Valient Himself’s Rocknowledgy returned this week with its 43rd episode – if you’re not on board with the superb (and Thrash Hits-sponsored) music podcast from the Valient Thorr frontman, then this Sunday is as good as ever to dive right in.
Since the last episode of Rocknowledgy, both Gwar’s Dave Brockie and Scott Asheton from The Stooges have passed away, and he pays tribute to both of them in this episode, spinning a classic Gwar track in memory of Brockie, and playing a track by Sonic’s Rendezvous Band – one of the less well-known projects Asheton drummed on (at least compared to The Stooges). That’s in addition to the usual eclectic standards of the Rocknowledgy playlist – which this time includes some cuts from some of the non-Valient Thorr projects that Himself has found himself working on of late.
Cast your eyes over episode 43’s tracklisting:
The Action – ‘I’ll Keep On Holding On’
Holly & The Italians – ‘You Better Tell That Girl To Shut Up’
Chuck Berry- ‘Tulane’
Gwar – ‘Sick Of You’
Big Star – ‘Don’t Lie To Me’
Kill The Hippies – ‘Volcano’
Melvins – ‘Dog Island’
Herb Alpert – ‘The Spanish Flea’
Sonic’s Rendezvous Band – ‘City Slang’
Andre Nickatina – ‘Baking Soda Down In Minnesota’
Basment Sessions (ft. Valient Himself) – ‘7 & 7 Is’ (Love cover)
Hjortene (ft. Valient Himself) – ‘180.000 km/t’
Big Boys – ‘Gator Fuckin”
Radio Birdman – ‘Love Kills’
The Deviants – ‘You’ve Got To Hold On’
Earl Grant – ‘House Of Bamboo’
Hasil Adkins – ‘Change Gears On That Thing’
Golden – ‘Nikki’
There are loads of ways you can get Rocknowledgy into your ears. By far the easiest is to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, as that way, whenever a new episode is published, it’ll bed downloaded automatically and be there waiting for you next time you turn on iTunes. You can also keep an eye on Valient Himself’s blog, or on his official Facebook page, for news of new episodes.