Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017 Joe Vig Pop Explosion 1 pm - 3 pm

1)Apollo Blue   Little Room

2)Peter Calo     Elephants Never Forget

3)Jack Bruce   Theme from an Imaginary Western

4)Jeff Masttroberti Spoken Word   "Why"

5)Ted Solovicos  "Why"

6)Frank Dello Stritto on the film "Split"

7)Bee Gees  "How Deep Is Your Love"

8)The Doors "Riders on the Storm" remix

9)The Rolling Stones  "Gimme Shelter" instrumental

10)Fred Steiner - "Park Avenue Beat" Theme to Perry Mason

11)Steely Dan  "Deacon Blues" Instrumental

12)Ike and Tina Turner  "Come Together"

13)Sidney Green St. Band  "Muscle Shoals"

14)James Discovers  "The Boats"

15)Positive Negative Man "Gasoline"

16)Lou Reed  "Crazy Feeling"

17)The Kinks  "20th Century Man"

18)Non-Zero Chance  "Renegade"

19)Adam Rivera  "Boulevard East"

20)John E Funk and the Skunks  "Elevation"

21)Ted Solovicos  "No Tomorrow"   

22)Dead Boots  "I Don't Even Know Your Name"

23)Responders   No End

24)Aaron Chase   "Take Me Away"

25)Raphaelle  "No More Pillow Talk"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18, 2016 Pop Explosion

1)Aaron Chase   "Stop Me"

2)Rich Wyman  "Everybody Loves You"

3)Dropbox Lady

4)Blue Manic  "Stoned"

5)Sidney Green St Band "Last Beer and Testament"

6)Geoff Bartley "Everything is 4 Sale"

7)Rich Wyman Interview

8)5th Dimension  "Wedding Bell Blues"

9)Alice Cooper "No More Mr. Nice Guy" Live

10)Beatles  "Don't Let Me Down"

11)Blood Sweat & Tears "Smiling Phases"

12)Diana Ross/Supremes "Reflections" Remix

13)Feed The Kitty  "California Country Girls"

14)Dracula Meets Perry Mason

15)Sly and Family Stone  "Stand"

16)Groove Mechanics   Instrumenal

17)Steely Dan w/Joe Vig vocals "Deacon Blues"

18)Aaron Chase "Take Me Away"

19)Mina  "It's Impossible"

20)Sidney Green St.  "Muscle Shoals"

21)New Seekers  "Friends Medley"

22)Pictures   "Last Call"

23)John E Funk  "One Way Road"

24)Steve Dennis    "Any Time Now"

25)Something Sneaky  "Pictures"

26)Bob Dylan  Ballad of a Thin Man Live

To play NEXT WEEK 1-25-17
American Beauties  "Forever Like The Sea"

V-32 e.p.

E.P.: V 32
Band:  Blue Manic

5 songs
Stoned, You Got It Made, Too Late, Porcupine, Black Dress

Blue Manic dive right into the four minute and forty-eight second riveting blues/rocker, “Stoned,” to open up the 5 song E.P. V-32.  Guitars sparkling, resplendent in raw energy – a harder edge on the recording than a couple of performances that this writer experienced. The band appears more earthy from the stage, and though “Stoned” might appear edgier on disc, it doesn’t mean that these guys don’t crank it up onstage.  

The intro goes fifty-one seconds before the story unfolds with rhythm guitarist Max Grebe taking on the lead vocal chores and explaining it in no uncertain terms, Blue Manic exploring a variety of avenues as Corey Downs pounds away on the drums, aided and abetted by the bass of one Jared Greiff.   Mike Tate and Grebe are responsible for the dual guitar blasts with a toughness that is well balanced.  At the 3:25 mark “Stoned” becomes an almost different tune, guitars screaming in a frenzy as the group jams for a minute and twenty three seconds bringing this unique composition to its conclusion.  Impressive, and hard hitting it is followed by the sweet guitars in “You Got It Made,”  Downs’ drumming providing a good undertone to the other instruments.   “Too Late” is manic – perhaps an anthem emulating the group’s moniker.  “Porcupine” could be Black Sabbath gone alternative.  This ensemble reshapes alternative music into a blues/rock blend of swirling emotional sounds. And “Black Dress” puts an exclamation point on that.  They may have Smashing Pumpkins attitude but it merges into what Cream, the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith took from their mentors, combining the formula to bring it into the new century.    Not to be confused with guitarist George Conduris’ band Apollo Blue, though a pairing of these two blue bands would be a good thing as they play with the same vigor and intensity.
Get a taste of the V-32 disc on the group’s Facebook page

Previous review on TMR Zoo

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bobby Caldwell of Captain Beyond, Pop Explosion 1/11/17


1)The Temptations   "You're My Everything"

2)Sidney Green Street Band  "Last Beer and Testament"

3)Mobile Steam Unit. "Waste My Time in The City" 

4)Elsewhere "Retreat"  

5)John E Funk. "Elevation"

Frank Dello Stritto on Passengers as well as the film with two titles, Lion and/or A Long Way Home.   Next week: Martin Scorsese's Silence

6)Velvet Underground   "Ocean"

Ed Wrobleski phones in to say HI - Talking Hendrix is "The Best Pre-Recorded Show for 2017"

7)Aarou Chase   Take Me Away

Aaron Chase Interview

8)Banda De Goma  "White Trash Slob"

9)Captain Beyond  "Dancing Madly Backwards (on a Sea of Air)

10)Left Hand Does



Heather Mack Interview 

Charles Berthoud  Luna

Faces  Oooh La La

Peter Calo    Sail Away 


Richard and Linda Thompson