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From The Archives - Episode 82 - Top Ten Rock Guitar Solos Volume 1 w/Raf Jordan
April 24, 2015 08:29 AM PDT
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Unfortunately due to a couple of scheduling snafus, there is no new episode this week. Fortunately this means Guitar Month will come to it's logical conclusion as we dip into the archives and pull out this old gem from 2013. Hope you've had your fill of the Month Of The Axe. We'll be back with our regularly scheduled programming next week. smiley

All Time Top Ten Shreds! Ben is joined in GoodList Studios by filmmaker, screenwriter, guitarist and fellow guitar solo enthusiast Raf Jordan for a podcast about that moment in a song that every rock fan dreams about - the glorious, epic, Earth-shaking guitar solo. Put down that cup of coffee, pick up an air guitar and jam with us.

Episode 163 - Top Ten Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Guitarists Of The Classic Era w/Thad Wawro
April 17, 2015 08:58 AM PDT
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Guitar Month keeps on truckin' along and you knew it was only a matter of time before we got to some metal. For our intents and purposes this week, the "Classic Era" begins with the birth of hard rock & heavy metal, and ends around 1990. Who better to co-host this countdown than the great Thad Wawro? Thad is a writer and back in the classic era, he wrote articles, conducted interviews and was completely immersed in the hard rock and metal universe. His work appeared in Kerrang, Hit Parader, Creem and more. Now, Thad helps break down why we revere these insanely talented guitarists so many years later. Turn this one up to 11!

Episode 162 - Top Ten Slide Guitar Songs w/John O'Kennedy
April 10, 2015 09:39 AM PDT
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Welcome back to Guitar Month! It's amazing how much one little piece of plastic or glass can enhance a song, and how much feeling, virtuosity and nuance a great slide guitar player can summon with just one little finger. From Duane Allman to Derek Trucks, the slide guitar has been a tool of the most righteously badass guitar players out there. Ben is joined by longtime session guitarist and slide fanatic/enthusiast/obsessive John O'Kennedy to listen to and discuss the greatness of the slide and it's finest moments in rock. And, if you're not careful, you just may learn something.

John is always up for a session or two if you need a hand in the LA area. Find him here:

Episode 161 - Top Ten Rock Guitar Riffs Volume 1 w/Chris Price
April 03, 2015 09:23 AM PDT
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It's no joke, April is GUITAR MONTH here at All Time Top Ten. It goes without saying that the guitar is the lifeblood of rock n' roll, and all this month we're celebrating the majesty of the axe. Kicking things off in style is a meat-and-potatoes subject that needs to be tackled. There's nothing like a well-constructed, pounded-in-your-brain, punishing rock guitar riff. Jimi, Jimmy and Keith all knew the importance of that holiest of musical hooks, and it's no surprise they are featured here along with many more of rock's most beloved riff-makers. Ben is joined by singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer extraordinaire Chris Price to count down the best rock guitar riffs. Ever.

This is Chris' first time on the show. Please make him feel at home by checking out his music over at

Episode 160 - Top Ten Songs About Marijuana w/Adam Sears
March 27, 2015 09:55 AM PDT
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Call it what you will, 'the finest of grasses' is the subject of this week's podcast. Over the years and throughout the musical universe, there have been a ton (or should we say kilo) of great tunes written about 'the noble weed'. Everyone from Willie Nelson to Snoop Dogg has paid tribute - sometimes in the same song! Ben is joined by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Sears. Ben and Adam rip a big ol' bongload of great tunes - everything from funk to metal - about what Peter Tosh refers to as "it". Join us, won't you?

Adam's progressive-space-opera-rock band Lobate Scarp are gigging all over Southern California in support of their debut album Time & Space. Learn more here:

Episode 159 - Top Ten Women Of The 00's (In Rock) w/Carolina Hoyos
March 20, 2015 08:56 AM PDT
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In the 1990's, women who knew how to rock stormed the pop charts in a completely new way. With politically-charged music and a strong sense of individuality, they collectively changed the face of music for the better. The decade following the Lilith Fair scene saw another crop of amazingly talented singers, songwriters and all-around badasses of the female persuasion doing what they do best - rocking the f out. Ben is joined by singer/songwriter/actor Carolina Hoyos to pay tribute to these women and highlight some of the best musical moments of the past decade. None of us are worthy.

For further entertainment and display of female badassery, check out Top Ten Women of the 90's (In Rock) at our archive page:

Carolina's music can be heard and admired at

Episode 158 - Top Ten Songs From Quentin Tarantino Films w/Matt Dinan
March 13, 2015 10:00 AM PDT
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In the history of filmmakers, no one has made music such an integral part of his or her films as Quentin Tarantino. For QT, finding and selecting great songs to fill out his movies probably feels as important as anything, from casting to set design to the script itself. Quentin's movie world is filled with wall to wall music, and just about all of it is amazing. Ben is joined by one of our beloved regulars, Matt Dinan. Matt is a fellow QT geek and employee at The New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood, owned by our hero Quentin. Ben and Matt pour through 20+ years of movies and count down the best musical moments in everything from Reservoir Dogs to Django Unchained. You best listen!

In addition to being a fixture over at the "Bev", as it's known - find out more at - Matt's comic book podcast Matt And Cat Have Back Issues is still going strong. Go here for more details:

Episode 157 - Top Ten Bands/Artists From Chicago w/Jeff Axelrod
March 06, 2015 09:45 AM PST
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All Time Top Ten is hitting the road once again. This time our destination is that "toddlin' town" (whatever that means), the City of Big Shoulders, sweet home Chicago. Also known as the "Second City", due to it's inferiority complex with the Big Apple, Chicago is often overlooked as a great music city. Countless amazing musicians and bands have emerged from ChiTown over the years, blending styles and representing the best in blues, rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, and punk rock. Ben and his illustrious co-host Jeff Axelrod have a special affinity for this fair city. Both were born there and Jeff spent his entire childhood and formative years by the shores of Lake Michigan. Listen in as they count down the best of the best from Chicago.

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Episode 156 - Top Ten Songs From The Simpsons w/Nick Baker & Dustin Prince
February 27, 2015 08:52 AM PST
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For more than 25 years, America's favorite family has graced our televisions with some of the funniest moments in TV history. You may not have given it much thought, but The Simpsons is also home to some of the best music and musical moments ever put on the boob tube. We here at ATTT are gigantic fans of the residents of Springfield and since this is a music show, it was only fitting to highlight the best of the dozens of hilarious songs featured on The Simpsons. Ben is joined by fellow Simpsons fanatics Nick Baker and Dustin Prince. Prepare to bust a gut and sing along. Who puts the spring in Springfield? We do!

Nick can be found touring the world with Russian-born singer-songwriter Marina V. Find out more here:

Dustin plays drums in numerous bands including prog-rock wizards Lobate Scarp. Dig it here:

Episode 155 - Top Ten Rage-Inducing Songs w/D.J. Hostettler & Dixie Jacobs of Body Futures
February 20, 2015 08:34 AM PST
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We here at ATTT pride ourselves on being a source for positivity and quality. We get much joy in bringing you GREAT music. We love helping listeners discover good artists and bands they've never heard of and revisit all the amazing music they've loved over the years. Throw all of that out the window for one week. For the first time ever, we're going negative. We're going to play (very short) clips of TERRIBLE music. But, we're going to have a lot of fun along the way, because there's lot to make fun of in the world of annoying music, and these are the songs that fill us with RAGE. Ben is joined by D.J. Hostettler and Dixie Jacobs from the Milwaukee noise-pop band Body Futures who happen to be in Los Angeles on their honeymoon. Ben, D.J. & Dixie have a lot of pent-up rage when it comes to terrible music, and it all comes spilling out in this super-sized episode. Pre-emptive apologies are in order for those with aversions to swearing, The Black-Eyed Peas and Jimmy Buffett. Regardless, we promise you'll have rage-induced fun listening.

D.J. & Dixie's "mathy power-pop" band Body Futures just released their debut album Brand New Silhouettes and are currently playing gigs throughout the Midwest. Check out their stuff here:

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