Jul 16, 2019

Rock Month: Blue Öyster Cult

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We finish out Rock Month 2019 with our collective pick, Blue Öyster Cult! John and Hunter take a look at the discography of the classic line-up, from their self-titled debut, all the way to the iconic "Fire of Unknown Origin". We also discuss their later career, their influence (or lack thereof), the rich themes of their songs, and the large cast of characters outside of the band that contributed to their music. Go listen, and check out some further viewing below!

"Veteran of the Psychic Wars", one of the handful of tunes BÖC wrote with sci-fi/fantasy author Michael Moorcock.

 

 

As John mentions, for kids growing up in heartland America, the only place you could hear any MC5 was on a BÖC live record.

 

 

As mentioned on the show, BÖC guitarist Buck Dharma produced a little-known solo album called "Flat Out".

 

Jul 5, 2019

Rock Month: Roky Erickson & The 13th Floor Elevators

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For the third week of Rock Month, Hunter picks the psychedelic world of late Texas rock n' roll legend Roky Erickson, from his sixties group, The 13th Floor Elevators, to his erratic, UHF and schizophrenia-inspired solo career from the eighties, to 2010.

If you've never been introduced to Roky's crazy world, you're in for a treat. Also, we recommend the documentary on Erickson's troubled life and career, "You're Gonna Miss Me", it's a must see!

 

The 13th Floor Elevators on "American Bandstand"

 

"You're Gonna Miss Me" Trailer

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