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The podcast for our 6/19 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up. This week, we rebroadcast our interview with Tony Kinman, co-founder of The Dils, Rank & File and Blackbird.

This week, Revenge of the 80s will re-broadcast a the show featuring a conversation with Tony Kinman of the Dils, Rank & File, Blackbird and, currently, Los Trendy. We talk about the San Francisco punk scene of the late 1970s.

Exene Cervenka, one of punk’s most influential women, announced on the official X website that she is battling Multiple Sclerosis.

This week, we have wall-to-wall classic alternative cover songs of the 1980s from artists including Captain Sensible, Strawberry Switchblade, The Tom Tom Club, Louise Robey and The Cure

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)

This week’s show is loosely-themed “Songs of the Spring.” I write “loosely” because the music is not necessarily about the spring or from the spring, but the selected tracks are songs that I always liked to hear in the spring in the 1980s and beyond.

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.

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, in honor of April Fool’s Day, our entire second hour pays homage to some of the best comedy tracks of the 1980s, including classics from Bad News, Neil, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, The Frantics and Julie Brown

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

The podcast version of our March 27, 2009 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the bottom of this post.
This week’s show features a track from Seona Dancing, the UK Alt-Pop duo that showcased the vocal prowess of Ricky Gervais, creator of the international hit TV series, The Office. We also showcased a 2008 track from Australian legends Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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.

The Podcast for our February 6th show, which features an interview with Tony Kinman (The Dils, Rank and File) is up and available at the bottom of this post. We talk about early San Francisco punk, its influences into the 80s, The Dils, Kinman’s music career and his latest project, Los Trendy. The discussion starts in the second hour of the show. We also played a double-shot of music from The Cramps during the first hour in honor of the passing of Lux Interior.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature a conversation with Tony Kinman, former bassist for the legendary punk band The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and currently with Los Trendy. We discuss the San Francisco punk scene of mid to late 70s, its place in music history and influence on alternative music in the 80s.

Lux Interior, co-founder of The Cramps died yesterday due to an existing heart condition. He was 62.

Interior, born Erick Lee Purhiser, with his wife and musical partner, Poison Ivy, introduced the Psychobilly sound to the New York music scene in the mid-70s, combining elements of alternative 50s rockabilly, early new wave, punk, roots rock and b-movie soundtrack Americana.

This coming Friday’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature an interview with Tony Kimnan who, with his brother Chip, founded the San Francisco-based influential punk band The Dils. We discuss the San Francisco punk scene, its origins, the rise of punk and its influence on alternative artists of the late 70s and 80s. We also talk about the Dils as well as the Kinmans’ projects through the 80s (Rand and File, Blackbird) as well as Tony Kinman’s current band, Los Trendy

The podcast for our 1/9 Revenge of the 80s Radio program is up and available at the bottom of this post. Leading off the second hour is our conversation with legendary Detroit Alt-Rocker Nikki Corvette, who with Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls formed Gorevette. The first hour featured new music from Andy Prieboy as part of a series of singles he has been putting out since November 2008.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to be interviewed on Sunday night at the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City, but reporter Jon Pareles in front of a live audience.

Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead in his Ann Arbor, Michigan home. Asheton’s creative riffs will always be remembered by fans and those his axe-handling had inspired. Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature a tribute to Asheton and the Stooges during part of Friday night’s show.

This week on Revenge of the 80s, I will play a recently-taped conversation with Nikki Corvette on her new band, “Gorevette,” which is a collaborative effort with super girl-rocker Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls. We will also feature a new single from the band as well as a new track from Andy Prieboy

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 podcast for our 11/28 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is now up and available at the end of this post. This week’s program featured a new track from Gorevette, a new band formed by Nikki Corvette (Nikki and the Corvettes) and Amy Gore (The Gore Gore Girls) with former Gore Gore Girl Lianna […]

The podcast for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show, which features our interview with Andy Prieboy is up and available at the bottom of this post. [amazonify]0812969057[/amazonify] Prieboy is remembered most as one of the lead singers for Wall of Voodoo. His repertoire is, however, much longer: he spent some time in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yep Roc Records announced that X founder John Doe has released a 5-song CD with each track being a version of his song “The Golden State.” Included in this collection is a live track and one recorded by 90s artist Eddie Vedder. At the time of this post, the CD is only available in independent […]

Former Blasters co-founder Dave Alvin‘s new 2-CD set will be released soon. The Best of the Hightone Years is a “best-of” compilation put out by Shout! Factory Records that will also feature one previously unreleased track and three remastered ones. The release date is scheduled for October 28th. [amazonify]B001IZBU28[/amazonify] Alvin and his brother, Phil, formed […]


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