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Each episode of Music Raygun explores a different musical artist, topic or concept. Hosts Paul Ciampanelli and Kirk Pynchon watch and discuss related music videos, TV clips, commercials, interviews and other pop-culture ephemera on YouTube.

Each episode of Music Raygun explores a different musical artist, topic or concept. Hosts Paul Ciampanelli and Kirk Pynchon watch and discuss related music videos, TV clips, commercials, interviews and other pop-culture ephemera on YouTube.

Location:

United States

Description:

Each episode of Music Raygun explores a different musical artist, topic or concept. Hosts Paul Ciampanelli and Kirk Pynchon watch and discuss related music videos, TV clips, commercials, interviews and other pop-culture ephemera on YouTube.

Twitter:

@MusicRaygun

Language:

English

Contact:

401-330-6913


Episodes

College Rock

6/14/2021
We're back! After a long pause, here finally is the 81st episode of "Music Raygun." In this episode, Paul and Kirk are talking about college rock, the precursor the '90s alternative rock boom, college rock is the left-of-the-dial music favored by college radio DJs (and those willing to stay up late watching MTV) in the '80s. Yes, there is R.E.M. in this episode.

Duration:01:00:01

Pandemisode: A Fascinating Sliding Doors

5/31/2021
This is it. It's the final pandemisode of "Music Raygun." Does that mean the podcast is over? No, absolutely not. But next time, Kirk and Paul will finally reunite to record the long-awaited 81st episode in the show's original, true format. Until then, though, enjoy the last "Top Fives" list: Top 5 Hit Songs Other Artists Turned Down.

Duration:00:33:03

Pandemisode: A Party Jam Built on an F-Jam

5/17/2021
For the penultimate pandemisode of "Music Raygun," the boys go over their top five songs to play at any wedding. But first, Kirk presents a fun fact! SPOILER ALERT: A key plot point of the 1986 film "At Close Range" is revealed in this podcast episode!

Duration:00:38:39

Pandemisode: I Can't Feel My Face Value

5/3/2021
Paul and Kirk eulogize the late, great Shock G of Digital Underground. Then both of them play the laser round. And finally, they each explore their top five songs you didn't know are secretly about drugs.

Duration:00:32:48

Pandemisode: Start Getting Real

4/19/2021
Paul and Kirk conclude their discussion of the original cast of "The Real World." This time, they recap the final three episodes of the new reunion series, "The Real World: Homecoming." Norman struggles. Julie goes from America's sweetheart to America's mom. Becky quadruples down on her terrible opinions. And Heather chops onions. For this final episode of the trilogy, "Top Fives" is about Paul and Kirk's top five songs of 1992.

Duration:01:10:59

Pandemisode: Could You Get the Phone?

4/5/2021
Paul and Kirk continue their discussion of the original cast of "The Real World." This time, they recap the first three episodes of the new reunion series, "The Real World: Homecoming." How have the roommates changed over 30 years? Eric turned out to be a shaman. Julie turned out to be a real mom's mom. And Becky turned out to be kind of the worst. For this second episode of the trilogy, "Top Fives" is about Paul and Kirk's top five songs of 1991.

Duration:00:59:21

Pandemisode: Stop Being Polite

3/22/2021
This is the true story of two former co-workers who picked themselves to talk about music and record their conversations to find out what happens when they stop being polite and start being podcasters: "Music Raygun."

Duration:00:58:19

Pandemisode: Return to the Purple One

3/8/2021
It's our birthday! For the "Music Raygun" fourth anniversary show's "Top Fives" segment, Kirk and Paul return again to the theme of their very first episode back in March of 2017. But before that, Paul has a few things stuck in his craw that he wants to speak on in the return of "Don't at Me." And Paul's also in the hot seat when Kirk takes over "Laser Round" for the first time.

Duration:00:46:42

Pandemisode: With Glowing Hearts We See Thee Rise

2/22/2021
Kirk liked playing the laser round so much last time that we brought it back, back, back, back, back again. After that, Paul and Kirk list off their top five artists from the Great White North.

Duration:00:38:25

Pandemisode: So Dumb, Yet I Sing Along

2/8/2021
It's the 21st biweekly pandemisode, but Paul and Kirk are trying not to think too much about that as they discuss what the soundtrack to "Wet Hot American Summer" would sound like if the movie were made today and set in 2001, and they also each go in on their top five dumb songs that they love unironically. Plus, Kirk steps into the octagon for the first ever "Music Raygun" laser round.

Duration:00:36:24

Pandemisode: I'm Going to Hire You to Be My Majordomo

1/25/2021
Paul and Kirk throw it back to the '90s and early '00s when they count down each of their top five songs of all time from the Bad Boy Records label.

Duration:01:04:31

Pandemisode: Every Girl's Name Was Stacy

1/11/2021
Paul and Kirk kick off the new year by talking (more) about the Bee Gee's documentary, eulogizing MF Doom and Shabba Doo, and finally addressing the existence of hair metal.

Duration:01:20:31

Pandemisode: When Eric Clapton Invites You to Miami

12/21/2020
aul and Kirk talk about the new Bee Gees documentary on HBO, share spicy takes on Pavement and Dean Martin vs. Frank Sinatra, and count down their five most-played songs of the year on Spotify.

Duration:00:47:36

Pandemisode: That Ain't Zydeco

12/14/2020
Paul and Kirk fight Amy Grant haters, hate on Frank Zappa lovers, read some listener mail and hash out their top five hip-hop one-hit wonders.

Duration:00:42:49

Pandemisode: Thanksgiving

11/23/2020
Happy Thanksgiving! Paul and Kirk count down their personal Thanksgiving top fives, whatever that means to them.

Duration:00:38:03

Pandemisode: If I Ever Went Solo, My Favorite MC Would Be Me

11/2/2020
TOP FIVE RAPPERS OF ALL TIME ON MUSIC RAYGUN! Paul and Kirk discuss each of their favorite MCs, so no surprise this episode deals heavily in '80s and '90s hip-hop. But before that, Kirk recommends a new artist that he likes, taking the conversation on another tangent about backronymed artists' names. And don't at Paul or Kirk about Fleetwood Mac's lyrics or INXS.

Duration:00:50:25

Pandemisode: Right Here Greater Than Human Nature

10/19/2020
Paul and Kirk eulogize Eddie Van Halen and Johnny Nash. Kirk talks about an upcoming new jack swing documentary podcast miniseries (even though "Music Raygun" got there first). Hot takes about Bon Scott and whether "Thriller" or "Billie Jean" is the better song. And the guys discuss their top five Beatles covers.

Duration:00:55:36

Pandemisode: The Pumpkin Spice Latte Show

10/5/2020
Paul and Kirk talk about Prince (again), and give the "Don't at Me" business to Queensryche and a taco commercial! Plus a ranking of the best autumn songs from Dream Academy, Nick Drake, the Cure, the Beatles and more!

Duration:00:51:48

Pandemisode: The Mellow, Ethereal, Rainy-Down Part

9/7/2020
Is the work of composer John Barry highly detectable, or does Paul have a good ear? What did Kirk think of "808," the documentary about the 808 drum machine? And what are Kirk and Paul's top five favorite band names of all time? Curious about the answers to all of these questions? You won't be after this episode of "Music Raygun."

Duration:00:45:48

Pandemisode: This Is My Funk Album; This Is for the Children

8/24/2020
Paul counts down his top five songs from 1970 and Kirk counts down his top five songs from 1982, plus hot takes about Miles Davis and Metallica, and a delightful Doja Cat video.

Duration:00:52:30