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Our next Revenge of the 80s Raido show will feature an interview with Robin Lane, known in the early 80s as the leader of Robin Lane and the Chartbusters. Their most popular singles were “When Things Go Wrong” and “Why Do You Tell Lies?” While they broke up after a short period of time together, […]

The podcast for our special Revenge of the 80s Halloween 2008 show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week’s show features Halloween-themed music from artists including Bauhaus, The B-52s, Souixsie and the Banshees, The Cramps and Elvira. In the second hour, because October 31st is also Annabella Lwin‘s birthday, We […]

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 feature some 80s Halloween-themed music and an rebroadcast of our interview with Annabella Lwin from earlier this year. October 31st is Annabella’s birthday. br> Part of the discussion with Ms. Lwin is […]

This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show features a few deeper cuts from some of your favorite artists of the 80s, including Rose McDowall’s solo acoustic version of her Strawberry Switchblade mega-hit “Since Yesterday.” McDowall celebrated her birthday on October 21st. Other artists featured in this week’s show include the Time Bandits, Joy Division, […]

One of the world’s most original and creative musical couples recently introduced their newest album, and it is aimed at listeners who think Wall of Voodoo is something that Hecate’s Angels once used to decorate a Drywall Project. While one never knows what to expect from longtime musical partners Stan Ridgway and Peitra Wexstun, Silly […]

Our podcast for the week of 10/10 is up, featuring a re-broadcast of our interview with Nikki Corvette, former singer from Nikki and The Corvettes and current frontwoman for Nikki Corvette and The Stingrays. The discussion leads off the second hour of the show. Nikki talks about how she got started in music after befriending […]

New York Mets fans recently celebrated the last-ever game at their beloved Shea Stadium in Queens after a heart-breaking team collapse to close out the season. Even though the closing of their crosstown rivals’ stadium in The Bronx received more fanfare, Shea’s last days were not without fanfare. Billy Joel performed the final concert there […]

Here is a heads-up to fans of Strawberry Switchblade: every once in a while, Rose MacDowall sells some old clothes and/or memorabilia from her days in the band on eBay. She and a friend who helps with some of her internet presence will normally announce what’s up for auction on their MySpace Blog. At the […]

Our guest for this Friday night’s broadcast/podcast of Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Will Powers, who is really Lynn Goldsmith, world-renowned photographer and director who is the brains, voice and driving force behind Will Powers and The Will Powers Institute. Lynn talks about the beginnings of Will Powers as an idea of hers […]

Our Revenge of the 80s Radio Podcast for this week (9/12) is up and available at the end of this post. We featured music from Dexy’s Midnight Runners The Little Girls, an early selection from Icehouse, a track from King’s Bittersweet album *the second and final one from the band), The Tom Tom Club and […]

Wall of Voodoo fans might still argue these days on who was better as their lead singer: Stan Ridgway or Andy Prieboy. In truth, it is impossible to compare the two because they are two very different performers who each were the face of two very different bands. While both men are master storytellers, Ridgway’s […]

While not the usual bands played on Revenge of the 80s Radio, these three represent very different directions of rock music as the genre changed from the late 70s through early 80s. Cheap Trick, Heart and Journey produced some of the most memorable songs of the 1980s (and in the case of the former two […]

Many new wave fans went out to see the Regeneration Tour over the past month and enjoyed performances from ABC, Naked Eyes, Belinda Carlisle, A Flock of Seagulls and The Human League. On stage, there were also several other talented musicians who backed up the headliners. I had the pleasure of meeting one of them […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time As the Regeneration Tour 2008 rolls on, A Flock of Seagulls founder and frontman Mike Score takes some time to talk with Revenge of the 80s Radio. The former hairdresser combined his own creative talents with his love of science […]

This week, Revenge of the 80s will features a chat with Mike Score, leader of A Flock of Seagulls. While most of the U.S. associates the band with Score’s flashy hairstyles, A Flock of Seagulls’ music might have been underrated by music fans in the states. Score was careful to offer people a band whose […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time This week, we will cover three major new wave stories: MTV’s 27th anniversary The Regeneration Tour kicks off its run through North America The Police’s last concert – August 7 in New York We will talk with famed rock photographer […]

It was August 1, 1981 when the first all-music video cable TV channel was born. As the popularity of video programs on some cable and network stations was rising, MTV made history while taking advantage of this trend. They led off with the 1979 hit “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Trevor Horn-led Buggles […]

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 feature our interview with Terri Nunn, best known as the former lead singer of Berlin. She is also an ex-actress, writer, talk radio personality and mom. We talk about Terri’s career, Berlin […]

Friday night’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature an interview with Terri Nunn, best known as the former lead singer of Berlin. It was in the late 1970s when Nunn, as a young actress, was offered a role in TV’s Dallas (the one Charlene Tilton would eventually play). It was not known then […]

Paul Weller, formerly of The Jam and The Style Council, will start his next U.S. tour to support his latest solo CD, 22 Dreams, beginnig September 2nd according to Yep Roc Records. [amazonify]B001AE3V4M[/amazonify]Weller, who has concerts scheduled over the next few weeks in Spain, Australia and Japan, will embark on what’s being called his most […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time The Original Lexicon of Love will appear on Revenge of the 80s tonight. ABC’s Martin Fry, who will be performing in the Regeneration Tour hitting North America in August. We talk about some of Martin’s influences, as well as his […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-0pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s show will feature a re-broadcast of our interview with Rose MacDowall, formerly of Strawberry Switchblade. Rose talks about her music, her life and her eclectic career. [amazonify]B000BZPS0Q[/amazonify] Rose is currently working on a new album, but over the past […]

Devo is suing McDonalds fast food chain over their “American Idol Happy Meal” character “New Wave Nigel,” which the band claims is a blatant rip-off of their look and style. This came out in a recent story from the Australian Associated Press. A while back, we posted a story on how McDonald’s new Happy Meal […]

This Friday night, Revenge of the 80s Radio presents our interview with former Missing Persons singer and Founding Member Dale Bozzio. Since the mid-1970s (yes, before Missing Persons) Dale has electrified audiences with her unique vocal style and performance presence. [amazonify]B000VAQWZQ[/amazonify] She and Missing Persons are true icons of the New Wave era and the […]

Click Here to Listen Live 7-9pm Eastern US time We might as well make it Voice of the Beehive week. First, we hear news that former bassist Martin Brett has joined a new band, we will soon release details of a TV show that Missy Beehive will appear on as a guest, and tonight, Revenge […]

Maritn Brett (also known as “Brett Martini”), who played bass for Voice of the Beehive ln the late 1980s, is now taking his sour-stringer to the band I Ludicrous, an alternative rock band out of the U.K. Brett was most recently the guitarist for Dollshouse, which was featured on a past Revenge of the 80s […]

While this is an 80s/New Wave-centric blog and program, one would wonder if music would eventually evolve toward New Wave, Punk, Post-Punk or any of its variations without rock pioneers like Bo Diddley, who died yesterday in his Florida home at age 79, to start the first big rock movement. Diddley, whose innovative guitar sound […]

The podcasy for our 5/30 broadcast of Revenge of the 80s, featuring our interview with Nikki Corvette, is up and available in this post. Nikki is directly credited with influencing artists and bands from her days with Nikki and the Corvettes through today — from the Go-Gos to The Donnas, who have a line in […]

Listen Live 7-9pm Eastern US time here! Tonight on Revenge of the 80s, our second hour will bring us back to those nights at the club. We will play the top New Wave dance hits including tracks from Alphaville, Yaz, Captain Sensible and Blancmange. The first hour will include a Post-1980s duet between Kim Wilde […]

Tonight, Revenge of the 80s Radio will introduce a new feature: we will showcase a new track from an artist from the 1980s. Many of the great New Wave era acts are out touring and releasing new material so it is only natual for Revenge of the 80s to showcase their new music. [amazonify]:right:omakase:free-software-catalog-20:300:250[/amazonify] This […]


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