Tag Archives: The Vapors

8.1.2021 History Of Alternative

8.1.2021 History Of Alternative

Pearl Jam, The Smiths, Weezer and Veruca Salt in this set along with STP, Soul Coughing and Spoon, U2, Blink 182, XTC and INXS, plus a nod to MTVs 40th anniversary with The Pretenders, David Bowie, Split Enz and “Video Killed The Radio Star” from The Buggles.

2.7.2021 History Of Alternative

2.7.2021 History Of Alternative

Weezer, Radiohead, Depeche Mode and Green Day in this set along with Blink 182, Blur and Blondie, plus Pearl Jam, PJ Harvey and a refresher course in popularity from Nada Surf.

8.2.2020 Alt_Backspace

8.2.2020 Alt_Backspace

The Cure, Oasis, STP and 311 lead this set along with Local H, Pavement and Material Issue. Plus, MTV launched 39 years ago this weekend, so music from the first day of “music television” from The Buggles, Blondie, The Pretenders, The Vapors and Split Enz.

7.28.19 Alt_Backspace

7.28.19 Alt_Backspace

Flanking the show with Stabbing Westward tunes to salute our soon-to-be departing friend Walt Flakus along with Walt favorites from Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, The The and Radiohead. Plus, Beck, The Cure, Nada Surf and Reel Big Fish covering an 80s classic complete this retro set.

5.26.19 Alt_Backspace

5.26.19 Alt_Backspace

Weezer, The Cure, Beck and 311 lead this set along with Oasis, The Smiths, Belly and The Replacements. Plus, Iggy Pop, “American Music” from The Violent Femmes and a song of summer from Fountains Of Wayne.

8.5.18 Alt_Backspace

8.5.18 Alt_Backspace

“You’ll never look at music the same way again” said VJ Mark Goodman when MTV launched 37 years ago this week (8.1.81) with videos from The Buggles, Split Enz, The Pretenders, Talking Heads and The Vapors.

12.11.16 – Alt_Backspace

12.11.16 – Alt_Backspace

It’s like #ThrowbackThursday for alternative music, except you can listen any day of the week