On this Six-Pack episode, new friend of the show Jason Pawlak and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the work of Survivor. The AOR, melodic rock band that scored a string of chart topping hits is so much more than Eye of The Tiger. And we get into some pretty deep cuts from both the Dave Bickler and Jimi Jamison eras of the band. Lots of facts, lots of laughs, check it out!
Dave Bickler shares his 10 Essential Survivor songs. Spanning all eras of the classic melodic band Survivor, Dave picks his favorites, shares memories of joining the band, the production struggles in making the first album with Ron Nevison, Bruce Fairbairn, and John Kalodner, memories of making the classic videos, recording Caught In The Game, getting fired and his recovery from vocal chord surgery, what he learned through that, what it was like seeing Survivor carry on without him, first meeting Jimi Jamison, their friendship, what it meant to tour and share the stage with Jimi, the struggles within the band, and what we can expect from his upcoming debut solo album, and much more.
Jim Peterik (formerly of Survivor), Ides of March and Pride of Lions joins Eric in conversation. Specifically, we talk about his work with Jimi Jamison in honor of the one year anniversary of Jimi’s passing. We discuss their initial meeting, stories behind the songs and the recording of the three Survivor records featuring Jimi – Vital Signs, When Seconds Count, and Too Hot To Sleep. We also talk about their reconnecting for Jimi’s solo record, Crossroads Moment and so much more. Jim shares some sweet, funny and wonderful memories and honors his musical partner gone too soon, Mr Jimi Jamison.