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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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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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Unbroken Circles on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

January 23, 2013
9:33 am

CircleOver 40 years ago, the NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND took on a project of immense generational and historical importance.  In an effort to bring together three generations of country/folk musicians, they organized recording sessions with aging American music geniuses like MAYBELLE CARTER, ROY ACUFF, DOC WATSON, EARLE SCRUGGS, MERLE TRAVIS and others, recording new and old songs first or second take.  The result is breathtaking, friendly, and revelatory on many different levels.  Host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse plays as much of the 3-LP set as he can fit in a puny 2 hour time slot.  Time to get edumacated on yer music history, fellow geeks!

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