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Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Ruckus Rob or just simply Ruckus (as he is known by the people that love him most) came onto the punk scene in the 80's while in his early teens and hasn't missed a day since. Back then Las Vegas was a "small town" of less than 170,000 people and you could drive anywhere in the entire Las Vegas Valley in just 20min (or less!!!). Compare that to today's Valley wide population of nearly 2 million. Not only has the city Ruckus calls home grown but so has his reputation and celebrity as a true punk rock legend. Just ask a few of the people he's called friends over the last 30 years: Jack Grisham (TSOL), Fat Mike, (NOFX) ), Shaku Keiji (The Heiz), Todd Sampson (MIA), Lee Ving (FEAR) just to name a few. For the past 17 years he has been performing regularly with Dirk Vermin (owner and artist at Pussykat Tattoo) and Turbo Proctor as the bass player in The Vermin, who are commonly referred to as the Punk Rock Rat Pack. You can also find him bartending at the world famous Double Down Saloon in Las Vegas several nights / mornings (in Las Vegas who can say when one stops and the other starts!) a week. In September 2008 when I approached Ruckus about working with me on an AM radio show focused on local music he (with his usual "I'm the hugest music fan in the world" persona) didn't hesitate to lend a hand and actually covered our asses by bringing in a CD full of local music when our orignial disc took a crap. The show must go on! He was on our 1 hour Friday night program for just over a month and saw our transition from the terrestrial "Mohawk Radio" on KLAV 1230AM to the now popular internet "Double Down Radio" when his personal schedule changed and he was no longer available on Friday nights. Well it took me a few years, but I finally found a way to capture Ruckus AND his huge record collection by going to where he and his records are!




RUCKUS On The RADIO - September 5th 2107

Volume 07 - Episode 9 Part I Western Bone Cleavers - Brenda / Martha The Staple Singers - Love Comes In All Colors Little Johnny Taylor - As Long As I Don't See You Martin Denny - The Enchanted Sea The Monks - I Need You Shatzi Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles Barry White - Your The First, The Last, My Everything James Brown - Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (pt 2) Andre Williams - The Stroke Mongo Santa Maria - A-Ha The Surf Raiders - Squad Car Malcolm...

Duration: 01:51:48

RUCKUS On The RADIO - August 1st 2017

Volume 07 - Episode 8 Intro - Monty Python Part I Morricone Youth - Driveway To The Cemetary Adre Williams - Humpin' Bumpin' and Thumping Fred Wesley & The JBs - Damn Right In Somebody The Meters - Stretch Your Rubber Band Love - August The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream Part II The Spiders - Around & Around (Japan 1966) The Monks - I'm Watching You ( Germany 1967) Ronnie Aldrich - Soulful Strut Enoch Light - Witchita Lineman Royal Crown Revue - Zip Gun...

Duration: 01:57:46

RUCKUS On The RADIO - July 6th 2017

Volume 07 - Episode 7 Part I Donovan - Atlantis Fevertree - Day Tripper Camper Van Beethoven - 51-7 The Meters - Chicken Strut The Crown Royals - Shake It Booker T - Hey Yeah Bill Justis - Watermelon Man Part II The JB's - Pass The Peas The Coasters - Smoky Joe's Cafe The Specials - Too Hot Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely Rodriguez - Crucify Your Mind Emil Richards - Take 5 Part III Val Bennett - Take 5 Dillenger - Dread Called Fred The Paragons -...

Duration: 02:03:29

RUCKUS On The RADIO - May 31st 2017

Volume 07 - Episode 6 Part I The Stooges - 1969 Cocksparrer - Sunday Stripper Stalag 13 - In Control Discharge - Why? The Weirdos - Helium Bar Youth Brigade - Who Can You Believe In Turbo Negro - Don't Say Mother Fucker Mother Fucker MIA - Tell Me Why The Vandals - Anarchy Burger The Adicts - Straight Jacket Part II TSOL - Word Is GBH - Necrophelia SNFU - She's On The Menu Fang - Money Will Roll Right In Plain Wrap - Red Light Green Light UK Subs - Warhead Wasted...

Duration: 02:04:21

RUCKUS On The RADIO - May 10th 2017

Volume 07 - Episode 5 Part I Izzy Cox - Sitting In 4 Walls The Novas - The Crusher The Bomboras - Spanish Fly Tom and Jerry - Rumble Buddy Merrill - Caravan Ian August - Miserlou Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Look Out, There's A Monster Coming Part II Tom Waits - Phantom 309 Gun Club - My Cousin Kim Townes Van Zandt - Waiting To Die Camper Van Beethoven - Never Go Back Part III William Devaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got Bobby "Blue" Bland - Ain't No Love In The...

Duration: 02:00:00

RUCKUS On The RADIO - April 4th 2017

Volume 07 - Episode 4 Part I The Monks - Boys Are Boys And Girls Are Choice Jr Walker - Satan's Blues Davie Allen & The Arrows - Moonfire The Syrup - Keep A Knockin Fats Waller - It's A Sin To Tell A Lie Part II The Dramatics - What You See Is What You Get Arthur Lee - Ninety Miles Away Son of Blues - Sex Machine Johnny Young - Keep On Drinkin' Little Walter - Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights Howlin' Wolf - Down In The Bottom Mance Lipscomb - Joe Turner Killed A Man Doc...

Duration: 02:00:00

RUCKUS On The RADIO - March 7th 2017

Volume 07 - Episode 3 6th Anniversary Show Part I Jimmy Lynch - Intro Groovin' Strings & Things - She's A Rainbow Claus Ogerman - House of the Rising Sun Tom Jones - In Dreams David Bowie - 5 Years Tom Waits - Sand Diego Serenade Part II Sam Chatman - God Don't Like Ugly Bukka White - Parchment Farm Blues Arthur Lee - 5 String Serenade Buddy Rich - The Rotten Kid Jesse Anderson - Get Loose When You Get Loose Andre Williams - Agile, Mobile, Hostile Baby Stix -...

Duration: 02:05:58

RUCKUS On The RADIO - February 1st 2017

Volume 07 - Episode 2 Part I Andre Williams - The Stroke Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side The A Bones - She Said Yeah Pierced Arrows - Caroline The Lollipop Shop - You Must Be A Witch Blue Cheer - Parchment Farm The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel Part II Louis Prima - For Once In My Life The Olympics - Western Movies Willie Nelson - Truck Drivin' Man Nat Stuckey - Sun Cumin Up Mance Lipscomb - Cocaine Done Killed My...

Duration: 01:51:35

RUCKUS On The RADIO - January 3rd 2017

Volume 07 - Episode 1 Part I Tom Jones / Jack White - Jezebel Bauhaus - Passion of Lovers The Good The Band and The Queen - Herculean Townes Van Zandt - Talking Karate Blues Roky Erikson - Bloody Hammer Arthur Lee - Love Jumped Through My Window The Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard Banana Splits Part II Don & Juan - Chicken Necks Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair Red Hot Chili Peppers - Havana Affair The Sonics - Boss Hoss Screaming Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On...

Duration: 02:00:21

RUCKUS On The RADIO - December 6th 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 12 Part I Larry Storch - I'm Walking Chet Atkins - Taste of Honey Bert Weedon - Apache Coasters - Smokey Joes Cafe Sam Butera - Jambalaya On The Bayou Count Five - Psychotic Reaction Paul Revere & The Raiders - Kicks Steve Cropper - 99½ Part II Jeffrey Lee Pierce - Hey Juana Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - All Tomorrow's Parties Siouxie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden Bill Cosby - What You Think About Lickin' My Chicken Ozomatli - Nada Por Free The New...

Duration: 02:02:23

RUCKUS On The RADIO - November 3rd 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 11 Part I Mark Hall - Las Vegas George Jones - White Lightning Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful Esqurita - I'm Battie Over Hattie The Bunnys - Test Driver (Japan 60's) Andre Williams - The Stroke Part II The Meters - Funky Miracle War - The World Is A Ghetto Billy Paul - Me And Mrs. Jones Camper Van Beethoven - Turquoise Jewelry Morricone Youth - The Adventure of Prince Achmed Part III I Roy - African Track Lone Ranger - Frankinstine Jah Woos L -...

Duration: 02:01:52

RUCKUS On The RADIO - October 4th 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 10 Part I Morricone Youth - Traumatized Driveway to the Cemetary Dead Kennedys - Halloween Buzzcocks - Something Gone Wrong Again The Wolfmen - Do The Ostritch Doc Watson - Katy Morey Louis Jordan - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't Cab Calloway - St James Infirmary Part II The Joy Killer - Tonight Sampsons Army - Young Man Old Man Skatalites - Ruff and Tuff Don Drummond - The Reburial Culture - Hand A Bowl Augustus Pablo - Rockers Mood Max Romero - Quarter...

Duration: 01:59:49

RUCKUS On The RADIO - July 6th 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 7 Part I The Animals - Pretty Thing Shadows of Knight - Oh Yeah T. Rex - Jeepster Joan Jett - Do You Wanna Touch Kings Road - When Will I See You Again The Dramatics - Me & Mrs. Jones Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles BlowFly - Dirty Rap Part II Duran Duran - Planet Earth Patti Smith Group - Pissing In A River Townes Van Zandt - St John The Gambler Dirty Pretty Things - Dead Wood Radio Birdman - Buried and Dead Rancid Vat - Cracked...

Duration: 02:00:36

RUCKUS On The RADIO - June 8th 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 6 Part I Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk Sam The Sham - The Phantom David Johansen - Reach Out Townes Van Zandt - Tecumseh Valley U-Roy - Fire In Trench Town Horace Andy - Ain't No Sunshine Val Bennett - Take 5 (for Gary) Linvel Thompson - Jah Jah Dreader Than Dread Part II Siouxie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence Depeche Mode - Master & Servant TSOL - What Stephanie Wants Iggy Pop - American Valhalla Bauhaus - Spy In The Cab The Damned - W Andre Williams...

Duration: 01:59:43

RUCKUS On The RADIO - May 4th 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 5 Part I Iggy Pop - Gardenia The Pretty Things - She Says Good Morning Joe Jackson - Fools In Love Professor Long Hair - Junco Partner Howlin' Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle Tom Waits - Just An Invitation To The Blues Part II The Rockin' Vicars - I Don't Need Your Kind The Trashmen - Green Onions Galaxy Trio - Strip Search Impala - Epilogue Black Joe Lewis - Gun Powder The Spinners - Rubberband Man Part III Nina Simone - Hey, Buddy Bolden Amy Winehouse - Rehab Rudy Preston -...

Duration: 01:58:37

RUCKUS On The RADIO - April 5th 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 4 Barnes & Barnes - Fish Heads Dead Moon - Dean Moon Nights Love - Singing Cowboy Tim Hardin - Black Sheep Boy Standells - Medication The Skulls - Fucked Up Baby Buster Baileys Rhythm Busters - Light Up Weenei roast - Best Meaat Prices In Town Teen Idols - Adventure Eugene Chadbourne - Skip A Rope The weirdos - Tropical Depression The Libertines - The Good Old Days The Skateliates - Ska Ru Van Jackie Mittoo - One Step Beyond Bad Brains - Secret 77 Rocket From The Crypt...

Duration: 01:46:01

RUCKUS On The RADIO - March 2nd 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 3 Part I Dead Moon - Dagger Moon The Seeds - The Wind Blows Her Hair The Sonics - Strychnine Cab Calloway - Kickin' The Gong Around Royal Crown Revue - Zip Gun Bop Can - She Brings The Rain Camper Van Beethoven - Eye of Fatima Lonzo & Oscar - Old Mountain Dew Doc Watson - LIttle Sadie Townes Van Zandt - Waiting To Die Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning Part II Bill Cosby - Boogie On Your Face The Meters - Look Ka Py Py Sly & The Family Stone - If You...

Duration: 02:46:01

RUCKUS On The RADIO - February 1st 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 2 Part I David Bowie: Rock N Roll Suicide Gospel According to Tony Day The Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud Cracked Actor The Man Who Sold The World Scary Monsters And Super Creeps Diamond Dogs The Man Who Sold The World Five Years BlowFly - I Believe My Dick Can Fly BlowFly - BlowFly Theme Part II Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover Jimmy & The Off Beats - Stronger Than Dirt Howlin' Wolf - Back Door Man The Ventures - The Swinging Creeper Al Caiola - Stag or...

Duration: 02:10:35

RUCKUS On The RADIO - January 2nd 2016

Volume 06 - Episode 1 vinyl edition Part I Doc Watson - Sweet Georgia Brown Headcat - American Beat Hawkwind - Lost Johnnie Motorhead - Motorhead The Specials - Do Nothing (john Bradbury) Part II Taj Mahal - Fishing Blues Sam Sham Revue - Black Sheep Pete Drake - Ain't She Sweet Louie Prima - You Rascal You Bill Black Combo - Games People Play Ramsey Lewis Trio - Hang On Sloopy Booker T & The MG's - Mo' Onions Louis Jordan - Salt Pork West Virginia Arthur Big Boy Cruddup - That's All Right...

Duration: 01:57:35

RUCKUS On The RADIO - December 2nd 2015

Volume 05 - Episode 12 vinyl edition Part I Little Richard - Whole Lotta Shakin' New York Dolls - Pills The Monks - Shut Up Violent Femmes - Please Don't Go The Heiz - Black Pepper Girl Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair Andre Williams - Daddy Rolling Stone Part II Leon Redbone - I Hate A Man Like You Blue Cheer - Parchment Farm Camper Van Beethoven - Come Down The Coast Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - You Are In My Vision The Crown Royals - Shake It The Gun...

Duration: 02:04:59

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