Author: Lee McCormack

ep115 Summer Stuff ’21

David Newbould and Mitch Slater join me to discuss a River album tribute show and Springsteen On Broadway '21. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Join our Facebook group: https://www.fa...

Tribute to Charlie Watts 1941-2021 – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep.39

Tribute to a legend. Joe Iannuzzi and Rob Bowman join me to respect, analyze, share stories and celebrate Charlie Watts.  Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Join our Facebook group:&nbs...

Top 20 Guitarists pt.3 (6-1) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep.38

I'm indulging in the majesty of rock'n'roll for this three-part series ranking my favourite guitarists. Lotsa riffs, lotsa licks, lotsa solos. Twenty of the rockinest cats in the galaxy. This podcast goes to 11. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts....

Top 20 Guitarists pt.2 (13-7) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep.37

I'm indulging in the majesty of rock'n'roll for this three-part series ranking my favourite guitarists. Lotsa riffs, lotsa licks, lotsa solos. Twenty of the rockinest cats in the galaxy. This podcast goes to 11. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts....

Top 20 Guitarists pt.1 (20-14) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep.36

I'm indulging in the majesty of rock'n'roll for this three-part series ranking my favourite guitarists. Lotsa riffs, lotsa licks, lotsa solos. Twenty of the rockinest cats in the galaxy. This podcast goes to 11. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts....

ep113 THE RIVER tour 80/81

We're celebrating Bruce's 5th album THE RIVER all month on the podcast. Mitch Slater and Sam Grosso join me on this episode to share their memories of The River tour 80/81.  Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-...

ep112 THE RIVER album review (record 2)

We're celebrating Bruce's 5th album THE RIVER all month on the podcast. BJ Kramp, Anthony Porter and Randy Hall join me on this episode to conclude our two-part roundtable discussion reviewing the album.  Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.ap...

ep111 THE RIVER album review (record 1)

We're celebrating Bruce's 5th album THE RIVER all month on the podcast! BJ Kramp, Anthony Porter and Randy Hall join me on this episode for the first of a two-part roundtable discussion reviewing the album.  Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.appl...

ep110 Springsteen Fandom vol.13

Greg Lester and Robert Lawson join me to talk about their Springsteen fandom, tell some stories and play some tunes. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Join our Facebook group: h...

Top 20 Frank Sinatra Songs pt.2 (10-1) – Rockin’ And Rollin And Whatnot ep.35

I'm counting down my top 10 favourite songs from the Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes, the greatest singer of all-time, Frank Sinatra. Some of the greatest music ever recorded. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tra...

Top 20 Frank Sinatra Songs pt.1 (20-11) – Rockin’ And Rollin And Whatnot ep.34

I'm counting down my 20 favourite songs from the Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes, the greatest singer of all-time, Frank Sinatra. This episode counts down numbers 20-11. Stay tuned for the top 10 coming next. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://...

ep108 Thoughts, Stories & Graceland

On this episode we get a couple of great fan stories and thoughts from Neil Fitzgerald and Steven Principe. I also revisit the night Bruce hopped the fence at Graceland with hopes to meet Elvis Presley.  Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.co...

ep107 Cover Me vol.7

We got another batch of Springsteen cover songs for this episode. 5 songs of artists covering Bruce, and 1 song by Bruce covering someone else. Brian Jacobs and Eric Miller join me for some good tunes and good times. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://p...

ep106 Springsteen Fandom vol.12

I'm talkin' with Nick Tsounis and Rob Appelblatt about their fandom of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band! Good friends, good tunes, good times. Check out music from Rob here: https://www.robappelblatt.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcas...

Top 10 Female Artists – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep33

I'm counting down my top 10 favourite female artists for this sidecast. ♀ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044...

Top 20 Elvis Presley Songs – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep32

Concluding this 2-part sidecast countdown of my all-time favourite Elvis Presley songs with the top 20! Some of the greatest music ever recorded, by the King of Rock'n'Roll. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-lik...

Top 40 Elvis Presley Songs (40-21) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep31

I'm counting down my top 40 favourite Elvis Presley songs! Some of the greatest music ever recorded. We're talkin' about songs ranked 40-21 for this first of two parts. The top 20 will follow. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us...

EP102 REVIEWS – Fall 2020

I'm given' my thoughts and reviews on a book, a film, a box set and a couple new songs for this episode. Special guest appearance by Greg Troyan. Order BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: All The Songs - The Story Behind Every Track https://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Springsteen-Songs-Story-Behind/dp/1784726494 Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt...

ep100 BORN TO RUN

We’ve made it to 100 episodes of the Tramps Like Us podcast, and we're celebrating with a look at the monumental song BORN TO RUN. I'm joined by a bunch of friends for some discussion and some music. Thanks to Greg Troyan, Custer, David Zess, Jamie McLellan, Tom Ciurczak, Rob Bowman, Gordon Barry, Jay Lustig, Timothy Drake, Brad Page, David Newbould, Bill Elam and Jeff Har...

ep99 BORN TO RUN album review

We're celebrating the 45th anniversary of Born To Run with an epic, over 3 hour episode, including music, "boss" soundbites and an album review discussion with friends Eric Miller, BJ Kramp and Brian Jacobs. Check out more from BJ Kramp at http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.com/ Check out more from Eric Miller at https://podsodcast.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on S...

ep98 Springsteen Fandom vol.11

I'm joined by 2 friends and fellow Copperheads Tom Ciurczak and Gordon Barry for this episode. Tom and Gordon are both songwriters and Bruce Springsteen fans. We discuss their music, their Springsteen fandom, and the influence Bruce has had on their songwriting. Check out more from Tom here: www.tomciurczak.com Check out more from Gordon here: www.gordonbarrymusic.com ...

Top 20 Drummers part 2 (10-1) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep30

I’m sitting at my drum kit to countdown my top 20 favourite drummers and talk about their importance. This episode concludes the countdown, ranking my top 10, 10-1. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id10...

Top 20 Drummers part 1 (20-11) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep29

I’m sitting at my drum kit to countdown my top 20 favourite drummers and talk about their importance. This episode counts down 20-11, the top 10 will follow. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id108313512...

Drummers & The Evolution of Rock’n’Roll Drumming – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep28

This special crossover episode is courtesy of BJ Kramp and the Rock And/Or Roll podcast. I was recently a guest on BJ’s show discussing some important drummers and how their unique styles influenced other drummers and shaped rock’n’roll music. Check out more from BJ Kramp: http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://op...

Professional Wrestling Mt. Rushmore – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep27

Good friends Alex Ferguson and Erik Zeidler join me to talk some wrestling! Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4615405140...

EP97 BORN IN THE U.S.A. Tour Moments

We’re concluding our 4 episode celebration of Born In The U.S.A., focusing on the 84/85 world tour. Kurt Runyon, Brian Jacobs and Mitch Slater join me to share some memories and play some live tunes. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple...

EP96 More BORN IN THE U.S.A.

In this 3rd episode celebrating Born In The U.S.A., we’re looking at the videos, the 12” remixes, the b-sides and the outtakes from this era. I’m joined by Simon Head of the Apologue podcast and BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll podcast.  Check out more from Simon Head: http://apologue.ca/new-weekly-podcast/ Check out more from BJ Kramp: http://rockandorrol...

STAX with Rob Bowman – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep26

We're goin' deep on all the great music and artists from STAX records in Memphis, Tennessee. Ethnomusicologist and author Rob Bowman is a fellow STAX fan and has unparalleled knowledge on the incredible soul music created on E. McLemore Avenue. It was a sincere pleasure to sit down with Rob to discuss some of my favourite soul artists and songs. Be sure to check out Rob's f...

ep 93 Willie Nile 2020

I'm joined by the great Willie Nile on this episode. Willie discusses his upcoming album release New York At Night, his 40 year career and his relationship with Bruce Springsteen. Check out more from Willie and purchase some music: www.willienile.com Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Li...

The Go-Go’s vs The Bangles – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep 25

Eric Miller of the Pods & Sods Network joins me for this episode as we pit 2 evenly matched rock'n'roll bands against each other in a series of song battles. Everybody wins! Check out more from Eric: https://podsodcast.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts...

ep.92 Stallone on Springsteen and Cobra

Greg Troyan is back on the show to discuss the influence Bruce Springsteen had on Sylvester Stallone's character and film, Cobra. Check out Greg's Lipstick Panel podcast: https://www.lipstickgeneration.com/p/podcasting.html Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https...

ep.91 Dream Setlist

I'm hangin' with BJ Kramp for this episode and we're each putting together our fantasy dream Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band setlist. Check out more from BJ on the Rock And Or Roll podcast: https://bjkahuna.podbean.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: h...

ep.90 Bruce Boots vol.3:2009 Covers

In this 3rd instalment of our series on Bruce Springsteen bootlegs, we’re featuring the 4 DVD 2009 covers compilation set. Discussing a few fun moments and playing some great cover versions performed by the E Street Band on the 2009 Working On A Dream tour. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us ...

Top 20 Live Albums part 2 (10-1) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep24

I'm talkin' bout my favourite live albums for this 2-part sidecast. Crank it up! Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ ...

Top 20 Live Albums part 1 (20-11) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep23

I'm talkin' bout my favourite live albums for this 2-part sidecast. Crank it up! Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ ...

Six-Pack of RUSH (crossover episode) – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep22

I recently guested on The Pods & Sods Network's six-pack series on RUSH, paying tribute to Neil Peart. I'm pleased to release this special crossover sidecast episode courtesy of Eric Miller. Check out more from Eric at the Pods & Sods Network: https://podsodcast.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw List...

Ep89 THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD album review

Singer-songwriter David Newbould joins me on this episode to break down Bruce's 11th studio album, 1995's The Ghost Of Tom Joad. We dig deep into these songs, stories and characters. Check out more from David at http://davidnewbould.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts...

Ep88 2019: E STREET year in review

We’re lookin’ back on the last 365 days on E Street. Mitch Slater joins me once again to go through all the memorable Bruce Springsteen and E Street events of 2019. We each pick our moment of the year and speculate on 2020. Happy New Year! Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment.  https://open.spo...

Toronto Rocks! Vol.3 1982-1998 – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep21

I’m concluding my 3-part series with this episode on Toronto artists and bands that had their first release between 1982 and 1998. Thanks to Danny Taylor, Simon Head, Terence Gowan, Paul DeLong, Roly Platt, Ralph Alfonso, Wendell Ferguson, John Palubski, Zero and Brad Hopkins for offering their comments and insight.  Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.sp...

Toronto Rocks! Vol.2 1977-1982 – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep20

Continuing my 3-part series with this episode on Toronto artists and bands that had their first release between 1977 and 1982. Thanks to Danny Taylor, Simon Head, Terence Gowan, Paul DeLong, Roly Platt, Ralph Alfonso, Wendell Ferguson, John Palubski, Zero and Brad Hopkins for offering their comments and insight. Volume 3 coming soon. Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: htt...

Toronto Rocks! Vol.1 1955-1976 – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep19

I'm discussing Toronto artists and bands that had their first release between 1955 and 1976 in this first episode of a 3-part series. Thanks to Danny Taylor, Simon Head, Terence Gowan, Paul DeLong, Roly Platt, Ralph Alfonso, Wendell Ferguson, John Palubski, Zero and Brad Hopkins for offering their comments and insight. Stay tuned for volumes 2 & 3. Listen to Tramps Like...

EP87 Ranking The Studio Albums round table – part 2

Eric Miller, Julian Gill, BJ Kramp and Greg Troyan are here to conclude our round table discussion on Springsteen's studio albums. We're ranking and discussing the albums that placed 10-1 on this show. Check out more from Eric at the Pods & Sods Network: https://podsodcast.com/, Julian at KISS FAQ: http://www.kissfaq.com/, BJ at Rock and/or Roll: https://bjkahuna.podbea...

EP86 Ranking The Studio Albums round table – part 1

I'm joined by 4 good friends for this episode to rank the Springsteen studio albums discography. Eric Miller, Julian Gill, BJ Kramp, Greg Troyan and myself discuss the albums that placed 19-11 for this show. The top 10 comes next in part 2. Check out more from Eric at the Pods & Sods Network: https://podsodcast.com/, Julian at KISS FAQ: http://www.kissfaq.com/, BJ at Ro...

EP85 WESTERN STARS film review

Greg Troyan of Lipstick Generation returns to discuss our cinematic experience with Western Stars and play a few tunes from the film.  Check out more from Greg and Lipstick Generation: http://www.lipstickgeneration.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps Like Us on Apple Podcasts/iTunes: http...

Rock’n’Roll Mt. Rushmore – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep18

Good friend Eric Miller returns to help me play some tunes and discuss our rock'n'roll Mt. Rushmore.Our 4 favourite guitarists, bassists, pianists, drummers, vocalists and artists. Check out more from Eric at the Pods & Sods network at https://podsodcast.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Listen to Tramps...

ep83 Cover Me vol.6

Greg Troyan of Lipstick Generation joins me for the 6th instalment in our Cover Me Series. 6 cover songs: 1 song of Bruce covering someone else and 5 songs of someone else covering Bruce. There may even be a Lipstick Generation cover song in there. Check out more from Greg and Lipstick Generation: http://www.lipstickgeneration.com/ Listen to Tramps Like Us on Spotif...

Ep81 Snobcast Live – Bruce Springsteen

I’m bringing you my recent appearance on Snobcast Live for this crossover episode. My conversation with Steve and Mike of Snobcast Live – waxin' poetic about the BOSS - Bruce Springsteen. I’ve edited their show to bring you my segment only for this podcast but I encourage you to check out the full episode and others available. They have a great show, friends discussing and sha...

Ep80 Live from the Rock’n’Pod Expo 2019

We had another rock’n’roll party in Nashville at the 2019 Rock’n’Pod Expo. I recorded throughout the day with fans, podcasters, musicians and friends. Talkin’ about Bruce Springsteen and rock’n’roll and whatnot. For this episode I bring you music and conversations with Gary Corbett, Bill Elam, Tukk Watts, Johnny Carss, Julian Gill, Anthony Porter and Greg Troyan.  I’m ...

Cruisin’ with The Beatlemaniacs – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep17

I was recently out on tour with a Beatles tribute band playing cruise ships in Europe and Asia. I sat down with bandmates Greg Weeks and Paul Canning while we were at sea to discuss Beatles, music, life and whatnot. The 3rd Rock’n’Pod Expo is happening August 9 & 10 in Nashville, Tennessee. Come join us for lotsa podcasts, lotsa friends and lotsa rockn’roll. https://...

Ep79 First Listen: WESTERN STARS & SUMMER OF SORCERY

Two E Street records were recently released. For this episode, I’m spinning Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars and Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul’s Summer Of Sorcery, and give my first impression after first listen. The 3rd Rock’n’Pod Expo is happening August 9 & 10 in Nashville, Tennessee. Come join us for lotsa podcasts, lotsa friends and lotsa rockn’roll. ...

Top Ten Steve Earle Songs – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep16

This special crossover sidecast episode comes courtesy of BJ Kramp's Rock And/Or Roll podcast. I recently guested on BJ's show to talk about Steve Earle and count down our top 10 songs of his. Lotsa good stories and lotsa good tunes. Check out BJ’s Rock And/Or Roll podcast: http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.ca/ Tramps Like Us podcast is on Spotify. Have a listen if th...

Rock’n’Wrestling Entrance Themes – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep15

We're goin way off to the side for this one, talkin' bout wrasslin' and rockin' with Eric Miller and Joey Haynie. Listen to more Joey here: http://cnjradio.com/blog/ Check out more from Eric at the Pods & Sods network at https://podsodcast.com/ Tramps Like Us podcast is on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://op...

ep78 MAGIC Tour Moments

We're still talkin' MAGIC for June MAGIC month '19 a-go-go! We're talkin' to friends and fans about the MAGIC tour in '07 & '08. Jesse Jackson, Timothy Drake, Sam Grosso, Kurt Runyon, Charles Harrison and John Kelly recall those MAGIC tour moments. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://o...

ep77 MAGIC album review – side 2

Back again with good guy Kurt Runyon to conclude our discussion on Bruce Springsteen's, Magic. In this episode, we go track by track on the second half of the album, songs 7 to 11(12 actually), side 2 if you will. We then pick our favourite and least favourite song off the album. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio ...

ep76 MAGIC album review – side 1

Kurt Runyon is back on the podcast joining me in a discussion on Bruce’s 15th studio record, Magic. In this first of a two part show, we talk about the album and go track by track on the first 6 songs on the album – side 1 if you will. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://open.spotify.com/...

Shout At The Devil ’97 with Jimi LaMort – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep14

I'm talkin' with my good buddy Jimi LaMort for this episode of the sidecast. All about the time he worked with Mötley Crüe remixing Shout At The Devil. Lotsa good stories and insight on this show. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Join our...

ep75 Loose Ends vol.3

We discuss more of Bruce’s non-album tracks for this episode of the podcast. BJ Kramp from the Rock And Or Roll podcast joins me to discuss our 3rd instalment of Loose Ends picks and put together another great “alternative universe” Springsteen album. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https:/...

CUSTER on the drums – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep13

I'm talkin' with one of my favourite drummers, Custer on this show. We discuss Custer's early days, playin with Little America, recording and touring with Steve Earle for Copperhead Road and I Feel Alright, his stint with Lynyrd Skynyrd in the early 90s, and his current project Valley Sons. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume ...

ep74 Two Hearts vol.3

Seriously diluting the ugly on this podcast episode is Kimberly Blatz. Kim joins me for another volume in our Two Hearts series, discussing Springsteen duets. We both picked some great tunes to talk abut and play. Thanks for joining us. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://open.spotify.com/show/6j...

Sibling Harmony vs Rivalry – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep12

Friend of mine, friend of yours, friend of the show Eric Miller of the Pods & Sods Network joins me for this podcast sidecast on brothers and sister artists - some in harmony, others in rivalry...all making great music together. Check out more from Eric at the Pods & Sods network at https://podsodcast.com/ Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if t...

ep73 Cover Me vol.5

Im happy to welcome Randy W. Hall back to the show. For this episode, we're continuing our Cover Me series discussing Springsteen cover songs. I picked 3 and Randy picked 3. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you dig the music and conversation. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://open.spotify.com...

ep72 Springsteen Fandom vol.10

We got another great Springsteen Fandom episode for ya...this time, with friend of mine, and work colleague, Ryan Carpenter. Ryan tells us about his journey down E Street and we play some tunes. Good friends, good music, good times. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEc...

5pc Bands – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep11

Back by popular demand! Mike Bramston and Alex Ferguson join me once again on Tramps Like Us to follow up the show we did a few months ago discussing 4pc bands (vocals, guitar, drums, bass). This time we're each throwin' down our top 10 5pc bands. It's another fun and loose conversation with lotsa good tunes. Come hang out with us. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Ha...

ep71 Springsteen Fandom vol.9

I'm joined by Torontonian, rock'n'roll bar owner, Presley fan, good guy Sam Grosso for this show. We get into Sam's Springsteen fandom, tell some stories and play some tunes. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Join our Facebook group! https://www...

ep70 2018: E Street year in review

We're lookin' back on the last 365 days on E Street. Mitch Slater joins me to go through all the memorable E Street events of 2018. We pick our moment of the year, and speculate on 2019. Happy New Year! Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spotify. Have a listen if that’s where you consume your audio entertainment. https://open.spotify.com/show/6jEcIY8QRwt2mcSdwdghAw Join our...

bonus replay episode – Christmas Spectacular

‘Tis the season, so I figured I’d repost the CHRISTMAS spectacular episode. Listen to the end – there may be a bonus clip, EH!?! It’s a Tramps Like Us, Bruce Springsteen podcast Christmas spectacular! We’re gonna let that spirit take us right down Santa Claus lane. An audio Christmas gift to you. Some Springsteen xmas music, some E Street xmas music, and some xmas music that...

Rock’n’Roll Trios – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep10

BJ Kramp of the Rock And/Or Roll podcast and Joe Royland of the Sit And Spin With Joe show join me for this sidecast episode. Following the last episode on 4pc bands, for this show we’re focusing on 3pc bands. BJ, Joe and myself each countdown our top 10 favourite rock’n’roll trios. Check out BJ’s Rock And/Or Roll podcast: http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.ca/ Check ou...

4pc bands – Vocals, Guitar, Bass & Drums – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep9

Good friends Mike Bramston and Alex Ferguson dropped by Tramps Like Us headquarters to hang out a few nights ago and we decided to throw down a podcast. Nothing was prepared so I figured I’d play a recent playlist of my top 15 4pc bands (vocals, guitar, drums, bass) and we’d see what happens. It’s loose and lotsa fun. I hope you dig it. Tramps Like Us podcast is now on Spoti...

ep69 VH1 Storytellers

Following up our 2-part review of the Devils & Dust album with a look at the VH1 Storytellers program Bruce recorded, which aired in April 2005. The program was also commercially released on DVD and an “uncut” bootleg version has also circulated. I discuss the program and play some highlights of Bruce performing solo and tellin’ some of the stories behind the songs for this...

Stray Cats Stories with Bobby Startup – Rockin’ And Rollin’ And Whatnot ep8

Bobby Startup was a friend and manager of the Stray Cats when they were starting out in the late 70s, early 80s. Bobby joins me to tell some stories 'bout the early days of the band and how he helped them when they moved to England in 1980. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.co...

ep66 Bruce Boots vol.2

ep66 Bruce Boots vol.2 I’m joined by fellow Springsteen fan and bootleg creator/collector Oliver Krings for this episode. We discuss Oliver’s Springsteen fandom and his creation and editing of Springsteen video bootlegs. Check out Oliver’s website: https://www.mybrucelist.de/ and his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/dvddubbingguy Join our Facebook group! https:...

bonus episode: Happy Birthday Bruce Food Bank Fundraiser

Special bonus episode to give some attention to John Kelly and his noble food bank fundraising efforts in the spirit of Bruce Springsteen and his birthday. Find donation info here: https://one.bidpal.net/brucebook2018/welcome Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast...

ep64 Live from the Rock’n’Pod Expo 2018

We had a rock'n'roll party in Nashville last month at the 2018 Rock'n'Pod Expo. I recorded throughout the day with fans, podcasters, musicians and friends. Talkin about Springsteen and rock'n'roll and whatnot. For this episode I bring you music and conversations with Joseph Wren, Tuk Smith, Craig Smith, Courtney Cronin Dold, Sean Cullen, Gary Corbett, Brian Jacobs, BJ Kramp, Er...

ep63 Springsteen Fandom vol.8

I speak with two new friends for this episode, the next Springsteen Fandom installment. First up is David Zess. a singer/songwriter from the Boston area who has just launched an all-request Bruce Springsteen solo acoustic tribute show. I talk with David about his show and how he became a Springsteen fan. Check out David’s Springsteen tribute show here: https://www.youtube.com...

Gabba Gabba Eighties – Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot ep7 (RAMONES)

I recently joined BJ Kramp and Craig Cohen on BJ's podcast Rock And Or Roll discussing the RAMONES in the 80’s. I’m thrilled to bring you that show as a special sidecast crossover episode. BJ, Craig and I give a retrospective of the RAMONES in the 80’s and then pick our top 10 favourite songs of theirs from that decade. Check out BJ’s Rock And/Or Roll podcast: http://rockand...

ep.62 State of the E Street Union

We're checking in on some current events on E Street for this episode. I'm joined by Tom England to get his review of Springsteen On Broadway which he recently attended. John Kelly then joins me to discuss some recent happenings with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The Nashville Rock'n'Pod 2 is about a month away. Find ticket, donation and all other information on t...

Ep.61 Steve Earle & Bruce Springsteen at Camp Copperhead

I recently spent 4 days and nites singing and songwriting with Steve Earle at Camp Copperhead. Hard core. I attended Steve’s master class songwriting retreat the first year of the camp in 2014 and had a fabulous time returning last month. For this episode, I’ve compiled some audio moments and highlights from Camp Copperhead 2018. I spoke with Steve and my fellow copperheads ab...

ep60 Cleveland Rocks with The BOSS

It was a great pleasure having Ken Mills join me for this episode of the podcast. Ken is a friend and fellow podcaster and rock'n'roller who grew up in the Cleveland area. Ken and I discuss rock'n'roll radio in Cleveland and how the working class people of the Great Lakes city embraced Springsteen, focusing on the legendary E Street Band performance from the Agora, summer '78. ...

Peter Criss, Lita Ford, Dee Snider & GWAR at Rock’n’Con – Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot ep6

I had a good time meeting some rock'n'roll heroes at the Rock'n'Con in London, Ontario. I'm breakin it down, layin it out and sharin the details for this episode.  Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/...

Neil Young vs the 80’s – Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot ep5

I recently joined BJ Kramp on his podcast Rock And Or Roll to get into some Neil Young 80's music. I'm happy to bring you that show as a special sidecast crossover episode. BJ and I give a retrospective of Neil's career in the 80's and then pick our top 10 favourite songs of his from that decade. Check out BJ’s Rock And/Or Roll podcast: http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.c...

ep.59 Sounds Like Bruce vol.2

We're back with another batch of tunes that sound like Bruce Springsteen. BJ Kramp from the Rock And Or Roll podcast joins me on this episode and picks 15 tunes that most Bruce fans should dig. Check out BJ’s Rock And/Or Roll podcast: http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.ca/ Find ticket, donation and all other information on this year’s Rock’n’Pod 2 Expo happening in Nash...

ep.58 Teaching English Literature with Bruce Springsteen

Timothy Drake is a professor of english literature at the First Nations University of Canada and University of Saskatchewan. We discuss how he has incorporated Bruce Springsteen music as a teaching tool and his fandom of the Boss. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podca...

Top 40 ROLLING STONES Songs (40-21) – Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot ep3

For this episode of the sidecast, I'm counting down my top 40 songs by the world's greatest rock'n'roll band, The Rolling Stones. In the first part, I discuss and play numbers 40-21. Keepin' the talkin' to a minimum and the rockin' to a maximum. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes....

ep.56 Women, Muses & Tramps

I'm joined by Chanty & Lynx of the Muses And Stuff podcast for this episode focusing on the women in Bruce Springsteen's life. Chanty & Lynx have a great podcast focusing on the women, muses and groupies in rock'n'roll. Check out their show on iTunes and at musesandstuff.ptbopodcasters.ca. Find ticket, donation and all other information on this year's Rock'n'Pod 2 ...

ep55 Cover Me vol.4

Eric Miller and Brian Jacobs return for our fourth installment of Springsteen cover songs. We talk music by Bob Dylan, Living Color, Dar Williams, Sean Rowe, Hank III and Moon Violet. Check out more from Eric at the Pods & Sods network at https://podsodcast.com/ Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTun...

ep 54 even more TUNNEL OF LOVE

We're wrapping up TUNNEL OF LOVE month discussing live performances since 1988, the singles, b-sides and outtakes. Jamie McLellan, BJ Kramp and Brian Sword join me on this episode. Check out BJ’s Rock And/Or Roll podcast: http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.ca/ Check out Brian’s Double Stop podcast: http://thedoublestop.com/ Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook...

ep52 more TUNNEL OF LOVE

Tunnel Of Love month continues with another episode discussing the album, the music, the band, the era – 1987/1988 Springsteen. Jesse Jackson of Set Lusting Bruce podcast joins me to rank the songs off Tunnel Of Love, least favourite to favourite. Singer-songwriter Matt McCormack discusses his appreciation of Tunnel Of Love and recent Bruce cover. Finally Springsteen fan and wr...

ep51 TUNNEL OF LOVE album review – side1

We're kickin' off Tunnel Of Love month at Tramps Like Us podcast with the first of a 2 part episode reviewing Bruce's 8th studio record. Randy Hall of That Dandy Classic Music Hour and Craig Smith of The Pods & Sods Network join me to dig in deep and break down side 1 of Tunnel Of Love. Check out Craig Smith at www.podsodcast.com Check out Randy Hall at www.thatdandyc...

ep50 Sounds Like BRUCE

Joe Royland of the Sit and Spin videocast show joins me on this episode to discuss some music that "sounds like Bruce". We've each picked 5 songs from artists that, to our ears, are inspired and influenced by Bruce Springsteen. Check out Joe's show here: https://www.facebook.com/sitnspinwithjoe/ Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscr...

ep49 Ranking the songs of BORN IN THE U.S.A. (crossover episode)

Recently, I was a guest on the Set Lusting Bruce podcast, ranking the songs of Born In The USA, least favourite to favourite, with host Jesse Jackson. I’m happy to bring this crossover episode to you. Thanks to Jesse Jackson for including me on his show and allowing me to bring the episode to TRAMPS listeners. Check out more Set Lusting Bruce at http://setlustingbruce.libsyn...

bonus replay episode – CHRISTMAS Spectacular

'Tis the season, so I figured I’d repost the CHRISTMAS spectacular episode. Listen to the end - there may be a bonus clip, EH!?! It’s a Tramps Like Us, Bruce Springsteen podcast Christmas spectacular! We’re gonna let that spirit take us right down Santa Claus lane. An audio Christmas gift to you. Some Springsteen xmas music, some E Street xmas music, and some xmas music that h...

Concert Memories – Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot ep2

Alex "Baba" Ferguson and Mike Bramston join me to retell and relive some concert memories for episode two of the podcast sidecast. We're each discussing our first concert, our last concert, and a memorable concert in between. Good friends, good tunes, good times. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! ...

ep47 Drivin’ with Bruce – volume up, pedal down

I'm joined by Kimberly Blatz, Eric Miller and Brian Jacobs for this episode. We're each pickin' our favourite Bruce Springsteen songs to listen to while driving. Cruisin', commutin', freeway trekkin', road trippin', highway ridin' and listenin' to the Boss. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https:...

ep46 Two Hearts vol.2 – Springsteen duets (roadtrip edition)

Giordana Vescio and myself recorded a "Two Hearts" - Springsteen duets epsiode while driving down to the Nashville Rock'N'Pod expo last August. Join us on our rock'n'roll road trip as we discuss some Bruce Springsteen duets and recount the expo in Nashville, hangin' out in Memphis, and drivin' home to Canada. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/46154051404...

ep45 HALLOWEEN with the Jersey Devil

It's a special Halloween episode of the podcast!!!,  featuring some spooky, petrifying, terrifying and ghastly Bruce Springsteen music moments. This spine-chilling show includes an absolutely hideous and horrifying version of Monster Mash. You have been warned. Scary, scary stuff. "General Lee's one of them spook-talkin' mediums!" Trick or Treat ?!? Join our Facebook gro...

Remembering Tom Petty 1950-2017 – Rockin’ and Rollin’ and Whatnot ep1

For the first episode of the new podcast sidecast, we're remembering Tom Petty. I spoke with a bunch of my friends - we shared thoughts, memories, stories and the music of the legendary Tom Petty. Stand your ground, don't back down, keep on swingin'. Friends: Elliott Clifton http://plainordinarydragon.com Alex Ferguson Joe Royland https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7wNc54DxF...

ep42 The Worst of Bruce: the 80s (crossover episode)

I guested on the Rock And/Or Roll Podcast's series "The Worst Of" with BJ Kramp and Brian Sword recently. We each picked our worst Bruce Springsteen songs from the 80s. Not an easy task for me. It's always great talkin to BJ and Brian, not withstanding their questionable picks. Enjoy this crossover episode. Check out BJ's Rock And/Or Roll podcast: http://rockandorrollpodcast...

ep40 Live from the Nashville Rock’n’Pod Expo

The Nashville Rock'n'Pod Expo was a blast. We met some new friends, heard some podcasts, bought some records, had some laughs and sang some songs. We recorded live throughout the day and talked to some great people. Lotsa fun talkin' music and Springsteen with... Bill Lambusta - http://www.thegreatalbums.com/ , Randy Hall - http://thatdandyclassicmusichour.com/ , Joe Polo - ht...

ep39 Live Archives

For this episode, I'm focusing on the live archives series of gigs that the Boss has been releasing regularly over the last few years through his website BruceSpringsteen.net . Specifically, I'll give highlights and play music from the live releases that I have purchased. These concert releases all sound fabulous and fill the void of high quality soundboard recordings in the...

ep38 Springsteen fandom vol.7

I got together with my good friend Troy Harkin recently to play some tunes. We talked about his Bruce Springsteen fandom and the conversation led us to The Clash, The Who, Rush, Sun City, Stephen King and more. I bring you that discussion for this episode of the podcast. I’ll be representing this podcast and Bruce Springsteen at the Rock’N’Pod Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, A...

ep37 the ROCK AND ROLL Hall Of Fame

I'm playin some of my favourite Springsteen Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame moments for this episode of the podcast - speeches and performances from the induction ceremonies, the museum opening concert in 1995 and the 25th anniversary concert in 2009. I’ll be representing this podcast and Bruce Springsteen at the Rock’N’Pod Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, August 26th. We hope you c...

ep36 LITTLE STEVEN – Soulfire

I recently grabbed Little Steven's new record Soulfire, and I love it. I wanted to hype the record and get a podcast out sooner than later, so I've assembled a few of my Bruce/podcast friends to join me. Charles Harrison, Kurt Runyon & Mitch Slater return to the show to discuss the record and all things SVZ in 2017. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups...

bonus replay episode – Summertime Bruce

Summer is here, so I figured I'd repost our Summertime Bruce episode. Mitch Slater joins me to count down our top 5 Bruce Springsteen summer songs. Soak up the sun, open a cold one and enjoy some Summertime Bruce music. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-l...

ep35 Springsteen Concert Memories

I recollect the 10 Springsteen shows I've attended for this episode. I speak about each show chronologically, give as many details and setlist highlights as I can remember, and play a song from each show. I’ll be representing this podcast and Bruce Springsteen at the Rock’N’Pod Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, August 26th. We hope you can attend. If not, we hope you’ll support ...

ep34 Born In The USA video commentary/Sweet 16 album tournament

Good friends Erik Zeidler and Alex Ferguson join me for this episode. We watch the 5 videos from Born In The USA and give our play-by-play commentary. Watch the videos while you listen and join in. We also pit 16 Springsteen studio albums against each other in a "Sweet 16" elimination style tournament and pick our favs. Which record will prevail? We're loose, loud and row...

ep33 Rockabilly Bruce

We're talkin' about rockabilly Bruce Springsteen for this episode of the podcast. Music fan, Bruce fan, rockabilly fan, club owner and concert promoter Jeff Cohen joins me to discuss his Springsteen fandom and the connection and inspiration of rockabilly music and the Boss. We've got some great stories to tell and some rockin' tunes to play. Be Bop A Lula Join our Face...

ep32 Loose Ends Vol.2

We discuss Bruce's non-album tracks for this episode of the podcast. BJ Kramp from the Rock And Or Roll Podcast joins me to discuss our Loose Ends picks and put together an "alternative universe" Springsteen album. We also discuss the upcoming Rock'N'Pod expo. I’ll be representing this podcast and Bruce Springsteen at the Rock’N’Pod Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, August 26th....

ep30 CHUCK BERRY tribute “a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages”

We pay tribute to the great Chuck Berry in this episode of the podcast. Tellin' stories, playin' music, and connecting it all back to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. 2 hours of maximum rock'n'roll. Turn it up! Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...

ep28 Summer Australia 2017 tour

Bruce and the band just finished their 14-show tour of Australia and a few eye-witnesses are joining me for this episode. Friends of the show Jamie McLellan, Charles Harrison and Kathy Fisher are here to tell a few tales as we talk about the tour and play some music highlights. I'll be representing this podcast and Bruce Springsteen at the Rock'N'Pod Expo in Nashville, Tenne...

ep27 “the meaning of music” SXSW 03.15.12.

This episode features Bruce's keynote address from the South By SouthWest music festival and conference in Austin, Texas on March 15th, 2012. Springsteen delivers "the meaning of music" to a roomful of young artists, musicians and music enthusiasts. This speech is absolutely my favourite interview/speech/lecture...umm...sermon that he has given. It's entertaining, funny and ins...

ep26 the BOSS in Hollywood

We're focusing on Bruce Springsteen movie moments for this episode of the podcast. We check out some of our favourite BOSS movie moments and soundtrack contributions. Let us know what we left out. Enjoy. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id...

ep25 MORE darkness on the edge of town

Continuing our focus on the Darkness On The Edge Of Town album, BJ Kramp and Brian Sword join me to further discuss the album, the tour, the boxset, The Promise album of previously unreleased tunes and more. Check out BJ’s Rock And Or Roll podcast http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.ca/ and Brian’s Double Stop podcast http://thedoublestop.com/ Join our Facebook group! ht...

ep24 DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN album review

I'm joined by Ryan McKay on this show to discuss Bruce's 1978 record DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN. Ryan tells us about his Springsteen fandom and then we dig in deep on the backstory, give our thoughts, a song-by-song analysis, and reflections on this fan-favourite album. Ryan is the co-host of the Shabby Road Record Show. One of my favourite podcasts. Highly recommended for...

ep23 Desert Island Picks

Bruce just appeared on the BBC Radio 4 program Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young. It was a great interview and interesting that there was an agenda for Bruce to pick some songs that shaped his life. I thought it would be cool to discuss the tunes the Boss deems desert island worthy for this episode of the podcast. Check out the original BBC program here: http://www.bbc.co.u...

ep22 2016: year of the BOSS

We focus on this year, 2016, for this episode of the podcast. Mitch Slater joins me to recount, relive and rejoice in this past year of Springsteen events and happenings. The live performances, the tour, the music releases, the book, the meet and greets...all make this year, the year of the BOSS. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Su...

ep21 CHRISTMAS spectacular

It's a Tramps Like Us, Bruce Springsteen podcast Christmas spectacular! We're gonna let that spirit take us right down Santa Claus lane. An audio Christmas gift to you. Some Springsteen xmas music, some E Street xmas music, and some xmas music that has nothin' to do with Bruce or E Street. Thanks for listening and have a cool yule. Join our Facebook group! https://www.fac...

ep19 Toronto meet & greet 2016 / STATE TROOPER remix

I met Bruce Springsteen! Charles Harrison and Kathy Fisher did as well, and they joined me on the podcast to retell our tale of meeting the Boss in Toronto on the last stop of his meet & greet Born To Run book tour. To round out the show, James Cavalluzzo and myself discuss this very cool remix of State Trooper by Anders Trentemoller. We talk about Springsteen, Trentemol...

ep18 BORN TO RUN book review

Mitch Slater joins me to review the Bruce Springsteen autobiography BORN TO RUN. We give our thoughts on the book and get into some details and revelations. And of course, we play some tunes. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Qu...

ep17 Chapter And Verse listening party

Put on your copy of the new Bruce Springsteen album Chapter And Verse and let's have a listening party! Mike Carss and John Carss come by to hang out, listen to the record, shoot the shit and drink some beers. We're real loose on this one. Unedited; slightly censored; lotsa fun. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a re...

ep 15 Australia edition – Springsteen fandom vol.4

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Jamie McLellan, a great Bruce Springsteen fan from Melbourne, Australia. We'll get Jamie's perspective on the Boss down under in Australia. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Questions...

ep14 Cover Me vol.3

Johnny Carss returns for our third installment of Springsteen cover songs. We talk music by The Cardigans, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gary U.S. Bonds, Suicide, Waylon Jennings and Darlene Love. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id1083135125?mt=2 Questions?...

ep13 Springsteen fandom vol.3 w/ Charles Harrison

Charles Harrison joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss his Springsteen fandom. We talk about the new tour, the future book, new album and solo tour, and get into a few top 5 lists. Enjoy! Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tramps-like-us/id108313...

ep12 Loose Ends vol.1

BJ Kramp from the Rock And Or Roll podcast returns for our first installment in a recurring series on Springsteen non-album tracks. We're each gonna pick 5 non-album Bruce songs, discuss 'em, play 'em and then we'll come up with a sequenced "alternate universe" Springsteen album. Check out BJ's podcast on itunes and visit his site http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.ca/ Joi...

ep11 the River tour 2016 – Europe [Oslo]

I am joined by singer-songwriter Terje Espenes for this latest episode discussing the Europe River tour 2016. Terje is a big Springsteen fan who recently saw the show in Oslo, Norway. We'll discuss the show, his fandom of the Boss, our Steve Earle copperhead connection and the music he makes with his band Jack Stillwater. Find out more about Terje, his band and his music at ww...

ep10 Summertime Bruce – our fav Springsteen summer songs

Summer's here and the time is right for listening to the new episode of Tramps Like Us: a Bruce Springsteen podcast... in the street. Mitch Slater (twitter @mpslater) joins me to countdown our top 5 Bruce Springsteen summer songs. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/p...

ep9 WORKING ON A DREAM album review

We focus on the 2009 Working On A Dream album for episode 9 of the podcast. Tom England returns to discuss the album with me. We get into a track by track analysis, the 2009 tour and the incredible Superbowl halftime performance. Enjoy. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.co...

ep8 Cover Me vol.2

Cover songs by and of Bruce Springsteen featuring Steve Earle, Neil Young, Donna Summer, The Band, Manfred Mann's Earth Band and the Rolling Stones. For the 2nd installment of this recurring themed show Lee McCormack is joined by good friends Mike Bramston and Alex Ferguson to discuss these songs and artists and what not. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/gro...

ep7 Springsteen fandom vol.2 w/ Jason Decator

We continue our series of discussions with Bruce Springsteen fans with Toronto tattoo artist Jason Decator. I sit down with Jason after getting some new ink to talk about music, concert experiences, tattoos and how he became a Springsteen fan. http://www.passagetattoo.com/jaydecator.html Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscrib...

ep6 Max Weinberg – E Street band spotlight

The Mighty Max Weinberg is our subject for this episode. Joe Iannuzzi and Darrin Pfeiffer join in on the discussion about Max and drumming. We discuss how Max got his start playing drums, his rock'n'roll influences, the infamous E Street Band audition, The E Street breakup in 1989, the Late Nite gig, and being Bruce Springsteen's drummer for over 40 years. Featuring interview c...

ep5 Darkness tour ’78

Lee McCormack & Arlen Schumer discuss the outstanding Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band tour supporting the Darkness On The Edge Of Town record in 1978. Featuring soundbites from Bruce and the band and music from the radio broadcasts chronicling 5 shows from the tour. Check out Arlen's art prints as mentioned here:  http://www.arlenschumer.com/springsteen/prints....

ep4 Cover Me vol.1

Cover songs by and of Bruce Springsteen featuring Johnny Cash, Jeff Healey Band, Pet Shop Boys, Gary U.S. Bonds, Joe Cocker and the wicked Wilson Pickett. In vol.1 of this recurring themed show Lee McCormack is joined by Johnny Carss to discuss these cool tunes and tell stories. Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave ...

ep3 The Tears That Blind: Springsteen songs that make us weep

BJ Kramp from the Rock And Or Roll Podcast and Lee get sensitive discussing Bruce Springsteen songs that make us cry. Get your weeping cloth out. Be sure to check out BJ's show http://rockandorrollpodcast.blogspot.ca/ Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/461540514044016/ Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tra...

ep2 the River tour 2016

On this episode of Tramps Like Us: A Bruce Springsteen podcast we discuss the current River tour 2016. Arlen saw the show in New York City and Lee saw the show in Toronto. They'll both compare notes and converse on what they liked, what they didn't like, etc. Playing sound clips as the mood strikes. Also joining the show for this episode is Tom England who recently attended ...

ep1 Springsteen fandom

Join Lee & Arlen for the inaugural episode of the new Bruce Springsteen audio fanzine podcast TRAMPS LIKE US. We're gonna discuss how we became Bruce fans. Our entry point into the rock'n'roll world of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. We'll also discuss our first Bruce Springsteen concert experience. Did Lee see any of the 5 nights in Toronto Bruce played on The B...