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  • Thumbnail for Episode 1379: What Was First: Island Records

    Episode 1379: What Was First: Island Records

    We take a suggestion from some guy named Jim Lenahan to investigate the first release on Island Records; one of the most influential labels of all time.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1378: What Was First: Triple X Records

    Episode 1378: What Was First: Triple X Records

    We wrap up with week with a “bite-size history lesson” on Triple X Records. There is plenty to learn in this episode, including stuff about Jane’s Addiction, the Ramones, Dr. Dre and of course, Rhino 39.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1377: Book Nook: I Want My MTV

    Episode 1377: Book Nook: I Want My MTV

    Jim takes over the Book Nook today and reports on a volume he read on a recent vacation: I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1376: The Echo Park Jimmy Universe

    Episode 1376: The Echo Park Jimmy Universe

    We kick off a new month with a series of messages from an old friend, Echo Park Jimmy AKA EPJ. We always eventually get around to our messages and while this one is from a few months back, it’s packed with thrills, spills and slap bass!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1375: What Was First: Murderecords

    Episode 1375: What Was First: Murderecords

    The last day of May takes us to another episode of What Was First, where we explore the first release record labels. Today, a suggestion from listener Damon Wood sends us to Canada, where we find out what was the first release on Murderecords, a label founded and run by the members of the band Sloan.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1374: Patron Episode: Eric Lohrenz and music from 2002

    Episode 1374: Patron Episode: Eric Lohrenz and music from 2002

    We wrap up the week with a patron episode featuring our good friend Eric Lohrenz. He focuses on the year 2002, picking out two albums and two songs for discussion.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1373: Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

    Episode 1373: Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Happy birthday Stevie Nicks!
    And check out all the episodes we’ve done on Fleetwood Mac, too!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1372: April New Music Mega Blast!

    Episode 1372: April New Music Mega Blast!

    They said it couldn’t be done. They said it would be foolish to try. They called it flying too close to the sun. Did we listen? Heck no. Here is the first-ever, one-of-a-kind, super spectacular April New Music Mega Blast!

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1371: What Was First: Flying Nun Records

    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.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1370: What Was First: SST Records

    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.