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VULGAR BOATMEN Sail On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

April 3, 2016
8:02 am

Vulgar BoatmenVULGAR BOATMEN were arguably one of the best roots-infused indie rock bands of the ’80s and ’90s, yet had difficulty even getting records released in this country.  Critics and true believers ate them up, but the record-buying public wouldn’t budge.  Hear co-founder DALE LAWRENCE’s take on toiling in obscurity in both VB and Indiana pop-punk pioneers The GIZMOS on this episode of The Geek EmaNation Show with host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse.  Get back to the real roots, fellow music geeks!

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Ork Records On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 5, 2016
12:42 pm

Ork RecordsOrk Records may not have become a household word during its 5-year tenure from 1975-1980, but it certainly help set the stage for several music revolutions that ended up sweeping the world. From its powerful first release by TELEVISION (“Little Johnny Jewel”), Ork Records culled many of the most innovative underground rock and pop bands from around New York City (and sometimes Memphis and the UK) to serve up a 45RPM stew that would ignite imaginations everywhere. The best of Ork was recently compiled and re-released by Chicago obscurity reissue label Numero Group, and the first CD of this astonishing 2-CD set is featured on this GE episode. Punk/DIY origins exploding, 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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DAMNED Poppy Punk on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

June 25, 2014
1:08 pm

DamnedThe mighty DAMNED recently played our fair town, untold years after they first started playing their brand of punky pop music, and it was quite an amazing thing to witness.  The experience inspired yours truly, The Rock’N’Roll Nurse, to play their epically undercheered power-pop masterpiece Strawberries in its entirety, and plenty of other great DAMNED songs as well.  Out DAMNED spot out I say, fellow music geeks!

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All SAINTS Day on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

June 11, 2014
12:02 pm

saintsThe Rock’N’Roll Nurse doesn’t know what has gotten into him, but a sudden urge to hear the first 2 SAINTS LPs in their entirety has taken hold of him and won’t let go until he acquiesces!  So this episode of GE exists solely to allow for this solipsistic foolishness.  Partake in the late ’70s punk overkill if you dare, fellow music geeks!

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Music From the RnRN on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

January 22, 2014
1:36 pm

rakehellIt’s birthday time for the Rock’N’Roll Nurse, and he’s taking the opportunity to do his most self-indulgent show yet!  All music played on this episode will be vinyl recordings that the RnRN contributed to between 1987-2012.  Hear rare “hits” by the likes of DASHING MARBLES, FUDGETUNNEL!, BALD COW, CHEEZE, GAG, TASTY BUSH, and many others.  It’s a self-promotion explosion, fellow music geeks!

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Experiments In Destiny on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

April 24, 2013
11:01 am

Experiments In DestinyAs part of the Geek (Ema)Nation show’s ongoing public service commitment to bring better music through BOMP!, the Rock’N’Roll Nurse presents a rare but incredible compilation that came out on the L.A. label back in 1980, when the future seemed to be upon us.  Power pop by the likes of STIV BATORS, the NUNS, the ROMANTICS, REAL KIDS, PAUL COLLINS, the SONICS, the WEIRDOS, the DEAD BOYS and the ROMANTICS amongst others.  Bomp to the pop, fellow music geeks!

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L.A. Punk Maturation On Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

February 20, 2013
2:39 pm

SlashIn the early ’80s, Slash Records was putting out the bands that mattered from the punk/hardcore scene that was picking up steam there, like X, FEAR and the GERMS.  But it also was on the cutting edge, pushing bands that might be called “roots rock” now like the BLASTERS and RANK & FILE, and psychedelic/garage bands like the DREAM SYNDICATE, the VIOLENT FEMMES and the GUN CLUB.  All these bands are featured on a remarkable compilation record from 1983 entitled Slash: The Early Sessions.  Hear this entire LP plus selections from early Slash recordings with running commentary by host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse.  Get that La-La Land itch, fellow geeks!

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