Mar 18, 2019
We do something new this week. We dive into Stevie Wonder's classic Isn't She Lovely, covered by Mary Spender. Mary herself joins us to talk about the song, the kind of effort that goes into a cover like this, the wisdom of whistling on stage, and so much more.
Outro music is Mary's cover of John Mayer's New Light.
Mar 11, 2019
A lovely Rock Steady song becomes punky-Reggae? Absolutely. Now all it needs is some German Rap-Reggae.
The Tide Is High by The Paragons, covered by Blondie and by Seeed.
Mar 4, 2019
This is a trip deep into the Neil Diamond vault, a debate about what counts as the A-side of a single, and a tale of musical high school trauma. Red Red Wine, by Neil Diamond, covered by UB40.
Outro music is Cracklin' Rose by Neil Diamond
Feb 25, 2019
Get ready to be rotoscoped. We look at the 80s mega-hit Take On Me, with the original and a surprising unplugged version by A-Ha and additional covers by Lake Street Dive and Weezer -- because apparently Weezer is covering everything now.
Outro music is The Look by Roxette.
Feb 18, 2019
You can almost hear the waning of the 80s in this song. We discuss the self-consciously earnest The Heart Of The Matter by Don Henley, covered by India Arie.
Outro music is Take It Easy, by The Eagles.