The ABC's of Rock Podcast

Weston Media Podcast Network

The ABC's of Rock Podcast is hosted by Nathan Suher, just a regular guy with a passion for all things that fall under the umbrella of Rock & Roll. Some episodes feature in deep dives into the back catalogue of the musicians that have shaped the landscape of music of the past 60 years. Other episodes feature top ten lists, featured genres of rock, or just simply a fun topic. Either way, Nathan always delivers an entertaining and insightful show with lots of great music and his own flair for sharing his thoughts on the songs. read less
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The Finalé - Episode 66
Oct 19 2021
The Finalé - Episode 66
It's hard to say goodbye. Today we share with you our final episode of the ABC's of Rock. It's been an amazing journey and we have zero regrets. As they saying goes, as one door closes, another door opens and both Chloe and I are excited for new projects. Please follow us on our social media pages. Nathan can be followed on his film website at www.imfilmworks.com and @imfilmworks. Chloe has a Youtube channel 'Fab Family Four'. This feed will stay up and active with all new announcements of our upcoming podcasting, filmmaking, and YouTubing endeavors.There is one correction I need to make. I reference an album by Queen 'A Day At the Races'. It was very late and I meant to say their album 'A Night At the Opera'.Thank you for being a loyal listener. It has been an honor to be your hosts this past year and a half.I do not own the rights to any of the music played on this podcast. The musicians or the music labels own the copyright. I play this music under the doctrine of Fair Use. I am not here as a DJ, but to offer music commentary and criticism. My goal is for you to gain a larger appreciation for the bands or the musicians played here on this podcast and I ask for you to go out and purchase their music or legally stream it. The musicians need your support and I hope this show contributes to spreading the good word about the bands you hear on these episodes. I do not profit in any way from this podcast. It is truly done out of my pure love of the music.Follow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.com
Garbage - "Masochistic Victim Sadist" - Episode 65
Sep 7 2021
Garbage - "Masochistic Victim Sadist" - Episode 65
It is good to be back after taking a week off from the show. Before anything else I want to thank all of you for being loyal listeners to The ABC's of Rock. I've been dedicated to this show for a 65+ episodes, since the very start of the pandemic. Today though I make the announcement that I will be taking a step back from producing this podcast. I get into it in more detail in the show. However, I encourage you to not unsubscribe, I may still update this feed with new content every now and then.Today I bring back my favorite co-host and my daughter Chloe who I was excited to share my love for 90's alt-rockers Garbage. It's actually wrong to peg them as just a 90's band because they've continued to put out quality music throughout the new millennium, including their latest record, No Gods, No Masters which came out this past June. I curate my 10 favorite underrated/under-appreciated tracks from their entire discography for your listening pleasure. Enjoy! I do not own the rights to any of the music played on this podcast. The musicians or the music labels own the copyright. I play this music under the doctrine of Fair Use. I am not here as a DJ, but to offer music commentary and criticism. My goal is for you to gain a larger appreciation for the bands or the musicians played here on this podcast and I ask for you to go out and purchase their music or legally stream it. The musicians need your support and I hope this show contributes to spreading the good word about the bands you hear on these episodes. I do not profit in any way from this podcast. It is truly done out of my pure love of the music.Follow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.com
Extreme - "A Tragic Comedy" - Episode 60
Jul 19 2021
Extreme - "A Tragic Comedy" - Episode 60
Welcome to this weeks episode of The ABC's of Rock. On this show I feature the amazing 90's funk metal/alt-rock band that most certainly should be celebrated for much more than their hit acoustic ballad, 'More Than Words". I'm talking about Extreme. I invite you on this musical journey through their recording career as I curate my favorite deeper albums cuts from all 5 of the studio LP's. I do not own the rights to any of the music played on this podcast. The musicians or the music labels own the copyright. I play this music under the doctrine of Fair Use. I am not here as a DJ, but to offer music commentary and criticism. My goal is for you to gain a larger appreciation for the bands or the musicians played here on this podcast and I ask for you to go out and purchase their music or legally stream it. The musicians need your support and I hope this show contributes to spreading the good word about the bands you hear on these episodes. I do not profit in any way from this podcast. It is truly done out of my pure love of the music.Here is the link to 'Right There' - A short film I wrote and directed. If you are a fan of the music video for the song 'Tragic Comic' then I think you'll dig this short 10 minute homage to golden era of silent cinema.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8gvI8logFY&t=422sFollow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.com
Duran Duran - "I'm Talking For Free" - Episode 59
Jul 5 2021
Duran Duran - "I'm Talking For Free" - Episode 59
Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!I continue with the theme of New Wave and Synth Pop for at least one more week as we move on to the letter D which is represented by Duran Duran. They are one of the bands that were a major part of my childhood in the early 80s as I grew up watching MTV waiting with heightened anticipation for their videos to show up. On this episode I curate 10 songs that I feel were underrated/under-appreciated from the first half of their recording career (up through their 1993 release, Duran Duran aka The Wedding Album). I sincerely hope you enjoy this episode and let me know what you think of the show. I'd love to hear from you.I do not own the rights to any of the music played on this podcast. The musicians or the music labels own the copyright. I play this music under the doctrine of Fair Use. I am not here as a DJ, but to offer music commentary and criticism. My goal is for you to gain a larger appreciation for the bands or the musicians played here on this podcast and I ask for you to go out and purchase their music or legally stream it. The musicians need your support and I hope this show contributes to spreading the good word about the bands you hear on these episodes. I do not profit in any way from this podcast. It is truly done out of my pure love of the music.Follow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.com
The ABC's of New Wave - Episode 58
Jun 28 2021
The ABC's of New Wave - Episode 58
This week is the inaugural episode featuring a specific genre of music. It's been building towards this for a while, especially with my co-host urging me to focus an entire episode on her favorite style of music, New Wave. On this show I've curated 10 songs from bands/musicians from both sides of the pond that fall under the very big umbrella of New Wave. Most of the bands here are very well known for at least one or two huge hits, but as always on The ABC's of Rock, we're going to showcase music you may have not been aware of from these extremely gifted artists. So tune and and lets all expand our horizons in the the glorious world of New Wave!I do not own the rights to any of the music played on this podcast. The musicians or the music labels own the copyright. I play this music under the doctrine of Fair Use. I am not here as a DJ, but to offer music commentary and criticism. My goal is for you to gain a larger appreciation for the bands or the musicians played here on this podcast and I ask for you to go out and purchase their music or legally stream it. The musicians need your support and I hope this show contributes to spreading the good word about the bands you hear on these episodes. I do not profit in any way from this podcast. It is truly done out of my pure love of the music.Check out our Instagram Photo taken during recording: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQjHVTdtwPk/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkFollow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.com
Concert Bucket List -  Episode 56
Jun 14 2021
Concert Bucket List - Episode 56
We all have our own personal "Concert Bucket List". On this weeks episode I share ten of my favorite bands/musicians that I haven't had the privilege of seeing LIVE in concert in my life. I did establish some criteria for this list. It has to be physically possible for me to actually see them live at some point. So they have to be a ALIVE, and ACTIVE. I never got to see David Bowie live, and I just never will....I have to live with that. So someone like him isn't on this list. This list is 10 bands/artists that I feel I do have a legitimate shot at seeing in concert before they hang it up for good. I hope you enjoy this one...it's full of lots of hard rock and metal. Plus this week includes the long awaited return of my daughter Chloe as my co-host. She wasn't a fan of much of the music, but we still had a great time bantering about the songs.I do not own the rights to any of the music played on this podcast. The musicians or the music labels own the copyright. I play this music under the doctrine of Fair Use. I am not here as a DJ, but to offer music commentary and criticism. My goal is for you to gain a larger appreciation for the bands or the musicians played here on this podcast and I ask for you to go out and purchase their music or legally stream it. The musicians need your support and I hope this show contributes to spreading the good word about the bands you hear on these episodes. I do not profit in any way from this podcast. It is truly done out of my pure love of the music.Follow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.com
The Beatles -  "Everybody Had a Wet Dream" - Episode 2 [The re-birth]
Jun 10 2021
The Beatles - "Everybody Had a Wet Dream" - Episode 2 [The re-birth]
This is technically episode #2 of the podcast originally released on April 30th, 2020. It was unfortunately removed because of copyright infringement. I've learned my lesson not to mess with The Beatles. But I didn't want a gap in my library of podcasts so I've removed the music from this episode and have included Spotify links if you want to follow along and listen to the music. Chances are though if you're as big a Beatles fan as I am you are already familiar with all of these songs. It's not like there is much that is classified as an "underrated" song in their catalogue. Follow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.comTo follow along the episode Featured Songs:Do You Want To Know A Secret - https://open.spotify.com/track/7Aobt67JnaF7qN8jCCKvHq?si=7149691f0bf24183You Can't Do That - https://open.spotify.com/track/5b9G4dtK3Tdguuy9BO3Nwo?si=f25b2e9be57643e3Honey Don't - https://open.spotify.com/track/2d7GP7Fz1NrfPpo7MzWZgb?si=a7e6e342c7374685I've Just Seen a Face - https://open.spotify.com/track/788U1Sqej9M6c4iikuDGxO?si=e401f112ad214da0I'm Looking Through You - https://open.spotify.com/track/5E3BVY66TEDexFutOO5GeS?si=6887397f792b4533Lovely Rita - https://open.spotify.com/track/6h9W5FxX4E9lUFsyq8j1AD?si=90bf2e8405b14194Your Mother Should Know - https://open.spotify.com/track/1dxbAIfCASqv6jix2R1Taj?si=beac1245dafd4ec8Mother Nature's Son - https://open.spotify.com/track/6TjUg1cTUzWHbal6yQAi7c?si=cd2fcd365c4f492fI've Got A Feeling - https://open.spotify.com/track/3gwRWIbr5ycEVLIAXrWaw7?si=93a66e10bb854ec1I Want You (She's So Heavy) - https://open.spotify.com/track/3Z25k4ZF6QENy2d9YatsM5?si=6aa5ba5d446b4882
Snubbed by the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame - Episode 54
May 24 2021
Snubbed by the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame - Episode 54
Every year the bands and musicians that don't get inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame is staggering. To be clear, I really don't care one way or the other. The Hall is a private organization and they have their right to invite whomever they want to their party. They are not the arbiters of taste and quality, hence I really don't get up in arms when my favorite bands continue to be left out. However, today's episode is dedicated to those bands that if I were in charge would no doubt have been inducted a long time ago. This is no no way a comprehensive list or even my top 10 list. It's simply 10 deserving bands/musicians that I personally feel are worthy of the call.I do not own the rights to any of the music played on this podcast. The musicians or the music labels own the copyright. I play this music under the doctrine of Fair Use. I am not here as a DJ, but to offer music commentary and criticism. My goal is for you to gain a larger appreciation for the bands or the musicians played here on this podcast and I ask for you to go out and purchase their music or legally stream it. The musicians need your support and I hope this show contributes to spreading the good word about the bands you hear on these episodes. I do not profit in any way from this podcast. It is truly done out of my pure love of the music.Follow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.com
Season 1 Wrap-Up Extravaganza Part 2 - Episode 50
Mar 29 2021
Season 1 Wrap-Up Extravaganza Part 2 - Episode 50
Welcome to the season finalé of The ABC's of Rock. If you've listened to every episode you are our champion! This episode concludes the Season 1 Wrap Up Extravaganza featuring bands covered from N through Z. Lots of fantastic music to enjoy and with me again is my daughter Chloe who I love exposing to new music. I do not own the rights to any of the music played on this podcast. The musicians or the music labels own the copyright. I play this music under the doctrine of Fair Use. I am not here as a DJ, but to offer music commentary and criticism. My goal is for you to gain a larger appreciation for the bands or the musicians played here on this podcast and I ask for you to go out and purchase their music or legally stream it. The musicians need your support and I hope this show contributes to spreading the good word about the bands you hear on these episodes. I do not profit in any way from this podcast. It is truly done out of my pure love of the music.Follow the ABC's of rock on Facebook @abcofrockpodcast and on Twitter @abcrockpodcast, or email me directly at abcofrockpodcast@gmail.comFeatured songs (read ahead OR be surprised!!!)New York Dolls - Chatterbox [From 1974's Too Much Too Soon]The Offspring - Living In Chaos {From 2000's Conspiracy of One]Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll [From 1976's Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers]Queens of the Stone Age - Into the Hollow [From 2007's Era Vulgaris]Rush - A Passage to Bangkok [From 1976's 2112]Skid Row - Let's Go [From 2013's United World Rebellion - Chapter One]Talking Heads - Totally Nude [From 1988's Naked]U2 - Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car [From 1993's Zooropa]Van Halen - Bottom's Up! [From 1979's Van Halen II]White Stripes - I'm Finding It Harder to be a Gentleman [From 2001's White Blood Cells]XTC - Paper and Iron (Notes and Coins) [From 1980's Black Sea]"Weird" Al Yankovic - Christmas At Ground Zero [From 1986's Polka Party]Warren Zevon - Even a Dog Can Shake Hands [From 1987's Sentimental Hygiene]