On Episode 111 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis conducts an exclusive interview with ROB FAHEY (the co-founder, lead singer and guitarist for THE RAVYNS) in the third of three RetroZest podcast episodes celebrating the 40th Anniversary of FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH! The film was released in theaters on August 13, 1982 (the same day as Curtis’ 16th Birthday!). The film starred Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Vincent Schiavelli and Ray Walston.
The Ravyns’ song “Raised on the Radio” is on the Fast Times Soundtrack, and it was released as the second single! The song was played in the film during the segment wherein Brad Hamilton (Judge Reinhold) is washing “The Cruising Vessel.” The genesis of the song is discussed on this episode, as well as the history of The Ravyns. Other aspects of Rob’s career are discussed as well.
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