How do you follow up such a landmark album as Don’t Say No? Find out as we continue our Billy Squier sidecast series, Songs of The Knight: A Billy Squier Retrospective, with our detailed look at 1982’s Emotion In Motion. Joined by podcast friends Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll Podcast, Eric and his co-hosts go in-depth and track back track of Billy’s legendary record that featured massive radio hit Everybody Wants You and an iconic album cover by the great Andy Warhol. Some detours into 70s basketball, use of the word gerund, and Peter Gabriel as we meander off topic from time to time. Finally we wrap this episode in the series with Eric’s personal top ten list of Billy Squier songs. We hope you’ll follow us as we work through Billy’s entire discography!
We’re kicking off a new sidecast series – Pod O’ Graffitti, a look at the Extreme discography!
In this introductory episode, your hosts Sonny “Hollywood” Pooni of the Growin’ Up Rock Podcast, Brian Sword of The Double Stop Podcast, and Eric Miller of The Pods & Sods Network share their stories of discovering the music of Extreme, their memories of seeing the band live as far back as 1990 with Alice In Chains. We also break down some of the early pre-Extreme days from both Gary with The Dream and Nuno with Sinful, including a few rare tracks from the aforementioned. From here, we’ll go album by album through the career of Extreme. You’re all invited to the party!
Danny Seraphine shares his 10 Essential Chicago songs. Spanning all eras of the iconic band Chicago, Danny picks his favorites, shares memories of early drumming influences, some childhood memories, some really detailed and wonderful stories about the formation of Chicago, colorful memories of playing a mob bar with an owner that insisted on singing Sinatra songs with the band, locking with Terry Kath as a bass player and guitarist, the very first time the original Chicago lineup played together, meeting and working with percussionist Laudir de Oliveira, what happened to Al Kooper’s video recording of the band’s first studio sessions, sharing influences with The Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire, getting fired from the band, what it meant to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his old bandmates, where he is now with performing live, and much more.
What is “articulate rock”? Find out as we continue our Billy Squier sidecast series, Songs of The Knight: A Billy Squier Retrospective. Today we’re taking at Billy’s breakout album from 1981, Don’t Say No. Joined by podcast friends Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll Podcast, Eric and his co-hosts go in-depth and track back track of Billy’s legendary record that featured the massive radio hits In The Dark, Lonely Is The Night, My Kinda Lover (wait, or is it Lava??), and The Stroke. Some detours into John Lennon, Level 42 and Patton Oswalt as we meander off topic from time to time. Finally we wrap this episode in the series with BJ’s personal top ten list of Billy Squier songs. We hope you’ll follow us as we work through Billy’s entire discography!
Matt Porter of The KISS Room and Mr Brian Jacobs join Eric to discuss the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo 2 in Nashville! It’s Three for The Road! We’ll be hitting the road and heading to Nashville to hang out with our friends in the rock podcast community. Hopefully we’ll see you there, this Saturday, August 25th at the Nashville Palace!!
Jimmy Carter of The Blind Boys of Alabama joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early life connecting with his classmates to form The Blind Boys of Alabama, early memories of touring and recording, memories of contemporaries like Sam Cooke and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, experiencing the Civil Rights movement and the diversification of the Blind Boys’ audiences in the 80s, their appeal in the secular world, touring with Peter Gabriel, what it was like performing at The White House for Obama, memories of his final performance with longtime friend and partner Clarence Fountain, learning that their recording of Way Down In The Hole was used for the TV show The Wire, what his plans are for a new recording spanning the group’s 80 year career, what he plans to do in the second half of his life and much more!
Tom Bailey of The Thompson Twins joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early life discovering music and growing up with a musical family, how he got into discovering the keyboards via The Beatles, what the working structure was within The Thompson Twins in terms of creativity, are there any songs hidden in their vault, what it’s been like returning to the stage after 20+ years, was he nervous that the audience would still be there, the journey back to pop music in recent years, inspiration behind his song Come So Far, his first self-title debut solo album Science Fiction, will it be another 20 years before his next album, and much more!