Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Question: You have opened up a nightclub of your own. You make your own rules. You play your own music. So what would be your DJ list of songs for your night club?

So I was thinking of putting together the ultimate Blitz play list.

Back in the late 70s Rusty Egan and Steve Strange got together to open up a nightclub called Blitz. This is where you went to if you wanted to party to the sounds of all the newcomers at the time such as The Human League, Soft Cell, Japan and Simple Minds as well the more established greats like David Bowie, Iggy Pop and The Velvet Underground.

I taught I needed a little help with my play list so I searched around the net to see what I can find and I bumped into this DJ website that had a Rusty Egan play list that reflects those times at Blitz. I was pretty happy to know the those tracks that I had already thought of appeared on this play list. I won't be able to complete the list because I don't have all these songs so I would probably add a few more that are not on the list such as Duran Duran's "The Sound of Thunder" and Simple Mind's "I Travel.". But I have enough to make a good sized list to last me the commute to and from work.

You can check out Rusty's website where there is even a more complete play list of Blitz songs. I'm not quite sure how long Blitz ran but it sure sounded like a fun place to be at the time.

Below is Rusty's play list. Make one yourself, spike your hair, put on some makeup and dance like it's 1979. I'll be in the corner drinking along with George, Siouxsie and Marc.


David Bowie - Heroes
Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag
Brian Eno - No One Receiving
Eno/Moebius/Roedelius - Broken Head
Gina X - No GDM
Nina Hagen - TV Glotzer
Human League - Being Boiled
Japan - I Second That Emotion
Japan - Life In Tokyo
Grace Jones - La Vie En Rose
Kraftwerk - The Model
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies
La Dusseldorf - Viva
Landscape - Einstein A Go Go
Thomas Leer - Day Breaks Night Heals
M - M Factor
Magazine - Permafrost
Giorgio Moroder - The Chase
The Normal - Warm Leatherette
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Electricity
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Wolfgang Reichman - Wunderbar
Rinder & Lewis - Willie And The Hand Jive
Roxy Music - Trash
Shock - R.E.R.B.
Simple Minds - Changeling
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
Soft Cell - Memorabillia
Sparks - Number One Song In Heaven
Telex - Cafe De La Jungle
Telex - Moscow Diskow
Throbbing Gristle - Hot On The Heels Of Love
Ultravox - Hiroshima Mon Amour
Ultravox - All Stood Still
Visage - Visage
Yello - Bostich
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Computer Game
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Firecracker


xolondon said...

Cool. Peter Godwin's Baby's In The Mountains. I'd play that.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I would love to see YOUR playlist.