On this Six-Pack episode Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, and Brian Linnen of The Permanent Record Podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to school him on the The Human League. And many fantasies were learned as Jon and Brian picked songs spanning the band’s career from the late 70s thru their latest release earlier this decade. We also get into the group’s history in the studio and on stage, what sets them apart, why you might consider diving deeper than the greatest hits, and are they the Robert Johnson of synth pop??
So sit back and feel or keep feeling the fascination that is The Human League.
On this Six-Pack episode, Paul Underwood of Glory Days Radio, Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods take it on the run with a six pack of REO Speedwagon songs. From their 70s hard-rocking days to the 80s heyday of monstrous, chart-topping ballads, REO Speedwagon has blazed a unique trail. We heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another that we can’t fight this feeling any longer when it comes to talking REO.
Disclaimer: There is a fair amount of ball-busting in this one. 😉
So sit back, put on your bedroom eyes, and discover or rediscover some rock and roll gems from REO Speedwagon!
On this Six-Pack episode, Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, 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, Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods celebrate the life and work of Eddie Money. Eddie Money broke onto the scene in the late 70s, managed by the great Bill Graham. He scored a series of unforgettable hits that have become part of the American rock and roll soundtrack shared by us all – Shakin’,Baby Hold On, Two Tickets to Paradise, Think I’m In Love, Take Me Home Tonight, Walk on Water, I Wanna Go Back, among others. He had a reality show, toured the world, did tons of work for charities large and small, overcame personal demons… and all with a charm and smile that was unique, infectious, and undeniable.
Eddie was taken by cancer earlier this week and so we wanted to pay tribute.
So pack you bags, grab your tickets to paradise, and join us as we honor the Money-Man himself – Eddie Money.
Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods are back with the latest volume in the Soundtrack Six-Pack series. This time out, we’re looking at actors singing. Not just actors playing singers, but when actors actually try to sing. Not singers acting, actors singing. It can be hit or miss, sure, and we cover a few of each in this fun episode. We also have wonderful “actor singing” listener pick from our buddy BJ at Rock and/or Roll.
In Volume Ten, we’re unpacking some classics from Keira Knightly, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Michael J. Fox, Holly Robinson, Justine Bateman, and Mike Myers.
On this Six-Pack episode Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast and music business veteran John Bolsar join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to school him on Simple Minds. In the United States, Simple Minds are largely known for their absolutely perfect 80s pop masterpiece, Don’t You Forget About Me, but that’s not particularly representative of their career or sound or abilities as musicians and songwriters (in fact, they didn’t even write that song.) They’ve been experimental, synth-poppy, big bandy, and much more – mixing in a variety of influences into their work through their four decade’s long career. And we get into all of it with the three picks each that John and Jon are bringing.
So won’t you come see about the synth-pop and sometimes not-synth-pop brilliance of Simple Minds.
On this Six-Pack episode Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast and friend of all podcasts everywhere and future podcaster Andy Schaal join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to take an escapade into the music of Janet Jackson. Break out your key earrings, your 1814 badges, and your bellychains! We’re each bringing two picks from Janet’s career – some hits, some of her lesser known hits, and even a deep cut or two. Some detours into Lyle Lovett, Vanilla Ice, and of course lots of praise for Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This is the test, no struggle no progress… we are part of a Rhythm Nation!
So sit back and discover or rediscover the pop dominance of Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty).