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It’s the time to spread holiday cheer once again with our Revenge of the 80s Radio Christmas special with yuletide classics from Wall of Voodoo, The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl, Klark Kent, The Waitresses, Doug & the Slugs, Brian Setzer and many more.
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’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.
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.
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.
This week, we feature new music from Paul Kelly, Gary Numan, Urang Matang (with Jim Paterson on trombone) and Colin Hay plus classics by Positive Noise, The Saints, Rose McDowall, Thomas Dolby, The Kings, Close Lobsters and more.
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.
This week, we play a new track from Stan Ridgway plus music from Julie Brown, Mental As Anything, The Slickeee Boys, The Globos, Vis a Vis and many more. Also, Gregg Hammond is back to talk about his next Global Jam for Peace on Sept 23.
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
This week, we feature new music from Colin Hay, Edward Tudor-Pole, Man Parrish and The Godfathers plus classics by Dave & The Dynamos, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Beat, Spoons, Mental As Anything and more classic alternative artists.
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.
We play an encore with with 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, The Three O’Clock, The Vandals, The Go-Gos and many more.
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.
We play new music from Edward Tudor-Pole and Paul Weller. Gregg Hammond, founder of the Global Jam 4 Peace, talks about this important musical event taking place on June 21, 2017 by the Washington Monument.
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
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.
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.