The Rock N Roll Archaeology Project

The Rock N Roll Archaeology Project

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March 20, 2019 68 min
Pantheon is proud to present Pamela Des Barres first hosted podcast series, “Miss Pamela’s Pajama Party” Join Miss Pamela as she tells tales from her diary, has fun interviewing special guests, and shares her love of rock n roll. This first episode features Miss Pamela getting together with former GTO bandmate Miss Mercy, sharing stories of the days where the GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously) were mentored and produced by Frank Z...
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Time to stage dive when the Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs deep into guest Ian Winwood’s new book SMASH!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, and the '90s Punk Explosion. Two decades after the Sex Pistols and the Ramones birthed punk music into the world, their artistic heirs burst onto the scene and changed the genre forever.
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Kosh is back with new friend, photographer extraordinaire Glen Wexler! Glen Wexler was one of the first artists to use digital imaging technology as a tool in the creative process. His career began by designing album covers for clients like Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, and KISS, and continues with an international client base ranging from Microsoft and Pfizer to Warner Bros. Pictures and Time magazine. He has a new book o...
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Often cited as The Godfather of Alternative Rock, Meade was the vocalist for Norman, OK based 90’s rock band Chainsaw Kittens, and before that with mid 80’s influential band Defenestration. Meade was cited by Kurt Cobain as an influence, his friends The Flaming Lips covered Tyson's song 'She's Gone Mad,' and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins credits the Chainsaw Kittens as one of his favorite bands, writing Meade during the rec...
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March 7, 2019 71 min
This week we bring you the life story of Guinness heir turned ’60’s muse Tara Browne. Born into Irish aristocracy, Tara’s upbringing was anything but normal. Surrounded by some of the worlds most famous writers, artists, and politicians, Tara spent his childhood absorbing culture and learning by experience. By 14, Tara was already influencing those around him, always ahead of everyone else when it came to music, fashion and fast ca...
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The Rock N Roll Archaeologists talks doowop with Al Contrera where they dissect his book, Hushabye: The Mystics, the Music and the Mob. An original founding member of the Mystics, author Al Contrera tells the true story of how five Brooklyn teenagers went from singing on street corners to fame in the fifties with their first hit song, “Hushabye.” Contrera, provides vivid and detailed accounts of the trials and adventures of formin...
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February 28, 2019 22 min
GIVE S.O.B. A CHANCE! The Rock & Roll Reverend Andy King is back and will be looking at Springsteen On Broadway, the 2018 concert performance available only on Netflix. I will be looking at various points of the film, so please consider this your spoiler warning. Go watch the film … now… then come back for our discussion. You can view the film here - https://www.netflix.com/title/80232329 Some of the questions we will be answering ...
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February 25, 2019 110 min
Today the rock N Roll Archaeologist walks into Rock stars’ Homes! Wait what? Ok, he discuss the new book, Rock Stars at Home published by Apollo. One of the six authors of the book , Bryan Reesman, joins Christian for a chat on many famous homes from many famous names. You can tell a lot about people from the way they live, and rock stars are no exception. From Graceland to Neverland, private planes to island hideaways, Rock Stars ...
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The Muses celebrate episode 100 by getting to know writer Evelyn McDonnell and discussing her latest book, Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce, Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl! Women Who Rock features over 100 amazing artists and is written by a collective of incredible women. If that weren’t enough, each artist gets their own gorgeous illustration, all created by extremely talented female artists. One of our favourite additions to the boo...
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This week the Rock n Roll Archaeologist sits down with music technologist to the stars, David Frangioni. Known to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith as Gyro Gear-Loose for his magical abilities in all things audio technology, David has worked with too many rockers to count. Along with the bad boys from Boston, he is also widely known for working on “The Osbournes” reality TV show. He is the owner of Audio One and a collector of famous drum ...
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Shelley and Christian dive into Bruce's autobiography, 'Born to Run'. In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same hones...
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At the Aftermaster studios in Hollywood, The Rock N Roll Archaeologists sits down with ex-outlaw photographer, Julian David Stone. What’s an “outlaw photographer”? It used to be, anyone with a camera at rock n roll shows needed to be vetted and credentialed by the band and promoters. Every ticket would be printed with, “No Cameras Allowed”. And so Julian, unvetted and uncredentialed, became an outlaw from 1981-1987.
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We all know her, we all love her and there is no one else like her. Who could we possibly be talking about? That’s right, Dolly Parton! Today Chanty presents the story of Dolly Parton, the early years. With the help of Dolly’s book “Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business”, you can hear the story of how Dolly got to be the super star she is today. A small town girl from the smoky mountains of East Tennessee, Dolly was one of t...
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The Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs into the Death Rocker/L.A. Punk supergroup, the Flesh Eaters, with lead vocalist and head visionary, Chris D! Coming out of the original late 1970’s L.A. punk scene, centered around the legendary club The Masque, Chris D, a cerebral poet, journalist and singer, turned in his own brand of Western America influenced punk. Less New York and London and more it’s own thing encompassing a wide variety o...
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In episode 9 we continue our Confessions of a Vinyl Addict series. Producer Dana Berry interviews Mike LaVella, a life-long record collector who also worked within the music industry as a writer for Maximum Rock n Roll and Thrasher, published the garage punk/hot rod magazine Gearhead and ran Gearhead Records. Mike now runs a ‘Now Playing’ vinyl spinning night in the Bay Area. Take a journey with Mike as he recounts the plot points ...
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The Rock N Roll Archaeologist discusses The Beatles’ rooftop concert held fifty years ago this week with audience member and ex-U.S. manager for Apple Corp, Ken Mansfield. Aka: “The Man in the White Coat”. Ken has just released his book, “The Roof: The Beatles Final Concert, published by Post Hill Press. HE WAS THERE! Apple Records former US manager Ken Mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of Rock ’n’ Roll’...
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January 24, 2019 48 min
Jenny Boyd has led an incredible life. In the 60’s she found herself immersed in the world of Rock n Roll. Jenny was a model, a Muse, a sister to Pattie Boyd, sister is law to George Harrison and later Eric Clapton and wife to Mick Fleetwood. In her 30s she embarked on a new adventure, earning a PhD in Humanities. From there she authored a book, It’s Not Only Rock’n’Roll,  in which 75 of the world’s most iconic musicians reveal the...
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he Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with sideman extraordinaire, Hunt Sales. Known as a session and touring drummer for decades, working with names like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bootsy and Todd Rundgren, Hunt Sales has embarked on his first solo career with an album of twelve original songs, “Get Your Shit Together” on Big Legal Mess records.
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This week in Deeper Digs in Rock, The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with guest, author Andrew Grant Jackson. In great detail Christian and Andrew discuss his 2015 book, '1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music'. Is it really the most revolutionary year in the rock n roll age? We will find out! Fifty years ago, friendly rivalry between musicians turned 1965 into the year rock evolved into the premier art form of its time an...
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January 10, 2019 45 min
Happy 2019 everyone! We thought we’d start the new year with something a little different. Instead of taking you on a rock n roll journey we are diving into some sweet jazz with the story of Lee and Helen Morgan.Everyone who knew Helen loved her. Her place was a mecca for musicians and artists alike who needed a good meal and some TLC. When Lee, an extremely talented trumpeter who was very much down on his luck arrived on her doors...
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