This episode’s guest is guitarist / vocalist Ray Carlisle aka (Ray Bottlerocket) from Wyoming punk rockers, Teenage Bottlerocket. While the band were in Melbourne, Ray and myself sat down to chat about all things punk rock including records, venues, tour stories, recording at the Blasting Room and heaps more! It’s a fun time and it was awesome to see them in Australia again. They have a new album out of punk rock covers which is talked about here and you should probably buy it cos it’s great. You can listen to this episode right now by clicking HERE.  Also, if you like what you hear, why not subscribe over there on the left side of the page. Thanks for listening!

 

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In keeping with my attempt at interviewing every single band that I grew up listening to, this episode’s special guest is singer / songwriter Phil Rose, most known for being the vocalist of legendary Australian acts such as Nursery Crimes, Shreen, Sodaracer, Terrorise and Slush Puppies. And when he isn’t fronting his own bands he’s busy co-writing some of Bodyjar‘s biggest hits. We talk all about his career in music, his approach to songwriting, working with legends, playing with legends, and the thrill of seeing songs you have written and contributed to go on to score a gold record. It’s a pretty awesome chat and I hope you all love it. You can listen in right now by clicking on THIS LINK. If you like what you hear, feel free to subscribe by the link on the left side of the page and delve into the archives to see all of our interviews.

You will hear the following tunes which Phil has co-written:
NURSERY CRIMES – All Torn Up Inside
NURSERY CRIMES – Get-Up Girl
TERRORISE – What Have I Done?
SLUSH PUPPIES – You’re So Perfect
NURSERY CRIMES – Next Time
NURSERY CRIMES – Sandy
BODYJAR – Gee N Al
BODYJAR – Not The Same
NURSERY CRIMES – Haywire
NURSERY CRIMES – 11 Hours A Day
NURSERY CRIMES – My Simple World
NURSERY CRIMES – Running Blind
NURSERY CRIMES – Shotgun
SHREEN – So Fatal
SODARACER – Everything About You
BODYJAR – Halfway Round The World
NURSERY CRIMES – Eleanor Rigby

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Yay! We are back and this episode’s special guest is none other than Direct Hit! singer and guitarist, Nick Woods. We talk about Milwaukee and it’s beer culture, getting into punk rock, signing to FAT, touring DIY, the Ramones, the whole shabang! We kinda rushed it cos we were pressed for time but we made it happen and you can listen in right now by clicking on THIS LINK. Thanks!

DIRECT HIT! on the web:
Direct Hit Official Site
Direct Hit on Facebook
Direct Hit on Twitter
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In my neverending quest to interview every single band I grew up listening to, your favourite Long Gone Loser is back with one helluva show. This week I bring you one of my most requested interviews. This interview with singer / songwriter, Simon Day, was conducted upstairs at the Corner Hotel before their show in November, 2014. While that was almost three years ago, it is as relevant today as it was then because this is a chat about history and music and the career of Sydney’s power pop band, RATCAT. Since I first started doing music journalism in the early 90s writing a zine, I had always wanted to secure an interview with RATCAT and it just seemed impossible but voila, here it is! I am so damn happy it is now in podcast form for you to hear. This is one of the best interviews found within the LGL archives. Please enjoy this chat by clicking on THIS LINK and if any of you have a copy of that Hummingbirds / Ratcat split 7″ and you would like it to go to a new home, please send it my way. I’d love you forever!

All tunes by RATCAT.

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This week on the Long Gone Loser Rock Show, my special guest is none other than director Jonathan Sequeira who is the brains behind the new Radio Birdman documentary, Descent Into The Maelstrom – The Radio Birdman Story. It’s one of the best music documentaries I have seen and Jonathan delivers a no holds barred look at one of the greatest, and possibly most underrated, bands in rock n roll history. We talk not only about the making of this documentary as we delve into the who’s, the why’s and the where’s, but also about film-making in general. It’s a great discussion where we both just openly express our love for the music of Radio Birdman and why this documentary needs to be seen by you. Listen right now by clicking THIS LINK. Read the rest of this entry »

This week’s show is a special live broadcast. A bootleg recording of the RAMONES live at the Hammermsith Odeon on June 5th, 1986. This record was found in Auckland at Real Groovy Records and features the line-up of Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny, and Richie. Recorded on the Animal Boy tour, this raw recording is here for your listening pleasure and features one hell of a track list. You can listen in right now by clicking on THIS LINK.

The setlist:
Durango 95
Teenage Lobotomy
Psychotherapy
Blitzkrieg Bop
Do You Remember Rock’n’Roll Radio ?
Freak of Nature
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
Rock’n’Roll High School
I Wanna Be Sedated
The KKK Took My Baby Away
Crummy Stuff
Loudmouth
Love Kills
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Glad To See You Go
I Don’t Care
Too Tough To Die
Mama’s Boy
Animal Boy
Warthog
Surfin’ Bird
Cretin Hop
I Don’t Walk Wanna Around With You
Today Your Love Tomorrow The World
Pinhead
Chinese Rocks
Somebody Put Something In My Drink
Rockaway Beach
Do You Wanna Dance ?
California Sun
We’re A Happy Family
I Just Wanna Have Something To Do
Judy Is A Punk
Beat On The Brat
Go Mental

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This week’s special guest is none other than Canadian born San Francisco artist, Dirty Donny Gillies! If you’ve been keeping track at home, Donny was in issue 6 of the Long Gone Loser zine and now he is on episode 125 of the podcast 16 years later. Who’d ever have thought? But alas, here he is and he tells all about his art and getting involved with the guys from Metallica and his love of Ed Roth and what brought him to Australia and all that cool stuff. Hell yeah! Also, the music… he requested all Australian bands cos he loves Australian rock n roll so there ya go, that’s pretty exciting! You can listen in right now by clicking on THIS LINK.

Enjoy these tunes:
RADIO BIRDMAN – Burn My Eye
THE SAINTS – Know Your Product
POWDER MONKEYS – Persecution Blues
MUSCLE CAR – Not The Kind Of Attitude
MUSTANG – Girls On Pills
HARD-ONS – Walk All Over You
ASTEROID B-612 – I Just Don’t Know About Girls
BROTHER BRICK – See You Tonight

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