The 80s Are Back -- With a Vengeance
The 80s Are Back -- With a Vengeance
Jul 31-Aug 6 Hour 2: With Toni Basil on her online dance classes, career and new recordings
Toni Basil talks with Chris about her Zoom online dance classes. Yes, you can learn 60s-era dance moves from Basil, who Quentin Tarantino calls “The Goddess of Go-Go,” by signing up for her Sunday, August 2nd online class through Toni’s website: tonibasil.net. This is the last in her most recent series, but Toni says there will be more to come. Last week’s session featured a dance tribute to James Brown; this week’s will feature a salute to Tina Turner. You can also register for Toni's online dance class for August 2nd here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tpeLhuWAQK-5Uzl9DG1GRQ
Also, Toni recorded new versions of “Hey, Mickey” and “Shoppin’ A to Z.”
During our conversation, Toni talks about the dances she will be teaching in the Zoom classes; we look back at when her singing, dancing, acting and choreography career; we discuss her work in the ’60s with movies, dance and music legends, her acting roles including a major part in “Easy Rider,” dancing as an original member of The Lockers, music video choreography, movie choreography (including the 2019 Tarantino blockbuster “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and, of course, dance.
Jul 24-30 Hour 2: By the Numbers
This week Revenge of the 80s Radio is up: we play songs from the classic alternative era with numbers in the title. From zero to one million, we play numerically-oriented tracks from Hazel O’Connor, The Professionals, X, Strawberry Switchblade, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and many more
Jul 17-23 Hour 2: With Paul Collins on his new book and archival music collection
Paul Collins opens up about his personal life and musical adventures as chronicled in his new autobiography: I Don’t Fit In: My Wild Life Through the Power Pop Trenches with The Nerves and The Beat. Paul takes us back to his younger days bring raised in different parts of the world (including wartime Vietnam), his love for music, the early days, forming the Nerves, the Breakaways, the rise of The Beat and how his experiences shaped Collins into who he is today. Paul also reached back into his archives of demos and outtakes on cassettes, remastered them and selected a bunch for a special collection: Another World: The Best of the Archives.
Jul 10-16 Hour 2: with new music from Linda Jo Rizzo and Kid Creole & the Coconuts
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Linda Jo Rizzo and Kid Creole & the Coconuts plus classics from Dexy's Toyah, The Specials and many more classic alternative artists.
Jul 3-9 show: with D. J. Bonebrake of X
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, D.J. Bonebrake talks with Chris about X's new album, Alphabetland. We also look at D.J.'s other projects over varied genres including the Bonebrake Syncopators, Orchestra Superstring, work with the Flesh Eaters and several other intriguing endeavors. One of punk's best-known drummers, D.J. is also an accomplished vibraphone player
Jun 26-Jul 1: Space themed tracks - Hour 2
This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play music with an outer space theme. Included are cuts about planets, space travel, stars and other celestial-based classic alternative tracks from Peter Schilling, The Church, The Only Ones, Clive Farrington, Plastic Bertrand and more
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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.
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.
Revenge of the 80s Podcast is Far Out!
This is what terrestrial radio used to be. Chris Cordani has a deep love for the artists and sounds of the 80s era in music. You get some deep cuts from artists like REM, Men without hats, Blondie, and more. It's great to hear what lesser known acts, like Wall of Voodoo and the Little Girls, are up to now. My favorite portion of the show is when Chris bookends a classic cut from say Josie Cotton or Stan Ridgeway with a current work. It really keeps the 80s alive!