This episode we talk about 1979 and the Romantics, The Knack, Elvis Costello, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Clash, The B'52's, Ambrosia and ZZ Top.
The boys talk about the Grammy nominations of MC5, Todd Rundgren, Doobie Bros that Fred had worked with along with Pat Benatar, Kraftwork, T Rex and others.
In the box that Fred would get every week he recalls getting two debut albums and both albums go on to platinum status and set up the careers of Dire Straits and Rickie Lee Jones.
Fred shares some of the strategy of why some songs are released when they are and how the record company looks at the competition. How they choose a lead single and a follow up single.
Fred talks about the Warner Music office’s in New York that he had visited recently.
Intro: Dire Straits “Sultan’s of swing”
Middle: Rickie Lee Jones “Chuckies in love”
Middle: Rickie Lee Jones “Last chance Texaco”
End: Dire Straits “Money for nothing”
Where would rock and roll be without the women ? Linda Ronstadt, Chrissie Hynde, Pat Benatar, Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Heart, Blondie and others. LA Lloyd and Fred explore the power of the women in rock. Linda Ronstadt sold over 100 million albums and dominated the 70's. and helped form the Eagles. Tune in and enjoy.
Intro: Linda Ronstadt "Your'e No Good"
Middle: Chrissie Hynde "Tattooed Love boys"
Ted Cohen was Artist Development for Warner Bros Records in Burbank and worked at WB for 14 years. He tells us stories about Little Feat, Doobie Bros, a girl named angel, Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads, Van Halen, Roxy Music and Ted ends this episode with Prince. No spoilers here you’ll have to sit back and listen.........
Fred & Lloyd explore the power of music and it's influence on politics, movies, commercials, Hollywood, Television and fashion. They talk about the Peace sign and bell bottoms, grunge, mohawks, punk, Madonna, heavy metal hair bands, rap artists and the clothes they wear, Nike shoes, country artists and their sparkles. They cover a lot of ground and its very funny.
Camelot was what the employees called working for Warner Bros Records.
Stu Cohen tells us his story about getting hired at Warner Bros with an interview with Mo Ostin. Stu was the local New York rep for 5 years before moving to California to work at the Burbank offices. He talks about the access, limos, excess and having VIP everywhere in New York.
Stu recounts his days with Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Little Feat, Doobie Bros, talking Heads, Ramones and what he called his nemesis Prince.
Van Halen: Eruption
Talking Heads: Take me to the river
Fleetwood Mac: Rhiannon
LA Lloyd and Fred talk about limos’ and George Benson and all the live albums people are now doing. Fred meets Neil Young and talks about Nicolette Larson, Pat Metheny and Little Feat and riding the groove train when these bands really get going. Warner Bros released “For You” by Prince and we all know how that career turned out. Funkadelics and the Mothership. The Bunny gets Hot !!! and “Are we not men?” we are DEVO ! Fred wears a DEVO suit around University of Michigan campus. Is Van Morrison grumpy ? LA Lloyd’s 1st 45 single he played in his radio career was Rod Stewart “Do you think I’m sexy” and more shenanigans.
Intro: George Benson “ On Broadway”
Middle: Funkadelics “One Nation Under a Groove”
Middle: Devo. “Whip it”
End: Van Morrison. “Wavelength”