This week I welcome to the show IRON CHIC bassist and Dead Broke Rekerds head honcho, Mike Bruno! Iron Chic were recently in Australia tearing up a storm with their catchy anthemic songs for a new tomorrow. Mike took the time to sit with me and talk about vinyl nerdery. We talk about all sorts of legendary bands like Green Day, the Ramones, the Goo Goo Dolls, Soul Asylum, to name just a few, amongst a whole bunch of other fun topics and chit chat. If you love collecting records, you’re gonna dig this episode. If you like what you hear, please subscribe by clicking the link on the left of the page.

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Thanks to Greg Bower at Arrest Records for his help in setting this up.

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So on Halloween 2016, The Bronx played at Festival Hall and that’s when the idea came to my mind to organise this week’s guest, the lovely and talented Rebecca Schlappich, to come on the show and talk about her incredible career in music, most notably her work with Mariachi El Bronx.

So while it took a long time to get happening, the good news is that it’s here right now and it’s heaps good. Topics mentioned include things like discovering punk, Alternative Tentacles, My Chemical Romance, Murder By Death, Eyeball Records, Electric Century, Jello Biafra, Richard Wagner, and I even found a way to slip some Manowar into the conversation. And why not?

We also discuss her work with Kiss Kiss, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Age Of Rockets, Quartet 405, Mariachi Divas, and of course Mariachi El Bronx. So as you can see, it’s an action packed episode of radness and you can hear it right now by clicking on THIS LINK. Feel free to subscribe by clicking that link on the left. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

In this week’s episode, Chris and Damo talk nothing but vinyl records. If you’re interested in collecting records, tune in for a discussion as we delve into the land of all things vinyl. We discuss all of the topics including Venom, Lou Reed, lounge and exotica records, Sun Ra, Blue Oyster Cult, The Stoned Age, Estrus Records, The Nomads, Geri Halliwell, Samantha Fox, Sabrina Salerno, 78s,  Iron Maiden, Trouble, Lee Dorian, Electric Wizard, Scream, Dave Grohl, Coven, Dwarves, Mudhoney, Gas Huffer, test pressings, The Hard-Ons, All Punk Rods, The Munsters, Gearhead, Detroit, Cleveland, Bad Afro Records, The Royal Beat Conspiracy, and so much more! You can listen right now by clicking on THIS LINK. Feel free to click the subscribe link on the left and be kept up to date on all things LGL. Enjoy!

“If anything fucks up on stage, smash the lot and walk off!”

What a way to start 2018! My first interview for the year is none other than a chat with legendary VENOM guitarist, Mantas (aka Jeff Dunn). This was a huge deal for me as anyone who knows me personally knows that I think Venom are the greatest metal band of all time. When I started interviewing bands when I was a teen, I never in my life thought I would ever get to chat to anyone in Venom. They just seemed unavailable. I contacted PR people, record label people, the webmasters of their official site, etc. I tried every avenue and just couldn’t get a lead in. Thankfully, my calls were answered and this interview happened last year but I was so busy with life and all that jive that I figured I’d take a break from the podcast and start fresh in the new year and I couldn’t think of a better way to start 2018 than with this lovely chat. I can’t even begin to tell you just how big a fan I am of Venom and all their related projects. They’re one band I collect obsessively and I was thrilled to hear that Abaddon, The Demolition Man, and Mantas are bringing VENOM INC. to Australia thanks to the gold folk at Hardline Media. This is huge! Anyway, you can listen to our chat right now by clicking on THIS LINK. If you want to stay up to date with all the future interviews on the show, click that subscribe button on the left side of the page. Heaps good! Read the rest of this entry »

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!

 

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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!

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