Tag: Joe Jackson

Thursday 8/12/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Joe Jackson

David Ian “Joe” Jackson (born August 11, 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Having spent years studying music and playing clubs, he scored a hit with his first release, “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”, in 1979. It was followed by a number of new wave singles, before he moved to more jazz-inflected pop music and had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with “Steppin’ Out”. Jackson is associated with the 1980s Second British Invasion of the US. He has also composed classical music. He has recorded 20 studio albums and received five Grammy Award nominations.

Jackson spent a number of years living in New York City, which served as an inspiration for his 1982 song “Steppin’ Out”. In a 2018 interview, Jackson said “I don’t like New York much these days. It’s as if the city and I had a hot love affair and now we’re just friends, but we still have to see each other to remain friends. Today I live in Berlin. The New York I knew in late ’81 and ’82 is gone.” Jackson currently resides in Berlin, but also owns homes in New York and Portsmouth.

Jackson was married to his wife, Ruth, for two years, but the marriage ended in divorce and was later called a “disaster” by Jackson. In a 2001 interview with the Irish Independent, Jackson stated that he was in a relationship with a male partner. Jackson had previously discussed his bisexuality in his autobiography A Cure for Gravity. His questioning of potential homosexuality and same-gender attraction is explored in the 1982 single “Real Men”.

Friday 8/14/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Joe Jackson

David Ian “Joe” Jackson (born August 11 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Having spent years studying music and playing clubs, Jackson scored a hit with his first release, “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”, in 1979. This was followed by a number of new wave singles before he moved to more jazz-inflected pop music and had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with “Steppin’ Out”. He is associated with the 1980s Second British Invasion of the US. He has also composed classical music. He has recorded 19 studio albums and received 5 Grammy Award nominations.

Friday 7/31/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Joe Jackson – Look Sharp! (1979)

Look Sharp! is the debut album by Joe Jackson, released in 1979. The album featured one of Jackson’s most well-known songs, “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”, as well as the title track “Look Sharp”, “Sunday Papers”, “One More Time” and “Fools in Love”.

The cover, featuring a pair of white shoes, ranked number 22 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest album covers of all time.

In 2000, it was voted number 865 in Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums.

1. “One More Time” 3:15
2. “Sunday Papers” 4:22
3. “Is She Really Going Out with Him?” 3:33
4. “Happy Loving Couples” 3:08
5. “Throw It Away” 2:49
6. “Baby Stick Around” 2:36
7. “Look Sharp!” 3:23
8. “Fools in Love” 4:23
9. “(Do the) Instant Mash” 3:12
10. “Pretty Girls” 2:55
11. “Got the Time” 2:52
12. “Don’t Ask Me” 2:43
13. “You Got the Fever” 3:36

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week we feature music from:  Kurtis Blow, Lionel Richie, Supertramp, Pat Benatar, Beastie Boys, Joe Jackson, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Blondie, David Lee Roth and more . . .

Tuesday 8pm: All 80’s Show

all80sThis week on the All 80’s Show, music from Split Enz, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Bow Wow Wow, War, Joe Jackson, Billy Vera, Styx, Ramones, Bronski Beat, Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Kim Carnes and much more . . .