While the snow may be blowing, this episode of the B-Sides with Bolin and Blumberg has the music to warm the cockles of your heart.

We call it A Tasty Pig since it corporates the sounds of Taste and Blodwyn Pig and the guitarists who founded the bands.

First, there is Mick Abrahams who started his career with Jethro Tull before breaking off to form Blodwyn Pig and then continue with a long solo career.

We hear from Tull and Pig before launching into Mick Abrahams' stellar solo work.

Have you ever wondered what happened to your favorite artists? On this B-Sides with Bolin and Blumberg, we take a listen to four bands which were very popular during their times, but which have since faded a bit over the years.

Collective Soul is one of those groups that garnered much attention back when they first hit the scene in 1990. Although still together, the band was really a hit with their first two albums. We showcase two of their hits which drew critical and commercial success when first released.

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You actually might want to call this show, The Lee Sides, as Johnnie and I have put together a must hear sample of these two remarkable British axe men who have cemented their place among the best.

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One the of lost genres of rock and roll is British Pub Rock. It evolved as many music-lovers in England grew bored with the psychedelic and glam rock scene. 

Pub rock is a perfect name since the bands spent their nights playing in the London pubs. The two bands in this battle hail from the same area, Canvey Island. This was an oil refinery town on the border of the Thames River and the North Sea. It was a gritty and grimy place to live.

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New York is home for a lot of great things: great restaurants, Broadway shows, and, of course, some of the finest rock and roll in the world.

On this B-Sides with Bolin and Blumberg, we take an in-depth look into hard rock the Big Apple way.

When the punk scene hit in the mid-seventies, New York and the world saw the emergence of the Ramones, a quartet from Queens. Their hard, fast and brief songs set the template for other punk bands from America and England. This show begins with of the band's earliest work.

When most people think of Australia, they probably think of kangaroos, koala bears and shrimp on the barbie. What many don't think of is great rock and roll. 

Great Aussie rock actually started back in the 60's with the emergence of The Easybeats, which broke into U.S. radio with Friday on my Mind. But it was in the 70's and 80's when the whole scene blossomed.

On this B-Sides, we take an in-depth look at the various styles of rock, which marked the diversity of great music from coast to coast.

There is likely nothing so visceral or gut churning as the 60's and early 70's primal rock and roll. 

On this edition of the B-Side, we bring this feeling to life with our 1st Battle of the Bands. The Rolling Stones face off against San Francisco's Flamin' Groovies with newly released versions of songs that have been in the Stones' repertoire for more than 50 years.

The Ruralists

On their first full-length album, The Ruralists have collected a series of 10 songs that capture the physical and 

emotional landscape of a character who lives, loves, struggles, and dreams in a place not unlike Siouxland. It's an album that rewards listening to as an album, but it's also an album of songs that can stand alone. You find yourself going back to certain songs just for the joy of singing along or for rocking out. 

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