Modern Musicology 117 Albums of 1984 Part 2

Modern Musicology #117 – The Albums of 1984 Part 2

We continue our look back at 1984 this week, revisiting the Rock, Pop, Soul and  Rap releases of that amazing year! OurTh conversation covers many of the obvious releases like The Unforgettable Fire, Like a Virgin, Private Dancer, Beverly Hills Cop and more, plus some other great albums by Bowie, Siouxsie, Nick Cave, Marillion, Run-D.M.C., the Go-Go’s,

Modern Musicology #113 Jeff Slate and Earl Slick

113 – Jeff Slate and Earl Slick

Jeff Slate and Earl Slick first met over 15 years ago. In that time they have performed and recorded together many times. Jeff is a guitarist, producer, frontman, journalist, regular guest host on SiriusXM. and ASCAP songwriter. Earl is a legendary guitarist, most known for his long association with David Bowie,

Modern Musicology #110 We Are the World

Modern Musicology #110 – “We Are the World” Doc

Following the 1985 American Music Awards, the reigning elite of pop music all convened at A&M Studios to record the vocals for what would become one of the biggest singles in music history, “We Are the World”. Spearheaded by Harry Belafonte, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, the session gathered together some of

Modern Musicology #89 - The Albums of 1993

Modern Musicology #89 – The Albums of 1993

1993 This week we take our musical time machine back to the year 1993! It’s a crazy year with a lot of competing styles and genres, which makes it exciting! We talk about great albums by bands like Nirvana, Mazzy Star, Sarah MacLachlan, Crowded House, Daniel Lanois, Prince, David Bowie (two of

Modern Musicology #83 - Music Books

Modern Musicology #83 – Music Books

Music Books Rob and Alan geek out on one of their favorite topics: music books! Both are avid readers of books of all types about music — biographies, analyses, histories, what have you. The discussion goes from recent reads of books by John Robb, Richard Evans, Nick Hornby, Nick Griffiths, Jann

Modern Musicology #37 - Artists We Wish We'd Seen

Modern Musicology #37 – Artists We Wish We’d Seen

Artists We Wish We’d Seen We all have those artists that we regret never having seen live for whatever reason — work, proximity, cost, or not having been born yet. The Modern Musicology gang talks about some of their favorite artists we wish we’d seen, including Prince, Bowie, Roxy Music, ELO, Elvis, the

Modern Musicology #33 - Bad Albums by Great Artists

Modern Musicology #33 – Bad Albums by Great Artists!

Bad Albums (or Songs) by Great Artists! Every artist or band, no matter how great they are, have that one (hopefully only one!) album that just doesn’t stack up to the rest of their output. Or, maybe that artist or band has a great album, but right in the middle

Modern Musicology #31 - Killer B-Sides

Modern Musicology #31 – Killer B-Sides

Killer B-Sides – In our last episode we talked about songs that should have been released as singles. This week, we flip the 45 over to talk about some of our favorite B-Sides: exclusive tracks, live recordings, alternate versions, Part 2s, and more. We go all the way to the very

Modern Musicology #30 - Should Have Been a Single!

Modern Musicology #30 – “Should Have Been a Single!”

We know that this has happened to you — you’re listening to an album, you hear a great song, and you think “Damn, that should have been a single!” Yep, we all have examples that come immediately to mind. This week, the MM Gang, joined by solo artist and former

MM#25 - The Albums of 1982

Modern Musicology #25 – The Albums of 1982 (Part 1)!

The Albums of 1982! Thriller! 1999! Vacation! Hot Space! This week the Modern Musicology gang (joined once again by former Aquanettas drummer and solo artist Stephanie Seymour) jumps into our time machine and sets the controls for 1982! We talk about that year’s biggest releases and some of the most significant debuts, as well as some of the less

The nominees for the class of 2021

Music News: February 15, 2021

The ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 is out, and it’s the most diverse in the Hall’s history. There’s world music, R&B, hip hop, 60s pop, metal — something for almost everyone. And more importantly, it has the most female artists ever and the

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