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283 - FLYING NUN (PART TWO)

283 - FLYING NUN (PART TWO)

October 18, 2019

The Flying Nun television series starring Sally Field ran on ABC from September of 1967 to September of 1970. New Zealand is a sovereign island country situated in Tasman Sea about 1,200 miles east of Australia comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and around 600 smaller islands. Flying Nun is a record label launched by New Zealander Roger Shepherd in 1981 to document the many bands and artists active on the South Island who were developing what would become known as the Dunedin Sound. On this episode, part two, BJ plays a selection of songs from some of the more obscure examples of these Flying Nun bands.

282 - FLYING NUN (PART ONE)

282 - FLYING NUN (PART ONE)

October 11, 2019

The Flying Nun television series starring Sally Field ran on ABC from September of 1967 to September of 1970. New Zealand is a sovereign island country situated in Tasman Sea about 1,200 miles east of Australia comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and around 600 smaller islands. Flying Nun is a record label launched by New Zealander Roger Shepherd in 1981 to document the many bands and artists active on the South Island who were developing what would become known as the Dunedin Sound. On this episode, part one, BJ plays a selection of songs from some of the more famous or well-known of these Flying Nun bands.

281 - SCENES FROM THE GOLDMINE WITH CAMERON DYE

281 - SCENES FROM THE GOLDMINE WITH CAMERON DYE

October 4, 2019

Actor and musician Cameron Dye joins BJ to discuss his career in film and music, the main focus being the 1987 film Scenes from the Goldmine and the awesome soundtrack that never was.

You can watch the film here.

280 - RODNEY ON THE ROQ

280 - RODNEY ON THE ROQ

September 27, 2019

For your listening pleasure BJ has assembled a collection of clips from Rodney Bingenheimer's radio program Rodney on the ROQ. These clips were broadcast on 106.7 FM KROQ out of Los Angeles, between 1976 and 1986.

279 - AFTER THE CELLAR

279 - AFTER THE CELLAR

September 20, 2019

BJ is joined by frequent guest Joe Royland for a discussion about the often excellent, sometimes overlooked material Ratt produced in the wake of the breakout success of their debut album Out of the Cellar and then each counts down his top ten favorite songs Ratt released after the Cellar.

BONUS EPISODE: LIVE QUEEN

BONUS EPISODE: LIVE QUEEN

September 16, 2019

Let's close out Freddie's birthday celebration with this bonus episode featuring a killer collection of Queen live recordings.

278 - QUEEN SOLO

278 - QUEEN SOLO

September 13, 2019

Continuing the celebration of Freddie's birthday BJ is joined again by Eric Miller from the Pods & Sods Network for a discussion about the solo careers of Queen's members and then each counts down his top ten favorite songs from that solo output.

277 - EIGHTIES QUEEN

277 - EIGHTIES QUEEN

September 5, 2019

Just in time for Freddie's birthday BJ is joined by Eric Miller from the Pods & Sods Network for a discussion about Queen's output in the eighties and then each counts down his top ten favorite Queen songs from that decade.

276 - BEST OF CREED

276 - BEST OF CREED

August 30, 2019

BJ is joined once again by Brian Sword for another episode of "Best of" wherein the pair force themselves to pick the five best songs by the worst bands. This time around they subjected themselves to the entire Creed discography, the mission being to find the least objectionable Creed songs.

275 - POWER POP IX

275 - POWER POP IX

August 22, 2019

BJ presents two dozen more power pop songs from the late seventies/early eighties for your listening enjoyment.

 

 

274 - NASHVILLE ROCK N POD EXPO 2019

274 - NASHVILLE ROCK N POD EXPO 2019

August 15, 2019

BJ made the trek to Nashville for the third year in a row to take part in the Rock N Pod Expo. On this episode you'll hear the interviews he recorded at the expo, plus a live panel discussion about life in the music business that featured insights from Dave Ellefson, Jason Bieler and Drew Fortier.

273 - HEALTER SKELTER

273 - HEALTER SKELTER

August 9, 2019

The Tate murders happened 50 years ago today.

272 - MAGNUM (with Richie from Focus on Metal)

272 - MAGNUM (with Richie from Focus on Metal)

August 2, 2019

BJ is joined by Richie from the Focus on Metal podcast for a discussion about the long career of British progressive hard rockers Magnum and then each chose his ten favorite Magnum songs.

271 - OVERLOOKED II: ILLUMINATIONS BY LEGGAT

271 - OVERLOOKED II: ILLUMINATIONS BY LEGGAT

July 26, 2019

On this episode BJ exposes you, the lucky listener, to a great lost album from 1982, Illuminations by Leggat, a short-lived band formed in 1981 in Toronto by brothers Hugh and Gord Leggat. Released by Capitol Records only in Canada as a ten song double album, it's an impressive piece of work.

270 - VINYL COUNTDOWN LUCKY 13

270 - VINYL COUNTDOWN LUCKY 13

July 19, 2019

It's time for more great, obscure tracks culled from BJ's record collection.

269 - STEVE EARLE (with Lee McCormack)

269 - STEVE EARLE (with Lee McCormack)

July 12, 2019

BJ let Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us take the lead on this episode, which is devoted to Lee's favorite artist of all time. After a quick overview of Steve Earle's life in music Lee and BJ each counts down his top ten favorite Steve Earle songs.

268 - HALL & OATES (with Jon Lamoreaux)

268 - HALL & OATES (with Jon Lamoreaux)

July 5, 2019

BJ is joined by friend of the show Jon Lamoreaux, host of The Hustle, for an interesting (and mildly combative) discussion about the merits of the half century partnership that is Hall & Oates, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Hall & Oates songs.

267 - POSTHUMOUSLY

267 - POSTHUMOUSLY

June 28, 2019

BJ plays a selection of songs which were unfortunately released posthumously.

266 - BIG TEN-INCH RECORDS

266 - BIG TEN-INCH RECORDS

June 21, 2019

BJ pulls out his big ten inch...record collection and plays a great selection of songs.

265 - AOR????????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

265 - AOR????????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 14, 2019

We survived the Motley series! Let's cleanse the collective palette with some choice AOR!

264 - NEW SAINTS OF NETFLIX

264 - NEW SAINTS OF NETFLIX

June 7, 2019

Podcasts = Trouble. Craig Cohen was gracious enough to step in and help BJ put the Motley Crue series to rest.

BONUS EPISODE: SHOUT 97

BONUS EPISODE: SHOUT 97

May 31, 2019

Lee McCormack talks to Jimi LaMort about the work he did with Mötley Crüe remixing Shout At The Devil for Generation Swine.

263 - GENERATION SWINE

263 - GENERATION SWINE

May 24, 2019

Do you...do you wanna bleed? It's time for candlelight and songs of life as BJ is joined by Joey Haynie from Rock Strikes Ten to discuss Motley's reunion album Generation Swine.

BONUS EPISODE: PRE-CRÜE CORABI

BONUS EPISODE: PRE-CRÜE CORABI

May 17, 2019

Let's hear what John Corabi was up to before he joined Grungy Crue.

262 - MÖTLEY CRÜE

262 - MÖTLEY CRÜE

May 10, 2019

It's power to the podcast as BJ is joined by the cross-eyed derelicts from Growin' Up Rock, Steven Michael and Hooligan Hollywood Pooni, for a discussion about Motley Crue's self-titled album from 1994.

BONUS EPISODE: CJ RAMONE TALKS TO CRAIG COHEN

BONUS EPISODE: CJ RAMONE TALKS TO CRAIG COHEN

May 3, 2019

Friend of the show Craig Cohen recently had the opportunity to speak with CJ Ramone and wanted you all to hear it. Thanks Craig!

Check out CJ's new solo album The Holy Spell that comes out next week.

 https://fatwreck.com/products/the-holy-spell

 https://cjramone.bandcamp.com/album/the-holy-spell

261 - DR. FEELGOOD

261 - DR. FEELGOOD

April 25, 2019

BJ skydives naked from an aeroplane with Chris and Aaron from Decibel Geek as the three discuss Motley Crue's fifth album Dr. Feelgood. And I'd say we're still podding cast.

BONUS EPISODE: TOM WERMAN TALKS MOTLEY

BONUS EPISODE: TOM WERMAN TALKS MOTLEY

April 19, 2019

On this bonus episode BJ talks Motley with producer Tom Werman.

260 - GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS

260 - GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS

April 11, 2019

Have you read the news in the Soho Tribune? On this, the fourth episode in the Motley Crue series, BJ is joined by Bakko and Loose Cannon from Cobras and Fire. Listen in as they conduct a gynecological exam on Motley's fourth album Girls Girls Girls.

259 - THEATRE OF PAIN

259 - THEATRE OF PAIN

March 28, 2019

Everybody knows that podcasts ain't allowed in school. BJ is joined by Ryan McKay and A.D. Adams from The Shabby Road Record Show for a frank discussion about the debacle that is Theatre of Pain.

258 - SHOUT AT THE DEVIL

258 - SHOUT AT THE DEVIL

March 15, 2019

It's a steel-belted scream when BJ is joined by Ken Mills, Lee McCormack and Joe Royland for a fun roundtable discussion about Motley Crue's classic second album Shout at the Devil.

257 - TOO FAST FOR LOVE

257 - TOO FAST FOR LOVE

March 1, 2019

Get a piece of the action as BJ kicks off the Motley Crue series with a discussion about the band's first album Too Fast For Love with frequent guest Fistful of Dave.

256 - EXHUMING R.E.M.

256 - EXHUMING R.E.M.

February 15, 2019

BJ and Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle discuss the career of R.E.M. and how this once very significant band has seemingly faded from the public consciousness.

255 - BRINGERS OF EVIL: SABBATH IN THE EIGHTIES

255 - BRINGERS OF EVIL: SABBATH IN THE EIGHTIES

February 1, 2019

BJ and returning guest Craig Cohen discuss the various incarnations of Black Sabbath that took shape as Tony Iommi shepherded the band through the turbulent decade of the eighties and then each counts down his top ten favorite songs the band produced in those ten years.

254 - FINALLY…MORE POWER POP!

254 - FINALLY…MORE POWER POP!

January 18, 2019

It's long overdue but BJ finally spins 24 more great examples of late seventies/early eighties power pop.

253 - ATTACK OF THE BIG CATS

253 - ATTACK OF THE BIG CATS

January 4, 2019

There may be nearly 40 different species of wild cat running around out there, but only four make it into the big cat club: the lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar. Many bands have chosen to name themselves after one of these variants, including cheetah, panther and cougar. Hear them roar on this very special episode.

BONUS EPISODE: IZZY STRADLIN

BONUS EPISODE: IZZY STRADLIN

December 28, 2018

In the wake of the recent dissection of the Use Your Illusion albums let's take a listen to what Izzy Stradlin has been up to post-Guns.

252 - USE YOUR ILLUSION II (WORST OF)

252 - USE YOUR ILLUSION II (WORST OF)

December 21, 2018

On September 17th, 1991 Guns n' Roses released two CDs on the same day, crammed with 30 songs and more than 2 1/2 hours of music. This was a questionable way to follow up one of the most critically praised and commercially successful debut albums of all time. On November 16th, 2018 BJ Kahuna and Brian Sword released two episodes of Rock and/or Roll on the same day, crammed with more than 2 1/2 hours of commentary. On this episode, Use Your Illusion II, each counts down his five least favorite songs from the 30 songs included on these gratuitous collections.

251 - USE YOUR ILLUSION I (BEST OF)

251 - USE YOUR ILLUSION I (BEST OF)

December 21, 2018

On September 17th, 1991 Guns n' Roses released two CDs on the same day, crammed with 30 songs and more than 2 1/2 hours of music. This was a questionable way to follow up one of the most critically praised and commercially successful debut albums of all time. On November 16th, 2018 BJ Kahuna and Brian Sword released two episodes of Rock and/or Roll on the same day, crammed with more than 2 1/2 hours of commentary. On this episode, Use Your Illusion I, each counts down his five favorite songs from the 30 songs included on these gratuitous collections.

250 - AOR???????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!

250 - AOR???????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 7, 2018

This makes a dozen episodes in the AOR? AOK! series. I'm gonna run out of room for the commas and exclamation points!

249 - WORD ASSOCIATION

249 - WORD ASSOCIATION

November 30, 2018

BJ put out a request for word suggestions on the Facebook page and on this episode he plays songs inspired by the words provided.

248 - NEIL DIAMOND (with Lee McCormack)

248 - NEIL DIAMOND (with Lee McCormack)

November 16, 2018

BJ is joined once again by Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us to discuss the high points of Neil Diamond's fifty plus year career as a songwriter and performer.

247 - JOHN KASTNER INTERVIEW

247 - JOHN KASTNER INTERVIEW

November 2, 2018

John Kastner from the classic Canadian punk bands the Asexuals and the Doughboys tells BJ all about his experiences in the music business, from hand to mouth punk tours in the eighties to signing with a major label in the nineties and eventually going into artist management.

246 - SUPER DUPER EIGHTIES COOPER

246 - SUPER DUPER EIGHTIES COOPER

October 18, 2018

BJ is joined once again by Joey Haynie from Rock Strikes Ten for a discussion about the life and crimes of Alice Cooper in the 1980's, from new wave to hair metal and everything in between, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Alice songs from that tumultuous decade.

245 - TITANIC LOVE AFFAIR

245 - TITANIC LOVE AFFAIR

October 5, 2018

Titanic Love Affair formed at the University of Illinois in the late eighties and released two albums and an EP in the nineties before the band's driving force, the late Jay Bennett, joined Jeff Tweedy's post-Uncle Tupelo band Wilco. On this episode BJ celebrates this great, unsung band.

244 - GERALD COLLIER INTERVIEW

244 - GERALD COLLIER INTERVIEW

September 21, 2018

BJ is joined by Gerald Collier from one of his favorite rock bands of the nineties, Best Kissers In The World, for a frank discussion about his adventures in the music industry.

243 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: ROCK N POD 2018

243 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: ROCK N POD 2018

September 7, 2018

BJ plays songs from the records he picked up on his annual Nashville Rock N Pod Expo road trip.

242 - NASHVILLE ROCK N POD 2018

242 - NASHVILLE ROCK N POD 2018

August 31, 2018

BJ had a great time at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo last weekend. Hear him interview Troy Lucketta of Tesla, Paul Taylor of Winger, Joe X. Dube and Brendan Harkin of Starz and Ben and Dakota Denman. And for an encore BJ takes the Canadian Inquisition.

241 - AOR??????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!

241 - AOR??????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!

August 24, 2018

Gimme an A! Gimme an O! Gimme an R! What's the spell?

240 - HEY

240 - HEY

August 17, 2018

Make "Hey" while the sun shines.