In the same vein as my previous post (“This Rare Recording of WRAS in Atlanta Shows Why the 1980s Really Were The Golden Age of College Radio“), here’s another sample containing ninety minutes of music from WRAS Atlanta, “Album 88.” Just like before, this comes from a cassette tape I found in an old box in the closet. It was recorded on August 31, 1989, beginning at 10:00 PM. It includes some great music from the post-punk, pre-grunge era, as well as some nifty DJ announcements, such as the offer of two tickets to the grand opening of The Masquerade:



As with the previous post, I’ve hidden the playlist contents below in case you want to listen to the recording with virgin ears. Otherwise, click the text below to reveal the track list:

WRAS Atlanta - Album 88 - 1989-08-31
  • Bad Brains – Sacred Love
  • Drivin’ ‘N’ Cryin’ – The Whisper Tames The Lion
  • The Damned – Anything
  • === DJ announces last three tracks played
  • The Clash – London Calling
  • Sidewinders – Witchdoctor
  • The B-52’s – Private Idaho
  • === Small Business Workshop sponsored by the DeKalb Extension Service
  • === Attend the grand opening of a NEW CLUB, the Masquerade, and see The Shadow Puppets and Face of Concern (ticket giveaway)
  • Ministry – Over The Shoulder
  • === PSA: Album 88 Really Helps Keep Families Together
  • Hüsker Dü – Something I Learned Today
  • The Replacements – Never Mind
  • === DJ announces last three tracks played
  • Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
  • Public Image Ltd. – FFF
  • === DJ: Keep those suggestions coming
  • Doctor & The Medics – Burn
  • The Go-Betweens – Was There Anything I Could Do?
  • === DJ announces last three tracks played; time to check in with the news
  • === Chet Martin, Direct from ABC News: A New President for Panama, New Recreational Drugs on the Streets, etc.
  • === PSA: Covenant House
  • === DJ: This is Karen and this is my last shift, so I get to play whatever I want to.
  • The Alarm – Strength
  • === DJ: It’s 11:00. Album 88 is WRAS FM.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Walkin’ On Down The Road
  • The Fall – New Big Prinz
  • Love and Rockets – No Big Deal
  • === DJ announces last three tracks played
  • Black Flag – Drinking and Driving
  • The Cure – M
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees – 92°
  • === DJ announces last three tracks played
  • === DJ: Argentine pianist Dante Medino will present a free public recital 
  • === DJ: Win tickets to see Fairchild and She Said at the Avondale Town Cinema
  • Fishbone – Question of Life
  • Gene Loves Jezebel – The Motion Of Love
  • === PSA: From 7 to 9 Sunday mornings you can hear New Age, New Folk, and much more on New Alternatives with Jane
  • Dash Rip Rock – All Hung Up (partial)


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