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Thursday, December 19, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 026 - AUSTRALIAN ROCK PART 1



Bob's yer uncle! Part one of our celebration of rock and roll from the land down under is full as a goog.



JOHNNY O'KEEFE - WILD ONE
JOHNNY O'KEEFE - DON'T YOU KNOW
ROLF HARRIS - SUN ARISE
BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS - HALF AS MUCH
THE MISSING LINKS - WILD ABOUT YOU
WILD CHERRIES - THAT'S LIFE
THE EASYBEATS - FRIDAY ON MY MIND
THE EASYBEATS - GOOD TIMES
THE EASYBEATS - ALL GONE BOY
MASTERS APPRENTICES - WAR OR HANDS OF TIME
MASTERS APPRENTICES - SOUTHERN CROSS
ZOOT - YOU BETTER GET GOING NOW
ZOOT - FLYING
BAKERY - NO DYING IN THE DARK
BLACKFEATHER - SEASONS OF CHANGE
DADDY COOL - ZOOP BOP GOLD CADILLAC
BUFFALO - SUNRISE (COME MY WAY)
BUFFALO - I'M A SKIRT LIFTER, NOT A SHIRT RAISER
AC/DC - ROCK AND ROLL SINGER (LIVE 1974)
AC/DC - ROCKIN' IN THE PARLOUR
THE SPEKTORS - GLORIA
THE VALENTINES - EVERY DAY I HAVE TO CRY
FRATERNITY - GETTING OFF
RABBIT - TOO MUCH ROCK N' ROLL
RABBIT - WILDFIRE
MARCUS HOOK ROLL BAND - NATURAL MAN
MARCUS HOOK ROLL BAND - GOODBYE JANE
STEVIE WRIGHT - BLACK EYED BRUISER
JOHN PAUL YOUNG - THE LOVE GAME
JOHN PAUL YOUNG - JUST CAN'T GO
COLOURED BALLS - JUST BECAUSE
BUSTER BROWN - SOMETHING TO SAY
HUSH - GET ROCKED
HUSH - C'MON WE'RE TAKING OVER
HUSH - ROUGH TOUGH N' READY
SKYHOOKS - THIS IS MY CITY
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - CAN'T STOP MYSELF FROM LOVING YOU
JIGSAW - MADEMOISELLE NINETTE
SCREEMER - IN THE CITY
SUPERNAUT - I LIKE IT BOTH WAYS
AC/DC - CAN I SIT NEXT TO YOU, GIRL?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 025 - 2013



For auld lang syne. BJ plays some of his favorite songs that came out this year.



FLEETWOOD MAC - SAD ANGEL
THE BRONX - YOUTH WASTED
THE BRONX - RIBCAGE
THE BRONX - VALLEY HEAT
HEY HELLO - LOCK FOR ROCK (AND OTHER SPORTING CLICHES)
HEY HELLO - THE THRILL OF IT ALL
TOM KEIFER - SOLID GROUND
TOM KEIFER - THE FLOWER SONG
SHY MIRRORS - SKY HIGH
SHY MIRRORS - RIPS
WYLDLIFE - THE RIGHT!
WYLDLIFE - WASTED
STEVE ADAMYK BAND - NOT A WITNESS
STEVE ADAMYK BAND - RAIN ON SUNDAYS
SUPERCHUNK - BREAKING DOWN
MIKAL CRONIN - TURN AWAY
RECKLESS LOVE - BAD LOVIN'
BIG EYES - A MATTER OF TIME
THE JOY FORMIDABLE - FORREST SERENADE
RUSTY WILLOUGHBY - FEEL THE JETS
GERALD COLLIER - PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME
GIUDA - YELLOW DASH
DREGEN - MOJO'S GONE
MICHAEL MONROE - HALF THE WAY
BLACK DIAMONDS - I'LL BE OK
DE LA CRUZ - CHERRY BOMB
STONE ORANGE - BROKEN MAN
SATAN - TESTIMONY
SCREAMER - PHOENIX
JAKE BUGG - ME AND YOU

Saturday, November 30, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 024 - VERY CHRISTMAS


It's the X-mas episode! No babbling from BJ this time, just 25 rockin' holiday-themed songs for you to put on and enjoy. 

THE SHARKS - SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
THE BEATLES - CHRISTMAS TIME (IS HERE AGAIN)
TWISTED SISTER - OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
CHEAP TRICK - CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS
WEEZER - THE CHRISTMAS SONG
SLADE - MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY
THE DARKNESS - CHRISTMAS TIME (DON'T LET THE BELLS END)
SIN CITY SINNERS - O HOLY NIGHT
THE KINKS - FATHER CHRISTMAS
THE DANDY WARHOLS - LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
THE MUPPETS - JINGLE BELLS/JINGLE BELL ROCK
FATS DOMINO - PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
WIZZARD - I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY
BAD RELIGION - HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE - I WANT AN ALIEN FOR CHRISTMAS
BILLY SQUIER - CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME TO SAY I LOVE YOU
ELVIS PRESLEY - BLUE CHRISTMAS
HELIX - RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
LEMMY - RUN RUDOLPH RUN
TWISTED SISTER - DECK THE HALLS
BILLY IDOL - SILVER BELLS
BRYAN ADAMS - CHRISTMAS TIME
MICKEY ROONEY - I BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS
RONNIE JAMES DIO/TONY IOMMI - GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN
CHAS AND DAVE - AULD LANG SYNE

Thursday, November 21, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 023 - PARENTAL ADVISORY




WARNING: Do not listen to this fucking episode with the kids in the car.

SUPERSUCKERS - I SAY FUCK
NILSSON - YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART
WAYNE COUNTY - FUCK OFF
THE STIFFS - FUCK YOU
LIFE SEX & DEATH - FUCKIN' SHITASS
G.G. ALLIN - OUTLAW SCUMFUC
GWAR - THE SALAMANIZER
GOGMAGOG - LIVING IN A FUCKING TIME WARP
THE DAN BAND - TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART
TEAM AMERICA - AMERICA FUCK YEAH
TENACIOUS D - ROCKET SAUCE
TENACIOUS D - KICKAPOO
CREEPER LAGOON - FUCKIN' SNOB
FLOP - UCKING
THE FUCKERS - BLOCK PARTY
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE - SO WHAT
PALACE MUSIC - THE MOUNTAIN LOW
M.O.D. - RUPTURED NUPTIALS
WEEN - YOU FUCKED UP
DEAD KENNEDYS - NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF
ZIP CODE RAPISTS - DARN IT DUCK
SLIK TOXIK - BIG FUCKIN' DEAL
SOUNDGARDEN - BIG DUMB SEX
LIZ PHAIR - FUCK AND RUN
DWARVES - MOTHERFUCKER
THE REPLACEMENTS - FUCK SCHOOL
VAINS OF JENNA - FUCK YOU
THE ROLLING STONES - STAR STAR

Thursday, November 7, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 022 - PUNK

punk
pəNGk/
noun
  1. 1.
    informal
    a worthless person (often used as a general term of abuse).
  2. 2.
    a loud, fast-moving, and aggressive form of rock music, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
adjective
  1. 1.
    informal
    in poor or bad condition.
    "I felt too punk to eat"
  2. 2.
    relating to punk rock and its associated subculture.
    "a punk band"


IGGY AND THE STOOGES - SEARCH AND DESTROY
RICHARD HELL - LOVE COMES IN SPURTS
RAMONES - JUDY IS A PUNK
ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS - WHAT LOVE IS
THE NEON BOYS - THAT'S ALL I KNOW (RIGHT NOW)
TELEVISION - DOUBLE EXPOSURE (ENO DEMO)
DEAD BOYS - I WON'T LOOK BACK
THE HEARTBREAKERS - CHINESE ROCKS (DEMO)
SEX PISTOLS - GOD SAVE THE QUEEN (DEMO)
THE DAMNED - NEAT NEAT NEAT
THE CLASH - TOMMY GUN
BUZZCOCKS - PROMISES
X-RAY SPEX - I LIVE OFF YOU
THE REZILLOS - NO
SKIDS - INTO THE VALLEY
SKIDS - CHARADE
THE UNDERTONES - GET OVER YOU
PROTEX - DON'T RING ME UP
PROTEX - I CAN ONLY DREAM
RUDI - BIG TIME
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - LAW AND ORDER
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - STRAW DOGS
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - FLY THE FLAG
THE ADVERTS - NEW CHURCH
THE RUTS - SOMETHING THAT I SAID
THE RUTS - STARING AT THE RUDE BOYS
RICH KIDS - GHOSTS OF PRINCES IN TOWERS (DEMO)
THE PROFESSIONALS - LITTLE BOYS IN BLUE
COCK SPARRER - WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE OLD
COCKNEY REJECTS - BAD MAN
MENACE - TOMORROW'S WORLD
CHELSEA - WHAT WOULD YOU DO
CHELSEA - EVACUATE
THE SAINTS - (THIS) PERFECT DAY
THE SAINTS - KNOW YOUR PRODUCT
RADIO BIRDMAN - NEW RACE
THE AVENGERS - THIN WHITE LINE
THE WEIRDOS - WE GOT THE NEUTRON BOMB
THE STIFFS - INNOCENT BYSTANDER
THE DONKEYS - WHAT I WANT
THE AUTOMATICS - STAB IT BACK
THE DAZZLERS - LOVELY CRASH
THE DAZZLERS - FEELING IN YOUR HEART
THE GAS - DEVASTATED
ABRASIVE WHEELS - SEA OF MADNESS
FLESH EATERS - SEE YOU IN THE BONEYARD
THE DOUBT - TIME OUT
DEAD FINGERS TALK - NOBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE OLD AND GAY
THE DAMNED - I THINK I'M WONDERFUL

CORRECTION: D'OH! I REFER TO THE SAINTS' SECOND ALBUM AS REGRETFULLY YOURS. THAT IS THE NAME OF SUPERDRAG'S FIRST ALBUM (AND IT'S QUITE GOOD). THE SAINTS' SECOND ALBUM IS CALLED ETERNALLY YOURS. SAME DIFFERENCE.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NOW WE ARE TWENTY-ONE: ROCK AND/OR ROLL EPISODE 21 WITH DR. FRANK!

Now we are twenty-one, now we have to get things done. We found the perfect guest for this, our 21st episode! Frank Portman, a.k.a. Dr. Frank, was the brains behind classic pop punk band The Mr. T Experience for 20 years and more recently has authored of a pair of very popular young adult novels, King Dork and Andromeda Klein. 



If you like what you hear check out Frank's books and/or music at the links below. 


Buy Mr. T Experience music:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-mr.-t-experience/id19112086

Buy Dr. Frank's music:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dr.-frank/id19120458

Buy King Dork:

http://www.amazon.com/King-Dork-Frank-Portman/dp/0385734506


Buy Andromeda Klein:

http://www.amazon.com/Andromeda-Klein-Frank-Portman/dp/038573526X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383231993&sr=1-1&keywords=andromeda+klein

Friday, October 25, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 020 - HEAVY SEVENTIES PART 2

BJ and Fistful of Dave are back to share with you 30 carefully selected songs by some of the lesser-known purveyors of seventies rock at its heaviest.





THE MOVE - BRONTOSAURUS
HAYSTACKS BALBOA - THE CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
SIR LORD BALTIMORE - PUMPED UP
BANG - LIONS, CHRISTIANS
DUST - LOVE ME HARD
TOAD - STAY
JERUSALEM - PRIMITIVE MAN
CAPTAIN BEYOND - FROZEN OVER
BARNSTORM - TURN TO STONE
SILVERHEAD - ACE SUPREME
HIGHWAY ROBBERY - FIFTEEN
TIGER B. SMITH - TIGER ROCK
THREE MAN ARMY - WHAT'S YOUR NAME
PENTAGRAM - FOREVER MY QUEEN
GRANICUS - BAD TALK
TEAR GAS - I'M GLAD
SENSATIONAL ALEX HAREY BAND - VAMBO
BUDGIE - HAMMER AND TONGS
KING CRIMSON - RED
GOOD RATS - FIREBALL EXPRESS
HAWKWIND - MOTORHEAD
PINK FAIRIES - CITY KIDS
ARMAGEDDON - PATHS AND PLANES AND FUTURE GAINS
CAIN - QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
STARZ - OVER AND OVER
MOXY - THROUGH THE STORM
TRUTH AND JANEY - THE LIGHT
TASTE - TEENAGE ANTHEM
PAT TRAVERS - HAMMERHEAD
ROSE TATTOO - ROCK N' ROLL OUTLAW

Thursday, October 17, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 019 - HEAVY SEVENTIES PART 1 (with MARTIN POPOFF)

What exactly does "heavy" mean? Who were the earliest, heaviest bands and how did their particular brand of rock and roll evolve over the course of the seventies, culminating in a new genre called "heavy metal" that exploded in the late seventies and into the eighties? On the next two episodes of the podcast BJ and his guests Martin Popoff (Part 1 only) and Fistful of Dave will attempt to answer these questions while sharing with you some of the very heaviest music of the seventies. 



DEEP PURPLE - BLOODSUCKER
BLACK SABBATH - HOLE IN THE SKY
JUDAS PRIEST - TYRANT
RAINBOW - TAROT WOMAN
GILLAN - ROLLER
THIN LIZZY - EMERALD
AC/DC - KICKED IN THE TEETH
RIOT - WARRIOR
BLODWYN PIG - SEE MY WAY
STRAY - ALL IN YOUR MIND
LUCIFER'S FRIEND - RIDE THE SKY
URIAH HEEP - LOOK AT YOURSELF
MONTROSE - ROCK THE NATION
BLUE CHEER - FEATHERS FROM YOUR TREE
SWEET - SET ME FREE
SCORPIONS - CATCH YOUR TRAIN
NAZARETH - MISS MISERY
LEAF HOUND - STRAY
NITZINGER - LET THE LIVING GROW
BUFFALO - WHAT'S GOING ON
THIRD WORLD WAR - ASCENSION DAY
GUN - RACE WITH THE DEVIL
RUSH - BASTILLE DAY
UFO - DOCTOR DOCTOR

BUY MARTIN POPOFF'S BOOKS HERE:

http://www.martinpopoff.com/html/bookslist.html

BUY MARTIN POPOFF'S eBOOKS HERE:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/martin-popoff/id404667037?mt=11


Thursday, October 10, 2013

PODKISST AND/OR ROLL - THE GREAT LOST KISS ALBUM OF 1978

Every year between 1974 and 1985 KISS released at least one studio album except for, technically, 1978. That year saw the release of the four solo albums, one by each member of the band, but no actual KISS album. On this crossover event, which is an episode of both the PodKISSt and Rock and/or Roll, a quintet of obsessive KISS fans have the gall to rewrite KISStory by asking themselves WHAT IF??? What if, in 1978, instead of releasing the four solo albums, the four members of KISS had pooled their resources and made a truly great KISS album? Imagine that, between Love Gun and Dynasty...


THE GREAT LOST KISS ALBUM OF 1978.

Created by Ken Mills



Each of the five of us carefully chose ten songs from a pool of 43 (which included the five songs from the studio side of Alive II and the songs from the four solo albums) and in our imaginations those ten songs would have comprised The Great Lost KISS Album of 1978. Once the ten songs had been chosen our task became the sequencing of the album, five songs on Side One, five songs on Side Two. The ten songs were chosen within parameters which were defined based upon precedents set by previous (and future circa 1978) KISS albums:
  • At least two songs each by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
  • No more than three songs by Ace Frehley.
  • At least one song sung by Peter Criss, with the option of making it a song written by Paul or Ace but sung by Peter.

The Panel:

BJ, host of the Rock and/or Roll podcast.
Ken Mills, host of PodKISSt and Cheap Talk with Trick Chat.
Matt Porter, host of The Kiss Room.
Chris Czynszak, host of the Decibel Geek podcast.
Dvd Kaw Zin Ski, a.k.a. Fistful of Dave.


Created by Chris Czynszak.

LISTEN NOW to hear our choices and then...

Join in the fun and conduct the exercise yourself! 

Which songs would be on your lost KISS album of 1978? Select your ten songs from the list below (following the rules listed above), put them in order (don't forget side one and side two) and post them at any of our Facebook pages:



https://www.facebook.com/DecibelGeek

The Songs:

ALL AMERICAN MAN
ROCKIN IN THE USA
LARGER THAN LIFE
ROCKET RIDE
ANY WAY YOU WANT IT
RIP IT OUT
SPEEDIN’ BACK TO MY BABY
SNOW BLIND
OZONE
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
NEW YORK GROOVE
I’M IN NEED OF LOVE
WIPED OUT
FRACTURED MIRROR
RADIOACTIVE
BURNING UP WITH FEVER
SEE YOU TONITE
TUNNEL OF LOVE
TRUE CONFESSIONS
LIVING IN SIN
ALWAYS NEAR YOU/NOWHERE TO HIDE
MAN OF 1000 FACES
MR. MAKE BELIEVE
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME
MOVE ON
AIN’T QUITE RIGHT
WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW ME
TAKE ME AWAY (TOGETHER AS ONE)
IT’S ALRIGHT
HOLD ME TOUCH ME
LOVE IN CHAINS
GOODBYE
I’M GONNA LOVE YOU
YOU MATTER TO ME
TOSSIN AND TURNIN
DON’T YOU LET ME DOWN
THAT’S THE KIND OF SUGAR PAPA LIKES
EASY THING
ROCK ME, BABY
KISS THE GIRL GOODBYE
HOOKED ON ROCK N ROLL
I CAN’T STOP THE RAIN


The Rules:

At least 2 songs each by Paul and Gene.

No more than 3 songs by Ace.

At least 1 song sung by Peter with the OPTION of making it a song written by Paul or Ace to be sung by Peter (think "Mainline" or "Getaway").

In this alternate reality Alive II is all "live" and includes Take Me, Hooligan, etc. Double Platinum comes later. And KISS Meets The Phantom of the Park is actually good.

Created by Matt Porter


A co-production of PodKISSt 
and ROCK AND/OR ROLL.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 017 - BADFINGER

Badfinger were the first band signed by The Beatles when they launched their own record label Apple Records in 1968 and the band had several hits before the harsh reality of the corrupt record industry came crashing down on their hopes and dreams. The band's song "Baby Blue" was prominently featured in the finale of Breaking Bad and sold 5300 downloads that night on iTunes. On this episode BJ tells the tragic story of the band but also celebrates the amazing songwriters that they were, especially true genius Pete Ham.



Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Joey Molland, Mike Gibbins.




Saturday, September 28, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 016 - SUNSET STRIP PART 2

Holy shit, finally here it is, the Sunset Strip Part 2, 48 songs by the best, poppiest, glammiest bands to have infested the Strip in the eighties and early nineties, handpicked by BJ, his favorite songs by his favorite bands from that Sunset Strip glam scene. Have fun!



CANDY - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO FUN
CANDY - AMERICAN KIX (LIVE)
DATA CLAN - GYPSY LOVE
FASTER PUSSYCAT - CITY HAS NO HEART
JETBOY - FEEL SO GOOD
AGENT X - RUN IF YOU CAN
HOT WHEELZ - THE SHAKE
PLAIN JANE - YOUNG WILD AND FREE
PLAIN JANE - HEAVEN
WARRANT - TEASE MACHINE
ROCK CITY ANGELS - TEENAGE LIPSTICK BOYS
RUBY SLIPPERS - DON'T TELL ME
ST. VALENTINE - HARD DAYS LONG NIGHTS
LICKITY SPLIT - TOO LATE FOR LOVE
TRASH COWBOYS - WHEN IT'S OVER
JUICY MISS LUCY - ONE WAY TICKET TO L.A.
BIG BANG BABIES - COME ON
ANGORA - GIVE ME A LINE
TUFF - SINNER STREET
ROUGH JUSTICE - CHEAP DISGUISE
PAIR A DICE - WHERE'S JENNY
ALLEYCAT SCRATCH - TAKE A BITE (OUTTA ME)
THE ZEROS - STICKY SWEET GIRLS
SWINGIN' THING - LET'S DO IT WITH THE LIGHTS ON
STARS FROM MARS - HIGH CLASS KICKS
STARS FROM MARS - STEAMIN' HOT PINK
STARS FROM MARS - WE GOT TONIGHT
TOMMI GUNN - FEEL THE HEAT
TOMMI GUNN - ON THE ROAD
WIKKED GYPSY - THE OTHER SIDE
WIKKED GYPSY - SAD SONGS
YOUNG GUNNS - SWEET LITTLE SINNER
SHOK L'AMOUR - LOVE AND LIES
SYANIDE KICK - YOUNG AND WILD
KRAYOLA KIDS - KRAYOLA ROCK N' ROLL
TRYX - YOU'VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT LOVE
GUTTERSLUTS - LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS
STRAWBERRY - GIRL I USED TO KNOW
HEART THROB MOB - PSYCHO
HEART THROB MOB - ATTITUDE
HEART THROB MOB - RUMOR
QUEENY BLAST POP - I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKIN'
QUEENY BLAST POP - SOMETHING THEY DON'T KNOW
FOXY ROXX - DO YOU REALLY LIKE IT?
BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUTZ - BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUTZ
PRESS DARLINGS - DOWN TO REST
AVANT GARDE - TONGUE OF FIRE
WARRANT - THIN DISGUISE




Thursday, September 19, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 015 - SUNSET STRIP PART 1

The Sunset Strip is a mile and a half stretch of Sunset Blvd which lies outside the jurisdiction of the LAPD. On today's episode we take a look at the amazing hard rock scene that sprung up on the strip in the seventies and the heavy metal scene it spawned in the eighties.



VAN HALEN - THE ROVER
VAN HALEN - HERE'S JUST WHAT YOU WANTED
QUIET RIOT - PICKING UP THE PIECES
SNOW - DON'T WANT ANYMORE
THE BOYZ - NITE BOYZ
XCITER - PARIS IS BURNING
DOKKEN - HARD ROCK WOMAN
MICKEY RATT - RATT MADNESS
SISTER - SWEET DREAMS
LONDON - DREAM GIRL
ROCKANDI - MY GIRL WAITING FOR ME
MOTLEY CRUE - RUNNING WILD IN THE NIGHT
SIN - BREAK DOWN THE WALLS
WITCH - BEWITCHED
KERY DOLL - A CHILD SHALL LEAD
HOLLYWOOD ROSE - SHADOW OF YOUR LOVE
L.A. GUNS - SOMETHING HEAVY
THE SHARKS - HARD TO GET
L.A. GUNS - LOVE IS A CRIME
SWEET SAVAGE - ON THE ROCKS
POISON - TALKIN' LOUD
MOTLEY CRUE - TOAST OF THE TOWN

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 014 - COVER SONGS

On this episode B.J. explores the concept of a cover song and tries to answer the question: what is a cover? He also plays some of his personal favorite cover versions. It's a fun listen.



PhD - LITTLE SUZI'S ON THE UP
TESLA - LITTLE SUZI
D.L. BYRON - SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT
ROBERT HAZARD - GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
THE EQUALS - POLICE ON MY BACK
SKYHOOKS - WOMEN IN UNIFORM
IRON MAIDEN - WOMEN IN UNIFORM
ABBA - EAGLE
LEATHERFACE - EAGLE
MULE - TO LOVE SOMEBODY
AFGHAN WHIGS - MY WORLD IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU
VASELINES - SON OF A GUN
NIRVANA - SON OF A GUN
JIMMY CLIFF - TRAPPED
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - TRAPPED
BIG COUNTRY - I'M ON FIRE
JUDY COLLINS - HELLO HOORAY
RADIOHEAD - STREET SPIRIT (FADE OUT)
THE DARKNESS - STREET SPIRIT (FADE OUT)
BAD NEWS - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
FRANK SIDEBOTTOM - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
XENTRIX - GHOSTBUSTERS
DIAMOND HEAD - HELPLESS
HOLOCAUST - THE SMALL HOURS
KILLING JOKE - THE WAIT
BUDGIE - CRASH COURSE IN BRAIN SURGERY
MISFITS - LAST CARESS
MISFITS - GREEN HELL
DANIEL JOHNSTON - SCUTTLE-BUTT
B.J. KRAMP - SCUTTLE-BUTT

Saturday, September 7, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 013 - A CONVERSATION WITH SEAN SPILLANE (ARLO, THE WOMAN SOUNDTRACK)

Arlo formed in L.A. in the mid-nineties and eventually signed with Sub Pop and released two albums before imploding, but as we learn on today's episode, which features a great conversation I had with one of the band's two singer/guitarists Sean Spillane, the band recorded a third album for the label that was never released. If you want to hear the fascinating story of how a band gets signed and what happens next, have a listen. Sean Spillane is the nicest guy in the world and we had a great conversation about the story of his band, how he writes songs, and the great songs he's been writing recently for the soundtracks of several independent films. 



Buy Arlo on iTunes: 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/arlo/id3271563 

Buy Sean's soundtracks on iTunes: 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sean-spillane/id459464633 

Help fan of the show Scott Kawczynski finish his film Trust Greed Bullets & Bourbon:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460860891/trust-greed-bullets-and-bourbon

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 011 - AOR? AOK!

Guilty pleasure my ass! B.J. plays a slew of his favorite songs from the much maligned genre of eighties AOR. Give these rockers a chance. They'd be wearing their hearts on their sleeves if their shirts had any sleeves.




URGENT - CAST THE FIRST STONE
SPYS - OVER HER
707 - MEGA FORCE
PREVIEW - CAN'T YOU SEE
JON FIORE - OUT ON THE EDGE
JOHN WAITE - CHANGE

O CANADA - AOR EDITION
ALDO NOVA - HEART TO HEART
WRABIT - ANYWAY, ANYTIME
TRIUMPH - FOLLOW YOUR HEART
HONEYMOON SUITE - BURNING IN LOVE
STREETHEART - COMIN' TRUE
BRIGHTON ROCK - CHANGE OF HEART
HAREM SCAREM - HARD TO LOVE

AUTOGRAPH - YOU CAN'T HIDE FROM THE BEAST INSIDE
ERIC MARTIN BAND - TEN FEET TALL
STREETS - IF LOVE SHOULD GO
STONE FURY - BREAK DOWN THE WALLS
STATETROOPER - SHE GOT THE LOOK
SURGIN' - HOT NIGHT
LOU GRAMM - TIME
NOISEWORKS - TAKE ME BACK
JEFF PARIS - I CAN'T LET GO
MICHAEL BOLTON - CAN'T TURN IT OFF
DANNY SPANOS - WHERE THERE'S SMOKE (THERE'S FIRE)
JOE LYNN TURNER - ON THE RUN
ZEBRA - HARD LIVING WITHOUT YOU
DARE - ABANDON
ANDY TAYLOR - THUNDER
GUN - INSIDE OUT
STAN BUSH - DARE
JOHN FARNHAM - NOTHING'S GONNA STAND IN OUR WAY
SPECTRE GENERAL - NOTHING'S GONNA STAND IN OUR WAY
MAGNUM - DAYS OF NO TRUST
VALENTINE - RUNNIN' ON LUCK AGAIN
A.S.a.P. - THE LION
BLUE TEARS - ROCKIN' WITH THE RADIO
KANE ROBERTS - FIGHTER
MITCH MALLOY - FOREVER
WIG WAM - IN MY DREAMS


Thursday, August 15, 2013

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 010 - PROGRESSIVE ROCK

B.J. welcomes his first reluctant co-host, fellow rock obsessive Dan aka D. Plov, for an awkward examination of the obtuse genre of progressive rock wherein the reluctant pair struggle to answer a question posed by Indiana punk band The Gizmos: progressive rock, it really sucks, don't it? Don't it really suck?



GENTLE GIANT - GIANT
GENTLE GIANT - PANTAGRUEL'S NATIVITY
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST - TAKING SOME TIME ON
TOAD - COTTONWOOD HILL
KAYAK - ALIBI
KAYAK - ROYAL BED BOUNCER
KAYAK - MERLIN
GENESIS - COUNTING OUT TIME
PAVLOV'S DOG - THEME FROM SUBWAY SUE
CAMEL - ECHOES
CAMEL - HYMN TO HER
TRIUMVIRAT - TIMOTHY
GRACIOUS - INTRODUCTION
JETHRO TULL - ACRES WILD
NEKTAR - RECYCLE/CYBERNETIC CONSUMPTION/RECYCLE COUNTDOWN/AUTOMATON HORRORSCOPE/RECYCLING/FLIGHT TO REALITY/UNENDLESS IMAGINATIONS
NEKTAR - CAN'T STOP YOU NOW
KLAATU - SUB ROSA SUBWAY
CRACK THE SKY - SURF CITY/HOLD ON
MAGNUM - ALL THAT IS REAL
GENTLE GIANT - PLAYING THE GAME