Talking Heads- Tina Weymouth, late 1970s

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Talking Heads- Tina Weymouth, late 1970s

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MIXTAPE: Through Being Cool by Little Records

MIXTAPE: Through Being Cool by Little Records.

This episode is all about the New Wave. We mine the late ’70s and early ’80s for classic cuts from the underground, some of which poked their little heads above ground for a bit of fresh air. We’ll hear from Comateens (pictured), XTC, Divinyls, The Producers, Devo, The Human Switchboard, Adam & The Ants, Toy Love, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, X-Teens, The Hawaiian Pups, The Swingers, The Individuals, The Invaders, The Judy’s, and lots more.

MIXTAPE: Rebellious Jukebox by Little Records

MIXTAPE: Rebellious Jukebox by Little Records.

You know we don’t always play nice, and this episode of our post-punk show flaunts it. Join us as we explore the heyday of post-punk from 1978–1984 with tunes from the Wipers (pictured), Rema-Rema, Gang of Four, The Gun Club, Liquid Liquid, The Comsat Angels, Pigbag, The Slits, Wall of Voodoo, Bay of Pigs, The Raincoats, Art Objects, The Psychedelic Furs, Stick Men With Ray Guns, and much more.

MIXTAPE: SYNTHS! by Little Records

MIXTAPE: SYNTHS! by Little Records

Our latest tribute to the role of synthesizers in the early post-punk, new wave, and New Romantic scenes (pre-1985) includes cuts from Bill Nelson (pictured), Yazoo, Godot, New Order, Visage, Pete Shelley, Malaria!, Severed Heads, Null and Void, League of Nations, Choir Invisible, and Killing Joke.

MIXTAPE: Singers Who Write Songs by Little Records

MIXTAPE: Singers Who Write Songs by Little Records

This episode’s silly title doesn’t necessarily allude to a set full of singer-songwriteresque tunes; there’s some of that in here, but also just people who recorded under their own name. We’ll hear from Vic Chesnutt (pictured), Robyn Hitchcock, Aimee Mann, Paul Westerberg, Billy Bragg, Mary Lou Lord, Grants Hart and McLennan, Jonathan Richman, Arthur Russell, Bob Mould, Barbara Manning, Julian Cope, and a few others.