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January 22, 2011

This week on Revenge of the 80s, 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

New Wave icons Haircut 100 plan to celebrate the release of their debut album 30 years ago with a special reunion performance of the entire Pelican West album on February 28th at the Ingi02 in London

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU FROM ALL OF US AT REVENGE OF THE 80S RADIO

The Legendary ska band Fishbone recently announced their first US tour dates, which will begin on February 16th and 17th at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

We are back on track here at Revenge of the 80s Radio, and our guest this Friday night will be former Romeo Void vocalist Debora Iyall.

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

The Top 50 Classic Alternative Cover Songs – #36-4

I am re-airing some of out best Revenge of the 80s Radio shows while I continue to recover from surgery, and new ones will be coming soon. Meantime, here is the podcast from out 11/12 program.

Click here to listen live between 7-9pm Eastern US Time You can also get the show from our flagship station website: www.wtbq.com. Check the bottom of this post for other affiliates’ dates and times. Revenge of the 80s airs live on Friday nights 7-9ET on Q99.1FM in the Hudson Valley (www.wtbq.com); on Wednesdays 12noon Melbourne, […]

I had another retina surgery and this one was more invasive and has affected my vision and editing abilities. I am airing a rerun of last year’s Halloween special this weekend and will begin to have new Revenge of the 80s shows as soon as possible. Thank you for listening and I will be back in action soon. — Chris

David Byrne unveils an audio book of his Bicycle Diaries, where he takes an intriguing approach instead of using a simple narrative.

The same fans of the late Michael Hutchence who wanted to give the legendary INXS frontman a number one hit on his 50th birthday and a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame are organizing an effort to get music media outlets in the US, UK and Australia to offer tributes on the 13th anniversary of his death on November 22nd.

This week on Revenge of the 80s, Alan Wilder of Recoil and former Depeche Mode keyboardist is our guest. We talk about his first Recoil tour, which will feature both music and video and will be a unique experience for those who go see a performance.

This week we re-broadcast our 2009 interview with Tony Kinman, co-founder of The Dils, Rank And File, Blackbird and Los Trendy.

This week, we play a track from Paul Collins’ new album, The King of Power Pop and a dance remix of Adriana Kaegi’s “I’ve Been Going Out.” .

Tonight on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Paul Collins,and premiere a rather superb dance remix version of Adriana Kaegi’s “I’ve Been Going Out,”

After careful consideration, Revenge of the 80s has put together a list of the top 50 cover songs of the classic alternative era.

The podcast edit for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week, we feature new music from Gorevette, who are currently touring with Blondie (our review of their 8/31 concert at the Nokia Theater in New York City is here), and Stan Ridgway from his newly-released Neon Mirage album.

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will feature new music from Stan Ridgway‘s recently released Neon Mirage album and Gorevette‘s Lustfully Yours CD. We will also play a previously unreleased track by August Darnell (Kid Creole)

As you may know, I am still recovering from retina surgery, so this week we are re-a classic Revenge of the 80s show featuring our interview with actor and voice talent Eddie Deezen.

Tonight on Revenge of the 80s Radio, in honor of Martha and the Muffins‘ 30th anniversary of their hit “Echo Beach,” we will play their newly-released 2010 version of the track

Martha and the Muffins celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their international hit “Echo Beach” with a new version of the song, released this week.

This week, Andy Prieboy is back for a second time. The former Wall of Voodoo frontman recently released a collection of tracks titled Don’t Tell That Guy Anythig, which Prieboy calls a sketchbook of experiments, forgotten projects and shelved songs.

Tonight on Revenge of the 80s, former Wall of Voodoo frontman Andy Prieboy is back to talk about his latest collection: Don’t Tell That Guy Anything.

Tonight on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will play a selection from Andy Prieboy’s latest collection of music, which he released on Thursday, Don’t Tell That Guy Anything. lso, in honor of the upcoming Blondie/Gorevette tour, we will play tracks from both bands and a cut from Nikki Corvette’s first band, Nikki and the Corvettes as well as a song by Amy Gore’s band, The Gore Gore Girls.

I was on vacation this week, so we re-aired our 4/10/09 interview with Sally Kellerman on this week’s Revenge of the 80s.

This week on Revenge of the 80s, we will play new music by The Little Girls with classic alternative tracks from ABC, The Alarm, Rikki St. James, The Waitresses, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Tin Tin, Berlin and more.

This week on Revenge of the 80s, we will feature new music by Wang Chung and Adriana Kaegi with classic alternative cuts from artists including The Boomtown Rats, The Cramps, The Fabulous Poodles, The Motels, and The Flirts.

Wang Chung is back and with a bit of a new sound. This year, he and Nick Feldman are headlining a tour to support their latest new EP, Abducted By the 80s, and two more being planned for later this year.

Here are the five winners of a copy of Belinda Carlisle’s book Lips Unsealed


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