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[amazonify]B00171MNKQ[/amazonify] Singer and songwriter Aimee Mann, best known as ‘Til Tuesday’s lead singer released her 7th solo CD today: [amazonify]B00171MNKQ::text::::”@#%&*! Smilers.”[/amazonify] from Amazon. Aimme’s tour to promote the CD begins on June 6th in Anahem, California’s House of Blues and currently runs through September 14th (as of today, according to her home page) in Westhampton […]

While this is an 80s/New Wave-centric blog and program, one would wonder if music would eventually evolve toward New Wave, Punk, Post-Punk or any of its variations without rock pioneers like Bo Diddley, who died yesterday in his Florida home at age 79, to start the first big rock movement. Diddley, whose innovative guitar sound […]

The podcasy for our 5/30 broadcast of Revenge of the 80s, featuring our interview with Nikki Corvette, is up and available in this post. Nikki is directly credited with influencing artists and bands from her days with Nikki and the Corvettes through today — from the Go-Gos to The Donnas, who have a line in […]

We recently updated the Interview Archives page to include our recent discussions with Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls and Jean MacColl. In addition, we rearranged the sidebars, which we will still tinker with over the next few weeks. Now, we are offering our top MP3 picks direct from Amazon. Our new MP3 Downloads […]

Annabella Lwin has been out front for the past month in trying to find help for the people in her home town of Myanmar, Burma, who are still suffering from the devastation of Cyclone Nargis from May 2. She and many others are encouraging people to donate money and help through this website: www.dec.org.uk/. Google […]

Tonight, Revenge of the 80s Radio will introduce a new feature: we will showcase a new track from an artist from the 1980s. Many of the great New Wave era acts are out touring and releasing new material so it is only natual for Revenge of the 80s to showcase their new music. [amazonify]:right:omakase:free-software-catalog-20:300:250[/amazonify] This […]

Note: Revenge of the 80s will be featuring new and upcoming projects by artists from the 80s New Wave era both on the radio program and on this blog. The first will be Dollshouse — a band founded by former Voice of the Beehive bassist Martin Brett. Martin Brett, who was the bassist for Voice […]

Over tha past month or so, I have had some e-mails asking if I recall the old WLIR-FM/WDRE-92.7FM radio stations in Long Island. Not only do I remember how great they were adn their contribution to New Wave music and radio history, I also want you to know about a tribute website to the late […]

Revenge of the 80s Radio airs live tonight 7-9pm Eastern US time on Q99.1FM in the Hudson Valley and the Revenge of the 80s website (the “listen live” link is near the top of the far right column), featuring some of the great music from the New Wave era. You can also call us with […]

The official MySpace page for Revenge of the 80s Radio is up and running. Stay connected as a “Friend” of Revenge of the 80s. We will update you on show news, podcasts, interviews and more. Revenge of the 80s MySpace

The star of one of the most memorized high school movies (probably one behind “Better Off Dead“) of the 1980s was born 45 years ago today. Matthew Broderick, who played the title role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” celebrates his birthday. While Broderick was to star in a long string of movies throughout his career, […]

Rocker Joan Jett, whose career began with the 1970s girl-band “The Runaways,” hit #1 on this date in 1982 with her mainstream hit “I Love Rock and Roll.” Although this might have been my least favorite Jett tune (pre-“Hit List” of course), it showed the nation’s radio execs that women could rock without whining and […]

The B-52s will perform with 80s pop star Cyndi Lauper at the Original Woodstock Concert site (Bethel Woods, Sullican County, NY) on Saturday, June 14th, according to the center’s website.  The Band’s members shot footage for their late 1980s hit “Love Shack” in the Town of Woodstock, not to be confused with the Yasgur’s farm […]

We’re getting in gear for our premiere on Friday, March 14th. We will announce the first interviews we lined up in the coming days We will start posting regularly very soon, but in the meantime, you can now find some of those rare CDs of your favorite 80s artists as well as some of their […]

In one week, we will broadcast the first “Revenge of the 80s” Radio show in the Q99.1 FM studios in New York’s Hudson Valley. We premiere on Friday, March 14, 2008 7-9pm Eastern Time. If you are not in our terrestrial listening area, you can listen to the live webcast on the WTBQ website. A […]

 This is an interview with Voice of the Beehive’s Melissa Belland,. I spoke with her on another show I hosted on her new venture: “Made In Heaven By Missy” She was a winner of last year’s Yahoo! “Ultimate Connection” Contest. Missy hand-crafts fairies and fairy products from her studio in Laguna Beach and her business […]

February 20, 2008

While this site is still under construction,  check out some of our picks on the right column of this blog.  We will showcase some of the legendary artists of the 80s on the show and in this blog.  Keep checking as we build to our March 14th premiere!

This blog will feature all that is the 1980s  —  the music, the clothes, the styles and everything else that went on in that great decade.   We will re-review some of the bands and their CDs, as well as some of their current work.  In addition, we will discuss some of the old shows and the […]


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