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Episode 59: Punk Rock Means Freedom

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Thanks to Johnny No Bueno for joining us this week! You can catch the episode above, or download it HERE!

Topic:

  • The evolution and history of punk
  • What exactly does “punk” really mean?
  • Is the music defined by its sound, or its attitude?
  • Who started it? When did it mutate?
  • What does the future hold for the genre?

Songs:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Hamilton Leithauser / The Walkmen
  • Fugazi
  • Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails
  • Pink Eyes / Fucked Up
  • Kim Shattuck / The Muffs
  • Pixies
  • Kim Deal / The Breeders
  • Kim Gordon
  • Ian Watkins / Lostprophets
  • Hurry Up
  • Westin Glass / Kathy Foster / The Thermals
  • The Ghost Ease
  • Howe Gelb
  • Grandaddy
  • Douglas Jenkins / Portland Cello Project
  • Chris Koza / Rogue Valley
  • Norfolk & Western
  • Scott McCaughey / Peter Buck / REM
  • Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
  • Kyle Morton / Typhoon
  • Wild Ones
  • Cat Power
  • Mudhoney
  • Radiohead
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Sleater Kinney
  • Menomena
  • Gang of Four
  • TV on the Radio
  • Brainstorm
  • Gallons
  • Big Freedia
  • Ben Gibbard / The Postal Service
  • Aggrolites
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Skinny Puppy
  • Al Jourgensen / Ministry
  • KMFDM
  • Lil’ Wayne
  • The Meatmen
  • Henry Rollins / Greg Ginn / Ron Reyes / Keith Morris / Black Flag
  • Johnny Rotten / Sid Vicious / Sex Pistols
  • Earth Crisis
  • GG Allin
  • Operation Ivy
  • MDC/Millions of Dead Cops
  • The Beatles
  • Eric B & Rakim
  • 2 Live Crew
  • 2 Short
  • Digital Underground
  • The Ramones
  • Television
  • New York Dolls
  • Iron Maiden
  • Joy Division
  • New Order
  • Buzzcocks
  • The Damned
  • Pink Floyd
  • Shane West / The Germs
  • FLAG
  • Off!
  • Brendan Canning / Broken Social Scene
  • Glenn Danzig / Jerry Only / Dez Cadena / Misfits
  • Boondocks
  • Danzig
  • The Slits
  • The Specials
  • Joe Strummer / Mick Jones / Paul Simonon / Nicky Headon / The Clash
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry
  • Kathleen Hanna / Bikini Kill
  • Kurt Cobain / Nirvana
  • Gossip
  • The Escaped
  • Rum Rebellion
  • Young Turks
  • Low
  • Codeine
  • Tommy Stinson / The Replacements
  • Backstreet Boys
  • The 101ers
  • The Mescaleros
  • Big Audio Dynamite
  • Mike Watt / Minutemen
  • Mission of Burma
  • Minor Threat
  • Hüsker Dü
  • Butthole Surfers
  • Big Black
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • Beat Happening
  • U2
  • LITE
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • 65daysofstatic
  • Circle Jerks
  • X
  • Teenage Jesus & the Jerks
  • Talking Heads
  • Jello Biafra / East Bay Biafra / Dead Kennedys
  • Pere Ubu
  • Drake
  • Frank Ocean
  • Miguel
  • Future
  • Foals
  • Animal Eyes
  • Dresses
  • Phoenix
  • Holiday Friends
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Lorde
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Black Keys
  • Eyelids
  • Lee Ranaldo & the Dust
  • Steve Shelley
  • Wild & Scenic
  • Ellis Pink
  • Khan Heir
  • Dismemberment Plan
  • Telekinesis
  • Black Crowes
  • High on Fire
  • Lovers
  • Your Rival
  • Beyonce
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Episode 56: Perfect Sound Forever

Many thanks to Pat Kearns for joining us this week! You can listen to this episode above, or download it HERE.

Topic:

  • The recording process
  • Who are some of the greatest producers?
  • Tape vs. digital: which is better?
  • When does a producer become another member of the band?

Songs:

  • Hank Williams – “You Win Again
  • Simon & Garfunkel – “Old Friends
  • Blue Skies for Black Hearts – “It’s Gone On Too Long”

Bands Mentioned:

  • Pat Kearns / Blue Skies for Black Hearts
  • Hank Williams
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Richard Thompson
  • Daniel Lanois
  • Hope Sandoval / Mazzy Star
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • Natasha Kmeto
  • Minden
  • !!!
  • Cass McCombs
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Pavement
  • Jake Morris / Shaky Hands
  • Joggers
  • Bill Frisell
  • Big Sur Quartet
  • Buckethead
  • Primus
  • John Cale
  • Minor Alps
  • Juliana Hatfield
  • Matthew Caws / Nada Surf
  • The Upsidedown
  • Ian Curtis
  • Melville
  • Paul Collins / The Beat
  • The Exploding Hearts
  • Jerry Joseph
  • Spoon
  • John Vanderslice
  • John Lennon / Paul McCartney / George Harrison / Ringo Starr / The Beatles
  • Eric B & Rakim
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Martin Rev / Suicide
  • Brian Eno
  • Bono / The Edge / U2
  • Neil Young
  • Bob Dylan
  • James Hetfield / Lars Ulrich / Metallica
  • Kanye West
  • The Ramones
  • Yoko Ono
  • Young Blood
  • Stone Roses
  • Oasis
  • Depeche Mode
  • Graham Nash
  • Crocodiles
  • Velvet Underground
  • Toro y Moi
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Diane Coffee
  • Sting / The Police
  • Paul Simon
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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 / The 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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Episode 38: Beloved Bands We Behate

Many thanks to Toby Edelhart and Nicole Staudinger for joining us this week! You can listen to the episode above, or right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • The beloved bands we behate: what bands do we hate, that those around us love?
  • Why do we dislike these bands?
  • Is there ever a sense of missing something?
  • Is there ever a sense of shame?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Jay-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Boards of Canada
  • The Bats
  • Eat Skull
  • Fairweather Watchers
  • Tienanmen Bear
  • Ten Foot Mouse
  • Miss Massive Snowflake
  • Pity Sex
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  • Dad
  • Drunk Dad
  • Gay Dad
  • Grandparents
  • Wild Ones
  • My Body
  • Jeffrey Lewis
  • Valkyrie Rodeo
  • Places We Must Save
  • Scared Crow
  • Little Pilgrims
  • Rollerball
  • Ezra Koenig / Vampire Weekend
  • Mumford & Sons
  • John Lennon / Paul McCartney / George Harrison / Ringo Starr / The Beatles
  • Paul Simon
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Radiohead
  • Can
  • Richard D. James / Aphex Twin
  • Kanye West
  • Death Grips
  • Moby
  • Mission of Burma
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Neil Young
  • Big Back Cloud
  • Envy
  • At the Drive-In
  • Rorschach
  • Fugazi
  • Rites of Spring
  • Moss Icon
  • Jim Morrison / Ray Manzarek / John Densmore / Robby Krieger
  • The Jam
  • From The Jam
  • Peter Hook
  • Peter Green / Lindsey Buckingham / Stevie Nicks / Mick Fleetwood / Fleetwood Mac
  • Harry Chapin
  • Pink
  • Mariah Carey
  • Tom Tom Club
  • Joanna Newsom
  • Sallie Ford
  • John Lydon / Sex Pistols
  • The Slits
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Pink Floyd
  • Journey
  • Boston
  • Kansas
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Hall & Oates
  • Coolio
  • Elton John
  • Joy Division / Ian Curtis
  • Warsaw
  • Hellhammer
  • Celtic Frost
  • Spoon
  • The Strokes
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Justin Bieber
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Bono / U2
  • John Cage
  • Elliott Smith
  • Heatmiser
  • Puddle of Mudd
  • Prince
  • Sinead O’Connor
  • Tracey Chapman
  • Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
  • Axl Rose / Slash / Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Buckethead
  • Ratt
  • Poison
  • Twisted Sister
  • Metallica
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Janis Joplin
  • Slayer
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Weezer
  • Mudhoney
  • Built to Spill
  • J Mascis
  • Father John Misty
  • Greg Dulli / The Afghan Whigs
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • THEEsatisfaction
  • Cotton Dick
  • Mansions
  • Mattress
  • Cunt Bat
  • Passion Pit
  • Coldplay
  • Nazareth
  • Pictorials
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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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