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This week, we play new tracks from Depeche Mode, Edward Tudor-Pole and Book of Love, plus classics by Rose MacDowall, X, Gang Gajang, Missing Persons, The Skids, Stan Ridgway and more classic alternative artists.

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we feature a conversation with Exene Cervenka, singer, artist, poet writer and co-fonuder of X

some of the most influential punk and alternative rockers of the 70s and 80s continue to be snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation’s nominating committee.

Revenge of the 80s Radio is counting down the Top 50 Classic Alternative Cover Songs. The explanation and criteria can be found here. Here are #s 36-40

John Doe and Jill Sobule are inviting fans to join them at The Pass Studios to witness their recordings of tracks for their new EPs on April 11th in LA – tickets are available.

Doe recently added a blog feature called “What Would John Doe Do?” where he encourages readers to send him questions about “music, the business or life.”

Dave Alvin and Exene Cervenka lead a tribute concert in honor of fellow musician and friend Amy Farris on October 21, 2009

Last year, Terri came on with us to talk about her career and some new developments with Berlin at the time (the 2008 interview is here). This time, we talk about some of the interesting things Terri is working on now

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

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.

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

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 […]

A reception for X founding member Exene Cervenk will talk place tonight (Friday) at DCKT Contemporaries, 195 Bowery, in New York City tonight. The event is open to the public. Cervenka actually has two seperate art shows: “The Spirits Are Alive and Well” and “Epic Hero.” More information on tonight’s show can be found on […]

DCKT Contemporary is hosting a new art exhibit by X founding member Exene Cervenka starting tomorrow at The Bowery in New York City. Cervenka’s second New York exhibition will feature two of her series of work: “The Spirits Are Alive and Well” and “EPIC HERO”.. The works will be displayed to the public tomorrow through […]


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