Rickki Rockett of Poison
Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast Episode 126. On this weeks episode our guest is Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett. Currently Poison is in the middle of their headlining tour with special guests Cheap Trick and opening act Pop Evil. The bands are fired up to make the journey across the U.S. together. Bret Michaels, POISON lead singer and noted philanthropist says, “The all original POISON is headlining again this summer. It’s going to be a mega concert and party combined. We will be playing all the hits and bringing high energy rock and roll good times. I promise this will be awesome. My friends CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL will be joining us as well as some special guests on select dates. Again, I know all the bands with all the hits will be giving 1000%!!! Over the last years, POISON has got to co-headline with some great bands: Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few, but I promise again, C.C., Bobby, Rikki and myself together will bring NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME!!!” Rick Nielsen, CHEAP TRICK (lead guitar) proclaims, “Another Poison/Cheap Trick Tour!!! It’s always been FUN with these guys!”
JOHN CHRIST OF DANZIG & SAMHAIN
John Christ, is a professional musician, performer and guitar instructor. John performed on more than six critically acclaimed rock and roll albums when he was the lead guitarist for the rock group, Danzig. Danzig’s hit song, Mother, was an international Billboard top 200 hit in 1993. Danzig also toured with Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Slayer through the U.S. John also toured with Danzig through Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Asia, and South America. After leaving Danzig, John Christ released his own solo CD, Flesh Caffeine in 1998. He also worked as a session musician for movie soundtracks and composed music for movie and television trailers. He performed for TV stations such as ABC and Nine Network Australia. These performances included working with artists including Tom Jones and Lou Rawls.
Head over to our website to get a peek at some of our new releases for April in preparation for RSD 2018! Reissues from Gorillaz, Sloan and The Litter. Plus new titles from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lorde, Sons Of Kemet and Golden Grass!
The Nothing Shocking crew sits down to chat with one of Chicago's founding fathers of punk Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun and Big Black. His SUPER influential group Big Black led by another Chicago punk staple Steve Albini was breaking ground in the early 80's utilizing a drum machine instead of live drums which rubbed off on acts such as Ministry and countless others. Head on over to Stitcher and give it a listen HERE.
Join Ragged Records for Record Store Day 2018!. As always Ragged will have the best selection of RSD titles this side of the Mississippi and beyond. We order nearly every title and as much as we can get of each title. This year there are over 400 official titles and many unofficial special releases.
We open promptly at 9:00 AM.
Get in line early to get the best chance at getting everything on your list.
The RSD list: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Early bird customers will receive goodie bags filled with free RSD stuff.
This year Ragged Records & Trash Can Annie will be hosting the art opening “Rad Women of Music”, a series of portraits by Jon Burns. 20 framed original drawings will be sold depicting important women in music with 25% of the proceeds going to “Girls Rock! Iowa City. http://www.girlsrockiowacity.org/
In addition to the RSD releases, we will have 20% off all used merchandise including LP's, CD's and vintage audio equipment.
Trash Can Annie Vintage Clothing (located next to Ragged Records) will have 50% off all used clothing and jewelry.
-No RSD titles can be held --NO EXCEPTIONS.
-Only 1 of each RSD title per person-- NO EXCEPTIONS.
Live music starts at 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – Full Charged (QC instrumental dub Reggae)
10:00 AM – Punkett (QC punk/emo)
11:00 AM – TV Moms (Minneapolis riffin grunge punk)
12:00 PM – Umbra and The Volcan Siege (Chicago psych)
1:00 PM – Ninetimes (QC indie folk/slowcore)
2:00 PM - TBA
3:00 PM – Chris Dunn (QC singer/songwriter/folk )
4:00 PM – Short Horn (QC post hardcore)
Ragged Records, 418 East 2nd St. Davenport Iowa 52801, for more info 563-324-3579
We've been waiting for this era of Bowie records to be reissued for quite some time now. RHINO did an incredible job on these remasters with the art work and the audio. Don't miss your opportunity to own some the most important and influential records of the 20th century.
WAX ON WAX OFF
OPEN TURNTABLES EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Ragged Records and Wake Brewing are teaming up to bring you open turntables every Wednesday night. Each night will feature a genre specific tone. The idea is to share deep cuts to new tracks you have discovered with like minded people.
Each person that wants to be a part of this will get 20 minutes to share their wax with all of us. Ragged Records will also have $3 records for sale each week at Wake with all proceeds going to promote these events. So come out and enjoy $2 off all Wake Brews! This weekly event is going to be a fun social party dedicated to all of us who are vinyl junkies and those who just want to hear some great tunes.
Drag City's Bitchin Bajas will be performing this Friday with Quad Cities own Idpyramid. Baja's new album "Baja Fresh" made it to our 2017 Staff Pick List. So to prepare the world for this event of epic proportions we are putting together a video playlist of electronic artists that have inspired both groups at what they do.
Ragged Records and RIBCO are teaming up to bring you thrash warlords Municipal Waste February 18th and its ALL AGES! Also performing will be Iowa City's In The Mouth Of Radness and QC's Crater. Doors open at 6 Show stars at 7pm.
Advance Tickets only $12 avaialble online at midwestix.com
Hard tickets available at Ragged Records, CoOp Records and RIBCO.
Another great year of music has flown by already. This list is not a top ten list but rather a list of albums that we enjoyed and played quite a bit in the shop and stocked on our Staff Picks shelf here in the store. We hope that you seek out some of these tasty new releases and reissues for years of enjoyment!
Ragged Records is once again participating in Black Friday Record Store Day and as usual Ragged will obtain as many of the RSD releases as we can get our hands on.
List of BFRSD titles for 2017: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases
Ragged Records and Trash Can Annie Vintage Clothing will have 20% off all used and vintage items.
LIve music all day starting at 9:00AM from:
9 am - Class of '82 ('80s new wave/pop)
10 am - The One Night Standards (crushing reverb & speed for the drag set)
11 am - Foxholes (post spunk)
12 pm - Konrad (scientific folk rock)
1 pm - E Alo (beautifully splended electronic)
2 pm - Genesis (performed by The Dawn)
3 pm - Aging (weirdo garage punkers)
4 pm - 7th Hour (blues rock)
Come hang at the afterparty presented by All Senses: Ryley Walker & Bill Mackay w/Sun Shrine Black Friday at Rozz Tox