5/30 Show Podcast Featuring Interview With Nikki Corvette Is Up

Written by on May 31, 2008

The podcasy for our 5/30 broadcast of Revenge of the 80s, featuring our interview with Nikki Corvette, is up and available in this post. Nikki is directly credited with influencing artists and bands from her days with Nikki and the Corvettes through today — from the Go-Gos to The Donnas, who have a line in their song “Gimmie My Radio” that goes: “…I want to be like Nikki Corvette.” They were not alone.

Nikki Corvette


Nikki came from the Detroit music scene of the late 70s with bands like MC5 and The Stooges. Bomp! records re-released the original Nikki and the Corvettes album on CD in 2001 and she was soon back on the road, playing not only for her hans from the early 80s, but a new generation of fans as well. She’s now with her new band, The Stingrays, who put out the “Back to Detroit” CD with her in 2005. Nikki Corvette adn The Stingrays’ newest tracks are being put out by Ramo Records; they are also releasing a CD in Japan.

During the interview, we talked about:

  • How Nikki became a fixture in the Detroit punk/rock scene before she took to the stage for the first time
  • How when she first started out, many rockers didn’t want her band to play with them because Nikki was a woman
  • What she might have in common with Alvin the Chipmunk
  • While Nikki influenced many bands over the years, who were her influences?
  • What brought Nikki back into the spotlight.

We also talk with Nikki about her new projects, touring plans and her new band.

As the Season 4 Finale aired in the U.S. on 5/29/08, we pondered the interesting Nikki and the Corvettes reference from Season 2: Remember Nikki, the actress who was introduced with boyfriend Paulo that year and quickly killed off? The “Lost” charachter, Nikki, played a TV role as a woman named “Corvette” in the show “Expose.” Whilw I had not yet been able to confirm that suspicion, I do know the producers of the show do not give out names by accident (their claim, not mine).

The Nikki Corvette interview leads off the second hour. We also play some of her classic tunes and new music.

During the first hour of Revenge of the 80s, we played music from the top artists of the era, including The Clash, Monte Video and the Cassettes, Voice of the Beehive and A-ha.

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