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Land of the Lost

Robert Drake
Host Robert Drake
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7-11pm
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Rediscover the 1980's pop & underground landscape with a great mix of cult classics and new wave anthems, woven together by DJ Robert Drake the final Friday of every month from 7-11pm on WXPN.

Drake began spinning the new wave sounds when they were NEW wave sounds, working in various underground clubs in Philadelphia during the gritty era of 1980-1986.

From off-radar spots like The Love Club to commanding nights at Philly's premier alternative hotspots The Kennel Club, Omni's and a few special nights at Danceteria in NYC, the Rock of the 80s became his passion.

And now he shares his passion with you - every final Friday on WXPN.  

 

 

 

 

Land Of The Lost Audio Archive



 

WOMEN OF NEW WAVE - March 2014

Join me on the final Friday of March – March 28 – from 7-11pm ET as I turn my LOTL Spotlight to the LADIES OF THE 80s! From those household names like Blondie, Siouxsie & The Banshees and The B-52's to those that might just be forgotten if it wasn't for shows like LOTL (The Slits, Pylon, Bush Tetras and Lizzy Mercier Descloux are just a few that come to mind!)

Listen on the radio or click the LISTEN LIVE tab at the top of this page! Also - make radio interactive - share your thoughts - just comment on our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206 or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org

WE ARE NOT MEN - February 2014

This month we were hit with the sad news of the sudden passing of Bob Casale (Bob 2) of Devo at the age of 61. As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches from the beginning. According to his brother and band-mate Gerald Casale, Bob was 'my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got." Gerald said that Bob was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again and that his sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to everyone. 

This month we salute Bob 2 and Devo throughout our journey into the Land Of The Lost. Friday, February 28, 7-11pm ET - listen on the radio or click the LISTEN LIVE tab at the top of this page! Also - make radio interactive -  share your thoughts - just comment on our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206 or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at  requests@xpn.org

A NEW YEAR OF NEW WAVE - January 2014

A new year of new wave here inside the Land Of The Lost -- this month I am in a free-for-all frame of mind! I'll play some requests, along with tracks I've not played in quite some time (if ever!) and I will pull out the LOTL spotlight a few times during the show - so you never know... you might just hear one of your favorite artists back-to-back-to-back!

The fun starts Friday, January 31 at 7pm ET ... listen on the radio or click the LISTEN LIVE tab at the top of this page! Also - make radio interactive -  share your thoughts - just comment on our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206 or pop into the LOTL chat room link  ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org

YEAR IN REVIEW - December 2013


This has been a wonderful year to see some of our favorite Rock of the 80s bands live in concert - tonight I'll showcase just some of the bands that toured in 2013 - did you see any retro concerts this year? If so, what were your favorites?

Feel free to share your thoughts - just comment on our Facebook group wall https://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206/ or pop into the LOTL chat room link in the box below my picture ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org

REASONS TO BE THANKFUL - November 2013

It's the Thanksgiving weekend and this month on the Land Of The Lost, we explore just some of the musicians we're thankful to have discovered oh-so-many years ago! For me, it would have to be that first time I heard The B-52's back in 1979 ... the same year I uncovered Klaus Nomi and so many others!

Feel free to share your thoughts - just comment on our Facebook group wall https://www.facebook.com/groups/40987372206/ or pop into the LOTL chat room ... you can also reach me via email at requests@xpn.org 

THE DARK SIDE OF NEW WAVE - October 2013

Join Robert Drake THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 for our monthly trip inside the Land of the Lost! And, as we do every October, we'll be entering the Dark Side of New Wave in the spirit of the Halloween Season! From Bauhaus and Bunnydrums to Siouxsie and Sisters of Mercy and more... So kill the lights, fire up some candles and let's all get spooky!

And yes, our LOTL Chat room will be up and running
- visit it ... IF YOU DARE!

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