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Every year, the high seas get rocked a little harder during this time of year and 2014 was no exception. The Monsters of Rock Cruise featured around 40 Decibel Geek-worth artists performing rotating sets in the Bahamas aboard the massive MSC Divina cruise ship and our very own Rich "The Meister" Dillon was on board to take it all in.

 

Rich "Meister" Dillon came through Nashville on his way back from the Monsters of Rock cruise to join Aaron, Chris, and Decibel Geek writer Andy Lafon for a discussion of all of the music, atmosphere, and debauchery that took place on the high seas. Underscoring this conversation is music from artists aboard the ship such as Cinderella, Killer Dwarfs, Winger, Red Dragon Cartel, and a bunch more. Dig it!

 

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If you're anywhere near America during this time of year, the term "March Madness" seems to permeate the air. The NCAA basketball tournament becomes the sports centerpiece for the entire month of March and sports and non-sports fans escape into office pools of their own brackets in an attempt to prove their sports knowledge. The musical equivalent of this takes place on (crappy) radio stations across the land; with stations assigning bands in the bracket spots and letting listeners vote on who should be crowned the champ. 

 

This week Aaron and Chris take a rock band bracket list and go head-to-head in a discussion/argument over what happens when you pit these bands against each other. Some of these matchups and picks will anger you, make you laugh, question our sanity. Either way, it's a fun, laid-back talk between Aaron and Chris and more indisputable evidence that radio absolutely, positively sucks.

 

Geeks of the Week:

Facebook:

Matt Ashcraft, Todd Cunningham, Chris Karam, Rick Shaw, Derik Novak, Patrick Johnson, Brian N Shawna Evans, Rodney Dickson, Shane Hebert, Jason Thomas Broadrick

 

Twitter:

Nick Rose (belated), Cassius Morris, Jason Wood, Nonsensicast Radio, Mojo Dave, The Pod Mafia,

 

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We're back this week to discuss the second half of the year that was 1994. Tracks from Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam, Stone Roses, Annihilator, Peter Criss, Machine Head, Cinderella, Megadeth, and a ton more.

 

Geeks of the Week:

Facebook: Patrick  Johnson, Adam Smith, Matt Ashcraft, Todd Cunningham, Chris Karam, Rich Dillon, Wally Norton, Robert De Pasqua, Billy Hardaway, Music is my Religion, Kisstory Science Theatre, Jason Thomas Broadrick,

Twitter: Derik Novak, The Pod Mafia, Mojo Dave, Andrew Jacobs, Keith Doyle, Jason T. Broadrick

 

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Intro Song:

Sponge– Plowed – Rotting Pinata (8/2)

 

Facts & Figures:

Movie Ticket $4.08 Average cost of new car$12,350.00 Dozen Eggs 86 cents  

 

Born: Harry Styles (One Direction) & Justin Beiber

Died: Harry Nilsson, Dinah Shore, Dan Hartman, Selena, Kurt Cobain

 

July:

 

Rolling Stones – Sparks Will Fly – Voodoo Lounge (7/11)

 

Gilby Clarke - Pawnshop Guitars - "Cure Me... or Kill Me" (7/26)

 

Alice Cooper – Bad Place Alone – The Last Temptation

 

August:

 

August 12 - Woodstock '94 begins in Saugerties, New York. It is the 25-year anniversary of Woodstock in 1969.

 

Peter Criss - Cat #1 - "Bad People Burn in Hell" (8/16)

 

Machine Head – Block – Burn My Eyes (8/9)

 

BREAK 1

 

Break Return Song:

Korn– Clown – Korn

 

October 11 - Korn, a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, launches its self-titled debut album Korn, peaking at number 72 on the Billboard 200 and launching the nu metal sound.

List of other metal albums

Sports Discussion

 

September:

 

Jackyl- Push Comes to Shove - "Back Down in the Dirt"

 

Tuff- Fist First - "In Dogs We Trust"

 

October:

 

October 12 - Jimmy Page and Robert Plant: No Quarter (Unledded) premieres on MTV. The "unplugged" concert special featuring the two former Led Zeppelin bandmates was filmed to accompany the release of the album of the same name.

 

“Surprised They Released Albums” Discussion

 

Nativity in Black: Tribute to Black Sabbath - Ugly Kid Joe - "N.I.B." (10/4)

 

Queensryche– My Global Mind – Promised Land (10/18)

 

Melvins– Sweet Willy Rollbar – Stoner Witch (10/18)

 

Annihilator– King of the Kill – King of the Kill (10/10)

 

BREAK 2

 

Break Return Song:

Testament– Low – Low

 

Movies Discussion

 

Airheads Soundtrack - Stuttering John - "I'll Talk My Way Out of It"

 

November:

 

November 7 – WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.

November 28 - The Milwaukee Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer is beaten to death by a fellow inmate at the prison where he was incarcerated.

 

Megadeth– Reckoning Day – Youthanasia (11/1)

 

Cinderella– All Come Down – Still Climbing (11/8)

 

“Still Kicking in 94” Discussion

 

December:

 

December 2 - Warner Music Group acquires a 49 percent share of Seattle record label Sub Pop in a deal believed to be worth over $30 million.

 

Stone Roses - Second Coming - "Love Spreads" (12/5)

 

Biggest Hit Singles:

Bruce Springsteen – Streets of Philadelphia, Adams, Stewart, & Sting – All for Love, Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe, All-4-One – I Swear, Mariah Carey – Without You

 

Big Rock Songs of 1994 discussion

 

 

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy - "Not For You" (12/5)

 

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We're back this week with part 1 of our 2 part 1994 Year in Review. In this episode, Aaron and Chris take a look at the facts, figures, cultural events, and new stories that shaped 1994 with an excellent soundtrack as a compliment. Lots to cover!

 

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Intro Song:

Buckethead– Welcome to Bucketheadland – Giant Robot

 

Geeks of the week:

Facebook: East Side Gamblers, Derik Novak, Matt Ashcraft, Jason Thomas Broadrick, Gino Ames, Chris Karam, Union, Heavy Rock

 

Twitter: Steve, MusicMagsAndWax, theprettyfilth, John Corabi, Collins

Facts & Figures:

Average Monthly Rent $533.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas$1.09 Loaf of Bread $1.59

 

January:

January 6 – In Detroit, MichiganNancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant, under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband.

January 11 - The Superhighway Summit is held at UCLA's Royce Hall. It is the first conference to discuss the growing information superhighway and is presided over by U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

 

King's X - Complain - Dogman (1/18)

 

January 17 – The 1994 Northridge earthquakemagnitude 6.7, hits the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles at 4:31 a.m., killing 72 and leaving 26,029 homeless.

January 21 – Lorena Bobbitt is found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of mutilating her husband John.

Dio- Strange Highways (U.S.) - "Strange Highways" (1/26)

Prong- Snap Your Fingers Snap Your Neck - Cleansing (1/25)

Black Sabbath – I Witness – Cross Purposes (1/28)

 

 

February:

Widowmaker– Stand by for Pain – Stand by for Pain (n/a)

 

BREAK 1

Break Return Song:

Corrosion of Conformity – Clean My Wounds – Deliverance

 

TV Discussion

March:

Motley Crue - Poison Apples - Motley Crue (3/15)

Yngwie Malmsteen – Never  Die – The Seventh Sign (3/15)

Pantera - Far Beyond Driven - "I'm Broken" (3/22)

 

April:

April 8 - Kurt Cobain, songwriter and frontman for the band Nirvana, is found dead at his Lake Washington home, apparently of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Offspring- Smash - "It'll Be a Long Time" (4/8)

 

February 1 - Punk rock band Green Day releases their album Dookie, which will eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide.

April 19 – A Los Angeles jury awards $3.8 million to Rodney King for violation of his civil rights.

Love/Hate - Let's Rumble - "Spinning Wheel"

 

May:

May 10 - Illinois executes serial killer John Wayne Gacy by lethal injection for the murder of 33 young men and boys.

 

Pride & Glory - "The Chosen One" (5/1)

Cheap Trick – You’re All I Wanna Do – Woke Up with a Monster (5/4)

Enuff Z'nuff - 1985 - "Fingers On It" (5/2)

 

BREAK 2

Break Return Song:

Alice in Chains – Don’t Follow – Jar of Flies

 

June:

June 12 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman are murdered outside the Simpson home in Los Angeles, CaliforniaO.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.

June 17 – NFL star O.J. Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings flee from police in his white Ford Bronco. The low-speed chase ends at Simpson's Brentwood, Los Angeles, California mansion, where he surrenders.

Shandi’s Addiction – Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved – “Calling Dr. Love” (6/21)

Helmet- Milquetoast - Betty (6/21)

Kyuss- Welcome to Sky Valley - "Gardenia" (6/28)

 

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We teased last week that we'd be doing a year in review this week. Unfortunately, time and sickness played factors in us getting our research finished in time. The year in review shows take a lot of preparation.

 

This week, Aaron and Chris bring you volume 16 of the Raido Sucks Radio Show as they spin new tracks by Winger, Heavy Tiger, and The East Side Gamblers alongside rocking tracks from KISS, Betty Blowtorch, Union, Hair of the Dog and much more.

 

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Sugar Ray

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Skid Row

 

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The winter of 2013-2014 has been absolutely brutal in the United States and outlying territories. Worse than that, if feels like it's never going to end! March is here and there are still places that have plenty of snow on the ground. It's enough to make even the most cheerful of Decibel Geeks feel depressed and cry out "Winter Sucks!"

 

This week we're joined by guest host Mitch Lafon for a discussion of some of our favorite Winter-themed songs (ie. songs with words like "cold", "ice", "frozen" in the title). In this hour-long discussion, Aaron, Chris and Mitch discuss and spin tracks by Cinderella, Aerosmith, Rainbow, London, LA Guns, Metallica and much more to help remedy your cold weather blues. Mitch also shares his reasoning for recently leaving the popular Three Sides of the Coin podcast and lets us in on his plans for the future.

 

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Rainbow

Cinderella

David Lee Roth

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Bodyjar

London

Metallica

Badlands

Skid Row

Cry of Love

L.A. Guns

Billy Idol

 

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After two weeks of discussing a British Invasion, we decided this week to discuss another kind of British Invasion and Chris and Aaron are joined by Tim Henderson from Bravewords.com for an in-depth discussion of the entire catalog of heavy metal legends Judas Priest.

 

In this long-form discussion, Aaron, Chris and Tim discuss the recorded output of the iconic Judas Priest catalog; starting with 1974's Rocka Rolla and chronicling each album through 2008's Nostradamus and their hopes for the upcoming album currently being created.

 

There's a lot of twists and turns in this conversation with each host bringing a different perspective due to differing levels of Priest fandom. We hope die-hard Priest fans enjoy this trip down memory land and we also hope this coversation helps turn on listeners not as familiar with Judas Priest's catalog and hisotry to pick up and discover one of metal's most iconic bands. Enjoy!

 

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Rocka Rolla

Sad Wings of Destiny

Sin After Sin

Stained Class

Killing Machine

British Steel

Point of Entry

Screaming For Vengeance 

Defenders of the Faith

Turbo

Ram It Down

Priest Live

Painkiller

Jugulator

Demolition

Angel of Retribution

Nostradamus

 

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This week the Decibel Geek podcast stays Fab as Aaron and Chris spin some of their favorite Beatles songs covered by some of the favorite rock & metal artists.

 

The Beatles - Covered in Metal is an hour plus of  rock and metal artists putting their own spin on some Fab 4 classics. Tracks from Kip Winger, Type O Negative, Me First & the Gimme Gimme's, Tesla and more!

 

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Type O Negative - World Coming Down

 

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With the majority of the world celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles landmark first performance on the Ed Sullivan show, Aaron and Chris decided to dip their toe(s) into this renewed Beatlemania.

 

The guys discuss and spin some of their favorite 'heavy' Beatles tracks from albums such as The White Album, Yellow Submarine, Sergent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and more.

 

We also hear from Podkisst host Ken Mills with his picks for favorite heavy Beatles tunes. If you didn't already know, Ken hosted a fantastic look back at the Sullivan show appearance in a special entitled Beatles Invade America. We highly recommend it!

 

We hope you enjoy this look/listen to The Heavier Side of the Beatles.

 

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As we proved in our Best of 2013 episode, last year was a pretty cool year for hard rock and metal. That kind of standard has Aaron and Chris thinking this week of how 2014 will shape up.

This week the guys play some tracks from bands/artists that are possibly releasing music this year. Tracks by Sebastian Bach, Overkill, Helix, Ted Nugent, Sixx A.M. and many more highlight this week's episode entitled Album Anticipation.

Sixx A.M. continued on the tradition of creating catchy-yet-heavy rock music in 2011 with the release of 'This is Gonna Hurt.' A companion piece to the book of the same name penned by Nikki Sixx, the album combines elements of new and old. Sixx confirmed in a late-2013 interview that the band was putting the finishing touches on their new album.

The Cult are on schedule to release new music in 2014. They had a very busy 2013 as they crossed the U.S. performing the classic 1987 album 'Electric' in full. We prepare for this year's new material with a track from the aforementioned 'Electric.'

Ted Nugent seems to be a real lightning rod these days due to his very divisive comments that he always seems to be making in the press in regards to politics and gun laws. What do we think? Who cares? We hope for new music from Uncle Ted this year and, while we wait, blast out a track from the epic 1978 'Weekend Warriors' album.

Black Label Society are slated to release 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' this April. Zakk Wylde and company will surely continue their tradition of brutal riffs that also contain a hint of melodic sensibility. While we wait for April, Aaron spins a track from the equally heavy 2006 release 'Shot to Hell'.

Formed in 1974 in Canada, Helix have been in the music industry for 40 years. While new music is scheduled for release this year, Chris plays a track from their commercial peak and the 1983 album 'No Rest for the Wicked.'

One band that's definitely no stranger to the Decibel Geek podcast is Overkill. After 2012's awesome 'The Electric Age' expectations are high now that's known that Bobby Blitz and the boys will be putting out new material this year. We take a listen to a left-field track from 1997's 'From the Underground and Below.'

The Darkness is a band that's been through just about every rock music cliche imaginable. The fact that they are still producing great old-school-inspired hard rock is a testament to their work ethic. The band has stated that they are working on a 2014 follow-up to their 2012 'Hot Cakes' release. Chris takes things all the way back to the 2003 debut album with a track from 'Permission to Land.'

Ace Frehley finally gave KISS and guitar fans new product back in 2009 after a 20 year wait with the release of 'Anomaly.' While many remain skeptical about new music from the original Spaceman, there has been reported activity of Frehley doing some recording over the past year with some well-known musicians. The hope of new music from Ace inspired Aaron to pick a smoking track from 1989's 'Trouble Walkin.'

Scheduled to release a new album entitled 'Give 'em Hell' in 2014, Sebastian Bach is expected to continue releasing solid music as his past few solo albums have proven. Closing out his picks is Chris' choice of a rocker from 2007's 'Angel Down' album.

Hell seemed to freeze over in 2008 with the long awaited release of Guns N' Roses' 'Chinese Democracy.' After a ridiculous amount of lineup changes and delays, the album didn't exactly set the world on fire but did contain some notably great songs. As impossible as it seems, rumors have swirled recently from reliable sources that Axl and the gang might actually put out new material this year. Aaron closes out this week's show with the ultimate in anticipation as he spins one of the 'better' tracks from GNR's previous release.

This week's show sponsor was JTB's Groovy Record Room in Cottontown, TN. If you're in the area, it is HIGHLY recommended that you check it out!

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