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This week’s show features a conversation with Josie Cotton, who became the world’s new wave sweetheart when she performed (already an international hit) “Johnny Are You Queer” in the movie Valley Girl.

This week’s Revenge of the 80s will take a geographical turn: we feature classic alternative music from the 80s about cities, countries, locations and other points of interest around the world — real and fictional.

This week, Revenge of the 80s airs a rebroadcast of its movie soundtrack music special. Artists featured include Trio, Dolby’s Cube, The Plimsouls, Bone Symphony and Wall of Voodoo.

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

The second hour of this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio will be another Classic Alternative Dance Party with club hits from Yaz, Falco, Dominatrix and more.
Artists featured in the first hour include REM, Jason and the Scorchers, Wall of Voodoo and Boomerang.

The podcast for our February 27th Revenge of the 80s Radio Show is up and available at the bottom of this post. This week’s program features a conversation with Louise Robey, who scored several dance hits in the 1980s including her rendition of “One Night in Bangkok,” was also well-known for her role as “Micki Foster” on the TV show Friday the 13th – The Series. Robey has led a very interesting life and has had a diverse career. She is also coming out with new music. Our interview takes place during the second hour of the show

Tonight’s guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Louise Robey, best known for her 1980s dance hits “One Night in Bangkok” and “Killer Instinct” as well as for the TV role of Micki Foster on Friday the 13th – The Series (Season 2 DVDs have been recently released). We will play some of Robey’s classic tracks, one from her band Louise and the Creeps and something from her soon-to-be-released collection. My conversation with Louise Robey leads off the second hour of the show.

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.

A short while back, Revenge of the 80s Radio did a show featuring great movie soundtrack songs of the 80s. We featured some of the more well-known tracks as well as some of the more obscure. The question, however, of which movie soundtrack songs stood out from the others bore answering

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.

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

A musical master strikes again: Andy Prieboy has released three new tracks in addition to the five he previously put out, some of which were featured on Revenge of the 80s last month.

The podcast for our 12/19 Christmas Special is now up and available at the bottom of this post, featuring holiday cheer from several artists of the era including Wall of Voodoo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Dickies, The Pogues (w/ Kirsty McColl), The Pretenders and Captain Sensible.

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 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 […]

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 features former Wall of Voodoo singer Andy Prieboy, who joined the band before they released their Seven Days in Sammystown album in 1985. Prieboy is in the process of releasing some new material, […]

This week’s show will feature an interview with one of the most interesting and unique artists of our time: Andy Prieboy. Most remember him as the second lead singer of Wall of Voodoo, a distinction that has led to several unfair comparisons with Stan Ridgway when, in fact, the presence of both front-men represented two […]

The podcast for out 11/7 Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up, featuring an interview with Robin Lane and a history-making world premiere song from former Wall of Voodoo singer Andy Prieboy. Each hour of the show is available at the bottom of this post. The discussion with Robin Lane (from Robin Lane and […]

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 be special: Our featured interview will be with Robin Lane (from Robin Lane and the Chartbusters). While we talk about her life and music, we focus much of the discussion around her […]

While political pundits talk about what they call an historic U.S. election, music history will be made as well this week: Andy Prieboy‘s latest song, “Shine (Red Bead Follows Blue)” will premiere on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show. Prieboy had recently released four tracks to his long-awaited collection; we reviewed them here. […]

One of the world’s most original and creative musical couples recently introduced their newest album, and it is aimed at listeners who think Wall of Voodoo is something that Hecate’s Angels once used to decorate a Drywall Project. While one never knows what to expect from longtime musical partners Stan Ridgway and Peitra Wexstun, Silly […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 9-11pm Ea>stern US time Tonight on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we talk with 80s movie icon Eddie Deezen, known to many as “Menlo Schwartzer” from Surf II, “Wesley” from Midnight Madness, “Eugene” from both Grease movies and several other characters. He is also […]

Our podcast for the week of 10/10 is up, featuring a re-broadcast of our interview with Nikki Corvette, former singer from Nikki and The Corvettes and current frontwoman for Nikki Corvette and The Stingrays. The discussion leads off the second hour of the show. Nikki talks about how she got started in music after befriending […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 9-11pm Ea>stern US time Earlier this year, I spoke with Nikki Corvette, former singer from Nikki and The Corvettes and current frontwoman for Nikki Corvette and The Stingrays. We will re-broadcast that interview for this week’s show to lead off the second hour. We […]

Our Revenge of the 80s Radio Podcast for this week (9/12) is up and available at the end of this post. We featured music from Dexy’s Midnight Runners The Little Girls, an early selection from Icehouse, a track from King’s Bittersweet album *the second and final one from the band), The Tom Tom Club and […]

Wall of Voodoo fans might still argue these days on who was better as their lead singer: Stan Ridgway or Andy Prieboy. In truth, it is impossible to compare the two because they are two very different performers who each were the face of two very different bands. While both men are master storytellers, Ridgway’s […]

As the North American leg of the Regeneration Tour is finished, a discussion in the official site’s forum had been sparked in reference to a Regeneration Tour 2009. We at Revenge of the 80s Radio would like to know who you want to be included in next year’s new wave concert series. On the left […]

Our poidcast for this week’s show is up. This week, we featured a replay of our earlier interview with the great singer/songwriter/musician/storyteller Stan Ridgway, which leads off the second hour. We also featured music from artists of the 80s including Madness, Amazulu, Kate Bush and Berlin

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s show will feature a re-broadcast of our interview with the great songrwiter/musician/singer/storyteller Stan Ridgway. We will also feature tracks from artists including REM, Amazulu and Kate Bush. Revenge of the 80s Radio airs live every Friday night 7-9pm on […]


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