Feb. 4, 2023

S6E273 - The Damned 'Strawberries' with Mark Williams

Birmingham UK drummer Mark Williams (The Jacobites) joins us this week to discuss 'Strawberries', the fifth studio album - and final one featuring their classic late-70s line-up of Vanian, Sensible, Gray and Scabies - by British punk Gods The Damned....

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Jan. 28, 2023

S6E272 - Superdrag 'Head Trip In Every Key' with Marko DeSantis

Los Angeles musician Marko DeSantis (Sugarcult) is a rock and roll lifer. Coming up in the Santa Barbara, CA music scene in the mid-90s, he's made hit records, toured the world and knows a LITTLE bit about the music-business angst …

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Jan. 21, 2023

S6E271 - 'That Song Broke My Heart, And Got Me High' Patron-curated E…

For this Patreon episode, we asked our Patrons once again to send in songs that break their hearts every time they hear them. They did NOT disappoint. Make sure you have a box of tissues within reach... Songs featured in …

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Jan. 15, 2023

S6E270 - Bonus Mixtape Episode with Sam Fogarino of Interpol

For this BONUS 'Mixtape Episode', we invited drummer Sam Fogarino (Interpol) to curate a mixtape and dug into his selections. Sam's mixtape: 1.Auf Wiedersehen - Cheap Trick 2.Smash It Up - The Damned 3.Panorama - The Cars 4.Mustopha Dance - …

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Jan. 14, 2023

S6E269 - Glass Eye 'Bent By Nature' with Larry Smith

This week's guest Larry Smith brings us a record by the critically acclaimed, highly influential but criminally unheralded 80s Austin TX band Glass Eye. 'Bent By Nature' is a melodic-yet-quirky, highly intelligent collection of post-punk tunes with...

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Jan. 7, 2023

S6E268 - Andy Partridge 'Take Away / The Lure of Salvage' with Kevin …

Strap-in for this one, XTC fans: Record/Hot Sauce purveyor Kevin Chanel (Grooves Inspiralled Vinyl/El Enojado Hot Sauce) brings us a curious musical oddity called 'Take Away / The Lure of Salvage', the 1980 debut record by XTC frontman Andy Partridge...

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Dec. 30, 2022

S6E267 - Sex Pistols 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols…

Returning guest Steve Michener (Big Dipper, Volcano Suns, Dumptruck) brings in Ground Zero for British punk, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols, the one and only studio album by the notorious Sex Pistols. "We mean it, man!"...

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Dec. 24, 2022

S6E266 - Big Thief 'Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You' with C…

Guitarist/vocalist Chris O'Rourke and drummer/vocalist Rachael McNally - two-thirds of the Boston band Sleepyhead - brings us a double record as intriguingly mysterious and expansive as its name: 'Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You' by Brooklyn...

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Dec. 17, 2022

S6E265 - Wilco 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' with Steve Carroll

Wilco's fourth studio album, the quirky-yet-beloved 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot', is widely considered to be the band's masterpiece. So of course Rob dismissed it as overhyped alt-rock critic-bait for 20 years. Returning guest Steve Carroll patiently...

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Dec. 10, 2022

S6E264 - Badfinger 'Straight Up' with Rich Ulloa

It's hard to discuss British rock band Badfinger and NOT focus on the tragic details of their too-short career. This week's guest, legendary Miami music maven Rich Ulloa (Yesterday & Today Records, Y&T Music), doesn't shy away from the dark …

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Dec. 3, 2022

S6E262 - Metronomy 'The English Riviera' with Joshua Mackenzie

With their third full-length album, 2011's 'The English Riviera', British band Metronomy transitioned from garish electro-pop to a sleek, sophisticated sound that's as much Steely Dan as Daft Punk. Our guest, Scottish singer/songwriter and producer...

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Nov. 29, 2022

S6E263 - 'That Song About Drugs/Alcohol Got Me High' BONUS Patron-cur…

For this BONUS Patreon episode, we asked our Patrons to send in songs about drinking and/or drugs. Real talk: Alcohol/Drugs in excess can be bad, but songs about them can be awesome! If you'd like to participate in these episodes, …

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Nov. 26, 2022

S6E261 - Sugar 'Copper Blue' with Elizabeth McCullough (Alpha Cat)

When this week's guest, singer/songwriter Elizabeth McCullough (Alpha Cat), heard the song 'Hoover Dam' by the band Sugar, she broke her 3-song rule (making sure an album has at least 3 good songs before purchasing it) and ran out and …

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Nov. 19, 2022

S6E260 - Bad Religion 'Recipe For Hate' with Aaron Fruitstone

Listening back to it now, it's hard to believe that Bad Religion's seventh studio album - 1993s 'Recipe For Hate' - was at the time considered a polarizing record that many hardcore fans felt was a sell-out. 30 years later, …

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Nov. 12, 2022

S6E259 - Six Feet Under 'Haunted' with Jeff Kaiser

Buckle-up listeners! This week's guest Jeff Kaiser of the Florida Sound Archive Podcast brings us a record - and genre - that got his teenage self extremely high: It's the 1995 debut album by Tampa Death Metal supergroup Six Feet …

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Nov. 5, 2022

S6E258 - Agitation Free 'Malesch' with David Lewis

Record store owner and self-professed 'music geek' David Lewis (Elizabeth's Records - Columbus, OH) thinks we should never stop discovering new (to us) music. He's right. Around 10 years ago he came upon the 1972 debut album by German...

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Oct. 29, 2022

S6E256 - Harry Styles 'Harry's House' with Bobbie Jo

Buckle-up haters, because returning guest Bobbie Jo brings us mega-selling pop star Harry Styles' third release, 2022's 'Harry's House'. It's a record engineered to make you feel good. Styles - along with producer/collaborators Kid...

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Oct. 28, 2022

S6E257 - 'That Song/Music From That Creepy Scene In A Movie Got Me Hi…

For Halloween 2022 we asked our Patrons to send in a song or music that was used in a movie scene that made it MUCH more tense, terrifying...etc. They didn't just stick to horror films - any movie where a …

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Oct. 22, 2022

S6E255 - The Bevis Frond 'Little Eden' with Mick Hans

If you are unfamiliar with British rock band The Bevis Frond and its founder, singer/multi-instrumentalist Nick Saloman, you have some serious catching up to do. Releasing glorious pop/punk/psyche records at a feverish pace since the late 80s, they...

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Oct. 15, 2022

S6E254 - The The 'Dusk' with Marcia Potts

While many fans of British band The The (aka Matt Johnson) might immediately point to earlier albums Soul Mining or Mind Bomb as proof-of-concept, this week's guest Marcia Potts brings us 1993's 'Dusk' to consider. With a crack band - …

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Oct. 8, 2022

S6E253 - The Geraldine Fibbers 'Butch' with Todd Nolan

Our old pal Todd Nolan from Nashville Tennessee brings us a barn-burner of an album this week. The Geraldine Fibbers' sophomore - and final - record, 'Butch', is a weird, wild amalgamation of alt-country, punk, Appalachian fiddle music, speed metal...

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Oct. 1, 2022

S6E252 - New Model Army 'Thunder and Consolation' with Markus Reuter

For the official start of our SIXTH season, musician/composer/producer/instrument designer Markus Reuter brings us an album that grabbed onto his psyche as a teenager in Germany and STILL captivates him over 30 years later: 'Thunder and Consolation'...

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Sept. 24, 2022

S5E250 - Gastr del Sol 'Crookt, Crackt, or Fly' with Joe Tunis

This week's guest Joe Tunis (Carbon Records, Pengo) once again guides us into the world of post-rock, with Chicago-by-way-of-Kentucky band Gastr del Sol and their 1994 Drag City release 'Crookt, Crackt, or Fly'. Like many of their adjacent bands -...

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Sept. 21, 2022

S6E251 - Bonus Mixtape Episode with Cheetah Chrome

For this BONUS 'Mixtape Episode', we invited guitarist Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From the Tombs) to curate a mixtape and dug into his selections. From growing up in Cleveland listening to rock-and-roll radio like CKLW out of Detroit to …

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