MonkeyBeat 52: Bob Snyder on Organ

This show kicks off with some Pinoy Rock, followed by trip around the world for some of the rockinest tunes known to man, ending with a taste of less than docile cow punk.

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MonkeyBeat 51: Avoiding World Domination Since 2007

Lots of ranting on this episode as I send a message to those playing "The Podcasting Game", explain the physics of fat guy love, crack into a package of records I received from Michael Lucas (of Repent Records & The Phantom Surfers), plus the usual bunch of new music.

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Download: The Organ Beat - Sleep When We Are Dead

The Organ Beats are now offering their first release "Sleep When We Are Dead" as a free download via
You now have no excuse not to know all of their songs.

<a href="">SLEEP WHEN WE ARE DEAD by The Organ Beats</a>

The Organ Beats - Sleep When We Are Dead from Ben Fee on Vimeo.

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MonkeyBeat 50: I Will Hobble You!

Lot's of rockers on this show. I also discuss my enjoyment for the current #2 song in the USA, good parents, seeing The Gories play live, why I might stop going to a lot of live shows & why Will Smith should be "Parent Of The Year".

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Gabba on Beat Room

According to internet-lore (AKA wikipedia), Gabba first took shape in the mind of Londoner Stig Honda in 1996 when he put together a group to play the music of Abba in the style of The Ramones. Three years later he christened the group Gabba and released their first (official) album "Leaving Stockholm". They quickly caught the attention of the UK media who fawned all over their act, gaining them write ups in rock journals like Mojo, Melody Maker & NME. They did a few live sessions for BBC, including the one featured in this post. All this love came to an end less than a week after the release of their 2001 album "Tijuana Dance", when it was banned by UK officials for being "Anti-Establishment" due to Spanish lyrics that accused the Queen of England of being a Nazi Storm trooper.
As with most novelty acts you have to take all supposed "facts" about them with a bucket of salt. The truth is that the act's novelty kind of wears thin after about 15 minutes, and lacking the musicianship of a band like Beatallica, they really had nowhere to go after their first album. Really that is all a band like this should last anyways, or else they turn into an annoyance like Dread Zeppelin.
So enjoy the above clip, and know that you most likely are seeing one of the worst Howard Stern Joey Ramone impersonations ever.
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MonkeyBeat 49: Warts & All

Some gremlins got lose in the recording gear here, so there is a bit of a whine heard anytime my mic goes on. But let's face it, you don't listen to this show to hear my yapping. You listen because of the great music & this episode has bucketfuls of that!

Songs played:
  1. The Tunas - Shat My Pants
  2. Glen Matlock & The Philistines - Born Running
  3. The Yum Yums - I Wanna Be The One
  4. The Dollyrots - Let's Be In Love
  5. Gabba - The Pinhead Takes it All
  6. Hillstomp - Cardiac Arrest In D
  7. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 40lbs Of Cheese
  8. The Ruiners - Fix That Broken Halo
  9. The Jim Jones Revue - Foghorn
  10. Nobunny - Motorhead With Me
  11. The Grey Spikes - If I Burn
  12. Brimstone Howl - Green Machine
  13. Lover! - Vulture Culture
  14. The Above - Special Somethin'
  15. Jason & The Scorchers - We've Got It Goin' On
  16. The Yayhoos - Never Give An Inch
  17. The Sadies - Violet and Jeffery Lee
  18. Paul Collins - This Is America
Show Notes:

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