A New Life  - The Marshall Tucker Band
The Top 500 of The Top 40

The Marshall Tucker Band: A New Life

Album #230 - February 1974

Episode date - July 17, 2024

Let’s be straight about Southern Rock, particularly regarding its most obvious weaknesses. It never could ‘swing’ with natural grace, and subtlety certainly was not a virtue.

Gram Parsons Grievous Angel
The Alternative Top 40

Gram Parsons: Grievous Angel

Album #186 - January 1974

Episode date - July 3, 2024

Gram Parsons’ posthumous album at the age of 26 could very well represent the single best marriage of country with rock and roll ever recorded.

Mescalito Riding His White Horse  - Inspired by the Musical Adventures of Peter Rowan
The Time Was

AHN Interview: Mike Fiorito and Peter Rowan - Mescalito Riding His White Horse

March 6, 2024

Episode date - March 6, 2024

This show is an unusual break from our typical scheme of things.

John Cale HoboSapiens
How Music Changed

The Velvet Underground: The End - An Interview with John Cale

Episode 25

Episode date - January 19, 2024

Fourteen years ago – April, 2009, to be exact – we recorded a special interview with John Cale, who had just released the masterpiece solo record “Hobosapiens”.

The Mosquitos - You Need Us Like a Clam Needs a Shell
The Time Was

AHR Interview: A Talk with Steve & Tony of The Mosquitos

October 19, 2023

Episode date - October 19, 2023

Tom and Heidy interview The Mosquitos' Steve Prisco & Tony Millions.

Adam Schlesinger
The Time Was

AHN Interview: Adam Schlesinger - In Memoriam

July 2, 2003

Episode date - April 5, 2020

In light of his passing, I decided to look up my interview with Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne. This dates back to July 2, 2003.

Earth Angel - The Penguins
How Music Changed

Transistor Days

Episode 1

Episode date - December 20, 2019

Welcome once again to American Hit Radio’s “How Music Changed” Series!

Freddie King - Albert King - Earl King
How Music Changed

We Three Kings - Albert, Earl & Freddie King

Episode 1

Episode date - October 20, 2006

When blues enthusiasts mention the ‘three Kings of the blues,” they are usually referring to Albert, Freddie, and B.B. King. For our purposes, though, we need to realign that way of thinking. Considering his longevity and the seismic impact of his presence, B.B. stands alone above all other blues guitarists; he is a king of Kings, so to speak...