The Boston Beat

The Boston Beat

By Lenny Scolletta
Interviews & discussions with local New England musicians & entertainers from the 60's to now. Hosted by Mike Hoban.
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All Mod Cons - The Jam Tribute Band
Interview with Barry, Glenn & AJ from All Mod Cons - The Jam Tribute Band who are embarking on another UK tour this Oct, 2019. They discuss their 30 years as a band, their past & upcoming tours & how The Jam has affected their lives & careers. Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
51:29
August 19, 2019
Unnatural Axe - Richie Parsons, Tom White, Frank Dehler
Interview with the members of Unnatural Axe, singer Richie Parsons, guitarist Tom White, & bassist Frank Dehler. Big in the Boston punk scene in 1978 - ’79 Originally from Dorchester they played all around Boston including The Rat, Cantones, & the Club, as well as CBGB's in NY & festivals in Rome. WBCN DJ Oedipus was an early fan giving generous airplay to its first four-song EP, which included the World War II sci-fi thriller “They Saved Hitler’s Brain.”  Unnatural Axe became New England cult heroes. Alas, stardom eluded them and the members went their separate ways, but occasional reunions have sustained into the new millennium as Unnatural Axe continues to spill its Dorchester seed onto an unsuspecting world. New Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
56:17
June 20, 2019
The Psychopaths - David Arvedon - Part Two
Part Two of Interview with singer/songwriter of the Psychopaths David Arvedon who had a hit in 1967 with "Til The Stroke Of Dawn" a song about Count Dracula. Since then he's recorded a series of LP's & CD's under the Psychopaths name, including "We Lurk", "The White Album", "It Gets Weirder" & most recently "Crabbey Road".  Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original Video Interview: Lenny Scolletta  Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:02:07
June 19, 2019
The Psychopaths - David Arvedon - Part One
Part One of 2 part interview with singer/songwriter of the Psychopaths David Arvedon who had a hit in 1967 with "Til The Stroke Of Dawn" a song about Count Dracula. Since then he's recorded a series of LP's & CD's under the Psychopaths name, including "We Lurk", "The White Album", "It Gets Weirder" & most recently "Crabbey Road".  Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original Video Interview: Lenny Scolletta  Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:21:11
June 19, 2019
Fox Pass - Jon Macey
Interview with the guitarist and bassist and founding member of Fox Pass. Macey formed Fox Pass in 1972, while still in high school, when he had switched to bass and singing, and met guitarist Mike Roy. The band’s name was a Zappa influence, as it’s a play on words for “faux pas.” and the band’s sound moved into the realms of power pop. The local hit “I Believed” was released, but no record deal followed. In the late 1970s, Macey and Mike Roy left for New York to join up with Tom Dickie and The Desires, with Macey back on bass. That resulted in a couple of recordings on Mercury, and opening on tours with Cheap Trick and Humble Pie, but it was Dickie’s band, and Macey was relegated to backup vocals. Macey moved on to form a band called the Score, battled a heroin addiction, then cleaned up his act to start Macey’s Parade, where he was back on guitar, and which recalled his early folkie roots. That band lasted till 1994. These days Macey plays with Hummingbird Syndicate, several recordings have been released, & again heads up the newest lineup of Fox Pass. Interview: Bill Trudell & Mike Hoban  Produced by Bill Trudell, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Bill Trudell. Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:13:51
June 14, 2019
The Freeborne - Nick Carstoiu
Interview with Nick Carstoiu, Lead singer & Guitarist from The Freeborne.  The Freeborne was organized from the remnants of two local frat rock groups, the Indigos and the Missing Links. The two groups performed covers of Top 40 radio hits, but key players sought to move on from both bands in hopes of penning original material. From the two bands, the lineup of the Freeborne, a name inspired by the film Born Free, consisted of Bob Margolin (lead guitar), Dave Codd (bass guitar, vocals) Nick Carstoiu (lead singer, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Lew Lipson (drums), and Mike Spiros (keyboards, trumpet), In early 1967, the band began playing at music clubs and fraternities before attracting the interest of Barry Richards, a blues musician who, through his connections with the New York-based Monitor Records, had the Freeborne signed to a recording contract. The album that resulted was titled Peak Impressions. Despite the Freeborne's age range—between ages 17 and 19—the group featured three capable multi-instrumentalists, who played a wide variety of orchestral instruments including piano, harpsichord, cello, trumpet, flute, and recorder.  The album was released in mid-1967 to moderate success on the East coast. It's now a highly sought after collectors LP. Episode credits: New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Lenny Scolletta. For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:31:27
June 4, 2019
Bos - Town Mix 3 - the Sixties
Songs & artists in order: "Don't Look Back" - The Remains, "Play It" - Rockin' Ramrods, "Once Upon A Time" - Teddy & The Pandas, "(I Could Write A Book) About My Baby - The Pandoras, "Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl" - The Barbarians, "Maybe More Than You Know - The Lost, "To L.N. - Who Doesn't Know" - The Rising Storm, "The Dream" - Orpheus, "Looking In My Window" - Puff, "Gilded Lamp Of The Cosmos" -  Ultimate Spinach, "People of The Night" - ILL Wind, "But I Must Return To Frenzy" - The Freebourne, "Camillia Is Changing" - Chamaeleon Church, "Speed Kills" - Beacon Street Union, "Violet Gown" - The Lost, "My Love Is" (Live) - Beacon Street Union.  Episode credits:  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Sound Engineer: Graham Abraham Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
59:28
June 4, 2019
Chamaeleon Church - Ted Myers, Kyle Garrahan
Interview with Ted & Kyle from the group which was recorded at the same reunion interview session as the Lost at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA.  Here they talk about forming  Chamaeleon Church & Ted talks about his time later playing with Ultimate Spinach.  There are comments from Willie & Walter from the Lost as well. The Lost broke up in early 1967, Ted Myers, who had been the leader and main songwriter for the band, moved to New York City, where he was soon signed as a songwriter to the publishing company of producer Alan Lorber. Lorber had an ongoing deal with M-G-M Records and told Myers that, as soon as he formed a band, they could record an album. Anxious to fulfill his dream of making his first full length album (The Lost had only released a few singles, although they had recorded an album’s worth of material for Capitol), Myers recruited Tony Scheuren (his new writing partner) on guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals, Kyle Garrahan (formerly of The Lost) on lead guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals and Chevy Chase (whom Myers had met while visiting Bard College several years earlier and who, of course, went on to comedy stardom on Saturday Night Live and in many films) on drums and keyboards. Episode credits: New Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Erik Lindgren & Lenny Scolletta  Sound Engineer: Graham Abraham Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original interview: Glenn Matto Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
31:15
May 23, 2019
The Lost - Willie "Loco" Alexander, Ted Meyers, Kyle Garrahan, Walter Powers III
Interview with 4 members of The Lost at a reunion lunch several years ago at the Charles Hotel In Cambridge.  They formed at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT, its members — Willie Alexander (vocals, keyboard, percussion), Ted Myers (guitar, vocals), Kyle Garrahan (lead guitar, vocals), Walter Powers III (bass, organ, vocals) and Lee Mason (drums, percussion) — dropping out out to play professionally in Boston after their first semester playing together. They became one of the top local bands in Boston during 1965 and 1966, playing most of the clubs, like the Rathskeller, Where It’s At and, as their final gig in Boston, inaugurating The Boston Tea Party in early 1967. They also opened for many major artists, including James Brown, Sonny & Cher, the Supremes, the Shirelles and Jr. Walker & The All Stars. They toured the East Coast with the Beach Boys in the spring of 1966. The Lost were signed by Capitol Records in late 1965 and released three singles: “Maybe More Than You”/”Backdoor Blues,” which charted locally and received substantial airplay in New England and upstate New York, and two versions of “Violet Gown,” with two different B-sides. The first release was backed with “Mean Motorcycle” and was recalled by Capitol. The band then re-recorded it with producer Jerry Keller and the second version was released, backed with an instrumental version of “No Reason Why,” about a month later.  Sadly, Kyle Garrahan passed away January 5, 2019 at age 72.  Episode credits: New Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Erik Lindgren & Lenny Scolletta  Sound Engineer: Graham Abraham Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original Interview: Glenn Matto Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org The Lost CD's are available here: http://www.arfarfrecords.com/arfarf/home.html Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
59:24
May 23, 2019
The Beacon Street Union - Dick Weisberg - Part Two
Part 2 of the interview with Dick Weisberg,  the drummer from The Beacon Street Union, one of the 3, along with Orpheus & Ultimate Spinach, known as the main "Bosstown Sound" labeled bands. Formed in the summer of  1966, the band lineup was Keyboardist Bob (Rhodes) Rosenblatt, Wayne Ulaky on  bass,  John Lincoln Wright  on vocals, Paul Tartachny on guitar, and Dick Weisberg on drums. They played many gigs throughout the country featuring  some originals & British blues covers of American blues classics. The band was also  initially heavily influenced by The Yardbirds’ Little Games album and the exploration of “psychedelic” sounds. This episode features songs from their two critically acclaimed LP's "The Eyes Of The Beacon Street Union" & "The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens".    Episode credits: New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Glenn Matto. For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
44:57
May 21, 2019
Boston Tea Party Dedication Ceremony
Boston Tea Party Dedication Ceremony hosted by Gary Sohmers featuring speeches & interviews with Peter Wolf, Tim Jackson, Dinky Dawson & others.  MMONE celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Boston Tea Party, the legendary 1960s rock ballroom, with a gathering of 100 Boston-area music people on 1/24/17. At that event The Bostonian Society unveiled an historical marker to be placed on the building at 53 Berkeley Street (at the corner of Appleton Street in the South End) which was the original home of the Tea Party. Since 1907 the Society has placed over 140 markers at historic sites, and this was the first time a music venue was so honored. To read what the marker says, click on the green image below. The event was held next door at 41 Berkeley Street, in the lobby of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. In addition to the marker, highlights of the ceremony included Don Law’s tales of the Tea Party; a statement by Peter Wolf, and the presentation of a generous donation to MMONE by concert memorabilia collector and archivist David Swartz. The “good vibes” evident that day reminded everyone of the atmosphere that made the Tea Party such a special place. Episode credits: New Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Sound Engineer: Graham Abraham Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original Video taped by: Bill Trudell Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:25:59
May 17, 2019
ILL Wind - Dave Kinsman
Interview with Dave Kinsman, drummer for ILL Wind. Boston-based ILL Wind was a familiar band on the college and teen dance circuit in New England and New York during the sixties and early seventies.  The first incarnation featured Ken Frankel on lead guitar, Richard Griggs on guitar, Carey Mann on bass, local folksinger, Judy Bradbury, on lead vocals and Dave Kinsman on drums. The band originally mixed folk/rock and bluegrass. As the band evolved into psychedelia and blues, Judy left the band and was replaced by Conny Devanney who had been singing in New York City and Jersey Shore clubs. The band had three lead singers, three songwriters and their songs started to feature complex three part harmonies and long instrumental jams. Interview features clips from their classic 1968 ABC LP release "Flashes".  Episode credits: New Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original Video Interview: Glenn Matto Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:09:53
May 17, 2019
Orpheus - Bruce Arnold - Part Two
 Part Two of an interview with singer, guitarist, writer of Orpheus. Between 1967 and 1969 this Boston-based soft-rock quartet recorded three well-received albums for MGM, but rose above the label’s hype of the so-called “Bosstown Sound,” a promotion conceived by producer Alan Lorber. The Orpheus lineup included singer/guitarists Bruce Arnold and Jack McKennes, originally a folk duo from Worcester called The Villagers, plus bassist Eric “The Snake” Gulliksen and drummer Harry Sandler. Episode credits: Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original Video Interview: Lenny Scolletta & Christos Markos Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:24:00
May 16, 2019
Orpheus - Bruce Arnold - Part One
Part One of an interview with singer, guitarist, writer of Orpheus. Between 1967 and 1969 this Boston-based soft-rock quartet recorded three well-received albums for MGM, but rose above the label’s hype of the so-called “Bosstown Sound,” a promotion conceived by producer Alan Lorber. The Orpheus lineup included singer/guitarists Bruce Arnold and Jack McKennes, originally a folk duo from Worcester called The Villagers, plus bassist Eric “The Snake” Gulliksen and drummer Harry Sandler.  Episode credits: Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original Video Interview: Lenny Scolletta & Christos Markos Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:00:34
May 16, 2019
Classic Ruins - Frank Rowe, Carl Biancucci, Billy Borgioli & Kenne Highland - Part One
Interviews with longtime band members Frank Rowe & Carl Biancucci along with an archival interview with the late Billy Borgioli. Includes insights from Kenne Highland. Traces the group history from their formation as Baby's Arm up to the release of "Lassie Eats Chicken" LP. Features clips from the "1 + 1 < 2" EP & the "Lassie Eats Chicken" LP.  Episode credits: Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Original Interview: Glenn Matto Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:02:45
May 15, 2019
The Boize/Cadillac Heart - Billy Connors Interview
Interview with Billy Connors, writer, guitarist from the Boize who had 2 songs on the legendary "Live At The Rat" LP.  Features clips of songs from that LP as well as songs from his current project, Cadillac Heart & the "Cadillac Heart" CD.  Episode credits: Interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits: Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
35:02
May 13, 2019
Bos - Town Mix Volume 2
Songs & Artists in order of appearance: "Heart Attack" - Classic Ruins, "The Hard Way" - The Varmints, "Sorry, Wrong Number" - The Atlantics, "Bad Ass Bruce" - Third Rail, "I Want Sex" - the Boize, "Creepy Older Guy" - Richard Mirsky, "The Slick Overproduced Commercial Pop Thing" - Butterscott, "I Was" - The Wayoutz, "So Surprised" - Bill Trudell, "Surfin' Ayatollah" - The Beachmasters, "Madison" - Flying A-Holes, "Funky Street" - Probable Cause, "Circles" - Drezniak, "Yellow Monkey Song" - Scott Damgaard, "Lonely Hearts" - The Atlantics, "Ain't No Good" - The Varmints, "The Man I Don't Wanna Be" - Unnatural Axe, " You Better Run" - The Cadillacs Episode credits:  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
58:56
May 8, 2019
Bos-Town Mix Volume One
Songs & Artists in order of appearance is as follows: "Angel At My Window" - The Wayoutz, "They Saved Hitler's Brain" - Unnatural Axe, "Hangin' 10 With Henrietta" - The Beachmasters, "Substitute" - Ash, "Hate To Hate" - Richard Mirsky, "Clueless But Cool" - Bill Trudell, "Visions" - The Time Beings, "A Good Guest" - Probable Cause, "I Can Do Without The Blues" - Brian Nolan, "Water In My Hat" - Tom Abbott, "Happiest Days" Billy 7, "My Mustang Knows" - Flying  A - Holes, "She Left Me For A Robot" - Scott Damgaard, "Speed Back To My Baby" - The Donnas, "Goodbye On The First Rainy Day" - Ted Meyers, "High Life" - Cadillac Heart, " 1 & 1 < 2" - The Classic Ruins. Episode credits:  Produced by Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
59:20
May 8, 2019
The Beacon Street Union - Dick Weisberg - Part One
Interview with Dick Weisberg,  the drummer from The Beacon Street Union, one of the 3, along with Orpheus & Ultimate Spinach, known as the main "Bosstown Sound" labeled bands. Formed in the summer of  1966, the band lineup was Keyboardist Bob (Rhodes) Rosenblatt, Wayne Ulaky on  bass,  John Lincoln Wright  on vocals, Paul Tartachny on guitar, and Dick Weisberg on drums. They played many gigs throughout the country featuring  some originals & British blues covers of American blues classics. The band was also  initially heavily influenced by The Yardbirds’ Little Games album and the exploration of “psychedelic” sounds. This episode features songs from their two critically acclaimed LP's "The Eyes Of The Beacon Street Union" & "The Clown Died In Marvin Gardens".    Episode credits: New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Glenn Matto. For more info go to: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:10:12
May 1, 2019
The Barbarians - Victor "Moulty" Moulton
Interview with  Victor "Moulty" Moulton, known as "the drummer with a hook", from the Barbarians, from Provincetown. They were one of the first bands to break out of NE with their singles "Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl" & "Moulty". They also made a notable appearance on the TAMI Show. Features song clips from their LP "The Barbarians".Episode credits: New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Bill Trudell, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Bill Trudell. Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
55:58
May 1, 2019
Ultimate Spinach - Ian Bruce - Douglas
Interview with Ian Bruce - Douglas guitarist, writer & leader of Ultimate Spinach, one of the three main bands known under the "Bosstown Sound" banner. Their debut LP sold over 100,000 copies upon it's release with no single. Features songs from their 2 well received LP's. New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta   Sound Engineer: Graham Abraham  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Lenny Scolletta. For more info: http://mmone.org  Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
59:14
May 1, 2019
Orpheus - Harry Sandler Interview - Part Two
Orpheus - Harry Sandler, drummer from Orpheus, Interview Part 2 Episode credits: New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Lenny Scolletta. For more info: http://mmone.org Questions? Comments? e.mail lennys09@verizon.net
52:42
May 1, 2019
The Rising Storm - Bob Cohan
Interview with Bob Cohan, the guitarist from local legends The Rising Storm. While students at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA they formed a band & in 1967  recorded a brilliant self-produced LP with a run of only 500 copies that went on to become a cult classic, with original & original bootleg  copies now fetching high prices on online auctions. This interview features songs from both the original LP "Calm Before" & their second release, a CD released in 1999,  "Second Wind".    New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview by Glenn Matto. For more info: http://mmone.org The Rising Storm CD's are available here: http://www.arfarfrecords.com/arfarf/home.html Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
1:03:42
May 1, 2019
Orpheus - Harry Sandler - Part One
  Part one of interview with Harry Sandler the drummer with Orpheus. They were one of the 3 main "Bosstown Sound" bands.  The Orpheus lineup included singer/guitarists Bruce Arnold and Jack McKennes, originally a folk duo from Worcester called The Villagers, plus bassist Eric “The Snake” Gulliksen and drummer Harry Sandler. Many of their coolest songs, including "Congress Alley", were written by local songwriter Stephen Martin. In 1967 they scored a big regional hit with "Can't Find The Time" & recorded 3 well received LP's.  Interview: Mike Hoban Produced by Harry Sandler & Lenny Scolletta Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview:  Lenny Scolletta For more info: http://mmone.org
1:01:16
May 1, 2019
Scott Damgaard - Part 2
Part 2 of interview with local musician Scott Damgaard. He has played solo as well as in several bands including Stained Glass Eye, Buzzsaw Frizbees & The Wayoutz. He's recorded several well received CD's of original music, including his current one "Hidin' Out On Titan". He plays many gigs around the NE area.   Episode credits: Interview: Lenny Scolletta  Produced by Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info: https://scottdamgaard.com  Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net 
58:38
May 1, 2019
Scott Damgaard - Interview Part One
Part one of a two part interview with local musician Scott Damgaard. He's played all over the world & has released several well received CD's including his current one "Hidin' Out On Titan".  Features songs from all of his CD's.    Episode credits: Interview: Lenny Scolletta  Produced by Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media For more info: https://scottdamgaard.com  Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net 
1:00:20
May 1, 2019
The Rockin' Ramrods - Len Cirelli
Interview with Len Cirelli, keyboard player for the Rockin' Ramrods. Formed in 1962 they went on to record 8 singles for various labels & opened for the Rolling Stones first US tour in 1965. Various members came & went but the lineup when Len was in the band was Vin Campisi (guitar and vocals, Ronn Campisi (bass and vocals), Lenny Cirelli (organ), Bob Henderson (drums and vocals). Ronn would, in 1968, form another band & record under the name Puff.  New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Lenny Scolletta. For more info: http://mmone.org  Comments? Suggestions? Please e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net
45:37
May 1, 2019
Candy Leonard - Author of "Beatleness"
Interview with Candy Leonard, author of the book "Beatleness". The book takes a fascinating look at the Beatlemania phenomenon & growing up a Beatles fan in the 60's  through the point of view of their many fans.  Interview: Bill Trudell & Lenny Scolletta  Produced by Bill Trudell & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media  Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net 
1:07:18
May 1, 2019
The Pandoras - Nancy DiMuro Williams
Interview with Nancy DiMuro Williams, the drummer for the The Pandoras, one of the first all female groups in the US. The band had some success, including a recording contract and a couple of singles with Liberty Records (“(I Could Write A Book) About My Baby”, b/w “New Day,” “Games” b/w “Don’t Bother”), and gigs that brought them from the Surf in Nantasket, the Rathskeller in Kenmore Square and the Boston Garden, to shows all around the U.S. as well as in Newfoundland and Puerto Rico, opening for acts including The Kingsmen, Dionne Warwick, the Byrds and Gary Lewis & the Playboys.  Episode credits:  New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview by Lenny Scolletta. For more info: http://mmone.org  Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net 
58:48
May 1, 2019
Art Of Lovin' - Johnny Lank
Interview with Johnny Lank, bassist from Art Of Lovin', who recorded one highly sought after psychedelic/folk LP in 1968. The group — Paul Applebaum (vocals, guitar, chief songwriter), Johnny Lank (bass), Barry Tatelman (saxophone), Gail Winnick (vocals), Sandy Winslow (drums, percussion) — sidestepped MGM’s “Bosstown Sound” circus when they signed with Detroit-based Mainstream Records. Features songs from the LP.  New interview: Mike Hoban  Produced by Harry Sandler, Mike Hoban & Lenny Scolletta  Voice Over credits : Scott Catton Theme song written by Tom Abbott Performed by Battery Bridge Editor:  Lenny Scolletta Special Thanks: Patrick Gordon & Medford Community Media Original interview: Lenny Scolletta.   Questions? Comments? e.mail: lennys09@verizon.net 
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May 1, 2019
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