Rise Against’s The Sufferer & The Witness

 

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Rise Against – With interviews with all four band members including: Joe Principe, Tim Mcllrath, Brandon Barnes, and Chris Chasse.  With additional interviews of founding member Dan Wieklinski and current guitarist Zach Blaire.

Podcast Editing credits to John Jughead, Jason Brow, and Paul Joseph.

CORRECTION: The last track is called Boys No Good, and is a cover of a band called Lifetime.

The Pink Lincolns’ Back From The Pink Room

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Released in 1988
Interviews with core band members: Chris Barrows and Dorsey Martin
Plus a special interview from Engineer/Producer and Drummer for Descendents, All, and Black Flag: Bill Stevenson
Editing by John Jughead and Jason Brow.

The Promise Ring’s Nothing Feels Good

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I came to the Promise Ring late in their career, but their 2nd full length record, Nothing Feels Good, quickly became one of my most played records.  I believe this to be one of the most solid records from beginning to end in all of the post punk genres of which I am familiar.

This podcast features individual interviews with all of the band members appearing on Nothing Feels Good, Singer/Songwriter Davey von Bholen, Second Guitarist Jason Gnewikow, Drummer Dan Didier, and Bassist Scott Beschta. This episode also includes an interview with Gub Scott Conway of Gauge, Screeching Weasel, and Even In Blackouts. Plus two written audio pieces by Promise Ring fans Rust Belt Jesse and Joe Jacob.There is much hard work put into these podcasts to attempt to make them as thorough as possible.  If you are enjoying the products of this hard work on a consistent basis please share with others or donate some cash to the cause.

There is much hard work put into these podcasts to attempt to make them as thorough as possible.  If you are enjoying the products of this hard work on a consistent basis please share with others or donate some cash to the cause.

Bhopal Stiffs: Songs from the Catalog of a Classic Chicago Punk Band

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Bhopal Stiffs strikes close to my heart.  They were the first band Screeching Weasel played with in Chicago, outside of our suburban homes.  We played at a 21 and over club that was called Batteries Not Included.  There was barely an audience there to see either bands but when Bhopal Stiffs got on stage their energy, music and commitment blew me away.  They are first on my top two punk shows that I have ever seen.

Interviews with band members:

Larry Damore

Steve Saylors

Vince Marine

David Schleitwiler

Assistant Editing by: Jason Brow

CORRECTIONS:

1. Jim Ellison from Material Issue passed away in 1996.

2. In the podcast I play an Effigies song when referring to Iain Burgess. I played Body Bag, but Iain didn’t engineer and produce till later records: Fly On The Wire and Ink.

3. The Christian Televangelist is Robert Tilton.

THE VINDICTIVES’ HYPNO-PUNKO™

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The Vindictives’ 1999 release of HYPNO PUNKO™

With interviews of each band member represented on the record:

Joey Vindictive, Johnny Personality, Billy Blastoff, Jenny Gee, and Angel Ledezma.

An eccentric punk rock concept record in the midst of most pop punk bands pushing for a piece of the mainstream?  Well… sorta the history.  Listen and explore the depth of this very personal record conceived by the band’s frontman Joey Vindictive.

Joey’s Letter

Assistant Editor: Jason Brow of the 6ftplus Podcast.

BIG BLACK, FROM BULLDOZER TO ATOMIZER

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Big Black’s aggressive and abrasive music was characterized by distinctively clanky guitars and the use of a drum machine (who they lovingly called Roland) elements which pre­-cursored industrial rock. The band acknowledged no taboos and Albini’s lyrics openly dealt with loaded topics including murder, rape, child sexual abuse, and racism.  They also held staunch principles, shunning the mainstream music industry and insisting on complete control over all aspects of their career.  This podcast attempts to tell a portion of the history of the band from the perspective of their ep Bulldozer through their first full length record Atomizer.  (Marking a transition from a project purely conceived by Steve Albini into a cohesive band with the added influences from collaborators Santiago Durango and Dave Riley.)

This episode is co-hosted by Russ Forster and includes interviews with band members Santiago Durango, Steve Albini, and Jeff Pezzati, including extra interview material with friend and fellow songwriter/musician Camilo Gonzalez. Lastly an audio piece written by journalist/novelist/radio personality Jim DeRogatis.

Assistant Editor: Jason Brow of the 6ftplus Podcast.

RUSS FORSTER is a perennial dabbler in the underground and eccentric. Past exercises in cognitive dissonance include Underdog Records, 8-Track Mind magazine, documentaries So Wrong They’re Right and Tributary, and various and sundry bands and acts like his current extreme-solo project Rakehell.

The Lillingtons, Death by Television

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Featuring interviews with Kody Templeman, Tim O’Hara, Cory Laurence, Mass Giorgini, Dan Lumley, and Fat Mike.

Also featuring pieces from Tor Egil Frostelid, Greg Allen, Sara Ramone, Jeromy L. Corp, Sam West, Nick Miner, and Eric T. Roth.

Tom Waits’, Rain Dogs

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RAIN DOGS – TOM WAITS

1. Singapore – Ryan Good

2. Clap Hands – Greg Allen

3. Cemetery Polka (Nobody)

4. Jockey Full of Bourbon – Joe Janes

5. Tango Till They’re Sore – Don Hall

6. Big Black Mariah – John Jughead Pierson

7. Diamonds & Gold – Mike O’Connel

8. Hand Down Your Head (Nobody)

9. Time – Jen Ellison

10. Rain Dogs – Bilal Dardai

11. Midtown (Nobody)

12. 9th & Hennepin – Cara Francis

13. Gun Street Girl – Ian Belknap

14. Union Square (Nobody)

15. Blind Love – Steve Walker

16. Walking Spanish – Matt Dwyer

17. Downtown Train (Nobody)

18. Bride of Rain Dog (Nobody)

19. Anywhere I Lay My Head – Daniel Kerr-Hobert

The original intention of Jughead’s Basement was not to conduct interviews of band members, but only to spotlight some of my favorite writers writing about some of my favorite records. But that quickly veered towards having a few interviews since I enjoy having conversations about music and creativity. I now like the balance of both interviews and writers. I had scheduled Tom Wait’s Rain Dogs before seeking interviews became a facet. Instead I gathered together the best of my favorite writers, and they shared their stories and thoughts on one of the best singer/songwriters of the last few decades: Tom Waits. I did try to get an interview with him, but with no success. Really it was a pipe dream, a quixotic challenge I gave myself. I do plan on continuing my effort to get an interview with him, which I would instantly sprinkle on top of this podcast. But until then this single podcast represents the purity of my original idea.

Past Episodes

EPISODE 10: A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA, THE JAZZ BUTCHER

EPISODE 9: LOVE IS DEAD, THE MR.T EXPERIENCE

EPISODE 8: THROB THROB, NAKED RAYGUN

EPISODE 7: THE GOOD EARTH, THE FEELIES

EPISODE 6: DEATH BY TELEVISION, THE LILLINGTONS

EPISODE 5: RAIN DOGS, TOM WAITS

EPISODE 4:ENERGY, OPERATION IVY

EPISODE 3: DOUBLE NICKLES ON THE DIME (PART TWO), THE MINUTEMEN

EPISODE 3: DOUBLE NICKLES ON THE DIME (PART ONE), THE MINUTEMEN

EPISODE 2: MY BRAIN HURTS, SCREECHING WEASEL

EPISODE 1: REPO MAN