ROCK AND/OR ROLL
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.

239 - OVERLOOKED: SNAKES & LOVERS BY INTERVIEW

239 - OVERLOOKED: SNAKES & LOVERS BY INTERVIEW

August 10, 2018

On this first episode in a new recurring series BJ focuses on one specific album that has been overlooked and this time around it's a 1980 record by the British band Interview called Snakes & Lovers.

238 - GABBA GABBA EIGHTIES

238 - GABBA GABBA EIGHTIES

August 3, 2018

BJ is joined by Craig Cohen from Slycast and Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us to discuss the trials and tribulations of punk legends the Ramones in the eighties and then each counts down his top ten favorite Ramones songs from that decade.

237 - CROWDED HOUSE

237 - CROWDED HOUSE

July 28, 2018

For this episode BJ is joined by Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle podcast to talk about Jon's favorite band, Crowded House, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Crowded House songs.

236 - SPLIT ENZ

236 - SPLIT ENZ

July 21, 2018

For this episode BJ is joined by podcaster and comedy writer Courtney Cronin Dold for a discussion about Kiwi art rockers turned new wave pioneers Split Enz.

235 - DIRECT-TO-VIDEO

235 - DIRECT-TO-VIDEO

July 6, 2018

In a world where producers were greenlighting low budget films to be released directly to video there would be no soundtracks, but there would still be music. There were songs in those movies. Otherwise unreleased songs. Great songs. These are those songs.

234 - B-SIDES

234 - B-SIDES

June 29, 2018

B-sides: otherwise unreleased songs that appear on the singles but not the albums.

233 - THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

233 - THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

June 22, 2018

The Transformers: The Movie is a 6 million dollar animated film that came out in 1986, co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin, who also produced the original The Transformers television series on which the film was based. The origins of that cartoon series was a line of toys produced by Hasbro, based on designs which originated in Japan, toys that were vehicles which transformed into robots. The film spawned an amazing hard rock soundtrack which is the focus of today’s episode. On this episode you will hear conversations BJ had with Stan Bush, who wrote and sang the first single from the soundtrack, "The Touch," Vince Dicola, who wrote the song "Dare," also sung by Stan Bush (Vince also wrote the score for the film), and members from the three bands featured on the soundtrack: Jerry Best, bassist from Lion, who recorded a heavy metal version of The Transformers theme, Ernie Petrangelo, guitarist and songwriter from Rhode island metal band NRG, responsible for the killer track "Instruments of Destruction," and Larry Gillstrom, guitarist from Canadian heavy metal band Kick Axe, who were credited as Spectre General for the soundtrack, they contributed two songs, "Nothing’s Gonna Stand In Our Way" and "Hunger." This episode is a deep dive into one of the funnest movie soundtracks of the eighties. It's more than meets the ear!

232 - THE VANDALS TOOK THE HANDLES

232 - THE VANDALS TOOK THE HANDLES

June 15, 2018

For your listening enjoyment BJ presents a collection of cover versions of Bob Dylan songs.

231 - NEIL YOUNG vs. THE EIGHTIES

231 - NEIL YOUNG vs. THE EIGHTIES

June 8, 2018

BJ is joined by Lee McCormack from the Tramps Like Us podcast to discuss the schizophrenic recorded output of Neil Young in the eighties and then each counts down his top ten Neil songs from that decade.

230 - SOUNDS LIKE BRUCE (CO-RELEASE WITH TRAMPS LIKE US)

230 - SOUNDS LIKE BRUCE (CO-RELEASE WITH TRAMPS LIKE US)

June 1, 2018

BJ raided his record collection at the behest of Lee McCormack, the host of Tramps Like Us: A Bruce Springsteen Podcast, the quest being to find songs that sounded like Bruce Springsteen, and then Lee played 15 of them on his show, so this episode is a co-release with Tramps Like Us.

229 - THE BEST OF AOR? AOK! (with Greg Snazz)

229 - THE BEST OF AOR? AOK! (with Greg Snazz)

May 25, 2018

May 27, 2018 is the 5th anniversary of the first episode of the podcast and what better way to celebrate five years of Rock and/or Roll than with some AOR! And not just any AOR. For this episode musician and listener Greg Snazz phoned in all the way from Japan with his list of the 20 best AOR songs he's heard on the podcast, and then some. So let's take a walk down MemAORy Lane...

228 - BULLETBOYS’ FREAKSHOW (with Greg Renoff and Jimmy D’Anda)

228 - BULLETBOYS’ FREAKSHOW (with Greg Renoff and Jimmy D’Anda)

May 18, 2018

BJ and guest co-host Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising, are joined by drummer Jimmy D'Anda of the Bulletboys for an in depth discussion about the band's killer second album Freakshow.

227 - JOHN CALE (with Derek Brown)

227 - JOHN CALE (with Derek Brown)

May 11, 2018

On this episode BJ and Derek Brown, guitarist and keyboardist for the Flaming Lips, present an overview of the life and solo career of founding member of the Velvet Underground John Cale and each then picks his top ten favorite John Cale solo songs.

226 - POWERAGE TURNS 40 (with Julian Gill)

226 - POWERAGE TURNS 40 (with Julian Gill)

May 4, 2018

Julian Gill from the KISSFAQ podcast drops by to help BJ celebrate the 40th anniversary this month of the release of AC/DC's classic album Powerage.

225 - TWENTY ONE PILOTS (BJ’s Daughter’s Favorite Band)

225 - TWENTY ONE PILOTS (BJ’s Daughter’s Favorite Band)

April 27, 2018

BJ is joined by his 11 year-old daughter for a discussion about her favorite band, Twenty One Pilots, and she counts down her top 15 favorite TOP songs, plus BJ plays his two favorites.

224 - CLASSIC LIT

224 - CLASSIC LIT

April 20, 2018

For this episode BJ has put together a fun playlist of songs which share a title with a classic literary work.

223 - THE KINK KULMINATION

223 - THE KINK KULMINATION

April 13, 2018

For this second episode devoted to Ray Davies and the Kinks BJ delves deeper into the band's astonishing late sixties output, especially the essential The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album.

222 - THE KINK KREATION

222 - THE KINK KREATION

April 6, 2018

In part one of a two part examination of the Kinks BJ explains the origins of the band and we begin to hear how the band progressed.

221 - AOR?????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!

221 - AOR?????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!

March 30, 2018

This is the 10th volume of AOR? AOK! and it's a good one.

220 - TOP 20 KISS SONGS

220 - TOP 20 KISS SONGS

March 19, 2018

Inspired by Eddie Trunk c/o Terry Means BJ counts down his top 20 favorite KISS songs.

A RETROSPECTIVE OF MUSICIANS LOST TO GUN VIOLENCE

A RETROSPECTIVE OF MUSICIANS LOST TO GUN VIOLENCE

March 15, 2018

This is a special episode compiled by our friend Eric Miller of the Pods & Sods Network, in solidarity with the student protests of March 14.

219 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: THIRD ALBUMS

219 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: THIRD ALBUMS

March 9, 2018

BJ raided his record collection looking for third albums and put together a killer playlist.

218 - JOHN PRINE

218 - JOHN PRINE

March 2, 2018

John Prine is a songwriter's songwriter. His songs can be literary or funny, serious or clever, but he’s never pretentious, he just has something to say and he makes you think or feel. On this episode BJ looks back at Prine's early career.