bandfguiltfree public
[search 0]
More

Download the App!

show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
Bobby Brown is at the peak of his powers in "Every Little Step" and we revisit it in all of its glory. Dave Kitchen returns for a record eighth appearance to discuss the events surrounding his purchase of Bobby's multi-platinum second album, "Don't Be Cruel." We bring back some old categories and create some new ones. Also, get ready for an epic mi…
 
Roch Voisine is a legendary musician who has sold millions of records in Quebec and France. He does not have the same level of popularity in the English-speaking world, but we hope to change that with this episode. "I'll Always Be There" was co-written with David Foster and made its debut in front of Queen Elizabeth II for Canada's 125th anniversar…
 
You couldn't escape this in 1993, and why would you want to? We discuss the erroneous rankings from Rolling Stone and Blender concerning this song and the band. After an in-depth consideration of the music and lyrics, we revisit historical moments that occurred while "Two Princes" was peaking on the charts (27:55). To end the episode we pit Chris B…
 
If you find yourself feeling warm during this episode, it's because we're turning up the heat with Al B. Sure!'s debut single. Mixtape Original Video Dancing with David Bowie Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! Here is our Spotify playlist for eve…
 
This is new for us - we are stepping out of our comfort zone and focusing on a song from this year. To keep us from looking so obviously out of our element, we have brought on a special guest: Ella is a 16-year-old Harry Styles superfan and she was kind enough to join us for this episode. We all go gaga over Harry at various points as we examine th…
 
It may not have won the academy award for best song, but "Let's Hear It For The Boy" has stood the test of time. We revisit the history of Footloose, discuss the career of Deniece Williams, and analyze this #1 song. Helpful links: Mixtape Official Video Footloose Montage Scene Hot Rod Forest Dance Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscrib…
 
This song brings us right back to those days at the local carnival or lower budget amusement park. For those of us in the Niagara Region, it was Prudhommes Landing. Music is a powerful thing - it brings you back to the sights, sounds, and smells of a particular time and place. Come journey with us! Links: Prudhommes Landing mixtape The partial vide…
 
Much has changed since the last time we did an episode on Corey Hart: Frank has a new mic, Bill is not messing around with EQ settings, and we are a bit more comfortable in our own podcasting skin. It's been almost 40 years since "Sunglasses At Night" and it still sounds incredible. We delve further into the history of Corey Hart's early career and…
 
Even in the midst of hot summer streets and the pavements that are burning of a cruel cruel summer, Bananarama is pretty much as cool as it gets. Our Mixtape Official Video Top of the Pops Video BBC documentary Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website! …
 
Dave Kitchen returns to help us celebrate Glass Tiger's debut single. We discuss the songwriting process, the possible meanings of the song, the ephemeral contradiction of human love, and more! Links: Our mixtape for this episode The USA/International video The Canadian video Jim Vallance's memories with links to the demo! Behind the Vinyl Official…
 
This episode has been a year in the making. When you have a song of this calibre, you need to come to the podcast with the right energy. So after scrapping last year's episode, we feel that we are finally ready to do this song justice. This is a quintessential guilt-free pleasure! Links: The iconic music video Mixtape Thanks for joining us! We enco…
 
We recorded this on the night before Frank was about to see his all-time favourite band for the first time. It was fitting, then, that we featured the group's "Walk On the Ocean." Official video for the song. Our special "Walk On The Ocean" Mixtape Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on Instagram…
 
We are bringing you a classic from the 90s. Hold on tight to what matters: in an mmmbop so much will be gone! Links: Original video Old version Scary Pockets version Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox version Bluegrass version Vitamin String Quartet version Hanson sings Too Much Heaven Mixtape on Spotify or Apple. Thanks for joining us! We encourag…
 
Dave Kitchen is back and has shared with us his ultimate 1980s Canadian Guilt-Free Pleasure: Gowan's "Moonlight Desires." We discuss the spellbinding music, the sublime John Anderson bridge, and the iconic music video. **We apologize for not talking about how Gowan's music was a seminal part of Joey Jeremiah and Tessa Campanelli's relationship in "…
 
Finally we get the guilt-free pleasure that is "Hold On." We discuss the origins of the song, our own grade 7 experiences when encountering this song (and video) for the first time, and more. Grab your jeans and vests, it's time to hike through this song! Thanks for joining us! We encourage you to subscribe/follow/rate/review! You can find us on In…
 
In order to properly celebrate this milestone episode, we knew we needed to go big. Who better than the top selling act of 1990 and 1991, with over 70 million records sold merchandise sales over $400 million in 1991 alone? Despite Cover Girl never reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it is the #1 New Kids On The Block song for Bill and Frank. We d…
 
There are many songs called Gloria out there, but it is Laura Branigan's "Gloria" that is above them all. We discuss the history of the song, its impact on pop culture, and much, much more. Links: The official video The original version by Umberto Tozzi Jonathan King version Laura Branigan performing on CHiPs Gloria Mixtape: Spotify and Apple You c…
 
Considering fireworks kept going off outside of The Winchester, we did a pretty good job of maintaining our focus and discussing this country-pop crossover mega hit. Get ready to sail away with Bill and Frank! Original video Bee Gees live version Stereogum article Thanks for listening! Please subscribe/follow wherever you get your pods! You can fin…
 
Our friend and Top Gun superfan Kate Angle join us as we discuss Berlin's "Take My Breath Away." Of course, we can't talk about this song without talking about the movie, and we can't talk about the movie and not talk about that PG-13 love scene, volleyball in jeans, and the tragic tale of wingman Goose. As we eagerly anticipate the release of Top …
 
Although the tv series never had a chance to reach the heights, its theme song did! In between analysing the song, we learn about how you can actually communicate with an angel (if YouTube is to be believed), Frank's strategy for talking to girls on the phone, and the unfortunate history of Ray Pruit on Beverly Hills 90210. Check out our Spotify pl…
 
In our first episode since Bill has recovered from COVID-19, we are discussing Leo Sayer's 1976 classic. We discuss Big Brother (boo!), the history of the song (with apologies to Ray Parker Jr), and our favourite parts of the song (and there are so many). Bill goes deep in his mixtape recommendations and Frank brings a new category to the podcast: …
 
Our friend Bruce Soderholm joins us for our salute to one of the greatest guitarists to come out of Canada and his most popular song. You are in for a treat! Links mentioned: David Letterman appearance Arsenio Hall performance Roadhouse clip Angel Eyes Video Jeff Healey Official Website A few more words about Jeff Healey (mentioned in our appendix)…
 
Our good friend Rick joins us to discuss a song he suggested: Van Halen's "Why Can't This Be Love." Chuck Klosterman ranked this as the worst Van Halen song of all time; however, we respectfully disagree. This song introduced the world to the Van Hagar era and what a glorious era it was! You can find us @bandfguiltfree on your Instagram, Facebook, …
 
We'll be back next week and in full force. This virus hits hard! Stay safe out there. Rate, review, subscribe, etc. wherever you listen to your pods! Find and follow us @BandFGuiltFree on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter! P.S. Thank you to Marianne for the idea and most of the lyrics to this mini-episode.…
 
Well, sometimes life just won't let you publish a proper podcast episode. The demands of work, family, and recovery from COVID-19 have conspired to keep us from releasing new content. We will be back, but in the meantime, enjoy Frank's freestyle message! Find us @BandFGuiltFree on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and our website. You'll hear from us a…
 
Bill and Frank may differ on the interpretation of this song, but we both agree that it is FANTASTIC! Thanks for listening! Follow us! Subscribe! Rate! Review! Find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @bandfguiltfree, or on our website. Roam video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNwC0sp-uA4 The Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland: https://www.y…
 
If there was a template for a wedding song, this would pretty much fill it. Sure, it's pie-eyed and syrupy, but what do you expect? We welcome back Chris Newkirk to give us his feedback (33:52) and he does not disappoint! Thank you for listening! Please follow or subscribe through wherever you are listening to us. Reviews and ratings are always wel…
 
This episode may have been originally recorded in winter, but we brought the heat! Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" may be the sexiest song ever - at least the video is. Our friend (and pastor) Mike V joins us today to take a close look at a song that haunts us. Thanks for listening! Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!…
 
We touch down in the land of the Delta Blues and celebrate Marc Cohn's classic autobiographical tune. Thanks for listening! Find us @bandfguiltfree on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Also at www.bandfguiltfree.podbean.com Links: The history of the song, by Marc Cohn: https://bit.ly/3tS9VvF Original version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgRafRp-P-o…
 
Bill and Frank discuss the Oscar winning Stevie Wonder song and discuss more than a few covers of it. Find us @bandfguiltfree on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We are also located at https://bandfguiltfree.podbean.com/ Thanks for listening! Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!…
 
We dive deep into one of the greatest duets of the early 90s! "Would I Lie to You?" was more popular in Europe than in North America, but it's power has grown over the last three decades. In this episode, Bill and Frank examine the lyrics closely and can't help but wonder if this is actually a "gaslight anthem" of sorts. Also, Bill's memories of Me…
 
Some songs you never forget, like the first slow song you nervously danced to at that school dance. This is that song for Frank. Join us as we discuss the band, the song, and everything that happened during Frank’s first dance! Thanks for listening! Find us @bandfguiltfree on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The original video: https://youtu.be/cu…
 
In honour of St. Valentine's Day, we picked a band whose name represents the holiday perfectly. Frank is away running a marathon in Antarctica (!), so we have two special guests to make up for this massive loss: our frequent contributor Dave Kitchen and the famed "Wolfman" from the north, Dave Huizer. Thanks for listening! Share us with your friend…
 
We're going back to 1995 for this gem. Frank recounts how this song pushed him to take a stand and declare his love for ballads. Our visiting Guilt-Free Pleasures scholar Dr. Andrew Pendakis also sends his analysis of the lyrical content of "Back for Good." We also take some time to reflect on the music video and give some general advice on whether…
 
No matter how you feel about the song, if you hear it, you will be singing along. Special thanks to Dave Kitchen for joining us and keeping the peace as Bill and Frank could not find consensus over this tune. Thanks for listening! You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @bandfguiltfree https://www.instagram.com/bandfguiltfree/ https://t…
 
No guilt or shame here: this is the banger of bangers. No matter what you feel about Phil Collins (and we love him!), there is no denying the greatness of this song. Special thanks to Chris Newkirk for giving us his thoughts (36:52). You can find us @bandfguiltfree on Instagram and Twitter. You can also find us on Facebook. Email us at bandfguiltfr…
 
Like Sir James Clark Ross exploring the Antarctic, we are also heading into uncharted territory in this episode. Enya's "Orinoco Flow" is unlike anything that was on the radio in 1988, and it is unlike any song we have featured thus far in our podcast. We brought in our good friend Professor Nathan Holmes to help us navigate the waters of this clas…
 
As we head into a new year, we refuse to give into our blues and focus on Go West's "King of Wishful Thinking" - a song about pretending to be over someone. It's much happier than it has the right to be, but maybe that's the whole point? Chris Newkirk joins us once again (37:24) to give his assessment of the song and to reminisce. "King of Wishful …
 
Stacy Widelitz was kind enough to reach out to us after our "She's Like The Wind" to further discuss the song he co-wrote with Patrick Swayze. We dive into the history of the songwriting process for the smash hit as well as the lingering impact of this song in our culture. Stacy has had (and continues to have) a fascinating career, and it feels lik…
 
As we say farewell to Old Man 2021, we thought it would be fitting to prepare for the upcoming Baby New Year by featuring Amy Grant's signature song. And who better to guest star on our episode than Derek "Deekatello" Veenhof, who is expecting a baby girl in a few weeks? You can find him at https://linktr.ee/deekatello for all things Derek Veenhof …
 
Frank and Bill cannot come to an agreement on this one. Love it or hate it, you can't deny that Paul McCartney's song has been a staple of shopping mall holiday music for the last four decades. Share us with your friends! You can find us on Facebook or on Instagram @bandfguiltfreeBy bandfguiltfree
 
Sorry, Mariah - this is the greatest Guilt-Free Pleasure Christmas Song of the past 40 years. Dave Kitchen joins Bill and Frank to discuss! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @BandFguiltfree Our theme music is by the incredibly talented Ian McGlynn!By bandfguiltfree
 
Bill's sister sends in a testimonial about what "She's Like the Wind" means to her. Bill and Frank realize that we podcast as a form of therapy. Also, we can't find the bridge! If you like what you hear, please share us with a friend! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @bandfguiltfree…
 
It is fitting that our longest episode to date features an icon of Guilt-Free Pleasureverse. In this episode, we examine the big hits from Rick Astley's debut album, "Whenever You Need Somebody." We examine "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Together Forever," "When I Fall in Love," and "It Would Take a Strong Strong Man." We discuss the Rickrolling pheno…
 
Bill and Frank love Andy Kim. He can write a great song and he is an all-around nice guy. "Rock Me Gently" is a request from one of our listeners. You can make a suggestion, too! Drop us a line on Instagram or Twitter @bandfguiltfree. You can also email us at bandfguiltfree@gmail.com As always, thanks for listening. If you like us, share us with yo…
 
For the first time in the history of our podcast, we are featuring a song that was released in the 21st century! In honour of the tenth anniversary of one of the most perfect pop songs of our time, we have decided to gush over "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen. We also sit down with Austin Huh - one of the premier karaoke singers of Southern Onta…
 
We're back with our longest song to date: Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's maximalist masterpiece "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)." We explore the song's history, legacy, and what keeps bringing us back for repeated listens. Chris Newkirk returns for a cameo as well! You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @bandfguiltfree or send u…
 
In case you missed it in last week's show notes, we will be taking a brief two week break from the podcast. We wanted to say thanks for listening to the show so far, and we thought we'd leave you a little gift at the end of this bonus episode. You can reach out to us via email (bandfguiltfree@gmail.com) or Instagram (@bandfguiltfree) or Twitter (@b…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login