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TMP169 TONY HASELDEN KEEPS ON COOKING WITH LEROUX

Episode 169

August 26, 2021

TMP169 TONY HASELDEN KEEPS ON COOKING WITH LEROUX

A founding member of Louisiana’s LeRoux, the multi-platinum-selling guitarist, songwriter, and singer rode the wave of chart-topping singles (“New Orleans Ladies,” “Nobody Said It Was Easy”) and tours with bands like ZZ Top, the Doobie Bros., Bob Seger, and John Prine. As a songwriter Tony spent 30 years in Nashville writing a string of #1 hits for top-selling country artists like George Strait, Keith Whitley, and Shania Twain. He likes to claim his music biz success has all been by accident. Tonight he joins the Troubled Men and learns just how bad an accident can be. Topics include the return to school, identity theft, “Christine,” campaign questionnaires, vaccine resistance, bilingual instructions, switching from trombone to guitar, joining the band, a new name, the new album, “One of Those Days,” longevity, prostitutes, pressure to repeat, influences, the New Orleans market, touring, perennial openers, Ozzy, Ronnie Milsap’s bus, John Mayer, the Grateful Dead, the state of country music, co-writing, getting a cut, Billy Joe Shaver, radio airplay, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Love Abductor” from Louisiana’s LeRoux Outro music: “One of Those Days” from Louisiana’s LeRoux Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram LeRoux Homepage LeRoux Facebook     ...

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TMP168 PETE GORDON: WET DAWG TAKES HIS LICKS

Episode 168

August 19, 2021

TMP168 PETE GORDON: WET DAWG TAKES HIS LICKS

The boogie piano wild man with Mojo Nixon, the LeRoi Bros., Jello Biafra, Roy Head, Archie Bell, and the Neptunes was mentored early on by Nils Lofgren, Billy Gibbons, and Joe Ely. His tenure as co-owner of the Houston Continental Club has given him a view of the biz from the other side of the bar, while the viral “Altuve Polka” by his Polka? I Hardly Know Her Band was the sensation of the Astro’s World Series Championship. A first call player with Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson, and Andre Williams, Pete checks in for a few innings with the Troubled Men. Topics include a vaccine mandate, cancellations, the start of school, an Iguanas tour, a roadwork scam, Robin, Steve Watson, Jake Flack, a Tipitina’s gig, moving to Austin, Steve Wertheimer, the ZZ Top studio, the big time, a Norwegian tour with Dash Rip Rock, volatile personalities, high concept bands, the Light Rock Express, Disco Expressions, Kinky Friedman, the Lawrence Welk Show, a viral video, ribbing Larry King, Game 7, sideman work, the future of rock’n’roll, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Tie My Pecker To My Leg” from “Whereabouts Unknown” by Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquors Outro music: “The Altuve Polka” by Polish Pete and the Polka? I Hardly Know Her Band Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Pete Gordon Facebook Polish Pete Polka Facebook The Continental Club Houston ...

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TMP167 BILL DAVIS RIPS IT UP

Episode 167

August 12, 2021

TMP167 BILL DAVIS RIPS IT UP

The Dash Rip Rock singer/guitarist has spent a lifetime barnstorming the country fronting the revved-up roots punk trio he founded as a college student. The song parody “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot” pushed them to the top of the radio charts. The band’s roster of drummers including Fred LeBlanc, Chris Luckett, and Kyle Melancon employ a specific muscular playing style, while Bill’s guitar prowess has landed him on projects with artists ranging from Mojo Nixon and the Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra to Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze. With a new record “Cherchez La Femme” coming out, he jumps on the line to catch the Troubled Men up on the latest mayhem. Topics include a road trip, breakthrough cases, the dump, infestation, trigger warnings, the swingers convention, a campaign update, Lake Charles bands, a KISS concert, an afro fire, Kelly Keller as manager, 688 Records, college radio, REM, the English Beat, the Beverly Hillbillies, Donna Douglas, a supergroup, Jim Dickinson, Jewel, Gwen Stefani, Alternative Tentacles Records, the New Orleans Raunch and Soul Allstars, rescheduling, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Let’s Go Smoke Some Pot” from “Get You Some of Me” by Dash Rip Rock Outro music: “Swamp Gypsy” from “Cherchez La Femme” by Dash Rip Rock Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Dash Rip Rock Homepage Dash Rip Rock Facebook ...

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TMP166 JOE KROWN TAKES THE THRONE

Episode 166

August 05, 2021

TMP166 JOE KROWN TAKES THE THRONE

The decorated organist and piano player’s star-studded resume includes long stints with Kenny Wayne Shephard and Gatemouth Brown as well as tours with Mavis Staples, Charlie Musslewhite, and the North Mississippi Allstars. He currently leads several world-class organ trios including a new one with Jason Ricci and Doug Belote whose debut record “City Country City” comes out in September. With admirers like Dr. John and Ike Turner, it was just a matter of time before he turned up with the Troubled Men. Topics include a fourth surge, roadwork, a campaign meeting, prickly heat, Robitussin, McCartney 3-2-1, Dusty Hill, a death scene, Boston, Luther Johnson, studying the styles, a weed pipe, a stolen name, solo records, an acoustic trio, a Maple Leaf residency, a golden gig, Walter Wolfman Washington, Mike Zito, Gulf Coast Records, a Battle Royale, the Hammond B3, a Toussaint tribute, Bobby Charles, Buddy Guy, Bruce Springsteen, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or  any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Livin’ Large” by the Joe Krown Organ Combo Outro music: “Old Friends” by Joe Krown ...

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TMP165 JON LANGFORD TELLS TALES OF FEAR AND WHISKEY

Episode 165

July 29, 2021

TMP165 JON LANGFORD TELLS TALES OF FEAR AND WHISKEY

The Mekons and Waco Brothers founding singer, guitarist, and punk/alt-country pioneer takes a break from his latest Freakon collaboration to discuss his Welsh upbringing, his art school days with pals Gang of Four, his solo projects, and his successful career as a painter. Jon has a tremendous work ethic, releasing the first of 23 singles from the “Lucky Seven Series” and starting bands and records with any free moment. He’s also a real gentleman…qualities the Troubled Nation could use more of. Topics include roadwork, the Hard Rock Hotel scandal, the Rolling Stones at Jazzfest, vaccine resistance, port cities, Joe Strummer and the Clash, a record deal, LeMieux Galleries, Tom Stern and Blue Velvet Studio, Alex Rawls, OffBeat, Chickie Wah Wah, Steve Watson, Buddy Watson, the Sadies, Midway Pizza, country music, Thatcher and Reagan, union busting, signing to Virgin Records, a mining strike, the Aberfan 1966 mining disaster, moving to Chicago, honky tonk music, “Deserted,” inspiration, Yard Dog Gallery, “Lofty Deeds,” the chicken and the egg, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “Memphis Egypt” from “Heaven and Hell” by the Mekons Outro music: “Only The River” from “Jon Langford’s Lucky Seven Series, part 1” by Jon Langford & the Skull Orchard Welsh Male Choir Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram Jon Langford Facebook Waco Brothers Mekons Jon Langford Artwork  ...

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TMP164 SGT. T-BEN BOUDREAUX REPORTS FOR DUTY

Episode 164

July 22, 2021

TMP164 SGT. T-BEN BOUDREAUX REPORTS FOR DUTY

The veteran WTIX radio personality behind "News You Need Now" and joke writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Joan Rivers stumbled into the comedy game while wisecracking during local traffic reports. He wound up writing 40 to 50 jokes a day for a variety of outlets including radio DJ clients across the country. The charm offensive continues as Ben drops in on the Troubled Men to dip his big toe into the podcast whirlpool. Topics include the mayor’s race, Edwin Edwards, David Duke, rally confusion, Bunny Matthews, Ron Cuccia, Brendan Gallagher, a Geraniums release, Reefer Ridge, Walnut Bend, UNO radio, the Jefferson Orleans North, wedding crashing, Dr. George Wallace, a cruise gig, standup comedy, a Manny t-shirt, a hair company, the Vagiplug, Best Life pharmacy restaurant, Captain Humble, modern radio, podcast listeners, Tom Fitzmorris, Ed Tyll, Art Bell, Coast To Coast, favorite comics, David Letterman, staff writers, SNL, and much more. Support the podcast here. Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or almost any podcast aggregator. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “My Darlin’ New Orleans” from “Home” by L’il Queenie and the Percolators Outro music: “Sidewalk Chicken” from “Heavy Lifting” by Loose Cattle Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podacst Instagram  Benny the Jokeman Homepage Sgt. T-Ben Boudreaux Facebook ...

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