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The BandCampaign is on hold… just for while!

Due to our second relocation in less than a year, Dan’s BandCampaign Podcast will be on a little break for a couple of months, with the aim to having a new show ready and available in November.

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This time, however, the move is literally around the corner and with a much better studio space than the shoebox sized room I have been using this year. But, it will take some time to set it up and then schedule the next batch of interviews.

Episode releases have been somewhat inconsistent compared to last year and I am hoping that will change to the regular monthly episodes once we are set up and running again once more!

Thanks so much for all of your support. I hope you are enjoying the show and have found some new favourite bands through the show. I know I have!!!

See you in a month and a bit! – Dan

Satisfaction for Blues – Richards Joins the Centre Stage!

Blue Balls get their Street Fighting Man!

We know it’s only Rock and Goal, but we like it. And so does the newly signed Blue Ball centre man, Keith Richards.

Richards shattered thousands of hearts of his former club, the Fiji Devils, by making a sudden transfer to the Blue Balls this week.

“I have sympathy for the Devils,” Richards said “But once this opportunity arrived, wild horses couldn’t drag me away! Besides, the Devil’s gameplay was to pass it all down the line.”

The Devils countered The Blue Balls offer, but Richards turned them down, stating that “The Blue Balls told me they will start me up…the middle of the pitch and, well, you can’t always get what you want.”

The Blue Balls will make their next signing in late 2016.

 

Dan’s BandCampaign Episode 15: Ozone Mama

Don’t adjust your screen – it’s the Ozone!

In the 1994 film “Airheads”, the local radio station KPPX secretly plans to change their programming from alternative rock to the “mellow sounds of the rain”, much to the dismay of thousands of rock fans.

Fast forward over twenty years and such events have occurred in Budapest, Hungary. Ozone Mama, a self proclaimed classic rock/grunge fused ball of energy have felt the effects of a once favourite son of the airwaves turn to the dark side.

But as senseless and often dumber, for lack of a better word, compositions flood the airwaves of the world, perhaps it’s not a bad thing that rock goes underground. Ozone Mama have a foot in both camps. An instantly recognisable sound of 1970’s classic rock and the undeniable wail of Seattle’s finest, they unashamedly tip their musical hats to the past greats. They are on the front line, busting their guts in the name of rock and roll authenticity. But they are also successful, winning Hungary’s Fonogram Award (Hungary’s version of the Grammys) for Best Rock/Metal album of 2016 (Sonic Glory).

In this episode Andy (Ozone Mama’s songwriter and guitarist) and I discussed things like; The decline in modern music, having the best boss in the world and accepting that everyone sounds like someone.

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Artist Details:

Name: Ozone Mama
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Generic Genre Classic Rock, Grunge, Alternative Rock
Forced Comparison: Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Led Zeppelin
Bandcamp Site
Official Site
Facebook Page

Assigned Rock and Goal position: Central Midfielder (Rhythm Guitarist)

Ozone Mama sound like:


 

Ozone Mama in all their Sonic Glory!

Dan’s BandCampaign Episode 15 – Ozone Mama

In the 1994 film “Airheads”, the local radio station KPPX secretly plans to change their programming from alternative rock to the “mellow sounds of the rain”, much to the dismay of thousands of rock fans.

Fast forward over twenty years and such events have occurred in Budapest, Hungary. Ozone Mama, a self proclaimed classic rock/grunge fused ball of energy have felt the effects of a once favourite son of the airwaves turn to the dark side.

But as senseless and often dumber, for lack of a better word, compositions flood the airwaves of the world, perhaps it’s not a bad thing that rock goes underground. Ozone Mama have a foot in both camps. An instantly recognisable sound of 1970’s classic rock and the undeniable wail of Seattle’s finest, they unashamedly tip their musical hats to the past greats. They are on the front line, busting their guts in the name of rock and roll authenticity. But they are also successful, winning Hungary’s Fonogram Award (Hungary’s version of the Grammys) for Best Rock/Metal album of 2016 (Sonic Glory).

In this episode Andy (Ozone Mama’s songwriter and guitarist) and I discussed things like; The decline in modern music, having the best boss in the world and accepting that everyone sounds like someone.

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Artist Details:

Name: Ozone Mama
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Generic Genre Classic Rock, Grunge, Alternative Rock
Forced Comparison: Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Led Zeppelin
Bandcamp Site
Official Site
Facebook Page

Check out this episode!

Billy Gould Signs Epic Deal With Reds!

Billy Gould’s Easy Decision Shows Faith in Reds!

It didn’t take long to introduce himself. Faith No More’s Billy Gould strode into today’s press conference confident he could be the difference in the Red Ball defense. Buzzing from either the excitement of the occasion or perhaps from the caffeine consumed on his flight, Gould confirmed he was now a Red for life.

“The call came from out of nowhere, but the decision was easy…easy like Sunday morning”.

Fans who were skeptical that the aging defender may be suffering the ill effects of a midlife crisis quickly had their minds put to rest, with no evidence to prove otherwise.

But was there any ill feeling between Gould and his former club which was known for it’s inconsistency. “It’s not falling to pieces and it’s not like everything’s ruined, but joining the Reds would suggest that everything has turned out sunny side up!”.

The Red Balls will announce their next signing in August 2016.

Dan’s BandCampaign Episode 14 – She Loves Pablo

They love Pablo too!

Croatia’s groove, stoner rock band “She Loves Pablo” have a song from one of their previous releases entitled “Impassive, Massive and Aggressive”. If we replace the initial adjective with “Impressive”, we have a fairly accurate description of what is in store when you listen to these guys. Oh, and add in angry, peaceful, articulate and melodic too!

Having just released a spectacular and somewhat multi-genred album, “Try Mandarin”, earlier this year, the band continue to push ahead with their crushing, yet message laden mission.

The band has the formula down. Huge riffs with crunching guitars and bass, pounding drums, scorching vocals….but they also have a great sense of push and pull, ebb and flow and with a self professed “harmony nazi” within the band, vocal harmonies and well crafted melodies, it is no wonder that they are drawing a crowd.

Despite chasing each other for months and some issue with our audio, She Loves Pablo and I covered all sorts of topics, like; Improvising back stories, playing the same song over 20 times in a row, attractive bass players, the problem with the chinese (not really….) and the question of if art is becoming cheap in this day and age.

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Artist Details:

Name: She Loves Pablo
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Generic Genre Labeling: Rock, Groove Rock, Stoner
Forced Comparison: Clutch, Pantera (loosely), Red Fang
Bandcamp Site
Facebook Page

Assigned Rock and Goal position: Wing Back (Bass Player)

She Loves Pablo sound like:


 

她爱巴勃罗 Tā ài bā bó luō (god, I hope that is correct!)

Dan’s BandCampaign Episode 14 – She Loves Pablo

Croatia’s groove, stoner rock band “She Loves Pablo” have a song from one of their previous releases entitled “Impassive, Massive and Aggressive”. If we replace the initial adjective with “Impressive”, we have a fairly accurate description of what is in store when you listen to these guys. Oh, and add in angry, peaceful, articulate and melodic too!

Having just released a spectacular and somewhat multi-genred album, “Try Mandarin”, earlier this year, the band continue to push ahead with their crushing, yet message laden mission.

The band has the formula down. Huge riffs with crunching guitars and bass, pounding drums, scorching vocals….but they also have a great sense of push and pull, ebb and flow and with a self professed “harmony nazi” within the band, vocal harmonies and well crafted melodies, it is no wonder that they are drawing a crowd.

Despite chasing each other for months and some issue with our audio, She Loves Pablo and I covered all sorts of topics, like; Improvising back stories, playing the same song over 20 times in a row, attractive bass players, the problem with the chinese (not really….) and the question of if art is becoming cheap in this day and age.

Bandcamp Site

Facebook Page

Check out this episode!

Bonzo’s presence to add some zep to Blue’s defence!

Whole lotta love for legendary defender!

The day was officially labelled “Celebration Day” as the management at The Blue Balls were able to secure the brutal defensive abilities of John Bonham.

Many attackers have been trampled under foot, with Bohnam’s sheer strength and reputation seeing many dash over the hills and far away.

When asked if he thought there could potentially be a more attacking role for him at his new club, Bohman replied “Would d’yer maker striker out of this body? I don’t think so. It’s been a long time since I kicked a goal, so no, !”

Some members of the media raised the concern that he had been overlooked for both teams. “Not my concern” he stated “I don’t want to ramble on, I just want to say ‘Thank you’.

The Blue Balls will announce their next signing in June 2016

Dan’s BandCampaign Episode 13 – BoyJazz

Go ahead…jump – to Boyjazz!

Just because a band doesn’t take themselves 100% seriously, it does not mean that they cannot be seriously good. Boyjazz are no novelty band and whilst on first taste it could be easy to dismiss them as an 80’s glam rock/metal band with sexed up lyrics (and sexed up nicknames), this is all part of the show that makes them work so damned well.

One of the core issues bands of Boyjazz’s style seemed to have back in the 1980’s was that many of them seemed to actually be serious and believe the excessive, sexessive rock and roll lifestyle and inherently they ended up looking like dicks (pardon the pun).

Boyjazz nails the music of the era but with their own modern take and whilst Axl Rose is often viewed as a bit of a wanker, the guy can really sing. Boyjazz’s vocalist, Adam Hobbs, has a similar set of pipes – this is a good thing…a REALLY good thing. But the thing that Boyjazz has going for them is the fact that they were born unintentionally out of a musical screw around, an experiment if you will, and the band has always maintained the ethos that fun comes before anything else.

This approach saw Boyjazz reach a decent level of success in the the early/mid 2000’s before they (sort of) disbanded.

Whatever the case, these guys rock! It helps all the more that they are decent, humble and passionate fellas who work on their craft and keep fun and passion at the forefront!

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Artist Details:

Name: Boyjazz
Location: Various parts of California
Generic Genre Labeling: Rock, Hair Rock, Stadium Rock
Forced Comparison: Judas Priest, Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin
Bandcamp Site
Official Website
Facebook Page

Assigned Rock and Goal position: Central Defender (Drummer) 

Boyjazz sound like:


 

Boyjazz rocking the short shorts of yet another helplessly captivated audience!

Dan’s BandCampaign Episode 13 – Boyjazz

Just because a band doesn’t take themselves 100% seriously, it does not mean that they cannot be seriously good. Boyjazz are no novelty band and whilst on first taste it could be easy to dismiss them as an 80’s glam rock/metal band with sexed up lyrics (and sexed up nicknames), this is all part of the show that makes them work so damned well.

One of the core issues bands of Boyjazz’s style seemed to have back in the 1980’s was that many of them seemed to actually be serious and believe the excessive, sexessive rock and roll lifestyle and inherently they ended up looking like dicks (pardon the pun).

Boyjazz nails the music of the era but with their own modern take and whilst Axl Rose is often viewed as a bit of a wanker, the guy can really sing. Boyjazz’s vocalist, Adam Hobbs, has a similar set of pipes – this is a good thing…a REALLY good thing. But the thing that Boyjazz has going for them is the fact that they were born unintentionally out of a musical screw around, an experiment if you will, and the band has always maintained the ethos that fun comes before anything else.

This approach saw Boyjazz reach a decent level of success in the the early/mid 2000’s before they (sort of) disbanded.

Whatever the case, these guys rock! It helps all the more that they are decent, humble and passionate fellas who work on their craft and keep fun and passion at the forefront!

 

Check out this episode!