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Sep 16, 2019

We say this a lot, but this episode has everything: The formative moment of modern country music, the improbably invention of jazz-country, an utterly avant garde take on a classic, and frog-related childhood trauma. Your Cheatin Heart, originally by Hank Williams, covered by Leon Redbone and by Beck.

Outro music is the...


Sep 9, 2019

A classic song created by a bunch of crypto-non-Australians, popularized in the evolution of punk rock, and brought to heel by the quintessential Spice Girl. I Want Candy, originally by The Strangeloves, covered by Bow Wow Wow, and by Melanie C.

Outro Music is Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen.


Sep 2, 2019

It shouldn't be a surprise that a song with such a universal sentiment was picked up by other musicians. This one stayed universal in an entirely different musical universe. Take This Job and Shove It, originally by Johnny Paycheck, covered by The Dead Kennedys and by the supergroup of Bobby Bare Sr., Radney...


Aug 26, 2019

The 80s-est song that ever 80s-ed didn't do so well when it tried to 64 . This week we look at Tainted Love, originally by Gloria Jones, covered by Soft Cell and by Marilyn Manson.The 80s-est song that ever 80s-ed didn't do so well when it tried to 64 . This week we look at Tainted Love, originally by Gloria...


Aug 19, 2019

Nobody ever doubted this week's song was incredibly successful. But it's also a lot more substantial than we expected. Don't judge a book by the bandaid on its cover. Hot in Herre, originally by Nelly, covered by Jenny Owen Youngs.

Outro Music is Welcome to the Hellmouth by Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo.