Saturday Morning Flashback: 1979 [Playlist]

January 3, 2018
This week we time-tripped 38 years to 1979. The introduction of the Sony Walkman gave us a high-quality personal way to listen to music. And there were landmark albums to hear, like Pink Floyd's The Wall, Michael Jackson's Off the Wall. Elvis Costello's Armed Forces and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Damn the Torpedoes. We had a blizzard in Chicago and a meltdown at 3 Mile Island in Pennsylvania. Disco was on the decline and being demolished at Comiskey Park. And then there was a device unveiled that really sucked and we rushed to buy it, The Dustbuster. Here's our non-sucky playlist.... The Police - The Bed's Too Big Without You Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl Of My Dreams Fleetwood Mac - Tusk Roxy Music - Ain't That So Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk George Harrison - Blow Away Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays Patti Smith Group - So You Want To Be (A Rock And Roll Star) Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why Ian Gomm - Hold On Frank Zappa - Dancin Fool Cars - Let's Go Specials - Concrete Jungle Dire Straits - Lady Writer Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down Lene Lovich - Home Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain The Clash - Lost In The Supermarket Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune Kinks - Superman Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) M - Pop Muzik ZZ Top - Cheap Sunglasses Records - Starry Eyes Elvis Costello - Moods For Moderns Blondie - Dreaming Cheap Trick - Dream Police Santana - All I Ever Wanted Joe Jackson - Look Sharp Talking Heads - Life During Wartime Flash And The Pan - Hey St. Peter Pink Floyd - Hey You Graham Park - Passion Is No Ordinary Word