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The Smell of Music
128 minutes | Feb 19, 2017
TSOM's Podcast Finale
This is the end, our good friends. We countdown the 20 worst songs ever with many guests and surprises along the way. We're sorry it had to end this way.
62 minutes | Dec 16, 2016
TSOM40: Mistletoejam 2/TSOMposium 2
Tonight, we conclude our final selection show with a huge celebration with our second annual Mistletoejam and combine this momentous episode with our wildly popular TSOMposium, where we partner our picks with vomitus beverages. Next episode you'll see from us will be in 2017 with our special results show where we'll count down the worst songs ever recorded. Happy New Year!
54 minutes | Dec 6, 2016
TSOM39: Classic Suck...Beloved Artists, Regretful Missteps
Not all that glitter is gold. In this episode, the band's back together as we're joined, once again, by Cray and Sam as we delve deep into the bowels of Classic Rock as we discover that the mighty have fallen, the shine has dulled, and some of the most loved artists in the history of rock can, in fact, suck very badly.
56 minutes | Nov 15, 2016
TSOM38: Piledrivin' and Jackhammerin'...Songs By Wrestlers
Tonight, we're joined again by the talents of Clint Carroll and Jacob Smith from Whatcha Gonna Do?, the first and only Hulk Hogan podcast in the world. Since the beginning of time, wrestlers have aspired to much more than simply dominating the ring. They've acted, opened restaurants, become governors, played in the NFL, and, yes, even dared to become musicians. In TSOM38, we discuss the worst songs by wrestlers NOT named Hulk. Prepare thyself for a beating.
44 minutes | Nov 3, 2016
TSOM37: The Election Special!
In this special episode, we recap some of the very worst un-official campaign songs from recent memory. Clint and Jacob from the podcast Whatcha Gonna Do? join us.
60 minutes | Oct 18, 2016
TSOM36: Dream Sleazer and Recurring Nightmares
For tonight's episode, we immerse ourselves into the truly haunting realm of one of horror cinema's most iconic figures. Since his inception over 30 years ago, Freddy Krueger has been the undeniable scream king worldwide and has inspired a wide spectrum of musical output, crossing decades, genres, and scenes. Tonight, we're joined by some guy from California named Jeff Hansen and we desperately try to survive this horrifying listen. Enjoy.
42 minutes | Oct 4, 2016
TSOM35: Boldly Bolton...Michael Massacres Favorites
Blake came back for seconds and makes sure that we truly hate Michael Bolton. This time, he makes it deeply personal. This time, Michael butchers classics by our favorite artists.
43 minutes | Sep 20, 2016
TSOM34: Autotuned...Bringing the T-Pain
Tonight, the TSOM crew analyze the weird and brutal autotune impact on popular music. Introduced to soccer moms and strippers in the early-00s by rapper-turned-singer T-Pain, he developed and curated a sound where, through the use of a simple kit, you could auto-correct the pitch of lesser-talented singers and great seemingly perfect pitch and performance. However, we have since realized that the ability to autotune musical outputs opened a door of musical degenerates that could not be closed. Here we are left to sort through the absolute drivel created in the wake of T-Pain's influence. It's horrible. We promise.
39 minutes | Sep 7, 2016
TSOM33: Skunky Crunk
Tonight, the TSOM crew takes on the worst of the Crunk scene. The word "crunk" is the past tense of "cranking it up" or "crank that the f*** up" at which point it, it is then CRUNK. Popularized by Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz, "CRUNK" took flight in the mid-90s borrowing from the Miami bass scene and integrating electro and techno elements and then performing classic hip hop shot-calling or chants over the top. While wildly popular in the mid-00's, Crunk has now sailed off into the music wasteland and our TSOM panel is left to bravely pick up the pieces. This show sucks bad. So...that's good.
48 minutes | Aug 22, 2016
TSOM32: Extreme Acts of Vailence
Tonight, we endure some of the most magnificently indulgent guitar-oriented rock from legendary axeman, Steve Vai. Well-noted for being one of the most celebrated virtuoso guitarists of all time, Steve has contributed to recordings from Frank Zappa to Whitesnake, while also blazing new sonic trails in his own illustrious solo career. But, of course, TSOM could care less about his quality work. We're more interested in the darker corners of his catalog, of which tonight, we explore four such recordings. Join us as we foolishly bludgeon ourselves in what could only be described the most extreme acts of Vailence. It's sure to be frustrating and difficult for you.
44 minutes | Aug 10, 2016
TSOM31: Drilling It 'Til It Hurts...Worst Roughneck Music
Tonight, we drop our rod into the lesser-recognized Roughneck Music scene. Rising up from the long summer nights in the Texas Plains or the excruciating tundra of North Dakota, these are the sounds of the working oil man. We frack and frolic late into the evening as we meet Mike the Roughneck, Wes St. Jon, and a rapper named Kidnap. Tonight, we drill it 'til it hurts and work it 'til it squirts with the worst songs from the Roughneck Music scene. #TSOM hope you hate this.
58 minutes | Jul 25, 2016
TSOM30: The Worst KISS with Three Sides' Mark Cicchini
A special request from the listeners' line, tonight's episode, we join the original creatures of the night...KISS. We weren't entirely sure where we'd start and what we'd find when we got there. So we recruited the expertise of a guy who truly knows his KISS, Three Sides of the Coin's Mark Cicchini. Three Sides of the Coin is a three-guys-at-the-bar podcast that dives deep into the world of KISS and other parallel rock universes. Their knowledge is encyclopedic, and, we figured, if anyone was to know of the worst KISS recordings, it was going to be these guys. As it turns out, Mark actually knows a shitload more than all of us and we spend the entire episode getting son'd. Jeff is inept as a host and, to compensate, he tries to turn his running partner Blake into a research gimp. Cray's jokes fail miserably. Sam is a stupid idiot who can't get a good take in. Blake tries to engage our guest in a pissing contest and ends up just pissing himself. This is the audio.
60 minutes | Jul 11, 2016
TSOM29: Singer & Spiritual Fertility Specialist Peter Scott
For tonight's show, we circle back to an artist that won our hearts and ears over during the TSOMposium with his song, "Be Healed," a name-it-claim-it record for your body, where he spent the course of the song healing various reproductive organs so that couples could conceive. We were, frankly, a bit surprised by the recording and inquired about additional material from this artist. The artist was Peter Scott and, lucky for you, he did have additional material. Tonight, we dive deeper into Peter Scott's full album about conception of an immaculate nature appropriately entitled, Conception. We are joined by Roderick McDaniel and Brandon Buie, from the Team Lift podcast, available at Soundcloud and iTunes.
47 minutes | Jun 28, 2016
TSOM28: Sidespin's Worst Songs Since 1990 w/ rhythm method
For tonight's episode, we are joined by the fantastically-talented Erik Randall, who writes under the name Rhythm Method for Sidespin, little brother to Deadspin. Erik and his partner Not Something Structural (@nss_ds), have made it a mission to find the very worst song since 1990 and, to decide this, they've opened up the voting to the readers of Sidespin with a 68-song bracket. So, tonight, you won't want to miss a thing as we journey to the end of the road with our informer, Erik Randall, uncovering the songs that Sidespin listeners truly, madly, deeply hated. How bizarre these songs are. How bizarre. How bizarre.
56 minutes | Jun 12, 2016
TSOM27: Songs Our Dads Think Suck
Tonight, we turn over the show to our dads with the upcoming Fathers' Day weekend. Sam's dad gets something off his chest, Clint's dad doesn't know what a podcast is, Dirty Deacon's dad viciously hates soft rock, and we pull our socks up to our knees, yell at neighborhood kids from our porch, tell bad jokes to our kids and then go to bed by 9:00. We don't think we're going to find the worst stuff ever recorded tonight because, really, our dad's have far too good of musical taste, but it's worth asking your dad sometime...what's the worst song you ever heard?
43 minutes | May 30, 2016
TSOM26: Despite All My Rave
Tonight, we're sneaking out the bedroom window, trading in our egg, and going to an undisclosed location to drop X and dance like idiots until the sun comes up. The rave scene, and later the EDM scene (Electronic Dance Music), has always eluded understanding and logical explanation with its bizarre combination of dissonant looping of blips, bloops, and beeps at heart-exploding BPMs. Why anyone would find it enjoyable is beyond our abilities to rationalize or reconcile, but they do. Our challenge is to find the shit that wouldn't even be played at a rave. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare thy ears for flogging.
36 minutes | May 16, 2016
TSOM25: So...About Cowboy Troy
Tonight we take a trip into the weird musical universe where Cowboy Troy exists. If you're not familiar with the act that is Cowboy Troy, he helped pioneer the bizarre and unnecessary genre "hick hop" or country rap. Bravely breaking down evident racial lines, Cowboy Troy was destined to be remembered alongside other legendary musicians to leap over prejudice and racial divide like Charley Pride, Kid Rock, Vanilla Ice, Prince, and Elvis. However, the second he hit the studio, that dream was crushed. We discuss his career work and his standing legacy amongst the world's worst music.
58 minutes | May 2, 2016
TSOM24: Difficult Michael Bolton Recordings with Blake
Ladies love him, men fear him. For tonight's episode, our own Dirty Deacon takes us on a quick ride through five of the more insufferable missteps in Michael Bolton's career. Unbeknownst to the rest of us, Blake Collier has amassed a frightening file of Bolton knowledge (and not in the ironic hipster way). Join us, as we hop on the Blake bus for a bumpy ride through Bolton's entire 40 year career. We may just find us the worst song ever recorded.
45 minutes | Apr 19, 2016
TSOM Episode 23: Getting Put on Hold With Eli
Tonight, we venture where few dare as we wade in the shallow end of a vast and endless ocean of musical compositions. For #TSOM23, we discuss on-hold music. We are joined on this episode by the talents of Eli Sanchez from the YellowCity Podcast of Amarillo, TX, which aims to tell the stories of Amarillo, uncenscored and unfiltered. So, get ready to be here a while as the TSOM panel put your life on hold.
50 minutes | Apr 5, 2016
TSOM Episode 22: Werewolves and Watermelons...the TSOMposium
For tonight's episode, a special treat to wet your whistle. We present our first official TSOMposium. If you're not familiar with a symposium, in Ancient Greece, Plato and his boys would spend all night drinking and listening to poetry. While that'd be cool, we set the bar much lower tonight. As always, we're pursuing the worst music ever, but tonight, we're pairing it with the very poorest sampling of beer we could find which, frankly, led to some pretty miserable findings. So, belly up to the bar, pour a cold one, and immerse yourself in some of the worst sounds and suds on earth.
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