This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio premiers tonight. We play new tracks from Kid Creole & the Coconuts and Blaine L. Reininger plus classics from Men Without Hats, The Beloved, Prefab Sprout, The Time Bandits, Amazulu and more classic alternative artists.
Gang of Four is releasing a new EP, titled Complicit, and band co-founder Andy Gill talks with host Chris Cordani about it. Gill offers some background on the tracks in the EP, including the first single from it, “Lucky,” a track conveying his thoughts on Wall Street, market panics, world economies and computerized trading. Also, Gill discusses why he centered one song around Ivanka Trump (who is on the cover of the EP), Gang of Four’s beginnings and legacy.
This week’s show features music from artists of the 80s out of New York City. We play tracks from Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Dictators, Ron Rogers, Bush Tetras, The Toasters, Blondie and more.
The FULL UNCUT INTERVIEW with Rose McDowall as she talks with host Chris Cordani on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio as her 1993 Sorrow album, Under the Yew Possessed, is set to be re-released. Rose opens up about her music, growing up in a crime-ridden section of Glasgow, standing up to dangerous neighborhood thugs and the murder of her little brother. It’s a special conversation you do not want to miss.
Willie Nile is working on a new album and he talks about it with us on Revenge of the 80s Radio this week. The new creation is due out this summer. We also play music from Blancmange, The Associates, The Cockroaches, INXS, The Pogues and more.
as Chris recovers from eye surgery, we air a classic show where 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.
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play covers of Rolling Stones songs by classic alternative artists
Blaine L. Reininger joins us to talk about his new album, The Blue Sleep
Steven Jones and Logan Sky are back with us again on Revenge of the 80s Radio with a new album, Hans Und Lieselotte. The music is inspired by their recent trip to Estonia
Dave Faulkner talks with Chris on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. The Hoodoo Gurus co-founder takes us back to the early Perth punk scene as a member of The Victims, the formation of the Gurus, some of the classic tracks, videos, the Mets and his thoughts on some of the newer Hoodoo Gurus and Victims music.
Peter Case talks with host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio upon the release of “On My Way Downtown: Live On Folk Scene,” an album comprised of two performance sessions on the famous Folk Scene radio show. Case discusses the tracks, stories behind some of them, the broadcasts, his solo work, creating The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Plimsouls as well as his beginnings as a budding musician in Western New York and San Francisco.
This week, Neil Arthur of Blancmange talks with host Chris Cordani about their new album, Unfurnished Rooms. The album takes a somewhat darker tone than longtime fans of Blancmange are used to, with a more harder-edge guitar mixed in with Arthur’s classic synth-based style. Blancmange has also released a new 9-CD set, The Blanc Tapes, featuring fan favorites, deeper cuts, demos and B-sides.
Emmy Award-winning lead animator from The Simpsons and Tourette’s Syndrome conqueror Chance Raspberry talks about his new project, which looks to be the Ultimate 80s Cartoon Sitcom: Little Billy. You can help make this a reality.
This week, we re-broadcast our show with Bruce Rhodewalt of the Lopez Beatles
This week, Nick Welsh, aka King Hammond joins us once again. We talk about his new book, The Life and Times of a Ska Man.
We also play tracks from Trio, X, The Fleshtones, Thomas Dolby, Trans-X, Men Without Hats and more.
This week, Clive Farrington joins us once again. His new book, The Further Confessions of a One-Hit Wonder, is finished and will be out soon. We also talk about some of the new music Farrington has recorded this year and some future concert dates.
Dweezil Zappa talks with Chris Cordani on Revenge of the 80s Radio
This week is dedicated to songs with the artists names in the titles, featuring music from Immaculate Fools, Dog Police,Dominatrix, Falco, Madness, Tear Garden, Book of Love and more
Steven Jones and Logan Sky are back on and with a new EP. The album features the final song written by Steve Strange, “Corrupt State,” before his untimely passing.
Herwig Rudisser is our guest on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio – Hear it now
Cindy Wilson will talk with host Chris Cordani about her upcoming new album, “Change,” on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Wilson, a long-time member of the B-52s, offers fans and music lovers a new side of her with a band of talented musicians who created what they call a “Turbo Chill” sound. Wilson displays a different side of her musical talents through “Change” and her recent EPs. The first single, “Mystic,” is already released with the full album being made available on November 17th, 2017.
Dance music historian James Arena talks about his new book, Europe’s Stars of 80s Dance Pop, featuring interviews with 32 people who made the sub-genre a world-wide sensation. The book is out now and available on Amazon.
Bill Mumy, actor and musician, talks with Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio about his new solo album, “Velour” and the first creation from his new collaboration with Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) and John Cowsill: Action Skulls
Punk Globe Magazine releases its 40th Anniversary special issue on August 1, 2017. Ginger Coyote, Founder and Editor of Punk Globe talks about the publication’s history and celebrating 40 years of the magazine with host Chris Cordani.
Electro-New Wave/Hip-Hop Dance Producer Extraordinaire Man Parrish will talk with host Chris Cordani about his upcoming new album, STAR, this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio
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