80s radio

This week, we play an ancore broadast of our salute to the Beatles with a 2-hour show filled with covers of some of their stellar music by classic alternative artists.

F. Lee Harvey Blotto, Paul Rapp, of the upstate New York band Blotto talks with Chris on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Andy Prieboy, The Stray Cats and Wang Chung plus classics from Mental As Anything, Doug & the Slugs, Kids in the Kitchen, A Flock of Seagulls and 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, comedian Yakov Smirnoff joins host Chris Cordani.
We also play a musical tribute to psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson, who passed away on May 31, 2019.

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play covers of Rolling Stones songs by classic alternative artists, withy tracks originally recorded by Jagger and Company from David Bowie, The Inmates, Mondo Rock, Psychic TV, Laibach, The Damned and more.

We caught up with Linda Jo Rizzo recently in Manhattan. The Italio Disco/Hi-NRG Star has a new single, video, duet project and upcoming album. We talked about it at Stout in Manhattan; our conversation will air during the program. We also play tracks from Brian Brain, The Blasters, The Primitives, The Motels and more.

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.

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Andy Prieboy and Gang of Four. We also welcome fellow radio/podcast personality Gaye Ann Bruno, who is re-launching her excellent show, Between the Sheets, this week.

Chris talks with Pearl Harbour. The multi-talented singer/dancer/performer discusses the re-release of Pearl Harbour and the Explosions’ self-titled album, her solo work, delving into the business world and what she is doing today.

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.”

Chance Raspberry, a lead animator for The Simpsons, is back with another update on his own project: Little Billy, the ultimate #80s cartoon. Chance is getting closer to making the pilot show happen, a comic strip is out and Little Billy is taking shape

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 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.

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.

This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio is up. We play music with colors in the title, featuring tracks from The Stranglers, Midnight Oil, Visage, Toni Basil, The Pogues and more.

This week’s Revenge of the 80s is up: an encore broadcast of our German Music Special: During Hour 2, we play music from German New Wavers of the 80s, many of them part of the Neuve Deutshe Welle movement, featuring tracks from Nena, Trio, The Spider Murphy Gang, Spliff, Hubert Kah, Alphaville and many more.

This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio is up with another New Wave Dance Party in Hour 2 featuring remixes and club classics from Alphaville, Taco, Bronski Beat, Haysi Fantayzee and more

Paul Young talks with Chris Cordani on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio as it is now up via podcast.


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