A weekly podcast by Blaggards

About the show

SlapperCast is a weekly podcast by Blaggards, a band based out of Houston, TX. Hosted by Patrick Devlin (lead singer & guitarist) and Chad Richard Smalley (bassist). Past guests include drummer Vinny Appice and comedian Doug Stanhope.

Full video versions of each episode are published on the SlapperCast YouTube channel. All episodes are mixed and edited by Chad.

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  • Episode 71: Comedians Should Run the Country

    June 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Music that has influenced Blaggards outside of the "rock" genre, as well as other cultural influences outside of music altogether, including comedy and film.

  • Episode 70: Stuffed Package Tours

    June 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Bands that should have had bigger careers.

  • Episode 69: Ant-face, Missouri

    June 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Why are people fired from bands? Some personal anecdotes may offer a few clues.

  • Episode 68: Brett, Beth & Beyond

    May 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Bars are reopening and things are getting weird. This week we talk about the safety precautions bar owners have implemented, and the flak they're taking from customers as a result. Also: bands that would benefit from better singers, overcoming nervousness on stage, the importance of good stage banter: how much is too little, when it does become too much, and should it ever be scripted or rehearsed?

  • Episode 67: Steering into the Abyss

    May 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Bars in Texas are about to re-open! Also: more unusually good solo careers, revisiting our opinions on the Eagles, drummers that make or break a band.

  • Episode 66: Necrophobia

    May 12th, 2020  |  49 mins 31 secs

    Why band members sometimes quit after decades, surprisingly good solo careers, belated appreciation for Duran Duran and Power Station, and a very loud bird.

    This is an unusually low-fi episode of SlapperCast, recorded on Zoom because Chad was feeling a little under the weather.

  • Episode 65: Ratt Poison

    May 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    What makes a good interviewer, the old days of radio, and how some famous musicians completely stumbled into their primary instrument.

  • Episode 64: Inside Manscaping Joke

    April 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Eric's Three Dog Night story, coffee we brew at home, best concerts, loudest concerts and worst concerts, and bands that would or should break up if a member dies.

  • Episode 63: Take Paint Off a Jumbo Jet

    April 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week on #SlapperCast: Eric's ELO report, favorite female artists, lip-syncing and using prerecorded tracks on stage, favorite podcasts, inspiring and annoying things that audiences do.

  • Episode 62: Does a Sack of Flour Make a Big Biscuit?

    April 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 49 mins

    What we did (and didn't) for Easter, wardrobe changes, when will we tour again, Eric's affinity for cooking, Chad's Sicilian heritage, Patrick's love affair with coffee, favorite songs to play, Space Hog, ELO, Saxon, the Kinks, and more.

  • Episode 61: Thank Elvis Every Day

    April 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins

    We discuss how the pandemic is affecting our lives and try to predict what things will be like when the bars finally reopen. Also: favorite record producers, Phil Spector, YouTube copyright issues, Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special.

  • Episode 60: Difficult Listening Hour

    March 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins

    This week on #SlapperCast, we discuss life in the time of coronavirus, cover vs. tribute bands, and progressive rock vs. metal.