On the fourth day of the 12 Days of Christmas Six-Packs, my true love gave to me…
Today friends of the show BJ Kramp from Rock and/or Roll and Ben Montgomery from Records Revisited are rejoining Eric to have some holiday fun, to share some classic holiday songs and the stories behind them, to ponder how Christmasy War Pigs would sound with sleigh balls behind it, to highlight some family traditions, to share personal childhood holiday memories courtesy of the Rankin & Bass specials, and to discuss some meaningful charities that could use some love this holiday season.
So throw on your holiday Santa hats and join us by the warm glow of the jukebox for some holiday cheer.
On this Six-Pack episode, Alex Alt of the Sly Dog Music-Cast, Ben Montgomery of the Records Revisited Podcast, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods celebrate the life and work of Ric Ocasek. Ric’s career as a songwriter goes back to the late 60s, his relationship with Benjamin Orr started in 1967 and the two stuck together through the 70s in various configurations. But it wasn’t until the two found themselves in Boston and connected with Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, and David Robinson that The Cars were truly born. They came out strong with what many consider to be the greatest debut album ever. A series of multi-platinum albums and a slew of hits followed until they kinda broke up in the mid-to-late 80s. Ric continued for the following decades as a beloved solo artist and highly successful and coveted producer. His unique style as a songwriter and singer coupled with his image as the coolest guy in any room have made him a true rock and roll icon and hero to many.
Ric passed away earlier this week while recovering from surgery and so we wanted to pay tribute.
So sit back, brush your rock and roll hair, and join us as we honor one of the greats, Mr Ric Ocasek.
On this Six-Pack episode, Ben Montgomery of the Records Revisited Podcast and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the songs of Lindsey Buckingham. We’re each bringing two songs from Lindsey’s catalog – spanning from his Fleetwood Mac tenure, to his solo hits, to some of his deeper cuts. We cover quite a bit of terrain and share our personal thoughts on the songs – and on Lindsey’s mastery as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He’s an enigmatic dude, mixing bouncy pop with somber lyrics and sometimes quirky vocals. He definitely goes his own way musically, and for that we love him.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Lindsey Buckingham. But whatever you do, DO NOT LOOK DOWN!!