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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 #116 1984 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal

Modern Musicology #116 – 1984 Part 1: Hard Rock & Metal

1984 was an incredible year for music, and it was a particularly strong year for hard rock and metal. We’re joined by guests Courtland Lewis and Matt Alschbach of the Rock and Metal Profs Podcast for a great discussion of what factors made 1984 such a highwater mark for the genre, and we review some of

Modern Musicology #115 - Filmmaker Olivia Serafini-Sauli

Modern Musicology #115 – Filmmaker OLIVIA SERAFINI-SAULI

Filmmaker Olivia Serafini-Sauli hung around the New York music scene in the 90s, and she always had her camera at the ready. So when her friends in the band The New Rising Sons were on the verge of having all their dreams come true, she was there to chronicle it. However,

Modern Musicology #114 - 2024 (So Far)

Modern Musicology #114 – 2024 (So Far)

2024 (So Far) With the return of Anthony Williams to the show, he, Rob Levy and R. Alan Siler have an informal chin-wag about all the things we’ve missed talking about so far in 2024 — what we’ve been listening to, reading, and doing. We talk about recent albums by Bruce Dickinson, Blaze Bayley, Judas Priest, Wings,

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 #112 - Michael Cartellone Interview

Modern Musicology #112 – MICHAEL CARTELLONE Interview

Michael Cartellone Rock fans would have first gotten to know Michael Cartellone from his work as the drummer in the band Damn Yankees with Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, and Ted Nugent. After that, he joined the band Accept, and since 1999 he has been the drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, with whom he has toured extensively and

Modern Musicology #111 - Ian Wright of the Jack Rubies

Modern Musicology #111 – Ian Wright

This week we have the privilege of speaking with Ian Wright of the band The Jack Rubies! The band first hit the scene in the mid-80s with a series of British singles. After signing to TVT Records, they released two full-length albums, Fascinatin’ Vacation in 1988 and See The Money in My Smile in 1990. They’re now

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 #109 - Craig Alvin Interview

Modern Musicology #109 – CRAIG ALVIN Interview

This week we have the pleasure of chatting with Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Craig Alvin. Craig has worked with artists like Hanson, Little Big Town, Amy Grant, Andrew Bell, and Brittany Howard, as well as on projects ranging from metal to symphonic to African marimba bands. He engineered the three

Modern Musicology #108 - RUSH 50th Anniversary

Modern Musicology #108 – RUSH 50th Anniversary

RUSH On March 18, 1974 the debut album by Canadian power trio RUSH was released. Since then, they have become one of the biggest bands in the world, with a fanbase unlike any other. This week, Alan is joined by Gerry Schramm of the Something For Nothing podcast, and Vicki Hudson, lead vocalist of the tribute band The

Modern Musicology #107 - Changing Genres

Modern Musicology #107 – Changing Genres

Changing Genres On February 11, Beyonce surprise-released a new country-western single, “Texas Hold ‘Em”, along with a second song “16 Carriages”, the first two singles from her upcoming country music album. The song became the first recording by a Black woman to gain the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, despite

Modern Musicology #106 - The Music of 1974

Modern Musicology #106 – The Music of 1974

The Music of 1974 This week we’re jumping in our musical wayback machine and setting the dials for 1974! We talk about some of our favorite albums from that year, with music by Linda Ronstadt, Bowie, ABBA, Fleetwood Mac, John Lennon, Sparks, Kraftwerk, Parliament, Dolly Parton, Donny and Marie and Funkadelic. It was also

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