186 - (SONGS WITH) PARENTHESES

June 22, 2017
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BJ plays a random selection of songs which have two things in common: 1) they are good and 2) a portion of the title is offset by parentheses.

185 - FRINGE ARTISTS

June 15, 2017
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BJ takes a look at the lives and music of a few eccentric (each in his own way) but talented artists. You'll hear some great stories and some great music.

184 - T.REXTASY

June 8, 2017
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BJ is joined by Dustin Wikoff from the Drunken Lullabies podcast to pay tribute to the life and career of Marc Bolan and then each counts down his top ten favorite T. Rex songs. It's a hubcap diamond star halo of a time!

183 - GRUNGE MUSIC

June 1, 2017
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BJ takes a look at the grunge phenomenon that arose out of Seattle in the late eighties and plays some of the key bands and songs, plus some obscure favorites.

182 - PLAYING FAVORITES! PART DEUX

May 25, 2017
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BJ decided to recycle an old idea and once again ask the members of the Rock and/or Roll facebook page for suggestions of bands or artists by whom he might play his favorite song. The listeners obliged!

181 - CASSETTE LABELS

May 18, 2017
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BJ is joined by old friend Darrell AKA Caleb Fraid to discuss the homegrown cassette label scene that both were a part of in the mid-nineties.

180 - TRIUMPH’S TRIUMPHS

May 11, 2017
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BJ is joined once again by Joe Royland, host of Sit and Spin, for a discussion about that other Canadian power trio and each counts down his top ten favorite Triumph songs, or Triumph's Triumphs.

179 - WORST OF KISS (70s & 80s)

May 4, 2017
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For this episode special guest Terry Means contributed $50 to the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo fund and in so doing garnered himself the opportunity to join BJ and Brian Sword for a "Worst of" episode of his choice and Terry chose KISS. Get ready to rock and roll all nite and part of every day as each of the three lists what he thinks are the five worst KISS songs of the seventies and the five worst KISS songs of the eighties. Oh yeah!

178 - RUSTY WILLOUGHBY INTERVIEW

April 27, 2017
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Rusty Willoughby was the creative force behind the Seattle pop punk band Flop who recorded three albums in the first half of the nineties including a lost classic for Epic Records in 1993 called Whenever You're Ready. On this episode BJ is joined by old friend and biggest Rusty Willoughby fan on earth Chris Standish and together they have a great conversation with the man himself, Rusty Willoughby, about his songwriting career with Pure Joy, Flop, Llama, and solo. 

177 - WORST OF LED ZEPPELIN

April 20, 2017
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BJ is joined once again by Brian Sword for another volume of "Worst of..." this time each has chosen the five worst Led Zeppelin songs to subject you to.

176 - POWER METAL

April 13, 2017
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On this episode BJ plays some of his favorite songs from the Power Metal genre. It's fast-paced and melodic. Enjoy!

175 - NO SHAME 7 (WITH ROCK & METAL COMBAT)

April 6, 2017
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Parental Advisory! BJ is joined by Ralph Viera and Ian Wadley from the Rock and Metal Combat podcast for another round of No Shame. 

174 - JANE DORNACKER

March 30, 2017
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Jane Dornacker was a comedian, actress, singer, songwriter, mother. Approximately one million New Yorkers listened to her last words live on the radio in 1986. 

173 - THE EPISODE

March 23, 2017
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Hello, welcome to Rock and/or Roll. 

This one I'm calling "The Episode." 

And on this episode every song 

Starts with "The" then it's one word long

The Trooper sounds the show begins 

But on this episode no one wins 

The sound of Built to Spill and Chicken Shack 

Like Maiden said, "There's no turning back."

NASHVILLE ROCK N POD EXPO AUGUST 26th, 2017

March 19, 2017
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You're invited! A veritable cornucopia of podcasters crash one Skype conversation to ask for your support. Please go to gofundme.com/rocknpodexpo or Nashvillerocknpodexpo.com. THANKS!

172 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: LIVE ALBUMS

March 16, 2017
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BJ raided his record collection again, this time looking for live albums, and it made for a killer playlist. Give it a listen.

171 - WORST OF THE BEATLES

March 9, 2017
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BJ is joined by co-host Brian Sword for this first in what will become another Rock and/or Roll series we're calling "Worst of..." and we're starting in the most logical place. BJ and Brian have each picked what they think are the five worst, or five of the worst, Beatles songs. Remember, opinions are like assholes.

170 - AOR??????? AOK!!!!!!!

March 2, 2017
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It's time for volume seven in our ongoing series: AOR? AOK! Sit back and enjoy 21 great melodic rock songs from the eighties and early nineties.

169 - POWER POP VI

February 23, 2017
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Yes it's that time again, time for some great power pop. You're going to love the music on this episode.

168 - KYUSS

February 16, 2017
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Kyuss is one of those bands that was ahead of its time. A few years later and they might have been huge. They developed their own sound, accidentally on purpose, and made unique, interesting, compelling music. It wasn't metal, it wasn't grunge. It was Kyuss.

BONUS EPISODE: CHAIN REACTION

February 13, 2017
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If that Unchained Melody episode wasn't up your alley maybe some hard rock and heavy metal will hit the spot?

167 - UNCHAINED MELODY

February 9, 2017
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Written to order in 1954 by Alex North and Hy Zaret for a long forgotten film, within a year "Unchained Melody" had become a hit multiple times and has since been recorded by 670 different artists. On this episode we'll explore the history of the song and hear more than 30 different versions that span 60 plus years.

166 - MORE COWBELL

February 2, 2017
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You got a fever and the only prescription is...

165 - SOUNDTRACKS II: EIGHTIES BOOGALOO

January 26, 2017
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Back on episode number 28 of the podcast BJ played some of his favorite songs from a wide variety of movie soundtracks. With this episode BJ revisits the concept, but this time focuses on great songs that were buried on random movie soundtracks in that glorious decade of the eighties, when new wave and AOR met, got married and had babies.

164 - THE ONLY ONES

January 19, 2017
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Another band, another episode. The Only Ones had something special, but they came along at a time when it was difficult to stand out and easy to implode. Yet as you'll hear on this episode the band made some great music in the short time that it existed.

163 - NILS LOFGREN

January 13, 2017
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Nils Lofgren got his first record deal before he was out of his teens and he made four records with that band, Grin, before launching a solo career in 1975 with one of the best records of that decade. Although he never matched the quality of his first solo record Lofgren has had a long and very respectable career as a songwriter and as a member of the E Street Band. Listen as BJ plays his favorites from the Lofgren discography.

162 - “HAIR” METAL 2

January 5, 2017
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Way back in March of 2014 BJ took a closer look at the wide variety of bands that have been damned to the purgatory of "hair" metal. On this episode we'll hear even more great songs by bands lost to history because the style and image they reveled in became unfashionable.

161 - FREEDOM ROCK

December 29, 2016
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Hey man, is that Freedom Rock? Yeah, man! Well turn it up, man!

160 - SCREAMING TREES

December 22, 2016
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Screaming Trees was a classic sounding rock band lost in limbo between the eighties and nineties, between the eras of hair metal and grunge. The band never really found its place but they made some great music, much of which you will hear on this episode.

159 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: COVERS EDITION

December 15, 2016
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For this special edition of Vinyl Countdown BJ raided his record collection to gather together some of the most interesting and/or entertaining cover versions he could find.

GETTIN’ BOSSY 004 - LUCKY TOUCH

December 8, 2016
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On March 31, 1992, a mere six months after Guns N' Roses released two albums on the same day, Bruce Springsteen released two albums on the same day. They were called Human Touch and Lucky Town and are considered by most Springsteen fans to be low points in the Boss' career. In keeping with the twins theme Rock and/or Roll is releasing two episodes of Gettin' Bossy on the same day! On this episode, entitled Lucky Touch, BJ and his Gettin' Bossy co-host Brian Sword from The Double Stop take a look at the ten song album Bruce wrote and recorded in three weeks time. He was supposed to be writing one more song for Human Touch but instead wrote a second album's worth of material to be released on the same day and called Lucky TownThen BJ and Brian have each taken the 24 songs that made up the Human Touch and Lucky Town albums and from that group of songs chosen and sequenced one album's worth of material in the spirit of "what could have been." On this episode Brian Sword describes the album he constructed from the available material, an imaginary album called Lucky Touch.

GETTIN’ BOSSY 003 - HUMAN TOWN

December 8, 2016
00:0000:00

On March 31, 1992, a mere six months after Guns N' Roses released two albums on the same day, Bruce Springsteen released two albums on the same day. They were called Human Touch and Lucky Town and are considered by most Springsteen fans to be low points in the Boss' career. In keeping with the twins theme Rock and/or Roll is releasing two episodes of Gettin' Bossy on the same day! On this episode, entitled Human Town, BJ and his Gettin' Bossy co-host Brian Sword from The Double Stop take a look at how Bruce ended up out in sunny California instead of New Jersey making an album with studio musicians instead of the E Street Band. Then BJ and Brian have each taken the 24 songs that made up the Human Touch and Lucky Town albums and from that group of songs chosen and sequenced one album's worth of material in the spirit of "what could have been." At the end of this episode BJ describes the album that he constructed from the available material, an imaginary album called Human Town.

156 - NO SHAME 6 (with Joey Haynie)

December 1, 2016
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BJ is joined by Joey Haynie from the Rock Strikes Ten podcast for another round of No Shame. Let's do this.

155 - YOUTH SUICIDE FANTASY

November 25, 2016
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Does the music make them do it? Dan and Steve Peters are dedicated to exposing the flip side of rock and roll--its lyrics which suggest suicide and self-destructive behavior.

154 - BRAVE NEW MAIDEN (with Lee McCormack)

November 18, 2016
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Your time has come. It's a matter of dance and death as BJ is joined by Lee McCormack from the Tramps Like Us podcast to discuss Iron Maiden in the 21st Century and each picks his top ten favorite songs from the five Maiden albums released since 2000. It's the final frontier as we close the book of souls on the Iron Maiden series. 

153 - THE BLAZE FACTOR (with Blaze Bayley)

November 10, 2016
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A briefcase, a lunch and the man on the edge was Bruce Dickinson. A solo career in his sights, Dickinson left Iron Maiden in 1993 and would be replaced by Blaze Bayley, former frontman of a raucous rock and roll band called Wolfsbane. Blaze would make two somewhat forgotten albums with the band and then be unceremoniously replaced by the man he'd replaced. On this episode BJ speaks with Blaze Bayley himself about the role he played in the Iron Maiden story.

BONUS EPISODE: MAIDEN VOYAGE

November 7, 2016
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Wanna hear what the various members of Iron Maiden did before and after Maiden? On this bonus episode we take that Maiden voyage.

152 - NO PRAYER FOR THE DARK (with Mark Cicchini)

November 3, 2016
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This is thirsty work as Mark Cicchini from Three Sides of the Coin joins BJ to discuss his on again/off again relationship with Iron Maiden over the course of the band's career and how it all came to a head with the last two records of the original Bruce Dickinson era. Iron Maiden in the nineties: confusing and confused.

151 - SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON (with Craig Smith)

October 27, 2016
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Seven holy paths to hell and your trip begins. For this episode BJ is joined by Craig Smith from the Pods & Sods Network to discuss Iron Maiden's aptly titled seventh album. You want to know the truth, son? Lord, we'll tell you the truth.

150 - SOMEWHERE IN TIME (with Greg Renoff)

October 20, 2016
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Feels like we've been here before! BJ is joined by frequent and favorite guest Greg Renoff for a discussion about album number six in the Iron Maiden catalogue.

149 - POWERSLAVE (with Decibel Geek)

October 13, 2016
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Rolling, turning, diving and going in again. It's do or die when BJ lives to fly and flies to live with Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro from the Decibel Geek podcast as they discuss Iron Maiden's fifth album Powerslave released in 1984.

148 - PIECE OF MIND (with DX Ferris)

October 6, 2016
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The bugle sounds and the charge begins! For the fourth episode in the Iron Maiden series BJ is joined by author DX Ferris to discuss Iron Maiden's classic fourth album Piece of Mind released in 1983.

147 - THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST (with The Shabby Road Record Show)

September 29, 2016
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Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of this episode, for it is a human number, its number is three, for this is the third episode in our series on Iron Maiden and this time around BJ is joined by Ryan McKay and A.D. Adams from The Shabby Road Record Show for an entertaining discussion about the band's third album The Number of the Beast.

146 - KILLERS (with Fistful of Dave)

September 22, 2016
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For this second episode in our series on Iron Maiden BJ is joined by frequent guest Fistful of Dave for a discussion about the band's classic second album Killers released in 1981.

145 - IRON MAIDEN (with Martin Popoff)

September 15, 2016
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For the first episode in a ten episode series devoted to the discography of Iron Maiden BJ is joined by author Martin Popoff for a discussion about the origins of the band and the creation of the self-titled debut album released in 1980.

144 - ARE YOU READY?

September 8, 2016
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Are you ready?

143 - POWER POP RETURNS

September 1, 2016
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BJ goes back to the well for more great Power Pop.

142 - AOR?????? AOK!!!!!!

August 25, 2016
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It's the episode you've all been waiting for: more AOR! It's a doozy.

141 - SOFT ROCK

August 18, 2016
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In this intentionally dichotomous episode BJ plays the heaviest songs he could find by some of the bands or artists often labelled, rightfully so or not, as "soft rock."

140 - VINYL COUNTDOWN V

August 11, 2016
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THE ALIEN VISITORS: OUR FRIENDS. 

FRIENDSHIP IS UNIVERSAL. 

THE FUTURE - TOGETHER.