5/16 Show Podcast: Featuring Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls

Written by on May 17, 2008

The podcast for our 5/16/08 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post, featuring our interview with Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls. Caron and her sister, Michele, became famous for their energy, fast-paced songs and their harmonies. Their most successful track, “The Earthquake Song,” was not only immortalized on two Rhino Records collections of great songs from the New Wave era, it was also the lead song for a Martin Sheen-hosted documentary on quakes in the 1990s.

The Little Girls

During the interview, Caron and I talked about:

  • How if Caron and Michele didn’t get booed off a stage in their first public performance, they might not have become The Little Girls
  • How the band got their name
  • How long it took to put a band together and get their first album done
  • How, nearly 20 years after breaking up, Caron, Michele and guitarist Kip Brown decided to reform after a packed reunion performance at a school benefit in Santa Monica
  • New material and plans for the future


The Little Girls are another band from the New Wave era who have reunited and are putting out new material. Caron says the band is set to releaser a new CD in Japan featuring tracks recorded back in 1985 before the break-up. The Clear album (2007) is available through Ramo records. Caron and The Little Girls are hoping to soon embark on a nationwide tour in the near future and plans of hitting the road in Japan are being explored.

The Revenge of the 80s interview with Caron Maso Murray leads off the second hour of our podcast.

During the show, we also featured music by Voice of the Beehive, Strawberry Switchblade, The Smiths and a rare live duet between Lone Justice and Bono.

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