Podcast for 7/25 Show with Terri Nunn Interview is Up
Written by admin on July 26, 2008
The podcast for our July 25th show featuring our interview with Terri Nunn is up and now available at the bottom of this post. Terri is best known as the former lead singer of Berlin. She is also an accomplished solo artist, a writer, talk radio personality and a devoted mom. Some fans might remember Terri was an actress in her younger years, appearing on shows like “Lou Grant” and “T. J. Hooker.” She was offered the role of Lucy Ewing in “Dallas,” but turned it down to get into the music business.
[amazonify]B000294RRQ[/amazonify] Terri talks about the decision she made to sing after being offered the breakthrough TB role eventually played by Charlene Tilton, which wound up being the right one for her, but also fortunate for fans of new wave music in the early to mid-80s. Terri tells Revenge of the 80s she wanted a band with a different sound rather than the countless mainstream bands out there in the late 70s and early 80. She finally met John Crawford, Berlin’s creator. Although part of the L.A. music scene in that time, Berlin’s sounded more like something out of the London alt-synth bands taking over the charts across the Atlantic. Their first album, “Pleasure Victim,” brought them both controversy and a fan base that would start to propel the band to becoming new wave icons.
During the interview, we also talk about:
- How it tool some time for fans of LA’s new music scene to catch on to Berlin
- Berlin’s rise, their music and the videos.
- Why, shortly after their first @1 U.S. hit, Berlin broke up
- Terri’s work as a solo artist
- Other projects Terri is involved in now, including a new solo CD scheduled to be ready by 2009
Terri also recently released a new acoustic version of “Sec (I’m A…)” to be played in an upcoming documentary called “Naked Ambition” about the porn industry. [amazonify]B000B5KQYY:right[/amazonify] She also contributed a chapter to the upcoming book Cherry Bomb and has enjoyed recent stints as a talk radio personality so much that she’s looking at the idea of having her own show. Terri is also involved with the several benefits put together by the supergroup Camp Freddy, which inspired her to put together a female version of the project called “Girls Might Out.” We will keep you up to date on all the future Terri Nunn news on Revenge of the 80s Radio and this blog. Speaking of Camp Freddy, I had previously posted an excellent performance of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”
by Terri. Here it is again:
Our interview with Terri Nunn kicks off the second hour of the show. We also played some Berlin classics, a track from her 2006 CD 4Play and music from other great artists of the era including XTC, INXS, Ultravox and The Boomtown Rats.