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Sep 30, 2019

Punk perfection bookending a questionable origin story and some ... interesting performances. This week is Because The Night by the Patti Smith Group, covered by 10,000 Maniacs, by Bruce Springsteen, and jointly by Garbage and Screaming Females.

Outro Music is The Warrior by Patty Smyth, because we're brats.

Sep 23, 2019

The best of the rest of the British Invasion, the birth of modern metal guitar, and The Pit of Disco Despair. This week we look at Glad All Over, originally by The Dave Clark Five, covered by Quiet Riot and by Pet Shop Boys.

Outro music is Cum On Feel The Noize, by a post-Rhoads Quiet Riot.

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...