Posts Tagged ‘Power Pop’

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!

For Eleanor.

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

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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.

Episode 90

Michele and Damo return with another week of punk rock shenanigans and fun times. This week Damo gives his review of the Batman Vs Superman movie and from his experience seeing Beach Slang. There’s tour stories and all the ridiculousness you have come to expect but most importantly, there are so many great bitchin’ tunes this week! You can listen in right now by clicking on THIS LINK.

Enjoy music by:
Old Man Markley
Silver Sun
The Plimsouls
Beach Slang
The Scarrots
Cringer
Jello Biafra & Mojo Nixon
Shreen
Riverdales
Randy
Tomar Control
Rhythm Collision
Teen Machine
Ginger Wildheart

NOW GO BUY SOME RECORDS!

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This week’s episode is seriously bitchin’ and one of the best so far in the podcast’s history. Along with my buddy, Bil McRackin, I chat to Goo Goo Dolls bassist, Robby Takac, as we take a walk down memory lane talking about those kickass early punk records right up to the song that changed their lives forever. It’s an awesome interview packed with great stories as Robby talks The Replacements and collaborating with Paul Westerberg, their shout-out from Steel Panther in Death To All but Metal, discovering and covering Aussie rock legends the Lime Spiders, recording those classic albums, playing barefoot, and a whole lot more. It’s a great time and is packed with awesome tunes from throughout the band’s career. I end off the show with a couple amazing covers of Goo Goo Dolls tunes that you just need to hear, which you can do so right away by clicking on THIS LINK.

Enjoy and go buy some records!

EPISODE 50

Episode 50

We are back again with another show of shenanigans! Michele goes to a Misfits and She Demons show and out-Shrines Craig, Damo goes to Supanova and meets Napoleon Dynamite, and we are joined by Andrew and Amy from the Podcastmania show who help steer this train wreck into a somewhat listenable show! It’s all fun and games until someone cops a shoe to the face in a mosh pit! We ask the untimely question of “if you could be a debut album, what record would you be and why?” There is so much to enjoy in episode 50 and you can hear it right now by clicking this link.

Enjoy tunes by:
McRackins
Screeching Weasel
White Stripes
Misfits
Front End Loader
Goo Goo Dolls
Undertones
Dwarves
Cock Sparrer
Direct Hit!

EPISODE 37

Episode 37

This is a trip down memory lane. Due to the gang not being able to get together this weekend, I have decided to delve into the LGL Archives and bring you an oldie from 2010 which features an interview with The Yum Yums keyboardist and backing vocalist, Vibeke Saugestad. This has been offline for a while as the platform that hosted our old podcasts deleted every show and we had to start from scratch. So I looked around my archives and found it so have decided to re-post it because it was a fun interview. Keep in mind it is over 5 years old so it is a sign of the times and some thing may not be relevant today but still, it’s a fun listen and we talk all things power pop and her career and the bands she is associated with. You can listen now by clicking on this link.

Enjoy tunes by Vibeke and The Yum Yums.