On this Six-Pack episode, Bakko of the Cobras & Fire podcast and friend of the show/singer for Ratt tribute Ratt & Roll Dan Parsels join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to assemble a six pack of gems from Ratt. We each bring two of our favorite songs from this classic and somewhat under-appreciated hard rock band. From the early days to the newest record, we cover a lot of ground in our picks, we also delve into some of the deep meanings behind Stephen Pearcy’s lyrics, the teenage fantasies inspired by their Invasion of Your Privacy album cover, and much more. What’s the connection between Ratt and Tori Amos?!? So throw on some of your best Milton Berle drag, tie a few tattered rags around your thighs, tease your hair and enjoy!
Love me, love me, SAY that you love me.. fool me, fool me..
On this Six-Pack episode, Joey Haynie of Rock Strikes Ten and Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to assemble a six pack of gems from The Cardigans. We each bring two of our favorite songs from The Cardigans, the band that many in the States might know as something of a one-hit wonder with 1996’s hit single, Lovefool. But there is soooo much more to their career and artistry – and we get into it. If you only know them from that one song, take a deeper dive with this episode. If you’re a fan, you’ll surely enjoy these picks because, well… you already know and we’ve got some B-sides for ya.
So sit back, hit play, and dive into the work of one of the most brilliant and uniquely musical bands in the world.
Dave Leslie of Baby Animals returns to join Eric in conversation to take a track by track look back at the 1993 Shaved and Dangerous, the follow-up to their wildly successful 1991 self-titled debut album. Recorded once again at Bearsville Studios in New York and at Compass Point in The Bahamas, the Shaved and Dangerous album was produced by Ed Stasium with a few songs produced by Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt. This would mark the first time the band worked with Nuno, which we get into.
This album didn’t perform as well commercially, the band went through some struggles creatively with the label, and eventually on the road. Litigation followed and the band dissolved shortly thereafter. They’ve since returned with a new studio album, an unplugged album, a live album, a greatest hits, new tracks, tours and much more. But this marked the end of their initial run for all intents and purposes.
Having said that, it’s a FANTASTICALLY creative album with some truly stellar tracks and performances by all members of the band, which we get in to. If you’re familiar with Baby Animals, you’ll enjoy this in-depth discussion of this classic record. If you’re new to the band, hopefully you’ll listen and discover some truly incredible songs for an under-recognized band.
..where podcast co-host Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast doesn’t like any of the songs picked by the nicest man alive, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and while Eric Miller of Pods & Sods tries to keep the peace even though one of Joe’s picks is pretty meh, but at least not in a Ghetto Supastar kind of way..
[MOVIE GUY VOICE] THREE MEN.. SIX SONGS.. ONE SCENE FROM THE ALLNIGHTER.. LOTS OF LAUGHS..
We’re back to share some of our absolute soundtrack classics. A short collection of random soundtrack gems from yesteryear. Some you may rediscover, some you may love, some you may discover for the very first time, and some you may just flat out hate!
In Volume Six, we’re unpacking some classics from Bono and his childhood friend Gavin, Kasim Sulton and Thommy Price, dada, James Ingram, and Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
On this Six-Pack episode, Manning Bartlett of The UnReal Allan Holdsworth Facebook Group and Dan Miles of the Friends of Dan podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to assemble a six pack of Allan Holdsworth gems. Manning and Dan each bring three of their favorite Holdsworth tracks spanning just a sampling of his discography – some collaborations, some fan favorite tracks, some personal favorites, and even an interesting cover that would be a great introduction to anyone new to the work of Holdsworth. Some great personal stories about how the guys discovered Allan Holdsworth, what made him unique, personal memories from interviews and relationships with Allan. All in all, it’s simultaneously a great introduction and tribute to Allan. Sit back, hit play, and dive into the work of one of the most inexplicably brilliant and unique musical geniuses of our lifetimes…
On this Six-Pack episode, Mr Matt Porter of The KISS Room and Sonny “Hollywood” Pooni of Growin’ Up Rock join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to assemble a six pack of Y&T gems. We each bring two of our favorite Y&T songs covering their full discography – some hits, some obscure tracks, and some deep cuts. We also share some personal memories of how we got into the band, how their fanbase is super loyal but not as expansive as we’d hope, their heights on MTV and in the 80s, recent performances, and tons more. In fact, at least 16 tons more! So sit back and enjoy a few friends enjoying a tight little playlist of Y&T classics.
A generation of us grew up on Michael Jackson music and The Cosby Show. The DNA of our sense of humor includes some Cosby and some Louis CK. How many Kevin Spacey or Harvey Weinstein or Bret Ratner films have we enjoyed? Or Woody Allen or Roman Polanski?
Italian painter Caravaggio murdered someone. Phil Spector did the same. John Wayne said some straight up horrifically racist stuff in a 1971 Playboy interview recently making it’s rounds – and it didn’t affect his culture status – or did it. Poet and author Rudyard Kipling wrote the Jungle Book, but fundraised for Reginald Dyer BECAUSE he committed a massacre of over 1000 Indian people – depicted in the movie Gandhi. How do we watch The Naked Gun without knowing what we know about OJ.
As the media and social media microscope grows and intensifies, we’re learning more and more about the bad deeds or darkest days or outright criminal villainy of some of these creative folks that have occupied and even shaped our culture and our lives, in our formative years, and sometimes for decades or lifetimes. Art is an escape in some ways and yet it’s increasingly tarnished or ruined – sexual harassment, homophobia, sexism, domestic abuse, pedophilia, racism, even rape and murder. Are they inseparable. Does the creation forever belong to the creator, for better or worse, or to the consumer of that art. It feels like a new question, it isn’t. But it is one we all must keep asking ourselves it seems, because the bar’s been raised and continues to rise. That’s a good thing – but can we separate the art from the artist?