Revenge of the 80s Radio - Hour 2

Revenge of the 80s Radio - Hour 2

The 80s Are Back -- With a Vengeance


August 13, 2022 54 mins
Our week of 9.2 show podcast/syndication edit is up. In hour 2, we will feature classic alternative artists from New England with music by Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, The Del Fuegos, Jonathan Richman, The Fools, Til Tuesday and many more.

This is an encore presentation
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Sal Solo of Classix Nouveau talks with Chris Cordani about the band's new single, "Fix Your Eyes Up," and their upcoming album -- their first since 1983.
Solo also discusses his own solo career, his pilgrimage to San Damiano, how he joined the Catholic Youth Ministry in the late 80s and how he uses music and videos to help young people on their journeys of faith. We also discuss some Classix Nouveau history, the band's formation an...
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On this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Toyah Wilcox, Paul Weller and Suggs, Men Without Hats and Andy Prieboy plus classics by Big Pig, The Clash, Alison Moyet, Dr. Robert and more classic alternative artists
*Combined Hours 1 and 2***
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Department S' new version of "Is Vic There?" has been a mainstay on the U.K. Heritage Charts and they have a new album coming in September. Phil Thompson, guitarist for the band's current lineup, talks with Chris during this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio about it

Phil discusses setting the updated "Is Vic There?" to tune, the September 23, 2022 release of Department S' upcoming Burn Down Tomorrow album (of which he had a major...
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On this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio, we talk Hot Summer Jams, the title of both a new single from Taco and new book by music writer James Arena. Both gentlemen have been on with us before, so why not put them together for a show?

Taco discusses the track, putting it together and James' contribution to the lyrics; James discusses his eighth book and some of the highlighted songs of the season. We also throw around some of ou...
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This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we feature a tribute musical block to Andy Fletcher, a founding member of Depeche Mode
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We have another New Wave Dance Party on this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio with extended remixes and concrete-cutting classics from Alphaville, King, Men Without Hats, Book of Love and more classic alternative artists.
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Jennie Matthias didn’t aspire to be a singer; she didn’t know she had the voice for the job. It was an accidental “audition” for a bunch of ex-Bodysnatchers looking to form a new band which led to Jennie becoming the lead singer of a band which would later be known as The Belle Stars. Jennie Mathias is our guest on this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio

During our conversation, Jennie tells her story about how she became the front...
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In the early days of Revenge of the 80s Radio, I used to cover and review concerts somewhat regularly. During one at Jones Beach in 2009 which featured several artists of the 80s, I met backstage a rather talented percussionist, Lily Gonzalez, who was playing with ABC at the time. Since, she has worked with several classic alternative acts, most recently (and currently) with Tony Hadley. Lily has a new album out titled Sink or Swim...
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This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Men Without Hats and Steve Hovington plus classics by Captain Sensible, Bad Manners, The Raincoats and more.
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Andy Prieboy is back on Revenge of the 80s Radio with his new Anti-Anthology, One and One Make Three: Forgotten, Abandoned, Unfinished Songs, 1979-2021.

I call this an "anti-anthology" as most artists would place their most well-known music on their regular anthologies, but Prieboy created this album for music lovers to hear new renditions of music which was shelved, unfinished or perhaps left in a suitcase for decades which they mo...
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On this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio, we feature 70s music covers from classic alternative artists including groovy tracks from Strawberry Switchblade, Annabel Lamb, Men Without Hats, Girlschool, Dexy's and Krisma.
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Steven Jones and Logan Sky have new music once again and they join Chris Cordani on Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it. We discuss Steven and Logan’s new single, “The Last Man in Europe,” which will be part of their next EP, as well as more of their recent projects.

Steven and Logan have also recently released rare recordings of their work on special limited-edition cassettes. As vinyl is in the midst of a resurgence, why not...
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On this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio, Steve Hovington of B-Movie talks with Chris Cordani about his upcoming solo album, Audience with Myself, due out on March 21, 2022.

During our conversation, we discuss some of the tracks, the tone of the album, the significance of its title, B-Movie's most recent music and Hovington's longtime passion (and new career): wine.
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The classic alternative era was a unique time in music history, but most artists of the time did not hang up their equipment at its end. Many groups stayed intact while others broke off and released their own material in the following decades.

This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play 90s music from artists of the 80s including tracks from Sorrow (with Rose McDowall), Suggs, Doug & the Slugs, Andy Prieboy, Mojo Nixon, Men Witho...
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We always enjoy the formation of a new supergroup of classic alternative artists; the newest is Night Crickets with David J. (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets), Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) and multi-instrumentalist Darwin Meiners. The trio were working together on a project, which evolved into the formation of a band with its David Lynch-inspired name.

In this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio, David J. talks with Chris about Night C...
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Marshall Crenshaw re-released his #447 album and joins Chris on Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it. The new recording of the album features two new tracks, “Will of the Wind” and “Santa Fe,” the latter being a cover of a Gregg Turner song.
Crenshaw discusses the album, how he put it together, thoughts on the new as well as the classic cuts and that this edition of #447 is available in vinyl, which is something he is particula...
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On this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio, Jimmer Podransky talks with host Chris Cordani about the new Rave-Ups album (to be released Feb 4th), Tomorrow.

Jimmer reveals the origins of the album, which was set to be a solo project with contributions from Rave-Ups bandmates Tim Jiminez and Terry Wilson. As they gelled together, the album became a full band project. We discuss the music, meanings behind some of the tracks and a bit...
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Taco Ockerse's Gold: The Ultimate Best of Taco is out now and he is on Revenge of the 80s Radio to talk about it.
The new collection features some of Taco's best classics and three new songs including an original ballad titled "Far From My Homeland." Taco discusses the new cuts, what's on the Gold album and reveals plans to release more of his original music in the future.
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Julie Christensen joins Chris Cordani on this edition of Revenge of the 80s Radio upon the January 21, 2022 release of her new album 11 From Kevin... Songs from Kevin Gordon. Christensen has been a longtime fan of the Nashville fold legend's music, suggested an album of some of his great music needs to be recorded and Gordon wanted her to be the one to perform the tracks.

Julie talks with Chris about Gordon's music, the making of th...
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