Episode 1539: American Band Madness: Preview Edition

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Tag: Pete Townshend

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1086: Fan Mail – Pete Townshend, 1981 Albums

    Episode 1086: Fan Mail – Pete Townshend, 1981 Albums

    We address listener correspondence about episodes on Pete Townshend and 1981 sophomore albums. Thanks to Sean Smith, Jeff from New Hampshire, Jim Osborne, Craig Rosen and Mark Neese.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1056: Fan Mail – Live Albums

    Episode 1056: Fan Mail – Live Albums

    Listeners tell us about their favorite live albums, including those by Jackson Browne, Little Feat, Sam Cooke and Warren Zevon.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1055: Pete Townshend and The Who, 1980-82

    Episode 1055: Pete Townshend and The Who, 1980-82

    Mike Wagner, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We discuss Pete Townshend’s output in the early ’80s: two solo albums (“Empty Glass” and “All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes”) and two albums with The Who (“Face Dances” and “It’s Hard.”)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 912: Fan Mail – The Who, Pete Townshend, Wussy

    Episode 912: Fan Mail – The Who, Pete Townshend, Wussy

    Listeners respond to our week of episodes about The Who. Mark Daniel talks about his lifelong fandom. Michael Favicchio tells us about a Who tribute song by indie band Wussy. And Dave from Kenosha calls in with his top 10 Pete Townshend solo songs (we didn’t even have to ask).

  • Thumbnail for Episode 434: Perfect Pop – English Beat

    Episode 434: Perfect Pop – English Beat

    Listener Eric Sbar picks a 1982 English Beat classic for its song-along-ability. Perfect Pop.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 419: Music Theories – Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Pete Townshend

    Episode 419: Music Theories – Bob Dylan, R.E.M., Pete Townshend

    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.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 270: Listener Favorites 2017 – Jason Isbell and More

    Episode 270: Listener Favorites 2017 – Jason Isbell and More

    When we asked our listeners to tell us about their favorite music of 2017, one artist received the most mentions. And so we present four calls that reference Jason Isbell. Plus, a few more incredible artists get some love. Thanks for the calls, John Off, Trip Bakun, Kevin Clement and Jacques Motiff.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 114: Echo Park Jimmy!

    Episode 114: Echo Park Jimmy!

    It’s a very special episode of Fan Mail Friday, focused on one very special fan, Echo Park Jimmy. Sit back and enjoy.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 85: Fan Mail Friday 5

    Episode 85: Fan Mail Friday 5

    It’s an episode programmed by you, the listeners! This edition of Fan Mail Friday includes songs by Bonny Doon, Concrete Blonde, the Spice Girls with Echo & the Bunnymen (what?), the Lightning Seeds, Better Than Ezra and more. (There’s even a song about poo; it was bound to happen.) Our friend Adam Woodard joins in the fun.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 83: Record Store Day with Hard Rock’s Jeff Nolan

    Episode 83: Record Store Day with Hard Rock’s Jeff Nolan

    Record Store Day Week continues. We talk with Jeff Nolan, music and memorabilia historian for Hard Rock International. He visited East West Records, an Orlando mom-and-pop shop he has frequented since his youth. And he left with quite the honorable purchase.