Saturday, August 17, 2019

621: A Robert Palmer Audiobiography

Born in  in Batley, England in 19 49, this artist grew up in Malta,  permanently returning to Britain at the age of 19 to sing with the Alan Bown Set.  His work in the music industry began in the 1960s, covered four decades and included a spell with the band Vinegar Joe, the Power Station, and as a solo artist who could take a tune, cover it, and do a great interpretation.  His first solo album  was recorded in New Orleans and was influenced by the music of Little Feat and the Meters who acted as backing band along with producer, guitarist Lowell George.  He teamed with Duran Duran  guitarist Andy Taylor and bassist John Taylor along with former Chic drummer Tony Thompson  to form the Power Station named for recording studio where the group recorded.  Sadly he died from a heart attack in a Paris hotel room on the 26th of September 2003 at age 54. He was survived by his parents, his son Jim and daughter Jane, and by his girlfriend Mary Ambrose. Among those who paid tribute were Duran Duran, stating, He was a very dear friend and a great artist.
This week's audio biography is all about Robert Palmer.

If not, you will have after this:   
 10. 1972 Forgive Us - Vinegar Joe
09. 1972 Rusty Red Armour - Vinegard Joe
08. 1973  Talkin' 'Bout My Baby - Vinegard Joe
07. 1974 Sailing Shoes/ Sailing Shoes (Little Feat) - Robert Palmer
06. 1975 Pressure Drop (Toots & The Maytals) - Robert Palmer
05. 1976 Spanish Moon - Robert Palmer
04.  1979 Bad Case Of Loving You - Robert Palmer
03.  1979 Can We Still Be Friends (ToddRundgren)
02.  1985 Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
01. 1985 Get It On-Bang A Gong (T Rex) - The Power Station
00.  1988 Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer

This is the best looking one yet!

Monday, August 12, 2019

620: I Knew This Was Gonna Happen

 It's a Trick's Classic Covers Countdown for August. Enjoy these fab cover tunes originally by artists you loved, presented by artists you're gonna like! Artists like these:
10 Out Of Time (R. Stones) - Steve Ellis
09 Rain (Beatles) - Humble Pie
08 Killing Floor (H. Wolf/E. Flag) - Blyther Smith
07 Pink Moon (Nick Drake) - Me'Shell Ndegéocello
06  Wait Until Tomorrow (J. Hendrix) - N.Y. Rock and Roll Ensemble
05 You Really Got Me (Kinks) - Stack Waddy
04 Dear LAndlord (B. Dylan) - Fairport Convention
03 Fun,Fun,Fun (Beach Boys) - Dino,Desi, and Billy
02 Doctor My Eyes (Jackson Brown) - Alice Fredenham
01 You Got Lucky (Tom Petty) - Blackberry Smoke

Looks Like Tom Pretty Got Lucky!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

619: It's The Music, Man!

That's right, it is the music and the many types of music that we all enjoy.  This episode gives us an inside look into many types of music through the media of sound and song! It is a music podcast, man! Here's the list of styles we explore, because we like all kinds of music:

I Like All Kinds Of Music - Papa John Creech
Sweet Soul Music - Electric Flag
Rock N Roll Music Back 2 Back with
Humble Pie and Chuck Berry
Honky Tonk Music - Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen
American Music - The Blacktop Rockets
Boogie Music - Canned Heat
Juke Box Music - The Kinks
Hillbilly Music - Kitty, Daisy, and Lewis
Jug Band Music - John Sebastian and the J Band
Eastern Music - The Mode
Creole Music - Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band
VooDoo Music - John Mayall
Good Time Music - Sam's Apple Pie
Soft Sounding Music - Harper's Bizzare
Sweet Soul Music B2B with
 Arthur Conley and Run C'n'W
Press here to get to the music, man!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

618: Trios R US

 It's one to the power of three and three to the power of one. The stripped down sound that transcends numbers to product a full sound with a great beat. Join tricks synthetic podcast as we celebrate those three man bands of yesterday and today with "Three's Company and four's a crowd" a.k.a. Trios R Us:

The Texas Trios:
Buddy Whittington - Texas Trios
Buddy Holly - Rock Me My Baby
Johnny Winter - Dallas
ZZ Top - Goin' Down to Mexico
SRV - Stang's Swang
Los Lonely Boys - Friday Night 
The Godfathers:
Johnny Burnette Trio - Rock A Billy Boogie
Elvis - Just Because
Muddy Waters -  Rollin' And Tumblin' 1 & 2
Jimmy Reed - Big Boss Man
Bo Diddley - Hey Bo Diddley
The Next Generation:
Blue Cheer - Rock Me Baby
James Gang - Funk #48
Cream - I Feel Free
Jimi Hendrix - Wind Cries Mary
Soft Machine - Joy Of A Toy
Grand Funk - Time Machine
The New Generation:
Eric Gales - Pickin' and Grinnin'

Monday, July 29, 2019

617 "We Inspired The Beatles!"

It's another cover tune countdown with a twist. No, we couldn't stay away from the Fab Four, so we dug deep into the history of pop music and  pulled out these tunes that can proudly say,"We  Inspired Beatles!" ... and Trick's Synthetic Countdown.
10 Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby - Rex Griffin
09 Chains Back2Back with 
The Cookies and The Everly Brothers
08 Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight - Trash
07  Baby It's You - The Shirelles
06 A Taste Of Honey - Billy Dee Williams
05 Mr Moonlight - Dr Feelgood & The Interns
04 Till There Was You Back2Back
 with Eileen Wilson and Peggy Lee
03 Devil In His Heart - The Donays
02 I Call Your Name - Billy J Kramer with The Dakotas
01 I Wanna Be Your Man - The Rolling Stones
00 Oh, My Soul (Little Richard) - The Beatles
These Buddies will not appear on

Sunday, July 21, 2019

616 Everyone Wants To Sound Like A Byrd, Man!

Join us as we count down a passel of tunes that were influenced by one of the most popular groups of the 60's that started with the letter "B" (and weren't from "over there"). Yes, that's right, Trick's Synthetic Countdown bands that were influence by that janglely Rickenbacker twelve string sound of the Byrds. Grab your wire rimmed rose tinted glasses and sing a song just like Roger with these:

10  Before I Set You Free - Rhinos
09  I'm Still Here - Galileo 7
08  I Can't Return - Immigrant Union
07  She Revolves - Quarter After
06  Through My Eyes - Sunchymes
05  She Don't Care About Time Back 2 Back
 with The Grip Weeds and Michael Carpenter
04  The Ghosts Are Alright - Bye Bye Blackbirds
03  The Christian Life - Jack Hopkins
02  Church Of Byrds - Jeremy
01  Sun Ra Ga - The Grip Weeds
Bonus: Roger McGuinn's "Hey, Mister Tambourine Man"

Wonder If He Sings Like A Byrd?

Friday, July 19, 2019

615 Celebrating 50 Years with...

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of man's first journey to the surface of the moon, and to celebrate this momentous occasion Trick's Synthetic Countdown presents a special count down of out of this world moon tunes with:

10 Eight Miles High - The Byrds

9 There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder - Mando and The Chili Peppers
8 Bad Moon Rising - The Holmes Brothers
7 The Moon Is Rising - The Pretty Things
6 Moon Coming Over The Hill - Tab Benoit
5 Fly Me To The Moon -B2B With Frank Sinatra and Willie Nelson
4 Voyage Of The Moon - Donovan 
3 Soft Landing On The Moon - Al Kooper
2 Moon Walking On The Moon - Mighty Mo Rodgers
1 Walking On The Moon - The Police
ZERO Planet Earth - William Shatner

They went to the moon and all I got was this lousy sandwich

Monday, July 15, 2019

614 Half Hodge...and Half Podge!

After an almost two week vacation from the podcast, your host returns with a collection of tunes he found while cleaning out the shelves in the Trick's Synthetic Podcast archival depository... a.k.a."the VAULT." So enjoy this Hodge Podge* of lost (and found) treasures.

The Baddest-Prince Buster
I Almost Lost My Mind - Zal Yanovsky
Chicken Crazy - Joe Tex
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Ananda Shankar
Hey, Ride with Me Awhile: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (and Loud Loud Music) -Joe and Rose Lee Maphis
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette B2B Tex Williams and Commander Cody
Deprtees - Arlo Guthrie
Child Of The Universe - Barclay James Harvest
Declaradtion of Independence - Insect Trust
President Twist - Lula Reed and Freddie King
Soft Rocks - Child
Bombers - Dana Gillespie and David Bowie
Yabba Dabba Doo - Earls of Suave
Shelly's Winter Love - Bill Kirchen
 Ereh Er'uoy Sa Gnol Sa - Zal Yanovsky 
(forward then backwards)

This is how it sounds!