Decibel Geek Podcast

There's been a lot of talk in the KISS fan world about the original road crew. This week, we have one of them on to talk about the good old days.

 

Jay "Hot Sam" Barth guests this week to discuss his time working for KISS during their rise to stardom. As front-of-house sound mixer, Hot Sam had a great seat to watch Gene, Paul, Ace, and Peter slay audiences on a nightly basis. In this discussion, Hot Sam discusses his time working with the band on the Dressed to Kill tour, the recording of KISS Alive!, the popularity of the band in his hometown of Detroit, and the changes that he witnessed during the Destroyer tour in 1976. 

 

Other members of the original KISS crew have released a book documenting the era entitled, 'Out on the Streets.' It can be purchased HERE

 

The Decibel Geek podcast thanks Jay "Hot Sam" Barth for coming on the show and sharing his memories of working with KISS.

 

 

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Brent Walter, Nikos Tevelis, David Alpizar, Devin Fox, Todd Cunningham, Justin Hayes, Jeff Hogland, Warren Money, Andrew Jacobs, Trevor McDougall, Mike Blount, James Brendon Dunn, Wayne Cross, Marc Alden Taylor, Ian Wadley (Rock & Metal Combat Podcast), Shane Hebert, Darren Parkin, Sit & Spin with Joe, Brian Knapp, Chad Pollock, Tom Cullen, Vic Rector, Bill, Jack Russell, Mojo Dave, hoops, DC, Derik Novak, Daniel Lee, Armando Serna, Stealth, MusicMagsAndWax, RAW Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Loudmouth, Faces Rocks Magazine

 

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Love is in the air once again...so it's time to break out some sappy shit!

 

Aaron and Chris commemorate this year's Valentine's Day with the second volume of their For the Ladies collection of power ballads. In this hour plus block of music, you'll get heartfelt anthems from artists such as Y&T, Salty Dog, Babylon AD, Hair of the Dog, Slaughter, and Aerosmith among others.

 

It's okay to let your macho guard down for a week, fellas. Enjoy, For the Ladies volume 2!

 

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Y&T

Salty Dog

Ozzy Osbourne

Babylon AD

Damn Yankees

Warrant

Slaughter

Hair of the Dog

 

 

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Todd Cunningham, David Alpizar, Miguel Nunez, Scott Lull, Joe Royland, Wayne Cross, Chris Karam, Jeff Hogland, Trevor McDougall, Matt Ashcraft, Wally Norton, Derik Novak, Corey Nowlin, PJ Brown, Mike Blount, Justin Hayes, Devin Fox, Joe Hebensperger, Rob Harris, Paul Korn, Dan Chaput, Marc Alden Taylor, Ian Wadley, Billy Hardaway, Andrew Jacobs, Warren Money, Enoch Tsarion, JTB’s Groovy Record Room, Sit and Spin with Joe, Darren Parken, Kai Velmer, Chap Pollock, Rodney Dickson, Jason Wood, Steve, Collins, hoops, MusicMagsAndWax, The Mooger Fooger, DC, Rock and Roll GPS, Armando Serna, Joe Barnes, Soundcheck DFW, Gary Stonge, RAW Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Loudmouth, Faces Rocks Magazine, Mike Stewart

 

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:05 PM

Sometimes it's best to just start at the beginning; and this week we're doing just that.

 

Aaron and Chris return this week to present Demo-licious; an hour-plus of the original inspiration for tunes from some of your favorite bands. You'll hear unreleased songs from bands like KISS, Motley Crue, Cinderella, and Ace Frehley. You'll also get the original demos for tracks that would take shape later down the road from bands like Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, and some interesting situations involving demos from Black Sabbath and Metallica. Enjoy Demo-licious and SHARE it with a friend!

 

Geeks of the Week:

Mike Blount, Warren Money, Marc Alden Taylor, Bakko, Todd Cunningham, Robert Foster, Trevor McDougall, Ian Wadley (Rock and Metal Combat podcast), Jeff Hogland, Wally Norton, Derik Novak, Andrew Jacobs, Joe Royland, Brent Walter, Matt Syverson (Paperback Rocker Podcast), Chad Pollock, Brian Knapp, Darren Parkin, West Side Dave, Sit and Spin with Joe, Enoch Tsarion, The Mooger Fooger, DC, Viking Girl, Billy Hardaway, hoops, Joe Royland

 

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We dig deep into the Decibel Geek vault for something never heard before.

 

Chris and Aaron present a chat with former Dan Hartman group member Blanche Napoleon. The group, formed in the late 70's by Hartman (a former member of the Edgar Winter group) and included Napoleon on backing vocals, drummer Hilly MichaelsG.E. Smith, and a young, unknown guitarist named Vincent Cusano. The Hartman group had a Hot 100 disco hit in 'Instant Replay'; of which the promo video has gained some popularity in recent years due to the "interesting" choreography between Cusano and Smith.

 

Blanche shares her memories of Vinnie during his musically formative years, the bond between the band members, Hartman's connection to other musical notables of the day, the disco nightlife of the late 70's in New York City and much more.

 

 

Editor's Note: The interview portion of this episode was recorded in December of 2011. It was shelved at the time due to being too far out of demographic. Upon further reflection and a growing fanbase with diverse tastes, it's being released now. Apologies to Blanche Napoleon and her appearance on The Decibel Geek podcast is much appreciated.



 

 


Geeks of the Week:

David Alpizar, Mike Blount, Danny Allen Clark, Matt Ashcraft, Devin Fox, Brent Walter, Joseph Ciambelli, Scott Olinger, Mark Alden Taylor, Joe Lascon, Matt Syverson (Paperback Rocker podcast), Joe Royland (Sit and Spin with Joe podcast), Ian Wadley (Rock and Metal Combat podcast, Chris Karam, Joey Vanchieri, Jeff Hogland, James Brendon Dunn, Warren Money, Ken Mills (Podkisst, Cheap Talk podcast), Wayne Newburn, Darren Parkin, Chad Pollock, Gus G. Derik Novak, Hard Rocking Trivia Show, Jason Wood, The Mooger Fooger, John Sturm, MusicMagsAndWax, Billy Hardaway, Daniel Chaput, RAW Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Loudmouth, Faces Rocks Magazine

 

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Edgar Winter

 

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After a week Down Under, we're back to a format that feels like a good ole pair of jeans.

 

Chris and Aaron present volume 20 of their long-running music-based Radio Sucks Radio Show format. No top-40, no corporate directives; just great rock and metal music that spans decades and borders and delivers over a full hour of ear candy. Great tracks from Poison, Gus G., D.A.D., Monte Pittman, Clutch, The Tip, and many more! Dig it!

 

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Miguel Nunez, Danny Allen Clark, David Alpizar, Nick Tevelis, Devin Fox, Robert DePasqua, Joe Lascon, Joe Royland, Jason Thomas Broadrick, Scott Olinger, Shane Hebert, Kynan O’Meara, Brent Walter, Warren Money, Billy Hardaway, Derik Novak, Jeff Hogland, Marc Alden Taylor, Ian Wadley (Rock and Metal Combat Podcast), Brent Tibbetts, Mike Bount, James Brendon Dunn, Brian Knapp, JTB’s Groovy Record Room, Wayne Newburn, Chad Pollock, Rock and Roll GPS, TwittEarl, Barrisite, hoops, Daniel Chaput, DC, Raw Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Loudmouth, Faces Rocks Magazine

 

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The Tip

Bag

Queen City Kids

Poison

Monte Pittman

D.A.D.

Faster Pussycat

clutch

Gus G.

Black Cat Moan

 

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Chris and Aaron return this week to bring you Aussie Rock volume 1! In this hour-plus episode the guys spin some of their favorite music from Down Under. You'll hear some familiar names but some not-so-familiar ones as well to give you a taste of some awesome Australian talent.

 

This week you get great tracks from well-known Aussie bands such as AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, and Airbourne. You'll also get some cool tracks from great artists such as Skyhooks, Electric Mary, White Widdow, Chinatown Angels and much more. A lot of great hard rock to fill your head holes. Dig it!

 

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Danny Allen Clark, Devin Fox, Brian Bates, Miguel Nunez, Todd Cunningham, Sid Menon, Brian Bates, Miguel Nunez, David Alpizar, Derik Novak, Bakko, Crash Crafton, Justin Ace Sixx, Matt Ashcraft, Kal Hinz, Rich Dillon, Robert de Pasqua, Joe Royland, Gino Ames, Jeff Hogland, Marc Bullard, Shane Hebert, Joe Lascon, Matt Syverson (Paperback Rocker podcast), James Brendon Dunn, Ian Wadley (Rock and Metal Combat Podcast), Howard Tate, Scott Olinger, Brent Walter, Warren Money, Brian Knapp, David Green, John Morton, Orm Arnarson, Brad Kanott, Sit and Spin with Joe, Darren Parkin, Robin Bennett, Lee Schembri, Chad Pollock, Rodney Dickson, Faces Rocks Magazine, Loudmouth, Raw Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Billy Hardaway, John Sturm, Hoops, Lisa Gillis Books, Jack Broad, Mando Serna, The Mooger Fooger, Metalfavs, MusicMagsAndWax, Creatures of the Net, The Cassius Morris Show, Barrisite, Steve, Rob Lane, TwitEarl, Sven Isaksson, Hard Rocking Trivia Show, Rock and Roll GPS, Cesar Neyra



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Opening Theme Song:

 

Psychonaut - Death to False Metal (from the album Shock 'em Dead)

 

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On June 11, 1991 rock and metal history was made when Skid Row released their followup album. Sophomore jinx? Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

This week Aaron and Chris return to Wire World Studios to sit down with legendary producers Michael Wagener to discuss the landmark album, Slave to the Grind. The followup to the self-titled Skid Row debut album left its mark as it debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The album holds up today with its mix of sludgy guitars, dark lyrics, and powerful vocals from singer Sebastian Bach. In this discussion, Michael shares his memories of producing this album. You'll hear stories of the atmosphere of the recording process, the band's work ethic, and much, much more.

 

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Skid Row

 

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Official Website

MW Rok Pak

Production Workshops

 

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What better way to ring in a new year than by taking it as a literal directive?

 

Chris and Aaron kick off 2015 by taking the phrase "Happy New Year" quite literally. This week has the guys picking some of their favorite songs that have the words "Happy,""New,"or "Year" in the title.

 

You'll get great tracks from Hanoi Rocks,Wolfmother, Them Crooked Vultures, Iron Maiden, KISS, and more! We even spin a couple listener suggestions. Drop down from the chandelier, take that lampshade off your head, and listen to some great rock with us this week.

 

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Gino Ames, Mike Blount, Matt Ashcraft, Scott Olinger, Brad Kalmanson, David Alpizar, Billy Hardaway, Derik Novak, Robert De Pasqua, Wally Norton, Justin Ace Sixx, Jeff Hogland, Shane Hebert, Paul Stamm, Matt Syverson (Paperback Rocker podcast), Joe Lascon, Joe Royland, Warren Money, Jason Thomas Broadrick, Corey Nowlin, Chance Foster, Rich Dillon, James Brendon Dunn, The Riff of the Day, Brian Knapp, Sit and Spin with Joe, JTB’s Groovy Record Room, Chad Pollock, Anthony Pool, Rockspecialite, Ana Maria Mateus Vilva, Aneta Samborska, Heavy Rock, Devin Fox, Brent Tibbetts, Bakko, Wally Norton, Loudmouth Column, Faces Rocks Magazine, RAW Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Adam Cox, John Sturm, MusicMagsAndWax, Vega, Steve Conte, James Bukowiec, playball66, The Method, RivalSonsFansUK, Barrisite, glimmergirl, chris vaglio, The Mooger Fooger

 

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Iron Maiden

Wolfmother

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Them Crooked Vultures

60 Ft. Dolls

Yardbirds

Love/Hate

Hanoi Rocks

Vinnie Vincent Invasion

 

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2014 is drawing to a close and we're finishing it out with a rocking look back.

 

Aaron and Chris close out 2014 by spinning their Top 10 tracks of the year (each). In this supersized episode of the Decibel Geek podcast you'll get 20 tracks of the year's best in rock and metal with songs from Big Wreck, Rival Sons, Harem Scarem, Ace Frehley, Overkill, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Steve Conte, Slash and a bunch more! 

 

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Steve Conte - NYC

Big Wreck - Ghosts

Edguy - Space Police n

Sebastian Bach - Give Em' Hell

Rival Sons - Great Western Valkyrie

Ace Frehley - Space Invader

The Dead Daisies - Face I Love

Kyng - Burn the Serum

Red Dragon Cartel - Red Dragon Cartel

Vega - Stereo Messiah

Harem Scarem - Thirteen

Crobot - Something Supernatural

Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments To An Elegy

Overkill - White Devil Armory

Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

Slash - World On Fire

AC/DC - Rock or Bust

Black Label Society - Catacombs Of The Black Vatican

Donnie Vie - The White Album

California Breed - California Breed CD/DVD Deluxe Edition

 

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David Alpizar, Chris Karam, Victor Ruiz (Mars Attacks Podcast), Bakko, Paul Stamm, Joe Lascon, Allen Tate, Brad Kalmanson, Derik Novak, Jason Thomas Broadrick, Brent Walter, Shane Hebert, James Brendon Dunn, Warren Money, Julie Bakken, Sit and Spin with Joe, Chad Pollock, Robin Bennett, Brian Bates, Matt Bradshaw, Tony Clemons, Metal: A Headbangers Heaven, Mike Stewart, Todd Cunningham, Miguel Nunez, Joe Vanchieri, Mike Blount, Matt Ashcraft, Justin Ace Sixx, Gino Ames, Riff of the Day, Orm Arnarson, Doug Aldrich, hoops, Sid Menon, Jeff Ludban, Viking Girl, MusicMagsAndWax, Jack Broad, Joel DeLorge, TwittEarl, Nonsensicast Radio, Hard Rock Dad, Raw Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Loudmouth Column, Faces Rocks Magazine, The Mooger Fooger

 

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Aaron and Chris return to cover the second half of 1989 and boy is there a lot to talk about! July through December see news stories involving Drew Barrymore, The Monkees reuniting, Pete Rose's banning from baseball, the San Francisco earthquake, and the opening of the Berlin Wall. 

 

The guys cover all of it and spin tracks from bands like Lion, Ace Frehley, KISS, Alice Cooper, Warrant, Shotgun Messiah, and much, much more!

 

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Alice Cooper

Guy Mann Dude

Enuff Z'nuff

Lion

LA Guns

Smithereens

Motley Crue

Faster Pussycat

Aerosmith

Shotgun Messiah

KISS

Joe Satriani

Eric Clapton

Overkill

Suicidal Tendencies

Whitesnake 

Warrant

Ace Frehley

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