The Podcast for our 10/10 Show Is Up, With a Re-Broadcast of our Nikki Corvette Interview
Written by admin on October 12, 2008
Our podcast for the week of 10/10 is up, featuring a re-broadcast of our interview with Nikki Corvette, former singer from Nikki and The Corvettes and current frontwoman for Nikki Corvette and The Stingrays. The discussion leads off the second hour of the show.
Nikki talks about how she got started in music after befriending some of the great Detroit bands of the late 70s and early 80s including Iggy and The Stooges and how tough it was to be an all-female group when some male counterparts would refuse to perform with them before the band became famous.
[amazonify]B001CCHEDG:right[/amazonify]We also talk about the disaster that was the sped-up version of Nikki and The Corvettes’ first album and how the normal speed re-release by Bomp! Records was more in line with what the band was all about. Her importance in music history and influence on all-female bands including the Go-Gos and The Donnas, who publicly acknowledged Nikki in the song “Gimmie My Radio,” is evident up through today.
After the success of Bomp! Records 2000 digitally remastered CD release of “Nikki and The Corvettes,” interest in the band grew again both in the U.S. and Japan. [amazonify]B0010OH7I8[/amazonify] Nikki formed a new backup group, The Stingrays, and has been putting out music since. We feature some of those new tracks with some classic Nikki and The Corvettes songs during the interview.
We also featured music from artists including The Clash, Altered Images, Icehouse and Wall of Voodoo.