The podcast/syndication edit for our 7/5 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we have an exclusive interview with Jill Bryson. Jill is best known to music fans for being half of Strawberry Switchblade (with Rose McDowall). The two formed Strawberry Switchblade after seeing a Ramones concert. Jill left the music business after SS broke up and is now a widely respected artist. Now, she is back in the studio, recording music with her daughter.
During our conversation, Jill talks about her studies at the Glasgow School of Art, how she and Rose McDowall teamed up, the lightning success of Strawberry Switchblade, her bout with agoraphobia, her post-Switchblade art career, why she left the music industry and a new album in the works with her daughter.Our conversation leads off hour 2 of our program.Professional stats for your podcast - Learn more here!
We play one of Jill’s new tracks she recorded with her daughter, Jesse Frost, and producer Craig Hood: “Change Your Mind.” Jill and Jesse are recording a new album as The Shapists. You can purchase and download a copy of “Change Your Mind” here.
We will also play classics from Tuxedomoon, Wall of Voodoo, Mental As Anything, ABC, Stiff Little Fingers, Hazel O’Connor, Voice of the Beehive and more.
Revenge of the 80s Radio also broadcasts each week on our affiliate radio stations:
- Q93.5FM – WTBQ FM, Warwick, NY, US
- Rock 103 FM, Central Illinois
- Q107 FM, Peoria, Illinois
- Flashback Radio, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Central FM – 98.6 FM Gibraltar, Spain & 103.8 FM Calahonda, Spain
- Totally 80s – 88.4 FM, Beindorm, Spain
- Surf FM – 87.6 FM, Melbourne, AUS
- Radio 80s – 87.6 FM, Korumburra, AUS
- Seymour FM – 103.9 FM, Seymour, AUS
- Greater Home Radio – 96.7FM, Holbrook, New South Wales, AUS
- Indigo FM Radio Network – 88.0 FM Beechworth, AUS; 88.0 FM Yackandandah, AUS; 87.6 FM, Corowa, AUS; 87.6 FM Rutherglen, AUS
- Elwood FM – 89.1 FM, Melbourne, AUS
- Whaley Radio – 107.4FM, High Points, UK
- WMAC Radio – 107.3FM, Manchester, UK
- 80s & More – Internet Radio, U.K.
- Radio Vera – Limerick, Ireland
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.