Month: January 2009

    The podcast of the 1/30 edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio is up and available at the end of this post.
    This week, we showcase a duet between former Squeeze Keyboardist-turned-TV Host Jools Holland and ska music pioneer Prince Buster (who Americans might remember from his 1967 hit “The Ten Commandments). Other artists featured include Altered Images, The Little Girls, The Clash and Nick Lowe.

      Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature classic alternative music from artists including Altered Images, Haysi Fantaysee, The Little Girls, Nick Lowe and The Clash. We will also feature a 2007 track from former Squeeze keyboardist, accomplished band leader and TV Host Jools Holland with ska pioneer Prince Buster: “Enjoy Yourself”

        The man who taught us how to be “Cruel To Be Kind” and told us the story of “Half a Boy and Half a Man” — Nick Lowe — will release a new “Best of” Cd according to Yep Roc Records, who is allowing fans to order early

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        January 27, 2009

          We have refined some of the features on the Revenge of the 80s Radio website, including the completion of a second Interview Archives page, which features conversations with Terri Nunn, Andy Prieboy, Andy Taylor, Robin Lane and several others.

            This week, we salute some of the great movie soundtrack songs of the 1980s including classics from fine cinema such as “Surf II,” “Revenge of the Nerds,”Private School,” “Up the Academy” and “Out of Bounds.” Other, perhaps more well-known 80s movies are represented as well.

              Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio sow will feature classic tracks from some of the most memorable movies of the 1980s. Among the artists we will play tonight are: Simple Minds, The Bone Symphony, Paul Young and a duet between Annette Funicello and Fishbone.

                Canadian new wavers Men Without Hats will be one of the headliners of Regeneration Tour 2009. They will appear with ABC, Berlin (on select dates), Wang Chung and Heaven 17 as they perform throughout the U.S. between June 17 and July 16.

                  This will be a new feature, which will sporadically appear on our Revenge of the 80s Radio website, highlighting some of the interesting posts form other bloggers

                    Officials at the annual South by Southwest Music Festival, which takes place March 13-22 in Austin, added Devo as a headliner to the event

                      The podcast for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post.

                      The second hour is dedicated to classic alternative dance music with tracks from several artists of the era including Alphaville, Amazulu, Strawberry Switchblade, Blancmange and Depeche Mode.

                        Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show will dedicate its second hour to classic alternative dance music with tracks from artists including Yaz, Alphaville, Amazulu, Depeche Mode, Erasure and Blancmange.

                          The lineup for the 2009 Regeneration Tour has been officially announced by organizers.

                            As Depeche Mode revamps its official website, the tour dates for the European portion of their Tour of the Universe is scheduled to start on May 10th in Tel Aviv, Israel

                              The podcast for our 1/9 Revenge of the 80s Radio program is up and available at the bottom of this post. Leading off the second hour is our conversation with legendary Detroit Alt-Rocker Nikki Corvette, who with Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls formed Gorevette. The first hour featured new music from Andy Prieboy as part of a series of singles he has been putting out since November 2008.

                                Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show will feature a chat with Nikki Corvette on Gorevette, the new band she formed with Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls. Also in the second hour, we will play some Iggy and the Stooges songs in honor of the passing of their innovative guitarist, Ron Asheton.
                                The first hour will feature a new single from Andy Prieboy: “Pauper to a King.”

                                  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to be interviewed on Sunday night at the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City, but reporter Jon Pareles in front of a live audience.

                                    Ron Asheton’s Stooges bandmates, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Mike Watt and Steve MacKay posted a statement on Iggy Pop’s official website on his passing: We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed. For all that knew him behind the […]

                                      Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead in his Ann Arbor, Michigan home. Asheton’s creative riffs will always be remembered by fans and those his axe-handling had inspired. Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature a tribute to Asheton and the Stooges during part of Friday night’s show.

                                        This week on Revenge of the 80s, I will play a recently-taped conversation with Nikki Corvette on her new band, “Gorevette,” which is a collaborative effort with super girl-rocker Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls. We will also feature a new single from the band as well as a new track from Andy Prieboy

                                          The podcast for our January 2, 2009 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up. This week, we feature an encore of a past Revenge show. Next week, we will have the first new show of 2009. Details coming on Monday.

                                            Tonight’s show will be a rebroadcast of a classic Revenge of the 80s Radio show featuring music from artists including Amazulu, Missing Persons, the Cocteau Twins and the Tom Tom Club. The show also highlights “L.O.V.E,” a 2008 single from Annabella Lwin.

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