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Friday, March 27, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 069 - SOPHOMORE SLUMP (WITH THE SHABBY ROAD RECORD SHOW)



It's time for the Shabby and/or Road! 
BJ is joined by Ryan McKay and A.D. Adams, co-hosts of a highly recommended podcast called The Shabby Road Record Show, and together these three rock obsessives turn the idea of the "Sophomore Slump" on its head by discussing second albums which they think actually bettered the band's debut.


Friday, March 20, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 068 - "NEW WAVE" (PART TWO)


BJ plays some of his favorite songs from the convoluted genre called "New Wave."

ELVIS COSTELLO - PRETTY WORDS
NICK LOWE - MARIE PROVOST
NICK LOWE - AMERICAN SQUIRM
ANY TROUBLE - SECOND CHOICE
THE POGUES - LONDON GIRL
SQUEEZE - ANOTHER NAIL FOR MY HEART
SQUEEZE - IN QUINTESSENCE
MADNESS - BED AND BREAKFAST MAN
THE SPECIALS - YOU'RE WONDERING NOW
DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - TELL ME WHEN MY LIGHT TURNS GREEN
XTC - HELICOPTER
ULTRAVOX - ROCKWROK
ULTRAVOX - HYMN
THE SOFT BOYS - I WANNA DESTROY YOU
THE TEARDROP EXPLODES - TREASON
THE JAM - IT'S TOO BAD
THE CROOKS - ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD
THE CHORDS - SO FAR AWAY
THE LAMBRETTAS - D-A-A-ANCE
THE FLYS - DON'T MOONLIGHT ON ME
CHARLIE FAWN - BLUE SKIES
THE ACT - THE LONG ISLAND SOUND
THE DISTRACTIONS - BOYS CRY
THE CURE - BOYS DON'T CRY (PEEL SESSION)
THE CURE - JUMPING SOMEONE'S ELSES TRAIN
THE CURE - SIX DIFFERENT WAYS
COLIN NEWMAN - & JURY
GEN X - UNTOUCHABLES
BILLY IDOL - DEAD ON ARRIVAL
THE BEAT - ROCK N' ROLL GIRL
THE (ENGLISH) BEAT - TWO SWORDS
ADAM AND THE ANTS - STAND AND DELIVER
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS - SPACE AGE LOVE SONG
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS - TELECOMMUNICATION
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS - TRANSFER AFFECTION
THE VAPORS - SOMEHOW
THE VAPORS - SILVER MACHINES
THE HOOTERS - SATELLITE
THE CHURCH - THE UNGUARDED MOMENT
BIG COUNTRY - FIELDS OF FIRE
THE ALARM - WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE?
TRANSLATOR - UN-ALONE
TRANSLATOR - GRAVITY
THE BONGOS - THE BULRUSHES
THE BONGOS - TIGER NIGHTS
U2 - A CELEBRATION
BIG COUNTRY - INWARDS


Friday, March 13, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 067 - "NEW WAVE" (PART ONE) WITH IRA ROBBINS


For this epsiode BJ is joined by Ira Robbins, co-founder and editor of the legendary Trouser Press magazine, the Trouser Press Record Guides and the Trouser Press website to discuss the convoluted genre that is "New Wave."


DEVO - BEAUTIFUL WORLD
THE FAST - IT'S LIKE LOVE
TELEVISION - FOXHOLE
SPLIT ENZ - HARD ACT TO FOLLOW
JOHN COOPER CLARKE - CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE
THE ELVIS BROTHERS - I WONDER WHY
FINGERPRINTZ - YES EYES
VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT - MR BENNETT
GREEN - SHE WAS MY GIRL
A. MORE - JUDY GET DOWN
RICH KIDS - GHOSTS OF PRINCES IN TOWERS
FRANK SIDEBOTTOM - ANARCHY IN TIMPERLEY
SPARKS - GIRL FROM GERMANY
SUBURBS - SPRING CAME
HOLLY BETH VINCENT - UNORIGINAL SIN
WORLD DOMINATION ENTERPRISES - MESSAGE FOR YOU PEOPLE
CHRIS MOFFA AND THE COMPETITION - YOU KNOW HOW HOT (IT'S BEEN GETTING AROUND HERE)








Thursday, March 5, 2015

ROCK AND/OR ROLL 066 - THE GENIUS OF LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM (PART TWO)




BJ continues his celebration of the truly inspired work of one of his favorite artists. As you will hear Lindsey Buckingham has created some astonishing pop music post-Tusk, with and without Fleetwood Mac.