Episode 123: The Cult of Personality

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Thanks to Joey Gerber for joining us this week! You can listen to the episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • Musical personalities and personas
  • Who are some of the greatest musicians to, essentially, become someone else?
  • Are those personas an extension of the performer, or merely a gimmick?
  • What reason is there to adopt a persona?
  • What about artists who took on multiple personas during their careers?

Songs:

  • Blondie – “Call Me”
  • David Bowie – “Space Oddity”
  • Parliament-Funkadelic – “Can You Get To That?”
  • Sufjan Stevens – “Eugene”


Bands:

  • Blondie
  • Swervedriver
  • Gateway Drugs
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Nirvana
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • Slowdive
  • Jeff Tweedy / Spencer Tweedy / Wilco
  • Scott McCaughey / Peter Buck / The Minus 5
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Weezer
  • Tears For Fears
  • Passion Pit
  • TV on the Radio
  • Buzzcocks
  • Run the Jewels
  • Against Me!
  • Violent Femmes
  • Rocket From the Crypt
  • Aimee Mann / Ted Leo / The Both
  • Terry & Louie
  • Exploding Hearts
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Macklemore
  • Mac Miller
  • Steve Miller Band
  • Modest Mouse
  • David Bowie
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Garth Brooks
  • Chris Gaines
  • J. Tillman / Father John Misty
  • Robin Pecknold / Fleet Foxes
  • Eminem
  • Rihanna
  • Marilyn Manson
  • POP ETC. / Morning Benders
  • Kool Keith / Dr. Octagon
  • MF DOOM
  • KMD
  • Mark Kozelek / Sun Kil Moon
  • Red House Painters
  • Sexton Blake
  • Starfucker
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Jefferson Starship
  • Thurston Moore / Sonic Youth
  • Bono / The Edge / U2
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Prince
  • Lady Gaga
  • Britney Spears
  • Taylor Swift
  • Elvis Costello
  • Bob Dylan
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Tony Bennett
  • The Ramones
  • Jay Reatard
  • Henry Rollins / Black Flag
  • Ian MacKaye
  • GWAR
  • Jack White / The White Stripes
  • Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails
  • Mark E. Smith / Your granny / The Fall
  • George Clinton / Parliament-Funkadelic
  • The Decemberists
  • The Kellers
  • Talib Kweli
  • Immortal Technique
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