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Chris and Aaron tend to differ on many of the bands that they like. The dichotomy of those tastes have helped broaden their own musical palette over the course of doing this show. But one band that they both agree on is Anthrax.

 

This week Chris and Aaron are joined by Mars Attacks and Talking Metal host Victor M. Ruiz for a discussion of the first decade of Anthrax (1981-1992). In this discussion Chris, Aaron, and Victor go through the anthrax discography from their Neil Turbin-fronted debut, Fistful of Metal, through the final release of the Joey Belladonna era; Attack of the Killer B's.

 

Also included in this in-depth discussion are clips from the hosts favorite songs from albums of this era including Spreading the Disease, Persistence of Time, and the genre-bending I'm the Man EP among others.

 

Other topics covered in part 1 of this Anthrax discussion include rumors that Eddie Trunk was a key player in the removal of Neil Turbin as lead vocalist, touring troubles brought on by numerous problems including the death of Metallica's Cliff Burton, and the strange shared touring bill that had Anthrax opening up arena shows for KISS at their poppiest.

 

From the straight-ahead sound of Metal Thrashing Mad to their adventures into rap and hip hop with their cover of 'Bring the Noise,' Anthrax made a lot of movement during this first decade and we do our best to cover it all.

 

DISCLAIMER: Yes, we know that KISSMAS in July is starting next week. Never fear, part 2 of this discussion will be released during the first week of August.

 

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We're back this week to tackle the second half of a great year of pop culture and rock and roll. Tons of news stories including Madonna's controversial MTV awards appearance, Ted Turner's ill-fated Cable Music Channel and the horrible death of Hanoi Rocks member Razzle. All that, and more, underscored with music from Icon, Dio, Grim Reaper, Y&T, Helix, WASP, Metallica and many, many more!

 

 

July:

 

July 1 - The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA

 

A: DIO - Mystery - The Last in Line (7/2)

 

C: Icon - On Your Feet - Icon (7/7)

 

A: Grim Reaper - See You in Hell - See You in Hell (7/13)



July 14 - Eddie Van Halen makes a special guest appearance at a concert by The Jacksons in Dallas, Texas, playing the guitar solo for "Beat It" live.

 

July 20 - Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America

 

C: Quiet Riot - Condition Critical - Condition Critical  (7/27)

 

A: Metallica - Creeping Death - Ride the Lightning (7/27)

 

BREAK 1

 

Break Return Song:

Queensryche - Warning - The Warning

 

Groups Formed:

Dinosaur Jr., Frehley’s Comet, GWAR, Half Man Half Biscuit, Helloween, Living Colour, Nuclear Assault, The Offspring, Primus, Sepultura, Soundgarden, Warrant

 

Bands Disbanded:

 

Hagar, Schon, Aaronson, Shrieve (HSAS), Hollywood Rose, Kansas, Missouri, Vanilla Fudge

 

C: Y&T - Rock & Roll’s Gonna Save the World - In Rock We Trust(7/84)

 

C: Helix - When the Hammer Falls - Walkin’ the Razor’s Edge (7/7)

 

August:

 

A: Fastway - Station - All Fired Up (8/1)

 

August 9 – Iron Maiden kicks off the World Slavery Tour in Warsaw, Poland, with shows in Hungary and Yugoslavia soon to follow. This marks the first time a Western band has ever brought a full concert production behind the Iron Curtain.

 

August 10 - Red Hot Chili Peppers release their debut album The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

 

August 11 - During a radio voice test Pres Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"

 

C: Krokus - Midnight Maniac - The Blitz (8/22)

 

A: W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like a Best) - W.A.S.P. (8/17)

 

August 31 – Canadian music video channel MuchMusic begins broadcasting. The first video played is Rush's "The Enemy Within".



Break 2

 

Break Return Song:

Stryper - From Wrong to Right - The Yellow & Black Attack

 

Movies Released:

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  • Gremlins

  • Karate Kid

  • Footloose

  • Ghostbusters

  • Red Dawn

  • Terminator (“I’ll be back.”)

  • Nightmare on Elm Street

  • Beverly Hills Cop

  • Police Academy

  • The NeverEnding Story

  • Sixteen Candles

  • Romancing the Stone



September:

 

September 2 – Van Halen concludes its 1984 world tour with a show in Nuremberg, Germany as part of the Monsters of Rock festival tour. This would be the band's last concert with David Lee Roth as lead singer until 2007.

 

A: Iron Maiden - Back in the Village - Powerslave (9/3)

 

A: The Cult - Spiritwalker - Dreamtime (9/10)

 

September 12 - Cyndi Lauper sings "She-Bop" on Tonight Show

 

C: KISS - I’ve Had Enough (Into the Fire) - Animalize (9/13)

 

C: Dokken - Just Got Lucky - Tooth & Nail (9/13)

 

BREAK 3

 

Break Return Song:

Armored Saint - Can U Deliver - March of the Saint

 

Born:

Mark Zuckerberg, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, Kelly Osbourne, Ashlee Simpson

 

Died:

Andy Kaufman, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Count Basie, Ernest Tubb, Razzle

 

September 14 – The first annual MTV Video Music Awards are held in New York City. Herbie Hancock wins the most awards with five, andThe Cars take the highest prize of Video Of The Year for "You Might Think". Much attention is garnered by Madonna's controversial performance of her hit single "Like a Virgin" in which she rolls around on the stage, revealing lacy stockings and garters, and grinds her crotch against her veil.

 

A:  Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers - Perfect Strangers (9/16)

 

September 21 – The first compact disc manufacturing plant in North America opens in Terre Haute, Indiana. CDs have previously had to be expensively imported from Japan or West Germany. Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. is designated as the first CD ever made in the United States.

 

October:

 

C: Ramones - I’m Not Afraid of Life - Too Tough to Die (10/1)

 

October 26 – Turner Broadcasting System launches Cable Music Channel, a music video channel intended to compete directly with MTV. The first video played is "I Love L.A." by Randy Newman. The channel would only last 34 days.

 

November 6 - Reagan beats Mondale; winning 49 states.

 

November 20 – Michael Jackson receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann's Chinese Theater. Jackson leaves after only three minutes at the request of security, as the crush of 5,000 onlookers becomes a safety concern.

 

December

 

December – Tipper Gore forms the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) in response to the "filth" she hears on her daughter's Prince album Purple Rain.

 

December 8 – Mötley Crüe member Vince Neil is involved in a serious car accident. He is drunk at the time, and Razzle (Nicholas Dingley) of Hanoi Rocks is killed in the accident.

 

December 31 - Def Leppard's drummer Rick Allen loses his left arm in a car wreck.

 

Playout:

C: Hanoi Rocks - Underwater World - Two Steps from the Move (8/84)

 

 

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These guys rock! If you love hard rock and/or heavy metal these are the guys to listen to. They have a heavy KISS slant but it’s not all about KISS. They cover rock and metal from all kinds of angles and it’s really interesting. Both have all kinds of odd knowledge about the music and artists they love. I especially love the KISSMAS in July episodes and can’t wait for the 2014 version. You like Vinnie Vincent? They’ve done FIVE episodes dedicated to the man. Subscribe and ENJOY!!!

 

 

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We're back this week with a discussion of the first half of 1984. All the facts, news stories, pop culture are brought to you by Aaron and Chris along with a soundtrack of great music released during the first half of the year. 

 

Tracks from Bon Jovi, Anthrax, Warlock, Kick Axe, Van Halen, Wendy O. Williams and tons more. Jump in the time machine and rock back to 1984 with us!

 

Facts:

Average Income per year $21,600.00

Average Monthly Rent $350.00

Average House Price 37,182

Movie Ticket $2.50

1 gallon of gas $1.10

Bacon Lb $1.69

 

January:

 

January 11 - BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read announces on air that he will not play the single "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood because of its suggestive lyrics. The BBC places a total ban on the record at about the same time.

 

Jan 14th - Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

 

January 24 – Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.

 

Van Halen - 1984, “Drop Dead Legs”

 

Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith, “Freewheel Burning”

 

Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi, “Roulette”

 

Anthrax - Fist Full of Metal, “Metal Thrashing Mad”

 

BREAK 1:

 

Break Return Song:

Russ Ballard - Russ Ballard, “Voices”

 

On TV…

 

Debuts

Miami Vice, The Cosby Show, ER, Murder She Wrote, Who’s the Boss?, Night Court, Airwolf, Three’s a Crowd (debuts a week after the finale of Three’s Company), Charles in Charge, Punky Brewster, Tales from the Darkside, V

 

Wendy O. Williams - “W.O.W.”, “Bump and Grind”

 

(1/27) - Michael Jackson’s hair catches fire during Pepsi Commercial. The next day he takes home a record breaking 8 Grammy awards.

 

Whitesnake - Slide It In, “Slide It In”

 

February:

 

2/14 - Joe Perry and Brad Whitford attend an Aerosmith concert and re-join the band, which embarks on a reunion tour "Back In The Saddle" later in the year.

 

Europe - Wings of Tomorrow, “Scream of Anger”

 

March:

 

Warlock - Burning the Witches, “Homicide Rocker”

 

Great White - Great White, “Stick It”

 

RATT - Out of the Cellar, “Lack of Communication”

 

BREAK 2:

 

Break Return Song:

Scorpions - Love at First Sting, “Bad Boys Running Wild”

 

April:

 

April 1 – In Los Angeles, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed during an argument with his father.

 

Saxon - Crusader,  “Sailing to America”

 

Apr 21st - After 37 weeks "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by "Footloose"

 

May:

 

May 2Lionel Richie's hit "Hello" becomes Motown's first ever UK million-selling single.

 

May 19th - "King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62 (‘In 3D’)

 

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry, “The Beast”

 

Kick Axe - Vices, “Heavy Metal Shuffle”

 

Lizzy Borden - Give 'Em the Axe, “Give 'Em the Axe”

 

BREAK 3:

 

Break Return Song:

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA - Born in the USA (released 6/4)

 

In Sports…

 

‘84 Olympics in Los Angeles + Carl Lewis & Mary Lou Retton

Superbowl 18, LA Raiders (38) Vs. Washington Redskins (9)

World Series - Detroit over San Diego, 4 Games to 1

NBA Finals - Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3

Donald Sterling relocates the San Diego Clippers to LA

PGA Champion - Lee Trevino

Stanley Cup - Edmonton Oilers over NY Islanders, 4 games to 1

Wayne Gretsky - Leading Scorer & MVP

Hulk Hogan defeats the Iron Sheik for his 1st World Title at MSG, 34,000 fans

 

June:

 

June 18 – At the climax of a Judas Priest concert at Madison Square Garden, fans begin ripping out the cushions from the seats and throwing them on stage. Judas Priest pay damages through insurance and are banned from Madison Square Garden for life over the incident

 

June 25 – Prince releases his sixth album Purple Rain; the album sells over 20 million copies and gives Prince two US number one singles with "When Doves Cry" and "Let's Go Crazy".

 

Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground, “Hallowed Ground”

 

TNT - Knights of the New Thunder, “Seven Seas”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There's a lot of hard-working, stressed-out people in this world. One of those people happens to co-host this show.

 

This week Aaron Camaro gives Chris a much-needed week off and produces and hosts this week's episode all by himself. The theme this week is Love Fest and Aaron pays tribute to Chris and others that deserve credit for the hard work they put in. In between, he spins some uplifting tracks from artists such as Motorhead, KISS, Warrant, Supersuckers, ELO, and more. C'mon get happy and enjoy the smooth sounds of Aaron Camaro and some inspirational tunes.

 

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Chuck Garric is no stranger to large crowds and big tours. His bass duties for such rock and metal legends as Dio, LA Guns, and Alice Cooper have given him quite a resume. But one thing that stays the same after playing in front of millions of people over the years; Chuck Garric is still the same music fan he was as a kid.

 

When not on tour, Garric resides in Nashville, TN as part of the long line of rockers that have made their way to the Southeastern hotbed of music. On a random weeknight you can see Chuck, along with members/ex-members of Motley Crue, Thin Lizzy, Accept and many others jamming out to some of the songs that got them hooked on rock and roll in their early years.

 

Aaron and Chris were fortunate enough to grab a coffee with Chuck just before he left for Europe to hit some big festivals with Alice Cooper as well as gearing up to co-headline with Motley Crue on their final tour.

 

In this discussion, Chuck goes back to his Lake Tahoe, CA roots to describe his musical upbringing, the awesomeness of Ted Nugent, his thoughts on American vs. European audiences, and the likelihood of Alice breaking the drought of DaDa songs in the setlist among other things.

 

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