1) KAJAGOOGOO Too Shy
2) NAKED EYES Always Something There to Remind Me
3) TALK TALK Talk Talk
4) KIM WILDE Kids in America
5) VAPORS Turning Japanese
6) RE-FLEX Politics of Dancing
7) PAUL HARDCASTLE 19
8) 999 Homicide
9) COMBO AUDIO Romanticide
10) CLASSIX NOUVEAUX Guilty
11) STRANGLERS (Get a) Grip on Yourself
12) TOM ROBINSON BAND 2-4-6-8 Motorway
13) BOW WOW WOW C30, C60, C90 Go
14) STRAY CATS (She's) Sexy + 17
15) THOMAS DOLBY She Blinded Me With Science
16) SPANDAU BALLET Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)
17) TOTAL COELO I Eat Cannibals (Pt 1)
18) HAYSI FANTAYZEE Shiny Shiny
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What you missed on US radio
Dale Tegtman | San Francisco, California USA | 04/03/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Leans hard to the Europop sound of the 80s. BowWowWow, Classix Nouveaux - bands you didn't hear on US radio and won't hear about on Behind The Music. Shiny,Shiny doesn't turn up much on 80's stations, either. Enjoyable Ira Robbins editorial, too."
Good compilation for a decent price
Susan | Michigan | 12/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this 5 cd set years ago and I still get it out often. True, I wasn't familiar with all of the songs (which is strange since I was a teenager in the 80's), but there are enough great songs to justify the purchase. Most compilations rely on the same 15 songs (yawn). This set reminds you of some songs you may have forgotten and introduces you to some you may have never heard before. If you love the energy and the off-beat style of 80's new wave, this is a great start."
For the 80s new wave fan
T. Jackson | Austin, TX | 08/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember all of these songs and love most of them! But, I am not looking for mainstream 80s stuff, a lot of the songs on the Living in Oblivion series were hits on MTV or in the postpunk/new wave clubs or college radio. Anyone who hit these types of clubs at the time should know these. A great collection for the true fan of new wave/club music."
Gong back to highschool
T. Jackson | 12/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Good music. Gotta love Turning Japanese by The Vapors!"