Here lies some scans of an eight-page pamphlet given out by Live 105 containing the 500 (actually 501) songs from their countdown, probably over Labor Day or Memorial Day, 1988. I just found it in a cardboard box in a cupboard. It is not intended as nostalgia or some "the music and the memories" type shiite. It's all about curiosity (man). Hearing these songs circa 1988 made me curious about music and started me down that road to a rabid curiosity worthy of Jack Rabid. And as for some of the one-hit wonders I never heard, or only heard a couple of times, I have a lingering curiosity. Maybe some label like Rhino should be making _Pebbles_/_Nuggets_ style compilations about the musical underbelly of, say, 1986-1991. I don't think the ultracommercial "EIGHTIES MUSIC" comps tell the whole story.

It's weird to look at this playlist and think about all the wide-ranging and creative music that was lumped under the "modern rock" or "alternative" banner. I don't know if this is true, but I have the feeling that a Live 105 countdown contained some unique finds that only the San Francisco DJs were playing, in addition to the Depeche Mode/Cure/Smiths universe that was also being played on KROQ, 91X and _120 Minutes_.

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Other songs (may be on the list and I didn't notice them):
Karel Fialka - Matthew
Bill Pritchard
Cocteau Twins - Caroline's Fingers.... and Heaven or Las Vegas
The Pursuit of Happiness - I'm an Adult (but "She's so Young" is a better song)
Shiek ah -El-Kafar (I don't remember anything about this except the sample went "You are my slave!" .... "You can't be serious.")
The Slickee Boys - This Party Sucks
The Church - Starfish
The Church - Reptile
Captain Sensible - The Toys Take Over
Kon Kan - I beg your Pardon ("..there once was a time and there once was a way.....")
Cold Cut - Stop This Crazy Thing
CCCP - Orient Express
Edelweiss - Edelweiss
Roddy Frame and Mick Jones - Good Morning Britain
New Order - the World Cup theme ("..we're playing for England, hey! hey hey!..")
Trashcan Sinatras
Guadalcanal Diary - It's Always Saturday
Momus - Hairstyle of the Devil
Telex - Temporary Chicken
Tone Loc
Secession - Sneakyville
Information Society - Pure Energy (???)
Pixies - Here Comes your Man
Frazier Chorus - Dream Kitchen
Shona Laing - Soviet Snow
Transvision Vamp - Tell That Girl to Shut Up