On this Six-Pack episode, Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us Podcast and friend of the show Kurt Runyon join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to talk Stray Cats. Lee is shot out of a cannon on this one with the Stray Cats being his all-time favorite band – he has his guitar, he has all the trivia anyone would want, he has stories (including the time Slim Jim broke Lee’s personal drum head), and he has off-the-charts enthusiasm!! Kurt gets in a few words edgewise, hehe… this episode is a real blast as we dig into the ultimate rockabilly band!’
So throw on your bowling shirt, slick back your hair and discover or rediscover the rockabilly greatness of Stray Cats!
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 ride the winds of victory into Valhalla and discuss the music and Conan-like pageantry of Manowar. From loin clothes to tales of Thor and battles and triumphs, Manowar is certainly a unique band. Their musicianship is aggressive, smart, and solidly beyond reproach, their image and lyrical content is definitely testosterone-laden and fantasy based. Should they be winking with some of their songs a la Spinal Tap? Is it all kayfabe?? What do they think of the “metal” posers of their day?!? We discuss all of this and much more. But moreover, we play six fun and fist-pumping songs from this pioneering band in the power-metal, fantasy-metal genre!
So grab your broadsword, let the arrows fly, and ride with us into glory as we have some fun with a Six-Pack of Manowar!
On this very special Six-Pack episode, Eric (that’s me!) is joined by his father, Alan Miller, and brother, Jeff Miller, to share a six-pack of Kansas songs.
We get into how our father, Alan, first discovered the band and the process he undertook to immerse (or indoctrinate) us into the world of Kansas music by taking us to see them in 1980 and blasting their music “full volume” in the car when we were kiddos. And how truly grateful we are for it. We share familial stories of seeing them live going back forty years, share some favorite songs and moments, our thoughts on the various lineups (all positive!), and so much more. Kansas is truly a family affair in our households. We hope you’ll join us as we discuss and share some laughs and some deeper Kansas classics.
On this Six-Pack episode, Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us Podcast and friend of the show Kurt Runyon join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to teach him on the solo catalog of E-Street guitarist and star of the Sopranos teeleee-vision show. We’re donning our babushkas, throwing on our overcoats, and talking some politically charged rock and roll. From his earliest solo work with the Disciples of Soul through flights of fancy with reggae, big band, eighties power-rock, and much more. We’re also getting into Steve’s unique position to bring to bear musical influences in his unyielding struggle for justice.
So throw your defiant fist in the air and discover or rediscover the soul-infused protest rock of Little Steven!
Adam was as prolific and creative as they come – he worked in all aspects of music as a singer, a songwriter, a producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He worked in film, in television, and on stage – perhaps best known from his various bands Ivy, Fountains of Wayne, and the supergroup Tinted Windows. He contributed unforgettable music for films like That Thing You Do, Ice Age, Josie & The Pussycats, Something About Mary, and dozens others. He wrote for The Monkees. He even wrote the sweetest imaginable songs for Sesame Street. Tragically, he fell suddenly on April 1st as a result of Coronavirus complications. He was only 52. If ever there were a time to tell someone you love them, this is that time. Adam will be sorely missed. His music and spirit will resonate in our hearts and minds for years to come.
So please join us as shed some tears, share some fears, and celebrate the brilliance of Adam Schlesinger.
On this Six-Pack episode, Ben Montgomery of the Records Revisited Podcast and Noel Fogelman of Reliving My Youth join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the music of Aimee Mann. From her breakout career in Til Tuesday to her long and award winning and prolific career as a solo artist, we cover it all. Aimee is an absolutely genius lyricist and songwriter with a unique ability to turn a phrase – many of which we break out and highlight in our picks.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique brilliance of Aimee Mann.
On this Six-Pack episode, Mr Brian Jacobs and Alex Alt of the Sly Dog Music-Cast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to explore the work of Tom Waits. We get into his humor, his brilliant songwriting, his public persona, some powerfully emotional songs, his tall tales of the underbelly of life, and whether his voice is more like a drunk Cookie Monster or a drunk Louis Armstrong. A brilliant songwriter loved the world over and yet an acquired taste, Tom truly occupies a unique lane in jazz, avant garde rock, Americana, and our hearts.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique voice of Tom Waits!
Pat and Jon are both bringing three picks covering the Peter’s post-J Geils Band career. He scored several hits, and released eight solo albums from 1984 thru 2016. We get into what makes him unique as a performer, what the arc of his career looks like, where he is now, and so much more.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Peter Wolf.
Friends of the show, Sandy and Susan have been performing as part of an amazing Heart tribute for 12+ years throughout the northeastern states. In this episode, they share how they initially got into the band, what Heart music means to them, how they connected and formed their band, some of the challenges in performing Heart songs, personal encounters with the band, and so much more. They’re really bringing a unique perspective on this super fun episode celebrating some off the beaten path Heart songs – some wonderful deep cuts in here!
So sit back and join us in keeping the Heart love alive!
We’re pulling some classic songs from throughout her career – spanning decades and spanning genres! One of the great things about Linda’s discography is the jaw-dropping diversity of material. That diversity always proved the perfectly interesting vehicle for her voice… THAT voice! Tune in for some fun laughs, some general music geekery.
So if you want love, get closer to our Six-Pack of “The Queen of Rock” herself, Linda Ronstadt!