Twirl Radio #771: Bud Rogers

After ten years at a National Public Radio in Chicago, Mike Lidskin returned to California in 1998 and created Twirl Radio, a weekly two hour radio program which features the finest independent music and artists from the rock era. Mike’s on a mission to not “just spin rock music, but to educate listeners about this vital art form.” Indeed, he doesn’t just announce the songs, but gives histories about some of the artists, the albums, and the songs themselves.

You can catch Twirl live each Saturday afternoon, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM PST on Sacramento’s Voice, KUBU 96.5 FM, and archived right here, as well as at If you haven’t headed into your Saturday night with an earful of Twirl, you’re doing it wrong!

Artist | Track | Album
Walker Brigade | DIsEASE | Therapy Animal
The Welcome Matt | Let It Lead You | Pop Junk Fluff & Hype
Duncan Faure | All At Once | Pronounced “Four-Uh”
Maxi Dunn | Make It Better | The Neglected Gambit
Felsen | Heroin | Accidental Drowning
Matt North | Come Here Go Away | Above Ground Fools
Girls On Grass | Father Says Why | Girls On Grass
Bud Rogers interview
Bud Rogers | Intercity Mars | Starman
Bud Rogers | Starman | Starman
Gretchen’s Wheel | Blank Slate | Sad Scientist
Lannie Flowers | Give Me A Chance (live) | LIVE in NYC
The Corner Laughers | For The Sake Of The Cat | Ultraviolet Garden
Cult Of Wedge | She’s A Witch | Loch Ness Monsters And Motherships
Natalie Cortez & The Ultraviolets | She’s Better | Stupid Fresh Or Stupid Bad
Ruby Free | Lonelier Than Me | Shades
Urge Overkill | Positive Bleeding | Saturation
The Cherry Bluestorms | Baby, You’re A Rich Man | Transit Of Venus
The Mysteries Of Life | Coat Of Arms | Bad Advice
Pacific Soul Ltd. | Crazy | The Dance Divine
Sparklejet | Somewhere Along The Way | Phonovella
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Sun Up | The Underground Garden
Three Minute Tease | MTV Song | Bite The Hand
The Armoires | Fort Ashby | Incidental Light Show


Bedfordshire, UK-based Bud Rogers has been “making noise” since he was a little guy–drums first, then guitars. His musical career took the opposite turn of most: he started in rock, then went back to school to get classically-trained! He scored a couple of films and wrote a concerto, but rock and roll kept calling. He was a big part of the sound of the band Swidenbank, whom we’ve played a lot on this show over the years. Five years ago, when he started releasing solo records, he really honed and refined his sound. It’s a big rock sound–heavy on the guitars, with solid writing and soulful vocals. Bud’s been a favorite on Twirl Radio since then–and even won our coveted Male Vocalist of the Year Twirlie Award.

Late last year, he released the four song EP “Starman”–featuring a wonderful cover of the David Bowie song, plus three originals. Today, we caught up, and had a lively chat.

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