Our 3/10-16 show is up. This week, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Hour 2 with music from great Irish artists of the classic alternative era, including The Pogues, Still Little Fingers, The Undertones, Hothouse Flowers and The Boomtown Rats
This week,Robbie Grey is back on with us as he discusses Modern English’s new album, Take Me to the Trees. The music reflects the combined sounds of their first two albums, Mesh and Lace and After the Snow. Modern English will also be touring the UK and the US in 2017, the latter both on their own and with the Retro Futura Tour.
This week, we play a track from Taco’s new EP, Puttin on the Ritz 2017 plus music from The Scars, Erasure, The Cockroaches, Jason and the Scorchers, Dexy’s, Dr. Feelgood, The English Beat and more classic alternative artists.
Paul Collins is back on Revenge of the 80s Radio with us. He talks to Chris Cordani about the re-release of his albums: “One Night,” “To Beat or Not to Beat” and “Long Time Gone.” Collins is also preparing to embark on a solo acoustic tour of Europe. American fans will also hear about the upcoming dates in the states including a March residency at Ethyl’s on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, where he will perform every Tuesday of that month.
This time of year, Revenge of the 80s becomes the Love Doctor Central with our specia i “Love and Kisses” show to celebrate the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. We play romantic music from Alison Moyet, The Reels, Jimmy Barnes, Carmine Capobianco and Debi Thibault, A Flock of Seagulls, Tin Tin, The Divinyls and many more classic alternative artists.
Amy Holland joins Chris Cordani this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio. She scored some hit tracks in the early 80s after meeting her musical partner and soon husband Michael McDonald.
Peter Coyne of The Godfathers joins Chris Cordani on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Coyne discusses the band’s new album, A Big, Bad Beautiful Noise.
This week, we have another one of our New Wave Dance Parties in Hour 2 with music from Alphaville, Clive Farrington, Dominatrix, Kevin Stanton (Mi-Sex), Seona Dancing and many more classic alternative artists.
The podcast/syndication edit for this week’s show is up. Taco Ockerse is back on Revenge of the 80s to kick off what looks to be a stellar year for him. The internationally-acclaimed entertainer recently took part in a special tribute to Fred Astaire in Austria where he premiered his new swingin’ “Puttin’ on the Ritz 2017.”
we catch up with some requests and play music from X, The Nomads, Flesh For Lulu, INXS, Debbie Harry, Dr. Feelgood and many more classic alternative artists.
As we prepare for the 2017 season of Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will air an encore broadcast of our German music special: During Hour 2, we play tracks from German New Wavers of the 80s, many of them part of the Neuve Deutshe Welle movement, featuring tracks from Nena, Trio, The Spider Murphy Gang, Spliff, Hubert Kah, Alphaville and many more.
We play jaunting yuletide tunes from Captain Sensible, Squeeze, Book of Love, Wall of Voodoo, the Celibate Rifles, Nick Lowe, Tony Hadley, The Pogues with Kirsty McColl and many more.
Don Most: band leader, recording artist, film maker, star of “Stewardess School” and “Happy Days” talks with Chris this week. Most is touring with his swing band and is releasing two new albums: “Swingin’ Down the Chimney” in time for Christmas and “D. Most: Mostly Swinging” on February 10, 2017
On this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Linda Jo Rizzo, Kate Bush and Cindy Wilson plus classic cuts by Mondo Rock, XTC, A Flock of Seagulls, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Shakin’ Stevens and many more.
we play music from Scottish artists of the classic alternative era including Rose McDowall, Orange Juice, Big Country, Fish, The Armoury Show, The Associates and many more.
Producer, songwriter and musician John Ratcliff joins Chris for a conversation about his music, career and the band he discovered, A-ha.
Our 11/11 show is up. We are airing an encore broadcast of our interview with Jimmer Podrasky of The Rave-Ups.
We are airing an encore broadcast of our interview with Robbie Grey of Modern English.
It’s that time of the year for our Revenge of the 80s Halloween Special, which is also up and available at the bottom of this post. We play spooky season classics from classic alternative artists including Oingo Boingo, Total Coelo, Shane MacGowan (and Friends), The B-52s, Bauhaus, Ministry and the Cramps.
We play two hours of music by new wave, punk and alt-rock artists from Los Angeles including X, The Heaters, The Weirdos, Missing Persons, Wall of Voodoo, The Plugz, Thw Three O’Clock, The Vandals, The Go-Gos and many more.
we play new music from Book of Love and Andy Prieboy plus classic tracks by King, Marquis de Sade, Wang Chung, Hothouse Flowers, The Earons, Hazel O’Connor and many more.
Peter Flierl of Plan B is back on Revenge of the 80s with the band’s new album, Time Is a Diamond. With Peter Plan B’s new lead singer, David Robinson. The duo discuss the new CD, festival dates and an upcoming tour of the Far East. Our conversation takes place during hour 2 of our program
Andy Prieboy is back on Revenge of the 80s Radio. We talk about his newest tracks: a new version of “Build a Better Garden” and “Footnotes.” Among other topics we discuss will be Clown Fights, the cover art to the “Ugly Americans in Australia” album, world history and the genius of ? and the Mysterirans.
Ted Ottaviano of Book of Love talks with host Chris Cordani. The band is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a new album: “MMXVI – Book of Love – The 30th Anniversary Collection.”
This week, we are re-airing our March 2016 interview with Naoki Yamano of Shonen Knife
Big Jim Paterson joins us once again on Revenge of the 80s Radio, the former Dexy’s trombonist is now with a new band, Urang Matang. With us is Al James, the band’s frontman.
In hour 2, we will feature classic alternative artists from New England with music by Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, The Del Fuegos, Jonathan Richman, The Fools, Til Tuesday and many more.
Lauren Duvall, who sang for the final incarnation of Visage (2012-2015), talks with us about her latest project: :Infinite Hearts,” a collaboration with Steven Jones and Logan Sky
This week is an encore show where we devote Hour 2 to the great horn sections and horn players of the classic alternative era with tracks from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Fishbone, Oingo Boingo, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, The Specials, The Blasters and many more great hornmeisters.
Maggie Connell of The Heaters is our guest. The Heaters were one of the LA New Wave scene’s hottest live acts of the late 70s. Led by Maggie Connell, Missy Connell and Mercy Bermudez, the band forged their own sound amid the ascension of the new genre in southern California: a mix of 60s soul, the early girl groups and punk. The Heaters will release the tracks they recorded in 1983 in a few different locations (not in big studios) in a compilation titled: American Dreams: the Portastudio Recordings.