He’s known for his work scoring music for hit TV shows “That 70s Show” and “3rd Rock from the Sun,” his records with Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Charlie Feathers, and Nancy Sinatra, his long-running syndicated radio show, “The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn,” and a 40-year career as a solo artist. With a new solo record, “The World of Ben Vaughn,” coming out, Ben drops in to catch up with the Troubled Men before his tour of Spain. Apparently the rain there falls mainly on the plain.
Topics include a Jazz Fest recap, a Daniel Lanois set, triangle sandwiches, porch parties, the Chili Peppers, the heat, WEVL, WXPN, a Big Star story, “Like Flies On Sherbet,” “Cubist Blues,” Suicide, “Rambler ’65,” a record collection, early dance bands, Duane Eddy, early recording, disgusting percussion, Roland Janes, moving to L.A., Pulp Fiction, surf guitar, session work, John Lithgow, the Mojave Desert, Tom Haden, Dave Catching, Dash Rip Rock, Sinatra’s “Watertown,” Bob Gaudio, the Four Seasons, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break and outro music: “Wayne Fontana Was Wrong” and “Blind Alley” from “The World of Ben Vaughn” by Ben Vaughn
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