Everyone here is listening weekly to Andrew Hickey’s podcast A History Of Rock Music in 500 Songs, right?
If you’re sensible and sign up to sponsor him via his Patreon — I’m signed up for $5 a month, it’s really cheap — you also get access to the Patreon-only bonus podcasts.
Andrew previously did bonus episodes for “Merry Christmas Baby” by Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers and “Cry” by Johnny Ray — but now, as well as the regular 30–40 minute episodes, he’s doing 10–minute bonus episodes every week.
As well as a short piece on “Space Guitar” by Johnny “Guitar” Watson, we get the stuff Andrew can’t put in the general section on iTunes — such as “The Rotten Cocksucker’s Ball” by the Clovers. One of those much-bootlegged studio rarities you’d almost never hear … until the modern day, when this sort of thing is up in multiple copies on YouTube. Historically important and educational smut. “Fuck, suck and fight/ Till the beginning of broad daylight …”
And don’t miss Andrew’s appearance on Jaffa Cake Jukebox, as they go through the Top Twenty for 18 January 1957. (No historical smut in this one.)
On the one hand, it's rather irritating that the one person to actually write a review of the podcast rather than just rate it on iTunes is also the only one to give it a negative rating.
On the other, I don't think anyone who'd be put off by this review would enjoy it anyway. pic.twitter.com/IMqKWB1csh
— A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs (@500SongsPodcast) June 7, 2019