SPECIAL EPISODE: Neil Peart of Rush, one of the greatest drummers of all time, died Jan. 7 from brain cancer. Jim and Patrick are joined by Mike Snider and Brad Maylor to discuss Peart’s contributions to rock music.
We say goodbye to three artists of note:
Indie singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston passed on Sept. 11, 2019, at age 58.
Rocker Eddie Money, on Sept. 13 at 70.
Cars singer and songwriter (and famed producer) Ric Ocasek on Sept. 15 at 75.
Rest in Power.
New Orleans icon Dr. John (born Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.) died on June 6, 2019, at age 77. Jim and Patrick pay tribute.
Roky Erickson died on May 31, 2019, at age 71. He blended psychedelia with garage rock and influenced a wide swath of musicians while dealing with mental health issues. Jim & Patrick pay tribute.
Avant-garde musician Scott Walker died on March 22, 2019, at age 76. Ranking Roger of the English Beat died on March 26 at age 56. We pay tribute to both of these influential musicians. (Recorded on the back deck. Jasper Colt joins in.)
Legendary session drummer Hal Blaine died on March 11, 2019, at age 90. Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, died on March 16 at age 81. We pay tribute to these important figures in pop music. (Recorded on the back deck, with guest Jasper Colt.)
Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks died Dec. 6 at age 63. Jim & Patrick discuss his impact.
Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16 at 76 years old. She was the Queen of Soul for a reason. But her impact went far beyond her singing ability. Jim & Patrick pay tribute, joined by Intern Sam Lisker.
About a month before his passing, we conducted a long interview with power pop master Tommy Keene. At the end of the interview, we asked him to make a Perfect Pop pick. He choose songs by the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.
Taler calls in from work to tell us about her favorite music of 2017, including indie bands Great Grandpa and Chastity Belt. Plus, we pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries (Rest in Power).