Ryan Rainbro, star of stage & screen, is joined by a friend to discuss one album in the history of RoadRunner Records chronologically. Find out how your favorite classics or unknown gems fit in the label's canon or informs music today!
Black Train Jack - No Reward (1993) [w/ Rob Vitale of Black Train Jack]
A special bonus episode outside tha Meep Meep canon with Black Train Jack's '93 Roadrunner debut "No Reward"!
Vocalist Rob Vitale lets us know how we got here and sets tha foundation of what was to come with "You're Not Alone" which is covered in a previous episode!
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Shelter - MANTRA (1995) [w/ Porcell of Shelter]
We continue on into '95 with an absolute corker and a personal favorite:
Shelter's Roadrunner debut - MANTRA.
John Porcell takes us through the process of recording this album with Tom Soares at the helm while Adam Blake (H2O) gives us a unique look into the life of a young man crossing over into a whole new world in more ways than one to play in a band bubbling at the surface of superstardom.
Howie Abrams, former A&R at RR also gives us a little inside look at how the band even arrived onto the label as well as the expected wealth of knowledge you should expect from this king of New York.
COYOTE CORNER: Branden Morgan of Misery Signals, one of the best drummers in music today or yesterday, tells us about the influence Demanufacture's mechanical double bass had on him. Shelter also comes up...
Fear Factory - Demanufacture (1995) [w/ Dino Cazares of Fear Factory]
Become meepsensitized by the values of life as we get two key players in the making of one of the most important records of the last 25 years - Fear Factory's Demanufacture.
Rhys Fulber explains how it came to be that he was involved with the project and ultimately given the wheel for it while Dino Cazares explains how his guitar tone was shaped, the cast of characters that he meets along the way to this masterpiece, and the story behind Dave McKean's artwork.
Plus exclusive details on the new anniversary repressing of Demanufacture by Run Out Groove Vinyl!!!
Judgement Day is here and you can't afford to miss this episode!
Lazy - Some Assembly Required (1994) [w/ Steve & Meghan of Lazy]
Lazy from Cincinnati, OH were like...I dunno maybe what tha B-52's making a pop-punk album would be.
That description of a band put two records out on Roadrunner including 1994's "Some Assembly Required" which I talk with Steve (guitar) and Meghan (drums) about making this album and their time on tha big bird.
COYOTE CORNER: Chris from Internal Bleeding and I nerd out about CD singles, backyard wrestling, and Front Line Assembly's "Millennium"
The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls (2004) [w/ Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls]
The first ever BONUS EPISODE of Meep Meep has arrived.
In celebration of the Dresden Dolls 20th anniversary on Halloween on 2020, we're looking back on their 2004 self-titled Roadrunner debut with none other than one half of the juggling duo, Brian Viglione.
Brian tells us about the early stages of the band, standing up for important nuances of their legacy, and being a piano-and-drum duo on a label full of guitars-and-breakdowns.
Front Line Assembly - Millennium (1994) [w/ Rhys Fulber of Front Line Assembly]
Rhys Fulber, a mainstay of Roadrunner canon and an icon of my CD player, joins me to talk about Front Line Assembly and their landmark 1994 album "Millennium."
This was a bold new direction for the duo as they went from traditional electronic music to a more industrial metal sound they'd help pioneer. You'll hear about how that idea came about, working with Devin Townsend on the record, their front line assemblance into the Roadrunner family, and the beginnings of the relationship with Fear Factory! Plus a few other news and notes, some never before heard!
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Great questions, great interviews...I love the stories behind the recording process. Keep it up! Especially the ones about industrial bands!