ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 3 – W.A.S.P. (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS # 3 – W.A.S.P. (Feature)

From Los Angeles, California come the shock rocking, lipstick wearing, leather bound and gagged W.A.S.P. Formed in 1982, following a slew of interchangeable band members, this band soon set to ripping the glam metal scene a new one, when vocalist Blackie Lawless, raging alcoholic/guitarist Chris Holmes and drummer Steve Riley destroyed the sunset strip with their raunchy, shocking live shows which often featured Lawless tying naked models to a medieval torture rack while hurling raw…

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Best of 2018 – Ep347

Best of 2018 – Ep347

We hit the ground running in 2019 but looking back at our favorite songs and albums of last year with Best of 2018! If you have friends that say there’s no good music being produced these days just punch them in the nuts and direct them to this episode. In this mega-long episode, we’re turning you onto some incredible rock and metal that came out last year. Best of 2018   Best of 2018 has…

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DIO-CEMBER VOL2 – Ep346

DIO-CEMBER VOL2 – Ep346

We close out the year in excellent fashion with DIO-CEMBER VOL2! We left off last week with Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath. Inasmuch as the chemistry was palatable, Ronnie needs and change and things pick up in 1983. The Holy Diver album is an absolute powerhouse because of its lineup. Guitarist Vivian Campbell, bassist Jimmy Bain, and drummer Vinny Appice were the perfect arsenal to back Ronnie up. Accordingly, the results are made clear…

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DIO-CEMBER Vol1 – Ep345

DIO-CEMBER Vol1 – Ep345

We celebrate the holidays this week by releasing volume 1 of a 2 part special on a legend; DIO-CEMBER Vol1 is here! In this special, we pay tribute to the late, great Ronnie James Dio. This week’s entry has us focusing on Ronnie’s first decade in the rock world 1972-1981. Ronald Padavona was born in New Hampshire in 1942. His family would soon move to New York where he would be raised around music. Beginning…

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1981 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep344

1981 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep344

We’re back this week to tackle the who, what, when, where and why of the second half of our 1981 Year in Review Part 2! July of 1981 is a strong month for the rock genre. Strong efforts include releases by Foreigner, Def Leppard, and the Ramones. Additionally, some great under the radar albums by Demon and New England help bolster and already solid month. The month of August is a busy one in news…

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Essential Tracks #1 – THE BLACK CROWES (Feature)

Essential Tracks #1 – THE BLACK CROWES (Feature)

Welcome to a brand new feature for Decibel Geek, “Essential Tracks”!  In these articles, we explore a band’s musical catalogue and pick out those tunes that make the artists special. THE BLACK CROWES Before you read on, go to the bottom of the page, hit play and listen while you read. It will make the experience even more rewarding. Bursting onto the scene way back in 1989 with their debut album Shake Your Moneymaker, the…

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1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

We’re hopping in the De Lorean and heading back in time this week for our 1981 Year in Review Part 1! So many things happened from January – June 1981 that you’re getting an earful this week! Wendy O. Williams arrested, Steven Tyler cheats death, and the Urban Cowboy fashion movement takes hold. Other stories include Ozzy eating a bird (uncooked), President Reagan in the crosshairs, riots in the UK, and much more. 1981 Year…

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Top 5 KISS Songs 1974-1977 Ep342

Top 5 KISS Songs 1974-1977 Ep342

Filmmaker Andrew Sgambati is with us this week to talk about The Greatest Show on Earth as well as to pick our Top 5 KISS Songs 1974-1977! While there’s a ton of controversy surrounding the Hottest Band in the Land in 2018 we’re happy to have Andrew on to discuss a time when all was right in the world. The mid-1970’s were a magical time for KISS. The strength of their six studio albums and…

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Vinnie Vincent Special vol6 – Ep341

Vinnie Vincent Special vol6 – Ep341

Promoter Joe D’Angelo joins us for Vinnie Vincent Special vol6; our thoughts on Miami, Memphis, and more. We said we’d never do another one of these but with recent events taking place, we had to chime in. In this latest volume, Joe tells us about his experience booking and working with Vinnie Vincent. Vinnie appeared in Miami for The Gathering KISS Kruise Preparty. He appeared for two meet and greet days as well as a…

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Anthrax State of Euphoria Albums Unleashed – Ep340

Anthrax State of Euphoria Albums Unleashed – Ep340

Shawn Franklin joins the guys this week to discuss his continuing involvement with Anthrax; this time for the 1988 classic State of Euphoria! This thrashterpiece was released on September 19, 1988 and helped cement Anthrax’s place in The Big 4. With killer tracks like Be All End All, Who Cares Wins, Misery Loves Company, and the single Antisocial, State of Euphoria reached No.30 on the Billboard charts and would be certified Gold a year later….

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