In the early days of Revenge of the 80s Radio, I used to cover and review concerts somewhat regularly. During one at Jones Beach in 2009 which featured several artists of the 80s, I met backstage a rather talented percussionist, Lily Gonzalez, who was playing with ABC at the time. Since, she has worked with several classic alternative acts, most recently (and currently) with Tony Hadley. Lily has a new album out titled Sink or Swim; she will be our guest on this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio.
for our first Revenge of the 80s Radio of 2022, we play some of the best tracks from 2021 recorded by Classic Alternative artists in hour 2 with the past year’s music from T’Pau, The Stranglers, Taco, The Plimsouls, Men Without Hats and more
On this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play songs with jobs and careers in the title and about work. We play occupational tracks from Aneka, The Uncanny X-Men, R.E.M., Blotto, The Waterboys, Iggy Pop, Devo and more classic alternative artists
This week on Revenge of the 80s, we play new music from Katrina, The Members, Suzi Quatro, Jon Klages and classics by INXS, The Lounge Lizards, PIL, Stiff Little Fingers and more classic alternative artists
Suzi Quatro is back on with us and with a new album, The Devil in Me. The album, produced by her son Richard Tuchey, features Suzi spanning genres from her classic sound, to the blues, moving ballads, some modern rock and a hint of smooth jazz-rock back to a potential Detroit anthem titled “Motor City Riders.”
Jon Klages talks with Chris about his new album, Fabulous Twilight. The collection is something of a nod and tribute to his grandfather, the legendary musician/bandleader/producer Enoch Light, who was an innovator all-around in the industry.
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Plastic Bertrand introduces his new album, The Human Experience (English title).
Our Revenge of the 80s Radio #Halloween 2020 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
Midge Ure is back on with Chris. As governments continue their COVID-related shutdowns, Midge established his new Backstage Lockdown Club.
Peter Flierl of Plan B is back on with us. The band released a new maxi-single, which will be part of an album in the works. Peter also talks about Plan B’s post-COVID shutdown plans and an upcoming video shoot/performance at a drive-in theater.
we play songs about food and drink, eating and imbibing, going out to dinner or a barbecue with tracks from Spit Enz, The Dead Milkmen, Dr. Feelgood, Lone Justice, Bad Manners, Trio and many more classic alternative artists.
The 80s are back – and with a Claymore! On this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play music from Scottish artists of the classic alternative era including Rose McDowall, Orange Juice, Big Country, Fish, The Armoury Show, The Associates and many more.
Cidny Bullens talks with Chris upon the release of his first album as Cidny: Walkin’ Through This World
Toni Basil talks with Chris about her Zoom online dance classes. Yes, you can learn 60s-era dance moves from Basil, who Quentin Tarrantino calls “The Goddess of Go-Go,
In hour 2, we will feature classic alternative artists from New England with music by Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, The Del Fuegos, Jonathan Richman, The Fools, Til Tuesday and many more
Carol Decker tells Chris about the making of new music from T’Pau including their latest single, “Be Wonderful.
Cherie Currie is back with Chris on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Cherie has a new album, Blvds of Splendor.
we play new music from Linda Jo Rizzo and Andy Prieboy plus classics by Roman Holliday, Peter Case, Stan Ridgway, Mojo Nixon, It’s Immaterial, The Three O’clock and more
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 weekâ€™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 pioneerâ€™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