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Song ID: Bill Nelson – “Acceleration” (1983)


In 1982, a shortlived Salt Lake City radio station called Super 107 (KABE-FM) took its cues from KROQ in Los Angeles and aired mostly new wave ear candy. It always felt kinda secret, which is probably why it folded within a year. Modern/alternative radio would soon recover and eventually thrive in SLC, an area that’s perhaps clung to the ‘80s like no other. This song by Bill Nelson, the Be Bop Deluxe frontman gone solo, reminds me of those happy 107 days, though, when it all really did feel like forward motion.

Bill Nelson – “Acceleration” (1983)

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  1. Boneyard Media » Blog Archive » Song IDs: Bram Tchaikovsky Says:

    […] infiltrated my skull again when his “Shall We Dance” aired with generous regularity on Super 107-FM (a year after he’d apparently hung up his rock ‘n’ roll shoes).  To me, the […]

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