This week, there are no themes holding the mix together. Just a bunch of really great versions of really great songs.
I guess actually, there was a spark of inspiration for this mix and it’s that I really wanted to start it off with the crazy nine minute version of Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy.” And I wanted to include that Seona Dancing track because that is a band featuring RICKY GERVAIS. Yes, that Ricky Gervais. Oh, and I also wanted an excuse to share the really long version of Pete Shelley’s “Homosapien.” And I wanted to make sure you got to hear that super fun mix of Gary Numan’s “Cars.” OK, so I guess there is a theme this week: mixes I REALLY want you to hear.
Might I recommend you listen to this mix with glitter in your hair and lots of make-up on your face? I don’t care if you’re a boy or a girl — just do it. If you need some eyeliner, I’m sure Ricky will let you borrow some.
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy (12″ Version)
The Cure – Fascination Street (Extended Remix)
Seona Dancing – More to Lose (12″ Extended Remix)
The Associates – Take Me to the Girl (12″ Mix)
Freeez – I.O.U. (Extended Mix)
Kajagoogoo – Ooh to Be Ah (The Construction Mix)
Gary Numan – Cars (‘E’ Reg Model Extended Mix)
Pete Shelley – Homosapien (12″ Mix)
Camouflage – The Great Commandment (Extended Dance Remix)
Visage – Fade to Grey (12″ Extended Remix)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Secret (12″ Mix)
New Order – Round & Round (12″ Version)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)
Front Line Assembly – No Limit (Damaged Goods Remix)
Figures On a Beach – No Stars (Club Remix)