November 2022

Episode 121 – John Lennon vs the Maharishi

2022-11-23T05:03:39+00:00

The guys get into Beatles history and look into the reality (or lack there of) around the rumor that ended the Fab Four's famous trip to India. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: "Sexy Sadie" The Beatles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison Walk Hard Beatles scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6frgnqTo1eM https://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-she-said-she-said/ .https://thebeatlesinindia.com/stories/beatles-maharishi-meditation/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_Yourself#Background https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendental_Meditation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Epstein https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/the-beatles-in-india-16-things-you-didnt-know-203601/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_in_India https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Alex https://www.culturesonar.com/the-enduring-mystery-of-magic-alex/    

Episode 121 – John Lennon vs the Maharishi2022-11-23T05:03:39+00:00

RETOLD – Ticketmaster Sucks

2022-11-18T11:18:05+00:00

In light of the Taylor Swift ticket fiasco, the guys revisit Episode 63 and the story of the first major artist to go head-to-head with the entertainment entity - and lose. NEW SHOW NOTES: https://blog.ticketmaster.com/the-taylor-swift-onsale-explained/

RETOLD – Ticketmaster Sucks2022-11-18T11:18:05+00:00

Episode 120 – Harry Nilsson vs Hollywood

2022-11-16T05:10:09+00:00

The guys get wild unraveling the story of the "American Beatle" who wrote some of the all-time greatest songs, partied with the all-time greatest musicians, and ultimately couldn't shake his obsession with the silver screen - a preoccupation that would be his undoing. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Harry Nilsson – Without You, [...]

Episode 120 – Harry Nilsson vs Hollywood2022-11-16T05:10:09+00:00

BONUS – RIP Jeff Cook and DH Peligro

2022-11-11T05:06:54+00:00

The guys celebrate the very different - but very important - lives and careers of the founder of Alabama and the drummer from the Dead Kennedys. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Alabama "Why, Lady, Why"; Dead Kennedys "MTV-Get Off the Air (live)" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_(band) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._H._Peligro

BONUS – RIP Jeff Cook and DH Peligro2022-11-11T05:06:54+00:00

Episode 119 – Brian Wilson vs Eugene Landy

2022-11-09T05:01:08+00:00

Brian and Phil Medley get into the disturbing details of Beach Boy Brian Wilson's twisted relationship with a self-help guru who was clearly only helping himself.   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Frank Black “Hang Onto Your Ego” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beach_Boys https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Sounds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Asher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Landy https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/eugene-landy-brian-wilson-twisted-relationship/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Wilson-Rutherford https://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/30/arts/music/eugene-landy-therapist-to-beach-boys-leader-dies-at-71.html https://nypost.com/2015/06/04/how-one-quack-doctor-almost-destroyed-brian-wilsons-career/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svengali https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/brian-wilson-god-only-knows-62614/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinda_Ledbetter Brian Wilson on [...]

Episode 119 – Brian Wilson vs Eugene Landy2022-11-09T05:01:08+00:00

BONUS – More on Jerry Lee Lewis

2022-11-04T04:12:59+00:00

Brian gives in and discusses Jerry Lee Lewis' dead wives - and a listener letter about Motley Crue! SHOW NOTES: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/the-strange-and-mysterious-death-of-mrs-jerry-lee-lewis-179980/6/ https://www.grunge.com/1074511/the-strange-death-of-jerry-lee-lewis-5th-wife/  

BONUS – More on Jerry Lee Lewis2022-11-04T04:12:59+00:00

Episode 118 – Jerry Lee Lewis vs Janis Joplin

2022-11-02T11:37:35+00:00

Brian and Murdock remember "the last one" - The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis - and discuss the time he went to blows with a certain member of the 27 Club. SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-jerry-lee-lewis/ https://musicoholics.com/best-of-the-best/the-wild-life-of-jerry-lee-lewis-aka-the-killer/ https://www.vulture.com/2022/10/jerry-lee-lewis-obituary-1935-2022.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogie-woogie https://www.npr.org/transcripts/366614537 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Kilroy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Joplin https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-1968-the-doors-at-the-forum-20180420-story.html https://www.smh.com.au/culture/music/janis-joplin-s-scrapbooks-reveal-the-flipside-of-a-rock-n-roll-tragedy-20210326-p57efd.html https://tasteofcountry.com/did-jerry-lee-lewis-set-a-piano-on-fire/ 1001 Album Club podcast: https://www.1001albumclub.com/episodes/048-jerry-lee-lewis-live-at-the-star-club-hamburg/

Episode 118 – Jerry Lee Lewis vs Janis Joplin2022-11-02T11:37:35+00:00

October 2022

BONUS – Halloween Playlist

2022-10-28T10:18:43+00:00

The guys pick their favorite spooky tunes and talk about Anne Rice, Brian's costume, and the song that made even Murdock's mom nervous. Happy Halloween! Listen to the playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4qomuLyKCimKpAa81OrQls?si=1558aacc143840ae

BONUS – Halloween Playlist2022-10-28T10:18:43+00:00

Episode 117 – GHOST vs As I Lay Dying

2022-10-26T04:17:04+00:00

The guys get into a discussion on rock n roll authenticity and tackle two tales - one of a band insisting they're EVIL, and another of a singer only pretending to be GOOD. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: GHOST "Mary on a Cross" https://www.revolvermag.com/music/ghost-true-story-death-religion-and-rock-roll-behind-metals-strangest-band https://missmephistopheles.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/ghost-band-history/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_death_metal https://www.thrillist.com/eat/chicago/chicago-history-burger-restauraunts-timeline-drexels-pure-food-white-castle-kumas-corner https://kumascorner.com/#abouthttps://chicago.eater.com/2015/8/7/9116389/kumas-corner-interview-ten-years-in https://www.spin.com/2013/10/ghost-bc-burger-communion-wine-wafer-christ-kumas/ https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/chi-at-chicagos-kumas-is-newest-heavymetal-burger-tasty-or-tasteless-20131002-story.html https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/28206/catholic-charities-rejects-controversial-ghost-burger-donation https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/05/transubstantiation-eucharist-u-s-catholics/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_I_Lay_Dying_(band)https://tonedeaf.thebrag.com/as-i-lay-dying-frontman-bonfire-accident [...]

Episode 117 – GHOST vs As I Lay Dying2022-10-26T04:17:04+00:00

RETOLD – More on Randy Bachman

2022-10-21T14:25:49+00:00

Revisit episode 53 and the story of Randy Bachman, Gary Bachman, and the song that was never meant to be a song - let alone a hit record. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: "You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet" Bachman Turner Overdrive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Ain%27t_Seen_Nothing_Yet_(Bachman%E2%80%93Turner_Overdrive_song) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachman%E2%80%93Turner_Overdrive https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guess_Who https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Turner_(musician) https://www.loudersound.com/features/story-behind-the-song-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet-by-bachman-turner-overdrive Bus Stop – “You Ain’t Seen Nothin [...]

RETOLD – More on Randy Bachman2022-10-21T14:25:49+00:00

Episode 116 – Randy Bachman vs the missing guitar

2022-10-20T03:45:51+00:00

Brian unwinds a tale for the gearheads - documenting Randy Bachman's love affair with a certain instrument, its theft, and the lengths that would be taken to get it back.   SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: The Guess Who "American Woman"; Bachman Turner Overdrive "Takin Care of Business"; Bachman Turner Overdrive "Lookin Out [...]

Episode 116 – Randy Bachman vs the missing guitar2022-10-20T03:45:51+00:00

BONUS – Blink-182 is back with Tom

2022-10-14T03:54:48+00:00

Brian comes clean about his lifelong love of the immature punks that call themselves Blink-182 and talks with Murdock about that time they saw them play, their shared love for other punk bands, and what might happen to Matt Skiba. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Blink-182 "Dumpweed", "Dammit," "Built This Pool"; Alkaline Trio [...]

BONUS – Blink-182 is back with Tom2022-10-14T03:54:48+00:00

Episode 115 – Loretta Lynn vs the Hyden widows

2022-10-12T02:22:50+00:00

Brian and Murdock pay tribute to Loretta Lynn by digging into one of the forgotten stories from Coal Miner's Daughter that illustrates the Country Queen's unflappable determination and straight-talking reputation. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Loretta Lynn - "Coal Miner's Daughter," "As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone," "Fist City"; Tom T. [...]

Episode 115 – Loretta Lynn vs the Hyden widows2022-10-12T02:22:50+00:00

RETOLD – Neil Young vs Geffen Records

2022-10-07T03:52:14+00:00

Brian revisits Episode 71 of the show (Dec 2021) to discuss a certain self-possessed detour Neil Young would take and what it really said about his priorities.     SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: The Squires - The Sultan; The Mynah Birds - It's My Time; Neil Young - Hey Hey My My; [...]

RETOLD – Neil Young vs Geffen Records2022-10-07T03:52:14+00:00

Episode 114 – Rick James vs music history

2022-10-05T03:25:16+00:00

A listener letter reveals a musical collaboration that would have made us think differently about rock n roll - and the single bad decision that derailed the whole thing. SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_James https://www.vulture.com/2014/02/10th-anniversary-of-im-rick-james-bitch-chappelle.html https://www.wired.com/2014/02/chappelle-rick-james/ https://www.okayplayer.com/culture/chappelles-shows-iconic-rick-james-sketch-almost-got-adapted-into-a-movie.html https://nypost.com/2014/07/05/rick-james-reveled-in-super-freaky-autobiography-i-was-caligula/ https://www.moviemaker.com/rick-james-and-neil-young-band-the-mynah-birds-video/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkville,_Toronto https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/bitchin-the-sound-and-fury-of-rick-james/ https://www.mtv.com/news/yi5607/mynah-birds-rick-james-its-my-time https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-frank-sinatra GLOW: The Autobiography of Rick James: https://www.amazon.com/Glow-Autobiography-Rick-James/dp/1476764158 The Confessions of Rick James (memoir): https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Rick-James-Memoirs-Super/dp/B004R96TBY [...]

Episode 114 – Rick James vs music history2022-10-05T03:25:16+00:00

September 2022

Episode 113 – Rock N Roll vs nudity

2022-09-28T04:22:29+00:00

The guys get through a series of questions centered around clothing (or the lack thereof) that entangle a couple of 80's hitmakers, the Material Girl, and a punk band.   SHOW NOTES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bangles https://www.tampabay.com/can-you-name-the-connection-between-mr-spock-and-the-bangles/2219662/ https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/may/03/vocals-nude-bangles-eternal-flame-susanna-hoffs-how-we-made https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Steinberg https://www.smoothradio.com/features/the-story-of/eternal-flame-bangles-lyrics-video-meaning/ https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/09/the-sublime-irrelevance-of-the-bangles/244940/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Loggins https://parade.com/1392562/michael-giltz/kenny-loggins-memoir-2022/ https://indexarticles.com/home-garden/vegetarian-times/kenny-julia-loggins-recipe-for-lasting-love-the-main-ingredients-total-honesty-commitment-and-a-willingness-to-take-responsibility-for-your-feelings-summer-salad/ https://ew.com/article/2003/08/11/its-about-time-2/ Kenny Loggins 2022 memoir: https://www.amazon.com/Still-Alright-Memoir-Kenny-Loggins/dp/0306925362 Kenny and Julia Loggins’ 1997 book: https://www.amazon.com/Unimaginable-Life-Lessons-Learned-Path/dp/0380793296 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maverick_(company) [...]

Episode 113 – Rock N Roll vs nudity2022-09-28T04:22:29+00:00

BONUS – Rock N Roll Warrior, an interview with David Libert

2022-09-22T20:51:40+00:00

Brian chats with David Libert - musician, songwriter. manager. producer. agent. and more - about his times with Alice Cooper, Prince and others as captured in his new book Rock N Roll Warrior.   Order your copy of the book: https://www.sunsetblvdbooks.co/shop/p/rock-and-roll-warrior-a-memoir-by-david-libert  

BONUS – Rock N Roll Warrior, an interview with David Libert2022-09-22T20:51:40+00:00

Episode 112 – Eagles vs everybody

2022-09-21T03:03:43+00:00

Brian and Murdock attempt to understand the complicated relationship American music fans often have with a certain set of 70's hitmakers. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Eagles - “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “The Best of My Love”; Scott Stapp “Marlins Will Soar” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(band) Klosterman essay on The Eagles: https://ew.com/article/2013/06/20/book-excerpt-chuck-klosterman/ https://groovyhistory.com/eagles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyn_Johns_discography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(album) [...]

Episode 112 – Eagles vs everybody2022-09-21T03:03:43+00:00

Episode 111 – Mick Jagger vs the Queen

2022-09-13T02:36:21+00:00

The guys go deep on history of the UK, Cool Britannia, and that time the Queen of England scheduled elective surgery to avoid a certain front man. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: "Death Cab for Cutie" by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight https://www.iheart.com/content/2022-09-08-5-of-the-best-and-most-controversial-rock-songs-about-queen-elizabeth-ii/ https://ultimateclassicrock.com/queen-elizabeth-ii-rock-connections/ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/awards-and-accreditation/content/103372 https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rock-stars-knighted/ https://www.billboard.com/lists/musicians-knighted-queen-elizabeth-ii-honors/ Beatles newsreel footage: [...]

Episode 111 – Mick Jagger vs the Queen2022-09-13T02:36:21+00:00
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