Month: May 2009
This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show features a conversation with Wang Chung’s Jack Hues, who will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour.
Tonight, Wang Chung’s Jack Hues is my guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Jack and longtime bandmate Nick Feldman are back together and will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour.
Record label Claremont 56 announced it will release music from former Liquid Liquid vocalist Sal Principato’s 1980s side project “Fists of Facts,”
This week, our guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Jack Hues. He and Nick Feldman partnered up with drummer Darin Costin to form Huang Chung, which later became known as Wang Chung. Hues and Feldman will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour with Terri Nunn and Berlin, ABC, Cutting Crew and Missing Persons.
This week, we have wall-to-wall classic alternative cover songs of the 1980s from artists including Captain Sensible, Strawberry Switchblade, The Tom Tom Club, Louise Robey and The Cure
Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature classic cover songs from the era. Among the classic covers we will feature are performances by Trio, Laibach, Strawberry Switchblade, The Little Girls, The Fine Young Cannibals and Blondie.
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.
Due to some financial considerations, Heaven 17 will not be on this year’s Regeneration Tour, according event organizers. The band was to have been included in a lineup featuring Terri Nunn and Berlin, ABC, Cutting Crew and Wang Chung (with Missing Persons for some shows)
Back by popular demand, the second hour featured our Classic Alternative Dance Party with tracks from Yaz, The Flirts, Dominatrix and ABC. n the first hour, we played tracks from artists including Jason and the Scorchers, Boomerang, REM and Voice of the Beehive
The second hour of this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will be another Classic Alternative Dance Party with club hits from Yaz, Falco, Dominatrix and more.
Artists featured in the first hour include REM, Jason and the Scorchers, Wall of Voodoo and Boomerang.
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Much has been made of recent comments by Monty Python funnyman John Cleese about British comedy. The international star went on record saying that comedy in the old country has generally not been funny since the 1980s. While fans of “The Office” and several other relatively newer comedies might scoff at that (one actor/comedian, Martin Clines, went as far as saying that Clesse himself has not been funny since then), there is a plethora of substance to what the man who played the legendary character “Basil Fawlty” said.
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.
This week’s show will honor the Moms on Mother’s Day… we will have classic alternative music in celebration of mothers (“Mother Stands for Comfort” by Kate Bush comes to mind) while we will also play tracks from moms of the 80s (and a few NEW moms from the era)
Comedic actor Dom DeLuise passed away in his sleep last night. Movie fans of the 80s will always remember him as the great super-hero Captain Chaos/Victor Prizm in the first two Cannonball Run movies, in which he co-starred with Burt Reynolds (the two were a quite interesting comedy team).
This week’s show is loosely-themed “Songs of the Spring.” I write “loosely” because the music is not necessarily about the spring or from the spring, but the selected tracks are songs that I always liked to hear in the spring in the 1980s and beyond.
Revenge of the 80s kicks off May with music of the spring — or at least what makes me think of the spring. We will feature classic alternative tracks and deeper cuts from artists including Stan Ridgway, Icehouse, Nena, Voice of the Beehive and Dexy’s Midnight Runners.