Comico is starting a new club night -- Club La Luna, and I'm coming out of semi-retirement to be one of the resident DJs. Even though its meant more for late night chills and spills than shaking it on the dancefloor, we've taken our inspiration from classic clubs of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, like "CBGB's" (NY punk), "The Roxy" (dub reggae meets UK punk rockers), "Hacienda/Factory" (post-punk Manchester scene), etc.. The first night is this Saturday (Sept 10, 2300-0130), where I'll be playing early eighties synthpop. Only trouble is I can't think of a particular club that epitomized this era/genre (let me know if you have any suggestions). I hope to see you there. Mention this blog post, and I'll give you a free pass to Tivoli for the night.
A sample playlist follows the jump. Here's some ideas I have for the playlist so far. (Ever noticed how many synthop classics are questions... Why? Do you really want to hurt me? Who needs love like that?!) Your requests and suggestions are welcome. â€¢ ABC - The Look of Love â€¢ a-ha - Sun Always Shines on TV â€¢ Alphaville - Big in Japan â€¢ Animotion - Obsession â€¢ Black - Wonderful Life â€¢ Bronski Beat - Why? / Smalltown Boy â€¢ Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? / Time (Clock of the Heart) â€¢ Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough / Shake the Disease / Somebody / People Are People â€¢ Devo - Whip It â€¢ Duran Duran - The Reflex / Notorious â€¢ Erasure - Always / Who Needs Love Like That? â€¢ Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams â€¢ Falco - Rock Me Amadeus â€¢ Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax/Two Tribes â€¢ Gary Numan - M.E. / Are Friends Electric? â€¢ General Public - Tenderness â€¢ Go-Go's - Head Over Heels â€¢ Heaven 17 - Temptation â€¢ Howard Jones - What is Love? / Like to Get to Know You Well â€¢ Human League - Don't You Want Me? / Fascination â€¢ Icicle Works - Whisper to a Scream â€¢ Jan Hammer - Miami Vice Theme/Crockett's Theme â€¢ Kajagoogoo - Too Shy â€¢ Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes â€¢ Kraftwerk - Tour de France (Radio Edit) â€¢ Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me â€¢ New Order - Salvation 12" / Blue Monday 12" â€¢ Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't it be good? â€¢ Men Without Hats - Safety Dance â€¢ OMD - Forever Live and Die / Enola Gay / If You Leave â€¢ Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin 12" â€¢ Peter Schilling - Major Tom â€¢ Prefab Sprout - When Love Breaks Down â€¢ Psychadelic Furs - Pretty in Pink â€¢ Real Life - Send Me An Angel â€¢ Roxy Music - More Than This â€¢ Soft Cell - Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go? â€¢ Spandau Ballet - Gold/True â€¢ Talk Talk - It's My Life/Life's What You Make It â€¢ Tears for Fears - Pale Shelter / Shout (US remix) â€¢ Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now â€¢ Ultravox - Dancing with Tears in My Eyes â€¢ Vangelis - Blade Runner â€¢ Visage - Fade to Grey â€¢ Wang Chung - To Live and Die in LA