Month: April 2008

Fans of Kirsty MacColl might remember the events surrounding her tragic death while scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico. Kirsty’s mother, Jean MacColl, recently wrote a book on her daughter’s life: Sun On the Water. In it, she tells of Kirsty not only as an accomplished singer and songwriter — but also as a daughter, person […]

The podcast for our April 25, 2006 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up. We talked with Songwriter/Storyteller/Vocalist/Multi-Instrumentalist Stan Ridgway, known to many as one of the foundig members of Wall of Voodoo and the band’s first lead singer. The interview leads off Hour 2. During the interview, we talked about: The beginning, rise […]

Tonight, Revenge of the 80s has the honor and privelidge of welcoming Songwriter/Storyteller/Vocalist/Multi-Instrumentalist Extraordinaire Stan Ridgway to the show. Ridgway, well-known from his days as Wall of Voodoo’s original leader and a very creative solo career, will talk with us today. The interview will kick off Hour #2. We will also feature music from The […]

I suppose it is bad enough that McDonald’s and American Idol had combined forces to dull the minds of American youngsters by putting out special “American Idol Happy Meals.” The “Happy Meals” also feature a set of musical style-themed toys. One of them grabbed my attention quickly: “New Wave Nigel.” This character wears an orange […]

This Friday, Revenge of the 80s Radio welcomes Stan Ridgway, who many know as the former original lead singer of the band Wall of Voodoo. After he left the group in 1983, Stan began his solo career and hasn’t stopped, working on his own material and collaborating with other musicians including his wife, Pietra Wexstun. […]

Sun on the Water, the book about Irish singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl’s life (writtern by her mother, Jean MacColl), is officially being released at a launch party in the Soho section of London today. Proceeds will help the Justice For Kirsty campaign, which is helping the MacColl family seek justice and a possible retrial in the […]

The podcast for our 4/18/08 show is up. Hour 1 features music from The Go-Gos, Trio, Voice of the Beehive, Amazulu and more; Hour 2 includes cuts from Kate Bush, Q-Feel, ABC and Paul King.

Revenge of the 80s Radio airs live again tonight 7-9pm Eastern US time on Q99.1FM in the Hudson Valley, NY and www.revengeofthe80sradio.com. We will feature music from The Filrts, Voice of the Beehive, Madness, Q-Feel and more. We will also talk about some tour action and the coming release of Sun On the Water, a […]

Sun On the Water, a book on the life of singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl, best known for her duet with The Pogues, “Fairytale of New York,” will be officially released on Monday, April 21st. It was written by her mother, Jean Newlove (as Jean MacColl), as part of the “Justice for Kirsty” campaign. Many of us […]

The podast from the Frida 4/11/08 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up. We featured music from Big Audio Dynamite, Voice of the Beehive, Strawberry Switchblade, INXS, Red Rockers and more. Our “Soundtrack Classic” was an unlikely duet between Annette Funicello and Fishbone from the movie “Back to the Beach.”

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

Dead or Alive, ABC, The Human League, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes and Belinda Carlisle will tour together this year for the 80s Regeneration Tour, which starts August 1st in Phoenix and is slated to ends on August 29th in Atlanta. While the B-52s and Cyndi Lauper will be out for some time together […]

According to Blondie’s MySpace page, tickets are on sale for their Parallel Lines 30th Anniversary tour are on sale now. Details are on the Blondie MySpace page, including a special password for the pre-sale today and tomorrow.

Our podcast for teh 4/4/08 Revenge of the 80s Show is up. With me that evening was guest blogger and longtime radio DJ Al Spry, who worked with me in our very early days and came up for a visit from Florida. During the show, we featured the music of Adam Ant, Voice of the […]

Tonight, Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature the music of artists including Voice of the Beehive, The Cure, The Clash, The Hoodoo Gurus and a special soudtrack classic from the Bone Symphony. Also, our new Guest Blogger, Al Spry, will join me for the program. Last year, from his Orlando home, he endured a […]

Tony Carey, who in the 1970s was a member of the hard rock band Rainbow, also left an interesting mark in the 1980s. While a teen watching MTV back in the day, I saw what was an extremely creative juxtaposition of the concept album and the music video. It was from a band Carey was […]


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