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As music fans, we can sometimes be left dumfounded about certain decisions made by our favorite artists. Never is that more true than the choice of a song selected to be a single from an album. Whether it's the decision of artist, manager, pr, or record company some of these choices can leave one scratching their head. In the event that the singles that are chosen don't perform well at radio, it can cause some serious frustration to listeners that feel a choice of a different single could have made the difference between a hit and a dud.

"Shoulda Been a Single"

This phrase has been echoed by music fans across the globe for decades. Those of us that love hearing full albums, no doubt, have a massive list of songs that they feel qualify with the statement above.

Shoulda Been a Single

This week Chris & Aaron play record executive and decide which songs they feel could've made a dent at radio if given the chance. Some great songs from artists such as KISS, Cheap Trick, Ramones, Thin Lizzy, Warrant, Tora Tora and many more! Check out Shoulda Been a Single and share with a friend! What songs do you feel "shoulda been a single?" Either comment below or send your list to feedback@decibelgeek.com today!

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In 1997, no frills rock was about as unpopular as you can imagine....unless you lived in the midwestern United States. The plains states have long been a hotbed of rock and roll fandom. States such as Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin thrived on cranked up Les Pauls through Marshall Stacks and in 1997 one of the midwest's favorite bands was Hair of the Dog. Featuring Ryan Cook, John Sepetys, Mike Dupke, and Brian Saputo, HOTD was a staple across mid-America and drew well while touring with the likes of CinderellaSkid Row, and Motorhead among others.

Hair of the Dog released 3 albums; 1997's self-titled, 2000's 'Rise', and 2001's 'Ignite' before calling it a day with the members moving on to other endeavours.

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This week Aaron Camaro sits down with Ryan Cook & John Sepetys of Hair of the Dog to discuss the history of the band. In this hour-plus discussion Ryan and John shares stories of the Los Angeles music scene including The Rainbow, experiences with famed rock photog Neil Zlowzower, their rise in the midwestern United States, and what led to the band's demise.

Be sure to check out Ryan in his great band The Big Rock Show featuring the talents of Ryan, guitarist Jeremy Asbrock, bassist Deano Workman, drummer Matt Green, and keyboardist Paul Taylor HERE

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su·per·group
ˈso͞opərˌɡro͞op/
noun
1. an exceptionally successful rock group, in particular one formed by musicians already famous from playing in other groups.
 
Yep, that's the definition but we'll be playing fast and loose with Webster's rules. When did we ever care how successful a band is? Great music is all that matters.
rock, metal, nugent, axl, bach, grohl, zeppelin, duff,
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This week Aaron and Chris are back to showcase some of their favorite "supergroups." This term is thrown about by lots of folks for lots of reasons. The guys this week explain how they define a supergroup and spin great tracks from the likes of Humble Pie, Blue Murder, Neurotic Outsiders, Them Crooked Vultures, and much, much more!
 
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Miguel Nunez, Andrew KISS (Strange Ways podcast), Brent Walter, Robin Bennett, Kal Hinz, Wayne Cross, Chris Karam, Aaron Baker, Ian Wadley (Rock and Metal Combat podcast), Justin Hayes, Colin Francis, Todd Cunningham, David Alpizar, Joe Lascon, Dan Chaput, Brad Kalmanson, Bakko, Gino Ames, Joe Royland, Billy Hardaway, Derik Novak, Mike Stewart, Joe Polo (Podcast Rock City), Marc Alden Taylor, Matt Syverson (Paperback Rocker), Cobras & Fire podcast, Joseph Ciambelli, Rob Webb, Dennis Gamez, Wayne Newburn, Sit and Spin with Joe, Brian Knapp, Brandt Cattell, Kevin Berry Mataya, Chad Pollock, Kai Velmer, The Mooger Fooger, The Rockin’ Donkey, MusicMagsAndWax, Akram, hoops, Brian Flavell, DC, Steve, TjCullen1171, PodcastsAreTheBest, Collins, Stealth, Joel Hebensperger

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Damnocracy

Animetal USA

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Hardroad

Them Crooked Vultures

Guns N' Roses

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It's often said that first impressions are important. In the case of great hard rock and heavy metal albums, this is often true. This week Aaron and Chris pick out some of their favorite album openers. In this hour-plus episode, you'll hear great leadoff tracks from artists like KISS, UFO, Europe, Judas Priest, Metallica, Vinnie Vincent Invasion and much more! 

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Pat Catalano, David Alpizar, Aaron Baker, Robin Bennett, Mike Stewart, Matt Ashcraft, Brent Walter, Robert De Pasqua, Shane Hebert, Devin Fox, Anthony Pool, Trevor McDougall, Wayne Cross, Billy Hardaway, Marc Alden Taylor, Colin Francis, PJ Brown, Paul Korn, Mike Blount, Ian Wadley (Rock & Metal Combat podcast), Warren Money, James Brendon Dunn, Joe Royland, Justin hayes, Kal Hinz, Joe Lascon, Bakko, Rob Harris, Matt Syverson (Paperback Rocker podcast), Joseph Ciambelli, Wayne Newburn, Brandt Cattell, Chad Pollock, Sit and Spin with Joe, Stealth, hoops, DC, MusicMagsAndWax, Jens Hellberg, Dan Chaput, Shawn Franklin, Armando Serna, TJ Cullen, Stephen Atchison, The Mooger Fooger, Podcasts Are The Best, The Rockin’ Donkey, Jerry Wiley

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Led Zeppelin

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Back in October of 2013, Chris and Aaron had a brainstorm. They noticed that many people like songs from big albums by big bands but when those bands go “out of fashion” with the mainstream, they release some great work and much of that work gets ignored by the general music listener. The idea of Buried Treasure was born.

BuriedTreasurePart2PromoThis week Aaron and Chris present Buried Treasure II; a collection of great songs from some of your favorite bands that you may have missed from albums released after mainstream success faded. In this hour-plus show you’ll get cool tunes from DokkenThin LizzyRATTBritny FoxDio and much, much more. Dig it!

Dokken– Shadows of Life – Dysfunctional (1995)

Quiet Riot – Loaded Gun – Terrified (1993)

Aerosmith– Bolivian Ragamuffin – Rock in a Hard Place (1982)

Thin Lizzy – Angel of Death – Renegade (1981)

RATT– Breakout– Ratt (1999)

Britny Fox - "Six Guns Loaded" - Bite Down Hard (1991)

Samantha 7 - "Bury Me" - Samantha 7 (2000)

Faster Pusscat - "The Power & The Glory Hole" - The Power & The Glory Hole (2006)

Ugly Kid Joe - "Would You Like to Be There" - Motel California (1996)

Dio - "Golden Rules" - Angry Machines (1996)

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Dave Shirt, Nikos Tevelis, Cobras & Fire, David Alpizar, Rich Dillon, Matt Ashcraft, Brian Odermatt, Brad Kalmanson, Mike Davis, Miguel Nunez, Terri Green, Mike Stewart, Ryan Sessions, Aaron Baker, Robin Bennett, Robert DePasqua, Kal Hinz, Wayne Cross, Dan Chaput, Ian Wadley (Rock & Metal Combat Podcast), Bakko, Billy Hardaway, Trevor McDougall, Colin Francis, James Brendon Dunn, Justin Hayes, Joe Royland, Marc Alden Taylor, Gino Ames, Brent Walter, Matt Syverson (Paperback Rocker podcast), Warren Money, Rodney Dickson, Chad Pollock, Kai Velmer, Brian Knapp, Darren Parkin, Sit and Spin with Joe, The Riff of the Day, The Rockin’ Donkey.

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This week we fulfill an interview wish that goes back to the beginning of the show; fitting for our 4 year anniversary.

This week Aaron and Chris celebrate the 4 year anniversary of Decibel Geek with an in-depth conversation with Mark Slaughter. Currently promoting his new solo album produced by Michael Wagener, 'Reflections in a Rearview Mirror' Mark was kind enough to sit down in-person with Aaron, Chris, and Decibel Geek writer Billy Hardaway for a long-form talk on the new album, the history of Slaughter, and A LOT of discussion about his days working with Vinnie Vincent in the Invasion.

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Aaron and Chris put out a call a few weeks ago for listener questions for Mark and the listeners did not disappoint. Many of the questions made it into the interview including one that Mark deemed his favorite. The solicitor of that question wins an autographed print of Mark from the photoshoot for his new album. The photo was taken by friend of the show and past guest Chad Lee of Chad Lee Photography. Be sure to listen to the end because Mark gives you another opportunity to win a signed photo if you can be the first to submit an answer to feedback@decibelgeek.com. The Decibel Geek podcast wishes to thank Mark Slaughter for his time and his openness to everything that was asked.

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Matt Ashcraft, Mike Stewart, Dave Shirt, Howard Tate, Billy Hardaway, Jeff Hogland, Wayne Cross, Justin Hayes, Colin Francis, Mike Blount, Marc Alden Taylor, Robin Bennett, Todd Cunningham, Joe Lascon, Shane Hebert, Ian Wadley (Rock & Metal Combat podcast), Warren Money, Sit and Spin with Joe, Wayne Newburn, Brian Knapp, Chad Pollock, Joe Royland, Podcasts Are The Best, hoops, MusiciMagsAndWax, Jack Broad, Daniel Chaput, RAW Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Faces Rocks Magazine.

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Aaron and Chris return this week to cover the second half of a very dark year in music and history. 2001 Year in Review part 2 features more discussion of the pop culture, people, events, and music of July-December. In this hour-plus episode, you'll get discussion of the unveiling of the first iPod, the end of Napster, and the 9/11 terror attacks. You'll also get more classic commercials and tracks by artists including Saxon, Judas Priest, Mr. Big, Danger Danger, Beautiful Creatures, Gamma Ray, Bruce Kulick, and many more.

 

 

 

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Devin Fox, Bakko, Anthony Pool, Joseph Ciambelli, Kal Hinz, David Alpizar, Wally Norton, Derik Novak, Jeff Hogland, Paul Korn, Mike Blount, Ian Wadley, Robin Bennett, Colin Francis, Justin Hayes, Joe Lascon, James Brendon Dunn, Dan Chuput, Billy Hardaway, Joe Royland, Rob Harris, Warren Money, Matt Syverson, Brent Walter, Marc Alden Taylor, KISS Army Omaha, Dave Shirt, Mike Stewart, Chad Pollock, Rodney Dickson, Wayne Newburn, Sit and Spin with Joe, Brian Knapp, Faces Rocks Magazine, Loudmouth, Hot Metal Magazine, RAW Magazine, PodcastsAretheBest, Daniel Lee, Hoops, Stephen Atchison, The Mooger Fooger

 

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Lit

Bruce Kulick

GWAR

Glenn Hughes

Edguy

 

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We go back in time for the next two weeks to a year that changed the world....but were the tunes good?

 

This week Aaron and Chris and present part 1 of their 2001 Year in Review. It doesn't seem like it's been almost a decade and a half from 2001 but it has. Many of you are probably thinking "Did anything good come out in 2001?" Well, your hosts this week dug deep and think you'll nod your head in approval at a number of the gems they unearthed from a year that saw the Billboard charts topped by stuff that, well let's just say was "ungood." In part 1 you'll hear all the info from January to June of 2001 including news on the launch of Wikipedia, Don Felder being fired by The Eagles, Eric Singer being rehired by KISS and putting on the catman makeup, the death of Joey Ramone, the release of Motley Crue's 'The Dirt' and much, much more. You'll also get classic commercials from the year as well as lots of tracks from artists such as Buckcherry, Aerosmith, Betty Blowtorch, Econoline Crush, Hair of the Dog, Clutch, Weezer, Warrant, and many more.

 

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With a show that's been in existence for nearly 4 years and has covered numerous facets of rock and metal, you had to know this day would come. We think you'll like it anyway.

 

This week Aaron and Chris set out to tackle a true challenge....finding songs from the genre known as Rap Rock that actually kick ass. This genre is picked apart and ridiculed by many rock and metal purists but your hosts aim this week to dig up some gems and prove that there's some good stuff even in midst of something they hate. Tracks from Rage Against the Machine, Clutch, Kid Rock, Incubus, Gwar, Body Count, The Deftones, Mudvayne and much, much more are included. We hope you'll listen with an open mind as we spin some rockin' riffs and righteous rhymes......otherwise, please come back next week. Dig it!

 

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We're back this week to talk about the second half of a very polarizing album.

 

Chris and Aaron return this week with the second part of their discussion with producer Toby Wright for Albums Unleashed - Carnival of Souls. Covering the second half of this controversial KISS album, Toby shares his memories of the tracking and mixing of the songs including the Gene Simmons-sung 'In My Head,' which was written by Gene along with Scott Van Zen and Jaime St. James of Black n' Blue. In this section of the discussion, Wright remembers pushing Simmons and bandmate Paul Stanley to record harmony vocals in the vein of Alice in Chains members Jerry Cantrell and Layne Staley; and how the attempt would fall short by comparison.

 

Another track discussed in this hour-plus special is 'I Confess.' Wright reflects on a tense recording session involving a string section that was brought in to add a dark feel to the songs and how he had to get the classically-trained musicians to break convention to pull off the sound he was after.

 

Other tracks covered in this Albums Unleashed special include the psychadelic-tinged 'In the Mirror,' the Black Sabbath-inspired track 'It Never Goes Away,' and one of the most unusual tracks in the KISS catalog; the Middle-Eastern sounding 'Seduction of the Innocent,' 

 

Most notably, however, is the discussion of the debut (and lone) KISS vocal of guitarist Bruce Kulick. This track had quite a history as Wright explains the numerous permutations it would take on during the tracking process (including a lead vocal take from Simmons). This track's autobiographical nature would play out as life would later imitate art in the form of the KISS reunion and guitarist Kulick and drummer Eric Singer would wind up unemployed.

 

Toby Wright goes into great detail in this discussion of how Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley called a meeting during the overdub sessions for Carnival of Souls to break the news that they had been solicited with a multi-million dollar offer to put on the greasepaint and reunite with original KISS drummer and guitarist Peter Criss and Ace Frehley; respectively.

 

The effect of the reunion announcement would have a catastrophic effect on the album; as it was immediately shelved by Mercury Records, leaked on the internet, and then, with very little fanfare, released by the record label in October of 1997. 

 

The Decibel Geek Podcast wants to thank Toby Wright for giving so much time in discussing a controversion, yet bittersweet, album in his massively successful discography. We hope you enjoy this 2 part Albums Unleashed special on KISS' Carnival of Souls.

 

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Devin Fox, Rob Harris, David Alpizar, Craig Cohen, Warren Money, Marc Alden Taylor, Shane Hebert, Mark Lo, James Brendon Dunn, Robin Bennett ($20.00 donation), Allen Tate, Brad Kalmanson, Mike Blount, Derik Novak, Colin Francis, Justin Hayes, Joe Lascon, Corey Nowlin, PJ Brown, Brent Walter, Ian Wadley (Rock & Metal Combat Podcast), Dan Chaput, Jeff Hogland, Ryan Sessions, Wally Norton, Eddie Golatka, Brandt Cattell, Mike Stewart, Brian Knapp, RAW Magazine, Hot Metal Magazine, Loudmouth, Faces Rocks Magazine, Steve Cunningham, hoops, Jack Broad, Shawn Franklin, Stephen Atchison, Rockorama, Joel Hebensperger, Nick Rose, MusicMagsAndWax, Joel DeLorge, Toby Wright

 

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