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Welcome to the “I’m In Love With That Song” Podcast. Each episode, we’ll take one of my favorite songs and dive deep into it, listening to all the nuances that make it a great song. You may be unfamiliar with some of these songs, while others you’ve probably heard a hundred times, but I bet if we listen closely, we can discover something new. Of course, there’s no definitive answer to what makes a great song—beauty is in the ear of the beholder—these are just my personal favorites, but I hope you love these songs, too. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

I'm In Love With That Song Brad Page

    • Music Commentary
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Welcome to the “I’m In Love With That Song” Podcast. Each episode, we’ll take one of my favorite songs and dive deep into it, listening to all the nuances that make it a great song. You may be unfamiliar with some of these songs, while others you’ve probably heard a hundred times, but I bet if we listen closely, we can discover something new. Of course, there’s no definitive answer to what makes a great song—beauty is in the ear of the beholder—these are just my personal favorites, but I hope you love these songs, too. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Todd Rundgren - "Parallel Lines"

    Todd Rundgren - "Parallel Lines"

    A Todd Rundgren album can vary between pure pop to bossa nova, guitar rock to wild experimentation; like the proverbial box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get with the next Rundgren album. Released in 1989, the Nearly Human album is Todd at his best, a pop masterpiece of well-crafted songs performed impeccably, live-in-the-studio. "Parallel Lines" is one of the strongest cuts, initially written for an off-Broadway musical based on the script for a never-produced 3rd Beatles movie.

    "Parallel Lines" (Todd Rundgren) Copyright 1989 Fiction Music, Inc./Todd Rundgren BMI

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    • 20 min
    Small Faces - "Tin Soldier"

    Small Faces - "Tin Soldier"

    The best British band from the '60's that never hit the bigtime in America-- Small Faces. Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones and Ian McLagan would become rock legends due to their future projects (Humble Pie, The Who, The Faces, etc) , but it all started for them here. Small Faces recorded a number of psychedelic pop gems, but "Tin Soldier" may be the pinnacle. Shall we have a listen?
    Small Faces - "Tin Soldier" (Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane) Copyright 1967 EMI United Partnership Limited

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    • 24 min
    Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?"

    Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?"

    Back in '77, one thing UK punk bands didn't have much use for was love songs. But Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks wrote what could be called "modern love songs"; honest songs about longing, romance, loneliness, and yes, love -- all laced with self-deprecating humor. But their music was aggressive, all raging guitars, pounding drums & pummeling bass. With those thoughtful (dare I say, sensitive) lyrics on top, it was the best of both worlds. On this episode, we take a deep dive into the Buzzcocks classic "What Do I Get?".

    If you enjoyed this episode, check out The Hustle Podcast's interview with Steve Diggle.

    Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?" (Pete Shelley) Copyright 1978 Complete Music Limited

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    • 13 min
    Edwin Starr - "War"

    Edwin Starr - "War"

    "War" was originally written for The Temptations, but when Motown was too squeamish to have one of their top acts release an overtly anti-Vietnam song, Edwin Starr stepped up and secured his place in history. His no-holds-barred delivery of "War" resulted in one of the most commercially successful protest songs ever recorded. Though Edwin Starr never reached these heights again, he left his mark with a song that transcended its Vietnam-era roots: It was one of the songs on Clear Channel's no-play list after September 11, 2001.

    "War" (Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong) Copyright 1970 Jobette Music Co, Inc.

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    • 19 min
    Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"

    Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"

    It Came From Boston (Vol. 2): Local boy from Wellesley, MA pays his dues in & around Boston and New York; eventually becomes a solo artist and strikes gold on his 2nd solo album, Don't Say No. "Lonely Is The Night" was the 2nd single and my favorite track from the album, so let's have a listen to this classic track from the early '80's.
     
    "Lonely Is The Night" (Billy Squier) Copyright 1981 Songs Of The Knight
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    • 18 min
    Was 1965 the Most Revolutionary Year in Music?

    Was 1965 the Most Revolutionary Year in Music?

    For the 50th episode of the podcast, we're mixing it up a bit. I just finished reading a fascinating book by Andrew Grant Jackson where he lays out his belief that 1965 was "The Most Revolutionary Year In Music". Let's have a listen to some of the sounds of '65 and see if we agree. The Beatles, the Stones, the Byrds, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Motown... it's all there.

    You can find a copy of his book here:
    https://www.amazon.com/1965-Most-Revolutionary-Year-Music/dp/1250059623
    (and no, I don't get any $$ for recommending it-- I just like the book!)

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    • 30 min

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