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Host Nate Wilcox and Joel discuss the tightly interconnected LA pop scene of the early and mid-60s, an era when R&B was superseded by surf music and then folk rock.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.
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.