Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cool comp alert: The 80s Underground - Deepest Cuts Vol. 1

An incredibly gracious and thoughtful friend of mine who hosts an '80s power pop/indie/new wave (you get the idea) show on KSCU radio has assembled a twenty-one track compendium of obscuro tunes, featuring music purloined from Wilfully Obscure and a bevy of other likeminded blogs, not to mention his own personal stash.  The 80s Underground - Deepest Cuts Vol. 1 includes music from such left-off-the-dial luminaries as Zeitgeist, Rhythm Corps, I-Rails, Cleaners From Venus, Girls From Tahiti, The Truth, and well over a dozen more.  Per his website:

Years of careful research and development have finally yielded the first official 80s Underground show Deepest Cuts compilation album! What we have unearthed here is some of the finest top-shelf, yet criminally obscure music from the 1980s - bands that barely saw the light of day, let alone the cutout bin or $1 special racks at the local record store. Enjoy these fleeting moments of left-of-center brilliance and praise the digital technology that has immortalized these songs which were mostly cassette and/or vinyl only releases. 

So sayeth a great sage once, treat yourself, don't cheat yourself.  Download this puppy without further delay here.


I Want My MTV said...

Track 17, "The Picture," has no band info. Who recorded it? Thanks for posting!

Jeff Shelton said...

That would be Corps Diplomatique.
The track listing and band detail is contained in the liner notes (downloadable as a PDF) from the above link.

bglobe313 said...

Thanks for the tip. Should be interesting listening. Let's see if I have heard ANY of it before.

Ace K.

spavid said...

Thanks for catching that Jeff!