The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus
Encomium- Various Artists; a highly successful Led Zeppelin tribute album

Encomium- Various Artists; a highly successful Led Zeppelin tribute album

July 12, 2022

#ledzeppelin    #encomium #ledzeppelintribute
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while  supplies last!
Tribute albums had a bit of a resurgence in the 1990's with albums like "Stone Free; A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix" and "A Nativity in Black; A Tribute to Black Sabbath," 
Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/20013200
On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast we will breakdown one of the most successful and loved albums from this tribute caze. the album "Encomium -A Tribute to Led Zeppelin" is packed full of great versions of 12 Zeppelin classics, all tastefully reimagined by the some of the biggest artists from that era.
Topics Discussed:
history of zeppelin and break up
renewed interest
Other Zeppelin tributes: Led Box (2007) Livin Lovin Played (2004), Train; Led Zeppelin II (2016)
track -artist break down
4 Non Blondes
Hootie  & the Blowfish
Sheryl Crow
Stone Temple Pilots
Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Duran Duran
Blind Melon
Cracker
Helmet
Rollins Band
Never the Bride
Tori Amos
Mana (added later) Fool in the Rain
reference: 
https://www.amoeba.com/encomium-a-tribute-to-led-zeppelin-cd-various-artists/albums/791540/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encomium:_A_Tribute_to_Led_Zeppelin
New and notable:
Kevin:  
Lily: Suzi Moon
Lou:  Generation Radio
Lyrics With Loudini:  
This Day In Music
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com

What REALLY Happened to Rock? Will it ever be ”mainstream” again???

What REALLY Happened to Rock? Will it ever be ”mainstream” again???

July 8, 2022

#rockisdead #isrockdead #rockaintdead
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while  supplies last!
The first 22 years of the twenty-first century have seen a major decline in the presence of rock bands and artists gracing the pop charts. This has led a lot of people to utter the statement; "rock is dead".
But is it?  If it isn't where did it go? Where is all the great guitar-driven music that used to populate the charts and mainstream/corporate radio?
On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus, Independence Day edition, we will do a deep dive into the state of rock in the third decade of the twenty-first century and answer the questions where is rock? Why did it disapear (for the most part ) from pop radio? Can it ever come back?
Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/19947844
Topics Discussed:
The day the music died (not the first time rock has "died")
The perfect storm that allowed rock to flourish
music business and audio technology business... are the same business i.e. RCA
Follow the leader..rock so called "Changing tastes"  grunge  rap & hip hop
 MTV stops playing music videos
Enter "big tech"
 high speed internet
 mp3
 "piracy ruined my band"
 massive revenue  dries up
 the labels are too short sighted...or are they???
 the wild west and the "democratization" of the music business

Socio-political changes
 the Berlin wall
 911
corporate consolidation
 
Music becomes cheap and easy

no danger

massive increase in concert ticket prices

the smart phone ...the giant step backwards

rock goes underground and it's EVERYWHERE!

what can we do to help rock survive and thrive

should we just let it go?
reference: 
New and notable:
Kevin:  
Lily: Wild Street... "Mother"
Lou:  August Zadra 
Lyrics With Loudini:  
Long Live Rock -The Who
This Day In Music
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com

 

10 Songs That Taught Us That CRIME Doesn’t PAY

10 Songs That Taught Us That CRIME Doesn’t PAY

June 30, 2022

#theclash #judaspriest #johnmellencamp
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while  supplies last!
Rockers have been having dust ups with the law since the first time Elvis was arrested in 1955. Given all of the various interactions with law enforcement and the courts over the last 7 odd decades, rock and roller's are in a unique position to put fans wise to the perils of running afoul of the law.
On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus Podcast, we will tell you the stories behind 10 songs that taught us that crime doesn't pay
Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/19849873
Topics Discussed:
Uneasy Rider '88 Charlie Daniels
I fought the law
Gimme Some Water  _eddie Money
The Authority Song... John Mellencamp
Hot Rod Lincoln.... Commander Cody
SHakedown... Bob Seger
Dirty Deeds... AC/DC
Hurricane... Bob Dylan
Dead End Justice.... The Runaways
reference: 
https://zinginstruments.com/songs-about-breaking-the-law/
New and notable:
Kevin:  
Lily: The Almas
Lou:  
Lyrics With Loudini:  
Hot Rod Lincoln
This Day In Music
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com

 

Top 10 bands with 2 or more lead vocalists

Top 10 bands with 2 or more lead vocalists

June 22, 2022

#triumphband #fleetwoodmac #creamband
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while  supplies last!
Why have one lead singer when two is twice as good???
On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast,  we will count down the 10 greatest bands with 2 (or more) lead vocalists!
Topics Discussed:
The butcher Babies
reference: 
This Day In Music
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com

 

Rival Sons  Great Western Valkyrie (Album Retrospective)

Rival Sons Great Western Valkyrie (Album Retrospective)

June 19, 2022

#rivalsons #ledzeppelin #jaybuchanan
In 2014 while a lot of bands were producing hip-hop flavored rock and nu-metal, there were a few select bands who reminded us why we fell in love with rock and roll in the first place. Rival Son's was one of those bands.
Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/19733869
Their fourth album, Great Western Valkyrie came crashing onto the rock scene like a steam locomotive bearing down our backs and thundering in our ears. The loud open drum sound and cranked-up fuzz-driven guitar riffs took us back to a "better time" in music but with both feet firmly planted in the 21st century.

On the Loudini Rock & Rock Roll Circus podcast we will do a deep dive into Rival Sons' Great Western Valkyrie and find out what made it an instant classic.
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Your Summer Playlist

Your Summer Playlist

June 8, 2022

#vanhalen #DonHenley #alicecooper
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while  supplies last!

It's our first podcast of the summer season and we want to help get your summer off to a great start... with some kick ass jams for your summer playlists!
Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/19639082
On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast, we will give you 21 great rock and metal tracks to add to your summer of '22 soundtrack. There will be some old, some new, some standards and some deep cuts to make sure that your summer kicks ass Loudini style!
Topics Discussed:
 Our Spotify List:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2L1B7r8X6qEkEIqSf1I0hd
Summertime: Billy Strings & Marcus King
favorite summertime beverage
summer time food
reference: 
New and notable:
Lily:  Bourbon House
Lou:  The Damned Things
Kevin: Liliac
Lyrics With Loudini:  Heterosexual Man
This Day In Music
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com

7 Powerful Rock & Metal Songs about Soldiers

7 Powerful Rock & Metal Songs about Soldiers

June 3, 2022

#metallica #brucesprinsteen #drivebytruckers
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while  supplies last!
Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/19587614
The topic of war has been the subject of hundreds of rock and metal songs over the years. However, there are far fewer truly great songs about the men and women who were unfortunate enough to have to fight and die in the many wars that have happened in the past 70 years or so since rock music became popular.
On this Memorial Day, the Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast pays our respects to those who have served in the armed forces.
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Our Favorite Canadian Rock bands that AREN’T RUSH!!

Our Favorite Canadian Rock bands that AREN’T RUSH!!

May 24, 2022

#triumphband #bigwreck #aprilwine
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while  supplies last!
Most of you know what a HUGE  fans we are here at the Loudini Rock & Roll Circus of the Canadian power trio, RUSH. However, Canada has produced A LOT of other great bands as well.

Check out the podcast here https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/19510706

On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast we will tell you about 10 AMAZING rock bands from the great white north that AREN'T RUSH! 
Topics Discussed:
Triumph
Anvil
April Wine
Big Wreck
Finger Eleven
Max Webster
Mahogany Rush
Coney Hatch
Loverboy
Kobra & the Lotus
The Sheepdogs
Strapping Young Lad & Devon Townsend Band & Project
*Cross Canadian Ragweed is not Canadian!😞
Honorable mention: Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra, Three Days Grace, Sum 41, The Trews, The Guess Who, BTO,  Saga, Honeymoon Suite, Anvil, Steppenwolf, Helix, Thor, Our Lady Peace, Nickleback, Kittie, Danko Jones, Theory of a Deadman, Monster Truck, Unleash the Archers, Diemonds, Sumo Cyco, Cryptopsy, Spirit Box, Chilliwack, The Headpins
reference: 
https://www.loudersound.com/features/10-of-the-best-rock-bands-from-canada
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/35_best_rock_bands_from_canada-62371
New and notable:
Kevin:  The Cold Stares
Lou:  The Big Deal  https://www.facebook.com/TheBandBigDeal/about/?ref=page_internal
Lyrics With Loudini:  
Sign of the Gypsy Queen
This Day In Music
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com

10 Rock and Metal Bands that NEVER had a line up change!

10 Rock and Metal Bands that NEVER had a line up change!

May 19, 2022

#alterbridge #audioslave #creamband
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while supplies last!
While most bands these days change members as often as Kaitlyn Jenner changes shoes, there are more than a few who have never changed any members...not even one!
Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/19478376
On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus Podcast we will talk about 10 bands who have never had a line-up change.
Topics Discussed:
Some ground rules
The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
Alter Bridge

reference: 
https://loudwire.com/rock-metal-bands-never-change-lineup/

New and notable:
Lily:  Jeff Carlson 
Lou:  Cleanbreak Coming Home
Lyrics With Loudini:  
Jailhouse Rock
This Day In Music
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com

Exile on Main Street; Album Retrospective

Exile on Main Street; Album Retrospective

May 13, 2022

#rollingstones #mickjagger #keithrichards
Get a FREE EP HERE: http://LouLombardiMusic.com if  you love great guitar driven rock from the 70s, 80s, 90s and even  today, you will want to get my EP "The Bad Years". Get your copy while  supplies last!
What do you do when the government is about to seize your assets for unpaid back taxes? You leave the country. You and your band hide out a former NAZI headquarters in France and record one of the greatest albums of all time.
Check out the podcast here  https://app.talkshoe.com/episode/19422889
I am talking about Exile on Main Street by the Rolling Stones. On this week's Loudini Rock & Roll Circus podcast we will give the you crazy story behind this classic album.
Topics Discussed:
back story
bad management... sold millions but saw very little money
93% tax rate!
wrongly assumed management had paid the taxes etc...
Did a short "farewell tour" of England
Move to south of France.... with their families and significant others. 
Mick marries Bianca... followed by giant star studded party at Keith's mansion
They genuinely didn't want to move... missed England.
French Photographer Dominic Tarle' got invited to stay and photograph the entire process
Couldn't find a place to record... chose convenience of Keith's basement.
Tough to get started... members were spread out around france.  MEmbers ended up staying at Keith's most often.
Family life often overlapped professional life
Mick Taylor was excited by the prospect.
"separation" was an issue. Band members often recorded from different rooms
problems with humidity and electricity
but creativity was flowing... loose but slowly productive... might workd on the same song for a few days with little to no progress but then it would come together, usually under the direction of Keith
Label rep, MArshall Chess was shocked by how they worked... taking their time to come up with even one song
"this band does it's best work when they don't know they're working" Keith
music that they had picked up traveling the world especially America where drawn upon for the songs
Many guest musicians
the kids rolled joints
Mid September... 8 guitars and bass and a saxophone are stolen despite people being around
Most everyone left by fall. Keith and Anita feared getting busted 
Only had fragments at the end of that time.
Made cut outs of lyrics and mixed and machted to get songlyrics finished
Finished at sunset sound in los angeles.... hours and hours of going through tapes.
mixing was long too... mick would mix a song... then keith would mix it and they would argue
ALbum  criticised for not having a clear direction ..years later became considered their greatest album
Song highlights:
reference: 
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/the-rolling-stones-exile-on-main-street/
"Stones in Exile"...documentary
New and notable:
Lily:  Diamante
Lou:  Iconic ; "Nowhere to Run"
Lyrics With Loudini:  Tumblin' Dice (keith's amazing guitar work)
This Day In Music
https://www.thisdayinmusic.com

 

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