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The Music Challenge Podcast
64 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
The Beastie Boy's album Check Your Head is the subject of this episode of The Music Challenge Podcast. Delve into these groundbreaking beats and rhymes while checking out some of the most timeless music in hip hop. With the addition of keyboardist Money Mark, The Beastie Boys unleashed their new sound on an unsuspecting public in 1992 with an album that holds up extremely well after thirty years.
66 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Yes - The Yes Album
The Yes Album is the subject of The Music Challenge Podcast as we take a deeper look at this seminal progressive album. Yes was instrumental for molding the Seventies hard rock sound and this dynamicc piece of music is their coming out party. And stay tuned for some high-flying jazz fusion as we explore Return to Forever featuring Stanley Clark, Al Di Meola, Chick Correa, and Lenny White. RTF is an explosion of energy incoporating many of the same principals of Yes in a completely different genre: jazz. The result is a wonderful display of muscianship and virtuosity. You're not going to want to miss this this episode!
63 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders is the subject of The Music Challenge Podcast as we discuss their blockbuster innovations in the Hip Hop genre. Tribe turned the genre on its ear doing away with the trimmings of gangester rap and adding a softer, positively-tinged sound. And stay tuned for a larger conversation on Hip Hop. We'll take a look back by exploring our entry points in to the Hip Hop genre.
54 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
New Releases 2021
New Releases of 2021 are the topic of The Music Challenge Podcast as Robb, Kevin, and Andrew bring you their top new releases from 2021.
65 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Grateful Dead - One From the Vault (live)
The Grateful Dead's - One From the Vault (Live) is the subject of The Music Challenge Podcast. Check it out as our cast dissects this enormous band for the first time. The music is great and the history is staggering for this mid-70s gem. Also stay tuned for a discussion on Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark featuring many songs from this seminal bridge between folk and jazz.
58 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Led Zeppelin - Presence
Check out our take on Led Zeppelin's - Presence. We'll also be discussing The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion and the similarities between the two! Listen to some great music and stimulating comnversation as we go down this great rock and roll path.
57 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Steely Dan - Aja
Steely Dan's Aja is the subject of the first episode for the 3rd season of The Music Challenge Podcast. Also, listen to a focused conversation on Percy Hill's Color in Bloom.
27 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains 1994 extraordinary EP is analyzed by a short crew in this in-between season bonus episode. We discuss Jar of Flies, a preview of next season, what happens when music comes back, and some behind the scenes conversation. Come for the music, but stay for the conversation. Join us on The Music Challenge Podcast!
65 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Kevin's Formative Four: Metallica - Master of Puppets, Pink Floyd - Animals
Once again, host Kevin never got a chance to give his Formative Four in Season 1. Last episode he gave hos first half. Well, here is the second half. The second half of Kevin's Formative Four: Metallica - Master of Puppets, Pink Floyd - Animals. Join us as we discuss these two classic albums in their entirety. Join in on the conversation and stay for some riveting music.
63 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Kevin's Formative Four: Miles Davis - Bitches Brew, Phish - Lawn Boy
Hardened fans of The Music Challenge Podcast know that co-host Kevin joined us in the second season and never had a chance to give us his formative four. Well now's his chance. He is presentinf to you Miles Davis - Bitches Brew and Phish - Lawn Boy.
41 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Pink Floyd - Meddle: 50th Anniversary
The classic album Meddle by Pink Floyd is the subject on the 50th anniversary of its release in 1971.
80 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
The 27 Club: Jimi, Janis, Kurt, and Pigpen
The 27 Club is our subject on The Music Challenge Podcast. The 27 Club is a group of incredible musicians who died at the tender age of 27 years old. Listen as we celebrate their lives through music and discussion.
62 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Neil Young Retrospective
Neil Young is the subject of this retrospective look at his career and character through the prism of four of his great albums: Harvest, Tonight's the Night, Live Rust, and Mirror Ball. Jump down the musical rabbit hole with us as we explore this great instrumentalist and singer. Come for the Music, but stay for the conversation!
47 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Led Zeppelin IV: Formative Albums
Led Zeppelin IV is our formative album the hosts will be discussing this week.
65 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
The Best Albums of 2020
The cast check out the best albums of 2020 featuring: Oh Sees, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and Woods!
70 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Great Albums From Our Birth Years
Featuring: Motörhead, Can, The Doors, and Steely Dan. Listen as we review great albums by these groups released in our birth years.
70 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Join our panel this week as we investigate modern parallels this week as we look at 4 modern bands and try and decipher their origins. Come for the Music, Stay for the Conversation. Featured: Earthless, Wand, Billy Strings, and Rose City Band.
74 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Best Live Albums
Listen to our hosts critique live albums from Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, and Frank Zappa.
56 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Tribute: Part 2
We pay tribute to the ingenuity, creativity, and leadership that was EVH and Van Halen as Andrew interviews his brother, Jim, who was of prime age for the Van Halen generation.
42 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Eddie Van Halen Tribute: Part 1
A tribute to Eddie Van Halen Part 1. Rock lost a legend this week and we were there with our first impressions on EVH and the wild and loose times of Van Halen.
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