Tag: Pretenders

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1060: 1981 Sophomore Albums – Pretenders, U2, Teardrop Explodes, Echo & the Bunnymen

    Episode 1060: 1981 Sophomore Albums – Pretenders, U2, Teardrop Explodes, Echo & the Bunnymen

    Eric Lohrenz, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. In a follow-up to an earlier episode, we discuss four sophomore albums released in 1981: “Pretenders II,” “October” by U2, “Wilder” by the Teardrop Explodes and “Heaven Up Here” by Echo & the Bunnymen.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 969: 1980 Debut Albums

    Episode 969: 1980 Debut Albums

    Eric Lohrenz, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. We discuss debut albums that came out in 1980, including those by Pretenders, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, Half Japanese, Huey Lewis and the News, Kurtis Blow and Jim Carroll Band.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 890: Album Closing Tracks

    Episode 890: Album Closing Tracks

    Tim Hoffman, a patron of the pod, gets to pick the topic. We discuss great album closing tracks.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 876: Guest Episode – Time Signatures

    Episode 876: Guest Episode – Time Signatures

    Guest host B.J. Bonin gives us a lesson in unusual time signatures in rock music, with examples from XTC, Kitchens of Distinction, the Monkees, Broken Social Scene and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 760: 1984 – A Look Back

    Episode 760: 1984 – A Look Back

    Mike Kohli, a patron of the pod, calls in on Skype and gets to pick the topic. He wants to discuss the music of 1984, especially the alt-rock scene that included Hüsker Dü, Minutemen, the Replacements and Metallica. Jim and Patrick also make a couple of picks: Pretenders and Meat Puppets, respectively.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 457: Guest Shot – Short Guitar Leads

    Episode 457: Guest Shot – Short Guitar Leads

    Mike Wagner of Houston fills in for Jim & Patrick. He talks about the fine art of the succinct guitar solo.