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Nov 30, 2020

The quintessential intersection of hard rock and glam meets the intersection of TexMex and country, or something like that. Dr. Feelgood, originally by Mötley Crüe, covered by The Mavericks.

Outro music is Jockey Full Of Bourbon, by Tom Waits.

Nov 23, 2020

This week's episode is something to be thankful for. One of the defining songs not just of rock and roll, but of modern teen culture, by the only two artists who could have defined a culture so completely in a 2 minute song. Blue Suede Shoes, originally by Carl Perkins, covered by Elvis Presley.

Outro music is Alice's...

Nov 16, 2020

A massive song from a foundational band on their breakthrough album proves a challenging song to cover. Enjoy The Silence, originally by Depeche Mode, covered by Moriarty, and by Nada Surf.

Outro music is Elaine, Elaine by Victor and Penny, demonstrating the value of the jazz ukulele.

Nov 9, 2020

We wanted to go big for episode 150, and it's unlikely we could have gone bigger than this. An impossibly important song by impossibly important artists -- and someone else, too. Heroes, originally by David Bowie, covered by Peter Gabriel, and by David Hasselhoff. Yes, we said David Hasselhoff.

Outro music is Space...

Nov 2, 2020

An original largely unknown in the US, peculiarities of UK culture, and way more Christmas than we ever expected when we sat down to record this one. Mad World, originally by Tears for Fears, covered by Gary Jules with Michael Andrews, and by Seal.

Outro music is Christmas is All Around by Bill Nighy