The Great Song Podcast

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Blue on Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) w/Robby Wade and Bonus Jimmy Wallace Interview - Episode 411

Sept. 26, 2019

"Blue on Black," signature hit from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, hits the pod at full throttle this week. Our first taste of the blues on the pod calls for an XL episode, so we've got it! Special in-studio host, fresh inte…

Rock '90S Guest Co-host

Buddy Holly (Weezer) w/ Joey Abbot - Episode 410

Sept. 20, 2019

Oooweeooo, we can't wait for this one! Weezer's Blue Album gem Buddy Holly gets the Great Song treatment, with returning special guest Joey Abbot! In this episode: - Rivers Cuomo is never happy - Rob super botches an intro, …

Rock '90S Interview

Counting Blue Cars (w JR Richards of Dishwalla) - Episode 409

Sept. 13, 2019

Tell me all your thoughts on Dishwalla, 'cause we're on our way to see them! Original Dishwalla lead singer JR Richards joins the show to talk about the song that made people all over the country say, "What in the world does…

Rock '70S Non-Interview Blues

The Joker (Steve Miller Band) - Episode 408

Sept. 6, 2019

He's no Joaquin Phoenix, but he'll do. Steve Miller, the chillest rock legend maybe ever, graces the show for the first time with his classic, "The Joker." We'll learn about his love for '50s doo-wop and maybe some lyrical a…

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Forever Young (Rod Stewart) - Episode 407

Aug. 30, 2019

That instantly recognizable voice. That beautifully leathery face. That mole nobody really talks about. It’s Rod Stewart, blessing the show and the world with his classic hit “Forever Young.” Also in this episode: - How does…

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Livin' on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) - Episode 405

Aug. 16, 2019

The definition of arena rock is Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Stick around to the end to yell the key change with us, because otherwise we made ourselves hoarse for nothing. In t…

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When Doves Cry (Prince & the Revolution) - Episode 404

Aug. 9, 2019

The greatest song in pop history? The transitive property suggests *maybe.* Regardless, this song and its iconic album are in the upper echelon of pop (or funk-rock) history. Jam along with us and the late, very great Prince…

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Invisible Touch (Genesis) Album Listen - Episode 402

Aug. 2, 2019

Part 2 of the Genesis Family Tree is a full-album listen through the album that changed the game for Genesis and catapulted them into the pop music spotlight. Sit back and enjoy all the incredible yumminess that is “Invisibl…

Rock Pop '80S Non-Interview

The Living Years (Mike + The Mechanics) - Episode 403

Aug. 2, 2019

The Genesis Family Tree closes out the first week of Season Four with one of the greatest songs of the 1980s, courtesty of Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford’s side project, Mike + the Mechanics! In this episode: - All the fe…

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November Rain (Guns N' Roses) - Episode 320, Season 3 Finale

May 17, 2019

For the Season 3 finale, we talk the epic masterpiece that is “November Rain.” Guns N’ Roses brings all the feels and mood swings and breakups and makeups and maybe getting hit by a freakishly huge hail nugget to the show to…

Rock '80S '70S Non-Interview

Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas) - Episode 317

April 25, 2019

FINALLY we answer all of you SCREAMING for prog. We have heard your cries, and we have answered with the McDonald's cheeseburger of progressive rock: Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son," the classic that has served billions and b…

Rock Pop '80S Non-Interview

Money for Nothing (Dire Straits) - Episode 315

April 12, 2019

An instant classic episode about one of the biggest, most enduring rock hits of the 1980's. Remember that weird old homophobe who used to hang out at Sears? Well Mark Knopfler does, and he wrote a song about him! In this epi…

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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…

Rock Pop '90S Non-Interview Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week 1 - Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) - Episode 311

March 15, 2019

On this pod, the rule of thumb is "celebrate." But in an unprecedented move, this week we're covering a song that one of us hates! Rivalry Week 1 sees the huge hit for Goo Goo Dolls from the soundtrack to the movie City of A…

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…