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'80S Episodes

Rock Pop '80S '70S Country/Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Non-Interview

Centerfield (John Fogerty) - Episode 313

March 29, 2019

Baseball season is here, and we feel like celebrating! We're ready to put on the cleats and the eye-black, hit the turf and, well, probably pop up to the shortstop, but still. Baseball is back! Get the season started right w…

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Higher Love (Steve Winwood) - Episode 310

March 8, 2019

BRAAAAAANG me some 80's square-tie-wearing pop! One of the most talented guys in pop music, Steve Winwood's been making hits since he was 15! He's played with the biggest names in the industry, and fashioned a Hall of Fame c…

Rock '80S '70S Non-Interview

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…

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I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) - Whitney Houston - Episode 307

Feb. 15, 2019

The height of 80's fun pop (and maybe the single most catchy tune we've covered yet) comes to us in the form of Whitney Houston's smash hit. Rob and JP continue the show's Black History Month celebration with one of the all-…

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Enter Sandman (Metallica) - Episode 304

Jan. 25, 2019

Awww, yea-heh!! Get your rock fist in the air and bang that head with us as we dive into Metallica's signature song (at least if you're posers like us!). In this episode: - We definitely say some stuff that Metallica die-har…

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…

Rock Pop '80S '90S Non-Interview Movie And TV Songs

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Bryan Adams) - Episode 302

Jan. 11, 2019

There's no love like your love! Grab some arrows and impress your favorite maiden with Bryan Adams' 1991 classic ballad. Also in this episode, we learn a LOT we didn't know about Shania Twain and we accuse Bryan Adams of pus…

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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…

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Free Fallin' (Tom Petty) - Episode 221

Oct. 5, 2018

A year after his passing, the lads honor Tom Petty by covering his signature song. Also, our top fictional bands, and how this song can be described perfectly in a six-second Vine. (RIP Vine and Tom.) As always, leave us a r…

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…

Pop '80S '70S R&B/Hip-Hop Non-Interview

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 …