Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories
Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories
Episode 133 - Rock N Roll vs pro wrestling

The guys get giddy and examine the roots of the unlikely partnership that forms in the early-1980’s between professional wrestling buffoons and rock n roll misfits – and changes a corner of pop culture forever.

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Songs used in this episode: Husker Du “Makes No Sense at All”; Bob Mould “The Silence Between Us”; Blue Angel “Maybe He’ll Know”; Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 


ELO/Rock and Roll Express:

Jake the Snake and Nord the Barbarian/RATT:

McMahan and Lord Alfred Hayes’s late night talk show (warning: Roddy Pipper slaps the crap out of Lord Alfred Hayes) 

Husker Du on the Today Show:

NRBQ – Captain Lou:

Lou and the Q album:

Classical music commercial:

The NRBQ – Tiddlywinks album promo ad:

Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 book excerpt: