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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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 6439 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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Hell’s Bells: The Dangers Of Rock & RollThe greatest rock film podcast is back with an exploration of anti-rock films of the 80’s and 90’s. No need to worry about spoilers this time as we’ll be focused more on anti-rock sentiment and the effects it had on society.Can rock and roll and faith coexist?Will rock and roll lead to Satanism?Lots of surprises this episode, including our first ever return guest!Check out the film here!C... Read more

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Deeper Digs returns after clearing out a week to release Episode 17 of sister show Rock N Roll Archaeology This week Christian sits down with J. Marshall Craig, author of Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza. The uncensored story of one of rock’s greatest drummers who died doing what he loved best.With Nick Menza behind the kit, Megadeth transitioned from celebrated cult band to international superstars. Rust in Peace, the fir... Read more

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April 18, 2019 2857 min

This week the Muses chat with Modern Muse and influencer Devyn Crimson! Devyn is a model, actress, fashion muse, writer, and dancer based out of Chicago. She also works as the social media manager for the legendary rock n roll groupie, Miss Pamela Des Barres’, fashion brand– GroupieU.We discuss Devyn’s love of fashion and music, her amazing youtube channel where she does fantastic tutorials and recreations of favourite 60’s and 70’... Read more

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Shelley and Christian dig deep into friend of the show Meredith Ochs' latest book, Aretha: The Queen of Soul - A Life in Photographs.  Since the book is filled with photos, along with three essays by Ms. Ochs, we decide to play as many disparate songs by the Diva of divas to showcase just how amazing Aretha really was during her lifetime.Aretha Franklin’s voice was legendary, unforgettable: deeply rooted in gospel, yet versati... Read more

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April 15, 2019 6421 min

Chapter 17 of Rock N Roll Archaeology is bookended by a couple of Simon & Garfunkel albums: “Bookends” from the spring of 1968; and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” from January of 1970. Our story takes place mostly in New York City: a city big enough to spawn two very different, very talented--and very influential--artists: Paul Simon and Lou Reed. We skip work on a cold January afternoon to catch a movie: Mike Nichols’ ... 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 their PJs this week, Miss Pamela sits down with up and coming singer, songwriter and musician Sie Sie Benhoff.  They talk about a kiss, music, faith, and more.  Sie Sie plays four ... Read more

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April 8, 2019 6184 min

The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with our first returning guest, Randy Bachman and documentary film director John Barnard to discuss the just released music bio-doc, “Bachman” from Filmrise .In 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive was one of the biggest bands in the world with classics like Takin’ Care of Business and You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. This is the story of its founder Randy Bachman, from his early days of The Guess Who a... Read more

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