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Death by Discography
45 minutes | Jun 16, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 29
It's all about these really really rich people in the OC, but then Ryan comes in from the feral part of town and everyone's like 'oh my god he's such a horrible person cause he's from this other part of town', but then he gets taken in by one of the families, and it's really good, and then, so that's sort of part one of the story, but then on top of that you also get to get in the lives of all the adults and there's like, 'financial crisis!' and you know, 'corruption!' and 'cheating!' and this and that, it's a wide, wide range of things, it's not just like 'oh my god, what are we going to wear to the school dance?', no, it's quite an intelligent show.
58 minutes | Jun 10, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 28
A slightly longer episode this week, because we quite liked some of these albums. Bit of a turn up for the books. We've got some medium temperature takes about the broken Beatles and the breaking Simmo and G-Funk, plus Ned rages about the worst ever Simmo and G-Funk song, leading to one of many disagreements. Christie talks about a hate-hate relationship which might be softening, and wed displays amazing ignorance about different types of tilling and how canal boats work. There is also a pitch for an Edgar Wright adaptation of Joshua Jones which honestly would be incredible.
42 minutes | Jun 3, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 27
We're back! Guess who else is back, it's Nick Drake and he's brought some better produced gloominess. Other highlights this week: Ananda Shankar gets Ned trying to remember the 1986 Whoopi Goldberg movie Jumpin Jack Flash, we dob Ned's dad in for dabbling in pirated concerts, and we talk about how weird live albums sound without the crowd noise. Soft Machine don't push our buttons and one of us describes Rod Stewart as looking like 'a fox that ran into a door'.
39 minutes | May 15, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 26
The week is off to a good start, with a discussion of Neil Young's balls. We investigate Welsh translations on the third Zeppelin record, and are a bit underwhelmed by In Rock, despite repeat listens. For some reason Ned gets badly sidetracked talking about how much he likes the theme song from the 2008 Speed Racer movie. Pretty embarassing for him. This is followed by a lengthy conversation about the alleged hollywood accounting in Spinal Tap. Both of us become furious about excessive use of a certain Van Morrison song, and we pull out a couple of cheeky would you rathers to avoid talking about the Grateful Dead. We may have gotten a bit off track in this one.
44 minutes | May 6, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 25
This week we get really CLOSE TO YOU. Results: mixed (icky). We shout out the hot one from Kings of Leon and try to think of other sibling bands with limited success. There is a BRAND NEW JINGLE (which we might forget), and an examination of recommending adultery (1970 was a different time folks, don't judge). We talk about the high quality feedback we get on the blog, find John Lennon a bit confronting, and just because we're PARANOID doesn't mean the kiddies aren't going to be corrupted by satanic ritual. What a week.
43 minutes | Apr 28, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 24
Why did Eric Clapton have such an aversion to putting his name on things? Did he have anything to say? Thank goodness for Girl Talk! This week a magnum opus gets a mixed response, there are some fun chats about underrated superhero Mr Skin, we get into a bit of metal (and don't mind it) and The Doors surprise us with some variety. Not what we were expecting! To paraphrase Jim Morrison; "9/10, a very solid episode".
48 minutes | Apr 22, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 23
We're back, and only slightly late. This week: more Scott! Ned is not sure whether he announces or enunciates, while Christie takes on the mantle of chief fact checker AND the title of Mr Bombastic. We talk about proto punk bands coming out of Detroit in 1969, find out who the world's first stage diver was, and become very sad about Skip Spence. We talk about hot (and cold) rats, and rave about how goddamn good Frank(lin) Zappa's drums sound. Also big news: WE FINALLY MADE IT OUT OF THE SIXTIES. First stop in the seventies: discussing unquestionably racist band names. Fun for the whole family.
39 minutes | Apr 15, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 22
What a week. We make the same bad joke about The Grateful Dead, which pretty much sets the tone. Ned disagrees with Bruce Springsteen for maybe the first time ever, while Christie describes Leonard Cohen (accurately) as 'just a man in a room'. ALSO, we discover the meaning of 'Lief', talk about stealing sounds, and ALMOST accuse Vampire Weekend of plagiarism. It's that kind of episode.
39 minutes | Apr 9, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 21
This episode contains a surprising amount of conversation about Frasier, which may or may not tell you how we felt about the albums this week. Local references abound, with some serious smack talked about Adelaide Metro, and Bakers Delight getting a free shoutout. There are serious doubts about wikipedia facts, difficulties identifying folk influences, and a voice that 'isn't quite as bad as Pentangle. High praise indeed. There is also a brief discussion of how Mel Brooks movies hold up. Not to be missed.
3 minutes | Apr 7, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode oh no
Tragedy has struck the studio, and here we are to chronicle it. A more complete episode will be up in a couple of days. Sorry everyone.
41 minutes | Mar 31, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 20
Episode 20 sees the introduction of a brand new feature! Don't worry, it's over really quickly. We talk about Ned's favorite The Band, where old dixie gets driven, if there's too much drumming in Moby Dick, and whether one of us is dead to the joy of music. There are stiffening nipples, the origins of punk, soul bands funking off, and the big highlight, PATTING HEADS AND RUBBING TUMMIES. It's a big week folks, get around it.
40 minutes | Mar 24, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 19
Finally we get the podcast back on track, talking entirely about the music we listened to this week. And our favorite ways to cook eggs. And Elvis' favorite sandwich. And Transformer by Lou Reed which we will not get to for a thousand years. So just as off-track as usual. Did they sell Led Zeppelin shirts at supre? Does Ned need to sort out his mobile data plan? Why do the Velvet Underground sound like a boy band? Can you hear handshakes on a podcast? No. No you cannot. We're really getting the hang of this.
40 minutes | Mar 17, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 18
Roll up, roll up, for A COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED SURPRISE ENJOYMENT OF AN ALBUM. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand also some tripe. This week we’ve got horns taking a back seat, advice on how not to get eaten by wolves, and multiple mentions of High Fidelity. Ned makes a Gordon Lightfoot reference that even he doesn’t fully understand, and reveals he has never seen Saturday Night Fever. Plus, Christie finally gets to talk about an artist she genuinely likes; the very contemporary Nick Drake.
41 minutes | Mar 10, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 17
THIS WEEK. Did you know it's really stressful taking a photo on Abbey Road? It's just a normal British street! Also if you like being force-fed a cup full of sugar then you'll love Here Comes The Sun. Was Tommy the first rock opera? Possibly not! And most important of all, Johnny Cash is a burrito with beans and rice, but The Flying Burrito Brothers are a burrito with just beans. Beans are country. Country is beans. THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT MATTER. We also talk about Creedence Clearwater Revival again. Big week folks.
40 minutes | Mar 3, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 16
We've got the big questions this week: who remembers Leader Cheetah? How many times have you listened to 'Everybody Knows This is Nowhere? Can you talk about cowgirl NOT IN A SEX WAY? There's also an excessive aside about The Prodigy and the 2009 (we think) big day out, Ned tries to crowbar Booker T and the MGs into the conversation (again), and Christie hates rolling on a river. The best part of the podcast this week: Christie refers to one of the bands (correctly) as THE SAME OLD GUMPH. You have to listen to find out who, that's how this works.
47 minutes | Feb 24, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 15
Everyone's favorite Irish troubadour drops in for his first visit, it's our boy Van the man! Also the Beatles are back, and guess what it's ANOTHER Byrds album (the last one on the list thankfully). There's a massive fight about the white album which unsurprisingly does not get resolved. Is it too long? Which song have you heard the most? Who gave it 2 stars? We also talk about Frank Zappa's second outing, and discuss an amazing story about ZZ Top impersonating The Zombies. NOT TO BE MISSED.
38 minutes | Feb 17, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 14
Some interesting ones, and some big questions. Does Ned have a small face? (Not really.) Is having a small face good? (It's not.) What band was Rod Stewart in? (The Faces AND The Jeff Beck Group.) We get there in the end. There is a violent disagreement over The Band, but we join forces to condemn Scott Walker and an innocent Brazilian. GET EXCITED.
46 minutes | Feb 10, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 13
What a week! The weather is not favourable, but we're grimly pressing on. Christie explains how to get sweet deals on vinyl while Ned confesses to legally dubious possession of The United States of America. If he gets arrested it's been a great ride folks. We've got wild disagreement regarding the night tripper, and a surprising agreement about Simon and Garfunkel's best song. WE'RE ALL OVER THE SHOP. Also if any swingers are listening please send us an email and let us know if you listen to Dr John: email@example.com
35 minutes | Feb 3, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 12
A week of ups and downs. Christie is gradually getting fed up with the sixties, and it turns out Ned doesn't know much about musicals. Not a bad batch of albums this week, only one stinker, and no prizes for guessing which. There's also some reminiscing about The Young Rascals, which surprises everyone, and in a shocking twist, ONLY ONE OF US FEELS LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN.
43 minutes | Jan 27, 2017
Death by Discography podcast – episode 11
Lots of chat about Walk The Line this week, even though this is not a movie podcast. Everybody fancies Joaquin Phoenix (and Johnny Cash), we are split on Ravi Shankar, Ned is all-in for Os Mutantes, Jimi Hendrix is still pretty good and Leonard Cohen leaves us underwhelmed. This is a pretty good week, all things considered.
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