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Dr Joe Burns hosts an insightful and energetic showcase of the music history and culture of rock-n-roll

KSLU-FM Publc Radio


    • Aug 25, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • monthly NEW EPISODES
    • 34m AVG DURATION
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    Rock School - 07/10/22 (Leaving The Stage)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 36:23

    "A month, or so, back, the Chicks walked off stage because the lead singer wasn't able to continue due to allergies. This happens more than you might think. We have a full list of times a musician called a concert early for one reason or another and then walked off stage."

    Rock School - 06/12/22 (Music Leaving Russia)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 40:10

    "The Russian invasion of Ukraine has well passed 100 days. To hurt Russia for its actions, businesses have pulled out of the country. That means a great many businesses that deal with music. This week we will list many of these music outlets and discuss if their actions are hurting Russia itself or just the Russian musicians.

    Rock School - 06/26/22 (Foods for Musicians)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 39:04

    "Caruso Sauce. Paganini Ravioli. Bizet Cake. Drinks. Sandwiches. Food trucks. It's amazing how many food and food-related items are named after musicians and bands. We have a full list plus we will talk about some non musician foods. Arnold Palmer? Peach Melba? Chicken a la King? Who are these people? We will tell you."

    Rock School - 07/03/22 (Interpolation)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 36:00

    "Interpolation in music is a simple, specific thing. Instead of sampling a piece of music, taking the actual song, Interpolation, is reperforming the part and paying a great deal less than the Master License needed to sample. It's a way to take a part of a song at a discount rate and, it is done a lot. We have examples."

    Rock School - 06/05/22 (Marching Bands)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 33:04

    "This week, back in 1979, Fleetwood Mac recorded the Trojan Marching Band for their song Tusk. That started us wondering. Are there other pop and rock songs that feature a marching band? Yes. We will also play some actual marching bands playing rock and pop.

    Rock School - 04/03/22 (Twice A Hit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 35:34

    "There is a small group of songs that have charted twice. Not a remake or a remix but the exact same song. It charted twice often years apart. Today we will play a game. I'll tell you the song and the years that it charted. You then tell me why the song charted the second time. What happened that it got another spot on the charts?"