Ep121: Dave Meniketti of Y&T

Ep121: Dave Meniketti of Y&T

Dave Meniketti and Y&T are Bay Area legends. They've shaped the sound of heavy rock while inspiring some of music's biggest names and today, Dave Meniketti shares the story of one of rock's most beloved and enduring bands.

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Ep119: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ep119: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

For over 50 years Jethro Tull have honed a unique, instantly recognizable style of music. Ian Anderson has led Jethro Tull from day one and, 5 decades and 60 million albums later, he shares his thoughts and memories on a career unlike any other.

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Ep115: Jimi Hendrix Archivist John McDermott

Ep115: Jimi Hendrix Archivist John McDermott

Jimi Hendrix was extraordinarily prolific right up until the end of his life. Hear the story of what happened afterward from John McDermott, archivist and co-producer for the Experience Hendrix organization, and how their team ensures Jimi's music and legacy continue to inspire.

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Ep113: Discogs CEO Chad Dahlstrom

Ep113: Discogs CEO Chad Dahlstrom

Running the largest online music community is no easy task; the prime audience of record and music collectors are among the pickiest people on the planet. Today Discogs CEO Chad Dahlstrom bravely sits in the hot seat, discusses the focus areas of Discogs, talks about the challenges, answers listener questions and more.

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Ep112: Jakko M Jakszyk of King Crimson Pt 2

Ep112: Jakko M Jakszyk of King Crimson Pt 2

Jakko M Jakszyk is living his dream, playing with his musical heroes King Crimson. Today Jakko discusses his studio work and current remixing projects for Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull & more, plus a heap of great stories as only Jakko can tell them. This is part 2 of a 2 part series.

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Ep110: Tales of The Ramones w Ed Stasium

Ep110: Tales of The Ramones w Ed Stasium

The Ramones defined the sound of popular music for decades, influencing countless bands in their wake. Yet, at the time, their success was limited. Ed Stasium was in the studio for most of their classic recordings and tells the tales of the Ramones; the music, the records, the people.

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Ep109: Growing up Moon Unit Zappa

Ep109: Growing up Moon Unit Zappa

This week we speak to Moon Unit Zappa about her musical moments with her father, what it was like growing up in the Zappa home, the music they shared, the music they didn't, the unexpected hit 'Valley Girl' and her ongoing quest for normality.

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Ep108: Derek Shulman of Gentle Giant

Ep108: Derek Shulman of Gentle Giant

Prog Rock legends Gentle Giant have an extensive history and catalogue of rare records. Founder Derek Shulman discusses the band, Simon Dupree & The Big Sound, the missing multitrack tapes, the latest remix release "Three Piece Suite" with Steven Wilson, and heaps more. Plus a Gentle Giant track for listeners of The Vinyl Guide to enjoy!

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Ep107: Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers

Ep107: Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers

Formed in Belfast during the Northern Ireland conflict known as 'The Troubles', Stiff Little Fingers rose to not only write and record some very important punk rock songs but also inspire hundreds (thousands?) of bands in their wake. We talk to Jake Burns today about the history and legacy of Stiff Little Fingers.

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Ep105: Don Was, President of Blue Note Records

Ep105: Don Was, President of Blue Note Records

Don Was has had an amazing career, making hits as a musician / producer, winning Grammys and industry accolades, and now President of Blue Note Records, the most legendary record label in music history. Don talks about how he got the gig, the turnaround of Blue Note, the legacy of the label, the cool stuff in the vault, his strategy on vinyl reissues and the new Blue Note Review boxset.

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Ep103: The Mystique of Betty Davis - w Oliver Wang

Ep103: The Mystique of Betty Davis - w Oliver Wang

Betty Davis wrote three of the most influential albums of the 1970s and then disappeared. Today we learn about her life, music and records while attempting to glimpse into her decision to walk away from it all. Oliver Wang, music and cultural journalist, talks us through the life and mystique of Betty Davis.

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Ep102: Joey Santiago of The Pixies

Ep102: Joey Santiago of The Pixies

Joey Santiago may be the most important guitarist of his generation. His unique guitar work has contributed greatly not just to the sound of the Pixies, but his influence is the butterfly effect to popular music. Join us for the conversation with a very cool, humble dude who loves to listen to records.

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