The Podcast For Our 11/14 Show Featuring A Conversation with Andy Prieboy is Up
Written by admin on November 15, 2008
The podcast for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show, which features our interview with Andy Prieboy is up and available at the bottom of this post. [amazonify]0812969057[/amazonify] Prieboy is remembered most as one of the lead singers for Wall of Voodoo. His repertoire is, however, much longer: he spent some time in the San Francisco punk scene with the rather unique band Eye Protection, he is an accomplished solo artist, a novelist, a playwright and a true creator. In recent weeks, Prieboy has released some new material, including two versions of “Shine (Red Bead Follows Blue),” both of which were premiered on Revenge of the 80s (the latter after the interview). “Shine” also features Stan Ridgway on harmonica, this is the first time both Wall of Voodoo front-men played on the same track.
During our conversation, Andy and I discuss several topics including:
- Andy’s very diverse musical influences and how they helped form his own style
- The stories behind some of his greatest songs
- His thoughts on the music industry
- How “White Trash Wins Lotto” when from a lark to a critically acclaimed musical
- His most recent and upcoming musical creations
Andy will soon release more material that he had been working on for some time, but he also talked about putting out some Eye Protection songs. [amazonify]B001DOJYIG:right[/amazonify] Andy has evolved greatly as a musician and openly talks about the music from the past through today. He had always made it a point to make his music his own way without losing any musical integrity (a consistency that had stood since the Eye Protection days). He will never be accused of “selling out.” He now produces his own music in his studio and releases tracks when they are ready without record company suits dictating how things should be done. Fans of this great creator would not have it any other way.
During the first hour, we feature music from the era including tracks from Blondie, Dexy’s MIdnight Runners, The Damned and Icehouse
Here’s a little something extra on the Andy Prieboy front: He somplsed and performed the theme to Merill Markoe’s “The Lewis Lectures.” This is a youtube video of it: