What’s Patrick been digging lately? Some smart rock by Kyle Craft and Purple Mountains. Plus, we play a Bob Dylan cover by Karen Jonas.
Listeners respond to our episode about perfect albums (thanks to Barret Ries for kicking off the topic). Steven Routledge suggests an album by Suede, while John Off calls in with a list that includes Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Oasis, Hall & Oates, Blue Oyster Cult and New Order.
Scott Parks of Valparaiso IN tells us about his Record Store Day finds.
We conclude our interview with keyboardist Ricky Peterson. He talks about his latest solo album “Drop Shot,” the music he grew up with, his thoughts on streaming music and what it’s like to play in front of 20,000 people.
Mike Wagner of Houston (a past guest host of Rockin’ the Suburbs) makes his holiday song pick: a cover of a Bob Dylan song by Sinead O’Connor.
Bradford Maylor joins the podcast to discuss an intricate theory he has about Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man.” Then Patrick discusses theories he has about R.E.M.’s “Kohoutek” and Pete Townshend’s “Rough Boys.”
Mike Snider, good friend of the show and accomplished writer, breaks down Tom Petty’s studio work. As he says, “there’s no right answer,” when ranking Petty’s work, but we’re glad Mike gave it a shot.
Elvis Costello Week continues. Today, we explore his most excellent second album, 1978’s “This Year’s Model.” Our friend Mike Snider joins in the conversation.
Ryan Week continues with Tales from the Record Store. Peaches Records & Tapes, to be specific.
Day 2 of Covers Songs chosen by listeners. Today’s episode features the Gipsy Kings and America.