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This week on Revenge of the 80s, we want to say “Happy Birthday” to Terri Nunn who will be celebrating tonight in concert at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago with Berlin and the Regeneration Tour. We will play a classic Berlin track in her honor. We will also pay tribute to Michael Jackson who, although was a more mainstream artist than normally featured here, transcended the restrictions of genre.

Reflections on Michael Jackson after his sudden passing. His influence transcended music genres; his charity helped many people.

The podcast for our 6/12 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. Leading off the second hour, we spent some time with ABC’s Martin Fry, who will once again perform on this year’s Regeneration Tour.

This week, we welcome tMartin Fry, to Revenge of the 80s as he gets set to kick off his second straight year with the Regeneration Tour.

Adriana Kaegi, the original Mama Coconut and co-founder of Kid Creole and the Coconuts, offers her unique brand of elegance and diverse talents with her recently-released solo album, TAG.

Terri Nunn will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour and will be my guest on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. We talk about Berlin’s upcoming live CD/DVD, playing on the Regeneration Tour, talk radio and her possible return to television.

This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show features a conversation with Wang Chung’s Jack Hues, who will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour.

Tonight, Wang Chung’s Jack Hues is my guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Jack and longtime bandmate Nick Feldman are back together and will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour.

Record label Claremont 56 announced it will release music from former Liquid Liquid vocalist Sal Principato’s 1980s side project “Fists of Facts,”

This week, our guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Jack Hues. He and Nick Feldman partnered up with drummer Darin Costin to form Huang Chung, which later became known as Wang Chung. Hues and Feldman will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour with Terri Nunn and Berlin, ABC, Cutting Crew and Missing Persons.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature classic cover songs from the era. Among the classic covers we will feature are performances by Trio, Laibach, Strawberry Switchblade, The Little Girls, The Fine Young Cannibals and Blondie.

Original Coconut Adriana Kaegi has put up a new and interesting video blog on things happening in New York City. In her “NYC Events Videos” website, Adriana offers a VIP’s look into fashion, lifestyle and music events in New York.

Back by popular demand, the second hour featured our Classic Alternative Dance Party with tracks from Yaz, The Flirts, Dominatrix and ABC. n the first hour, we played tracks from artists including Jason and the Scorchers, Boomerang, REM and Voice of the Beehive

The second hour of this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will be another Classic Alternative Dance Party with club hits from Yaz, Falco, Dominatrix and more.
Artists featured in the first hour include REM, Jason and the Scorchers, Wall of Voodoo and Boomerang.

This installment of Revenge of the 80s: A Salute to Mothers includes cuts from Voice of the Beehive, Tears For Fears, Strawberry Switchblade, Louise Robey, Kate Bush and Altered Images.

This week’s show will honor the Moms on Mother’s Day… we will have classic alternative music in celebration of mothers (“Mother Stands for Comfort” by Kate Bush comes to mind) while we will also play tracks from moms of the 80s (and a few NEW moms from the era)

Revenge of the 80s kicks off May with music of the spring — or at least what makes me think of the spring. We will feature classic alternative tracks and deeper cuts from artists including Stan Ridgway, Icehouse, Nena, Voice of the Beehive and Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

This week’s show features some classic alternative tracks from artists including Strawberry Switchblade, Captain Sensible, INXS and the Soup Dragons with some deeper cuts from The Flirts and Kate Bush. We also introduced a new feature: the “Later Cut,” where we play some of the artists’ post-1980s work between the end of the decade and new music from recent years.

Alt-Synth-Pop Pioneers Depeche Mode’s long-awaited new studio album, Sounds of the Universe, is now available in North America. The band released its first single from the composition, “Wrong,” earlier this month

This week, we featured classic alternative tracks from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Tuxedomoon, REM and The Clash with deeper cuts from Falco, Laibach and Men Without Hats

No Doubt covers the Adam and the Ants classic “Stand and Deliver” for their upcoming album after reuniting. What is an 80s purist’s take on it?

This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show features a conversation with actress Sally Kellerman, best known to 80s fans as Rodney Dangerfield’s English Professor/love interest in the movie Back to School and the Judge in Moving Violations. She has a new CD out: “Sally.”

Official word from Red Entertainment, organizers of Regeneration Tour 2009, finalizes the previously-unofficial dates for the new wave concert series.

On this Friday’s Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will feature a conversation with actress Sally Kellerman, who is also an accomplished singer and has a new CD out.
Kellerman starred in such great 80s movies like “Back to School,” “Moving Violations” and “Meatballs 3.”

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.

Classic Alternative Band Devo is auctioning a custom one-of-a-kind bicycle online with 100% of the proceeds going to the Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation to fight cancer.


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