Totally 80s

Totally 80s

The podcast totally devoted to the greatest decade ever – the 80s! Join host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Entertainment Music Editor) and special guests as they discuss the music, movies and pop culture of everyone’s favorite decade.

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September 28, 2023 37 mins

Rikki Rockett (Poison) and Tracii Guns (L.A.Guns) are back with host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) to reminisce about the hard rock scene in Los Angeles. In Part 2 of discussing the Hollywood's Sunset Strip: The Whiskey a Go Go, Rock Band images, the un-sung bands of the era and more.

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Starting Friday, September 29 you can watch Totally 80's The Podcast on Roku! Join the party as we take the greatest decade ever on WMX Pop (Channel 1123).

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We go back to the heyday of Hollywood's Sunset Strip and the music that come out of the "boulevard of broken dreams." In Part 1, Rikki Rockett (Poison) and Tracii Guns (L.A.Guns) join host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) to reminisce about the scene in Los Angeles - auditioning guitarists (Slash!), the flyer wars, the parking lot at the Rainbow and more.

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Music manager, author and film-maker Simon Napier-Bell rejoins host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) as we continue our discussion into one of the most important artists of the '80s - the late great George Michael.

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A deep dive into one of the most important artists of the '80s - the late great George Michael. Music manager, author and film-maker Simon Napier-Bell joins host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) to share anecdotes about Wham!, directing the documentary “The Real George Michael” and the importance of George’s legacy.

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This one and only Debbie Gibson rejoins host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) to continue the discussion on teen idols like Molly Ringwald and the "Coreys," movies like "The Outsiders," songwriting, the potential relaunch of the Electric Youth perfume and more.

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We're going back to a magical time when the scent of electric youth was wafting in the air and when a bunch of young fresh faces took over the airways and pop culture in general. This week we are discussing teen idols with the one and only Debbie Gibson joining host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) to discuss her career, Star Search, fashion, and the '80s pop scene (like New Kids on the Block, The Jets, Ti...

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Role models, rebels, and rock goddesses. Music icons and legends Ann Wilson (Heart) and Terri Nunn (Berlin) join host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) to discuss their careers and all things bad a** women in rock and pop.

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In Part 2, we continue the discussion on the golden age of electronic pop in a deeper dive on bands and synthesizers with host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) and guests musician, arranger, composer, record producer and founding member of Human League and Heaven17, Martyn Ware and author of "Listening to the Music the Machines Make: Inventing Electronic Pop (1978-1983)," Richard Evans.

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When we think of the quintessential music of the '80s, we think of the sound of synthesizers. It's the music that sounded like the future then and years later it sounds like it now. In Part 1, join host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) and this week's guests musician, arranger, composer, record producer and founding member of Human League and Heaven 17, Martyn Ware and author of "Listening to the Music the...

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It was a topic so "powerful" we had to split this episode into two parts! In Part 2, a discussion on Rock of Ages, diva covers, music videos and more with host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) continuing the conversation on all things Power Ballads with the voice behind several of Rock's iconic ones, guest David Coverdale (Whitesnake).

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What makes a power ballad? The conversation on the subject was so "powerful" we had to split this episode into two parts! Listen in on Part 1 as host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) discusses Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Tina Turner (yes Tina Turner) and more with the voice behind several of Rock's iconic Power Ballads of the '80's (or any decade really), guest David Coverdale (Whitesnake).

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We're talking Pop and Rock Magazines! You know those Waldenbooks Newsstand classics you had to stock up on like Creem, YM, Sassy, Smash Hits and Tiger Beat? Join host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) and guests, esteemed music journalists and authors Dave DiMartino (Creem Editor in Chief 1979-1986) and Lori Majewski (Teen People co-founder), as they discuss all things '80s magazines: the artist access, the...

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We're not done talking drummers! There was so much to cover that we broke this discussion into two parts! Join host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) as she welcomes back legendary drummers Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Kenny Aronoff to talk the best and the most underrated drummers of the '80s decade, their thoughts on drumming and singing at the same time and The Muppet Show's Animal and his pl...

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Rolling Stone have a list of the greatest drummers and we have ours from the '80s to discuss this week; names like Alex Van Halen, Tommy Lee, Stewart Copeland and more. Join host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) as she welcomes legendary drummers Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Kenny Aronoff into the first part of a two part discussion on the best and the most underrated drummers of the '80s decade....

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It's all about musings and music this week as host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) welcomes IT girl, icon, model and musician, special guest Bebe Buell. The author of a recently released 2nd memoir "Rebel Soul," Bebe has enough fascinating tales about 80's Rock & Roll for a whole episode on her own. Join us as she discusses dinner etiquette with Bryan Ferry, being produced by Ric Ocasek (The Cars), St...

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Love is in the air! It is Valentine's season and whether you are looking for a favorite retro romantic soundtrack or spending Feb 14th listening to songs about the woes of love... we've got some song suggestions. Join in the love fest with host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) and this week's guests: the musician who wrote some of the biggest love songs of the '80s, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and true f...

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New year, new you! It's the 1st episode of 2023 and it's time to get physical. Join Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) and first "trainer to the stars," fitness icon and creator of Body by Jake, Jake Steinfeld, on a mental workout as they discuss how Steinfeld made physical fitness an occupation, his album Don’t Quit! (first original soundtrack to an exercise video) and the fitness trends of the 1980's.

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December 22, 2022 64 mins

We are coming to the end of 2022, but we’re going to party like it's 1982. This week we are covering one of the best years (if not the best) of the 80’s for music to close out the year. Join Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) and guests Alan Hunter (Original MTV VJ / Sirius XM 80’s on 8) and Jake Rudh (City Pages “Best Club DJ” in the Twin Cities / Host of Transmission on The Current) as they discuss their f...

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This week we're talking about those people, often behind the scenes, who wrote the sonic hits of the 1980’s: The Songwriters. Joining host Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music Entertainment Editor) for this epic discussion are two superstar songwriters who probably have written your favorite songs from this current decade, Sam Hollander and Justin Tranter.

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