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Fire and Rain (James Taylor) - Episode 203

June 1, 2018

James Taylor is ready to get all up in your feels on this week's episode, and so are Rob and JP. We'll laugh, we'll cry; we'll insult John Denver. Let's get to work! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/greatson…

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Celebration (Kool & the Gang) - Episode 123

March 23, 2018

There's a party goin' on RIGHT HERE, and your ears are invited! Rob and JP break down Kool & the Gang's ubiquitous smash hit, Celebration, and discuss search engines and Rob's really weird concert souvenir. --- Send in a …

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Livin' on the Edge (Aerosmith) - Episode 117

Feb. 9, 2018

"There's something wrong in the world today, and everybody knows it's wrong." Tell you what it ain't--THIS. SONG. The boys from Boston get down in one of our all-time favorite rock songs. Also pedal tones, middle-aged thieve…

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End of the Innocence (Don Henley) - Episode 116

Feb. 2, 2018

The grumpiest member of the Eagles brings us this week's classic tune, co-written by another GSP alum, Bruce Hornsby. Also, apologies to Mickey Dolenz and a great many others. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun …

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Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) - Episode 115

Jan. 26, 2018

Don't you dare stop! Don't even think about it! You hold on to that feeling til the bitter end! Rob and JP break down Journey's ubiquitous classic, and get into why it's still selling big numbers even today. Also Rob makes a…

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Africa (Toto) - Episode 113

Jan. 12, 2018

We bless those rains! Yes we do! Sway along in the warm breeze as we cover Toto's somehow-timeless classic, "Africa." Also, weird covers, the Purdie Shuffle, and Rob wheezes at a joke about Lars Ulrich. Join our Facebook gro…

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Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) - Episode 111

Dec. 29, 2017

The great Stevie Wonder makes his first GSP appearance this week. Check out the amazing story of how this song played a part in waking Stevie Wonder from a coma after a car accident threatened his life. Plus Rob and JP get p…

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Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney) - Episode 108

Dec. 8, 2017

It's McCartney time! Sir Paul makes his first appearance in the Great Song zeitgeist with his signature hit. Other topics include chromaticism and the lads losing a potential Little Caesar's sponsorship. Join our Facebook gr…

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Piano Man (Billy Joel) - Episode 107

Nov. 30, 2017

One of the all-time classics, and one of our all-time favorite artists! Billy Joel's piano lounge anthem is our subject this week--learn about the debacle of Joel's first album release, and why Rob hates it when you mix up t…

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More Than a Feeling (Boston) - Episode 106

Nov. 24, 2017

Break out the afro wig and sway along as we break down Boston's biggest hit! Also: Who is Maryanne, GNR's drummer's awful timekeeping, and dropping out of college! Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions,…

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I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley/Eric Clapton) - Episode 105

Nov. 17, 2017

A 2-time Hall of Famer! Rob and JP dive into Bob Marley's original and Eric Clapton's cover version of "I Shot the Sheriff." Also, Marley's drummer had 40 kids, so we'll get into that. Join our Facebook group for weekly thre…

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Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (Pink Floyd) - Episode 104

Nov. 10, 2017

Rob and JP break down the themes and sounds of another classic British rock tune. Also, broccoli, narcoleptic teachers, and our favorite guitar solo entrances. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun discussions, and…

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Do You Feel Like We Do (Peter Frampton) - Episode 103

Nov. 3, 2017

In which Rob and JP say they're here to discuss modern American music and proceed to spend the next 40 minutes breaking down a British rock anthem. Buy the original song here. Join our Facebook group for weekly threads, fun …