Let’s visit Patrick’s Book Nook (now with its own theme music!). He discusses “Spacemen 3 and the Birth of Spiritualized” by Erik Morse, “Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands” by Will Carruthers and “The Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division” by Jon Savage.
Randall Brown (of Knoxville TN band Quartjar, which provides our theme music) helps us out by interviewing author and cultural geographer Tyler Sonnichsen about his new book “Capitals of Punk: DC, Paris, and Circulation in the Urban Underground.”
We talk with Adam Coop via Skype about a super cool Raconteurs show he got to attend at Third Man Records in Nashville.
Two readers talk new music in this Fan Mail episode. Steven Routledge touts As I Lay Dying, Alex Lahey, Nick Lowe and the National (plus a Tom Petty cover by J Mascis). And Tom Neuerberg turns us on to the latest by Broken Social Scene. And then – sport!
Listener Niklas Nygards of Sweden tells us about some new music he’s been digging, from Dutch band the Maureens, Swedish singer Daniel Norgren and Australia’s Courtney Barnett.
We conclude our series on classic rock in the ’80s with a look at Crosby, Stills & Nash, Yes, the Who and the Grateful Dead. Rob Gates and Kevin Goff join Jim while Patrick is on vacation.
On this ’80s flashback episode, we focus on artists who continued to evolve their sound: Paul Simon, David Bowie and Genesis. Rob Gates and Kevin Goff fill in for Patrick while he’s on vacation.
It’s a rapid-fire episode, as we compare and contrast examples of bands’ ’70s vs. ’80s sounds. Rob Gates and Kevin Goff join Jim (while Patrick is on vacation) to discuss ZZ Top, the J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, Heart, Chicago and Kenny Loggins.
More ’80s comebacks by legacy artists. In this episode we look at the Moody Blues, John Fogerty (formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival) and Tina Turner. Rob Gates and Kevin Goff join Jim, while Patrick is on vacation.
Patrick Foster is out this week, so Rob Gates and Kevin Goff join Jim to talk about classic rock artists and how they responded to the industry in the ’80s. Today, we talk about three legacy artists who made big comebacks in the MTV decade: Steve Winwood (formerly of Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith), the Beach Boys (who scored a No. 1 single in the ’80s) and Roy Orbison (who had a bittersweet ’80s revival).