Saturday, April 03, 2010

EPISODE171 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week on Talking 80s Music we turned our focus on reunited Swedish rock act Treat. We talked about their history and played a retrospective mix, a few singles ("Rev It Up" and "You're The One I Want") and a new song, "Roar," off their new studio album, Coup De Grace. Sure, they didn't become a household name in the U.S. during the decade but that's what we are here for.

Of note, the Frontiers Records release of Coup De Grace recently debuted at #12 on the Swedish charts, higher than any of their previous albums (of which Pleasure Principle went to #17 in 1986.) Martin has taken on a new mission which, after listening to the show, he hopes you join in on. Call your local rock radio station and urge them to play Treat's "Roar" -- call them a few times. You can use a handy little tool like the Radio-Locator to find those phone numbers. It's shocking what just a few calls can do and wouldn't it be great for Treat's time to finally come?

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