Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins is our guest this week, plus a new single from Donna Destri & Steven Jones and classics by Thomas Dolby, Book of Love, Heaven 17. Men Without Hats, The Stranglers and more.
This week, we tell you how you can win tickets to see the Retro Futura Tour’s kickoff show on 8/21 at the Best Buy Theater in NYC and we will play a music block featuring the featured artists: Midge Ure, Howard Jones, China Crisis, Tom Bailey and Katrina Leskanich.
This week, we play new music from The Shapists and Echo & the Bunnymen. Plus classics by Koo De Tah, ABC, XTC, Icehouse, Laurie Anderson and more. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons make learning fun and easy. Start today. . Revenge of the 80s Radio also broadcasts each week on our affiliate radio stations:
This week, we talk with Steve Strange, founding member and lead singer of Visage
Susan Ottaviano of Book of Love is our guest. The group is back together, they have been touring and are working on new music. During our conversation, we discuss Book of Love’s beginnings, their style, some of their classic tracks, their reformation, upcoming shows and the impending new album (ETA 2014).
This week, we re-broadcast our March interview with trombone player “Big Jim” Paterson of Dexy’s. We talked with Jim shortly after the band released its latest album, which has recently been made available in the U.S. Our discussion leads off Hour 2 of the show.
This week, we play another track from Jill Bryson’s new band, The Shapists. She is in teh studio with Craig Hood and her daughter, Jessie Frost, working on a full album which shuold be coming out in the next year.
Our 8/16 show podcast/syndication edit is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, Donna Destri is our guest. A central figure in the 70s/early 80s NYC punk scene, Destri is best-known for her work as a backup singer on severl of Blondie’s more excellent tracks and her stellar solo work. Donna […]
This week, we will play another new track from Andy Prieboy, who was our guest last week, “Your Side of Town.” We also play classics from INXS, Balance, Pseudo Echo, The Divinyls, Midnight Oil, Minimal Compact, Tony Carey, Gleaming Spires and more.
This week, we air an encore presentation of our December 2012 interview with Midge Ure.
This week, we air an encore presentation of our November 2012 interview with Johnette Napolitano.
This week, we have an exclusive interview with Jill Bryson. Jill is best known to music fans for being half of Strawberry Switchblade (with Rose McDowall).
This week, we play more of your requests (you can send yours by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or joining our Facebook page). In hour 2, we will air a music block tribute to Devo percussionist Alan Myers, who passed away on June 25.
This week, Michael Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel will be our Hour 2 guest.We also play the newest song from Kid Creole and the Coconuts, a jaunting dance track called “Pack Your Trunk.”
This week on Revenge of the 80s, we play some interesting new tracks: Each hour, we will feature a song from the British Electronic Foundation’s new CD: “Music of Quality and Distinction, Vol. 3 – Dark.”
The podcast/syndication edit for our 5/31 Revenge of the 80s show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we will have Ken Mazur on with us. Perhaps best known as Robert Palmer’s guitarist, Mazur has played with several music legends and built up a reputation as one of the music […]
This week, we rebroadcast our September 2012 interview with Suzi Quatro.
Thus week ,Cherie Currie is our guest. Cherie, best known as the lead singer for The Runaways and her solo work, is also an actress, author and chainsaw artist. She has a new album coming out later this year and will be playing some live dates including as a headliner for the upcoming Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul, MN. Our conversation leads off Hour 2 of the show.
This week, we feature driving music of the classic alternative era, with songs about cars, driving, speeding, songs with car references in them and tracks that we like to blast with the top and windows down while on the road. This program is an encore presentation.
This week, Rodney Anonymous of The Dead Milkmen is our guest. The band recently released their newest track, “The Great Boston Molasses Flood.”
We play new music from Camper Van Beethoven and Plan B, plus classics by Roman Holliday, Icehouse, Berlin, The Cocteau Twins, Altered Images, XTC, Thomas Dolby and more.
Revenge of the 80s plays comedy/novelty classics of the 80s during hour 2 of the show, with tracks from Julie Brown, The Kids in the Hall, Weird Al Yankovic, Kip Adotta, Nigel Planer (as Niel) and more.
To mark our birthday, Revenge of the 80s rewinds back to our first-ever interview on the next show, our inguinal conversation with Tracy and Missy Belland from Voice of the Beehive.
This week, 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, we play new 80s song covers from Plan B and Maryam Zadeh. Plus, classics by INXS, New Order, The Divinyls, The Waitresses, Flash & the Pan, The Motels, Midge Ure and more.
This week we welcome Trombonist “Big Jim” Paterson of Dexy’s as our guest. Also, new track from Linda Jo Rizzo’s 2012 Day of the Light album, a Dexy’s tribute song from ska musician Andy Keys Clark and classics by Toyah, REM, Mental As Anything, Trio, The Tom Tom Club, Wall of Voodoo and more.
This week, we re-broadcast our July 2012 interview with Taco Ockerse
This week, we play a new track from Peter Dunne, best remembered by 80s music fans as Peter Bilt of Pearl Harbor and the Explosions.
This week, we play a soon-to-be-released track from Antonee First Class, the toaster for Dave Wakeling’s current English Beat lineup and music from X, Mental As Anything, Fad Gadget, The Modulators, Julian Cope, INXS, Robert HazardBig Country, Alison Moyet and more.
This week, Paul Kelly is back with us to talk about his upcoming plans to tour the US, Australia and other parts of the world, his album Spring and Fall, thoughts on the documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me and continued efforts to re-release many of his out-of-print albums. Our conversation takes place during hour 2.