This week, in honor of April Fool’s Day, our entire second hour pays homage to some of the best comedy tracks of the 1980s, including classics from Bad News, Neil, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, The Frantics and Julie Brown
This week on Revenge of the 80s, we honor April Fools Day with some of the great classic alternative novelty songs of the 80s with tracks from Bad News, Joe Dolce, Miss Julie Brown, The Kids in the Hall, Niel and more.
Some of the interesting things happening on other 80s blogs.
Terri Nunn and Berlin are recording a special April 4th concert at the House of Blues Sunset in West Hollywood, California. The show will be recorded for their upcoming live CD/DVD package due out in June, according to the Official Berlin Website
I am reminded of one after receiving an e-mail news clipping from the great photographer Stan Shaffer and recently watching a short marathon of “The Office” on cable television channel TBS: the show’s creator, Ricky Gervais, might have had enough success in music if things fell right for him that we may never have been able to enjoy his comic genius.
Former X leader John Doe has had one of the more diverse careers of anyone borne from the L.A. punk scene of the late 70s/early 80s and this new effort looks to be another musical gem from him.
Our guest is Adriana Kaegi, the original “Mama Coconut” of the influential band Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Adriana is a woman of many talents: singer, choreographer, designer, businessperson and internet pioneer are among her credits. She will soon release her solo album, TAG (from which we premiere a track) and she has recently completed a video documentary about her experiences with the band she helped establish entitled “Kid Creole and My Coconuts.”
Not long after performing at Radio City Music Hall on February 28th, ex-Talking Heads singer David Byrne will begin a tour of Europe on March 9th according to his website. Byrne is performing in support of his new album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, a team effort between him and Brian Eno. The effort can be ordered its special website on CD, as a digital download and in vinyl,
U2’s latest offering, No Line on the Horizon is out in the US. The album is the first new one from the band in five years.
The podcast for our February 27th Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week’s program features a conversation with Louise Robey, who scored several dance hits in the 1980s including her rendition of “One Night in Bangkok,” was also well-known for her role as “Micki Foster” on the TV show Friday the 13th – The Series. Robey has led a very interesting life and has had a diverse career. She is also coming out with new music. Our interview takes place during the second hour of the show
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
Season 2 of the syndicated Friday the 13th – The Series TV show is now released on DVD. Friday the 13th — The Series starred JOhn D. LeMay and Louise Robey as the main characters: Ryan Dallion and Micki Foster (with Johnny Ventura taking over for LeMay in the third season).
Canadian new wavers Men Without Hats will be one of the headliners of Regeneration Tour 2009. They will appear with ABC, Berlin (on select dates), Wang Chung and Heaven 17 as they perform throughout the U.S. between June 17 and July 16.
A musical master strikes again: Andy Prieboy has released three new tracks in addition to the five he previously put out, some of which were featured on Revenge of the 80s last month.
The long-awaited new album by Depeche Mode has been completed. Dave Gahan, the band’s frontman, told reporters from the LA Times Music Blog, “Pop & Hiss.” The album, which has not been titled at the time of this post, is due out next year. In May, Depeche Mode will embark on the European leg of […]
Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time This week on Revenge of the 80s we will play some requests from listeners to our radio broadcast and podcast. We will feature tracks from several artists including XTC, REM, ABC and Voice of the Beehive. You can suggest or […]
Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will include a rare track from Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls. It’s from her album CM3P-Rain, which was recorded between 1991 and 1994. CM3P-Rain
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 […]
Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show will feature music from several artists from the 80s making some news in recent weeks. Adam Ant will soon release Live at the Bloonsbury, a live CD from a special one-off concert earlier […]
The podcast for out 11/7 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up, featuring an interview with Robin Lane and a history-making world premiere song from former Wall of Voodoo singer Andy Prieboy. Each hour of the show is available at the bottom of this post. The discussion with Robin Lane (from Robin Lane and […]
While political pundits talk about what they call an historic U.S. election, music history will be made as well this week: Andy Prieboy‘s latest song, “Shine (Red Bead Follows Blue)” will premiere on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show. Prieboy had recently released four tracks to his long-awaited collection; we reviewed them here. […]
Our next Revenge of the 80s Raido show will feature an interview with Robin Lane, known in the early 80s as the leader of Robin Lane and the Chartbusters. Their most popular singles were “When Things Go Wrong” and “Why Do You Tell Lies?” While they broke up after a short period of time together, […]
Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show will feature some 80s Halloween-themed music and an rebroadcast of our interview with Annabella Lwin from earlier this year. October 31st is Annabella’s birthday. br> Part of the discussion with Ms. Lwin is […]
Yep Roc Records announced that X founder John Doe has released a 5-song CD with each track being a version of his song “The Golden State.” Included in this collection is a live track and one recorded by 90s artist Eddie Vedder. At the time of this post, the CD is only available in independent […]
One of the world’s most original and creative musical couples recently introduced their newest album, and it is aimed at listeners who think Wall of Voodoo is something that Hecate’s Angels once used to decorate a Drywall Project. While one never knows what to expect from longtime musical partners Stan Ridgway and Peitra Wexstun, Silly […]
Former Blasters co-founder Dave Alvin‘s new 2-CD set will be released soon. The Best of the Hightone Years is a “best-of” compilation put out by Shout! Factory Records that will also feature one previously unreleased track and three remastered ones. The release date is scheduled for October 28th. [amazonify]B001IZBU28[/amazonify] Alvin and his brother, Phil, formed […]