Major dates on the Regeneration Tour 2009 are set with more expected to be confirmed soon according to concert promoters Red Entertainment on the Tour’s Official Website.
The lineup features ABC, Cutting Crew, Wang Chung and Heaven 17. Berlin featuring Terri Nunn will play at several of the locations as well.
Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature a conversation with the diversely-talented Adriana Kaegi, the original “Mama Coconut” and founding member of the legendary Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Adriana is releasing her new solo album, TAG, this month and has recently completed a documentary entitled Kid Creole and My Coconuts. Our interview leads off the second hour of tonight’s program
Tonight’s guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Louise Robey, best known for her 1980s dance hits “One Night in Bangkok” and “Killer Instinct” as well as for the TV role of Micki Foster on Friday the 13th – The Series (Season 2 DVDs have been recently released). We will play some of Robey’s classic tracks, one from her band Louise and the Creeps and something from her soon-to-be-released collection. My conversation with Louise Robey leads off the second hour of the show.
Members of the Classic Alternative music world have been reflecting on the passing of Pylon Guitarist and Founding Member Randal Bewley, who died this week after suffering a heart attack on Monday while driving, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Organizers for the 2009 Regeneration Tour added Cutting Crew to the concert series lineup, but received the unfortunate news that Men Without Hats were forced to withdraw.
Singer, Model and Actress Louise Robey will be my guest on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio show (2/27). She is best known in the early 80s as “Robey,” when she had some hits on the Billboard Dance Charts, including her rather elegant version of “One Night in Bangkok,” which made the Hot 100. Science Fiction fans know Robey best for her role as “Micki Foster” on Friday the 13th – The Series
The premiere performance of “Wrong” by Depeche Mode during the Echo Awards show on German TV Saturday, February 21st has been posted a few times on the internet. Below is one from
The podcast for the February 20th Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post.
This week, we feature classic alternative tracks from artists including REM, Altered Images, Kate Bush, Depeche Mode (whose new single, “Wrong,” will premiere on German TV on 2/21) and Aneka
This week’s show will feature classic alternative tracks from artists including Depeche Mode (whose first single from their upcoming album will premiere on German TV tomorrow), Kate Bush, Ameka and Book of Love. We will also catch up on some requests, which can be made by e-mailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Podcast for our February 6th show, which features an interview with Tony Kinman (The Dils, Rank and File) is up and available at the bottom of this post. We talk about early San Francisco punk, its influences into the 80s, The Dils, Kinman’s music career and his latest project, Los Trendy. The discussion starts in the second hour of the show. We also played a double-shot of music from The Cramps during the first hour in honor of the passing of Lux Interior.
A short while back, Revenge of the 80s Radio did a show featuring great movie soundtrack songs of the 80s. We featured some of the more well-known tracks as well as some of the more obscure. The question, however, of which movie soundtrack songs stood out from the others bore answering
The podcast of the 1/30 edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio is up and available at the end of this post.
This week, we showcase a duet between former Squeeze Keyboardist-turned-TV Host Jools Holland and ska music pioneer Prince Buster (who Americans might remember from his 1967 hit “The Ten Commandments). Other artists featured include Altered Images, The Little Girls, The Clash and Nick Lowe.
We have refined some of the features on the Revenge of the 80s Radio website, including the completion of a second Interview Archives page, which features conversations with Terri Nunn, Andy Prieboy, Andy Taylor, Robin Lane and several others.
Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show will dedicate its second hour to classic alternative dance music with tracks from artists including Yaz, Alphaville, Amazulu, Depeche Mode, Erasure and Blancmange.
The lineup for the 2009 Regeneration Tour has been officially announced by organizers.
The podcast for our 1/9 Revenge of the 80s Radio program is up and available at the bottom of this post. Leading off the second hour is our conversation with legendary Detroit Alt-Rocker Nikki Corvette, who with Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls formed Gorevette. The first hour featured new music from Andy Prieboy as part of a series of singles he has been putting out since November 2008.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to be interviewed on Sunday night at the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City, but reporter Jon Pareles in front of a live audience.
This week on Revenge of the 80s, I will play a recently-taped conversation with Nikki Corvette on her new band, “Gorevette,” which is a collaborative effort with super girl-rocker Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls. We will also feature a new single from the band as well as a new track from Andy Prieboy
The podcast for our January 2, 2009 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up. This week, we feature an encore of a past Revenge show. Next week, we will have the first new show of 2009. Details coming on Monday.
Tonight’s show will be a rebroadcast of a classic Revenge of the 80s Radio show featuring music from artists including Amazulu, Missing Persons, the Cocteau Twins and the Tom Tom Club. The show also highlights “L.O.V.E,” a 2008 single from Annabella Lwin.
We at Revenge of the 80s Radio want to thank all of you who read and participate in this blog and listen to the Revenge of the 80s radio show and podcasts for a wonderful first year on the air. We will continue in 2009 to expand our playlist, have conversations with more of your […]
The podcast for our 12/19 Christmas Special is now up and available at the bottom of this post, featuring holiday cheer from several artists of the era including Wall of Voodoo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Dickies, The Pogues (w/ Kirsty McColl), The Pretenders and Captain Sensible.
Tonight, Revenge of the 80s features its first annual Christmas Special, featuring holiday music from artists of the era including The Alarm, Captain Sensible, Kate Bush, Wall of Voodoo and Squeeze.
Alternative Country Music Legend Rodney Crowell has now been nominated for a Grammy award in three straight decades, joining a very short list of performers. The man who brought us such great albums as But What Will the Neighbors Think and Diamonds and Dirt is a finalist for “Best Folk/Americana Album” for his work on […]
Just in time for the holidays! The new Adam Ant CD, Live at the Bloomsbury, is scheduled to be released on December 12th in a limited edition pressing, according to his official website. The CD is a recording taken of Ant’s September 2007 one-time performance in front of about 500 at the Bloomsbury Theatre in […]
This week’s Revenge of the 80s podcast is up, featuring several requests from listeners from over the past few weeks. Tracks played includes work from Missing Persons, The Cocteau Twins, Amazulu and The Tom Tom Club. We also play “L.O.V.E.” a new track by Annabella Lwin. We featured this song after our interview with her […]
***Check out our concert picture page here!*** The Regeneration Tour 2008 rolled into the NYC-Metro region with a stop at Jones Beach’s Nikon Theater. The crowd of “80s children” and the younger new wave fans were geared up for the classics from some of their favorite bands and were treated to some new material from […]
Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s show will feature a re-broadcast of our interview with the great songrwiter/musician/singer/storyteller Stan Ridgway. We will also feature tracks from artists including REM, Amazulu and Kate Bush. Revenge of the 80s Radio airs live every Friday night 7-9pm on […]