Episode 193: Tom Petty: Remembering a Legend
With the sudden loss of a legend, we are dedicating a whole week of shows to Tom Petty. First up, a general tribute discussion including guest Phil Ingrassia. Plus, friend and superfan Mike Snider weighs in.
Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) albums ranked, top to bottom
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.
Episode 192: Fan Mail Friday: October 6, 2017
Another Fan Mail Friday! We answer your letters and notes. Featuring music by Talking Heads, Husker Du, Kiss, R.E.M. and Filthy Friends.
Episode 190: Tom Petty, Rest in Power
Tom Petty died on Oct. 2, 2017. We pay tribute to a true legend of rock ‘n’ roll.
Episode 189: Rolling Stone Magazine
Jann Wenner recently put Rolling Stone up for sale, 50 years after he founded the music and culture magazine. Jim & Patrick were once avid readers and reflect on the publication’s impact … and shortcomings.
Episode 188: New Music: September 2017
What’s new in the Rockin’ the Suburbs record collection? How about some Dori Freeman, Deer Tick, Metz and Rostam? Plus, a Big Star cover by Beach Slang.
Episode 187: Fan Mail Friday: Sept. 29, 2017
We love to get listener feedback! And then we answer some of it, in a little segment we call Fan Mail Friday. This edition features music by Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, Lambchop and User 964848511.
Episode 186: Charles Bradley, Rest in Power
The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley, died of cancer on Sept. 23. It’s particularly sad considering that Bradley, 68, finally achieved recording and performing success only six years ago. Jim & Patrick pay tribute to this supremely talented singer. Rest in Power, Charles.
Episode 185: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 3
We conclude our conversation with Matthew Sweet by asking him some questions submitted by Rockin’ the Suburbs listeners. A lot of you were curious about his collaborations with Susanna Hoffs.