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The FULL UNCUT INTERVIEW with Rose McDowall as she talks with host Chris Cordani on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio as her 1993 Sorrow album, Under the Yew Possessed, is set to be re-released. Rose opens up about her music, growing up in a crime-ridden section of Glasgow, standing up to dangerous neighborhood thugs and the murder of her little brother. It’s a special conversation you do not want to miss.

Rose McDowall is back on Revenge of the 80s Radio with us this week. She is one of the show’s first guests back when we started in 2008.

This week’s Revenge of the 80s features tracks from The Plimsouls’ new live album, “Beach Town Confidential,” plus classics by Midge Ure, The Stranglers, Icehouse, Strawberry Switchblade, Josie Cotton, Midnight Oil and more.

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will have the world radio premiere of “Boards and Bikinis Rule (Down at Malibu) from The Hollyberries (Kip Brown of The Little Girls

The podcast for our 4/15 Revenge of the 80s is up, with Peter Dunne (Pearl Harbor and the Explosions)

This week, we ran an encore Revenge of the 80s Radio show, featuring a conversation with Adriana Kaegi

Tonight on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we will play a new track from Gorevette, led by Nikki Corvette (of Nikki and the Corvettes) and Amy Gore (The Gore Gore Girls). The band — consisting of Corvette, Gore, Lianna Castillo and Al King — is celebraitng the release of their new EP, “Lustfully Yours” this weekend with two big parties: one tonight in Detrot and one this weekend in Ann Arbour

This week, we feature memorable 80s party songs during the first hour and top classic alternative dance tracks during the second hour

Tonight, we will play those classic club and college party favorites of the era through the entire second hour of the show.

This week, we are proud to present the World Radio Premiere of Louise Robey’s new single: “A Woman Scorned.”

This week we focused on geography and world travel as all of our classic alternative tracks played are about places around the world, points of interest and some fictional areas. Artists featured include Louise Robey, The Clash, Strawberry Switchblade, Red Rockers and Missing Persons.

This week, we catch up on some requests during our first hour. The second hour is dedicated to classic alternative dance music from the 80s from artists including Clan of Xymox, Grandmaster Flash, Amazulu and Strawberry Switchblade.

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.

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

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature classic cover songs from the era. Among the classic covers we will feature are performances by Trio, Laibach, Strawberry Switchblade, The Little Girls, The Fine Young Cannibals and Blondie.

This installment of Revenge of the 80s: A Salute to Mothers includes cuts from Voice of the Beehive, Tears For Fears, Strawberry Switchblade, Louise Robey, Kate Bush and Altered Images.

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 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.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature classic alternative tracks from Strawaberry Switchblade, Altered Images, INXS and REM as well as some deeper cuts from Kate Bush, The Flirts and Mojo Nixon

This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show features a conversation with actress Sally Kellerman, best known to 80s fans as Rodney Dangerfield’s English Professor/love interest in the movie Back to School and the Judge in Moving Violations. She has a new CD out: “Sally.”

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s features a conversation with Sally Kellerman, who is best known to 80s fans as Rodney Dangerfield’s love interest and English Professor in the movie “Back to School.” She is most well-known to everyone else as Major Margaret Houlihan in the MASH movie, as well as for several other movie roles, TV appearances and voiceovers.

Our guest is Adriana Kaegi, the original “Mama Coconut” of the influential band Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Adriana is a woman of many talents: singer, choreographer, designer, businessperson and internet pioneer are among her credits. She will soon release her solo album, TAG (from which we premiere a track) and she has recently completed a video documentary about her experiences with the band she helped establish entitled “Kid Creole and My Coconuts.”

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature a conversation with the diversely-talented Adriana Kaegi, the original “Mama Coconut” and founding member of the legendary Kid Creole and the Coconuts. Adriana is releasing her new solo album, TAG, this month and has recently completed a documentary entitled Kid Creole and My Coconuts. Our interview leads off the second hour of tonight’s program

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.

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

The second hour is dedicated to classic alternative dance music with tracks from several artists of the era including Alphaville, Amazulu, Strawberry Switchblade, Blancmange and Depeche Mode.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The podcast for our 9/5/08 Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is now available at the bottom of this post. During the program, we featured music from various artists including REM, Kate Bush, Nick Cave, Strrawberry Switchblade and The Clash. We also features a studio recording of The Little Girls’ “The Earthquake Song” from their […]


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