Six-Pack of Stray Cats, Volume One
On this Six-Pack episode, Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us Podcast and friend of the show Kurt Runyon join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to talk Stray Cats. Lee is shot out of a cannon on this one with the Stray Cats being his all-time favorite band – he has his guitar, he has all the trivia anyone would want, he has stories (including the time Slim Jim broke Lee’s personal drum head), and he has off-the-charts enthusiasm!! Kurt gets in a few words edgewise, hehe… this episode is a real blast as we dig into the ultimate rockabilly band!’
So throw on your bowling shirt, slick back your hair and discover or rediscover the rockabilly greatness of Stray Cats!
Six-Pack of Manowar, Volume One
HOLD YOUR HAMMERS HIGH!!
On this Six-Pack episode, Matt Porter from The KISS Room and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to ride the winds of victory into Valhalla and discuss the music and Conan-like pageantry of Manowar. From loin clothes to tales of Thor and battles and triumphs, Manowar is certainly a unique band. Their musicianship is aggressive, smart, and solidly beyond reproach, their image and lyrical content is definitely testosterone-laden and fantasy based. Should they be winking with some of their songs a la Spinal Tap? Is it all kayfabe?? What do they think of the “metal” posers of their day?!? We discuss all of this and much more. But moreover, we play six fun and fist-pumping songs from this pioneering band in the power-metal, fantasy-metal genre!
So grab your broadsword, let the arrows fly, and ride with us into glory as we have some fun with a Six-Pack of Manowar!
IMMEDIATE FAMILY WEEK!
Steve Postell Picks The Essential David Crosby (and James, Joni, and Jackson)
Steve Postell shares his essential David Crosby songs and more. Actually we start with James Taylor, then move onto Joni Mitchell, then Jackson Browne, and finally David Crosby. Through this chronological journey in song, Steve paints the vivid and emotional picture of how he first discovered and “became a fan” of his Immediate Family brothers. From a young musician reading the names of Danny, Russ, Leland, and Waddy in liner notes, to watching them live on stage with both James Taylor and Jackson Browne, Steve felt a strong kinship with these guys long before they ever met. He shares that story and it’s really wonderful.. he talks about each of the Immediate Family members one by one, what he admires, how they connected, and how they connect musically and as friends. It’s a tremendous way to celebrate the band, their legacy, and their future together. An absolutely amazing way to wrap up the arc of Immediate Family Week!
Long-time friends and musical collaborators Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Waddy Wachtel, Steve Postell, and Leland Sklar have come together to form The Immediate Family. Tune in this week on Pods & Sods as they each share memories of their careers, pick the essential songs from some of their favorite colleagues, talk about their new album, and much more!