Category: Beyond the Band

Beyond the Band

Episode 145: Ringo Starr – Ringle Dingle ‘Em

We’re taking the next several weeks to look at each Beatle as an individual, and we’re starting with someone who raises different controversy than the other three. Ringo Starr has to be one of the most underrated musicians in history. One would think his inclusion in the biggest band of all time would earn him […]

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Episode 142: The B-52’s – There Ya Go!

This week we want to shine a light on one a band whose true talents get overlooked. The B-52’s may seem like just your standard party band, but they are so much more than that. Their technically sound instrumentation mixed with quirky lyrics run much deeper than a simple song about piling into a massive […]

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Episode 133: The Ramones Part 3 – Johnny, Angry Johnny

In this episode we conclude the story about our lovable goons, The Ramones! After all they’ve been through, you’d think they were invincible, but alas, this band does decide to call it quits. But not before they have a few more wild adventures and make a few more killer tunes. Hear about the many conflicts […]

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Episode 132: The Ramones Part 2 – Getting To Know You Gun Play

The second installment of the Ramones story is filled with the stuff of rock n’ roll legend. We explain their influence on UK punk, get more in depth about the band mates contrasting personalities, and give audible shock and awe at the shenanigans that were pulled when they worked with Phil Spector. They’re working hard […]

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Episode 131: The Ramones Part 1 – Embrace The Goon

It’s time to come in with another heavy hitter in the world of music! The Ramones are a beloved part of rock history, but they weren’t always viewed that way. From the very beginning, their career was filled with bumps and challenges. But they continued to work hard to create a sound that we hadn’t […]

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Episode 114: R.E.M. – Alliteration, Acronyms, Eyebrows

This week we talk about the quintessential alt rock band, R.E.M. If it weren’t for these guys, indie music wouldn’t exist and rock would be a much blander genre. A group that refused to bend to anyone else’s rules and spent years paying their dues as a cult success. But when they finally hit radio […]

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Episode 113: Hall And Oates – 18 Part Harmony

This week we’re talking about one of our favorite duos- Darryl Hall and John Oates. They may come from different backgrounds with different styles, but put them together and the magic is undeniable. These guys brought soul and R&B into mainstream pop with huge success! But what you may not know is how much help […]

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Episode 107: TLC – Are We Having Fun Yet

We are closing up Black History Month with the amazing tale of TLC, one of the most successful girl groups in all of music history. They started off as young women, tricked into an unfair contract that they wouldn’t be made aware of until years later. But through struggles with addiction, abuse, and illness, and […]

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