October 3, 2014
Part 2 of a never ending series of self-indulgent shows that feature whatever vinyl slabs host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse decides to grab that day. This episode includes STRANGLERS, BLOODROCK, SCORPIONS, NAPALM DEATH, HENRY PLOTNICK, WINDY AND CARL, RAKEHELL, DODOS, CALIFONE, and many, many others in an eclectic mix that will test your musical tolerance. There’s beauty in contrast, fellow music geeks!
September 26, 2014
In a fit of solipsism, your humble host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse decided this time out to play some LPs that have made their way into his hot hands in recent times. Songs by KEVIN AYERS, SOFT MACHINE, UNITS, KELLEY STOLTZ, The RENTALS, ALVVAYS, OF MONTREAL, TOTAL CONTROL, UNICORN, DAVE GILMOUR, RICHARD BARONE/JAMES MASTRO and others will tickle your ear as much as they emptied the RnRN’s pocketbook. Vinyl blitzing rules, fellow music geeks!
September 19, 2014
EDWARD ROGERS might not be a household name, but he has quietly been putting out some of the finest personal pop music for a decade with the help of members of PSYCHEDELIC FURS, TEENAGE FANCLUB, and some of the finest musicians NYC has to offer. His latest release is dedicated to pop eccentric KEVIN AYERS, and bring a strong psychedelic element to his pristine pop vision. Hear excerpts from a recent discussion between Mr. ROGERS and GE host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse on this special episode. Go Brit-Pop crazy, fellow music geeks!
September 12, 2014
CHROME is a seminal SF darkwave/psych/industrial band that put its first LP out in 1975! Ahead of its time is a huge understatement. The most recent record Feel It Like A Scientist was just released last month, and it rivals the best they’ve ever done. Your humble servant The Rock’N’Roll Nurse was graced with an interview opportunity with CHROME mainstay HELIOS CREED to boot. Hear most of the new LP and the coherent parts of the interview on this GE episode. Get out the acid goggles, fellow music geeks!
September 5, 2014
In the early 1990s, a record came out by NYC pop/psych band SPRINGHOUSE named Land Falls made its way into my hands. Somehow that decade saw it disappear from my hands, but last year a SPRINGHOUSE record from 2007 called From Now To OK caught my attention and got me to do some audio archeology of the band’s previous releases. The story of the rise/fall/rise again of this band got me to interview two of the original members to get the real story. Hear the results and lots of SPRINGHOUSE music on this episode of GE. Musical longevity matters, fellow music geeks!
August 29, 2014
Continuing the spacey mood from last week, some more instrumental music to daydream by PHILIP GLASS, BILL NELSON, PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA, YELLO MAGIC ORCHESTRA, VANGELIS, TOMITA, GRYPHON, ANTHONY PHILLIPS, TONY BANKS, LOVE TRACTOR, ROBERT QUINE/FRED MAHER will lull you into a day full of dreams. Get that imagination pumping, fellow music geeks!
August 22, 2014
After seeing BORIS live 2 days previously, the Rock’N’Roll Nurse found himself in a crazed and spacey state of mind. He perused his LP collection and found non-vocal work by the likes of PINK FLOYD, SCENIC, WINDY AND CARL, FÜXA, GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR, ROBERT QUINE/FRED MAHER, and the incredible boy genius HENRY PLOTNICK that suited his altered consciousness. Trip hard without pharmaceutical enhancement, fellow music geeks!
August 16, 2014
Back in the 1980s, workout albums and videos hit a fever pitch, buoyed by the massive success of Jane Fonda’s Workout. In the midst of the repackaging of rock and disco hits with barked workout instruction overlayed, Richard Simmons took a different tack. He put out a legitimate pop/rock record with songs he wrote himself! Reach is his magnum opus, and lucky listeners to this podcast get to hear the 1982 masterpiece in its raw and uncut glory. Time to get in shape, fellow music geeks!
August 8, 2014
Welcome to Geek EmaNation at a brand new time! This exciting debut show features 2 engaging “experimental pop” artists: Zarko from PROGRESS BAND (who performs live in the studio!) and BILL NELSON (in his various recorded incarnations including BE BOP DELUXE). Barriers being pushed in a big way this time around, fellow music geeks!