Bax and O'Brien Morning Rock 102 - 102.1 WAQY-FM Springfield, Ma!
Baxie talks to Craig Bell, the bass player for the legendary band Rocket from the Tombs! This was a band out of Cleveland that would eventually break off into several factions. One hand you have Cheetah Chrome and Johnny Blitz form The Dead Boys with Stiv Bators. On the other hand you had David Thomas and Peter Laughner form Pere Ubu. While Craig's musical career took him to New Haven, Connecticut---the legacy of this band created some of the most incredible anthems of the Punk Rock genre! It's a tremendous story of (what is considered to be) the greatest lost rock band of the 20th Century! Liston on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and on the Rock102 website!
Baxie talks to the legendary former bass player for Public Image Ltd, Jah Wobble! Wobble talks openly about PIL, John Lydon, Sid Vicious, playing live with current band Invaders of the Heart. He also talks about making music with his sons and about the release of Metal Box Rebuilt in Dub. A really interesting interviews with one of giants of Post Punk music and more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, and on the Rock102 website!
Baxie talks to the legendary Robyn Hitchcock! Robyn talks about his upcoming album "Shufflemania" (which is due out in October). We also talk about the Soft Boys, songwriting, performing and his collaboration with Andy Partridge from XTC. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, and on the the Rock102 website!
Baxie talks to prolific Rock author and critic Martin Popoff about his brand new graphic biography "Bowie at 75"! In the book, Martin looks at the 75 most important moments in David Bowie's legendary career. We also talk about other stuff too such as Metal, Prog, Grunge, and much more! Listen on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and on Rock102.com
Baxie welcomes back Thomas Walsh of Pugwash! Thomas is one of the greatest songwriters alive! And it's not just me who is saying this! Some of his biggest fans include Ray Davies from The Kinks, Andy Partridge from XTC, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, and Jeff Lynn from ELO! Is Thomas that good? Yes! He is THAT good! We talk about his health, the Beatles, playing live, making music, and all about his new album which is due out next year! A great conversation with one of my favorites! Listen on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, and on the Rock102 website.
Baxie talks to drummer Jeff Plate in a very special Metal Edition of the podcast! Jeff not only talks about being one of the founding members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra--he also talks about his latest project, Alter Reign and their album "Mother's Day". Jeff also talks about drumming, teaching, and about the incredible success of the TSO! Listen on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, and on the Rock102 website!
Baxie reposts his interview with Chris Frantz from Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club! Chris talks openly about David Byrne, Talking Heads, his long and successful marriage to Tina Weymouth, and much more! Great interview with one of the co-founders to one of the most important Rock bands in history! Listen on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, and on the Rock102 website!
Baxie talks to Cheetah Chrome--the legendary lead guitar player from The Dead Boys! Cheetah talks about the band and their 1977 classic album "Young Loud & Snotty". He also opens up about his family, the late Stiv Bators, Joey Ramone, and about playing with his previous band, Rocket from The Tomb! It's an amazing chat with one of Punk Rock's most enduring icons! Also available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, and on the Rock102 website.
Baxie talks to the leader of one of the earliest and most popular San Francisco Punk bands--Fritz Fox from The Mutants. Fritz talks about the band, some of their legendary shows (including opening up for The Cramps at the Napa State Mental Hospital!), and about their new retrospective album--filled with songs that have gone mostly unheard for the last 40+ years! Fantastic stuff! Listen on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, or on the Rock102 website!