June 2023

Episode 151 – Thin Lizzy vs the drugs


Brian and Murdock answer a listener letter that dives into the duel guitar soloing, drug-fueled brilliance, and lasting impact of Phil Lynnot and Thin Lizzy. This episode brought to you in part by Louder Than Life Music Festival. Louder Than Life America’s Biggest Rock Festival Louisville, KY September 21-24, 2023 Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky [...]

Episode 151 – Thin Lizzy vs the drugs2023-06-21T02:26:47+00:00

December 2022

RETOLD – Do They Know It’s Christmas?!


In honor of the holiday, revisit Brian's 2021 deep dive into the ridiculously saccharine (and culturally tone-def) endeavor known forever as Band Aid. Here are the stupid-ass lyrics: It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraidAt Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade And in our world of plenty we can [...]

RETOLD – Do They Know It’s Christmas?!2022-12-23T05:26:59+00:00

September 2022

Episode 111 – Mick Jagger vs the Queen


The guys go deep on history of the UK, Cool Britannia, and that time the Queen of England scheduled elective surgery to avoid a certain front man. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: "Death Cab for Cutie" by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight https://www.iheart.com/content/2022-09-08-5-of-the-best-and-most-controversial-rock-songs-about-queen-elizabeth-ii/ https://ultimateclassicrock.com/queen-elizabeth-ii-rock-connections/ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/awards-and-accreditation/content/103372 https://ultimateclassicrock.com/rock-stars-knighted/ https://www.billboard.com/lists/musicians-knighted-queen-elizabeth-ii-honors/ Beatles newsreel footage: [...]

Episode 111 – Mick Jagger vs the Queen2022-09-13T02:36:21+00:00

December 2021

Episode 72 – Band Aid vs Christmas


Brian breaks down the inspiration, determination and dumb luck that led Bob Geldof and Midge Urie to create one of the most successful and lyrically tone-def holiday anthems of all time while also answering the age old query - "Do they know it is Christmastime at all?" (Spoiler: Yes. Yes, they do.) Guest co-host: Phil [...]

Episode 72 – Band Aid vs Christmas2021-12-22T06:08:08+00:00

November 2019

Episode 3 – INXS vs. Bob Geldof


Brian unwinds the complicated legacy of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, his relationship with Paula Yates and what really happened in that hotel room. SHOW NOTES: Songs, videos and additional reading and listening suggested on this show are below: Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays" - https://youtu.be/8yteMugRAc0 INXS - "Need You Tonight" - https://youtu.be/F93ywiGMDnQ Paula [...]

Episode 3 – INXS vs. Bob Geldof2019-11-23T03:32:27+00:00
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