This Halloween edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dennis Dunaway. Dennis was the bassist for the original Alice Cooper group. He appeared on the classic albums Love It To Death, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, Killer, Muscle Of Love, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the origins of the Alice Cooper group, shared stories about scaring parents around the globe, and talked about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For a shock rocker, he was quite a gentleman.
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Suzi Quatro. Suzi’s musical career has spanned six decades and she is best known for her hit singles Can The Can, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, and Stumblin’ In. She is also known for her roll as “Leather Tuscadero” on the TV show Happy Days. During the show she described how she started in the business, her days on Happy Days, and how she influenced today’s female rockers. Ton wore a leather jumpsuit in celebration.
This edition of The Five Count was another two-hour show, filled to the brim with fu! During the first hour we filled our “kung fu” quota with the soundtrack for The Last Dragon. Ton pulled a hamstring while practicing his front kicks and spent most of the show in the bathroom. The second hour featured an interview with Roderick “Chip Fu” Roachford from the Fu-Schnickens. The Fu-Schnickens were known for their backwards rhyming, martial arts references, and their single What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock) with Shaquille O’Neal. During the show he discussed his impact on the world of hip hop, how rapping backwards is a skill most emcees don’t posses, and his friendship with Shaq. Where did you think the idea for “Shaq Fu” was born?
We celebrated Ton’s birthday during this edition of The Five Count, which included an exclusive interview with Tommy Shannon. Tommy is best known as the bassist for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. He has also performed with Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, and played with Johnny Winter at Woodstock. During the show Tommy told us how he met Stevie Ray Vaughan, the trials and tribulations of the road, and what it was like performing at Woodstock. Ton passed out from giddiness. Also, a special shout out to The Dirty Birds who broadcast their last show. The last few years were great and we’re gonna miss you, Nora. Unfortunately for the rest of you, The Five Count isn’t going anywhere.
This edition of The Five Count featured a special interview with our pal Ray Dorset. Ray is the singer, guitarist, and founder of the rock group Mungo Jerry. Mungo Jerry has been releasing albums since 1970 and is best know for their hits In The Summertime, Baby Jump, Lady Rose, and Alright, Alright, Alright. During the show he discussed the humble beginnings of the band, how “Mungomania” ran wild in the UK, and how many awards his facial hair has brought him. Alright!
This was another two-hour edition of The Five Count, packed with superstar-power. During the first hour we spoke with Senon Williams. Senon is best known as the bass player for the band Dengue Fever. The band combines Cambodian pop music and lyrics with psychedelic rock. Senon was also a member of the band Radar Bros. During the show he talked about forming the band, the trials and tribulations of playing Cambodian music in America, and his new-found love for Minnesota. It was a gas!
During the second hour we spoke with Keith Coogan. Keith is best known for his starring roles in the films Adventures In Babysitting and Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. He is also the grandson of Jackie Coogan, who played “Uncle Fester” in the TV show The Addams Family. During the show he talked about growing up in Hollywood, his cosmic connection to films about babysitters, and the benefits of being Uncle Fester’s grandson. The dishes were done, man!
This was a special Easter edition of The Five Count featuring an interview with Martyn Jacques from The Tiger Lillies. During the show he talked about forming the band, how he perfected his trademark falsetto voice, and the special feeling he gets when people walk out of his shows. Happy Easter boys and girls!
This installment of The Five Count featured a special interview with Joe Jack Talcum. Joe Jack is the guitarist, vocalist, and founder of the band The Dead Milkmen. He has also played with numerous groups including The Town Managers, Touch Me Zoo, and The Low Budgets. During the show he discussed the origins of The Dead Milkmen, life on the road as a struggling musician, and gave us the details of the new Dead Milkmen album, The King In Yellow. Look for it in a store near you!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview Kurtis Blow. Kurtis is a hip hop pioneer and the first rapper to be signed to a major label. He is best known for his hits Christmas Rappin’, The Breaks, and If I Ruled The World. During the show he discussed the early days of hip hop, discovering groups like Run-D.M.C. and The Fat Boys, and what it was like on the set of the film Krush Groove. Look for him to hit the road with Salt-N-Pepa and Kool Moe Dee this spring!
Here’s an early Christmas gift from your pals at The Five Count. It’s an exclusive interview with Frank Stallone. Frank is best known for his hit single Far From Over. He has also appeared in numerous films including Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky Balboa, Paradise Alley, Staying Alive, Hudson Hawk, and Rambo: First Blood Part II. Happy holidays!
Artwork by John from New Ulm
Christmas Riddle by Nora Myers of The Dirty Birds