Tag: R.E.M.

  • 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 326: Guest Shot – ‘… reporters baffled, trumped …’

    Episode 326: Guest Shot – ‘… reporters baffled, trumped …’

    Craig Rosen of the suburbs of Los Angeles fills in today as Jim and Patrick take off for Spring Break. Craig has a lot to talk about, including his dog’s broken toe, the back story on Portugal. The Man and R.E.M. lyrics, deciphered.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 216: Best Debut Album Openers

    Episode 216: Best Debut Album Openers

    What are the best track 1’s from debut albums? Which bands announced their presence with authority? Our listeners give us TONS of great examples.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 201: Perfect Pop – R.E.M., Bad Examples

    Episode 201: Perfect Pop – R.E.M., Bad Examples

    Listeners pick Perfect Pop songs by R.E.M. and Chicago’s the Bad Examples.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 185: Interview: Matthew Sweet, Part 3

    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.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 172: Best Songs: R.E.M.

    Episode 172: Best Songs: R.E.M.

    Slicing Up Eyeballs, a website dedicated to ’80s college rock, polled readers about the best songs by R.E.M. We talk with site editor Matt Sebastian about the results — and weigh in with a few favorites of our own. Bud Verge, Bob Popik and Rob Gates join in the conversation, with Jim & Patrick, of course.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 166: Live on Letterman

    Episode 166: Live on Letterman

    We remember the music of David Letterman’s late-night shows. Because it’s the anniversary of the debut of CBS’ “Late Show.” And because Dave just made a deal with Netflix. But really just because we love David Letterman.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 119: Fan Mail Friday 9

    Episode 119: Fan Mail Friday 9

    We cull through the mounds of emails and social medias from the listeners and pick out a few choice comments. What other show covers air drumming, a lost record collection, whether Dan Auerbach copied another artist, a train to Toronto, Revolution Summer, Wyoming “bourbon,” Zima and Styx?

  • 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 93: Overplayed songs (‘Freee Birrddd!’)

    Episode 93: Overplayed songs (‘Freee Birrddd!’)

    Can you get sick of a great song? We put that question to our listeners, and they offered up several examples.