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Sep 20, 2021

The birth of the power ballad, disdain for the power ballad, and a proper sendup of the power ballad, which actually outclasses it in some important ways. Keep on Loving You, originally by REO Speedwagon, covered by The Donnas, and by Tenacious D.

Outro music is Rock and Roll Creation, by Spinal Tap.

Sep 13, 2021

A song so over-the-top it can't help but always be a crowd pleaser, and the most eclectic possible cover. Eye of the Tiger, originally by Survivor, covered by Walk off the Earth.

Outro music is Yesterday, by Gheorghe Zamfir, and we swear it makes sense that it's there.

Sep 6, 2021

We remember one of Nashville's most delightful but under appreciated singer songwriters, and hear her work interpreted through one of its greatest vocalists. Nanci Griffith's Love at the Five and Dime, covered by Kathy Mattea.

Outro music is John Prine's Speed of the Sound of Loneliness, performed by Nanci Griffith and...

Aug 30, 2021

The birth of recorded blues straight through its evolution to mayhem-based guitar rock. Baby Please Don't Go, originally by Big Joe William, covered by Muddy Waters, and by AC/DC.

Outro music is Wild Cow Blues, also by Big Joe Williams, because how could we not pick that.

Aug 23, 2021

A contentious episode where style and talent make for very different opinions about a great (nor not so great) song. The Book of Love, originally by The Magnetic Fields, covered by Peter Gabriel, and by Gavin James.

Outro music is In Spite of Ourselves, by John Prine, featuring iris DeMent.