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    #032 Ringo Starr (The Beatles) interview from 1992

    #032 Ringo Starr (The Beatles) interview from 1992

    In this episode, we’re celebrating the 80th birthday of Ringo Starr by playing Marc’s interview with the Beatles’ drummer from 1992. At the time of this interview, Ringo was 52 and was on tour with his All-Starr Band. Back in those days, Ringo would do five-minute interviews, so this conversation is much shorter than normal. So let’s skip our normal preamble and get right to the interview.
     
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    • 7 min
    #031 Robby Krieger (The Doors) interview from 1991.

    #031 Robby Krieger (The Doors) interview from 1991.

    In the interview, Krieger talks about:
    - Going all-instrumental without Jim Morrison
    -What he thought about Oliver Stone’s movie “The Doors”
    - Why keyboardist Ray Manzarek wanted nothing to do with the film
    - The truth about The Doors
    - What it was like making records after Morrison died
    - Whether he feels the Doors have come to symbolize the ’60s
    - How the music of today compares with the music of the ’60s
    - How Jim Morrison should be remembered


    In this episode, we have The Doors’ guitarist, Robby Krieger. At the time of this interview in 1991, Krieger was 45 years old and was promoting his own band, The Robby Krieger Band. In the interview, Krieger talks about his thoughts on Oliver Stone’s movie “The Doors,” why Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek wanted nothing to do with the film, and how thinks Jim Morrison should be remembered.
     
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    • 16 min
    #030 Ray Manzarek (The Doors) interview from 1998

    #030 Ray Manzarek (The Doors) interview from 1998

    In the interview, Manzarek talks about:
    - The death of Jim Morrison
    - Whether he feels that he lives in Morrison’s shadow
    - Whether Morrison is in heaven or hell
    - Whether Iggy Pop was considered to replace Morrison
    - The early days of touring with the Doors
    - How he wants to inform the youth about the ‘60s
    - His belief in an ancient Egyptian religion
    - His thoughts on The Who
    - Whether it was difficult playing bass parts on the keyboard
    - His feelings about Oliver Stone’s movie about the Doors
    - If it’s better to burn out or to rust
    - His dislike of David Crosby
    - His connection to The Knack
     
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    #029 Tracy Morgan Interview from 2007

    #029 Tracy Morgan Interview from 2007

    In the interview, Morgan talks about:
    - His new movie with Ice Cube
    - If Tracy Jordan and Tracy Morgan are the same person
    - The dynamics of 30 Rock
    - Whether he was happy with the 30 Rock episode where Jordan was shown to be illiterate
    - His famous family members
    - Working with white writers
    - If he feels stereotyped
    In this episode, we have Emmy-nominated comedian Tracy Morgan. At the time of this interview in 2007, Morgan was 39 years old and was promoting the TV show 30 Rock and his upcoming movie "First Sunday." In the interview, Morgan talks about the dynamics of 30 Rock, working with white writers, how Tracy Jordan and Tracy Morgan are two different people, and his famous family members.
     
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    #028 Peter Buck (R.E.M.) 1989

    #028 Peter Buck (R.E.M.) 1989

    In the interview, Buck talks about:
    - Is REM commercial or inaccessible
    - If the album Green is supposed to be uplifting
    - Why he is angrier than ever
    - His love for Lou Reed
    - The misunderstanding of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”
    - The trappings of success
    - The early days in REM
    - State of radio at the time
    - How REM picks where to record
    - Why Athens, Georgia, was a hotbed for bands at the time
    - Paying cash for a new Jeep


    In this episode, we have REM guitarist Peter Buck. At the time of this interview in 1989, Buck was 33 years old and was starting to tour for the band’s sixth album, “Green.” In the interview, Buck talks about the early days of REM, his love for Lou Reed, the trappings of success, and whether REM’s music is commercial or inaccessible.
     
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    • 33 min
    #027 Keith Emerson (Emerson/Lake/Palmer) 1992

    #027 Keith Emerson (Emerson/Lake/Palmer) 1992

    - In the interview Emerson talks about:
    - How technology has changed the way he plays
    - If it felt right getting back together with ELP
    - How the reunion came to be
    - Why he thinks he was overlooked as a solo artist
    - The stigma attached to keyboardist
    - How ELP pioneered the classical rock movement
    - If he felt competitive with other contemporary keyboardists
    - How he felt that ELP was not a rock band
    - How ELP came to play Pictures at an Exhibition
    - His thoughts on rap music


    In this episode, we have arguably the best keyboardist in rock music history, Keith Emerson. At the time of this interview in 1992, Emerson was 48 years old and was embarking on a reunion tour with his old bandmates, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. In the interview, Keith talks about how Emerson, Lake, and Palmer came to play Pictures at an Exhibition, the stigma of being a keyboardist, and his belief that ELP was not a rock band.
     
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    • 21 min

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