Talent is only part of the fame equation. Unfortunately, fame is some fuzzy math . . . Not everyone who writes a great song writes a hit song. In episode 15 of Dusty Gems, we shine a miner’s light on the best tracks of 80s singers and songwriters forgotten by time. Cover your eyes to keep the Aquanet out, it’s time for some music.
Scotland . . . land of haggis, men in mid-thigh skirts (kilts) who will kick your ass, and golf. It’s given us those terrible things, but it’s also given us one Rod the Mod Bod of Nailing Blondes Stewart. In Lesson 137 of the 101 Series, we get some plaid soul with one of the best voices to come out of the Highlands. Follow us as we trace the man from the 60s on through different bands, different musical styles and one tremendous head of hair.
Once in a while a start up company invented by two people in a nondescript place take over the world: Apple . . . Balcony Radio . . . Def Jam Records. In episode 15 of our hip-hop experiment Deez Rhymes, we curate the best tracks from 30+ years of Def Jam. From the dorm room to the board room, we follow the history of the East Coast’s finest label. Suit up in your Kangol and all-black track pants, it’s time to get your Adidas’ scuffed.
Brush the cocaine out of your sequined suit, it’s time to celebrate the best country music of the 70s. Balcony Radio is here with episode 15 of Blue Highway, our testament to the dusty avenues and dirt roads of Americana. This time out, we spin the best music of the decade that gave country music bigger hair, bigger hats, and bigger hits. Willy, Johnny, Dolly, and Emmylou have got your covered.
In the mid-Neolithic Era, the Young family learned three chords and have spent millennia perfecting them. And humanity is all the better because of it. In Lesson 136 of the 101 Series, we spin the crunchiest vege-rock Australia has ever chundered. AC/DC is plugged in and electrified. Grab some lightning and hold on.
Gather ’round all working people, it’s time to clock out for a well earned three day weekend. Let Balcony Radio soundtrack your days off with our Annual Labor Day Show. In this episode, we spin two dozen of the best rock, pop, country and soul songs about w-o-r-k. Stick it to The Man and play it loud.
When times are tough and everything seems to be heading straight to Hell it usually means some MAN is in charge. The only way to get things done right is to let the ladies step up and hold court. For Ep 14 of our women’s showcase, X-Chromosome, we welcome two dozen rockin’ chix from Punk and New Wave to show us how its all done. The guitars are screaming and the amps are at full power. Please stay back from the stage, you can’t handle this.
Bob Dylan has released 8,000,000 records over the last two hundred years. There’s so much music. Dare we say . . . too much music. Balcony Radio can only do our duty and pay respect to The Bob himself. It’s episode 14 of Time For Bob. Join us as we dip our toe into the deep tracks of Bob’s career.
Balcony Radio is down with free love, man. And woman. And everyone in between. In episode 14 of This Pill Makes You Small, we spin all the hippiest love songs we could find. In the Summer of Love you didn’t just lie in the tall grass, you roll around in it. Join us for two dozen tunes destined to soundtrack a session of knockin’ Birkenstocks.