Rock Candy Ep. 98: Eddie Money - Hot Bottoms on Telegraph Avenue
He is a man of charisma and talent that we lost only a few months ago. Eddie Money's music has the ability to bring a listener back to the most stereotypical of 80's proms. But he's much more than a few catchy tunes, he has a fascinating story and is someone who put in the work to get himself the success he had. A fun loving guy who was was more than happy to make friends and be kind to fans, everything led up to his tragic death this past September. Why not grab yourself a bottle of Two Tickets To Paradise from Crooked Stave and Maui Brewing Co to help us celebrate the life of this amazing rocker!
Make it Stop: Lil B - Green Flame with Zach Armentrout
Imma tell you like this whodie, if you're really about that pretty bitch shit, that gutta shit, that fifty, if you're still selling jerry and you know you're doin' numbers, 28 wit' a ladder, still on that FIGARO. If you're wet like wonton soup, if you look like Jesus, if you've got 50,000 bitches on your dick, if you're bitch mob task force all day, real pink bandana shit, KRIS HUMPHRIES.
If you know the BasedGod, you already know what it is. It's time for an episode on Lil B. The king of all memes. The BasedGod. Brandon McCartney. An unstoppably prolific enigma of an MC, Lil B has memed his way into the public spotlight again and again -- whether through his highly effective curses on NBA players, the various public beatings he's taken from fellow rappers, or his provocative album titles like "I'm Gay", Lil B captures the imaginations of the people.
Comedian Zach Armentrout, host of The Mendoza Line comedy show, joins us to discuss Green Flame, one of the eighteen mixtapes that Lil B released in 2012. In typical Lil B fashion it's lo-fi, dashed off, with seemingly no thought put into it, and yet somehow, someway, Mike is all about it. Listen as Zach and Heather try to reason with him to no avail.
History in Five Songs 24: Rick Rubin When It Mattered
Martin tells us of the history of Producer Rick Rubin When It Mattered in these five songs:
Slayer – “Postmortem”
The Cult – “King Contrary Man”
Masters of Reality – “The Candy Song"
Trouble – “The Wolf”
Danzig – “Snakes of Christ”
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Deeper Digs in Rock: Iconic Rock Photographer Bob Gruen
The Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs back into the visual arts with iconic rock n roll photographer Bob Gruen!
Bob is one of the most famous rock-and-roll photographers of all time. For almost 50 years his images have appeared worldwide in every form—from T-shirts to postage stamps. He is the author of John Lennon: The New York Years, Rock Seen, and New York Dolls. He lives in New York City.
It’s been 25 years since the breakthrough album Dookie put punk rock pioneers Green Day on the musical map, and renowned photographer Bob Gruen has been taking photos of the band ever since. Green Day includes behind-the-scenes photos as well as concert images from their international tours, many of which are previously unpublished—along with photographs from their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2015 and in the recording studio. The book has the full support of the band, with quotes and commentary from Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool, and Mike Dirnt throughout
No Filler: Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
This week we're digging up an old episode that we recorded over 2 years ago that we never ended up posting. We tackle our favorite Steely Dan album Pretzel Logic, from 1974. This was the band's final release as a proper five-piece before Walter Becker and Donald Fagen posted up shop in the studio, recording all future albums with a constantly revolving cast of studio musicians. Pretzel Logic varies widely in style from track to track, and showcases what each of the five members brought to the table, and what made Steely Dan such a powerhouse in their genre-bending jazz rock stylings. To this day, the song "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" from Pretzel is the band's most successful single, over 40 years later.
Night By Night
Through With Buzz
With A Gun
Marvin Gaye - One More Heartache