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Benny Banzai and Dr. Dave bring you the best from the greatest decade ever for music. From ABBA to ZZ Top, we'll spotlight your favorite tracks, the Top 40 hits to the deep cuts. Take a trip back to a time when skinny ties and leg warmers were the height of fashion, when MTV still played videos and music meant something. It's all about the music.

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Benny Banzai and Dr. Dave bring you the best from the greatest decade ever for music. From ABBA to ZZ Top, we'll spotlight your favorite tracks, the Top 40 hits to the deep cuts. Take a trip back to a time when skinny ties and leg warmers were the height of fashion, when MTV still played videos and music meant something. It's all about the music.

    Welcome to the Boomtown Episode 3 (New Wave)

    Welcome to the Boomtown Episode 3 (New Wave)

    Welcome back to the 80s! Episode 3 is here and it's our first themed episode. From the US, Europe, and Australia, this time we're featuring those great new wave tracks of the 80s.

    Thanks to those of you who have been with us since the beginning and welcome to our new listeners. And thanks again to the people who help up put this together: Alan (for all our artwork), DJ Phil B (for the opening and closing) and to David Baerwald and David Ricketts, also known as David + David, for their amazing album where the title of our podcast comes from.

    Please tell all your friends about us and follow this page so you know when new episodes are available. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    Songs chosen by Benny Banzai & Dr. Dave.

    Group or artist - song title (album and release date)

    1. A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away) (A Flock of Seagulls 1982)
    2. JoBoxers - Just Got Lucky (Like Gangbusters 1983)
    3. Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know? (stand-alone single 1983)
    4. The Vapors - Turning Japanese (New Clear Days 1980)
    5. The Go-Go's - Head Over Heels (Talk Show 1984)
    6. Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio (Call of the West 1983)
    7. Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy (The Last of the Mohicans 1982)
    8. The Cars - Since You're Gone (Shake It Up 1982)
    9. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Everyday I Write the Book (Punch the Clock 1983)
    10. Men at Work - Overkill (Cargo 1983)
    11. The Motels - Suddenly Last Summer (Little Robbers 1983)
    12. Devo - Working in a Coal Mine (Heavy Metal soundtrack 1981)
    13. Modern English - I Melt with You (After the Snow 1982)
    14. The Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost in You (Mirror Moves 1984)
    15. Romeo Void - Never Say Never (Benefactor 1982)
    16. Split Enz - I Got You (True Colours 1980)
    17. The Romantics - Talking in Your Sleep (In Heat 1983)
    18. Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Songs from the Big Chair 1985)
    19. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax (New York Mix) (Welcome to the Pleasuredome 1983)

    Listen, enjoy and share. A lot! And thanks for keeping 80s music alive.

    BB & DD

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Welcome to the Boomtown Episode 2 (Electric Boogaloo)

    Welcome to the Boomtown Episode 2 (Electric Boogaloo)

    Set the TARDIS controls, we're headed back to the 80s!

    Here we are with Episode 2, we appreciate you joining us. Thanks to those of you who were with us for Episode 1 and welcome to our new listeners. And thanks again to the people who help up put this together: Alan (for all our artwork), DJ Phil B (for the opening and closing) and to David Baerwald and David Ricketts, also known as David + David, for their amazing album where the title of our podcast comes from.

    Please tell all your friends about us and follow this page so you know when new episodes are available. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

    Songs chosen by Dr. Dave & Benny Banzai.

    Group or artist - song title (album and release date)

    1. Prince - Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) (Purple Rain 1984)
    2. The Call - Let the Day Begin (Let the Day Begin 1989)
    3. Huey Lewis and the News - Hip to Be Square (Fore! 1986)
    4. Eurythmics - Would I Lie to You? (Be Yourself Tonight 1985)
    5. The Cure - Just Like Heaven (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 1987)
    6. The Tubes - She's a Beauty (Outside Inside 1983)
    7. INXS - The One Thing (Shabooh Shoobah 1982)
    8. Tina Turner - One of the Living (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Soundtrack 1985)
    9. Laura Branigan - Self Control (Self Control 1984)
    10. Donnie Iris - Ah! Leah! (Back on the Streets 1980)
    11. Bryan Adams - One Night Love Affair (Reckless 1984, single release 1985)
    12. Rick Springfield - I've Done Everything For You (Working Class Dog 1981)
    13. Tin Machine - Under the God (Tin Machine 1989)
    14. Aerosmith - Let the Music Do the Talking (Done With Mirrors 1985)
    15. Billy Idol - White Wedding Parts I & II (Shotgun Mix) (Vital Idol 1987, original release Billy Idol 1982)
    16. 38 Special - If I'd Been the One (Tour de Force 1983)
    17. Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell (Live) (Delicate Sound of Thunder 1988, original release The Wall 1979, single release 1980)

    Listen, enjoy and share. A lot! And thanks for keeping 80s music alive.

    BB & DD

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Welcome to the Boomtown Episode 1 (A Taste of the 80s)

    Welcome to the Boomtown Episode 1 (A Taste of the 80s)

    Dig out your skinny ties and leg warmers, the 80s are back and our first podcast is here.

    Big thanks to four people for helping us get this together. To our friends Alan (for all our artwork) and DJ Phil B (for the opening and closing). You've made us look and sound a little more professional than when we started. And to David Baerwald and David Ricketts, also known as David + David, for their amazing album where the title of our podcast comes from.

    Listen, like and share! Please tell all your friends about us and follow this page so you know when new episodes are available. From Abba to ZZ Top, join us as we crank up the boombox and remember a time when the music rocked!

    Songs chosen by Benny Banzai & Dr. Dave

    Group or artist - song title (album title and release date)

    1. Blondie - Call Me (single edit) (American Gigolo soundtrack 1980)
    2. Bananarama - Venus (True Confessions 1986)
    3. The B-52's - Roam (Cosmic Thing 1989, single release 1990)
    4. Madness - Our House (The Rise & Fall 1982)
    5. Rick Astley - Together Forever (Whenever You Need Somebody 1988)
    6. Los Lobos - Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) (By the Light of the Moon 1987)
    7. ABBA - Lay All Your Love on Me (Super Trooper 1980, single release 1981)
    8. Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life (True Stories 1986)
    9. The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away (Everywhere at Once 1983)
    10. Berlin - The Metro (Pleasure Victim 1982, single release 1983)
    11. XTC - Mayor of Simpleton (Oranges & Lemons 1989)
    12. Yello - Oh Yeah (Stella 1985)
    13. Roxette - The Look (Look Sharp! 1988, single release 1989)
    14. The Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em) (RocKhinroll 1981)
    15. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live) (Under a Blood Red Sky 1984, original release War 1983)
    16. The Police - Synchronicity II (Synchronicity 1983)
    17. Rainbow - Street of Dreams (Bent Out of Shape 1983)
    18. The Fixx - Secret Separation (Walkabout 1986)
    19. The Alarm - Rain in the Summertime (Eye of the Hurricane 1987)
    20. Simple Minds - Sanctify Yourself (single edit) (Once Upon a Time 1985, single release 1986)
    21. Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Coming Home) (Error in the System 1983)

    BB & DD

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Pablo Frog ,

Totally brings me back!

What a great selection of music from the greatest decade! I have so many memories that came flooding back with every song. Keep ‘em coming!

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