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.
Jun 10, 2019
The best of 80s New Wave meets the grungiest of 90s Grunge. Another one from the annals of unexpected covers. Hungry Like The Wolf, originally by Duran Duran, covered by Hole.
Outro music is Celebrity Skin by Hole.
Jun 3, 2019
This week is a giant of a song, but a sweet and gentle giant, and some unexpected covers. Also, I don't know how it's taken this long, but we finally talk about one of the most important producers ever.
Drive, originally by The Cars, covered by Ian McShane (really), and by Aimee Mann.
Outro music is Voices Carry by 'Til...
May 27, 2019
The foundations of blues, one of the best guitar players ever, the archetype of Chicago's sound... oh yeah, and Led Zeppelin's most impressive song. When the Levee Breaks, originally by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie, covered by Led Zeppelin and by Magic Slim and James Cotton.
Outro music is Sweet Home Chicago by...
May 20, 2019
A triumphant comeback, the birth of Auto Tune as a deliberate choice, and a singer with remarkable gifts doing his thing. We talk about Believe, originally by Cher, covered by Adam Lambert.
Outro music is Somebody To Love by George Michael and Queen.