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  • With lively exchanges and interesting insights, the JabberGuys dive into the backstories of the rock music industry’s little-known facts, fascinating stories, and much more about your favourite performers, bands, and musicians. INSIDE ROCK discusses aspects of rock music history you didn’t know through amusing and thought-provoking podcasts.
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  • May 12 2022

    Motley Crue (Part 1) (S3-E13)

     In Part 1 of a 2 Part episode, the JabberGuys get into the beginnings of Motley Crue.  Their dysfunctional relationships, run-ins with the law, and insane antics while on tour have earned them their “bad boys of rock” reputation.

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    (1981) Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars (Bob Deal), Vince Neil
    Motley Crue has sold over 100 million albums
    Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Rock

    Vince Neil actually turned down the first offer to join the band, but later reconsidered.

    Sixx wanted to initially call the band “Christmas”

    Sixx remembered someone calling their group “a motley looking crew” ... and he later used that memory to name the band,

    Motley Crue’s 1982 Canadian Tour was filled with bad behaviour, criminal antics, and ended early as a financial disaster.

    (1983) Opened for KISS’s Creatures of the Night Tour, but were dropped after a few dates. Did it have something to do with members of Crue were having sex with Eric Carr’s (KISS drummer) girlfriend behind the drum kit?

    (1983) “Too Fast for Love” – debut album.
    Bad behaviour trashing hotels continued during their Hamburg, Germany tour.

    (1983) “Shout at the Devil” album released (4x Platinum)
    Controversial due to claims of devil worship. 

    Ozzy Osbourne befriends members of Crue and invites them to open on his “Bark at the Moon" Tour... and the bad behaviour continued. 

    In Memphis, Ozzy and Vince Neil stole a car and trashed it.

    (1985) “Theatre of Pain (3rd album)

    Vince Neil coming back from a liquor run, had a head-on collision and his passenger was killed. Neil was sentenced to 30 days for man slaughter and charged with a $2.5 million civil suit.

    (1987) Nikki Sixx has out-of-body experience during one of his heroine over-doses and paramedics had to ‘kickstart‘ his heart, which was the inspiration for their song “Kickstart My Heart”

    (1987) “Girls Girls Girls” – reaches #2 on Billboard

    (1989) They hit #1 with “Dr Feelgood” album featuring the single “Kickstart My Heart”.

    “Kickstart My Heart” - VIDEO

    Their manager convinces the band members to enter rehab before they end up in body bags

    Bob Rock (Producer) made them record their parts separately (Dr. Feelgood) because of too much in-fighting

    Many more great stories about Motley Crue... so let’s do a Part 2.

    Rock News for the 2nd week of May 2022
    1)    Music loses Naomi Judd and Mickey Gilley
    2)    Baby born at Metallica concert in Brazil during “Enter Sandman”
    3)    Scorpions and Whitesnake touring together this fall

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    47 mins
  • Apr 28 2022

    AC/DC (S3-E12)

    The JabberGuys talk about the beginnings and the ultimate success of the legendary rock band, AC/DC.  Selling over 200 million albums worldwide, AC/DC have had many ups and downs over their 40 plus year presence on the rock music scene.

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    (1973) Scottish born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young start AC/DC, based out of Sydney Australia.   Brother George (EasyBeats) helps produce

    Dave Evans starts as the lead singer but doesn't last long.  On occasion the band’s manager had to replace Evans when Evans refused to go on stage.

    Where did the AC/DC name come from?

    (1975) Bon Scott joins the band after being with ‘The Valentines’ and “The Fraternity’, and taking odd jobs, including driving for AC/DC.

    (1975) First album “High Voltage” released in Australia (Original Aussie Release)
    (1976) Remixed and released internationally to mixed reviews

    AC/DC experimented with various costumes and ultimately just Angus maintained the school-boy image.

    (1976) “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
    (1977) “Let There Be Rock”
    (1978) “Powerage”
    (1979) “Highway to Hell” (Bon Scott’s last album)
    Became their first million-unit seller 

    February 1980, disaster strikes when Bon Scott dies from alcohol poisoning

    (1980) Enter Brian Johnson (YouTube - Brian Johnson tells how he joined the band)

    (1980) “Back in Black” ... becomes their biggest album ever,  ranking as the #2 selling studio albums of all time with 50 million copies sold worldwide to date.

    Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange joins as producer for “Back in Black”

    (1981) “For Those About to Rock We Salute You”

    (1983) “Flick of the Switch”

    Phil Rudd leaves the band still depressed over Bon Scott’s death

     (1990) “Razor’s Edge”
    Thunderstruck” - great video!

    More bad press when 3 people die at Salt Lake City concert

    (1994) Phil Rudd comes back

    (1995) “Ballbreaker”
    (2000) “Stiff Upper Lip”
    (2008) “Black Ice” - Reaches #1 worldwide
    (2014) “Rock or Bust”
    Malcolm Young not on this album and starts to show signs of early-onset dementia and dies from a number of health issues in 2017 

    Johnson takes time off due to hearing loss.  Axl Rose  finishes-off remaining live concert dates.

    The Phil Rudd backstory - murder for hire?

    (2020) “Power Up”

    Rock News (Last week of April 2022)
    -       Alice Cooper to launch a new musical - “Welcome to My Nightmare
    -       Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44Bn
    -      Kid Rock plays at Paulina Gretsky’s wedding

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    58 mins
  • Apr 14 2022

    The Dark Side of the Moon (S3-E11)

    The JabberGuys… Ote, Queex, and Cha break down Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ and share some of the backstory of the making of this iconic album from 1973.

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    The Dark Side of the Moon concept album is launched in 1973

    Ground-breaking use of progressive technical sound engineering

    Original members of Pink Floyd: Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright

    David Gilmour joins the group in 1967 and Syd Barrett leaves in 1968

    The recording environment was dark to feed creativity, and contributed to the dark lyrics 

    Studio album is recorded over 2 years with the working title ‘Eclipse’ at Decca Studios (Hampstead-1972), Rolling Stones Victorian warehouse studio (Bermondsey-1972), and Abbey Road Studios (London-1972-73).

    Two songs used to promote album were “Us and Them” and “Money”

    Album scheduled for release in March 1973, is preceded by a press reception in February, but band doesn’t show up since they felt the album wasn’t ready yet. The press listened to the album with cardboard cut-outs of the band members on a low-quality PA system.

    Controversy with credits and compensation for the song “The Big Gig in the Sky” with singer Clare Torry.  She wanted credit for co-composing and sued them 30 years later.  Settled out of court.

    Original pressing has an error in the credits for the assistant sound engineer: “Peter Jones vs Peter James”

    Alan Parsons was a big part of the sound engineering for the Dark Side of the Moon and was nominated for a Grammy for his work on the album.

    The Dark Side of the Rainbow? (YouTube-Full Movie Sync’d)

    Wizard of Oz sync’d with The Dark Side of the Moon?  The JabberGuys are skeptical.

    The Dark Side of the Moon remained in the Billboard Top-200 for 736 non-consecutive weeks between 1973 and 1988.

    Rolling Stone Magazine lists ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ as the best Progressive Rock Album

    One of the best-selling studio albums of all time with over 45 million copies sold holding the #3 spot behind ‘Thriller (M Jackson)’ and “Back in Black (AC-DC)’.

    Rock News (second week of April 2022)

    -       Who is Gary Gnu? (YouTube)
    -       On this day (April 12, 1968) Pink Floyd releases 4th UK single - “It Would Be So Nice”
    -       On this day (April 12, 1975) Bowie announces he is retiring (Nope… didn’t happen)
    -       Research reveals that ACDC makes surgeons faster and more accurate… wtf?

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    43 mins

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