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Ep. #883: Steven Hyden

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Steven Hyden discusses his excellent new book, There Was Nothing You Could Do: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ and the End of the Heartland, the state of music and cultural criticism, how film critics have long had more cachet than music critics, the various and confusing ambiguities in the work and life of an American like Bruce Springsteen, how the Boss rejected his most successful album and got lost in the 1990s just as Nirvana were rejecting their own most successful album, why Springsteen’s narrative voice became more inward, why he and America were never the same after Born in the U.S.A., a fascinating alternate history of Bruce events, Steven’s tour dates, other future plans, and much more.

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Ep. #879: Dead Best

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Adam Goren and Brian Sokel from Dead Best discuss their album Second and its lyrical themes, growing up together and now living right next to each other, a Guelph house show my old band Captain Copilot played with Atom and His Package in 1999 before I randomly ran into Adam in Philadelphia a year later, finally having Adam on the show after conversations I’ve had about Atom and His Package with guests like Chris Gethard, Kurt Vile, and Pissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette, being straight edge in grade one and high school reunions, getting into punk and DIY culture and infusing it all with comedy, why a number of post-hardcore bands in the 1990s seemed to be named after American historical figures except for Franklin, playing shows, other future plans, and much more.

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Ep. #876: Ibibio Sound Machine

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Enno Williams and Max Grunhard discuss the brilliant new Ibibio Sound Machine album, Pull the Rope, living in London and loving Ninja Tune Records, aspirational truths and the clarinet, how music is a language, Enno’s exposure to highlife and jùjú music and why openly loving Fela Kuti could be precarious, empathy, inclusion, and improvisation, intergenerational culture clashes, working with Ross Orton, upcoming tour dates, other future plans, and much more.  

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