Podcast for 8/1 Show Featuring Lynn Goldsmith Is Up

Written by on August 2, 2008

The podcast for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up. With the upcoming final Police concert in New York, we invited Lynn Goldsmith, the famed photographer who put together the 2007 book The Police: 1978-1983 featuring a huge collection of her work with the band as well as quotes and insights from the members. Our interview with Lynn kicks off the second hour of the show. The Regeneration Tour 2008 began its run through North America, so we played a track from each of the performing artists: ABC, Naked Eyes, Belinda Carlisle, Naked Eyes and A Flock of Seagulls. Also, it was the 27th anniversary of the launch of MTV, which played a big role in the success of several new wave bands; we played tracks of some of their most remembered videos.

[amazonify]0316005916[/amazonify]During our interview, Lynn Goldsmith talks about her time with The Police, who were up and coming when she started working with them. She was there when a record executive thought the song “Roxanne” was gong to be a flop through their big years into the time when they broke up in 1983. Her several candid and behind-the-scenes shots capture the band members as they were humans and not as members of “the business.” Part of the profits for the Police: 1978-1983 will go to help the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which puts musical instruments in the hands of young people whose schools do not have the resources; Copeland is a board member of the organization.

Lynn Goldsmith has photographed several recording artists throughout her career, including the B-52s, Devo and Bruce Springsteen. Her website, www.rockandrollphotogallery.com, showcases her work, as well as behind-the-scenes unreleased Police videos.

While many know Lynn Goldsmith for her photography, she also recorded a series of inspirational music videos under the name “Will Powers.” We are going to have her back in the near future to talk with us more about Will Powers and the Will Powers Institute. Her videos were featured on USA Network’s “Night Flight” and known for their ahead-of-its-time computer graphics work combined with dance choreography. Here is her video for “Adventures In Success:”

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