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Modern Musicology #93 - The Beatles "Now and Then"

Modern Musicology #93: “Now and Then”

“Now and Then” We’re at a moment in history — the release of “Now and Then”, the very last new recording by the greatest rock band in history, The Beatles. We’re joined by Ira Elliot, the drummer of Nada Surf and the Beatles tribute band Bambi Kino, to analyze this old/new track and the “long and

Modern Musicology #91 - GHOST

Modern Musicology #91 – GHOST

GHOST (and Other Horror Bands) In time for Halloween, we thought we’d do a show all about our favorite spooky band, Ghost! Alan and Anthony are joined by our good friend Vicki Hudson, lead singer of the Atlanta-based Rush tribute band, The Spirit of Rush, to do a deep dive into the culture of Ghost; seeing the

Modern Musicology#90 - Best Opening Bands

Modern Musicology #90 – Best OPENING BANDS

OPENING BANDS We recount some of our favorite OPENING BANDS we’ve ever seen! And trust me, we’ve seen a lot! We talk about some really unexpected bands like Opus, Billy Satellite, Flesh for Lulu, Red Rider, Molly Hatchet, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and The Plasmatics!  You wanna hear stories? WE GOT STORIES! Like that

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 #88 - The Art of Hipgnosis

Modern Musicology #88 – The Art of HIPGNOSIS

HIPGNOSIS — the graphic design team comprised of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell — dominated the music scene in the 70s and 80s and created some of the most iconic album covers ever. Their client list included Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, Peter Gabriel, Def Leppard, T. Rex, the Pretty Things,

Modern Musicology #87 - Novelty Songs

Modern Musicology #87 – Novelty Songs

Novelty Songs Have we got a fun one for you this week! Thanks to a suggestion by one of our regular listeners, Bill Lemmond, we are delving into the massive catalog of Novelty Songs and Parody Songs! And when you mention Parody Songs, obviously the first name that comes to mind is Weird Al

Modern Musicology #86 - Sleepy Kitty Interview

Modern Musicology #86 – Sleepy Kitty Interview

Sleepy Kitty This week Rob, Steph and Alan have the great pleasure of interviewing Evan Sult and Paige Brubeck, who together make up the rock duo Sleepy Kitty. We talk at length about their new BLESSING/CURSE, their philosophy of art, their influences, adding new players to their live shows, Paige’s love of musicals, Evan’s time in Harvey Danger . . . and,

Modern Musicology #85 - 50 Years of Hip-Hop

Modern Musicology #85 – 50 Years of HIP-HOP

HIP-HOP WE’RE BACK! After a week off for Dragon Con (which Alan and Rob were attending), the Modern Musicology team is back with a new episode celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of HIP-HOP! 50 years ago, Cindy Campbell threw a party in the rec room of her family’s Bronx apartment building at 1520 Sedgwick

Modern Musicology Podcast #84 - Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon

#84 – Dark Side of the Moon at 50

Dark Side of the Moon This week we celebrate the (belated) 50th Anniversary of arguably the greatest rock album ever recorded, Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. We’re joined by DJ, journalist, and self-professed Floydian Widgett Walls of to discuss the history and impact of this groundbreaking album, its importance, and its legacy. It’s the

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 Podcast #82 - The Music of 1988 (Part 2)

Modern Musicology #82 – The Music of 1988 (Part 2)

Music of 1988! We continue on our journey through 1988 with the albums released in the second half of the year (June through December). We hit the highlights in rock (Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Crowded House, Nick Cave), rap (NWA, Public Enemy, Fat Boys, Stetsasonic), metal (Metallica, Slayer, Helloween, Anthrax), alt and

Modern Musicology #81 - The Music of 1988 (part 1)

Modern Musicology #81 – The Music of 1988 (Part 1)

The Music of 1988 The Modern Musicologists (Anthony, Rob, Stephanie and Alan) take a look at the albums that were released in the first half of 1988! We hit the highlights in rock (Robert Plant, Cinderella, Van Halen), rap (Boogie Down Productions, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Run DMC),

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