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Thursday, December 31, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 108 - TOP TEN: 2015


What better way to celebrate New Year's Eve than with BJ as he counts down his top ten favorite albums to be released in 2015? Be there or Times Square.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 107 - AOR???? AOK!!!!





BJ wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays with the gift of some AOR!




JIMMY HARNEN - ALL THOSE TEARS
BENNY MARDONES - SHEILA C.
DAVID ZAFFIRO - I SEE RED
STORM - ANYTHING FOR YOUR LOVE
LABARGE - OVERNIGHT SENSATION
BOULEVARD - DREAM ON
REGATTA - WHEREVER YOU RUN
CINDY VALENTINE - LUST
BRITTON - HEART SO LONELY
SHOUT - WINNERS OR LOSERS
PROPHET - CAN'T HIDE LOVE
ORION THE HUNTER - SO YOU RAN
HYBRID ICE - THE NIGHT IS STILL YOUNG
STEVE JONES - WITH YOU OR WITHOUT YOU
JOHN O'BANION - SHE DREAMS OF YOU
RIFF - ELAINE
DRAMA - MAGIC
TOKYO - JEALOUSY
JOSEPH LEE WOOD - LETTERS IN THE RAIN
STATEMENT - REASON TO STAY
KING OF HEARTS - I WANT YOU
CHESNEY HAWKES - THE ONE AND ONLY


Thursday, December 17, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 106 - NO SHAME IV (WITH MICHAEL BUTLER, THE ROCK AND ROLL GEEK)




It's Rock and/or Geek as BJ is joined by Michael Butler from the Rock and Roll Geek Show for another round of No Shame, wherein each of these rock and roll geeks is willing to openly admit to liking certain songs that many rock fans would probably be ashamed and/or embarrassed to admit to liking but hey, the theme of this episode once again is NO SHAME and none is felt. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 105 - I WANT YOU



KISS
CHEAP TRICK
THE SHOOZE
THE TROGGS
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
BOB DYLAN
GREAT WHITE
BEAU BRUMMELS
NITRO
TOM WAITS
HANOI ROCKS
SOHO ROSES
ELASTICA
STORM
THE CRACK
THE HITMEN
ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE ATTRACTIONS
SQUEEZE
PULP
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
CONCRETE BLONDE
MARVIN GAYE
NRBQ

Thursday, December 3, 2015

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - FINAL BATTLE



Battle of the Podcast Allstars is a tournament that pits rock podcasters against each other to determine who is rock trivia king, hosted by Ken Pardo and moderated by Eric Miller of Pods and Sods. The final battle of round one features the three winners from round one: BJ from Rock and/or Roll, Ryan McKay from The Shabby Road Record Show and Randy W. Hall from That Dandy Classic Music Hour.

Friday, November 27, 2015

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE THREE



Battle of the Podcast Allstars is a tournament that pits rock podcasters against each other to determine who is rock trivia king, hosted by Ken Pardo and moderated by Eric Miller of Pods and Sods. The third battle of round one features Craig Smith from Pods and Sods, Randy W. Hall from That Dandy Classic Music Hour and Joe Royland from Sit and Spin.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE TWO




Battle of the Podcast All Stars is a tournament that pits rock podcasters against one another to determine who is rock trivia king, hosted by Ken Pardo and moderated by Eric Miller of Pods and Sods. The second battle of round one features Ryan McKay from The Shabby Road Record Show, Craig Cohen from the Slycast and Zilch and Ken Mills from the PodKISSt and Cheap Talk.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALL STARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE ONE



Battle of the Podcast All Stars is a tournament that pits rock podcasters against one another to determine who is rock trivia king, hosted by Ken Pardo and moderated by Eric Miller of Pods and Sods. The first battle of round one features Chris Czynszak from Decibel Geek, Matt Porter from The Kiss Room and our very own BJ Kahuna from Rock and/or Roll.





Thursday, November 5, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 100 - EPISODE ONE HUNDRED? HOLY SHIT!






Looks like we made it! Join BJ as he celebrates reaching a landmark for the podcast, one hundred freakin' episodes, with help from friends Greg Renoff, Ken Mills and Eric Miller. Listen until the end to hear about exciting events we have coming up and also there's another fun way to help celebrate one hundred episodes: MERCH! Just click the links below:

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STICKER
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 099 - TOP TEN: 1999


We're gonna party like it's episode 99! Since this is the 99th epsiode of the podcast BJ decided to count down his top ten favorite albums to be released in the corresponding year of 1999.





Thursday, October 22, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 098 - CHEAP TRICK: THE ALBUMS


Join BJ for an album by album discussion of his favorite band, and be sure to check out the Cheap Talk with Trick Chat podcast for much more Cheap Trick talk.





Thursday, October 15, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 097 - STONES COVERS


Let's spend some time together.


WEIRD AL YANKOVIC - HOT ROCKS POLKA
DEL SHANNON - OUT OF TIME
NAZARETH - RUBY TUESDAY
TRUTH AND JANEY - UNDER MY THUMB
LITTLE RICHARD - BROWN SUGAR
THE FOLKSMEN - START ME UP
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS - STAR STAR
LINDA RONSTADT - TUMBLING DICE
PUSSY GALORE - TORN AND FRAYED
EXODUS - BITCH
TESLA - MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPER
STEVE EARLE AND THE SUPERSUCKERS - BEFORE THEY MAKE ME RUN
JOSEFUS - GIMMIE SHELTER
SOUNDGARDEN - STRAY CAT BLUES
JOHNNY THUNDERS - AS TEARS GO BY
JERRY GARCIA - LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER
MONTROSE - CONNECTION
ELLEN FOLEY - STUPID GIRL
ROD STEWART - STREET FIGHTING MAN
THE POGUES - HONKEY TONK WOMEN
THE RESIDENTS - SATISFACTION
KISS - 2000 MAN

Saturday, October 10, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 096 - BEATLES COVERS



This episode is more popular than Jesus.



TATER TOTZ - GIVE PEACE A CHANCE/WE WILL ROCK YOU
STONEBOLT - PLEASE PLEASE ME
AL GREEN - I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
PROCOL HARUM - EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
CHAKA KHAN - WE CAN WORK IT OUT
PETER SELLERS - A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
ZOOT - ELEANOR RIGBY
DAVID LEE ROTH - I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE
LONE STAR - SHE SAID SHE SAID
ROY ORBISON - HELP
ASH - HELLO GOODBYE
FRANK ZAPPA MEDLEY
TROUBLE TRIBE - DEAR PRUDENCE
DESMOND DEKKER - OB LA DI OB LA DA
FATS DOMINO - EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT FOR ME AND MY MONKEY
IAN GILLAN - HELTER SKELTER
GEORGIA SATELLITES - DON'T PASS ME BY
BONEY M - TWO OF US
JOHN DENVER - LET IT BE
JAMES BROWN - SOMETHING
THE RUNAWAYS - HERE COMES THE SUN
DILLARD & CLARK - DON'T LET ME DOWN
THE UNDEAD - ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
TEENAGE FANCLUB - THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO
CHEAP TRICK - MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR



Tuesday, October 6, 2015

BONUS EPISODE: TEENAGE FANCLUB (TOP TEN)


As a companion piece to the Nineties Power Pop episode BJ counts down his top ten favorite Teenage Fanclub songs.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 095 - NINETIES POWER POP



On this episode BJ plays some of his favorite songs by some of the various bands that came to be known as "power pop" in the nineties.



THE POSIES - GOLDEN BLUNDERS
RICHARD X. HEYMAN - FALLING AWAY
VELVET CRUSH - ASH AND EARTH
THE BLOW POPS - STORYBOOK
MATERIAL ISSUE - NEXT BIG THING
RICHARD BARONE - NOBODY KNOWS ME
TEENAGE FANCLUB - SPARKY'S DREAM
SLOAN - KEEP ON THINKIN'
ADAM SCHMITT - CAN'T GET YOU ON MY MIND
THE CRITICS - CHANGE YOUR MIND
THE LEATHERWOODS - HOW CAN I MISS YOU?
PAPAS FRITAS - WE'VE GOT ALL NIGHT
THE GRIP WEEDS - EVERY MINUTE
THE ROOKS - REASONS
THE TEARAWAYS - CAN'T GET THROUGH
GIGOLO AUNTS - WHERE I FIND MY HEAVEN
THE GREENBERRY WOODS - TRAMPOLINE
SPLITSVILLE - THE MISFITS
SUPERDRAG - DESTINATION URSA MAJOR
SPECTACLE - SO UNKIND
THE SMOKING POPES - NO MORE SMILES
THE SHAZAM - CALLING SYDNEY
THE VANDALIAS - MACH V
KYLE VINCENT - IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN
JASON FALKNER - MISS UNDERSTANDING
CAST - ALRIGHT
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE - AMITY GARDENS

Thursday, September 24, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 094 - EVEN MORE POWER POP




This episode is long overdue! BJ finally gets around to raiding his power pop collection again for an episode filled with obscure gems.




SNEAKERS - RUBY
THE SCRUFFS - BREAK THE ICE
THE TOMS - I DID THE WRONG THING
THE PLEASERS - YOU DON'T KNOW
YANKEE ROSE - I'M GONNA LOSE
SMASHERS - I NEEDED THAT
ZULU & THE HEARTACHES - LISTEN
TAXI BOYS - BAD TO WORSE
THE JETS - TEARAWAY
THE RUBINOOS - HURTS TOO MUCH
THE KRAYOLAS - ALL OF THE TIME
LATE SHOW - LOOK WHO'S LAUGHING NOW
WIZE - DARLING I NEED YOUR LOVE
THE BLAZERS - DON'T WORRY 'BOUT IT NOW
TWEEDS - WE RAN OURSELVES
THE PRANKS - I DON'T WANT TO LOSE THE FEELING
PINKEES - SAY WHAT YOU'RE THINKING
JUSTIN TROUBLE - MISSILE
THE DRIVERS - TEARS ON YOUR ANORAK
THE JUDYS - RADIATION SQUIRM
THE WIND - WONDER TRACK
THE BATS - HOW POP CAN YOU GET?
JIM BASNIGHT AND THE MOBERLYS - I WANT TO BE YOURS
YANKS - REASON TO TRY
THE CRIME - MAD ABOUT YOU
SEX CLARK FIVE - I WANT YOU MINE
THE INFIDELS - TAKE ONE MORE LOOK

Thursday, September 17, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 093 - TOP TEN: 1993


Since this is episode number 93 of the podcast BJ attempted to count down his top ten favorite albums from the corresponsing year of 1993. And what a year it was. 





Thursday, September 10, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 092 - THRASH


In the wake of the Metallica episodes BJ is once again joined by Fistful of Dave for a discussion of thrash metal in general and a bunch of cool, obscure thrash tunes are also included.




ANVIL - 666
RAVEN - READ ALL ABOUT IT
ACCEPT - FAST AS A SHARK
EXCITER - STAND UP AND FIGHT
JAGUAR - DUTCH CONNECTION
SLAYER - TORMENTOR (LIVE AT THE ROXY 1983)
DR. KNOW - GOD TOLD ME
VOIVOD - BLOWER
DESTRUCTION - MAD BUTCHER
MACE - S.U.B.C.
AGENT STEEL - AGENTS OF STEEL
HALLOWS EVE - OUTER LIMITS
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - HOLIER
DESTRUCTOR - POUNDING EVIL
WHIPLASH - POWER THRASHING DEATH
SENTINEL BEAST - DOGS OF WAR
DETENTE - SHATTERED ILLUSIONS
ZOETROPE - HARD TO SURVIVE
DEATH ANGEL - MISTRESS OF PAIN
HEATHEN - PRAY FOR DEATH
KREATOR - STORMING WITH MENACE
SACRIFICE - AFTERLIFE
HOLY TERROR - DEBT OF PAIN
SACRED REICH - INDEPENDENT
ANTHRAX - ROOM FOR ONE MORE

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 091 - METALLICA: SAD BUT TRUE








BJ is once again joined by Fistful of Dave to discuss the unfortunate reinvention of Metallica with the so-called "Black Album" and later in the episode Joey Haynie from the Rock Strikes Ten podcast joins BJ to offer a different perspective on the album and whether or not it was a success, "success" having multiple definitions.



Thursday, August 27, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 090 - METALLICA: GARAGE DAYS RE-RE-REVISITED






BJ is joined by Fistful of Dave to discuss the early years of Metallica and to examine how the band's unique version of heavy metal developed over the course of the early demos and live performances.



METALLICA - HIT THE LIGHTS (METAL MASSACRE 1ST PRESSING)
METALLICA - HIT THE LIGHTS (METAL MASSACRE 2ND PRESSING)
METALLICA - JUMP IN THE FIRE (LIVE IN SAN FRANSISCO OCT .1982)
METALLICA - LET IT LOOSE (RON'S GARAGE DEMO MARCH 1982)
METALLICA - METAL MILITIA (LIVE SAN FRANSISCO OCT. 1982)
METALLICA - THE MECHANICS (POWER METAL DEMO)
RUTHLESS - THE FEVER
METALLICA - PHANTOM LORD (NO LIFE TIL LEATHER DEMO)
METALLICA - WHIPLASH (LIVE: METAL UP YOUR ASS TAPE)
EXODUS - WHIPPING QUEEN (1982 DEMO)
TRAUMA - SUCH A SHAME (METAL MASSACRE II)
METALLICA - NO REMORSE (KUSF DEMO)
ANTHRAX - I'LL TAKE YOU THERE (LIVE 1982)
METALLICA - MOTORBREATH
METALLICA - THE FOUR HORSEMEN
MEGADETH - MECHANIX
METALLICA - ANASTHESIA (PULLING TEETH) (CLIFF'S FIRST SHOW)
METALLICA - FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (CLIFF'S LAST SHOW)



Thursday, August 20, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 089 - TOP FIFTEEN: 1989






It was a great year for rock and roll so on this episode, which is episode number 89, BJ discusses not his top ten but his top fifteen favorite albums to be released in the corresponding year of 1989.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 088 - BON JOVI


This episode is for the ones who stood their ground. For Tommy and Gina, who never backed down.


 


Thursday, August 6, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 087 - FOREIGNER



The list of rock bands still inexplicably excluded from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is long and Foreigner aren't anywhere near the top of that list but they are on the list, one could definitely argue that they do deserve that level of respect for what they accomplished and what they contributed to the history of rock and roll. On this episode BJ attempts to give a little credit where a little credit is due.





Thursday, July 30, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 086 - NO SHAME ROUND 3 (WITH THAT DANDY CLASSIC MUSIC HOUR)




It's a Dandy and/or Classic as BJ is joined by Randy W. Hall and Handsome Dan, co-hosts of the podcast That Dandy Classic Music Hour, for Round 3 of No Shame. Well, there might be a little shame.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 085 - AOR??? AOK!!!



After two weeks devoted to whatever "alternative" means let's cleanse our collective palate with some AOR!!!



TOUCH - LISTEN
NEW ENGLAND - NOTHING TO FEAR
AXE - CARRY ON
SPEEDWAY BLVD - (CALL MY NAME) ROCK MAGIC
STRANGER - MY KIND OF WOMAN
EDDIE AND THE TIDE - THIS LIFE OF OURS
PRISM - STATE OF THE HEART
PRETTY ROUGH - ACTION
PROTOTYPE - MEAN STREET
AERIAL - UP IN THE AIR
IDLE EYES - SILHOUETTE
VERITY - RESCUE ME
ICON - IN YOUR EYES
SKAGARACK - SAYING
BOB WHEELER - LOUD AS HELL
BYSTANDER - WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD
MICHAEL GLEASON - WESTERN WORLD
DIVING FOR PEARLS - NEVER ON MONDAY
HOTSHOT - LOVE MAKES YOU BLIND
DREAMSTREET - POWER OF LOVE
MELIDIAN - LIVIN' UNDER THE GUN
SIC VIKKI - TOUGH ENOUGH
THE DUDES OF WRATH - SHOCKER

Thursday, July 16, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 084 - THE ROOTS OF PEARL JAM





Last week BJ was joined by Craig and Eric from Pods & Sods to discuss Pearl Jam and the role they played in the "alternative revolution" that temporarily dominated pop culture in the nineties. On this episode BJ takes a look at the myriad of the bands that the members of Pearl Jam were in before Pearl Jam formed.




DERANGED DICTION - KILL OR BE KILLED
DERANGED DICTION - ONLY AN ASSHOLE
MALFUNKSHUN - THE WORDS OF LOVE (LIVE 1984)
MALFUNKSHUN - STARS-N-YOU
GREEN RIVER - YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
GREEN RIVER - BABY TAKES
GREEN RIVER - SWALLOW MY PRIDE
MALFUNKSHUN - MR. LIBERTY
MOTHER LOVE BONE - HOLY ROLLER (LIVE)
MOTHER LOVE BONE - THRU FADE AWAY
ANDREW WOOD - MAN OF GOLDEN WORDS
MOTHER LOVE BONE - CROWN OF THORNS
TEMPLE OF THE DOG - CALL ME A DOG
TEMPLE OF THE DOG - PUSHIN' FORWARD BACK
THE BUTTS - PLENTY OF TIME
BAD RADIO - HOMELESS
BAD RADIO - BETTER MAN 
SHADOW - DON'T COUNT THE TEARS
SHADOW - THE SHADOW KNOWS
MOOKIE BLAYLOCK - ONCE (DEMO)
MOOKIE BLAYLOCK - BREATH (LIVE 1990)
PEARL JAM - STATE OF LOVE AND TRUST (DEMO)
PEARL JAM - SONIC REDUCER
BRAD - BUTTERCUP



Thursday, July 9, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 083 - PEARL JAM AND THE ALTERNATIVE BANDWAGON (WITH PODS & SODS)



BJ is once again joined by Craig Smith and Eric Miller, the hosts of Pods & Sods, this time to discuss the fascinating career of Pearl Jam and the part the band played in the "Alternative Revolution" that temporarily dominated pop culture in the nineties.



Friday, July 3, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 082 - TOP TEN: 1982




To celebrate the fact that this happens to be the 82nd episode of the podcast BJ presents his top ten favorite albums to have been released in the corresponding year of 1982.






Friday, June 26, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 081 - VINYL COUNTDOWN III


BJ raids his vinyl collection once again in order to present another collection of random favorites and interesting obscurities.


RON GOEDERT - YOUR LOVE
BILLION DOLLAR BABIES - I MISS YOU
BRITISH LIONS - ONE MORE CHANCE TO RUN
REX - BURN YOUR BRIDGES
JOE PERRY PROJECT - EAST COAST WEST COAST
THE CURTIS BROTHERS - BLUE LETTER
WILLIE NILE - THAT'S THE REASON
TOM ROBINSON BAND - ALL RIGHT ALL NIGHT
THE BRAKES - BLAME IT ON THE BRAKES
THE FLYS - 16 DOWN
THE BRAINS - MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING
THE ROMANTICS - NO ONE LIKE YOU
ROX (UK) - SWEET SIXTEEN
ROX (US) - BUT TONIGHT
THE STATES - LET'S ROLL
INTERVIEW - CROSSING BORDERS
JULES AND THE POLAR BEARS - GOOD REASON
20/20 - THE NIGHT I HEARD A SCREAM
THE MEMBERS - FLYING AGAIN
ROYAL COURT OF CHINA - HALF THE TRUTH
GREEN ON RED - TIME AIN'T NOTHIN'
THE WONDER STUFF - DON'T LET ME DOWN GENTLY
THE WATERBOYS - AND A BANG ON THE EAR