October 18, 2018
The first hint of autumn is in the air, but the Troubled Men still can't wait to escape the filth of the outdoors for the cool, scrubbed-tile serenity of the Ring Room. They drag superstar music photographer and bandleader Rick Olivier into the fray for a no-holds-barred free-for-all. Topics include top spin, self-sabotage, a PiL field trip, the origin of "Rico," the White Castle accent, Nicholls State alumni, memories of Carl Bennett, spam sushi, the Manny Olympics, gear porn, tragedy porn, altar boy-hood, clerical entrapment, the Rodman effect, the Cold reunion, Russian prison tattoos, a sippy cup blackout, a comfort squirrel, microwave misuse, Hot Springs, kuru, flakka, and much more. ...
March 26, 2021
The frontman for Stanley & the Undesirables led the legendary punk-country outfit that included, at times, George “the Max” Reinecke, Nicky Sanzenbach, Becky Kury, Alex Chilton, Clark Vreeland, and Pete LeBon. A lifelong Chilton friend and protege, Stanley has stalked the golden Memphis-New Orleans-Pensacola triangle for decades and knows where all the bodies are buried. Tune in as he tells some tales and makes his peace with the Troubled Nation and the world. Topics include an anniversary, live gigs, a 2nd dose, a school bully’s comeuppance, TMP guest sightings, HVAC upgrades, Yo Yo Ma, a 1st rehearsal, an accident, the Rhapsodizers, an arrest, MTV, the Violent Femmes, the methadone clinic, Floribama, Ken Stabler, Guitar Slim Jr., Carlo Ditta, the Colt 38 all-stars, Bobby Rush, the merchant marines, stage politics at Tupelo’s, a lost songbook recovered, 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 whereever you listen to podcasts. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break and outro music: “I Talk To God” and “Rockin’ Man” by Stanley & the Undesirables ...
June 18, 2021
The original drummer with Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, he had already appeared on Alex Chilton’s “Like Flies on Sherbert” performing “Baron of Love” and cemented his place in Southern fringe folklore. His memoir, ”Baron of Love: Moral Giant,” chronicles the long, strange trip, while his latest band, TURNT, with fresh offerings like “Methadone Takeout Party,” keeps the toes tapping and the tongues wagging. Treat yourself to a taste before this stuff coagulates. Topics include the heat, a geriatric intervention, insider dealing, the mayor’s race, a first gig, meeting Jim Dickinson, a first firing, band history, “Sugar Ditch Revisited,” a European tour, opening for the Clash, an infamous gig, married but dating, a solo record, interviewing Iggy and the Stooges, a birthday set, a Berlin trip, George the Max, 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: “Baron of Love Pt. II” by Ross Johnson and Alex Chilton from “Make It Stop! The Most of Ross Johnson” Outro music: “Methadone Takeout Party” by Ross Johnson and TURNT ...