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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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New Acquisitions on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 27, 2015
5:27 pm

La Planete Sauvage2014 was a great year for new vinyl releases and re-releases, and The Rock’N’Roll Nurse’s personal LP collection got much fatter as a result.  Hear new music from EDWARD ROGERS and SHELLAC, and re-releases by DEVO, CRIME, PETER JEFFERIES and the LA PLANETE SAUVAGE soundtrack, along with classics by BESSIE SMITH, FRED FRITH and plenty of others.  Vinyl is clearly here to stay, fellow music geeks!

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MELVIN VAN PEEBLES “Sings” On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 20, 2015
4:28 pm

M Van PeeblesAs MELVIN VAN PEEBLES put it himself, “What The F#%$@ You Mean I Can’t Sing?”  Most people know about Mr. VAN PEEBLES’ amazing innovative DIY film from the early ’70s Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song, but few know that he put out a plethora of intriguing and revolutionary records around the same time, sometimes under the moniker BR’ER SOUL.  Hear all the righteous anger and inspired proto-rap from this undersold genius here.  Take it to The Man, fellow music geeks!

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JOHN CALE Hailed on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 13, 2015
3:40 pm

Paris 1919JOHN CALE (not to be confused with JJ CALE or JOHN CAGE) was one of the founding members of The VELVET UNDERGROUND, and kept himself plenty busy in the decade following his split from that band in 1968.  In addition to producing some of the most important and influential rock recordings of the late 1970s (like PATTI SMITH’s Horses and The STOOGES first LP) he had quite an amazing and productive solo career.  This episode of GE plucks many of the highlights of Mr. CALE’s LPs from that era for your listening pleasure.  Hail the Godfather Of Punk, fellow music geeks!

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MARK STEWART From THE POP GROUP On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 6, 2015
1:45 pm

Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager of the Pop GroupMARK STEWART of THE POP GROUP gives an amazing introduction to the upcoming TPG show in San Francisco at The Great American Music Hall on March 11th with a freewheeling discussion about music/politics/philosophy/history.  Your mind will be suitably blown with 2-hours of words and music designed to create maximum cognitive dissonance.  Danceable revolution time, fellow music geeks!

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MARK STEWART On Geek EmaNation Show Friday 8-10AM PST!

February 5, 2015
4:53 pm

Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager of the Pop GroupMARK STEWART of THE POP GROUP gives an amazing introduction to the upcoming TPG show in San Francisco on March 11th with a freewheeling discussion about music/politics/philosophy/history on the Geek EmaNation show Friday 2-6-15 8-10AM.  Your mind will be blown with words and music designed to create maximum cognitive dissonance.  Danceable revolution time, fellow music geeks!

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