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 228-Catfish-Get Down

July 10th, 2020

Catfish - Get Down

On this episode, we review the 1970 debut of Bob “Catfish” Hodge’s band. We talk about some of the stuff happening within the week, also. Our tracks of the week are The Doors’ “The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” and Graham Nash’s “Wild Tales.” We also pay tribute to Charlie Daniels and play his song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” We finish with a song by Lee called “Mumbles.” Keep listening to good music and rock on.

Episode-227-Fleetwood Mac-Fleetwood Mac

July 3rd, 2020

Fleetwood Mac

On this episode, we review the self-titled 1975 album by Fleetwood Mac. It’s a cool laid-back California 70’s vibe all the way around for you listeners today because our tracks of the week are Van Morrison’s “Checkin’ It Out” and Tom Petty’s “Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)” which are also from the late 70s. So, kick back with your Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers and kick back on your Chaise Lounge and listen to the episode with pleasure. Cheers! 

And Happy 4th Of July God Bless America!!   

Episode-226-The Fabulous Thunderbirds-What’s The Word-With Guest Brian Davis

June 26th, 2020

The Fabulous Thunderbirds-What's The Word

On this episode, Brian Davis join Marc and Lee for our review of The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ second album. You’ll find out what TV 20 Dance Party was as well as some other cool things. Our tracks of the week are Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Bittersweet”, Magic Sam “All Your Love” and Albert Collins “Too Tired.” We finish the episode with Lee’s song “Coffee Groove.” Stay cool, everybody. Cheers!

Episode 225-Deep Purple-Who Do We Think We Are

June 19th, 2020

Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are

 

On this episode, we review Deep Purple’s seventh studio album. We also go off on tangents and talk about other groups and albums, almost like mini-reviews. Our tracks of the week are Vandenberg’s “Shitstorm” and Jethro Tull’s “...And The Mouse Police Never Sleeps.” We finish with a medley by Lee: “Like A Virgin/Bugs On Cheese.” Until next time, sip your favorite beverage, eat your favorite frozen dinner, and be relaxed. Cheers!

Episode 224-Armored Saint-Symbol of Salvation-With Special Guest Brian Davis

June 12th, 2020

Armored Saint - Symbol of Salvation:

On this episode, Lee and Marc are joined by guest-host Brian Davis, From the "Damn Good Movie Memories" Podcast for our review of Armored Saint's fourth full-length album. We talk about various things and then get to the album proper. Our tracks of the week are Brian Eno's "Baby's On Fire", Armored Saint's "You Can Run But You Can't Hide" and Anthrax' "King Size." We finish with a song by Lee which he wrote with his father Frank Gerstmann and his dog Norton Gerstmann called "Money" which was written in 1982. Take care, everybody. Enjoy!

#metal #armoredsaint

 

Episode 223-Fuzzy Duck-Fuzzy Duck

June 5th, 2020

Fuzzy Duck

On this episode of the podcast, we don't limit ourselves to music. We also talk about pizza and burgers. Which pizza or burger place should you eat at if you're in California or New York? We give our opinions. Musically, we talk about the only album by the group Fuzzy Duck. Our tracks of the week are: April Wine's "Rock Myself To Sleep" and Ace Frehley's "Dolls." We close with a Lee Gerstmann tune called "Sip A Beer." Take care! Cheers, y"all!

Episode 222-Nirvana-Nevermind-With Guest Alison Notto

May 29th, 2020

On this episode, Marc, Lee and a guest co-host Alison Notto review the second album by the group Nirvana. We also mention the passing of Bob Kulick and talk about how great he was as a musician. Our tracks of the week are McCartney/Grohl/Novoselic/Smear’s “Cut Me Some Slack”, Twenty One Pilots’ “Pet Cheetah” and Lake’s “Scooby Doobies.” We close with a song Lee wrote with Glen G. Hansford called “Fart Whistle.” Take care, everybody. Party hearty and have fun! Cheers!

Alison Notto's YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSPwnDTSJlRcO_9OGaRzwtQ

Episode 221-Eric Clapton-461 Ocean Boulevard

May 21st, 2020

Eric Clapton – 641 Ocean Boulevard – On this episode, we review Eric Clapton’s second solo album. We start by mentioning a bunch of things in a casual conversation and then get into reviewing the album. At least one of us thinks it’s a classic or close enough to it. Our tracks of the week are Eagles’ “Doolin-Dalton” and Swingin’ Lamp Liters’ “Get Away” and we conclude the episode with Lee’s song “A Moment With You.” Happy listening and take care!

Episode 220-Bad Company-Holy Water

May 15th, 2020

On this episode, we talk about a lot of stuff. One thing we talk about is the passing of Brian Howe, lead singer on some Bad Company albums including Holy Water. Marc picked the album a few hours before he knew of Brian’s passing. Our tracks of the week include Echo and The Bunnymen’s “Bring on the Dancing Horses” and Steppenwolf’s “Jupiter’s Child.” We conclude the episode with Lee’s song “Deal With It.” Take care, give us many likes on our many episodes and… peace! Peace of pie or piece of pie… you decide. Haha! Later.

Episode-219-Josefus-Josefus

May 8th, 2020

Josefus - On this episode, we review the self-titled third album by the Texas psychedelic hard rock band from the late 60s and early 70s. We mention how we feel about the songs and mention briefly the passing of Brian Howe who sang with Bad Company and Ted Nugent, etc. (Lee also asks Marc about a group Lee was surprised Marc didn't know... haha.) Our tracks of the week are: Def Leppard "When The Rain Falls" (early version of Let It Go), Bang "Questions" and we finish the episode with Lee's song "It's All In The Name." Stay cozy, drink something you enjoy and don't take someone else's wooden nickles. Yee!