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.
We catch up with Donna Destri in New York City as her new single, “Man Without a Name” is now out.
Do you remember the house band in the bar from the movie “Pretty In Pink?” They were recording artists (as well as A&M Records mail room employees) The Rave-Ups. The group’s frontman, Jimmer Podrasky, is our guest this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio.
Kim Shattuck of The Pandoras and The Muffs (and many other bands, including a stint with The Pixies) is our featured guest.
Steven Jones and Logan Sky are back with us. The duo present their new EP, Maria, and discuss it with Chris
August Darnell’s dream of writing and producing a musical is now a reality as Cherchez La Femme opens tonight to a sold-out crowd at La MaMa Theater in New York City.
Robbie Grey of Modern English is our guest. Modern English is getting ready to release a new album
The Delfonics spanned several decades, including the 1980s, and our guest this week is the co-founder, songwriter, leader and singer of the band, William Hart.
Vivien Goldman, artist, music journalist, singer, author and NYU Professor will be with us once again on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Vivien and August Darnell co-wrote the musical “Cherchez La Femme,” which will play at the La Mama Theater in Manhattan late May-early June.
Clive Farrington of When In Rome has a cunning plan and talks about it on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Farrington is working on a new TV show: EDM-TV
ave Wakeling joins host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio to discuss the English Beat’s upcoming new album, Here We Go, Love.
Naoko Yamano will talk with host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. Naoko introduces Shonen Knife’s upcoming new album, Adventure (scheduled for release outside of Japan on April 1),
Willie Nile is our guest this week. His new album, “World War Willie,” will be released on April 1, 2016.
“Big Jim” Paterson, best known as the trombonist for Dexy’s/Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Sandra Paterson join Chris on Revenge of the 80s to discuss the JP Music Collective
we salute David Bowie by dedicating the entire two-hour broadcast for the week of Jan 15-21 to his music
Andy Prieboy once again appears on Revenge of the 80s Radio. We catch up with Andy and talk about his new single, “A Lot More Love,” which we also play at the end of the discussion.
Ginger Coyote, editor of Punk Globe Magazine and lead singer for the White Trash Debutantes, joins us once again on Revenge of the 80s Radio. This week, we talk about Ginger’s new book, “The Best of Punk Globe,” a collection of the magazine’s most interesting articles and in-depth interviews with punk icons. Ginger founded the publication 38 years ago and has become the definitive punk rock source for fans around the world.
We are happy to have Linda Jo Rizzo (formerly of The Flirts, solo artist) back with us on Revenge of the 80s Radio. We catch up with Linda as she discusses her newest video with TQ, an upcoming new solo track, some future performance dates and some delicious holiday food.
Peter Flierl of Plan B is back on Revenge of the 80s with us, this time with his co-collaborator and keyboardist for the banc, Adrian Miller. During our conversation, Peter and Adrian discuss their upcoming album, new developments with Plan B and we play their new single, “Psycho Happy.”
Logan Sky of Visage and Steven Jones team up once again to produce their second EP, “Polaroids.” Both men will be our guests on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it.
This week on Revenge of the 80s, Hugh Cornwell is back with us. He has a new compilation album featuring two tracks from each of his first six solo albums: The Fall and Rise of Hugh Cornwell. We also play the new track featured on the album.