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Season 2, Episode 3a - 'Flying' by The Beatles (3rd September 2021) In our regular mini episode, we discuss The Beatles track 'Flying', an instrumental piece from the often derided 'Magical Mystery Tour' film. Vince fills in the gaps reading from Ian Macdonald's unsurpassed 'Revolution in The Head - The Beatles' Records and The Sixties'. We have a …
 
Flying! Is it overrated? Our picks for songs tenuously linked to the theme of flying are: Up Up and Away by the 5th Dimension Flying on the Ground is Wrong by Buffalo Springfield Rocket Man by Elton John We also try to decipher the lyrics to Life is Life by Opus, but it's a near impossible task. Jeremy Recommends - Harmony by Elton John https://you…
 
In our mini episode on the Beatles side of 1971, we look at Ringo's hit single 'It Don't Come Easy', written by George Harrison, and featuring a stellar lineup. In Lennon's Hats and McCartney's Mullets, we look aghast at what the Liverpudlians were sporting on their heads in '71. And, of course, there's a Beatles question for Jeremy. 'It Don't Come…
 
Is 1971 Overrated? (1st July 2021) It was the year of the Ibrox tragedy, the Apollo 14 moon landing, decimal currency, Evel Knievel, the very first Starbucks, the Apollo 15 moon landing, George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh, the first Mr Men book, the Attica prison riot, the foundation of Greenpeace, the Cambodian civil war, Mars 3 - the first …
 
Season 2, Episode 1a - 'Rain' by The Beatles (19th June 2021) The first of our new companion shows, dedicated to a track by the Untouchables (that's The Beatles, not the cast of the 1987, Oscar winning film). As an accompaniment to our main show, we discuss a Beatles track and Vince fills in the gaps, reading from Ian MacDonald's unsurpassed 'Revol…
 
Season 2, Episode 1 - Is Rain Overrated? (5th June 2021) Season 2 of our rebooted and re-branded show gets off to a wet and sploshy start with a show themed around rain. We don wellies and open umbrellas as we discuss three songs representative of an artist, and then Jeremy gets to rate them because THAT'S WHAT HE DOES HE CAN'T BE STOPPED HELP HE'S…
 
OVERRATED CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER We're releasing a few tiny little episodes over the festive season as a Christmas treat. 8. Revolution in the Head - The Missing Entries / A Day In The Life Vince opens up his shiny new copy of our 'Beatles Bible', Ian MacDonald's amazing "Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Music and the Sixties", and reads the …
 
OVERRATED CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER We're releasing a few tiny little episodes over the festive season as a Christmas treat. 7. Revolution in the Head - The Missing Entries / Maxwell's Silver Hammer Vince opens up his shiny new copy of our 'Beatles Bible', Ian MacDonald's amazing "Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Music and the Sixties", and read…
 
OVERRATED CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER We're releasing a few tiny little episodes over the festive season as a Christmas treat. 6. Revolution in the Head - The Missing Entries / Cry Baby Cry Vince opens up his shiny new copy of our 'Beatles Bible', Ian MacDonald's amazing "Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Music and the Sixties", and reads the entry…
 
OVERRATED CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER We're releasing a few tiny little episodes over the festive season as a Christmas treat. 5. Revolution in the Head - The Missing Entries / Magical Mystery Tour Vince opens up his shiny new copy of our 'Beatles Bible', Ian MacDonald's amazing "Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Music and the Sixties", and reads t…
 
OVERRATED CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER We're releasing a few tiny little episodes over the festive season as a Christmas treat. 4. Revolution in the Head - The Missing Entries / Day Tripper Vince opens up his shiny new copy of our 'Beatles Bible', Ian MacDonald's amazing "Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Music and the Sixties", and reads the entry …
 
OVERRATED CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER We're releasing a few tiny little episodes over the festive season as a Christmas treat. 2. Revolution in the Head - The Missing Entries / Things We Said Today Vince opens up his shiny new copy of our 'Beatles Bible', Ian MacDonald's amazing "Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Music and the Sixties", and reads t…
 
OVERRATED CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLER We're releasing a few tiny little episodes over the festive season as a Christmas treat. 1. Revolution in the Head - The Missing Entries / Taxman Vince opens up his shiny new copy of our 'Beatles Bible', Ian MacDonald's amazing "Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Music and the Sixties", and reads the entry on "T…
 
Episode 29: A Sloppy Bucket of Fourth Raters - Armageddon (29th November 2020) 'The Podcast That Knows how to Build a Shelter, Avoid Fallout, Wrap Dead Loved Ones in Polythene, Bury Them, and Tag Their Bodies.' This episode: The End is Nigh! An aghast Neil & Vince look back at the complete horrorshow of 2020, and in an effort to cheer themselves, t…
 
Episode 28: The Smell of Cordite Kazoos - Halloween Special 2020 (25th October 2020) ‘The Podcast that warns you to beware the moon and keep t’ path.' HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! As Jeremy busies himself in the lightning-lashed laboratory of his crumbling East European castle, stitching together a monster Bono out of body part of his U2 band mates, Vince an…
 
Episode 27: The Power of Don Corleone Compels You! - Film (31st August 2020) ‘The Podcast, or El Podcasterino, that’s not into the whole brevity thing.' As Jeremy takes his annual holiday to Summerisle, Vince and Neil stock-up on exorbitantly priced popcorn and drinks and sneak off to the movies to watch some old favourites. Vince discusses the eee…
 
Episode 26: George Clinton For President! - 1993 (7th June 2020) 'The podcast with no no, no no no no, no no no no, no no with no limit.' As our overrated time machine pitches up in 1993, Vince gets tetchy over grammatical accuracy and travels to the city limits in the name of Dr Who, alienating Meatloaf fans along the way. Neil rewrites history an…
 
Episode 25: The Boon Ultimatum - Silver (19th April 2020) 'The complicated podcast that no one understands but its woman.' This episode: In this 25th edition of the show, we welcome ex pat and old school friend Neil to the team. Vince opens a fascinating window on his eating habits during lock down, Neil calls for clemency for U2, Jeremy changes hi…
 
Episode 24: Espadrilles - 1987 (March 9th 2020) 'The Podcast that’s fed up ‘cause all you wanna do is criticize' This episode: We aint wastin’ no more time We walk down the only road we’ve ever known and ride the storm of the century all the way back to 1987, where Toxic Waste Mutant Villains are all the rage, and everybody wore espadrilles (even a…
 
Episode 23: A Second Rate Show by Second Rate Men - Man (December 13th 2019) 'We Listen to What The Man Said' This episode: We stick it to The Man! In our special Christmas Show - featuring no Christmas songs - we feed Hall and Oates to white tigers live on stage in LA (after Jeremy has insulted them); Vince prepares a “How to Bluff Your Way Throug…
 
Episode 22: Interchangeable Lovelies - Numbers (October 27th 2019) 'Proud Supporters of Shepton Mallett FC' This episode: We hold up two digits to our listeners as we play the numbers game! We determine the standard distance pop stars are prepared to walk to see their lovers; Jeremy explains why he automatically rejects any emerging or rediscovered…
 
Episode 21: Pot Noodle - Woodstock (August 14th 2019) 'Three Days of Peace, Love, and Pot Noodles ' This episode: We get stuck in traffic on the way to Woodstock, 50 years too late! Jeremy reveals his superpower: being able to identify minor rock stars by a glimpse at the back of their heads, and Vince gets all misty-eyed about that time when he wa…
 
Episode 20: Glen Campbell’s Existential Nightmare (June 18th 2019) 'The podcast with no regrets. Literally.' This episode: We tumble back in time to 1975, where we find Starsky and Hutch being politically incorrect on a voodoo island populated by porn actresses, and the Bay City Rollers in the grip of a tartan mania. Jeremy insults everyone in the …
 
Episode 19: Pseudo American Teen Bollocks (April 11th 2019) 'Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as… Podcast.' This episode: We hold conversations with an imaginary Luke Haines as we delve into the why, who, and what of irksome How’s My Chimney genre Britpop. The mockney affectations of Damon Albarn cause Jeremy to r…
 
Episode 18: Music for People Who Don’t Like Music (February 21st 2019) 'The podcast that’s fully prepared to take ‘no deal’ off the table.' This episode: 80s light entertainment magician Paul Daniels joins Dire Straits; Jeremy sets up an overrated hotline to ubiquitous pop culture pundit Stuart Maconie; Vince insults the Mafia; our Supergroups go t…
 
Episode 17: Guffawing Buffoons (Dec 14th 2018) 'The podcast that’s naughty and nice.' This episode: We fit up Noddy Holder and Slade for a series of daring thefts from the homes of rival 70s Glam Rock bands; Jeremy gets unnecessarily furious with children’s TV character Mr Benn; Vince struggles with Kris Kristofferson and a Bristolian accent as Jer…
 
Episode 16: Ill-Thought-Out Analogies (November 16th 2018) 'We’ll show you something that’ll make you change your mind'. This episode: Vince demands that everybody should stop making things as there’s too much stuff already; Jeremy insists that Gerry Rafferty didn’t die in Baker Street, and laments the lack of any doctors or good feelings in Dr Fee…
 
Episode 15: Dear Bongo! - 1981 (September 27th 2018) 'The podcast with 99 problems' We try to determine if --as Chas and Dave would have us believe--the meat aisles of Sainsbury’s in 1981 were stacked with rabbit; We celebrate Bob Holness’s best fictitious saxophone solos; Vince remembers lots of werewolves, but very little else; We pitch a new Sun…
 
Episode 14: Being Mick Pointer Marillion’s Clutching at Straws - Part Two (July 22nd 2018) 'The podcast too scared to go back into the water' For the second episode of a two-part series, we go track-by-track through Marillion’s 1987 album Clutching at Straws, and as Vince casts Robert Downey Jnr to play Marillion’s frontman in a hypothetical biopic…
 
Episode 13: Inverted Commas Marillion’s Clutching at Straws - Part One (July 22nd 2018) 'The podcast of angst fueled bravado' This episode: For the first episode of a two-part series, we go track-by-track through Marillion’s 1987 album Clutching at Straws, a record Vince has loved for thirty years, and which Jeremy has lots of affection for, too - …
 
Episode 12: The Jeremy Wall Phenomenon (June 21st 2018) 'Five Sizzling Hot Tracks From 1976' We discuss interpersonal band dynamics and how to fire your sulky lead guitarist; we take a look at the complete madness of the UK singles chart through the 70’s and 80’s and we suggest that a guaranteed number one hit these days would be The Floral Song Gr…
 
Episode 11: Keeping it Real (May 18th 2018) 'Much has been said of the Vince Stadons of yore Of chat-fests and podcast shows by the score But I sing of a Jeremy Wall we adore The podcast overrater'. This episode: The Wicker Man: Vince and Jeremy discuss the 1973 British folk horror classic, which they first saw thirty years ago, and keep returning …
 
Episode 10: The Dickie Davies Fight Club - NYC SPECIAL (April 14th 2018) 'The first rule of the Overrated Podcast is: You don’t talk about the Overrated Podcast.' This episode: NEW YORK SPECIAL! We don fedoras and sunglasses, and scoff hot dogs and bagels as we are joined in the Overrated Studio by old school pal and New York resident Neil Barret, …
 
Episode 9: Confessions of a Failed Podcaster (March 15th 2018) 'The Podcast with 99 Problems' This episode: Jeremy confesses to having an awkward relationship with irksome Jam frontman Paul Weller, and starts a campaign to demand more stringently regulated standards in Rap Artists' outrageous and unfeasible boasting; Vince takes The Byrds and Dexys…
 
Episode 8: From L.A. to Totterdown (February 8th 2018) 'Hey Hey it’s the Podcast!' This episode: As Jeremy struggles to recollect anything recorded by 80’s/90’s UK pop princess Cathy Dennis, and Vince struggles with his vocabulary, both men go to war as they create rival Supergroups. Also this show, they decide that The Banana Splits were a lot fun…
 
Episode 7: Uncomfortably Waiting for it to End (December 20th, 2017) 'Our Chestnuts Are Roasting On An Open Fire' This episode: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! As Jeremy realises with rising horror that if he was in Wham! he’d be Andrew Ridgley, and Vince makes the case for George Michael being a calculating high-functioning sociopath with vengeance in his hear…
 
Episode 6: Languishing in Obscurity (November 22nd 2017) 'Non scientes quod ambitiosam (Never knowingly pretentious)' This episode: As we discover just how many times Critically Acclaimed UK Playwright™ Vince can easily be irked, Jeremy is turned into a dynamic pose-able action figure with eagle eyes and grip hands (just in time for the Christmas t…
 
Episode 5: Ghosts are Bullshit! (October 20th 2017) 'Listen to them, the children of the night'. This episode: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! In this spooktactular edition of what’s been called “the scariest podcast ever recorded” by bull**** ‘medium’ Derek Acorah (not really; just like him, we’re making it all up), Jeremy adopts a new non de plume for his Roc…
 
Episode 4: The Clive Dunn of Glam Rock (August 24th 2017) 'You Wouldn't Like Us When We're Angry' This episode: 1970’s SPECIAL! As Operation Yewtree closes in on The Wombles of Wimbledon Common, Jeremy and Vince confidently (if unwisely) don flared trousers, platform heels, pseudo-silk kimonos and glitter face paint in celebration of “the decade of…
 
Episode 3: Haunted by Phil Spector (July 20th 2017) 'The Strong and Stable Coalition of Chaos' This episode: Vince becomes Jeremy’s ruthless manager/Svengali figure and forces him to make a series of increasingly poor low-budget movies; Jeremy wonders if Tosh from The Bill should have been in sweary Dr Who spin-off series Torchwood; Vince wonders a…
 
Episode 2: Maverick Jazz Cops (June 15th 2017) '90 minutes of your life you’ll never get back! ' This episode: As Jeremy considers a life on the run, hiding in the shadows (not the band), Vince ponders the lack of men named Colin in Rock and Roll. Up for discussion by both is the staggering implausibility of hit BBC legal drama Judge John Deed; how…
 
Episode 1: Yoko Plays Skittles (May 4th 2017) '60 minutes of your life you’ll never get back!' In an episode that U2 fans would undoubtedly find terribly upsetting, Vince and Jeremy discuss tribute bands with punning names, the confused narrative of The Jacksons’ Blame it on the Boogie, scathing reviews, and why the numbers just don’t add up in lat…
 
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