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November 7th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last night some devoted DJs stayed up all night, broadcasting continuously from 8 pm to 6 am. For the final 3 hours, we counted down with a song from each year since KWUR’s founding in 1976, right up to 2009. Decisions were made by committee so don’t blame me if you don’t like the selections.

Year Artist Song Album
1976 Ramones Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue Ramones
1977 Television Marquee Moon Marquee Moon
1978 Mars 11,000 volts Mars 78
1979 Buzzcocks Orgasm Addict Singles Going Steady
1980 Devo Girl U Want Freedom of Choice
1981 Black Flag TV Party Damaged
1982 Dead Kennedys Bleed for Me Plastic Surgery Disasters
1983 New Order Age of Consent Power Corruption Lies
1984 Minutemen This Ain’t No Picnic Double Nickels on The Dime
1985 The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual Meat is Murder
1986 Slayer Raining Blood Reign in Blood
1987 Big Black Fish Fry Songs About Fucking
1988 Public Enemy Bring the Noise It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1989 Nirvana Negative Creep Bleach
1990 Sonic Youth Tunic (Song for Karen) Goo
1991 My Bloody Valentine When You Sleep Loveless
1992 Eric B and Rakim Don’t Sweat the Technique Don’t Sweat the Technique
1993 Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1994 Pavement Cut Your Hair Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
1995 Yo La Tengo Straight Down to the Bitter End Electr-o-pura
1996 DJ Shadow Building Steam With a Grain of Salt Endtroducing
1997 Radiohead Electioneering OK Computer
1998 Neutral Milk Hotel Holland, 1945 In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
1999 Aphex Twin Windowlicker Windowlicker
2000 New Pornographers Mass Romantic Mass Romantic
2001 Daft Punk Harder Better Faster Stronger Discovery
2002 Wilco Heavy Metal Drummer Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2003 White Stripes Black Math Elephant
2004 Death From Above 1979 Turn It Out You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
2005 Sufjan Stevens John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Illinois
2006 Man Man Engrish Bwudd Six Demon Bag
2007 Animal Collective Winter Wonderland Strawberry Jam
2008 No Age Sleeper Hold Nouns
2009 The Almighty Defenders All My Loving Almighty Defenders

2 responses to “34 Years of Debauchery”

  1. Invisible Cola says:

    And by last night I actually mean thurday night – friday morning.

  2. Mr. Dividing By Zero says:

    that's pretty cool. nice selections.

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