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Friday, December 30, 2016

RA/OR 161 - FREEDOM ROCK






Hey man, is that Freedom Rock? Yeah, man! Well turn it up, man!

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION - LET FREEDOM ROCK
ALVIN LEE AND MYLON LEFEVRE - ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
THIN LIZZY - FREEDOM SONG
DEEP PURPLE - FREEDOM
BIRTHA - FREEDOM
ALKANA - FREEDOM LADY
PRO-PAIN - FOUL TASTE OF FREEDOM
TESLA - FREEDOM SLAVES
ALICE COOPER - FREEDOM
GOREFEST - FREEDOM
STRATOVARIUS - FREEDOM
ANGRA - FREEDOM CALL
FREEDOM CALL - FREEDOM CALL
GUN - FREEDOM
THE THREE JOHNS - DR. FREEDOM
KING'S X - FREEDOM
BUFFALO - FREEDOM
URIAH HEEP - SWEET FREEDOM
DEVO - FREEDOM OF CHOICE



Friday, December 23, 2016

RA/OR 160 - SCREAMING TREES




Screaming Trees was a rock and roll band lost in limbo between the eighties and nineties, stuck between the eras of hair metal and grunge. The band never really found its place but they made some great music, much of which you will hear on this episode.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

RA/OR 159 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: COVERS EDITION





For this special edition of Vinyl Countdown BJ raided his record collection in order to gather together some of the most interesting and/or entertaining cover versions he could find.

JOAN JETT - I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE
PETE STRIDE/JOHN PLAIN - HE'LL HAVE TO GO
FLAME - THIS OLD HEART OF MINE
THE TREMBLERS - GREEN SHIRT
BANANARAMA - NO FEELINGS
THE KNACK - HEARTBEAT
JASON AND THE SCORCHERS - ABSOLUTELY SWEET MARIE
YIPES - COME SEE ABOUT ME
SMALL TALK - STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE
THE RODS - YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON
HEAVEN - KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
MAMA'S BOYS - MAMA WEER ALL CRAZEE NOW
SLAYER - IN A GADA DA VIDA
LEATHERWOLF - BAD MOON RISING
THE FAST - PAINT IT BLACK
THE ELEKTRICS - GO NOW
BAD BOY - HAVE I THE RIGHT
DAVID JOHANSEN - BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP
MICK RONSON - WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT
DERRINGER - LAWYERS GUNS & MONEY
GREAT WHITE - CAN'T SHAKE IT
DAVID GILMOUR - THERE'S NO WAY OUT OF HERE

Thursday, December 8, 2016

GETTIN' BOSSY 004 - LUCKY TOUCH





On March 31, 1992, a mere six months after Guns N' Roses released two albums on the same day, Bruce Springsteen released two albums on the same day. They were called Human Touch and Lucky Town and are considered by most Springsteen fans to be low points in the Boss' career. 

In keeping with the twins theme Rock and/or Roll is releasing two episodes of Gettin' Bossy on the same day! On this episode, entitled Lucky Touch, BJ and his Gettin' Bossy co-host Brian Sword from The Double Stop take a look at the ten song album Bruce wrote and recorded in three weeks time. He was supposed to be writing one more song for Human Touch but instead wrote a second album's worth of material to be released on the same day and called Lucky Town.

Then BJ and Brian have each taken the 24 songs that made up the Human Touch and Lucky Town albums and from that group of songs chosen and sequenced one album's worth of material in the spirit of "what could have been." On this episode Brian Sword describes the album he constructed from the available material, an imaginary album called Lucky Touch.



GETTIN' BOSSY 003 - HUMAN TOWN





On March 31, 1992, a mere six months after Guns N' Roses released two albums on the same day, Bruce Springsteen released two albums on the same day. They were called Human Touch and Lucky Town and are considered by most Springsteen fans to be low points in the Boss' career. 

In keeping with the twins theme Rock and/or Roll is releasing two episodes of Gettin' Bossy on the same day! On this episode, entitled Human Town, BJ and his Gettin' Bossy co-host Brian Sword from The Double Stop take a look at how Bruce ended up out in sunny California instead of New Jersey making an album with studio musicians instead of the E Street Band.

Then BJ and Brian have each taken the 24 songs that made up the Human Touch and Lucky Town albums and from that group of songs chosen and sequenced one album's worth of material in the spirit of "what could have been." At the end of this episode BJ describes the album that he constructed from the available material, an imaginary album called Human Town.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

RA/OR 155 - YOUTH SUICIDE FANTASY





Does the music make them do it? Dan and Steve Peters are dedicated to exposing the flip side of rock and roll--its lyrics which suggest suicide and self-destructive behavior.



MOTLEY CRUE - PUBLIC ENEMY #1
DAVID LEE ROTH - HOT DOG AND A SHAKE
CULTURE CLUB - MAN SHAKE
MARY JANE GIRLS - LEATHER QUEEN
RICK SPRINGFIELD - JUST ONE KISS
AC/DC - UP TO MY NECK IN YOU
THE ROLLING STONES - TOO TOUGH
JUDAS PRIEST - HOT ROCKIN'
ELVIS PRESLEY - GOT A LOT O' LIVIN' TO DO
JOHN LENNON - WATCHING THE WHEELS
PRINCE - DELIRIOUS
SHEILA E - YELLOW
TWISTED SISTER - BURN IN HELL
KISS - KEEP ME COMIN'
SCORPIONS - PICTURED LIFE
ZNOWHITE - TOO LATE
GRAVESTONE - DEATH AND REALITY
IMPALER - IMPALER
W.A.S.P. - ANIMAL (FUCK LIKE A BEAST)
ZODIAC MINDWARP - FUCKED BY ROCK
RECKLESS LOVE - SEX DRUGS AND RECKLESS LOVE
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - JESUS
THE RUTS - BABYLON'S BURNING
MEGA CITY FOUR - SEVERE ATTACK OF THE TRUTH
AC/DC - SHOOT TO THRILL

Friday, November 18, 2016

RA/OR 154 - BRAVE NEW MAIDEN (with Lee McCormack)

          




Your time has come. It's a matter of dance and death as BJ is joined by Lee McCormack from the Tramps Like Us podcast to discuss Iron Maiden in the 21st Century and each picks his top ten favorite songs from the five Maiden albums released since 2000. It's the final frontier as we close the book of souls on the Iron Maiden series. 




Friday, November 11, 2016

RA/OR 153 - THE BLAZE FACTOR (with Blaze Bayley)





A solo career in his sights, Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden in 1993 and would be replaced by Blaze Bayley, former frontman for a raucous rock and roll band called Wolfsbane. The change proved difficult but Blaze would make two albums with Maiden before being unceremoniously replaced by the man he'd replaced. On this episode BJ speaks with Blaze Bayley himself about the role he played in the Iron Maiden story.

Monday, November 7, 2016

BONUS EPISODE: MAIDEN VOYAGE



Wanna hear what the various members of Iron Maiden did before and after Maiden? On this bonus episode we take that Maiden voyage.



LIONHEART - THE LIONS ROAR
REMUS DOWN BOULEVARD - GUN RUNNER
LIONHEART - DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
DIANNO - BRIGHT LIGHTS
GOGMAGOG - I WILL BE THERE
BATTLEZONE - RIP IT UP
KILLERS - THE BEAST ARISES
URCHIN - LONG TIME NO WOMAN
ASAP - KID GONE ASTRAY
PSYCHO MOTEL - CITY OF LIGHT
SAMSON - TELEPHONE
STRATUS - THROWING SHAPES
DESPERADO - RIDE THRU THE STORM
BRUCE DICKINSON - BRING YOUR DAUGHTER...TO THE SLAUGHTER
BRUCE DICKINSON - BORN IN '58
BRUCE DICKINSON - ARMCHAIR HERO
STREETWALKERS - SHOTGUN MESSIAH
PAT TRAVERS - LIFE IN LONDON
TRUST - THE CRUSADES
TRUST - AGAINST THE LAW
WHITE SPIRIT - HIGH UPON HIGH
WHITE SPIRIT - CHEETAH
GILLAN - WHAT'S THE MATTER
WOLFSBANE - THE FOLLOWER
WOLFSBANE - THE LOVELESS
STEVE HARRIS - JUDAS



Thursday, November 3, 2016

RA/OR 152 - NO PRAYER FOR THE DARK (with Mark Cicchini)





This is thirsty work as Mark Cicchini from Three Sides of the Coin joins BJ to discuss his on again/off again relationship with Iron Maiden over the course of the band's career and how it all came to a head with the last two records of the original Bruce Dickinson era. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

RA/OR 151 - SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON (with Craig Smith)







Seven holy paths to hell and your trip begins. For this episode BJ is joined by Craig Smith from the Pods & Sods Network to discuss Iron Maiden's aptly titled seventh album. You want to know the truth, son? Lord, we'll tell you the truth.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

RA/OR 150 - SOMEWHERE IN TIME (with Greg Renoff)








Feels like we've been here before! BJ is joined by frequent and favorite guest Greg Renoff, author of last year's amazing Van Halen Rising, for a discussion about album number six in the Iron Maiden catalogue Somewhere In Time released in 1986.



Thursday, October 13, 2016

RA/OR 149 - POWERSLAVE (with Decibel Geek)







We're rolling, turning, diving and going in again. It's do or die when BJ lives to fly and flies to live with Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro from the Decibel Geek podcast as they discuss Iron Maiden's fifth album Powerslave released in 1984.

Friday, October 7, 2016

RA/OR 148 - PIECE OF MIND (with DX Ferris)




The bugle sounds and the charge begins! For the fourth episode in the Iron Maiden series BJ is joined by author DX Ferris to discuss Iron Maiden's classic fourth album Piece of Mind released in 1983.


Friday, September 30, 2016

RA/OR 147 - THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST (with The Shabby Road Record Show)




Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of this episode, for it is a human number, its number is three, for this is the third episode in our series on Iron Maiden and this time around BJ is joined by Ryan McKay and A.D. Adams from The Shabby Road Record Show for an entertaining discussion about the band's third album The Number of the Beast.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

RA/OR 146 - KILLERS (with Fistful of Dave)






For this second episode in our series on Iron Maiden BJ is joined by frequent guest Fistful of Dave for a discussion about the band's second album Killers released in 1981.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

RA/OR 145 - IRON MAIDEN (with Martin Popoff)






For this first in a ten episode series devoted to the discography of Iron Maiden BJ is joined by author Martin Popoff for a discussion about the origins of the band and the creation of its self-titled debut album released in 1980.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

RA/OR 144 - ARE YOU READY?





AC/DC

SHOOTING STAR
KILLER DWARFS
BUCKS FIZZ
T.C. KROSS
YA YA
CAIN'S ALIBI
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
FREAK OF NATURE
SAMSON
MIKE READ
VICTORY
BOB DYLAN
SWEET KILLER
PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC
ATTAXE
THE TRAGICALLY HIP
MOXY
MAINEEAXE
BILLY OCEAN
GIRLSCHOOL
STANDBY
EDAN
TURBONEGRO
THIN LIZZY

Thursday, September 1, 2016

RA/OR 143 - POWER POP RETURNS



BJ goes back to the well for more great Power Pop.




SILLY BOYS - SUBWAY ROMANCE
THE PALEY BROTHERS - RUNNING IN THE RAIN
THE BLADES - THE REUNION
LEESON & VALE - LIKE A GOOD GIRL SHOULD
THE SPONGETONES - HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TORN APART?
DIRTY LOOKS - DO WE NEED IT
TUFF DARTS - WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING HERE?
THE JUMPERS - SICK GIRLS
THE SHIVVERS - TEENLINE
THE FINDERS - HOLD TIGHT
THE HEARTBEATS - LOOK AT THE EYES
THE HEATERS - FAST LOVE
THE FRAMES - NEVER COMING BACK
REGINA RICHARDS AND RED HOT - MAIN CHICK
THE TIGERS - SEXUAL BLANKS
THE NUMBERS - SMASH HIT
NUMBERS - GET AWAY
HOT TIP - HARD TO BE ME
THE RAVES - I BET YOU'RE LONELY TOO
LEE CUTELLE - YOU'VE GOT THE POWER OVER ME
SPOONER - AGAIN AND AGAIN (LOOKS LIKE RAIN)
THE KIDS - I NEEDED YOU
BITTER SWEET ALLEY - I CAN'T FIND THE WORDS
THE PREFECTS - WAIT UNTIL MIDNIGHT
TOMMY KEENE - PLACES THAT ARE GONE
TOMMY KEENE - AWAY FROM IT ALL

Thursday, August 25, 2016

RA/OR 142 - AOR?????? AOK!!!!!!



Here it is - the episode you've all been waiting for: more AOR! It's a doozy.




BRIAN SPENCE - WILL YOU NEVER BE MY FRIEND
BRICKLIN - FEAR OF LIFE
AFTER HOURS - BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
JUDE COLE - LIFE OF LUXURY
DONNA CRISTY - SMILE FOR THE CAMERA
STEPHEN CRANE - KICKS
JOE LAMONT - SECRETS YOU KEEP
DREAMS - LIVIN' IN ANOTHER WORLD
B.E. TAYLOR GROUP - HOLD ON TO LOVE
BITE THE BULLET - WATERSHED
BAM BAM BOYS - STAY ALIVE
LYNN ALLEN - LAST NIGHT
AVION - ELLE
CHAMPION - GIVE UP
BEAU GESTE - CATCH THE FIRE
BRYAN HUGHES GROUP - DON'T GO
HAYWIRE - SEPARATE DREAMS
WORK FORCE - ONE MORE TOMORROW
EMERGENCY - RUNNING OUT OF MIRACLE
MAXINE - DON'T DREAM
ONLY CHILD - I BELIEVE IN YOU



Thursday, August 18, 2016

RA/OR 141 - SOFT ROCK










In this intentionally dichotomous episode BJ plays the heaviest songs he could find by some of the bands or artists often labelled, rightfully so or not, as "soft rock."



STARSHIP - JANE
AIR SUPPLY - BRING OUT THE MAGIC
AMERICA - GREEN MONKEY
THE MOODY BLUES - IT'S UP TO YOU
CHICAGO - LONG TIME NO SEE
BREAD - DOWN ON MY KNEES
JOHN DENVER - TAKE ME TO TOMORROW
PETER FRAMPTON - IT'S A PLAIN SHAME
10cc - SILLY LOVE
GILBERT O'SULLIVAN - I DON'T LOVE YOU BUT I THINK I LIKE YOU
??? - FLASHY LADY
GARY WRIGHT - I KNOW
GERRY RAFFERTY - MR. UNIVERSE
SCORCHED EARTH - ON THE RUN
HALL & OATES - YOU MUST BE GOOD FOR SOMETHING
AMBROSIA - CRYIN' IN THE RAIN
TOTO - MANUELA RUN
LITTLE RIVER BAND - IT'S NOT A WONDER
CHRISTOPHER CROSS - I HEAR YOU CALL
ANDREW GOLD - STRANDED ON THE EDGE
KENNY LOGGINS - NOBODY'S FOOL
REO SPEEDWAGON - ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE
MICHAEL BOLTON - CAN'T HOLD ON, CAN'T LET GO

Thursday, August 11, 2016

RA/OR 140 - VINYL COUNTDOWN V



THE ALIEN VISITORS: OUR FRIENDS. 
FRIENDSHIP IS UNIVERSAL. 
THE FUTURE - TOGETHER.




THE HOBOS - I WOZ WRONG
ALIEN - DON'T SAY GOODBYE
ALIEN - ZARION
ZOT - WE'RE ON YOUR SIDE
THE BEARS - FEAR IS NEVER BORING
ROGER C. REALE - STOP AND GO
NEW MATH - GARDEN OF DELIGHT
SEDUCER - PROBLEMS
SECRET AFFAIR - MY WORLD
QUINCY - CAN'T LIVE IN A DREAM
LULU TEMPLE - POSING FOR PICTURES
SMASH PALACE - JULIET TO ME
TRACKER - DON'T LET ME GO
WILD - HURRICANE
DAVID JOHANSEN - HEARD THE NEWS
ZAINE GRIFF - ASHES AND DIAMONDS
STEPHEN TIN TIN DUFFY - BUT IS IT ART
THE LILAC TIME - YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE
THE HOUSEMARTINS - I CAN'T PUT MY FINGER ON IT
THE RAINMAKERS - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
GARY PRIVATE - LOVE IS FOR SUCKERS