Archive for July, 2017

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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For Eleanor.

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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. (more…)

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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