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Episode 55: No Expectations

Thanks to Bob Ham for joining us for this episode! You can listen up top, or you can download it HERE!

Topic:

  • Hype/expectations: what are hype and expectations, and what do they mean for music?
  • What bands have fallen victim to the “hype machine”?
  • Are there bands that subvert the concept of “hype” by fairly living up to the expectations?
  • Are there bands that create their own hype?

Songs:

Bands Mentioned

  • MIA
  • Reggie Watts
  • Arcade Fire
  • Macklemore
  • Eminem
  • Justin Bieber
  • OK Go
  • The 1975
  • Kevin Devine
  • Now, Now
  • Cut Copy
  • Modern Kin
  • Charli XCX
  • Janelle Monae
  • Davey Havok / AFI
  • Coming
  • Joy Division
  • Touche Amore
  • The Features
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Kanye West
  • Brendan Urie / Panic at the Disco
  • Fiona Apple
  • Radiohead
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Public Enemy
  • Death Grips
  • Haim
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Tapes n Tapes
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • The Vaccines
  • Perfect Pussy
  • Mo Troper / Your Rival
  • Carlos D. / Interpol
  • Rivers Cuomo / Weezer
  • Lou Reed
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Bloc Party
  • Paul McCartney / The Beatles
  • The Clash
  • The Kinks
  • The Who
  • Elvis Presley
  • Pixies
  • Chris Gaines
  • XTC
  • Aphex Twin
  • The Firemen
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Bono / U2
  • Michael Stipe / REM
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Drake
  • Jay Z
  • Lorde
  • 50 Cent
  • Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill ‘Em All
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Shaun Ryder / Happy Mondays
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • Fear
  • Katy Perry
  • Robyn
  • The Ting Tings
  • !!!
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Hot Hot Heat
  • The Walkmen
  • Joggers
  • The Woolen Men
  • The National
  • Father John Misty
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Foster the People
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Kasabian
  • Futureheads
  • Maximo Park
  • Palma Violets
  • Stereophonics
  • Living Color
  • Bush
  • Typhoon
  • Yo La Tengo
  • AD/DC
  • The Ramones
  • Slayer
  • The Killers
  • Coldplay
  • Mazzy Star
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Richard Thompson
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • Natasha Kmeto
  • Minden
  • Autistic Youth
  • Piss Test
  • Cass McCombs
  • Minor Alps
  • Nada Surf
  • Atlas Genius
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
  • Family of the Year
  • Bill Frisell
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Rose Window
  • Sun Angle
  • Lightning Bolt
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Episode 50: Cover Stories

Thank you to Joey Gerber for joining us for this episode! You can listen at the top, or download HERE.

Topic:

  • Covers!
  • Where did the tradition of covering songs begin?
  • What are some of the best covers of all time?
  • What covers are more well-known than the original versions?
  • Is there a problem with not writing your own songs?
  • Is it better to play your own take on someone else’s song, or is it better to play it straight?

Songs:

Bands Mentioned:

  • The Cranberries
  • Faye Wong
  • India.arie
  • Tom Petty
  • Rolling Stones
  • Nels Cline
  • Ben Goldberg
  • Huey Lewis & the News
  • Chess Smith
  • Bob Dylan
  • Savages
  • Suicide
  • St. Rich
  • Wild Belle
  • Jackson Scott
  • Delicate Steve
  • Grateful Dead
  • The Strokes
  • Stephen Malkmus
  • Duke Garwood
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Ian Curtis / Joy Division
  • Siouxie & the Banshees
  • Peter Hook / The Light
  • Slaves of Venus
  • New Order
  • Light Asylum
  • Father Strangeluv
  • Noble Firs
  • Wild & Scenic
  • Neil Young
  • Joan of Arc
  • Arrington de Dionyso’s Songs of Psychic Fire
  • Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa
  • Old Time Relijun
  • Cap’n Jazz
  • Jarboe
  • Behalf
  • Skinny Puppy
  • Lost Lockets
  • Helen Money
  • Steve Albini / Shellac
  • John Cale
  • Swans
  • MIA
  • Madonna
  • Janet Jackson
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Clash
  • Carl Perkins
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Marianne Faithful
  • John Lennon / Paul McCartney /┬áThe Beatles
  • Phish
  • Joe Cocker
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Isaac Hayes
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Gwar
  • Sonny & Cher
  • The Byrds
  • Joan Baez
  • David Bowie
  • Pixies
  • Nirvana
  • Scott Walker
  • Mott the Hoople
  • Johnny Cash
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Depeche Mode
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Porter Wagoner
  • Dolly Parton
  • Sam the Sham
  • The Pharaohs
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Black Flag
  • Solange Knowles
  • Otis Redding
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Nouvelle Vague
  • The National
  • Perfume Genius
  • Elvis Costello
  • Nick Lowe
  • Sting
  • P. Diddy
  • 2Pac
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin
  • Queen
  • Kanye West
  • Daft Punk
  • Nina Simone
  • thom Yorke / Radiohead
  • Sparklehorse
  • Modest Mouse
  • The Stone Roses
  • Interpol
  • U2
  • Mark Kozelek / Sun Kil Moon
  • Joey Ramone / The Ramones
  • Wilco
  • Billy Bragg
  • Woody Guthrie
  • Hank Williams
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Tom Waits
  • Sebastian Cabot
  • The Walkmen
  • Harry Nilsson
  • Crass
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Elzhi
  • Nas
  • Danger Mouse
  • Jay-Z
  • The Clash
  • Ben Fold
  • Ke$ha
  • Steven Page / Barenaked Ladies
  • Parenthetical Girls
  • The Animals
  • Dave van Ronk
  • Elliott Smith
  • The Bad Plus
  • Apocalyptica
  • The Smiths
  • This Charming Man
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Glenn Tilbrook / Squeeze
  • Steve Earle
  • Fiona Apple
  • Pet Show Boys
  • Tom Odell
  • Nine Inch Nilina
  • Stereophonics
  • Rod Stewart
  • Michael the Blind & the Moonshine
  • Iam MacKaye
  • John Cale
  • The Evens
  • Minor Threat
  • Fugazi
  • Greil Marcus
  • Arcade Fire
  • Soft Skills
  • Mo Troper / Your Rival
  • Our First Brains
  • Paul Simon
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