Posts Tagged ‘The Hard-Ons’

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.

EPISODE 48

Episode 48

This week Michele and Damo tackle the differences between biscuits vs cookies, Michele reviews the Motion City Soundtrack show and gets robbed, Damo checks out the all ages punk rock show of The Hard-Ons and Clowns, and a whole bunch of amazing music gets played. Listen now by clicking this link for the good times!

Enjoy tunes by:
The Hives
Motion City Soundtrack
The Menzingers
The Darkness
Ginger Wildheart
Marissa Nadler
The Records
The Hard-Ons
Clowns
Matthew Good Band
New Bomb Turks
The Dictators
Ramones
Misfits
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Teenage Bottlerocket

NOW GO BUY SOME RECORDS!

EPISODE 10

Episode 10

Ok, so this week we delved into the world of body parts and we play the most interesting collection of tunes. Why we tackled this idea, I don’t know but it happened and it’s wild. Michele, Damo and Craig deliver another lengthy podcast of comedic value. You can listen in right now by clicking on this link!

Enjoy tunes by:
Ginger
The Hard-Ons
The Specimens
The Midnight Evils
Supersuckers
The Queers
The Nobodys
Ronnie Spector
The Hellacopters
Dum Dum Girls
Screeching Weasel
Millencolin
Budd
Propagandhi
Lunachicks
Screamfeeder
The Turkletons
Asteroid B-612

EPISODE 8 & 9

Episode 8 and 9

So here we go again with a huge double episode for you. So what happened to last week’s show? All is explained in this week’s episode. This time we travel to all corners of the world to bring you an amazing bunch of songs. There’s rants, travel stories, and all round good times and even a few prank calls by the mighty Touch-Tone Terrorists. Craig, Michele and Damo have managed to dish up 3 of the most hilarious hours of your life. Listen to it now right here at this link (or right click and save as for the mp3) and enjoy! This one is fun fun fun!

Enjoy tunes by:
Gooch Palms
The Royal Beat Conspiracy
Rival Sons
The Dirtbombs
The Mansfields
Naked City
3 Headed Dog
Alkaline Trio
Andrew WK
The Wildhearts
Dear Landlord
The Yo-Yo’s
Speedwolf
The Sonics
The Victims

The documentary we discuss on the podcast…

EPISODE 6

Episode 6

We promised it and we delivered. This weeks show is an ode to skateboarding filled with skate music and skate talk. There’s stories of skating and praise for those who do it and have done it. From the Z-Boys to the Bones Brigade and beyond, nothing is sacred in this episode and we even throw out a competition where you shredding guitarists could win a prize pack of random awesomeness. True! So what are you waiting for? This is possibly the best episode yet. A podcast of comedic value that you’ll enjoy for years to come. Go buy some records and ride a half pipe or hang off a helicopter like Danny Way and Bob Burnquist. Oh and listen to the new episode by clicking this link!

Enjoy tunes by:
The Stupids
Screeching Weasel
Fu Manchu
Space Juniors
Teenage Bottlerocket
Spermbirds
The Shrine
Hellmenn
Sneakers And Lace
Gang Green
The Things
NOFX
Superbuick

EPISODE 5

Episode 5

Woah! Strap yourself in for a long ride as this show went overboard with antics and insane ramblings from the LGL crew. Once again Damo, Craig and Michele take you through all things awesome. There’s news, there’s obituaries, there’s birthdays, and there’s also heaps good music too! I dunno how we did it but this show is a whopping 3 hours but if you have nothing better to do and you’re sick of the radio, then tune in and listen to the comedic value that the LGL show will bring. Please remember to take everything said with a pinch of salt. We’re here for a good time, not a bad time. Sit back, turn it up and enjoy by clicking this link.

Enjoy tunes by:
Naked Raygun
Ginger Wildheart
Massappeal
Frank Popp Ensemble
H20
Gorilla Biscuits
Bullet Lavolta
Thrust
Against Me!
Teen Machine
7 Seconds
Order Of Decay
The Replacements
Parasites