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Old Time Rock And Roll (Bob Seger) w/Jim "Moose" Brown Interview - Episode 309

March 1, 2019

AKA "Hard Truths About the Music Industry." You don't get more classic rock than this. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (well, actually...let's talk about that) deliver this anthemic fist-pumper for anti-disco, blue-coll…

'70S R&B/Hip-Hop Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview Blues

Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - Episode 306

Feb. 8, 2019

Groove along with us as Black History Month continues! We’re talking about the most down-to-Earth music legend of all time and celebrating his classic hit, “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In This Episode: -“Grandma’s Hands” and the art…

Pop '80S '70S Non-Interview Yacht Rock

You Make My Dreams (Hall and Oates) - Episode 303

Jan. 18, 2019

Bop along and get ready for the feel-good earworm of 1981, Hall and Oates' "You Make My Dreams." In this episode: - A Philadelphia gang fight - What is blue-eyed soul, and is it racist? - a cover version that’s so bad we nee…

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Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson) - Episode 301

Jan. 4, 2019

Sha-mone! Grab your crotch and turn up your winter coat, it's time to give one of the all-time greats his due. That's right, Michael Jackson is our Season 3 opener, and we can't wait to deep-dive into his inspirational class…

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Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) - Season 2 Finale, Episode 225

Nov. 2, 2018

Oh yeah! We went big for the Season 2 Finale and tackled one of the most epic rock tunes of all time! Here's everything you want to know about Queen's signature classic, plus tons of our world famous sidebars™. Thanks for li…

'80S '70S Country/Folk/Americana Non-Interview

The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels) - Episode 224

Oct. 27, 2018

It's the week of Halloween, and in tribute we're talking about our favorite song about the devil! Rob and JP talk Satan, fiddles, and a weird amount of baseball for a song about...well, Satan. As always, leave us a review to…

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Tiny Dancer (Elton John) - Episode 223

Oct. 19, 2018

Hug a buddy and sway along! We've got Sir Elton's classic crowd-pleaser in an episode chock full of goodness as we ramp toward the end of season 2. Also in this episode: splitting sandwiches, the shirt your wife hates, and o…

Rock '80S '70S '60S Milestone/Special Interview

When the Night Comes (Joe Cocker) w Phil Grande - Episode 222

Oct. 12, 2018

Our very special 1-year anniversary show includes one of our all-time favorite Joe Cocker jams, and an interview with Joe's lead guitarist-slash-our-new-bff Phil Grande (in what turned out to be his final interview). Want MO…

Rock '80S '70S Non-Interview Yacht Rock Blues

Life's Been Good (Joe Walsh) - Episode 220

Sept. 28, 2018

One of the most unique guys in rock brings us a delightfully cheeky song about stardom. In this episode: Intentional sloppiness Tambourines in church Sean Connery The harmonic series Want MORE show? Join us on PATREON for we…

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September (Earth, Wind & Fire) - Episode 219 ft. Janson Furrow

Sept. 21, 2018

Janson Furrow joins the boys for the danciest dance floor jam maybe ever! Dare you to get up and groove with GSP and EWF. Also: Al McKay’s Star licks, afros of choice, and creating a musical Captain Planet. --- Send in a …

Rock Pop '70S Non-Interview Yacht Rock Jazz

Reelin' in the Years (Steely Dan) - Episode 218

Sept. 14, 2018

We're Two Against Nature! Well... we've been called unnatural, anyway. Everyone's favorite jazz-rock outfit is this week's topic, and the song is the happiest sounding breakup song you've ever heard! Also: the most appropri…

Pop '90S '70S R&B/Hip-Hop Disco And Dance Non-Interview

Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack/Fugees) - Episode 216

Aug. 31, 2018

ONE TIIIME! Oh yeah, it's time to bust out the 90's hip hop classic that first was a 70's R&B classic that was first a...well, it was an OK folk tune. Also, the boys discuss who should be cast in a musical version of Clue, a…

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25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago) - Episode 215

Aug. 24, 2018

Windows down, radio up! Chicago and company are providing the perfect road trip song about--wait, what's this song about? Also, bad horsies, Billy Joel breaks our hearts, and guitar innovations that are totally impractical. …

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Dance With Me (Orleans) - Episode 210

July 20, 2018

WARNING: This song WILL be stuck in your head FOREVER. You may not think you know it, but you definitely do. And it will never leave you alone (and that's a good thing). Plus the sweetest story from JP's cross-section of mus…

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Barracuda (Heart) - Episode 206

June 22, 2018

Ooooooooooh, Barracuda! Rob and JP lead into a lovefest about Heart's greatness as a rock band with - what else - a side conversation about MC Hammer and Deion Sanders. Also, Rob outs one of his friends in a super-embarrasin…