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Two music obsessed friends meet up in a dilapidated studio known as Shabby Road to discuss 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, underground, proto punk.

Two music obsessed friends meet up in a dilapidated studio known as Shabby Road to discuss 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, underground, proto punk.
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Two music obsessed friends meet up in a dilapidated studio known as Shabby Road to discuss 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, underground, proto punk.




“Oh My Cod” - Ep. 153

Which record label was started by the same guy that invented “hair in a can”? Which R&B singer is credited with saving Atlantic records? Which band released their first single on a 45, then on their first album, then again on their second album? Which album reached number 4 in the charts of a tiny country as an imported “cut out”? Which singer spent a year in a body cast to correct her spine and upon its removal, she died from a heroin overdose? Which album did Ryan and Michelle’s daughter...

Duration: 02:14:50

“In Hog, Neato!” - Ep. 152

Welcome to Season 5 of the Shabby Road Record Show! Which album took home the coveted “Album of the Year” for 2017? Which “nu metal” band has splintered into a side project that sounds like 70’s blues rock? Which tape did AD and his band wear out while driving the van in the 1980’s? Which guitarist was told by Sharon Osbourne that a gig pays $2000 a week, but when he arrived to do the gig, she claimed it paid $200 a week? Which controversial play did AD’s parents take him to back in 1970? In...

Duration: 02:20:39

“Happy Hour 7”

Your Shabby pals are back for an hour of ROCK AND ROLL VINYL related games, trivia, and discussion. Titans of soul face off in a groovy game of OVERBOARD. Classic rock albums that you never need to hear again are up for sale and AD has to put them in order according to value in a crazy version of PRICE HIKE. Your Shabby pals match wits in LUSCIOUS LIZZ’ ROCK AND ROLL QUIZ. Ryan has a brand new batch of HEEP or POE and AD’s HAPPY TRACK is about a drunk cowboy who is ironically not “happy”,...

Duration: 01:09:43

“Don’t Drink the Purple Stuff” - Ep. 151

Which current metal band was formed because the founder thought that “not enough people like Saxon”? Which band enlisted the help of two legendary brothers to produce their throwback classic rock album? Which artist left the music business and claims he barely remembers making a living driving a cab due to a 30 year drug and alcohol blackout? Which singer contracted polio from a swimming pool as a child in a boarding school? Which singer was embroiled in a family fight when he publicly made...

Duration: 02:08:47

”Desert Island Party in the 1970’s - SamePageCast”

Ryan joins Pods and Sods Network alumni Craig and Megan for a discussion about their favorite top 40 hits of the 1970’s year by year. Listen in as Ryan dishes out some music theory with his guitar, while the three 70’s fanatics discuss G’nip G’nop, disco, Joker’s Wild and more. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter @shabbypodcast, email, or the SHABBY FORUM at our website where you can also buy us a round of beers, or click the...

Duration: 02:27:59

”The Shabbiest Christmas Ever!” - Ep. 150

Which future guitar phenom did AD meet when he was only 11 years old? Which seminal punk album was recreated at a seedy club in the NYC east village this year with the lone surviving member along with other punk legends? Which lead singer’s influences are equal parts Freddie Mercury and Bon Scott? Which gift from Santa made Lizz giddy? Which underground singer became famous posthumously in England after a DJ discovered her music? Which song does AD claim rips off Lionel Richie's...

Duration: 02:18:02

”Iguana Cold Cut Sandwich” - Ep. 149

Which guitarist was prevented from recording using his own name after his bandmates issued a cease and desist? Which German metal band’s concept album is about an intergalactic android searching to the rid the universe of evil? Which failed rock band’s 1982 album was sampled by rappers Jay Z and Kanye West for 2 number one records in the early 2000’s? Which rock star did Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott make breakfast for every morning when they shared an apartment in the 1970’s? Which jazz group...

Duration: 01:23:25

”A Beboobed Glitter Pope” - Ep. 148

Which guitarist was fired for selling bootleg tapes to the fans without the other band members consent? Which band advertised another band’s record on the back of their record saying the other band was “better than this crap?” Which movie changed their script for fear of Zeppelin’s manager Peter Grant coming after them? Which musician was the godson of famous jazz musician Thelonious Monk? Which glam rock singer became the host of a home improvement show after his music career? Join the...

Duration: 02:17:32

“Happy Hour 6”

Your Shabby pals are back for an hour of ROCK AND ROLL VINYL related games, trivia, and discussion. It’s a side long prog rock showdown for OVERBOARD. AD chooses records he’s actually played drums on and Ryan has to put them in order according to value in a crazy version of PRICE HIKE. Your Shabby pals have an unprecedented performance in LUSCIOUS LIZZ’ ROCK AND ROLL QUIZ. Plus, Ryan has a brand new batch of HEEP or POE, and AD’s HAPPY TRACK is so classic it spurs a conversation about...

Duration: 01:11:41

”My Beloved Sweethorse” - Ep. 147

Which 90’s band were rivals with AD’s band? Which drummer was arrested for public drunkenness while walking his dog? Which trio split up and all three members recorded failed solo projects leading to the band reforming? Which singer was forced to donate the earnings from his album to his ex-wife? Which singer obtained notoriety in LA by eating worms onstage? Which singer became a well respected NASCAR driver in later years? Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter @shabbypodcast, or...

Duration: 01:25:17

”Magic Toe” - Ep. 146

Which song made a grizzled, old French fisherman sob when the songwriter performed it for him? Which avant garde artist was criticized in the press for hiring famous pop singers? Which 12 year old singer refused to perform when her parents were asked to give up their front row seats for a white couple? Which heavy metal album artwork was designed by an artist that would go on to work for Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Toy Story? Which member of Styx does AD have a personal issue with and why?...

Duration: 01:27:29

”A Dirty Word….Like Moist” - Ep. 145

Which band landed a recording contract as a result of being involved in biker exploitation movies? Which guitarist and drummer used their live album to showcase impressions of a groupie they “shared”? Which glam punk album features a guest appearance by Liza Minnelli? Which rock band does AD put in his “classical music” playlist? Which band did Bowie love so much he hired them to play on his classic 1980 Floorshow TV appearance? Which punk compilation had possibly the most offensive band...

Duration: 01:26:51

”YamPod on Shuffle” - Ep. 144

Which singer had an affair with his drummer’s wife, then when it soured, attempted suicide by chugging a bottle of furniture polish? Which album was nearly scrapped when the producer they hired had a crippling heroin addiction that rendered him unless to the project? Which guitarist disappeared from the music biz but was rumored to have been working as a guitar tech for the guy that replaced him? Which guitarist’s grandfather purchased his first guitar but demanded he not play “the devil’s...

Duration: 01:08:39

”Nipple Clamps” - Ep. 143

Which band claims to have captured all the “spooky elements of their souls” onto analog tape? Which singer of an 80’s hair band became a phone psychic in the 90’s? Which band re-recorded their major label debut album because they didn’t think it was good enough? Which band wanted large, mean dogs in their video but had to settle for cute puppies? Which band had a pornographic movie playing on a loop in the recording studio that inspired the album’s title? Is there any way we could possibly...

Duration: 01:29:39

”AD and the Aardvark” - Ep. 51

An encore presentation of episode 51. Our pal Mikey Bones joins us for more classic stories and great tunes. The mystery boxes are filled with an eclectic blend of rock and roll. Which guitarist was rumored to have be visited by Jimi Hendrix during an acid trip? Which band of both african american and caucasians blew Mikey away in the late 70’s? Mikey stole which rock star’s shoes in 1980? Which guitarist does Ryan say “sounds like he’s dropping his guitar?” Which band’s song was used for...

Duration: 01:51:21

"Where's My Crackpipe?" Ep. - 0

What is the first album ever played on the Shabby Road Record Show? Which band got so high during the mixing of their live album that they forgot to include the recorded audience tracks? Which rocker elicits fits of laughter from Ryan and AD by chugging a beer on the album cover? Which band called their 1978 album “disgusting?” Which album was AD’s friend Bob Loevy so excited about that he rapped on AD’s window at 3am to share it? Which artist was rumored to be dead after Hurricane Katrina...

Duration: 01:50:56

"Fumigation Sensation" Lifers - Chapter 13

With Shabby overrun with pestilence, we pull a real gem from the vault. First, Ryan describes the horror that festered inside the studio while we were on tour. Then, we unearth a tape of Ryan and AD interviewed on a radio show in 2008 in the band Crash Street Kids. The band performs 3 songs live on air. To round out the show, Ryan grabs his guitar and breaks down the music theory and lyrics of a song performed on the broadcast. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:48:56

“Happy Hour 5"

Your Shabby pals are back for an hour of ROCK AND ROLL VINYL related games, trivia, and discussion. The gang has to throw a record into the abyss, never to be heard from again in a game of OVERBOARD. They have to arrange records in order according to their value in a spirited round of PRICE HIKE. Ryan and AD match wits in a round of LUSCIOUS LIZZ’ ROCK AND ROLL QUIZ. Plus, can you decide if it’s HEEP or POE, and AD’s HAPPY TRACK is a boozy little number slurred out by ‘ol blue eyes. SHARE...

Duration: 00:58:52

”Mass Debating” - Ep. 142

In 1973, which drummer chastised KISS members Gene, Paul, and Ace for sneaking behind his drum set to mimic his unique playing style? Which album does AD describe as a drunken frat party? Which artist is rumored to have bootlegged his own first two albums when the distribution channel went out of business? Which band claims to be the first band from Boston to have released a major label record? Which artist wanted to record his guitars with the amplifiers under water? Which album does AD...

Duration: 01:07:30

“Peaches Be Damned”- Ep. 141

Which singer/songwriter has his band perform a song for a year on the road before taking it into the studio to record? Which guitarist got so wasted at Live Aid he doesn’t remember participating in the finale next to Bowie and Bono? Which singer commissioned music to be added to a controversial poem and fought successfully to have it released becoming a touchstone in American race equality? Which band got a 20 quid loan from Robert Plant to buy a P.A. system in the late 60’s? Which album...

Duration: 02:23:02

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