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Every Thursday, Andrew and Evan Gregory (of The Gregory Brothers) are joined by a special guest to revisit, review, and revise a song of their choice, and then offer an improved "punched-up" version.

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    • 4.8 • 219 Ratings

Every Thursday, Andrew and Evan Gregory (of The Gregory Brothers) are joined by a special guest to revisit, review, and revise a song of their choice, and then offer an improved "punched-up" version.

    'Never Gonna Give You Up' by Rick Astley

    'Never Gonna Give You Up' by Rick Astley

    You know the rules, and so do I" Uh, what rules are you talking about there, Rick? Everything ok Rick? Why do you have that knife in your hand Rick? Do you usually keep that pair of leather gloves in your trench coat pocket? Did you really just bring me to this deserted warehouse to "Rick Roll" me Rick? Why...do you have that knife Rick? WHAT ARE THE RULES? RIIIIIIIIIIIIICK!!! RIIIIIIII –––

    Walk-in music: 'Sleep Walk' by Santo & Johnny; 'What's Up?' by 4 Non Blondes.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    'I'll Make Love To You' by Boyz II Men (w/ Carl Tart)

    'I'll Make Love To You' by Boyz II Men (w/ Carl Tart)

    Grab a bottle of Trader Joe's wine and tuck into this episode on your way to Hooters after not cuddling your girlfriend, after all, everyday can't be her birthday. It's just what this undeniable classic intended!

    Guest: Carl Tart of fellow Headgum podcast, XOXO, Gossip Kings.

    Walk-in music: 'The Hallelujah Chorus' by The Roches; 'P******g' by The Undisputed Truth; 'Whiskey Drinkin' SOB' by Scroat Belly.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    'I Need To Know' by Marc Anthony (w/ Rachel Green and Kirsten O’Brien of Boss Bitches)

    'I Need To Know' by Marc Anthony (w/ Rachel Green and Kirsten O’Brien of Boss Bitches)

    Punch Up The Jam has been nominated for Best Music Podcast in The People's Choice Podcast Awards! You can vote by "saving your nomination" after you sign up here.

    Voting closes Sunday, July 31st, so vote while you can!

    Evan is joined by Rachel Green and Kirsten O’Brien of Boss Bitches to settle the question at the heart of most modern utilitarian philosophy: If a song is the perfect song for Zumba, can it also be a terrible song? And if it WAS a terrible song, would J. Lo pull a lever to change the course of a trolley hurtling towards Marc Anthony and instead kill his other ex-wives who were standing on an adjacent track?

    Guest: Rachel Green and Kirsten O'Brien of the Boss Bitch show.

    Walk-in Music: 'He-Man: Opening Theme'; 'So What' by P!nk; 'Industry Baby' by Lil Nas X.

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    • 53 min
    'Barbie Girl' by Aqua (w/ Sammy Smart & Emily Gonzalez of Too Scary; Didn't Watch)

    'Barbie Girl' by Aqua (w/ Sammy Smart & Emily Gonzalez of Too Scary; Didn't Watch)

    Is this song a fun romp or barbaric atrocity? Evan enlists horror movie experts Sammy Smart and Emily Gonzales (Too Scary; Didn't Watch) to dissect and dismember this terrifying and insane dance hit. Diversions include: trademark lawsuits in which the judge gets very cheeky, haircuts shaped like eyebrows, and the mullet of pants. 

    Guest: Sammy Smart & Emily Gonzalez of Too Scary; Didn't Watch.

    Walk-in music: 'Turtle Power' by Partners In Kryme; 'May I Have This Dance' by Francis and The Lights ft. Chance The Rapper; 'Bad Guy' by Billie Eilish. 

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    'We Built This City' by Starship

    'We Built This City' by Starship

    This song was slandered as “The Worst Song of the 80s”. Why?? It rocks! But as Andrew and Evan get way way into, it also sucks in unique and exciting and dumb ways. An absolutely devastating ep, with crucial insights into: what is hoopla; pre-boomer boomer attitudes, why you always go back to the mamba, calling in favors at MTV, and what is the difference between the professional French farter Le Petomaine and Marcel Proust. 

    Walk-in music: 'Kites Are Fun' by The Free Design; 'Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 (Eb)' by Chopin.

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    • 59 min
    'Imagine' by John Lennon (w/ Arthur Meyer)

    'Imagine' by John Lennon (w/ Arthur Meyer)

    Imagine a world that is in every possible respect different from our own. Yeah, just give it a whirl. It's easy if you TRY.  ...So says history's biggest imagination bully, John Lennon. We rip off the uplifting latex face mask of this song and bare the dark soul within: this song thinks it's better than you. Our very very prepared guest Arthur Meyer (The Tonight Show, The Onion) has some extremely helpful punch-up suggestions, and helps us roam through discussions of global resource scarcity, Russell Crowe, and the top-secret-but-real Clearchannel "Do Not Play" List! 

    Guest: Arthur Meyer (here's his album of Beatles covers)

    Walk-in music: 'Planets' by Joseph; 'Monkberry Moon Delight' by Linda McCartney and Paul McCartney; 'Another Night' by M.C. Sar and Real McCoy. 

    NOTE: This ep was recorded before Andrew went on paternity leave. Nice to hear his familiar voice though. Instead of just imagining it. Which is easy, if you try. 

    "Wipe that smirk off your face!"

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

Fictionalady ,

New Hosts, Still Great

I have to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. The bar was high as we were given the insane swan song last year by Miel and Chris. However, Andrew and Evan bring the same unhinged quality we’ve come to love and demand. I can’t wait for more.

ghshshsinbdhdd ,

punch up the punch up the jam

5 stars for the older episodes with miel and especially demi but put it down to 4 when i kind of mean 3 but dont want to be that mean... with the new hosts it kind of feels like they gentrified a podcast i liked? i only listened to the first (revival) episode so i dont know if they came into their own or not. basically i do not listen to this show anymore but i listen to the LA woman episode probably once a month

Maria161616 ,

Bring back Miel & Demi or put the show to rest!

Gave the new hosts a chance, but the most recent episode really sealed the deal that these guys are not the guys for the show. Cringey commentary, jokes that fall flat, and frankly, it’s giving me “out-of-touch dad”. It’s a shame they took over the show & it’s subscribers but have failed to deliver the calibre of show and energy that Demi and Miel brought us (even Miel on her own). It’s sad tbh.

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