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Friday, December 13, 2019

RA/OR 291 - THE SOUND OF SILENCE


















For "The Sound of Silence" the third time was the charm. Two different versions of the song had previously been released before the hit version finally broke through, topping the charts at the beginning of 1966. 




Thursday, December 5, 2019

RA/OR 290 - TONIO K.







Steven M. Krikorian adopted the stage name Tonio K, naming himself for Thomas Mann’s short story Tonio Kroger but shortening it to Tonio K in reference to Franz Kafka’s The Trial and it’s protagonist Josef K. His first album Life in the Foodchain was released in 1978 and became a critical smash. He would release three more albums and an EP in the eighties and then revert to a career as a professional songwriter for other artists.

Friday, November 29, 2019

RA/OR 289 - JIMMY CLIFF






BJ discusses the life and music of great songwriter and reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff.







Sunday, November 24, 2019

RA/OR 288 - LMNOP






LMNOP was the musical outlet for guy named Stephen Fievet from Atlanta who always maintained an element of mystery, a shadowy figure but a talented songwriter, his upbeat and melodic songs often camouflaged dark themes.



Thursday, November 14, 2019

RA/OR 287 - OBSCURED BY SYD






In early 1972 Pink Floyd were in the middle of creating one of the most successful and iconic albums in history when they took an unexpected break, flew to France and wrote and recorded an entirely separate album in just two weeks. That very same month, February of 1972, Pink Floyd's enigmatic founding member Syd Barrett surprisingly resurfaced, fronting a new band called Stars.










Friday, November 8, 2019

RA/OR 286 - AOR??????????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Right back atcha with two weeks in a row of killer AOR.

THE HUNT - SHOW THE WORLD
JIM FOSTER - SAVED BY NIGHT
CRAIG MCLACHLAN AND CHECK 1-2 - IT'S BEEN GOOD
MARTEE LEBOW - ANOTHER LONELY HEART
REDSTONE - NOT ANOTHER TEAR
TONY LIDDLE - STRANGER TO LOVE
CANNATA - THE HUNTER
BLUE YONDER - WINDSONG
CRIES - SHE SAY
JOHN BRANNEN - SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT
MYZAR - AERIAL
JIMMY RYSER - WISHING AND WAITING
HEADMASTER - SLIP AWAY
ZAZA - WILD AND FOREVER
HAMMERHEAD - LITTLE TUESDAY
AINA - SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES
DEWEY - SHADOW DANCIN
RICK CUA - STAND YOUR GROUND
MOZART - I FLY
SHE'S CHINA - SHAWN IS ON THE RUN

Friday, November 1, 2019

RA/OR 285 - AOR?????????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Let's do this. 



LORIN ROWAN & THE EDGE - WAITED TOO LONG
SOUTHERN SONS - HEART IN DANGER
SANDY STEWART - NOT LIKE THE OTHERS
RICK MATHEWS - ONLY THE YOUNG
TOM DE LUCA - DOWN TO THE WIRE
ALPHA - RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
ALEXA - WE DON'T REMEMBER WHY
MICHAEL FURY - (JANIE) HERE WE GO AGAIN
JONATHAN M - DON'T FORGET ME
EDDE MAXX - WHERE IS THE LOVE
HERO - EVERYTIME
VENICE - KAYLEE
SEASONS IN COLOR - HOLD ON
NO SWEAT - ON THE EDGE
DRIVE, SHE SAID - HARD TO HOLD
DAG FINN - WHAT GOES AROUND (WILL COME AROUND)
MASQUERADE - FOUR LETTER WORDS
SKIN DIVER - BURN IT TO THE GROUND
JACKLYN - WATERFALL
CLIF MAGNESS - JENNY'S STILL IN LOVE
CLIF MAGNESS - IF WE CAN'T DO IT

Friday, October 25, 2019

RA/OR 284 - WORST OF OZZY - THE EIGHTIES





It's the return of the Worst of series! This time BJ and Brian Sword pick the five worst songs from the Ozzy Osbourne albums released in the eighties.

Friday, October 18, 2019

RA/OR 283 - FLYING NUN (PART TWO)




The Flying Nun television series starring Sally Field originally ran on ABC from September of 1967 to September of 1970. New Zealand is a sovereign island country situated in Tasman Sea about 1,200 miles east of Australia comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and around 600 smaller islands. Flying Nun is a record label launched by New Zealander Roger Shepherd in 1981 to document the many bands and artists who were active on the South Island developing what would become known as the Dunedin Sound. On this episode, part two, BJ plays a selection of songs from some of the more obscure examples of these Flying Nun bands.

BORED GAMES - I DON'T GET IT
THE STONES - GUNNER HO
THE STONES - LOOKING AT YOU
SNEAKY FEELINGS - THE STRANGE AND CONFLICTING FEELINGS OF SEPARATION
SNEAKY FEELINGS - YOUR SECRET'S SAFE WITH ME
CHILDREN'S HOUR - CAROLINE'S DREAM
THE RIP - THE HOLY ROOM
THE DOUBLEHAPPYS - NEEDLES AND PLASTIC
THE DOUBLEHAPPYS - SOME FANTASY
THE ORANGE - NO REASON TO HIDE
THE ORANGE - WHAT'S IN A NAME
GOBLIN MIX - THE WATER
THE EXPLODING BUDGIES - THORNFIELD
LOOK BLUE GO PURPLE - GRACE
LOOK BLUE GO PURPLE - I DON'T WANT YOU ANYWAY
BIRD NEST ROYS - LOVE 
BIRD NEST ROYS - SEVERED DAYS
ALPACA BROTHERS - THE LIE
SNAPPER - BUDDY
STEPHEN - TAPE MACHINE
STEPHEN - TENDER SHOOTS
THE TERMINALS - FROZEN CAR
THE 3DS - OUTER SPACE
THE 3DS - SUNKEN TREASURE
THE 3DS - THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE 3DS - VECTOR 27
THE STRANGE LOVES - JOHN LENNON
DRIBBLING DARTS - REMEMBER
THE JEAN-PAUL SARTRE EXPERIENCE - MODUS VIVENDI

Saturday, October 12, 2019

RA/OR 282 - FLYING NUN (PART ONE)






The Flying Nun television series starring Sally Field originally ran on ABC from September of 1967 to September of 1970. New Zealand is a sovereign island country situated in Tasman Sea about 1,200 miles east of Australia comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and around 600 smaller islands. Flying Nun is a record label launched by New Zealander Roger Shepherd in 1981 to document the many bands and artists who were active on the South Island developing what would become known as the Dunedin Sound. On this episode, part one, BJ plays a selection of songs from some of the more famous or well-known of these Flying Nun bands.

THE CLEAN - TALLY HO
THE CLEAN - BILLY TWO
THE CLEAN - ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN
THE CLEAN - ODDITY
THE CLEAN - I WAIT AROUND
THE GREAT UNWASHED - HOLD ONTO THE RAIL
THE BATS - MADE UP IN BLUE
THE BATS - TREASON
THE BATS - NORTH BY NORTH
THE BATS - NEVER SAID GOODBYE
THE BATS - TIME TO GET READY
THE CHILLS - PINK FROST
THE CHILLS - LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN OTHERS
THE CHILLS - WET BLANKET
THE CHILLS - SINGING IN MY SLEEP
THE CHILLS - DOUBLE SUMMER
THE VERLAINES - LYING IN STATE
THE VERLAINES - DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
THE VERLAINES - JESUS WHAT A JERK
STRAITJACKET FITS - TAKE FROM THE YEARS
STRAITJACKET FITS - HEADWIND
TOY LOVE - THE CRUNCH
TOY LOVE - PULL DOWN THE SHADES
TALL DWARFS - BURNING BLUE
TALL DWARFS - PICTURES ON THE FLOOR
TALL DWARFS - SHADE FOR TODAY
CHRIS KNOX - BREAK!
CHRIS KNOX - DUNNO MUCH ABOUT LIFE BUT I DO KNOW HOW TO BREATHE

Friday, October 4, 2019

RA/OR 281 - SCENES FROM THE GOLDMINE WITH CAMERON DYE








Actor and musician Cameron Dye joins BJ to discuss his career in film and music, the main focus being the 1987 film Scenes from the Goldmine and the awesome soundtrack that never was.

You can watch the film here.




Friday, September 27, 2019

RA/OR 280 - RODNEY ON THE ROQ







For your listening pleasure BJ has assembled a collection of clips from Rodney Bingenheimer's radio program Rodney on the ROQ. These clips were broadcast on 106.7 FM KROQ out of Los Angeles between 1976 and 1986.




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.