Posts Tagged ‘Pop Punk’

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.

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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…)

Episode 115

Well this week’s show is freakin’ awesome! Our special guest is none other than punk rock engineer / producer, ex-Screeching Weasel bass player, and founding member of Squirtgun, Mass Giorgini. If you’re a fan of 90s pop punk, then chances are you’ve been listening to records he’s either engineered, produced or played on. This episode is filled with stories revolving around working with the likes of Ben Weasel, Danny Vapid, Jughead, Dan Panic, Dan Lumley, Zac Damon, Billie Joe, Mike Dirnt, The Hard-Ons, Anti-Flag, Rise Against, Green Day, and the list goes on. He talks about his time at The Lookouting and that one song that shot them straight into peoples homes with the movie Mallrats. This is a two hour interview of solid punk rock goodness and you’re gonna love it! Listen in right now by clicking on THIS LINK. To keep up to date with future interviews, click the subscribe button over there on the left hand side.

Enjoy tunes by anyone and everyone Mass talks about on the show.

The Mr T Experience

Michele and Damo are back again for the second installment of the interview with Mr T Experience frontman and best selling author, Dr Frank. This episode follows on from the previous show’s shenanigans and we hear Dr Frank take us on a walk through the album Love Is Dead and everything that follows right up til the release of the brand new album, King Dork Approximately which is out TODAY, October 4th. So, we have a special treat for you… we debut a brand spanking new song so if you can’t wait til the book arrives in your hands to download the whole album, we play a track from it to give you a lil taster til you have have the book and the album yourself. Not only that but we also finish the show with an unreleased MTX track that was supplied by Dr Frank himself. It’s not what you would expect but it’s quirky enough for you to still enjoy. So jump on in and listen to part 2 by clicking on THIS LINK.

All tunes by The Mr T Experience, of course.

You can stay up to date with all things Dr Frank through his website at: www.frankportman.com

The Mr T Experience

This week’s episode features part 1 of a 2 part interview with non other than Dr Frank of the California pop punk rockers, The Mr T Experience. This is one helluva ride! Dr Frank talks with Michele and Damo about the band’s humble beginnings and career highlights up til and including the album Our Bodies, Our Selves (part 2 follows from Love Is Dead onward coming October 4th). This is one awesome chat and is so much fun as Dr Frank goes into detail about his song writing and tales surrounding those around him. There’s chats about Gilman Street, Lookout Records, Kevin Army, The Queers, movies,  being understood, being misunderstood, antics, shenanigans, etc. It’s awesome and you can listen in right now by clicking on THIS LINK.

All music by The Mr T Experience, of course.

NOW GO BUY THEIR RECORDS!

Episode 91

The latest episode is here and it features an interview I have been chasing for years. Ever since this podcast was started we have been playing Weston’s tunes and we began chasing Dave (the band’s co-founder and vocalist / guitarist) to see if we could get him on the show. It seemed impossible but finally, things fell into place and we managed to find him! So here we have it, the long-awaited chat with Dave Weston and James Alex Snyder from the band, Weston. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane. All tunes by Weston. Go buy their stuff. It’s all awesome. You can listen right now by clicking on THIS LINK.

GREEN DAY – Slappy 7″
Label: Lookout Records
Year: 1990

Words by Damo.

So back in 1990 there was an independent band in Australia named Ratcat who hit the charts with a catchy single titled That Ain’t Bad. It was released on an EP called Tingles and shot the band straight into the mainstream public with catchy hooks and a Buzzcocks-ish vibe that reeked of distortion and melody. This once little known trio from Sydney were now everywhere; on TV, in magazines, everywhere. Ratcat Mania had swept the nation and the band went on to have a successful album called Blind Love before disappearing into obscurity with their follow up that basically saw their ‘new’ fans move on to the next hottest newest what’s hip number one album of the year and forget about this power pop band and their three hit singles (all great). Still, people like myself were not going to walk out on our favourite bands at the time and Ratcat were still a band we supported and still do to this day. (more…)