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From time to time, I will populate the main feed with a Patreon episode that's at least a year old so casual listeners might get a taste of all the extra scholarship that does occur, but lands nowhere near a published episode: Original description for this episode: Shaboom! Two hours of hotness for you today in the wake of my recent 3-parter on The…
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Today we finish up Ritchie's story with some more background on the filmmaker and the movie I've come to love even more and apparently get goddamn defensive about. Reviewing the legacy of the film via a look back with Valdez and Lou Diamond Phillips TV Tropes about "La Bamba!" My takeaways about the making of the film in 3 parts A look back at Luis…
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From time to time, I will populate the main feed with a Patreon episode that's at least a year old so casual listeners might get a taste of all the extra scholarship that does occur, but lands nowhere near a published episode: Today: A return to Tosches! Checking in on the state of the Stones as they prep for a return to American crowds in '69. And…
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From time to time, I will populate the main feed with a Patreon episode that's at least a year old so casual listeners might get a taste of all the extra scholarship that does occur, but lands nowhere near a published episode: Today we have: Ed Ward, Nick Tosches, Christopher Hitchens, a bad Nine Inch Nails biography, 70s DEVO origins, and lots of …
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I don't know how to warn you I might get a little wibbly-bibbly in the wobbles during this one. Verklempt, if you will. Similar to the way I was on the CROW episodes processing the loss of Brandon Lee all over again. Ritchie was clearly a marvel and a unique talent in ways I didn't understand until now. To be a guitar hero and a hit songwriter and …
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I shared a link to this youtube video when it came out, but providing audio now for anyone who would like to listen. It's been a couple months, so I don't feel like this cuts into their Youtube traffic at all. And even if that was the case, I'm unsure as to whether this interview series will even continue now that Glenn himself is no longer with th…
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Hello and get ready for so much Van Halen once again! And Better Off Dead! So much good stuff that could have only happened in the 1980s converging in one place. Along with more 70s Van Halen history too, of course. We'll cover stuff like: Savage Steve Holland's real life experiences that went into his script, and later work in children's cartoons …
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Next episode will feature a deep dive on "Better Off Dead" and conclude the Van Halen saga. But until then, please enjoy: A very well-rounded view of VH history by Eddie Van Halen in 1990 Sammy Hagar's arguably sketchy claims about Van Halen's numbers before and after he joined Eddie producing and promoting a band called "Private Life" who obviousl…
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Well, this was ill-advised, I now think to myself... and now you've got a big ol' buffet to keep going back to for as many trips as you'd like, and I don't know how many of you were expecting Jell-O as well as sushi after your fried green beans. But, whether you listen to it all in sequence or segments, I hope it's valuable to you! Here's a few thi…
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The next episode(s) featuring Floyd, The Dead and Zabriskie Point are mostly done and in final editing stages. I haven't decided whether or not to split it into two releases or keep all 4-5 hrs together yet. I figure if you love Pink Floyd and/or the Grateful Dead then having a healthy attention span is probably not an issue for you. In the meantim…
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It's time to get cranky! I read internet exchanges with a psycho on Reverb.com and a former child star on Instagram as well as quotes from Steve Albini and a section of the recent Megadeth book featuring Dave Mustaine's racist-ass wife. Throughout it all, you will also hear some delightful children's poems to offset the awfulness. Please check the …
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Phil Lesh is the best music writer. Richard Wright may or may not have been incredibly smart for not legally being a member of Pink Floyd from 1980 onward. I agree with Roger Ebert for once. Bear knows a thing or two about sound reenforcement after going mostly deaf in one ear. EMI helps create the first internet conspiracy theories in rock. The De…
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Hey goons! Welcome back to the 2nd part of my Zombie exploration! You'll hear more tales from Jay Yuenger and Sean Yseult about the early years, some guitar geek stuff about Jay's gear, explorations of the characters and themes found in "White Zombie" the film, interviews with White Zombie from the early/mid 90's and a hard-to-find instrumental tra…
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Damn right, I'm doing my "White Zombie" episode just before Halloween! I never had too much of a plan for when I was going to produce this one, because I knew it would be another massive undertaking as well as another "way more history of the band than the movie" situation. If this is your first episode of the show, WELCOME! I want you to know this…
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Sometimes reading autobiographies leads to great (or just mild) disappointment and no great use for a normal episode of the show. In today's case, I refuse to be the only person who is disappointed, nay INCONVENIENCED, by the works of Nikki Sixx, Flea, and Dave Ellefson. None of these sources that I sought out will be usable in conjunction with a f…
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Just in time for the time that it is in your life right now at this moment, here comes part four of the ongoing Van Halen saga with Eddie, Alex, Dave, Sammy, Michael, Noel, Valerie and many others! This episode takes you through: Multiple POVs on the US Festival debacle. Or triumph, depending on your level of optimism Legal wranglings in management…
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The Van Halen Summer continues! One more after this, I think. Maybe. Maybe just one more. In this one we gots: Perspective on the Roth reuinion and Gary Cherone era from manager Ray Danniels A Hit Parader feature from 1984 More thoughts from bassist Michael Anthony A Musician Magazine feature from 1984 on Eddie and Dave An excerpt from David Lee Ro…
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This is one I started more than a year ago, and just didn't want to get anything wrong by rushing to publication too soon. But now I'm ok with the amount of research packed into this episode and can move on to creating #2. Here are a few things you have to look forward to: Richard’s scat-centric pranks on family and neighbors as a child Early abuse…
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The second part of maybe three? Maybe four? Besides me talking through the mid-phase of the DLR era with my friend Eve, and my real time reactions to Cameron Crowe and Art Linson's "The Wild Life", there's alla this action right hyeah: A “death of hard rock” review from 1978 The band hosts Wet T-shirt night at Mitty’s Stories about the making of so…
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Enjoy me tripping over my own research on Dirty Harry at the beginning of this one, folks! Then you can also enjoy the following: Duff decides it's time to bring in Slash and Steven so they can tour the west coast Axl threatens to whip Michael Hutchence's onstage ass while GnR are backstage in 1988 More TV tropes about "The Dead Pool" including me …
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One more GnR episode after this one! Thank you so much for giving a damn about Rock n' Roll. Here's what you have to look forward to in a mere 2.5 hrs of greatness: Slash runs naked through a golf course Duff teaches you to cook Steven goes motorbiking with Tommy Lee Axl is confused, frustrated and pissed off Izzy rules, because he's my favorite Ro…
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Hello friends and welcome to Van Halen time! This episode features 3 intertwining sections: My narration of some hand-picked moments in VH history, my real-time reactions to Cameron Crowe's follow up to "Fast Times..." and a super fun interview conducted by my friend and fellow rocker, Eve Clarke, for an as-yet-unreleased series of videos she's coo…
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XMANSTARTRACK AUDIOBOOKYNESS! Listen to me read a couple hours of Jan Michael Vincent Marty Friedman's Sci-Fi X-over epic! I love the X-Men and wish I liked more Star Trek. So here's me following through on a dumb idea I had a couple yrs ago when Mike Stolklassa of Red Letter Media appeared onscreen pretending to read this paperback masterpiece and…
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Guns n' Roses tour with Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones and more! Then Clint Eastwood's kiddo gets his favorite-est band in the whole wide world to be in his dad's new movie featuring Jim Carrey and Liam Neeson. Also lots of booze and drugs and bikers and strippers! Axl Rose warms up his vocals backstage with a Queensryche song that p…
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New monthly bonus feed here! https://www.patreon.com/rockfilmrock This marks the end of The Crow trilogy...of my shows, not the film trilogy. Much like the Robert Johnson episode, I was shocked to find out how little of full story of this incredibly talented performer's death I had actually known all this time. The Crow stands out from many other s…
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New monthly bonus feed here! https://www.patreon.com/rockfilmrock This episode is dense and detailed as all hell. I say that every few months about a new episode, it's true. But this really ranks up there with my Janis Joplin, Chris Cornell, AC/DC and Doors episodes in the amount of research (see the many references below) and interstitial music ed…
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Here we go! The beginning of The Crow saga I've been working toward for a couple of years. I had big plans to cover more bands from the soundtrack, but after learning what I learned about O'Barr and Reznor's mutual love for Joy Division, I decided to take this route. Please enjoy hearing about: Trent Reznor's Cleveland cover band years, becoming a …
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Who wants to chat about animation, new wave, and early 80s heavy metal? This episode is wild by any of my usual standards. The topics veer all over the place and the music is wackier than normal. Hope you like it! This one covers the making of Heavy Metal, the amalgamation of many different animation studios all working overtime to complete their d…
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It's an ACE episode! And a TV episode! Such a cheap cop out for a show with "film" in the title, I know. But you love it when I subvert your expectations, don't you? This one dips heavily into Ace's account of important moments in KISStory and then permutationalizes into a commentary track for an old Quantum Leap episode. I hope you can enjoy both,…
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Hunter S. Thompson, Lester Bangs, Legs McNeil, Nick Tosches, Rex Weiner, and because I'm feeling sassy as hell, Michael O'Donoghue. Yep, this is a purely selfish and HUGELY self-indulgent episode where I read you things that recently made my heart swoon. Things I love for the pure energy of the language used, but that I can't graft onto any one ban…
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No idea who this is for, other than people like us who HAD to watch the Brett Michaels movie as soon as we found out about it. I start the episode with some older interviews just so that the Bret fans will have something of value to listen to before the rest of the episode slides into 2 hours of loud befuddlement on the part of myself, Dan, Brian, …
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Welcome back! Thank you for patiently waiting for this 2nd part of the "I watched 3 Hank Williams movies in one weekend though ironically its taking me more than 3 months to release the series" trilogy. I cover lots of stuff you don't normally hear about in Hank Sr retrospectives and documentaries, so even if you've seen a few, you might still lear…
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This is an episode I'm as proud of as I could ever be. I had the joy of covering the Misfits turbulent times in the 70s, 80s, and 90s with all the innocent fun + mean-spirited legal chicanery I could unearth. This will include yarns about WCW, Static Age, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the creation of Legacy of Brutality, The Box Set, and Jerry and …
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So happy I get to revisit MISFITS once again! But I'm also amazed and a little bit unhappy it took me a full year to do it. I've covered two films - just my basic rundown & first impressions. And my ruling on whether you should look them up or not, instead of details about the makings of. Because there isn't much documentation I could easily find. …
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Hank Williams Sr. is not only crucial to the development of Country and Western music, I'd go as far as to say he's an influence on the development of the culture of the the Western World - as in multiple continents. But more importantly for us, Rock n' Roll would certainly not be as rich in rhythm, poetry and plaintive cries from the wounded human…
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Back with you soon, starting a Hank Williams series, and then getting our Halloween festivities on with MISFITS pt 2 (finally!) https://www.podscure.com/psep067/ for the original source of today's audio and to subscribe to the Podscure universe https://www.bonfire.com/store/justtheworstshirtsever/ for my shirts National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:…
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No not the sequel. That film, like "Godfather 3" is just something you heard of and may foolishly think you remember, but never actually happened. This is just the second part of my series on this wonderful film that is mighty beloved to me. Settle in and prep yourself for more readings from Bruce Springsteen interviews & the P.F. Kluge novel, my a…
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This one is truly, truly, truly outrageous like fer SHUR! 2nd warning in a row that you will hear a bonanza of F-Bombs from yours truly on this one. You'll get lots of the usual side trips into various major events of the life of the band in question along with reviews/history of Satisfaction, Valley Girl and Jem & The Holograms (the show, not the …
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Warning: Tons of F-Bombs from your host in this one. Julie Roberts & Justine Bateman portrayed members of band managed by Liam Neeson, along with Britta Phillips at the tail end of her tenure as the lead vocalist of TV's "Jem & The Holograms" (which I think merits its own episode, soon). Meanwhile, the Go-Go's get together in the late 70s L.A. punk…
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Hoo boy! This one has it all, folks. More tales from the early tours, the move from Sun records to RCA, the first appearances in Vegas and Hollywood, Priscilla Presley Bingo, Penn and Teller, multiple head traumas and multiple overdoses, not to mention a whole load of douchebag journalists straight up telling Elvis he sucks and that American teenag…
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This round will contain less info about the film, and has no mentions of Robert Goulet, I promise. But it IS all about the usual things you discuss when it comes to THE KING. Stuff you just can't avoid when bringing up Elvis Aron Presley: Bloom County, Charles Bronson, 'lectric guitar pickups, Corey Feldman, Johnny Cash, electro shock therapy, 16 y…
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Jackie, Brian, Dan and I are back to carry you on thru the end of "Metal Lords" like the ferryman over the river Styx (not the band). Arrive with coins over your eyes and be prepared for more Thrash Metal history, more jokes and hijinks with the gang and be prepared to learn the magical connection between this movie, Game of Thrones and Stephen Kin…
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It's a bizness casual episode! Dan, Brian, Jackie and I watch this delightful coming of age drama together and geek out over metal minutiae. There's a decent amount of pausing the show to yell about things, which will continue in the next installment(s) I'm sure. Choose your way of supporting the show for no money or for maybe some money(shirts, do…
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Hot on the heels of Halloween, John Carpenter lovingly crafted this tribute to The King and established his long-term friendship with Kurt Russell. Let's talk about Scotty Moore, Robert Goulet, Merle Kilgore, Lester Bangs, Public Enemy, Living Colour, Sam Phillips, Dick Clark and oh yes, ELVIS ARON PRESLEY. To me, yes he is The King. But so are LIt…
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This movie is very special to me and so are the songs on the soundtrack. I hope you like this episode, much of it recorded months ago. There will be at least one or two more coming soon. It's funny, because my original intent was to publish a multi-hour episode on "Eddie &..." with a brief mention of "Streets of Fire" at the end, since Michael Pare…
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Building on the last episode and doubling down on the dosage! If you already listened to part 1, you know what you're in for. Choose your way of supporting the show for no money or for maybe some money: https://linktr.ee/justtheworstever References and links: https://archive.org/details/ForgetIt71982 Neverland Dance of the Vampires Jim Steinman Pan…
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