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I’m still looking for a post-punk song that I heard about a month ago (and I’d still appreciate any suggestions you might have). While searching, though, I’ve come across a number of cool ’80s songs and bands that were new to me, and that I thought you might also like…

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About a week ago, while at Chicago’s Beer Temple, I heard a groovy song that I didn’t recognize. Since then I’ve been trying to track it down, to no avail. Please help me find it!

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That video is so cribbing from Derek Jarman:

The Jarman video is much better, but I still like the Suede song.

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I only just learned about it a few weeks ago:

Related (duh): Faev snogs: Kraftwerk, “Das Model”

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I feel a little unclean linking to a VH1 Storytellers version, but it’s Waits so OK:

The album version is après le jump.

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I may have already featured this one on faev snogs. No matter:

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English-language version after the jump (and it’s worth clicking just to see the adorable knit doll image of the band).

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Used to roller skate a lot to this one, at birthday parties. As it turns out, there are two versions—the original one by the Romantics:

… and a cover by Bucks Fizz:

Not sure now which one I heard at the roller rink. Both feature charmingly low-rent videos, though the Romantics one is kinkier.

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I first heard this song on a radio program my pal John Dixon taped for me, then spent a decade trying to identify it. I played it for employees at Reckless Records and everything. Jeremy M. Davies finally figured it out, as I documented over at HTMLGiant.

Fantastic Everlasting Gobstopper is also Angela Faye Tillett, aka Death By Chocolate. Wherever or whoever she is now—thanks for this song!

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