Albums Unleashed – TUFF What Comes Around with Stevie Rachelle

Albums Unleashed – TUFF What Comes Around with Stevie Rachelle

Stevie Rachelle joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed – TUFF What Comes Around Goes Around. In this long-form discussion, Stevie discusses the circumstances that led to him fronting TUFF. Originally from Wisconsin, Rachelle was bitten by the bug early and headed west to Los Angeles in search of fame. However, it’s not instant success. In this talk, Rachelle reflects on his audition with TUFF, what led to his hiring, and the band’s rise…

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Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In with Rikki Rockett – Ep276

Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In with Rikki Rockett – Ep276

Rikki Rockett joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In. In this long-form discussion, Rikki shares stories from the early days of Poison including the decision to move from Pennsylvania to Hollywood in the early 1980’s. Also in the episode, Rikki talks about the departure of original guitarist Matt Smith and an audition process that would go down to a head to head battle between Slash and CC…

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Albums Unleashed – Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Albums Unleashed – Steeler with Rik Fox Ep274

Bassist Rik Fox returns to Decibel Geek this week for Albums Unleashed – Steeler. Fronted by vocalist Ron Keel, Steeler had migrated west from Nashville. Upon his arrival, Keel would realize he needed new players to compete with a burgeoning Sunset Strip scene that included rising stars such as Motley Crue and Quiet Riot. In this long form discussion, Rik shares his memories of auditioning for Steeler, his meeting with drummer Mark Edwards, and the…

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Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go w/Bobby Rock – Ep270

Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go w/Bobby Rock – Ep270

Drummer Bobby Rock joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go. In this long-form discussion, Bobby goes into detail on the tour leading up to the recording of this sophomore album; including his recollection of equipment being confiscated due to a pending lawsuit filed by former New England drummer Hirsh Gardner against Vinnie Vincent. A lot of tension was building around the recording of All Systems Go with pressure…

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Albums Unleashed Skid Row Rachel Bolan Michael Wagener – Ep260

Albums Unleashed Skid Row Rachel Bolan Michael Wagener – Ep260

Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan and producer Michael Wagener join the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Skid Row. Recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Skid Row was released January 24, 1989 on Atlantic Records. Thanks to strong response to singles such as ‘Youth Gone Wild,’ ’18 and Life,’ ‘Piece of Me,’ and the ballad ‘I Remember You,’ Skid Row would go on to sell over 5 million copies. This self-titled debut featured the talents of…

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Albums Unleashed Warrant Dog Eat Dog – Ep223

Albums Unleashed Warrant Dog Eat Dog – Ep223

In August of 1992, Warrant were flying high on the success of the mega-huge Cherry Pie album. While the success was nice, the band wanted to go in a tougher direction with their next album. Enlisting super producer Michael Wagener, the band headed into the studio in 1991 to lay down tracks for what would become Dog Eat Dog. Filled with big, crunchy riffs on songs such as Machine Gun, Hole in My Wall, and…

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Albums Unleashed – Anthrax Spreading the Disease Ep217

Albums Unleashed – Anthrax Spreading the Disease Ep217

In 1985, Anthrax solidified their lineup and their place in The Big 4 with the release of Spreading the Disease. In 2015, the band has undertaken a re-examination with the release of a 30th anniversary deluxe edition from Island/UMC Records. This week the Chris & Aaron are joined by audio editor Shawn Franklin to discuss his involvement in this incredible re-release, how they think it stacks up to the rest of the Thraxology, the amazing…

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Tora Tora Wild America Unleashed w/Anthony Corder

Tora Tora Wild America Unleashed w/Anthony Corder

We return with the latest installment of our Albums Unleashed series and this one is Wild! Aaron and Chris return this week along with special guest Anthony Corder to discuss the fantastic 1992 A&M Records release of Tora Tora’s Wild America. This album hit the shelves amidst a tidal wave of grunge music that was taking over the airwaves. The musical climate at the time relegated it to a slot just outside the Billboard Top…

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Albums Unleashed Carnival of Souls w/Toby Wright Pt2 – Ep180

Albums Unleashed Carnival of Souls w/Toby Wright Pt2 – Ep180

  We’re back this week to talk about the second half of a very polarizing album.Chris and Aaron return this week with the second part of their discussion with producer Toby Wright for Albums Unleashed – Carnival of Souls. Covering the second half of this controversial KISS album, Toby shares his memories of the tracking and mixing of the songs including the Gene Simmons-sung ‘In My Head,’ which was written by Gene along with Scott…

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Albums Unleashed – KISS Carnival of Souls Pt 1 w/Toby Wright-Ep #179

Albums Unleashed – KISS Carnival of Souls Pt 1 w/Toby Wright-Ep #179

We wanted to get into something polarizing and divisive this week. Mission accomplished… Famed producer Toby Wright sits down with Chris and Aaron this week for part 1 of a 2 part Albums Unleashed special covering KISS’ 1997 release Carnival of Souls. Shelved in early 1996 by Mercury Records due to KISS taking a left turn at Reunionville, Carnival of Souls leaked shortly thereafter and was bootlegged in large numbers necessitating an official release in…

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