June 3, 2023

S6E293 - Oasis 'Definitely Maybe' with Dan Nolan

Award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster Dan Nolan didn't have to think too long about a record that got him high. Coming up in Manchester UK in the early 90s, he was there right at the start of the band Oasis …

Episode page
May 27, 2023

S6E292 - Ivy 'Apartment Life' with Ron Wade

Michigan music fan Ron Wade is a sucker for alternative/pop female-fronted bands, and when he first heard Ivy and their 1997 release 'Apartment Life' while working at a Detroit weekly, it ticked all his musical boxes! Lush, breezy and expertly...

Episode page
May 20, 2023

S6E290 - 13th Floor Elevators 'Bull Of The Woods' with John Davis (Su…

Singer/songwriter John Davis (Superdrag, The Lees of Memory) brings us the third and final album by Texas psyche rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators: 'Bull Of The Woods'. With other founding members Roky Erickson and Tommy Hall somewhat sidelined...

Episode page
May 14, 2023

S6E291 - 'That Song About A PLACE Got Me High' Patron-curated Episode

Hey there! For this BONUS Patron-curated episode, we asked our Patrons to send in a song about a PLACE. As usual, they delivered. Please enjoy this collection of 'songs about places', and if YOU'D like to become a Patron of …

Episode page
May 13, 2023

S6E289 - The Beatles 'White Album' with Oscar and Danielle Herrera

When he was a young teen, Oscar Herrera (Former lead singer with The Sleep of Reason, Halo, El Duende and Black Tape for a Blue Girl) discovered the Beatles and there was no looking back. When he and his wife …

Episode page
May 6, 2023

S6E288 - The Gaslight Anthem 'The '59 Sound' - with Todd Bauch

There's no mistaking the fact that The Gaslight Anthem and their leader Brian Fallon are from New Jersey. The earnest storytelling and vivid imagery in their breakout album The '59 Sound is pure Born/Darkness-era Springsteen. This week's guest Todd...

Episode page
April 29, 2023

S6E287 - Mike Watt 'Contemplating The Engine Room' with Mike Baggetta

Guitarist and Songwriter Mike Baggetta came across Mike Watt's 1997 punk rock opera 'Contemplating The Engine Room' at just the right time for him. Watt's expansive and highly personal song cycle that uses navy life as an extended metaphor for …

Episode page
April 22, 2023

S6E286 - Urge Overkill 'Saturation' with Karl Ueberbacher

Record purveyor Karl Ueberbacher (Phoenix Records, Waitsfield Vermont) nixed his original album pick for a more in-your-face Spring-centric selection, 1993's 'Saturation' by Chicago postmodern rockers Urge Overkill. Shedding their noise-rock roots -...

Episode page
April 15, 2023

S6E285 - Depeche Mode 'Violator' with Sarah Nichols

With their seventh release, 1990s 'Violator', Depeche Mode completed their transformation from quirky synth-pop pioneers to international rock stars. A more stripped-down, sinister sound aided by producer Flood perfectly showcases these dark songs...

Episode page
April 8, 2023

S6E284 - Van Halen '1984' with Aug Stone

Author Aug Stone (Nick Cave's Bar, Off-License To Kill) joins us to discuss his latest book, the bonkers rock-n-roll novel 'The Ballad of Buttery Cake Ass', and a record that blew his 8-year-old mind: Van Halen's '1984'. Might as well …

Episode page
April 5, 2023

S6E283 - 'That OTHER Song By That Band/Artist Everyone Knows That One…

For this BONUS Patron-curated episode, we asked our Patrons to send in a song by a band/artist that's best known for ANOTHER song. So, there's this band. Many people know them by that one song. You know, "That band that …

Episode page
April 1, 2023

S6E282 - The Breeders 'Pod' with Todd Philips

Drummer Todd Philips (Bullet LaVolta, Juliana Hatfield Three, Lemonheads) makes his third appearance on the podcast and brings in yet another Boston - by way of Dayton, OH - classic, the 1990 debut album by The Breeders: 'Pod'. Songs featured …

Episode page
March 25, 2023

S6E281 - Electric Light Orchestra 'ELO's Greatest Hits' with Jeff Gre…

Returning guest, television writer, producer and director Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace, Friends, Desperate Housewives), makes the case that Electric Light Orchestra were - at their core - a fantastic 'singles' band. The 1979 compilation 'ELO's...

Episode page
March 18, 2023

S6E280 - Fleet Foxes 'Shore' with Tom Lawery

Released exactly at the autumnal equinox on September 22, 2020, 'Shore' - the ambitious release by Robin Pecknold under the guise of his Seattle band Fleet Foxes - is a sonically adventurous journey through the musical heroes and influences that...

Episode page
March 11, 2023

S6E279 - Prince 'Parade' with Nora O'Connor

Chicago-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Nora O'Connor has toured and recorded with the Decemberists, Neko Case, The New Pornographers and many more. This week she joins TRGMH to discuss a record/artist that never ceases to get her high: 'Parade' by...

Episode page
March 4, 2023

S6E278 - Shirk Circus 'Words To Say' with Dan Bonebrake

Hey, do you like The Descendents, Lemonheads, All and Teenage Fanclub? Guess what? Shirk Circus might just be your favorite band you've never heard of! Bass Player/Singer/Songwriter Dan Bonebrake (Dashboard Confessional, Lightworkers, The Enablers)...

Episode page
Feb. 25, 2023

S6E277 - Sebadoh 'Bakesale' with Keith Michaud

Musician Keith Michaud (The Lightworkers) brings us the fifth album by indie rock titans Sebadoh, 'Bakesale'. With this release, Lou Barlow and co. managed to bridge their lo-fi beginnings with pure pop power chords, producing a collection of songs...

Episode page
Feb. 20, 2023

S6E276 - 'That Song Makes Me Happy' Patron-curated Episode

For this BONUS Patreon episode we asked our Patrons to submit songs that make them happy and tell us why they do. It's a pretty joyful collection of songs guaranteed to make you feel good. Come on, get happy! Songs …

Episode page
Feb. 18, 2023

S6E275 - The Tragically Hip 'Fully Completely' with Eric Loehrmann

Beloved in their native Canada but often unheralded elsewhere, Kingston Ontario's The Tragically Hip made intelligent, intensely evocative rock music that won them legions of fans in the Great White North. Their final concert in 2016 - after lead...

Episode page
Feb. 11, 2023

S6E274 - Kraut 'An Adjustment To Society' with Joey Maya

This episode is about as punk rock as you can get: short, loud and to the point! Returning guest Joey Maya aka Joey Wrecked (The Reactions, Battalion of Saints, The Drummer of Miami Beach) brings us 'An Adjustment To Society' …

Episode page
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....

Episode page
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 …

Episode page
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 …

Episode page
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 - …

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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 …

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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, …

Episode page
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 …

Episode page
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, …

Episode page
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 …

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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 …

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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 - …

Episode page
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...

Episode page
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'...

Episode page
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 …

Episode page