11 episodes

He has but one name, Kosh, but he is one of the most celebrated and influential album-cover artists EVER. Chances are you already own several pieces of art created by Kosh. Kosh is from Los Angeles by way of London. He’s got hundreds of album covers to his credit, and if Kosh didn’t do that cover, well...not to worry, he knows who did, and he’ll introduce you.

And by the way: If you are a student of the visual arts, or just somebody who appreciates them, you can pick up a lot from listening to Art of Rock. Great, great storytelling, it’s candid, sometimes a little raunchy. Kosh was right there for a lot of Rock history, and he’ll tell you about ALL of it.

Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends Kosh

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He has but one name, Kosh, but he is one of the most celebrated and influential album-cover artists EVER. Chances are you already own several pieces of art created by Kosh. Kosh is from Los Angeles by way of London. He’s got hundreds of album covers to his credit, and if Kosh didn’t do that cover, well...not to worry, he knows who did, and he’ll introduce you.

And by the way: If you are a student of the visual arts, or just somebody who appreciates them, you can pick up a lot from listening to Art of Rock. Great, great storytelling, it’s candid, sometimes a little raunchy. Kosh was right there for a lot of Rock history, and he’ll tell you about ALL of it.

    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 11: Neal Preston

    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 11: Neal Preston

    Kosh sits down with Neal Preston, who is considered the greatest rock photographer alive today. His career spans over 4 decades and his archive is one of the music industry’s largest and most significant photo collections. He has worked extensively with almost everyone in rock music, including Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac and many more.
    Neal's behind the scene stories of Rock and Roll are as riveting, as they are charming.
    His most recent Book "Exhilarated and Exhausted" is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his 50 year career. Produced in collaboration with Preston, this book marks the first time he has allowed unrestricted access to his legendary archive, which is considered one of the music industry’s most significant and extensive photo collections.
    You'll find all the latest news about Neal Preston at: www.prestonpictures.com

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 10: Peter Doell

    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 10: Peter Doell

    Kosh sits down with studio mate (their individual studios are literally next to each other) and legendary Mastering engineer Peter Doell!
    Renowned engineer Peter Doell’s experience spans a wide spectrum of musical genres, and includes an incredible variety of top artists, scoring hits for both indie and major label projects.  Kosh and Peter discuss three giants in particular he worked with, Miles Davis, Tom Dowd and Frank Sinatra.
    From Grammy-winning jazz, pop & rock albums, classical records, Oscar-nominated film scores and soundtracks, Emmy winning TV themes, video games, Super Bowl commercials and more… Peter has experience engineering, mastering, and creating music that reaches the heart, and moves the audience.
    Count on Peter to consistently deliver the best mastering and musical recordings possible. After stints at Capitol Recording Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Universal Mastering, Pete is currently available for top-quality mastering projects through AfterMaster Audio Labs, in Hollywood, California.
    Learn more about Peter Doell here

    • 58 min
    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 09: Glen Wexler

    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 09: Glen Wexler

    Kosh is back with new friend, photographer extraordinaire Glen Wexler!
    Glen Wexler was one of the first artists to use digital imaging technology as a tool in the creative process. His career began by designing album covers for clients like Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, and KISS, and continues with an international client base ranging from Microsoft and Pfizer to Warner Bros. Pictures and Time magazine.
    He has a new book out on on Dark Springs Press called “The 80’s Portrait Sessions” featuring stunning black and white photographs of such artists as Bob Weir, David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Michael Schenker, Dale Bozzio, Kiss, Michael Jackson as well as other musicians, actors and models.
    Listen as Kosh and Glen get to know each other and have a mutual appreciation session from two legendary rock n roll artists.
    https://glenwexlerstudio.com/
    https://www.darkspringpress.com/purchase/glen-wexler-the-80s-portrait-sessions

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 08: 'Vice' with Director Adam McKay

    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 08: 'Vice' with Director Adam McKay

    Continuing with our Holidays celebration, this edition of Art of Rock, our host Kosh brings into Aftermaster studio his dear friend director, comedian and actor and Academy Award winning writer, Adam McKay.
    Adam has a new film out today called “Vice”. The story of Dick Cheney (played by Christian Bale), an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
    In 2016 Adam won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Big Short. He is founder of the comedy website and production company Funny or Die. He is a founding member of the Upright Citizen Brigade comedy troupe and spent six years on the writing staff of Saturday Night Live from 1995-2001. He has written and/or directed many features including Anchorman, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, The Other Guys (all with frequent collaborator Will Ferrell) and most recently The Big Short and now Vice.
    Today Kosh and Adam spend most of the hour talking music of course and how Adam uses this to great effect in his films. Enjoy a Christmas snack and take a listen as these two old friends break it down. Then go out and see Adam’s most recent film or settle in with a yule log for some old time Netflix fare by him and his friends.
    VICE - https://www.vice.movie

    Adam McKay on Twitter @ghostpanther
    Kosh - https://www.koshdesign.com

    • 55 min
    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 07: Family

    Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends 07: Family

    It is a special English Happy Christmas edition for Kosh and Friends because our host invites his son, John Kosh Jr. and grandson Atticus, into the studio to reminisce about family, the holidays and mostly about Kosh Jr. being on sets while rock n roll stars like the Eagles, Don Henley, James Taylor, and more babysit! It's a warm and thoughtful hour that is intended to remind everyone what the holidays are really about and that is family.
    Enjoy, put a yule log on the fire, bake some Christmas pie, roast a few chestnuts and listen as we get a taste of English Christmas.
    https://www.koshdesign.com
    https://www.oxfamamerica.org

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP 06 - Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends: Lenise Bent

    EP 06 - Art of Rock with Kosh & Friends: Lenise Bent

    Episode 6 is a deep dig with the pioneering engineer and producer Lenise Bent.
    Lenise comes form a family in love with music. She was one of very few women in the technical field of audio engineering in the 1970's. First hired at L.A.'s Village Recorders, along with three other women, by Spam scion, George A. (Geordie) Hormell II, who thought women would make superior engineers, Lenise is the sole survivor from that initial hire. She has had a long career in both music and film.
    She bagan at Village Recorders climbing up the ladder of responsibilities and then her first legendary record she worked on was the seminal Steely Dan album 'Aja' and things just snowballed from there. Throughout the late 70's and 80's she worked on albums by Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, Blondie and many more.
    In the 90's her career took a different turn as she went into film and television audio post production for Disney, Dreamwork and many other studio sound departments.
    Now she does it all, music and movies! Engineering and producing! She also is very involved in helping other women make an impact in the business by supporting the Women in Music and SoundGirls organizations. She also has been an active board member and educator at the Audio Engineering Society and is very passionate about audio restoration and preservation.
    More on Lenise here:
    https://www.facebook.com/lenise.bent
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0072710

    • 1 hr 46 min

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