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

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

August 25, 2016

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

141 - SOFT ROCK

141 - SOFT ROCK

August 18, 2016

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

140 - VINYL COUNTDOWN V

August 11, 2016

THE ALIEN VISITORS: OUR FRIENDS. 

FRIENDSHIP IS UNIVERSAL. 

THE FUTURE - TOGETHER.

139 - ZODIAC MINDWARP (with Julian Gill)

139 - ZODIAC MINDWARP (with Julian Gill)

August 4, 2016

BJ is once again joined by Julian Gill from the KissFAQ podcast, this time to discuss the roller coaster career of the legend that is Zodiac Mindwarp.

138 - BROAD SPECTRUM

138 - BROAD SPECTRUM

July 28, 2016

BJ celebrates female songwriters and musicians on this episode with a selection of great songs by a broad spectrum of female artists.

137 - 1969

137 - 1969

July 21, 2016

One small podcast for a man, one giant podcast for mankind.

136 - SPIRIT OF THE SIXTIES II

136 - SPIRIT OF THE SIXTIES II

July 14, 2016

The sixties were a time of strong emotion and social change and the music spoke. Now Rock and/or Roll brings back the spirit of the sixties with the greatest songs of an unforgettable era! Spirit of the sixties brings you songs which live on as a symbol of free expression.

135 - SPIRIT OF THE SIXTIES

135 - SPIRIT OF THE SIXTIES

July 7, 2016

The sixties were a time of strong emotions and social change and the music spoke. Now Rock and/or Roll brings back the spirit of the sixties with the greatest songs of an unforgettable era! Spirit of the sixties brings you songs which live on as symbols of free expression.

134 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

134 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

June 30, 2016

BJ is once again joined by fellow record collector and CheapKISS Records owner Chris Grey, last time it was songs from Radio Station compilations and this time each has selected 12 songs from his collection Various Artists compilations from the late seventies and early eighties. It's all here: power pop, punk, AOR, metal.

133 - POST-EUPHORIA (with Jon Lamoreaux)

133 - POST-EUPHORIA (with Jon Lamoreaux)

June 23, 2016

BJ is joined by Jon Lamoreaux, host of a great podcast called The Hustle, to finish off our series on Def Leppard. Join them as they attempt to figure out how the band arrived at a point where the album X made sense, and should any rock band exist for 40 years.

132 - EUPHORIA (with Randy Hall)

132 - EUPHORIA (with Randy Hall)

June 16, 2016

Def Leppard hit the reset button. This week BJ is joined by Randy W. Hall from That Dandy Classic Music Hour for a discussion about the band's 1999 return to form, so to speak. 

131 - SLANG (with Pat Francis)

131 - SLANG (with Pat Francis)

June 9, 2016

Show the world a brand new face. It's taken us all this time but we've made it to Slang. This week BJ is joined by Pat Francis from the Rock Solid podcast for a look back at Def Leppard's 1996 foray into alternative or modern rock.

130 - ADRENALIZE (with Eric Miller)

130 - ADRENALIZE (with Eric Miller)

June 2, 2016

Do you wanna get rocked? Well this might be the wrong episode. It's still the Def and/or Leppard show as BJ is joined by Eric Miller from The Pods & Sods Network for a frank discussion about the band's triple platinum 1992 release.

129 - HYSTERIA (with Joey Haynie)

129 - HYSTERIA (with Joey Haynie)

May 26, 2016

Break the bubble! Break it up! We're still talking Def Leppard. This week BJ is joined by Joey Haynie from the Rock Strikes Ten podcast for a discussion about the band's massive diamond certified 1987 comeback album. 

128 - PYROMANIA (with Greg Renoff)

128 - PYROMANIA (with Greg Renoff)

May 19, 2016

Burn a building! Burn! Burn! Burn! Our series on Def Leppard continues and for this episode BJ is joined by frequent guest Greg Renoff, author of an amazing book from last year called Van Halen Rising, for a discussion about the band's smash hit album from 1983.

127 - HIGH ‘N’ DRY (with Julian Gill)

127 - HIGH ‘N’ DRY (with Julian Gill)

May 12, 2016

Our celebration of the Def Leppard catalogue continues as BJ is joined by Julian Gill, author of a spectacular book about the band's history called Leppard Tracks, to discuss the band's classic second album released in July of 1981.

126 - ON THROUGH THE NIGHT (with Joe Royland)

126 - ON THROUGH THE NIGHT (with Joe Royland)

May 5, 2016

For this first in a series of episodes devoted to a celebration of the Def Leppard catalogue BJ is joined by Joe Royland from the Sit and Spin videocast for a discussion about the band's debut album from 1980.

125 - PRINCE ROGERS NELSON 1958-2016

125 - PRINCE ROGERS NELSON 1958-2016

April 28, 2016

It's such a shame our friendship had to end.

124 - STATUTORY ROCK

124 - STATUTORY ROCK

April 21, 2016

BJ is joined by Ryan McKay and A.D. Adams from The Shabby Road Record Show for an unfiltered discussion about the elephant in the room of rock and roll: rock stars and their unabashed fondness for underage girls. 

123 - AOR????? AOK!!!!!

123 - AOR????? AOK!!!!!

April 14, 2016

It's for your own good! BJ prescribes 22 more doses of awesome yet obscure AOR. They'd be wearing their hearts on their sleeves if their shirts had any sleeves.

122 - FRANCOPHONE: QUEBEC ROCK WITH SIMON FAUTEUX

122 - FRANCOPHONE: QUEBEC ROCK WITH SIMON FAUTEUX

April 7, 2016

Believe it or not there is a thriving rock scene in North America that has been churning out great music for decades but very few people outside of the Canadian province of Quebec even know about it. This is because Quebec (population 8 million) is a predominantly French speaking province surrounded by English speaking provinces and the US below it and this has led to the development of what some people refer to as Francophone: Quebec based bands or artists that choose to perform in French and thus find themselves isolated to Quebec. A band from Quebec that performs in French will be heard by very few people outside of Quebec and that's just the way it is, until now. On this episode BJ is joined once again by Simon Fauteux, who was himself once a rock artist from Quebec who chose to perform in French. Simon has put together a list of 20 of the greatest songs by the most important rock artists from Quebec, from the seventies until today. Listen and learn.

121 - NO SHAME V: PODDER & SODDER

121 - NO SHAME V: PODDER & SODDER

April 1, 2016

It's about time! BJ is once again joined by podcasting legends Craig Smith and Eric Miller from The Pods & Sods Network for another round of No Shame wherein each proudly presents a list of ten songs he enjoys even though many rock fans would probably be ashamed and/or embarrassed to admit to liking such songs but hey, the theme is still NO SHAME and none is felt.

120 - FRANK SECICH INTERVIEW

120 - FRANK SECICH INTERVIEW

March 24, 2016

BJ has a conversation with Frank Secich, author of a new book called Circumstantial Evidence, about his experiences over the course of his career in rock and roll, from Blue Ash to Stiv Bators and beyond.

119 - NUMBERS WITH WINGS

119 - NUMBERS WITH WINGS

March 17, 2016

Time flies, hands of the hourglass.

GETTIN’ BOSSY 002: THE RIVER REVISITED

GETTIN’ BOSSY 002: THE RIVER REVISITED

March 10, 2016

BJ is once again joined by Brian Sword from The Double Stop podcast for the second episode in an ongoing series they're calling "Gettin' Bossy." On episode #64 of the podcast the pair discussed Bruce Springsteen's 1982 album Nebraska and for this episode they decided to tackle the new Springsteen box set called The Ties That Bind: The River Collection. In October of 1979 Bruce Springsteen delivered a completed album to be called The Ties That Bind to his record label, only to change his mind before the record could be released. A year later he would release a 20 song double album called The River. During this period Bruce and the E Street band reportedly worked on as many as 90 songs and many of these outtakes are also included in the new box set. BJ and Brian decided to imagine an alternate reality wherein the original The Ties That Bind album had been released and working within this reality each constructed his own album from the remaining songs, those that eventually made it onto The River and those that did not, to create what could have been Bruce Springsteen's sixth album and follow-up to The Ties That Bind.

117 - UNPLUGGED

117 - UNPLUGGED

March 3, 2016

It's RA/OR UNPLUGGED as BJ plays 25 of his favorite acoustic songs.

116 - HEADBANGERS BALL

116 - HEADBANGERS BALL

February 25, 2016

With the debut of Headbangers Ball in April of 1987 MTV began devoting an entire three hour block every Saturday night to nothing but hard rock and heavy metal. Are you ready for a blast from the past? Let's go back and experience a moment in time: Saturday into Sunday morning, October 8th into October 9th, 1988. For your listening enjoyment BJ has engineered an audio recreation of the entire episode of Headbangers Ball from that night.

115 - TWO MINUTE WARNING TWO

115 - TWO MINUTE WARNING TWO

February 18, 2016

On this episode BJ plays 50 more songs that are less than two minutes long. After that...sudden death.

114 - CHIP Z’NUFF INTERVIEW

114 - CHIP Z’NUFF INTERVIEW

February 11, 2016

On this episode BJ has an in depth conversation with Chip Z'Nuff about the early years of his great band Enuff Z'Nuff and how a power pop band came to be marketed as a hair metal band. Chip also gives us the inside scoop on Enuff Z'Nuff's near misses with reality TV and also the story behind his fellow Chicago band Life Sex & Death and the mysterious Stanley.

113 - ENCORE

113 - ENCORE

February 4, 2016

With over 100 episodes in the can that means that well over 1000 bands or artists have been played on the podcast thus far, some of them more than once but many of them only once. For this episode BJ revisited the previous episodes and chose 20+ bands or artists to give an encore. On this episode BJ plays another song by bands or artists that have only been played once before on the show.

112 - VINYL COUNTDOWN IV: THE VINYL CHAPTER

112 - VINYL COUNTDOWN IV: THE VINYL CHAPTER

January 28, 2016

BJ raids his vinyl collection again.

111 - PAGLIARO INTERVIEW

111 - PAGLIARO INTERVIEW

January 21, 2016

Michel Pagliaro is a one of a kind artist and a true seventies rock visionary. Famous in Quebec but virtually unknown outside the French Canadian province, Pagliaro made music ahead of its time and yet with obvious universal appeal. On this episode BJ actually has a conversation with this elusive figure in the history of rock music. Many thanks to Simon Fauteux and Six Media Marketing for making this happen!

Purchase Pagliaro's music on iTunes HERE.


Purchase the tribute album Pag Revisite HERE.

110 - COLONEL TOM PARKER (WITH AUTHOR JAMES L. DICKERSON)

110 - COLONEL TOM PARKER (WITH AUTHOR JAMES L. DICKERSON)

January 14, 2016

BJ is joined by James Dickerson, author of Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager, for a conversation about Parker's shady past and mysterious motives and how his conniving impacted the course of Presley's career.

109 - TESLA (WITH JOE ROYLAND)

109 - TESLA (WITH JOE ROYLAND)

January 6, 2016

BJ is joined by Joe Royland from Sit and Spin for a discussion of the great rock band Tesla and then each counts down his top ten favorite Tesla songs.

108 - TOP TEN: 2015

108 - TOP TEN: 2015

December 31, 2015

BJ counts down his top ten favorite albums to be released  this year, 2015.

107 - AOR???? AOK!!!!

107 - AOR???? AOK!!!!

December 24, 2015

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with some AOR?

106 - NO SHAME IV (WITH MICHAEL BUTLER, THE ROCK AND ROLL GEEK)

106 - NO SHAME IV (WITH MICHAEL BUTLER, THE ROCK AND ROLL GEEK)

December 17, 2015

BJ is joined by Michael Butler, host of The Rock and Roll Geek Show, for another round of No Shame.

105 - I WANT YOU

105 - I WANT YOU

December 10, 2015

Who wants you?

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - FINAL BATTLE

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - FINAL BATTLE

December 3, 2015

Battle of the Podcast Allstars is a tournament that pits rock podcasters against each other to determine who is rock trivia king, hosted by Ken Pardo and moderated by Eric Miller of Pods and Sods. The final battle of round one features the three winners from round one: BJ from Rock and/or Roll, Ryan McKay from The Shabby Road Record Show and Randy W. Hall from That Dandy Classic Music Hour.

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE THREE

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE THREE

November 26, 2015

Battle of the Podcast Allstars is a rock trivia tournament between rock podcasters hosted by Ken Pardo and moderated by Eric Miller. On this episode Craig Smith from the Pods & Sods Network will battle Randy W. Hall from That Dandy Classic Music Hour and Joe Royland from Sit and Spin. 

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE TWO

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE TWO

November 19, 2015

Battle of the Podcast Allstars is a rock trivia tournament between rock podcasters hosted by Ken Pardo and moderated by Eric Miller. On this episode Ryan McKay from The Shabby Road Record Show will battle Craig Cohen from Slycast and Zilch! The Monkees Podcast and Ken Mills from the PodKISSt and Cheap Talk. 

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE ONE

BATTLE OF THE PODCAST ALLSTARS: ROUND ONE - BATTLE ONE

November 12, 2015

Battle of the Podcast Allstars is a rock trivia tournament between rock podcasters hosted by Ken Pardo and moderated by Eric Miller. On this episode Chris Czynszak from Decibel Geek will battle Matt Porter from The Kiss Room and our very own BJ Kahuna from Rock and/or Roll.

100 - EPISODE ONE HUNDRED? HOLY SHIT!

100 - EPISODE ONE HUNDRED? HOLY SHIT!

November 5, 2015

It's hard to believe this is already the 100th episode of Rock and/or Roll. BJ takes a look back with some help from friends Greg Renoff and Ken Mills and stay tuned until the end when we'll take a look ahead with Eric "Trebek" Miller. And for a limited time you can help BJ celebrate reaching this landmark by going to the new Redbubble store and buying a ROCK AND/OR ROLL T-SHIRT!

099 - TOP TEN: 1999

099 - TOP TEN: 1999

October 29, 2015

Since this is the 99th of the podcast BJ decided to discuss his top ten favorite albums to be released in the corresponding year of 1999.

098 - CHEAP TRICK: THE ALBUMS

098 - CHEAP TRICK: THE ALBUMS

October 22, 2015

An album by album discussion of the Cheap Trick catalogue.

097 - STONES COVERS

097 - STONES COVERS

October 15, 2015

Let's spend some time together.

096 - BEATLES COVERS

096 - BEATLES COVERS

October 8, 2015

This episode is more popular than Jesus.

BONUS EPISODE: TEENAGE FANCLUB (TOP TEN)

BONUS EPISODE: TEENAGE FANCLUB (TOP TEN)

October 6, 2015

As a companion piece to the Nineties Power Pop episode BJ counts down his top ten favorite Teenage Fanclub songs.

095 - NINETIES POWER POP

095 - NINETIES POWER POP

October 1, 2015

On this episode BJ plays some of his favorite songs by some of the various bands and/or artists that came to be called "power pop" in the nineties.

094 - EVEN MORE POWER POP

094 - EVEN MORE POWER POP

September 24, 2015

This episode is long overdue! BJ finally gets around to raiding his power pop collection again for an episode filled with obscure gems.