The Imbalanced History of Rock and Roll
Summary: The Imbalanced History of Rock and Roll was created to discuss about the humongous tree of rock and roll music. There are thousands of branches. The history is fuzzy, scattered, both known and unknown - so much information out there already with even more to be learned.
We knew that we'd learn a lot, and probably hear some great stories when Kenny came to see us, but there was so much amazing information that we decided to make it our first two-part episode. Here's Part One with 1988's Bass Player Of The Year!
The largest branch in The Yardbirds’ Family Tree is more like a split in the trunk of the thing. Breaking out “The Hammer” this time as we explore a band made for and played for the fans: Led Zeppelin!
The changes of the ’60s, led to changes in R&B in the ’70s! Social causes and musical trends blended in new ways in a new decade where Soul, Funk and Disco emerged!
Women’s influence on Rock & Roll was being felt long before most people realized it! This time, we’re digging in to discuss some of the major players leading to the explosion of female artists in the 1970s!
Few bands are in the same Pantheon Of Rock as The Rolling Stones! In our first episode on the band, we take an overview of their history, with still so much more to discuss in the future!
Here’s a new concept for the Imbalanced History podcast! We each picked our 5 Favorite American Singers, women and men, from the music-rich era of the 1960s, and count them down!
In The Pocket is David's project uniting Philadelphia's great musicians, singers and songs, back to the '60s! We talk ITP and much more with a founding member of Philly hometown legends, The Hooters!
Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley were connected in life! Sadly, they are also connected in death, both having left this world on April 5th. Let's explore their lives, music and legacy, and the void they left behind.
As the turbulence of the '60s grew, so did the angry edges spilling out of American garages and basements! Part response to the ongoing British Invasion, part expressed angst over America at that time, the music that became known as Proto-Punk set a tone that resonates today!
Rock and Roll Family Trees are an adventure once you climb up them. One of the thickest and richest family trees is The Yardbirds Family Tree. We automatically tend to consider the three guitar gods immediately, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page and their magnificent histories in bands like Cream, Led Zeppelin, Derek & The Dominos among others. Our digging and research surprised us as to where The Yardbirds family tree led to, and excited us with new discoveries. We were also able to have a quick conversation with Yardbirds original drummer, Jim McCarty, who was able to confirm and deny these leaves of rock and roll diversity on the Yardbirds Family Tree.
Do you remember opening a new album and pulling it out to put it on the turntable? That new vinyl smell that accompanied the excitement? Ray and Markus discuss their first vinyl purchases with their own money as children. After that, they were all in...they were hooked on vinyl. They discuss the record stores they frequented in Philadelphia and Denver. They also delve into the history of vinyl and talk cassettes, 8-track, DAT, CD and Digital.
Markus and Ray discuss the induction class of 2019 for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With Bands like Def Leppard, Radiohead, Roxy Music, The Zombies, The Cure and artists like Janet Jackson being inducted, there is plenty of opinion to go around and much to discuss about those who were admitted and those who have been denied. How do you feel about the 2019 class and those left out?
The Fab Four. The Beatles. The band that changed rock and roll music and pop culture in a gigantic way. We’ll discuss the Beatles, their impact on rock and roll music, pop music and pop culture. What band had a bigger impact on rock and roll than the Fab Four? None. We will touch on many of these impacts in this episode.
Welcome to the very first Imbalanced History of Rock and Roll podcast. We are your imbalanced hosts, Ray “The Doc” Koob and Markus “In The Darkus” Goldman. We want you to join us in this crazy discussion about the Rock and Roll Family Tree and all of it’s glorious branches. This podcast is for the Rock and Roll music lover who also loves to learn about the music. We hope you will interact with us as we tackle new subjects every week. We look forward to conversing with you about one of our favorite topics, Rock and Roll. We have over 50 years of Rock Radio experience, and have been lovers of Rock and Roll for our entire lives. You can follow us on social media via Twitter & Facebook. We would also like to give out a big hearty thank you to Rick DiFonzo for providing the music beds for our podcast. You can hear his music and get more information about Rick, here. We want to thank you for embarking on this imbalanced and crazy adventure with us as we Roll through the Rock.