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293 - CLASS OF 2019

293 - CLASS OF 2019

December 27, 2019

To close out the year BJ plays some of his favorite songs released in 2019.

292 - WORST OF DOKKEN - THE CLASSIC LINEUP

292 - WORST OF DOKKEN - THE CLASSIC LINEUP

December 20, 2019

BJ is joined once again by fellow huge Dokken fan Brian Sword from The Double Stop for a frank discussion about which five songs each thinks are the worst songs from those three classic Dokken albums from the eighties.

291 - THE SOUND OF SILENCE

291 - THE SOUND OF SILENCE

December 13, 2019

The third time was the charm. Two different versions of "The Sounds of Silence" had previously been released before the remixed hit version finally broke through, topping the charts at the beginning of 1966. 

290 - TONIO K.

290 - TONIO K.

December 6, 2019

Steven M. Krikorian adopted the stage name Tonio K, naming himself for Thomas Mann’s short story Tonio Kroger but shortening it to Tonio K in reference to Franz Kafka’s The Trial and it’s protagonist Josef K. His first album Life in the Foodchain was released in 1978 and became a critical smash. He would release three more albums and an EP in the eighties and then revert to a career as a professional songwriter for other artists.