What does it take for a cover versions of a song become “the” definitive version? In this episode: we head down the rabbit hole known as cover songs, by uncovering (see what we did there?) which remakes we prefer more than the original. We also touch on songs that, while not better than the original, are awesome in their own right.
If we were going to use clickbait to describe this episode, we would write something like: "You Won't Believe Which Bands Did NOT Make The Top 100 Best Selling Albums Of All Time List!" But we're not the clickbait type. That being said, you probably WON'T believe which bands did not make the top 100 best selling albums of all time...because even we were surprised!!
Tripping Daisy, Concrete Blonde, The Refreshments, James, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Aqua, Spacehog, Del Amitri, The Breeders, and Dada -- those ten bands don't even scratch the surface of what the 1990's had in terms of one-hit-wonders. In this episode: Brian & Jay each revel their top 5 one-hit-wonders of the 1990's, as well as riff on some of the submissions that came in from listeners!
Do the names Martika, Quarterflash, or Buckner & Garica ring a bell to you? In this episode: special guest Kevin from "John & Kevin's Big Stupid Podcast" joins Brian & Jay as they each revel their top 5 one-hit-wonders of the 1980's, along with testing the limits of each other's music / pop-culture vernacular.
What happens when a band completely ditches the sound that made you like them in the first place? Is it a natural evolution or an insult to listeners? In this episode: Brian & Jay break down "musical 180's."
In the premiere episode of Tunestiles: Brian & Jay dive in the lost art known as the mixtape. From recordable 8-track tapes (yes, those actually existed) to modern-day streaming, the concept of a mixtape (as well as the impetus behind them) has certainly evolved. The question is: has the impact of the mixtape been replaced by the convenience of a playlist?