Inside Rock

Inside Rock

With lively exchanges and interesting insights, the JabberGuys dive into the backstories of the rock music industry’s little-known facts, fascinating stories, and much more about your favourite performers, bands, and musicians. INSIDE ROCK discusses aspects of rock music history you didn’t know through amusing and thought-provoking podcasts.

Episodes

June 16, 2022 43 mins

Great Movie Scene Song Choices (S3-E15)

The JabberGuys recount some great movie scenes made even better by the song choices that accompanied them.

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Top Gun
Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins)
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling (Righteous Brothers) 

Shrek
All Star (Smash Mouth) 

Argo
Dance the Night Away (Van Halen)
When the Levy Breaks (Zeppelin) 

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Kashmir (Zeppeli...

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Motley Crue (Part 2) (S3-E14)

In Part 2, the JabberGuys talk about Motley Crue’s disfunctional band member relationships, and their crazy and criminal behaviour that has earned them their depraved reputation. You won’t believe some of these stories.

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Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson

Vince Neil leaves the band in 1997 (Quit or Fired?)

Elektra label drops the band, and the band creates their own label - “Motl...

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May 12, 2022 47 mins

Motley Crue (Part 1) (S3-E13)

 In Part 1 of a 2 Part episode, the JabberGuys get into the beginnings of Motley Crue.  Their dysfunctional relationships, run-ins with the law, and insane antics while on tour have earned them their “bad boys of rock” reputation.

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(1981) Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars (Bob Deal), Vince Neil
Motley Crue has sold over 100 million albums
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Gla...

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April 28, 2022 58 mins

AC/DC (S3-E12)

The JabberGuys talk about the beginnings and the ultimate success of the legendary rock band, AC/DC.  Selling over 200 million albums worldwide, AC/DC have had many ups and downs over their 40 plus year presence on the rock music scene.

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(1973) Scottish born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young start AC/DC, based out of Sydney Australia.   Brother George (EasyBeats) helps produce

Dave Evans ...

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April 14, 2022 43 mins

The Dark Side of the Moon (S3-E11)

The JabberGuys… Ote, Queex, and Cha break down Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ and share some of the backstory of the making of this iconic album from 1973.

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The Dark Side of the Moon concept album is launched in 1973

Ground-breaking use of progressive technical sound engineering

Original members of Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wri...

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March 31, 2022 48 mins

Purple Rain (S3-E10)

The JabberGuys… Ote, Queex, and Cha talk about Purple Rain, the iconic album by Prince.  The integration of the song, the album, and the movie, make Purple Rain a memorable part of music history in the 1980s.

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Prince at the George Harrison Tribute (Video)

Prince and Sheila E come to the theatre (Cha’s story of his encounter with Prince)

Purple Rain the movie (1984)
Purple Rain th...

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March 17, 2022 36 mins

The Vinyl Comeback (S3-E9)

The JabberGuys Ote and Queex cover for Cha who is away this week, to talk about the resurgence of vinyl records.  Where did vinyl start, and why the growing interest from audiophiles in this music medium? 

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The various materials: (Shellac, Vinyl)

The various revolutions per minute (RPM): 78, 33 1/3, 45

Play your vinyl on quality turntables for the best sound and to pr...

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March 3, 2022 66 mins

Name That Artist (S3-E8)

The JabberGuys take on another quiz format episode.  This time listen along and try to guess the singer musician from the clues from Ote, Queex, and Cha.

Since the show notes would spoil the episode, you will need listen to “Name That Artist” for details and answers. 

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Remember to share our episodes!  … and if you didn’t enjoy the episode, share it with someone you don’t...

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February 17, 2022 81 mins

RUSH (Part #2) (S3-E7)

In Part #2, The JabberGuys and ‘The GIZ’ carry on with an introspective on the rise to rock fame of the iconic band from Canada… RUSH.  Along the way the band experiments with their sound, and its members experience the highs and lows of the music industry, facing significant challenges, and overcoming personal tragedies.

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Permanent Waves (1980) - a move to shorter songs

M...

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February 3, 2022 63 mins

RUSH (Part #1) (S3-E6)

 In Part #1 of this two-part series, the JabberGuys and their special guest ‘The GIZ’ look back at the iconic Canadian band RUSH… forming in the late 1960s in Toronto, Canada they made their mark on rock history and became known for their complex musical compositions and unique style.

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Giz brought some limited production RUSH Beer… (Link for pic)

The early years … Alex Lif...

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January 20, 2022 74 mins

This Is American Idol (S3E5)

The JabberGuys look back at the beginnings of American Idol and discuss some of the biggest successes, as well as some of the most memorable failures of the popular TV show.

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Introducing the judges; Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson

The audition segments of the TV show were as popular as the competition.

William Hung - “She Bangs She Bangs

Larry Platt - ‘Pan...

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January 6, 2022 44 mins

Bat Out of Hell (S3-E4)

The JabberGuys discuss the making of Bat Out of Hell and the background of the iconic lead singer, Meat Loaf.  One of the best-selling albums of all time, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman create a music legacy with the help of Todd Rundgren.

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Marvin Lee Aday - “Meat Loaf”

Growing up in Dallas, Texas with an alcoholic father and being bullied at school

What’s this about him getti...

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December 23, 2021 49 mins

Rock and Roll Lawsuits (S3-E3)

The JabberGuys get into some of the most famous music lawsuits and share some of the background you may not have been aware of.  Where there is money, creative talent, and big business, there will be disagreements, greed, and inevitable legal action.  

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John Fogerty vs Fantasy Records

Metallica vs Napster

Neil Young vs Geffen Records

Roger Waters vs Pink Fl...

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December 9, 2021 49 mins

Where Did Our Money Go? (S3-E2)

The JabberGuys talk about backstories of the surprising number of musicians who have declared bankruptcy after experiencing huge success.  Where did their money go?

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Tim Biebs?

Meatloaf (Bat Out of Hell - 43 million albums sold)
Facing over 40 lawsuits, he was forced to claim bankruptcy
The Apprentice confrontation with Meatloaf and Gary Busey

Britney Spear...

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November 25, 2021 34 mins

Hidden Messages in Rock (S3-E1)

The JabberGuys investigate some of the backwards-masking hidden in songs in Rock Music.   Some were intentional, but many deny having anything to do with the disturbing backwards messages discovered in their songs.  Is this connected to Satanic worship?  Listen in and make your own decision.

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“Backward-masking”
“Subliminal Messaging” 

Queen - “Another One...

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November 11, 2021 50 mins

Does Cleveland Still Rock? (S2-E15)

The JabberGuys discuss the recent 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, and it isn’t without controversy.  Who’s in, who’s out, and is the Hall of Fame still Rock and Roll?

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Steve Miller’s rant in the press room (2016)

Should rap and hip-hop be included as one of the RRHoF’s genres?

2021 Inductees
Performers:
Tina Turner
Carole King
The Go-Go’s

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October 28, 2021 48 mins

All About ABBA (S2-E14)

The JabberGuys remember the rise of one of the most successful pop groups of all time, ABBA, with insights to some of the band member's highs and lows.

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The early years:
Bjorn Ulvaeus: Hootenany Singers
Benny Andersson: Hep Stars (one of biggest pop groups in Sweden in the 1960s)
Anni-Frid Lyngstad: won a talent contest and a contract with EMI Sweden (originally...

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October 14, 2021 38 mins

Controversial Songs (S2-E13)

On this episode of Inside Rock, the JabberGuys identify some of the most controversial songs from music history as far back as 1939, to present day.

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“Strange Fruit” - Billie Holiday (1939)

Do you know the proper lyrics to the songs you sing?

“Puff the Magic Dragon” - Peter, Paul and Mary (1963)

(H.R. Pufnstuff theme song added to the playlist…. Just for fun.)

“Imagin...

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October 4, 2021 42 mins

The Drummer Sang That! (S2-E12)

 Inside Rock and the JabberGuys discuss some of the spotlight performances of drummers from some of your favourite rock groups.

Don Henley (Eagles)

Roger Taylor (Queen)

What is a 45rpm record adapter?

Don Brewer (Grand Funk)

Sheila E (started with Prince)

Levon Helm (the Band)

Micky Dolenz (The Monkees)

The Banana Splits! (but we digress…)

Karen Carpenter (The Carpente...

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September 16, 2021 53 mins

Best Live Albums (S2-E11)

Inside Rock and the JabberGuys discuss some of Rock’s iconic ‘Live’ Albums over the past decades, and some of the stories behind them.

Bob Seger - “Live Bullet” (Recorded 1975)

KISS - “Alive” (Recorded 1975)

Peter Frampton “Comes Alive” (1976)

Saga - “In Transit” (1982)

Deep Purple - “Made in Japan” (1972)

Judas Priest - “Unleashed in the East” (1979)

Rush - “All the World...

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