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I was always anti- Eagles , anti-beards. Within a few months I was playing four solid hours of punk. Bingenheimer was one of the very few DJs on commercial radio in Los Angeles who was described as having autonomy over music selection. Nena 's song " 99 Luftballons ", a hit in German-speaking countries in early , became a hit in the USA in after Bingenheimer promoted it.
Christiane was asked by a listener, what kind of music she liked. So "99 Luftballons" was put on air. Also in , KROQ became the first radio station to play the Venice crossover band Suicidal Tendencies , when Bingenheimer added their song " Institutionalized " to its playlist. Bingenheimer developed a reputation in Los Angeles for being a kingmaker for new artists. His show became an influential part of KROQ , which was a strong influence nationally.
This is the house that Rodney built and which corporate radio has spread like spores across the nation. In , guitarist Eddie Vincent and drummer Tad of The Hollywood Squares gave Rodney a copy of their just released 45 single at his studio door. Within minutes Bingenheimer introduced the mysterious group to his wide listening audience and played "Hillside Strangler.
Power pop band Candy singer Kyle Vincent , who at the time was Kim Fowley 's personal assistant, tells a similar story: "We had just finished recording a few tracks with Kim producing. He told me to take one of the songs over to Rodney's studio, knock on the door, and tell him that Kim says we're the illegitimate sons of Rick Springfield and the Go-Gos.
On the way back to my apartment Rodney talked about it and then played it. That was pretty historic for us. In , he interviewed the Toronto band Chicklet when they dropped by the station while on tour. This was his first live air interview in years, with an interview of Bad Religion said to be his last prior to this occasion.
Film critic Roger Ebert quoted another employee of the station as having said that the station management was "afraid to fire him The album's inserts were issues of Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine. Each insert includes the bands of each volume music tracks and lyrics including pictures and interviews gathered by Flipside. They have new owners. They are going through a lot of changes right now". He continued to say, "But I was totally shocked.
They said it would be better for me and I might not be happy there anymore. He was present at "nearly every major interval in the evolution of rock 'n' roll" but was described as being relatively unknown outside of Los Angeles, according to the Boston Globe. He is perpetually, exclusively, and proudly with the band. But at what cost? His associations with the famous have not made him rich. His friendships with the rich have not made him famous.
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