Rock and Roll Report Podcast #8: More Rock and Roll For Thirsty Ears

Well this week’s Rock and Roll Report Podcast is chock full of rock and roll goodness as we stagger around the United States for our tunes with a brief stopover in Stockholm, Sweden. All the bands played are either unsigned or on an indie label and are in my opinion sadly neglected by commercial rock radio so if you like what you hear please buy their music, see their shows and drop comments on their websites to support them.

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Here is what I played:

  1. Rock and Roll Report Intro by Featured on Fridays
  2. 20 to 12 by Watts
  3. Rock ‘n Roll by The Hot Rocks
  4. 30 Seconds by The Erotics
  5. Raise It Up the Flagpole by Paperback Freud
  6. Backing Down by Punchface
  7. The Runaways by The Armed Forces
  8. All Together Now by The GoStation
  9. One Beer by the Black Angel Band
  10. Rock and Roll Report Outro by Featured on Fridays

Thanks for listening and if you liked what you heard please subscribe to the podcast and support your local indie rock and roll scene.

The next Rock and Roll Report Podcast will be released March 12, 2008.



WATTS: One Below The All Time LowTHE EROTICS: 30 Seconds Over You
PUNCHFACE: A Different Kind Of FameTHE GOSTATION: Passion Before FunctionBLACK ANGEL: O' California

Artists and Bands

Rock and Roll Report Blitz: The Armed Forces


The thing I love about rock and roll is the wide sonic pallet that it encompasses. That is why I never get bogged down in genres, but sometimes I do feel myself listening a bit too much to one style or other so it’s nice to have a band come along and kind of smack me upside the head and change my sense of direction.

The Armed Forces are from Nashville, Tennessee and at first listen of their CD Modern Gospel For Modern Men & Modern Women I knew there was something there that I liked, I just wasn’t sure what it was. But as with all of my favourite CDs, multiple listening revealed to me a great band that had a definite, modern twist to their powerpop hook. The song that got to me first was The Runaways. The finger clicking and female back up vocals clinched it for me and made me hungry for more. In The Free World was next and everything else on this 5 song CD followed quickly thereafter. I won’t insult you by comparing them to somebody since you will probably email me to tell me that I am out of my tree because they sound more like THIS band but I will toss out moder, hooky, angry at times and volume knob worthy.

Check them out at their MySpace page at and listen to them on an upcoming edition of the Rock and Roll Report Podcast and Rock and Roll Report Radio. Good stuff!