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we talk Hot Summer Jams, the title of both a new single from Taco and new book by music writer James Arena. Both gentlemen have been on with us before, so why not put them together for a show?

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we feature a tribute musical block to Andy Fletcher, a founding member of Depeche Mode, who recently passed on.
We also play music from Missing Persons, The Boomtown Rats, The Korgis and more classic alternative artists

We have another New Wave Dance Party on this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio with extended remixes and concrete-cutting classics from Alphaville, Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, Book of Love and more classic alternative artists.

Jennie Matthias didn’t aspire to be a singer; she didn’t know she had the voice for the job. It was an accidental “audition” for a bunch of ex-Bodysnatchers looking to form a new band which led to Jennie becoming the lead singer of a band which would later be known as The Belle Stars. Jennie Mathias is our guest on this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio

In the early days of Revenge of the 80s Radio, I used to cover and review concerts somewhat regularly. During one at Jones Beach in 2009 which featured several artists of the 80s, I met backstage a rather talented percussionist, Lily Gonzalez, who was playing with ABC at the time. Since, she has worked with several classic alternative acts, most recently (and currently) with Tony Hadley. Lily has a new album out titled Sink or Swim; she will be our guest on this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio.

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Men Without Hats and Steve Hovingtom plus classics by Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Mi-Sex, Captain Sensible, Bad Manners, The Raincoats and more.

Andy Prieboy is back on Revenge of the 80s Radio with his new Anti-Anthology, One and One Make Three: Forgotten, Abandoned, Unfinished Songs, 1979-2021.

On this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio, we feature 70s music covers from classic alternative artists including groovy tracks from Strawberry Switchblade, Annabel Lamb, Men Without Hats, Girlschool, Dexy’s, Midge Ure, Love & Rockets and Krisma.

Steven Jones and Logan Sky have new music once again and they join Chris Cordani on Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it. We discuss Steven and Logan’s new single, “The Last Man in Europe,” which will be part of their next EP, as well as more of their recent projects.

Steve Hovington of B-Movie talks with Chris Cordani about his upcoming solo album, Audience with Myself, due out on March 21, 2022.

we play 90s music from artists of the 80s including tracks from Sorrow (with Rose McDowall), David Bowie, Suggs, Doug & the Slugs, Andy Prieboy, Stan Ridgway, Mojo Nixon and more classic alternative musicians.

David J. talks with Chris about Night Crickets, their first album, A Free Society, how they melded together and stories behind some of their tracks.

Marshall Crenshaw re-released his #447 album and joins Chris on Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it. The new recording of the album features two new tracks, “Will of the Wind” and “Santa Fe,” the latter being a cover of a Gregg Turner song.

On this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio, Jimmer Podransky talks with host Chris Cordani about the new Rave-Ups album (to be released Feb 4th), Tomorrow.

Taco Ockerse’s Gold: The Ultimate Best of Taco is out now and he is on Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it.

Julie Christensen joins Chris Cordani on this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio upon the January 21, 2022 release of her new album 11 From Kevin… Songs from Kevin Gordon. Christensen has been a longtime fan of the Nashville fold legend’s music, suggested an album of some of his great music needs to be recorded and Gordon wanted her to be the one to perform the tracks.

for our first Revenge of the 80s Radio of 2022, we play some of the best tracks from 2021 recorded by Classic Alternative artists in hour 2 with the past year’s music from T’Pau, The Stranglers, Taco, The Plimsouls, Men Without Hats and more

Revenge of the 80s Radio presents our Christmas Special with holiday cheer from Josie Cotton, Wall of Voodoo, Kim Wilde, The Rebel Pebbles, They Might Be Giants, The Damned, The Pouges & Kirsty McColl, Fishbone, Limahl, Squeeze and more classic alternative artists.

Clive Gregson of Any Trouble talks with host Chris Cordani about his music, forming Any Trouble, his solo work, eclectic collaborations and upcoming new albums.

Peter Coyle is our guest on this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio. We talk with the Lotus Eaters’ co-founder about his career, the early days, his influences, solo career and songwriting phiosophy.

We have another New Wave Dance Party this episode of Revenge of the 8s Radio. We play dance tracks, remixes and extended versions of cuts from Visage, Plastic Bertrand, Aneka, ABC, Blancmange and more classic alternative artists

Tony Thomas of Dog Police and the Tony Thomas Trio is our guest on this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio

Ivan Doroschuck is our guest for this special edition, as Men Without Hats has released a new EP titled Again – Part 1, which features four covers of rock classics played with the unique MWH sound and a re-imagining of “Safety Dance” as a power ballad called “No Friends of Mine.” Men Without Hats will also be touring soon to support this collection and the upcoming Again – Part 2, which will look back at several of the band’s classic tracks alternatively.

Our Revenge of the 80s Radio #Halloween special is up. We play haunted tracks and spooky classics from Tom Waits, Roky Erickson, The Cramps, Carmine Capobianco & Debi Thibault, The Dream Syndicate and more

Carol Decker is back on with Revenge of the 80s Radio for this episode to talk about T’Pau’s new 3CD box set, The Essential T’Pau.

On this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play songs with jobs and careers in the title and about work. We play occupational tracks from Aneka, The Uncanny X-Men, R.E.M., Blotto, The Waterboys, Iggy Pop, Devo and more classic alternative artists

David Kendrick, join Chris Cordani this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio.

Plan B Australia has a new album – Hello, Dear Stranger – and that means we have band leader and bassist Peter “Sneaky Pete” Flierl is on Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it.

Big Jim Paterson joins us on Revenge of the 80s Radio upon the news of a Dexy’s tour in 2022 and an upcoming re-imagining of the Too-Rye-Ay album.

The Divine Horsemen have a new album and Chris D. on Revenge of the 80s to talk about it. After the Flesh Eaters created their I Used to Be Pretty album in 2019 and playing some live shows, Chris and Julie Christensen (who sang on the album) decided to record a new Devine Horsemen Album. The result: the eclectic Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix.


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