What I've always wondered is why no alternative/Indie rock station was included. Seems like a no-brainer for music-lovers like Rockstar to remain true to the period whilst being able to include some really unique music. I was surprised that they didn't even force a few alternative songs into any of the other stations.
Bands from the period that could have been included:
- Echo & The Bunnymen - eg. 'The Back of Love'; 'The Cutter'; 'The Killing Moon'
- REM - eg. 'Radio Free Europe'; 'Rockville'; 'Superman'
- Violent Femmes - 'Children of the Revolution'; 'Add It Up'
- Bauhaus - 'Harry'; 'Kick in the Eye'; 'Ziggy Stardust'
- Siouxsie & The Banshees - 'Spellbound'; 'Firework'; 'Cities in Dust'
- Joy Division - 'Digital'; 'Transmission'; 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
- The Cure - 'Fire In Cairo'; 'Pornography'; 'Screw'
- The Smiths - 'This Charming Man'; 'Panic'
Any ideas as to why this essential 80s genre wasn't included?