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Our podcast for the 5/2/08 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up. We talked with Jean MacColl, who wrote the book Sun On the Water about her daughter, singer/songwiter Kirsty MacColl. Proceeds from sales of Sun On the Water will benefit the Justice for Kirsty campaign. During the interview, we talked about: Kirsty’s music […]

Jean MacColl, who wrote the book Sun On the Water to chronicle the life of her daughter, the late singer’songwriter Kirsty MacColl, will be my guest tonight on Revenge of the 80s. We will talk about Kirsty’s life, career and the Justice For Kirsty campaign, which the family launched after her tragic death. We will […]

Fans of Kirsty MacColl might remember the events surrounding her tragic death while scuba diving in Cozumel, Mexico. Kirsty’s mother, Jean MacColl, recently wrote a book on her daughter’s life: Sun On the Water. In it, she tells of Kirsty not only as an accomplished singer and songwriter — but also as a daughter, person […]

I suppose it is bad enough that McDonald’s and American Idol had combined forces to dull the minds of American youngsters by putting out special “American Idol Happy Meals.” The “Happy Meals” also feature a set of musical style-themed toys. One of them grabbed my attention quickly: “New Wave Nigel.” This character wears an orange […]

This Friday, Revenge of the 80s Radio welcomes Stan Ridgway, who many know as the former original lead singer of the band Wall of Voodoo. After he left the group in 1983, Stan began his solo career and hasn’t stopped, working on his own material and collaborating with other musicians including his wife, Pietra Wexstun. […]

Sun on the Water, the book about Irish singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl’s life (writtern by her mother, Jean MacColl), is officially being released at a launch party in the Soho section of London today. Proceeds will help the Justice For Kirsty campaign, which is helping the MacColl family seek justice and a possible retrial in the […]

Sun On the Water, a book on the life of singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl, best known for her duet with The Pogues, “Fairytale of New York,” will be officially released on Monday, April 21st. It was written by her mother, Jean Newlove (as Jean MacColl), as part of the “Justice for Kirsty” campaign. Many of us […]

Revenge of the 80s Radio airs live tonight 7-9pm Eastern US time on Q99.1FM in the Hudson Valley and the Revenge of the 80s website (the “listen live” link is near the top of the far right column), featuring some of the great music from the New Wave era. {IMU_468_60} You can also call us […]

According to Blondie’s MySpace page, tickets are on sale for their Parallel Lines 30th Anniversary tour are on sale now. Details are on the Blondie MySpace page, including a special password for the pre-sale today and tomorrow.

Tonight, Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature the music of artists including Voice of the Beehive, The Cure, The Clash, The Hoodoo Gurus and a special soudtrack classic from the Bone Symphony. {IMU_468_60} Also, our new Guest Blogger, Al Spry, will join me for the program. Last year, from his Orlando home, he endured […]

Tony Carey, who in the 1970s was a member of the hard rock band Rainbow, also left an interesting mark in the 1980s. While a teen watching MTV back in the day, I saw what was an extremely creative juxtaposition of the concept album and the music video. It was from a band Carey was […]

Tonight’s show will feature an interview with Rose McDowall, former lead singer for Strawberry Switchblade. Our discussion will lead off the 2nd hour. Revenge of the 80s airs live every Friday night 7-9pm on Q99.1FM in the Hudson Valley, NY and www.revengeofthe80sradio.com A podcast will be available after the live show.

On The Friday, 3/28 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show, my guest will be Rose McDowall of the band Strawberry Switchblade. A podcast will be available shortly after Friday’s show. After growing up in Glasgow, Rose became part of the UK Punk scene, where she was inspired to start her own band while watching The […]

The star of one of the most memorized high school movies (probably one behind “Better Off Dead“) of the 1980s was born 45 years ago today. Matthew Broderick, who played the title role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” celebrates his birthday. While Broderick was to star in a long string of movies throughout his career, […]

This Friday, 3/21/08, my guests will be Tracey Belland and Missy Belland of Voice of the Beehive. The interview will be during the show’s 2nd hour, and the podcast will be available after the show. In the interview, we talk about: How Tracey and Missy were discovered Their influences What VOTB songs were special to […]

Tonight is the first Revenge of the 80s broadcast and we’re chomping at the nose to get it going. It took some time to put the order together for our initial playlist, but the real question was: what will be the first song? Some might think that’s an easy question, but the first cut is […]

We’re getting in gear for our premiere on Friday, March 14th. We will announce the first interviews we lined up in the coming days We will start posting regularly very soon, but in the meantime, you can now find some of those rare CDs of your favorite 80s artists as well as some of their […]

In one week, we will broadcast the first “Revenge of the 80s” Radio show in the Q99.1 FM studios in New York’s Hudson Valley. We premiere on Friday, March 14, 2008 7-9pm Eastern Time. If you are not in our terrestrial listening area, you can listen to the live webcast on the WTBQ website. A […]

 This is an interview with Voice of the Beehive’s Melissa Belland,. I spoke with her on another show I hosted on her new venture: “Made In Heaven By Missy” {IMU_468_60} She was a winner of last year’s Yahoo! “Ultimate Connection” Contest. Missy hand-crafts fairies and fairy products from her studio in Laguna Beach and her […]

This blog will feature all that is the 1980s  —  the music, the clothes, the styles and everything else that went on in that great decade.   We will re-review some of the bands and their CDs, as well as some of their current work.  In addition, we will discuss some of the old shows and the […]


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