Podcast for 7/11 Show Featuring Martin Fry is Up

Written by on July 12, 2008

ABC is considered the defining group for the New Romantic style of music that was first popular in the U,K, before sweeping into the states. The style, the smoothness of the sound and (as our guest Martin Fry put it) the big choruses are what drew people to the new wave splinter genre. Fry was our guest on Revenge of the 80s; the podcast for the show is on the bottom of this post.

[amazonify]B0015YFOK6[/amazonify]Martin Fry and ABC have a new CD out, Traffic, which is set to be released in the U.S. later this summer. We played a track from the new project, “For the Very First Time,” which is already a hit in Britain. The band will also be part of this year’s Regeneration Tour, which runs thruogh August in North America. Dates and locations can be found on the Regeneration Tour’s website.

During the interview, we talk about the new project, as well as:

  • Fry’s musical influences, including the Motown style
  • His cool suiits
  • A short stint on a reality TV show
  • Why ABC stayed as popular as they did through several different musical phases
  • Other future projects

The interview leads off the second hour of the show.

We also played classic tracks from artists including Monte Video and the Cassettes, The Cramps, Kate Bush and The Little Girls, who will be in the studio in August to record a track for the upcoming Jonathan Richman Tribute CD.

Reader's opinions
  1. Jeremy Kennedy   On   July 15, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Great show Chris. Loved the interview w/ Martin Fry as he is always a great conversationalist. Of all the players on the Regeneration Tour, I am looking forward to seeing ABC most as Martin has brilliant stage presence and his voice is as golden as the suits he wears.

    I may be speaking w/ Phil Oakey of the Human League shortly. I don’t know much about his personality so wish me luck!

    I’m going to add you to my friends on myspace as I would love to know when you have new shows on Revenge of the ’80s available as podcast. I really enjoyed both hours today.

    Cheers and blessings,
    Jeremy Kennedy
    Atlanta, GA USA

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