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At This Moment (w/Special Guest Billy Vera) - Billy Vera and the Beaters - Episode 209

July 13, 2018

A landmark episode for Rob and JP as we speak to the writer and performer of one of our favorite '80s classics! Billy Vera calls in to discuss his signature song, the crazy story of its rise to popularity, and SO much more! …

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Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince) - Episode 207

June 29, 2018

Our Tribute to Summer begins with this smooth hip-hop classic from the one and only Will Smith and his right hand man, DJ Jazzy Jeff. We talk Fresh Prince, Ninja Turtles, mixtapes and everything in-between, including the wor…

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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…

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Ten Summoner's Tales (Sting) - Ep 205 COMMENTARY ONLY

June 15, 2018

**THIS EPISODE INCLUDES COMMENTARY ONLY** The boys expand into a new format with this episode: real-time full album commentary on one of the greatest albums of our lifetime; Sting's amazing Ten Summoner's Tales. Enjoy this v…

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Ten Summoner's Tales (Sting) Ep 205 WITH MUSIC

June 15, 2018

**THIS EPISODE INCLUDES ALBUM AUDIO WITH COMMENTARY** The boys expand into a new format with this episode: real-time full album commentary on one of the greatest albums of our lifetime; Sting's amazing Ten Summoner's Tales. …

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Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross - Episode 204

June 8, 2018

This week we celebrate the King of Yacht Rock himself! Feel the breeze and let your flamingo flag fly! Also, Michael McDonald, Penguino Rodgriguez, and the sax intro that stumped Rob. Join our Facebook group for weekly threa…

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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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In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Episode 202

May 25, 2018

Drowning conspiracies, gated reverb and teenagers who can't wait 3 minutes for a groove...we cover all that and more as we get into another all-time smash, Phil Collins' signature hit, "In The Air Tonight." Join our Facebook…

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Where the Streets Have No Name (U2) - Episode 201

May 18, 2018

We're BACK for SEASON 2! Join Rob and JP as we get back to business--Jersey Mikes, dotted quarter delays, and our favorite 1-2 punches to open an album. All this and much more as we get into U2's classic from The Joshua Tree…

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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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Black Velvet - Episode 122

March 16, 2018

Rob describes this song as "sweaty" and that's disgusting. But everything about it is magic. Be musically whisked away to the heart of the deep south with this...hold on, Alannah Myles is CANADIAN?? --- Send in a voice me…

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Who Can it Be Now (Men at Work) - Episode 121

March 9, 2018

Rob has burning questions. JP has quick answers that negate ALL of them. Find out the story behind Men at Work's 80's classic. Also in this episode: sax hooks, copyright infringement, and no mentions of Rascall Flatts. Join …

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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…