Steve from the Retro Man Blog and Adam from The Jetsonics are joined in the Pod by the legendary Rock Photographer Paul Slattery. Throughout the series we will play and discuss some hidden gems and rare nuggets from Punk Rock, New Wave, Power Pop, Soul, Psychedelia, Mod, Garage Rock, Ska and Reggae from house-hold names to new and unsigned bands. There will be reviews and reports on gigs and music related events featured on Retro Man Blog such as book launches and exhibitions. We'll also be inviting in various Special Guests from the world of music - including Musicians, Bloggers, Photographers and Artists, to discuss their work and their influences. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS Certificate.
Episode 6: When The World Stops Turning24/01/2013 Duração: 56min
Steve from Retro Man Blog, Adam from The Jetsonics and rock photographer Paul Slattery with the usual eclectic mix of tunes and chat. In this Episode we pick a classic DR. FEELGOOD number and raise a glass to WILKO JOHNSON. We try to banish the snow with the sunny sounds of ANSELL COLLINS and blast each others' ears with some Sixties Psychedelia from the Texan band HOMER and then some thoroughly British freak-beat courtesy of THE EYES. There's VIC GODARD's tribute to an American Punk legend and an instrumental Surf classic from LINK WRAY. In between there's the brand new single from THE TRAVELLERS, some hotly tipped Retro Rock from SPIDERS, noisy guitar stuff from THE PARENTS and some slinky Swedish Psych Pop from CAVIARE DAYS. If that's not enough we play a brace of Medway Delta Garage Rock tracks from GALILEO 7 and GRAHAM DAY & THE GAOLERS and then there's an 80's Indie masterpiece from FELT.
Mattias Hellberg15/11/2012 Duração: 01h03min
Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to Swedish singer-songwriter Mattias Hellberg about his eclectic, genre-defying career as he finishes off the recording for his new solo album. It's a varied and exciting journey - from his early days in Karlstad putting on gigs in the college canteen for bands such as Union Carbide Productions to forming his own bands including the influential Nymphet Noodlers along with future Soundtrack of Our Lives members Martin Hederos and Mattias Bärjed and Free Fall bassist Jan Martens. Along the way we discover admirers like Wayne Kramer from the MC5, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams and Iggy Pop and his numerous collaborations and side projects. These include The Solution with Scott Morgan from Sonic's Rendezvous band, Kanzeon, The White Moose, Jaqee, Nationalteaterns RockOrkester, The Hellacopters, The Soundtrack of Our Lives and of course Hederos & Hellberg. If that wasn't enough there are also his two excellent solo albums... The Episode is generously soundtracked with lots of great mus
Swedish Special with Spiders, Division of Laura Lee, The Movements, Eken, Samling & more!26/10/2012 Duração: 01h00s
Steve from Retro Man Blog continues his series on the Gothenburg music scene, with a nod to some bands from outside the city too. There's an interview with Ann-Sofie from the hotly tipped Spiders as they look forward to their first U.K. tour. We meet up with music Blogger, Wayne Lundqvist-Ford, and he plays some top tunes from Division of Laura Lee, The Moving Sounds, The Wild Shore, Arvidsson and The Early Days. Steve also manages a quick chat with Bruce Emms, owner of Gothenburg's legendary MUG Music Store. We then feature Record Union Digitial A&R expert Hans Selander and play a pick of some great young up and coming bands from his roster such as The Oholics, Side Effects, Eken, The Sympathy and Långfinger. Then we pack in more great sounds from Troublemakers, The Movements, Swedish Brillance, Samling and The Wonder Boys...As they say in Sweden..."grymt..!" For links to web-sites, full track-listing and more information on all the bands and other features covered in the Podcast, please visit http://retrom
IFK Göteborg - Football's Last Proletarians Movie with Glenn Hysén15/10/2012 Duração: 27min
Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to "Football's Last Proletarians" Directors, Martin Jönsson and Carl Pontus Hjorthén about their stunning new documentary. The movie is a fascinating look back at IFK Gothenburg's 1980's European adventures under the management of Sven-Göran Eriksson. However, it is far more than just a film about football, it's a classic and extremely well told story of David against Goliath - how a team of part-time footballers took on, and beat, some of European football's top outfits on their way to UEFA Cup success. We are also joined by one of the stars of the team, and of course the movie itself, ex-IFK, Liverpool and Fiorentina defender, Glenn Hysén. The Podcast features some examples of The Soundtrack of Our Lives' guitarist, Ian Person's excellent music from the film.
The Movements: Mind-blowing Psychedelic Garage Space Rock from Sweden03/10/2012 Duração: 40min
Steve from Retro Man Blog talks to Thomas and David from one of Sweden's best psychedelic-garage-space-rock bands, "The Movements". Thomas and David take us on a trip through the band's story which includes chapters as diverse as writing a theme song for a German football team, to being the first band that legendary Union Carbide and Soundtrack of Our Lives guitarist Björn Olsson produced. From rehearsing songs in a hospital ward while singer David recovered from cancer they ended up being the first band to have their very own Space Rock album taken to Outer Space by Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang! Generously sound-tracked by loads of great Movements songs, you can find out more in this fascinating special edition podcast! Podcast cover photo by Josefine Larsson.
Ian Person of The Soundtrack of Our Lives27/09/2012 Duração: 31min
Steve from Retro Man Blog chats to Ian Person, guitarist of The Soundtrack of Our Lives, just before their last ever show at the beautiful Slussens Pensionat in Sweden. We concentrate on Ian's solo music and his work on the soundtrack of the new IFK Gothenburg documentary movie "Fotbollens Sista Proletärer". Ian also discusses the decision to split The Soundtrack of Our Lives at the end of 2012... The Podcast also features clips of some of Ian's material including two brand new and unreleased songs. Podcast cover photo copyright Paul Slattery 2012.
Power Pop Special with Wayne Lundqvist-Ford24/09/2012 Duração: 46min
Steve from Retro Man Blog chats to Power Pop aficionado Wayne Lundqvist-Ford from Ice Cream Man Blog. Wayne picks some of his favourites from the piles of CDs and records he receives from all over the world, and we play a selection of the best in contemporary melodic guitar pop. Featuring cool tunes from Beyond Veronica, The Sensibles, The Jetsonics, The Seasongs, Surf School Dropouts, Mr Day, Trolley, Budokan, Marty Graveyard, Phenomenal Cat, Wayne James & The Harry Evlar Experience and the superb Monkeeman - this is a hook-laden-catchy-chorus filled delight!
The Mod Scene Part 2: Glory Boys & Girls05/08/2012 Duração: 43min
Following the Royale Records special Podcast, Steve from The Retro Man Blog takes a trip through the contemporary Mod scene and highlights some of the movers and shakers such as Alan May at Glory Boy Radio, The Alley Club, Mod Generation, New Untouchables, Alan Powell at Down In The Basement and more. Steve plays his pick of the Mod Pops with tunes from DC Fontana, The Loop, The Len Price 3, The Past Tense, Button Up, French Boutik, The Most, The Cycle Paths, Stanley Road and more!
The Mod Scene Part 1: Royale Records29/07/2012 Duração: 45min
In the first part of our look at the thriving contemporary Mod scene, Steve from the Retro Man Blog chats to Hipster Lee from Royale Records. Lee takes us through the philosophy behind Royale and we feature some of the bands on their rapidly expanding roster. We play a selection of tracks and clips from The Past Tense, Monkeeman, The Universal, Mr. Bridger, The Lemon Tops and The Electric Stars and we find out what the future has in store. For more information check out Royale Records at http://www.facebook.com/royalerecords2012
JC Carroll of The Members19/07/2012 Duração: 01h12min
Adam and Steve's special guest today is JC Carroll - singer, guitarist and songwriter with The Members. JC talks us through his career from the original sound of the suburbs days in Punk Rock to his solo recordings and collaborations with some of the major names in Punk. He brings us right up to date with the release of "In-Grrr-Land", the first new Members album in over 25 years which features original Bassist Chris Payne and new drummer, a certain Mr. Rat Scabies. We'll also find out what's coming next...Generously soundtracked by Members and JC music old and new with some little surprises along the way!
Dick York of Cryssis & Sta-Prest/ Photographer & Artist, David Apps14/06/2012 Duração: 30min
Old pals Dick York, from Cryssis and Photographer David Apps, meet up with Steve from Retro Man Blog to chat about their careers. Dick will be appearing at the Retro Man Blog gig with TV Smith at The Railway in Southend-on-Sea on June 22nd, along with Andy J Gallagher and Roman Jugg of The Damned. He talks to Steve about his early days in Sta-Prest and resurrecting his band as Cryssis with Vom Ritchie (Dr & The Medics, Die Toten Hosen) after over 20 years. Then David Apps chats about his excellent "East London Photography" book, which charts the changes around the area of the new Olympics site. Copies of the book will be on sale at The Railway gig. David also talks about his artwork and how he ended up playing in a band with a founder member of the Sex Pistols..! Check out more information on Dick York at www.cryssis.de David Apps at www.artificialdesigns.co.uk and even more at www.retromanblog.com
TV Smith of The Adverts (Interview & Live Session)13/06/2012 Duração: 01h04min
TV Smith, the legendary voice of The Adverts and hugely respected solo performer, joins us (Steve from Retro Man Blog, Rock photographer Paul Slattery and Adam from The Jetsonics) in the Pod to discuss his influential career and play an exclusive four song acoustic session. From early gigs on the edge of Dartmoor with Sleaze to playing the Roxy with The Adverts at the very beginning of the Punk Rock explosion, TV brings us right up to date to the release of his latest album “Coming Into Land” and the publication of his excellent “Punk Rock Tour Diaries”, which cover his adventures as a travelling solo performer armed only with a guitar, a suitcase and an emergency sandwich. For more information on our TV Smith gig at The Railway in Southend on June 22nd please visit www.retromanblog.com and for other tour dates, merchandise and news check out TV Smith’s excellent web-site www.tvsmith.com
Rock Photographer Paul Slattery Pt 2: The Punk Years09/05/2012 Duração: 37min
Legendary Rock Photographer, Paul Slattery, talks about The Ramones at the Rainbow, on stage with the Pistols, The Adverts, avoiding Richard Jobson's flailing limbs, Penetration, The Runaways, Elvis Costello, U.K. Subs, Johnny Thunders, Charlie Harper and the U.K. Subs 30 years later and being led astray by Lemmy...but more importantly, find out which Punk Rock band bought Adam chips! All this and more...
Episode 3: All of My Heroes, They Die Rockers10/04/2012 Duração: 01h03min
Steve from the Retro Man Blog and Adam from The Jetsonics are joined in the Pod by Rock Photographer Paul Slattery. In this Episode we have an exclusive track from the upcoming new album from The Soundtrack of Our Lives along with a brand new song by The Monochrome Set. Other tracks include sultry Soul from Marsha Hunt and Stormy, Garage Rock icon Graham Day, a Punk Rock classic from The Mekons and 60's Psychedelia from The Del-Vetts. There's also the usual chat, news and "Sid James style guffaws", oh yeah and more music too...! To download as an MP3 for your iPod or other portable device then click the downward arrow button...Enjoy!
Rock Photographer Paul Slattery Pt 1: Pub Rock & Pre-Punk05/02/2012 Duração: 27min
Steve from the Retro Man Blog talks to Rock Photographer Paul Slattery. Paul has had two books published by Omnibus Press, "The Smiths: The Early Years" and "Oasis: A Year On The Road" and has had his Photos featured in over 100 other music books and countless record covers, magazines and newspapers. He has also photographed many bands in their early years such as U2, Manic Street Preachers, Stone Roses, Joy Division, The Clash, Ramones and Motorhead. In Part 1 we discuss Paul's early influences and first steps into the world of Rock Photography and he plays and discusses some pivotal songs from Dr. Feelgood, Link Wray, The Flamin' Groovies and The Pirates.
Episode 2: We Look Like Stars But We Can't Pay the Rent31/01/2012 Duração: 53min
Steve from the Retro Man Blog, Adam from The Jetsonics and Rock Photographer Paul Slattery discuss and play some old classics, new releases, hidden gems, plus new and unsigned bands from the worlds of Punk Rock, New Wave, Power Pop, Soul and Psych...
Episode 1: The Pilot Episode29/01/2012 Duração: 58min
Steve from the Retro Man Blog and Adam from The Jetsonics are joined in the Pod by Rock Photographer Paul Slattery. Steve will be playing a selection of tracks from bands featured on the Retro Man Blog and Adam chooses some influences on his band The Jetsonics. Bands include The Len Price 3, The Past Tense, Radio Birdman and The Ruts amongst others... * Please note this is a Pilot Episode, a test run only...we understand sound levels are a bit quiet and our spoken content is a little "dry" - and there is the log fire! Many thanks to the international team of "Testers" whose comments have been noted and actioned! Thank yous and credits are on the Retro Man Blog. The "official" first Episode will be available very soon!