Jennie Matthias didn’t aspire to be a singer; she didn’t know she had the voice for the job. It was an accidental “audition” for a bunch of ex-Bodysnatchers looking to form a new band which led to Jennie becoming the lead singer of a band which would later be known as The Belle Stars. Jennie Mathias is our guest on this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio
Julie Christensen joins Chris Cordani on this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio upon the January 21, 2022 release of her new album 11 From Kevin… Songs from Kevin Gordon. Christensen has been a longtime fan of the Nashville fold legend’s music, suggested an album of some of his great music needs to be recorded and Gordon wanted her to be the one to perform the tracks.
The Divine Horsemen have a new album and Chris D. on Revenge of the 80s to talk about it. After the Flesh Eaters created their I Used to Be Pretty album in 2019 and playing some live shows, Chris and Julie Christensen (who sang on the album) decided to record a new Devine Horsemen Album. The result: the eclectic Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix.
Music Business Innovator, Founder of I.R.S. Records and former Manager of The Police Miles Copeland III talks with Chris upon the release of his new book: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: My Life in the Music Business.
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, JC Carroll is back on with us as we talk about The Members’ new album — their 7th — Bedsitland.
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Jamie James of the Kingbees talks with Chris about the release of a musical project he put together with famed actor Harry Dean Stanton. The band, Harry James With the Cheap Dates, includes James and more Rockabilly Royalty. James also looks back at The Kingbees, his own influences and a project with Dennis Quaid: DQ and the Sharks
Steve Kilbey talks about his new solo album, Eleven Women
Midge Ure is back on with Chris. As governments continue their COVID-related shutdowns, Midge established his new Backstage Lockdown Club.
Saxophone Legend Geoff Blythe of Dexy’s Midnight Runners, The Bureau, TKO Horns and many other projects joins host Chris Cordani.
Toni Basil talks with Chris about her Zoom online dance classes. Yes, you can learn 60s-era dance moves from Basil, who Quentin Tarrantino calls “The Goddess of Go-Go,
Paul Collins opens up about his personal life and musical adventures as chronicled in his new autobiography: I Donâ€™t Fit In: My Wild Life Through the Power Pop Trenches with The Nerves and The Beat.
Cherie Currie is back with Chris on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Cherie has a new album, Blvds of Splendor.
Co-Founder of The Jayhawks, Mark Olson, talks with Chris about his upcoming album with wife Ingunn Ringvold: Magdalen Accepts the Invitation<
This week, Peter Godwin joins Chris as we play his newest single, You!. Peter will be releasing more new music this year; find out more about it on this week’s show
This week, we talk Josie Cotton as she re-releases her Invasion of the B-Girls album
Willie Nile is back with us as we find out what he has been doing during the COVID-19 government-imposed lockdowns and we discuss the music in his upcoming new album, New York at Night
Musician/producer Mark Rozzo talks with Chris about his soundtrack for the 80s movie parody audio project Passable in Pink. We also play a musical tribute to Andy Gill
Marshall Crenshaw talks with Chris about the re-release of his 1996 album, Miracle of Science, featuring two new bonus tracks. Crenshaw also discusses a documentary he is working on about producer Tom Wilson
an encore broadcast of our 2019 show with comedian Yakov Smirnof
Bass legend Mike Watt (The Minutemen, Dos, fIREHOUSE and several other projects) talks with host Chris Cordani this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio. He is playing with a new project with Todd Congiliere, The Jumpstarted Plowhards, who are soon releasing their first album: Round One.
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, 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, 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
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.”
Steve Kilbey of The Church talks with us about The Church’s North American tour, their 2017 album and plans to record new music, his many projects and a retrospect on his career.
Paul Young talks with Chris Cordani on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio as it is now up via podcast.
This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio podcast/syndication edit is up: an encore broadcast of our interview with Peter Case.
Jeremy Thoms, of The Presidentâ€™s Men, Strawberry Tarts, The Revillos, The Desperados, The Naturals and several other bands out of Scotland throughout the 80s and beyond will talk with host Chris Cordani this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio about his newest band, The Cathode Ray.