The Top 125 Songs of 1985

The Top 150 Songs of 1985 + Random Weird Shit
Part 1: Penny, The Girl with Herpes
Part 2: Hercules and His Motorcycle
Part 3: People Not Taking Any Shit Whatsoever
Part 4: Different Exposures to Reality
Part 5: The Comforting Warmth of Disillusionment
Part 6: An Incomplete Process that Proceeded Anyway

NC-17 SOUNDTRAXXX is being edited, revised, and published. The literature content is gradually being removed for publication or  being transferred to the upcoming site: MHQ HEADQUARTERS. The music countdowns, however, shall remain here.

In the meantime... our first actual book publication, a dystopian epic: The Mansion 

According to the plant and animal life on Earth, which eventually unfriends the human race amidst bold accusations coming from an oddly-shaped row of trees: the concepts of government, religion, and economics were fabricated by the same sources that devised such absurdity as Black Friday sales, fashionable bowling attire, expiration dates for vaginal lube, and marketing strategies to entice specifically targeted mayonnaise consumers … and these sources obviously did not originate on the Planet Earth. From Prohibition to the dystopian future plagued with revolution, animosity towards society, and farming hippos with growth hormones, characters such as Squirrel Abraham and Jimmers Waffles (raccoon) not only challenge the status quo, but also question the entire history that created it.

Compiling 30 Sections and 68 different themes and storylines, which explore topics ranging from concepts of customer service to victimless crimes to a town in West Virginia that repeatedly becomes a ghost town; and featuring guest appearances from the likes of seahorses, dragonflies, praying mantis, chickens, and raccoon, The Mansion chronicles the plight of the human race, where Primitive Man evolved into the species known as Homo Bowler, and set out to destroy the world in a quest for decorative plates, generic shoes, and non-dairy powdered creamer.

Press play to listen to the songs.

125. Dead Can Dance
"Circumradiant Dawn" 
Spleen and Ideal
Melbourne, AU

124. Shriekback
"Nemesis"  5:47
Oil and Gold
London, England

123. Foetus
"Anything (Viva!)"  6:50
Melbourne, AU

122. The Ex
"Nurse!"  6:10
Amsterdam, Netherlands

121. Lip Cream
"Violence of Red Wing Line"  2:06
Kill Ugly Pop
Tokyo, Japan

120. Whiplash
"War Monger"  3:17
Power and Pain
Passaic, NJ

119. Exodus
"A Lesson in Violence"  3:53
Bonded By Blood
San Francisco, CA

118. The Freeze
"Insanity"  2:07
Rabid Reaction
Boston, MA

117. The Miracle Workers
"5:35"  3:36
Inside Out
Portland, OR

116. The Legendary Pink Dots
"Prisoner"  5:12
London, England

115. Van Morrison
"The Master's Eyes" 4:03
A Sense of Wonder
Belfast, Ireland

114. John Mellencamp
"Rain on the Scarecrow"  3:46
Seymour, IN

Hailing from small town Indiana has its advantages. First off, this was pretty much the only mainstream rock song in 1985 taking blatant shots at American capitalism, and the topic being farmland getting confiscated by the yuppie US Reagan Administration to become minimum wage commerce strip malls; and does so with Biblical references...now THAT'S how you appeal to both sides.

113. The Smiths
"How Soon is Now"  6:46
Meat is Murder
Manchester, England

112. Shock Headed Peters
"Chalet D'Amour"  3:56
Not Born Beautiful

111. Τρύπες
"Amnisia"  2:57
Macadonia, Greece

110. The Membranes
"Snake Fish Thing"  5:18
The Gift of Life
Blackpool, England

109. Possessed
"Fallen Angel"  3:58
Seven Churches
San Francisco, CA

108. Plan 9
"Street of Painted Lips"  6:54
Keep Your Cool and Read the Rules
Providence, Rhode Island

107. The Verlaines
"The Ballad of Harry Noryb"  7:37
Hallelujah All the Way Home
Dunedin, New Zealand

106. Dif Juz
"Crosswinds"  7:43
London, England

105. The Alarm
"Spirit of '76"  7:06
Rhyl, Wales

104. Propaganda
"Dream Within a Dream"  9:09
A Secret Wish
Dusseldorf, Germany

103. Nihilist Spasm Band
"Sinister"  8:20
London, ON  Canada

Alison threw a huge party and her hash brownies were the ultimate success story. Dozens of people gathered in the kitchen to discuss off-kilter topics such as an interplanetary species that causes the deterioration of lettuce, all the while others were having a quasi dance party in the living to this song.

102. Robert Wyatt
"Gharbzadegi"  8:20
Old Rottenhat
Bristol, England

At a gathering with friends at a roach infested bar in the city's slum, Diane bickered on and on about the price of her phone bill. Her friends encouraged her to take these pills insisting they would make her relax. Once home, Diane took the pills, and her thoughts gradually drifted from suicide bombing the phone company to opening up her own bagel stand somewhere on the moon.

101. Exxplorer
"Going To Hell"  5:14
Symphonies of Steel
Keansburg, NJ

Annoyed with all the festivities that come with warm sunny days, Eric decided to escape to a gloomy state of the Earth and make several unsuccessful attempts to resurrect Uncle Lee Roy from the dead. The end result, however, brought some guy named Marvin up from Hades who went on to seek work at a gas station in North Dakota.

NC-17 Soundtraxxx SONGS OF 1985:  150-126  125-101  100-76  75-51  50-26  25-#1

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