Jul 15, 2019
One of the greatest songs ever recorded, one of the biggest mistakes a band ever made, the actual Greatest of All Time. Oh, and the soundtrack from Final Fantasy XV, of course. Stand By Me, originally by Ben E. King, covered by Muhammad Ali and by Florence + The Machine.
Outro music is Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters.
Jul 8, 2019
The literal beginnings of punk rock and a survey course in the wonderful ways the right band can shape a song. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker, originally by The Ramones, covered by Husker Du and by Shonen Knife.
Outro music is the theme song from Hello Kitty -- you'd better believe it.
Jul 1, 2019
You're probably sitting there right now wondering "What would it sound like if Echo and the Bunnymen made an outlaw country album?". This week, we do _even_better_ than that. Love Vigilantes, originally by New Order, covered by Poi Dog Pondering and by Iron and Wine. Requested by podcast listener Ken -- Thanks...
Jun 24, 2019
We hit pretty much every emotional reaction - and possibly every stage of grief - this week. Message In A Bottle, originally by The Police, covered by Excel, by John Mayer, and by 30 Seconds to Mars.
Outro music is Late At Night by Buffalo Tom, and if you don't get the connection, I'm sorry you missed out.
Jun 17, 2019
Wow, this one is a wild story with a brilliant song and a genuinely shocking cover. Zombie, originally by The Cranberries, covered by Bad Wolves.
Outro music is Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2 -- which I hope I didn't have to explain.