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That Record Got Me High Podcast
61 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
S4E173 - Pretenders II with Shelley Novak aka Tommy Strangie
When Miami comedian/drag queen Shelley Novak (aka Tommy Strangie) was navigating the early-80s as a gay teen in Saugus, MA, no performer loomed larger as an icon and roadmap towards the future than Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. We convened at the secret lair of South Beach noise impresario Rat Bastard and took a deep-dive into their often-maligned sophomore record Pretenders II. Along the way Shelley references Gloria Estefan, Judd Hirsch, Kate Bush, Timothee Chalamet and more as we desperately try to keep up. This episode is rated FABULOUS!
57 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
S4E172 - R.E.M. 'GREEN' with Chris Carrabba
Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba has been known to wear his heart on his sleeve, and when we met up with him in a Nashville hotel room he was not shy in professing his love for all things R.E.M., especially their 1988 major label debut "Green" With R.E.M.s move to major key rock songs and bigger sounds, some fans felt like they were losing their "little indie band from Athens, GA". Thankfully, as a kid of 13 blissfully lacking the baggage of hindsight, Chris was able to appreciate his first foray into a group he would eventually take a deep dive into for what it was - a great pop-rock record by a band poised to take on the world.
48 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
S4ELIVE - Bonus Patron-curated Episode 'That Live Album Got Me High'
Good evening, how's everybody doing?!? For this special Bonus Episode we asked our Patrons to choose a live album that got them high, and they did NOT disappoint! Turn it up, and get those lighters in the air...
82 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
S4E171 - The Byrds 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' with John Strohm
John Strohm has had quite the eclectic musical career, from co-founding the indie-rock bands Blake Babies and Antenna to playing both drums AND guitar at various times for The Lemonheads to being named President of Rounder Records. Underneath it all he's an admittedly obsessive music fan, and he joined us in a Nashville hotel room to discuss a record that he came to a little late but soon discovered was ingrained in his musical DNA: "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" by the Byrds. With the addition of Gram Parsons and some key session musicians, the Byrds concocted a one-off country primer that confounded many at the time but went on to influence so much of what would eventually be coined 'Country Rock', Alt-Country' and 'Americana'. Warning: deep dive ahead...
44 minutes | May 31, 2021
S4BONUS15 - Talking Heads "Speaking in Tongues" with 15 year old Jasper Cash Dunn-Nolan
In this special bonus episode we sat down with 15 year old Jasper Cash Dunn-Nolan to discuss a record that - while it was released 23 years before he was born - quickly became one of his favorites: "Speaking in Tongues" by Talking Heads. Rob did his best to decode what it is about David Byrne and co.'s quirky, funky gem that grabbed Jasper's attention, and Jasper did his best not to OK-Boomer Rob TOO hard.
58 minutes | May 29, 2021
S4E170 - Johnny Cash "American Recordings" with Todd Nolan
When Nashville resident Todd Nolan was working at a South Florida record store in 1994, Johnny Cash was not particularly on his radar. But then a record came in to the shop produced by Rick Rubin on his new "American Recordings" label - Johnny Cash's 81st - and the stark presentation coupled with the heft of JC's voice grabbed him and sent him on a musical train ride of the man and the genre he's still traveling on. Let the train blow the whistle!
59 minutes | May 22, 2021
S4E169 - Fleetwood Mac "Future Games" with David Lewis (Elizabeth's Records)
When writer, musician and now record store owner David Lewis first heard Fleetwood Mac's 1971 album "Future Games" (their first with Christine McVie and Bob Welch as official members), he was transported to a place he returned to again and again throughout his life. At once haunting, beautifully melodic and steeped in melancholy, this is the record that first revealed the path towards pop stardom that would eventually make them superstars. Well, SOME of them...
56 minutes | May 15, 2021
S4E168 - Concrete Blonde "Free" with Diane Ward
When Nashville singer/songwriter Diane Ward was working at a South Florida record store in the late 80s/early 90s, she discovered a whole new world of music she had previously been oblivious to. One record in particular, 1989's "Free" by Hollywood, CA band Concrete Blonde, had a HUGE influence on her as both a performer and songwriter. Singer Johnette Napolitano's tales of growing up on the seedy streets Los Angeles, along with her fierce-yet-often-vulnerable delivery, inspired Diane - and countless others - to come out of her shell and express who she really is with no apologies. Fierce indeed!
66 minutes | May 8, 2021
S4E167 - The Boys "Alternative Chartbusters" with David Newton
When guitarist/producer David Newton (the Mighty Lemon Drops) was a young lad in Wolverhampton UK he would listen to BBC Radio 1 and was exposed to everything from Glam/Glitter to Pop, Soul and everything in-between. At the dawning of British Punk one of the first bands that caught his ear - and one of the first to get a major recording contract - was The Boys. Combining their love of pub rock bands like Dr Feelgood and Eddie & The Hot Rods with NY imports the Ramones, The Boys' second record "Alternative Chartbusters" is an often overlooked tour de force of of power-pop goodness.
52 minutes | May 1, 2021
S4E166 - Rush "Hemispheres" with Jill & Rich DeFinis
Rock-n-Roll couple Jill & Rich DeFinis bonded over many types of music when they first met some 35+ years ago (punk, new wave, metal), but it was their mutual love of Canadian power-prog nice-guys Rush that sealed the deal! 1978's "Hemispheres", with its epic songs about spaceships, mythology and bickering trees was just what their teenage selves needed at the time, and they make the case that in it's own way was just as punk rock as the Ramones. Essential listening...
57 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
S4E165 - Adrian Belew "Young Lions" w/ special guest Larry Smith
Singer/Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Belew has played with a multitude of heavy-hitters including Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads and of course King Crimson. This week's guest Larry Smith has been a fan forever, but Belew's 1990 solo record "Young Lions" was, for him, the perfect amalgamation of alt-prog and pure pop. Welcome to the jungle!
77 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
S4E164 - The Pogues "Rum, Sodomy & The Lash - w/Dan Sweeney
The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash For Barry’s final TRGMH Podcast episode we have somewhat of an Irish wake, as we’re joined by South Florida Sun Sentinel Deputy Opinion Editor Dan Sweeney to discuss one of his favorites: “Rum, Sodomy & the Lash” by The Pogues. “So come fill up your glasses Of brandy and wine Whatever it costs I will pay So be easy and free When you're drinking with me I'm a man you don't meet every day”
91 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
S4E163 - Hüsker Dü "Zen Arcade" - with Ryan Smith
When this week’s guest, Ryan Smith (Ryan & Pony, The Melismatics, Soul Asylum) was growing up in Minneapolis/St Paul, Husker Du were considered royalty. With their 1984 double album “Zen Arcade”, they transcended their hardcore roots and created a stunning masterpiece that became his - and many others’ - “The Wall”...a stone cold classic!
98 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
S4E161 - The Church "Heyday" - With Matthew Kenneth
Australia’s new wave/neo-psychedelic band The Church leaned into the dream pop for their 1985 release “Heyday”, adding strings and horns to their already heady brand of shimmering indie guitar rock. This week’s guest, Milwaukie, Oregon resident Matthew Kenneth, was left “Tantalized” by this record, and although initially hesitant we eventually succumbed to its charms as well.
95 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
S4E160 - Love "Forever Changes" with Michael Cudahy
Returning guest Michael Cudahy (better known by his nom-de-showbiz, “The Millionaire”) grew up in New England, and paid his dues with Matador recording artists Christmas and Sub Pop lounge music super-stars Combustible Edison. So how did 60s Los Angeles psychedelic band Love and their 3rd album “Forever Changes” become such a touchstone to his musical soul? We’ll let the always-entertaining Cudahy explain it himself, as we dive into Arthur Lee and Co.’s hugely influential take on the darker side of the Summer of Love.
74 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
S4E159 - Pixies "Come On Pilgrim" - With Javi Caballero
When this week’s guest Javier Caballero first heard the Pixies, he was left much the same way so many others including David Bowie, Thom Yorke and Kurt Cobain were: excited, inspired, and wanting to hear more! On Charles Thompson IV (aka Black Francis) and Co.’s debut, “Come On Pilgrim”, nothing much is sacred both musically and lyrically, and the resulting glorious racket sent waves across the alternative rock universe that are still being felt today. But this is where it all began...
94 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
S4E158 - Nick Cave "Push The Sky Away" with Chris White
Released in the 30th year of their existence, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 2013 “Push The Sky Away” is a dark, evocative piece of work that’s both unlike anything they have done before and classic Nick Cave. Returning guest Christopher Lee White was instantly drawn into Cave’s lush tales of faith, mermaids, “city girls” and late-night internet surfing. It’s a sparse-yet-thrilling ride: “And some people say it's just rock and roll Ah but it gets you right down to your soul You've got to just keep on pushing it Push the sky away” We appreciate your support for That Record Got Me High on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/TRGMH
53 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
S4E420 - BONUS! - That Record Got This Adolescent High - TRGMH Patrons
For this special Bonus Episode, we asked our Patrons to give us a record that was released and got them high – metaphorically of course – in the year they turned fifteen. Rob & Barry chime-in with their own picks as well because they were teenagers once too - a long, long time ago Become a Patron today! www.Patreon.com/TRGMH
78 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
S4E157 - Young Marble Giants "Colossal Youth" - with Michael Bruford
Formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1978, Young Marble Giants released one – and only one – full-length record in 1980: “Colossal Youth” The sparse, quietly minimalist record was a stark contrast to much of the post-punk music being made at the time, and caught the ear of many including this week’s guest, Bioscience Professor and music lover Michael Bruford. Highly recommended! “If you think the world is A clutter of existence Falling through the air With minimal resistance You could be right, how would I know? Colossal youth is showing the way to go.”
100 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
S4E156 - Gang of Four "Entertainment" - with Hugo Burnham
Gang Of Four, “Entertainment!” with Hugo Burnham As influential post-punk records go (its importance has been cited by a diverse array of artists including R.E.M, Rage Against The Machine and Kurt Cobain), you’d be hard pressed to top Gang Of Four’s stunning 1979 debut “Entertainment!” In anticipation of Matador Records’ “Gang Of Four 77-81” boxset release, we were honored to have original GoF drummer – and occasional curmudgeon – Hugo Burnham on to provide insight into the creation of this monumental album. “Look at the world through your Polaroid glasses Things'll look a whole lot better for the working classes” Support That Record Got Me High on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/TRGMH/
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