New Romantic pioneers Visage will release their fourth studio album, Hearts and Knives, in the U.S. on June 11th. It will be the band’s first set of new music made public since 1984.
A master of the avant garde, Pascal Languirand brought his unusual brand of music to the mainstream in 1983 with “Living on Video” two years after writing it. Little did he know it would become a new wave dance classic
Julie Brown has been very busy over the years with video projects that it could, for some, be hard to believe that it has been 24 years since the release of her last full-length studio album.
Review: The Cars’ 2011 album: Move Like This
With her unmistakable voice and unique mixture of classic new wave and psychedelic guitar twang, Josie Cotton is back with her first album since 2007’s Invasion of the B-Girls
I was on vacation this week, so we re-aired our 4/10/09 interview with Sally Kellerman on this week’s Revenge of the 80s.
Paul Weller is set to release his latest album, Wake Up Nation, on June 1st.
A Sony Legacy release of Big Audio Dynamite’s “This Is Big Audio Dynamite” album is coming. Is a reunion in the works?
Expectations are high when a Detroit punk legend and a Motor City garage band queen team up to form an alt-rock supergroup. Gorevette, formed by Nikki Corvette (Nikki and the Corvettes) and Amy Gore (Gore Gore Girls), deliver solidly with their first EP, Lustfully Yours
Gorevette will tour the Eastern US and continue on in Japan this spring. Band leaders Nikki Corvette and Amy Gore made the announcement shortly after the release of their Lustfully Yours EP
This week, we pay tribute to Lux Interior a year after his passing with a block of music by The Cramps. We also played new music from Adriana Kaegi.
Gorevette released their new EP, “Lustfully Yours,” today. The Detroit supergroup featuring Nikki Corvette, Amy Gore, Lianna Castillo and Al King plan to celebrate this weekend with two big CD release parties
The new video from Gorevette, with Nikki Corvette of Nikki and the Corvettes on vox partnering with rocker Amy Gore (Gore Gore Girls).
For our first 80s holiday gift idea, why not the newest Christmas song by three members of The Little Girls?
The holidays are coming and, as promised, we at Revenge of the 80s have scouted around to find some unique and excellent 80s-themed gifts.
This Friday, our guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Dave Wakeling
This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show features classic alternative music from artists including XTC, Icehouse, The Untouchables, Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush, The Motels, Romeo Void and Voice of the Beehive. We will also play new tracks from The Little Girls and Gorevette.
This week’s Revenge of the 80s will be packed with some of the nest driving music of the 1980s. Artists featured include The Little Girls, Nikki and the Corvettes, The Kings and Jason and the Scorchers.
While I am out on vacation this week, we will rebroadcast our 1/9/09 show featuring a conversation with Nikki Corvette on the band she recently formed with Amy Gore (The Gore Gore Girls), Gorevette. We will also have some of the first tracks they recorded on the show.
This week’s show features a conversation with Josie Cotton, who became the world’s new wave sweetheart when she performed (already an international hit) “Johnny Are You Queer” in the movie Valley Girl.
Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature a conversation with Josie Cotton. Most 80s fans remember Cotton for her performance of “Johnny, Are You Queer?” on Valley Girl. While it was an international hit, controversy over the song wound up depriving us at the time of the musical talents of this fine songwriter.
From the superbly elegant solo album by Adriana Kaegi. TAG, comes this sultry, bedazzling track with a new video to match.
The podcast for our 8/24/09 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the end of this post. The second hour features a re-broadcast of our November 2008 interview with Robin Lane.
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Woodstock concert that was not played in Woodstock, we dedicated the second hour of the program to Woodstock-era songs covered by artists of the 1980s.
One of the all-time great concert films, thought to be lost in the annals of the Warner Brothers archives, is now available for new wave fans on DVD
The podcast for our 8/7/09 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up, featuring our special full, uncut interview with Martha Davis of The Motels.
The Band Who Made Us All Dance to “The Earthquake Song” in the ’80s is Back with Classic Cuts and a New Sound
Martha Davis of The Motels is our guest on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. We will talk about her career from the first Motels band through the newer formation, the lineup changes, Davis’ solo work and all-new Motels band.
This week we focused on geography and world travel as all of our classic alternative tracks played are about places around the world, points of interest and some fictional areas. Artists featured include Louise Robey, The Clash, Strawberry Switchblade, Red Rockers and Missing Persons.
This week’s Revenge of the 80s will take a geographical turn: we feature classic alternative music from the 80s about cities, countries, locations and other points of interest around the world — real and fictional.