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The many names of Canadian 60s band Just Us, some great live performances and the epic tale of riots in Vancouver during the early 1970s
The development of guitar distortion, a psychedelic Mormon girl group and some weird cover versions
UPSIDEDOWNTOWN, Alice Copper's Panties, & The secret behind Rickie Nelson
A few different flavours of rockabilly, Chris Spedding's weirdest gig, and tales of stolen identity involving Mott the Hoople and the Winter Brothers
INew record finds from the Super Mega Records Garage Sale. How the Beatles blew their first big chance, Elvis' rare visits to Canada, and the Angels 1979 NYE riot
This week we share stories of Paint It Black, Calgary bands of the late 60s, & music from Mad Magazine.
Episode 91 - March 17, 2018 (not in the archives)
Music inspired by my new daughter Rosetta. Unfortunately lost due to technical errors.
This week we look at the Kennedy family's connection to novelty records, check out some Bongo Surf, and play some strange foreign language versions of familiar songs
I'm joined by a 3 year old co-host, we check out the cool early rock of the Collins kids, & connect the dots between rock n' roll and pro wrestling
The amazing Great Western Express festival, pop punk, and the beginnings of the Moody Blues.
Some fine Canadian garage, Lonnie Donnegan's skiffle roots, & the musical journey of Snuffy Walden
This episode we look at some of the great studio work of guitarist Jerry Cole and play some very strange records by Mae West and Chubby Checker.
On this week's show we take a peek at the early days of Victoria punk rock, the freaked out rock of Hawkwind, and the musical mashup known as Psychedelic Soul.
This week we tell tales about the hard beginnings of David Clayton Thomas, share a pair of Thin Lizzy stories, and debut Issue #3 of the Rockenrolleum magazine.
The weirdo world of one man band Hasil Adkins, and the inside story of the WHO "Live at Leeds".
Episode 81 - December 30, 2017 (not in the archives)
This week we play the top songs of the year... the year 1967. The real top 40 and our pics for the coolest music of 50 years ago.
We celebrate the holidays in strange rock n' roll style. Put a little psych and glam in your Christmas!
This week on the show we told the trippy tale of London's UFO Club and strange (and maybe true) story of the 1969 kidnapping of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.
Early West coast Canadian punk rock, MONDO movies, and the legendary tale of LED ZEPPELIN and the 1970 MANPOP festival.
The music business shenanigans behind THE KINGSMEN, the early roots of rock n' roll movies, and a tribute to the first family of Australian rock n' roll... the YOUNG family.
In this episode we examine the contributions of songwriter OTIS BLACKWELL, we look at the time LED ZEPPELIN tried to shut down THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, and we introduce the eccentric career of MICHAEL DES BARRES.
The strange career of the AMERICAN BEETLES, Edmonton rock legends WES DAKUS and BARRY ALLEN, and CKLW "The blackest white radio station in America" that actually broadcast from Canada.
This week we tell you about the grandfathers of garage rock THE FABULOUS WAILERS, talk about classic video show "Good Rockin' Tonight", and bring the weird history of teenage car crash songs.
This week on the show we investigate the pop cultural influence of the 1960s Batman TV show, and take you back to 1977 to stand in the crowd at a classic RAMONES show.
Some unlikely rock n' roll performances, the connections between Iggy Pop and Stiv Bators, and the freaky career of Sly Stone.
This week on the show we bring you the strange world of novelty "Cut-In" records, the R&B roots of 1960s Vancouver, the confrontational musical approach of John's Children, and a pile of far out records ads from the psychedelic 60s.
Episode 73/74 - October 28/ November 4, 2017 (not in the archives)
Our 2017 Fundrive special featuring live performances
The rockabilly roots of Jack Scott, the Mafia wiseguy who saved Kama Sutra Records, and the weird career of Mr. "I Love Rock N' Roll" Alan Merril.
Host Luke Striesel celebrates 20 years of campus community radio volunteering with the history and mystery of rock n' roll. Check out the Seeds on a TV sitcom, dig into the 1960s Saturday morning freakout that was the Banana Splits, and learn about the 1980 Alice Cooper riot in Toronto.
This week on the show we peeled back the musical layers of the Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, and told the story of the Atlanta International Pop Festival in 1970.
The notorious Rolling Stones "Redlands" drug bust, the many musical faces of the Chambers Brothers, and much more.
Stories of record digging in Montreal, the brush with fame that inspired a young Graham Nash, and the incredible career of the world's most recorded rock drummer, Earl Palmer.
Producer Terry Melcher and his run ins with the Manson Family, the history of 60s bubblegum garage, and the strange origins of Steve Jones' guitar.
The almost All-Canadian edition. We play some great Canuck rock n' roll, bring you and interview with Jackson Phibes of the Forbidden Dimension, and dig into our archives for the story of K-Tel.
The weird criminal careers of the band LOVE, Rock n' roll on display at Expo 67, and SUGARLOAF bites back at the big labels,
This week on the show we share some fine Canadian garage rock, and tell a couple of stories about phony rock n' roll bands, The Hondells and the K&K Singing Orchestra.
This week we tell the story of a 1982 Clash tour to Japan and bring you a great live recording. We also do our best to resurrect the reputation of early innovator Bobby Freeman.
On this episode we tell tales of stolen instruments, uncover rockers who became Members of Parliament, and smarten you up about Mr. Play-In-A-Day, Bert Weedon, one of the UK's most influential guitar gurus.
This week on the show we look at the birth of Malaysian rock n' roll, the death of Bobby Fuller, and the legacy of kids' nursery rhymes on rock n' roll.
On this episode we compare the classic Jaguar and the Thunderbird, look at the success of the Canadian novelty song "Clear the Track Here Comes Shack!", and follow the the strange rock n' roll journey of Tav Falco.
This week we dig up the roots of Steppenwolf, disclose the secret success of Darlene Love and the Blossoms, and we listen to the weird tale of Bo & Peep and "The Rise of the Brighton Surf".
This week we feature a stack of vinyl hot from the crates at the annual Super Mega Record Garage Sale. We'll also talk about the strange musical lives of Billy Preston, Ted Nugent, and Gene Vincent.
This week on the program I chat with Yuri Wuensch from the Dead Vinyl Society about the annual Super Mega Record Garage Sale. We also bring a you female fronted Beatles tribute and discuss the impact of performer and producer Genya Ravan.
This week on the show we told the stories of the most famous TV vampire in Syracuse NY, a tough tour that inspired The Specials, and the early career of Poly Styrene of the X-Ray Specs.
On this episode we look at The Who at their most mod, listen to a pile of groovy 1960s radio ads, and hear a strange mix of the many versions of "Steppin' Stone".
How far will a local DJ go to promote some rock n' roll or drag in listeners? This week we try to answer that question, and look at the time the kids went wild during the infamous "riot on Sunset Strip".
Wayne Kramer from the MC5 does hard time, Screamin' Lord Sutch helps get the kids the vote, and Pete Best just about makes it big with the Beatles.
The legendary Vancouver venue Dante's Inferno, and dueling British TV rock shows Top of the Pops and Ready Steady Go.
Sharon Sheeley writes some of rock n' roll's early hits, Eric Burdon gets shook down by the Yakuza, and Dee Dee Ramone tries to become a rapper.
The rock n' roll rivalry of 60s garage bands, The Buzzcocks and Magazine rip each other off, and SNFU goes live in 1989.
Wayne Fontana's fights the law, The Archies get a hit without being a real band, and John Lennon gets blackmailed into making a record he hated.
The unique 60's groove of The Electric Flag, the Pointed Sticks connection to Monty Python, and the influence of the small town radio DJ.
The live rivalry between Otis Redding and Sam & Dave, punk rock v.s. Paul Simon, and Japan's Electric Eel Shock.
The Gamma Goochee, the life and legacy of Norton Records founder Billy Miller, and we listen to some non-Frankie Venom Teenage Head (and some non Teenage Head Frankie Venom)
Prior to January 2016 the program was known as "The Inbox Shuffle"
Rock for the royal wedding, some famous fuzz effects, the history of the GRT records label & monster inspired music
Some refreshing promo records, the story of London's Rainbow Theater & the sad tale of the artist behind some iconic Jethro Tull album art.
Our 100th episode! The curious case of cardboard records and a look at stage accidents that nearly took the careers, and lives, of Frank Zappa and Patti Smith