Free Form Rock Podcast

Welcome to the Free Form Rock Podcast, with our hosts, one fellow who has a wider range of musical interests and another fellow who likes to think of himself as a bit more limited and obscure, ha ha. Actually, we are proud of our diversity, as long as it stays within the limits of what is known as rock music, and we invite you to listen to our episodes and become more open-minded about music. Cheers, everybody!

Episode 213-Illusion-Together(As a Way Of Life)

March 27th, 2020

On this episode, Marc and Lee review a somewhat obscure band called “The Illusion.” They review the group’s second album. There is a good deal of yelling and arguing (from you-know-who haha) but it’s all meant in fun. Our tracks of the week are: Jack Russell’s Great White “Sign Of The Times”, Gila “Aggression” and we close with a Lee Gerstmann song called “Café Center Romance.”  Kick back, have fun and sip a drink or two and enjoy yourself. Cheers!

Episode 212-Alice In Chains-Dirt

March 20th, 2020

On this episode, we review the second studio album by the band Alice In Chains. Marc gets real and emotional on this one… while Lee tries to make a claim for what good music is all about. Who will win? Does anybody win? Listen and find out, haha. Our tracks of the week are: Mother Love Bone “Crown of Thorns” and The Seeds “No Escape.” We finish with Lee’s song “Preparation.” Regardless of your taste in music, we invite you to enjoy our opinions. Rock on… whichever way you want to do so. Cheers!

Episode 211-Rex-Rex-With Special Guest Ralph Viera (AKA) Dr FUKK

March 17th, 2020

Tonight we review the self-titled debut of the group Rex, featuring Rex Smith. Our guest co-host is Ralph Viera (a/k/a Dr. Fukk from Thrash Or Die). For those of you who are familiar with Rex Smith’s work on Street Hawk and The Pirates of Penzance, you may not realize he started doing heavy rock. Listen while Marc, Lee and Ralph give our individual opinions on the music. As usual, we include a Lee Gerstmann tune, “My Other Type of Wish” and our picks of the week are: Rob Thomas “Her Diamonds”, Steppenwolf “Chicken Wolf” and Manowar “Black Fire Wind and Steel.” Until the next time, groove on and keep rocking steady, everybody!

 

 

 

 

Episode 210 - Special Interview With Tod Howarth

March 14th, 2020

On this episode, Marc and Lee talk with Tod Howarth, musician extraordinaire who’s worked with bands such as 707, Cheap Trick, Frehley’s Comet, Four By Fate as well as doing some excellent solo material. We cover a wide range of subjects and the interview is really cool and fun. Take a listen and rock on!

Episode 209-Two guys Chatting About A Bunch Of Stuff

March 9th, 2020

On this impromptu episode of The Free Form Rock Podcast, we go all casual and chat about everything from what makes KISS the band they are now (as opposed to when they were really good) and music well-known and obscure. You'll hear things you never would have imagined hearing as well as things you might have figured we'd play. We have fun and take off our ties (so to speak... we don't need to wear no freaking ties... ha ha). You'll hear songs from Ultimate Spinach and Traffic and Barnes & Barnes and The Fabulous Thunderbirds... and some very unique surprises. Tune in, have fun and don't worry about what anyone thinks about you. You're listening and you're cool. Rock on!

Episode 208-Genesis-Invisible Touch

March 7th, 2020

On this week's edition of the Free Form Rock Podcast, we review the classic album, "Invisible Touch" by Genesis.  We spend some time discussing Madonna and Britney Spears and which "artist" we think looked better in their prime. We talk a little about REO Speedwagon's Gary Richrath. After our review, we play our tracks of the week which include,"Shoulderback" by Tiny Lights and "Digging in the Dirt" by Peter Gabriel. Our Lee Gerstmann track for your listening pleasure is, "Slurp."  Until next week, Rock this place to the ground!   

Episode 207-Wild Butter-Wild Butter-With Guest Ralph Viera(AKA DR. FUKK)

February 29th, 2020

Today's Episode we Have Ralph Viera,From the Viera Vault Podcast and Thrash Or Die,Combat!! We are reviewing an obscure band from 1970 called Wild Butter with their album Wild Butter. We end the episode with our Tracks of The week " The Ninth Templar(Black Candle Flame) by Crypt Sermon "Francis"by Gary Walker and The Rain "Killing the Thing That You Love" By Styx and we end it with a Lee Gerstmann Song "Do Your Move" Until next week hold on love will find a way to an owner of a lonely heart and make some changes.

 

Episode 206-Extreme-III Sides To Every Story-With Guest Chris Daniel

February 22nd, 2020

On this week's edition of the Free Form Podcast, we review the album, "Three Sides to Every Story" by Extreme. Joining us this week is Chris Daniel who offers his opinions on the album as well.  We get into conversation regarding podcasts, KISS, etc. followed by our tracks of the week which include," By-tor and the Snow Dog" by RUSH, "Stillborn" by Hurtsmile and "Born, Work, Die" by Chris Holmes. We close you out with a Lee Gerstmann tune titled, "You're Doing Great (On Your Own)." Until next week, take it the limit one more time!

Episode 205-Copperhead-Copperhead

February 15th, 2020

On this week's edition of the Free Form Rock Podcast we review the self-titled album, "Copperhead."  We spend some time before the review discussing the recent disbanding of "The Rock and Metal Combat Podcast" and our podcast brothers being banned by Spotify.  We follow the review with our tracks of the week featuring, "Sir Archibald" by Influence and "Looking Out for Number One" by Honeymoon Suite. We close out our episode with one of Lee Gerstmann's song, "Sofa."  Until next week, Love your Spouse, Love your family and LOVE YOUR ROCK N ROLL!

Episode 204-Prince-Batman Soundtrack-With Guest Vincent Cabagnot

February 8th, 2020

On this week's edition of the Free Form Rock Podcast we join our friend, Vincent Cabagnot as review the soundtrack, "Batman" by the late and great artist, Prince. We discuss the movie and how the soundtrack really brings the film to life.  We follow that with our tracks of the week which include, "Silvera by Gojira, "Water of Love" by Dire Straits and "Devil's Hand" by Richie Kotzen. We close our episode with a Lee Gerstmann tune titled, "The Water of Value". Until next week, we're gonna make like a tree and get outta here!