Producer, songwriter and musician John Ratcliff joins Chris for a conversation about his music, career and the band he discovered, A-ha.
Our 11/11 show is up. We are airing an encore broadcast of our interview with Jimmer Podrasky of The Rave-Ups.
We are airing an encore broadcast of our interview with Robbie Grey of Modern English.
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.
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.
we play new music from Book of Love and Andy Prieboy plus classic tracks by King, Marquis de Sade, Wang Chung, Hothouse Flowers, The Earons, Hazel O’Connor 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.”
This week, we are re-airing our March 2016 interview with Naoki Yamano of Shonen Knife
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
This week is an encore show where we devote Hour 2 to the great horn sections and horn players of the classic alternative era with tracks from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Fishbone, Oingo Boingo, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, The Specials, The Blasters and many more great hornmeisters.
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.
During Hour 2, we play music from German New Wavers of the 80s, many of them part of the Neuve Deutshe Welle movement, featuring tracks from Nena, Trio, The Spider Murphy Gang, Spliff, Hubert Kah, Alphaville and many more.
We catch up with Donna Destri in New York City as her new single, “Man Without a Name” is now out.
We play new music from Dexy’s and Shonen Knife, plus classics by Squeeze, Taco, Hong Kong Syndicat, The Hoodoo Gurus, Modern English and many more
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.
Our week of 6-17 show podcast/syndication edit is up. This week,we play a new track from Plan B, plus classics from Nash the Slash, Mondo Rock, XTC, Marshall Crenshaw, The Blasters, Doug & the Slugs and many more.
We catch up with Vivien Goldman before a performance of Cherchez La Femme the Musical at the La MaMa Theater in New York. We discuss how the show is going and it’s potential future. Also, fans can watch a live stream of Cherchez La Femme on June 12 on Howlround.tv
This week, we are running an encore broadcast of our interview with Murray Grindlay, best known as “Monte Video” through his intern“Shoop-Shoop Diddy-Wop Cumma-Cumma Wang-Dang” and as lead singer of the classic 60s band, The Underdogs.
Steven Jones and Logan Sky are back with us. The duo present their new EP, Maria, and discuss it with Chris
We play new tracks from Dexy’s and Shonen Knife plus classics by The Coconuts, The Saints, Pseudo Echo, Blotto, The Tom Tom Club and mor
This week, we play new tracks from Willie Nile and PIL plus classics by The Little Girls, Mondo Rock, The Fabulous Poodles, Mondo Rock, Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Trio and more
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.