Lauren Hoffman was the very first interview on Pods & Sods way back in October of 2013. The full story of her career until that point can be found there, but in this episode Lauren joins Craig for an extremely in depth conversation about the songs and stories surrounding MEGIDDO, her debut album released in 1997 on Virgin.
Moronophonics co-host Ian revels in his life long obsession with Goblin in a chat with Maurizio Guarini following all of the originally released Goblin LPs. Craig helps fill in the gaps for the albums without Maurizio, and KISS even somehow makes it into the conversation. Part two of two.
Moronophonics co-host Ian revels in his life long obsession with Goblin in a chat with Maurizio Guarini following all of the originally released Goblin LPs. Craig helps fill in the gaps for the albums without Maurizio, and KISS even somehow makes it into the conversation. Part one of two.
Get in the car already! You guys are under arrest ’cause you can’t do this: WIKKI WIKKI WIKKI WIKKI! Ben Cenac, known to Galactic Funkers as Cozmo D, joins Craig for a conversation about the birth and history of Newcleus and a track by track review of their 1984 album JAM ON REVENGE – filled with stories about the creation of the songs, changes that were made in the studio and Cozmo’s feelings about those changes nearly 35 years on, “fake Newcleus”, some talk about the gear used on the album and much much more. Stick around after the chat for a listen to “The Computer Age (Is Now)” from the forthcoming album JAM-ON RETURNS. Jammin’ on, Jam-On!
Pods & Sods listeners may have heard the name Tomfoolery. A few years back, Craig Smith traded in his keyboard for a bandana and a podcasting mic, but before that he spent a few years as a member of Tomfoolery, a Bucks County band that gigged around PA/NJ/NY for several years in the early-to-mid 90s. Before giving up on the music scene, Craig put some work in assembling (and performing on) an album that is very near and dear to his heart – 1999’s Prisoner Of The Mind. Joining Craig for the first time in many years is Tomfoolery vocalist and composer Ed Ludwig and drummer Fran Rapposelli for a track by track look at an album that is most important to them all. Hopefully musicians and fans of music in general can enjoy this look, seventeen years on, at not only the album but stories about the relationships that you form when spending years in a band with others – so please join us as we have a few drinks and wax nostalgic about our glory years.
From hotel room demo to a Hollywood masterpiece – we take a look at the track “Someday” by Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses. Joining Craig for a look at this epic track is vocalist Leslie Spencer and guitarist Ryan McKay, who also co-wrote the track. We go through Ryan and Leslie’s musical paths up until the point where they meet, and follow the song from the beginning to its recording at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.