Category: Unsung Heroes

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Episode 172: Poly Styrene – Write A Prescription For Adventure

Many don’t know who the Xray Spex were, but without them, the punk and New Wave movements would’ve been a lot less exciting. Especially thanks to lead singer/songwriter, Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, better known as Poly Styrene. This woman did not spend too long in the spotlight, but for the brief time that she did, it […]

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Episode 169: Frankie Knuckles – It’s Donuts!

In the ashes of Disco came the beginning of electronic music as we knew it with House music. And Frankie Knuckles was one of its founding fathers, using his passion and inspiration to mix songs in ways that had never been heard before. He never wanted the party to stop and as long as he […]

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Episode 161: Disco Part 2 – Adult Sanctioned Fire

This week is the end of Disco. Or is it? We go in depth with some of the main factors that attributed to the fall of disco- from the commercialization to over-saturation in the media all the way to the infamous Disco Demolition night. Along the way we meet some more fun staples of disco […]

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Episode 160: Disco Part 1 – NeverEnding Hustle

Welcome to the first half of our story of the phenomenon known as Disco music. A genre that has been unfairly panned in the past and has recently been getting a revisit to see just how wrong everyone was about it. Here we’ll talk about Disco’s rise – from it’s roots in Motown, jazz, and […]

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Episode 121: Thin Lizzy – He Was Somethin’

This week we’re not just going into the story of the legendary Thin Lizzy, but especially so to talk about the life of frontman Phil Lynott. He had the charisma to get all eyes on him during a performance, but he was not born with it, it took years to adapt to the rock star […]

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Episode 120: The Specials – The 2 Tone Towers

Ska may not always get the respect it deserves, but this band sure should! The Specials are the originators of 2 Tone, a style of music that fused together Jamaican ska with punk and sprinkled in some new wave here and there. They changed the game and influenced the worlds of rock and pop to […]

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Episode 106: Tricky – Actual Murder

One of the most original artists of our time, Tricky is a pioneer of the Trip Hop movement, helping to shape modern music into the sounds we know today. A shy and genuine guy who was more interested in experimenting on new tracks than he was on being famous, Tricky has lived a very interesting […]

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Episode 84: Bassist Appreciation – Magic Fingers

This week we’re taking some time to spotlight the member of the band that is frequently mocked and believed to be totally replaceable. That’s right, we’re talking about our friend, the bassist! We’re covering just a few who we truly admire, talk about what sets them apart and how they’ve honed their craft to make […]

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