Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock And Roll Archaeology is, first and foremost, a community of Rock And Roll fans. Using our podcast, our website and blog, and of course, social media, we hope to provide a virtual town hall for Rock fans to meet and have great discussions about the history and impact of Rock And Roll. The Music. The People. The Culture. The Technology. Any other topics or aspects that may come up. Bring it. Our central question, our starting point is: How does Rock And Roll affect the larger society, and how does the larger society affect Rock And Roll?... Show More

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Musician Colleen Green joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the band Boston and their potential Rock Hall future. Also discussed in this episode is Colleen's love for Sublime, the meaning of the term "hard rock," and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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May 30, 2019 4697 min

Way back in episode 64 Chanty told Lynx all about Rita Rae Roxx and her incredibly fun memoir Once Upon a Rock Star: Backstage Passes in the Heavy Metal Eighties – Big Hair, Bad Boys (and One Bad Girl). This time around we couldn't have been more excited to chat with Rockin' Rita herself!A friend wrote in Rita’s 1982 high school yearbook: “I hope that someday you will meet your true David Lee Roth … and become a rock and roll queen... Read more

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To close up Mental Health Awareness month, we bring it all back to music and get a little personal with our own stories. Depression has affected both our lives in different ways so after a month of stories, we decided to put together a playlist of the songs that we use in times where we need to pull ourselves out of the depth of bad places. Hopefully these can do the same for you. We also drank a tasty beer to get us through the fe... Read more

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This episode Tom Marshall, lyricist of Phish, joins Christian in his home studio to talk music, podcasting and lot’s of other topics of mutual interest (Christian and Tom are born on the same day).  Joining in on the conversation is Tom’s Osiris podcast network partner R.J. Bee.Tom Marshall is an American lyricist, keyboardist and singer-songwriter best known for his association with Trey Anastasio and the rock band Phish. He ... Read more

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Nomad caught up backstage with Doug E. Fresh on the co-bill for a Babyface concert in Jax, FL. Fresh is the consummate  professional and all around great guy. Inspired by his Instagram feed, Nomad asks Doug about the positive energy that he so often promotes and how does he go about pulling himself out of the emotional valleys that so many of us experience. Without skipping a beat "the human beatbox" tells Nomad about his trie... Read more

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Comedian/actor Whitmer Thomas joins Joe and Kristen to talk about pop-punk godfathers Blink-182 and their potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also discussed in this episode is the death of Rock Hall architect I.M. Pei, the standings at the museum's fan vote kiosks, and the best Weird Al songs.

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This week Miss Pamela is visited by Johnny Echols of Love. Love is of the first racially diverse American bands, their music drew on a diverse range of sources including folk rock, hard rock, blues, jazz, flamenco and orchestral pop.Despite her infamy as “the World’s Most Famous Groupie” or “Queen of the Groupies,” Pamela Des Barres has many other facets, fascinations and unique talents. Known mostly for her heady dalliances and fr... Read more

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In our continuing series for Mental Health Awareness month, we talk depression with the amazing singer/songwriter Elliott Smith. You may be surprised when we tell you what fantastic movie soundtracks you may remember him from. Covering his abusive childhood, to his struggles to create his music despite the things that hindered him from wanting success. But the end twist might really throw you for a loop, it certainly did for u... Read more

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May 20, 2019 6617 min

This episode Christian has the pleasure of meeting the lovely ladies of Ace of Cups current members, Mary Ellen Simpson, Denise Kaufman, Mary Gannon and Diane Vitalich for a rousing discussion of the San Francisco music scene of the 1960’s and today.From 1967 to 1972, the Ace of Cups were at the epicenter of the ‘60s cultural and social revolution.  From the Acid Tests to the protests, from the free concerts in Golden Gate Par... Read more

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This week Chanty tells Lynx all about her 3 days in Vegas for Miss Pamela's First International Doll Con. There was dancing, yoga, three different hotel pools, gambling, mild heat stroke and of course WRITING! If you've ever wanted to get to know the Muses a little bit better, this is the very special episode to do just that. The girls also discuss their experience being mentors at Canadian Music Week, seeing Dave Grohl up close an... Read more

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Writer/comedian Siobhan Thompson joins Joe and Kristen to discuss the Rock Hall merits of Britpop legends Blur. As someone from the UK, Siobhan has a different and interesting perspective on popular music and institutions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Also, this episode has lots of fun talk regarding the bizarre songs that chart in England, especially around Christmas.

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This week we deal with a different kind of mental illness with a completely different kind of musician. Karen Carpenter was a wholesome, everywoman type of artist with the silkiest voice one could ever ask for. But she was haunted by the need to have control over her weight. In the end, she would succumb to complications brought on by anorexia nervosa, so it's important we talk about her life in order to better understand how this ... Read more

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In this new show from Pantheon, NOMAD interviews other industry professionals, providing insight and practical wisdom for the next generation of aspiring career musicians.Adam Blackstone can be heard on TV, radio or at a live concert at your favorite stadium, as the BBE (BASSic Black Entertainment) sound has certainly permeated your eardrums. Blackstone is not only a multi-faceted bass player, musician, Emmy nominated Music Directo... Read more

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Pantheon Podcasts is proud to  welcome Who Cares About the Rock Hall? to our indie network of shows. In this clip show, Joe and Kristen look back at some memorable moments from the first year of the podcast. A great episode for people new to the show, as well as people who just love to remember!

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We continue Mental Health Awareness month with another musician who has used his art as a way to live with his schizophrenia. We do spend some time comparing and contrasting him to last week's subject, but Daniel Johnston has a very interesting and different story. A little more mainstream and very celebrated in the outsider music scene, Daniel's creative genius cannot be denied. So sit back with some Live Transmission Milksha... Read more

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This episode Christian sits down with G.D. Praetorius, author of new book “Babysitting a Band on the Rocks”.  Now a V.P. for a large bank, but back in the day a handler of rock star egos small and large.  Lot’s of good tales from someone who lived the outsider life until he went straight.  Now he’s written the tales down in print!"Babysitting A Band On The Rocks & Other Adventures..." tells the story of a hardcor... Read more

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“They were two lost souls who had found each other, Their relationship came out of their inability to find what they wanted in the outside world. They were on the same wavelength. They fit each others needs. They were dependant on each other. They cared for each other. To them, what they had together was genuine love.”  - Deborah SpungenIn this episode we shine a light on the iconic punk duo Sid and Nancy. A lot has been said ... Read more

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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.Kicking back in her PJs this week, Miss Pamela sits down with Nick St. Nicholas. Nick is a  bandleader, bass guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for his partnership in Steppenwolf.Despite her ... Read more

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The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with author, Ryan H. Walsh to discuss his book, Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968. A New York Times best seller.Van “The Man” Morrison's Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Martin Scorsese. In his first book, acclaimed musician and journalist Ryan H. Walsh uneart... Read more

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Kosh sits down with studio mate (their individual studios are literally next to each other) and legendary Mastering engineer Peter Doell!Renowned engineer Peter Doell’s experience spans a wide spectrum of musical genres, and includes an incredible variety of top artists, scoring hits for both indie and major label projects.  Kosh and Peter discuss three giants in particular he worked with, Miles Davis, Tom Dowd and Frank Sinat... Read more

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