Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s Underground

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Left of the Dial: Dispatches From The '80s Underground
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released October 5, 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Label Rhino Records
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Left of the Dial: Dispatches From The '80s Underground is a 4 disc alternative rock compilation released in 2004. The Replacements' song "Left of the Dial" was not actually used.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe" - 4:06
  2. The Jam - "Going Underground" - 2:56
  3. The Cure - "A Forest" - 4:55
  4. Dead Kennedys - "Holiday in Cambodia" - 4:39
  5. The Passions - "I'm in Love With a German Film Star" - 4:01
  6. The Replacements - "I Will Dare" - 3:19
  7. Mission of Burma - "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" - 3:53
  8. X - "Johny Hit and Run Paulene" - 2:50
  9. The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Just Like Honey" - 3:02
  10. Depeche Mode - "Black Celebration" - 4:53
  11. Dream Syndicate - "Tell Me When It's Over" - 3:33
  12. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Hollywood (Africa)" - 5:03
  13. New Order - "Temptation" - 5:44
  14. Japan - "Ghosts" - 4:32
  15. Magazine - "A Song From Under the Floorboards" - 4:11
  16. Aztec Camera - "Oblivious" - 3:12
  17. Hüsker Dü - "Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely" - 3:32
  18. Black Flag - "Rise Above" - 2:26
  19. Wall of Voodoo - "Back in Flesh" - 3:43
  20. The Go-Betweens - "Cattle and Cane" - 4:01

Disc 2[edit]

  1. The Pretenders - "Message of Love" - 3:26
  2. Ultravox - "Vienna" - 4:40
  3. Dinosaur Jr. - "Freak Scene" - 3:37
  4. The Smiths - "This Charming Man" - 2:44
  5. Ministry - "Stigmata" - 5:45
  6. Lone Justice - "Ways to Be Wicked" - 3:26
  7. Killing Joke - "Wardance" - 3:47
  8. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "Enola Gay" - 3:32
  9. The English Beat - "Mirror in the Bathroom" - 3:08
  10. The Raincoats - "Fairytale in the Supermarket" - 3:00
  11. The Smithereens - "Behind the Wall of Sleep" - 3:24
  12. Minutemen - "Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing" - 1:32
  13. Dead Milkmen - "Punk Rock Girl" - 2:39
  14. Concrete Blonde - "Still In Hollywood" - 3:45
  15. Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - 3:27
  16. Violent Femmes - "Blister in the Sun" - 2:26
  17. Meat Puppets - "Lake of Fire" - 2:00
  18. The DB's - "Amplifier" - 3:08
  19. Prefab Sprout - "When Love Breaks Down" - 3:46
  20. The Cramps - "Goo Goo Muck" - 3:07
  21. The Sisters of Mercy - "This Corrosion" - 8:59
  22. XTC - "Senses Working Overtime" - 4:36

Disc 3[edit]

  1. Echo & the Bunnymen - "The Cutter" - 3:55
  2. Bad Brains - "Pay to Cum" - 1:28
  3. The Sugarcubes - "Birthday" - 3:59
  4. Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians - "Madonna of the Wasps" - 3:07
  5. Faith No More - "We Care a Lot" - 4:05
  6. Sonic Youth - "Teen Age Riot" - 6:58
  7. Gang of Four - "To Hell With Poverty" - 3:28
  8. The Feelies - "Fa Cé-La" - 2:03
  9. They Might Be Giants - "Ana Ng" - 3:21
  10. The Chameleons UK - "Swamp Thing" - 6:00
  11. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "The Mercy Seat" - 5:12
  12. Rain Parade - "I Look Around" - 3:07
  13. The Psychedelic Furs - "All That Money Wants" - 3:52
  14. The Church - "Under the Milky Way" - 4:59
  15. Public Image Ltd. - "Rise" - 6:08
  16. Love and Rockets - "Kundalini Express" - 5:51
  17. Green on Red - "Gravity Talks" - 2:34
  18. Throbbing Gristle - "Adrenalin" - 3:58
  19. The Stone Roses - "She Bangs the Drums" - 3:45

Disc 4[edit]

  1. Pixies - "Monkey Gone to Heaven" - 2:56
  2. The The - "Uncertain Smile" - 4:54
  3. Bauhaus - "Bela Lugosi's Dead" - 9:34
  4. Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Christine" - 2:59
  5. Minor Threat - "Straight Edge" - 0:46
  6. Lyres - "I Want to Help You Ann" - 2:30
  7. Beat Happening - "Our Secret" - 2:48
  8. Jane's Addiction - "Jane Says" - 4:53
  9. Julian Cope - "World Shut Your Mouth" - 3:34
  10. Kate Bush - "Running Up that Hill" - 5:00
  11. The Gun Club - "Sex Beat" - 2:48
  12. Camper Van Beethoven - "Take the Skinheads Bowling" - 2:30
  13. Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized" - 3:49
  14. Cocteau Twins - "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" - 4:11
  15. Happy Mondays - "24 Hour Party People" - 4:38
  16. Hoodoo Gurus - "I Want You Back" - 3:11
  17. Descendents - "Surburban Home" - 1:42
  18. The Pogues - "A Pair of Brown Eyes" - 4:53
  19. The Three O'Clock - "Jet Fighter" - 3:27
  20. Butthole Surfers - "Moving to Florida" - 4:31
  21. Billy Bragg - "A New England" - 2:13

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