This week, Nick Welsh, aka King Hammond joins us once again. We talk about his new book, The Life and Times of a Ska Man.
We also play tracks from Trio, X, The Fleshtones, Thomas Dolby, Trans-X, Men Without Hats and more.
This week, we dedicate Hour 2 to the great ska/2 tone artists of the classic alternative era with tracks from The English Beat, Bad Manners, King Hammond, The Specials (pictured), The Bodysnatchers and more.
Ska Man Nick Welsh will be our guest on this week’s Revenge of the 80s. Nick was a member of Bad Manners and The Selector; he also performs under his musical alter ego, King Hammond.
Ska royalty meets the High Priest of Power Pop: Dave Wakeling’s English Beat and The Paul Collins Beat are touring together for the first time. Under the title Two Beats Heart as One, they make a stop in New York City, playing in front of a lively crowd at B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill on 42nd Street.
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.
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A review of the English Beat’s November 22, 2009 concert at Mexicali Blues Cafe in Teaneck, NJ
The Podcast for our 11/20 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up and available at the end of this post. The second hour features a conversation with Dave Wakeling of the English Beat and General Public
Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio features a conversation with Dave Wakeling of the English Beat and General Public. He is currently on tour and expects to release new music early next year. Our discussion will play during the second hour of the show
Dave Wakeling, of English Beat and General Public fame, is back on tour. He is leading his newest English Beat lineup through North America for a concert series that ends 2009 with a New Year’s Eve concert in Redondo Beach, California.
Now, we can watch a plethora of Madness videos at will. Recently, the band announced the creation of their new YouTube channel, which features several of their classic works including “It Must Be Love,” “My Girl” and “Baggy Trousers.” Madness never appeared to take themselves too seriously in their videos and guest appearances on television […]