Tag Archives: synthwave

FUTURE tease: 12/14/18 – FLASHBACK recap: 12/7/18

Hey, the only reason I didn’t start last week’s show with this insanely unlikely pairing of Def Leppard and Depeche Mode is because the singing starts too soon for me to get my welcoming words in! It’s impossible for me … Continue reading

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FUTURE tease: 12/7/18 – FLASHBACK recap: 11/30/18

Been finding so many cool and unexpected covers lately, like this one from Blondie that opened last week’s show… …and Ali Campbell of UB40 covering Diana Ross’s tribute to Marvin Gaye: No matter the decade, Pet Shop Boys never lose … Continue reading

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FUTURE tease: 11/30/18 – FLASHBACK recap: 11/23/18

Okay, so I missed a week of flashing back and promoting forward, but I was wicked sick on Thanksgiving weekend. So I just need to pick up the pieces and move on with my life, beginning with a flashback to … Continue reading

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When KROQ, MTV, and WLIR filled the airwaves and TV waves with new wave

New wave virtually defines the 80s, with the sounds and sights of the genre infiltrating everything: radio, TV, fashion, and movies. The music itself got plenty of exposure in teen movies and TV shows like Square Pegs, but three driving … Continue reading

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FUTURE tease: 11/16/18 – FLASHBACK recap: 11/9/18

Let’s go on a scavenger hunt to find some of the treasures from last week’s episode. Starting with one from Scavenger Hunt! Chinese Theatre goes back to the 80s on one of several Pet Shop Boys cover albums: The Underworld … Continue reading

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FUTURE tease: 11/9/18 – FLASHBACK recap: 11/2/18

Started last week’s show with the perfect 80s throwback sound of Metric: When there’s new Christine and the Queens, I’ve just gotta play it on my show: Ride never quite got the attention of other alternative bands at the end … Continue reading

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FUTURE tease: 11/2/18 – FLASHBACK recap: 10/26/18

Last week was the big Terror Tracks episode of 2018, and now I’m suffering from post-Halloween blues. But there’s always my show to listen to, which is a mix of horror wave old and new. Some highlights include: This cover … Continue reading

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