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Rock and Roll Geek Re-run – Suzi Quatro Interview

December 27, 2010

This interview originally aired on December 25th, 2005

An Interview with Rock Icon, Suzi Quatro [Read more]

Rock and Roll Geek Show 425 – Under My Wheels

December 19, 2010

Drinking on a Saturday night and spinning some tunes with my friends. On this show I play some payola songs for some generous Beer Fund Donations.  I play a show review of The Black Crowes at The Joint in Las Vegas on Dec. 10th. Also a show review of Steel Panther in Denver, CO. I also do a Listening With Butler from a band called Gunsight and read your emails.

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Holiday Buying Guide – Tommy James – Me The Mob and The Music

December 17, 2010

Michael Butler shows a great ROCK Biography for the holidays

Me The Mob and The Music by Tommy James with Martin Fitzpatrick

AMAZON LINK – Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James & The Shondells 

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 Tommy James and The Shondells – 40 years The Complete Singles Collection

AMAZON LINK – 40th Anniversary Singles Collection 

 

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Ted Nugent’s Tips for Playing Guitar

December 9, 2010

Special Guest Bob Nalbandian of Shockwaves Skullsessions – RnR Geek Show 424

December 5, 2010

On this show I have a special guest, Bob Nalbandian of the Shockwaves Skullsessions podcast. We do a track by track review of the new Motörhead record- The World is Yours. We also have some of the best rock talk you’ve heard in a while.

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Holiday Buying Guide – Punk Rock Vinyl from X and The Circle Jerks

December 3, 2010

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PORTERHOUSE PUNKS UP THE HOLIDAYS WITH BEEFY VINYL REISSUES OF X, CIRCLE JERKS CLASSICS – MULTI-LP PACKAGES AT LEAN PRICES

L.A. Bands’ Classic Releases Now Available as Sizzling Combo Platters – the Perfectly Wild Gift for a “Wild in the Streets” Holiday Season; Re-Mastered Discs, Original Artwork Ensure Primo Sound, Vision
LOS ANGELES (October 4, 2010) — Porterhouse Prime Vinyl (a division of Porterhouse Records) is serving up a tempting holiday feast for fans of classic L.A. punk. The imprint will bundle its reissues of classic releases by two of punk’s most influential bands, X and the Circle Jerks, at super holiday prices. This one-of-a-kind sale, offered via the Porterhouse Records online store (http://porterhouserecords.com/store.html) and selected retailers, begins at midnight, October 31, and runs through midnight, December 31 – or until stock is sold out.
Three discs from X’s glorious creative peak – Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun and More Fun in the New World – re-mastered and pressed on thick, audiophile-quality 180-gram vinyl with all their original artwork and lyric sheets scrupulously reproduced, will be sold as the Wild Black Fun Gift Pack for just $45 (plus shipping). Created by X fans for X fans, these 12-inch beauties are a thrilling immersion in the sonic punch, lyric bite and all-around electricity of this extraordinary band.
Rolling Stone dubbed Wild Gift “the finest American punk album ever” and included Under the Big Black Sun in its list of the top 500 albums of all time. And the politically charged More Fun in the New World sounds as blisteringly relevant as it did in Reagan era. These three landmark albums boast such essential cuts as “Beyond and Back,” “White Girl,” “Blue Spark,” “The Hungry Wolf,” “The Have Nots,” “Devil Doll” and “Hot House,” and showcase X’s uncanny ability to filter the history of American music through its own uncompromising prism.
“The great thing about these reissues is that they are perfect reproductions of the originals,” says X frontwoman Exene Cervenka who – along with her bandmates – oversaw the reissues. “No extra tracks. No updated, modern, ugly graphics. No editorializing. They are time capsules.”
Four kinetic discs from the brilliantly irreverent Circle Jerks, meanwhile – Group Sex (on hot pink vinyl and once deemed “the most wonderful, unexpected gem to arrive in some time” by Vicki Arkoff of the Los Angeles Times), Wild in the Streets, Golden Shower of Hits and Wonderful (“One of the best punk rock recordings of all time,” according to an Amazon.com review) – also get the deluxe Porterhouse treatment on these slabs of speaker-rattling bliss. All the discs have been re-mastered, and Golden Shower and Wonderful have been pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Available for the first time in two decades, these seminal releases have been gathered as the Ultimate Jerk-Off Gift Pack for the incredible price of $50 (plus shipping).    They’ve been re-mastered for maximum moshability, and include their original lyrics sheets (so you can sing along with indelible tracks like “Wild in the Streets,” “Red Tape” and “When the Shit Hits the Fan”). These packed platters are guaranteed to keep your neighbors awake throughout the holidays.