Barret Ries, a patron of the pod, picks the topic. He invites some old friends from Ohio rock band Somasonic to talk, via Zoom, about their ’90s regional success, receiving a cease-and-desist order from Semisonic, and getting the band back together a couple of decades later.
Jim shares some rarities from his collection (music that is unavailable or difficult to find on the streaming services). He starts with a song from Bob Mould’s underappreciated mid-’90s solo career, then plays a tune from an oft-overlooked Paul Westerberg album from 2002. (Recorded on the back deck, and featuring guest Jasper Colt.)
If you choose not to listen to this podcast, you still have made a choice. Rockin’ the Suburbs tackles Rush’s 1980 album “Permanent Waves,” with guests Bobby Padavick and Charles Andrews of D.C. band Night Streets. As Rush Week continues.