Troubled Men Podcast
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.
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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
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