Show 005: Big Hair and Plastic Grass – Playlist and Archived Stream

Dan Epstein was the guest on Listen Up!.  Dan is an award-winning journalist and contributing columnist to Rolling Stone. His latest book, Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ’70s, has just been released in paperback. We chatted about his book, his Rolling Stone column “High and Tight” – where Rock & Roll Baseball experts talk about the national pastime and the worlds where baseball and rock music collide and mesh. There was also dose of sludgy 70’s space rock, and other sounds from the 70’s. A couple tunes about baseball were tossed into the show as well.

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Playlist (Artist -Title- Album – Year of song)

Man or Astroman  –  Maximum Radiation Level  – Experiment Zero – 1996

Robert Calvert – The Right Stuff – Captain Lockheed and The Starfighters – 1974

UFO – Timothy – UFO 1 – 1970

Blue Öyster Cult – The Red and The Black – Tyranny and Mutation – 1973

Pink Floyd – Fat Old Sun – Atom Heart Mother – 1970

Captain Beyond – Sufficiently Breathless – Sufficiently Breathless – 1973

Be-Bop Deluxe – Sister Seagull – Futurama – 1975

Amon Düül II – Jalouise – Viva La Trance – 1973

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – The Faith Healer  – Next – 1973

Iggy and the Stooges – Gimme Danger – Raw Power – 1973

Mott The Hoople – Thunderbuck Ram – Mad Shadows – 1970

The Edgar Winter Group – Sundown – Shock Treatment – 1974

Interview with Dan Epstein

Warren Zevon – Bill Lee – Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School –  1980

The Baseball Project – Fair Weather Fans – Volume 2: High and Inside – 2010

The Skeletons – Take Me Out To The Ballgame – In The Flesh – 1988

The Baseball Project – 1976 – Volume 2: High and Inside – 2010

Bob Dylan – Catfish –  The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 – 1976

The Nightmares – Baseball Altamont – Baseball Altamont /Hold On and Pray  – 1985

Roy Harper –  When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease – HQ – 1975

Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song – Jailbreak – 1975


Click on the Mixcloud button to hear the archived stream.

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