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Podcast #241: Solo

Remember back in the day, when all you wanted to hear was a kick ass guitar solo?  Like most of us, Genghis and Ragman would turn their noses up to bands that had deleted solos from their repertoire.  No solo, no listen; Got it, Good!  It wasn't until Sevendust, that the boys had a change of heart.  Sevendust brought such a killer groove that it made it easier to ignore that their wasn't a guy shredding at the solo break.  Join Genghis and Ragman as they discuss the power of the 80's guitar solo as well as the 90's downtuned solo-less alternative.  Next the boys are joined by ex-Dio, Dream Child axeman Craig Goldy as he discusses his band's debut release Until Death Do We Meet again.  Craig discusses the direction that he took on this record as well as reminisce about his time in Dio.

DVD of the Show:  Thunder - Stage

Beer of the Show:  Clown Shoes - La Pinguina En Fuego

Beer Rating:  3


Featured Tracks: Primal Fear - Hounds of Justice, Thunder - Dirty Love, Merryweather Stark - Babylon - Sin City, Tremonti - Make it Hurt, Shattered Sun - Declassified, The Dead Daisies - Dead and Gone, Blonz - Hands of Love, Dio - I Could Have Been a Dreamer, Dream Child - Under the Wire, You Can't take Me Down, Playing With Fire, Eisley/Goldy - Life If Only A Memory

Ragman's Classic of the Show:  Blue Murder - Billy

Genghis' Classic of the Show:  Varga - Freeze Don't Move

Ragman's Pick of the Show:  Mob Rules - Children's Crusade

Genghis' Pick of the Show:  Brainstorm - Ravenous Minds

-Ragman wants to see We're Stars on Bluray.

Podcast #: 241 - Solo


Podcast #240: Evolution

Have you ever thought about the evolution of neo classical shredders, from back in the day, and how they have evoled into some of today's best blues and jazz guitarists?  Join Genghis and Ragman as they pontificate about how some of their favorite axe wielders have evolved into much more than what they started out like.  If that weren't enough, we caught the boys at their pre concert pizza/beer ritual discussing the upcoming Yngwie Malmsteen performance.  IF that weren't enough, the boys caught up with Brainstorm vocalist Andy B. Franck for a chat about their latest release Midnight Ghost.  Andy discusses the theme surrounding the album as well as their current tour plans.

DVD of the Show: N/A

Beer of the Show:  Platypus - Ranga  Beer Rating:  3




Featured Tracks:  Black Orchid Empire - Burn, Yngwie Malmsteen - Black Star, Falling In Reverse - Just Like You, Cacaphony - The Ninja, Marty Friedman - Streetlight, Ritchie Kotzen - Plaid Plesiosaur, Vinnie Moore - Meltdown, Axel Rudi Pell - Long Live Rock, Brainstorm - Fire Walk With Me, Ravenous Minds, Four Blessings, Recall the Real.

Ragman's Classic of the Show:  Richie Kotzen - Dream Of A New Day

Genghis' Classic of the Show:  Racer X - Y.R.O.

Ragman's Pick of the Show:  Ultraphonix - Walk, Run, Crawl

Genghis' Pick of the Show:  Polyphia - Light

-Ragman is loving shredder talk.


Podcast #: 240 - Evolution


Podcast #239: Doc

Of course here's Chip Z'Nuff who's 6'2". With the hat, 6'9".With the impending release of Mötley Crüe's The Dirt, on Netflix questions are now being asked within the rock world about which band is worthy enough to have their story brought to the big screen?  There are several bands that come to mind; Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Kiss. The list goes on. Join Genghis & Ragman as they get their wishlists together.

Next, the boys welcome back Enuff Z'Nuff vocalist/bassist Chip Z'Nuff, for a one on one as he discusses the band's latest release, Diamond Boy, as well as their upcoming Hair Nation tour. Nice, right?

DVD of the Show: Tyketto - Live From Milan

Beer of the Show: Central Waters Brewery - De Kleine Dood  Beer Rating: 3

Featured Tracks: U.D.O. - Make the Move; Tyketto - Seasons; Lizzy Borden - Long May They Haunt Us; Tyketto - Standing Alone; Testament - Rise Up; Enuff Z'Nuff - Good time Are Hard To Find, Where Did You Go, Fire and Ice, Metal Heart and Dog On a Bone

Ragman's Classic of the Show: Rush - Stick It Out

Genghis' Classic of the Show: Pantera - Fucking Hostile

Ragman's Pick of the Show: Red Sun Rising - Left For Dead

Genghis' Pick of the Show: Bullet For My Valentine - Over It

- Ragman was wondering just how many beers he and Genghis had during this taping...

Podcast #239: Doc


Podcast #238:  Shred

Is the art of shred dead?  Not hardly!  There are many shredders out there now, but how many of them can pull it off in a solo effort?  Not sure, but I do know that there are some very exciting new instrumental albums coming out.  Join Genghis and Ragman as they discuss some of their favorite classic and new shredders.  Next the boys ran into Hyvmine shedder/vocalist Al Joseph for a one on one.  Al discusses the band's tour with Angel Vivaldi, as well as their latest EP Fight or Flight.

DVD of the Show: N/A

Beer of the Show:  Brash - Cortado  Beer Rating:  4

Featured Tracks:  Bury Tomorrow - No Less Violent, Angel Vivaldi - Serotonin, Ethan Brosh - Escape Route, Tony MacAlpine - Tears of Sahara, Dream Theater - Stargazer, Pantera - Walk, Hyvmine - Elysium, The Epicoustic, Shogun, Great Divide, Mirror Master

Ragman's Classic of the Show:  Heaven - In the Beginning

Genghis' Classic of the Show:  Rush - Alien Shore

Ragman's Pick of the Show:  Weapons of Anew - Undone

Genghis' Pick of the Show:  Bullet for My Valentine - Letting You Go

-Ragman is thinking shredding is making a come back.

Podcast # 238: Shred


Podcast #237:  Youngins

Kids playing metal or hard rock - Do you get turned off when you see a small child  playing music, or is it inspiring?  Do you see it as a gimmick, especially if it is the child of a well known musician?  Join Genghis and Ragman as they discuss child prodigies and their impact on the scene.  Next the boys welcome back shredder Ethan Brosh for a one on one.  Ethan discusses his latest release Conspiracy, as well as his recent tour with Ross the Boss.

DVD of the Show:  Kansas - DVD

Beer of the Show:  Clown Shoes - Beast From the Far East  Beer Rating:  4

Featured Tracks:  Kissn' Dynamite - I've Got the Fire, Testament - The Preacher, Kansas - Fight Fire With Fire, Dokken - It's Another Day, Steelheart - You Got Me Twisted, Shattered Sun - Hope Within Hatred, Ethan Brosh - Live the Dream, No Spring Chicken, The Road to Victory, Collision Course, Space Invaders

Ragman's Classic of the Show:  Stratovarius - The Kiss of Judas

Genghis' Classic of the Show:  Warlock - I Rule the Ruins

Ragman's Pick of the Show:  Voodoo Circle - Walk on the Line

Genghis' Pick of the Show:  Thundermother - Whatever

-Ragman is on a roll.

Podcast #237: Youngins