Does Sharon Have Ozzy “Whipped” (Rockin’ Rant #10)

February 7, 2019

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Recently Eddie Trunk did a very touching interview with Ozzy, detailing all of his trials and tribulations with the Osbornes over the years. This left a lot us wondering, "What the heck is up with Ozzy? Why couldn't he have stepped in and laid down the law with Sharon?" I will try to shed some light on this on today's show.
Topics covered:
-is there an Ozzy without Sharon?
-a quick history
- functioning disfunction

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What Eddie Trunk doesn’t understand about V.I.P. Packages (Rockin Rant No. 9)

February 7, 2019

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In the past few months the great Eddie Trunk has expressed incredulity at many (esp KISS's) V.I.P. packages and paid meet & greets. But I believe that he his leaving out a big part of the story.
Topics Covered:
-the lost income from physical CD Sales
-the high cost of touring
-it's the fans' prerogative
-no fans are going broke

 

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I hate Maroon 5… therefore they suck! (Rockin’ Rant #8)

February 6, 2019

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I wanted to address Maroon 5's polarizing perforance during the Superbowl halftime show, but more importantly PEOPLE'S REACTIONS and what that says about our culture:
Topics covered:
-can you not like a band but understand why other's might like them?
-Maroon 5 starting out as a soulful rock band then turning so so disco
-Super bowl half time shows in general
- listening vs. watching...probably NOT their best performance

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Greg Connors, getting back on the chain gang

February 6, 2019

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With a deceptively simple sound of an old country or blues record, his sound is at once raw and vulnerable, but distilled through a caustic brilliant prism of sound. Connors freshly weaves a view of emotion and experience; lyrical branches wound densely in and out of darkness and diffused light. His own raw and vulnerable sound journey can do any listener a great service. And if you've ever feel the limb snap, it may just be his dry wit.

From his teen years, drifting the fringes of various NYU independent music festivals and on to places such as CBGB's, Greg's path led him to Atlanta, Georgia, creating deliberate vibrations at such local favorites as the 40 Watt Club, in Athens, and the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, and then back to NYC again, with various stops along the way

Greg is making music currently in metro NYC. He has awakened audiences for the likes of John Mayer, Joseph Arthur, Cat Power, Smoke, Songs; Ohia, Palace Brothers, Joan as Police Woman and Vic Chesnutt.

In 2006 Scared Records released Greg's 5th Studio album,
"Here, There and Anymore", Produced by friend and studio wizard, Joseph Arthur.

Recorded with Bass player and recording engineer, Scott Fragala, Connors' 9th studio album, "Home Made Compass" will be available on March, 3rd 2018.

'Greg Connors’ trademark simple guitar licks and detached alienated, lonely voice are coupled with a scary command of the English language. He is the Howard Finster of music, painting vivid abstract images with his words and guitar.”
Performer Magazine

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregconnorsnyc/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gconnors314
Website: www.gregconnorsmusic.blogspot.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/greg-connors

YouTube:s
Bandcamp: www.gregconnorsmusic.bandcamp.com
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/greg-connors/200357331
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/greg-connors-music/1131959800

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The Best and Worst Theatrical Bands of all Time

February 4, 2019

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Over the years there have been many ground breaking acts that created a buzz based on a theatrical stage show. Many of these bands are now classics, while others have relied on theatrics as a gimmick without great music. This week we discuss the best and the worst of theatrical rock and metal acts. Topics discussed:
-What makes a great theatrical show?
-When is it obvious that the band is relying on theatrics to make for lack of musical talent or poor songwriting?
-Criticisms of theatrics in general
-The best theatrical bands of all time and what makes them great
-Theatrical flops

Featured Loudini Artists: Lana Blac Vovkulaka Strangelove Helius

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The “Best” Bad, Dumb, and Chaotic Band Break Ups

January 29, 2019

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A bad band break up can be like a train wreck.... horribly painful but yet very hard not to stare. On this week's show Lou & Lilly run down some of rock's most interesting and even downright STUPID band break ups. Topics covered:

-van halen, oasis, eagles,
-goofy ways that bands break up
-usual reasons...
-break ups for the best
-van halen tour leaks
-more greta van fleet on SNL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B0QHAwtvbE
- music by: Strangelove, Despyre & Toxic Zombie
-Lee Kerslake get's his platinum albums
Featured Loudini Artists: Despyre Strangelove Toxic Zombie

 

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5 things you may not know about your Mooer Radar Pedal

January 22, 2019

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Lou (Loudini) show you 5 tips for getting the most our of your Mooer Radar Impulse Response Loader Pedal. Topics include:
-firmware updates
-dealing with the power amp models in the peda
-dealing with the onboard EQ
-removing "low mud"
-how the Radar interacts with your system's interface

Links:
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Top 10 All Killer No Filler Albums of All Time

January 18, 2019

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Many critics attribute the death of the album to too many bands who put out albums with only one or two good songs and the rest is crap. But in the history of rock music there are many albums with every song being a winner. This week on The Loudini Hard Rock & Metal Circus we pick our favorite and your favorite all killer no filler albums. Topics discussed:
-what makes a great album
-the decline of the album as an art form
-our picks for albums that provide excellent "front to back" listening experiences
-recent great albums
-some great albums you may have never heard of
-should Van Halen tour? do you care?
Featured Loudini Artists: Helius Lou Lombardi Lords of Salem Alter The Design

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Why Our Classic Artist’s Can’t Release New Music

January 11, 2019

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Why is it that when most of our beloved classic artists release new music it's usually met with crickets? Very few bands have been able to stay relevant decade after decade. In this Rockin' Rant, we ask the question, "What would it take for a classic (80's 90's or early 00's) artist or band to break through in today's scene? Topics Discussed:
-Ozzy and the Osbournes
-Robert Plant's post Led Zeppelin work
-Carlos Santana in the 90's
-the importance of social media

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Why We Hate The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

January 9, 2019

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We keep telling our fans how much we hate the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame but they seem to INSIST that we do a show on the new inductees every year. Since we love our fans here's our annual assessment on the state of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Topics discussed:
-this year's inductees
-glaring omissions
-why things like the RRHF, The Grammy Awards, and American Idol hurt pop music
-Van Halen Tour rumours
-Pat O'Brien of Cannibal Corpse

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