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Kirk sits down with producer, composer, and master mixer Brian Bender to talk about the state of the recording art. Brian Bender has been making records since the early 2000s, from slinging cable at legendary NY spots like Electric Lady and the Hit Factory to running his own studio, The Motherbrain, in Los Angeles. He’s worked with countless artist…
 
Kirk sits down with producer, composer, and master mixer Brian Bender to talk about the state of the recording art. Brian Bender has been making records since the early 2000s, from slinging cable at legendary NY spots like Electric Lady and the Hit Factory to running his own studio, The Motherbrain, in Los Angeles. He’s worked with countless artist…
 
In episode guest host Fraser Moffatt (a.k.a. "The Frasman" Smith joins Chris for a for a little funky breakdown. Somehow the episode focuses almost entirely on the bass and The Simpsons. This is a two parter and this is part uno. Does this Rick Rubin production hold up in 2021? or did he ruin the Chili Peppers? Find out this time on The Classic Roc…
 
Results may vary when two mismatched artists collaborate together. But which three music collaborations - regardless of whether they succeeded or not - would we declare to be the most unusual, unexpected and downright odd? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick …
 
Break out your JNCO jeans and flip your baseball hats backwards, it's time to give it all for the Nookie as we dive into one of the musical anomalies of the world, Limp Bizkit. Boomer Bob joins the show this week to go through the evolution of one song and try to figure out which version is worse. A song with massive musical drop offs and droning v…
 
This week Crippled Jesus comes back to go through a couple 90's rock songs from classic rockers. Two heavy hitters go head to head to see what is more infuriating; a song trying to sound like everything that was popular at the time, or a song written about a color and not a metaphor for anything whatsoever? You get to decide this week between: Def …
 
Tenacious D has become synonymous with comedic rock, and 2021 marks two major milestones for Jack Black and Kyle Gass - the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut, and the 15th anniversary of the duo’s cinematic follow up “The Pick of Destiny.” So how well have both albums aged? Is the D’s raunchy style of rock n’ roll satire still funny after…
 
On this episode, Kirk sits down for a conversation with composer, singer, and music technologist Imogen Heap. The two talk about the creative process, live performance in the pandemic age, the shifting relationship between artist and audience, the process of developing new music technology, several of Heap's ambitious musical projects, and of cours…
 
This week we take a look at a couple country songs to see what is worse, a song being spoken to you with a metronome for a beat, or a sad poser country song that rips off every other country song out there. You get to decide which takes the title between: Sam Hunt: Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's vs Morgan Wallen: Sand In My Boots Leave us a voice…
 
In episode number 76 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, guest host Steve Smith joins Chris for a synthy escape. This is basically what Jon Anderson did after he was jettisoned from Yes for a brief period in the early 80s. And just who is this Vangelis character? Find out this time on The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast!…
 
Not only does music have the power to influence video games’ emotional resonance, but video games have the power of exposing bands to a broader audience. So which three video game soundtracks would we say stand out the most? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pic…
 
It's time for Strong Songs to talk about some Strong Covers! On this episode, Kirk tackles four famous covers, comparing each with the original while trying to suss out what makes a great cover in the first place. Covered (heyo) on this episode: "Respect" by Otis Redding, as covered by Aretha Franklin in 1967 "Satisfaction" by Jagger/Richards, as c…
 
This week we go way back to the early 70's to see what made country music so great. And by that I mean ridiculous outdated lyrics and perhaps the biggest musical ripoff of another artists work. Comedian and host of the Todd Glass show Todd Glass joins us to find out if Merle Haggard has what it takes to beat Glenn Campbell for the title. You get to…
 
The brainchild of Caleb Shomo, Beartooth has earned a deeply engaged fanbase over the years with their pulverizing yet melody-driven approach to metalcore. But does the Midwest outfit succeed at keeping the momentum going with their fourth album, “Below”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podca…
 
In episode number 75 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, guest host Jimmy Fata joins Chris for one of the podcasts darker turns. Has Bruce completely lost it after 3 years of deliberations? The E Street Band are present and full throttle along with Engineer Jimmy Iovine who's developing his own little schemes and plans to further his own ca…
 
It's a celebrity wild card episode this week as we go through two songs that couldn't be more different but they have one thing in common. They were written and performed by actors, athletes, any sort of celebrity that decided to branch out and try music. And holy fuck these two never should have done that. But you get to decide what is worse, a br…
 
Mailbag time! We've got listener questions about Madonna earworms, National piano parts, Breath of the Wild music, online vocal teachers, the French horn, The Lemon Twigs, and much more. REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE: “Mira, Royal Detective Theme” by Matthew Tishler and Jeannie Luriem 2020 “Open Your Heart” by Madonna from True Blue, 1986 “Fake Empire…
 
Lame guitar solos, lazy, douchey lyrics, and the most unoriginal, sterile radio friendly bullshit you've ever heard. We go back in time with that Motherfucker himself Jodie B to the early 2000's to take a look at a genre known a "Butt Rock" to see if acoustic Finger Eleven can beat out the blip on the radar known as Hinder. You get to decide betwee…
 
With Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen looks to find success with his own musical identity while still paying respect to his iconic family’s legacy… So how does Wolfie, the son of Eddie Van Halen and nephew of Alex Van Halen, do on his first solo rock album? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podc…
 
In episode number 74 of The Classic Rock Album-By-Album Podcast, guest host Patrick Murray joins Chris for a for a 60's psychedelic rock opera concept album! What the heck is an SF Sorrow and what do you do with? Turns out the band isn't sure either... So Pretty Things' S.F. Sorrow pre-dates Tommy and is a contender for the throne of "First Rock Op…
 
Record Store Day will once again be releasing unique vinyl editions of many special albums, demos, soundtracks and singles over the course of two “drop” dates… Which titles are we most excited for? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick our top three choices on …
 
This week Karl from Who Are These Podcasts? returns to the show to break down the phenomenon that was 80's hip hop. We go through two icons in the genre to try and figure out what it was that made this music so popular to begin with. And all of this to answer the question of what is worse, a song about teenage angst and pedophilia by a man that is …
 
Winter, spring, summer, or fall... all you have to do is call, and Strong Songs will be there with an in-depth analysis of one of the most influential songwriters of the 20th century. This episode takes a deep dive into Carole King's ever enduring, much-covered tribute to friendship, "You've Got a Friend." What starts in Laurel Canyon in the early …
 
Can a song about the weather beat a song about a woman that could never exist? Adam from The Internet is a Toilet podcast joins the show to help decide which Boy Band is worse between: HeartBeat Boys: I Like The Rain vs O*Town: Liquid Dreams Leave us a voicemail 910-370-1604 Follow us on twitter over at https://twitter.com/ShittySongPod and vote on…
 
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