04 March 2013

'70s-'80s Heroes on the FMA

The Free Music Archive is an amazing resource for cutting edge music. It is also home to artists who have helped create the cutting edge for a long time. People such as: David Bynre (Talking Heads), Gang of Four, Bush Tetras, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), Transmitters, Superchunk, Robyn Hitchcock, The Soft Boys, Paul Westerberg (The Replacements), The Church, The Damned, Half Japanese, The Jesus Lizard, Hugh Cornwell (Stranglers), Legendary Pink Dots, to name just a few.

Here's a free 34-track compilation celebrating such music heroes.

'70s-'80s Heroes on the FMA: a compilation of artists on the Free Music Archive who won our hearts decades ago

  1. The Units "Digital Stimulation"
  2. Bush Tetras "You Taste Like The Tropics" (Live)
  3. Gang Of Four "You'll Never Pay for the Farm" (Live)
  4. The Church "Pangaea" (Live)
  5. OMD "History of Modern" (Live)
  6. Paul Westerberg "Looking Up in Heaven" (Live)
  7. Kingface "Dirty Water Come" (Live)
  8. The Damned "13th Floor Vendetta" (Live)
  9. Half Japanese "Charmed Life" (Live)
  10. Robyn Hitchcock "English Girl" (Live)
  11. The Damned "Noise Noise Noise" (Live)
  12. The Wedding Present "Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now" (Live)
  13. The Monochrome Set "Eine Symphonie Des Grauens" (Live)
  14. The Soft Boys "The Man With the Lightbulb Head" (Live)
  15. The Cynics "Spinning Wheel Motel" (Live)
  16. X "See How We Are (Live @ KEXP)" (Live)
  17. Swans "Eden Prison" (Live)
  18. Transmitters "God Give Me Strength" (Live)
  19. Transmitters "Cellos" (Live)
  20. Nightingales "Born Again in Birmingham" (Live)
  21. Hugh Cornwell "Philip K. Ridiculous"
  22. Hugh Cornwell "The Pleasure Of Your Company"
  23. Dress Up As Natives "You Had to Be There"
  24. The Scientists "Set It On Fire" (Live)
  25. Legendary Pink Dots "Soft Toy" (Live)
  26. The Urinals – I'm A Bug (Live)
  27. Reggie Regan "Burning Swedish Meatballs"
  28. Single Bullet Theory "Miss Two Knives"
  29. Single Bullet Theory "Rocker's Night Out (Punk for a Day)"
  30. David Byrne "My Fair Lady"
  31. The Jesus Lizard "Monkey Trick"
  32. Unrest "Cherry Cherry" (Live)
  33. Superchunk "Detroit Has a Skyline" (Live)
  34. Sponsors "Easy for You to Say"