Travel to the Dark Side of New Wave on the October 2018 edition of Land of the Lost on WXPN - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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On the final Friday of every month, WXPN’s Robert Drake hosts Land of the Lost, a showcase of new wave, punk, synthpop, and general rock of the 80s. If you can’t tune in live, we’ve got archives of each episode for you here on The Key.

No genre of music is more closely associated with Halloween than goth, and no era is more closely associated with goth than the 80s. Which makes the October edition of Robert Drake’s Land of the Lost a treat every year.

For this year’s edition of the show, which aired on Friday, October 26th, Drake played goth rock staples like Siouxsie & The Banshees, Christian Death, The Cure, and Gene Loves Jezebel; their synth-oriented cousins like Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, and Ministry; and sinister, seasonally apt songs from artists that aren’t necessarily witchy in aesthetic, like The Specials, The Clash, Dramarama and more.

Listen to the entire four-hour show in the player below.  

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Land of the Lost: Rock of the 80s on WXPN, 2018.10.26

7 p.m.

B-52’s — “Quiche Lorraine”
Book Of Love — “Witchcraft 12″”
The Specials — “Ghost Town”
Psychedelic Furs — “India”
Siouxsie & The Banshees — “Halloween’
The Church — “Under The Milky Way”
Killing Joke — “Love Like Blood”
The March Violets — “Snake Dance”
Christian Death — “Church Of No Return”
Bollock Brothers — “Horror Movies”
Nina Hagen — “Born In Xixax”

8 p.m.

Cabaret Voltaire — “Sensoria”
Depeche Mode — “Breathing In Fumes”
X-Mal Deutschland — “Polarlicht”
Dramarama — “Anything Anything (I’ll Give You)”
My Life With Thrill Kill Kult — “…And This is What the Devil Does!”
Joy Division — “Isolation”
The Clash — “Straight To Hell”
Wall Of Voodoo — “Ring of Fire”
Gene Loves Jezebel — “Desire”
Nine Inch Nails — “Head Like A Hole”
Fad Gadget — “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
X — “The Unheard Music”
New Fast Automatic Daffodils — “Get Better”

9 p.m.

The Sisters Of Mercy — “Lucretia My Reflection”
Shriekback — “Nemesis”
Nitzer Ebb — “Murderous”
New Order — “Everything’s Gone Green”
Iggy Pop — “Nightclubbing”
Peter Murphy — “Cuts You Up’
The Alarm — “The Stand”
The Cure — “One Hundred Years”
Ministry — “(Every Day Is) Halloween”
A Certain Ratio — “Do The Du”

10 p.m.

Liquid Liquid — “Groupmegroup”
Tuxedomoon — “No Tears”
Echo & The Bunnymen — “With A Hip”
Icehouse — “Icehouse”
Lead Into Gold — “Faster Than Light”
Skinny Puppy — “Assimilate”
The Cult — “She Sells Sanctuary”
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark — “Almost”
Gary Numan — “Metal”
Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast — “Science Fiction Double Feature”
Bauhaus — “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”

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