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“The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast,” the official Grateful Dead podcast, is a series devoted to exploring the music and mythology behind one of the most enduring, progressive, and influential bands in the history of recorded music. The podcast’s tagline is “For The Committed And The Curious,” as episodes will invite new fans to explore the band’s enormous mythology in digestible chunks and enlighten life-long Dead Heads about corners of the band’s history they never knew existed. No topic will ...
 
Welcome to the Free Form Rock Podcast, with our hosts, one fellow who has a wider range of musical interests and another fellow who likes to think of himself as a bit more limited and obscure, ha ha. Actually, we are proud of our diversity, as long as it stays within the limits of what is known as rock music, and we invite you to listen to our episodes and become more open-minded about music. Cheers, everybody!
 
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Lee Reviews Fan Picked Songs On this episode, Lee is “lucky” to have his “fans” pick songs for him to review. Will he like them? Maybe and maybe not. Let’s not make this a habit, haha. Our tracks of the week are Boomerang's “Juke It” and Y&T’s “Contagious.” Happy listening, everybody. #fanpickedBy Marc Taylor LLC
 
We give thanks to Dead Heads and use listener-submitted stories to tell to the Heads’ history from the Haight-Ashbury to Shakedown Street, with Bill Walton, DeadBase founder Mike Dolgushkin, sociologist Rebecca Adams, Steve Silberman, & and many new friends. GUESTS: Bill Walton, Rebecca Adams, Steve Silberman, Mike Dolgushkin, Adam Brown…
 
Jen Trynin - Gun Shy, Trigger Happy On this episode, we review an album by an artist whose work is overlooked and needs more listeners. We also talk about how social media platforms are limiting and monitoring what people say and do. We certainly give our opinions. Our tracks of the week are, The Darling Buds’ “Fall”, The Call’s “Let The Day Begin”…
 
Yes-90125 On this episode, we review an album by a group who reformed with a slightly new personnel but the popularity of the group rose because of it. Jerry Supe joins us for this episode. Our tracks of the week are Boston’s “Hitch A Ride”, Dream Theater’s “Answering The Call” and Novo Combo’s “Animation Generation.” We finish with Lee’s song “Men…
 
Limp Bizkit - Still Sucks On this episode, we have Nate Atchison to thank for suggesting this review to us and being a guest host as well. Our opinions on this album are… interesting. Our tracks of the week are Charm City Devils, “Man Of Constant Sorrow”, Incubus, “Wish You Were Here” and M. Frog, “Suckling-Pigs Game.” We close the episode with Lee…
 
The Sons - Follow Your Heart On this episode, we review an album by a group that makes one of us chatter up a storm of info about them. Our tracks of the day are The Allman Brothers’ “Jessica”, Steppenwolf’s “Corina, Corina” and we finish with Lee’s song “Exercise Music (As If You Will Use It.” Take care everybody, cheers!…
 
Ugly Kid Joe - Uglier Than They Used To Be In this episode, one of us gets mouthy and the other stays coherent. But that’s all part of the fun. You ought to be entertained. Our tracks of the week are 3 Doors Down “Train” and Steve Miller Band “Brave New World” and we finish with Lee’s song “Mr. Fun.” Take care everybody. Cheers! #uglykidjoe…
 
Listen To The River: Kiel Auditorium, October 1973 The Deadcast finishes our tour of St. Louis at the Kiel Auditorium in fall 1973, featuring Warlocks-era insider Steve Brown, local heads, the return of musicologist Graeme Boone to go deep into Dead’s jams, & a visit from Rich’s parents. GUESTS: Sepp Donahower, Tony Dwyer, Steve Brown, Thom Pallazo…
 
The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood On this episode, we mention a certain review we received recently and talk about a group who only made one album (even though at least two of the members worked in other musical projects). Our tracks of the week are Free’s “The Stealer”, The Sons’ “Well Done” and we finish with Lee’s song “Stupid Ass Socks.” Well, let’s h…
 
We explore the Grateful Dead’s formative early 1966 months in Los Angeles under the patronage of Owsley Stanley, LSD chemist & the band’s new sound engineer, featuring Owsley’s assistants Tim Scully & Don Douglas, Merry Pranksters, Rosie McGee, & an archival interview with Owsley. GUESTS: Tim Scully, Don Douglas, Rosie McGee, Denise Kaufman, Ken Ba…
 
Hot Poop - Does Their Own Stuff On this episode, we review an album that many of you would probably not think about getting but you might be surprised if you heard it. Our tracks of the week are Wild Man Fischer's "The Taster" and The B-52"s "Quiche Lorraine." We conclude with Lee's song "Just What Counts." Party hearty and cheers!…
 
Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972 We go behind the scenes, into the crowd, around the specially-installed mirror ball, & inside the music at the Dead’s 3 legendary 1972 shows at St. Louis’s Fox Theatre with promoters Sepp Donahower & Tony Dwyer, musicologist Graeme Boone, & Dead freaks who were there. GUESTS: Tony Dwyer, Sepp Donahower…
 
Keller Williams and The String Cheese Incident - Breathe On this episode, we review a collaborative effort by an artist and group who ought to be heard more. We give our opinions and also have the usual amount of playful banter. It's a good episode to hear. Our tracks of the week are Supertramp's "School" and The Byrds' "Why." Lee's song, which con…
 
Keef Hartley Band - Halfbreed On this episode, we review an album from a guy who was a part of the British blues scene and his music ought to be discovered by people who have yet to know about him. We also talk about other various subjects of note. Listen to the episode to find out what we say, Our tracks of the week are Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Could…
 
The Grateful Dead’s relationship with St. Louis went deep as the new Listen To The River box set and this Deadcast prove, featuring promoter Tony Dwyer, offstage jams at Scotty’s Music, and the time the Dead crashed Richie Gerber’s bar mitzvah. GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Tony Dwyer, Michael Scott, Richard Gerber, Mark Slosberg, Steve Fisher, Doug Heller, …
 
Iron Maiden - Senjutsu Crossover Episode with The Metal Dungeon Podcast. On this episode, we are joined by Eric “RMCP” Jordon, Edwin Cannistraci and Steven Kersh. We have a fun time talking about the album. It’s an episode worth hearing. Our tracks of the week are: Iron Maiden’s “Running Free”, Nick Perri and the Underground’s “Thieves”, The Pink F…
 
Enter Keith Godchaux The Deadcast opens its 4th season with one of the most unlikely but totally true stories in Grateful Dead history: how Keith & Donna Jean Godchaux approached Jerry Garcia at a bar and announced that Keith was the Dead’s new keyboardist, going deep into Godchaux family history. GUESTS: Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay,…
 
Slayer - Repentless (special episode for James West) In honor of a friend of ours recovering from a medical situation, we review an album from one of his favorite groups. We are joined by Eric "RMCP" Jordan. We had a fun time talking about the album and a lot of jokes were flowing around. Our tracks of the week are Van Halen's "Girl Gone Bad", ABBA…
 
Kansas - Point Of Know Return On this episode, we talk about the fifth studio album by a group we have opinions on. As to what those opinions are, they vary depending on the person giving the opinion. But, it's an entertaining episode with the usual amount of goofy banter we provide. Our tracks of the week are Wally's :"Sunday Walking Lady" and Sty…
 
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (with a tribute to Charlie Watts) On this episode, we pay respect to Charlie Watts by reviewing an album in which he played on. We are accompanied by guest host Edwin Canistracci. Our tracks of the week are The Beach Boys' "Getting Hungry", The Animals' "Dimples" and Jefferson Airplane's "Let Me In." We conclude with…
 
Jimmy Page &The Black Crowes - Live At The Greek On this episode, we are joined by Tim Wirasnik and we review an album by a band and a musician for the first episode of what might be considered the start of a series of reviews of live albums. Our tracks of the week are Montrose's "Bad Motor Scooter", Motorhead's "The Chase Is Better Than The Catch"…
 
Black Sheep We review an album that is worth hearing and we suggest you listen to the album and find out for yourself. Our tracks of the week are Lou Gramm’s “Lost In The Shadows” and Bad Company’s “Fade Away.” We then conclude with Lee’s song “Whatever You Wanted.”#lougramm #Rock #obscureBy Marc Taylor LLC
 
Jack Blades - Rock 'N Roll Ride On this episode, we review an obscure solo album by a guy who is more well-known for being in groups like Night Ranger and Damn Yankees. Is his solo material worth checking out? Well, we give our opinions. Our tracks of the week are John Eddie's "Play Some Skynyrd" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special." We fi…
 
Triumph - Allied Forces On this episode, we are accompanied by Eric "RMCP" Jordon to talk about an album that inspires two of us to talk about the feelings associated with it. One could say this is the emotional episode. We also talk about other subjects of current interest. Our tracks of the week are Lizzy Borden's "Voyeur (I'm Watching You)", Ang…
 
Crack The Sky - Safety In Numbers Today, we review the third album by a band who was able to make an album after their lead singer left the band. It's an album that is unique in the band's catalog for that reason. Our tracks of the week are Crossbreeze's "There Once Was" and Jackson Browne's "Boulevard." We close the show with Lee's song "Don't Let…
 
Doug and the Slugs - Cognac and Bologna In this episode, we review the first album by a Canadian band that is a bit obscure now (at least in the United States) but is interesting and we have some interesting things to say about the band. Our tracks of the week are Climax Blues Band's "Champagne & Rock and Roll" and Joe Walsh's "Indian Summer." We c…
 
Yes - Relayer On this episode, we review Yes' seventh studio album. Rick Wakeman was not in the group and Patrick Moraz handled keyboard duties. We talk about our feelings of the three songs and we manage to make the episode interesting. Our tracks of the week are Blackstone's "Love, Love, Love" and Dream Theater's "These Walls. We conclude with Le…
 
Wham! - Make It Big We do a lot of moaning and griping on this episode. Listen to find out what we think of the music. This is the second studio album by a group that one of us never thought he would ever have to review. Our tracks of the week are Eddie Money's "Take Me Home Tonight" and Ted Nugent's "You Make Me Feel Right At Home." We conclude wi…
 
Earth Quake We review an album that is unfortunately obscure even though it should be more well-known. A lot of this music goes unnoticed because it doesn't get re-released. Well, we do our part to resuscitate it if we can do so. Our tracks of the week are Todd La Torre's "Hellbound And Down" and Budgie's "Breadfan." We close with Lee's song "Dress…
 
Playing Dead, Part 2 A truly all-star Deadcast examines the infinite approaches to playing Dead music, from traditional to radical, with a massive span of musicians who’ve played it, from jazz arrangers to indie rock heroes, from actual Dead members to Japanese cover bands. GUESTS: Bob Weir, Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo, Peter Shapiro, Stephen Malkmu…
 
REO Speedeagon - Wheels Are Turnin’ We review the eleventh studio album by a group who has been around longer than some people realize and who sometimes has great songs and other times... Well, people can make up their own minds. Our tracks of the week are Survivor’s “Can’t Hold Back” and Hudson-Ford’s “I Don’t Want To Be A Star” and we conclude wi…
 
Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits On this episode, we review an album that is famous for one song but we talk about way more than that song only. It's retro time for us, in a sense. Kick back and enjoy our fun bantering. Our tracks of the week are Chicago's "Wishing You Were Here" and Peter Frampton's "Alright". Our closing trac…
 
The Deadcast examines how the Grateful Dead became a genre and school of music unto themselves, tracing the history of Dead covers to New Jersey in 1969, Calcutta in 1975, & beyond, featuring special appearances by Phish’s Trey Anastasio & Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan. Guests: Trey Anastasio, Ira Kaplan, Henry Kaiser, John Zias, Sanjay Mishra, Rebecca …
 
Ratt - self-titled EP and Out Of The Cellar We are honored to have Edwin Cannistraci with us co-hosting this episode. We talk about some of our favorite movies and a little bit about Rock N Pod and a whole bunch of the group we're reviewing. Come join in the fun and listen. Our tracks of the week are Sabïre "Daemons Calling", Y & T's "L.A. Rocks", …
 
Dokken - Long Way Home On this episode, we review a later album by the group Dokken and it is an album that has not been reviewed too much so it is good that we are reviewing it. John Norum is the guitarist so please listen to the album before giving an opinion on his sound. Our tracks of the week are Audioslave's "Your Time Will Come", Uriah Heep'…
 
On this album, we review what some people consider to be the very first psychedelic rock album. It is sometimes referred to as "Electric Music For the Mind and Body" because that was written on the front cover,.Our tracks of the week are Cream's "Badge", David Blue's "The Gasman Won't Buy Your Love" and we finish with Lee's song "Shakes." Have fun.…
 
The Deadcast finishes its all-star “Skull & Roses” dive with cosmic diplomat Alan Trist, Courtenay Pollack’s new tie-dye speakers, a surprise trip abroad, the closing of the Fillmore West, studio parties, explorations of the album’s legendary art & infamous original name, & more. GUESTS: Alan Trist, Bob Matthews, Rosie McGee, Rick Turner, Courtenay…
 
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