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Cheap Trick- Dream Police- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

we find out from my guests Cheap Trick lead singer Robin Zander and guitarist/songwriter Rick Nielsen that the band had actually interrupted recording their fourth studio album, "Dream Police" , in order to do that first Japanese tour in 1978. Several hits would eventually come from "Dream Police", including "Voices","It's the Way of the World", and the title song, but those would have to wait while Cheap Trick scuttled all plans while they learned to surf the tsunami of success from the unexpected live album.

Toad the Wet Sprocket- Hold Her Down 5-94

Now more than ever I wonder whether this  Santa Barbara CA band with the strong songs of singer/guitarist Glen Phillips could have been twice as popular if they had taken a name other than an obscure Monty Python comedy bit. As it stands, they…

Todd Rundgren- Something Anything

He may have missed the cut on the Rock Hall inductions, but thirty years ago this week In the Studio put forth Todd Rundgren's nomination loud and clear by spotlighting him and his Spring 1972 double solo masterpiece" Something/ Anything?" in this interview as our episode #48.

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- Altered Beast- 100% Fun

The news that Intervention Records was staging one to rehab  past Matthew Sweet releases was cause for considerable buzz of a healthy kind in 2018. After all we are talking about Girlfriend,  his 1991 third album which The Village Voice …

Todd Rundgren

Go ahead and pick any period in the last almost fifty years of rock music and Todd Rundgren has been there, and in multiple roles too, as a solo artist, the bandleader of one of America's finest foursomes, Utopia, and as a record producer of…

The Posies- Dream All Day- 1993 Dallas

The main songwriters/singers/guitarists of Bellingham WA band The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, spent so much time in Memphis as neo-Big Star members that I think of them as honorary members of that incredibly rich music community.…