Mike Snider, a patron of the pod, gets to pick today’s topic. He wants to talk about the saddest thing ever: concert regrets.
Listeners respond to our episode about perfect albums (thanks to Barret Ries for kicking off the topic). Steven Routledge suggests an album by Suede, while John Off calls in with a list that includes Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Oasis, Hall & Oates, Blue Oyster Cult and New Order.
Two readers talk new music in this Fan Mail episode. Steven Routledge touts As I Lay Dying, Alex Lahey, Nick Lowe and the National (plus a Tom Petty cover by J Mascis). And Tom Neuerberg turns us on to the latest by Broken Social Scene. And then – sport!
For Episode 500 of Rockin’ the Suburbs, listeners ask Jim & Patrick the questions. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Part 2 of our interview with Tom Petty record promoter Jon Scott. Thanks to Craig Rosen for setting this up for us. And thanks too to Phil Ingrassia for sitting in on this conversation.
It’s been a year since Tom Petty died. We honor his legacy with an interview we conducted shortly after that tragic event. Record promoter Jon Scott played an important role in bringing Petty’s music to the world. On this episode, he talks about getting into the record industry and a lesson he learned while promoting a Johnny Cougar album.
It’s a deck party! We look back at new music we discovered in July. Patrick was digging releases by Athens GA singer-songwriter Matthew Houck (who goes by Phosphorescent) and hip Brooklynites Bodega. We close out with a new music pick by longtime listener Adam Coop. He’s digging the previously unreleased, newly released single from Tom Petty.
Adam Coop of Louisville rounds out our tales from Record Store Day. He picked up some special released by Car Seat Headrest, Trampled By Turtles (covering Tom Petty) and more.
It’s the final Fan Mail Friday of the year. What a joy it has been to get to know such great music fans. This episode features music by Megan Slankard, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, The The, Uncle Tupelo, Blue Oyster Cult and Kvelertak.
Fan favorite Echo Park Jimmy calls in to the show to express his grief over the passing of Tom Petty.