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Join host Eric Senich for deep dive discussions of the greatest artists, albums and songs in rock history with the authors who've written all about them!

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    Episode 83 | "MusicQuake: The Most Disruptive Moments in Music"/Robert Dimery

    Episode 83 | "MusicQuake: The Most Disruptive Moments in Music"/Robert Dimery

    Discover music that dared to be different, risked reputations and put careers in jeopardy — causing fascination and intrigue in some and rejection and scorn in others. This is what happens when people take tradition and rip it up.

    “MusicQuake” tells the stories of 50 pivotal albums and performances that shook the world of modern music — chronicling the fascinating tales of their creation, reception, and legacy. Tracing enigmatic composers, risqué performers, and radical songwriters — this book introduces the history of 20th century music in a new light.

    From George Gershwin and John Cage to Os Mutantes and Fela Kuti; from Patti Smith and The Slits to Public Enemy and Missy Elliott — by discussing each entry within the context of its creation, the book will give readers true insight into why each moment was so pivotal and tell the stories surrounding the most exciting music ever produced. Some were shocking, others confusing, beautiful, and surreal; some were scorned on release, others were chart toppers; and yet more inspired entire movements and generations of new musicians.
    These cutting-edge works, which celebrate novelty, technology, and innovation, help define what music is today — acting as prime examples of how powerful songs can be.

    This book is from the Culture Quake series, which looks into iconic moments of culture which truly created paradigm shifts in their respective fields. Also available are “ArtQuake”, “FilmQuake” and “FashionQuake”.

    Robert Dimery is a writer, editor and music expert who has worked on “Tony Wilson's 24 Hour Party People” and “Breaking Into Heaven: The Rise and Fall of the Stone Roses”, plus countless other popular music publications. He was general editor of “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” and “1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die” and has worked for a variety of magazines, including Time Out London and Vogue.

    Purchase a copy of "MusicQuake: The Most Disruptive Moments in Music" through Amazon: www.amazon.com/MusicQuake-Disruptive-Moments-Music-Culture-ebook/dp/B0B7BWLS8Q/


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    Episode 82 | "Beat The Odds In Business & Life"/Sandy Gennaro

    Episode 82 | "Beat The Odds In Business & Life"/Sandy Gennaro

    Sandy Gennaro is a world-class speaker and drummer who has recorded and toured with several globally known artists including Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Monkees, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Montrose, The Pat Travers Band, Mark Farner, Robin Gibb and Benny Mardonis. Sandy plays drums on Benny’s hit single from 1980 - “Into The Night”.

    Along the way, Sandy has learned a thing or two during his fifty years on the world stage. The music industry has cultivated in him a keen sense of business management—leading to this book, which has a collection of strategies, philosophies, and practical solutions to many of the struggles facing companies small and large. Reading this book will prepare everyone (from the CEO right down to front-line employees) to navigate both the obstacles and the victories related to start-up, growth, and sustaining market position. Sandy uses real examples from his storied career with Hall-of-Fame artists to illustrate his lessons. You’ll laugh and learn; he has the heart of a teacher and balances the practical with the didactic. This a must-read book for anyone involved in today’s corporate climate and he’s got some great stories to share from his career in music.

    Purchase a copy of "Beat The Odds In Business & Life" through Amazon : www.amazon.com/Beat-Odds-Business-Sandy-Gennaro-ebook/dp/B0B1Z4LTW3

    Find Sandy Gennaro online at: https://sandygennaro.com

    Watch Sandy Gennaro on drums with Cindi Lauper at the MTV New Year’s Eve Ball (12/31/1983): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr4MYhzvtqk

    Also Read: "Life After Life" by Raymond Moody - https://www.amazon.com/dp/0712602739

    Listen to a playlist of the music discussed in this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5itk4nOvwWoTfbKIgz7iZQ?si=652414ee47644d7d



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 81 | "This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick"/Brian J. Kramp

    Episode 81 | "This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick"/Brian J. Kramp

    "This band has no past" was the first line of the farcical biography printed on the inner sleeve of Cheap Trick’s first album, but the band, of course, did have a past—a past that straddles two very different decades: from the tumult of the sixties to the anticlimax of the seventies, from the British Invasion to the record industry renaissance, with the band’s debut album arriving in 1977, the year vinyl sales peaked.

    “This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick”, featuring a foreword by Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, tells the story of a bar band from the Midwest—the best and weirdest bar band in the Midwest— and how they doggedly pursued a most unlikely career in rock’n’roll. It traces every gnarly limb of the family tree of bands that culminated in Cheap Trick, then details how this unlikely foursome paid their dues—with interest—night after night, slogging it out everywhere from high schools to bars to bowling alleys to fans’ back yards, before signing to Epic Records and releasing two brilliant albums six months apart.

    Drawing on more than eighty original interviews, “This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick” is packed full of new insights and information that fans of the band will devour. How was the Cheap Trick logo created? How did the checkerboard pattern come to be associated with the band? When did Rick Nielsen start wearing a ballcap 24/7? Who caught their mom and dad rolling on the couch? What kind of beer did David Bowie drink? And when might characters like Chuck Berry, Frank Zappa, Don Johnson, Otis Redding, Eddie Munster, Kim Fowley, John Belushi, Jim Belushi, Elvis Presley, Leslie West, Groucho Marx, Robert F. Kennedy, Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, The Coneheads, Tom Petty, Harvey Weinstein, Michael Mann, Linda Blair, Eddie Van Halen, Elvis Costello, Matt Dillon, and Pam Grier turn up? Read “This Band Has No Past” and find out and you may even get an answer to a few of those questions today with our guest Brian J. Kramp.

    I also ask Brian a question that has nothing to do with Cheap Trick or rock and roll, but the paranormal. Here is what his bio says: "Brian J., short for Brian James, hails from Waukesha, where he was raised in two houses, one across the street from a bowling alley, the other haunted. The bowling alley was the Sunset Bowl, where Cheap Trick were ‘discovered’ by Jack Douglas. Douglas also happened to be the name of the ghost: a seven-year-old boy, one of the previous owner's nine children, who fell off the roof of a neighborhood building."

    In the mid-nineties, Brian attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where it seemed like every other person he met had a great Cheap Trick story and was eager to tell it. The band were legendary in that town, icons already, and for Brian, an ardent rock fan and budding record collector, Cheap Trick pressed all the right buttons. Thirty years and thousands of records later, here we are: Brian is now the proud author of this, his first book, about his favorite band.

    Brian has lived in Queens, New York, and Austin, Texas, but now resides near Madison with his wife and daughter. He has been a featured host on the long running podcasts Cheap Talk (a podcast devoted to Cheap Trick) with Ken Mills; and Rock and/or Roll, a part of the Pantheon Podcast Network.

    Purchase a copy of “This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick” through Amazon: www.amazon.com/This-Band-Has-No-Past/dp/1911036874/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=brian+kramp&qid=1662419299&sr=8-2

    Visit Brian J. Kramp's "This Band Has No Past" blog: https://thisbandhasnopast.blogspot.com/

    Listen to Brian's podcast Rock And/Or Roll: a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rock-and-or-roll/id654789361"...

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 80 | "Billy Joel: Every Album, Every Song"/Lisa Torem

    Episode 80 | "Billy Joel: Every Album, Every Song"/Lisa Torem

    ‘In the beginning,’ Billy Joel entertained Long Island locals, with The Hassles and Attila, prior to forging a solo career in 1971. One year later, the singer-songwriter-pianist captivated college students when “Captain Jack” dominated the Philadelphia airwaves. ‘And so, it goes…’ ‘Cold Spring Harbor’ was rife with barrelhouse piano and tear-stained balladry but with ‘Turnstiles’ Joel realized his dream of forming a stellar band. The success of ‘The Stranger’ led to sold-out arenas and ‘52nd Street’ honored the heyday of American jazz, while ‘The Nylon Curtain’ highlighted socio-economic inequities and wartime brotherhood. 1993’s ‘River of Dreams’ fused reggae and world music. Then, in the early 2000’s, his celebration of classical works ushered in a sea change.

    Unquestionably, Billy’s catalogue has thrived, despite constantly changing trends in the music industry. Over a fifty-plus year span, many of his relatable songs have become standards, covered by countless artists. The third best-selling solo artist in the U.S. has continued to attract multi-generational audiences across the planet, so if you’re ‘all in the mood for a melody,’ read on. As part of Sonicbond’s On Track series, “Billy Joel Every Album, Every Song” contains behind-the-scenes stories and an analysis of Joel’s extensive studio recordings, many of which became top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The book also features a foreword by legendary Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto.

    Rock journalist Lisa Torem has written features, profiles and reviews for American and British outlets for over a decade, and has interviewed Ian Anderson, Colin Blunstone, Eric Burdon, Dave Brubeck, Dave Davies, Janis Ian, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sarah McLachlan, Robin Trower, Suzanne Vega, Dweezil Zappa among others. She co-authored “Through the Eye of the Tiger” with Survivor’s Jim Peterik in 2014 and “All That Glitters” with vocalist Ava Cherry in early 2022.

    Purchase a copy of "Billy Joel: Every Album, Every Song" in the UK through Burning Shed: https://burningshed.com/lisa-torem_billy-joel-on-track_book

    Purchase a copy of "Billy Joel: Every Album, Every Song" in the US through Amazon: www.amazon.com/dp/1789521831/


    Listen to a playlist of the music discussed in this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/78ncIeq4uBzxoBwYFeSt40?si=bbe7010b260f486c

    Listen to “Wonder Woman” by Billy Joel’s early band Attila: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWvjb4I8lIY

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    Also from Lisa Torem:
    "Tori Amos: Every Album, Every Song" in the UK through Burning Shed: https://burningshed.com/lisa-torem_tori-amos-on-track_book

    "Tori Amos: Every Album, Every Song" in the US through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tori-Amos-every-album-song/dp/1789521424


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 79 | "Rock On Film: The Movies That Rocked The Big Screen"/Fred Goodman

    Episode 79 | "Rock On Film: The Movies That Rocked The Big Screen"/Fred Goodman

    When the use of Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” turned 1955’s ‘Blackboard Jungle’ into a teen sensation and a box-office smash, it proved the opening shot in a cinematic and cultural revolution. Starting with Elvis Presley and the teensploitation films of the ’50s and ’60s, in “Rock on Film” award-winning author and former Rolling Stone editor Fred Goodman takes readers on a wide-ranging journey through film and pop history. Along the way, he measures the transformative impact of the mid-’60s landmarks ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’ and how they seeded an almost unbelievably broad genre of films made by increasingly ambitious musicians and filmmakers across the past seven decades.

    From the carefree to the complex, the mindless to the mind-bending, rock films have staked out their own turf by simultaneously celebrating innocence and challenging artistic and social conventions. With an insightful round-up of fifty must-see rock films spanning crowd-pleasers, art-house favorites, underground gems, and undisputed classics, “Rock on Film” surveys the nearly seventy-year canon of a genre like no other.

    A series of original interviews with Cameron Crowe, Jim Jarmusch, Penelope Spheeris, Taylor Hackford, and John Waters illuminates how rock has influenced the work of some of the most divergent and thoughtful directors in movie history. Illustrated throughout by more than 150 full-color and black-and-white images, “Rock on Film” brings the history of music in the movies to vivid life.

    Fred Goodman is a former editor at Rolling Stone, whose work has appeared in the New York Times and many other publications. His previous books include the award-winning “The Mansion on the Hill: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce” and “Why Lhasa de Sela Matters”. He lives in New York.

    Purchase a copy of "Rock On Film: The Movies That Rocked The Big Screen" through Running Press/Hachette Books: https://www.runningpress.com/titles/fred-goodman/rock-on-film/9780762478422/


    Listen to a playlist of the music discussed in this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3hwrIK14MYd5x9dDBzle0Y?si=bcae48b608304127



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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 78 | "Phil Collins in the 80s"/Andrew Wild

    Episode 78 | "Phil Collins in the 80s"/Andrew Wild

    Phil Collins was everywhere in the 1980s. He had more top forty singles in the US than any other artist: fourteen as a solo artist and eleven with Genesis, along with two number one solo albums, plus twenty-five solo or group hit singles and eight number one albums in the UK.

    Collins also recorded with a diverse list of artists including Peter Gabriel, John Martyn, Frida, Robert Plant, Mike Oldfield, Marti Webb, Al Di Meola, Adam Ant, Eric Clapton, Phil Bailey, Band Aid, Marilyn Martin, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan and Tears for Fears - another thirty-five albums or singles, many of which were massive global hits.

    He also found time to tour with Robert Plant and Eric Clapton in addition to his extensive concert duties with Genesis and as a solo artist. He also performed at Live Aid - at both concerts. That’s around six hundred live concerts in total between 1980 and 1989. There’s no doubt that the guy had a busy decade.

    Amidst the overwhelming commercial success and ahead of any other career plan, Phil Collins was a musician. His ubiquity between 1980 and 1989 hides ten years of magnificent music, and this book examines Phil’s musical output through these ten tumultuous years.

    Andrew Wild is a writer, music collector and film buff with many books to his name, including recent publications about Queen, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits and Crosby, Stills and Nash and two books on “Eric Clapton: Every Album, Every Song” and his most recent “Eric Clapton Sessions”. His comprehensive study of every song recorded and performed by the Beatles between 1957 and 1970 was published by Sonicbond in 2019.

    Purchase a copy of "Phil Collins in the 80s" in the UK through Burning Shed: https://burningshed.com/andrew-wild_phil-collins-in-the-1980s_book

    Purchase a copy of "Phil Collins in the 80s" in the US through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Phil-Collins-80s-Andrew-Wild/dp/1789521858

    Purchase a copy of "Eric Clapton Sessions" in the UK through Burning Shed: https://burningshed.com/andrew-wild_eric-clapton-sessions_book

    Purchase a copy of "Eric Clapton Sessions" in the US through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eric-Clapton-Sessions-Andrew-Wild/dp/1789521777


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    Listen to a playlist of the music discussed in this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6KywgREfmb5gxExOWbwDCP?si=9fabb2a766584a81



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