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If you are a fan of The Coconuts, or a fan of great classic alternative music, please sign this petition that is being sent to EMI record company asking them to re-release Don’t Take My Coconuts.

The podcast version of our 9/5/09 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. The second our of our show features Classic New Wave music by artists from Australia and New Zealand.

An interesting story recently came out in the British News Site Expressansstar.com, chronicling original Dexy’s Midnight Runners Bassist Pete Williams’ effort to help keep his childhood swimming hole, the Cossley Baths near his then home in Whiteheath, alive.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature our latest interview with Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls. The band has just released two new CDs: Thank Heaven for Valley Pop and Today… and Yesterday.

Thomas Dolby, the man who brought new wave synth-pop to a new level, has a newly-released CD/DVD compilation out. It’s called The Singular Thomas Dolby, spanning his illustrious solo career.

This installment of Revenge of the 80s: A Salute to Mothers includes cuts from Voice of the Beehive, Tears For Fears, Strawberry Switchblade, Louise Robey, Kate Bush and Altered Images.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s features a conversation with Sally Kellerman, who is best known to 80s fans as Rodney Dangerfield’s love interest and English Professor in the movie “Back to School.” She is most well-known to everyone else as Major Margaret Houlihan in the MASH movie, as well as for several other movie roles, TV appearances and voiceovers.

Official word from Red Entertainment, organizers of Regeneration Tour 2009, finalizes the previously-unofficial dates for the new wave concert series.

On this Friday’s Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will feature a conversation with actress Sally Kellerman, who is also an accomplished singer and has a new CD out.
Kellerman starred in such great 80s movies like “Back to School,” “Moving Violations” and “Meatballs 3.”

This week, in honor of April Fool’s Day, our entire second hour pays homage to some of the best comedy tracks of the 1980s, including classics from Bad News, Neil, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, The Frantics and Julie Brown

This week on Revenge of the 80s, we honor April Fools Day with some of the great classic alternative novelty songs of the 80s with tracks from Bad News, Joe Dolce, Miss Julie Brown, The Kids in the Hall, Niel and more.

Some of the interesting things happening on other 80s blogs.

Terri Nunn and Berlin are recording a special April 4th concert at the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollywood, California. The show will be recorded for their upcoming live CD/DVD package due out in June, according to the Official Berlin Website

For tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show, we will not only feature classic alternative tracks from the 80s, we will play a bit more than usual of some of the artists’ newer music.
We will feature new music from Andy Prieboy, Stan Ridgway, Adriana Kaegi (whose TAG album will be out soon), Louise Robey, Martin Fry and ABC (from last year’s Traffic album) and Nikki Corvette’s band Gorevette as well as some other post-80s work from the era’s great performers.

Former X leader John Doe has had one of the more diverse careers of anyone borne from the L.A. punk scene of the late 70s/early 80s and this new effort looks to be another musical gem from him.

This week’s show will feature classic alternative tracks from artists including Depeche Mode (whose first single from their upcoming album will premiere on German TV tomorrow), Kate Bush, Ameka and Book of Love. We will also catch up on some requests, which can be made by e-mailing us: radio@revengeofthe80sradio.com.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature classic alternative music from artists including Altered Images, Haysi Fantaysee, The Little Girls, Nick Lowe and The Clash. We will also feature a 2007 track from former Squeeze keyboardist, accomplished band leader and TV Host Jools Holland with ska pioneer Prince Buster: “Enjoy Yourself”

The lineup for the 2009 Regeneration Tour has been officially announced by organizers.

As Depeche Mode revamps its official website, the tour dates for the European portion of their Tour of the Universe is scheduled to start on May 10th in Tel Aviv, Israel

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to be interviewed on Sunday night at the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City, but reporter Jon Pareles in front of a live audience.

This week on Revenge of the 80s, I will play a recently-taped conversation with Nikki Corvette on her new band, “Gorevette,” which is a collaborative effort with super girl-rocker Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls. We will also feature a new single from the band as well as a new track from Andy Prieboy

The podcast for our January 2, 2009 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up. This week, we feature an encore of a past Revenge show. Next week, we will have the first new show of 2009. Details coming on Monday.

Tonight’s show will be a rebroadcast of a classic Revenge of the 80s Radio show featuring music from artists including Amazulu, Missing Persons, the Cocteau Twins and the Tom Tom Club. The show also highlights “L.O.V.E,” a 2008 single from Annabella Lwin.

We at Revenge of the 80s Radio want to thank all of you who read and participate in this blog and listen to the Revenge of the 80s radio show and podcasts for a wonderful first year on the air. We will continue in 2009 to expand our playlist, have conversations with more of your […]

This week we aired an encore Revenge of the 80s program. The podcast is up and available at the end of this post. We at Revenge of the 80s Radio wish you a very Happy Holidays!

First, from all of us at Revenge of the 80s Radio to you and your loved ones: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Have a very 80s New Year! Our special Christmas Podcast is available on this post. While we went through some classic alt-80s holiday tracks, I wanted to share some of my favorite Christmastime […]

The long-awaited new album by Depeche Mode has been completed. Dave Gahan, the band’s frontman, told reporters from the LA Times Music Blog, “Pop & Hiss.” The album, which has not been titled at the time of this post, is due out next year. In May, Depeche Mode will embark on the European leg of […]

Alternative Country Music Legend Rodney Crowell has now been nominated for a Grammy award in three straight decades, joining a very short list of performers. The man who brought us such great albums as But What Will the Neighbors Think and Diamonds and Dirt is a finalist for “Best Folk/Americana Album” for his work on […]

Now, we can watch a plethora of Madness videos at will. Recently, the band announced the creation of their new YouTube channel, which features several of their classic works including “It Must Be Love,” “My Girl” and “Baggy Trousers.” Madness never appeared to take themselves too seriously in their videos and guest appearances on television […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s show will feature some requests from listeners and a new track from Gorevette, the new band led by Nikki Corvette (Nikki and the Corvettes) and Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls.


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