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Friday, March 27, 2020

RA/OR 306 - REBELS RULE: JUNK SHOP GLAM 45's







BJ plays a selection of junk shop glam singles, both sides.

IRON VIRGIN - REBELS RULE b/w AIN'T NO CLOWN
APRIL - ROLLIN' IT OVER b/w COME ON DOWN
STING - BLAZING INFERNO b/w THUNDERKID
PAUL CASS - MINI MARIANNE b/w RIVERBOAT ROCK
SLOWBONE - OH MAN b/w GET WHAT YOU'RE GIVEN
BUBBLES - THIS IS WHERE THE HURDIE GURDIE HEEBIE JEEBIE GREENIE MEENIE MAN CAME IN b/w ZAP 'N' CAT
FRENZY - THINGS YOU DO b/w POSER
RITZ - JENNY GENTLE b/w WHY LOVE
BOOBY TRAP - KELLY, GRACE & SALLY b/w THE HOOKER
JOHNNY DU CANN - WHERE'S THE SHOW b/w HANG AROUND
BARRY ROLFE - DON'T LOOK THE BUSINESS b/w MOLLY MOLLY
MICK FLINN BAND - DOIN' IT RIGHT b/w DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO
TREVOR WHITE - CRAZY KIDS b/w MOVIN' IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

And then at the end of the episode you will find the third installment of Dad Rock wherein BJ forces his daughter to listen to a Rolling Stones album with too much slide guitar.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

RA/OR 305 - JUNK SHOP GLAM







For your listening pleasure: 30 junk shop glam obscurities.

CHUNKY - ALBATROSS
FUMBLE - WHAT A FEELING
BROTHER SUSAN - RIDE RIDE RIDE
BROTHERLY LOVE - PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1
WHISTLE - THE PARTY MUST BE OVER
GANG - MAMA TOLD ME, PAPA TOLD ME
STREAKERS - TURN ME DOWN
BLOOD CHAINS - SUZIE
GIGGLES - MARIA (THE ENCHILADAS SONG)
ROOBARB - ROOBARB'S A STAR
BUZZ - MOTORWAY MADNESS
DOWNHILL RACERS - LOVIN' POTS
GO GO THUNDER - THE RACE
ZIPS - YOU'RE SO GOOD TO ME
YELLOW CAT - SISSY
SHAMBLES - HELLO BABY
WALKERS - FIRE
TEARS - DUKE ON FRIDAY
BITCH - GOOD TIME COMING
STEFAN AND THE WILD BOYS - WILD BOYS
CHANGE - LAZY LONDON LADY
STEPHEN - RIGHT ON RUNNING MAN
CRACKERS - JUDY, JUDY, JUDY
HAMLETT - VAMPIRE MAN
THE SENSATION - BLACK EYED WOMAN
NOW - I WANNA BE FREE
MUSTARD - I SAW I HEARD
PETER BLAKE - CLEVER DICK
KIPPER - KIPPER
MABEL - HEY I LOVE YOU

Friday, March 13, 2020

RA/OR 304 - AFTER ZEPPELIN






For your listening enjoyment BJ has curated a 20 song playlist from the solo projects of the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, with some trivia in between.

ROBERT PLANT - 29 PALMS
JOHN PAUL JONES - SILVER TRAIN
JIMMY PAGE - WHO'S TO BLAME
DIAMANDA GALAS WITH JOHN PAUL JONES - DARK END OF THE STREET
ROBERT PLANT - WHY
THE FIRM - TEAR DOWN THE WALLS
XYZ - CAN YOU SEE
ROBERT PLANT - OTHER ARMS
JOHN PAUL JONES - BAD CHILD
THE HONEYDRIPPERS - YOUNG BOY BLUES
ROBERT PLANT - DANCE ON MY OWN
COVERDALE/PAGE - ABSOLUTION BLUES
JIMMY PAGE - THE ONLY ONE
ROBERT PLANT - BIG LOVE
JIMMY PAGE - CITY SIRENS
JOHN PAUL JONES - WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE
JIMMY PAGE & ROBERT PLANT - UPON A GOLDEN HORSE
DIAMANDA GALAS WITH JOHN PAUL JONES - BABY'S INSANE
JOHN PAUL JONES - ICE FISHING AT NIGHT
ROBERT PLANT - THE ONLY SOUND THAT MATTERS

Friday, March 6, 2020

RA/OR 303 - STONE TEMPLE WEILAND (with Cobras & Fire)





BJ is joined by Bakko and Loose Cannon from Cobras & Fire for a discussion about Stone Temple Pilots and the evolution of Scott Weiland from a grunge mimic to a glam junkie, then each contributes five song choices to the ultimate Weiland playlist.

Friday, February 28, 2020

RA/OR 302 - SOUNDTRACKS 3D





In a world where soundtracks didn’t suck, great songs were hidden on those soundtracks.

Create your own 3D glasses to wear while listening.

BROCK/DAVIS - HARD WAY
JUST ONE OF THE GUYS
MONEY TALKS - IN A TRANCE 
THE KARATE KID III
KIRSTY MACCOLL - YOU JUST HAVEN'T EARNED IT YET BABY
SHE'S HAVING A BABY
ROGER DALTREY - QUICKSILVER LIGHTNING
QUICKSILVER
OINGO BOINGO - WINNING SIDE
SHE'S OUT OF CONTROL
CHRIS THOMPSON - NEVER TURN AWAY
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
BILLY BRANIGAN - HOLD ON
JUMPIN' JACK FLASH
ROOM WITH A VIEW - CAN'T RUN AWAY
CRYSTAL HEART
DON FELDER - WILD LIFE
THE SLUGGER'S WIFE
BELOUIS SOME - ROUND, ROUND
PRETTY IN PINK
EVE - THE WALLS CAME DOWN
ARMED AND DANGEROUS
HONEYMOON SUITE - THOSE WERE THE DAYS
THE WRAITH
FIONA - HAIR OF THE DOG (THAT BIT YOU)
HEARTS OF FIRE
STUBBLEFIELD AND HALL - BEST OF THE BEST
BEST OF THE BEST
ATTIC BLACK - RATS CHASE CATS
MARKED FOR DEATH
MECO - WEREWOLF (LOOSE IN LONDON)
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
PIRATES FEATURING MIKE BRADY - VICTORY
THE PIRATE MOVIE
BRIAN ENO - YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER
MARRIED TO THE MOB
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - WHO DO YOU LOVE
EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY
PHILLIP BAILEY AND LITTLE RICHARD - TWINS
TWINS

Friday, February 21, 2020

RA/OR 301 - EIGHTIES MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS)






BJ and Jon Lamoreaux get to the church on time to finish off Jon's holy trinity with a discussion of David Bowie's eighties output and then each counts down his top ten favorite Bowie songs from that decade.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

RA/OR 300 - AOR???????????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Let's celebrate 300 episodes with some more great AOR.

TORINO - SEVEN MOUNTAINS
GUARDIAN ANGELS - ONE BY ONE
GRAFFITI - STAY
CHERI - QUEEN OF HEART
CRYSTAL - PIECE OF MY HEART
NYTRIX - BREAKIN' MY HEART
LISA PRICE - NO ONE'S BUSINESS
METROPOLIS - WHATEVER IT IS
BIG TALK - ROSIE
LIMIT - LIFEFORCE
SASSY JONES - LONELY NIGHTS
AUTODRIVE - IF THERE WAS A WAY
BOBBY FRISS - EYES
GMT - ANGEL
ENVY - WAIT ON YOU
SHARX - ONLY LOVE (CAN SAVE US NOW)
LOUIS MICHAEL - LIVING FOR THE MUSIC
HOWARD GRIPP & STINGER - ON THE RUN
1st AVENUE - CALL ME
PATTY SMYTH - TOUGH LOVE
DON BARNES - EVERYTIME WE SAY GOODBYE

Thursday, February 6, 2020

RA/OR 299 - SONG-POEMS (with Bob Purse)




Song-poems were records created when random citizens wrote "poems" (lyrics) and sent them, along with a check, to various companies which employed musicians who would set those words to music, record the song and press it to vinyl. It was basically a scam and many of the records ended up in thrift shops and record stores where they at some point were discovered by collectors of the odd and obscure. On this episode one of those collectors, Bob Purse, shares with us some of his favorite songs discovered from more than two decades of seeking these things out. You can find more songs and info on Bob's blog pages:

https://bobpurse.blogspot.com/

https://inches-per-second.blogspot.com/

You can also check out the Song-Poem database Bob references here:

http://songpoemmusic.com/

Little Donnie Lane - Go Away (1959)
Norman Burns - Stay Where You Are (1967)
Roger Smith - She's Different (1962)
Joel Pitt - Dollars For Satan (1964)
Jim Hall and the Radio Pals - Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Potassium (1962)
Milford Perkins (Rodd Keith) - Love is Like a Diamond (1966)
Johnny Williams - Somebody Fiddle I'm Burning! (1958)
Norris the Troubadour/Seaboard Coastliners - Tom Dooley Last Will and Testament (1970)
Halmark Productions - My Hamburger Baby (1975)
Ray Phillips - I'd Be a Fool to Keep Loving You (1960)
Cara Stewart/Lee Hudson's Orchestra - I Spent My Last Three Dollars For An Irish Sweepstake Ticket (1962)
Jeff Reynolds - In God We Trust (1962)
Teri Summers - Nativity (1969)
Rod Rogers - Dreams of Love (1970)
Wally Burke - I'm a Ginseng Digger (1964)
Noval Productions - Rock, Rocking All the Time (1963)
W.L.Horning - Rockin' and Rollin' (1970)
Harold Duncan - Be American (1970)
Norris the Troubador/Collegians - Mary Ann McCarthy (1955)
Betty Jayne - What's She Got (That I Ain't Got?) (1962)
Cara Stewart and Jeff Lawrence with Lee Hudson's Orchestra - Doc Nut (1964)
Rod Rogers and the Swinging Strings - The Watusi Whing Ding Girl (1966)
The Real Pros - I'm Having My First Heartbreak (1972)
Rod Rogers and the Swinging Strings - The Beatle Boys (1965)
Norm Burns with Lew Tobin's Orchestra - Darling Don't Put Your Hand On Me (1964)
Bob Purse - Things I Need To Know
Bob Purse - Mary Ann McCarthy (live)




    



Friday, January 31, 2020

RA/OR 298 - SEAWEED






Seaweed formed in Tacoma, Washington in the late eighties, found success with an indie label (the mighty Sub Pop), then signed with a major (Hollywood) and you can guess the rest.

This episode also includes the second installment of "Dad Rock." This time around BJ and his daughter discuss Let It Be by The Beatles.

Friday, January 24, 2020

RA/OR 297 - TIM HARDIN







Tim Hardin was a very talented singer-songwriter who spent decades struggling with heroin addiction. Hear his story and his music.

Friday, January 17, 2020

RA/OR 296 - SAME NAME





Same name, different band.

NIRVANA - PENTECOST HOTEL
NIRVANA - SATELLITE JOCKEY
NEW EDITION - SUNSHINE SATURDAY
OASIS - SMILE FOR THE SUN
KID ROCK - ICE CREAM MAN
THE EAGLES - YOUR ENEMY CAN'T HURT YOU
THE SUPREMES - JUST FOR YOU AND I
PANTERA - I CONFESS
CINDERELLA - FROM TOWN TO TOWN
THE RUNAWAYS - WHERE WE CAME FROM
THE MISFITS - YOU REALLY WANT ME
THE STROKES - WHATCHA GONNA DO
DISTURBED - I DON'T BELIEVE
OFFSPRING - WINDFALL
VELVET UNDERGROUND - SOMEBODY TO LOVE
IRON MAIDEN - FALLING
HEART - LOVEMAKER
THE KNACK - ALWAYS
POISON - GET UP AND MOVE YOUR BODY
PUBLIC ENEMY - NO RESPECT
ANTHRAX - PPB
WARRANT - SATAN
NEW ORDER - ROCK 'N' ROLL SOLDIERS
WAYNE COUNTY AND THE BACKSTREET BOYS - MAX'S KANSAS CITY
LUCKY HILL AND THE ROLLING STONES - I'M WONDERING
GENE SIMMONS - MONEY MONEY MONEY




Friday, January 10, 2020

RA/OR 295 - OVERLOOKED III: SINGLE BULLET THEORY





If you've never heard it before, allow this episode to be your introduction to the great 1982 self-titled album by Single Bullet Theory.

And then at the end of the episode you will find the first in what will be a continuing series of segments we're sarcastically calling "Dad Rock" wherein BJ encourages his 13 year-old daughter to listen to old records and share her thoughts. For this first installment of "Dad Rock" she listened to Revolver by The Beatles.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

RA/OR 294 - THE MAGICAL MYSTERY OF KLAATU







In early 1977 a rumor began to circulate about a mysterious record by a band calling itself Klaatu. Who were the anonymous men behind this album? Could it be The Beatles, clandestinely reunited?





Friday, December 27, 2019

RA/OR 293 - CLASS OF 2019






To close out the year BJ plays some of his favorite songs released in 2019.

Friday, December 20, 2019

RA/OR 292 - WORST OF DOKKEN - THE CLASSIC LINEUP





BJ is joined once again by fellow huge Dokken fan Brian Sword from The Double Stop for a frank discussion about which five songs each thinks are the worst songs from the three classic lineup Dokken albums from the eighties.



Friday, December 13, 2019

RA/OR 291 - THE SOUND OF SILENCE


















For "The Sound of Silence" the third time was the charm. Two different versions of the song had previously been released before the hit version finally broke through, topping the charts at the beginning of 1966. 




Thursday, December 5, 2019

RA/OR 290 - TONIO K.







Steven M. Krikorian adopted the stage name Tonio K, naming himself for Thomas Mann’s short story Tonio Kroger but shortening it to Tonio K in reference to Franz Kafka’s The Trial and it’s protagonist Josef K. His first album Life in the Foodchain was released in 1978 and became a critical smash. He would release three more albums and an EP in the eighties and then revert to a career as a professional songwriter for other artists.

Friday, November 29, 2019

RA/OR 289 - JIMMY CLIFF






BJ discusses the life and music of great songwriter and reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff.







Sunday, November 24, 2019

RA/OR 288 - LMNOP






LMNOP was the musical outlet for guy named Stephen Fievet from Atlanta who always maintained an element of mystery, a shadowy figure but a talented songwriter, his upbeat and melodic songs often camouflaged dark themes.



Thursday, November 14, 2019

RA/OR 287 - OBSCURED BY SYD






In early 1972 Pink Floyd were in the middle of creating one of the most successful and iconic albums in history when they took an unexpected break, flew to France and wrote and recorded an entirely separate album in just two weeks. That very same month, February of 1972, Pink Floyd's enigmatic founding member Syd Barrett surprisingly resurfaced, fronting a new band called Stars.










Friday, November 8, 2019

RA/OR 286 - AOR??????????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Right back atcha with two weeks in a row of killer AOR.

THE HUNT - SHOW THE WORLD
JIM FOSTER - SAVED BY NIGHT
CRAIG MCLACHLAN AND CHECK 1-2 - IT'S BEEN GOOD
MARTEE LEBOW - ANOTHER LONELY HEART
REDSTONE - NOT ANOTHER TEAR
TONY LIDDLE - STRANGER TO LOVE
CANNATA - THE HUNTER
BLUE YONDER - WINDSONG
CRIES - SHE SAY
JOHN BRANNEN - SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT
MYZAR - AERIAL
JIMMY RYSER - WISHING AND WAITING
HEADMASTER - SLIP AWAY
ZAZA - WILD AND FOREVER
HAMMERHEAD - LITTLE TUESDAY
AINA - SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES
DEWEY - SHADOW DANCIN
RICK CUA - STAND YOUR GROUND
MOZART - I FLY
SHE'S CHINA - SHAWN IS ON THE RUN

Friday, November 1, 2019

RA/OR 285 - AOR?????????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Let's do this. 



LORIN ROWAN & THE EDGE - WAITED TOO LONG
SOUTHERN SONS - HEART IN DANGER
SANDY STEWART - NOT LIKE THE OTHERS
RICK MATHEWS - ONLY THE YOUNG
TOM DE LUCA - DOWN TO THE WIRE
ALPHA - RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
ALEXA - WE DON'T REMEMBER WHY
MICHAEL FURY - (JANIE) HERE WE GO AGAIN
JONATHAN M - DON'T FORGET ME
EDDE MAXX - WHERE IS THE LOVE
HERO - EVERYTIME
VENICE - KAYLEE
SEASONS IN COLOR - HOLD ON
NO SWEAT - ON THE EDGE
DRIVE, SHE SAID - HARD TO HOLD
DAG FINN - WHAT GOES AROUND (WILL COME AROUND)
MASQUERADE - FOUR LETTER WORDS
SKIN DIVER - BURN IT TO THE GROUND
JACKLYN - WATERFALL
CLIF MAGNESS - JENNY'S STILL IN LOVE
CLIF MAGNESS - IF WE CAN'T DO IT

Friday, October 25, 2019

RA/OR 284 - WORST OF OZZY - THE EIGHTIES





It's the return of the Worst of series! This time BJ and Brian Sword pick the five worst songs from the Ozzy Osbourne albums released in the eighties.

Friday, October 18, 2019

RA/OR 283 - FLYING NUN (PART TWO)




The Flying Nun television series starring Sally Field originally ran on ABC from September of 1967 to September of 1970. New Zealand is a sovereign island country situated in Tasman Sea about 1,200 miles east of Australia comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and around 600 smaller islands. Flying Nun is a record label launched by New Zealander Roger Shepherd in 1981 to document the many bands and artists who were active on the South Island developing what would become known as the Dunedin Sound. On this episode, part two, BJ plays a selection of songs from some of the more obscure examples of these Flying Nun bands.

BORED GAMES - I DON'T GET IT
THE STONES - GUNNER HO
THE STONES - LOOKING AT YOU
SNEAKY FEELINGS - THE STRANGE AND CONFLICTING FEELINGS OF SEPARATION
SNEAKY FEELINGS - YOUR SECRET'S SAFE WITH ME
CHILDREN'S HOUR - CAROLINE'S DREAM
THE RIP - THE HOLY ROOM
THE DOUBLEHAPPYS - NEEDLES AND PLASTIC
THE DOUBLEHAPPYS - SOME FANTASY
THE ORANGE - NO REASON TO HIDE
THE ORANGE - WHAT'S IN A NAME
GOBLIN MIX - THE WATER
THE EXPLODING BUDGIES - THORNFIELD
LOOK BLUE GO PURPLE - GRACE
LOOK BLUE GO PURPLE - I DON'T WANT YOU ANYWAY
BIRD NEST ROYS - LOVE 
BIRD NEST ROYS - SEVERED DAYS
ALPACA BROTHERS - THE LIE
SNAPPER - BUDDY
STEPHEN - TAPE MACHINE
STEPHEN - TENDER SHOOTS
THE TERMINALS - FROZEN CAR
THE 3DS - OUTER SPACE
THE 3DS - SUNKEN TREASURE
THE 3DS - THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
THE 3DS - VECTOR 27
THE STRANGE LOVES - JOHN LENNON
DRIBBLING DARTS - REMEMBER
THE JEAN-PAUL SARTRE EXPERIENCE - MODUS VIVENDI

Saturday, October 12, 2019

RA/OR 282 - FLYING NUN (PART ONE)






The Flying Nun television series starring Sally Field originally ran on ABC from September of 1967 to September of 1970. New Zealand is a sovereign island country situated in Tasman Sea about 1,200 miles east of Australia comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and around 600 smaller islands. Flying Nun is a record label launched by New Zealander Roger Shepherd in 1981 to document the many bands and artists who were active on the South Island developing what would become known as the Dunedin Sound. On this episode, part one, BJ plays a selection of songs from some of the more famous or well-known of these Flying Nun bands.

THE CLEAN - TALLY HO
THE CLEAN - BILLY TWO
THE CLEAN - ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN
THE CLEAN - ODDITY
THE CLEAN - I WAIT AROUND
THE GREAT UNWASHED - HOLD ONTO THE RAIL
THE BATS - MADE UP IN BLUE
THE BATS - TREASON
THE BATS - NORTH BY NORTH
THE BATS - NEVER SAID GOODBYE
THE BATS - TIME TO GET READY
THE CHILLS - PINK FROST
THE CHILLS - LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN OTHERS
THE CHILLS - WET BLANKET
THE CHILLS - SINGING IN MY SLEEP
THE CHILLS - DOUBLE SUMMER
THE VERLAINES - LYING IN STATE
THE VERLAINES - DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
THE VERLAINES - JESUS WHAT A JERK
STRAITJACKET FITS - TAKE FROM THE YEARS
STRAITJACKET FITS - HEADWIND
TOY LOVE - THE CRUNCH
TOY LOVE - PULL DOWN THE SHADES
TALL DWARFS - BURNING BLUE
TALL DWARFS - PICTURES ON THE FLOOR
TALL DWARFS - SHADE FOR TODAY
CHRIS KNOX - BREAK!
CHRIS KNOX - DUNNO MUCH ABOUT LIFE BUT I DO KNOW HOW TO BREATHE

Friday, October 4, 2019

RA/OR 281 - SCENES FROM THE GOLDMINE WITH CAMERON DYE








Actor and musician Cameron Dye joins BJ to discuss his career in film and music, the main focus being the 1987 film Scenes from the Goldmine and the awesome soundtrack that never was.

You can watch the film here.