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A show in which musicians and other creators talk about the songs that shaped who they are.

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A show in which musicians and other creators talk about the songs that shaped who they are.

    Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order)

    Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order)

    Stephen Morris drove the shift from punk to postpunk as the drummer for Joy Division and New Order, and helped further open postpunk to new sounds. On this episode, he discusses how the music of Can, Terry Riley, and Grandmaster Flash shaped his course.

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    • 33 min
    Tricky

    Tricky

    Tricky has created his own sound world over the past 25 years, built from broken hip-hop beats, forlorn chanteuses, and shadowy mutters. In this episode, he talks about the impact of Nirvana, Billie Holiday, and T. Rex on his life.

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    • 21 min
    Mdou Moctar

    Mdou Moctar

    Singer/guitarist Mdou Moctar has blazed a trail for electrified Tuareg music from his native Niger through the music venues of Europe and the U.S. In this episode, he talks about how Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, and Tinariwen shaped his own music.

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    • 16 min
    Kristin Hersh

    Kristin Hersh

    Kristin Hersh discusses how traditional ballads, Nick Drake, and Vic Chesnutt impacted her own work.

    • 31 min
    Brandon Soderberg

    Brandon Soderberg

    Brandon Soderberg has worked as a music critic, an altweekly editor, and a reporter on the frontlines of protest. He’s now the co-author of I Got a Monster, a book about the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force. On this episode, he discusses how music from OutKast, Fabio Frizzi, and Jason Isbell shaped his work.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Amanda Shires

    Amanda Shires

    Amanda Shires

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

pablobrad ,

Poor choice of subjects

I’ve got a wide taste in music (rock, punk, dance, ambient etc etc) but I find the subjects of these podcasts really third rate & dull too. No longer subscribed!

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