Category: Beyond the Band

Beyond the Band

Episode 86: Beastie Boys Part 1 – The Young Eggplants

They’re one of the most influential groups in the rap/hip-hop genre, but actually had their humble beginnings in punk and hardcore. The Beastie boys have taken advantage of every opportunity that’s come their way and infused their own interests in every step along the way. In this week’s episode, learn how exactly it was that […]

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Episode 73: Talking Heads – So New, So Wavey

We’re back at it this week to talk about a band whose music you know oh so well, but whose story is a little harder to get the deets on. Talking Heads started out as a trio of art students just trying to express their disdain for the status quo using sarcasm and metaphors. Little […]

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Episode 65: The Grateful Dead- Good ‘Nuff History

This week we put our money where our mouths are, no matter how filthy it is! Upon receiving a 6 pack of American Beauty by Dogfish Head from a loyal listener, we are covering the quintessential hippie band, The Grateful Dead. But this is going out to all those non-Deadheads out there, the ones who […]

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Episode 52: Queen Part 2- Have You Been To A Spin Class

In our second installment on the story of Queen, we get to the real meat of their discography with albums that contained some of their most massive worldwide hits. And while the fans had nothing but complete adoration for them, the critics couldn’t find any room in their hearts for an “elitist” band when punk […]

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Episode 51: Queen Part 1- Beyond The Mercury

We are kicking off this year with the deepest dig of our heaviest hitters. Queen is a band with a myriad of hits and four stand-out talents contributing on every album, but many only know a handful of songs and know that Freddie had a mustache in the 80’s. But this band has one of […]

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Episode 49: Daft Punk- Feet Baguette

This week we discuss the group that not only helped to bring techno into the mainstream, but has spent over the past 2 decades crossing musical genres and evolving their sound with each album. But most impressive may be the fact that we know nothing of their personal live, except that they are robots. Listen […]

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Episode 48: Salt N Pepa- Weekend Hip Hop

Today we discuss the first ladies of hip hop- Salt N Pepa (of course accompanied by Spinderella)! We talk about their humble beginnings in Queens, NY, where a stable career choice of nursing is quickly pushed aside once they discover their talents on the mic. We also take a lot of time to discuss the […]

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Episode 47: Spice Girls- I Don’t Think That’s Her Thing

This week we take some time to celebrate Girl Power! This girl group came out of left field and shot up to worldwide success faster than you could imagine. They turned the pop world on its head for women with their songs sprouting positivity and the importance of friendship. But the hard work and dedication […]

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