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History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff is the show that aims to make grand and often oddball hard rock and heavy metal points through a narrative built upon the tiny idea of a quintet of songs. Buttressed with illustrative clips, Martin argues quickly and succinctly why these songs - and the specific sections of these tracks - support his mad professor premise, from the wobbly invention of an “American” heavy metal, to the influence of Led Zeppelin in hair metal or to more succinct topics like tapping and twin leads. The songs serve as bricks, but Martin slathers plenty of mortar. At the end, hopefully he has sturdy house in which this week’s theory can reside unbothered by the elements. At approximately 7000, Martin has had published in books more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned approximately 85 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock and record collecting. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff is the show that aims to make grand and often oddball hard rock and heavy metal points through a narrative built upon the tiny idea of a quintet of songs. Buttressed with illustrative clips, Martin argues quickly and succinctly why these songs - and the specific sections of these tracks - support his mad professor premise, from the wobbly invention of an “American” heavy metal, to the influence of Led Zeppelin in hair metal or to more succinct topics like tapping and twin leads. The songs serve as bricks, but Martin slathers plenty of mortar. At the end, hopefully he has sturdy house in which this week’s theory can reside unbothered by the elements. At approximately 7000, Martin has had published in books more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres. Additionally, Martin has penned approximately 85 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock and record collecting. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    History in Five Songs 118: Hair Metal’s Twilight Years

    History in Five Songs 118: Hair Metal’s Twilight Years

    In episode 118, Martin talks about Hair Metal’s Twilight Years with these five songs:
    1. Kiss – “Spit” 
    2. Slaughter – “Searchin’” 
    3. Bulletboys – “Laughing with the Dead” 
    4. Extreme – “Cupid’s Dead” 
    5. Love/Hate – “Yucca Man”

    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
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    • 30 min
    History in Five Songs 117: The Birth of Post-Punk

    History in Five Songs 117: The Birth of Post-Punk

    In episode 117, Martin talks about The Birth of Post-Punk with these five songs:
    1. Magazine – “Cut Out Shapes” 
    2. Siouxsie and the Banshees – “Jigsaw Feeling” 
    3. Gang of Four – “Not Great Men” 
    4. Joy Division – “Interzone” 
    5. The Cure – “Play for Today” 

    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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    • 33 min
    History in Five Songs 116: Recording Badly on Purpose

    History in Five Songs 116: Recording Badly on Purpose

    In episode 116, Martin talks about  Recording Badly on Purpose with these five songs:
    1. The Stooges – “1970” 
    2. Motörhead – “Damage Case” 
    3. The Damned – “Liar” 
    4. Gillan – “Hadely Bop Bop” 
    5. Venom – “Raise the Dead” 

    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
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    • 37 min
    History in Five Songs 115: Best First Songs Ever

    History in Five Songs 115: Best First Songs Ever

    In episode 115, Martin talks about the Best Songs Ever with these five songs:
    1. Uriah Heep – “Gypsy” 
    2. Max Webster – “Hangover” 
    3. Ramones – “Blitzkreig Bop” 
    4. Montrose – “Rock the Nation” 
    5. Angel – “Tower” 
    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
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    • 32 min
    History in Five Songs 114: Anthem

    History in Five Songs 114: Anthem

    In episode 114, Martin talks about anthems with these five songs:
    1. Kiss – “All Hell’s Breakin’ Lose” 
    2. Judas Priest – “Take on the World” 
    3. Saxon – “Play It Loud” 
    4. Sammy Hagar – “There’s Only One Way to Rock”
    5. Scorpions – “Don’t Stop at the Top” 
    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
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    • 33 min
    The Last Great NWOBHM Albums

    The Last Great NWOBHM Albums

    In episode 113, Martin talks about The Last Great NWOBHM Albums with these five songs:
    1. Samson – “Love Hungry” 
    2. Iron Maiden – “Back in the Village” 
    3. Chateaux – “Highly Strung” 
    4. Grim Reaper – “Never Coming Back” 
    5. Heavy Pettin’ – “Northwinds” 
    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
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    • 29 min

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