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Jun 29, 2020

A song that absolutely everyone knows, with a rich and amazing history that's an incredibly well kept secret. House of the Rising Sun, originally by Clarence 'Tom' Ashley and Gwen Foster, covered by Lead Belly, by Dave Van Ronk, and by The Animals.

Outro music is Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann (which took the...

Jun 22, 2020

One of the most influential songs of the 20th century taken on by one of the most brilliantly thoughtful musicians alive today. Atomic Dog, originally by George Clinton, covered by Meshell Ndegeocello.

Outro music is Waterfalls, also by Meshell Ndegeocello.

Jun 15, 2020

A classic song with a surprising backstory, an unexpected level of focus, and a hidden gem that's actually a mountain of a song. Oh, and probably the best outro music we've ever had. Hopelessly Devoted To You, originally by Olivia Newton John, covered by Less Than Jake and by Rival Sons.

Outro music is the Bumblebee...

Jun 8, 2020

Some artists are absolutely timeless. And some, you can't move on from the time in your life when you discovered them. I Wanna Be Seduced, originally by Peggy Lee, covered by Leon Redbone.

Outro music is Fever by Peggy Lee.

Jun 1, 2020

You know what this show needs more of? Androgynous bisexual rock stars communing with alien intelligences. I mean, what else could it have been? Ziggy Stardust, originally by David Bowie, covered by Bauhaus, and by The Gourds.

Outro music is Animal by Def Leppard.