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Episode 56 — SEX, DEATH & ROCK AND ROLL


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#1 Brett Arnold

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:07 PM

Kim Fowley joins Jake for Sex, Death and Rock and Roll and bedding the bounds of decency and civilized behavior. Drugs, disease and haircuts have not changed in Hollywood since Hollywood began. Live from his hospital bed in West Hollywood, Kim, along with his friends The Fabulous Miss Wendy and Lady Satan, join Jake for a discussion about The Germs, The Runaways, Kiss and Rodney Bingenheimer. The Fogelnest Files is LIVE at the LA Podcast Festival on October 5th with Andy Richter, Matt Besser and more. lapodfest.com LIVE in New York City on October 10th at The Bell House with Julie Klausner, Dave Hill and special guests. Tickets at thebellhouseny.com.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:59 PM

Dying to know what people think of THIS one.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:18 AM

With Kim Fowley, how could it be anything but awesome?

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“I thought it was ridiculous that a grown man, an educated man — by all accounts who went to Harvard — would enjoy the band Phish..."

#4 MotorboatJones

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:29 AM

I'm kind of fascinated by Kim Fowley, so I was thrilled to see that he was the guest. After seeing the Mayor of Sunset Strip and the Runaways doc without Joan Jett or Runaways music, I became convinced that Kim needs his own documentary. (The Runaways need a proper documentary as well, but that's another story).

I dug the show. Sure, Kim took over and did how own thing, but it might not have felt like a Kim Fowley interview if he didn't. I was glad to hear Rodney get pulled into the mix as well.

On an unrelated note, I was thrilled to hear about the UCB midnight screening, but was disappointed to deduce from the movie's description that it won't be the long promised Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band live commentary. I'm still planning to go though.

#5 DubipR

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:02 AM

Jake,
Such a great episode of the Files! While I'm not that knowledgable of Kim Fowley's career, aside from the Runaways and a few 70s bands, I loved that you did a quick and very in depth biography of the man's life. I loved that you brought in Rodney to the mix with a couple of great stories. I now have new music to download and listen to!

Amazing work Jake!

#6 Gabe Danon

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

Jake, your patience for this nonsense is very impressive.

#7 Martattack

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

I'm only about halfway in, but man, this is weird as hell, and totally fascinating. Jake, thank you for bringing in someone as strange and interesting as Kim Fowley. Excellent work, as always.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:34 AM

Holy god damn fuck, Jake. You are a champion. This episode is insane and incredible.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

AHH the last song. He's brilliant.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:51 PM

I'm sure there's going to be some people looking for The Quick's "Mondo Deco" album. Radio Heartbeat Records did a vinyl reissue a few years back, but as anyone who listens to The Best Show knows, perhaps you might not want to risk ordering it!!

So sorry, no official digital release of the album.

Click the link, dummy.

#11 daveB from Oakland

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 12:57 PM

Tom Snyder show 1977. Weird meandering panel discussion where Tom tries to suss out what's up with the kids and their crazy new music. Kim Fowley, Robert Hillburn, and Bill Graham ... later joined by teen hooligans Joan Jett and Paul Weller. This is chopped up into several parts on YouTube, but Kim gets the spotlight in this one, starting around 0:58


Chop off the "En", Chop off the "In"

Stop in!!

Glish Muff!!

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:07 PM

His appearance on "The Tomorrow Show" is one of my favorite things that's ever happened on television. There's a great DVD of punk rock/New Wave moments with Tom Snyder.

#13 VampiresVampiresVampires

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:34 PM

The:

"Can I sing a song?"
"YESSS!!!"

exchange had me laughing several times throughout the day.

#14 PuncturedJesus

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:35 AM

I absolutely loved parts of this episode and contemplated bailing at other parts.

#15 daveB from Oakland

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

View PostPuncturedJesus, on 27 September 2013 - 09:35 AM, said:

I absolutely loved parts of this episode and contemplated bailing at other parts.


Much like life itself!
Chop off the "En", Chop off the "In"

Stop in!!

Glish Muff!!

#16 Jake Fogelnest

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

View PostPuncturedJesus, on 27 September 2013 - 09:35 AM, said:

I absolutely loved parts of this episode and contemplated bailing at other parts.

Yup! I expect to see this exact review in The AV Club except it will be worse and in THE REST.

#17 raxozellet

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

I don't know how you did it jake but you brought gold to my ears in a way that made them uncomfortable and totally engaged.

fucking ace man.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:09 PM

"What was writing for KISS like?"
"Profitable."

BOOM! If Pete Holmes were here, he would call that "laser fucking accuracy." Fowley's moments of comic genius are all the more fascinating considering he spent half the podcast hazily blabbing about the functionality/disfunctionality of his genitalia. As far as my own... functionality goes, I may not be into ankles, but I do fancy myself some ghosts and space travelers, so this episode speaks to me.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

This was a fascinating episode. You never know what you're going to get with a person that at least seems to be heavily medicated. I found a Zappa interview from when he was sick that was a little difficult to watch. But you know what? At least they're still trying and aren't hidden in a closet.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:20 PM

I'm very glad that you brought up Zappa. I never knew what he did exactly on Freak Out and the numerous Zappa books I've read said that he was just a hanger on Frank briefly found fascinating.