Saturday, April 25, 2009

EPISODE122 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week on Talking 80s Music,we felt that it was time to break out the thermometer and check your Metal Health. There isn't anyone that that phrase is more connected to than Quiet Riot. (Rightly so as they were the first heavy metal band to have a top 5 hit and #1 album during the same week.) We featured a retrospective mix, live tracks ("Party All Night" and "Run For Cover") recorded in 1984 and, "Stay With Me Tonight," the only single released without Kevin DuBrow on vocals. A very rich history and catalog has been left behind them and we urge you to do a little shopping... as 1983's Metal Health should be in every rock fan's arsenal.

Busy episode and a lot of new people in the chat room. It is like working the high-wire with a net. If someone says something entirely idiotic, you'll get called on it and be able to correct it quickly. Martin got the show edited and posted before taking last week's contest winners to see Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, Lou Gramm and John Waite. He checked in 4 hours into the show (yes, it really went that long) and said the concert performances just got better and better. Hope to hold another one sometime in the near future. So, either plan your Vegas trips or relocate.


rishigajria said...

I download your podcast via Itunes. The quality of the podcast is great but the songs sound horrible. Perhaps you want to look into that. This is not the first podcast that I have noticed this but the last few.

An80sNut said...

Sadly, there was a good reason for that. If the episode gets downloaded just after it is recorded, the quality isn't that good. After the live show, it automatically gets sent to iTunes and is made available to download sites. We upload the final edit as soon as we can (usually 4 to 5 hours later.)

We've recently made a few changes to improve the quality in the earlier version and are now working on a few minor bugs. Hope you notice the difference in future episodes.