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On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by long time Government Issue guitarist/music fan/record collector Tom Lyle. We talk about GI's influence on the early DC punk scene, how they were one of the most active bands in the eighties, how their legacy lives on today, departed singer John Stabb, and more... Music The Charms "So Pretty"(intro mu…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by ex Descendents/Dag Nasty bassist/songwriter and one of the most energetic punk rock guys around Doug Carrion, who now resides in Field Day with ex Dag Nasty vocalist Peter Cortner. Doug and I take you down memory lane and talk about his early days with the Descendents and the incredible "Enjoy" album…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by one half of the iconic alternative pop duo Jackopierce, as Jack O'Neill calls in from New York City and shares some great stories from the band's long and magical run. Our host was in the right place at the right time in 1993 when the band signed with A&M Records and was able to join them on the road…
 
On this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, we go full on radio show and play all music with a little blabbering in between sets. In fact this could be the pilot for the new up and coming Twisted Rico Radio Show...you just never know...Count how many times the host says "Wow" and "Fantastic" and win a special prize! Music The Charms "So Pre…
 
Greg Allen( Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, Jerry Nolan & The Profilers) and our host Steev go head to head on what were some the best records to come out between 1970-1973 arguably one of the best timespans for rock n roll of all genres. The boys jab on The New York Dolls, MC5, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed, David Bowie, and much more. We also hear …
 
Ben Deily, one of the founding members of The Lemonheads, joins us on the show and shares a plethora of great stories about the early days of the band including his early jam sessions with fellow high school mate Evan Dando, Jesse Peretz's role, touring, and life as a Lemonhead. He also explains the Dando/Charles Manson connection, and the Lemonhea…
 
On this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, we are joined by Northern Skulls and former Gang Green/Mallethead bassist Glen Stiphen. Glen shares some great stories on how he joined Gang Green as a teenager along with his brother Chuck and went on tour and of course all the chaos that ensued including the making of the legendary "Another Wast…
 
On this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, beautiful alt-model, sex worker, naked yoga queen, star of onlyfans, Collibrina returns for a stimulating encore performance and basically answers every stinking question we throw at her. Collibrina is the coolest and she proves it once again! We also play a cool demo by Boston up and comers Loret…
 
Singer, Songwriter, Keyboard wiz Merrily Ruth Rosso joins us for a lively conversation about surviving in Brooklyn during a pandemic and shares a plethora of fun stories about her time in Portland Oregon, Phoenix AZ(including meeting and hanging out with Steev), and how she settled into the NYC scene and lifestyle. We also hear a song from the bran…
 
On this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, we are joined by Al Quint, the long time music critic, editor of Suburban Voice Magazine, host of Sonic Overload Radio and huge fan of punk, hardcore, and especially the great UK band Discharge. We have a great conversation which includes topics such as Government Issue, the early Boston hardcore …
 
Neighborhoods bassist, all around cool dude, and old friend Lee Harrington joins us on the show for a fun conversation about the history of one of Boston's greatest bands, making records, touring, hanging with David Bowie, working with Aerosmith's Brad Whitford and more. We also play two of Lee's best contributions to The Neighborhoods and why he t…
 
Boston musician, film maker, photographer, designer, huge music fan and last minute guest Duncan Wilder-Johnson joins the podcast with a stack of Black Flag books and a lively discussion about his favorite band. We also talk pandemic survival and the what the future of live music looks like. Plus a celebration of and a song from Aloud's "Exile" alb…
 
On this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, we have a great conversation with alt-model/experimental film maker/vocalist/naked yoga queen Collibrina and photographer/tattoo artist Chad Cote about a myriad of fun topics. We also play new music from Pittsburgh metal stars Lady Beast and an oldie but goodie from the short lived but never dull …
 
Legendary Boston based Producer Rick Harte who has brought us some of the greatest records of our time, joins us on the show to talk about his label Ace Of Hearts and some of the many stellar records he has produced over the last 40 years. The list of bands that Rick has worked with is mind blowing and includes Mission Of Burma, The Lyres, The Neig…
 
Cowboy Mach Bell returns to the show to talk about the audio release of his incredible book/diary "Once A Rocker, Always A Rocker" and his 2 1/2 year experience touring and recording as the lead vocalist of The Joe Perry Project. Cowboy also elaborates on some of the great stories in the book and also talks about playing with his outstanding band T…
 
On this episode of the show, we talk about Boston metal heroes Wargasm and the rough road they had to endure once they got a record deal and how they are not the only band to get shafted by their label once signed. There's a long list. We also hear a great track from one of the best records to come out of the Boston scene in years by the band Rever…
 
On this episode of the show, Steev shares a few more chapters from his unreleased auto-biography "Independent Record Scum", including the first time he saw rock bands playing in clubs and the great Wormtown battle of the bands that turned into an all out brawl. We also answer a couple of really good listener questions and hear great music from Bost…
 
On this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, we hear a few early chapters from Steev's unreleased book entitled "Independent Record Scum", Delve into the remarkable rise, fall, and rise again of soul legend Bobby Womack, and hear incredible new songs from Portland Maine's Tiger Bomb and Jersey City's 50 Ft. Furies. Music featured in this Epi…
 
On this episode, Steev talks about how his time at his college radio station (WDJM-Framingham) paved the way for his long music career. Chilly Kurtz (Caged Heat) then crashes the show and joins Diya and Herb in a lively conversation about a myriad of topics including our least favorite concerts, what we would call our band if we could start one, ou…
 
On this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, we are all over the place as we talk about healthy living, embarrassing ourselves in front of rock stars, our least favorite songs, brunettes vs redheads (of course the host said blondes), and a mutual dislike for a certain lead singer. Also, Steev talks about one of his favorite all time bands, t…
 
The Crew talks about survival techniques during the Pandemic, including dating and food. We play a great new tune from ex Dag Nasty Members Doug Carrion nd Peter Cortner's Field Day, and a classic from one of our favorites, Motion City Soundtrack. Also, Diya introduces us to a new segment called Rock N Roll Road Stories in which Steev digs deep int…
 
In this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico we talk about some of the greatest club shows and legendary venues our host Steev has been to and witnessed over the years, plus the slow miserable death of these revered venues all over America. Something that was already happening even before the Virus came along and has shut down even more venue…
 
On this topsy turvy episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, we talk about the Porn industry, some of our favorite podcasts, the time Steev met the great Ian Hunter, and our equal love and admiration for Amy Schumer. We also play a brand new tune from the Jim Weeks Band and a brilliant cover of The Charms "Star Rider" from one of our favorites -…
 
On this episode of the show, we are joined by weed connoisseur Tim McFarland Jr. who runs Salem Research, a company that was founded with a simple goal of increasing affordability and accessibility to better health through medical cannabis. With Tim, we go on a wild weed related journey and learn about a smarter kind of high. Steev also talks about…
 
Boston based artist Diya Ghosh, who relocated to the states from Kolkata India, joins us for a lively discussion on Art and online dating, which results in attempts by both Diya and our engineer Herb giving dating advice to our host Steev on how to use Bumble and other dating sites. It turns into a bit of a train wreck when Herb advises Steev to po…
 
Our host tells a crazy story about going to the wrong airport in Denver back in 1995 and then goes on to rave endlessly about one of the greatest rock bands in history - The Faces - and the bands unique arrangement with singer Rod Stewart. We also look at some of our favorite Instagram accounts and praise this shows sponsor, Baby Loves Tacos in Pit…
 
In this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, we pay tribute to our fallen friend Holly Lane, reminisce on the greatest of Ronnie Montrose, rave about Merrily, praise good parenting, and admire the community work of our sponsors Baby Loves Tacos and The Dark Horse Pub. Plus we play a couple fantastic tunes by The Real Kids and Merrily And The…
 
In this topsy turvey action packed episode, we talk about the Confederate flag in relation to Southern Rock, play new music by Boston's Trailer Swift, spin an oldie by The Modifiers, reminisce about the Coolest Cats compilation and touch on Creem Magazine and the upcoming podcast with the cast of Almost Famous. We also rave about our sponsor for th…
 
In this episode we touch on the great career of Producer Rick Harte and his Boston based label Ace Of Hearts, which has put out some of the best and most influential music in Rock history and now the brand new release of "The Ace Of Hearts Story", which features 5 previously unreleased songs. We also play and discuss a couple of Neighborhoods songs…
 
Almost three months later, we are back at New Alliance in Somerville recording next to the cemetery in our beloved basement studio. This new episode features new music from Somerville's own Poor Jim (aka Gun Metal Gray) and their new album entitled "4" and unreleased music from songwriter Bill Trudell, who has co-written a number of songs over the …
 
In this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico our host goes on a bit of political rant and finally settles down to talk about three brilliant David Bowie records, and an in-depth critical review of the great Boston compilation "Mass Ave - The Boston Scene 1975-1983"(Rhino Records) which included stellar tracks from bands like The Neighborhoods…
 
Our host gives us an in depth look at the albums that have influenced him over the years. This is a special lo-fi episode that covers several decades of releases ranging from albums by The Beatles to Social Distortion and many goodies in between...
 
In part 1 of this episode, our host pays tribute to a former fellow employee of his at A&M Records, Bob Garcia, who recently passed away. Bob was a legendary fixture on the A&M Records lot located at Sunset and LaBrea in the heart of Hollywood, California. He was also a great guy and will be missed by many. Continue on to PART 2 of this episode for…
 
In this episode of Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico, our host Steev talks about the interviews he had with Geffen Records, RCA Records, Arista Records etc. and how he did eventually fulfill his dream of working at a major record label, landing an elusive spot as an employee of the great A&M Records. Recorded lo-fi while being quarantined in Worceste…
 
With our lives being shut down due to the virus, our host finds that recording his podcast without one of the brilliant engineers he has worked isn't as much fun...Especially on an old mac and no real microphones... but the show must go on! Live from Wormtown, Steev talks about one of us favorite bands Magnapop and praises Cowboy Mach Bell on his o…
 
Boston based photographer, musician, and producer of the Sam Black Church documentary "Leave Behind A Groove In The Earth - The story of Sam Black Church", Duncan Wilder Johnson talks about growing up a huge music fan and his the ten year process of getting the SBC film out, the many hats he wears and he's in three bands too, and his love for the D…
 
Mel Lederman, who spent over a decade making records and touring with Victory At Sea and playing keyboards with Thalia Zedek (Dangerous Birds, Come) as well as releasing two solo records of his own, stopped by the show with Michele Won and her dog Chewy and we had a fun time talking indie rock stuff and more. We also played a track from Mel's solo …
 
Chilly Kurtz and Charles Rivers both return to the Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico podcast and we talk the end of an era as WAAF goes christian music, when should rock stars should call it quits, Charles previews his' "Once Upon a time in...Graceland" Elvis tribute show, and Chilly shares some outrageous moments from tour dates in Troy/Albany NY. W…
 
Short sweet episode which recaps many of our past shows recorded in Pittsburgh PA, Salem MA, Somerville MA and the interesting guests we've had on like Mach Bell, The Charms, Alyson Hell, Jessica Jarva, Charles Rivers, Reverend Hank, Zach Shell, The Homisides, Chilly Kurtz, All Mod Cons, Richard Marr, Alvan Long, and Greg Allen. We also play a cool…
 
Ellie Vee and Joe Wizda from the legendary Boston garage rock band The Charms came by the studio with their kids Josie and Preston and we had a great conversation about the bands recordings, past tours, and having to deal with a shady record label. Things got a little crazy in the studio but Herb, our engineer, somehow pulled it all together. We al…
 
Legendary Rocker/Author Mach Bell talks with us about his experiences with 70's rock heroes Thundertrain and his 2 plus years as the lead singer of The Joe Perry Project... AND his new book "Once A Rocker Always A Rocker". Music Thundertrain "Hot For Teacher" The Joe Perry Project "Once A Rocker Always A Rocker" The Charms "So Pretty" intro/outro m…
 
Artist, musician, internet star Jessica Jarva invades the show in a way only she can and takes us on a magical chaotic journey. We also play a new track and talk about one of Boston's huge rising stars, The Gala US, and of course the host rips apart the Rock N Roll Hall OF Fame once again. All of this and more in 55 minutes! Music Jessica Jarva unr…
 
Alyson Hell, lead vocalist of Mercury Plague and ex singer of Dead Girls Don't Say No and all around Heavy Metal and music enthusiast AND wonderful human being joins the Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico podcast and talks Winger, Fates Warning, Dream Theater, Peter Steele, Draconian, Rollins, The Charms are more. Music Dead Girls Don't Say No "Dead G…
 
In the first episode of 2020, we talk about and play a new tune by Pittsburgh punk rock heroes The Homisides and then Steev shares some Rock N Roll Road Stories about being on the road with Damn The Machine, PAW, Jackopierce, and the some of the chaos that existed in what at times seemed like some sort of a fairy tale and other times incoherent beh…
 
In this, the final episode of 2019, Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico host Steev Riccardo not only shares some thoughts on the 2020 "Stadium" tour which will feature Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, he also talks about another one of his favorite bands, The Neighborhoods, who just released their first album out in years! And it all en…
 
Glenn Matto and AJ Cretin from the Boston based band All Mod Cons, who have been paying tribute to The Jam for over 20 years talk with us about the great influential English band that has influenced many American bands like Green Day and especially Boston bands like The Neighborhoods, The Outlets, and Boys Life. We also hit on All Mod Cons last Bos…
 
Rev. Hank Peirce has had an interesting life starting out as a straight edge teenager, becoming a roadie that toured with bands like Snapshot, Uniform Choice, and The Straw Dogs, a cool role in the film American Hardcore, to his life as a Minister. His candid interview is one of our best yet! We also talk about more of our favorite instagram accoun…
 
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