At this point in the game, Bob and Ron have absolutely found their groove (pun intended), and you can not only see it in their choice of cuts but hear it in the on-air dialogue. Episode 82 has a couple of sub-themes running; it’s the end of summer, so of course, the kids are going back to school. Bob and Ron give us some tasty … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 82
Inspired by a new psychedelic lighting system in the studio, Bob and Ron waste no time getting in the groove. Episode 81 features lot of listener requests, plus special Bob and Ron selections from the depths of their collections, and every one is a joy to hear. As usual, Bob and Ron do what no other radio show can do, pushing the limits of programming … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 81
As Bob says in the opening, this episode is a “mixed bag” of funk and psychedelic gems from the deepest grooves of vinyl. Focused on the music of Spirit—dedicated to the passing of original keyboardist John Locke—Episode 77 contains an unusual abundance of outright obscure and unheard of bands and records. Which is what Bob and Ron’s Record Club is all about. Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 77
Episode 76 is so good there’s not that much to say about it except LISTEN TO IT RIGHT NOW. Mainly dedicated to Love and Arthur Lee (who had just passed away), the show also features mind-bending tracks from 10cc, Caravan, Teenage Opera, Manassas, Gandalf, Tomorrow, Potter St. Cloud and of course, Humble Pie. There are shout-outs to loyal fans, [G.W. Douglas and Lisa], call-ins from … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 76
Bob and Ron’s Record Club is a mind-altering substance, and Radio Archive Episode 74 has a speedy edge to the “dose.” The latest episode is a potent, high-energy set of amazing tunes and as always, the Record Club conversations of Bob and Ron. Great tracks from Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Devo, Wet Willy, Tommy James, and many more. Don’t worry about getting into this episode, … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 74
Here’s what we have cookin’ – to be served up in the near future. Audio As Bob of Bob and Ron’s Record Club wrote, “Everybody at some time looks at their [record collections] and says, ‘I don’t know what to play, I don’t want to listen to any of it.’” That’s no longer a problem, as Bob and Ron are never short of ideas; their … Continue reading Hot n’ Fresh
You don’t have to be a record geek or vinyl nerd to appreciate Bob and Ron’s Record Club; all you need is an open mind and an appreciation of music. While the majority of air time is devoted to music most of us have never heard before—and you could call it underground or cultish—Bob and Ron occasionally include familiar songs into their sets, whether it relates thematically or they just really like the song. The so-called “deep cuts”, which have been over-looked or under-appreciated, as have many of the artists they play, are the foundation of the Record Club. To discover and share the hidden or unknown gem is the greatest reward of record collecting. For the listener, every show is like Christmas morning. Bob and Ron come bearing gifts. And this is by far my most favorite part of the show.
The Record Club does more than spark my curiosity; it inspires me to increase my knowledge of music. A quick for instance came in Episode 43; Bob and Ron played a track from a band called Relatively Clean Rivers, which of course I’d never heard of, but I liked the song, “Easy Ride”; easygoing California folk-rock-psychedelia with traces of Neil Young and countrified Grateful Dead. That compelled me to do a couple of Wiki-Google-Allmusic searches to learn more about the band, and ultimately listen to the entire album, Relatively Clean Rivers (1976, Phoenix Records).
One of the many great things about Bob and Ron’s Record Club is their casual intimacy with both the music and the listener. And they readily admit at the beginning of Episode 48, the Record Club experience is like being “trapped in a room” with Bob and Ron while they play their records. Having been an adjunct member of the Record Club since the early … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club – Episode 48
Superlative new Radio Archive – Episode 47 featuring vintage two hours of Bob and Ron cuts from the archive. The sets are shorter and the recap sections longer as Bob and Ron stretch their on-air legs with listener calls and extended discussions about everything from Q Magazine’s Best Albums of All-Time to their early days playing Christmas music on the Steve Dahl show. In keeping … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 47
Brand new episode from Bob and Ron’s Radio Archive – Episode 44 – available for your listening enjoyment now! Episode 44 features two running themes: numerical count up from 1 to 10, and Van Morrison. Featured artists include Brian Eno, Aphrodite’s Child, Spanky and Our Gang, and of course, a bunch of rare radio promos. Do not miss the Frank Zappa and Linda Rondstadt radio … Continue reading Bob and Ron’s Record Club Radio Archive – Episode 44