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40 Years Ago (1975 Part 3) On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

May 21, 2015
9:20 pm

PattiSmithHorsesYour pal The Rock’N’Roll Nurse was a wee tyke of 12 in 1975, but was a voracious consumer of oddball pop/rock/whatever LPs.  Hear some of his more memorable polyvinyl chloride finds from back in the day on Part 3 of a 4-part tribute to the halfway point of the ’70s (featuring bands with names M-S in his meticulously alphabetized collection)!

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Forty Years Ago (1975 Pt 2) on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

May 15, 2015
12:16 pm

McGearYour pal The Rock’N’Roll Nurse was a wee tyke of 12 in 1975, but was a voracious consumer of oddball pop/rock/whatever LPs.  Hear some of his more memorable polyvinyl chloride finds from back in the day on Part 2 of a 4-part tribute to the halfway point of the ’70s (featuring bands with names F-M in his meticulously alphabetized collection)!

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Forty Years Ago (1975 Pt 1) on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

12:00 pm

AtlantisYour pal The Rock’N’Roll Nurse was a wee tyke of 12 in 1975, but was a voracious consumer of oddball pop/rock/whatever LPs.  Hear some of his more memorable polyvinyl chloride finds from back in the day on Part 1 of a 4-part tribute to the halfway point of the ’70s (featuring bands with names A-F in his meticulously alphabetized collection)!

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ARGENT’s Ardent Pop-Prog on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

May 1, 2015
8:52 am

ArgentGE gets woefully obscure in a 2-hour celebration of the mostly forgotten ’70s pop-prog pioneers ARGENT.  From the ashes of Brit baroque-pop sensations The ZOMBIES came an ambitious band bent on breaking musical barriers led by keyboard wizard ROD ARGENT (and including his cousin JIM RODFORD on bass).  Mostly known for 1 smash hit (1972s “Hold Your Head Up”) and 1 cult classic (1973s “God Gave Rock And Roll To You”), their first 5 LPs informed the young musical palate of your host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse, and he obsessively presents highlights from those records for your aural pleasure.  Prog-Lite forever, fellow music geeks!

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GROUNDHOGS Burrow Geek EmaNation Podcast!

April 23, 2015
9:15 pm

GroundhogsTony (T.S.) McPhee and The GROUNDHOGS were one of the heaviest blues-based UK bands in their 1970s heyday.  They were also the favourite band of host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse in 1975, 40 years ago!  2 hours on a relatively obscure band from the last century may seem excessive, even self-indulgent, but that’s what makes it a perfect geek pastime.  Get with the rockin’ boogie vibe, fellow music geeks!

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MAN And Related Mayhem on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

April 17, 2015
11:10 am

ManThe ’60s-’70s Welsh R&B/Prog/Boogie/Jam collective known as MAN had a particular connection with San Francisco, being arguably the UK’s answer to MOBY GRAPE.  It got a scandalous start when the track “Erotica” from MAN’s first LP was banned by the BBC, and then went in many varied and unpredictable directions, even spinning off another fine Prog-Rock act The NEUTRONS.  Hear plenty of early MAN tracks plus peripheral work by front-man DEKE LEONARD on this GE episode.  Grove with the Wales/SF connection, fellow music geeks!

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Zappa’s Geeky Opus on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

10:40 am

200 MotelsIn 1971 geeky maestro FRANK ZAPPA led The MOTHERS OF INVENTION and a dysfunctional family of friends and fans (including the likes of RINGO STARR, KEITH MOON, and THEODORE BIKEL, and TURTLES’ alumni FLO & EDDIE) on a wild excursion into the extremes of self-indulgence with his film 200 Motels and the accompanying 2-LP soundtrack record.  Much of the guided insanity seems dated today, but the project still commands attention as an inspired work of collective stream-of-consciousness.  Hear the entire soundtrack and more music from the early-’70s era MOTHERS on this GE episode.  Hail to the geek king, fellow music geeks!

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DUKE GARWOOD Speaks On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

April 2, 2015
11:06 am

Duke Garwood Heavy LoveDUKE GARWOOD may not be a household name quite yet, but he’s played with members of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SCREAMING TREES, The ORB, SAVAGES, ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT, and THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA.  Indie survivor MARK LANEGAN described him as “one of his all time favorite artists” and working with him as “one of the best experiences of his recording life.”  Hear snippets of discussion and plenty of music from Mr. GARWOOD on this episode of The Geek EmaNation Show.  Get down with the Brit-Swamp Blues, fellow music geeks!

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Instrumental Daydreams on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

March 20, 2015
4:23 pm

GryphonAlmost no lyrics at all on this episode of GE, save for “Jet Lag/It’s a drag” and the first part of PINK FLOYD’s “Echoes”.  Otherwise, no words to trap your imagination from going where it will go, with songs by GRYPHON, FOCUS, BO HANSON, NELSON RIDDLE, DAVID BYRNE, GATO BABIERI, JOHN FAHEY, and many more.  Time for a dry daydream, fellow music geeks!

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The Pop Group Redux on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

March 5, 2015
10:14 am

Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager of the Pop GroupMARK STEWART of the infamous post-punk warriors THE POP GROUP gave a great discussion with The Rock’N’Roll Nurse late 2014, and randomly sequenced snippets will be featured for your listening “pleasure”!  Hear the band KIM GORDON of SONIC YOUTH and MIKE WATT of The MINUTEMEN have proclaimed as one of their all time faves.  Hail to maximum cognitive dissonance, fellow music geeks!

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