The Podcast for our 12/17 Show Is Up – With Debora Iyall
Written by admin on December 19, 2010
The podcast edit for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, our guest is Debora Iyall, whose powerful and distinct voice led Romeo Void in the early 1980s (Our conversation leads off Hour 2). We also played a new Christmas song from The Hollyberries, “(Let’s Have a) Surfin’ Christmas Holiday.” The project is the invention of The Little Girls’ guitarist Kip Brown, who is on lead vocals for this one with Jonathan Paley and Pamela Des Barres.
Debora Iyall recently released “Stay Strong,” a solo album and collaboration with Peter Dunne, formerly of Pearl Harbor and the Explosions. While Romeo Void fans might expect to hear something similar to Iyall’s earlier work, they will be pleasantly surprised with this offering as the she smoothly transitions through several musical genres ranging from upbeat alt-pop to country to modern acoustic alternative and more. Iyall’s reappearance to the music scene also shows listeners a softer sound, especially in the track “One Saturday Night.” Our review of Stay Strong is here.
In our discussion, Debora Iyall and I talk about:
- How she became a singer while studying visual art
- The formation and rise of Romeo Void
- What she was doing through her post-Romeo Void years through today
- Her thoughts on Stay Strong and collaborating with Peter Dunne
- and potential future projects
In the first hour, we play The Hollyberries’ new Christmas track, “(Let’s Have a) Surfin’ Christmas Holiday” and classic music from INXS, Altered Images, Josie Cotton, A-ha, Christie Allen, The English Beat and more.