July 2, 2022

S5E234 - Curtis Mayfield 'There's No Place Like America Today' with A…

Canadian documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig (Vinyl, I, Curmudgeon, When Jews Were Funny) brings us an album of understated, fluid funk with a subtle-but-potent message: 'There's No Place Like America Today' by Curtis Mayfield. Released in 1975 on...

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June 28, 2022

S5E233 - That Instrumental Song Got Me High

It's another BONUS Patron-curated episode! For this one, we asked our Patrons to send in their favorite INSTRUMENTAL song. No singers?? No problem!! Songs featured in this episode: Waltzinblack - The Stranglers; Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band; Fun...

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June 25, 2022

S5E232 - The Motels 'All Four One' with Shelley Novak

We put the AA batteries into our Sony Walkman and fired up Berkeley California's The Motels 1982 New Wave classic 'All Four One'. Our special guest, retired drag queen and bon vivant Shelley Novak a.k.a. Tommy Strangie, brings the passion …

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June 18, 2022

S5E231 - The Police 'Ghost In The Machine' with Russell Mofsky

The fourth - and penultimate - studio album by The Police, "Ghost In The Machine", is both the sound of a band ascending to super-stardom and a band tearing apart at the seams. Guitarist extraordinaire Russell Mofsky (Gold Dust Lounge, …

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June 11, 2022

S5E230 - Scritti Politti 'Cupid & Psyche 85' with Paul Marfleet

When British band Scritti Politti originally got together at Leeds Polytechnic in 1977, they were a punk-inspired collective of art students and squatters with a penchant towards Marxism. In the early 1980s leader Green Gartside scrapped all that and...

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June 4, 2022

S5E228 - David Bowie 'Diamond Dogs' with Oscar Herrera

In 1974, the one-of-a-kind chameleon that is David Bowie was poised to shed his Ziggy Stardust persona for the Thin White Duke. Before that transformation, he fired the Spiders from Mars and - using George Orwell and William S. Burroughs …

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June 2, 2022

S5E229 - Bonus Mixtape Episode #1 with Robert Price of Kreamy 'Lectri…

Our first "Mixtape" episode, where we invite a special guest to curate a mixtape for our listeners and dig into their musical selections. From the mind of Robert Price (Kreamy 'Lectric Santa, Bank O Christ, The Funyuns) we bring you …

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May 28, 2022

S5E227 - Polara with John Strohm

Returning guest John Strohm (Blake Babies, Lemonheads, Antenna) has a strong personal connection to the record he chose to discuss, the stunning 1995 debut of Minneapolis band Polara. As a close friend of the bands founder, beloved musician/producer...

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May 22, 2022

S5E226 - That Non-English Language Song Got Me High

For this BONUS Patron-curated episode, we invited our Patrons to send in their favorite Non-English Language songs. They did NOT disappoint! Songs featured in this episode: Komm gib mir deine Hand - The Beatles; Aguas de Marco - Elis Regina; …

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May 21, 2022

S5E225 - Ween 'Chocolate and Cheese' with Josh Medsker

When Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo - better known by their respective stage names Gene and Dean Ween of the band Ween - were given full reign of a professional recording studio for their 4th studio album, they rose to …

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May 14, 2022

S5E224 - Slint 'Spiderland' with Jay Reeve

In 1991, teenage Louisville, Kentucky band Slint recorded 'Spiderland', a brooding, sinister record that helped invent post-rock and influenced a generation of musicians. This week's guest Jay Reeve (Muteant Sounds Net Label) joins Rob to dissect this...

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May 7, 2022

S5E223 - Led Zeppelin IV with Ralph Cavallaro

For this week's episode, we climb aboard the rock-and-roll mothership that is Led Zeppelin and their mysteriously untitled fourth album. What more could possibly be said about this ubiquitous classic-rock staple? This week's guest Ralph Cavallaro...

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April 30, 2022

S5E222 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young 'Deja Vu' with Kristen McLean

When this week's guest Kristen McLean's parents were raising the beams of their house in Worthington Massachusetts in 1971, Crosby Stills Nash & Young's 'Deja Vu' was the soundtrack. The angelic melding of CSN&Y's voices belied the often-dark mood...

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April 23, 2022

S5E221 - The Cramps 'Songs The Lord Taught Us' with Brook Dorsch

Formed in 1976 by husband-and-wife duo Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, The Cramps forged their own unique niche in the early punk movement with their raucous brand of rock-n-roll psychobilly. This week's guest, art gallery owner and music fan Brook...

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April 16, 2022

S5E220 - The Highwomen with Alana Anton

Sociologist, Appalachian scholar and activist Alana Anton is a southern girl at heart, and when she first discovered The Highwomen - the debut album by the country music super-group of the same name composed of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren...

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April 9, 2022

S5E219 - Prefab Sprout 'Jordan: The Comeback' with Greg Franco

Singer/songwriter Greg Franco (Man's Body, Rough Church, Ferdinand) has a dark secret. Even though he came up in the early-80s LA punk scene listening to bands like Dead Kennedys and Black Flag, he's also completely enamored with the music of …

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April 5, 2022

S5E218 - Patron Episode: That ONE Song By That Band/Artist I Don't Re…

For this special bonus episode, I asked my Patrons to send in a song they kind of love by a band/artist they kind of hate. It's: That ONE Song By That Band/Artist I Don't Really Like Got Me High! As …

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April 2, 2022

S5E217 - Kate Bush 'Hounds Of Love' with Jim Camacho

Singer/songwriter...musician...producer...et cetera...et cetera Jim Camacho sat down to discuss a record that got him high over 35 years ago and continues to inspire him today: 1985s 'Hounds Of Love' by the incomparable Kate Bush. The songs on this...

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March 26, 2022

S5E216 - Tom Lehrer 'More of Tom Lehrer' with Jeff Greenstein

Emmy-winning writer Jeff Greenstein (Friends, Will & Grace, Parenthood, Desperate Housewives) knows a thing or two about comedy. So it's no surprise that a record that got HIM high as a young impressionable adolescent ALSO made him laugh. A lot. …

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March 19, 2022

S5E215 - Heartbreakers 'Live at Max's Kansas City' with Jack Rabid

As teens growing up in Summit, New Jersey in the late 70s, NY Punk Godfather Jack Rabid (Big Takeover Magazine) and his likeminded friends would sneak off to Manhattan to catch shows by the exciting new bands and punk legends …

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March 12, 2022

S5E214 - Catherine Wheel 'Chrome' with Nate Levine

In 1993, British alternative/shoegaze band Catherine Wheel paired-up with producer Gil Norton (Pixies) to create a record that fused the atmospheric beauty of their debut with a crushing wall-of-sound: 'Chrome'. The feedback-drenched tales of beauty...

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March 5, 2022

S5E213 - Phoebe Bridgers 'Punisher' with Hillary Dougherty

This week, activist and co-host of 'The Muck Podcast' Hillary Dougherty takes a break from smashing the patriarchy to bring us a record that made the pandemic slightly more bearable for her: 'Punisher' by indie-rock sensation Phoebe Bridgers. It was …

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Feb. 26, 2022

S5E212 - The Essential Sandy Denny with Frank 'Rat Bastard' Falestra

Rat Bastard maps out the music of Sandy Denny

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Feb. 19, 2022

S5E211 - Leon Bridges 'Coming Home' with Camila Risso

Frequent guest and music lover Camila Risso is always on the lookout for sounds that move her...or make her want to move! When she discovered then-25-year-old Leon Bridges and his debut album 'Coming Home' in 2015, she was immediately drawn …

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