Tag: new wave

Mad World Book Interview With Lori Majewski

Posted by on May.07, 2014, under Current Shows No Comments

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The excellent Mad World book is an oral history that tells the story of New Wave from 1979-1985 through the words of the artists who epitomized, changed and shaped the genre. Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein are perfect co-authors and foils.

The book starts with an introduction by Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. Then each chapter focuses on an artist and their seminal song. Bernstein and Majewski add their take, and the artist tells their story in a monologue style.  Each chapter ends with a “then and now” update and finally, a mix tape list that guides you to other songs you might enjoy.  36 artists are included and you may think you know a lot about your favorites, but there are many surprises that unfold from the artists stories.

In this interview we highlight some of the artists in the book including Duran Duran, The Smiths and New Order, discuss the influence of New Wave on current artists and find out why a popular band fired their lead singer at the height of their popularity….and that’s just the beginning of that epic feud.

Buy the book. Find outtakes, more mixtapes, book signings and all things Mad World at their website. Here’s the Twitter and Facebook.


Rock Book Show Interview: The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin and Bill Morrison

Posted by on May.10, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

Kimberly caught up with Jane and Bill at the Chiller Theatre Expo in Parsippany, NJ to talk about their comic book series, Lady Robotika.  They may have also discussed Star Trek, Batman, swinging, nipples and the Go-Go’s, but not necessarily in that order.

Check out Jane and the Go-Go’s on tour starting in Hershey, PA on May 29th. More dates and info on the official Go-Go’s website. Follow Jane on twitter here and Bill here.


Rock Book Show Interview: Joe Bonomo “Sweat: The Story of The Fleshtones”

Posted by on Apr.11, 2011, under Current Shows No Comments

Joe Bonomo, author of “Sweat: The Story of The Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band”, has written an amazing rock history book of one of the hardest working and longest-lasting bands to come out of  the 70’s rock scene in NYC. Joe and Kimberly recall some of the highlights of this enduring band in their chat at SXSW.

You can purchase the book here.  Visit The Fleshtones Hall of Fame here for gigs and news and more. Enjoy!