Saturday, April 26, 2008

EPISODE70 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week we do something completely different. We will be focused on a prominent disease that is inextricably tied to the decade... AIDS. We talked to a fellow 80s fan, Danielle, who will be participating in the AIDS Walk of New York 2008 on May 18th. We sponsored her walk and, if you would like to do the same, more information will be given during the show. (We also urged her to scream "I love the 80s!" as she crosses the finish-line. We will feature music (Eazy-E's "Eazy-er Said Then Dun," Sylvester and Patrick Cowley's "Menergy," Ratt's "You're In Love" and Ofra Haza's "Im Nin Alu") by several artists that lost their battles with the disease.

This was a very difficult episode to get through but hopefully it was educational and worth the effort. Take a moment and talk to a young family member about AIDS.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

EPISODE69 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week we will featured songs by Bucks Fizz ("The Land Of Make Believe"), Spagna ("Call Me"), Eighth Wonder ("I'm Not Scared") and Dollar ("Hand Held In Black And White") from the Demon Music Group compilation, 100 Hits: 80s. This is just the first of five parts in a series of episodes delving into this collection of U.K. hits -- focusing especially on the ones that didn't find the same success in the U.S.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

EPISODE68 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week we featured music (a refresher mix, "Semi-interesting Week," "It's A Miracle" and the new single "Crazy Water") from the new Was (Not Was) release, Boo! We reviewed at and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. "It's A Miracle" did need to be edited slightly to keep with a PG rating (listen for the goose sound.)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

EPISODE67 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week we featured music (samples of their singles, "Over The Wall," "The Game" and "Do It Clean (Live)") from the Music Club Deluxe collection Killing Moon: The Best Of Echo & The Bunnymen. The disc can be purchased through the link. We planned to give away a copy of the band's self-titled 1987 CD to a caller but it just didn't work out (so it'll go back into our goodies stash for a rainy day.)

It was rather interesting while doing some pre-show research that Martin got in contact with Noel Burke (who replaced vocalist Ian McCulloch for the Reverberation album.) Great to hear that his former band, St. Vitus Dance, is releasing a new album and reissuing their debut.