TechnoRoll 2.4: The Stone Roses & Happy Mondays Led a Madchester Scene That Tried to Absorb Rave Into Rock
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue our discussion of Simon Reynolds' "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture" with a look at the Madchester scene of the late 1980s. Groups like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays incorporated dance rhythms into their rock songs while artists like 808 State and A Guy Called Gerald made some of Britain's first native Acid House music.
The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Phil Spector, Nancy Sinatra and Kim Fowley exploded out of early 60's Hollywood
An interview with Joel Selvin author of "Electric Guitars, Fast Cars, and the Myth of the California Paradise." Host Nate Wilcox and Joel discuss the tightly interconnected LA pop scene of the early and mid-60s, an era when R&B was superseded by surf music and then folk rock.
TechnoRoll 2.3: DJs Paul Oakenfold, Nicky Holloway and Danny Rampling Break Acid House Big in the UK
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness discuss Simon Reynolds' "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture." This week Nate and Ryan discuss Reynolds' chapter "Living A Dream: Acid House and UK Rave 1988-1989."
An interview with Dave Thompson author of "Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett." Host Nate Wilcox asks Joan Jett's biographer about Kim Fowley, the rise and fall of the Runaways, the metal vs punk split that divided the band, her alliance with bubblegum creator Kenny Laguna and how she rode that partnership to fame and fortune.
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness continue their discussion of Simon Reynolds' "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture" with a look at the three cities that birthed EDM in the 1980s: Detroit Techno, Chicago House and New York Garage.
Host Nate Wilcox interviews Tony Plews, author of “Walk A Lonely Street: Elvis Presley, Country Music & The True Story of Heartbreak Hotel.” Nate and Tony talk Col. Tom Parker, Hank Snow, the songwriting team behind Elvis’ first #1 and the murder mystery behind the song.
Hosts Nate Wilcox and Ryan Harkness kick off our new maxi-series discussing Simon Reynolds' book "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture." In this episode we introduce the new series, discuss author Simon Reynolds' background and perspective and why this is a definitive take on the UK dance scene of the 1990s.
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "Street Dreams" episode of Netflix' Hip-Hop Evolution. The discussion covers the mix tape phenomenon and artists like 50 Cent, TI and Lil Wayne who thrived in the medium.
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CountyRoll 8: George Strait, Reba McEntire, & Dwight Yoakum Re-Center Country in the 80s, Garth Brooks Blows the Doors off in the 90s
Nate Wilcox & James Porter discuss Ken Burns' documentary "Country Music" episode 8 "Don't Get Above Your Raisin'." This episode covers the emergence of country music's neo-traditionalists like Randy Travis and Ricky Skaggs and the brief golden period they kicked off before the economics of superstars changed the game.
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How The Neptunes, Timbaland & Missy Elliott, J Dilla and Kanye West Became Hip-Hop's Super-Producers
Hosts Nate Wilcox, Eugene S. Robinson & Alexei Auld discuss the "The Super Producers" episode of Netflix' Hip-Hop Evolution which covers a new generation of producers that emerged in the late 1990s and early 2000s: Virginia's The Neptunes and Timbaland & Missy Elliott, Chicago's Kanye West and Detroit's J Dilla.
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Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.