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BEACH BLANKET FORT BINGO
Stephen SPAZ Schnee
A pop culture clubhouse for those that love Power Pop and other forms of melodic Pop... and comic books... as well as movies, TV and so much more! Your host: Stephen SPAZ Schnee
May 5, 2020
EPISODE #43: DOG TRUMPET (Peter O'Doherty and Reg Mombassa)
Stephen Schnee chats with Reg Mombassa and Peter O'Doherty (Dog Trumpet/Mental As Anything) about their 2020 album Great South Road and their long careers as musicians and artists. Features soundbites of songs from the new album and more!
Apr 17, 2020
EPISODE #42: Don Dannemann (THE CYRKLE)
Stephen Schnee chats with The Cyrkle's Don Dannemann about the band's career in the '60s including three albums, two hit singles ("Red Rubber Ball" and "Turn-Down Day") and their association with The Beatles, which included sharing a manager AND being named by one of the Fabs! Enjoy this conversation and keep updated on all things The Cyrkle over on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecyrkle/
Apr 11, 2020
EPISODE #41: Steve Perrin (THE DISTRACTIONS)
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the release of their debut 1980 debut album, NOBODY'S PERFECT, The Distractions' Steve Perrin chats with Stephen SPAZ Schnee about the band's career and a brand new digitally remastered release of the album. NOBODY'S PERFECT (Occultation Recordings) is available as an expanded two CD release featuring the digitally remastered version of the album, every EP and non-album single release, four unreleased demos, AND a newly remixed version of NOBODY'S PERFECT. The 40th Anniversary vinyl LP pressing of NOBODY'S PERFECT features the new remix of the album! www.occultation.co.uk
Apr 5, 2020
EPISODE #40: Gerald Emerick (QUINCY)
Episode #40 of BEACH BLANKET FORT BINGO celebrates the 40th Anniversary of QUINCY's self-titled debut album! On this episode, Stephen Schnee chats with Quincy bassist/vocalist Gerald Emerick about the band's career from their mid '70s formation to their recent reunion release 35 YEARS ON (Kool Kat Musik). Includes musical soundbites featuring many of your favorite Quincy classics!
Mar 28, 2020
EPISODE #39: ROBERT CRENSHAW
On this episode, Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats to musician/author Robert Crenshaw about his new bock MY MYTHOLOGICAL NARRATIVE: A ROCK ODYSSEY, as well as his solo career, his time spent drumming with his brother Marshall, and much more!
Mar 9, 2020
EPISODE #38: THE ASSOCIATION's Russ Giguere
On this episode, Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Russ Giguere (The Association) about his new book ALONG COMES THE ASSOCIATION: BEYOND FOLK ROCK AND THREE-PIECE SUITS and more. You'll also hear short soundbites of many of The Association's greatest songs!
Feb 24, 2020
EPISODE #37: TALKIN' ABOUT RAY: Milt Chapman chats about his time with The Ray Conniff Singers!
On this episode, I chat with musician and vocalist Milt Chapman, who spent four years touring with Ray Conniff in the '70s. We discuss Ray and his music as well as Milt's connection with the Smothers Brothers, Sunshine Pop, Climax, and so much more! (In the pic featured on the thumbnail, Milt is the second gentleman to Ray's right)
Feb 15, 2020
EPISODE #36: GILBERT O'SULLIVAN
Join Stephen SPAZ Schnee as he chats with Gilbert O'Sullivan about his career and his 2020 U.S. live dates, his first American tour in 43 years!
Feb 10, 2020
EPISODE #35: BILL LLOYD (solo artist/Project: Ghost Outfit/Foster & Lloyd)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Bill Lloyd about his amazing career. From his early 'New Wave' days to his hit-making Country Music career and his Power Pop following, Bill Lloyd is a man for all seasons. Enjoy this conversation and then head over to www.billlloydmusic.net and www.spyderpop.com and start collecting Bill Lloyd's catalog today!
Dec 23, 2019
EPISODE #34: CHRIS THOMSON (Friends Again/The Bathers/Bloomsday)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Scottish singer/songwriter CHRIS THOMSON about his musical career including his stints with FRIENDS AGAIN, THE BATHERS, and BLOOMSDAY. Add in some short musical soundbites to help the story along, this is an exciting look at the Scottish music scene of the '80s and beyond!
Dec 5, 2019
Episode #33: LANNIE FLOWERS (solo/The Pengwins)
With the release of his 2019 album HOME, I chatted with Lannie Flowers about his career leading up to - and including - the new release. Ever so humble and down-to-earth, Lannie may not like to talk about himself but he sure is fun to talk to!
Nov 27, 2019
Episode #32: SAL BAGLIO (The Stompers/The Amplifier Heads)
Spaz chats with Boston-based singer/songwriter SAL BAGLIO about his classic band The Stompers as well as his brand-new project The Amplifier Heads... as well as everything in between. Remember to stay until after the ending theme for a super exclusive post-credits song!
Aug 19, 2019
EPISODE #31: THE RUBINOOS' Jon Rubin & Tommy Dunbar
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats to Jon and Tommy about THE RUBINOOS' 2019 album FROM HOME. A career-spanning interview would have taken days so we focused on the new album and play some musical soundbites as well! Learn about the album while hearing tasty little tidbits of FROM HOME now. And remember to buy the album on August 23, 2019!
Aug 15, 2019
EPISODE #30: JOE NOLTE (THE LAST)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with singer, songwriter guitarist Joe Nolte of legendary L.A. band THE LAST about the band's early career. From musical inspiration to their debut album L.A. Explosion, Joe talks openly about the band's formation up through their split with Bomp Records in 1982.
Jul 15, 2019
EPISODE #29: RON FLYNT (20/20)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with musician, songwriter, and producer Ron Flynt about his career beginning with 20/20 and leading up to his recent digital reissue of the deluxe edition of his 2004 album L.A. STORY! NOTE: In my intro at the beginning, I went off-script for a few seconds and mis-spoke. I state that Mr. Flynt lives in Houston (which I know to be false) when I meant Austin (which I know to be true). My apologies to Ron. At least I got the state correct!
1 hr 4 min
Jul 8, 2019
EPISODE #28: RONNIE BARNETT (The Muffs) starring in TWO GUYS TALKING ABOUT MUSIC
And now for something completely different... My first installment in my TWO GUYS TALKING ABOUT MUSIC series Ronnie Barnett (The Muffs) is my very first in-studio guest and instead of doing the normal type of interview that I love to do, Ronnie and I just spend the whole time chatting about music, the music industry, CDs, vinyl, collecting promo material, and so many more topics. You'll also find musical soundbites scattered throughout the conversation. Sit back, enjoy, and hopefully share a few laughs with TWO GUYS TALKING ABOUT MUSIC!
Jun 15, 2019
Episode #27: DREW ARNOTT (Strange Advance)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Strange Advance member Drew Arnott about the band's career and their recent return to the live stage. Features soundbites from many Strange Advance classics!
1 hr 2 min
May 24, 2019
EPISODE #26: PETER LEY (Guitar Gangsters)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with GUITAR GANGSTERS guitarist/vocalist Peter Ley about the band's career. Features soundbites from each of their albums plus some surprises. Over 30 years after their recorded debut, this London-based Punk outfit is still alive and kicking!
May 16, 2019
EPISODE #25: CHRIS BOSTOCK (JoBoxers/Subway Sect/Spiritual Cowboys/Style Council)
On this episode, I chat with British musician Chris Bostock, best known for his time with JoBoxers ("Just Got Lucky"). Chris has also worked with Vic Godard & Subway Sect (past and present), The Style Council, Dave Stewart & The Spiritual Cowboys, Johnny Britton, Spear Of Destiny and many others. We discuss his career from then until now. This show features musical soundbites from all of the above artists plus The Stingrays, The X-Certs, Sandie Shaw, Shakespeare's Sister and more.
Mar 20, 2019
EPISODE #24: DENNIS GREAVES (The Truth and Nine Below Zero)
Join Stephen SPAZ Schnee as he chats with British singer/songwriter DENNIS GREAVES, the frontman for British Mod band The Truth as well as British Blues rockers Nine Below Zero. We discuss his 40 year career with musical soundbites sprinkled throughout the conversation!
Jan 10, 2019
EPISODE #23: ANDREW CURRY (White Lace And Promises/Paul Williams tribute)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Curry Cuts' Andrew Curry about his recent WHITE LACE AND PROMISES: SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS release and so much more
Dec 20, 2018
EPISODE #22: THE GREENBERRY WOODS (Ira Katz, Brandt Huseman and Matt Huseman)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Matt, Brandt and Ira from THE GREENBERRY WOODS about the band's career and the release of the brand new archive collection HOUSE.
Dec 3, 2018
EPISODE #21: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Part Two
Instead of interviews, Stephen SPAZ Schnee features original Christmas music from some of today's finest artists. Santa art by LAURIE COOK Remember to check out these artists on Facebook and Bandcamp. Also, consider downloading the special benefit Christmas project called A VERY WOODY CHRISTMAS available on Bandcamp TRACKLIST/PART TWO: The Glad Machine/Days Gone By Karen Bassett/It’s Almost Christmas Time Blake Jones & The Trike Shop/Christmas Sale DW Dunphy/Neon Green Christmas The Parallax Project/All I Want For Christmas (Is A Chance) Pop Co-Op/Wrap Yourself In Christmas Eve Anton Barbeau/Christmas Song Adam Waltemire/Greeting Berk & Boudreah/I Like Christmas Eddy Delbridge/The Christmas Feeling Ruby Free/Christmas Wine The Bottle Kids & Captain Storm/Christmas In Paris Blaine Campbell/Christmas In L.A. The Pengwins/It’s Christmas Time The Mockers/There’s No War On Christmas When Christmas Is In Your Heart The Split Squad/Another Lonely Christmas Popgems/In Winter’s…
1 hr 19 min
Dec 3, 2018
EPISODE #20: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Part One
Instead of interviews, Stephen SPAZ Schnee features original Christmas music from some of today's finest artists. Santa art by LAURIE COOK Remember to check out these artists on Facebook and Bandcamp. Also, consider downloading the special benefit Christmas project called A VERY WOODY CHRISTMAS available on Bandcamp TRACKLIST FOR PART ONE The Weeklings/Revolution Wonderland The Bobbleheads/Groovy Time Of Year Lannie Flowers/Christmas Without You Popgems/The Merriest Christmas Stephen Lawrenson/Glad It’s Christmas Vegas With Randolph/Snow Day Maple Mars/Christmastime In The City Chesty Vulva/Santa Brings Presents Thrift Store Halo/I Still Love Christmas The New Favorites/Underneath The Christmas Tree Quint/I Don’t Wanna Spend Christmas Without You The Hangabouts/Snow Is Falling Blake Jones & The Trike Shop/String Lights And Hold On Adam Marsland/December 24 Chissum Worthington/True Meaning Of Christmas The Hangabouts/Christmas Is The Time Gary Pig Gold/A Christmas Song Super 8/…
1 hr 19 min
Nov 11, 2018
EPISODE #19: John M. Borack (Music Journalist/Author of SHAKE SOME ACTION 2.0)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with longtime friend and fellow music journalist John M. Borack about his brand new book SHAKE SOME ACTION 2.0: The 200 Greatest Power Pop Albums 1970-2017. Order the book here: http://www.goodmusicguy.com/shake-some-action-2-0-book-200-greatest-power-pop-albums/
Oct 11, 2018
EPISODE 18: HALLOWEEN Special featuring MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Ed and Gavin, the two gents behind MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE. The duo creates magnificently dark 'soundtracks for imaginary films' which have been used in haunted attractions and theme parks every Halloween. Also, Dr. Blood makes a very special guest appearance (or two)...
Oct 8, 2018
EPISODE 17: Dane Conover (Trees/The Puppies)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dane Conover about his career including the recently reissued TREES album, Sleep Convention, The Puppies, The Beat Farmers and so much more
Sep 22, 2018
EPISODE #16: Ian McNabb (THE ICICLE WORKS)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Liverpudlian musician Ian McNabb, who speaks for the first time about his 2018 album OUR FUTURE IN SPACE. Ian also offers his thoughts on other aspects of his career including The Icicle Works and more
1 hr 1 min
Sep 13, 2018
EPISODE #15: Jerry T. Jones (GLAMWEAZEL/ONE THE JUGGLER)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with British musician Jerry T. Jones (AKA Lushi) from GLAMWEAZEL about their new compilation album The Great Unknown plus his time as one of the driving forces behind '80s band ONE THE JUGGLER. He talks about working with Mick Ronson, being influenced by David Bowie and the Kinks and so much more!
Sep 6, 2018
EPISODE #14 - Danny Wilkerson (THE PENGWINS and WILKERSON)
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with DANNY WILKERSON about his new album, WILKERSON (Spyderpop Records) and writing and recording it with Bleu McAuley, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and others. Features excerpts from practically every song on the album!
Aug 31, 2018
EPISODE #13 - BOSLEY's Bosley Brown
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with Bosley Brown about his new album UNREAL FIRE and his career to date so far. Released under the name Bosley, the album is an homage to Soul music's heyday (s)!
Aug 13, 2018
EPISODE #12 - LATIN QUARTER's Steve Skaith
Stephen SPAZ Schnee interviews LATIN QUARTER mainman Steve Skaith. In this episode, we discuss the new album PANTOMIME OF WEALTH as well as the band's 30+ year history. Plenty of chat and music!
Jul 12, 2018
EPISODE #11 - THE FABULOUS POODLES' Tony De Meur
Stephen SPAZ Schnee interviews British singer/songwriter and comedian Tony De Meur (AKA Ronnie Golden), the guitarist and vocalist from the legendary FABULOUS POODLES. They discuss the history of the band and the release of the new 3CD set MIRROR STARS: THE COMPLETE PYE RECORDINGS on Cherry Red Records.
Jun 21, 2018
EPISODE #10 - THE VAPORS' David Fenton
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with David Fenton of THE VAPORS about the band's history and the truth behind the rumor about "Turning Japanese"!
Jun 10, 2018
EPISODE #09 - THE HUDSON BROTHERS' Brett Hudson
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with THE HUDSON BROTHERS' Brett Hudson about their music, their popular TV series, the music scene during the '70s, his post-Hudson Brothers career and his successful battle with cancer. After listening, please consider making a donation to www.kingdombuildersworldwide.org to help put an end to cancer for good!
May 28, 2018
EPISODE #08 - LAISH's Danny Green & TWINK THE TOY PIANO BAND's Mike Langlie
Stephen SPAZ Schnee takes you to London and speaks with Danny Green, leader of British Indie Folk/Pop outfit LAISH. Then, he sets down somewhere near Boston, MA for a chat with Mike Langlie AKA TWINK, the toy piano band! These two artists may seem like the occupy opposite ends of the musical spectrum but they both embrace the art of the melody... and it is something to behold!
May 12, 2018
EPISODE #07 - Brian Peets (A-1 COMICS) & Reg Mombassa and Peter O'Doherty (MENTAL AS ANYTHING/DOG TRUMPET)
Join Stephen SPAZ Schnee as he chats comic books with BRIAN PEETS (A-1 Comics) and then discusses the music with REG MOMBASSA and PETER O'DOHERTY (Dog Trumpet and Mental As Anything)!
Apr 27, 2018
EPISODE #06 - SNIFF 'N' THE TEARS' Paul Roberts & TEENSVILLE RECORDS' Kyler Schwartz
Stephen SPAZ Schnee chats with PAUL ROBERTS from Sniff 'n' The Tears and KYLER SCHWARTZ from Teensville Records! From '60s pop rarities to '70s hitmakers, this show has loads of groovy gravy to go!
1 hr 2 min
Apr 16, 2018
EPISODE #05 - Martin Gordon (SPARKS/RADIO STARS) & KC Bowman (CORNER LAUGHERS/AGONY AUNTS, etc)
Join Stephen SPAZ Schnee and his guests MARTIN GORDON (Sparks/Radio Stars) and KC BOWMAN (Fireproof Sam & The Network Stars/The Corner Laughers) PLUS music from THE WRECKING TWO, CHRIS RICHARDS & THE SUBTRACTIONS and KENNY ROSSI!
1 hr 4 min
Mar 29, 2018
EPISODE #04 - Comic Book industry legend Joe Field and BLANKET OF SECRECY'S Andrew Howell
Stephen SPAZ Schnee is joined by JOE FIELD (Flying Colors Comics) to discuss comics and Power Pop. Then ANDREW HOWELL stops by to discuss the history of BLANKET OF SECRECY. And in between, there are TWO brand new tracks from ARTHUR ALEXANDER (The Poppees, Sorrows)
Mar 15, 2018
EPISODE #03 - YACHTS' Henry Priestman
Spaz interviews YACHTS skipper Henry Priestman (www.henrypriestman.com) about the new YACHTS box set and the band's history. Bonus: a tribute to Yachts drummer Bob Bellis by his nephew Michael Kalik.
Mar 8, 2018
EPISODE #02 - SHOES' Jeff Murphy & TRANSLATOR's Steve Barton
SPAZ is joined by Jeff Murphy (Shoes) to continue their discussion about the Present Tense album. Translator's Steve Barton stops by to discuss his lates 3CD solo album. The Blanket Fort Pow Wow panel discusses Power Pop. Music from Club Wow, Lannie Flowers and The Cherry Bluestorms. Last but not least, Spaz presents But Is It Power Pop? featuring the debut album by The Scooters!
1 hr 8 min
Feb 26, 2018
EPISODE #01 - Comic book writer Mike Baron & SHOES' Jeff Murphy
A pop culture clubhouse for those that love Power Pop and other forms of melodic Pop... and comic books... as well as movies, TV and so much more! Your host: Stephen SPAZ Schnee Episode 1 includes interviews with author Mike Baron and Power Pop legend Jeff Murphy (Shoes), a panel discussion about music streaming, an acoustic performance by Adam Marssland and some great music to round it out!
1 hr 15 min