My 80s Fun & Facts
As the My 80s radio show celebrates its first anniversary at Mad Wasp Radio, we take a look back at our past year on the station with a sting in its tail. Including track lists from all the shows, My 80s Fun & Facts details regular features Back On Track, Word Up, and Favourite Five, in which guests from the world of music and entertainment choose their best-loved songs from the decade. Our Choon scripts, crosswords, puzzles and quizzes all add to this delightful book's celebration of music, memories and popular culture.
“I remember the Eighties as a rollercoaster ride and My 80s reflects that diversity, playing a winning mix of hits and surprises. This book is the perfect accompaniment,” Gary Crowley
The 80s Annual Vol. II
Following on from its hugely successful predecesor, The 80s Annual Vol. II offers more fun and photos, news and nostalgia, interviews and insights with some of the decade's favourite faces. Featuring interviews with Jason Donovan, Nik Kershaw, Soft Cell's David Ball, Cutting Crew's Nick van Eede, and Brian Nash from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, the annual includes crosswords, puzzles, and quizzes such as Lyrically Challenged, Quizzing Times and Pop Quiz. Your 80's problems are solved in the agony aunt pages Dear Prudence, excerpts from Jamie Days' Diaries reveal what it was like growing up in the era, a special length feature on Radio 1 takes a look at the station as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, and there are interviews with Bucks Fizz, Johnny Logan and Bardo's Sally-Ann Triplett in the Eurovision special.
In full-colour and packed with photographs, The 80s Annual Vol. II is a great read for every adult 80's child. Returning to the 80s has never been so much fun!
The third and final book in a trilogy on Eighties’ popular culture, More Eighties explores how the decade provided a backdrop against which creativity and individuality flourished, the social and political factors which shaped the music of a generation, the changing role and influence of record companies, and why the era remains a golden age for so many of us. Featuring interviews with artists including: David Ball, Martyn Ware, Dave Wakeling, Pauline Black, Eddi Reader, Rusty Egan, Jona Lewie, Suzi Quatro, Junior Giscombe and Nathan Moore. With a foreword and commentary by The Lotus Eaters' Peter Coyle completing the eclectic mix.
The 80's Annual NOW OUT OF PRINT
A full-colour retrospective of the year, with more than a nod to the teenage magazines of the era, The 80's Annual embodies the excitement felt by the generation who grew up receiving an annual at Christmas. Featuring celebrity commentary on 80's popular culture, 20 Question interviews, Top Tens, with contributions from Bruce Foxton, The Selecter, Johnny Hates Jazz, Musical Youth, Londonbeat, Then Jerico, Phil Fearon, Brother Beyond, Modern Romance, John Parr, Paul Hardcastle, Hazell Dean, Steve Blacknell, Garry Bushell, Matthew Rudd and more. Not forgetting the obligatory cheesy photo story, 80's fiction, crosswords, puzzles, and quizzes including Lyrically Challenged, Pop Quiz and Which 80's Group Are You? The 80's Annual offers the perfect combination of nostalgia and new. A great read for every adult 80's child. Going back to the 80s has never been so much fun!
Your Eighties continues the exploration of the decade of extremes, with an array of recollections and observations shared by some of the era’s biggest fans. Humorous, poignant and entertaining anecdotes, along with a generous helping of celebrity interviews, provide the perfect combination of insight and nostalgia, guaranteed to have you delving into your old vinyl collection. Including interviews with Buster Bloodvessel, Ranking Roger, Martin Fry, Steve Blacknell, Grange Hill’s Erkan Mustafa, Musical Youth and The Kane Gang, Your Eighties offers a behind-the-scenes view of the Eighties, and its continuing popularity with a generation of forty-somethings and beyond. "Too many people sneer at the Eighties, but to those who grew up in them they are replete with social, cultural and emotional memories that define their lives. Sarah's thirst and understanding of the decade shines throughout a wonderfully engaging book." Matthew Rudd, Absolute 80s.
My Eighties NOW OUT OF PRINT
For anyone who lived through the Eighties, or for anyone who wishes they had, this book is a must. A self-confessed obsessive of Eighties’ culture and a mine of useless trivia on the decade (and with an uncanny knack of bumping into celebrities!), no one is better placed than Sarah Lewis to take you back to a time when shoulder pads were big, and hair was even bigger. Including interviews with Eighties’ favourites like Hazell Dean and Owen Paul, My Eighties offers a nostalgic but realistic visit to a decade of extremes. Taking you from the school disco to night clubbing, from Grange Hill to one hit wonders, the book details some of the author’s favourite memories of the Eighties, and will inspire you to recall your own.