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Queued Up Playlist: 9/20/20

Queued Up Playlist: 9/20/20

HOUR 1 Of Monsters and Men Visitor Glass Animals Tangerine Curtis Waters Stunnin Bloxx Lie Out Loud IDKHOW Leave Me Alone Tones and I Ur So Cool Peach Tree Rascals Mariposa Houses Paranoid The Backseat Lovers Kilby Girl Brye Lemons Bully Where to Start Boy Pablo Hey Girl Cold Hart/Lil Peep Me And You Phoebe…

Manley’s Mixtape- Beastie Boys

Manley’s Mixtape- Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys brought rap to alternative, and alternative to rap.  One of the most important bands for BOTH genres!  3 friends from NY that started as a punk band and went on to take over the world.  From party bangers to social conscious raps about equality, the Beastie Boys have everything in their bag.…

Manley’s Mixtape- INXS

Manley’s Mixtape- INXS

It seems like every band comes from Australia these days. Seriously, Tame Impala, Tones and I, Vance Joy and a TON of others.  Is there some weird Middle Earth ogre factory somewhere down under but instead of orcs, musicians are produced?  That would actually be pretty sick. The point is, there are so many great…

Manley’s Mixtape- Blink 182

Manley’s Mixtape- Blink 182

Blink 182 (pronounce eighteen two) are one of those bands thats impossible not to love.  Are they the best band? No.  Are they great musicians?  Not particularly.  Well besides Travis who is a drum god.  But are they a band that makes you smile literally every time they come on the radio?  Absolutely!  Plus one…

Manley’s Mixtape- LCD Soundsystem

Manley’s Mixtape- LCD Soundsystem

It seems as though I’ve been playing multiple LCD Soundsystem songs each day during the History of Alternative, which is great because they are one of the best electronic/alt bands ever.  Check out these tunes and if you fall in love make sure you watch Shut Up And Play The Hits, their documentary of the…

Manley’s Mixtape- The Clash

Manley’s Mixtape- The Clash

Some people like to say that The Clash are the only band that matters.  Which would mean that this mixtape is the only one that matters.  Which is fine with me, The Clash RULE!  Here are a few of my favorite Clash tunes, narrowing it down to just 10 is virtually impossible but here we…

Manley’s Mixtape- Nine Inch Nails

Manley’s Mixtape- Nine Inch Nails

Does anyone make better angry music than Nine Inch Nails?  Heck no!  And it makes sense, considering Trent Reznor had to grow up in Cleveland of all places.  Releasing their debut album back in 1989, Pretty Hate Machine would provide NIN with the blueprint for success all the way through the early 2000s, when he…

Manley’s Mixtape- Essential Strokes

Manley’s Mixtape- Essential Strokes

Hi friends! If the Strokes didn’t happen, for all we know we could still be stuck listening to nu metal <shudders>. And for that reason alone they deserve all of our praise!  In fact, I remember hearing Last Nite on WKQX when it first came out and thinking “I don’t like this yet, but I…

Manley’s Mixtape- Essential Pearl Jam

Manley’s Mixtape- Essential Pearl Jam

Hey friends!  While you are enjoying the History of Alternative on the radio, I’m hanging out on the internet putting together essential playlists from my favorite bands throughout history.  Back in the day we called these things mixtapes, and it was thanks to a mixtape given to me by my good friend Mike Makowka that…

Queued Up Playlist 8/30/20

Queued Up Playlist 8/30/20

HOUR 1 Smashing Pumpkins CYR Dylan Cartlidge Yellow Brick Road Cannons Fire For You Phoenix Identical Unlikely Candidates High Low Cold Hart/ Lil Peep Me and You IDKHOW Leave Me Alone J GRGRY Don’t Ever Give Up Phoebe Bridges Kyoto Lewis del Mar The Ceiling Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death Hoko Ok Ok Gerard Way…