Episode 1

September 17, 2021

01:23:27

Feral Zone 1: MIKE DILLON BRINGS THE PUNKADELICK VIBES

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Manny Chevrolet René Coman
Feral Zone 1: MIKE DILLON BRINGS THE PUNKADELICK VIBES
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Show Notes

The adventurous jazz punk percussionist and vibraphonist with Rickie Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco, Les Claypool, and Critters Buggin’, as well as his own groups including Punkadelick, Nolatet, and Billy Goat, is one of the most dynamic performers you’ll find anywhere. His terrific trilogy of Quarantine-era albums has raised the bar for everyone else. Mike comes clean about his triumphs and regrets over a stellar 30-year career that’s stronger than ever and as wild as it gets.

Topics include a maiden episode, a road trip, an MRI, RIP Don (and Phil) Everly and Charlie Watts, a dead squirrel text, Texas roots, the Bad Brains, the DIY ethic, fIREHOSE, Ten Hands, Deep Ellum, prog rock, Fishbone, Zappa damage, the New Bohemians, Matt Chamberlin, a psychedelic epiphany, a dope habit, getting signed to Hollywood Records, Bob Cavallo, getting clean, Skerik, a genius quote, jam bands, “Shoot the Moon,” “Suitcase Man,” Elliott Smith, Alex McMurray, depression, Bob Wills, “1918,” a musical palette, Tito Puente, high jumps, and much more.

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Intro music: Styler/Coman

Break music: “Pelagic” from “1918” by Mike Dillon

Outro music: “Shoot the Moon” by Mike Dillon and Punkadelick

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