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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

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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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: 4:05pm EST

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!

 

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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

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.



 

 


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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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