Posts Tagged ‘Fat Wreck Chords’

Woohoo! This week’s guest is none other than guitar shredding virtuoso, Jake Kiley from California’s very own Strung Out! The Fat Wreck recording artists are heading back to Australia in June to perform their 1996 album ‘Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues’ in it’s entirety plus they’ll be tearing through a bunch of classics from their lengthy discography so you know you’re going to get one hell of a show. Anyway, this interview is rad and possibly the first time anyone has brought up the band Excel on the show! Heaps good!

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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!

 

Bad Cop Bad Cop

We have been playing them solidly on the show this past year and so it was inevitable that, Stacey Dee, guitarist and vocalist from Californian punk rockers, Bad Cop Bad Cop, joined the show. It’s 90 minutes of radness and Stacey talks about everything from the band forming to song writing and recording albums to battling drug addiction and coming out a winner. All of this and more is right here, right now on the latest episode of the Long Gone Loser Rock Show. This band rules and they have just started a six week tour across the USA with The Interrupters so if they pass through your city, get out and go see them cos they’re freakin’ awesome! In the meantime, you can listen to the show right now by clicking on THIS LINK!

All songs by Bad Cop Bad Cop, obviously.

You can buy their records here.
You can visit their bandcamp page here.

toyGuitar

toyGuitar at VLHS in Pomona, California, June 3rd, 2016.

This week’s show features an interview with drummer Rosie Gonce from garage punk power pop rockers and Fat Wreck Chords recording artists, toyGuitar. Rosie talks all about discovering punk rock, getting started with the band, signing to Fat Wreck, touring Japan, playing DIY punk houses, and most importantly, being diagnosed with and dealing with Crohn’s disease. It’s an interesting and fun chat with a gal who is as sweet as the harmonies found on toyGuitar’s records. You’ll dig it and if you don’t know the music of toyGuitar, this episode will make you an instant fan. Listen now by clicking on THIS LINK. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show by following that link on the left. Enjoy!

All tunes by toyGuitar, obviously.

Check out toyGuitar online here: https://toyguitar.bandcamp.com/

Buy their records here: https://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/938

 

Back in 1991, I think it was, I went record shopping at my fave record store at the time, Thrash Grind Grunge, in Adelaide. There was this guy named Greg and he was running a distro called Spiral Objective out of the store. All you had to do was bring the catalogue in with you and you got the stuff you wanted at the catalogue price. This was a super awesome idea and I must have spent tons of cash in this place over the years. One Saturday afternoon I was in the store buying records by Green Day and Parasites when Greg was telling me about some other Ramonesy bands that I needed to hear. He played me this album titled ‘My Brain Hurts’ by a band called Screeching Weasel. Within seconds I was hooked. I couldn’t believe my ears. I bought the CD and walked out of the store smiling ear to ear. This couldn’t really be happening, could it? Have I just discovered a band as good as the Ramones and the Hard-Ons? It appears that I had finally found an album that was on par with the likes of ‘Rocket To Russia’ and ‘Love Is A Battlefield of Broken Hearts’. When I got back to my mates house, I played the album to him. We must have listened to it about 10 times in a row. Yeah, 5 hours later we were still listening to it. It didn’t get boring. All we wanted to do was listen to it again and again. That began my love of the Chicago punk rock band, Screeching Weasel. I then set out to find every record, CD, 8-Track, etc. that I could find by the band. It was a hard feat but it needed to be done. I did ok. I didn’t find them all but I managed to get about 95% of them. That works for me. What? You want me to get to the new downloadable song? Hang on a sec, just keep reading… don’t be so impatient. Didn’t your mum teach you anything?

Anyway…

25 years of catchy punk rock… it’s a feat not too many bands can say they have upheld. Okay, technically, one could argue that it hasn’t really been 25 years as they have been split up for a considerable amount of years during that time, playing one off shows here and there and Ben Weasel has done some solo stuff as well, but still, like all good bands, they got back on the horse, and delivered exactly what it is you would want from them: another Screeching Weasel record. They’re a band who never drifted from their style, always sticking to their guns and just going for it. Next month sees the release of the band’s latest album titled ‘First World Manifesto’ on the renowned Fat Wreck Chords label and the lads have been nice enough to allow us a sneak peak into the new record by giving the world a song to download, which you can do so by following this link.

I have heard it and it’s just as I would expect. A fun, uplifting punk rock tune from the Ramones mold. I can’t wait for this album. Should be a hoot! Now, who else is joining me for the Weasel Weekend in Chicago? It’s my birthday, come and celebrate with me and buy me drinks (of water). Let’s rock!

In other Screeching Weasel news, Midway Pictures are releasing a doco / movie on the band and I hope that when it gets released, the DVD comes with about 3 bonus discs of live footage and rehearsals n stuff and that the feature length ‘Disgusteen’ gay vampire movie that Ben Weasel made is included so I don’t have to watch my horrible VHS 27th generation dub of this cult schlock. I could go on but I won’t… click here for more information on this should-be-awesome movie.

You can pre-order the new Screeching Weasel album right here through Interpunk.
Screeching Weasel online
Fat Wreck Chords