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Old 02-22-21, 01:37 PM
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Heavy Rotation - upcoming 80s college rock comic book

So I posted about this in the Kickstarter Comic Books thread in that forum, but I think this really applies more to music fans than comic book fans.

HEAVY ROTATION by Shelly Bond Kickstarter

It's an upcoming comic book about DJs of college radio stations in the 80s. They've already raised the minimum to fund, but you can still get in on the swag if you pledge. If you were a music fan in that era, college stations were a REQUIREMENT. There was no way the mainstream stations were gonna play The Smiths, Echo and The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, etc. You had to know the nearest college stations (WVKR from Vassar College was my local station, and WXCI out of West Connecticut State University was even better but hard to receive in NY where I was).

I'm really excited about this book, so I pledged whatever would get me a hard copy.
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Re: Heavy Rotation - upcoming 80s college rock comic book

That looks pretty cool. Just about when I was in college and the music I was listening to at the time. Did the pledge and look forward to the comic.
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Re: Heavy Rotation - upcoming 80s college rock comic book

Yeah, it was a real crazy time to be a music fan, and you had to jump through serious hoops to hear songs you liked. In high school, I was referred to as having "gone punk", and it was partially true as I started out with the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, but I was also heavily into Adam Ant, Bow Wow Wow, REM, Modern English. Basically anything that wasn't Madonna, Def Leppard, or Michael Jackson. So I still have a serious interest in the "college" bands of the 80s and listen to several podcasts devoted to the era. And still finding new bands to listen to! (even if their last, sometimes only, album came out 35 years ago). In fact, it was on one of those podcasts that I heard about this project.

Even though I eventually went to school in Boston and listened to the stations out of Harvard and Emerson College, it was WXCI that first exposed me to the best music. I could sometimes tune it in on a boom box at home (hopefully for the Sunday night "Adventure Jukebox" show), and while driving I knew there was about a 1/4 mile sliver on Rt. 9W where it came in, and I annoyed my passengers by pressing the preset which was just static until I hit that sliver, all for about 30 seconds of music.

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