Sinopse

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.

Episódios

  • Episode 40 A Primitive Psychosis

    Episode 40 "A Primitive Psychosis"

    26/09/2020 Duração: 01h14min

    In this special "non-retro" Retrosonic, Steve from Retro Man Blog selects 22 brand new releases from some of his favourite new International bands and artists alongside some superb fresh material from a few old favourites such as The Damned, Wire, The Go-Go's and The Fleshtones too. There's great music from BMX Bandits and The Sensible Gray Cells, Power Pop and New Wave from The Speedways, The Vapors, Treasures of Mexico and Phil Hendriks, Medway Garage Rock from Wild Billy Childish & CTMF and The High Span, French grooves from The Limiñanas, Ian Kay and Popincourt, Post-Punk from The Cult Figures and Of Arrowe Hill, Psychedelia from Melody Fields and Grandad Pants, Punk Rock from The Lurkers and we top it all off with some atmospheric Surf-Noir from Draculina. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. Retrosonic theme by Adam Donovan. This episode's cover star: Polina from Draculina. For full tracklisting and links to all bands please check out the feature at: https://retroman65.blogspot.com/2020/09/retros

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 6: Ian Person of The Soundtrack of Our Lives  Union Carbide Productions

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 6: Ian Person of The Soundtrack of Our Lives & Union Carbide Productions

    04/08/2020 Duração: 01h30min

    In Episode 6 of our special Lockdown Lowdown series we welcome Ian Person into the virtual Retrosonic Podcast studio. We take an entertaining and in-depth journey through Ian's musical life - not only as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer but as an enthusiastic music fan. We go back to Ian's earliest musical memories - from the very first record he bought, the first gig he went to and the first band he formed. He discusses his favourite albums, 7" singles and the influences on his guitar playing. There's also some of his own memorable shows and tales of touring with Robert Plant and Oasis and working with Denise Johnson, who we found out had sadly passed away just a few days before we did the interview. Along the way there's some great music from The Who, Black Flag, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Damned, Minor Threat, The Stranglers, Oasis, Ebba Grön and Led Zeppelin to illustrate Ian's stories and choices. We also take a comprehensive look at Ian's own music from being a part of two of Sweden's

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 5: Duncan Reid of The Boys  The Big Heads

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 5: Duncan Reid of The Boys & The Big Heads

    26/07/2020 Duração: 01h20min

    In Episode 5 of our special Retrosonic Podcast "Lockdown Lowdown" series we welcome Duncan Reid, formerly the bassist with original melodic Punk Pop legends The Boys and currently performing and recording with his own band The Big Heads. In this thoroughly enjoyable romp through Duncan's life we go right back to his earliest childhood musical memories to discover his first exposure to Rock & Roll, the first record he bought with his own pocket money and the first gig he went to. There are examples of his favourite singles and albums along with the artists and gigs that have had an impact and influence on him over the years. More importantly, we also learn why he was awarded the freedom of a South American capital city, what influential item he found in his Dad's cupboard and how he became big in Japan without even knowing it! All this and much, much more! Generously soundtracked by Duncan's own pick of the pops throughout the episode including Marc Bolan & T-Rex, Ramones, Chris Isaak, Alice Cooper, Beatles, T

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 4: Mike  Elsa from The Jack Cades

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 4: Mike & Elsa from The Jack Cades

    05/07/2020 Duração: 01h20min

    In this episode of our Retrosonic Podcast Lockdown Lowdown series we welcome Mike and Elsa from one of our favourite new groups, The Jack Cades, following the release of their superb second album "Perfect View". Mike and Elsa take us on a musical trip through some of their favourite albums, singles, gigs, happenings and people that had an influence on their own impressive work with Thee Vicars, The Baron Four, The Missing Souls and of course most recently with The Jack Cades. Generously soundtracked by some of their favourite songs including Nirvana, The Milkshakes, The Masonics, Rodriguez, The Stone Roses, Buzzcocks, The Beatles, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Spacemen 3, The Squires and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. There's also a pick of their very own music from Thee Vicars, The Missing Souls, The Baron Four and of course The Jack Cades. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS Licence. For full track-listing and links to buy the music please check out Retro Man Blog here:

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 3: Raymond Gorman of That Petrol Emotion  The Everlasting Yeah

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 3: Raymond Gorman of That Petrol Emotion & The Everlasting Yeah

    29/06/2020 Duração: 01h30min

    In the third episode of our Lockdown Lowdown series, we welcome Raymond Gorman, guitarist and vocalist with The Everlasting Yeah and That Petrol Emotion into the virtual Retrosonic Podcast studio. In this thoroughly entertaining episode Raymond talks us through some of his most memorable musical moments from hearing The Beatles for the first time and impressing the girls with his dancing to T-Rex. He explains about various gigs and records that made an impact on him and his guitar playing and there are some candid stories of why he stopped playing piano, why he couldn't get into the legendary Casbah Club and how That Petrol Emotion almost signed to Creation. Along the way we learn about his encounters with Iggy Pop, Kevin Rowland, John Cooper-Clarke, Pete Wylie, Dieter Meyer of Yello, Ian McLagan and of course The Undertones. This hugely enjoyable trip down memory lane is soundtracked by some of Raymond's favourite tunes from The Beatles, Marc Bolan & T-Rex, Taste (featuring Rory Gallagher), Horslips, The Und

  • Episode 39 Be Seeing You!

    Episode 39 "Be Seeing You!"

    20/06/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    Welcome to Episode 39 of Retrosonic Podcast and you can probably tell that we've been watching a lot of TV during the lockdown as there are some musical montages inspired by two of our favourite shows (the original) Star Trek and The Prisoner. So, we have tracks by The Clash, Ron Grainer, The Vapors, The Prisoners, SpizzEnergi, The Times, The Galileo 7, The Wedding Present and William Shatner, yes indeed, Captain Kirk singing The Cramps no less...seriously! Then there's a round-up of some fantastic new releases from Damaged Goods Records with the new single from The Courettes, Bickerton Records give us some superb Dutch Ye-Ye from Fleur and also The Colour Collection and then our busy friends at Spinout Nuggets have yet more great stuff out now from Paul Groovy & The Pop Art Experience and The Hurricanes. The Plastic Pals provide their cinematic new single, there's a track from the excellent debut Jetstream Pony LP and a blistering unreleased taster from the forthcoming album by Eight Rounds Rapid. My origina

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 2: Leigh Heggarty of Ruts DC

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 2: Leigh Heggarty of Ruts DC

    17/06/2020 Duração: 01h20min

    In the second episode of our Lockdown Lowdown series, we welcome Ruts DC guitarist Leigh Heggarty into the virtual Retrosonic Podcast studio. Leigh talks us through some of his most memorable musical moments from hearing The Beatles for the first time to gigs and records that made an impact on him and his guitar playing, right through to the present day touring and recording with Ruts DC. Along the way we learn about his encounters with Henry Rollins, Wayne Kramer, The Stranglers, Alvin Gibbs, Wilko Johnson and of course Paul Fox, Segs and Dave Ruffy of The Ruts/Ruts DC. There's also a look back on the now legendary but hugely emotional benefit show for Paul Fox, his last with The Ruts, which featured Henry Rollins on lead vocals and many special guests including The Damned, Misty In Roots, U.K. Subs, Tom Robinson and more. This hugely enjoyable trip down memory lane is soundtracked by some of Leigh's favourite tunes from The Beatles, Marc Bolan & T-Rex, The Who, Rory Gallagher, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Feelgoo

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 1: Buddy Ascott (The Chords/The Fallen Leaves)

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 1: Buddy Ascott (The Chords/The Fallen Leaves)

    03/06/2020 Duração: 01h20min

    Brett "Buddy" Ascott, drummer with The Chords and The Fallen Leaves (and many more besides...) is our first special guest in a new series of Retrosonic Podcasts entitled "Lockdown Lowdown". Buddy tells us of his earliest musical awakenings, the first record he ever bought, his first gig and what event changed him from innocent fan of Pop music to the dark side of Rock & Roll. Along the way we hear who inspired him to pick up the drumsticks, some of his own memorable experiences as a musician and the favourite tracks from his own recordings. He tells us of his favourite albums and singles and most treasured item of music related memorabilia. The episode is soundtracked by songs by David Bowie, The Kinks, Sex Pistols, The Who, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion, The Auteurs, Dodgy, Lightning Seeds, The Thrills, Arcade Fire, The Clash and of course The Chords and The Fallen Leaves. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. For more information on the full track-listing and

  • Episode 38 - Get Sa-ni-ti-zin

    Episode 38 - Get Sa-ni-ti-zin'

    10/05/2020 Duração: 01h16min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog plays some great brand new and recent releases from the worlds of Garage Rock, Punk, Indie, Psych and Power Pop to help ease the Lockdown Blues. In this episode there's Jah Wobble (featuring Keith Levene, Mark Stewart & Youth), The Jack Cades, Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The Past Tense, The Sanitizers, Elephant Stone, Martin Savage & The Jiggerz, The Veras, Palooka 5, The In-Fuzzed, Groovy Uncle, Goodbye Victory Road, Autoramas, The Parkinsons, and a few choice nuggets from Shack, Teengenerate, The Stripes, BMX Bandits and The Shop Assistants. This Episode's cover star Eric Baconstrip. Photo (and mask) by Maki. Check out https://retroman65.blogspot.com/2020/05/retrosonic-podcast-episode-38-get-sa-ni.html for full tracklisting, info and links to all featured bands and artists. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence.

  • Episode 37 Songs The Limiñanas Taught Us

    Episode 37 "Songs The Limiñanas Taught Us"

    29/01/2020 Duração: 01h11min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog takes a look at the Blog's "Band(s) of 2019" The Limiñanas and their collaboration with Anton Newcombe and the French actress Emmanuelle Seigner in the project L'Épée. We look at The Limiñanas other collaborations with Étienne Daho, Peter Hook, Bertrand Belin and Pascal Comelade, pick out some great previous and related bands and play some originals of the various cover versions they have recorded over the years. Featuring great songs by The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Gentlemen, Wanda Jackson & The Cramps, The Kinks, Echo & The Bunnymen, Lords of The New Church, Jay Reatard, Michel Polnareff. The Beach Bitches, Les Bellas, Toxic Farmers, The Llamps, Hair & The Iotas & Les Wampas. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. Cover photo courtesy of Alain Bibal.

  • Episode 36 Ive Got Some Action To Give For Free

    Episode 36 "I've Got Some Action To Give For Free"

    28/11/2019 Duração: 56min

    We're not all retro at Retrosonic...in this episode we feature a Brexit-busting selection of brand new releases from our favourite International, multi-cultural and multi-talented bands and artists, including both sides of the great new single from former Missing Souls frontman Ian Kay. There's superb new material from The Sensation Seekers, Refused, The Schizophonics, Las Aspiradoras, Goodbye Victory Road, Gatuplan, The Flaming Sideburns, Pablo Matisse, Råttanson, The Limiñanas & Étienne Daho and John Hoyles. Then there's a spotlight on new releases from Damaged Goods Records including King Salami & The Cumberland 3, Billy Childish & CTMF, Fabienne Delsol, Graham Day & The Gaolers and The Shadracks. Turn it up! Retrosonic Podcast holds a valid PRS licence. This Episode's cover star: Ian Kay. For links to all bands please check out the main Retro Man Blog site.

  • French Boutik  Dr Bird

    French Boutik & Dr Bird

    10/09/2019 Duração: 01h45min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog chats to Serge and Gabriela from French Boutik and Bobby from Dr Bird about their influences, favourite songs and musical histories. We start off with their recent collaboration, along with Toby from Tiny Flaws and percusionist Graham Lentz at the Pelton Arms in Greenwich and from that throughly entertaining afternoon show, play an exclusive live version of "This Is London", Bobby's English language version of French Boutik's classic "Ici Paris". Along the way we talk about the impact of Punk Rock and New Wave, the Mod Revival and Britpop - of political Pop songs, music genres, the differences between Paris and London's live music scenes and much more besides. Not only is there a pick of their own band's material but the episode is soundtracked by some great music from Tiny Flaws, The Stranglers, The Style Council, Charles Trenet, Nick Lowe, Popincourt, Billy Bragg, Etta James, The Kinks, Fay Hallam, Makin' Time, Supergrass, The Jam & The Prisoners. Thank you to Toby Kinder. Retroson

  • Episode 35 The Beat Goes On

    Episode 35 "The Beat Goes On"

    22/08/2019 Duração: 01h27min

    Buddy Ascott from The Chords joins me, Steve from Retro Man Blog to discuss the band's new definitive 5CD retrospective "Re-Chordings 1978-1981" box set. In this episode Buddy reads some extracts from his liner notes and plays a couple of rare Chords tracks from the box set. There's news of two upcoming launch parties to promote the release and he looks back on his successful Budstock birthday party at the 100 Club. We also play a new track from Buddy's current band The Fallen Leaves and hear an example of his production work with a new song from Proper. Along the way we discuss the Pete Shelley tribute show at the Royal Albert Hall, Peter Perrett at the Somers Town Festival, the She Punks book talk at the British Library and much more besides...There's songs from Buzzcocks, The Skids, Fontaines DC, Penetration, Robyn Hitchcock, X-Ray Spex, The No-Things, Les BOF! and The Charles Napiers. Enjoy! Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. This episode's cover star is Amy K-B, photo by Derek D'Souza.

  • Joy Division at Strawberry Studios with Paul Slattery

    Joy Division at Strawberry Studios with Paul Slattery

    14/08/2019 Duração: 40min

    Joy Division at Strawberry Studios - Photography by Paul Slattery: A New Book of Iconic Photos Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of "Unknown Pleasures". My Retro Man Blog & Retrosonic Podcast colleague rock photographer Paul Slattery, talks to Lee McFadden about his brand new book of Joy Division photography out now via Legends Publishing. The book not only includes his iconic photo session of the band outside Strawberry Studios in Stockport but also from the Stuff The Superstars gig that very evening along with rare shots of their headline show at the Electric Ballroom in London. In this entertaining episode Paul also discusses his partnership with music journalist Dave McCullough for Sounds magazine and the excellent work done by the Stockport Museum in preserving the legacy of Strawberry Studios. For more information on how to order the book please check out the corresponding feature on www.retromanblog.com. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS Certificate. Podcover photo copyright Paul Slattery.

  • Episode 34 You Set Your Brain On Fire

    Episode 34 "You Set Your Brain On Fire"

    31/05/2019 Duração: 01h02min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog with a selection of new releases from his pick of the recent Hipsville Soho-A-Go-Go Weekender including the brand new single from The Night Times along with Autoramas, The Deadly Spirits and Das Clamps. There's two new singles from the Spinout Nuggets label by The Voo-Dooms and Treasures of Mexico and new songs from two bands who will appearing at the Beatwave Weekender, The Galileo 7 and The Beatpack. Then there's reports and music from some of the best shows we've been to over the last few months including The Jackets, The Straight Arrows, The Future Shape of Sound, The Fallen Leaves and The Way Out. Then there are more new releases from The Go Go Cult, Thee Moot, L'Epee and Nika. Retrosonic Podcast holds a current and valid PRS Licence. This Episode's cover star is Wanda de Lullabies, photo by Retro Man Blog. For full track-listing and links to each band's web-site and how to buy their music, please vist www.retromanblog.com

  • Retrosonic Episode 33 with Special Guest Brett Buddy Ascott

    Retrosonic Episode 33 with Special Guest Brett Buddy Ascott

    07/02/2019 Duração: 01h31min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog is joined by Buddy Ascott drummer with The Chords and The Fallen Leaves to discuss the Retro Man Blog Night with Fay Hallam at the Half Moon Putney on Feb 9th, his upcoming Budstock birthday gig at The 100 Club, The Leaves Marc Riley Session, his production work, new books on Mod Art and Modzines and we pay tribute to Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks. Along the way we play a selection of brand new releases including Thee Girl Fridays, French Boutik, Wild Zeros, The Rising, Reverberations, Proper, The Bookends, The Hurricanes, The Sensation Seekers, Dave's Doors of Perception and an exclusive from The Fallen Leaves. There's also music from Speakeasy, Fay Hallam & The Bongolian, King Mojo, Buzzcocks and The Chords.

  • Episode 32 Is It On - Is It Off

    Episode 32 "Is It On - Is It Off"

    07/09/2018 Duração: 01h23min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog and Rock photographer Paul Slattery discuss the Union Carbide Productions reunion, Damaged Goods Records 30th anniversary and Paul's experiences in the Summer of 1968. There's news on our upcoming London show for ex-Soundtrack of Our Lives & UCP front-man Ebbot Lundberg (The Half Moon Putney on October 13th) and we have an EXCLUSIVE unreleased track from Ebbot & The Indigo Children. There's another exclusive from Garage Rock super-group The Jack Cades along with superb brand new releases from UK Subs bassist Alvin Gibbs, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Voo-Dooms, Groovy Uncle, Les Lullies & Cyanide Pills. Along the way we praise and play tracks from The U.K. Subs and The Gun Club's classic "Fire of Love" LP and there's songs by Union Carbide Productions and Pablo Matisse, a Garage Soul stormer from The Bit 'A Sweet and Paul's pick of '68 (I know, he doesn't look that old!). Podcover model Amy K-B. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence.

  • Retrosonic 31 Rumble In The Jungle A-Go-Go - A Hipsville and New Music Special

    Retrosonic 31 "Rumble In The Jungle A-Go-Go - A Hipsville and New Music Special

    04/06/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog presents a decidedly 'non-retro' episode featuring only new and recent music from the best international contemporary Punk, Psych, Mod, Beat, Soul and Garage Rock acts. There's a report on the fantastic Hipsville Jungle-A-Go-Go weekender including some highlights from The Parkinsons, The Oddballs, The Schizophonics, Les Lullies, Black Mambas and an unreleased track from The No-Things. Then we have new releases from Autoramas, The Most, Nettelles, Ye Nuns, Andre M, French Boutik and the new single from Magnus Carlson & Fay Hallam with a report on their recent show at The 100 Club. There's also news on our next Retro Man Blog Night with ex-Soundtrack of Our Lives and Union Carbide Productions frontman Ebbot Lundberg and his new band The Indigo Children at The Half Moon Putney on October 13th. Plus more exciting new sounds from Professional Againsters, The Moot, OHMS, Thee Girl Fridays and The Past Tense. For the complete track-list to this episode and links to all the bands please chec

  • Episode 30 Who Turned Out The Lights of Dawn?

    Episode 30 "Who Turned Out The Lights of Dawn?"

    19/03/2018 Duração: 01h16min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog and Rock Photographer Paul Slattery discuss Mark E Smith, the Small Faces musical "All or Nothing", King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Brixton Academy, Mike Stax's book on Craig Smith, The Monochrome Set's 40th anniversary shows and Tours long-awaited reunion gig. There's breaking news and music from Billy Childish & CTMF, The Loons and Union Carbide Productions. Paul picks two tracks from his favourite guitarists Link Wray and Mick Green of The Pirates and there's a rare new mix of a Johnny Thunders classic. Along the way there's the usual eclectic pick and mix of some great tracks from Wall of Voodoo, Art Attacks, Galileo 7, The Fall, Y Fflaps and Penny Arkade. Mark E Smith cover photo copyright Paul Slattery.

  • Episode 29 Sixth Sense From a Loaded Gun

    Episode 29 "Sixth Sense From a Loaded Gun"

    09/03/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog talks about his trip to Sweden to see the Nymphet Noodlers reunion show and plays a pick of great new music that's made it's way to the Blog recently. We bring back some cool Scandic sounds from Cat & The Underdogs, Arvidsson & Butterflies, In Deed, Stupidity and Flight Reaction. There's new solo music and projects from a host of current and ex-members of some pretty big acts...Damian O'Neill of The Undertones & That Petrol Emotion, Lana Loveland from The Fuzztones, Joel Gion from Brian Jonestown Massacre, Citizens of Nowhere (ex-Godfathers), Speakeasy (ex-Chords, Long Tall Shorty, Purple Hearts) and Stag who are fronted by That Petrol Emotion's vocalist Steve Mack. More superb new music from Les Kitschenette's and Popincourt (featuring Ken Stringfellow). There's the debut release from DJ Lee Grimshaw's new Spinout Nuggets label by Sergeant's Mess who feature Wolf Howard, Chris Hearsey, Jon Barker and Darryl Hartley (CTMF, Vanderbilts, Phaze, Buff Medways etc). To end there's a great

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