Maybe I don’t really wanna know, how your garden grows cos I just want to listen to Rokk Talk. Some pretty interesting things have been going on across the pond, lately. So let’s roll back to a simpler time… the 90s! Listen as John and Colin reassess the biggest Britpop bands of the time. Who knows what they will uncover? “Just because you sell lots of records it doesn’t mean to say you’re any good. Look at Phil Collins.” Bless you, Noel Gallagher.
Who’s to say what makes a good year for music? After all, every year is just compiled of 365 days that will see a completely random assortment of independent artists making music that may or may not be good. Well, unless you’re talking about a year like 1967 or 1977, in which lots of scenes and genres, born of the turbulent eras they were made in, produced some of the most lasting music of the rock era. Now which year is better? Well, Colin and John didn’t really debate that. However, that did try to cram in as many shout-outs to great albums while trying not to leave any truly notable ones out (spoiler: they did leave some notable ones out). Continue reading
I, I, I, I, I, I’m hooked on a podcast! This week, John and Colin are digging out the satin shirts, bell bottoms and taking the next soul train back to the seventies. Because there’s a new Guardians of the Galaxy due out May 5th. In anticipation, John and Colin have each made lists of the top ten seventies songs they’d each like to see on Peter Quill’s next Awesome Mix tape. Dyno-mite!
If you just can’t wait, look below to see John and Colin’s lists
Across the great divide, lies a podcast and that podcast is ROKK TALK! This week (more like this month), John and Colin revisit The Band’s classic final performance on Thanksgiving 1976 as captured in Martin Scorsese’s concert film, The Last Waltz. Listen, as your second-favorite rock-analysis-duo break down the film’s performances and rank them in a winner-take-all smackdown. Grab a drumstick, ’cause this one ain’t gonna be pretty. Happy Thanksgiving!
Help! I need a podcast! Help! Not just any podcast! Help! You know I need a podcast, HELP! Well, help is on the way with Rokk Talk. This week, John and Colin review Ron Howard’s 2016 Beatles documentary, Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years. Additionally, John and Colin list their top ten favorite early Beatles songs. Oh you know it’s true.
Click continue reading below if you want to see John and Colin’s lists without listening to the podcast. Because who has time for that?
Buying music. It used to be the only way of aquiring music, and now it’s something you’d have to pay most people to do against their will. On this episode, Colin and John take a look back at their earliest music-buying memories, as well as their takes on the way music consumption has changed as we make our way through the era of streaming. It’s an episode that very easily could’ve been called “An Ode To Silver Platters”. Continue reading
We all have a song in our hearts. The question is: do we all have a song worth hearing? Some of the celebs on this list seem to think so. This week, Colin and John talk about ill-fated heroes of Tinseltown who have attempted a transition from the silver screen to the bargain bin at the last Sam Goody in existence. From Shatner to Willis we have it locked down. It’s a party all the time at Rokk Talk!
P.S. R.I.P Alan Vega – frontman of Suicide – who is mentioned in this podcast. We miss ya already brother!