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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Albums Unleashed – Slave to the Grind

Albums Unleashed – Slave to the Grind

  On June 11, 1991 rock and metal history was made when Skid Row released their followup album. Sophomore jinx? Nothing could be further from the truth. This week Aaron and Chris return to Wire World Studios to sit down with legendary producer Michael Wagener to discuss the landmark album, Slave to the Grind. The followup to the self-titled Skid Row debut album left its mark as it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200…

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Albums Unleashed Motley Crue with John Corabi Part 2 – Ep160

Albums Unleashed Motley Crue with John Corabi Part 2 – Ep160

After a huge response to last week’s part 1, we’re back to pick up our talk with John Corabi about the 1994 self-titled Motley Crue album. We pick up Albums Unleashed – Motley Crue with John Corabi part 2 with a discussion of Hooligan’s Holiday. From there John guides us through the creative process for each song on the album; highlighting the motives for the lyrics as well as some surprising revelations about the origin…

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Albums Unleashed Motley Crue with John Corabi Part1 – Ep159

Albums Unleashed Motley Crue with John Corabi Part1 – Ep159

We’re back with the second installment of our Albums Unleashed series and it’s been a long time coming but we truly believe it’s been worth the wait. John Corabi joins Aaron and Chris this week to discuss what is arguably one of the most underrated albums of all-time; Motley Crue’s self-titled album from 1994. In part one of this discussion, John helps us lay the groundwork into the story of the album with stories of…

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