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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.”

This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show (3/7) will feature a conversation with Adriana Kaegi, a founding member of the influential Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Kaegi is diversely talented in music, choreography, costume design, marketing and business. We will talk about her career, her soon-to-be-released album — TAG — and her recently-completed documentary DVD: “Kid Creole and My Coconuts.”

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

This is a somewhat regular series of posts highlighting 80s highlights on other great blogs and web publications:

Organizers for the 2009 Regeneration Tour added Cutting Crew to the concert series lineup, but received the unfortunate news that Men Without Hats were forced to withdraw.

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

This week’s show will feature classic alternative tracks from artists including Depeche Mode (whose first single from their upcoming album will premiere on German TV tomorrow), Kate Bush, Ameka and Book of Love. We will also catch up on some requests, which can be made by e-mailing us: radio@revengeofthe80sradio.com.

As Depeche Mode fans are gearing up for their long-awaited new studio album, “Sounds of the Universe,” the band announced the North American release date for their single, “Wrong” will be April 7th (April 4th in Europe)

The podcast for our 2/13/09 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up and available at the bottom of this post.
To commemorate the Valentine’s Day holiday, we played classic alternative love songs of the 1980s. Artists featured include ABC, Robey, The Alarm, Modern English and Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

A short while back, Revenge of the 80s Radio did a show featuring great movie soundtrack songs of the 80s. We featured some of the more well-known tracks as well as some of the more obscure. The question, however, of which movie soundtrack songs stood out from the others bore answering

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January 27, 2009

We have refined some of the features on the Revenge of the 80s Radio website, including the completion of a second Interview Archives page, which features conversations with Terri Nunn, Andy Prieboy, Andy Taylor, Robin Lane and several others.

This will be a new feature, which will sporadically appear on our Revenge of the 80s Radio website, highlighting some of the interesting posts form other bloggers

Officials at the annual South by Southwest Music Festival, which takes place March 13-22 in Austin, added Devo as a headliner to the event

The podcast for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post.

The second hour is dedicated to classic alternative dance music with tracks from several artists of the era including Alphaville, Amazulu, Strawberry Switchblade, Blancmange and Depeche Mode.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show will dedicate its second hour to classic alternative dance music with tracks from artists including Yaz, Alphaville, Amazulu, Depeche Mode, Erasure and Blancmange.

Ron Asheton’s Stooges bandmates, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Mike Watt and Steve MacKay posted a statement on Iggy Pop’s official website on his passing: We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed. For all that knew him behind the […]

The podcast for our January 2, 2009 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up. This week, we feature an encore of a past Revenge show. Next week, we will have the first new show of 2009. Details coming on Monday.

Tonight’s show will be a rebroadcast of a classic Revenge of the 80s Radio show featuring music from artists including Amazulu, Missing Persons, the Cocteau Twins and the Tom Tom Club. The show also highlights “L.O.V.E,” a 2008 single from Annabella Lwin.

We at Revenge of the 80s Radio want to thank all of you who read and participate in this blog and listen to the Revenge of the 80s radio show and podcasts for a wonderful first year on the air. We will continue in 2009 to expand our playlist, have conversations with more of your […]

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.

Tonight, Revenge of the 80s features its first annual Christmas Special, featuring holiday music from artists of the era including The Alarm, Captain Sensible, Kate Bush, Wall of Voodoo and Squeeze.

This Friday, Revenge of the 80s will air its first Christmas Special, featuring classic holiday cheer from top new wave/alternative artists from the 1980s — the decade when even Santa wore thin ties and sunglasses with his suit. Along with the standards from The Waitresses, The Pogues (with Kirsty MacColl), David Bowie (with Bing Crosby) […]

The Podcast for our 12/12 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up. This week, we featured several requests (we were a bit backlogged on those) and other music from artists of the era. Included in this week’s show are tracks from ABC, XTC, INXS, The Clash and deeper cuts from King and Laibach. Next […]

The first 2009 Blondie tour dates are set, beginning on February 20th at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. After that, they head down the west coast according to the band’s official website. At this point, announced dates run only through February 27rh, 2009. The set concerts are listed on the Blondie […]

Gorevette, a collaboration of girl power-rockers Nikki Corvette and Amy Goire, will play their first live show together Friday night at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. They are on as part of the Grand Nationals’ 7-inch record release party as one of the opening acts. The full show begins at 8pm. Nikki Corvette‘s place […]

The leader of the 80s girl band movement has teamed op with one of another top Detroit rocker to form a new superband: Gorevette. Nikki Corvette, known best as the leader of Nikki and the Corvettes, and Amy Gore, who started the Gore Gore Girls are now together with Bassist Lianna Castillo and drummer Al […]

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 […]

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 be special: Our featured interview will be with Robin Lane (from Robin Lane and the Chartbusters). While we talk about her life and music, we focus much of the discussion around her […]

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. […]


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