Jul 16, 2019

Rock Month: Blue Öyster Cult


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



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

Jun 24, 2019

Rock Month: Empire Records



Rock Month 2019 continues! For our second week, John Grace did something unorthodox for Rock Month, he picked a movie instead of a band, and the movie he picked is nineties cult favorite "Empire Records"! Joining Hunter and John is returning guest Zolly Becker. The various cuts of the movie, the soundtrack, the glory of Rex Manning, and many other topics are discussed. Go listen!


Jun 13, 2019

Rock Month: Volbeat


Heeeeyyyyy everybody. Well it's that time of year again - Rock Month!! Yes we are a little behind schedule with it this year, but we WILL get our 4 Rock Month episodes out there. First off, as it always is, is Stu's pick, and this time we travel to Denmark, home of the heavenly tasting Havarti cheese, and the mighty VOLBEAT.

We go through their entire studio discography, and a tangent or two is thrown in there also (yes Eddie Trunk, we're looking at you)

For the first time ever, no John on this one, so Hunter and Stu get to geek out over Michael Poulsen and the Volbeat crew.

Have fun with this one and if you haven't heard them yet, go check out Volbeat.


May 20, 2019

Motley Crue: The Dirt


Why go arh and wanna deez, John go tend to his hiva beez, why arh, why arh, kickstart why arh.

And with those indecipherable lyrics, as sung by the christmas ham himself Vince Neil, the MMC boys, along with friend and returning guest from way back when - Richard Kuhn - look at the forever touted Motley Crue biopic - The Dirt.

For those of you who have read the book, you would know it is basically the Naked lunch of Rock biographies i.e it is un-filmable. So, how did Netflix and their team fair up? Well you'll have to listen to find out.

This is one of our longer episodes we have done in a while, there is a lot of 80's hair metal tangents interspersed in here also.



Apr 26, 2019

Cobra Kai and a Bunch of Tangents



TANGENTS... that is all, that's all you are gonna get on this one

So, Hunter wasn't able to make this weeks episode, so, Stu and John decided to just wing it this week. No Topic? No Problem. There is a lengthy discussion on the awesome Youtube Red series COBRA KAI, however littered throughout the rest of the episode is just tangents. On what exactly? Well you are gonna have to listen on and find out.

See ya next week


Apr 15, 2019

The Octagon



We're back with another Chuck Norris flick, this one being the 1980 opus of inner-monologue echo, "The Octagon". Chuck is joined by Lee Van Cleef, Ernie Hudson, and Chuck's cool mustache. It's like an Alan J. Pakula thriller with ninjas. Speaking of ninjas, no one will admit they exist. They're like the Freemasons or something!

Check it out on Amazon Prime here! Trailer below!


Apr 2, 2019

An Interview with James LaFond



Whats up troops? We're finally back with a new episode, and this one is a ripper of a show. For this one, we are joined by author and boxing aficionado James LaFond.

We discuss his books, his career, a lot of boxing, but overall we just shoot the breeze, and James is a great guy also.

We reckon you'll have fun with this one, if you wanna complain about this episode not being long enough, don't blame us, blame Stu's electrician (listen on, it'll make sense).


Mar 11, 2019

Ronnie Coleman: The King


Yeah buddy! the MMC crew are back, and digging into the world of Bodybuilding once again. Hunter is on board for his first ever MMC Bodybuilding episode. This time we look at the documentary, on one of the greatest, and some would say controversial, bodybuilders of all time - Ronnie Coleman.

What shrouds this man in controversy you ask? Well, he was one of the pioneers, of the 'Mass Monster' phase that was ushered into Bodybuilding in the mid to late 90's, he was certainly the most successful one.

However, as years have gone by, and with Coleman in retirement, his insane training regiment, has finally taken it's toll. Numerous back surgeries have left Coleman nigh on crippled at the moment.

Give this a listen, then give it a watch. A fascinating documentary, on a guy who had it all and throughout managed to keep his humility, unfortunately, he couldn't keep his mobility.

See ya next episode

Lightweight baby!!


Feb 25, 2019

The Outlaw Josey Wales



This week, the MMC takes a look at a long overdue episode, Clint Eastwood's "The Outlaw Josey Wales". Of course, you can't talk about Josey without mentioning the strange tale of the source novel's author, Forrest Carter, who was actually Asa Earl Carter, a speechwriter for George Wallace. We also go into the film's troubled production history, covering the firing of original director Philip Kaufman, and how Clint's longtime flame Sondra Locke figures into it. Go listen! And remember, dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy.



Feb 7, 2019

Treasure Island



Argh me mateys, we be back again with a skull and crossbones filled episode, talking about the Charlton Heston led film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevensons classic TREASURE ISLAND.

tis a tale of violence and adventure, shiver me timbers, this 'un is a good 'un

Leave us an itunes review, lest ye be made to walk the plank.

See ya next week

Jan 24, 2019

Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison



Hey friends, we're back with a new episode this week, and well, it's an odd one. This week, Hunter, John and Stu (if it really is Stu and not a double) look at the Joel Gilbert mockumentary - Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison.

So, for those of you who have heard the conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney died back in 1966, and was replaced by a double, give this a whirl, you will most definitely have some fun with it. For those of you who have never heard the tale, again, give it a whirl - and don't believe a word. The filmmakers are clearly just having some fun with this, and so should you.

Turn me on Dead Man

See ya next week

Jan 17, 2019

Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman


Hello lads and lasses, by jove, we have another mysterious tale we cover this week, for you all. 'tis the tale of Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman. A tale of pyjamas, pygmies, spiders, and brown face. Whatever do we mean? Listen on and find out.

See you next week, meet us in the merseyside for that one.



Jan 8, 2019

The Black Stallion



We're back from Christmas and New Year break! It's a different sort of movie this week, John and Hunter look at Carol Ballard's art-house children's classic, "The Black Stallion", produced by Francis Ford Coppola. Stay tuned, because next week, the game's afoot!


Dec 17, 2018

The Long Good Friday


Alright me old China Plate, the MMC lads this week look at the British Gangster classic 'The Long Good Friday', starring the quintessential cockney actor Bob Hoskins.

A highly influential film, how does it still hold up? Well, as far as we are concerned, it 's still the tits. 

So dive on in with us, into the British underworld, with this masterpiece.

See ya next week.

Dec 10, 2018

From Russia With Love



What's up friends? Back again this week with another episode. This time we return to, a film franchise we have barely covered during the MMC's time, the world of James Bond.

From Russia with Love is one of the overlooked Bond films, the follow up to the hugely popular Dr. No, and the predecessor to the monster hit that was Goldfinger.So how does it hold up some 50 years plus later? Listen on and hear our thoughts on it.

See ya next week

Dec 4, 2018

The Ninth Configuration



On this episode, we explore William Peter Blatty's bizarre seventies cult thriller "The Ninth Configuration", also known in some regions as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane". For you "Exorcist" fans out there, Blatty considers this one to be an unofficial sequel to the film, along with "Exorcist III". This weird excursion into theology and madness stars Stacy Keach, Jason Miller, and Ed Flanders. Go check it out!


Nov 26, 2018

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll


Greetings rockers, this week the MMC gang takes a look at "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll", the Ian Dury biopic starting the mighty Andy Serkis. We also discuss Dury's musical career, as well as his career in acting. Check out the trailer below, as well as some tunes from Dury and his band. Cheers!


Nov 19, 2018

The Source Family


Hey friends, we are back with another episode. this week, it's a look into the strange world of James Baker, who later re-invented himself, into the the self appointed guru for f**ked up hippies - Father Yod.

It's a true tale, of a self proclaimed god, the fervent worship by his followers, sex and a whole slew of other things usually practiced by cults.

So, grab a protein salad, some plants and weeds from your garden, blend them up into a shake, sit back and listen on with us.

See ya next week


Nov 12, 2018

The Karate Kid



Hey friends, we're back with a new episode this week (we plan to now make our episodes far more frequent than as of late). This week we dive into the world of LaRusso, and look at the 1984 *classic* THE KARATE KID

The first, and really the only good Karate Kid film gets put under the microscope, and we look at what works, and what doesn't about this film.

So stop sanding the floor, waxing on, waxing off or whatever cheap labour you are doing at the moment, and join us, as we look at The Karate Kid.

Next week, we look at a documentary, about a rather unique family.


Nov 5, 2018

Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow



John and Hunter return to the world of Jackie Chan to look at the film that made Jackie a star, "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow". We discuss how Chan's early vehicles were different from his later films, as well as why "Drunken Master" is so overrated.

"Snake in the Eagles Shadow" is available on Blu-ray from Twilight Time. Or, you can watch it on YouTube below!

Join us next week, when we'll discuss John G. Avildsen's "The Karate Kid". 


Oct 10, 2018

Dirty Harry: Sudden Impact



Greetings, punks. In this episode, the MMC crew return to the Dirty Harry franchise by taking a look at the only entry officially directed by Clint Eastwood himself, "Sudden Impact". Go listen, and make our day.

Sep 27, 2018

The Monkees: HEAD


Head, Head, Head... so repeats the voice, on the film we cover this week, The Monkees surrealist comedy HEAD. A film by a band, that most considered a joke, and had, a rather silly television series, would be considered somewhat of a strain to get through right? but is it? Did we like it? Who did? Who didn't? You will just need to listen on and find out, ya dig?

See ya next week

Sep 15, 2018

Flaming Star


The gangs all here this week. This episode was recorded, the day of Burt Reynolds death, so there is a bit of Burt talk on this one. 

Our main discussion is the Elvis film Flaming Star, however there are side tangents on Elvis also.

It all makes for a bit of Elvis goodness.

Go get it.

Sep 3, 2018




The Lawnmower killers' back and I'm gonna get him!! Hey gang, we're back, finally, with a new episode, only Hunter and John are not this week, so to help Stu out on this one, his brother Jules returns, to discuss a film they have lived with since 1983 - WACKO.

Never heard of it? well, it does have a cult following, but for those of you unfamiliar with it, sit back, and let Stu and Jules wax lyrical on it.

They also get into discussion on THAT Roadshow catalogue from 1983, and the impact it had on them. Confused yet? It will all make sense, listen on and find out.



Hunter and John will be back next episode, in the meantime, get your ears filled with everything Wacko

See ya next week

P.S - Just two side notes, on the episode, Stu mentions the film as being from 1981, well, this film has a varied release history. IMDB says 1982, however filmmaker Greydon Clark has it on his website as 1983. So who really knows? We gotta go with Greydon on this one.

Also, there is talk throughout of Stu trying to find a soundtrack to this film for the last near on 20 years. At the point of time we recorded this, it was still unfound... that is until later that night after Jules and I had parted company, stone me, if Stu found it on a blog out on the net. You can download it HERE and get yourself some Avalon goodness.


Aug 17, 2018

The one NOT about James Gunn



Hey gang, back this week with a new episode...about nothing. No film or topic covered here, just freeform conversation about some things we've watched recently, and tangents aplenty. Now, with the title, it says we don't talk about James Gunn... but do we? Best listen on and find out

See ya next week 

Aug 10, 2018

Death Wish (2018)


After a short break, the MMC are back and this time, the film we scratch our head over, is the Death Wish remake- wait, reimagining-wait... oh hell, we don't know what it is. Anyway there is one thing we do know, what's that you ask? Well listen on in and find out.

See ya next week


Jul 24, 2018

Tex and the Lord of the Deep



It's two spaghetti westerns in a row, as John and Hunter scrutinize Duccio Tessari's adaptation of the Italian comic book character, Tex Willer. This one has a lot going for it, a great director, a great star with the amazing Guiliano Gemma, and a genre we love. How could they possibly screw this up? Well, listen and find out.


Jul 16, 2018

Massacre Time



Rock Month is over, so it's back to movies! John and Hunter sit down with Eric Zaldivar to discuss Lucio Fulci's spaghetti western "Massacre Time" (aka "The Brute and The Beast"), starring Franco Nero. There are many diversions along the way, as well as revelations, including a possible missing link between the spaghetti western and the Hong Kong heroic bloodshed movies of John Woo. Don't miss it!



Jun 30, 2018

Rock Month: Motorhead



And so it is, that we wind up Rock Month 2018, but what a band to finish with. Friends, this week,  we bring you, the one, the only - MOTORHEAD.

On this episode we look at 7 Motorhead albums in particular, but also talk all the other albums in their discography briefly too. 

It all makes up for one hell of a show, so sit back, get your Jack Daniels, perch yourself at your beloved Ms. Pac-Man machine and listen on.

Back to te usual film discussion next week, but for now, get yourself some Motorhead.


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