Our Revenge of the 80s Radio #Halloween 2019 special is up. We play haunted tracks and spooky classics from Tom Waits, Roky Erickson, The Cramps, Carmine Capobianco & Debi Thibault, The Dream Syndicate and more
Josie Cotton is back to talk about her new album, Everything is Oh Yeah, which was originally recorded in 1986. Josie discusses the album, why it represents a transition in her career, in-session contrary industry advice from Malcolm McLaren and Brian Setzer, thoughts on some of the tracks and an plans for 2020.
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Dr. Robert of The Blow Monkeys looks at his career, music with the band, solo projects and an album in the works for 2020. We also play tracks from Linda Jo Rizzo, The Payolas, The Jazzateers, Big Country and more
we salute the women of punk and new wave with tracks from the ladies of the Classic Alternative era, featuring new tracks from Josie Cotton, Rose McDowall, Berlin and classics by Martha Davis, Lydia Lunch, The Little Girls, Strawberry Switchblade, The Coconuts and many more.
The Punk Professor, Vivien Goldman, is back on with us and with a new book: Revenge of the She-Punks: A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot. Vivien looks at the female stars of punk from the early pioneers to today, not only in the US and UK.
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, J.C. Carroll joins us once again. This time, we talk about The Members’ new album, Versions, which features covers of songs from an array of diverse artists like The Buzzcocks, Prince, David Bowie and ABBA.
Steven Jones and Logan Sky are back on with us as they have new music, a special R.A.R.E. album of tracks from their archives, an update on the Electric Eye-inspired movie and the 10th anniversary of Sky’s first solo album.
This week, Hour 2 of this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio is dedicated to the music of Ranking Roger, who passed away on March 26, 2019 after battling cancer.
This week, we play an encore presentation one of our favorite episodes: New Zealand musician Murray Grindlay, known to many as “Monte Video” from his 1982 international smash hit “Shoop-Shoop, Diddy-Wop, Cumma-Cumma, Wang-Dang” as Monte Video and the Cassettes is our guest
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from The Flesh Eaters and Simple Minds plus classics by Icehouse, Neil (Nigel Planer), Toyah, The Smiths and more
Andy Prieboy is back with us on Revenge of the #80s Radio with a new EP: “Every Night of My Life.” Andy tells the stories behind the music, which includes a 1981 composition, a duet with the late Tony Kinman, musings of his time in the New Wave scene and an homage to the man who gave the talented musician to his first practice. We also play one of his new tracks, “I Had a New Wave Act.”
Suzi Quatro joins host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. The rock legend and pioneer’s new album, No Control, will soon be released. Suzi talks about the tracks, collaborating with her son on the music and an upcoming tour of Australia
This week, we catch up with Edward, his new solo music, concert dates and a new album with a group of Norwegian musicians called the Tenpole Tudor Vikings. We also play tracks from The Hoodoo Gurus, Squeeze, Iam Siam, Nina Hagen and more.
Chris D, John Doe, Dave Alvin, Bill Bateman, Steve Berlin and D. J. Bonebrake reformed the most well-known lineup of the LA Punk supergroup, The Flesh Eaters, for a new album and some tour dates. Chris D. talks with host Chris Cordani about I Used to be Pretty (available now), the band’s history, the famous lineup and his own career.
This week, we are dedicating Revenge of the 80s to that musically innovative decade as we play classic alternative era covers of music from the 1960s with tracks from Boomerang, The Damned, The Lopez Beatles, Mental As Anything, Julian Cope, Visage, Suzi Quatro, The Clash and more.
J. C. Carroll, longtime Members member and multi-instrumentalist, talks with host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. We start with Carroll’s early days working with then-future star Graham Parker, joining the Members, his business acumen, solo work, movie scores and his newest album: West Byfleet Selfie.
This week, we play new music from Robin Scott, Paul Kelly and Kim Wilde plus classics by the Uncanny X-Men, XTC, Mental As Anything and more.
This week, we have some fun talking 80s B-Movies with Nerd Nation Radio host Gene Hoyle. We also play music from The Saints, Nash the Slash, Elvis Costello, Bad Manners, Wall of Voodoo and more
We play joy-filled jaunting tracks filled with holiday cheer by Wall of Voodoo, Squeeze, The Damned, Mojo Nixon, Kim Wilde, Erasure, Captain Sensible, Bananarama and many more.
Frankie Previte of Frankie & the Knockouts talks with Chris about the new F&TN 3 CD set, The Complete Collection, from which some proceeds will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Action.
Chris talks with Kevan Byrne, a producer working on the upcoming documentary about classic alternative musical innovator Nash the Slash titled So You Think You Were Normal?
Devon Buchanon joins Chris once again on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio. We discuss some of his work with video producer David Rose, look back at his music, pdfs, his fight against Stage 4 Cancer and a possible cure in a special drug trial.
Robin Scott, known to many as “M,” will talk with host Chris Cordani on Revenge of the #80s Radio about the M project, his early career, working with Malcolm McLaren since the two met in college, a musical written by Scott, his post-M career and newest album, Emotional DNA, as we play the latest single from that: “House of Cards.”
This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature new music from Paul Collins and Julian Cope plus tracks from The Divinyls, Icehouse, The Flirts and more.
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.
Steven Jones and Logan Sky will talk with Chris about their newest album, The Electric Eye, due out October 26.
Donna Destri talks with Chris about her new Double A-Side single with Paul Zone with covers of two Sonny & Cher deeper cuts: “It’s the Little Things” and “Just You.” “It’s the Little Things” was produced by Man Parrish and “Just You” was set to tune by Richard Citroen.
This week, we play new music from Midge Ure, Squeeze and Blaine L. Reininger plys classic from King, The Clean, Mental As Anything, Adam and the Ants, Taco, The Motels and more.
This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio premiers tonight. We play new tracks from Kid Creole & the Coconuts and Blaine L. Reininger plus classics from Men Without Hats, The Beloved, Prefab Sprout, The Time Bandits, Amazulu and more classic alternative artists.
This week on Revenge of the 80s radio, we play new tracks from Simple Minds, Paul Kelly and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark plus classics by Julian Cope, The Hoodoo Gurus, Icicle Works, The Cramps, Rational Youth and more.