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#58 Steve Vai | The Eat 'Em and Smile interview
23:05In this never before-heard 2016 interview, Vai talks with author Greg Renoff about the landmark David Lee Roth album Eat ‘Em and Smile. At the time, it was the 30th anniversary of the iconic album.In the interview, Vai talks about the song he thought he wrote but didn’t, the jock that wasn’t happy with Vai, the rumored Kim Mitchell song, and the infamous Lucky Strike reunion show that didn't happen.The interview is conducted by Greg Renoff. Renoff is the author of two Amazon best-sellers and a must-read for music fans. Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal and Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music. If you haven't read these books, do yourself a favor and go get them now. Read Greg Renoff's article based on this interview over on Guitar World. https://bit.ly/3eMS1Xf00:00 - Intro Steve Vai interview01:20 - Start of Steve Vai interview02:00 - The first time David Lee Roth called Vai02:17 - Pete Angelus and the Fabulous Picasso Brothers02:42 - Who was involved with the choreography03:19 - If Aerosmith was involved04:44 - Was the Kim Mitchell song Kids in Action recorded?05:16 - Other possible guitar players05:56 - What Vai has no memory of06:58 - The song Vai thought he wrote, but didn’t09:39 - What Roth’s name for Kids in Action was and why10:18 - Leaking to the press10:53 - Getting a hold of Roth12:25 - Early memories with Roth13:54 - The jock vs Vai story15:00 - The very first Roth concert he played16:23 - How Roth was his final mentor17:49 - If Roth’s movie was originally for Van Halen18:34 - If he’d do a reunion with the Eat ‘Em Smile band19:27 - The infamous Lucky Strike concert Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Steve Vai - His First 30 Years | Audio Documentary
1:17:31The documentary has hundreds of Vai-centric facts and stories that even the most ardent fan will not have known. Complete with a Vai’esque quirky sense of humor, the video covers Vai’s life growing up, attending Berklee College, playing with several artists like Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, the David Lee Roth band, and Whitesnake, the recording of both his solo albums Flex-Able and Passion and Warfare, plus Vai’s role in the movie Crossroads, and how he helped create the JEM guitar.To watch the video version https://youtu.be/ui_kEJ7C3O0Other information, photos, etc. can be found here: https://bit.ly/3B9P0ZHLink to Arlen Roth's SoundCloud https://bit.ly/3cLQHTL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Black Sabbath - Master of Reality | The audio documentary
57:55You can watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/A6GTf6rOepQWe take a look at Black Sabbath's masterful third album Master of Reality.For more information including other credits, articles, and images, please go here. https://bit.ly/385aj2LTimestamps:00:00 - Start00:43 - Intro01:19 - Evil Woman and Paranoid02:29 - Changing Management03:07 - Jim Simpson is fired03:37 - Sabbath plays Top of the Pops04:22 - Was Sabbath a bubblegum band?05:13 - John Peel hates on Sabbath06:04 - Sabbath’s Peel Sessions06:35 - John Peel talks about Sabbath07:05 - Sabbath’s ban on singles07:41 - Sabbath and Satan08:54 - First attempt going to the US10:14 - Confusion with Black Widow11:31 - Sabbath using Satan for their benefit13:08 - Coming to America13:55 - The trial of Charles Manson14:35 - Arriving in the United States15:01 - Sabbath’s first concert in the United States16:20 - Blowing the Small Faces off the stage16:43 - Playing the West Coast17:02 - Smoking Angel Dust with Joe Walsh17:55 - Was there a parade in Sabbath’s honor?18:40 - Ending the year 197020:06 - First day in the studio20:42 - Spanish Sid21:14 - Weevil Women 7121:30 - Paranoid comes out in the United States21:52 - Myponga Festival22:13 - Denied entry to Japan22:44 - The Four Musketeers23:10 - Touring the United States for Paranoid23:50 - Playing Union Catholic High School25:53 - Returning to England26:31 - Ozzy and his first family28:10 - Master of Reality will be heavy29:05 - Tunning down30:17 - Why they called the album Master of Reality30:37 - Sweet Leaf33:51 - Ghost Titles34:28 - After Forever34:49 - Geezer Butler as a priest37:59 - Children of the Grave39:15 - Mars Bringer of War40:13 - The Haunting41:04 - Orchid42:07 - Lord of this World44:14 - Solitude45:52 - Tony Iommi in Jethro Tull47:35 - Into the Void49:09 - Soundgarden does their version of Into the Void51:35 - Various versions of Master of Reality53:25 - Master of Reality Radio promo54:02 - Black Sabbath’s Golden Ticket55:01 - Reception of Master of Reality55:46 - Nobody but the public digs Sabbath57:00 - Outro57:36 - Credits Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Black Sabbath - Sabotage | The audio documentary
30:42Go here to watch the video versionhttps://youtu.be/CH8c4TKrIOoSabotage is the sixth studio album by metal pioneers Black Sabbath, released in 1975. It was recorded in the midst of litigation with their former manager Patrick Meehan. The stress that resulted from the band’s ongoing legal woes infiltrated the recording process, inspiring the album’s title.This documentary looks at all the drama surrounding the band at the time and how shady managers took advantage of Sabbath’s kind nature. The video also examines every song on the album and offers up unearthed facts some fans may have never known.– Intro– Writing and Recording Sabotage– The Tale of the Mangers– Why Sabbath needed to break away from their first manager– Don Arden’s thugs– Jimmy Page gets Threatened– Don Arden making moves– The introduction to Patrick Meehan Jr.– Jim Simpson sues the band– Some Sabbath Success– Sabbath starts to crack– Tony Iommi collapses– A religious freak tries to stab Tony– Manipulation by Management– California Jam Festival– Quotes from Ozzy/Geezer/Tony on Meehan– The dark reality of their finances– The worst part– Does Sabbath even need a manager?– Don Arden comes back– The shadow cast from Patrick Meehan– Crap Compilations– Meehan robbing Sabbath– Sabbath is beginning to fracture– Crank it up! “Hole in the Sky”– “Don’t Start (Too Late)”– Symptom of the Universe– “Megalomania”– “Thrill of It All”– “Supertzar”– “Am I Going Insane (Radio)”– “The Writ”– The band Queen diss track– “Blow on the Jug”– The Making of Sabotage’s Album cover– Reception of Sabotage– One more stick in the gut by Meehan– Closing thoughts– Who made this video?Credits:Editor/Writer/Voice/Producer: Alan BerryCo-Writers:Mark EnochsJason C, aka GodshifterFor all credits go here https://www.thetapesarchive.com/black-sabbath-sabotage-documentary/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#57 Joey Ramones (The Ramones) interview 1988
23:14In this episode, we have the Ramones’ frontman, Joey Ramone. At the time of this interview in 1988, Ramone was 37 years old and was in Japan for a tour.In the interview, Ramone talks about whether he considers The Ramones a punk band, the most exciting time in music history, how most bands lack originality, and whether rock and roll have paid him back for all of The Ramones' contributions. The interview is conducted by Steve Harris. To learn more about Steve, please check out our podcast-only interview with him, which is out now. You can find the podcast at thetapesarchive.com.In the interview, Ramone talks about:The distinctive sound of The RamonesHow most bands lack originalityThe most exciting period for musicHis admiration for David ByrneWhat The Ramones did with their influencesWhy he loved The New York DollsHis thoughts on David JohansenWhether he considers The Ramones a punk bandWhether he considers himself a punkHow the Ramones are commercial without trying to be commercialHow he feels about bands like Bon Jovi and PoisonWhether there is a flaw in the kids that likes that type of musicHow The Ramones are a multi-dimensional bandWhy they wrote "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg" and participated in “Sun City”Ramones AidWhether decades from now will he be still singing “Blitzkrieg Bop”Why the Rolling Stones can go on foreverHow The Ramones are always changingHis reaction to hearing that The Ramones are a big influence in JapanWhether he thinks rock and roll has sufficiently paid him back for all The Ramones’ contributions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#56 Brad Delp (Boston) 1978 | The first known interview with Delp
26:17A never-before-published and first known interview with Boston's original singer Brad Delp.At the time of this interview in 1978, Delp was 27 years old and was in the midst of recording Boston’s second record.Two years earlier, Boston released what would become the best-selling debut album of all time until Guns ‘N Roses’ first album.Full transcript The Tapes ArchiveIn the interview, Delp talks about how the second album is coming along, if the band Boston is a democracy, his feelings on a recent insult from Elvis Costello, and his self-doubt.00:00 - Intro01:04 - Where is the new album? (Start of interview)01:42 - The flooding of Tom Scholz’s basement02:59 - Whether the band has recorded any new songs04:28 - What happens when Tom gets a song idea05:22 - How the record company feels about a two-year delay between albums06:51 - Whether he was surprised by the success of the first album07:17 - His self-doubt08:45 - The history of Boston and how he got involved in the band10:40 - The cover songs they played11:08 - His love for the Beatles12:42 - How they got signed to Epic Records14:59 - What type of record deal they got16:14 - Their “horrendous” early concerts17:16 - Playing with Black Sabbath17:59 - What his thoughts on Elvis Costello saying about Boston, “They may sell 9 million records, but they’re about as exciting as a plate of tripe.”19:21 - Looking up to Rick Derringer20:40 - How many overdubs were made on the first album22:03 - What kind of an audience Boston has23:30 - How the Beatles got him into music24:16 - Whether the band Boston is a democracy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#55 Adrian Belew (King Crimson) 1981 Interview
39:15A never-before-published interview with Adrian Belew from 1981.Full transcript The Tapes ArchiveIn this episode, we have a multi-instrumentalist and the secret weapon for so many bands, Adrian Belew. At the time of this interview in 1981, Belew was 31 years old and was promoting King Crimson’s album Discipline. In the interview, Belew talks about various aspects of playing with the Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and King Crimson. He goes in-depth on King Crimson’s Discipline, he tells the story about when he got jumped by a gang and finishes the interview telling Marc about his deep love for his family.In the interview, Belew talks about:What brought him to King CrimsonWhere is currently with the Talking HeadsHow he expresses his own personality in the bandThe “D” section of Elephant Talk and the meaning behind itHis part in the writing of the albumHow he gets that elephant soundWhat the lyrics in the song Indiscipline representThe song Matte KudasaiWhat Frame by Frame is aboutHow his being in the band frees up Robert FrippHow well Fripp and drummer Bill Bruford get alongIf King Crimson as a band has malice and ill will as a constant part of its daily dietThe dynamics of King CrimsonHis own plans for solo workThe meaning of the song Thela Hun Ginjeet and how he was beaten up by a gangWhy they don’t play 21st Century Schizoid ManYounger audiencesWhat he thinks is attracting new fans to King CrimsonWhat his solo albums will be like and who’s playing with himHis fascination with rhinosWhere he grew upStarting with David BowieHis assessment of the King Crimson’s show at the MetroHow he looks like Mark KnopflerHow he was blasted the night Fripp called himHis surprise when Fripp wanted to call the lineup King CrimsonThe very beginnings of his careerHis first bandIf he is the most famous alumnus from his high schoolIf Frank Zappa was tough to work forHis Bob Dylan impersonationIf had any problems with Zappa’s lyricsWhy he left Zappa’s bandHis deep love for his family Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#54 Pete Townshend (The Who) 1996 Interview
45:02In this episode, we have a founding member of The Who, Pete Townshend. At the time of this interview in 1996, Townshend was 51 years old and was promoting his greatest hits record. In the interview, Townshend talks about his plan to no longer make records, the remixing process of Quadrophenia, what’s now important to him, and finding a Jimi Hendrix master in his warehouse. The interview is conducted by Steve Harris. To learn more about Steve please check out our podcast-only interview with him, which is out now.Full transcript 00:00 - Intro01:00 - Start of Pete Townshend interview01:38 - His non-defined image of himself04:19 - His ability to write story-oriented albums05:41 - Why it’s very hard to write songs06:51 - His plan to no longer make records08:26 - Why he is releasing a compilation album09:33 - The notion that he hates the Japanese11:30 - Developing Quadrophenia for a concert theater piece12:57 - Which album he thinks is The Who’s best15:08 - The backstory of when The Who revived ‘Quadrophenia’ for Prince’s Trust Concert18:58 - Remastering old Who albums20:23 - Writing chamber plays21:32 - The difficulty of working in movies22:26 - His lack of enjoyment for music theater23:28 - What connects music from the ’50s and animation24:37 - What’s important to him now26:12 - The remixing process of Quadrophenia26:57 - The previous poor mastering process of Who records28:36 - Finding a Jimi Hendrix master in his warehouse29:38 - The unfinished rock opera “Lifehouse”32:04 - The mods 30 years later33:35 - What he found hypocritical playing Black music37:39 - Chapter 2539:01 - The songwriting that went into “My Generation”41:32 - Kurt Cobain and the song “My Generation”43:18 - Seeing Jimi Hendrix a couple of weeks before he died Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#53 Roger Daltrey (The Who) 1994 Interview
20:04A never-before-published interview with Roger Daltrey from 1994.In the interview, Daltrey talks about:Whether he has gotten his due from his solo albumsWhich album was a writing breakthrough for himWhy he thinks fans have a hard time accepting him outside of The WhoWhat’s great about The Who’s musicWhy The Who isn’t touringHow hard it is singing Who songsHow anger changes in middle ageIf he feels competitive with Pete TownshendIf he knew Townshend was competing with himHow Tommy really became a hit recordWhy Townshend is the way he is about The WhoWhy it was a constant struggle to make more recordsHow he feels everyone in the band but Pete did not get the recognition they deservedThe chemistry in the bandWhat was something he was proud of from the Carnegie Hall gigPlaying with the Spin Doctors on the Dave Letterman show.How his upcoming concert differs from the Carnegie Hall showWhat Townshend said to him after the Carnegie showThe challenges with the Carnegie Hall concertThe bad sound at Carnegie HallWhen he knew he was going to take the show on the roadWhether he ever considered hitting the road with a three-member rock bandWhether they considered playing Woodstock ‘94The story of how he started spinning the microphoneHow the music biz is so “bloody corporate”Whether he thinks he will ever just sit back and relaxWhether he goes to see his contemporaries in concertWhether he worries he’s going to disappoint fansWhy didn’t the Who do encores Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
#52 Axl Rose (Gun N' Roses) 1987 Interview
41:24In this episode, we have Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. At the time of this interview in 1987, Rose was 25 years old and was promoting an upcoming tour of Japan. Appetite for Destruction hadn’t even cracked the top-selling 50 albums, and it would be at least another seven months before the band really took off. In the interview, Rose talks about growing up in Indiana, the making of Appetite for Destruction, whether he murdered a dog, and which band is the biggest sellout. The interview is conducted by Steve Harris. To learn more about Steve, who is new to The Tapes Archive team, please check out our podcast-only interview with him which is out now.In the interview, Rose talks about:Going back home to IndianaHow closed off Indiana isWhat he draws from conservatismHow he left home at age 16Whether he murdered a dogGuns N’ Roses’ early success in EnglandHow the crowds are different in the United States Gaining more confidence as a live bandFred Coury, Cinderella, playing for Steven AdlerHow he stays fit for concertsWhether he’s ready for a long tourPeople he aspires to beMötley CrüeThe recording process for Appetite for DestructionWhat would he change on the albumProducers who were considered before Mike ClinkPaul Stanley of KISS as a potential producerHis vision for the recordWhat success means to himWhether it bothers him to be compared with Faster Pussycat and PoisonHow long it took to get the right lineup for Guns N’ RosesThe tepid response so far to Appetite for DestructionThe limited radio and video play the band was gettingWhat happens if Appetite for Destruction sells poorlySlash drinking and drivingWhat he will do if he leaves the music bizWorking with Izzy StradlinWhen he is happiestWhen he is most frustratedWhy he feels Guns N’ Roses is not getting played on the radioWhat band he thinks is the biggest selloutHis hopes that Sweet Child O’ MIne will be a hitWhether he objects to being labeled as heavy metal His love for the band QueenRobert Plant, Jimmy Page and Pete TownshendHis thoughts on fellow Hoosier John MellencampHow he and Izzy cannot wait to play JapanSome ‘80’s racist comments that were not considered racist at the time Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.