Our 3/15 show (with Murray Grindlay) podcast/syndication edit is up

Written by on March 16, 2013

The podcast/syndication edit for our 3/15 Revenge of the 80s is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, New Zealand musician Murray Grindlay, known to many as “Monte Video” from his 1982 international smash hit “Shoop-Shoop, Diddy-Wop, Cumma-Cumma, Wang-Dang” as Monte Video and the Cassettes is our guest. Grindlay, however is well known for his work across the musical spectrum u New Zealand and Australia. He fronted The Underdogs, led other bands, released solo music, composed musical scores for movies and has built a successful jingles business (for which he earned a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012).

Murray discusses the early days with the Underdogs, the New Zealand music scene in the 60s and the 80s, the creation of the Monte Video character and how he not only fooled the Australian press into believing Ringo Starr played drums for the his band, but gaining the attention of David Geffen. We also talk about how Grindlay changed the landscape of commercial music writing and his work with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Taj Mahal.

Our conversation leads off hour 2 of our program

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We also play classics by Romeo Void, Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, Pseudo Echo, Haircut 100, Doctor & the Medics, The Specials, The Party Boys and more.

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