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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

Friday, January 4, 2019

RA/OR 253 - ATTACK OF THE BIG CATS






There may be nearly 40 different species of wild cat running around out there, but only four make it into the big cat club: the lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar. Many bands have chosen to name themselves after one of these variants (including cheetah, panther and cougar). Hear them roar on this very special episode. 

LION - RUNNING ALL NIGHT WITH THE LION
LION - VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCE
LIONHEART - DIE FOR LOVE
LIONSHEART - LIVING IN A FANTASY
LION'S BREED - DAMN THE NIGHT
LIONS PRIDE - BREAKING OUT
WHITE LION - EVIL ANGELS
WHITE TIGER - NORTHERN WIND
TIGER - I'M NOT CRYING
TIGER B. SMITH - SHE'S ALL RIGHT
TYGERS OF PAN TANG - THE WRECK-AGE
TIGERTAILZ - LIVING WITHOUT YOU
CHEETAH - BANG BANG
THE SCREAMIN' CHEETAH WHEELIES - ONE BIG DROP OF WATER
JAGUAR - COLDHEART
DEF LEPPARD - ROCK! ROCK! (TIL YOU DROP) (LIVE)
THE LEOPARDS - I'M ON MY WAY
THE PANTHERS - VERY LAST DAY
PANTHER - WARCHILD
STEEL PANTHER - CRITTER
JOHNNY COUGAR - CHEAP SHOT
JON COUGAR CONCENTRATION CAMP - CLIQUE

Friday, December 28, 2018

BONUS EPISODE: IZZY STRADLIN







In the wake of the recent dissection of the Use Your Illusion albums let's take a listen to what Izzy Stradlin has been up to post-Guns.

SOMEBODY'S KNOCKIN' (LIVE)
SHUFFLE IT ALL (LIVE)
METHANOL
GOTTA SAY
NEEDLES
HERE COMES THE RAIN
GET AWAY
UNDERGROUND
SWEET CARESS
LOT TO LEARN
HAMMERHEAD
CHOP AWAY
INFRASTRUK
FIRE
PARTLY CLOUDY
WAITING
EASY
DROVE
TOO HOT
DRIVING DOWN
OLD TUNE
RAVEN

Friday, December 21, 2018

RA/OR 252 - USE YOUR ILLUSION II (WORST OF)





On September 17th, 1991 Guns n' Roses released two CDs on the same day, crammed with 30 songs and more than 2 1/2 hours of music. This was a questionable way to follow up one of the most critically praised and commercially successful debut albums of all time. On November 16th, 2018 BJ Kahuna and Brian Sword released two episodes of Rock and/or Roll on the same day, crammed with more than 2 1/2 hours of commentary. On this episode, Use Your Illusion II, each counts down his five least favorite songs from the 30 songs included on these gratuitous collections.

RA/OR 251 - USE YOUR ILLUSION I (BEST OF)






On September 17th, 1991 Guns n' Roses released two CDs on the same day, crammed with 30 songs and more than 2 1/2 hours of music. This was a questionable way to follow up one of the most critically praised and commercially successful debut albums of all time. On November 16th, 2018 BJ Kahuna and Brian Sword released two episodes of Rock and/or Roll on the same day, crammed with more than 2 1/2 hours of commentary. On this episode, Use Your Illusion I, each counts down his five favorite songs from the 30 songs included on these gratuitous collections.

Friday, December 7, 2018

RA/OR 250 - AOR???????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!






This makes a dozen episodes in the AOR? AOK! series. I'm gonna run out of room for the commas and exclamation points!

SUE SAAD - HIGHWIRE
I TEN - THE EASY WAY OUT
THRILLS - MAKE IT EASY
BENTWOOD ROCKER - WALK THROUGH THE FIRE
BODY ELECTRIC - THE MORE THINGS CHANGE
EVEREST - STAND UP
KOREA - KOREA
WAKEFIELD - YOU'RE GONNA FIND OUT
FURY - SORRY TO SAY
KARLA DEVITO - WE ACCELERATE
XERON - WOULD YOU BELONG TO ME?
RESCUE - INTO THE NIGHT
L.A. RAY AND THE SHADES - DON'T WANT TO BE LONELY
FIERCE HEART - HEROES
THE LADDER - TIME SOLDIER
GARY WELLS - YOU'RE THE ONE
FAHRENHEIT - DANGER
CHINA RAIN - BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
BB STEAL - SUFFER IN SILENCE
CAUGHT IN THE ACT - CAUGHT IN THE ACT

Friday, November 30, 2018

RA/OR 249 - WORD ASSOCIATION



BJ put out a request for word suggestions on the Facebook page and on this episode he plays songs inspired by the words provided.

Friday, November 16, 2018

RA/OR 248 - NEIL DIAMOND (with Lee McCormack)






BJ is joined once again by Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us to discuss the high points of Neil Diamond's fifty plus year career as a songwriter and performer and then each counts down his top ten personal favorite Neil Diamond songs.

Friday, November 2, 2018

RA/OR 247 - JOHN KASTNER INTERVIEW





John Kastner from the classic Canadian punk bands the Asexuals and the Doughboys tells BJ all about his experiences in the music business, from hand to mouth punk tours in the eighties to signing with a major label in the nineties and eventually going into artist management.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

RA/OR 246 - SUPER DUPER EIGHTIES COOPER





BJ is joined once again by Joey Haynie from Rock Strikes Ten for a discussion about the life and crimes of Alice Cooper in the 1980's, from new wave to hair metal and everything in between, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Alice songs from that tumultuous decade.

Friday, October 5, 2018

RA/OR 245 - TITANIC LOVE AFFAIR






Titanic Love Affair formed at the University of Illinois in the late eighties and released two albums and an EP in the nineties before the band's driving force, the late Jay Bennett, joined Jeff Tweedy's post-Uncle Tupelo band Wilco. On this episode BJ celebrates this great, unsung band.

Friday, September 21, 2018

RA/OR 244 - GERALD COLLIER INTERVIEW







BJ is joined by Gerald Collier from one of his favorite rock bands of the nineties, Best Kissers In The World, for a frank discussion about his adventures in the music industry.


Friday, September 7, 2018

RA/OR 243 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: ROCK N POD 2018






BJ plays songs from the records he picked up on his now annual Nashville Rock n Pod Expo road trip.

THE INNOCENT - FREEWAY RIDE
GARY MOORE - MURDER IN THE SKIES
SCHOOLBOYS - MEAN STREET MACHINE
BILLY FALCON - REACTION
TKO - GIVE INTO THE NIGHT
ARGENT - CAST YOUR SPELL URANUS
COLIN BLUNSTONE - A SIGN FROM ME TO YOU
LION - CAN'T STOP THE RAIN
JOHN LAWTON - RETURN TO SENDER
JAGUAR - LAST FLIGHT
DESERTERS - TAKE IT ALL
CHROME MOLLY - YOU SAID
MORE - BLOOD & THUNDER
BUX - WHEN YOUR TIME HAS COME
ACCEPT STAND 4 WHAT U R
DAVID SWANSON - DESOLATION ANGEL
EZO - KISS OF FIRE
THE KINGBEES - THE BIG ROCK
SHARK ISLAND - SPELLBOUND
TRUST - CERTITUDE...SOLITUDE...
HERMAN ZE GERMAN - DESTINY

Friday, August 31, 2018

RA/OR 242 - NASVILLE ROCK N POD EXPO 2018








BJ had a great time at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo last weekend. Hear him interview Troy Lucketta of Tesla, Paul Taylor of Winger, Joe X. Dube and Brendan Harkin of Starz and Ben and Dakota Denman. And for an encore BJ takes the Canadian Inquisition.

Friday, August 24, 2018

RA/OR 241 - AOR??????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!



Gimme an A! Gimme an O! Gimme an R! 
What's the spell?




BURNING ROME - COME OUT TONIGHT
CINDY BULLENS - FIGHT FOR ME
CINDY CRUSE - RIGHT ONE'S ARMS
JAY AARON - RONDA
VAN STEPHENSON - NO SECRETS
CHRIS THOMPSON - SECRETS IN THE DARK
JUDY STREET - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
GENEVA - ALL OVER TOWN
MARTIN BRILEY - JUST A MILE AWAY
STEFFANIE - MILES AWAY
ANGELA & THE RUDE - GUILTY HEARTED
WENDY & THE ROCKETTS - NO CONTROL
THE KICK - SHE'S GOT IT ALL
TONY CAREY - EDDIE GOES UNDERGROUND
STEVE THOMSON - I'LL TAKE MY CHANCES
FROM THE FIRE - SPARK AND FLAME
PARIS BLACK - BURIED ALIVE
JUST IF I - GO AHEAD AND CRY
BIGSTORM - RUBBER LOVE
UNRULY CHILD - WHO CRIES NOW
STUNLEER - EYE TO EYE

Friday, August 17, 2018

RA/OR 240 - HEY



Make "Hey" while the sun shines.




PIXIES - HEY
SLADE - HEY HO WISH YOU WELL
THE WAVES - HEY WAR PIG
ADAM BOMB - HEY HEY NOTHIN'
THE VANDALIAS - HEY NOW (MOTOR CITY)
FLASH AND THE PAN - HEY ST. PETER
THE HELLACOPTERS - HEY!
RHINO BUCKET - HEY THERE
ERIC CARMEN - HEY DEANIE
VIOLENT FEMMES - HEY NONNY NONNY
LLOYD COLE - HEY RUSTY
MUNGO JERRY - HEY WHAT'S YOUR NAME
SUPERSUCKERS - HEY YA!
GALACTIC COWBOYS - HEY MR.
BLUE SHOES - HEY
DIO - HEY ANGEL
ALDO NOVA - HEY OPERATOR
QUIREBOYS - HEY YOU
NEIL DIAMOND - HEY LOUISE
THE DICTATORS - HEY BOYS
BOXER - HEY BULLDOG
BEATALLICA - HEY DUDE

Friday, August 10, 2018

RA/OR 239 - OVERLOOKED: SNAKES & LOVERS BY INTERVIEW




On this first episode in a new recurring series BJ focuses on one specific album that has been overlooked and this time around it's a 1980 record by the British band Interview called Snakes & Lovers.



Friday, August 3, 2018

RA/OR 238 - GABBA GABBA EIGHTIES




BJ is joined by Craig Cohen from Slycast and Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us to discuss the trials and tribulations of punk legends the Ramones in the eighties and then each counts down his top ten favorite Ramones songs from that decade.



Saturday, July 28, 2018

RA/OR 237 - CROWDED HOUSE






For this episode BJ is joined by Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle podcast to talk about Jon's favorite band, Crowded House, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Crowded House songs.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

RA/OR 236 - SPLIT ENZ








For this episode BJ is joined by podcaster and comedy writer Courtney Cronin Dold for a discussion about Kiwi art rockers turned new wave pioneers Split Enz.

Friday, July 6, 2018

RA/OR 235 - DIRECT-TO-VIDEO





In a world where producers were greenlighting low budget films to be released directly to video there would be no soundtracks, but there would still be music. There were songs in those movies. Otherwise unreleased songs. Great songs. These are those songs.

TONY SCIUTO - OUT OF THE DARKNESS
FROM ALL AMERICAN MURDER
MARK MANCINA - IT’S NOT OVER YET
FROM NIGHT WARS
STEPHEN BUTLER - ALWAYS ON MY MIND
FROM FINAL MISSION
THE NIGHT BROTHERS - CRY OF THE CITY
FROM KNIGHTS OF THE CITY
CAMERON DYE AND CATHERINE MARY STEWART - I WAS JUST ASKING
FROM SCENES FROM THE GOLDMINE
WARREN BENNETT - STATION IN THE SKY
FROM RIDERS OF THE STORM
JOHN PAYNE - RIDE THE STORM
FROM RIDERS OF THE STORM
TUESDAY KNIGHT - IVORY TOWER
FROM MAD ABOUT YOU
JIM MANZIE - THE WAY OF ALL FLESH
FROM TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE
LEA HART - DANGER IN THE STREETS
FROM INSTANT JUSTICE
BILLY BUTT - THE RIGHT TO FIGHT
FROM TWIN DRAGON ENCOUNTER
MARY ELLEN QUINN - LIPS ON THE MOON
FROM VICIOUS LIPS
HOT PURSUIT - FIRE WITH FIRE
FROM STEELE JUSTICE
DEBBIE LYTTON - NIGHT PATROL
FROM TOMBOY
MIRAGE - STANDING IN THE RAIN
FROM THE PISTOL: BIRTH OF A LEGEND
JOSEPH WILLIAMS - TURN IT UP
FROM SPACECAMP
THE HEAT - TOO FAR TOO FAST
FROM DISTANT THUNDER
GENE MILLER - ABOVE AND BEYOND
FROM THE DOUBLE O KID
MICHAEL BREWER - SAY YOU WON'T
FROM REVENGE
RICK RISO - BRAVE HEART
FROM THE BONE YARD



Friday, June 29, 2018

RA/OR 234 - B-SIDES






B-sides: otherwise unreleased songs that appear on the singles but not the albums.

ADAM AND THE ANTS - BEAT MY GUEST
THE BOOMTOWN RATS - IT'S ALL THE RAGE
THE RECORDS - SO SORRY
DEVO - TURNAROUND
OZZY OSBOURNE - SPIDERS
GREAT WHITE - SLOW RIDE
PRINCE - HORNY TOAD
TALKING HEADS - PEOPLE LIKE US
BIG COUNTRY - ALL OF US
CYNDI LAUPER - HEADING TO THE MOON
FLEETWOOD MAC - SILVER SPRINGS
CHEAP TRICK - ALL I REALLY WANNA DO
CHEAP TRICK - THROUGH THE NIGHT
MEN AT WORK - CRAZY
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - BE TRUE
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART
DOUGHBOYS - GOOD COP BAD COP
DOUGHBOYS - SHAWN'S STORIES
THE WILDHEARTS - HIT IT ON THE HEAD
THE WILDHEARTS - ACTION PANZER
THE DARKNESS - OUT OF MY HANDS
THE DARKNESS - PLANNING PERMISSION
TEENAGE FANCLUB - MY LIFE
TEENAGE FANCLUB - EVERY STEP IS A WAY THROUGH
TEENAGE FANCLUB - THE SHADOWS

Friday, June 22, 2018

RA/OR 233 - THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK





The Transformers: The Movie is a six million dollar animated film that came out in 1986, co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin, who also produced the original The Transformers television series on which the film was based. The origins of that cartoon series was a line of toys produced by Hasbro, based on designs which originated in Japan, vehicles which transformed into robots. The film spawned an amazing hard rock soundtrack which is the focus of today’s episode. On this episode you will hear conversations BJ had with Stan Bush, who wrote and sang the first single from the soundtrack, "The Touch," Vince Dicola, who wrote the song "Dare," also sung by Stan Bush (Vince also wrote the score for the film), and members from the three bands featured on the soundtrack: Jerry Best, bassist from Lion, who recorded a heavy metal version of The Transformers theme, Ernie Petrangelo, guitarist and songwriter from Rhode island metal band NRG, responsible for the killer track "Instruments of Destruction," and Larry Gillstrom, guitarist from Canadian heavy metal band Kick Axe, who were credited as Spectre General for the soundtrack, they contributed two songs, "Nothing’s Gonna Stand In Our Way" and "Hunger." This episode is a deep dive into one of the funnest movie soundtracks of the eighties. It's more than meets the ear!

Friday, June 15, 2018

RA/OR 232 - THE VANDALS TOOK THE HANDLES






For your listening enjoyment BJ presents a collection of cover versions of Bob Dylan songs.

ROBERT HAZARD - BLOWIN IN THE WIND
THE WANDERERS - THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN
THE BRAKES - LIKE A ROLLING STONE
THE SPINATRAS - MY BACK PAGES
THE DOGS - MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
MAU MAUS - A HARD RAIN'S (A GONNA FALL)
TELEVISION - KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
GREG KIHN - SUBTERRANEAN HOMESICK BLUES
COUNTRY GENTLEMAN - IT'S ALL OVER NOW BABY BLUE
DAN MCCAFFERTY - BOOTS OF SPANISH LEATHER
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES - ABSOLUTELY SWEET MARIE
THE DAILY FLASH - QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY
ROGER TAYLOR - MASTERS OF WAR
PJ HARVEY - HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
BRYAN FERRY - IT AIN'T ME BABE
THE MARMALADE - I SHALL BE RELEASED
NICK DRAKE - DON'T THINK TWICE IT'S ALRIGHT
THE WATERBOYS - GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
NICO - I'LL KEEP IT WITH MINE
SANDY DENNY - TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME
ELLIOTT SMITH - WHEN I PAINT MY MASTERPIECE (LIVE)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - I WANT YOU (LIVE 1975)
CHEAP TRICK - PLEASE MRS. HENRY (LIVE 1977)




Thursday, June 7, 2018

RA/OR 231 - NEIL YOUNG vs. THE EIGHTIES





BJ is joined by Lee McCormack from the Tramps Like Us podcast to discuss the schizophrenic recorded output of Neil Young in the eighties and then each counts down his top ten Neil songs from that decade.

Friday, June 1, 2018

RA/OR 230 - SOUNDS LIKE BRUCE (CO-RELEASE WITH TRAMPS LIKE US)







BJ raided his record collection at the behest of Lee McCormack, the host of Tramps Like Us: A Bruce Springsteen Podcast, the quest being to find songs that sounded like Bruce Springsteen, and then Lee played 15 of them on his show, so this episode is a co-release with Tramps Like Us.

THE LONG RYDERS - SPECTACULAR FALL
JACK LEE - GOOD TIMES
THE BEAT - WORKING ON A GOOD THING
THE PLIMSOULS - EVERYDAY THINGS
THE CRETONES - COST OF LOVE
PAUL WARREN & EXPLORER - THE OTHERS
JULES AND THE POLAR BEARS - YOU JUST DON'T WANNA KNOW
WILLIE NILE - HEAVEN HELP THE LONELY
WILLIE NILE - IT'S NOT OVER
PAGLIARO - TIME RACE
NILS LOFGREN - I WAIT FOR YOU
SYLVAIN SYLVAIN - I CAN'T FORGET TOMORROW
SYLVAIN SYLVAIN - EVERY BOY AND EVERY GIRL
DL BYRON - 21st CENTURY MAN
THE BOOMTOWN RATS - JOEY'S ON THE STREET AGAIN

Friday, May 25, 2018

RA/OR 229 - BEST OF AOR? AOK! (with Greg Snazz)





May 27, 2018 is the 5th anniversary of the first episode of the podcast and what better way to celebrate five years of Rock and/or Roll than with some AOR! And not just any AOR. For this episode musician and listener Greg Snazz phoned in all the way from Japan with his list of the 20 best AOR songs he's heard on the podcast, and then some. So let's take a walk down MemAORy Lane...