Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.
RIP Mars Williams
In this bonus episode Greg pays tribute to the saxophonist Mars Williams, who played with everyone from The Waitresses to Psychedelic Furs to Billy Idol to jazz greats in the AACM. Williams died November 20 at age 68.
The Legend and Legacy of Lou Reed
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with biographer Will Hermes about his recent book on Lou Reed, as well as Lou’s music, persona, legacy and more.
A One-Hit Wonder Girl Group
In this bonus episode, Jim adds a song from a European girl group who barely had one hit in the height of Beatlemania.
Sly & the Family Stone, Opinions on The Feelies & Robert Finley
Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review Sly Stone's memoir, discuss his music and give their thoughts on new albums by The Feelies and Robert Finley.
Happy (Belated) Birthday to a Living Legend
In this bonus episode, Greg adds a track to the Desert Island Jukebox in honor of a recent milestone birthday from a living legend.
Songs About Giving Thanks
With Thanksgiving upon us, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite songs about giving thanks.
Greg & Jim are really entertaining and I do my best to spread the gospel on what a good listen they provide. Many thanks guys- keep on rocking!
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Listen, Laff and Bin it!
Two old white quasi hipster dudes talking to other white hipsters. U know, the kind who dish it but can’t take it. Opinion style: Totally predictable. I wouldn’t bother writing this xcept theyre sneery and smug as ... Verdict: Listen, laff and bin it.