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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 057 - VAN HAGAR



BJ is once again joined by Greg Renoff, author of the forthcoming book Van Halen Rising, this time to discuss the phenomenon that has come to be known as Van Hagar. Listen as we babble coherently about topics like: Why did Sammy Hagar seem to leave a bad taste in the mouths of so many Van Halen fans? And who might the brothers have chosen to replace Diamond Dave instead of the Red Rocker?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 056 - GOO GOO DOLLS



BJ is joined once again by old friends Chris And Dave to discuss a band that all three of them were at one time HUGE fans of: the Goo Goo Dolls.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 055 - SOUL ASYLUM



BJ is joined by two old friends Chris Standish and Fistful of Dave to discuss a band that all three of them agree was, in its prime, one of the greatest rock bands ever: SOUL ASYLUM.









Thursday, November 6, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 054 - THE BLACK ALBUM


No, this episode is not devoted to one of the most disappointing and overrated albums in history, the one that Metallica were not even inspired enough to give a name, nor to Prince's once mysterious underground opus. I stole this idea from Richard Linklater's truly excellent film Boyhood. In the film Ethan Hawke's character gives his son a gift he calls The Black Album which is a compilation he has compiled of songs from the post-Beatles solo careers of the fab four put together in the form of a lost Beatles album. Linklater and Hawke together chose the tracks that comprised their Black Album but they cheated and chose FIFTY songs. That's not an album. I decided to go with a slightly smaller number: 30. I figured I could get away with that number because that's how many songs are on The White Album. So I chose 30 songs from the former Beatles' solo careers, limiting myself to four by George and two by Ringo since that's how many songs the two of them had on The White Album. After whittling it down to 30 songs I did my best to sequence the songs in as similar a manner as I could to the sequencing of The White Album. And so...enjoy! BJ Kahuna's lost Beatles album. 

The music will play without interruption except for a few seconds of silence between each album side. If you want to be surprised stop reading here, otherwise my choices are listed below:

Side One
Junior's Farm
Mind Games
Instant Karma
Mrs. Vandebilt
Give Peace a Chance
Getting Closer
What Is Life
Cold Turkey

Side Two
Hands of Love
Imagine
Maybe I'm Amazed
Fish on the Sand
Band on the Run
It Don't Come Easy
Eat at Home
Tomorrow
Woman

Side Three
Live and Let Die
I'm Losing You
Too Many People
Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
Out the Blue
So Glad to See You Here
If You Believe

Side Four
Dear Yoko
Take It Away
Don't Let Me Wait Too Long
My Mummy's Dead
Mother
Photograph


Friday, October 24, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 053 - BEE GEES




The Bee Gees were far more than just a disco band, the Gibb brothers were incredibly talented songwriters and musicians who were responsible for some of the most ambitious and effective pop music of the late sixties and early seventies. On this episode BJ attempts to tell the story of the band with words and song.

Friday, October 10, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 052 - PLAYING FAVORITES



BJ put out a request on Facebook for suggestions from the listeners of bands or artists by whom he might play his favorite song and this episode is the result. You'll hear Cheap Trick, Weezer, Ratt, Bob Dylan, Manowar and many more!


Friday, September 26, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 051 - ARTFUL DODGER


BJ presents an overview of the lamentably short career of one of his favorite unsung rock bands of the seventies, a terrific band called Artful Dodger.

Discography:

Artful Dodger (1975)
Honor Among Thieves (1976)
Babes On Broadway (1977)
Rave On (1980)




Thursday, September 11, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 050 - FIFTIETH EPISODE MIX TAPE


To celebrate the 50th episode BJ went back and selected some of his favorite songs from the previous 49 episodes. It's like an old timey mix tape!




ARLO - LOVE THE FALL
PAGLIARO - SOME SING SOME DANCE
ANDY TAYLOR - THUNDER
DWIGHT TWILLEY - DARLIN'
JULLIET - STAY THE NIGHT
ANDREW WK - ONE BROTHER
THE PUSH KINGS - LOVE WON'T DESERT US (FAMOUS)
CHELSEA - WHAT WOULD YOU DO
WEAPON - SET THE STAGE ALIGHT
GREAT BUILDINGS - AND THE LIGHT GOES ON
REDDY TEDDY - OOH WOW
NILS LOFGREN - THE SUN HASN'T SET ON THIS BOY YET
FINGERPRINTZ - CHANGING
STARS FROM MARS - WE GOT TONIGHT
HARD ONS - I DO I DO I DO
AMERICAN HEARTBREAK - RICHEY JAMES
DEAD BOYS - I WON'T LOOK BACK
KISS - TOMORROW
BADFINGER - DENNIS
THUNDERMUG - ORBIT
YA YA - DON'T TALK
CHOIRBOYS - YOU'RE WITH THE BIG BOYS NOW (CARRIE)
TYGERS OF PAN TANG - THE STORY SO FAR
HAWAII - ESCAPE THE NIGHT
SHRAPNEL - MASTER OF MY DESTINY



Thursday, August 28, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 049 - LANGUAGE BARRIER II: THE METAL YEARS


BJ plays some absolutely killer heavy metal songs which were sung in languages other than English.



GORDI - NAIVNA VENERA
GORDI - STRASNA RIBA IZDALEKA
POKOLGEP - POKOLGEP
POKOLGEP - VALLOMAS
OSSIAN - FEJLOVES
OSSIAN - GONOSZ ASSZONY
TURBO - JUZ NIE Z TOBA
TURBO - OSTATNI GRZESZNIKOW PLACZ
BARON ROJO - SON COMO HORMIGAS
EXODO - AL MIRAR ATRAS
VOIE DE FAIT - ANGE OU DEMON
VENIN - PASSE TEMPS
VOODOO CHILD - CITE
WARNING - SPEED MOI
H-BOMB - DOUBLE BANG
SORTILEGE - MAJESTE
RATA BLANCA - EL ULTIMO ATAQUE
EL DRAGON - LA MASCARA DE HIERRO
CRAZY LAZY - NO ME VAS A OLVIDAR
KRUIZ - V OGON
ARIA - TOPEPO
ARIA - Воля и Разум

ARIA - Улица Роз

ARIA - Не Хочешь - Не Верь Мне

X JAPAN - BLUE BLOOD

Friday, August 15, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 048 - DOKKEN


BJ welcomes back previous guest Greg Renoff who is writing a book about Van Halen called Van Halen Rising. Greg originally joined BJ on Episode 37 to discuss the early years of Van Halen but this time around they decided to pontificate about one of BJ's favorite bands growing up: DOKKEN.








Friday, August 1, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 047 - AOR?? AOK!!


BJ plays more of his favorite AOR songs.


SURVIVOR - CAN'T GETCHA OFFA MY MIND
FAST FORWARD - PLAY TO WIN
ROBIN GEORGE - HEARTLINE
RANDY BISHOP - TWO HEARTS ON THE LOOSE
SCHON & HAMMER - NO MORE LIES
THE STORM - YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME
DAVID VICTOR - GETAWAY MACHINE
ROBERT TEPPER - SOUL SURVIVOR
TIM FEEHAN - CAN'T LET GO
MICHAEL MORALES - I DON'T WANNA SEE YOU
JOHN PARR - SOMEBODY STOLE MY THUNDER
PAUL SABU - HEARTBREAK
ODA - THINK I'M IN LOVE
FIONA - HANG YOUR HEART ON ME
DALTON - I'M ON THE RUN
FM - HEART OF THE MATTER
STAGE DOLLS - SOLDIER'S GUN
SLYBOYZ - SOLITAIRE
STRANGEWAYS - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
ALIEN - GO EASY
ALIAS - ONE MORE CHANCE
BEGGARS & THIEVES - NO MORE BROKEN DREAMS
GOTTHARD - ANYTIME ANYWHERE
SURVIVOR - CAN'T LET YOU GO


Friday, July 18, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 046 - KISS KONNECTIONS II





BJ plays more songs that are related to KISS in some way.




PETER CRISS - BUDWEISER COMMERCIAL
COFFIN BREAK - BETH
DESMOND CHILD & ROUGE - THE FIGHT
BTO - ROCK N' ROLL HELL
RUSS BALLARD - IN THE NIGHT
SPIDER - CHANGE
ACE FREHLEY - I GOT THE TOUCH (DEMO)
RICHIE SCARLET - NOTHING IS SACRED
STREETHEART - DANCING WITH DANGER
THE CRISS-PENRIDGE ALLIANCE - TELL TALE HEART
THE KEEP - BEEN A LONG TIME
WENDY O. WILLIAMS - THIEF IN THE NIGHT
BLACK N' BLUE - WITHOUT LOVE
BLACK N' BLUE - GREAT GUNS OF FIRE
KEEL - EASIER SAID THAN DONE
GYPSY ROSE - POISONED BY LOVE
SILENT RAGE - ALL NIGHT LONG
KING KOBRA - LEGENDS NEVER DIE
DORO - MIRAGE
BALANCE - IS IT OVER
SKULL - HEAD OVER HEELS
BLACKTHORNE - WE WON'T BE FORGOTTEN
DRIVE - THE ENTITY
KAREN NEWMAN - BITE YOU IN THE DARK
GEOFF LIEB - JUMP THE GUN (DEMO)
WAR BABIES - HANG ME UP
VOODOO X - A LOVER LIKE YOU
CROWN OF THORNS - WINTERLAND
EDDIE MONEY - IF WE EVER GET OUT OF THIS PLACE
PAUL STANLEY - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Friday, July 11, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 045 - KISS KONNECTIONS




BJ helps celebrate KISSmas in July by sharing a diverse selection of songs which are all connected to KISS in some way.


BOBBY RYDELL - KISSIN' TIME
NEIL SCOTT - IT HAPPENED ALL OVER AGAIN
BULLFROG BHEER - STANLEY THE PARROT
CHELSEA - SILVER LINING
MOLIMO - 1971 DEMO
TOMORROW MORNING - FREEWHEELING
THE HOLLIES - I WANNA SHOUT
WICKED LESTER - SHE (ALTERNATE MIX)
DUST - PULL AWAY/SO MANY TIMES
SEAN DELANEY - BATON ROUGE
THE SKATT BROS - DANCIN' FOR THE MAN
THE ROLLING STONES - 2000 MAN
GERARD MCMAHON - IS THAT YOU?
CRAZY JOE AND THE VARIABLE SPEED BAND - EUGENE
LIGHTNING - DISCO SYMPHONY
ERIC CARR - SHANDI (AUDITION TAPE)
BRYAN ADAMS - DON'T LEAVE ME LONELY
TREASURE - TURN YOURSELF AROUND
WARRIOR - GYPSY IN HER EYES
ROBERT FLEISCHMAN - NEVER NEVER LAND
XCURSION - NEVER AGAIN
BAD AXE - WHAT DID I DO
JOHN NORUM - BACK ON THE STREETS
WHITE TIGER - STILL STANDING STRONG
PIPER - DROP BY AND STAY
BILLY SQUIER - CALLEY OH
BLACKJACK - WELCOME TO THE WORLD
ROZETTA - PICK ME UP
707 - MEGA FORCE (LIVE)


Thursday, June 26, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 044 - ADNY SHERNOFF


On this episode BJ has a conversation with the brains behind one of the coolest rock bands of the seventies, Adny Shernoff from The Dictators, and you'll get to hear a lot of great Dictators-related music as well.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 043 - TICKLED IVORIES


BJ plays some of his favorite piano-centric rock songs...and they're not all ballads!

JOHN HIATT - HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III - KICK IN THE HEAD
NEIL YOUNG - JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST
WARREN ZEVON - BILL LEE
KEVIN COYNE - I AM
JOE JACKSON - BE MY NUMBER TWO
RICKIE LEE JONES - ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS IN 1963
TOM WAITS - SAN DIEGO SERENADE
TOM WAITS - BETTER OFF WITHOUT A WIFE
JUDAS PRIEST - EPITAPH
BUSTER POINDEXTER - HEART OF GOLD
GREAT WHITE - LOVIN' KIND
DANIEL JOHNSTON - MAN OBSESSED
QUEEN - DON'T STOP ME NOW
NILS LOFGREN - THE SUN HASN'T SET ON THIS BOY YET
STEVIE NICKS - ENCHANTED
LIZ PHAIR - CANARY
ARCHERS OF LOAF - CHUMMING THE OCEAN
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THUNDER ROAD (LIVE 1975)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 042 - NINETIES SEVEN INCHES




On this episode BJ plays some of his favorite songs from all of the indie rock seven inches that he collected in the nineties.

SUPERCHUNK - RIBBON
BEST KISSERS IN THE WORLD - OHIO
BEATNIK TERMITES - CHARLIE BROWN GETS A VALENTINE
SICKO - KATHY'S DANCE
SUPERSUCKERS - HELL CITY, HELL
SEAWEED - MEASURE
SNUFF - CAUGHT IN SESSION
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT - UFO UFO UFO
BRENT'S TV - PARISIAN
THE NE'ER DO WELLS - BECAUSE
THE HI-FIVES - SOMETIMES
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS - THE MONKEY SONG
SIMON JOYNER - BURN RUBBER
SLOAN - SAME OLD FLAME
CREEP - WORDS
SPRINKLER - MARBLE
CRACKERBASH - NOV. 1
BELREVE - RON
ARCHERS OF LOAF - WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
PORTASTATIC - SANDALS WITH WHITE SOCKS
COMPOUND RED - NOW I AM AN ANCHOR
JIMMY EAT WORLD - WHAT I WOULD SAY TO YOU NOW
VITREOUS HUMOR - HARBOR
THE PUSH KINGS - LOVE WON'T DESERT US (FAMOUS)
BACKYARD BABIES - (IS IT) STILL ALRIGHT TO SMILE

Thursday, May 22, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 041 - VINYL COUNTDOWN


BJ raids his vinyl collection to play you some of his random favorites.


SHRAPNEL - MaSTER OF MY DESTINY
STARFIGHTERS - WHO CARES
THE B'ZZ - TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR
GARY MYRICK AND THE FIGURES - LIVING DISASTER
SNATCHES OF PINK - LAZY SUSAN
HIGH BACK CHAIRS - MILES TO INCHES
YACHTS - DON'T CALL US
TENPOLE TUDOR - I WISH
LITTLE BO BITCH (aka LONELY BOYS) - HEARTBREAKER
THE TOURISTS - WEEK DAYS
THE GIZMOS - PAY
CRITICAL MASS - WHO CAN YOU TRUST
GERARD MCMAHON & KID LIGHTNING - NIGHT WOMAN
SYLVAIN SYLVAIN - EVERY BOY AND EVERY GIRL
HILLY MICHAELS - CALLING ALL GIRLS
THE PLANETS - BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY
MOON MARTIN - STRANDED
LIVE WIRE - DON'T LOOK NOW
ROBERT HAZARD - CHANGE REACTION
THE UNFORGIVEN - ALL IS QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
KILL FOR THRILLS - ROCKETS
RUSSIA - OUT OF MY MIND
SINGLE BULLET THEORY - A BLINK OF AN EYE
FOOLS FACE - TO BE SOMEONE
GOOD RATS - AUDIENCE

Thursday, May 8, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 040 - AUTHOR DAVID KONOW



On this episode BJ has a conversation with David Konow, author of the books Bang Your Head: The Rise and Fall of Heavy Metal and Reel Terror.





Buy David's books here:

http://www.amazon.com/David-Konow/e/B001K86WQ2

Saturday, April 26, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 039 - NWOBHM PART 2


On this episode BJ plays more examples from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, including some of his personal favorites.




PRAYING MANTIS - CAPTURED CITY
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET - REACHING FOR THE SKY
ETHEL THE FROG - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LOVE?
E.F. BAND - TRINITY
WITCHFYNDE - MOON MAGIC
WITCHFINDER GENERAL - SATAN'S CHILDREN
BLITZKREIG - BURIED ALIVE
TRESPASS - BRIGHT LIGHTS
NO QUARTER - SURVIVORS
BLADE RUNNER - TOO FAR TOO LATE
QUARTZ - STOKIN' UP THE FIRES OF HELL
MORE - WAY OF THE WORLD
SOLDIER - FORCE
HERITAGE - MISUNDERSTOOD
BASHFUL ALLEY - MY MY MY
MENDES PREY - ON TO THE BORDERLINE
HOLLOW GROUND - WARLORD
HELL- SAVE US FROM THOSE WHO WOULD SAVE US
PERSIAN RISK - CALLING FOR YOU
CHARIOT - WARRIORS
WARRIOR - STAB YOU IN THE BACK
AVENGER - TOO WILD TO TAME
TYRANT - HOLD BACK THE LIGHTNING
AXIS - THE FLAME BURNS ON
ARAGORN - BLACK ICE
BATTLEAXE - THOR THUNDER ANGEL
DAMACLES - TONITE
BLACKMAYNE - BLACKMAYNE
EXCALIBUR - THE BITTER END
VIRTUE - WE STAND TO FIGHT

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 038 - NWOBHM PART 1


BJ is joined by Fistful of Dave for a discussion of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal including who influenced it and who it influenced.




IRON MAIDEN - INVASION
DEF LEPPARD - GOOD MORNING FREEDOM
ANGEL WITCH - ANGEL WITCH
SAXON - SIXTH FORM GIRLS
SWEET SAVAGE - EYE OF THE STORM
PARALEX - WHITE LIGHTNING
DARK STAR - LADY OF MARS
VARDIS - POWER UNDER FOOT
TURBO - RUNNING
SLEDGEHAMMER - FANTASIA
WEAPON - SET THE STAGE ALIGHT
BLACK AXE - RED LIGHTS
DRAGSTER - AMBITIONS
A II Z - TREASON
BLACK ROSE - NIGHTMARE
CRUCIFIXION - THE FOX
RAVEN - FOR THE FUTURE
ROX - DO YA FEEL LIKE LOVIN'
GIRL - MY NUMBER
IDOL RICH - DIRTY DREAMS
TOKYO BLADE - IF HEAVEN IS HELL
CLOVEN HOOF - LAYING DOWN THE LAW
TYGERS OF PAN TANG - GANGLAND
TYGERS OF PAN TANG - THE STORY SO FAR
SAVAGE - LET IT LOOSE
MYTHRA - KILLER
BLEAK HOUSE - CHASE THE WIND
DEMON - DON'T BREAK THE CIRCLE
SAMSON - RIDING WITH THE ANGELS
JAGUAR - AXE CRAZY
GIRLSCHOOL - YEAH RIGHT
SATAN - BREAK FREE
DIAMOND HEAD - DEAD RECKONING
HOLOCAUST - COMING THROUGH
DEMON - HAVE WE BEEN HERE BEFORE






Thursday, April 10, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 037 - VAN HALEN RISING


On this episode BJ is joined by author and historian Greg Renoff to discuss the topic of the book he is currently writing about the early years of Van Halen called Van Halen Rising. Follow Greg on Twitter: @gregrenoff.


VAN HALEN - GLITTER (1973 DEMO)
VAN HALEN - IN FOR THE KILL (BUDGIE COVER/LIVE AT GAZZARRI'S 1975)
VAN HALEN - YOUNG AND WILD (1977 WARNER BROS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - WOMAN IN LOVE (1976 GENE SIMMONS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL (1976 GENE SIMMONS DEMO)
GREG LEON INVASION - I'M LEAVIN' YOU
TEN YEARS AFTER - I'M GOIN' HOME
BE-BOP DELUXE - MAID IN HEAVEN
VAN HALEN - NO MORE WAITING (LIVE)
VAN HALEN - EYES OF THE NIGHT (LIVE 1976)
VAN HALEN - HOUSE OF PAIN (1976 GENE SIMMONS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - HOUSE OF PAIN (1977 WARNER BROS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD (1977 WARNER BROS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - VOODOO QUEEN (1977 WARNER BROS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - PUT OUT THE LIGHTS (1976 GENE SIMMONS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - WE DIE BOLD (1977 WARNER BROS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - BRING ON THE GIRLS (1977 WARNER BROS DEMO)
VAN HALEN - IN A SIMPLE RHYME (1974 DEMO)
VAN HALEN - ON FIRE (1976 GENE SIMMONS DEMO)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 036 - EIGHTIES KISS

BJ and special guest Matthew Joseph present an overview of KISS' career in the 1980's and then each counts down his personal top ten favorite KISS songs from that tumultuous decade.




Matthew Joseph's Top Ten KISS songs from the eighties:
10. "Exciter" from Lick It Up
9. "Tears Are Falling" from Asylum
8. "Heaven's On Fire" from Animalize
7. "A World Without Heroes" from Music From "The Elder"
6. "Thrills In The Night" from Animalize
5. "Reason To Live" from Crazy Nights
4. "Forever" from Hot In The Shade
3. "I Still Love You" from Creatures of the Night
2. "The Oath" from Music From "The Elder"
1. "Creatures of the Night" from Creatures of the Night


BJ's Top Ten KISS songs from the eighties:

10. "Anyway You Slice It" from Asylum
9. "King of Hearts" from Hot In The Shade
8. "Naked City" from Unmasked
7. "Tears Are Falling" from Asylum
6. "I've Had Enough (Into The Fire)" from Animalize
5. "Who Wants To Be Lonely" from Asylum
4. "Creatures of the Night" from Creatures of the Night
3. "The Oath" from Music From "The Elder"
2. "Turn On The Night" from Crazy Nights
1. "Tomorrow" from Unmasked