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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

Taco Ockerse’s Gold: The Ultimate Best of Taco is out now and he is on Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it.

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.

Clive Gregson of Any Trouble talks with host Chris Cordani about his music, forming Any Trouble, his solo work, eclectic collaborations and upcoming new albums.

Steve Kilbey talks about his new album, The Hall of Counterfeits, composed and recorded with his band The Winged Heels.

Rest In Peace, Kevin Stanton of Mi-Sex

Kim is a talented and widely-respected writer, show promoter and story teller. She has been in the center of the Motor City Rock scene for decades (having been born in Ypsilanti, MI and raised on alt-rock, blues, Motown and country music) and works with some of the region’s top talents, including King, Taylor, Rikki St. James and many more stellar musicians.

Tonight on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we feature driving music of the classic alternative era, with songs about cars, driving, speeding, songs with car references in them and tracks that we like to blast with the top and windows down while on the highway.

The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a special time-based artist exhibit, honoring the early electronic avant garde music pioneers Kraftwerk.

With fans eagerly awaiting the band’s upcoming Love in the Age of War album later this year, Men Without Hats offers a taste with a new mix of their 1988 hit “Pop Goes the World.”

This week, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Hour 2 with music from great Irish artists of the classic alternative era, including The Pogues, Still Little Fingers, The Undertones, Hothouse Flowers, The Boomtown Rats.

This week, we present an encore broadcast of our 2011 Revenge of the 80s Christmas Special.

The podcast edit for our 2011 Revenge of the 80s Radio Christmas Special is up and available at the bottom of this post.

Tonight on Revenge of the 80s we will re-broadcast a classic program, featuring music from Debora Iyall, Stan Ridgway, The Time Bandits, Rikki St. James with Ken Mazur, Devo and more

This week, weplay the new single from Kate Bush, “Wild Man,” and classics from XTC, Red Rockers, Amazulu, Gazebo, Wall of Voodoo, The Clash and more

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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.

The World Premiere of Louise Robey’s “A Woman Scorned” will be this coming Friday night, 11/6/09, on Revenge of the 80s Radio.

This week’s Halloween special podcast is up and available at the bottom of this post. We feature two full hours of Halloween music from classic alternative artists.

Tonight, in celebration of Halloween, Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature classic Halloween songs of the era.

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.

An interesting story recently came out in the British News Site Expressansstar.com, chronicling original Dexy’s Midnight Runners Bassist Pete Williams’ effort to help keep his childhood swimming hole, the Cossley Baths near his then home in Whiteheath, alive.

From the superbly elegant solo album by Adriana Kaegi. TAG, comes this sultry, bedazzling track with a new video to match.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s will feature classic alternative artists of our decade covering music of the late 60s and very early 70s — the musical era of the “Woodstock Generation.”

The Band Who Made Us All Dance to “The Earthquake Song” in the ’80s is Back with Classic Cuts and a New Sound

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.

New music from Alt-County Rockers Jason & the Scorchers will be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary. Thoughts on the band and their new album, slated for release in 2010.

The podcast version of our 7/24 Revenge of the 80s Radio show featuring a conversation with Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls is up and available at the bottom of this post

While I promised an interview with Caron Maso Murray of The Little Girls for this week’s show, a home emergency forced me to postpone playing our conversation on the band’s new albums and Caron’s solo performances. I greatly apologize for that adn I will have that interview on next week.

This week, we will replay last year’s discussion with Caron


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