2016 Episodes

Big Star - #1 Record - January 4, 2016

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - January 11, 2016 - with Jesse Elliot

Warren Zevon - Self Title - January 18, 2016 - with Patrick from Almost Educational and Make Dad Read Comics

The Strokes - Is This It - January 25, 2016 - with Cassidy Robinson

Queen - A Night at the Opera - February 1, 2016 - with Jeff Linden

Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline - February 9, 2015 - with Renee Maskin

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill - February 15, 2016 - with Devon Moore

Jeff Buckley - Grace - February 22, 2016 - with Ryan Carey

Violent Femmes - Self Titled - March 7, 2016 - with Wendy Rollins and Paul Nance

Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets - March 7, 2016 - with Matt Pischl

The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die - March 14, 2016 - with Adam from Driving in the Dark

Beastie Boys - License to Ill - March 21, 2016 - with Ed and Alice Magdziak

Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - March 28, 2016 - with Jim Appio

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - April 4, 2016 - with Savannah Pope

Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience - April 18, 2016

John Lennon - Walls & Bridges - April 25, 2016

Prince - An Appreciation - May 2, 2016 - with Jeff Fiedler

Those Pretty Wrongs - May 9, 2016 - with Jodie Stephens and Luther Russell

Foo Fighters - Self Titled - May 16, 2016 - with Jim Hanke

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy - May 23, 2016 - with Steven Hyden

The La’s - Self Titled - June 6, 2016

Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams - June 13, 2016 - with David Gorman

The Ramones - Self Titled - June 20, 2016 - with Jack Fitzsimmons

Sam Cooke - Night Beat - June 27, 2016 - with Randy W. Hall

Pixies - Doolittle - July 4, 2016 - with John Petrick

William Shatner - Has Been - July 11, 2016

Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson - July 18, 2016 - with Dan Drago

Television - Marquee Moon - July 25, 2016 - with Jim Testa

Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville - August 1, 2016 - with Jim Laczkowski

Metallica - Master of Puppets - August 8, 2016 - with Doug Robertson

AC/DC - Back in Black - August 29, 2016

Third Eye Blind - Self Titled - September 5, 2016 - with Mike Prince

Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues - September 12, 2016 - with Justin Tyler

Grateful Dead - American Beauty - September 19, 2016 - with Tom O’Leary

Elliott Smith - XO - September 26, 2016 - with Pete Stern

Stone Temple Pilots - Purple - October 3, 2016 - with Zach Calhoun

Tom Waits - Bone Machine - October 10, 2016 - with Joe Galuppo

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black - October 17, 2016 - with David Hillier and Chris Barrett

Pearl Jam - Yield - October 24, 2016 - with Jim Hanke

Neil Young - Tonight’s the Night - October 31, 2016 - with Dan Reed

Madonna - Like a Virgin - November 7, 2016 - with Jeff Fiedler

The Who - Who’s Next - November 14, 2016 - with Mike Mehalick

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon - November 21, 2016 - with Andrew James

Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA - November 28, 2016 - with Jack Linden

The Beatles (part I) - December 5, 2016

The Beatles (part II) - December 8, 2016

The Beatles (part III) - December 12, 2016

The Beatles (part IV) - December 15, 2016

Bonus Song Thursday

Those Pretty Wrongs - “Lucky Guy” - January 7, 2016
Bill and Brian follow up their episode on Big Star's seminal #1 Record by taking a listen to Those Pretty Wrongs' "Lucky Guy.”

David Bowie: An Appreciation - January 12, 2016
A special episode to honor the passing of David Bowie.

Elvis Costello - “Oliver’s Army” - January 14, 2016
Jesse Elliot joins Brian and Bill once again to discuss Elvis Costello.

Warren Zevon - “Werewolves of London” - January 14, 2016
Bill and Brian talk about Zevon's biggest and most memorable song "Werewolves pf London.”

The Strokes - “Juicebox” - January 28, 2016
Bill and Brian follow up our episode on the Strokes' Is This It by talking about "Juicebox.”

Queen and David Bowie - “Under Pressure” - February 4, 2016
Brian and Bill welcome back singer songwriter and musician Jeff Linden to talk a little more about Queen and their collaboration with David Bowie, "Under Pressure."

Bob Dylan - “Pay in Blood” - February 11, 2016
Bill and Brian welcome back singer, songwriter, and musician Renee Maskin to continue talking about that guy/historical figure/musical genius Bob Dylan.

Alanis Morissette - “Thank U” - February 18, 2016
Brian and Bill discuss Alanis Morissette's as a continuation of the conversations from our episode on Jagged Little Pill by listening to and reviewing "Thank U” from Alanis' 1998 follow up Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.

Gary Lucas - “Dream of the Wild Horse” - February 25, 2016
Bill and Brian welcome guest Matt Pischl to talk about "Dream of the Wild Horses" by Gary Lucas, a song which would have been worked into a collaboration between Jeff Buckley and Lucas if not for Buckley’s untimely death.

Violent Femmes - “Memory” - March 3, 2016
Bill and Brian continue talking about the Violent Femmes and analyze their newest release, "Memory.”

Dave Matthews Band - “The Space Between” - March 10, 2016
Brian and Bill welcome back musician Matt Pischl to discuss more Dave Matthews Band, focusing on the group's 2001 release Everyday and the song "The Space Between."

The Notorious B.I.G. - “Mo Money Mo Problems” - March 17, 2016
Bill goes solo to share a little more about his experience with Biggie Smalls' music by covering his nerdy middle school years and (poorly) dancing to this track at his school's monthly dances.

Beastie Boys - “Intergalactic” - March 24, 2016
Bill and Brian follow up on their conversation about the Beastie Boys with “Intergalactic” from 1998’s Hello Nasty.

Pavement - “Spit on a Stranger” - March 31, 2016
Bill regales everyone with a story of listening to Pavement via YouTube and first connecting with this song from their album Terror Twilight.

David Bowie - “Let’s Dance” - April 7, 2016
Bill and Brian follow up our conversation with Savannah Pope about David Bowie by discussing a slightly less regarded section of his discography, "Let's Dance."

Another 10 Great Songs - April 11, 2016
Bill and Brian had a lot to do as Easter came early and Bill was prepping for his extensive trip to India, so they made it easy on themselves by sitting down to talk about another 10 great songs!

Can - “Moonshake” - April 14, 2016
Brian waxes rhapsodic about one of his favorite songs and how it manages to blend free jazz, rock and roll, classical, and the avant garde to create a profound new sound.

Gin Blossoms - “Til I Hear If From You” - April 21, 2016
Bill and Brian discuss Gin Blossoms' "Til I Hear It from You" from the Empire Record soundtrack.

Mick Jagger - “Too Many Cooks” - April 28, 2016
Brian flies solo to discuss Mick Jagger’s “Too Many Cooks,” produced by John Lennon.

Prince (and others) - “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” - May 5, 2016
Bill returns from his world travels to join Brian in a follow-up to our Prince remembrance, and discuss The Purple One’s performance as part of the George Harrison tribute at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Those Pretty Wrongs - “Fool of Myself” - May 12, 2016
Bill and Brian follow-up their interview with Luther Russell and Jody Stephens of Those Pretty Wrongs to discuss "Fool of Myself,” the b-side to their 2015 single “Lucky Guy.”

Foo Fighters - “Aurora” - May 19, 2016
Bill is once again joined by Jim Hanke of the Vinyl Emergency podcast to talk about Foo Fighters!

Pearl Jam - “Betterman” - May 26, 2016
Brian and Bill decide to mix things up a bit by doing a deep dive into Pearl Jam's "Betterman.”

History of French Pop - May 30, 2016 - with Jonathyne Briggs
Brian and Bill sit down in the virtual lecture hall with Professor Jonathyne Briggs of Indiana University Northwest who literally wrote the book on French music

Daft Punk - “Get Lucky” - June 2, 2016
Bill and Brian keeping diving into the vast catalog of great French artists by discussing Daft Punk and their super massive 2013 hit "Get Lucky."

The La’s - “I Am the Key” - June 9, 2016
Brian and Bill take a little time to discuss one of the tracks from the deluxe edition of the La's set titled album, "I Am the Key.” Bill tells a wedding story that he forgot to tell on the main episode.

Waylon Jennings - “Luckenback, Texas” - June 16, 2016
Bill and Brian continue talking about Waylon Jennings and his unique brand of "outlaw country" by discussing his duet with Willie Nelson.

The Ramones - “I Wanna Be Sedated” - June 23, 2016
Brian and Bill discuss one of the Ramones most recognizable songs, "I Wanna Be Sedated," and how the Ramones have become a ubiquitous legacy act without huge hits.

Sam Cooke - “A Change Is Gonna Come” - June 30, 2016
Bill and Brian follow up their conversation on Sam Cooke's Night Beat by discussing one of his last releases ever, "A Change Is Gonna Come."

The Breeders - “Cannonball” - July 7, 2016
Brian and Bill ask (and answer) the question: What is Kim's Deal?

Fear of Pop - “In Love” - July 14, 2016
Bill and Brian take a closer look at the song stylings of the iconic actor William Shatner by listening to and discussing his collaboration with Ben Folds.

Aimee Mann - “One” - July 21, 2016
Bill brings some well researched facts about Aimee Mann's cover of the Harry Nilsson song "One!"

Television - “1880 or So” - July 28, 2016
Bill and Brian continue discussing Television (the band, not the thing you stare at in the living room) by listening to and chatting about "1880 of So.”

Liz Phair - “Why Can’t I?” - August 4, 2016
Brian and Bill tackle Liz Phair's "Why Can't I? and her 2003 attempt at a mainstream breakthrough.

Metallica - “Hero of the Day” - August 11, 2016
Brian and Bill continue talk about Metallica, jumping 10 years ahead to 1996's Load.

Summer Special - That Thing You Do! - August 15, 2016
On a very special episode of the Great Albums, Bill and Brian take a break from our usual geeking out over the minutia of an album to geek out over the minutia of a film.

Summer Special - Bonus Song Bonus Ep - August 22, 2016
On another very special episode, Bill and Brian take some time to fill in the big gap from back before we started the Bonus Song Thursday tradition.

AC/DC - “Thunderstruck” - September 1, 2016
Brian and Bill continue talking about AC/DC and their tune "Thunderstruck."

Third Eye Blind - “Cop vs. Phone Girl” - September 8, 2016
Bill and Brian get political as we take a listen to and discuss Third Eye Blind's latest release "Cop vs. Phone Girl.”

Laura Jane Grace, Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett - “Androgynous” - September 15, 2016
Bill and Brian back to talk about Laura Jane Grace, Miley Cyrus, and Joan Jett's cover of the Replacements "Androgynous."

The War on Drugs - “Touch of Grey” - September 22, 2016
Brian and Bill continue talking about the Grateful Dead via the War on Drugs recent cover of "Touch of Grey" from the Day of the Dead tribute compilation.

Jimmy Eat World "Half Right" - September 29, 2016
And Bill and Brian take a very circuitous route to keep talking about Elliott Smith by discussing Jimmy Eat World's cover of the Heatmiser tune "Half Right."

Stone Temple Pilots - “Plush (acoustic)” - October 8, 2016
Brian and Bill talk about Scott Weiland and Dean DeLeo's acoustic performance of "Plush" off their 1992 debut Core.

Norah Jones - “The Long Way Home” - October 13, 2016
Brian and Bill continue discussing Tom Waits by...talking about Norah Jones?

Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse - “Body and Soul” - October 20, 2016
With Brian jet-setting about the states, Bill tackles some more Amy Winehouse by taking a listener suggestion and talking about her duet with Tony Bennett.

Stone Gossard - “Pigeon” - October 27, 2016
Bill and Brian continue the conversation about Pearl Jam by focusing on a song from guitarist Stone Gossard's 2001 solo album.

Neil Young - “Transformer Man” - November 3, 2016
Bill and Brian take some time out to cover a little bit of Neil Young's weaker output by discussing "Transformer Man" off 1982's Trans.

Madonna - “Into the Groove” - November 10, 2016
Brian and Bill speak to you from the optimism of the past as we break down what make's Madonna's "Into the Groove," released as part of the Like a Virgin single cycle, pretty cool.

The Who - “Tea & Theatre” - November 17, 2016
Bill and Brian fast forward in the Who's career to discuss "Tea & Theatre,” from 2006's Endless Wire.

Pink Floyd - “See Emily Play” - November 24, 2016
Bill and Brian celebrate Thanksgiving by talking about Pink Floyd's "See Emily Play.

Bruce Springsteen - “Streets of Philadelphia” - December 1, 2016
Bill and Brian close out Massive Album November with Bruce Springsteen's Oscar-winning ballad "Streets of Philadelphia" from the Tom and Hanks and Denzel Washington film, Philadelphia.

Top Albums of 2016 - December 19, 2016
Bill and Brian (really just Brian) count down their top picks of the albums released in 2016.

Lowlight - “Where Do We Go from Here?” - December 22, 2016
Bill and Brian close out the year by discussing one of our favorite local (to New Jersey) releases, "Where Do We Go from Here?" from the album of the same name by Lowlight.

Year-End Wrap-up - December 29, 2016
Bill takes some time to send out one last podcast in 2016 before we launch into 2017!