Booked On Rock with Eric Senich

Booked On Rock with Eric Senich

For Those About To Read & Rock... Join host Eric Senich for deep dive discussions of the greatest artists, albums and songs in rock history with the authors who've written all about them! WEBSITE: www.BOOKEDONROCK.com

Episodes

September 29, 2022 43 min
“Mixtape” is a journey through one of the most exciting eras of popular music. Each chapter covers a song released between 1975 and 1985, and features in-depth research, critical assessment, and the occasional dose of snark. Some of these 21 songs will be familiar, others not so familiar, but all of them have fascinating stories to tell. “Mixtape” is a great read for fans of music and popular culture, and for anyone who wants to re...
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Whether you want to take better photos in your everyday life or make a full-time income as a photographer, maybe even working in the music business shooting concerts and album covers, the five-part framework author David Molnar teaches in “Learning to See” will work for you:

See: have a vision for your shot and execute that vision
Shoot: become technically proficient with your camera
Edit: help re-create the emotion from the day of th...
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Discover music that dared to be different, risked reputations and put careers in jeopardy — causing fascination and intrigue in some and rejection and scorn in others. This is what happens when people take tradition and rip it up.

“MusicQuake” tells the stories of 50 pivotal albums and performances that shook the world of modern music — chronicling the fascinating tales of their creation, reception, and legacy. Tracing enigmatic com...
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Sandy Gennaro is a world-class speaker and drummer who has recorded and toured with several globally known artists including Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Monkees, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Montrose, The Pat Travers Band, Mark Farner, Robin Gibb and Benny Mardonis. Sandy plays drums on Benny’s hit single from 1980 - “Into The Night”.

Along the way, Sandy has learned a thing or two during his fifty years on the w...
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"This band has no past" was the first line of the farcical biography printed on the inner sleeve of Cheap Trick’s first album, but the band, of course, did have a past—a past that straddles two very different decades: from the tumult of the sixties to the anticlimax of the seventies, from the British Invasion to the record industry renaissance, with the band’s debut album arriving in 1977, the year vinyl sales peaked.

“This ...
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‘In the beginning,’ Billy Joel entertained Long Island locals, with The Hassles and Attila, prior to forging a solo career in 1971. One year later, the singer-songwriter-pianist captivated college students when “Captain Jack” dominated the Philadelphia airwaves. ‘And so, it goes…’ ‘Cold Spring Harbor’ was rife with barrelhouse piano and tear-stained balladry but with ‘Turnstiles’ Joel realized his dream of forming a stellar band. T...
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When the use of Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” turned 1955’s ‘Blackboard Jungle’ into a teen sensation and a box-office smash, it proved the opening shot in a cinematic and cultural revolution. Starting with Elvis Presley and the teensploitation films of the ’50s and ’60s, in “Rock on Film” award-winning author and former Rolling Stone editor Fred Goodman takes readers on a wide-ranging journey through film and pop history. A...
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Phil Collins was everywhere in the 1980s. He had more top forty singles in the US than any other artist: fourteen as a solo artist and eleven with Genesis, along with two number one solo albums, plus twenty-five solo or group hit singles and eight number one albums in the UK.

Collins also recorded with a diverse list of artists including Peter Gabriel, John Martyn, Frida, Robert Plant, Mike Oldfield, Marti Webb, Al Di Meola, Adam An...
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Peter Shapiro is the best known and most influential concert promoter of his generation. He owned the legendary Wetlands in Tribeca and has gone on to even bigger ventures, including Brooklyn Bowl (NYC, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Nashville), the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, producing U2 3D, and promoting the Grateful Dead’s fiftieth-anniversary tour (“Fare Thee Well”) featuring the Core Four members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Micke...
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Get to know the formerly undiscovered artists and the technical wizardry behind your favorite scenes. Symbolic interpretations and subconscious messages of peace and love, plus in-studio hijinks by frustrated animators. How does the 'Yellow Submarine' inspire such wonderful feelings of peace and love?

"It's All in the Mind: Inside the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, Vol. 2" lifts the veil of the animation screen t...
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Renowned guitarists (or experts) discussing “tools of the trade” in their own words serves as the basis of “Iconic Guitar Gear”. Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Kurt Cobain, The Edge, Alex Lifeson, Steve Vai, Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde,…the list goes on/won’t let you down!

If you’ve ever pondered what some of rock’s top guitarists and bassists favor gear...
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Rock journalist Susan Masino is the author of "Famous Wisconsin Musicians" and "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: My Life and Times With AC/DC, Van Halen and Kiss", “AC/DC FAQ – All That’s Left to Know About the World’s True Rock ‘N’ Roll Band”, “The Story Of AC/DC – Let There Be Rock” among others. She published her own music newspaper "Rock Central" for six years and has written for WI Music News, a monthly m...
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Thomas Ransom, born to a severely dysfunctional southern family transplanted to New York City, is left to his own devices by neglectful parents, and spends his childhood shadowing his criminally-inclined half-brother and roaming the city with hard-drinking teenage pals. He eventually finds an outlet as the flamboyant singer of a downtown rock band, and later as the young editor of the Detroit-based magazine that invented punk, only...
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HOW COULD DRUMMER JIMMIE NICOL SIMPLY VANISH AFTER PLAYING WITH THE BEATLES IN 1964?

“The Beatle Who Vanished” is the first historical account of Jimmie Nicol, an unknown drummer whose journey from humble beginnings to saving The Beatles' first world tour was only one part of his legend. Though his 13 days of fame made headlines, the true mystery of Nicol's story is riddled with blacklisting, betrayal, drugs, divorce, bankr...
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A perfect companion to the recorded output of a unique band, this book part of Sonicbond Publishing’s “On Track” series, covers all of Motörhead’s studio output plus rarities and significant solo work from the late great Lemmy.

Beginning with the highly regarded trio of albums that ended the 1970s, the book continues through the line-up hardships and turmoil of the 1980s to the occasionally awkward musical experiments of the early...
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Bruce Springsteen called him “one of the great, great American songwriters”, Jackson Browne hailed him as “the first and foremost proponent of song noir”, and Stephen King once said that if he could write like him, he “would be a happy guy”. The list of artists that lined up to appear on his records include Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Dave Gilmour and Emmylou Harris. So how is it that most people, if they have heard o...
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Author and NPR critic Tim Riley is our guest to talk about his prolific career as a music critic, author of several books on rock history, his brand-new website and latest venture The Riley Rock Report: an audio newsletter which was launched in March. It builds on his book-length multimedia anthology of reviews due out in 2023 titled "Millennium Pop: Music Love & Squalor". Over 100 essays by Riley covering the past 40 y...
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At age sixteen, Bill German began publishing a Rolling Stones fanzine out of his bedroom in Brooklyn. And when he presented an issue to the band on a street in New York, he obviously made an impression: before he knew it, the Stones had hired him to document their career, inviting him into the studio and to their private jam sessions. He traveled the world with them, stayed at their homes, and, for almost two decades, witnessed the...
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If you don’t recognize the name James Calvin Wilsey, odds are you’ve heard him. His hypnotic guitar work on Chris Isaak’s top ten single from 1989 “Wicked Game” made Isaak an international star. But there is much more to his story than his guitar work on this iconic song.

Goldberg’s book is an incredibly in-depth look into the dark side of San Francisco in the 1970s & 80s, and the dark side of rock ‘n roll in general, through th...
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Established in 1976 at the fore London’s punk rock insurgence, The Clash featuring lead singer and guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and singer Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon would outlast their peers while creating some of the most influential albums in rock ’n’ roll history. In “The Clash: All The Albums All The Songs”, author Martin Popoff dissects each of the Clash’s ninety-one studio tracks, ex...
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