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Left Of The Dial: Dispatches From The 80s Underground – Artists

In 2004, Rhino Records released a four-disc box set containing punk rock songs from the 1980s. With the song names as hints, how many artists can you name?
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Disc 1
R.E.M.
Radio Free Europe
The Jam
Going Underground
The Cure
A Forest
Dead Kennedys
Holiday In Cambodia
The Passions
I'm In Love With A German Film Star
The Replacements
I Will Dare
Mission Of Burma
That's When I Reach For My Revolver
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Johnny Hit And Run Paulene
The Jesus & Mary Chain
Just Like Honey
Depeche Mode
Black Celebration
The Dream Syndicate
Tell Me When It's Over
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hollywood (Africa)
New Order
Temptation
Japan
Ghosts
Magazine
A Song From Under The Floorboards
Aztec Camera
Oblivious
Hüsker Dü
Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely
Black Flag
Rise Above
Wall Of Voodoo
Back In Flesh
The Go-Betweens
Cattle And Cane
 
 
Disc 2
The Pretenders
Message Of Love
Ultravox
Vienna
Dinosaur Jr.
Freak Scene
The Smiths
This Charming Man
Ministry
Stigmata
Lone Justice
Ways To Be Wicked
Killing Joke
Wardance
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Enola Gay
The English Beat
Mirror In The Bathroom
The Raincoats
Fairytale In The Supermarket
The Smithereens
Behind The Wall Of Sleep
Minutemen
Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing
The Dead Milkmen
Punk Rock Girl
Concrete Blonde
Still In Hollywood
Joy Division
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Violent Femmes
Blister In The Sun
Meat Puppets
Lake Of Fire
The dB's
Amplifier
Prefab Sprout
When Love Breaks Down
The Cramps
Goo Goo Muck
The Sisters Of Mercy
This Corrosion
XTC
Senses Working Overtime
 
 
Disc 3
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Cutter
Bad Brains
Pay To Cum
The Sugarcubes
Birthday
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
Madonna Of The Wasps
Faith No More
We Care A Lot
Sonic Youth
Teen Age Riot
Gang Of Four
To Hell With Poverty
The Feelies
Fa Ce-La
They Might Be Giants
Ana Ng
The Chameleons
Swamp Thing
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Mercy Seat
Rain Parade
I Look Around
The Psychedelic Furs
All That Money Wants
The Church
Under The Milky Way
Public Image Limited
Rise
Love And Rockets
Kundalini Express
Green On Red
Gravity Talks
Throbbing Gristle
Adrenalin
The Stone Roses
She Bangs The Drums
 
 
Disc 4
Pixies
Monkey Gone To Heaven
The The
Uncertain Smile (Original 7" Version)
Bauhaus
Bela Lugosi's Dead
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Christine
Minor Threat
Straight Edge
Lyres
I Want To Help You Ann
Beat Happening
Our Secret
Jane's Addiction
Jane Says
Julian Cope
World Shut Your Mouth
Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill
The Gun Club
Sex Beat
Camper Van Beethoven
Take The Skinheads Bowling
Suicidal Tendencies
Institutionalized
Cocteau Twins
Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
Happy Mondays
24 Hour Party People
Hoodoo Gurus
I Want You Back
Descendents
Suburban Home
The Pogues
A Pair Of Brown Eyes
The Three O'Clock
Jet Fighter
Butthole Surfers
Moving To Florida
Billy Bragg
A New England
2 Comments
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Level 85
Mar 24, 2023
Several of these seem more like New Wave than Punk.
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Level 56
Mar 24, 2023
Oops, fixed the description - thanks for letting me know!