sounds from Shelter and Video Video, plus much more. Listen any time on Mixcloud.

Days of Fate – Lonely People (The Pussy Gourmets Remix)

Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids (Offer Nissim Drama Mix)

Esser – Headlock

Shelter with Parralox – Lost in the 80s

Maxïmo Park – Like I Love You (Justin Timberlake cover)

Queen Of Hearts – United

Video Video – Love Beat

Stars – Real Thing

The Jesus & Mary Chain – The Two Of Us

Mode Moderne – Baby Bunny

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Dance The Way I Feel

The Prairie Cartel – Homicide (999 cover)

Bag Raiders with Benjamin Joseph – Checkmate

MGMT – Little Dark Age

Icehouse – Great Southern Land (Eric Chapis mix)

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