October 14th, 2017
We're continuing our re-visitation of "Episodes from the Crypt", where we delve into the darker side of life. This time we're delving into nihilism and a dystopian future when we discuss Gary Numan/Tubeway Army's second studio album, 1979's "Replicas". And we're bringing Josh Carlsen along for the ride. "Replicas" was a bit of a shift from Tubeway Army's first album, and this shift would propel the rest of Gary Numan's career. But what of this album? Was it synthpop/darkwave masterpiece that greatly influenced electronic and industrial music or was it a collection of mostly forgettable songs that ripped off Kraftwerk? Tune in to find out. Plus we read your fan mail.
Check out Josh's band, Loose Fuse, right here.
September 3rd, 2016
Today, Iron-Cast is giving you an "Off the Rails Month" Bonus Track, where we review albums that came out of left field, by asking that musical question, "Is it possible to have an off the rails album that produced two #1 hits?", when we review Blondie's 1980 release, "Autoamerican". While one of Blondie's more successful albums, this genre-defying release (about 10 different genres on this 12 track album) seemed to quickly fall from the public eye and probably helped lead to the band's downfall. But what of this album? Did this album's use of multiple genres create an eclectic gem or was it a cocaine-fueled mishmash of a trainwreck? Tune in to find out.
April 2nd, 2016
One of the best cult bands of all time gets its' due today as we take a track by track look at a band that should have been huge. Why Squeeze weren't major players in the music biz is a mystery, but "Argybargy" proves that if it would have been based purely on the music then Squeeze should have been one of the biggest bands in the world. Tune in and see for yourself.
November 7th, 2015
Today, the original bass player from Squeeze, Mr. Harri Kakoulli, joins us for an interview. In this interview, we discuss Harri's time in Squeeze, his work on the band's first two albums, touring the United States and his decision to embark on a solo career that has now spanned 35 years and counting. We also discuss some of his solo work in detail.
Check out Harri Kakoulli at the following sites: