A very special SYSO welcoming Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber, host of the long-running radio show "Crap From The Past". Ron stops by to drop some real knowledge about Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight", and it's not all a pack of lies! There's talk of Genesis, drum sounds, urban myths and enough information to drown in, so don't expect anyone here to lend a hand.
To hear more from Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber and listen to his "graduate level course in pop music" visit crapfromthepast.com!
Freddy Mercury was gonna have himself a real good time that night, and thankfully he chronicled his feelings about it in Queen's classic "Don't Stop Me Now". How accurately remains undetermined, though, unless he knew something about rocketships and tigers' method of locomotion that modern science doesn't. Did someone actually tell him to stop? How much like a racing car was Lady Godiva? Did Freddy really end up having a ball? That last part seems like a given, but Joe Dator and returning guest Andy Rash are still trying to figure it out. Don't stop them!
Check out Andy Rash's terrific illustration work and his unique Iotacons at rashworks.com and iotacons.blogspot.com!
In the 80s, while Pac Men roamed the Earth and Valley Girls were busy gagging on spoons, the serendipitously named Billy Idol gave the decade one of its most iconic hits, "White Wedding". Ostensibly a song about Billy's sister's wedding, but definitely not about Billy's sister's wedding, the song has baffled archaeologists for three decades. Now, Joe Dator tries to decide if he should throw guest Paul Castiglia the Idol, or if it belongs in a museum.
America was 199 years old in 1975 and while that's quite a tender age for a country, it's way too old to be considered a Young American. So what's David Bowie's soulful, almost-Bicentennial hit really about? President Nixon? Afro Sheen? How a genius can make the saxophone cool again? Joe Dator and Susan Kruglinski will light some fireworks and try not to lose any fingers figuring it out.