Sinopsis

Steve from the Retro Man Blog and Adam from The Jetsonics are joined in the Pod by the legendary Rock Photographer Paul Slattery. Throughout the series we will play and discuss some hidden gems and rare nuggets from Punk Rock, New Wave, Power Pop, Soul, Psychedelia, Mod, Garage Rock, Ska and Reggae from house-hold names to new and unsigned bands. There will be reviews and reports on gigs and music related events featured on Retro Man Blog such as book launches and exhibitions. We'll also be inviting in various Special Guests from the world of music - including Musicians, Bloggers, Photographers and Artists, to discuss their work and their influences. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS Certificate.

Episodios

  • Episode 41 Nosferatu Elegant Debauchery

    Episode 41 "Nosferatu Elegant Debauchery"

    20/12/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    Welcome to "Nosferatu Elegant Debuchery", episode 41 of Retrosonic Podcast and it's another totally non-retro show featuring some more superb new music from Oh! Gunquit, Baby Shakes, Groovy Uncle (featuring Miss Modus), Autoramas, The Len Price 3, 5 Billion in Diamonds (featuring Ebbot Lundberg), Dragon Welding, Eileen Gogan & The Instructions, Hederosgruppen, Mattias Barjed, Ian Person, Jetstream Pony, The Folk Devils, Spizzenergi, The Nettelles, OHMS, Keller Machine, The Dupont Circles, The Know Escape, Human Toys, The Ace, Jonny Magus & The Bursting Bubbles, The In-Fuzzed and Dirt Royal So, pour yourself a drink, turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy Episode 41! For full tracklisting and links to all the featured bands please check out Retro Man Blog at the following link: http://retroman65.blogspot.com/2020/12/retrosonic-podcast-episode-41-nosferatu.html

  • The Galileo 7 - Ten Years Anniversary Special with Allan Crockford  Viv Bonsels

    The Galileo 7 - Ten Years Anniversary Special with Allan Crockford & Viv Bonsels

    13/12/2020 Duración: 01h10min

    To continue our celebrations of the 10 Year Anniversary of The Galileo 7, we welcome back Allan Crockford and Viv Bonsels from the band to discuss their impressive back catalogue. Allan and Viv give us an album-by-album guide, picking out some of their favourite and most evocative songs. Along the way we discuss their song-writing process and some of the highlights of their time in The Galileo 7. Features a selection of superb tracks from all six of their albums. Don't forget to check out our first special Galileo 7 episode where Allan and Viv give us a track-by-track guide to their 7th and latest release "Decayed". You can stream/download that episode at Spotify, iTunes/Apple Podcasts or directly from our Soundcloud archive at the link below: https://soundcloud.com/retrosonic-podcast/the-galileo-7-decayed-new-lp-track-by-track-guide-with-allan-crockford-viv-bonsels

  • Baby Shakes

    Baby Shakes

    06/12/2020 Duración: 01h40min

    For this very special episode of Retrosonic Podcast we are very pleased to welcome Claudia, Mary and Judy from Baby Shakes, New York's finest purveyors of pure Punk Power Pop into the virtual studio to discuss the band's history and influences. We chat about what it's like in New York for bands during lockdown, how the girls met, what inspired them to form a band and their song-writing process. We learn about some of the great musicians and artists they have gigged with and their favourite countries to play, including a special section on their affinity with Japan. Along the way they pick some of their favourite and most evocative songs including those that played a part in shaping the Baby Shakes sound. Then, of course we concentrate on the band's own music, from their very first single right up to date with their fantastic brand new release, "Sweet 'n' Sour", a glamtastic 7" single featuring Damian O'Neill and Billy Doherty from their heroes, The Undertones. Featuring music from The Undertones, The Equals,

  • The Galileo 7 Decayed New LP Track by Track Guide with Allan Crockford  Viv Bonsels

    The Galileo 7 "Decayed" New LP Track by Track Guide with Allan Crockford & Viv Bonsels

    01/12/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    Welcome to the first of two very special Retrosonic Podcast episodes dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of our favourite Psych Pop outfit The Galileo 7. Band-members Allan Crockford and Viv Bonsels discuss their superb brand new album of cover versions "Decayed", which is out now on their own Fools Paradise label. We go through the album track by track and find out the reasons behind the choice of songs and of course, give them a spin. This Podcast release comes with a bonus track not found on the album and a section on the Lockdown Sessions which saw Viv and Allan tackle even more cover versions for Kevin Younger's themed on-line open-mic evenings. These included songs by Katrina & The Waves, Haircut 100, The Stranglers, Robyn Hitchcock and The Dukes of Stratosphear and even the theme tune to Thames TV's Today programme! This thoroughly enjoyable episode spent in the company of Allan and Viv is soundtracked by The Galileo 7's stunning take on songs by The Who, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Nerves, The Monkee

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 9 with Ian Greensmith (A.K.A. Vic Templar) of The Dentists

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 9 with Ian Greensmith (A.K.A. Vic Templar) of The Dentists

    27/11/2020 Duración: 01h50min

    For Episode 9 of our special Lockdown Lowdown series we welcome Ian Greensmith into the virtual Retrosonic Podcast studio. Ian, a.k.a. Vic Templar, Herbie Greensmith, Vic Flange or just Ian Smith is not only a man of many names he's also a man of many talents as drummer with Medway Indie legends The Dentists, Armitage Shanks, Ye Ascoyne D'Ascoynes, The Dirty Contacts, Sine Waves, Rubberman 12 and The Nuevo Ramon 5. He's also a DJ, one of the promoters of The Fratcave club night and Beatwave Weekenders, author of the hilarious semi-autobiographical "Taking Candy From a Dog", keen gardener, badger watcher and retired cricketer. So yes, you can guess that this episode is packed full of many fascinating musical memories, inspirations, tales and adventures and, of course, some bloody great music! Ian takes us on a musical journey from his very first memory of hearing Aretha Franklin in the canteen at Butlins in Bognor Regis to the first record he bought with his own pocket money, his first gig and first time behin

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 8 with DJ Jawa Jones of Wanita Music

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 8 with DJ Jawa Jones of Wanita Music

    19/11/2020 Duración: 01h22min

    In episode 8 of our special "Lockdown Lowdown" series we welcome DJ Jawa Jones from Monoloco Mixtape and Wanita into the virtual Retrosonic Podcast studio. Wanita is the Indonesian word for woman and is also the name of a night Jawa Jones founded and still runs in London with the idea to promote women in music and offer a platform for female DJs to showcase their talents. Jawa enjoys digging in dusty old record stores searching for weird and wonderful music from across the globe, so in this episode expect to hear a delightful mix of her eclectic choices of 60's R'n'B, Rock'n'Roll, Ye-Ye, Garage Rock, Grunge, Soul & Psych along with her musical memories, experiences and inspirations...enjoy! Featuring music from The Cramps, Beastie Boys, Rita Chao, The Latins, L7, Pink Floyd, Santana, Amyl & The Sniffers, 7 Year Bitch, Eileen, Les Kitschenette's, The Incredible Staggers, Sandy Edmonds, U.S.U.R.A. Legrand Mellon, Les Grys Grys, The Gypsies, Ervinna & The Stylers and Girlschool. For full track-listing and links

  • Damian ONeill

    Damian O'Neill

    08/11/2020 Duración: 43min

    For Episode 7 of our Lockdown Lowdown series I am delighted to welcome Damian O'Neill, guitarist with The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion, The Everlasting Yeah and (as Damian confesses) "guitar gunslinger for hire"! I wanted to find out more information about his recent collaboration with the excellent New York based Power Pop band Baby Shakes and their brand new single "Sweet 'n' Sour", a stomping version of a track from Damian's own solo album "Refit Revise Reprise". Damian and his Undertones colleague, drummer Billy Doherty produce and play on the single which also features a cover of the Undertones "Really Really". We talk about his involvement with Dimple Discs Records, the label he runs with good friend Brian O'Neill who have released "Sweet & Sour" as a stunning 7" single on coloured vinyl. We also discuss and play a track from another excellent Dimple Discs release from Eileen Gogan & The Instructions album "Under Moving Skies" and catch up with news on Damian's latest projects including new music fro

  • Episode 40 A Primitive Psychosis

    Episode 40 "A Primitive Psychosis"

    26/09/2020 Duración: 01h14min

    In this special "non-retro" Retrosonic, Steve from Retro Man Blog selects 22 brand new releases from some of his favourite new International bands and artists alongside some superb fresh material from a few old favourites such as The Damned, Wire, The Go-Go's and The Fleshtones too. There's great music from BMX Bandits and The Sensible Gray Cells, Power Pop and New Wave from The Speedways, The Vapors, Treasures of Mexico and Phil Hendriks, Medway Garage Rock from Wild Billy Childish & CTMF and The High Span, French grooves from The Limiñanas, Ian Kay and Popincourt, Post-Punk from The Cult Figures and Of Arrowe Hill, Psychedelia from Melody Fields and Grandad Pants, Punk Rock from The Lurkers and we top it all off with some atmospheric Surf-Noir from Draculina. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. Retrosonic theme by Adam Donovan. This episode's cover star: Polina from Draculina. For full tracklisting and links to all bands please check out the feature at: https://retroman65.blogspot.com/2020/09/retros

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 6: Ian Person of The Soundtrack of Our Lives  Union Carbide Productions

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 6: Ian Person of The Soundtrack of Our Lives & Union Carbide Productions

    04/08/2020 Duración: 01h30min

    In Episode 6 of our special Lockdown Lowdown series we welcome Ian Person into the virtual Retrosonic Podcast studio. We take an entertaining and in-depth journey through Ian's musical life - not only as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer but as an enthusiastic music fan. We go back to Ian's earliest musical memories - from the very first record he bought, the first gig he went to and the first band he formed. He discusses his favourite albums, 7" singles and the influences on his guitar playing. There's also some of his own memorable shows and tales of touring with Robert Plant and Oasis and working with Denise Johnson, who we found out had sadly passed away just a few days before we did the interview. Along the way there's some great music from The Who, Black Flag, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Damned, Minor Threat, The Stranglers, Oasis, Ebba Grön and Led Zeppelin to illustrate Ian's stories and choices. We also take a comprehensive look at Ian's own music from being a part of two of Sweden's

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 5: Duncan Reid of The Boys  The Big Heads

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 5: Duncan Reid of The Boys & The Big Heads

    26/07/2020 Duración: 01h20min

    In Episode 5 of our special Retrosonic Podcast "Lockdown Lowdown" series we welcome Duncan Reid, formerly the bassist with original melodic Punk Pop legends The Boys and currently performing and recording with his own band The Big Heads. In this thoroughly enjoyable romp through Duncan's life we go right back to his earliest childhood musical memories to discover his first exposure to Rock & Roll, the first record he bought with his own pocket money and the first gig he went to. There are examples of his favourite singles and albums along with the artists and gigs that have had an impact and influence on him over the years. More importantly, we also learn why he was awarded the freedom of a South American capital city, what influential item he found in his Dad's cupboard and how he became big in Japan without even knowing it! All this and much, much more! Generously soundtracked by Duncan's own pick of the pops throughout the episode including Marc Bolan & T-Rex, Ramones, Chris Isaak, Alice Cooper, Beatles, T

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 4: Mike  Elsa from The Jack Cades

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 4: Mike & Elsa from The Jack Cades

    05/07/2020 Duración: 01h20min

    In this episode of our Retrosonic Podcast Lockdown Lowdown series we welcome Mike and Elsa from one of our favourite new groups, The Jack Cades, following the release of their superb second album "Perfect View". Mike and Elsa take us on a musical trip through some of their favourite albums, singles, gigs, happenings and people that had an influence on their own impressive work with Thee Vicars, The Baron Four, The Missing Souls and of course most recently with The Jack Cades. Generously soundtracked by some of their favourite songs including Nirvana, The Milkshakes, The Masonics, Rodriguez, The Stone Roses, Buzzcocks, The Beatles, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Spacemen 3, The Squires and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. There's also a pick of their very own music from Thee Vicars, The Missing Souls, The Baron Four and of course The Jack Cades. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS Licence. For full track-listing and links to buy the music please check out Retro Man Blog here:

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 3: Raymond Gorman of That Petrol Emotion  The Everlasting Yeah

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 3: Raymond Gorman of That Petrol Emotion & The Everlasting Yeah

    29/06/2020 Duración: 01h30min

    In the third episode of our Lockdown Lowdown series, we welcome Raymond Gorman, guitarist and vocalist with The Everlasting Yeah and That Petrol Emotion into the virtual Retrosonic Podcast studio. In this thoroughly entertaining episode Raymond talks us through some of his most memorable musical moments from hearing The Beatles for the first time and impressing the girls with his dancing to T-Rex. He explains about various gigs and records that made an impact on him and his guitar playing and there are some candid stories of why he stopped playing piano, why he couldn't get into the legendary Casbah Club and how That Petrol Emotion almost signed to Creation. Along the way we learn about his encounters with Iggy Pop, Kevin Rowland, John Cooper-Clarke, Pete Wylie, Dieter Meyer of Yello, Ian McLagan and of course The Undertones. This hugely enjoyable trip down memory lane is soundtracked by some of Raymond's favourite tunes from The Beatles, Marc Bolan & T-Rex, Taste (featuring Rory Gallagher), Horslips, The Und

  • Episode 39 Be Seeing You!

    Episode 39 "Be Seeing You!"

    20/06/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    Welcome to Episode 39 of Retrosonic Podcast and you can probably tell that we've been watching a lot of TV during the lockdown as there are some musical montages inspired by two of our favourite shows (the original) Star Trek and The Prisoner. So, we have tracks by The Clash, Ron Grainer, The Vapors, The Prisoners, SpizzEnergi, The Times, The Galileo 7, The Wedding Present and William Shatner, yes indeed, Captain Kirk singing The Cramps no less...seriously! Then there's a round-up of some fantastic new releases from Damaged Goods Records with the new single from The Courettes, Bickerton Records give us some superb Dutch Ye-Ye from Fleur and also The Colour Collection and then our busy friends at Spinout Nuggets have yet more great stuff out now from Paul Groovy & The Pop Art Experience and The Hurricanes. The Plastic Pals provide their cinematic new single, there's a track from the excellent debut Jetstream Pony LP and a blistering unreleased taster from the forthcoming album by Eight Rounds Rapid. My origina

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 2: Leigh Heggarty of Ruts DC

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 2: Leigh Heggarty of Ruts DC

    17/06/2020 Duración: 01h20min

    In the second episode of our Lockdown Lowdown series, we welcome Ruts DC guitarist Leigh Heggarty into the virtual Retrosonic Podcast studio. Leigh talks us through some of his most memorable musical moments from hearing The Beatles for the first time to gigs and records that made an impact on him and his guitar playing, right through to the present day touring and recording with Ruts DC. Along the way we learn about his encounters with Henry Rollins, Wayne Kramer, The Stranglers, Alvin Gibbs, Wilko Johnson and of course Paul Fox, Segs and Dave Ruffy of The Ruts/Ruts DC. There's also a look back on the now legendary but hugely emotional benefit show for Paul Fox, his last with The Ruts, which featured Henry Rollins on lead vocals and many special guests including The Damned, Misty In Roots, U.K. Subs, Tom Robinson and more. This hugely enjoyable trip down memory lane is soundtracked by some of Leigh's favourite tunes from The Beatles, Marc Bolan & T-Rex, The Who, Rory Gallagher, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Feelgoo

  • Lockdown Lowdown Episode 1: Buddy Ascott (The Chords/The Fallen Leaves)

    Lockdown Lowdown Episode 1: Buddy Ascott (The Chords/The Fallen Leaves)

    03/06/2020 Duración: 01h20min

    Brett "Buddy" Ascott, drummer with The Chords and The Fallen Leaves (and many more besides...) is our first special guest in a new series of Retrosonic Podcasts entitled "Lockdown Lowdown". Buddy tells us of his earliest musical awakenings, the first record he ever bought, his first gig and what event changed him from innocent fan of Pop music to the dark side of Rock & Roll. Along the way we hear who inspired him to pick up the drumsticks, some of his own memorable experiences as a musician and the favourite tracks from his own recordings. He tells us of his favourite albums and singles and most treasured item of music related memorabilia. The episode is soundtracked by songs by David Bowie, The Kinks, Sex Pistols, The Who, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion, The Auteurs, Dodgy, Lightning Seeds, The Thrills, Arcade Fire, The Clash and of course The Chords and The Fallen Leaves. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. For more information on the full track-listing and

  • Episode 38 - Get Sa-ni-ti-zin

    Episode 38 - Get Sa-ni-ti-zin'

    10/05/2020 Duración: 01h16min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog plays some great brand new and recent releases from the worlds of Garage Rock, Punk, Indie, Psych and Power Pop to help ease the Lockdown Blues. In this episode there's Jah Wobble (featuring Keith Levene, Mark Stewart & Youth), The Jack Cades, Alvin Gibbs & The Disobedient Servants, The Past Tense, The Sanitizers, Elephant Stone, Martin Savage & The Jiggerz, The Veras, Palooka 5, The In-Fuzzed, Groovy Uncle, Goodbye Victory Road, Autoramas, The Parkinsons, and a few choice nuggets from Shack, Teengenerate, The Stripes, BMX Bandits and The Shop Assistants. This Episode's cover star Eric Baconstrip. Photo (and mask) by Maki. Check out https://retroman65.blogspot.com/2020/05/retrosonic-podcast-episode-38-get-sa-ni.html for full tracklisting, info and links to all featured bands and artists. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence.

  • Episode 37 Songs The Limiñanas Taught Us

    Episode 37 "Songs The Limiñanas Taught Us"

    29/01/2020 Duración: 01h11min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog takes a look at the Blog's "Band(s) of 2019" The Limiñanas and their collaboration with Anton Newcombe and the French actress Emmanuelle Seigner in the project L'Épée. We look at The Limiñanas other collaborations with Étienne Daho, Peter Hook, Bertrand Belin and Pascal Comelade, pick out some great previous and related bands and play some originals of the various cover versions they have recorded over the years. Featuring great songs by The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Gentlemen, Wanda Jackson & The Cramps, The Kinks, Echo & The Bunnymen, Lords of The New Church, Jay Reatard, Michel Polnareff. The Beach Bitches, Les Bellas, Toxic Farmers, The Llamps, Hair & The Iotas & Les Wampas. Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. Cover photo courtesy of Alain Bibal.

  • Episode 36 Ive Got Some Action To Give For Free

    Episode 36 "I've Got Some Action To Give For Free"

    28/11/2019 Duración: 56min

    We're not all retro at Retrosonic...in this episode we feature a Brexit-busting selection of brand new releases from our favourite International, multi-cultural and multi-talented bands and artists, including both sides of the great new single from former Missing Souls frontman Ian Kay. There's superb new material from The Sensation Seekers, Refused, The Schizophonics, Las Aspiradoras, Goodbye Victory Road, Gatuplan, The Flaming Sideburns, Pablo Matisse, Råttanson, The Limiñanas & Étienne Daho and John Hoyles. Then there's a spotlight on new releases from Damaged Goods Records including King Salami & The Cumberland 3, Billy Childish & CTMF, Fabienne Delsol, Graham Day & The Gaolers and The Shadracks. Turn it up! Retrosonic Podcast holds a valid PRS licence. This Episode's cover star: Ian Kay. For links to all bands please check out the main Retro Man Blog site.

  • French Boutik  Dr Bird

    French Boutik & Dr Bird

    10/09/2019 Duración: 01h45min

    Steve from Retro Man Blog chats to Serge and Gabriela from French Boutik and Bobby from Dr Bird about their influences, favourite songs and musical histories. We start off with their recent collaboration, along with Toby from Tiny Flaws and percusionist Graham Lentz at the Pelton Arms in Greenwich and from that throughly entertaining afternoon show, play an exclusive live version of "This Is London", Bobby's English language version of French Boutik's classic "Ici Paris". Along the way we talk about the impact of Punk Rock and New Wave, the Mod Revival and Britpop - of political Pop songs, music genres, the differences between Paris and London's live music scenes and much more besides. Not only is there a pick of their own band's material but the episode is soundtracked by some great music from Tiny Flaws, The Stranglers, The Style Council, Charles Trenet, Nick Lowe, Popincourt, Billy Bragg, Etta James, The Kinks, Fay Hallam, Makin' Time, Supergrass, The Jam & The Prisoners. Thank you to Toby Kinder. Retroson

  • Episode 35 The Beat Goes On

    Episode 35 "The Beat Goes On"

    22/08/2019 Duración: 01h27min

    Buddy Ascott from The Chords joins me, Steve from Retro Man Blog to discuss the band's new definitive 5CD retrospective "Re-Chordings 1978-1981" box set. In this episode Buddy reads some extracts from his liner notes and plays a couple of rare Chords tracks from the box set. There's news of two upcoming launch parties to promote the release and he looks back on his successful Budstock birthday party at the 100 Club. We also play a new track from Buddy's current band The Fallen Leaves and hear an example of his production work with a new song from Proper. Along the way we discuss the Pete Shelley tribute show at the Royal Albert Hall, Peter Perrett at the Somers Town Festival, the She Punks book talk at the British Library and much more besides...There's songs from Buzzcocks, The Skids, Fontaines DC, Penetration, Robyn Hitchcock, X-Ray Spex, The No-Things, Les BOF! and The Charles Napiers. Enjoy! Retrosonic Podcast has a valid PRS licence. This episode's cover star is Amy K-B, photo by Derek D'Souza.

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