I'll throw my memories into this thread, as well. I first listened to CFNY back in '79 or '80. I was just moving the dial one early morning. I heard a set that included: \"Court of the Crimson King\", a piece from Dvorak's \"New World Symphony\" and \"London Calling\". My first thoughts were \"Hmmm, interesting mix\". It didn't take long for me to tune in, more often. The '80's were my high school and university years, so most of my listening was done in the mornings, evenings and on weekends. Programs I enjoyed, over the years, included: Pete and Geets, Live Earl Jive, the Original Import Show, Thursday Night Live, Alternative Bedtime Hour and just the different themed Saturdays/weekends (51 in '81, etc). I chalk it up to an incredible mix of talent and a format that made The Spirit, what it was and I am so glad I found it.
Much of the music from then, has stuck with me. If I had to hazard a guess on which album, I have played most often from back then, I'd say it would be The Beat's \"I Just Can't Stop It\". I think, I have bought 4 or 5 copies of that album, over the years. Some months ago, I was going through my lps, some that got played upon sight were: The CFNY promo lp (included the songs \"Love Cascade\", \"Radio Clash\", \"Never Say Never\", \"Waiting For A Train\", \"Love My Way\" and \"Der Kommissar\"), \"Snap\" - The Jam, \"The Circle and the Square\" - Red Box, Big Pig - Bonk and \"A Secret Wish\" - Propaganda. This led me to picking up copies of \"A Secret Wish\" and \"Outside World\" on cd. At the same time, I spied a copy of Rational Youth's \"Cold War Nightlife\", which was quickly added to the purchase.
I recently found boxes of mix tapes, I made from the radio, back in the day. Quality isn't good, but definately brought back some memories. I enjoyed listening to a couple of Thursday night live eps
( Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure and The Beat (this tape was twisted halfway through
Great site you have here. I have lurked here on and off over the years. I first stumbled across it years ago, then again just after the reunion (dang!) and then again a few weeks ago, when I finally registered.