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“Discovery” saw Daft Punk transform into one of the most influential entities in dance and electronic music. But how has the robot helmet-clad French duo’s sophomore album aged since its release 20 years ago? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competitio…
 
Let the children lose it, let the children use it, and let all the children join in for Strong Songs year three! Kirk kicks off the new year with a pair of classics by the great David Bowie: 1969's melancholy "Space Oddity" and 1972's triumphant "Starman." What goes up, as they say, must come down. Written by: David Bowie Albums: David Bowie (1969)…
 
We review The Dissident, a new documentary about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Plus, Justin tries to sort through his feelings on (understanding of?) Tenet. Also discussed: Cobra Kai S3 (Netflix), Discovery of Witches S2 (AMC), Detective Pikachu (HB0), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix), First Cow (Showtime), Pretend It’s a City (Netfli…
 
Metallica have a lot to celebrate in 2021 (including anniversaries of classic albums like “Master of Puppets” and the self-titled “Black Album”). With that in mind, we gave ourselves the daunting task of naming the iconic metal band’s three best songs… NOT named “Enter Sandman,” “One” or “Master of Puppets”... Find out our choices in this episode o…
 
In episode number 67 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get to work on the new vaccine and even then have time to check out another classic album. This time it's an OD pick deep into the Dire Straits catalogue where Mark Knopfler was excersizing his dicatorial rights on Love Over Gold. Is Love Over Gold the…
 
The year wasn't all bad! We each run down our top 10 favorite movies, tv, and music of 2020. Also discussed: J: Mandalorian finale (Disney), Lover’s Rock (Small Axe - Amazon), How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (HBO), The Rider (VOD), Happy Happy Joy Joy (VOD), Uncle Frank (Amazon Prime), Flight Attendant (HBO), Your Honor (Showtime), The Wilds (Amazo…
 
In episode number 66 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get festive as the podcast approaches its 3rd anniversary. They are spending the days in lockdown listening to Christopher Lee's heavy metal musings... what? being Saruman, Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and Count Dooku wasn't enough for Christo…
 
Chris Cornell’s estate gave fans a special surprise before 2020 came to a close - a posthumous album of covers titled “No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1” recorded in 2016 with producer Brendan O’Brien. So what does the late Soundgarden / Audioslave singer sound like covering songs initially made famous by John Lennon, Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Jan…
 
In episode number 65 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get back to their roots with a dose pf electricity. Both kinds. ACDC have changed singers a few times, but here reunite with Brian Johnson and someone even bailed out Phil Rudd to make a Corona-virus era album. Listen as Chris and Lee dig in to the lat…
 
The name’s Bond. James Bond… No other franchise in movie history has led to as many iconic theme songs by such a diverse group of pop artists as the 007 films. But which three James Bond theme songs would we declare as the all-time best? Which ones still leave us shaken (but not stirred)? Find out in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If Y…
 
The latest buzzy movie to go straight to streaming is Run, a thriller about Sarah Paulson and her wheelchair-using daughter. We caught it on Hulu and have a review. Also discussed: Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix), His House (Netflix, Remi Weeks, Sudan), New Mutants (VOD), Adventure Time: Distant Lands (HBO Max), The Mandalorian (Disney+), 616 (Disney+), …
 
As Year Two of Strong Songs draws to a close, it's time to take a look back. SCHEDULING NOTE: Strong Songs will be off for the month of December, and will be back for Year Three at the start of January, 2021. But before that! Let's go back, back, back in time one hundred years, to the start of 2020. SONGS DISCUSSED: "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zepp…
 
Has it really been more than 15 years since System Of A Down released ANY new music? Well then, are the band’s two new songs “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” (recorded to raise awareness for the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Artsakh) worth the wait? Do the singles make us want more new music …
 
In episode number 64 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get back down to Tejas for a little dose of Blues-Rock. After 5 previous albums and a long unplanned break can they still deliver the goods? And why the heck has Billy ditched Pearly Gates for a Stratocaster copy? Chris and Lee dig in while avoiding ma…
 
‘Tis the season to be jolly and blast your favorite holiday songs. So which modern holiday classics (that are NOT Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”) do we consider the best? Which three songs instantly get us in the holiday spirit? Find out in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where Matt Gamba …
 
“Power Up” marks a grand return for AC/DC and serves as their first album since Malcolm Young’s death. But how does Angus Young and the iconic Australian rock band’s 17th album stack up against their historic catalog? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part c…
 
It's a bit of a grab bag this week as we catch up on pop culture odds and ends, including the Queen's Gambit (Netflix) and second season of The Mandalorian (Disney+) Also Discussed: We Are Who We Are (HBO), The Vow (HBO), Rachel Gets Strange (Amazon Prime), Both Fright Nights (Amazon & Showtime respectively), Evil Eye (Amazon Prime), Two Weeks to L…
 
Wake up, fall out of bed, and drag a comb across your head, cause Strong Songs is finally doing an episode about The Beatles. It's time for Kirk to tackle the fab four, and what better Beatles song to analyze than Lennon and McCartney's two-tune casserole of a closer, "A Day in the Life." Get ready for some lilting Lennon dreamscapes, some meticulo…
 
In episode number 63 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get a lesson in photography as well as labour and tax laws in the US of A.Does the Berry on top of the Sundae actually fit? How much originality is there in Chuck's playing? Or did he get everything from Marty McFly when he went back to the 50's? Chris…
 
In part 2 of our interview, hear Cone McCaslin share how he hopes Sum 41 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of “All Killer No Filler”, what he remembers most about recording and touring behind the punk rock band’s landmark album, how COVID-19 continues to throw a wrench into Sum 41’s plans for 2021, and what direction he sees the band’s new music …
 
15 years ago, Gorillaz released “Demon Days” - the sophomore album that proved Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s virtual band were more than a clever concept. Just as we were about to celebrate its 15 anniversary, Gorillaz unleashed “Song Machine: Season 1 - Strange Timez” - the soundtrack to a web series that saw them collaborate with everyone from…
 
What was Cone McCaslin of Sum 41’s reaction to receiving a voicemail from Joe Strummer of The Clash? What happened while partying with Lars Ulrich after playing Metallica’s “MTV Icon” tribute TV special? What’s it like to share the stage with icons like Iggy Pop and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC? What does the bassist remember most about recrea…
 
Mailbag episode! Kirk answers your burning musical questions about songs from Parks & Rec, Black Sails, Lovecraft Country, and What We Do in the Shadows, as well as microtones, minimalist songwriting, the bebop scale, practicing habits, and more. REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE: “Parks & Recreation” by Gaby Moreno and Vincent Jones, 2009 “Black Sails” b…
 
In episode number 62 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, hosts Chris Karson and Lee Bowie get to play rock stars in between their other gigs. Can a rock album with pop leanings from a certified movie star be any good? Will their ongoing war against their record company to shave two years off of their contract do anything for them? Or was it…
 
Spooky stuff for you this episode - we review the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor, and give final thoughts on Lovecraft Country. Also discussed: 40 Year Old Version (Netflix), My Octopus Friend (Netflix), You Should Have Left (VOD), Daytrippers (HBO), Over the Garden Wall (HBO Max), Soulmates (AMC), Tiny World (Apple TV), Swamp Thing: Twin…
 
It’s hard to find another genre of music as polarizing as Nu Metal. One minute bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit dominated mainstream pop culture, then the next any band even subtly associated with downtuned guitars, baggy pants, rap-growling versus and bleached frosted tips were chastised and avoided like the plague. But what led to such disdain, an…
 
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