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 President’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.
Gang of Four is releasing a new EP, titled Complicit, and band co-founder Andy Gill talks with host Chris Cordani about it. Gill offers some background on the tracks in the EP, including the first single from it, “Lucky,” a track conveying his thoughts on Wall Street, market panics, world economies and computerized trading. Also, Gill discusses why he centered one song around Ivanka Trump (who is on the cover of the EP), Gang of Four’s beginnings and legacy.
The FULL UNCUT INTERVIEW with Rose McDowall as she talks with host Chris Cordani on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio as her 1993 Sorrow album, Under the Yew Possessed, is set to be re-released. Rose opens up about her music, growing up in a crime-ridden section of Glasgow, standing up to dangerous neighborhood thugs and the murder of her little brother. It’s a special conversation you do not want to miss.
Blaine L. Reininger joins us to talk about his new album, The Blue Sleep
Dave Faulkner talks with Chris on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. The Hoodoo Gurus co-founder takes us back to the early Perth punk scene as a member of The Victims, the formation of the Gurus, some of the classic tracks, videos, the Mets and his thoughts on some of the newer Hoodoo Gurus and Victims music.
This week, Nick Welsh, aka King Hammond joins us once again. We talk about his new book, The Life and Times of a Ska Man.
We also play tracks from Trio, X, The Fleshtones, Thomas Dolby, Trans-X, Men Without Hats and more.
Punk Globe Magazine releases its 40th Anniversary special issue on August 1, 2017. Ginger Coyote, Founder and Editor of Punk Globe talks about the publication’s history and celebrating 40 years of the magazine with host Chris Cordani.
Electro-New Wave/Hip-Hop Dance Producer Extraordinaire Man Parrish will talk with host Chris Cordani about his upcoming new album, STAR, this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio
This week,Robbie Grey is back on with us as he discusses Modern English’s new album, Take Me to the Trees. The music reflects the combined sounds of their first two albums, Mesh and Lace and After the Snow. Modern English will also be touring the UK and the US in 2017, the latter both on their own and with the Retro Futura Tour.
Paul Collins is back on Revenge of the 80s Radio with us. He talks to Chris Cordani about the re-release of his albums: “One Night,” “To Beat or Not to Beat” and “Long Time Gone.” Collins is also preparing to embark on a solo acoustic tour of Europe. American fans will also hear about the upcoming dates in the states including a March residency at Ethyl’s on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, where he will perform every Tuesday of that month.
Peter Coyne of The Godfathers joins Chris Cordani on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Coyne discusses the band’s new album, A Big, Bad Beautiful Noise.
The podcast/syndication edit for this week’s show is up. Taco Ockerse is back on Revenge of the 80s to kick off what looks to be a stellar year for him. The internationally-acclaimed entertainer recently took part in a special tribute to Fred Astaire in Austria where he premiered his new swingin’ “Puttin’ on the Ritz 2017.”
Don Most: band leader, recording artist, film maker, star of “Stewardess School” and “Happy Days” talks with Chris this week. Most is touring with his swing band and is releasing two new albums: “Swingin’ Down the Chimney” in time for Christmas and “D. Most: Mostly Swinging” on February 10, 2017
Producer, songwriter and musician John Ratcliff joins Chris for a conversation about his music, career and the band he discovered, A-ha.
Our 11/11 show is up. We are airing an encore broadcast of our interview with Jimmer Podrasky of The Rave-Ups.
Andy Prieboy is back on Revenge of the 80s Radio. We talk about his newest tracks: a new version of “Build a Better Garden” and “Footnotes.” Among other topics we discuss will be Clown Fights, the cover art to the “Ugly Americans in Australia” album, world history and the genius of ? and the Mysterirans.
Ted Ottaviano of Book of Love talks with host Chris Cordani. The band is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a new album: “MMXVI – Book of Love – The 30th Anniversary Collection.”
This week, we are re-airing our March 2016 interview with Naoki Yamano of Shonen Knife
Big Jim Paterson joins us once again on Revenge of the 80s Radio, the former Dexy’s trombonist is now with a new band, Urang Matang. With us is Al James, the band’s frontman.
Maggie Connell of The Heaters is our guest. The Heaters were one of the LA New Wave scene’s hottest live acts of the late 70s. Led by Maggie Connell, Missy Connell and Mercy Bermudez, the band forged their own sound amid the ascension of the new genre in southern California: a mix of 60s soul, the early girl groups and punk. The Heaters will release the tracks they recorded in 1983 in a few different locations (not in big studios) in a compilation titled: American Dreams: the Portastudio Recordings.
Our week of 8-5 podcast/syndication edit with Peter Godwin is up. One of the early new wave innovators, Godwin co-founded Metro before going solo. His classic tracks include “Images of Heaven,” “The Art of Love” and “Criminal World,” the latter of which he wrote with Metro and was covered by David Bowie.
We catch up with Donna Destri in New York City as her new single, “Man Without a Name” is now out.
Do you remember the house band in the bar from the movie “Pretty In Pink?” They were recording artists (as well as A&M Records mail room employees) The Rave-Ups. The group’s frontman, Jimmer Podrasky, is our guest this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio.
Kim Shattuck of The Pandoras and The Muffs (and many other bands, including a stint with The Pixies) is our featured guest.