Author Archives: Shap

ROOTS with ROBB: The Violent Femmes

The Violent Femmes are interesting band for Roots because they’re kind of on an island all to themselves.  Sure there’s Dylan influence and The Talking Heads, and other artists who have done similar things, but the Femmes just do it a bit differently, and it works.  Although after playing this week’s Roots song on the…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB: Blink-182

Some would argue (and it’s a pretty easy argument to make) that no band has had a bigger influence on the Pop/Punk sound of the 2000s and beyond like Blink-182.  Sure, there’s Green Day, and a ton of old school punk bands that kids are still influenced by, but the sound, style and content that Blink…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB January episodes

The end of last year, and the beginning of 2020 has been kicking my butt.  I apologize for not having time to post these as they’ve been airing.  The last 3 episodes (Muse, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin IV) are the top 3 in this playlist: Roots is co-hosted and brought to you by Farmer’s Insurance, the…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB: Jane’s Addiction

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, the list could go on and on of artists who wouldn’t be what they are if Jane’s Addiction wasn’t around first.  Did they have a musical influence on all of them?  Maybe not.  But if it wasn’t for what Jane’s and Perry Ferrell…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB: The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of fame for 25 years, and they finally got the call this Fall letting them know they made the cut to be a finalist for this year’s nomination.  Should they be in the Rock Hall?  Robb and I discuss that at the end of…Read more »

Nothing But 90s Playlist: December 9th – 13th

Monday, December 9th sponsored by Marseilles Sheet Metal Angry Again – Megadeth Money Talks – AC/DC (new album next year with late Malcolm Young guitar parts?) Shelf in the Room – Days of the New What it’s Like – Everlast 6th Avenue Heartache – Wallflowers (Jakob Dylan is 50 today) Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB: Classic Album Bowie….Ziggy Stardust….

What you could easily call the album where David Bowie became David Bowie as we know him, the ever changing chameleon of Rock n’ Roll.  Find out why this is in Robb’s ‘Desert Island’ collection and the crazy Wizard of Oz influence on ‘Starman.’ Roots is co-hosted and brought to you by Farmer’s Insurance, the Robert Hasty…Read more »

Shap interviews AEW’s THE YOUNG BUCKS!

You can call it fake, you can call it a male soap opera, trash it all you want…but when it’s done right, Professional Wrestling is magical.  Dare I say it, GOOD Professional Wrestling is HIGH ART.  It’s not a sip of fancy wine at the theater, it’s enjoying A Little Bit of the Bubbly while watching a…Read more »

NOTHING but 90s Playlist: December 2nd – 6th

Monday, December 2nd sponsored by Marseilles Sheet Metal Alive – Pearl Jam (30th Anniversary Tour dates announced for Europe) Baby One More Time – Britney Spears (she’s 38 today!) O.P.P. – Naughty by Nature  (Treach is 49 today) The Memory Remains – Metallica You Learn – Alanis Morissette ** Vow – Garbage ** Supernova – Liz…Read more »

Roots with Robb: NINE INCH NAILS

Trent Reznor was a one-time roadie for Ministry before holing himself up in his bedroom and studios to become a person who took Industrial Music even more to the mainstream with Nine Inch Nails.  If you went to High School in the 90s, it was almost a prerequisite to own a NIN T-shirt, usually in…Read more »