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Oct 18, 2021

Doo-wop in it's purest form delivers a delightfully silly song about serious business. And then Saturday Night Live shows up and runs with it. Rubber Biscuit, originally by The Chips, covered by The Blues Brothers.

Outro music is The Theme from Rawhide, also by The Blues Brothers.


Oct 11, 2021

The final hit from one of the greatest singer-songwriter voices who had a unique perspective on the stories he told, and a cover that stands up surprisingly well. Working at the Car Wash Blues, originally by Jim Croce, covered The Great Gonzo.

Outro music is The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota, by Weird Al Yankovic....


Oct 4, 2021

The rough and tumble Motown music scene producing greatness, living the French dream, and ska. It's The Same Old Song, originally by The Four Tops, covered by Claude Fran├žois, and by The Pietasters.

Outro music is Alexandrie, Alexandra, also by Claude Fran├žois.


Sep 27, 2021

A local band writes a song that punches way above their weight, and then the right band records it as the song deserved -- but reluctantly. Superman, originally by The Clique, covered by REM.

Outro music is She'd Rather be With Me, by The Turtes.


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.