The Imbalanced History of Rock and Roll

The Imbalanced History of Rock and Roll

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. read less

Bent News #43: Farewell to David Crosby, and a ton of stuff to tell you!
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Bent News #43: Farewell to David Crosby, and a ton of stuff to tell you!
This week's Bent News, #43 includes: -The full story on the passing of David Crosby! (see Jimmy Webb tribute below) -Neil Young to play Willie Nelson's 90th birthday jam! -John Lennon "Lost Weekend" documentary due in April! -The lowdown on Rivals Sons! -Ian Hunter announces new album, Defiance! due in April! -Yes gather forces and sell back catalogue to Atlantic Records! -Doors members sell rights for charity and more! JIMMY WEBB on DAVD CROSBY: Croz, as he was known to his friends, was a gregarious, mischievous, sensitive guy who you could have a legitimate conversation with. I remember the first time I saw him up close: He had driven his black Mercedes Benz 450 SEL out into the desert to go sailplaning with me. He got out of the big sedan in a cloud of dust and strode toward me like a giant, a big grin plastered across his face. I knew in that instant that he was absolutely stone-not-afraid to ride in a glider or anything else you might think of. Conditions were lousy that day so I paid for an extra long tow, up to 10,000 feet because I knew rightly enough that we wouldn’t be airborne for very long. I muddled around and kept us up for around 40 minutes or so, and the whole time he was like a child with a new toy. He was inquisitive about every detail of the mechanisms on board and did not get airsick - unlike some others I could mention! We landed safely in the late afternoon after a bond had been formed up about 5000 feet as we waved to hikers on the side of Mount Baden-Powell.   At the time I knew of him from my friend Art Garfunkel, who had used him profusely on backgrounds for the Watermark album, which Art and I cut with Barry Beckett in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. From listening to his lilting concert tenor on Artie’s rough mixes, I resolved that if I could get him to do it, I would have him sing some backgrounds on some of my stuff. Endearingly, he came at first call and brought Graham Nash along with him. Most recently, he and Graham sang backgrounds on my song, “If These Walls Could Speak”, from my Fred Mollin-produced Still Within The Sound Of My Voice (2013). It’s possible that this will turn out to be the last recording the two made together. He was there for me at Alice Tully Hall (NYC) the night a plethora of names showed up for my live concert birthday party. In short, whenever I asked him, he was there. If I have one regret in my life at this moment, it’s that I didn’t make time to get on the sailboat with him when I was asked during a rather busy trip to California. But he wouldn’t want me to look back with any regret about anything. He was just that kind of cool, easy-going, sweet guy. His was a gigantic star, it shines still there somewhere above the Southern Cross, this sailor, prophet, humanitarian, intellectual, and songwriter. Oh, and lest I forget, father as well.  It’s natural to feel a little emptiness when a friend passes but in this case I am aching and grieving for a whole magic, scintillating era of unsurpassed music, a time of beauty and elegance in musical art. In my mind he stands for all of that. The political conscience applied to the art of communicating with the masses. I was at David Geffen’s house the afternoon Graham and Croz showed up with a little number called “Four Dead in Ohio”. When I heard it, they were angry and it resonated off the walls of the house in a way that made me think: this is a song that will change things. Godspeed, David. You left the world a better place than you found it. Love, Jimmy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Denny Laine - Songs & Stories
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Denny Laine - Songs & Stories
Denny Laine has been at this Rock n' Roll thing for almost 60 years, and the Imbalanced Brothers were giddy at the chance to talk to the RRHOFer, founding member of The Moody Blues, and Sir Paul's partner in Wings! But there's more to the man and his story, and some laughs to share! Denny talks of his early influences: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis, and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Denny is hitting the road for the first time since the pandemic. Here's the latest update of the dates!!! Denny Laine Songs and Stories Tour 2023: An intimate evening with Denny Laine, formerly of the Moody Blues and Wings with Paul McCartney, performing acoustic versions of songs, along with the behind the scenes stories from his fascinating career. Tickets for most shows available here!!! (Direct-to-venue and other sourced links highlighted on those dates) Dates •2/3 City Winery - Nashville, TN •2/5 Rams Head - Annapolis, MD •2/7 City Winery - NYC, NY •2/8 City Winery - Hudson Valley, NY •2/9 City Winery - Boston, MA •2/10 The Music Room - West Yarmouth, MA (Cape Cod) •2/11 City Winery - Philadelphia, PA •2/16 Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA •2/17 Music Box - Cleveland, OH •2/18 Studio 64 (ArcadaTheater)- St Charles, IL •2/19 City Winery - Chicago, IL •2/23 My Fathers Place - Roslyn, NY Follow Denny on Facebook for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/DBFLaine/ We love our sponsors!!! Please visit their web sites, and support them because they make this crazy show go: Boldfoot Socks  https://boldfoot.com Crooked Eye Brewery  https://crookedeyebrewery.com/ Don't forget that you can find all of our episodes, on-demand, for free right here on our web site: https://imbalancedhistory.com/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Island Music: The History Of AIR Studios Montserrat with Brian Sallerson
21-11-2022
Island Music: The History Of AIR Studios Montserrat with Brian Sallerson
Author Brian Sallerson leads Ray and Markus through the path he took to writing his first book, Island Music: The History Of AIR Studios Montserrat, an essential history of an important recording environment in paradise! A unique jewel in its time, AIR Montserrat, built and run by Sir George Martin, as part of the era of destination studios, has fascinated many, including Markus and Ray. How and why Brian came to the project via an epiphany of sorts is discussed, and he explains how he went from looking into Martin's Caribbean recording oasis to visiting it in its current state. Beyond the glitz and glamour, he found the deeper stories of the studio; it's equipment and construction challenges, and most importantly, the people.  Whether they worked at the studio or not, the people of the island made every artist's journey a better experience. Brian also explains how the island and its people became the main character of his book.  Find Brian's book in whichever format you need, using the links below: Color paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BGNCDKSQ?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_S7986K4ZBP6J3HJXA1JM Black & white paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BGNDTM9N?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_1FCHT93VDTXJC4YHH7SP Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BGJMJPT9?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_B2D97E64M189VWP0Q43F We suggest that you also visit Brian's web site for more on him, and his amazing adventure! Soooo, let's get back to paradise! We love our sponsors!!! Please visit their web sites, and support them because they make this crazy show go: Boldfoot Socks  https://boldfoot.com Crooked Eye Brewery  https://crookedeyebrewery.com/ Don't forget that you can find all of our episodes, on-demand, for free right here on our web site: https://imbalancedhistory.com/    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices