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Jun 24, 2024

A sleeper of a song that doesn’t seem to follow the rules for what a song needs to be, but is an indispensable anchor for a brilliant album, and a cover with a stunning pedigree. Tea for the Tillerman, originally by Cat Stevens, covered by Darren Coggan. 

Outro music is Poems, Prayers, and Promises by...

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.