Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Ravyns - Raised on the Radio

"Raised on the Radio" is a superb fit for ERV, and is by the Ravyns, a Baltimore-based rock band.  The song was originally on the Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack, which led to a recording contract with MCA and a 1984 LP (which also contained the song).

The band then released three videos (including "Raised on the Radio," below) and won the 1985 MTV basement tapes competition with a video for their song "Rhythm of the Heart." Unfortunately, neither the songs nor the album did that well, and MCA dropped the band.

The band broke up in 1985, but continues to sporadically play to the present day.

By the by, the song starts around the 2:00 mark in the video below, for readers who want to skip over the dramatic intro.


  1. Yeah, I remember seeing this on MTV
    Still gets the same reaction today...
    It's OK yet, doesn't make me want to purchase your record.
    So many other bands that are better.
    All The Best,

    1. Sam, I can always count on you for an honest comment. You have to admit though -- it is a rare video! Keep the faith.

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