Saturday, December 06, 2008

EPISODE102 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy



This week we featured music ("Isolation," "Dark Age" and "Last Chance") by Italian dark wave act Neon from their recently released collection, Memories: The Best Of Neon 1980-1986. You definitely hear a lot of different influences throughout the songs and it still is shocking that it didn't get more exposure here in the U.S. The release of the collection was so successful that it went to #1 on the Italian Alternative Albums Chart in September. This is album a must listen/must own for fans of new wave.

During the standard news section of the show, we went through a humongous list of Grammy Award nominees. You see, often when you mention '80s music' in mixed company, it sends weird signals to non-80s music fans. They often think of A Flock Of Seagulls, Tiffany, Duran Duran and Young MC... which isn't entirely wrong. For some reason, forgotten are respected artists like The Police, Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna, AC/DC, Elton John, Garth Brooks... the list goes on and on. So the next time someone says "Bah, humbug! 80s music stinks!", ask them why so many 80s artists were nominated for the Grammy Awards this year. If they don't believe you, just play them the show.

We were also happy to meet a lot of new people in the chat room during the live recording of this episode. You do make this show special. It's a way to know if the audio is coming out alright. It tells me if I missed something. It also supplies us with a few hilarious jibes once in awhile. Gotta love ya. If you can't make it live, I can entirely understand. You need to quit your job. Just kidding. Your comments, downloads, reviews and posts to the MySpace pages of our featured artists speak volumes.


Memories: 1980-1986Neon
"Isolation" (mp3)
from "Memories: 1980-1986"
(Intuition Records)
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Napster
Buy at Rhapsody
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
More On This Album




Memories: 1980-1986Neon
"Last Chance" (mp3)
from "Memories: 1980-1986"
(Intuition Records)
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Napster
Buy at Rhapsody
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
More On This Album




Memories: 1980-1986Neon
"Dark Age" (mp3)
from "Memories: 1980-1986"
(Intuition Records)
Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Napster
Buy at Rhapsody
Stream from Rhapsody
Buy at Puretracks
More On This Album


1 comment:

musicobsession said...

Well it is really nice to know about them.