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.
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...