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Let's Try 1982 Again

The first time that 1982 was going to be our featured year on Those Were The Days was back on February 5th of this year.  Unfortunately I had to go to the hospital on February 4th and the live show was cancelled.  Hopefully I will have better luck this week when I will try again to flash back forty years.  In my humble opinion,  1982 was the best music year of the eighties.  Tune in to 100.9 or wrco.com Saturday night and see if you agree.  Some of my favorites coming out of the dashboard of my'75 Ford Maverick in the Spring of 1982 include:  I Love Rock n' Roll-Joan Jett,  We Got The Beat-The Go-Go's,  Do You Believe In Love-Huey Lewis,  (Oh) Pretty Woman-Van Halen,  Find Another Fool-Quarterflash,  The Other Woman-Ray Parker Jr.,  Hang Fire-Rolling Stones,  Mama Used To Say-Junior,  Don't You Want Me-Human League,  Freeze-Frame-The J. Geils Band,  Since You're Gone-Cars,  Fantasy-Aldo Nova,  Stone Cold-Rainbow,  Only The Lonely-Motels,  and Hurts So Good-John Cougar (Mellencamp).  What a mix tape!!!!  My old buddy Marty and me had a mobile d.j. business in '82 and we started our education in the real world.  The first lesson was to dub the fast records and polkas onto a cassette tape.  If you played a record with an uptempo beat, the dancers would make the record skip.  Another was to make sure that your trailer was shut and locked while you were playing because otherwise it made a good resting spot for drunk people.   Lesson number three was to try and ignore the guy standing by your d.j. stand shouting....play Judas Priest.  "Hey man, play some Iron Maiden".  "Don't you have any Krokus"?   "Why don't you play some good music for a change"?    I have nothing against those groups.  In fact I like them and some of their songs.  Most of the time, though, when I would give in and spin a tune from the heckler's playlist the floor would clear and the dancers would give me dirty looks.  It would usually take a few songs to get them back and the loud guy had left to walk to the next bar.

I will be taking your requests between six and midnight Saturday night during Those Were The Days.  You can ask for anything that made the charts between the fifites and the eighties.  Listen for the 'Magic Cowbell' that signals a fun trivia question.  Last week we put together a great playlist.  Thanks to our listeners requests, I played several that I have rarely played.  That is what makes it a blast.   Let's talk Saturday night.

Phil

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Guest - Debbie Stafslien on Saturday, April 23 2022 10:41
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1982 was a dynamite year for music. MTV was a driving force. When I watch old clips i can’t believe we thought some of the styles were cool. The music has aged better than the clothes and hair. I enjoy the Saturday shows on Wrco. Deb




1982 was a dynamite year for music. MTV was a driving force. When I watch old clips i can’t believe we thought some of the styles were cool. The music has aged better than the clothes and hair. I enjoy the Saturday shows on Wrco. Deb
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