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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Ep101: Darryl DMC McDaniels - Back From The Dead: The Legend Lives

Ep101: Darryl DMC McDaniels - Back From The Dead: The Legend Lives

Darryl DMC McDaniels is 1/3rd of the rap pioneering band RUN DMC and today he takes us through the early days, the bittersweet times and the pivot points of life that led him to global success with Raising Hell and inspire a generation of hip-hop artists. We also share the stories and a taste of his latest EP "BACK FROM THE DEAD: THE LEGEND LIVES" which is available on Record Store Day Black Friday Nov 24.

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Ep100: Henry Rollins - Record Collector

Ep100: Henry Rollins - Record Collector

Henry Rollins has a brilliant and diverse career, including fronting Black Flag, Rollins Band, authoring books, hosting TV shows and touring the world, however today he joins us as a fellow record collector. Henry shares about his legendary vinyl record collection, his approach to title curation, his adventures around the world looking to fill those voids in his collection and more. It's a very special episode of The Vinyl Guide so pls enjoy and share!

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Ep099: Charlie Benante of Anthrax

Ep099: Charlie Benante of Anthrax

Anthrax is one of the "Big 4" metal bands, alongside Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth. Today Charlie Benante shares about the history of the band, the early days, the recordings and deep dives into songs like "Indians", "I'm the Man" and the remake of "Bring The Noise" with Public Enemy. Also discussed is the history of the SOD project and what's in store for Anthrax and Charlie's coffee empire.

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Ep098: Why Vinyl Matters w Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Ep098: Why Vinyl Matters w Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike has authored many books and her latest, "Why Vinyl Matters", is a testament of passion and respect to the audio format we love and the people behind it. Today we have a colourful discussion on vinyl records and find we have much more than vinyl in common. Plus I did a mystery record swap with a listener, hear the results live on air!

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Ep097: Paz Lenchantin of The Pixies

Ep097: Paz Lenchantin of The Pixies

Paz Lenchantin grew up with classically trained parents and went on to play with some of the most influential bands of modern music, spending time with A Perfect Circle, the short-lived Billy Corgan project Zwan, The Entrance Band and finally becoming a full time member of The Pixies. Today Paz shares her journey on The Vinyl Guide.

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Ep096: Elliot Easton of The Cars, The Empty Hearts & More

Ep096: Elliot Easton of The Cars, The Empty Hearts & More

Elliot Easton's contribution to modern music cannot be overstated; As a member of The Cars, Elliot has composed some of the most amazing melodies and guitar solos in the history of rock music. Today he talks about his past with The Cars and his present and future with The Empty Hearts, a super-group with Elliot, members of Blondie, The Romantics & The Chesterfield Kings. Plus today we share two of Elliot's favourite tracks from their debut LP, turn it up and enjoy!

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Ep095: My Crazy Life with DFL

Ep095: My Crazy Life with DFL

DFL started as a fun side project with Monty Messex, Crazy Tom Davis, Mike D and Adam Horovitz (Ad-rock) of the Beastie Boys, and quickly flourished into one of the best hardcore punk bands of the 90s. Hear the full story today.

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Ep093: Paramount Records with John Tefteller

Ep093: Paramount Records with John Tefteller

Paramount Records has been out of business for nearly 90 years but still influences musicians today and holds a permanent place of mystique and reverence for record collectors and music fans. Today we talk about the history and legacy of Paramount Records with world renown record collector and blues historian John Tefteller.

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Ep091: Justin Pearson of Dead Cross and Three One G Records

Ep091: Justin Pearson of Dead Cross and Three One G Records

Justin Pearson and Three One G Records have been releasing records from many pivotal hardcore bands for over two decades. Recently he formed Dead Cross alongside Mike Patton (ex Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Tomahawk), Mike Crain (Retox) and Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies). Justin today talks about his record label, his love of vinyl and being on tour w Dead Cross.

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Ep089: The Steve Albini Interview

Ep089: The Steve Albini Interview

With over 1000 recording credits to his name, including Nirvana, Pixies, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Mclusky, The Breeders, Helmet, etc, Steve Albini, recording engineer, producer, musician, songwriter, studio owner and record collector joins us to talk vinyl, finding punk rock, losing his hearing and much much more.

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Ep088: Noel Monk - Runnin' With Van Halen

Ep088: Noel Monk - Runnin' With Van Halen

From 1978-1984, Van Halen were becoming the biggest band in the world before they hit a brick wall of drugs and ego. Noel Monk was manager of the band through those years and saw it all. Today he shares about his time with David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony and Eddie & Alex Van Halen and his new book "Runnin' With The Devil". Today he tells us more stories that didn't make the book so tune in and enjoy!

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Ep087: Royal Potato Family Records' Kevin Calabro

Ep087: Royal Potato Family Records' Kevin Calabro

What's it like to run a record company in 2017? We talk to Kevin Calabro of Royal Potato Family Records to understand the current environment for getting their music heard and their artists paid. It's not easy but there are days that are extremely rewarding. Plus we hear 2 new songs by RPF artist "decker." from the upcoming LP "Into The Red".

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Ep086: Bernie Grundman & The Art of Record Mastering

Ep086: Bernie Grundman & The Art of Record Mastering

Bernie Grundman is credited on over 3000 records including Carole King's "Tapestry", Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Prince's "Purple Rain" and the Blue Note vinyl reissues to name a few. Today Bernie will share his story and give us insight on what makes a good record sound good. He's an absolute master craftsman at the top of his field, let's listen and learn.

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Ep085: Billy Sheehan Defies Gravity

Ep085: Billy Sheehan Defies Gravity

Billy Sheehan has legendary bass skills and has been at the centre of many great bands, Mr Big, Talas, The Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth's first solo band and very nearly Van Halen. Today Billy joins us to talk about the vinyl records that inspired his rise from Buffalo clubs to worldwide stages, playing with greats like Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Eddie Van Halen and how to keep from punching Eric Martin in the face. Plus a track from the upcoming Mr Big LP 'Defying Gravity', out in August!

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