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Subject: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: juruby on 04/13/05 at 4:27 pm

I don't know... but it's something about the 80s that inspired some of the weirdest but cathchiest tunes ever.  In your opinion, what is one of those weird "only in the 80s" songs that you have heard?

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 04/13/05 at 7:03 pm

I'm not sure if you mean weird as in strange/unusual musical melody/arrangement, or strange lyrics but most of the songs by Bow Wow Wow cover all of the above.
"Do You Wanna Hold Me?", "Jungle Boy",  "Wild In The Country":
"Go wild in the country
Where snake-skin bras are absolutely free!"


And especially "Louis Quatorze":
"And I love the way he say so seriously,
With his gun in my back,
Darling, make love to me!"


Different! :o

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/13/05 at 8:50 pm

"Rockit" by Herbie Hancock

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/14/05 at 6:10 am

How 'bout "Don't Worry be Happy"?  :D

It seems strange that an acapella could be a #1 hit, but regardless, I guess it still had that catchiness that could only come out of the 80's. Strangely, it also seems to be one of those songs that you never hear at all anymore outside of the "80's" programs on some radio stations.

Maybe 'cause everyone is still sick of it from 1988/89? I remember when it was on the radio every 2 seconds - combine that with the fact that my dad always loved the song and played it constantly, and I probably heard it 1000 times within the space of 2 years!!

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: karen on 04/14/05 at 7:48 am


I'm not sure if you mean weird as in strange/unusual musical melody/arrangement, or strange lyrics but most of the songs by Bow Wow Wow cover all of the above.
"Do You Wanna Hold Me?", "Jungle Boy",  "Wild In The Country":
"Go wild in the country
Where snake-skin bras are absolutely free!"




Always thought it was "Where snakes in the grass run absolutely free".  I wonder who's right?

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: conker on 04/15/05 at 12:11 pm

How about Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo...I wish I was in Tijuana
Eating barbecued iguana

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: MarcDaShark on 04/15/05 at 12:54 pm

How about "Pass The Dutchie,"?

And even though Kraftwerk was mostly in the 70's, they inspired a lot of 80's groups, so I'm sure there were a lot of songs that were funny-sounding and more for computer nerds.  Take Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science," for example.  It's a good song, but quite nerdy.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: MarcDaShark on 04/15/05 at 1:49 pm

Oops, I almost forgot...almost any song from the B-52's.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: NullandVoid on 04/15/05 at 3:38 pm

Rock me Amadeus by Thomas Dolby(?)

Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode(Reach out and Touch Faith!!)

Cars by Gary Neuman (the video is really bugged out)

Darling Nikki by Prince (especially the end)

Japanese Boy by Aneka

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 04/15/05 at 6:19 pm

Gary Numan's "Cars" is one of the best songs from the 80's. Very original. Way ahead of its time. The greatest one hit wonder of all time!! I've always wanted Axl Rose to do a cover of this song!!

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 04/15/05 at 6:21 pm

Nullandvoid, Rock Me Amadeus is sung by Falco, not Thomas Dolby.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 04/15/05 at 6:26 pm

I just thought of another weird song from the 80's. "Der Kommissar" from After the Fire. I think Falco originally sang this song but After the Fire did a cover of it. And better too.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: nally on 04/15/05 at 6:32 pm


I just thought of another weird song from the 80's. "Der Kommissar" from After the Fire. I think Falco originally sang this song but After the Fire did a cover of it. And better too.

Yes, you are right... Falco originally sang it (mostly in German). ATF's cover was done in English. ;)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/15/05 at 6:52 pm

"Dare To Be Stupid" by "Weird" Al Yankovic

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 04/16/05 at 6:42 am

Laura Branigan also covered "Der Kommisar" and very well too.
Another weird song as in bizahr, probably unheard of outside Australia: Uncanny X-Men, "Kill The Children". Sounds like a bunch of stoned musos mucking about in the studio -having polished a few cones and coughed their guts out. ::) ;D

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: NullandVoid on 04/16/05 at 8:19 am


Nullandvoid, Rock Me Amadeus is sung by Falco, not Thomas Dolby.


Thanks, I thought I was off on that one.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/16/05 at 11:56 am

She Blinded With Science by Thomas Dolby, is a pretty weird song, the video is even weirder!  ::)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 04/17/05 at 12:18 am


She Blinded With Science by Thomas Dolby, is a pretty weird song, the video is even weirder!  ::)

Ditto for Devo's "Girl U Want" -I likes it tho! 8)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: JonBender666 on 04/17/05 at 8:28 pm

"One Night in Bangkok" -Murray Head

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/17/05 at 9:28 pm


"One Night in Bangkok" -Murray Head


I like that song alot...

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: migi on 04/18/05 at 3:23 am

How about Queen - Radio Ga-Ga. That video is a freakshow.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 04/18/05 at 7:30 am

"Radio Ga Ga" was inspired by Roger Taylor's then 3-year old son. The radio came on and little Felix comes out with, "Radio poo poo!" ;D

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: kairi747 on 04/18/05 at 8:37 am

the buffy song:

buffy, buffy come back to me
why'd you have to go and OD?
what about uncle bill and mrs beasley?  :o

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: JamieMcBain on 04/18/05 at 9:34 am


"Radio Ga Ga" was inspired by Roger Taylor's then 3-year old son. The radio came on and little Felix comes out with, "Radio poo poo!" ;D


It was a weird song and video!  ;D

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 11/09/06 at 3:59 am

I always thought "The Curly Shuffle" was a weird song.  In America, it was a Top 40 hit by the Jump 'n the Saddle Band.  In Canada, it was a Top 40 hit by The Knuckleheads.  Both versions are pretty much the same, but the Jump 'n the Saddle version has a better musical ending

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Chasey on 11/09/06 at 5:46 am

Some great suggestions here, particularly earlier on in the thread!

Disagree over Falco though, I personally don't see anything 'weird' about his stuff - just European Progressive Rock with a touch of excessive 80's pomp thrown in for good measure.

Here's a few corkers from the darkest corners of my collection:

'Keep Your Eye On Me' - Herb Alpert
'Close To The Edge' - Art Of Noise
'Kool In The Kaftan' - BA Robertson
'Je suis un rock star' - Bill Wyman
'Wot' - Captain Sensible
'Busy Doing Nothing' - Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin
'War' - Culture Club
'We Take Mystery To Bed' - Gary Numan
'Being Boiled' - Human League
'O Superman' - Laurie Anderson
'French Kiss' - Lil Louis
'Double Dutch' - Malcolm McLaren
'Telegraph' - OMD
'Wood Beez' - Scritti Politti

Subject: More...Wierd songs of the 80s

Written By: Stacy_80s on 11/09/06 at 1:34 pm

Screaming Blue Messiahs 'I Wanna Be A Flintstone'

Pete Shelley 'Homosapien'

Billy Ocean 'Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car'

The Bangles 'Walk Like An Egyptian'

'B-52's' 'Rock Lobster'

Subject: The Wierdest EVER

Written By: Stacy_80s on 11/09/06 at 1:36 pm

...oooh, I just remembered this one:

'TOAST' by Streetband.

Gotta hear it! :D

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: dr mabuse on 11/09/06 at 3:29 pm

The one that immediately sprang to mind after reading the topic

AEIOU Sometimes Y by EBN OZN.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/10/06 at 12:02 am


AEIOU Sometimes Y by EBN OZN.



I always thought "The Curly Shuffle" was a weird song.  In America, it was a Top 40 hit by the Jump 'n the Saddle Band.  In Canada, it was a Top 40 hit by The Knuckleheads.  Both versions are pretty much the same, but the Jump 'n the Saddle version has a better musical ending


Agreed on those  ;)

The Dr. Demento show was chock full o' crazy song goodness.  Other weird songs:

"Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun" - Julie Brown
"Fish Heads" - Barnes & Barnes
"Nemesis" - Shriekback
"I Eat Cannibals" - Toto Coelo

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 11/10/06 at 12:11 am


Agreed on those  ;)

The Dr. Demento show was chock full o' crazy song goodness.  Other weird songs:

"Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun" - Julie Brown
"Fish Heads" - Barnes & Barnes
"Nemesis" - Shriekback
"I Eat Cannibals" - Toto Coelo


Speaking of Dr. Demento ...

"Vanna, Pick Me A Letter" by Dr. Dave

The surprising thing about this song was that it entered the Canadian Top 40.  I used to always think it was Cheech Marin who sang it ;D

Subject: Re: The Weirdest EVER

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 12:31 am


...oooh, I just remembered this one:

'TOAST' by Streetband.

Gotta hear it! :D
That is Paul Young singing!

Subject: Re: The Weirdest EVER

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/10/06 at 12:42 am


That is Paul Young singing!


Whoa. "TOAST" by Streetband? I, too, like toast, but I'll see your "Toast", and rasie you "Working on the Radio", by CFNY 102.1 Streetband, 1979, which was the inspiration for Rush's Spirit of Radio.

"O RLY?", I hear you ask.

"YA RLY", I say.  102.1 CFNY had the slogan "Spirit of Radio" before the Rush song.

And the CFNY track "Working on the Radiio" includes a line about the "punk girls' t*bleep*ts" that even Geddy Lee coudn't have gotten past mass-market CanCon radio in the early '80s.

Props to both of them.  "Working on the Radio" is available by MP3 by anyone sufficiently in tune with the Google.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: spaceace on 11/10/06 at 6:10 pm

Goonies (Good Enough) by Cindy Lauper
Turning Japanese by the Vipers

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 03/02/08 at 4:51 pm

Here's some really weird ones that were chart hits in the UK (not sure where else though) ...

Klactoveesedstein - Blue Rondo A'La Turk
Me and Mr. Sanchez - Blue Rondo A'La Turk
Destination Zululand - King Kurt
Party Fears Two - The Associates

I didn't really want to lump The Associates in there because that is one of my all-time favourite songs, but when I hear it, I immediately think "A song like this would NEVER see light of day in North America" lol

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Atari on 03/02/08 at 5:48 pm

Norman Bates by Landscape
Oh Yeah by Yello
X-Ray Vision by Moon Martin
Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie
Fashion by David Bowie
Don't Pay The Ferryman by Chris Deburgh
Tarzan Boy by Baltimora
Whirly Girl by Oxo
Calling All Girls by Queen
Do You Compute by Donnie Iris
Draw Of The Cards by Kim Carnes
Video Fever by The Beepers
Doot Doot by Freur



Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Gis on 03/03/08 at 8:02 am


Gary Numan's "Cars" is one of the best songs from the 80's. Very original. Way ahead of its time. The greatest one hit wonder of all time!! I've always wanted Axl Rose to do a cover of this song!!
One hit wonder??


walks off shaking head.........


Oh and it is 'Where snakes in the grass run absolutely free' not snakeskin bras!  ;D That's one for Chucky's misheard lyrics book!

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/08 at 8:22 am


One hit wonder??


walks off shaking head.........

Gary Numan did well for himself over hrere.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: karen on 03/03/08 at 8:29 am



Destination Zululand - King Kurt



Love this one.  Could probably sing most of the chorus!

Didn't recognise any of the others on your list (though I've heard of Blue Rondo a la Turk - perhaps if I heard a clip I know the song)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: cinnabon on 03/03/08 at 4:56 pm

Debbie Gibson is Pregnant with my two-headed baby - Mojo Nixon
Shaddup in yo face (don't know who sang that one)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: karen on 03/03/08 at 8:30 pm



Shaddup in yo face (don't know who sang that one)


Shaddapa ya face is by Joe Dolce

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Foo Bar on 03/03/08 at 9:17 pm


Debbie Gibson is Pregnant with my two-headed baby - Mojo Nixon


Nitpick:  Debbie Gibson is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child - Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper

(Mojo and Skid went their separate ways after that album, and if you liked their brand of wackiness, you owe it to yourself to check out anything and everything they did.  Mojo Nixon is a god among men.  You haven't lived until you've been in a convertible on a winding country road with his cover of This Land Is Your Land blaring at top volume... nor have you lived until you've been driving home with the top up in the pouring rain, hearing Where The Hell Is My Money...)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/08 at 2:29 am


Shaddapa ya face is by Joe Dolce
Originally to be done by Andrews Sachs in the guise of Manuel from Fawlty Towers, but Joe Dolce got in first.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Bobby on 03/04/08 at 6:15 pm


Originally to be done by Andrews Sachs in the guise of Manuel from Fawlty Towers, but Joe Dolce got in first.


Really? I don't think it would have worked that way. Glad Joe Dolce got in there first.

Here are a few that are a bit wierd for me . . .

Clouds across the moon - Rah band (video is definitely weird)
Living on video - Trans-x
Paranoimia - Max Headroom

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/08 at 1:53 am


Originally to be done by Andrews Sachs in the guise of Manuel from Fawlty Towers, but Joe Dolce got in first.

Really? I don't think it would have worked that way. Glad Joe Dolce got in there first.
Also Andrew Sachs did record Y Viva Espana (and I have the single somewhere)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: nicolelittle1977 on 03/05/08 at 7:05 pm

SHE'S BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE by Thomas Dolby

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/06/08 at 10:41 am


SHE'S BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE by Thomas Dolby


Hey Nicole! how have you been? Haven't seen you in a while... maybe you've been here, but I haven't been in the 80's board lately. always good to see you :)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: midnite on 03/08/08 at 12:05 am

80s rap/dance had some weird songs

Cameo - Word Up (I love this song, but it is definitely weird) This song is interesting because it was so popular even though it was weird.
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance (I used to love this song as a kid, still enjoy it, but it is weird and the lyrics are funny)
Newcleus - Jam On It (another big hit, but weird as well)
Maars - Pump Up The Volume
Paul Hardcastle - Nineteen (okay, it has a message, but it is kinda gloomy and weird)
Kraftwork - Numbers (considered genius by many, but extremely weird)
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love (what are you gonna do when you get out of jail. hmmmmm. weird song)
Orange Juice - Rip It Up (not a big hit like these above, but weird)


Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Atari on 03/09/08 at 5:37 pm

Another weird one was Out Of Control by Starship. That they actually made a video and released a single for it surprises me.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Spirit of 76 on 03/09/08 at 10:21 pm


Gary Numan's "Cars" is one of the best songs from the 80's. Very original. Way ahead of its time. The greatest one hit wonder of all time!! I've always wanted Axl Rose to do a cover of this song!!


I love the end keyboard solo of that song- very trippy!
Speaking of weird songs, what about the song "Fish Heads"? Or was that an 70's song?

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Maestro80sMusic on 03/10/08 at 3:53 am

The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun by Julie Brown
They Don't Know by Tracey Ullman (weird to hear a comedienne do this)
The Howard The DUck song by Thomas Dolby and Leah Thompson

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: midnite on 03/12/08 at 11:45 pm

The Howard the Duck song was pretty weird.

I Think Fish Heads Rolly Polly Fishheads was from the 80s.  I saw it on Dr. Dimento (the one time I saw the show).

80s Funk had alot of weird songs that were hits.........
Cybotron - Clear (good song sampled by Missy Elliot and others - a bit weird though)
Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dance Floor
Chill Raze - Break For Love
Strafe - Set It Off
Jungle Brothers - I'll House You (say what???????)


Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: woops on 03/13/08 at 3:27 pm

Laurie Anderson "O' Superman"... among one of  the strangest songs I've heard ???

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/08 at 7:30 am


Laurie Anderson "O' Superman"... among one of  the strangest songs I've heard ???
Very long!

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Brigitte on 03/14/08 at 1:12 pm

Rubber biscuit - The Blues Brothers

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/14/08 at 6:54 pm


Laurie Anderson "O' Superman"... among one of  the strangest songs I've heard ???

It's basically an electronic minimalist piece that happened to get popular. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Superman

The Wiki article is OK.  I'd like to confirm that Anderson anachronistically claims the song refers to the Iran-Contra affair.  Laurie's pretty sharp.  I doubt she's confused like that. 

To his credit, Dr. Demento pushed the song on his show, though it never got the kind of popularity it had in the UK. 

If you do like "O Superman," check out works by Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 03/14/08 at 7:03 pm

There was a minor hit in the USA in the early 80s called 'Dear Mr. Jesus' by Powersource

It's a little girl singing about the terrible things in her life, about how her parents hit each other with violence and how her mommy hits her until she's black and blue.  I found it really creepy :o

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: karen on 03/15/08 at 1:31 pm


Rubber biscuit - The Blues Brothers


My daughter loves this one!

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: karen on 03/15/08 at 1:33 pm



To his credit, Dr. Demento pushed the song on his show, though it never got the kind of popularity it had in the UK. 




Not sure what it is about the British taste in music but weird stuff does seem to do well.  Thankfully we keep a lot of it to oursleves

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Step-chan on 03/15/08 at 2:31 pm


the buffy song:

buffy, buffy come back to me
why'd you have to go and OD?
what about uncle bill and mrs beasley?   :o


Is that based on Family Affair?

Subject: Re: The Wierdest EVER

Written By: Step-chan on 03/15/08 at 2:36 pm


...oooh, I just remembered this one:

'TOAST' by Streetband.

Gotta hear it! :D


I know that Heywood Banks made a song called Toast as well... played on a toaster with utensils. :D ;D

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Step-chan on 03/15/08 at 2:37 pm


The Howard the Duck song was pretty weird.

I Think Fish Heads Rolly Polly Fishheads was from the 80s.  I saw it on Dr. Dimento (the one time I saw the show).

80s Funk had alot of weird songs that were hits.........
Cybotron - Clear (good song sampled by Missy Elliot and others - a bit weird though)
Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dance Floor
Chill Raze - Break For Love
Strafe - Set It Off
Jungle Brothers - I'll House You (say what???????)





I remember the Fishheads song.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Colin on 05/09/08 at 12:21 am

Anything by Men at Work, but especially Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Shacks Train on 05/13/08 at 1:22 am

Heres a post of Oddballs http://www.spiritofradio.ca/bbs/
Drastic Measures - Teddy Bears Picnic
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11958105d75f2a2e/
Toby Swan - Over the Rainbow
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1195823167f80373/
Rick Wakeman - I'm So Straight I'm a Weirdo
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11958318a458e8a1/
Peter Gabreil & Jimmy Pursey - Animals Have More Fun
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119583207f682bc6/
Ivor Biggin - The Cockeral Song
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1195840601799f32/
Randy Numan - Its Money That I Love
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1195844095dfd6d8/
Payolas - China Boys
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11958525f2af2c86/
Phil Ochs - Outside A Small Circle of Friends
http://www.zshare.net/audio/118010618095d1d8/
Mi Sex - Computer Games
http://www.zshare.net/audio/10742539307c8e36/
Revolting Cocks - Beers Steers & Queers
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1195856525062aab/
Living in a Box - Living in a Box
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11958637f2e99aeb/
Rockaderos - I Wanna Dance Like Fred
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1195884586fe9f45/
Goddo - Oh Carole Kiss MY Whip(song for carole pope)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119588606e6d3fe4/
Sweeny Todd - Roxy Roller
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11958986048cf17b/
Screaming Blue Messiahs - I Wanna be a Flintstone
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11959035b4c82042/
Sex Pistols - Friggin in The Rigging
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11959186af9da4ed/
Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf (razormaid)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11959246a239a699/
Laurie Anderson - Language is a Virus
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1195940514d30722/
Steinski & The Mass Media - The Motorcade Sped On
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11959402997af463/
Stranglers - Just Like Nothing on Earth
http://www.zshare.net/download/119596585c6878f2/
Stray Cats - Elvis On Velvet
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119596168158b581/
Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper - Elvis is Every Where
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11959727e66a765c/
Stump - Charlton Heston
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119597849fea8a8f/
& Buffallo
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119598223ef4dbe8/
The Normal - Warm Leatherette
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11959911f979f3ce/
Fools - Psycho Chicken
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11959945d574e852/
Pukka Orchestra - Goldmine in the Sky
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1196004200e6c55f/
Workforce - The Plummer
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11960070e6d60af7/
Bryan Plummer - Jackey Boy (about the yorkshire ripper)This Was Banned In Britain for a while!
Who was the Yorshire Ripper > http://www.execulink.com/~kbrannen/
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11960152ba35430c/
just about everthing by the Electric Chairs
Tones on Tail - Go
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119602298dfd5cd3/
Tom Waits - Better Off Without a Wife
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11960378109f6032/
Todd Rundgren - Onomatopoeia
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1196030495f0ae73/
The Smiths - Meat is Murder (peta - people eating tasty animals)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1196056824698db5/
& Girlfiend in a Coma
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11960619105c4982/
& Unhappy Birthday
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11960663a6564029/
The Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11960450a0229f2c/
The Box - Laffaire Dumoutier
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119607339faed57d/
Nobby Clegg - Essay Me Dad >comedy writers Nichols & Vickers
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119609222a3acf41/
New Musik - World of Water
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11960920e466090a/
Neds Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your Television
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1196104727d17de1/
Nash the Slash - Psychotic Reaction (about hinkley shooting Regan)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11961081db199fd5/
The Monks - I can Do Anything You Like
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11961468024d359b/
INXS - I'm So Crazy
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11961467024d359b/
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119617759a053ac7/
Dave Edmunds - Crawling from The Wreckage
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1196250528f9405e/
John Ottway - Headbutts
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119617938dfaf1e9/
Jimmy Soul - If You Want To Be Happy For The Rest of Your Life
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119625239ad42ebe/         
Hawaiian Pups - Baby Judy
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11992056ce80285f/
The Government - Flat Tire
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119920697090123c/
Godley & Creme - An Englishman in New York
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11992249998c7505/
& Snack Attack
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1199231386a3e3ae/
& Joey's Camel
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11992385b89944e7/
Gina X - Nice Mover
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11992425816f5b19/
Frank Zappa - Dynamo Hum > All His Stuff!
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11992671e4f402fe/
Forgotten Rebels - Bomb The Boats (feed the fish)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11992577c9a3c344/
Flash & The Pan - Walking in The Rain
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119927262df1189f/
Fingerprintz - Wet Job
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119928084e0c3704/
Felix The Cat - watching Cars Go By
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119928114e0c3704/
Fabulous Poodles - Bionic Man
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119930280cfe4982/
The Extras - Circular Impression
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11993011ba2c801e/
ELP - Benny The Bouncer
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119933367783fdfd/
Elton Mottello - Pop Art
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1199312436d678df/
& Jet Boy Jet Girl
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11993299e870b929/
Divine - Native Love
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11993468aca587c3/
Devo - Sloppy
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1199356412164d56/
& Speed Racer
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11993442e9465af8/
Dead Milkmen - Lets get the Baby High
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11993626e24a994b/
& What the Queers Are Doing To The Soil
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11993649690bb2a3/
Dead kennedys - Kill The Poor
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11993731a67d3400/
Davinci's Notebook - Enormous Penis
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1199377983eb7b64/
John Prine - Illegal Smile
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119938987a852e40/
Cheap trick - Auf Wiedersehen
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119939998e05f1e0/
Cee Farrow - Wildlife Romance
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11993987b81e7104/
Captain Sensible - Happy Talk
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11994216199dcb1a/
Buggles - Living In The Plastic Age
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11994337effb2a85/
Bundock - American Singer
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1199433401513570/
Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild in The Country
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11994400f5faad3e/
Anything by The "Bonzos"
Bonzos - Give Booze A Chance
http://www.zshare.net/audio/118008434a087e61/
Bob Rivers Xmas music
Bill Nelson - Do You Dream in Color
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1199446510eac5d3/
Berlin - Sex
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11994558cb94982b/
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119948749c00bcdc/
B52s - Planet Claire
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119951854e8aa933/
Timezone - Africa Bambaataa -& John Lydon - World Destruction (fits very well with todays events)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11994991643e37d0/
Singing Fools - For The Love of God (jihad)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11995139e1c2131d/
Blancmange - Vishnu
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1074107130773c31/
Adrian Belew - Fear is Never Boring
http://www.zshare.net/audio/119950305da2c775/
999 - Homocide
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11994890bf2de9d6/
Cristina - is that all there is
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1074120187a9a667/
Ive got close to 9,000 mp3s mostly devoted to the 80s era.be Glad to share!
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/08 at 2:39 am


Heres a post of Oddballs http://www.spiritofradio.ca/bbs/
Drastic Measures - Teddy Bears Picnic
Toby Swan - Over the Rainbow
Rick Wakeman - I'm So Straight I'm a Weirdo
Peter Gabreil & Jimmy Pursey - Animals Have More Fun
Ivor Biggin - The Cockeral Song
Randy Numan - Its Money That I Love
Payolas - China Boys
Revolting Cocks - Beers Steers & Queers
Living in a Box - Living in a Box
Rockaderos - I Wanna Dance Like Fred
Goddo - Oh Carole Kiss MY Whip(song for carole pope)
Sweeny Todd - Roxy Roller
Screaming Blue Messiahs - I Wanna be a Flintstone
Sex Pistols - Who Killed Bambi
Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
Laurie Andreson - Language is a Viris
Steinski & The Mass Media - The Motorcade Sped On
Stranglers - Just Like Nothing on Earth
Stray Cats - Elvis On Velvet
Mojo Nixon - Elvis is Every Where
Stump - Charlton Heston  & Buffallo
The Normal - Warm Letherette
Fools - Psycho Chicken
Pukka Orchestra - Goldmine in the Sky
Workforce - The Plummer
Bryan Plummer - Jackey Boy (about the yorkshire ripper)
just about everthing by the Electric Chairs
Tones on Tail - Go
Tom Waits - Better Off Without a Wife
Todd Rundgren - Onomatopoeia
The Smiths - Meat is Murder & Girlfiend in a Coma & Unhappy Birthday
The Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women
The Box - Laffaire Dumoutier
Nobby Clegg - Essay Me Dad
New Musik - World of Water
Neds Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your television
Nash the Slash - Psychotic Reaction (about hinkley shooting Regan)
The Monks - I can Do Anything You Like
INXS - I'm So Crazy
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
Dave edmunds - Crawling from The Wrekage
John Ottway - Headbutts
Jimmy Soul - If You Want To Be Happy For The Rest of Your Life
Hawaiian Pups - Baby Judy
The Government - Flat Tire
Godley & Creme - An Englishman in New York & Snack Attack & Joey's Camel
Gina X - Nice Mover
Frank Zappa - Dynamo Hum > All His Stuff!
Forgotten Rebels - Bomb The Boats (feed the fish)
Flash & The Pan - Walking in The Rain
Fingerprintz - Wet Job
Felix The Cat - watching Cars Go By
Fabulous Poodles - Bionic Man
The Extras - Circular Impression
ELP - Benny The Bouncer
Elton Mottello - Pop Art & Jet Boy Jet Girl
Divine - Native Love
Devo - Sloppy & Speed Racer
Dead Milkmen - Lets get the Baby High & What the Queers Are Doing To The Soil
Dead kennedys - Kill The Poor
Davinci's Notebook - Enormous Penis
John Prine - illegal Smile
Cheap trick - AuF Wiedersehen
Cee Farrow - Wildlife Romance
Captain Sensible - Happy Talk
Buggles - Living In The Plastic Age
Bundock - American Singer
Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild in The Country
Anything by The "Bonzos"
Bob Rivers Xmas music
Bill Nelson - Do You Dream in Color
Berlin - Sex
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
B52s - Planet Claire
Africa Bambaataa -& John Lydon - World Destruction (fits very well with todays events)
Adrian Belew - Fear is Never Boring
999 - Homocide
Thats My list..Note if you want any of these track send me a PM....Ive got close to 9,000 mp3s mostly devoted to the 80s era.be Glad to share


Nothing weird about the Sex Pistols, it was just the way they were.

BTW, Silly Thing/Who Killed Bambi by the Sex Pistols And Ten Pole Tudor was first released in April 1979.

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 05/13/08 at 4:37 pm

Has anyone mentioned Take The Skinheads Bowling by the Dead Milkmen?

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/13/08 at 11:26 pm


(( snipped huge list ))


Anyone who remembers the Forgotten Rebels and the Hawaiian Pups (and especially someone who can put them into the same playlist!) is welcome here!

My entry, although it's technically 1990, would be 2nu's "This is Ponderous".

On the worldbeat/jazz fronts, anyone remember More Kante's "Ye Ke Ye Ke" (aka "Yeke Yeke", depending on how you spell it, and I'm not gonna pay attention to typing in the accents), or Hugh Marsh's "Rules Were Made to be Broken" (from the 1987 album "Shakin' the Pumpkin", which is probably the closest thing to an "explanation" of jazz that's ever been recorded?)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Shacks Train on 05/14/08 at 12:08 am

Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11991682d7f69ed0/
Unless The Dead Milkmen Ever did a "cover"of it?
http://www.deadmilkmen.com/discography/
That may have come from a peer-to-peer download as a lot of them are misslabeled!
http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/
:)


Note to FooBar Thanks CFNY used to play the Pups & Forgotten Rebels tracks usually late at night & the more risque tracks in the night time , But they gave them airplay...When police violence erupted in Toronto (52 division had the bad rep for that!).The Pukka Orchestra did a song "Cherry Beach Express"
It was so controversial that the police called the station & asked them not to air it!
David Marsden (program director) Didn't pull the song & the station played it all the more!
From what I understand the police began to wear "T" shirts under their uniforms saying "your riding on the cherry beach express"
Not many rebels left anymore!
Pukka Orchestra - Cherry Beach Express
http://www.zshare.net/audio/11995701229edaac/
article> http://www.canlaw.com/rights/cherrybeachexpress.htm

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Davester on 05/14/08 at 8:53 am


Has anyone mentioned Take The Skinheads Bowling by the Dead Milkmen?




   Good one.  And speaking of the DM, Taking Retards to the Zoo...

   

   Da Da Da (I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me, Aha Aha Aha) by Trio was weird...

   She Binded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby was weird (I thought so at the time, anyhow)...

   A couple of songs in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, like Oh Yeah by Yello,  March of the Swivelheads by The English Beat...

   Paranoimia (with Max Headroom) by The Art of Noise was weird...

  Some of these are probably mentioned on previous pages, but I'm just lazy...


Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/14/08 at 9:54 am

Granted, it's more 70's than 80's, but Viva Las Vegas, done by The Dead Kennedys, is just plain weird!

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Shacks Train on 05/14/08 at 8:01 pm

Hey jammie I checked out yer site & was surprized to see T-Bay listed there!.I used to do minning contracts from there.Drinking at the "office" & "Intowner"Towns going down now as The mill has closed!
2 sawmills operating from 32..........Free trade????..Nice area.I lived in White River...Hawk Junction
Nakina & Ear Falls..Loved it up there!You can still buy houses for 26k

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: whistledog on 05/14/08 at 8:09 pm


   Da Da Da (I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me, Aha Aha Aha) by Trio was weird...


I always thought that one was weird as well, but it's weirdness was what made it so popular.  What's weird is that Da Da Da was a hit pretty much everywhere but the USA.  It was a #3 hit in the UK, a #2 hit in Canada, and a chart topper in their native Germany

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Shacks Train on 05/15/08 at 9:42 am

Trio - Da Da Da
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1206720583a34053/
Other mention about Laurie Anderson - Oh Superman.......Hit #2 across the pond!


Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/08 at 6:19 am


Trio - Da Da Da
http://www.zshare.net/audio/1206720583a34053/
Other mention about Laurie Anderson - Oh Superman.......Hit #2 across the pond!

A classic single, is it worth money now?

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Bobby on 05/16/08 at 5:48 pm


Da Da Da (I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me, Aha Aha Aha) by Trio was weird...


The thing with Trio was they probably were the average German band of it's time, minimalist in it's approach, but because we don't seem to get a huge German influence on our charts we see them as a novelty or weird.

  She Binded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby was weird (I thought so at the time, anyhow)...

Thomas Dolby was definitely different, lol. 'Hyperactive' is another great track - with a great video to match.

A couple of songs in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, like Oh Yeah by Yello,  March of the Swivelheads by The English Beat...

I think 'Oh yeah' by Yello was just a production experiment, good for what it was but nothing to it. I don't know 'March of the Swivelheads' - I'll have to check that out.  :)

Paranoimia (with Max Headroom) by The Art of Noise was weird...

When I first heard this song I was a little perturbed by it. Well done to 'Art of Noise' for creating such an unsettling atmosphere.  8)

Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Shacks Train on 05/17/08 at 12:33 am

The English Beat - March of The Swivelheads
http://www.zshare.net/audio/12145581bdba1bcf/
Geez! you never saw "Ferris Buller's Day Off??


Subject: Re: Weird Songs of the 80s

Written By: Shacks Train on 05/17/08 at 2:18 am

Heres some More!
Monty Python _ I Like Chinese
http://www.zshare.net/audio/12147265d12cf1ba/
Meryn Cadell - Dont Throw Your Barbie Dolls in The Ocean
http://www.zshare.net/audio/121472352325874d/
Kevin Ayers - Super Salesman
http://www.zshare.net/audio/12147430cc6efaae/
Rainmakers - Big Fat Blonde
http://www.zshare.net/audio/12147414a22988a0/
New Musik - Dead Fish (don't swim home)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/121475091094131f/
Was Not Was - Dad I'm in Jail
http://www.zshare.net/audio/12147506f22ddf37/
Steve Lynch - Special Olympics (crude!)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/121475723fac35e5/
William Shatner - Rocket Man
http://www.zshare.net/audio/121476274a926968/
Plastic Bertrand - Ce Plane Pour Moi
http://www.zshare.net/audio/121476786f5afe5e/
Stuntchimps - Warm Leatherette (cover) I like this one better than "The Normal"
http://www.zshare.net/audio/121478368cef58e1/
& Just who was the "Stuntchimps???.....Dr. Bruce Murphy & Hal Holbrooke(CFNY DJ)
Dr.Bruce is an Ottawa dentist who played his way through dentistry school by touring with Men Without Hats - Pop Goes The World Tour!.A very impressive way to afford expencive courses!
His site!  http://www.brucemurphy.com/ clik on "about Dr Murphy" & then "secret life" for details!

I Never Set To Be Called Weird - Frank Zappa

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