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Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories exists to discuss (and maybe set straight) the rumor, innuendo and hidden details that surround some of your favorite bands and songs.

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Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories exists to discuss (and maybe set straight) the rumor, innuendo and hidden details that surround some of your favorite bands and songs.

    Episode 64 – Rick Astley vs the internet

    Episode 64 – Rick Astley vs the internet

    The guys get the context around the weird cocktail of pop music, internet trolling and goofball humor known as "Rickrolling" and examine the frustrating and short career of the man at the center of it all.

     

    SHOW NOTES

    Songs used in this episode: "Never Gonna Give You Up" version by Rick Astley and a version by The Animal in Me; "Touch Me" by Samantha Fox, "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Astley

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-02-28-ca-154-story.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock_Aitken_Waterman

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania:_The_Album

    https://qz.com/994372/manuel-noriegas-capture-in-panama-kicked-off-a-new-era-of-sound-as-psychological-warfare/

    http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1894410_1893837_1894180,00.html

    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/duckroll

    Moot interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyaceYHrC2g

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan

    https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/an-oral-history-of-rickrolling

    "I did the first Rickroll" video: https://youtu.be/tmVadY7vX1I

    Rick Rickrolls the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: https://youtu.be/wL-hNMJvcyI

    Rick’s Moot tribute: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1894410_1893837_1894180,00.html

    • 52 min
    Episode 63 – Pearl Jam vs Ticketmaster

    Episode 63 – Pearl Jam vs Ticketmaster

    Brian and Murdock remember that time Eddie Vedder and crew tried to fight for fair ticket prices, cheap merch and music for the people - and lost miserably.

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    SHOW NOTES:

    Songs played in this episode: Mr Blue Sky by ELO, Dissident by Pearl Jam, Alive by Pearl Jam

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticketmaster

    https://www.ticketmaster.com/about/our-history.html

    https://www.argusleader.com/story/scotthudson/2015/03/08/how-ticket-sales-worked-before-the-internet/24619097/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ticketron

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Jam

    February 1991 Mookie Blaylock performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pi8jjMsUYc

    August 1991 Pearl Jam performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKFzoSWKnzg

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/pearl-jam-ticketmaster-1995-boycott-booking-fees-gigs-ticket-prices-a8989516.html

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-07-06-fi-20602-story.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Philips

    MTV News report with Tabitha Soren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR8Uook5Cq0

     

    • 58 min
    Episode 62 – Men at Work vs the kookaburra

    Episode 62 – Men at Work vs the kookaburra

    The guys go "Down Under" for one of the most irritatingly asinine copyright claims to infect pop music - especially since it took almost 30 years to become a court case.

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    SHOW NOTES:

    Songs used in this episode: Down Under by Men at Work; Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree by Play School

    Patent troll definition: https://www.eff.org/issues/resources-patent-troll-victims

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_at_Work

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_Under_(song)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kookaburra

    Hear a Kookaburra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA0-YAoo9Q

    https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/sinclair-marion-15924

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spicks_and_Specks_(TV_series)

    https://www.warrenfahey.com.au/larrikin-records-and-larrikin-music-founder-speaks-out/

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity-interviews/45million-kookaburra-scots-rocker-reveals-8624295

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Birthday_to_You

    Holiday songs NOT in public domain: https://support.cdbaby.com/hc/en-us/articles/218000403-Holiday-songs-that-are-and-are-not-in-the-Public-Domain

    Colin Hay explaining the case in 2012 on stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj1OTollUAk&t=0s

    • 56 min
    Episode 61 – Rock n Roll vs the National Anthem

    Episode 61 – Rock n Roll vs the National Anthem

    Brian busts the belief that Jimi Hendrix started it all when it comes to repurposing "The Star Spangled Banner." He reveals the backstory to the baseball game performance that first put musical protest on the map.

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    SHOW NOTES:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Feliciano

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/jose-feliciano-talks-acoustic-guitars-and-a-lifetime-of-making-music-567096

    John Gilliland’s Pop Chronicles interviews: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1692141/m1/#track/2

    “Everybody Do the Click” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T0sRXlHlz4

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Chronicles

    https://www.pollstar.com/article/celebrating-hispanic-live-history-jos-feliciano-revolutionizes-the-national-anthem-148822

    https://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2019/04/12/jose-feliciano-susan-tigers-world-series

    Video of the 1968 World Series performance: https://youtu.be/aQkY2UFBUb4

    https://people.com/music/controversial-national-anthem-performances/

    Marlins will Soar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fof40yqaW1U

    • 40 min
    Episode 60 – Vanilla Ice vs Suge Knight

    Episode 60 – Vanilla Ice vs Suge Knight

    Brian breaks down the tale of that time Vanilla Ice got hung over a balcony and threatened with his life... maybe.

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    SHOW NOTES:

    Songs used in this episode: Ice Ice Baby and Scars by Vanilla Ice.

    Oral history of the balcony incident: https://www.laweekly.com/did-suge-knight-really-dangle-vanilla-ice-off-of-a-balcony/

    https://www.stasheverything.com/news/truth-behind-vanilla-ice-suge-knight-incident-revealed/

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-popular-and-jazz-biographies/vanilla-ice

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_Ice

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suge_Knight

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Ice_Baby

    2016 Facebook interview with Marion Johnson: https://www.facebook.com/1134528640000637/posts/marion-chocolate-johnsonshout-out-2-bowdencstyle-bomb1stcomwho-is-mista-choc-mis/1149451665175001/

    Infamous “Not the same bassline” quote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-1_9-z9rbY

    That’s My Boy clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-ea8diZ5M8

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool_as_Ice

    https://www.essence.com/entertainment/surviving-compton-michelle-dr-dre-suge-knight-things-to-know/

    • 51 min
    Episode 59 – Steve Perry vs fame

    Episode 59 – Steve Perry vs fame

    Inspired by a photo, Brian and Murdock dig to discover what caused Steve Perry to walk away from a monumental career - and the relationships that eventually brought him back.

    This episode is brought to you in part by Misen.

     

    SHOW NOTES:

    Songs used in this episode: Journey - “Stone in Love”, Journey – “1990’s Theme”, Bad English – “When I See You Smile,” Journey – “When You Love a Woman”

    The grilling photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nubbytwiglet/3670374986

    https://www.iheart.com/content/2018-08-15-steve-perry-explains-why-he-disappeared-after-leaving-journey/

    “1990’s Theme”: https://youtu.be/NxztxglUxK4

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Perry

    http://www.mtv.com/news/1562298/journey-singer-insisted-on-knowing-sopranos-finale-before-allowing-song-use/

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/dont-stop-believin-sopranos/

    http://www.mtv.com/news/1562182/sopranos-is-latest-to-keep-the-faith-in-journeys-dont-stop-believin/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eels_(band)

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/arts/music/steve-perry-journey-traces-interview.html

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/steve-perry-eels-influence/

    https://www.amazon.com/Eels-Blinking-Lights-Other-Revelations/dp/1849385963/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9780857127471&linkCode=qs&qid=1631529259&s=books&sr=1-1

    Patty Jenkins filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0420941/

    The 2014 St Paul performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip4F9fGHZ00

     

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Wardster25 ,

Fun show

The only thing keeping this from 5 stars is how often the guys get way off subject. It’s a fun show. If you’re a huge music fan you aren’t learning anything new. This is a good time show with funny hosts. I enjoy it.

Jonesy McGillicutty ,

Fun Music History Show

I dig it fellas. Was looking for something just like this. Way to come through. The guys have great voices and provide interesting commentary. Keep em coming.

sdakota528 ,

George Jones

Sounds like they are eating during the show. Background noises so distracting.

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