Saturday, February 23, 2008

EPISODE61 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


We wind up getting in touch with many different people via our show and our MySpace page. (Sorry, that our main page is for artists only but Martin has launched a page for the show at http://www.myspace.com/talking80smusic that is up now.) French post-punk/electronic act Buzz relaunched in 2006 and their new album Minimal & Electronique will be released this same day as the episode airs. This week we featured a rare early track ("Kennedy") from the band as well as the title track, "Je Suis Avec Toi" and "East Village Radio (Dirty Sweet Project remix)" from the new disc.

To hear other samples, visit their MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/buzzbiz
You can also send an message there to Jean-Christophe if interested in purchasing any of their CDs.



Saturday, February 16, 2008

EPISODE60 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


When we first started recording Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy, we decided that Tony Carey would be a great artist to feature. We contacted his management. We talked to him. An interview was scheduled early on but we never seemed to find the right time. He had just finished touring, was working on the release of two different albums. So this week, we decided to feature him without the interview. The timing couldn't have been more eerie as I had a friend that was asking me just a few weeks ago about an album he picked up in college called Planet P. He couldn't find it anywhere. You can find it on sale at iTunes, now. The former Rainbow keyboardist had a string of solo hits in the 1980s. We featured "A Fine, Fine Day" from his Live In Sweden 2006 Volume 1 album, "Why Me?" from his 1983 Planet P Project self-titled release and Planet P Project's "Join The Parade" from their recent album 1931: Go Out Dancing (Part 1). We also had an Australian caller before the end of the show. And yes, he really was heading off to church at the time.


Live in Sweden 2006 Volume 1Tony Carey
"Fine, Fine Day" (mp3)
from "Live in Sweden 2006 Volume 1"
(Baby Boomer Music)

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1931 Go Out Dancing (Part 1)Planet P Project/Tony Carey
"Join The Parade" (mp3)
from "1931 Go Out Dancing (Part 1)"
(Baby Boomer Music)

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

EPISODE59 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


No one is going to claim that Boulder, Colorado, is the birthplace of 80s music but it does happen to be where reggae-influenced rock/pop act The Samples started. This week we went back to their debut album for the song "Birth Of Words." We also featured "Taking Us Home" from their follow-up album and their cover of John Lennon's "Watching The Wheels." The first two come from their recently reissued, Very Best Of The Samples 1984-1994 and the last from their recently reissued 1997 album, Transmissions from the Sea of Tranquility.


Very Best of the Samples 1984-1994The Samples
"Birth of Words" (mp3)
from "Very Best of the Samples 1984-1994"
(What Are Records)
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Very Best of the Samples 1984-1994The Samples
"Taking Us Home" (mp3)
from "Very Best of the Samples 1984-1994"
(What Are Records)
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Transmissions from the Sea of TranquilityThe Samples
"Watching The Wheels" (mp3)
from "Transmissions from the Sea of Tranquility"
(What Are Records)
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