ESSENTIAL TRACKS – THIN LIZZY (Feature)

ESSENTIAL TRACKS – THIN LIZZY (Feature)

THIN LIZZY – The Legend Thin Lizzy.  Legendary band. Creative masters. Formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and lead vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott was at helm of the group throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums, writing most of the material. The singles “Whiskey in the Jar” (a traditional Irish ballad), “Jailbreak“, and “The Boys Are Back in…

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Thin Lizzy Discussion – Ep352

Thin Lizzy Discussion – Ep352

We give a little Irish to you this week with our Thin Lizzy Discussion! Greg Troyan of the band Lipstick and podcast The Lipstick Panel joins us to cover the Thin Lizzy discography. Join us as we take you through each album, giving detailed stories about the production and songwriting. Additionally, we provide our thoughts on each album, picking our favorite songs. The Thin Lizzy history starts in 1971. Distributed by Decca Records and featuring…

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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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Conversation with Damon Johnson – Ep326

Conversation with Damon Johnson – Ep326

Damon Johnson joins us this week for a discussion of his incredible career. At the present time, Damon has his hands full with Black Star Riders and his upcoming solo album Memoirs of an Uprising. Damon Johnson really brings it in this long-form talk with some great stories from his career and life. From Brother Cane‘s early days opening for such legends as Van Halen, Aerosmith and Robert Plant among others. Additionally, Damon shares his…

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DARE – Out Of The Silence II (Album Review)

DARE – Out Of The Silence II (Album Review)

DARE – Bio Dare are probably best known for their singer/songwriter Darren Wharton.  He first rose to fame in the early eighties playing keyboards with legendary Irish rock band Thin Lizzy.  In addition, their former keyboard player was the respected academic/tv personality Professor Brian Cox. The band’s debut 1988 album Out Of The Silence was recorded at Joni Mitchell’s Bel Air Studio in Los Angeles.  It was also produced by famed producer Mike Shipley.  Although…

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Rock Superpowers Unite with Marvelous Team-Ups Ep314

Rock Superpowers Unite with Marvelous Team-Ups Ep314

Things get explosive this week when Rock Superpowers unite with Marvelous Team-Ups! We’ve got collaborations that will leap bad radio in a single bound. This audio spread includes fantastic unions of Motorhead with CC Deville, as well as Dee Snider with Zakk Wylde. Marvelous Team-Ups You also get a Hollywood team-up of Lizzy Borden and Betsy Bitch.  Additionally, you get team ups of Axl Rose and Alice Cooper, Volbeat and Danko Jones, and Paul Stanley…

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Mystery Box – Ep301

Mystery Box – Ep301

When Chris shows up with a box covered in question marks and filled with a wide variety of music, it makes for an interesting episode. After winning a box full of great music at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo courtesy of the Rock Strikes Ten podcast, the guys decide to pick some of their favorite tunes from the Mystery Box for play this week. If you haven’t heard of Rock Strikes Ten, you’re missing…

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BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire (Album Review)

BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire (Album Review)

I had a girlfriend once who wanted to celebrate every anniversary. The first time we saw a movie. First time we kissed. First time we made love. I didn’t buy into it. Firstly, I’m not an anniversary type of guy, usually. But this is one anniversary worth celebrating. Irish rockers Thin Lizzy celebrate 40 years of rocking the world this year. Now that’s something to pop the bubbly over! Things look a little different in…

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1974 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep253

1974 Year in Review Part 2 – Ep253

Chris and Aaron are back for more with the 1974 Year in Review Part 2; a year that saw Tricky Dick hit the highway, Blazing Saddles run away with the box office, and Muhammad Ali rumble with George Foreman. The rock music world was just as active with formation of The Runaways, the live debuts of The Ramones and Bon Scott‘s AC/DC and Neil Peart joining RUSH. The guys take you through all of that…

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Conversation with Greg Mangus – Ep252

Conversation with Greg Mangus – Ep252

Singer Greg Mangus joins Chris and Aaron this week to discuss his “almost famous” career in music; one that includes numerous collaborations with notable musicians across multiple genres. Greg is well-known in Nashville music circles for a number of projects that include Thee Rock N Roll Residency, St. James Infirmary, Noise Pollution (AC/DC tribute), and Jimmy the Weed (Thin Lizzy tribute). In this hour-plus talk, Greg shares some fantastic stories of his early days in…

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