- R.I.P. filmmaker Jonathan Demme, director of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense” & other Night Flight faves
- Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
- “TV Party”: Glenn O’Brien’s weekly late 70s public-access punk cocktail party TV show
- Zinelandia: Night Flight talks with Joe Biel about “$100 & a T-Shirt,” his documentary about zines
- In 1977, Prince appeared on “The Gong Show,” but no one has ever talked about the episode, until now
- The Wu Tang Collection: The weirdest “Ku Fung Theater”-style mostly-Asian action flicks you’ll ever see
- Bullseye! Arrow Films’ exploitation, Italian horror, spaghetti westerns, drive-in sleaze & more, now on Night Flight Plus!
- “Dynaman”: Night Flight’s popular series featured rubber monsters, good looking Japanese teens, silly jokes, and cool pop music!
- “All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
All posts tagged "80s"
Dr. Demento & Weird Al Yankovic on NBC’s “Real People” in 1982!
Happy Birthday today to Barret Eugene “Barry” Hansen — better known to Night Flight fans as Dr. Demento — born on April 2, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Here’s a fun video clip we found of Dr. Demento...
- Posted April 2, 2017
The Definitive Oral History Of “Max Headroom”: From Cyberpunk Icon To MTV Host Selling Coke
Thirty years after the show’s TV premiere, The Verge have posted a terrific oral history of 1980s cyberpunk icon “Max Headroom,” who started as the snarky “virtual” star of a dystopian science fiction TV movie satirizing mass...
- Posted February 4, 2017
Night Flight’s “New Sounds” from December 1988 featured post-punk goth goddess Danielle Dax
Danielle Dax, with her striking features and huge cat-like eyes, was one of the more interesting solo artists of the 80s, and she became something of a goth feminist icon early in her career, although her music...
- Posted December 14, 2016
R.I.P. Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns: “You Spin Me Round” singer was, in his own words, a “freak unique”
We’ve just learned that 80s dance pop icon Pete Burns of Dead or Alive has died, age 57, from a heart attack. The enigmatic singer — seen in this “Night Flight” “Take Off to Androgyny,” which originally...
- Posted October 24, 2016
Night Flight’s “Take Off to European Rock” featured Nena’s Reagan-era nuclear war protest song, “99 Luftballons”
“Night Flight”‘s “Take Off to European Rock” — which originally aired on April 14, 1984 — features perhaps one of the best remembered hits of the 80s, the 1983 Cold War-era anti-war protest song “99 Luftballons” (later...
- Posted September 9, 2016
“Discoveries and New Sounds,” 1986: The Special Guests’ tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Father of Cubism, “Paul Cézanne”
In this special “Discoveries and New Sounds” segment from our 5th year anniversary show — it aired on June 7, 1986, and is now streaming on Night Flight Plus — we dug deep in the art history...
- Posted September 3, 2016
R.I.P. Vanity: The diminutive model-singer-actress rocked the 80s in her lingerie and lace
We learned today that Vanity — the former model, actress, and Prince protégé — has died following years of poor health. She was 57. Born Denise Katrina Matthews on January 4, 1959 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada,...
- Posted February 15, 2016
“Rock & Rule”: The oft-forgotten animated post-apocalyptic rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi fantasy mutant musical
With the recent passing of Maurice White — the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire died last week, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at the age of 74 — we were reminded of his group’s...
- Posted February 12, 2016