July 2023

Episode 154 – Badfinger vs bad luck


Brian and Murdock reluctantly dig deep for something from the "most requested" list - the tale of the band that had the blessing of the Beatles and found nothing but struggle, heartbreak (and terrible managers) along the way to rock stardom. This episode brought to you in part by: Bourbon & Beyond Festival | A [...]

Episode 154 – Badfinger vs bad luck2023-07-12T05:06:31+00:00

April 2023

BONUS – Mailbag and Motley/Mick Mars drama


The guys check in with listener feedback and discuss more obscure rock n roll scammers, the best vamp songs, and all that bull happening between Murdock's favorite band and their former guitarist.   SHOW NOTES: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/olympia-music-fest-jonathan-richman-booking-scam-1218452/

BONUS – Mailbag and Motley/Mick Mars drama2023-04-21T04:21:31+00:00

November 2022

Episode 121 – John Lennon vs the Maharishi


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 Maharishi2023-06-02T03:58:33+00:00

September 2022

Episode 111 – Mick Jagger vs the Queen


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

March 2022

Episode 85 – Etta James vs Fake Larry Williams


Jail time, drugs, and prostitution - OH MY! Brian breaks down the wild life of a forgotten rock n roll legend - and the even WILDER tale of what happened after he died. Support the show on Patreon SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: The Remains - Don't Look Back; Larry Williams - Dizzy [...]

Episode 85 – Etta James vs Fake Larry Williams2022-03-15T21:11:15+00:00

February 2022

Episode 82 – Garth Brooks vs Chris Gaines


The guys get into the world of late 90's Garth Brooks - and dig through the nitty gritty of what led one of the biggest stars in the world to accidentally torpedo his own career by pretending to be someone else.   SHOW NOTES: https://www.rs500albums.com/50-1/24 https://countryfancast.com/garth-brooks-chris-gaines/ Fake Behind the Music: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5xoimj https://theboot.com/chris-gaines-garth-brooks-facts/ https://www.tmz.com/2013/04/15/garth-brooks-sued-lisa-sanderson-employee-fraud-lawsuit/ The Garth [...]

Episode 82 – Garth Brooks vs Chris Gaines2022-02-23T05:18:05+00:00

May 2021

Episode 42 – Beach Boys vs Jan and Dean (with Joel Selvin)


The guys welcome legendary music journalist Joel Selvin to join them in a discussion of Jan and Dean (featuring kidnaps and train wrecks), the Monterey Pop Festival and hanging out with Dennis Wilson. This episode brought to you by: Baxter Blue - get 10% off your next purchase of blue light, sleep, or kids glasses [...]

Episode 42 – Beach Boys vs Jan and Dean (with Joel Selvin)2021-05-25T18:35:13+00:00

April 2021

Episode 36 – Rock n Roll vs Satanic messages


The guys answer a listener letter asking for the history on "backmasking" - recording messages backwards on rock n roll records meant to be played forwards. Get ready to go deep on The Beatles, Led Zep and even that annoying Napoleon XIV track. This episode brought to you by SPARK by POSITIVE GRID - Get [...]

Episode 36 – Rock n Roll vs Satanic messages2021-04-07T14:59:09+00:00

November 2020

Episode 20 – Rock n Roll vs the Christmas Season


Brian and Murdock explore the historical intersection of rock music and the Yuletide through entries from the Boss, the Beatles, Beach Boys and ACDC and then count down their personal Top Five Rock n Roll Christmas Lists. SHOW NOTES: The Top 5 Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/66176IN7O7zw3qqCEFimOm ASCAP list of most-performed Xmas songs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_music#Early_secular_Christmas_songs Classic Rock Xmas Memories [...]

Episode 20 – Rock n Roll vs the Christmas Season2020-11-22T16:19:32+00:00
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