S5E227 - Polara with John Strohm

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...


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 Ed Ackerson who sadly succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2019 at the age of 54, John was right there during the recording sessions lending a musical hand where needed. He brings deep insight into the creation of this impressive amalgamation of blissful pop melody and fuzzed-out psychedelia. 

Songs featured in this episode: Girl In A Box - Blake Babies; Out - Lemonheads; Out There - Blake Babies; I'm Not Sayin' - Replacements; Counting Down - Polara; The National Anthem - Radiohead; Like The Poison - The 27 Various; When You Sleep - My Bloody Valentine; Allay - Polara, Duel - Swervedriver; Source Of Light, Listening Now, Taupe, Avenue E - Polara; Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow - Felt; Anniversary 6 - Polara, Little Fury Things - Dinosaur Jr; One Foot - Polara; E-Bow The Letter - REM; A+B=Y, State, Letterbomb - Polara; Live Forever - Noel Gallagher; A+B=Y - John Strohm

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John Strohm

John P. Strohm is a musician and music industry executive. He was a member of the alternative bands Blake Babies, Antenna, and The Lemonheads. After leaving full-time music, John became a music attorney representing many well-known artists. He was the President of Rounder Records from 2017 until 2022.