I spent pretty much every weekday from about 1981 to 1985 in a car with my mother, driving around Los Angeles, listening to KROQ. This could explain why I’ve been a B52s superfan since before I could read, write or intelligibly talk, and also why I’m thrown into near-paralyzing deja vu by the opening chords to certain songs by Echo and the Bunnymen. KROQ now has a web station that aims to approximate what it sounded like in the early-to-mid 80s, complete with station IDs from the likes of Freddy Snakeskin and Jane Wiedlin. Now playing: Blasphemous Rumours.
UPDATE!! Now they’re playing early-00s U2. The honeymoon may already be over.