Can I Pod With Madness - Kerrang, Metal Hammer and rock in the 1980s

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Can I Pod With Madness is a podcast in which we meticulously review a copy of Kerrang! or Metal Hammer, from 1987-1989 (mostly). Expect lots of talk about Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, KISS, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith and Lisa Dominique. Also some waffle about what was on telly that week, what was in the charts and general aimless nostalgia. Bringing the metal back to where it belongs! Podwithmadness@gmail.com Insta/twitter: @Podwithmadness https://linktr.ee/podwithmadness read less
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PWM29: Kerrang 225 (Feb 11 1989)  - How do you feel about panthers?
Feb 13 2024
PWM29: Kerrang 225 (Feb 11 1989) - How do you feel about panthers?
Vixen are our cover stars in this issue, so the casual sexism starts early! WASP are celebrating their lead guitarist (who - spoiler alert, bails out of the band in 6 months time) and cranking out a Jethro Tull cover. There’s reports of secret Aerosmith gigs, so we may rebrand as a mystery podcast. We’ve got features on Quireboys (mostly drunk) and Gary Moore (mostly angry about Kingdom Come). Motley Crue are up to their usual antics and we look at some great listings for Shrapnel, Penpalz and Klassifieds.  News about Scott Ian gives us an excuse to use our Anthrax artwork! Residual anger over people talking at KISS concerts! Talking of KISS, Paul Stanley is (affectionately) mocked. Plus ASMR!    Recorded 31st Jan 2024   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-pod-with-madness/id1667966016 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/69OGJDFZRFu5mjHja3rEOn Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/fa9908fc-34dd-4638-b446-eef44988dfd3   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFE6gA9hhlSjtXIwmYgLFPRs&si=0iKgfTOD9ELDVDdC   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner  https://www.instagram.com/revilorenidrag/ @revilorenidrag     #Podcast #Metal #HeavyMetal #Kerrang #80s #MetalHammer #ClassicRock    #OzzyOsbourne #GaryMoore #Vixen #Quireboys #KISS #Prince #Anthrax #WASP
PWM 27: Kerrang 176 (Feb 27 1988)  - Fresh Blood Could Kill Me
Jan 16 2024
PWM 27: Kerrang 176 (Feb 27 1988) - Fresh Blood Could Kill Me
Kicking off a new year and a new podcast with yet more Gen Patter, as we question whether Gen Z are into Zorro, and wonder whether it’s too late in the game to change the name of the podcast. Simply Red are reappraised, despite not appearing in this week’s issue of Kerrang! However - we do get Atomkraft, WASP, The Accused, Dogs D’amour, Paul Sabu, and Zodiac Mindwarp.  Kommunikation features opposing views about Faith No More (still in their Chuck Mosely era) which somehow sends us off down a rabbit hole where we discuss Paris Jackson and Incubus. We ask is “Martha Splatterhead” a feminist trailblazer, and wonder about the state of digital watch technology in the early 80s. We lament questionable marketing for Aerosmith’s Honkin’ on Bobo and present our pitch for the Sabbat biopic. There’s big features on Motorhead (apparently Lemmy is proper into The Titanic) and Heart (which means I can bang on about Dream of The Archer again). We finish off with a new KWIZZ, which goes a lot better than the last time we tried a KWIZZ.  Also: Coronation Street!   Recorded 5th Jan 2024 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-pod-with-madness/id1667966016 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/69OGJDFZRFu5mjHja3rEOn Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/fa9908fc-34dd-4638-b446-eef44988dfd3   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFEHCvtttFIycJxJRLTSP7Ic&si=scoPeHzxln_jKkAx   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner @revilorenidrag   #Podcast #Metal #HeavyMetal #Kerrang #80s #MetalHammer #ClassicRock    #SimplyRed #Atomkraft #WASP #TheAccused #DogsDamour #Quireboys #PaulSabu #ZodiacMindwarp #FaithNoMore #Incubus #ParisJackson #Aerosmith #Sabbat #Motorhead #Heart
PWM24: Kerrang 219 (December 24-31 1988) - Following Gary Moore into Battle
Dec 11 2023
PWM24: Kerrang 219 (December 24-31 1988) - Following Gary Moore into Battle
Welcome to our Christmas Pod (for the second time). It's 1988 and behind the glorious Simon Bisley cover we're looking at a whole bunch of Festive Feechas, once we're done gatekeeping the work of Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.  Uriah Heep are playing a Christmas festival, there's some surprising news about Marillion and we explore the connection between mystical unicorns and Gary Moore. Most of the Korrespondents in this issue are writing in to defend(er) Manowar, while we find ourselves inexplicably preoccupied by an advert for FIST. Did you ever FIST? Let us know! We get some great quotes- sorry, Kwotes and pics of the year, and recap some of the news stories we've covered in the course of the podcast. In addition we highlight some of our Christmas faves, not to mention some of the great electronic acts of the early 90s like The Shamen, the KLF and Jive Bunny.    (During the recording of this episode, one of the cats jumped up on the keyboard, somehow switched it on and started playing the piano in a sort of free jazz, Keith Tippett style. Unfortunately our microphones completely failed to pick up the audio, but if you wonder why we start asking her if she wants to play any more, that's the reason) Recorded 29th November 2023   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFGY6l8IEsPBIp27FkyQfnck&si=r5ArJdQVNx3c-KU9   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner @revilorenidrag   #Podcast #Metal #HeavyMetal #Kerrang #80s #MetalHammer #ClassicRock  #motleycrue #Marillion #killerdwarfs #klf #shamen #jivebunny #garymoore #manowar #Aerosmith #led zeppelin #Christmas
PWM23: Kerrang 57 (December 15-28 1983) - Captain Santa With a Bomb
Nov 28 2023
PWM23: Kerrang 57 (December 15-28 1983) - Captain Santa With a Bomb
It's Christmas time, so naturally we spend about an hour talking about going to For The Love of Horror, the UK's premier horror convention. If you want to hear us going on and on about The Lost Boys you're in the right place! Otherwise it's business as usual as we delve into a festive edition of Kerrang from 1983. The stars of Metal are asked what they want for Christmas and most of their answers are variations on the same theme. Shout at the Devil era Mötley Crüe are on the cover and give us some extremely on brand quotes, and reveal their inconsistent scoring system. ZZ Top are compared to Status Quo but don't rise to it. We sing the praises of some of Ozzy Osbourne’s lesser known hits (but not the version of Changes he did with Kelly). Brian May of Queen is ready to launch his Star Fleet project and we ponder whether Hot Space was all that bad. We get confused as to when Dragon Attack came out, but the movie had them recording We Will Rock You in the 80s, so get off our dick. Hawkwind's Sonic Attack is recalled, as is Hard Rock Zombies and we consider whether it's even possible to dislike Genesis.   Recommended Insta follows:  @ftlohorror (For The Love of Horror, obv) @the_lost_frogs_comics (for God’s sake try and identify those mystery publications) @jamisonnewlander (actual Frog brother!) @the.evil.shed (amazing monster builds) Recorded 22 November 2023   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFEar9KpzMsYn1vnP7gS-87k&si=yzsPAq8F0A-DMq5I   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner  @revilorenidrag #Podcast #Metal #HeavyMetal #Kerrang #80s #MetalHammer #ClassicRock    #motleycrue #zztop VinceNeil #Queen #starfleet #fortheloveofhorror #hardrockzombies #BrianMay #OzzyOsbourne #Hawkwind #Genesis #TheLostBoys #Christmas #krampus #HiBilly
PWM21: Kerrang 159 (October 24 1987)  - Bin Bag Witches
Oct 31 2023
PWM21: Kerrang 159 (October 24 1987) - Bin Bag Witches
In this spooky Halloween Special, we discuss going to The Happiest Place On Earth, ruminate on the difference between Millennials and Generation X and face up to the fact that we're now fully fledged Disney Adults. We ask what makes a great Halloween playlist and whether it should include Monster Mash or not (also we keep alluding to an amazing Monster Mash fact that we never get around to, sorry).  We're looking at Kerrang in October '87 and along the way we're hearing from AC/DC, Aerosmith, Savatage, Kreator, Doro, Lizzy Borden, and the Lizzy Borden of his day, Alice Cooper. There's also some rock news, TSB Rock School Competition (again) Klassifieds and an angry letter about Mötley Crüe.  DEEP KUTZ this week features - shocker - a new song. It’s the band @Dethonator (who by their own description “Sounds like Rob Halford flying a Spitfire made of Maiden shirts to a Metallica show”), with their track Donnington, which you should all go out and buy now because it’s amazing! And the feature you’ve all been waiting for we tackle The Filthy Fifteen!   Recorded 18th October 2023   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner  https://www.instagram.com/revilorenidrag/   #Podcast #Metal #HeavyMetal #Kerrang #80s #MetalHammer #ClassicRock    #Savatage #Kreator #JudasPriest #OzzyOsbourne #DefLeppard #Madonna #Halloween #MonsterMash #Disneyland #Aerosmith #LizzyBorden #AliceCooper #PMRC #ACDC #WASP #Prince #Dethonator
PWM18: Kerrang 240 (May 27 1989)  - part 2: Better than Deeply Dippy
Sep 20 2023
PWM18: Kerrang 240 (May 27 1989) - part 2: Better than Deeply Dippy
We’re back with the rear end of Kerrang 240. We’ve got Ladykillers! No longer a pervy request for readers to send in saucy pics, it’s now a salute to WOMEN IN ROCK. We look at a few WOMEN IN ROCK (and possibly invent some, “borrowing” a game from The Word Podcast). We talk about Grace Slick (and Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship), and, in number 38 in our continuing series of people we didn’t expect to see in a metal magazine, Tori Amos. Elsewhere we have Onslaught (cue some dubious editorial shenanigans from the Kerrang team), Sabbat with a druid based concept album, which sounds a bit Spinal Tap, and actual Spinal Tap.   Soundgarden are in the gig reviews and we consider the best cover version of Black Hole Sun we’ve ever heard. In our non Kerrang related meanderings we consider Indiana Jones, Right Said Fred’s non I’m Too Sexy ouevre, Whitney Houston and the Narada Michael Walden bass glide, Do The Bartman, The Cable Guy, and The Star Wars Holiday Special.    We also introduce our new feature, Deep Kutz, and let you in on some “exciting” new developments with the podcast   Recorded 13th September 2023   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-pod-with-madness/id1667966016 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/69OGJDFZRFu5mjHja3rEOn Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/can%20i%20pod%20with%20madness Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/fa9908fc-34dd-4638-b446-eef44988dfd3   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFHFm7uddhMJ47gpLGTzYJPK&si=0Phb0AmP3Fnu4mQY   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner  https://www.instagram.com/revilorenidrag/
PWM17: Kerrang 240 (May 27 1989) - part 1 Watermelon on your Doorstep
Sep 5 2023
PWM17: Kerrang 240 (May 27 1989) - part 1 Watermelon on your Doorstep
It's a monster length podcast as we go balls deep into K240, and have to come up for air halfway through, yes that's right kids, it's another two parter.   When we're not dredging up half remembered kids' TV themes, we're examining Bret Michaels' contribution to the genre of Christmas music and investigate the unfathomable social media activity of the members of Def Leppard.   Also in this issue: The Grip, Vixen, Last Crack, The Soho Roses, Tin Machine, adverts for Durex and All Clear shampoo, and a SCATHING review of Queen's new album.    We ponder the US (or U.S.) Festival of 1983 and consider a Rashomon style retelling of said event featuring Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and Van Halen.    In addition there's Steel Panther's Demolicious, Froggy Fresh, a reappraisal of Michael Bolton as a Glam metal act, Tongue Tied (again), Brookside and Hollyoaks' forays into horror, and the enigma that is Valensia.   Finally we recommend a few of our favourite podcasts. Apologies if we missed you out but by this point we were becoming delirious. It's a long one (snarf snarf), so buckle up!   Recorded 1st September 2023   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-pod-with-madness/id1667966016 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/69OGJDFZRFu5mjHja3rEOn Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/can%20i%20pod%20with%20madness Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/fa9908fc-34dd-4638-b446-eef44988dfd3   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFGbkFKM8zB6JC4fhcGQ8-Lp&si=VI7i54YQ2yQG0S7h   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner  https://www.instagram.com/revilorenidrag/ @revilorenidrag   Our podcast recs; @gettothegoodstuffofficial @thebonfiresxm @1001albumcomplaints @ReelsOvSteel #BackToNow - @poprambler @recordsandbands #looksunfamiliar - @OutOnBlueSix @mick.wall7 @monstersofrockshow         #Podcast #Metal #HeavyMetal #Kerrang #80s #Rock #MetalHammer #Rock #ClassicRock    #Poison #DeepPurple #BretMichaels #Cher #Queen #SpinalTap #TheGrip #LastCrack #SohoRoses #VanHalen #DavidLeeRoth #USFestival #JudasPriest #OzzyOsbourne #BrianMay #StarFleet #Valensia #SteelPanther #FroggyFresh #Vixen #TinMachine #DavidBowie #Wombles #TotsTV #1989 #Emu #MichaelBolton #DefLeppard
PWM16: Kerrang 348 (July 6th 1991) - Psychic Sally’s Mystical BiOrb
Aug 23 2023
PWM16: Kerrang 348 (July 6th 1991) - Psychic Sally’s Mystical BiOrb
In this unprecedented format shattering episode we are bringing it bang up to date with an edition of Kerrang from 1991! What is the rock scene like in this new decade, in the brave new age of Grunge? Surely Guns N' Roses won't be on the cover again? Well they are, but only in an inset. Otherwise we've got Thunder, Little Angels and Suzie Hatton. Suzie who? We investigate! There's a review of the soundtrack to Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey which we're big fans of, and Deep Purple and Starship have compilations out. So you know, super modern up to the minute stuff! Also Stars in Their Eyes! Bette Midler (again)! Poison! Dread Zeppelin! Paul McKenna! And a massive shout out to Alan "Fluff" Freeman. Also we very nearly have a domestic over the Rock Aid Armenia charity version of Smoke on the Water! Don't worry kids, mum and dad aren't splitting up any time soon.    Recorded 11th August 2023   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-pod-with-madness/id1667966016 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/69OGJDFZRFu5mjHja3rEOn Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/can%20i%20pod%20with%20madness Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/fa9908fc-34dd-4638-b446-eef44988dfd3   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFHsBnwwm8E2ONqIHnp35j5C&si=K77LWrb8P44lOV9Z   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner  https://www.instagram.com/revilorenidrag/ @revilorenidrag     #Podcast #Metal #HeavyMetal #Kerrang #80s #Rock #MetalHammer #Rock #ClassicRock    #GunsNRoses #AxlRose #Thunder #Poison #LittleAngels #Marillion #DreadZeppelin #Terminator #StarsInTheirEyes #PaulMcKenna #AlanFreeman #Fluff #BillAndTed #DeepPurple #Starship #BretMichaels #Cher
PWM15: Kerrang 157 (Oct 10 1987) - The One With Karel Fialka, Emilie Autumn and Malfunkshun
Aug 9 2023
PWM15: Kerrang 157 (Oct 10 1987) - The One With Karel Fialka, Emilie Autumn and Malfunkshun
Axl Rose appears on the cover in one of his many disguises, and we're plunged back in time to the heady days of October 1987, when Kerrang deemed it appropriate to feature T'Pau, Then Jericho and Jethro Tull. Finally a Tull feature! We examine how well preserved Ian Anderson is now, in comparison to how wizened he seemed in ‘87, and ponder the finer points of Christmas music.  In addition, Kerrang give us the best Mötley Crüe article we've had yet, but what makes it different? The answer may shock you. Also appearing in this issue: Bad News! Faster Pussycat! Joan Jett! Pan’s People! There's also a Marillion feature but we run out of time before we get to it. And lots of stuff about Friends (or do I have to write it as “F.R.I.E.N.D.S” now, like KISS?)   Recorded 3rd August 2023   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-pod-with-madness/id1667966016 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/69OGJDFZRFu5mjHja3rEOn Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/can%20i%20pod%20with%20madness Amazon Podcasts: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/fa9908fc-34dd-4638-b446-eef44988dfd3   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFHSlrZnKy1ripyZM6OMce8w&si=_a0rJn89ZWkYoHUQ   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner  https://www.instagram.com/revilorenidrag/
PWM14 Top Ten Stadium Rock part 2
Jul 25 2023
PWM14 Top Ten Stadium Rock part 2
Top Ten Stadium Rock (Channel 4, 19th February, 2000), a retrospective TV programme now so old it needs its own retrospective. In two parts!    We look at Bon Jovi’s foray into the Star Wars universe, and applaud Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach for being the most entertaining interviewee on this programme (although we fail to mention his stint in Gilmore Girls). Van Halen’s yin and yang of Dave and Eddie is examined, with a side order of Ned Flanders. Warning, contains a blisteringly hot take about their biggest hit.    Guns n’ Roses’ streetness and rawness is discussed along with Metallica’s rawness and streetness and we finish off with a discussion of Aerosmith, who are obviously the number one pick, despite some scathing criticism of a particular member of the band. We are (uncle) salty in this episode!   We also cover the distress of buying bad CDs and adventures in file sharing in the early 2000s - all music history is here! Ghost controversy! Tusk! Poison (and Poizon) update! Muppets! Genesis and their Slipperman! Recreating Memento with cut outs from Kerrang and Metal Hammer! And of course, more KISS nonsense. Recorded 19th July 2023   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/ Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   Youtube playlist of related study materials (not just one video!): https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFH4WIuZ9amFpPr-L7LcQA8x   CAN I POD WITH MADNESS THEME by Oliver Gardiner  https://www.instagram.com/revilorenidrag/
PWM12 Metal Hammer Vol 2, No 12, (Oct 29, 1987) - Female Induced Moshability
Jun 28 2023
PWM12 Metal Hammer Vol 2, No 12, (Oct 29, 1987) - Female Induced Moshability
Doro out of Warlock, but soon to be just Doro adorns the cover of this, the earliest edition of Metal Hammer we own. It's Halloween and there's weird stuff going on in the pages of this issue, though not the kind of weird stuff you might expect.    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is out and about in Germany, with some stories that probably need a content warning because they’re fucking gross, while Rush's Alex Lifeson can't see the point of making music videos.    Some sort of early Guns n Roses backlash seems to be going on, while the idea that Alice Cooper would ever work with a female guitarist is deemed utterly improbable.   In other news we review Steel Panther and Winger LIVE, fail to remember the name of one of Def Leppard's biggest hits, recommend Rob Halford's autobiography, shamelessly petition Audible for a sponsorship deal, and reminisce about meeting the greatest artist in the world of Prog Rock.   Also: Def Leppard! Ice Age! KISS! and all the other bands we always talk about.   Recorded June 21, 2023   Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram and Twitter:    https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   https://twitter.com/podwithmadness   Tip us on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/podwithmadness   Youtube playlist of related study materials (including a ton of stuff from this issue that we don't even discuss:   https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFGTy_bU143z28CO5XLASgFB
PWM10 Metal Hammer Vol 3, No 17, (August 27, 1988)  - KISS Disney Adult Rabbit Hole
May 17 2023
PWM10 Metal Hammer Vol 3, No 17, (August 27, 1988) - KISS Disney Adult Rabbit Hole
Ozzy is appearing at a charity show for Desmond Tutu, which we can find no evidence of, so perhaps this is proof of the Mandela Effect. Status Quo are Running All Over The World, due to a cunningly rerecorded version of their chug rock classic. Joan Jett’s in a movie with Michael J Fox. We fondly recall trying to play Slayer tunes on Guitar Hero.    Def Leppard are ruthlessly mocked for not getting their follow up to Hysteria done in good time. More KISS pedantry ahoy in the letters page, which is exactly the kind of thing we can get onboard with, unlike certain selections from Gene Simmons’ solo output.   Judas Priest are on the road, ramming it down, and purveying... let me check... oh yeah, heavy metal. We workshop some unsolicited alternative names for Priest songs and end up just watching the video for Hot Rockin’.   Also Cinderella! Living Colour! Beetlejuice! Napalm Death! Craig Charles! And much much more.   Inhuman Maelstrom of Angst! The New Age of Barbarism! Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria in Can I Pod With Madness episode 10.   Recorded 15 April 2023 Check out pics from the issue on our Instagram and Twitter:    https://www.instagram.com/podwithmadness/   https://twitter.com/podwithmadness   Youtube playlist of related study materials: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6jGszBq8BFFtc6HHBz1eAsGupgxOprIj     Subscribe here:  https://podwithmadness.podbean.com/