Patron of the pod Mike Snider gets to pick the topic. He’s been intrigued by the new album from the Highwomen and wants to talk about supergroups, including Them Crooked Vultures, the Traveling Wilburys, Blind Faith and more.
Podcast patron Nick Scalera gets to pick the topic. He wants to talk about Galaxie 500’s “On Fire” album, celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Podcast patron Mike Wagner gets to pick the topic. We talk about the recent Replacements’ recent reissue “Dead Man’s Pop,” which includes new mixes of the album “Don’t Tell a Soul.” And we talk about remixes in general.
Podcast patron Scott Parks got to pick today’s topic. He chose to discuss the Kinks’ late ’70s and early ’80s period on Arista Records.
Mike Kohli, a patron of the show, gets to pick today’s topic. And because he’s a music journalist in Central New York, he wants to showcase some of the great talent from his part of the world. He plays for us songs by Annie in the Water, the Old Main, Mike Powell and the Black River, and Late Earth. Plus, Mike talks about organizing Woods Fest in Rome NY.
Scott Parks of Valparaiso IN is a Rockin’ the Suburbs patron. So we let him pick the topic. He chose to discuss “Riding with the Ghost,” a book about the brilliant but troubled musician Jason Molina of Songs: Ohia.
Eric Lohrenz of Lincoln IL is a patron of Rockin’ the Suburbs. And so he gets to be a Guest Star and choose a topic. He contributes to our Perfect Pop list with a classic power pop song by the Vertebrats, a little-known band from Champaign-Urbana IL (once covered by the Replacements).
Keith Jacobsen of Grand Rapids MI is our Guest Star today. As a supporter of the show on Patreon, he gets to pick the topic, and he wanted to talk about bands that were big in their home countries but struggled in the U.S. He cites Canada’s Tragically Hip and England’s Elbow, while Jim & Patrick chime in with some of their own picks.