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“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! (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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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.

NOW GO BUY THEIR RECORDS! (more…)

 

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 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. (more…)