ROCK AND/OR ROLL

A Music podcast

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ROCK AND/OR ROLL Episodes

Recent Episodes

245 - TITANIC LOVE AFFAIR

  • 11 days ago

Titanic Love Affair formed at the University of Illinois in the late eighties and released two albums and an EP in the nineties before the band's driving force, the late Jay Bennett, joined Jeff Tweedy's post-Uncle Tupelo band Wilco. On this episode BJ celebrates this great, unsung band.

244 - GERALD COLLIER INTERVIEW

  • 25 days ago

BJ is joined by Gerald Collier from one of his favorite rock bands of the nineties, Best Kissers In The World, for a frank discussion about his adventures in the music industry.

243 - VINYL COUNTDOWN: ROCK N POD 2018

  • about 1 month ago

BJ plays songs from the records he picked up on his annual Nashville Rock N Pod Expo road trip.

242 - NASHVILLE ROCK N POD 2018

  • about 2 months ago

BJ had a great time at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo last weekend. Hear him interview Troy Lucketta of Tesla, Paul Taylor of Winger, Joe X. Dube and Brendan Harkin of Starz and Ben and Dakota Denman. And for an encore BJ takes the Canadian Inquisition.

241 - AOR??????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!!

  • about 2 months ago

Gimme an A! Gimme an O! Gimme an R! What's the spell?

240 - HEY

  • 2 months ago

Make "Hey" while the sun shines.

239 - OVERLOOKED: SNAKES & LOVERS BY INTERVIEW

  • 2 months ago

On this first episode in a new recurring series BJ focuses on one specific album that has been overlooked and this time around it's a 1980 record by the British band Interview called Snakes & Lovers.

238 - GABBA GABBA EIGHTIES

  • 2 months ago

BJ is joined by Craig Cohen from Slycast and Lee McCormack from Tramps Like Us to discuss the trials and tribulations of punk legends the Ramones in the eighties and then each counts down his top ten favorite Ramones songs from that decade.

237 - CROWDED HOUSE

  • 3 months ago

For this episode BJ is joined by Jon Lamoreaux from The Hustle podcast to talk about Jon's favorite band, Crowded House, and then each counts down his top ten favorite Crowded House songs.

236 - SPLIT ENZ

  • 3 months ago

For this episode BJ is joined by podcaster and comedy writer Courtney Cronin Dold for a discussion about Kiwi art rockers turned new wave pioneers Split Enz.

235 - DIRECT-TO-VIDEO

  • 3 months ago

In a world where producers were greenlighting low budget films to be released directly to video there would be no soundtracks, but there would still be music. There were songs in those movies. Otherwise unreleased songs. Great songs. These are those songs.

234 - B-SIDES

  • 4 months ago

B-sides: otherwise unreleased songs that appear on the singles but not the albums.

233 - THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

  • 4 months ago

The Transformers: The Movie is a 6 million dollar animated film that came out in 1986, co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin, who also produced the original The Transformers television series on which the film was based. The origins of that cartoon series was a line of toys produced by Hasbro, based on designs which originated in Japan, toys that were vehicles which transformed into robots. The film spawned an amazing hard rock soundtrack which is the focus of today’s episode. On this episode you will hear conversations BJ had with Stan Bush, who wrote and sang the first single from the soundtrack, "The Touch," Vince Dicola, who wrote the song "Dare," also sung by Stan Bush (Vince also wrote the score for the film), and members from the three bands featured on the soundtrack: Jerry Best, bassist from Lion, who recorded a heavy metal version of The Transformers theme, Ernie Petrangelo, guitarist and songwriter from Rhode island metal band NRG, responsible for the killer track "Instruments of Destruction," and Larry Gillstrom, guitarist from Canadian heavy metal band Kick Axe, who were credited as Spectre General for the soundtrack, they contributed two songs, "Nothing’s Gonna Stand In Our Way" and "Hunger." This episode is a deep dive into one of the funnest movie soundtracks of the eighties. It's more than meets the ear!

232 - THE VANDALS TOOK THE HANDLES

  • 4 months ago

For your listening enjoyment BJ presents a collection of cover versions of Bob Dylan songs.

231 - NEIL YOUNG vs. THE EIGHTIES

  • 4 months ago

BJ is joined by Lee McCormack from the Tramps Like Us podcast to discuss the schizophrenic recorded output of Neil Young in the eighties and then each counts down his top ten Neil songs from that decade.

230 - SOUNDS LIKE BRUCE (CO-RELEASE WITH TRAMPS LIKE US)

  • 5 months ago

BJ raided his record collection at the behest of Lee McCormack, the host of Tramps Like Us: A Bruce Springsteen Podcast, the quest being to find songs that sounded like Bruce Springsteen, and then Lee played 15 of them on his show, so this episode is a co-release with Tramps Like Us.

229 - THE BEST OF AOR? AOK! (with Greg Snazz)

  • 5 months ago

May 27, 2018 is the 5th anniversary of the first episode of the podcast and what better way to celebrate five years of Rock and/or Roll than with some AOR! And not just any AOR. For this episode musician and listener Greg Snazz phoned in all the way from Japan with his list of the 20 best AOR songs he's heard on the podcast, and then some. So let's take a walk down MemAORy Lane...

228 - BULLETBOYS' FREAKSHOW (with Greg Renoff and Jimmy D'Anda)

  • 5 months ago

BJ and guest co-host Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising, are joined by drummer Jimmy D'Anda of the Bulletboys for an in depth discussion about the band's killer second album Freakshow.

227 - JOHN CALE (with Derek Brown)

  • 5 months ago

On this episode BJ and Derek Brown, guitarist and keyboardist for the Flaming Lips, present an overview of the life and solo career of founding member of the Velvet Underground John Cale and each then picks his top ten favorite John Cale solo songs.

226 - POWERAGE TURNS 40 (with Julian Gill)

  • 6 months ago

Julian Gill from the KISSFAQ podcast drops by to help BJ celebrate the 40th anniversary this month of the release of AC/DC's classic album Powerage.

225 - TWENTY ONE PILOTS (BJ's Daughter's Favorite Band)

  • 6 months ago

BJ is joined by his 11 year-old daughter for a discussion about her favorite band, Twenty One Pilots, and she counts down her top 15 favorite TOP songs, plus BJ plays his two favorites.

224 - CLASSIC LIT

  • 6 months ago

For this episode BJ has put together a fun playlist of songs which share a title with a classic literary work.

223 - THE KINK KULMINATION

  • 6 months ago

For this second episode devoted to Ray Davies and the Kinks BJ delves deeper into the band's astonishing late sixties output, especially the essential The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album.

222 - THE KINK KREATION

  • 6 months ago

In part one of a two part examination of the Kinks BJ explains the origins of the band and we begin to hear how the band progressed.

221 - AOR?????????? AOK!!!!!!!!!!

  • 7 months ago

This is the 10th volume of AOR? AOK! and it's a good one.

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