Saturday, November 14, 2009

EPISODE151 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week on Talking 80s Music, we decided to fill in another historical gap by explaining away any notion that Cyndi Lauper just appeared out of nowhere screaming "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Stardom is seldom sudden and often their early work to get to that level goes unnoticed. To fix this we showcased her short-lived band Blue Angel and exposing you to a rockabilly-ish side of one of the eighties most recognized artists. We featured their "I Had A Love," "Maybe He'll Know," "Take A Chance" and "I'm Gonna Be Strong." Their album is well worth purchasing.

Had a great time working on this episode. There is something about reminding people of the music they should have heard and their radio stations are unlikely to play. We also played a sample of Slash's cover of "Paradise City" featuring Cypress Hill and Fergie as well as, "Amazing," the first single off Steevi Jaimz' latest album. Technically, all went pretty well. Had to amplify the mic towards the end of the show which added some static. Thinking that the playing of the songs is slowly knocking the mic level down but we'll mess with it later.

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