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The Imbalanced History of Rock and Roll

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This is a podcast that was created to discuss the humongous tree of music known as Rock and Roll. There are thousands of branches. There is so much information out there with even more to be learned. Together, we are going to have fun talking about our passion, the Imbalanced History of Rock and Roll. Between Ray and Markus, we have 50+ years of rock and roll radio experience and a thirst to know more! With your input we want to begin to balance the imbalanced. We look forward to connecting and sharing with you as we dig deep into the music. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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Indefatigable... That's Jon Scott, in a word. Dogged determination is a thing, despite what some people might say. Were it not for Jon's indefatigable, dogged determination, the world might not have heard Tom Petty or John Mellencamp, among others! His stories range wider than his obvious connection to Tom Petty, and the common thread throughout is a belief, in the music and the artist! Jon's book, Tom Petty And Me tells the tale of their long-time friendship, and its rocky start! If you love Petty, if you love Rock N' Roll, if you love a good story, you're gonna flip for this episode of the podcast! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast!
When we set out to explore possible discord among the Wilson brothers, we didn't expect the truth that we discovered. Built on extended family ties, including creative partnerships among cousins, The Beach Boys, as a brand, is an American icon. While we revel in the music, rivalry often goes hand in hand when there are friends and family in the mix! Also in this episode, a frank discussion of mental health. Catch a wave, and you're sittin' on top of the world! We're looking Inside The Beach Boys! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast!
Hard Rock Exploded in the '80s in a way no label executive could have imagined. It was dirty, decadent and completely DIY. We recently spoke with Richard Bienstock and Tom Beaujour, authors of the NY Times Bestseller, Nothin' But A Good Time: The Uncensored History of The 80s Hard Rock Explosion. The book is exceptional and our conversation with Tom and Richard even better. Rock and Roll changed in the '80s because of the Sunset Strip and The Northeast Corridor from North Jersey to Philadelphia and Maryland. We both recommend this book, as it is honest, candid and real. The stories are told from so many perspectives of people that were fundamental to their scene. Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast!
Everybody has a copy of "Back In Black," or at least it seems that way! One of the greatest party records of all-time is also one of the biggest selling albums of all-time! It's long-lasting, true role? Saving AC/DC from being relegated to the ash heap of Rock history after singer Bon Scott's death in 1980! In this episode, the party is definitely part of the equation! Put on some headphones and rock out with us and the Thunder From Down Under, Who Refused To Be Put Asunder! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast!
From the way they came together, to the music they played, to the way their legion of Deadhead followers grew, The Grateful Dead was totally organic in their approach. In this episode, the Imbalanced Brothers delve into how they met, came together, crossed musical streams, and became one of the pillars of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco in the '60s! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast!
In our second episode of Famous First Lines, not only are the lyrical opening couplets key, but the resounding "chime" that signals the true start to The Beatles' "Hard Day's Night," and U2's "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" are also a commonality! Markus and Ray discuss both of these songs and those sounds that tell you just what you're in for in the remainder of each! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast!
From JB's early life to his unexpected end, this episode digs into the man, who MADE the funk, and who overcame a ton of obstacles to become, "The Hardest Workin' Man In Show Business!" It's a stone, cold groove! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast!
The Stooges

The Stooges

2021-04-2657:32

The Stooges first three albums impacted Rock and Roll in a profound way that allowed it to move forward, creating a new path on the ever growing Rock and Roll family tree. This week, we close out Punk Rock Month with an overview of a band who made so much noise in such a short period, forever changing music. Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
April is Punk Rock Month on the Imbalanced History Of Rock & Roll podcast! This week we present the remix of a classic episode, The Clash - Thinking Man's Punk. We've added some new touches to it, and hope you'll enjoy it as part of Punk Rock Month! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast!
April is Punk Rock Month on the Imbalanced History Of Rock & Roll podcast! This week we present the remix of another early episode, and our follow-up to last week's PRM release, The Explosion Of Punk. We've remixed a little, and hope you'll enjoy this classic episode as part of Punk Rock Month! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
April is Punk Rock Month on the Imbalanced History Of Rock & Roll podcast! This week we present the remix of a very early episode, Proto Punk - America Fires Back. We've added some new touches to it, and hope you'll enjoy this classic episode as the kick off to Punk Rock Month! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
There's much debate in this area of The Blues! Who are the best? Tough to say, but everyone has 5 Favorite Electric Blues Guitarists! The best part? There are no wrong answers. Markus and Ray lay out their favorites while trying to beat the Vegas odds in this episode of 5 Favorites! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
It's never an easy task to discuss a full year's album releases, but this week the task is gargantuan!!! 1971 was a landmark year for album releases, sales and the business of Rock & Roll! From the amazing debuts to the bands who released early and late in the year, from the formations for the future, and honoring those who had recently passed way too soon, this episode covers a large slice of the music we all love so much! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
Fall 2018 seems like a longer time ago than it is. That's when Markus & Ray first sat down an put their ideas for this podcast to paper. Weeks of preparation followed, ramping up to March 19, 2019, and the release of the podcast trailer, Questions And Answers! It was quickly followed by The Case For The Beatles, and over one hundred more adventures into the music that we all love...Rock & Roll! This episode reflects on the last two years, what's been learned, and what's been re-learned along the way! From the Imbalanced Brothers: "Thanks to so many people for getting this caravan of Rock this far: Our wonderful women, Kim & Marisa, (they've done way more than offer encouragement!) and our friends who encouraged us when we could have folded our tents. High fives to our comrades at Pantheon Podcasts, especially Christian & Peter! Thanks to our growing list of guests, but mainly huge thanks to the growing number of you who listen every week! Love, Markus & Ray" So, they learn, you learn, we all learn, and ROCK! Here's to the next two years of The Imbalanced History Of Rock & Roll!!! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
Van Halen: Band Of Brothers

Van Halen: Band Of Brothers

2021-03-0801:04:34

Blood is thicker than water in many things, but not always in Rock & Roll. Alex and Eddie Van Halen were as tight of a familial tandem as you might find! The band they started nearly fifty years ago did it all, their way! Join us while we delve into the world of changes that has been this amazing band's history, connected and forged by brothers, and always in play until we lost Eddie in 2020... Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
Do The Reggay

Do The Reggay

2021-03-0153:03

In 2020 the Covid Pandemic took from us, Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert. The man who coined the term Reggay, Toots was Reggae with soul. His depth, power, warmth and continual positive messages really influenced many musicians. Songs like Pressure Drop, Monkey Man and Do The Reggay have been covered by many artists. We found out how Toots came up with the term "Reggay" in the song "Do The Reggay", how the spelling changed and so much more. A fun trip to the Island of Jamaica and Beyond. Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
Catching the last flight back to England as the world locked down a year ago, progressive guitar icon Steve Hackett has been as busy as he could be while at home! He talks to us about that, and especially the virtual journey of his new album, Under A Mediterranean Sky! We discuss his love of world music and instruments, and how his solo world and his time in Genesis cross streams regularly. Missing the essence of live music? Steve's right there with you! Listen, and access Hackett's music (including the new album) on his web site, right here: http://www.hackettsongs.com/ Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars is one of those albums that changed Rock and Roll. David Bowie knew it. The making of the album was something. And when David abruptly put an end to Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars, he shocked the world. So much information to share about this incredible changing time in David Bowie's long illustrious and incredible career. Join Imbalanced History for a look at some of those Golden Years of David Bowie. Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
From the earliest days of the podcast, The Wrecking Crew has repeatedly popped into conversations, leading us to several unexpected places, as we really began to get below the surface on this mystical menagerie of talent that created so much of the music behind the singers, and songs of our lives! Ray and Markus put forth a solid summation about the full, immeasurable scope of their reach while exploring so much of it. So, let's ride! With Hal, and Tommy, and Carol, and Glen and that incredible Wrecking Crew! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
When two people are born on the same day in the same year, they're Birthday Twins! In this episode about those linked duos, we celebrate two sets, born four days apart in November, 1950! 11/18/50 - Rock Bassist Rudy Sarzo, and Rockin' Soul icon, Graham Parker were born. There's some "very interesting information" about these two, and their connection, in the first part of this episode! 11/20/50 - "Little Steven" Van Zandt and Talking Heads' Bassist, Tina Weymouth show how some people, born on separate coasts, can wind up being almost neighbors in Rock & Roll life! Listen to this cool episode, and then get caught up here!!! Thanks to our sponsor, Crooked Eye Brewery for their support of the podcast! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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Ninja D

love it!

Sep 21st
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Let’s Talk About Rock

Ray Koob and Markus in the Darkus give a lot of great rock and roll fun facts in the imbalanced history of rock and roll. They are 100% guaranteed to make you go “whaaaaaaaat!”

May 21st
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