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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

RA/OR 206 - SAIGON KICK'S WATER WITH BASSIST CHRIS MCLERNON







This week we take a look at another band following up a hit record with a challenging release. For this episode BJ is joined by bassist Chris McLernon for an in depth examination of Saigon Kick's excellent but unfortunately overlooked 1993 album Water.


Friday, December 1, 2017

RA/OR 205 - FAITH NO MORE'S ANGEL DUST WITH PRODUCER MATT WALLACE







How does a band like Faith No More follow up a platinum album and top ten single? On this episode BJ is joined by producer Matt Wallace, the man at the helm for the first four Faith No More albums, for a thorough examination of the band's 1992 schizophrenic masterpiece Angel Dust.

Friday, November 24, 2017

RA/OR 204 - NO SHAME FREE-FOR-ALL





BJ closes out Noshameber with a No Shame potluck featuring No Shame picks from nine different friends of the show: Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle, Joe Royland from Sit and Spin, Craig Cohen from the Slycast, Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us, Steve Wright from Podder Than Hell and listeners Jason Radtke, Douglas Levy, Jennifer Kjos and Terry Means.

Friday, November 17, 2017

RA/OR 203 - NO SHAME 11 WITH "THE PODFATHER" KEN MILLS



For the third week of Noshameber BJ is joined by "The Podfather" himself Ken Mills who oversees a podcasting empire that includes the PodKISSt, Cheap Talk with Trick Chat, Zilch! A Monkees Podcast and POP! A Pop Culture Podcast. 



Friday, November 10, 2017

RA/OR 202 - NO SHAME 10 WITH WALLY AND RICH FROM THE CGCM PODCAST





For the second week of Noshameber BJ is joined by Wallygator and The Meister from the CGCM Podcast for a very Canadian round of No Shame.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

RA/OR 200 - 200











On this the 200th episode BJ takes a look back, counts down his top ten favorite episodes of the podcast, and we hear from some listeners. Special thanks to Greg Snazz, Jennifer Kjos, and Joe and Winter Thomas and much thanks to anyone and everyone who has ever appeared on the show or listened to the show.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

GETTIN' BOSSY 005 - WORST OF BRUCE: THE EIGHTIES




Not only does this episode play dual roles in the RA/OR universe as an episode of both Gettin' Bossy and Worst of... but BJ and Brian Sword are also joined by Lee McCormack, the host of a great Bruce Springsteen centric podcast called Tramps Like Us, for a Worst of Bruce extravaganza which focuses on the low-points (according to us) of the Boss' eighties output.





Thursday, September 14, 2017

198 - THE MICHAEL BUTLER ROCK N POD TRAINWRECK







It's the conclusion of the Rock N Pod trilogy. Michael Butler gets mad at BJ for getting mad at Michael Butler. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

RA/OR 197 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: ROCK N POD ROAD TRIP






BJ plays songs from the records he acquired over the course of his Rock n Pod weekend road trip with stops in Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville and St. Louis.


SURRENDER - IT'S ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE
STRAIGHT EIGHT - NOTHING TO LIVE FOR
HAWKS - THE GREAT ESCAPE
TOM DICKIE AND THE DESIRES - TWISTED YEARS
DONNIE IRIS - 10TH STREET
GENYA RAVAN - SHOT IN THE HEART
PROPHET - STREET SECRETS
RIGGS - CHRISTINE
MICHAEL WHITE - RADIO
WAYSTED - HELL COMES HOME
WILD DOGS - TWO WRONGS
QUEEN CITY KIDS - RIPPED OFF
THE BOYS - GABRIELLE
HUDSON BROTHERS - ISN'T IT LOVELY
STRETCH - IF THE CAP FITS
VELVET ELVIS - OUT OF MY HANDS
DESMOND CHILD & ROUGE - IMITATION OF LOVE
WITNESS - YOU'RE NOT MY LOVER
TIM KARR - INNOCENT KISS
ROUGHHOUSE - DON'T GO AWAY
TEENAGE HEAD - AIN'T GOT NO SENSE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

RA/OR 195 - POWER POP VII






Once again it's time for more power pop. Great music on this episode!

THE RAISINS - QUARTERS
HORIZONTAL BRIAN - EX-ARMY BOY
BLUE SHOES - SOMEONE LIKE YOU
ZOOT ALORS - SEND ME A POSTCARD
TOMMY HOEHN - WALK ALL OVER
STRANGEWAYS - WASTING TIME
BRUCE MOODY - A.M. ROMANCE
THE SQUARES - THIS IS AIREBEAT
THE SCREEN GEMZ - TEENAGE TEENAGE
THE ACES - ONE WAY STREET
THE DIRECTIONS - IT MAY BE TOO LATE
THE M&M'S - I'M TIRED
THE STRIPES - OBSERVER
THE COSMETICS - GUILT
PAUL WARREN & EXPLORER - TAKIN' HER BACK
THE PERFECTORS - TINY RADIO
THE CASSETTES - DON'T LABEL ME
THE PROBERS - TELL ME
THE SHAKERS - CHANGE MY MIND
ROCKER - SATELLITE RAIN
THE COLD - WAKE UP
RICHARD & THE TAXMEN - NOW WE'RE THROUGH
3D - IT'S NO FUN
GLASS MOON - SHE'S ON
THE WINDBREAKERS - MAKE A FOOL OUT OF ME
MIKE VIOLA AND SNAP - NOT THE ONLY ONE

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RA/OR 194 - STIFF LITTLE FINGERS







Stiff Little Fingers used punk rock to criticize and satirize the feuding forces that plagued their homeland and plundered their youth and as fate would have it punk rock fittingly became their ticket out. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

RA/OR 193 - DEVIL'S DEAL: RARE HEAVY METAL 45's






BJ spins some very cool and rare heavy metal 45's from the eighties, Side A and Side B.

STITCH - DEVIL'S DEAL b/w TOUCHIN' THE STARS
SIREN - TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD b/w METRO MERCENARY
HIROSHIMA - SOLDIER OF THE WORLD b/w NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE
KEEN HUE - ONE OF TWO b/w SPREAD YOUR WINGS OF FIRE
SASHAY - LOOKING FOR SOME ACTION b/w TOGETHER
SATIN STEEL - KICK ME WHERE IT HURTS b/w LET'S NOT DIE
WHITE LIGHTNING - THIS POISON FOUNTAIN b/w HYPOCRITE
SALEM - COLD AS STEEL b/w REACH FOR ETERNITY
DENIGH - NO WAY b/w RUNNING
RAW DEAL - OUT OF MY HEAD b/w IN THE MOOD
RICOCHET - MIDAS LIGHT b/w OFF THE RAILS
SPOILER - KICK DOWN THE WALL b/w STARBLIND CHILD

Friday, August 4, 2017

RA/OR 192 - AL GREEN IN THE SEVENTIES







The seventies were a very fertile time for rock and roll but over in the realm of soul music Al Green, producer Willie Mitchell and a core group of musicians were making music that was extremely cool and unique. On this episode BJ examines the life and art of Al Green in the seventies.

Friday, July 28, 2017

RA/OR 191 - KISS KONNECTIONS III







Every year Chris and Aaron over at Decibel Geek celebrate Kissmas In July with a month full of Kiss related episodes. In 2015 BJ joined in on the fun with two episodes called Kiss Konnections. July 2017 is almost over but Kiss Konnections III is here just in time!

KURT NILSEN - CRAZY NIGHTS
VAN HALEN - ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE
THE BARRACUDAS - CHICKEN
THE OTHERS - MY FRIEND THE WIZZARD
BARRY MANN - SWEET OPHELIA
BJ THOMAS - TOO MANY MONDAYS
LITTLE TONY - WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DARKNESS
NEWPORT NEWS - WHEN THE BELL RINGS
LYN CHRISTOPHER - WEDDIN'
THE MOVE - FIRE BRIGADE
HOLLYWOOD STARS - KING OF THE NIGHT TIME WORLD
HOLLYWOOD STARS - ESCAPE
DAVE CLARK FIVE - ANY WAY YOU WANT IT
FOR LOVE NOT LISA - ROCKET RIDE
VIRGIN - HERE COMES MY BABY
HELLO - NEW YORK GROOVE
HELLO - STAR STUDDED SHAM
ALESSI BROTHERS - YOU'RE OUT OF LOVE
THE KINGS - ALL THE WAY
RICHIE SCARLET - ROMANCE
THE GOOD RATS - HOLLYWOOD ENDING
WAS (NOT WAS) - SMILE
CARMINE APPICE - DRUM CITY ROCKER
JOHN WAITE - TEARS
RONNIE SPECTOR - LOVE ON A ROOFTOP
HARLOW - EMPTY
SHAKE THE FAITH - ANTI HEROES
KATHY VALENTINE - BAD CHOICE
JESSE DAMON - EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY
SHIRLEY'S TEMPLE - ASSHOLE
ARGENT - GOD GAVE ROCK & ROLL TO YOU

Friday, July 21, 2017

RA/OR 190 - AOR???????? AOK!!!!!!!!




You can never have too much AOR!

RETURN - LONELY
WHAT IF - WHAT IF
KEANE - I LOVE MY LIFE
ALL SPORTS BAND - RUN AWAY
WILD BLUE - GIVE ME A REASON
FORTUNE - THRILL OF IT ALL
THE KOO - STRIKE
THE ARROWS - MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE
WIDOW - BITTER END
DEVAY - I WON'T LET GO
WORRALL - I CAN'T STOP
PAUL LAINE - DORIANNA
DAN LUCAS - THE FIRE
RAT BAT BLUE - JACK IS BACK
MR. PERFECT - BALLAD OF HELEN KELLER
RAQUEL - LOVE DON'T GO
BRIAN JACK - LOVE HAS A HOLD ON ME
DANGER ZONE - LOVE DIES HARD
ATLANTIC - POWER OVER ME
QUADE - DRIVE ME CRAZY
LANCE POWERS - STRANGE KIND OF LOVE




Thursday, July 13, 2017

RA/OR 189 - THE NITS




The Nits formed in Amsterdam in 1974 and have released almost 20 albums in 40 years but none of them came out in the US (they are mostly available on iTunes now). They were a clever and creative band, always innovative and capable of greatness, as the songs you will hear on this episode will attest.

Friday, July 7, 2017

RA/OR 188 - WORST OF U2









BJ Kahuna and Brian Sword are joined by past guest Randy W. Hall from That Dandy Classic Music Hour who contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund in order to acquire the rights to talk shit about one of his favorite bands in a public forum.

Friday, June 30, 2017

RA/OR 187 - NO SHAME 8





BJ is joined by listeners Sonny Pooni and Steven Michael, each of whom contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund and thereby secured the rights to a public shaming.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

RA/OR 186 - (SONGS WITH) PARENTHESES



BJ plays a random selection of songs which have two things in common: 1) they are good and 2) a portion of the title is offset with parentheses.

DEF LEPPARD - ROCK! ROCK! (TILL YOU DROP)
TWISTED SISTER - WAKE UP (THE SLEEPING GIANT)
THE UNDERTONES - YOU'VE GOT MY NUMBER (WHY DON'T YOU USE IT)
THE CLASH - UP IN HEAVEN (NOT ONLY HERE)
MARILLION - COVER MY EYES (PAIN AND HEAVEN)
JOHN WESLEY HARDING - YOUR GHOST (DON'T SCARE ME NO MORE)
JAWBREAKER - SLUTTERING (MAY 4TH)
POSSUM DIXON HOLDING (LENNY'S SONG)
ROBIN BLACK & THE INTERGALACTIC ROCKSTARS - SOME OF YOU BOYS (AND MOST OF YOU GIRLS)
WALTHAM - CHERYL (COME AND TAKE A RIDE)
WEEN - DON'T LAUGH (I LOVE YOU)
NICK LOWE - COULDN'T LOVE YOU (ANYMORE THAN I DO)
TOM WAITS - OLD SHOES (AND PICTURE POSTCARDS)
J. GEILS BAND - TAKE A CHANCE (ON ROMANCE)
BASH & POP - FRIDAY NIGHT (IS KILLING ME)
THE CRYBABYS - (BOO HOO) I AIN'T YOUR CRYBABY
ALICE COOPER - ADAPTABLE (ANYTHING FOR YOU)
EDDIE & THE HOT RODS - IGNORE THEM (STILL LIFE)
CHIXDIGGIT - (I FEEL LIKE) (GERRY) CHEEVERS (STITCH MARKS ON MY HEART)
THE WEAKERTHANS - OUR RETIRED EXPLORER (DINES WITH MICHAEL FOUCAULT IN PARIS, 1961)
FIG DISH - COME ON (DON'T COME ON)
DANGEROUS TOYS - GYPSY (BLACK N BLUE VALENTINE)
MOTLEY CRUE - DON'T GO AWAY MAD (JUST GO AWAY)
CHEAP TRICK - THE BALLAD OF TV VIOLENCE (I'M NOT THE ONLY BOY)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

RA/OR 185 - FRINGE ARTISTS






BJ takes a look at the lives and music of a few eccentric (each in his own way) but very talented artists. You'll hear some great stories and some great music.


ROKY ERICKSON - I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HERE BEFORE
ROKY ERICKSON - BIRDS'D CRASH
ROKY ERICKSON AND THE ALIENS - WHITE FACES
ROKY ERICKSON - NOTHING IN RETURN
SKIP SPENCE - LAWRENCE OF EUPHORIA
SKIP SPENCE - LITTLE HANDS
ARMAND SCHAUBROECK - CUT MY FRIEND DOWN
ARMAND SCHAUBROECK - FATHER MICHAEL LOVES SISTER JENNIFER
ARMAND SCHAUBROECK - THE INDEPENDENT HITTER
R. STEVIE MOORE - YOU AND ME
R. STEVIE MOORE - OH PAT
R. STEVIE MOORE - DON'T LET ME GO TO THE DOGS
DANIEL JOHNSTON - GRIEVANCES
DANIEL JOHNSTON - BRAINWASH
DANIEL JOHNSTON - ONLY MISSING YOU
DANIEL JOHNSTON - I'LL DO ANYTHING BUT BREAK DANCE FOR YOU DARLING
DANIEL JOHNSTON - SOME THINGS LAST A LONG TIME
DANIEL JOHNSTON - HONEY I SURE MISS YOU
DANIEL JOHNSTON - LOVE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH
DANIEL JOHNSTON - DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR GRIEVANCES

Friday, June 9, 2017

RA/OR 184 - T.REXTASY




BJ is joined by Dustin Wikoff from the Drunken Lullabies podcast to pay tribute to the life and career of Marc Bolan, the legendary guitar player and songwriter who founded seventies UK glam rock phenomenon T. Rex, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Marc Bolan songs. It's a hubcap diamond star halo of a time! 









Friday, June 2, 2017

RA/OR 183 - GRUNGE MUSIC





BJ takes a look at the grunge phenomenon that arose out of Seattle in the late eighties and plays some of the key bands and songs, plus some obscure favorites.

GREEN RIVER - 10,000 THINGS
THE MELVINS - GRINDING PROCESS
MALFUNKSHUN - WITH YO' HEART (NOT YO' HANDS)
THE U-MEN - THEY
SOUNDGARDEN - TEARS TO FORGET
THE FLUID - IS IT DAY I'M SEEING
BLOOD CIRCUS - BLOODMAN
NIRVANA - SPANK THRU
MUDHONEY - TOUCH ME I'M SICK
SKIN YARD - HEADSWILL
GRUNTRUCK - NOT A LOT TO SAVE
TAD - JINX
TRULY - HEART AND LUNGS
TAR - SHORT TRADES
LOVE BATTERY - OUT OF FOCUS
NIRVANA - DIVE
HOLE - GARBAGE MAN
L7 - DEATHWISH
MY SISTER'S MACHINE - SUNDAY
SPRINKLER - SANDBOX
POND - PERFECT FOUR
POND - UNION
HAZEL - BIG FATTY
HAZEL - SPARKLE FINISH
NUDESWIRL - F SHARP
SWEET WATER - HEAD DOWN
ALICE IN CHAINS - WHAT THE HELL HAVE I?

Friday, May 26, 2017

RA/OR 182 - PLAYING FAVORITES! PART DEUX






BJ decided to recycle an old idea and once again ask the members of the Rock and/or Roll facebook page for suggestions of bands or artists by whom he might play his favorite song. The listeners obliged!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

RA/OR 181 - CASSETTE LABELS



BJ is joined by his old friend Darrell (aka Caleb Fraid) to discuss the homegrown cassette label scene that both were a part of in the mid-nineties.




THE MOUNTAIN GOATS - PURE MILK
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS - THE WATER SONG
ZERO SERIES - CHAIN O' LAKES
BOX BOY - YOUNG GIRL'S SPIT
SIMON JOYNER - THE SIMULTANEOUS OCCURENCE OF TRUE LOVE AND NAUSEA AT AN OMAHA BURGER KING OCT. 12, 1992
CONOR OBERST - YOU SHOULD BE IN SWEDEN
CHARLIE MCALISTER - ROLLER COASTER
JOHN - WHERE THE FIREFLIES GLOW
CREEPER LAGOON - EYES OF HAZEL
CREEPER LAGOON - BITTER PILL
ASRIELLE - PAPERCLIPPERSHIPS
ASRIELLE - MEASURE
SALIVA - FELIPE'S MID-DAY DELIGHT
CALEB FRAID - HEADACHES START
CALEB FRAID - SHIRLEY TEMPLE
CALEB FRAID - STRIKE ANYWHERE
CALEB FRAID/BJ KRAMP - I KNEW YOU BEFORE
SITZPINKLER - HURT CLOUD
BJ KRAMP - INFINITY IS ABSTRACT
CALEB FRAID - MONTHLY DUES
BJ KRAMP - SISSY SPACEK



Friday, May 12, 2017

RA/OR 180 - TRIUMPH'S TRIUMPHS






BJ is joined once again by Joe Royland, host of Sit and Spin, for a discussion about that other Canadian power trio and each counts down his top ten favorite Triumph songs, or Triumph's Triumphs.

Friday, May 5, 2017

RA/OR 179 - WORST OF KISS (70s & 80s)




Terry Means generously contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund and in so doing garnered himself the opportunity to join BJ and Brian Sword for a "Worst of" episode of his choice and Terry chose KISS. Get ready to rock and roll all nite and part of every day as each of the three lists what he thinks are the five worst KISS songs of the seventies and the five worst KISS songs of the eighties. Ah yeah!

Friday, April 28, 2017

RA/OR 178 - RUSTY WILLOUGHBY INTERVIEW







Rusty Willoughby (far left) was the creative force behind the Seattle pop punk band Flop which recorded three albums in the first half of the nineties including a lost classic released by Epic Records in 1993 called Whenever You're Ready. On this episode BJ is joined by old friend (and Rusty's biggest fan) Chris Standish and together they have a great conversation with the man himself, Rusty Willoughby, about his songwriting career with Pure Joy, Flop, Llama, and solo. 

Find Rusty's music here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

RA/OR 177 - WORST OF LED ZEPPELIN








BJ is once again joined by Brian Sword from The Double Stop podcast for another volume of "Worst of..." this time each has chosen what he thinks are the five worst Led Zeppelin songs.

Friday, April 14, 2017

RA/OR 176 - POWER METAL


On this episode BJ plays some of his favorite songs from the Power Metal genre. It's fast-paced and melodic. Enjoy!

HELLOWEEN - EAGLE FLY FREE
HELLOWEEN - JUST A LITTLE SIGN
GAMMA RAY - SEND ME A SIGN
EDGUY - ARROWS FLY
HAMMERFALL - LIVING IN VICTORY
SONATA ARCTICA - THE CAGE
DRAGONFORCE - FURY OF THE STORM
POWER QUEST - NEVERWORLD
AXENSTAR - THE BURNING
BLIND GUARDIAN - TURN THE PAGE
SENTIMENT - COMING HOME
SABATON - KILLING GROUND
NEONFLY - MORNING STAR
DRAGONFORCE - OPERATION GROUND AND POUND

Friday, April 7, 2017

RA/OR 175 - NO SHAME 7 (WITH ROCK & METAL COMBAT)





Parental Advisory! BJ is joined by Ralph Viera and Ian Wadley from the Rock and Metal Combat podcast for a highly offensive round of No Shame.




Friday, March 31, 2017

RA/OR 174 - JANE DORNACKER



Jane Dornacker was a comedian, actress, singer, songwriter, mother. Approximately one million New Yorkers listened to her last words live on the radio. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

RA/OR 173 - THE EPISODE


Hello, welcome to Rock and/or Roll
This one I'm calling "The Episode" 
And on this episode every song 
Starts with "The" then it's one word long
The Trooper sounds the show begins 
But on this episode no one wins 
The sound of Built to Spill and Chicken Shack 
Like Maiden said, "There's no turning back."




CHICKEN SHACK - THE LOSER
SKIDS - THE OLYMPIAN
VOIVOD - THE PROW
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN - THE GAME
THE FIXX - THE STRAIN
URGE OVERKILL - THE BREAK
TROUBLE - THE SLEEPER
BACKYARD BABIES - THE CLASH
ELECTRIC BOYS - THE CHANGE
ELVIS COSTELLO - THE IMPOSTER
SPLITSVILLE - THE POPULAR
RUSH - THE PASS
BUILT TO SPILL - THE PLAN
THE UNFORGIVEN - THE LONER
WARREN ZEVON - THE OVERDRAFT
NEW MODEL ARMY - THE CHARGE
WARRANT - THE POWER
SPARKS - THE WILLYS
ULTRAVOX - THE VOICE
ANDREW WK - THE SONG
FATES WARNING - THE ARENA
MAGNUM - THE PRIZE
DOKKEN - THE HUNTER