Friday 5/16 Guest: Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls
Written by admin on May 13, 2008
Remember The Little Girls? That’s the band best known for singing about having fun during an earthquake and taught us all How To Pick Up Girls in the early 80s. This Friday night, Caron Maso, the band’s leader and songwriter, will be our guest on Revenge of the 80s.
The core of the band was (and still is) Caron, her sister Michele Maso and guitarist Kip Brown. After their first album was released, videos for “The Earthquake Song” and “How To Pick Up Girls” were regularly played during the early days of MTV.
The band broke up in 1985, but years later, Rhino Records forever engraved them in New Wave history by putting “The Earthquake Song” in its second “Soundtrack” CD from the Movie “Valley Girl” (The song was never played during the movie, Caron talks about that during the interview). Almost 20 years after the band broke up, Caron, Michele and Kip re-formed the group for a school benefit concert in Santa Monica, California. The show was packed and it was not long before they decided to get back in the studio and on the road as a band again.
During the interview, Caron and I talk about:
- How she and Michele started out doing song parodies and Monty Python sketches
- How the sisters inspired after being off the stage during their first public performance
- Their struggles in puting a band and a first album together
- How a model and American Bandstand helped propel “The Earthquake Song” to becoming a hit
- …and new projects.
The Little Girls are now working with Ramo Records, who will soon release new material along with tracks the band recorded in 1985 before they broke up.
Revenge of the 80s Radio broadcasts live every Friday night on Q99.1FM in New York’s Hudson Valley and the Revenge of the 80s Website/Blog (“Listen Live” icon on the upper part of the far right column) 7-9pm Eastern US time. The podcast will be up on Saturday. Our interview with Caron will lead off the sceond hour.