February 24, 2022
The record producer and recording engineer had spent years working with bands including the Pixies, Frank Black, and the Breeders before taking over the fabled Studio In The Country and returning it to its former glory. The recent release of the Geraniums’ “Hope Is Not For The Weak” represents the final 10 years of material recorded with him there at the mixing board. Always unflappable, Ben joins the Troubled Men in the hornets’ nest of Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge for a good going over. Topics include the Clempire, last week’s episode, kids in wells, a Dave Clements cameo, a health kick, Mardi Gras, a Krewe Du Vieux party, a milk miracle, the Iguanas at Chickie Wah Wah, a remote recording, cutting cable, switching insurance, a Jesuit education, the Plaza in Lake Forest, school showers, a teenage band, Scott Durbin, engineer training, Chris Finney, Mike Napolitano, Kingsway Studio, Trina Shoemaker, Karen Brady, O’Henry Studios, Sound City, tour fatigue, moving to the Truck Farm, Kim Deal’s house, working with the Breeders, Debbie Farmer, an echo chamber, a good vibe, Dash Rip Rock, professionals, amateurs, a session band, Stan Ridgway, Daemon Shea, the last Circle Bar gig, One South Lark, All Girl Band, and much more. Intro music: Styler/Coman Break music: “This Is About This” by The Geraniums Outro music: “St. Claude Avenue” from “Hope Is Not For The Weak” by The Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook ...
April 16, 2020
In the third and final installment, the stellar lineup of guests, bassist/singer DC Harbold (Clockwork Elvis, More Fun Comics), podcaster Ian Wadley (Diabolus in Podcastica), guitarist/architect Jeff Treffinger (Geraniums, Tribe Nunzio), singer Glyn Styler (Lydia Lunch, Panther Burns), and guitarist/producer Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age), weighs in from Safe Houses far and near to offer congratulations and condolences to the Troubled Men on their historic 100th Episode Party Line. And they said it couldn’t be done. Topics include a shout out, an apocalyptic hunch, irritating customers, a handout, Mardi Gras malaise, patient zero, Bipolaroid, Dan Cooper, impressions, advice, future plans, a podcast legend, Hagar hatred, essential services, new digs, a bus ride, Motorhead, old habits, dinner plans, a sea change, the Spanish flu, a Twister party, a viral march, a demolition plan, unemployment, a misunderstanding, TV news, a fatality, a job opening, future guests, discretion, grocery delivery, a final guest, Joshua Tree, hoarding, Pink Slip, Susan Cowsill, Zoom parties, mushrooms, a sellout, a Rancho De La Luna recording session, a new Dylan song, Will Sexton’s “Don’t Walk the Darkness,” and much more. Support the podcast [here.](https://www.paypal.me/troubledmenpodcast) 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. Music: Styler/Coman ...
November 05, 2020
The strip-mine crooner burst onto the scene with Tuscaloosa art agitators the Raudelunas Pataphysical Revue, fronting No Wave big band Ron ‘Pate & His Debonaires. Their live record and the subsequent studio albums, “From the One That Cut You” and “Car Radio Jerome,” established them as a mythic presence in the southern underground. Years out of sight and scarcity of the discs heightened the mystery surrounding the singer. Fred Lane’s reemergence after 35 years with the “Icepick to the Moon” album and documentary and the recent cover of his "I Talk To My Haircut" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers has delighted fans and frightened foes from coast to coast. Now he trains his unblinking gaze on the Troubled Men. The hurricane killed the internet, so we strung together two tin cans to record this special episode. Topics include Hurricane Zeta recovery, a celebrity couple, the COVID vaccine, election stress, purple heroin, hospital food, New Orleans drivers, the 4-way stop, sober guests, a personal inventory, a star is born, an alter-ego, “Ubu Roi,” inspiration, a first recording, Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, whirligigs, Jimbo Mathus, a rat problem, a Shimmy Disc reissue, Goner Records, e-cigarettes, southern-fried surrealists, the Fred Lane newsletter, kindred spirits, a George Carlin story, a Matthew Broderick stalking, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, 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 Additional music: “Fun In the Fundus,” “My Kind of Town,” “From The One That Cut You,” “White Woman,” “Icepick ...