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Jun 14, 2021

Some of the best of 80s New Wave by a band that didn't want to embrace the implications of their sound, and a cover that teaches about focus and the wages of distraction. It's My Life, originally by Talk Talk, covered by No Doubt.

Outro music is Ascension Day, also by Talk Talk, from their couldn't-be-more-different...


Jun 7, 2021

Overly humble beginnings of a chaotically brilliant band, and an express flight from Rockford to Bakersfield. I Want You to Want Me, originally by Cheap Trick, covered by Dwight Yoakam.

Outro music is also I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick, but it's the version you expected to hear.


May 31, 2021

A gorgeous song by one of the great women of 80s rock, and a singer-songwriter reinvention by the singer-songwriters who wrote it. We Belong, originally by Pat Benatar, covered by Lowen and Navarro.

Outro music is Cry by Lowen and Navarro.


May 24, 2021

The sweetest song ever -- possibly too sweet -- sung by the worlds most beloved amphibian and covered by the ultimate family band. Rainbow Connection, originally by Kermit the Frog, covered by The Carpenters.

Outro music is It's Not Easy Being Green by Ray Charles.


May 17, 2021

The greatest song ever recorded, immediately overshadowed by the song that inspired it, kinda? And musical greats who are outclassed but still good enough that it doesn't matter. I Heard It Through The Grapevine, originally by Gladys Knight and the Pips, covered by Marvin Gaye, and by Amy Winehouse with Paul...