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Prank Calls and other weirdness on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

April 9, 2014
2:39 pm

Tube BarFor the month of April GE will be celebrating the weird and the eccentric, and how better to celebrate than to play the infamous Tube Bar LP in its entirety.  You’ll recognize some of the classic telephone prank calls from the Simpsons, but this is the real deal!  Plenty of pranks and fun to be had on this music-less episode.  Get down with Hal Jalikeakick, fellow music geeks!

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Dual DJ Dance Free-For-All On Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

March 26, 2014
1:59 pm

DancerYou gotta hear it to believe it!  Feed Your Head’s DJ Marin will be locked in funky battle with The Rock’N'Roll Nurse in a danceable dual duel!  The finest and most terrible dance tunes from the previous Millennium will be trotted out for your listening pleasure/pain.  Listen if you dare, fellow music geeks!

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More ’70s Dance-Trash on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

March 19, 2014
1:34 pm

Spirit Of '76Back by unpopular demand as GE continues its Dance Into Spring series comes more of the trashy disco schlock that unfairly defines that pop-culture era.  “Luminaries” such as ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION, PETER BROWN, DISCO TEX AND THE SEX-O-LETTES will be featured, along with some disco dance instruction and stories about roller skating to the sounds of “Disco Duck”.  Throw off those taste tethers, fellow music geeks!

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’80s Dance Over/Underground on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

March 12, 2014
2:09 pm

Exposed IIThe disco/funk era got fully transmogrified by the purveyors of “New Wave” in the 1980s.  New and often disturbing elements of dissonance and anxiety replaced the drug-fueled positivity of the previous decade.  Hear some of the greatest and oddest dance sounds from 30 years back, including BUSH TETRAS, PYLON, B-52s, TRIO, KLAUS NOMI, NINA HAGEN, AU PAIRS, NENA and plenty of others on yet another danceable episode.  Funk up your post-punk, fellow music geeks!

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Trashy Disco-Mania on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

March 5, 2014
1:48 pm

Disco HeatAs part of Geek (Ema)Nation’s blatant attempt to sell out to a younger and more dance-oriented audience, March will be DANCE-MANIA! Month here at GE Central.  With some assistance from the highly capable vinyl spinning hands of Marin from Feed Your Head, these rhythmic grooves are guaranteed to get those dancin’ shoes moving!  Time to pull out your platform sneakers, fellow music geeks!

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Cleveland Rocks on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

February 26, 2014
1:22 pm

The New HopeOhio produced more than its fair share of innovative bands through the 1970s and 1980s, and this week’s comp LP shines a light on some great underground Cle music from 1983 (and re-released as a double LP set in 2010!).  Great tracks by The OFFBEATS, SPIKE IN VAIN, STARVATION ARMY and many others will rock you silly!  Also included will be historical Cle tracks by the likes of ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS, PERE UBU, DEAD BOYS, TIN HUEY and many others.  Skank to the Midwest skronk, fellow music geeks!

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Beantown 1984 (Part 2) on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

February 19, 2014
1:37 pm

Let's Breed Three weeks ago GE featured the first in the series of compilation LPs released by Boston’s own Throbbing Lobster Records, and this week we get the second!  We survived 1984, thanks in no part to the wild and reckless music put out by indie labels like TL, and these comps serve as historical documents to what Boston sounded like to discerning ears 30 years back.  Hear the real sounds of Tea Party Revolution, fellow music geeks!

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Death Of Samantha Interviewed on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

February 12, 2014
12:51 pm

Death Of Samantha CDWay back in the 1980s, Cleveland pop-noise masters DEATH OF SAMANTHA bubbled under the surface of the indie-pop miasma, becoming more influential than record sales and show attendance tallies would suggest.  2013 marked a 30th anniversary of their legendary debut/fiasco at a Cle eatery called Ground Round, and also marked the release of their first album in 24 years, If Memory Serves Us Well.  Hear snippets of an interview with ace DoS guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Doug Gillard and a whole buttload of DoS classics on this episode of Geek (Ema)Nation.  Cleveland rocks tonight, fellow music geeks!

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1984 Beantown (Part 1) on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

January 29, 2014
1:33 pm

Throbbing Lobster1984 might have been associated with Government clampdown, but in the indie-rock world it was the best kind of anarchy, especially in Boston, MA.  Great bands formed by the minute, and often disappeared a few minutes later.  Luckily, Throbbing Lobster Records had the foresight to document the explosive scene of the day with some great compilations, of which Nobody Gets On The Guest-List was just the first.  Share in a Baked Beantown Massacre with me, fellow music geeks!

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Music From the RnRN on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

January 22, 2014
1:36 pm

rakehellIt’s birthday time for the Rock’N'Roll Nurse, and he’s taking the opportunity to do his most self-indulgent show yet!  All music played on this episode will be vinyl recordings that the RnRN contributed to between 1987-2012.  Hear rare “hits” by the likes of DASHING MARBLES, FUDGETUNNEL!, BALD COW, CHEEZE, GAG, TASTY BUSH, and many others.  It’s a self-promotion explosion, fellow music geeks!

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