Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods are back with the latest volume in the Soundtrack Six-Pack series. Why would Dan Aykroyd with a bad wig, a fake mechanical hand, and a put-upon accent ever presume to dance in front of James Brown?? Why wouldn’t Gabe Kaplan be the ideal choice for a basketball coaching job? Why wouldn’t a NASCAR version of Top Gun work if Tom Cruise was cast?? How does Bobcat Goldthwait dressed as a rampaging Godzilla NOT win an Academy Award?!? Well, it was the 80s and not everything was as cool as a competitive arm-wrestling film starring Sylvester Stallone, let’s be real. We get into all of that and more. Plus we have a great listener pick from our buddy Alex Alt from the Sly-Dog Music Cast!
In Volume Eleven, we’re unpacking some classics from Honeymoon Suite, Peter Murphy, Pattie Brooks, David Coverdale, Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright, and Sammy Hagar.
Mutlu joins Eric in conversation to discuss the beginnings of his musical career, coming up in the Philly singer-songwriter and soul scene, how he connected with the likes of Daryl Hall and John Oates, T-Bone Wolk, Amos Lee, and The Hooters, life on the road, his arc of being signed to a major label, getting lost in one of those all-too-familiar major label shuffles, and most importantly some of the origins and meanings behind the songs on his new independently released EP, Good Trouble.
Mutlu is at heart a soul singer and songwriter, but his work ranges from super sexy songs complete with a wink and nod to 70s and 90s R&B, fun songs, songs with important social commentary, tips of the cap to styles like reggae and rap, songs about emotions we all feel like depression and loss, and even mixing in some traditional and pop influences from his Turkish heritage.
On this Six-Pack episode, Paul Underwood of Glory Days Radio, Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods are blasting some hits and some deep cuts from these undeniable jukebox heroes. From their 70s hard-rocking days to the 80s heyday of monstrous, chart-topping ballads, Foreigner has blazed a unique trail. Lou Gramm’s voice coupled with Mick Jones’ catchy riffs and guitar mastery were staples of rock radio – and still are to this day. As usual, we’ve got some interesting detours and deep cuts that you may have never heard. Fun to discover, always. But we’ve also got a hit or two, lots of laughs, and some terrible singing.
So sit back, let us show you what love is as we get hot blooded AND remain cold as ice with Foreigner!
On this Six-Pack episode, Brian Linnen of Permanent Record Podcast, and Noel Fogelman of Reliving My Youth join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the music of Collective Soul. These guys have sold millions of records, have toured the world, scored a string of hits, and have a very loyal fanbase. We picked some wonderful songs – some heavy, some a bit rock-funky, some on the ballad side of things, but all incredible. We also discuss their place in the music scene – are they under-appreciated? Eric closes the episode out with a deeply emotional dedication.
So sit back, turn your head to spit me out, YEAH, and gel with us as we rock out to some Collective Soul!
On this Six-Pack episode Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, and Jeff Harris of Behind The Grooves join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the work of Nile Rodgers. The scope of Nile’s work cannot be overstated – from Chic to the early days of rap music to all the MASSIVE pop hits of the 80s and 90s and even through his modern releases, both behind the board and on the stage, there is no one that compares to Nile Rodgers and his distinct, legendary Hitmaker guitar. We bring six fun picks covering just the tip of the iceberg of Nile’s work, share some laughs, quite a bit of trivia, discuss his cultural importance, and even get visited by a Shakespearean rendition of Nile’s Yum Yum.
So sit back, get freaky, get lucky, and enjoy some classic Nile Rodgers.
On this Six-Pack episode, Matt Porter from The KISS Room and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to take a look at the work and career of Britny Fox. We’re breaking all the rules, spraying up our hair, throwing on some velvet overcoats, some purple spandex, throwing some spin-kicks, and digging into the late 80s metal scene of Philly. Matt shares memories of the early days seeming them live and some info about what Dean is up to these days, we get into the lineup changes, we get into the obvious Cinderella comparisons, and we definitely get into some of their classic work – hard pop-rock at it’s finest. Matt even shares a very rare track from a cassette in his personal collection as his final pick – worth hanging around for!
So hitch upon a star, dream on, bite down hard, and join us as we have some fun with a Six-Pack of Britny Fox!
On this Six-Pack episode, Craig Cohen of The Tricorder Transmissions and Richie Wagner of Audiobiography join Eric to remember the wonderfully talented Aaliyah for a special Six-Pack. Can you believe it’s been over 18 years since this uber-talented, smooth singing, graceful, R&B angel left us? Aaliyah rose to prominence quickly and scored quite a slew of unforgettable hit singles, records, soundtrack and movie appearances, and awards. She was clearly destined for even more… imagine where she’d be today if not for that fateful accident that claimed her life. We speculate and celebrate her life and work through some of her classic singles and deeper cuts.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the soulful brilliance of Ms Aaliyah Haughton.