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Friday, September 20, 2019

RA/OR 279 - AFTER THE CELLAR






BJ is joined by frequent guest Joe Royland for a discussion about where Ratt's career went after their breakthrough album Out of the Cellar and then each counts down his top ten favorite Ratt songs from After the Cellar.







Monday, September 16, 2019

BONUS EPISODE: LIVE QUEEN





Let's close out Freddie's birthday celebration with this bonus episode that features a collection of Queen live recordings.

KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE - PORTLAND 1974
SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE - TOKYO 1976
OGRE BATTLE - LONDON 1973
NOW I'M HERE - SHIZOUKA 1975
DEATH ON TWO LEGS - CHICAGO 1978
'39 - SEATTLE 1977
WE WILL ROCK YOU - CHICAGO 1978
DON'T STOP ME NOW - COLOGNE 1979
PLAY THE GAME - MILWAUKEE 1980
THE HERO - VIENNA 1982
UNDER PRESSURE - OSAKA 1985
RADIO GA GA - VIENNA 1986
I WANT TO BREAK FREE - MILAN 1984
ONE VISION - NEWCASTLE 1986
WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER - VIENNA 1986

Friday, September 13, 2019

RA/OR 278 - QUEEN SOLO







Continuing the celebration of Freddie's birthday BJ is joined again by Eric Miller from the Pods & Sods Network for a discussion about the solo careers of Queen's members and then each counts down his top ten favorite songs from that solo output.



Thursday, September 5, 2019

RA/OR 277 - EIGHTIES QUEEN






Just in time to celebrate Freddie's birthday BJ is joined by Eric Miller from the Pods & Sods Network for a discussion about Queen's output in the eighties and then each counts down his top ten favorite Queen songs from that decade.




Friday, August 30, 2019

RA/OR 276 - BEST OF CREED





BJ is joined once again by Brian Sword for another episode of "Best of" wherein the pair force themselves to pick the five best songs by the worst bands. This time around they subjected themselves to the entire Creed discography, the mission being to find the least objectionable Creed songs.

Friday, August 23, 2019

RA/OR 275 - POWER POP IX






BJ presents two dozen more power pop songs from the late seventies/early eighties for your listening enjoyment.


TUBELESS HEARTS - PAPERBACK ROMANCE
MAL COCHRAN - THE GIRLS IN ROOM 429
RICOCHET - BABY IT'S YOU
WALKIE TALKIE - STANDING OVER YOU
CLIVE CULBERTSON - TIME TO KILL
PLAIN JANE - TOO SERIOUS
HOUSEHOLD NAMES - WHITE LIGHT
NIGEL STONIER BAND - IN THE PAPERBACKS
TEEZE - CLOSE TO LOVE
JERRY'S KIDS - LOOKING AT YOU
LEFTY - LAY IT ON THE LINE
NERVE SENTA - LONELY MAN
SQUARES - NO FEAR
RYDER-DESMOND - NOBODY'S GONNA GET MY GIRL
PICTURES - KICKS & TIPS
BOK BOK - COME BACK TO ME
PETE BITE - BITE ME I TASTE NICE
THE PARANOIDS - STUPID GUY
SUSAN - MARLENE
UNDERCOVER - TONIGHT
BRENDA PRESCOTT - I WANT TO BE YOU
MODERN MINDS - IT'S GONE
VELVET ELVIS - STILL ANOTHER REASON
THE 27 VARIOUS - I WAS BLOWN AWAY

Thursday, August 15, 2019

RA/OR 274 - NASHVILLE ROCK N POD EXPO 2019






BJ made the trek to Nashville for the third year in a row to take part in the Rock N Pod Expo. On this episode you'll hear the interviews he recorded at the expo, plus a live panel discussion about life in the music business that featured insights from Dave Ellefson, Jason Bieler and Drew Fortier.

Friday, August 2, 2019

RA/OR 272 - MAGNUM (WITH RICHIE FROM FOCUS ON METAL)






BJ is joined by Richie from the Focus on Metal podcast for a discussion about the long career of British progressive hard rockers Magnum and also each chose his ten favorite Magnum songs.








Friday, July 26, 2019

RA/OR 271 - OVERLOOKED II: ILLUMINATIONS BY LEGGAT



On this episode BJ exposes you, the lucky listener, to a great lost album from 1982, Illuminations by Leggat, a short-lived band formed in 1981 in Toronto by brothers Hugh and Gord Leggat. Released by Capitol Records only in Canada as a ten song double album, it's an impressive piece of work.

Friday, July 19, 2019

RA/OR 270 - VINYL COUNTDOWN LUCKY 13

 



It's time for more great, obscure tracks culled from BJ's record collection.

THE MARCH VIOLETS - SNAKE DANCE
CHERIE AND MARIE CURRIE - THIS TIME
ROBERT HAZARD - HIP POCKET
CHRIS WHITE - ROCK N ROLL LOVE LETTER
JOEY STEC - GIVE MY LOVE TO YOU
DAVID BYRON - SILVER WHITE MAN
KEN HENSLEY - WINTER OR SUMMER
IAN NORTH - TRAN-SISTER
THE REDUCERS - CLOSING TIME
UNCLE GREEN - THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME
M.I.A. - IT'S HARD TO SAY YOU'RE WRONG
RANK & FILE - ONE BIG THING
THE GREEN PAJAMAS - WALKING IN THE RAIN
WILL AND THE KILL - ALL JUST TO GET TO YOU
AVIS DAVIS - WEEKEND
DMZ - BALL ME OUT
THE RADIO STARS - THE REAL ME
BILLY KARLOFF AND THE EXTREMES - MOANIN'
CIRCUS OF POWER - IN THE WIND
THE TOLL - WORD OF HONOR
CRISIS PARTY - FATHER, FATHER
RIVERDOGS - SPOOKY

Friday, July 12, 2019

RA/OR 269 - STEVE EARLE (with Lee McCormack)





BJ let Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us take the lead on this episode, which is devoted to Lee's favorite artist of all time. After a quick overview of Steve Earle's life in music Lee and BJ each counts down his top ten favorite Steve Earle songs.

Friday, July 5, 2019

RA/OR 268 - HALL & OATES (with Jon Lamoreaux)





BJ is joined by friend of the show Jon Lamoreaux, host of The Hustle, for an interesting (and mildly combative) discussion about the merits of the half century partnership that is Hall & Oates, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Hall & Oates songs.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

RA/OR 267 - POSTHUMOUSLY





BJ plays a selection of songs which were unfortunately released posthumously, or after the artist's death.


PHIL OCHS - A TOAST TO THOSE WHO ARE GONE
BUDDY HOLLY - THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY
RITCHIE VALENS - MY DARLING IS GONE
OTIS REDDING - THOUSAND MILES AWAY
PETE HAM - LIVE LOVE ALL OF YOUR DAYS
ROY ORBISON - CARELESS HEART
JIM CROCE - THE HARD WAY EVERY TIME
GRAM PARSONS - IN MY HOUR OF DARKNESS
NICK DRAKE - HANGING ON A STAR
SANDY DENNY - WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU
JOHN LENNON - GROW OLD WITH ME
ALEX HARVEY - THE POET AND I
MARC BOLAN - FOXY BOY
TOMMY BOLIN - MEANING OF LOVE
PETER LAUGHNER - SYLVIA PLATH
ELLIOTT SMITH - A DISTORTED REALITY IS NOW A NECESSITY TO BE FREE
MOTHER LOVE BONE - BONE CHINA
BLIND MELON - PULL
JOEY RAMONE - STOP THINKING ABOUT IT
JOE STRUMMER - COMA GIRL
QUEEN - MOTHER LOVE
THIN LIZZY - DEDICATION





Friday, June 21, 2019

RA/OR 266 - BIG TEN-INCH RECORDS




BJ pulls out his big ten inch...
record collection and plays a great selection of songs which were released on vinyl discs with a diameter of ten inches across.

BULL MOOSE JACKSON - BIG TEN-INCH RECORD
CHEAP TRICK - CAN'T HOLD ON
THE CLASH - CITY OF THE DEAD
PROPAGANDA - SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (I DON'T LIKE)
NEW MUSIK - LIVING BY NUMBERS
THE CONTINENTALS - HOUSEWIVES DELIGHT
THE NU KATS - I WAS A TEENAGE SHOPLIFTER
BUILT TO SPILL - WHEN NOT BEING STUPID IS NOT ENOUGH
ARCHERS OF LOAF - THE LOWEST PART IS FREE/FREEZING POINT
VITREOUS HUMOR - SHE EATS HER ESSES
CRACKERBASH - ORION (STAR GAZER)
J. CHURCH - FASCIST RADIO
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT - HUMAN TORCH
FLOP - WASTE OF SPACE
AVENUES - OUT OF SIGHT
JIMMY EAT WORLD - SOFTER
MOVIOLA - EAR TO THE WALL
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS - NEW STAR SONG
AEROSMITH - BIG TEN-INCH RECORD (LIVE)




Thursday, June 13, 2019

RA/OR 265 - AOR????????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!






We survived the Motley series! Let's cleanse our collective palette with some choice AOR!

OUTSIDE EDGE - LOUELLA
JOPLIN HART - STRANGERS COME BETWEEN US
TIM MOORE - ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
UNCANNY X-MEN - GOODNIGHT
KARL KANGA - DON'T RUN AWAY
JOHN JARRETT'S TRIBE - I'M ALWAYS IN TROUBLE
WHITE HEAT - LISTEN CLOSELY
VXN - RUNNING OUT
ORPHAN - STAND UP
DARBY MILLS - NEVER LOOK BACK
AGENT - SURRENDER
AGENTZ - TIME WILL TELL
TOM KIMMEL - TRUE LOVE
SLIDE - WHY IS IT A CRIME
ZIGGURAT - LOVE RIGHT NOW
DONNIE MILLER - WELCOME HOME
THEODE SCOTT - HEY YOU
DE MONT - IN MY DREAMS
SHA-BOOM - WHEELS OF ROCK & ROLL
THE CREEK - LOVE WILL STAY
TINDRUM - HOROSCOPE
MR. BIG - STRIKE LIKE LIGHTNING

Thursday, June 6, 2019

RA/OR 264 - NEW SAINTS OF NETFLIX





Podcasts = Trouble. Craig Cohen was gracious enough to step in as pallbearer and help BJ lay the Motley Crue series to rest. Amen! After summarizing the band's career they get around to remembering that the band had two more albums and more recently, a biopic.



Friday, May 24, 2019

RA/OR 263 - GENERATION SWINE



Do you...do you wanna bleed? It's time for candlelight and songs of life as BJ is joined by Joey Haynie from Rock Strikes Ten to discuss Motley's reunion album Generation Swine.






Friday, May 17, 2019

BONUS EPISODE: PRE-CRÜE CORABI




Let's hear what John Corabi was up to before he joined Grungy Crue.

ANGORA - HEY OPERATOR
ANGORA - MAKING LOVE
ANGORA - WEEKEND LOVE AFFAIR
THE SCREAM - OUTLAW
THE SCREAM - LOVE'S GOT A HOLD ON ME
THE SCREAM - YOUNG AND DUMB





1. Chalet: Can't Knock the Lady 
2. Guy Mann-Dude: Riff Rock `n Rebel 
3. Crisis: Call of the Wild 
4. Enticer: One Way Ticket 
5. Gran Max: Inner City 
6. Angora: Shake, Shake 
7. Grave Danger: Hellraiser 
8. Fighter: After the Fire 
9. Aces & Eights: Black Roses 
10. Sudden Impact: Poisoned Minds


Friday, May 10, 2019

RA/OR 262 - MOTLEY CRUE





It's power to the podcast as BJ is joined by the cross-eyed derelicts from Growin' Up Rock, Steven Michael and Hooligan Hollywood Pooni, for a discussion about Motley Crue's self-titled album from 1994.







Friday, May 3, 2019

BONUS EPISODE: CJ RAMONE TALKS TO CRAIG COHEN



Friend of the show Craig Cohen recently had the opportunity to speak with CJ Ramone and wanted you all to hear it. Thanks Craig! 

Check out CJ's new solo album The Holy Spell that comes out next week.

Songs played:
Blue Skies from The Holy Spell
Real Bad Time from Bad Chopper
The Crusher from Ramones Adios Amigos
Know What I Got Here from Los Gusanos I'd Love to Save the World
Tommy's Gone from American Beauty
Babysitter - Live CJ Ramone
Stand Up from The Holy Spell
Burning Hearts from Guitar Pete's Axe Attack - Nitemare

https://fatwreck.com/products/the-holy-spell

https://cjramone.bandcamp.com/album/the-holy-spell

Friday, April 26, 2019

RA/OR 261 - DR. FEELGOOD





BJ skydives naked from an aeroplane with Chris and Aaron from Decibel Geek as the three discuss Motley Crue's fifth album Dr. Feelgood. And I'd say we're still podding cast.









Thursday, April 11, 2019

RA/OR 260 - GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS





Have you read the news in the Soho Tribune? On this episode BJ is joined by Bakko and Loose Cannon from Cobras and Fire. Listen in as they conduct a gynecological exam on Motley Crue's fourth album Girls Girls Girls.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

RA/OR 259 - THEATRE OF PAIN



Everybody knows that podcasts ain't allowed in school. BJ is joined by Ryan McKay and A.D. Adams from The Shabby Road Record Show for a frank discussion about the debacle that is Theatre of Pain.








Friday, March 15, 2019

RA/OR 258 - SHOUT AT THE DEVIL






It's a steel-belted scream when BJ is joined by Ken Mills, Lee McCormack and Joe Royland for a fun roundtable discussion about Motley Crue's classic second album Shout at the Devil.

Friday, March 1, 2019

RA/OR 257 - TOO FAST FOR LOVE






Get a piece of the action as BJ kicks off the Motley Crue series with a discussion about the band's first album, the seminal glam metal release Too Fast For Love, with frequent guest Fistful of Dave.





Friday, February 15, 2019

RA/OR 256 - EXHUMING R.E.M.







BJ and Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle discuss the career of R.E.M. and how the once very significant band has seemingly faded from public consciousness.

Friday, February 1, 2019

RA/OR 255 - BRINGERS OF EVIL: SABBATH IN THE EIGHTIES





BJ and returning guest Craig Cohen discuss the various incarnations of Black Sabbath that took shape as Tony Iommi shepherded the band through the turbulent decade of the eighties and then each counts down his top ten favorite songs the band produced in those ten years.









Friday, January 18, 2019

RA/OR 254 - FINALLY...MORE POWER POP!




It's long overdue but BJ finally spins 24 more great examples of late seventies/early eighties power pop.

PROMISE - LATER ON TONITE
MATT BARRETT - HOW COULD I HAVE KNOWN
STEVE ROPER BAND - WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
THE BAXTERS - WHAT YA GONNA DO
THE ORBITS - MAKE THE RULES
THE SINGLES - NICOLE
TOT ROCKET AND THE TWINS - ONE MORE EVICTION
TOBY REDD - CAN'T GET A JOB
THE IMPOSTORS - INSIDE MY HEAD
TONIGHT - NO SYMPATHY
THE TUNES - LOVE UNCOOL
THIS KIDS - IN SUCH A HURRY
THE TEARJERKERS - HEART ON THE LINE
THIRD FLOOR STRANGERS - THE LONG LETTER
THE OHMS - CHAIN LETTER
THE LAST ONES - BIT OF YOU
BREATHERS - DID YOU THINK
ARTISTS! - DON'T KNOW HOW
THE NEAT - HORMONES IN ACTION (IN MY HEART)
THE CLONES - HAPPY I'M WITH HER
PHONE COPS - TELL ME A LIE
SHAKE - I WANT TO KNOW
SHARI SHABA - PSYCHEDELIC MAN