Category: Podcast

Jun 09

Episode 6: Van Halen’s 5150

In 1984, Van Halen were one of the biggest bands on Earth. By 1985, they were on the verge of breaking up, as vocalist David Lee Roth left to pursue a solo career and try his luck in Hollywood. After a couple asks that went nowhere, they settled on former Montrose vocalist Sammy Hagar as …

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Apr 22

Episode 5: The Beatles’ White Album

Five episodes! FIVE episodes! FIVE….never mind. For episode five, we go big, looking at an album by some guys from Liverpool who I guess were kind of big in the 1960s? Big enough that they could follow up a landmark album with a 93-minute opus and no one would bat an eye. And despite the …

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Feb 26

Episode 4: Yes’s Drama

For Episode Four, we travel back to 1980 and get to know five musicians who only worked all together one time. Three of them are what’s left of a prog-rock band after their singer and keyboardist left. The other two are a duo who write songs about the perils of technology using the finest recording …

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Feb 06

The Divisive Albums Podcast Episode 3: Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk

The third episode of The Divisive Albums Podcast, where I discuss the follow-up to one of the most successful albums in history: Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 double album, Tusk! The episode comes with the following SHOW NOTES! 0:00: Intro and Theme Song 0:25: About me, and announcing I’ll be begging for money in about 20 minutes. …

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Feb 06

The Divisive Albums Podcast Episode 2: Stabbing Westward’s Self-Titled Album

The second episode of The Divisive Albums Podcast, where I discuss an album by a band a lot of people forgot about: Stabbing Westward, and their 2001 self-titled album! In the episode, I discuss the following. SHOW NOTES! 0:00: Intro and Theme Song 0:22: About me, and introducing our band: Stabbing Westward! 0:51: Announcing we’re …

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Feb 06

The Divisive Albums Podcast Episode 1: Dream Theater’s Falling Into Infinity

The first “proper” episode of The Divisive Albums Podcast, where I discuss an album by a band who are inherently pretty divisive: Dream Theater, and their 1997 album Falling Into Infinity! In the episode, I discuss the following. SHOW NOTES! 0:00: Intro and About Me 0:26: Introducing our band: Dream Theater! 0:30: Who are Dream …

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Feb 06

The Divisive Albums Podcast Episode -1: Def Leppard’s Slang

The “pre-pilot” episode of the Divisive Albums Podcast, which I did mainly to test out a few things. The first was whether the concept would hold my interest long enough to warrant my wanting to do future episodes. The second was whether I was good enough and entertaining enough that people would actually want to …

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Aug 14

Podcasteye

Boy I jump from project to project, don’t I? This was initially a post for The Divisive Albums Podcast. I’ve moved that here, so go check it out. Also, join The Empty Nest Discord!