- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Don't You Forget About Me (Extended Mix), The Psychedelic Furs, Strawberry Switchblade, Thompson Twins, Pet Shop Boys and more.
This special series of Pop Life sets is inspired by the teen angst/romantic comedies of John Hughes, and by my nights in Lawrence and Kansas City DJing Dime Draws Tuesdays at The Sanctuary (83-85), Modern Mondays at Pogos (84-85), and even by the poppier moments of Thursdays at Eyes (87-89) when I wasn't shredding eardrums and expectations by spinning acid house, goth, industrial, hip hop, and early techno. This third and final installment includes synth-pop club classics by Book Of Love, OMD, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Dead Or Alive, and New Order. Not all of these selections were necessarily included in a John Hughes soundtrack, but they were certainly of the moment and part of the soundtrack of our New Wave nights.