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‘Tators Tracker: Media Giants Edition

C’mon, let’s rock ‘n’ roll with the Dictators — four of whom hit the radio waves this week:

Wednesday (12/16), 2 p.m. ET: Thunderbolt Patterson joins host Lou Molinaro live on Indi101 FM in Hamilton, Ontario, and simulcast online at http://indifm.ca. Featuring cuts from Thunderbolt’s The LP Is Dead.

Thursday (12/17), 8-11 p.m. ET: Ross the Boss guests on the Internet-based show Metal Meltdown.

Archived from Sunday, 12/13: Andy talks wine and song on the Mr. Cutlets Show.

And, last but not least, for your daily entertainment:

Weekdays, 8 p.m-midnight ET: The Handsome Dick Manitoba Program, on Sirius Satellite Radio, Underground Garage, Channel 25.

For a look at radio host HDM at work, check out this video clip of him interviewing Iggy Pop — the only man we dare not mock for rocking mandals.

[Edited to add: Congrats on that Hall of Fame thing, Iggy!]

— DFFD123

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Talking to the Animal

Mark the AnimalMy esteemed colleague Salvi C. brought this illuminating interview with former Dictators bassist, and current Twisted Sister, Mark “the Animal” Mendoza to my attention. From the Twisted Sister website, the article — of indeterminate age — features a wealth of nuggets from possibly the only person on the planet who refers to Andy Shernoff as “the keyboard player.”

On hearing The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! for the first time:

“I listened to it and thought it was the worst crap I ever heard! And I said that there’s no way I’m playing in this band. I’m sorry. I’m just not playing this crap.”

On how he impacted the band:

“When I joined the Dictators I kind of changed their style of music. All of a sudden these guys had to play pretty hard to keep up with me. It was like all of a sudden ‘super charging’ the band.”

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