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THE FREAK POWER TICKET Presents Hour of All-’80s Covers TODAY! (Monday, September 3)

Cover Art from Nouvelle Vague's s/t debut on Luaka Bop Records.

Of his next broadcast (“A Labor of Love”), Ted Coe, producer/host of “The Freak Power Ticket” writes, “on today’s show I’ll be presenting a playlist entirely made up of covers of new wave, ska, and punk rock classics from the 1980s, partly inspired by Lady (L’Eighty) Darla Bea’s just-passed birthday, but also recognizing the lasting impact of so-called ‘college radio music’ from that period.

i just heard mention of a ‘retro rock weekend’ on Santa Barbara’s self-described ‘alternative rock’ station.

Consider this an alternative to that nostalgic fare: totally commercial-free and performed the likes of Manic Street Preachers, The Bouncing Souls, Good Riddance, Youth Brigade, Pavement, Icehouse, Gary Jules, Ted Leo / Pharmacists, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Nouvelle Vague, Terry Hall of The Specials, Angelo Moore of Fishbone, and more.”

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“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the summer from 11am-12noon.