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, songs and moments in rock history with the authors who've written all about them and those who were there when it all happened! WEBSITE:


September 29, 2023 53 mins
Ben Apatoff's latest book Body Count’s Body Count - part of Bloomsbury Academic's 33 1/3 series - is an exploration and look back at the 1992 self-titled debut album from Ice T’s heavy metal band Body Count.

On Ice-T's 1991 classic O.G. Original Gangster, he introduced his all-Black hardcore band Body Count with lead guitarist Ernie C, bringing them on the first-ever Lollapalooza tour that summer. The next year, Body Count's self-t...
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Geoff Harkness is a first-time guest. He’s here to talk about his latest book Rain King: The Life and Music of Adam Duritz and Counting Crows. This is the complete story of Counting Crows - one of the most successful bands of the last three decades and their charismatic vocalist and songwriter Adam Duritz.

Counting Crows have sold 20 million albums, led by several hit singles including “Mr. Jones”, “A Long December”, and “Accidental...
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James Campion is a returning guest. He’s here to talk about the life and career of the late great Warren Zevon and his 2018 book Accidentally Like a Martyr: The Tortured Art of Warren Zevon.

It’s hard to believe but it’s been 20 years since Zevon passed away. For nearly four decades, spanning 12 studio albums and 32 singles, no artist expressed the duality of life, the light and dark, the ugliness and the beauty better than Warren ...
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Alex Anesiadis is the author of Heroes of the Metal Underground: The Definitive Guide to 1980s American Independent Metal Bands. This is the only encyclopedic and definitive book on American indie metal! These bands borrowed a page from punk’s DIY handbook and did it all themselves. Regional favorites. Hometown heroes. Tour van veterans. Bands who invested their life-savings into recording and pressing their songs onto albums for a...
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Adam Steiner is a returning guest. His latest book is called Silhouettes and Shadows: The Secret History of David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).

David Bowie’s 1980 album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) marked a pivotal point in his career. A new decade had arrived, he was coming off the experimental albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger known as the Berlin Trilogy, and had yet to release his commercially successful 1983 albu...
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We’re coming up on the 50th anniversary of one of the best-selling albums ever - The Who’s classic 1973 album Quadrophenia. Returning to the podcast to talk about the album and his brand new book titled The Who & Quadrophenia is veteran rock journalist Martin Popoff.

Martin leaves no stone unturned in this book, which is beautifully packaged with stunning photography and rare memorabilia. He takes apart the 17 tracks on the alb...
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Daniel Bukszpan is this episode’s guest. He's the author of the brand new book on Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy @ 75!

Seventy-five career accomplishments and life events of Ozzy are celebrated by Daniel in this book, which comes in a slip-cased hardcover format. Photos from both on and off stage, images of memorabilia including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, ticket stubs, and more. It also includes a gatefold Ozzy timeline with artwork d...
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Greg Prato is back on the podcast. Greg has released I Love Grunge: 'Grunge Is Dead' Outtakes, a follow up to his 2009 book Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music. It's one of Greg’s most popular books, packed with quotes from the people who were there when the Seattle music scene exploded in the early 90s along with some amazing photos. Greg shares some of what’s in the book in this episode!

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Legendary Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto is this episode’s guest. In 2020 he wrote his memoir titled Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness. We get into Liberty’s 30 year career with Billy Joel and the stories behind the endless stream of hits from Billy.

Liberty’s grooves are heard on 13 platinum Billy Joel albums that have sold over 150 million copies. He wrote and performed the drum parts on 22 of Billy’s 23 top-40...
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Lisa Torem is a returning guest. Her latest book is another from the Sonic Bond On Track Series. It's Suzanne Vega: Every Album, Every Song.

Suzanne Vega’s career spans nearly 40 years. She rose to prominence in the mid 80s with the hit singles “Marlene on the Wall”, “Left of Center”, and “Luka”. Her song “Tom’s Diner”, originally released as an a cappella in 1987, was remixed in 1990 as a dance track by the English electronic duo ...
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Hank Rosenfeld's book The Jive 95: An Oral History of America’s Greatest Underground Rock Radio Station, KSAN San Francisco is an oral history of KSAN in San Francisco, America’s first hippie underground FM station. Rock gods, political stars, and literary celebrities, including Jerry Garcia, Ken Kesey, Sly Stone, and John Lennon were all interviewed by founder Tom Donahue and his cohorts, whose listeners “tuned in and turned on” t...
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It’s another edition of The Dialogue. A chill ‘n chat with authors, fellow podcasters, listeners and more. My guest is Jon Lamoreaux, the host of one my favorite podcasts "The Hustle".

Jon gives the when, why and how he launched the podcast, the meaning behind the name "The Hustle", his favorite interviews, his most awkward interviews and his favorite books on rock.

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Tamsin Embleton is the author and editor of the book Touring and Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual. This book is a must-have for anyone who works in or around the live music business. It’s also a fascinating read for those who want to know what life really is like on the road. It’s not all glamorous. The grueling life on the road can take its toll. Often times musicians find themselves without the knowledge to handle the phy...
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Thirteen years ago, author Nina Antonia wrote the cult bible of all things Johnny Thunders with her book Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood. It’s the definitive portrait of the condemned man of rock and roll, from the baptism of fire and tragedy that was the New York Dolls, through the junkie punk years of the Heartbreakers, to his sudden and mysterious death in 1991. A brand-new edition was released this week, adding a new closing cha...
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New York Times best-selling author Alan Paul is this episode's guest to talk about his new book Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album That Defined the ‘70s.

Brothers and Sisters is the Allman Brothers Band’s most successful album, selling over seven million copies. Its influence, both musically and culturally, continues to be felt today. I ask Alan about what's in the book, including his p...
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Looking for a good rock and roll book to read this summer? Here are some of the best books recently released for you to dig into under the sun!

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Martin Popoff returns to the podcast. He’s got a brand-new book out titled Wild Mood Swings: Disintegrating The Cure Album By Album.

Presented in a Q&A format, the book takes a critical analysis of The Cure’s 13 studio albums utilizing a panel of music critics who appeared on Martin’s video channel The Contrarians. As a bonus to the discussion, Martin created a detailed timeline linked to each album. This book will give long-ti...
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Matt Berenson is this episode’s guest. His book is Secret Stars: The Greatest Underdogs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era. Get ready to discover amazing musicians that flew under the radar! We’ll explore some of the artists included in Berenson’s book. Some you may have heard of, some you may not have. They may not have received as much radio play (if any at all) as their more famous counterparts, but their music and stories are just as inc...
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Mudhoney’s Steve Turner and author Adem Tepedelen are here to discuss Turner’s brand-new book Mud Ride: A Messy Trip Through the Grunge Explosion. The book chronicles the birth and evolution of the Seattle grunge scene – from amateur skate parks and underground hardcore clubs to a worldwide phenomenon – told by one of its founding fathers and the lead guitarist of legendary alternative rock band Mudhoney.

Adem shares his experience ...
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Kimberly Mack is on the show to talk about her book Living Colour's Time’s Up (33 1/3), an in-depth exploration of the 1990 Living Colour album Time's Up. The album was recorded in the aftermath of the critical and commercial success of the band’s debut record Vivid. Through interviews with members of Living Colour, and others involved in the making of Time's Up, Mack details the creation and reception of this artistically challeng...
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