Headbangers Book Club: Pamela Des Barres’ I’m with the Band (Part 1)

This month’s Headbangers Book Club Official Selection is a special one, as it’s the first book we’ve read that’s not a total sausage party! Pamela Des Barres may not have been a rock star in her own right (unless you count her brief stint in the Zappa-sponsored girl group the GTO’s), but her memoir I’m with the Band is a vital counterpoint to the male-dominated hijinks of ’60s and ’70s rock; plus there’s a couple of real questionable relationships with preteen boys, so it fits right in with our previous selection in even more ways than expected! We’ll be back in a few weeks with Part 2. Thanks for listening!

00:04:00 For new listeners who aren’t sticklers for audio quality, our Paul Stanley and Peter Criss episodes still hold up

00:11:27 If you’ve ever wanted to hear Zach talk for over an hour about Prince’s “Jack U Off,” here ya go

00:12:10 Chick Huntsberry’s White Slave is a matter of “when,” not “if”

00:12:43 Our Led Zeppelin episode

00:13:03 Our Mail Bag episode featuring Charles Bronson f.k.a. Gene Simmons f.k.a. Clint Eastwood

00:15:06 Charles Bronson with the deep cuts

00:20:00 Our Meat Loafcast

00:20:15 A helpful tool to gauge Chuck Norris’ height

00:26:50 “Blonde in the Bleachers” by Joni Mitchell (from For the Roses, 1972)

00:29:57 Callie’s favorite Dave Navarroment

00:31:41 Zach’s favorite Dave Navarroment

00:54:52 It’s kind of hard to perceive Mick Jagger as a sex symbol when you’ve seen this…

00:55:10 …or this…

00:55:53 …or this…

00:56:00 …or even this.

01:17:14 “Love on an Eleven Year Old Level” by the GTO’s (from Permanent Damage, 1969)

01:26:30 “Wouldn’t It Be Sad if There were No Cones?” by the GTO’s (from Permanent Damage)

01:30:22 In case you’re wondering, yes, you can see Noel Redding’s plaster cast online (that’s him in the middle)

01:34:20 Part 1 of our Sebastian Bachcast

01:44:49 “I’m in Love with the OOO-OOO Man” by the GTO’s (from Permanent Damage)







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