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FEELIES Frenzy On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

April 30, 2016
8:56 pm

FeeliesFor the very last episode of the Geek EmaNation Show, The Rock’N’Roll Nurse presents yet another interview with GLENN MERCER, co-founder of indie-rock pioneers THE FEELIES.  In honor of the 40th Anniversary since the first FEELIES club performance and the re-release of the albums Only Life and Time For A Witness, both records are presented in their entirety with commentary by Mr. MERCER.  It’s been grand, but now it’s time to move on, fellow music geeks!

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FEELIES’ GLENN MERCER On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

January 13, 2016
11:40 pm

G MercerFans of so-called “indie-rock” tend to swoon at the name FEELIES.  This legendary east-coast originated band provided the missing link between The VELVET UNDERGROUND/LOU REED/BRIAN ENO on one end and R.E.M./NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL/DECEMBERISTS on the other.  The latest instrumental album by FEELIES’ co-founder GLENN MERCER sounds like the perfect soundtrack to an imaginary road film, and incorporates all the depth, fun and surprise that the great FEELIES’ releases had in spades.  Hear interview snippets with Mr. MERCER spliced together with every cut from Incidental Hum, and then the entirety of the FEELIES’ classic Crazy Rhythms on this indie-rockerific show.  Original Geeks are the true OGs, 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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Workout With Richard Simmons!

August 16, 2014
6:31 pm

Richard SimmonsBack in the 1980s, workout albums and videos hit a fever pitch, buoyed by the massive success of Jane Fonda’s Workout.  In the midst of the repackaging of rock and disco hits with barked workout instruction overlayed, Richard Simmons took a different tack.  He put out a legitimate pop/rock record with songs he wrote himself!  Reach is his magnum opus, and lucky listeners to this podcast get to hear the 1982 masterpiece in its raw and uncut glory.  Time to get in shape, fellow music geeks!

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Mr. Lewis Reed Leaves Us on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

December 18, 2013
1:06 pm

Lou ReedMr. Lewis Reed (AKA Lou Reed) was a songster/scenester/huckster who arguably was the most important influence on underground rock’n’roll music to this day.  Lester Bangs worshiped him and reviled him in seemingly equal amounts, and he could be utterly brilliant and completely obnoxious almost in the same breath.  This episode of GE will present a chronological overview of Mr. Reed’s career from the early 1960s to the late 1970s for your listening pleasure!

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Beggars Banquet Bands on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

February 27, 2013
12:46 pm

One PoundThe 1980s could be a pretty dodgy time for pop/dance music, but the Beggars Banquet label had a lot of the best bands of the era on it, most of which stand the test of time quite well.  With the likes of NICO, JOHN CALE, The FALL, LOVE AND ROCKETS and The CULT on the roster, there were some pretty creative sounds being distributed in the UK by BB.  One Pound Ninety-Nine was what this comp cost back in the day, and it’s a pretty nice sampler of the label’s finest acts circa 1985.  Hear the whole LP and other songs by some of the artists represented, with running commentary by host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse.  Get that Brit on, fellow geeks!

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