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Episode 35: The Covers

Here’s our new episode! You can listen above, and download by right-clicking HERE.

Topic:

  • Album covers
  • What makes album artwork good, or bad?
  • What are some of the most iconic covers over the course of musical history?
  • What bad albums have great artwork, and what classic albums have bad artwork?
  • Are there any bands that made iconic music, but did not have iconic artwork to go along with it?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Tommy Stinson / Paul Westerberg / The Replacements
  • Pavement
  • Alex Chilton / Big Star
  • Wilco
  • Minor Threat
  • Henry Rollins / Black Flag
  • Colin Meloy
  • Kim Deal / The Breeders
  • Pixies
  • Paul McCartney / George Harrison / John Lennon / The Beatles
  • Wings
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Neko Case
  • Method Man & Redman
  • The Bats
  • Robert Scott / The Clean
  • Morrissey
  • Josiah Leming
  • Brent Knopf / Ramona Falls
  • Sapient / Sandpeople
  • Sean Flinn and The Royal We
  • Summer Cannibals
  • Y La Bamba
  • The Woolen Men
  • Mattress
  • The Estranged
  • Your Rival
  • The Morals
  • Awkward Energy
  • Eat Skulls
  • Shaky Hands
  • Ben Gibbard
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • No Age
  • Anamanaguchi
  • Kanye West
  • Boards of Canada
  • Mikal Cronin
  • Christopher Owens
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer
  • Brian Eno
  • Bob Dylan
  • Blind Faith
  • The Strokes
  • Yoko Ono
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Clash
  • The Ramones
  • The Dismemberment Plan
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Nico
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • David Bowie
  • Joy Division
  • U2
  • REM
  • DJ Shadow
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Black Sabbath
  • Primal Scream
  • Mozart
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • The Doors
  • Toto
  • Queen
  • Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
  • Radiohead
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Steely Dan
  • Tom Petty
  • Sonic Youth
  • Metallica
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Blink 182
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Chris Brown
  • Death Grips
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Tom Waits
  • Beastie Boys
  • Chet Baker
  • John Coltrane
  • Miles Davis
  • Pink Floyd
  • The Mars Volta
  • Daft Punk
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Jordan Leveque
  • Courtney Taylor-Taylor / The Dandy Warhols
  • CSS
  • Hugh Masekela
  • John Prine
  • Weezer
  • Patrick Stump / Pete Wentz / Fall Out Boy
  • Autistic Youth
  • Johnny Marr
  • Elvis Costello
  • Brand New
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Episode 31: A Hypothetical

Hello everybody! This week’s ridiculous episode can be found above, and can be downloaded by right-clicking HERE!

Topic:

“Q: Assume everything about your musical tastes was reversed overnight. Everything you once loved, you now hate; everything you once hated, you now love. For example, if your favorite band has always been R.E.M., they will suddenly sound awful to you; they will become the band you dislike the most. By the same token, if you’ve never been remotely interested in the work of Yes and Jethro Tull, those two groups will instantly seem fascinating. If you generally dislike jazz today, you’ll generally like jazz tomorrow. If you currently consider the first album by Veruca Salt to be slightly above average, you will abruptly find it to be slightly below average. Everything will become its opposite, but everything will remain in balance (and the rest of your personality will remain unchanged). So- in all likelihood- you won’t love music any less (or any more) than you do right now. There will still be artists you love and who make you happy; they will merely be all the artists you currently find unlistenable.

Now, I concede that this transformation would make you unhappy.

But explain why.”

-Chuck Klosterman, from Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Idea

Songs Used:

  • Kanye West – “Black Skinhead” (NOTE: In the episode, we state that the song we used is “New Slaves”, but we switched at the last minute)
  • Carly Rae Jepsen x Nine Inch Nails – “Call Me a Hole
  • Vampire Weekend – “Step

Bands Mentioned:

  • Kanye West
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Public Enemy
  • Michael Jackson
  • 2Pac
  • Ira Kaplan / Yo La Tengo
  • Kim Gordon / Sonic Youth
  • Carrie Brownstein
  • J Mascis
  • Devo
  • Sun Ra
  • Cannibal Corpse
  • Napalm Death
  • Courtney Taylor-Taylor / Dandy Warhols
  • The Produce Department
  • Tango Alpha Tango
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • The Cribs
  • Daft Punk
  • The Knife
  • Yes
  • Jethro Tull
  • Wilco
  • Radiohead
  • Britney Spears
  • Joy Division
  • John Coltrane
  • Nickelback
  • Thrice
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Spice Girls
  • Wheatus
  • Depeche Mode
  • Johnny Cash
  • Marilyn Manson
  • The Smiths
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Beatles
  • Metallica
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