Posts Tagged ‘Beatles’

My guest this week is none other than actor Christine Nguyen. She’s been in a ton of movies including mainstream flicks like The Hangover Part II and III, and Get Him to the Greek, as well as cult classics like Attack of the Killer DonutsVigilante Diaries, and Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre.

Christine has also starred in a whole bunch of TV shows including Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels, CSI, and Dexter. She’s done so many projects and worked with some pretty incredible people so trust me when I tell you that there’s some top notch stories to be heard on this episode.

Christine is an absolute sweetheart and I am so happy she found the time in her hectic schedule to sit down and have this chat. Armed with a positive mental attitude and an infectious personality, this episode is a real hootenanny of fun times and great conversation about rad music and movies. Definitely one of my favourite guests to have on the show.

You can listen right now by clicking on THIS LINK.

You can find Christine’s IMDB page HERE.

You can buy The Christine Nguyen Collection DVD through Amazon right HERE.

Advertisements

This week’s show is awesome! Taime Downe from the legendary band, Faster Pussycat, comes on the show and talks all things awesome from Russ Meyer films to Sobriety. It’s a great listen and I am so thankful he came on the show. Faster Pussycat are also coming to Australia in February so get on out and see a show! Good times!

To listen to the show simply click on THIS LINK.

Alternatively you can subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode. (more…)

We’re back in the saddle again, Aerosmith style, to bring you another kickass episode where the Long Gone Loser himself, Damo, sits down for a chat with WWE Superstar and Fozzy vocalist, the Ayatollah of Rock N Rolla, Chris Jericho!!! We talk Beatles, Rolling Stones, Rock N Roll, Podcasting, the first records he bought, his worst Podcast guest, and of course his tour down under in November with Fozzy. This was a quick chat but still a lot of fun. I hope you’ll find something in this of value. Thanks once again to John Howarth for his help in organising this.

You can listen right now by clicking on THIS LINK. (more…)

This week’s guest is none other than Rookie Rochelle from the Ramones-worshipping punk rockers from Long Island, The Young Rochelles. This is a great chat that gets in to some serious Ramones nerdery bigtime and we put forward a poll for the listeners of the LGLRS. Yep, we need to get to the bottom of the most asked question of every Ramones fan that has yet to be answered. This show is a good time and we hear so many rad stories. You’re gonna dig it. Go buy all their records.

You can listen now by clicking on THIS LINK. (more…)

So back in the day, around 1989 I think, this was shown on TV here in Australia. Page One was a current affairs type program that played on late night television on Channel 10. I remember the night clearly: I was in the lounge room laying on the floor, my mate was sitting on the couch and my mum was on another couch, we were all watching. I guess my mum knew we were all into metal and she wanted to take an interest in what we were listening to, or something. So here we were, sitting down and ready to watch a program that was going to warn my own mum about the music I was listening to. Now, 21 years later, found on some tape with the words “Heavy Metal” written on the label, you can watch this piece of visual history as Page One takes you through a look at the likes of Metallica and Judas Priest being blamed for the suicides of teenage kids.

Part 1

Part 2

I really like how they mention Venom too… those lyrics are gold! In fact, so much that I am gonna have to listen to Black Metal as I write this. See, Venom can be associated with anything. So good! I remember the day when I found the Satanic messages that are in the Venom song ‘In League With Satan’. Me and my brother were stoked. So much in fact that we showed my mum who, sadly, wasn’t so enthusiastic. Her words were something along the lines of “Well that’s bloody nice, isn’t it?” and then she walked off. She doesn’t seem to share the same appreciation for Venom as her sons. I guess it’s a bit more full on than the Beatles messages of “Paul Is Dead… Miss Him… Miss Him!” Either way, Venom are still awesome. But I digress. This archival piece is pretty darn awesome and includes exclusive interviews with Lars Ulrich, Rob Halford and some dude named Rocky.

So there we have it… another relic found in the archives of the Long Gone Loser video collection. I hope you enjoy this piece of heavy metal history. Have fun!

Side note: Does anyone know the garage thrash band featured in this special? Always wanted to know who they were. Especially cos they have fans who saw off their casts, live in middle class suburbia and all seem to like Overkill.

When you release an album called “King Of Power Pop!”, you’re making a pretty big sweeping statement and one that’s sure to have the critics ready to shoot down. Paul Collins has been around long enough to have perfected this craft of power pop song writing so I am sure he’s ready for anything they’re ready to dish out at him. Including me. So I gave this a cranking and have to say, I was hooked in immediately. Wow! This guy just knows how to write a great tune. Under the guidance of producer Jim Diamond, Collins’ simple yet effective and highly infectious ‘King Of Power Pop’ is track after track of golden gems fit for any jukebox across the globe.

Kicking off with a booty shakin’ number called “C’mon Let’s Go!”, a smile widened on my face and my feet were tappin’ uncontrollably. This is good. Damn good! The only thing that’s missing here is the weather. If it was Summer here in Australia I’d crank this album and fire up the BBQ. Hell, in a few months I am sure we’ll do that anyway. Excellent! The songs are short and sweet. They get in and out before they outstay their welcome. You get 13 tracks in under 32 minutes. There’s anthems (“Do You Wanna Love Me?”), there’s power ballads (“Hurting’s On My Side”), subtle ballads (“Many Roads To Follow”), and even a cover of The Box Tops’ probably most well known tune, “The Letter”. The latter of which I am sure was done in tribute to the late Alex Chilton; former singer of the Box Tops and later of Big Star fame who sadly passed on this year. Should I also add that Nikki Corvette and Wally Palmar of The Romantics are guests on this album? I shouldn’t even have to as the album sells itself on the strength of its songs alone.

This album is like the Beach Boys and The Beatles partying with The Replacements and the Ramones. It’s a feel good bunch of songs that are much welcomed in a time when there’s so much negativity in the world today. Sometimes you just need to unwind and forget about your shitty job tomorrow or your ex-girlfriend banging your best friend and just let yourself be one with the music.

So is Mr. Collins the King Of Power Pop? Maybe. Maybe not. But either way, this album is definitely up there with the best of them. Don’t believe me? Tune in to the next episode of the Long Gone Loser Rock Show for a track by track review of this rockin’ little number. Let’s pop!