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RockPopandRoll / Episode 12 • A legendary – maybe the most legendary Australian rocker  - who couldn’t break through in the US• An influential Cowpunk band that had big names push ...

RockPopandRoll / Episode 11 Remember Jessie’s Girl? #1 in 1981?  It is the iconic power pop song that threw musician Rick Springfield, a musician on lean times, back into the music...

Their debut album was “Get the Knack”.  It had one monster song, a lesser follow-up single and then the band rode the wave of success as best they could, before breaking up, reform...

You ask me what is the greatest rock/pop guitar album of the 1980s and I say Reckless from Bryan Adams.  Lyrically, it's mostly sophomoric.  No deep thoughts.  But that was never t...

Sports isn't fancy. It's rock music played tightly and with enthusiasm by the band, recorded cleanly. The songs are first-listen friendly and held up after the set became a monster...

This episode is "Friday 45" and features Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers. The band released Rumble in 1988, followed by Guitar Trouble in 1990. Conwell ended up in Philadelphi...

The thing – one of the things – I can't stand about classic rock radio stations, and why they have become unlistenable,  is the playlist that has stagnated. It's not that the bands...

Did Hair Metal change the world?  Well, some of the songs and the bands were part of the continuum that is rock music.  It was really a flash - a bomb of hairspray rock and roll th...

This episode is a look at four bands that had a big hit and then tried to capitalize on it with something called a "momentum hit" in the 80s. Or at least most had the followup hit....

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