Episode 1371: What Was First: Flying Nun Records

Thanks to many listener suggestions, Patrick explores the first release from New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records.

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    Episode 1371: What Was First: Flying Nun Records

    Thanks to many listener suggestions, Patrick explores the first release from New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records.

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    Episode 1370: What Was First: SST Records

    We wrap the week with the story of the first release on one of the most iconic indie labels of all time, California’s SST Records. We fly the flag for a raging slab of punk rock that came roaring out of Hermosa Beach and blazed a trail for countless non-conformists to follow.

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    Episode 1369: What Was First: Bloodshot Records

    We are back on the What Was First bus today, with an episode suggested by some weird guy from the suburbia, a Mr. Jim Lenahan. We travel back in time to Chicago in the year 1994 to hear the story of the very first release on Bloodshot Records.

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    Episode 1368: Dylan & Hoffman II

    Tim Hoffman leads the second part of our discussion of Bob Dylan’s albums from the controversial 1976 -1981 era. The bottom line? “Shot of Love” is a very key Dylan album.

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    Episode 1367: Dylan & Hoffman Part One

    Tim Hoffman takes us on the Bob Dylan journey we all needed to open our minds. Believer or non-believer, the music wins out in the end.

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    Episode 1366: What Was First: Factory Records

    We had so much fun with What Was First last week that we just had to do one more! Thanks to listener Nick Optus who wrote in to suggest we investigate the first release on the legendary Factory Records. There is a twist to the “first release” tale on this episode you won’t want to miss, dear listener.

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    Episode 1365: What Was First: Alternative Tentacles

    We wrap up What Was First week with a suggestion from our friend and community member Mike Kohli. Reminding us that “there is always room for Jello” Mike suggests we investigate what was first on Alternative Tentacles Records.

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    Episode 1364: What Was First: Jagjaguwar Records

    Our What Was First series stops in Charlottesville, Virginia today to pick up the story of Jagjaguwar Records. Along the way, Dungeons and Dragons, Tokyo Rose and Bloomington, Indiana will feature. The first release is by The Curious Digit and yeah, we hadn’t heard it either.

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    Episode 1363: What Was First: Merge Records

    Our series What Was First continues today with a trip down North Carolina way to learn about the first release on Merge Records. Listener Mark Neese wrote in to suggest this one and it turns out that the first release on Merge is not a 7″, 12″ or a compact disc. No, it’s a cassette!

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    Episode 1362: What Was First: Rhino Records

    An email from beautiful Cornucopia, Wisconsin leads us to investigate the first release on Rhino Records. The story will take us back to Westwood, California and touch on buying records at flea markets, Hassle the Salesman Day and even include a number one single.