The podcast edit for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, Songwriter, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist Ron Rogers is our guest. Ron is most well-known for his work with Ze Records, August Darnell (Kid Creole) and his own Matrix Studios in NYC. He had major charts with “Deputy of Love” and “A Night in New York”… and several dance smashes. Several of Rogers’ classic cuts have recently been re-released and he will soon release a new album, UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
During our conversation, Ron Rogers and I discuss
- His early years
- Playing at the World’s Fair with Darnell as teens
- Working with Kiss, The Rmones and other great acts before they were famous at his Matrix Studios
- Ron’s work with Kid Creole and the Coconuts
- His solo projects
- Ron’s 2011 KRYVZON album and the upcoming UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
Our conversation leads off the second half of the show.
We will also play music from Aneka, Icicle Works, Fiction Factory, Paul Kelly, The Clash, The Undertones and more.
About the Author: This is Chris Cordani, host of the "Revenge of the 80s" Radio Show 709pm Fridays (premeireing on March 14th on Q99.1FM). This blog and the show are here so we can relive the decade where New Wave, thin ties and cheap sunglasses were king. The show is also simulcast on wtbq.com.