Avant-garde musician Scott Walker died on March 22, 2019, at age 76. Ranking Roger of the English Beat died on March 26 at age 56. We pay tribute to both of these influential musicians. (Recorded on the back deck. Jasper Colt joins in.)
Legendary session drummer Hal Blaine died on March 11, 2019, at age 90. Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, died on March 16 at age 81. We pay tribute to these important figures in pop music. (Recorded on the back deck, with guest Jasper Colt.)
Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks died Dec. 6 at age 63. Jim & Patrick discuss his impact.
Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16 at 76 years old. She was the Queen of Soul for a reason. But her impact went far beyond her singing ability. Jim & Patrick pay tribute, joined by Intern Sam Lisker.
About a month before his passing, we conducted a long interview with power pop master Tommy Keene. At the end of the interview, we asked him to make a Perfect Pop pick. He choose songs by the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.
Taler calls in from work to tell us about her favorite music of 2017, including indie bands Great Grandpa and Chastity Belt. Plus, we pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries (Rest in Power).
The conclusion of our interview with Tommy Keene, conducted at Villain & Saint bar and grill in Bethesda, Md., just two months before his sudden passing. In this segment, Tommy talks about working with Paul Westerberg and Robert Pollard in the ’90s, plus his biggest regrets in his music career.
Our interview with power pop icon Tommy Keene, conducted just a couple of months before his sudden passing, continues with talk about his ’80s solo career, including his major-label stint with Geffen.
Be sure to listen to Part 3 tomorrow.
Tommy Keene unexpectedly died on Nov. 22 at age 59. Just two months earlier, we had the great fortune to interview the power pop icon over drinks and dinner at Villain & Saint in Tommy’s hometown of Bethesda, Md. He was just off a tour opening for Matthew Sweet, and this may be Tommy Keene’s final interview.
In this first of three parts, Tommy talks about his early days in the Razz and other bands, before his solo career began.
Antoine “Fats” Domino died at age 89 on Oct. 24, 2017. We pay tribute to this underappreciated rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.