Ep 28: The Disco Years Pt. 2

After two months of guests at the table and different cast variations, the trio return to talk “rock vs. disco” in the conclusion of the two-part series, The Disco Years. It’s Pat, Mike, and Stick this time for Episode 28 of Rock Under Fire, where Barry White, James Brown, George Clinton, Donna Summer, the Village People, Casablanca Records, Philly soul, Giorgio Moroder, the Rolling Stones, NIle Rodgers, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees, Sister Sledge and many other names are all discussed, as well as the underlying social, racial, gender, and sexual implications during the era. We even get into the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates!
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Ep. 27: The Disco Years Pt. 1 (with Alice Echols)

In Episode 27, we begin our two-part special THE DISCO YEARS where we explore the impact that disco music had on rock, pop, and American culture during the 1970s and beyond. In Part One, Mike Derrico is joined by Alice Echols, author of HOT STUFF: DISCO AND THE REMAKING OF AMERICAN CULTURE. Echols is professor of history and the Barbara Streisand Chair of Contemporary Gender Studies at USC, as well as the author of four other books, including DARING TO BE BAD: RADICAL FEMINISM IN AMERICA 1967-1975, SHAKY GROUND: THE SIXTIES AND IT’S AFTERSHOCKS, SCARS OF SWEET PARADISE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JANIS JOPLIN, and her upcoming new book SHORTFALL: FAMILY SECRETS, FINANCIAL COLLAPSE, AND A HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICAN BANKING, due out in October 2017

Ep. 26: ’77 Not ’77

In our most bizarre episode yet, we’re joined by two childhood friends to discuss the music of 1977, but end up recounting some personally traumatizing events. Shocking, hilarious, and directionless, Episode 26 follows its own unique road through the 1970s as seen through the eyes of four kids from the suburbs of Central Jersey. Mike Derrico and Pat Ivanitski are your hosts.

Ep. 25: The Counterculture and Rock and Roll

On the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, we’re joined by a very special anonymous guest to discuss the counterculture of the 1960s, the influence of LSD on an entire generation, and its profound impact on the music. We also discuss the death of Anita Pallenberg, and Pat reviews Dead and Company in Camden. Mike Derrico, Pat Ivanitski, and Stick Nixon are your hosts.

Ep. 24: Sgt. Pepper at 50

In ROCK UNDER FIRE Episode 24 we talk THE BEATLES and the 50th anniversary of the landmark SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. Pat and Tracy review IRON MAIDEN at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey as well as their opening act GHOST. We also remember Gregg Allman who we lost on May 27, 2017. Mike Derrico, Pat Ivanitski, Stick Nixon, and Tracy O. are your hosts. We thank all of our supporters who stepped up to get behind this brand new podcast during our first year. We make it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that our show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history gives us an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone.

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