MACK #72: Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal! \m/

Growing up in Jersey during the eighties, yours truly was very much into heavy metal. You just couldn’t not be into it where I was. KISS was my first introduction into the genre when I was very little, I think the makeup is what attracted a 10 year old me. I certainly wasn’t old enough to figure out what Love Gun was truly about.

Anywhooooo, I still love the genre because it brings back fond memories of being younger, seeing bands at L’Amour (the rock capitol of Brooklyn!) and not really caring about politics or most other adulty things.

Dave was also a teenager in New Jersey during the 80s yet he is not a huge fan of the genre, but still agreed to speak about the music because that he is a huge fan of.

He has a lot of interesting opinions on what constitutes Heavy Metal and what elements of other music actually combine to create it. He also is quite sure one of his childhood heroes is one of the godfathers of Heavy Metal. Frequent listeners to this show may have a guess as to who that may be.

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MACK #66: Steely Dan

Hello again friends!

This week is all about Steely Dan!

In my should-be-humbler opinion there are 3 types of people. A) Casual Steely Dan Fans; B) More-Than-Casual Steely Dan Fans and C) Our Dave.

I’m a “B” on the above scale. I love Steely Dan. As a matter of fact, if you happened to catch the episode of the show on our Top 10 Favorite Albums of All Time, you may remember that “Aja” was my number one. And! you also may remember that our Dave placed Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam” as well as Donald Fagen’s solo effort “The Night Fly” on his list.

Maybe you think you are an “A” or maybe even an “I don’t know any Steely Dan songs” type of person. Let me assure you that you do know more songs than you think you do. There are a lot of hits and also quite a few retroactive hits — songs that may not have been played on the radio a ton when they were released, but somehow they’ve found their way onto the airwaves nowadays. Perhaps that’s due to a good number of these songs being placed into a decent chunk of tv and movie soundtracks.

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MACK #28: Scrutiny! Dave On Various TOP 10 GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME Lists!

It’s time for another Scrutiny episode! This time we go through three Greatest Guitarists Of All Time lists.  The lists

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