Saturday, June 28, 2008

EPISODE79 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


This week we featured a few songs ("You're Gonna Hear From Me," "Drama Queen," "Whatever Happened" and "White Knuckle Ride") off of Night Ranger's upcoming studio album, Hole In The Sun. Our sister site had just reviewed it (earning a 4 our of 5) and we remain excited by the production and energy of the songs that make up the disc. We talked a little about the band's history and Aaron helped us resolve the lyrical confusion behind the group's biggest hit, "Sister Christian."

During the end of the show, we mentioned the new surveys that we put on the site (a short and a longer one over on the right-hand side) that will help our possible advertisers understand what kind of show this is. (We aren't urging you to be untruthful or anything but we are always looking for positive feedback.) Speaking of feedback, if you'd like to type a general review of the show for our Talkshoe page (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/11757) just click where it says Write A Full Comment.

Just like the newsletter, this show wouldn't be anywhere without you, the listener. With that in mind, we have moved the newsletter to Fridays so that you get the most up-to-date information on our Saturday recording schedule. We test that next week with a ton of news (as we will release the regular newsletter on Monday and the new Friday newsletter -- our special Independence from Mondays 4th of July newsletter -- giving us an extra 4 days of news.



Saturday, June 21, 2008

EPISODE78 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


Classic rock struck back this week on Talking 80s Music as we featured new music by Asia ("Never Again"), REO Speedwagon ("Find Your Own Way Home") and Journey ("Never Walk Away") from their latest albums. There is nothing quite as thrilling as being able to share something new with you and let you know that these talented musicians haven't faded away. So many other songs could have been chosen but we went for the singles.

Last minute we threw in an Aerosmith request ("Helter Skelter") from Koolguy who also gave us an update on his ZZ Top concert. (Although the group's version of the Beatles classic was recorded in 1975 for the Toys In The Attic album, it didn't get released until 1991 on Pandora's Box. Yes, we are that much of sticklers to our 80's and forward agenda around here.) Totally80sOnline.com's Aaron Phillips also talked with us about the resurgence of these amazing artists, the record business, his station, upcoming events and his station manager (his dog) Dakota.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

EPISODE77 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


We were recently alerted to this new 18-track collection of U.K. pop gems by the Music Club label and felt we had to share the Fantastic 80s with you. This week we featured music by the Belle Stars ("Sign Of The Times"), The Christians ("Harvest For The World"), The Cool Notes ("In My Car") and Jason Donovan ("Too Many Broken Hearts") from set and talked about each of the acts. If I haven't said it enough before, playing songs that are already in your collection... not interesting. Opening you up to stuff you missed... my job.



Saturday, June 07, 2008

EPISODE76 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy




It was Bret Michaels Week. Well, not nationally or anything but we celebrated it in style. We gave away a copy of his new album, Rock My World, earlier in the week via our newsletter. We wrapped up the week by giving away a copy during the show and playing a few tracks ("Go That Far," "Fallen," "Raine" and "Start Again") from the album. A review of the album is also up in the Reviews section of 80sMusicCentral.com.