Joe Cianciotto Takes Readers Back to 1980's on Facebook

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Readers can enjoy a flashback to the late eighties and early nineties with Joe Cianciotto’s new Facebook homage to the “Shriek of the Week.”

Those who find everything about the late1980s and early 1990s to be their favorite era can now take a trip down memory lane with a new Facebook page homage by New Yorker Joe Cianciotto.

Cianciotto, who has been active on Facebook for years, has developed a large community of followers since creating a Facebook page dedicated to all things late 1980s and early 1990s -- which is when he says he peaked. To further engage his followers, as well as to attract new ones, he recently introduced a revival of the “Shriek of the Week” from the good old days of WDRE in New York at

As part of the new online segment, Facebook users can expect Cianciotto to share snippets about music and artists who have made a major impact on pop culture from this era. A new band or artist will be announced every Thursday. So far, the “Shriek of the Week” has received nothing but positive reviews and feedback from users.

A recent “Shriek of the Week” segment was dedicated to the B-52’s “Roam,” which went extremely mainstream in 1990. Cianciotto recalled spending a week listening to this song in Canada during his senior year of high school.

Cianciotto also spent another segment discussing “Kiss Them for Me” by Siouxsie and the Banshees, which debuted in 1991. According to Cianciotto, the band ended up headlining the very first Lollapalooza after this song became highly successful. Cianciotto explained that the moment he listened to and posted the song online as part of his segment was likely his first time hearing the song sober.

Cianciotto’s ultimate goal with his Facebook page, and especially his new “Shriek of the Week” homage, is to take readers back to a time that was filled with iconic, one-of-a-kind music and artists. These artists were a major part of many people’s upbringing, so Cianciotto’s hope is that revisiting them will add a little joy to his readers’ days both now and in the months and years ahead.

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