Episode 6 – 8/19/2019 – We couldn’t get together for the podcast this week, so Lance and Alex put together a backwards retrospective of the Rakers’ recordings leading up to NUMBER FIVE, which hits the streets Sept. 7
Check out and purchase any of the above at rakers.bandcamp.com or wherever you get your music. There is a Snake is only available on Bandcamp
The tracks in this episode are:
Tracetown, from The Rakers, 2018
Run Like the Devil, from The Rakers, 2018
You Killed My Love, from The Rakers, 2018
John the Baptist, from Regina, 2016
Stealing Cool, from Regina, 2016
Chet Baker, from Regina, 2016
My Way to Fight, from Regina, 2016
Bunch of Cans, from Live at the Spanish Moon, 2015
Why Do You Want My Love?, from There is a Snake!, 2014
There is a Snake (demo), 2014
Walk of Shame, from Live at the Spanish Moon, 2015
Episode 4 – Sears TeleGames Video Arcade 8/12/2019 – In episode 4, we discuss Lance’s song “Sears TeleGames Video Arcade,” the Sears knock-off of the Atari 2600. Video games, cootie-catchers, the use of pinball for gambling, Lewis’ possible Mafia ties and cruising the strip are all covered with our special guest, Charlotte Smith from Pop Shop Records.
The Literature of Cootie-Catchers from Electric Literature
D.A.R.Y.L. – Charlotte’s favorite movie!
Please visit our friend Charlotte’s record store Pop Shop Records
2963 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 771-8455
Be sure to check out our record release party with The Junior League on
Thursday, Sept 12 at Mid-City Ballroom, Baron Rouge, LA
8/5/2019 – Episode 3 – The band talks about their crappy cars, Leon jumps a Mercedes into a lake and special guest Robby Berringer from The Squanders gets propositioned while getting a ride. It’s cars, rock ‘n’ roll and bad decision making on this episode!
Here is “T-Wayne and Punk Lloyd” by The Squanders, as heard in this episode.
The Rakers are celebrating their release of NUMBER FIVE along with our good friends The Junior League, who are celebrating their new release ADVENTURELAND at Mid City Ballroom, Thurs. Sept. 12 at 7:30. BYOB, All-ages, All fun!
Leon, dressed out for the 1966 Bunkie High Panthers.
Episode 2 – 7/29/2019 – Alex interviews Lance about his song “How I Knew I Wasn’t Country” and we all talk about fighting, both as kids and as adults. Lewis also tells us all about working at Your Father’s Mustache on Bourbon Street before it burned down.
There is still time to contribute to our Kickstarter! The album is just about ready to be unleashed. Big thanks to all of you who have supported us on the way.
We started a podcast! Check it out! Help us out!
Episode 1 – 7/23/2019 – Lance interviews Alex about his song “Gonzales Lights”, the first track on the Rakers’ forthcoming album NUMBER FIVE. Anna does some voices and checks our facts and Leon explains how to trap an evil spirit with a pocketknife.
Here is a picture of Leon (left) at a wedding in Bunkie in 1969. Later that day, he would strip down to just those suit pants and groove to some bands he’d never heard of like Santana and the Grateful Dead at the New Orleans Pop Festival and get a very serious sunburn.
You still have time to contribute to our Kickstarter to get our next album NUMBER FIVE out to the people!