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The 80s Are Back -- With a Vengeance

Revenge of the 80s Radio - Hour 2 Chris Cordani

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    • 4.3 • 15 Ratings

The 80s Are Back -- With a Vengeance

    Ep 723, Hour 2 - Phil Thompson on new Department S music

    Ep 723, Hour 2 - Phil Thompson on new Department S music

    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 hand in writing), working with the band and his playing with the Rezillos in recent years as well.

    • 54 min
    Ep 722, Hour 2 - Hot Summer Jams with Taco and James Arena

    Ep 722, Hour 2 - Hot Summer Jams with Taco and James Arena

    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 our own favorite Hot Summer Jams

    • 54 min
    Ep 721 - With a Musical Tribute to Andy Fletcher

    Ep 721 - With a Musical Tribute to Andy Fletcher

    This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we feature a tribute musical block to Andy Fletcher, a founding member of Depeche Mode

    • 54 min
    Ep 780, Hour 2 - A New Wave Dance Party, Part 2

    Ep 780, Hour 2 - A New Wave Dance Party, Part 2

    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.

    • 54 min
    Ep 719, Hour 2 - With Jennie Matthias of The Belle Stars

    Ep 719, Hour 2 - With Jennie Matthias of The Belle Stars

    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 frontwoman for the Belle Stars, how the band’s name (which they did not have at their first performance) came about, her career, post-Belle Stars collaborations, solo recordings, picking herself up from rock bottom and inspiring others to do the same through her anti-drugs work, many charity efforts and her book: Surviving the Storm, In addition, we air a new track finished a short time ago.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 718, Hour 2 - with Lily Gonzalez

    Ep 718, Hour 2 - with Lily Gonzalez

    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; she will be our guest on this episode of Revenge of the 80s Radio.

    Lily talks about how she became one of the classic alternative community's most in-demand percussionists and her recent work with Hadley. We also discuss some of the tracks on her album, Lily's own funky-jazzy combo sound and writing two of the songs featured on Sink or Swim with Nik Kershaw including the single "I Like You Better When You're Gone."

    We also play music from The Divine Horsemen, Opus, Laibach and more classic alternative artists.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

warrior2stay ,

Roachford!!!!!!!!

I have to say how excited and impressed I am to hear you play Roachford! Nobody plays Roachford. I’d love to hear Kathleen someday too! Thanks!

mcmaenza ,

A Great Weekly Dose of 80's Goodness

Chris Cordani goes out of his way to put together a great mix of 80's music each week. There is a nice balance between songs you know quite well to hidden (and perhaps sometimes forgotten) gems. After each show I have a list of tracks I need to add to my must-download-soon list of songs.

Bunnypeep ,

Fantastic!!

Makes my hours stuck in a cubicle fly by. Love the mix of well known songs and deep tracks. Eurythmics, Siouxie and the Banshees, Tom Tom Club, just like heaven :)
Great for repeat listening and since there's no wifi at the job, it's almost like my mini pandora new wave station.

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