Posts Tagged ‘The Hard-Ons’

This is one interview that has been a long time coming. My guest this week is none other than Screamfeeder bassist and singer / songwriter extraordinaire, Kellie Lloyd. This is a fantastic chat about everything from young Kel growing up and discovering music to her time in Screamfeeder and her solo works, to coping mechanisms and anxiety. It goes deep and that’s how we do it on the LGLRS. I hope you’ll all get something out of this cos it’s a good time and quite interesting. Thanks Kellie for coming on the show.

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Who Stole the Keeshka? Yes indeed! A mystery that boggles us all and that is why this week’s guest is none other than award-winning* author, vocalist and podcast host, the one and only Rockin’ Reverend Norb from the almighty Boris The Sprinkler! Hell yeah, this is a guest we have wanted on the show for years so here it is in all it’s glory of the digital airwaves form coming to you via whatever means you listen to podcasts on! This episode is totally wacky and oddball to the hilt and that’s why it’s one you are gonna love. If you are not at all hip to the sounds of Boris The Sprinkler or his work with The Onions, you will want to be after this zany chat. It’s awesome… so why not dive right into it and let’s get this party started! DEFROST!

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* “Award Winning” sounds so much cooler than just plain “Author” so just roll with it, okay cos the fact remains, he should be award winning, dammit!

I don’t even know how to deal with this one cos this week’s episode is huge! Pete Kostic is this week’s guest and it’s so much fun as I go all nerd with one of my all time favourite drummers. Pete has a history in music that is so damn impressive to any Aussie rock nerd and we only just scratch the surface in this hour of power but never fear because there will be a follow up down the track but right now, this is one show you are going to enjoy.  We talk about being a part of Front End Loader, his time with The Hard-Ons, and of course playing with one of Australia’s most successful “indie” bands, Regurgitator. Pete is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet and I am thankful he agreed to come on this show and share his hilarious stories.

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In this week’s episode, Chris and Damo talk nothing but vinyl records. If you’re interested in collecting records, tune in for a discussion as we delve into the land of all things vinyl. We discuss all of the topics including Venom, Lou Reed, lounge and exotica records, Sun Ra, Blue Oyster Cult, The Stoned Age, Estrus Records, The Nomads, Geri Halliwell, Samantha Fox, Sabrina Salerno, 78s,  Iron Maiden, Trouble, Lee Dorian, Electric Wizard, Scream, Dave Grohl, Coven, Dwarves, Mudhoney, Gas Huffer, test pressings, The Hard-Ons, All Punk Rods, The Munsters, Gearhead, Detroit, Cleveland, Bad Afro Records, The Royal Beat Conspiracy, and so much more! You can listen right now by clicking on THIS LINK. Feel free to click the subscribe link on the left and be kept up to date on all things LGL. Enjoy!

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.

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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.

I have said it before and I will say it again, Scandinavian musicians have this incredible knack for writing pop melodies better than most others. I mean, for example: Millencolin, I’m From Barcelona, The Yum Yums, hell, even fucking Abba were riddled with melodies guarenteed to stick in your mind for days on end, if not weeks… months… years! Caddy’s melodies are no different. From the get-go, “Electric Hero” is an infectious hook-laden punk rock album of early Hard-Ons inspired tunes. Fronted by the extremely talented Tomas Dahl (ex-Wonderfools, Turbonegro, The Yum Yums, The Vikings, etc.), this album is 14 tracks of quality catchyness and it’s quite possible that Tomas played every instrument on this album himself. He’s a talented cookie and it wouldn’t be far from the truth.

The opening track, Hanging On To Nothing is as perfect as songwriting can get. A power pop anthem that was so addictive, I needed some kind of methadone to bring me back to earth as this song wouldn’t leave me the fuck alone. it just played over and over again in my head. Even when I was trying to think of something else, I still found myself singing it. And it doesn’t end there. This album continues with songs filled with happy sounds and good rockin’ guitar work. Turn Up The Radio should be ON the radio. Waste of Space reminded me of Turbonegro. It’s all good. Even when the album gets as radio friendly as it can get such as in songs like Dumb Angel and Calling California, it is still acceptable and welcomed with open arms. All of it, it’s really fuckin’ good!

I know fuck all about this band besides this album but I sure hope there is more to come because this album is full of positive vibes and good times. There needs to be more music like this in the world today. Not everything has to be about hating your parents and burning down churches.

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