Steven Jones is back with us on Revenge of the 80s Radio. He and Logan Sky are releasing a new EP and we will world premiere a new track from them: “Siberian Eyes.”
We once again catch up with Linda Jo Rizzo, who had just come back to Germany from concerts in Australia, the US and Poland. Her new album, Day of the Light: 80s Reloaded, will soon be out in vinyl. We also find out where Linda will be performing this summer and what goes into preparing for and singing at the many huge outdoor festivals in Germany.
Martin Brett is on with us this week as I, Ludicrous is about to release its newest album, Songs from the Side of Lorries. We also discuss beards and highlight the upcoming one-off Voice of the Beehive reunion performance in London on October 7.
Russ Tolman, formerly of True West, is with us this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio upon the release of his new career retrospective album, Compass and Map.
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins are on the road playing new versions of their Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love & Rickets classics as their newest project, Poptone
Tracey and Missy Belland talk about the special Voice of the Beehive reunion show on October 7th in London and we play a musical tribute to Kevin Stanton of Mi-Sex, who passed away on May 17.
Rest In Peace, Kevin Stanton of Mi-Sex
Big Jim Paterson, formerly of Dexy’s, joins us on Revenge of the 80s Radio to give us an update on his JP Collective. With the internationally-renowned trombonist is Collective contributor Keith Gale. The gentlemen discuss some of the music and lyrics coming out of the JPC,
Dave Luther talks about Dave & the Dynamos and his entire music career (including over 40 years with Hogsnort Rupert) with host Chris Cordani on Revenge of the 80s Radio.
Linda Jo Rizzo joins us once again on Revenge of the 80s Radio. She talks with Chris about her newest album, Day of the Light: 80s Reloaded. The new creation features 80s-infused re-makes of some of Linda’s recent hits, covers of 80s tracks (including a duet with Tom Hooker) and a Flirts classics medley.
Martin Atkins, former drummer for Public Image Limited, Killing Joke, Ministry, Brian Brain, Pig Face and Murder, Inc., talks with host Chris Cordani about his new book: Welcome to the Music Business – You’re F**ked!.
Lopez Beatles’ lead singer Bruce Rhodewalt talks with host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio about the band, its formation, their entry into the Basement Tapes show, some of their interesting moments within the LA alt-rock/punk circuit, what the members are doing today and the many Easy Riders, Heads of NATO and Karma Salesmen who came to their Bitchen Party with them and Quasimodo.
Edward Tudor-Pole of Tenpole Tudor talks with host Chris Cordani about his music career, Tenpole Tudor, his stint with the Sex Pistols, some of his movie roles, his one-man shows, a bit on his newly-discovered royal lineage and plans to record new music this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
Our week of 8-5 podcast/syndication edit with Peter Godwin is up. One of the early new wave innovators, Godwin co-founded Metro before going solo. His classic tracks include “Images of Heaven,” “The Art of Love” and “Criminal World,” the latter of which he wrote with Metro and was covered by David Bowie.