What do Jamie Gertz, Elisabeth Shue, Deborah Foreman, and Meredith Salenger have in common??
Podcast co-hosts Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods return with the latest volume in the Soundtrack Six-Pack series. And some of the aforementioned actresses of the day come up as we discuss our picks.
We’re also continuing our listener pick segment, featuring a wonderful pick from listener Dennis Dickinson!
In Volume Seven, we’re unpacking some classics from Danny Wilde (not to be confused with Matthew Wilder), Roger Daltrey, Comstat Angels, The Carnival Strippers, Toad The Wet Sprocket, and Willie Hutch.
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Brian Joyce and Mr Brian Jacobs join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to school him on Steve Goodman. Steve Goodman was a Chicago-based brilliant singer-songwriter that swam in the same early sorta country sorta Gonzo waters with the likes of John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, David Bromberg, Waylon Jennings, Bob Dylan, and even Paul Anka had a hand in his career. He was a unique talent, admired by all his peers, and gifted with an incredible ability to inspire, entertain, and think. He left us too soon but he left us a gorgeous body of work, which we’ll dip into in this episode.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Mr Steve Goodman, darling.
On this Six-Pack episode, returning champ Jeff Harris of the Behind The Grooves music blog and Lee “Stax” McCormack of Tramps Like Us join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to assemble a six pack of Whitney Houston classics. We each bring two of our favorite songs from this incredible, unique, iconic, soulful voice that left us far too soon. We get into how we became fans, a bit of her history, what set her apart, and much more. All while sharing some hits and some deep cuts along the way.
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.