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Ugly Things Magazine, the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll read is now a podcast! Hosted by author and music journalist Mike Stax, Ugly Things brings you wild sounds from past dimensions, when rock ‘n’ roll was young, daring, dangerous and vital. Each episode brings you the very best in ’60s beat, garage rock, punk and psychedelic music, featuring interviews and profiles about the era’s most influential and underrated bands and artists, as well as reviews of vinyl and CD reissues, music-related books and films. Passionate, insightful, in-depth coverage of the overlooked music of the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and beyond.

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Ugly Things Magazine, the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll read is now a podcast! Hosted by author and music journalist Mike Stax, Ugly Things brings you wild sounds from past dimensions, when rock ‘n’ roll was young, daring, dangerous and vital. Each episode brings you the very best in ’60s beat, garage rock, punk and psychedelic music, featuring interviews and profiles about the era’s most influential and underrated bands and artists, as well as reviews of vinyl and CD reissues, music-related books and films. Passionate, insightful, in-depth coverage of the overlooked music of the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and beyond.

    MOBY GRAPE II: Don Stevenson & Cam Cobb

    MOBY GRAPE II: Don Stevenson & Cam Cobb

    Don Stevenson of Moby Grape returns for another interview. This time we talk about Moby Grape’s grim times in 1968, and go track-by-track on their wonderful yet overlooked third album, Moby Grape ’69. The band’s biographer, Cam Cobb, joins the conversation.
     
    Cam Cobb's definitive book on the band, "What's Big and Purple and Lives in the Ocean?: The Moby Grape Story", can be found here: http://jawbonepress.com/moby-grape/
    Cam's forthcoming book on Skip Spence: "Weighted Down - The Complicated Life of Skip Spence" https://omnibuspress.com/products/weighted-down-the-complicated-life-of-skip-spence
    For all things Moby Grape, visit the website: https://mobygrape.us/

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    • 1 hr
    The Pretty Things: JOHN STAX INTERVIEW

    The Pretty Things: JOHN STAX INTERVIEW

    In this episode we plunge back into the world of the Pretty Things. Mike Stax interviews bass player and founder member John Stax about the group’s early days along with a track-by-track exploration of their fabulous debut album and wild stories about their days at 13 Chester Street, Belgravia

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Chocolate Watchband: DAVE AGUILAR INTERVIEW

    The Chocolate Watchband: DAVE AGUILAR INTERVIEW

    In this episode Mike Stax talks to the dynamic lead singer of the Chocolate Watchband about the history and legacy of one of the greatest California garage/psych bands of the 1960s.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Pretty Things: DICK TAYLOR INTERVIEW

    The Pretty Things: DICK TAYLOR INTERVIEW

    In the episode Mike Stax interviews Dick Taylor, lead guitarist and founder member of the Pretty Things about their flawlessly brilliant 1965 album Get the Picture? Along with an immersive track by track examination, Dick shares strange and hilarious stories about their experiences in the pulsing epicenter of mid-sixties midnight-to-six London.
     
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    In this episodes bonus content, Dick Taylor talks about producing the first Hawkwind album in 1969.
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    THE RAMONES: Johnny Ramone interview

    THE RAMONES: Johnny Ramone interview

    For this episode we take another trip into the Ugly Things tape archive for a January 1995 interview with Johnny Ramone. Johnny talked to Mike Stax about growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s in Forest Hills, New York, his high school garage band the Tangerine Puppets, and some of the great live shows he saw back then, including the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, the Lovin Spoonful, the Stooges, and his hometown heroes, the Vagrants. And, of course, they talked about the Ramones.

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    In this episodes bonus content we are featuring a copy of Ugly Things Issue No.14 (1995)
    Long out of print, this issue features the Johnny Ramone interview as well as a huge cover story on Crime, pluch much more. Become a Patreon today!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Small Faces: Ian McLagan Interview

    The Small Faces: Ian McLagan Interview

    For this episode we dug back into the Ugly Things tape vaults for an interview with Ian McLagan of the Small Faces recorded in January 2014. Mac chats about his many wild adventures with the Small Faces, recording for Immediate Records, songwriting, teen hysteria, LSD, and more.
    Patreon Bonus: Ian McLagan talks about Booker T Jones

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

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AMAZING

Thanks Mike and crew for everything you do!

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More Ugly Things

Unreal!!! The audio equivalent of the magazine but so much more!!!

PunkRockAaronSD ,

The drone!

I just listened to the first Velvets episode, and the source of the Banana album drone sound traced back to its origins really blew my mind! Kind of like the Stokhausen/ Kraftwerk connection. None of this was born in a vacuum. There’s always something to learn, thanks Mike for the obsession and energy. I love hearing the song clips alongside the interviews, too.

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