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Jun 17, 2024

A rich literary tradition plus an incredible groove builds a great foundation, and goes in unexpected directions from there — including sea shanties? Proud Mary, originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival, covered by Ike and Tina Turner, and by The Longest Johns. 

Outro music is Santiana, also by The Longest...


Jun 10, 2024

A 90s country mega-hit that doubles down on charming silliness, has no illusions about what it’s trying to be, and does it perfectly, and a cover that probably shouldn’t work, but the right band pulls it off wonderfully. Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident), originally by John Michael Montgomery, covered...


Jun 3, 2024

The power of glam, the birth of hair metal, and the bane of autocorrect. Cum On Feel The Noize, originally by Slade, covered by Quiet Riot. 

Outro music continues our autocorrect hostility with Slade’s Mama Weer All Crazee Now. 


May 27, 2024

The most iconic song from the prince of heavy dance music, covered by a band that lives to make it weird — and a huge musical surprise. Head Like A Hole, originally by Nine Inch Nails, covered by Devo. 

Outro music is I Love Rock And Roll by Tiny Tim. If you want to know what’s up with that, you’ll have to go back...


May 20, 2024

An archetypical song from an utterly unmistakable band, and a cover with tons of pedigree and set in a context nobody can dislike. People Are Strange, originally by The Doors, covered by Echo and the Bunnymen. 

Outro music is Lost in the Shadows by Lou Gramm.