Saturday, March 29, 2008

EPISODE66 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week we featured music ("867-5309/Jenny," "Teen Angel Eyes" and "Small Things") from Tommy Tutone's collection, The Singles, available at iTunes via Specta Records . Looking back, we noticed we have been everywhere but the U.S. since early February. Hopefully this fixes that. Yes, "Small Things" is a cover of Blink-182's "All The Small Things."

Martin was expecting a crazy show this week as he was getting married the next day. He was going to have her call the show but she's kinda shy. All went well and a compromise was reached over the music as they walked away. (She wanted country, he wanted an 80s artist and the decision was George Strait's "I Cross My Heart.")

Saturday, March 22, 2008

EPISODE65 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week we celebrated the Edsel Records reissue of the classic Thompson Twins albums Into The Gap and Quick Step & Side Kick. We babbled on about their history. We featured a mix of singles from both albums before launching into some rare B-sides ("Lucky Day" and "Passion Planet") and album tracks ("If You Were Here" and "Who Can Stop The Rain") from the discs. The albums can be purchased at

We also wound up taking a call from Aaron over at about the Thompson Twins, Internet radio and the excitement of new material being released by some of our favorite acts.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

EPISODE64 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

Ahhh, The Beat. Or the English Beat for us in the U.S. We explain that as we feature songs (a hit mix, "Click Click," "Walk Away" and "Sole Salvation") from their recently released 37-track double-disc collection, You Just Can't Beat It: The Best Of The Beat, from Demon Music Group's Music Club Deluxe label. For a group that released only 3 albums, they sure had a diverse catalog. That's one reason why we included a track from each release. We also spent a little time discussing where the group went after the Beat split and what they are doing now.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

EPISODE63 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

With the resurfacing of Loverboy, you knew that we'd have to discuss them and their latest release, Just Getting Started. We featured a mix of their hits (just a hits refresher) before playing the title track, "Fade To Black" and "As Good As It Gets" from the album. Yes, we skipped the first single from the album, "The One That Got Away," but I'm sure that if you want to hear it, you can find it. Heck, it's up at their MySpace page here. We also talked about the fact that there is a bonus track for those purchasing the disc at Wal-Mart but for some reason the code needed wasn't included in with the disc. Kind of a bummer but email the label and they should be able to fix that for you. We had a record length for the show last week but this week we wound up setting a record for live participation in the chat room. ('s Aaron decided to hang out with us for awhile.) Don't be afraid to call and talk to us... we don't bite.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

EPISODE62 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This 2-hour episode featured a hit mix, "Love Will Tear Us Apart," "Tomb Of Memories" and "Iron Out The Rough Spots" from the double-CD Demon Music Group compilation, Wherever I Lay My Hat: The Best Of Paul Young. It's a teriffic collection for those that have an idea who Paul Young is as well as those that are hearing him for the first time. This led rant about the music business due to some of the cheap 6 to 10 track 'best of' collections previously and still being released. Later, we took a call from Vince about the music industry in general. Fun episode but 2 hours set a new record for the show.