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The guys welcome back THE Derrek Carriveau of the “I Love That Record” podcast to talk about The Afghan Whigs “Do To The Beast.” Plenty of other discussion including #MWE, Sweet Relief, how Afghan Whigs might be confused with Britpop, the various Greg Dulli incarnations, Po Boys in New Orleans (shoutout to Domalise’s and Parkway Bakery), Greg’s wor…
 
The guys welcome drummer David Goodstein to discuss Donald Fagen’s debut solo album “The Nightfly.” Plenty of other discussion including probably the coolest t-shirt ever worn on an episode, growing up in Miami, drumming for Linda Perry/Dolly Parton/Joe Perry/Josh Kelley, The Wild Honey Orchestra, Steely Dan (naturally), and being nominated the yea…
 
The guys welcome Dean Anshutz of Red Wanting Blue to talk about Weezer’s “Pinkerton.” And, of course, if we do a Weezer episode, little brother Dave Montgomery has to join as well. Plenty of other discussion including Youngstown State and penguin origins, New Radicals, Frank Zappa, Dean’s project “tick.tick.tick,” how Dean should have his own podca…
 
The guys welcome Marc Antarez to talk about 1985’s “Play Deep” from The Outfield. Plenty of other discussion including working the graveyard shift at eBay, playing every instrument on self-released albums, cassette tapes, seeing “Your Love” on MTV, not being big in your country, Colin Hay & Sting comparisons, James Bond and mystery men, and how Ton…
 
The guys welcome back one of the podcast’s favorites, Stephen Kellogg, to talk about songs with great lyrics (and of course there is talk about Taylor Swift again). Find out what songs are picked from artists like Elvis Costello, The Cure, Bonnie Raitt, The National, Gregory Alan Isakov, Bob Schneider, Jackson Browne, Strand of Oaks, Alanis, Aimee …
 
The guys welcome Rob Baird to talk about Waylon Jennings’ “Honky Tonk Heroes.” Plenty of other discussion including a George Strait lookalike contest, “Can’t Get Out of the Car” jams, Ruston Kelly, Rick Brantley, advice from Uncle Flannery, Billy Joe Shaver, interesting fadeouts, Wagon Wheel, and what exactly is a five and dimer?Check out at: https…
 
The guys welcome Matthew Sweet to talk about The Beatles’ “Revolver.” Plenty of other discussion including Matthew’s new record “Catspaw,” where Matthew was (and was listening to) when John Lennon was shot, “You Don’t Get Me” and Frank Sinatra, The Thorns, Pete Droge, Under the Covers, sitars, the many theories of Doctor Robert and how excited we a…
 
The guys welcome Adam Wright to talk about Mark Knopfler and his 2004 masterpiece “Shangri-La.” Plenty of other discussion including working with Lee Ann Womack and Brandy Clark and Waylon Payne, writing songs without any chinks in the armor, making donuts and washing dishes, one armed bandits, McDonalds and Ray Kroc, Chuck Ainlay’s Herculean effor…
 
The guys welcome Jeff Johnson of the “Who Did It First” podcast and Derrek Carriveau of the “I Love That Record” podcast to talk about Johnny Cash’s “American IV – The Man Comes Around.” Plenty of other discussion including ghosts & death & dead bodies, songs with unanimous scores, Dee Snider, being called a virgin (that’s what Derrek thinks) by th…
 
The guys welcome Chaz Cardigan to talk about Sum-41’s “Chuck.” Plenty of other discussion including Elizabethtown, eating too many gummy bears and going into diabetic shock, what really is alternative radio, Reliant K, Model Child, being big in Canada, vague lyrics, disillusionment and capitalism, and The Nails. And, Chaz’s one song is called “Live…
 
The guys welcome Josh Kelley to talk about The Band’s 1969 self-titled record (also known as the Brown Album). Plenty of other discussion including promoting yourself on Napster, audiences can tell when you’re full of crap, the Porcupine Shack, covering Jackson Browne/Cutting Crew/Genesis, no music scene in Utah, musicians on the top of their game,…
 
The guys welcome Shawn Brown to talk about Temple of the Dog. Plenty of other discussion including singer songwriters of the early ‘00s, Laguna Beach, Stereo Embers magazine, R.E.M., palate cleansers, Shawn Smith, long songs that don’t feel like long songs and long songs that do, Eddie (no last name needed), All Night Thang (just commit to it), and…
 
The guys welcome two time NL Baseball MVP Dale Murphy to talk about Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.” Plenty of other discussion including Freddie Freeman, Charlie Morton, baseball in 2020, Dale’s blog post about Wilco and his Beat-Co playlist, learning how to die, the lyrical genius of Jeff Tweedy, the CONET project, and heavy metal bands can’t mail…
 
The guys welcome Christopher Griffiths to talk about Butch Walker’s “The Spade.” Plenty of other discussion including B-52s and R.E.M., turning Mike Watts t-shirts into quilts, playing bass with Keith Anderson, one eyed cats, 80s sax, Adidas shoes, Social D, Butch’s impressive producing credits, Summer of ’89 and Bryan Adams, Shovels & Rope, and ma…
 
The guys welcome Jon Porobil to talk about Warren Zevon’s “Excitable Boy.” Plenty of other discussion including Jon’s new album “Stages,” podcasting and having a good run more than 4 episodes, Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt, a surprise single, The Jackson Browne is strong on one song, spending time in Honduras, and is there a better song title than “Ro…
 
The guys celebrate the milestone of EPISODE 150! It’s all about the tunes that got us through the year 2020 including Liz Longley, Tay Tay, Harry Styles (and Wayne once again questions Ben’s musical tastes), Tom Petty, Rev, Ken Yates, Brian Dunne, Ian Jones, Grace Potter, the greatness of Maggie Rose, Pete Yorn (thanks to Aaron Lee Tasjan), Ron Pop…
 
The guys welcome Kyshona Armstrong to talk about Lizz Wright’s “Fellowship.” Plenty of other discussion including music therapy, the auto harp, Pylon and Athens Georgia, therapeutic songwriting, “Listen,” Joan as Police Woman, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, gospel music, Gladys Knight, faith, does anyone know more than the first verse of Amazing Grace…
 
The guys welcome Rosali to talk about Buffy St. Marie’s “Many A Mile” from 1965. Plenty of other discussion including moving on election day, Hillbilly Von Trapp family, the Philly music scene, mouthbow (or “twangy mouth banjo”) and John Palmes, Cockswain and “not being the only whore in town,” traditional folks songs and some of their origins, and…
 
The guys welcome back Scott Terry of Red Wanting Blue to talk about New Radicals “Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too.” Plenty of other discussion including The Peppermint Sessions, Toad, some listener questions for Scott, Cub Scouts, Wayne’s dog Jett, Sarnia Canada, Gregg Alexander and his howl, best opening line of any record EVER, other music from…
 
The guys welcome Jake Wesley Rogers to talk about Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 record “Tusk.” Plenty of other discussion including doves & goats, You’re in Nashville?, America’s Got Talent, Psychedelic Furs, bathroom recording studios, Stevie didn’t get the memo, Mick, Lindsey, Fleetwood Mac loves their deluxe version, and you make the call whether Wayne l…
 
The guys welcome Danny Parker (aka Model Child) to talk about Of Montreal’s 2007 record “Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer.” Plenty of other discussion including meatball sandwiches at Wawa, Matt Nathanson, co-writing songs that have a billion Spotify listens, James Blunt, performance art/concept records, Georgie Fruit, towns in Norway, and gett…
 
The guys welcome back Jeff Johnson of the Who Did It First Podcast and Brian & Jay from the Tunestiles Podcast to talk about Tom Petty’s 1994 record “Wildflowers.” Plenty of other discussion including can a person fart himself to death, the Wildflowers and All The Rest reissue, shoutout to Triangle Vinyl in Clermont Florida, Rick Rubin and Jeff Lyn…
 
The guys welcome Shannon LaBrie to talk about Jeff Buckley’s 1994 record “Grace.” Plenty of other discussion including Sade, Tom Petty, raining Hallelujahs, camping out in Corpus Christi, dark lyrics, Nina Simone, and a rarity of an unanimous top score.Check out Shannon LaBrie at: https://www.shannonlabrie.com/Check out other episodes at RecordsRev…
 
The guys welcome musician/producer/composer Jordan Lehning to talk about Rufus Wainwright’s self-titled debut from 1998. Plenty of other discussion including musical families, the Nashville Flood and the “Treasures of the Flood,” Justin Townes Earl, Lydia Luce, inspired by operas, famous beauty marks, patience (or the lack of), and the mastery of J…
 
Ben and guest co-host Jeff Johnson welcome Randy Guss (formerly of Toad the Wet Sprocket) to talk about R.E.M.’s 1986 record “Lifes Rich Pageant.” Plenty of other discussion including sharing music with our kids, Old 97s and SXSW, playing drums for the Counting Crows uninvited, what Toad songs need more cowbell, good triangle, fragility in lyrics, …
 
The guys and guest co-host Dave Montgomery (aka little brother) welcome Alexi Lalas to talk about Billy Joel’s 1980 record “Glass Houses.” Plenty of other discussion including soccer (of course), Van Halen, Ratt, speaking bad French, Leyna and Bon Jovi’s “Runaway,” and Billy’s worst song he ever wrote (according to Billy, not us). Check out Billy J…
 
The guys welcome musician Brennen Leigh to talk about The Byrds foray into country music with their record “Sweetheart of the Radio” from 1968. Plenty of other discussion including Brennen’s new record “Prairie Love Letter” and John Deere H tractors, Robbie Fulks, Gram Parsons, Louvin Brothers, Dylan (how can you not with a Byrds record), Lloyd Gre…
 
The guys welcome musician Rick Brantley to talk about Kris Kristofferson’s debut “Kristofferson” from 1970. Plenty of other discussion including Macon Georgia and the Allman Brothers, writing “40 Days” with some songwriting legends, writing a novel, Convoy and getting facts wrong about Burt Reynolds movies, who would we blame stuff on today instead…
 
Ben talks with Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde to discuss the legendary "Bloodletting" and her Record Store Day limited release called "Tres Vampires" which is her collaboration with David J of Love & Rockets and Bauhaus (available for the Record Store Day drop on October 24, 2020).Check out Johnette at: http://www.johnettenapolitano.net/Che…
 
The guys welcome the youngest guest... musician Evan Seurkamp to talk about Oasis’ “Definitely Maybe” from 1994. Plenty of other discussion including music that is on Evan’s influences playlist, parenting wins, Oasis moving up on the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums list, the word copious, lasagna, what is a Mr. Sifter, and we opened this episode …
 
The guys welcome musician Brooks Hubbard to talk about Jackson Browne’s “Running on Empty.” Plenty of other discussion including meeting Val McCallum (and getting him to produce your record), having 2 Spotify accounts, Stone’s River Battlefield, we suck at geography, Forgiveness, Drive-In Concerts, the 1978 Grammys, Spandau Ballet, Maurice Williams…
 
The guys welcome musician Stephanie Lambring to talk about Patty Griffin’s “1000 Kisses.” Plenty of other discussion including Ken Yates, junior high kids are not cool, Bruce Springsteen, is this the 3rd or 4th Patty record, the Elizabethtown soundtrack, canciones, and does Stephanie write any happy songs?Check out Stephanie Lambring at: https://ww…
 
The guys welcome singer songwriter Andrew Maxwell Morris to talk about Radiohead’s “The Bends.” Oh, and that Jeff Johnson guy joins us again to plug his new podcast “Who Did It First.” Plenty of other discussion including how Jeff has seen Radiohead 5 times, sussing out, the classic music videos from this record, shaking off the “Creep” stigma, pro…
 
The guys welcome musician Lisa Loeb to talk about David Bowie’s classic 1971 record “Hunky Dory.” Plenty of other discussion including Lisa’s record “A Simple Trick To Happiness,” Dynamite magazine, Olivia Newton-John, the Camp Lisa Foundation, “Stay” and rude ‘90s critics, the genius of Mick Ronson, Andy Warhol, and a race against time to finish r…
 
The guys welcome musician Aaron Lee Tasjan to talk about Matthew Sweet’s “Altered Beast.” Plenty of other discussion including Pete Droge, tornadoes, John Gallagher, writing songs on acid, what if you take out fiddle, making sheep noises, and why in the world was “Time Capsule” not a huge hit? Check out Aaron Lee Tasjan at: https://www.aaronleetasj…
 
The guys welcome Ben and Emily Roberts of Carolina Story to talk about Brandi Carlile’s “The Story.” Plenty of other discussion including Paul Moak, East Nashville, meeting in college (and bonding over Brandi and music), T. Bone Burnett, walking naked in the woods, and the genius of the partnership of Brandi and the twins Phil and Tim Hanseroth. Ch…
 
The guys welcome guitarist Chris Forsyth to talk about ZZ Top’s “Tejas” from 1976, Plenty of other discussion including Richard Lloyd, Matthew Sweet, Nels Cline, John Fahey, how to define your own music, ZZ Top and sexual innuendos, Pream, bad 70s driving habits like optional seatbelts and drunk driving, the colossal mistakes of the 1987 remixes, a…
 
The guys welcome repeat revisitors Jeff Johnson (Jeff Makes Jokes) and Brian from the Tunestiles podcast to chat about the legendary Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers classic “Damn the Torpedoes.” Other discussion includes the brilliance of Jimmy Iovine and Shelly Yakus, shakers, the brilliance of Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, tracks that didn’t m…
 
The guys welcome singer songwriter Bre Kennedy to discuss “Women in Music Pt III” from Haim. Plenty of other discussion including creating music during the pandemic, twenty something (and ages something past that), bass face, Joni, Wayne’s distaste of popular music, and more.Check out Bre Kennedy at: https://www.iambrekennedy.com/Check out Haim at:…
 
The guys welcome singer songwriter Doe Paoro to talk about “The Globe Sessions” from Sheryl Crow. Plenty of other discussion including yoga, Bon Iver and “The Wind,” Members Only jackets, Bill Clinton, Spotify playlists generated from Doe’s song “Midnight Choir,” Bob Dylan and “Mississippi” and the Sheryl song that we all happily rediscovered becau…
 
The guys welcome Lane Hewitt of the Melody Motel Podcast to talk about Guided By Voices “Do The Collapse.” Plenty of other discussion including dragons, mushroom art, Ric Ocasek, Robert Pollard, Scrubs, the musical prowess of Doug Gillard, poetry candy, Boo Boo Snacks, and 80s country.Check out Lane and the Melody Motel podcast at: https://www.spre…
 
The guys welcome Matthew Angus of Fast Romantics to talk about U2’s classic “The Joshua Tree.” Plenty of other discussion including slapping it down, New Zealand, the Statue of Liberty, feeling horrible about our scores, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, depression, and other topics. Check out Fast Romantics at: https://fastromantics.com/Check out U2 at: u…
 
The guys welcome singer/songwriter Hayley Sabella to discuss Sufjan Stevens “Carrie and Lowell.” Plenty of other discussion including Hayley’s new record “Flew The Nest,” being the daughter of Central America missionaries and teachers, her video for “July Rain,” Brian Fallon, Eugene Oregon and Tillamook, religious imagery, hipster Sufjan fans, moth…
 
The guys welcome the Derrek Carriveau of “I F*ing Love That Record” podcast to talk about the third album from the Beastie Boys “Check Your Head.” Plenty of other discussion including Derrek stepping in for this episode after our guest who picked the record cancelled on us, booty, Ted Nugent, seeing the Boys live in concert, 90s CD formulas, and ot…
 
The guys welcome Corbin Reiff, author of "Total F*cking Godhead The Biography of Chris Cornell," to talk about the 1991 Soundgarden classic "Badmotorfinger." Plenty of other discussion including the greatness of Chris and Soundgarden bandmates Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd and Kim Thayil, Singles, Community World Theater, getting banned from MTV, a…
 
The guys welcome Tony Barber, formerly of The Buzzcocks, to talk about “The Feeding of the 5000” from punk band Crass. Plenty of other discussion including how Tony joined the Buzzcocks (and bringing a drummer to your audition), the legacy of Pete Shelley, soccer, Nick Lowe, discovering Crass at a record shop, cassettes with omitted songs, nuclear …
 
The guys welcome musician David Borne to talk about the landmark 1991 release “Nevermind” from Nirvana. Plenty of other discussion including social media and scroll thumb, reverse Julia Roberts movies, Losers (the bar), Leah Blevins, LSU Football, Better Than Ezra, songs that make us cry, Butch Vig, Killing Joke, Tracy Chapman, and has anyone ever …
 
The guys welcome Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, The Baseball Project, solo work) to talk about Television’s 1977 record “Marquee Moon.” Plenty of other discussion including the Dream Syndicate’s latest record “The Universe Inside,” playing long songs in Santa Cruz and on their recent record, Reggie Jackson, being a Yankees fan, Black Jack McDowel…
 
The guys welcome musician Adeline to talk about the 1974 release “Got To Find A Way” from Curtis Mayfield. Plenty of other discussion including new diets, Chaka Khan, EPs vs LPs, fans remixing Adeline's song “Twilight,” Rich Tufo, and the genius of bass player Lucky Scott and the greatness of Curtis Mayfield.Check out Adeline at: https://www.adelin…
 
Ben and guest co-host Jeff Johnson welcome Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) to talk about Peter Gabriel’s 1986 record “So.” Plenty of other discussion including “Fly From Heaven” (because of Wayne’s score on the “Dulcinea” episode), weird times in the 90s for college rock, the thing about being not cool and being nerdy, song placements, white …
 
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