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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 75: This Album’s Too Long

    History in Five Songs 75: This Album’s Too Long

    In episode 75 Martin talks about albums that are 'too long' with these five songs: 
    1. The Clash – “Version Pardner” 
    2. Dokken – “Burning Like a Flame” 
    3. Extreme – “Am I Ever Gonna Change” 
    4. Iron Maiden – “Shadows of the Valley” 
    5. AC/DC - “She Likes Rock N Roll”
    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 32 min
    History in Five Songs 74: Not in the Rock Hall

    History in Five Songs 74: Not in the Rock Hall

    In episode 74 Martin talks about what's 'Not in the Rock Hall' in these five songs: 
    1. Blue Oyster Cult – “Take Me Away”
    2. Bad Company – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy”
    3. Iron Maiden – “The Wicker Man”
    4. Jethro Tull - “One Brown Mouse”
    5. Judas Priest – “Between the Hammer & the Anvil”

    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 36 min
    History in Five Songs 73: Crazy Ideas

    History in Five Songs 73: Crazy Ideas

    In episode 73 Martin talks about Crazy Ideas in these five songs: 
    1. Iron Maiden – “Paschendale” 
    2. Rainbow – “Can’t Let You Go” 
    3. AC/DC – “Landslide”
    4. Quiet Riot - “Guilty Pleasures” 
    5. Morgana Lefay – “Voulez Vous”

    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 36 min
    History in Five Songs 72: Lee Kerslake and Ken Hensley

    History in Five Songs 72: Lee Kerslake and Ken Hensley

    In episode 72 Martin talks about Lee Kerslake and Ken Hensley in these five songs: 
    1. Uriah Heep – “Easy Livin’” 
    2. Uriah Heep – “Suicidal Man” 
    3. Ozzy Osbourne – “Steal Away (The Night)” 
    4. Blackfoot - “Sail Away”
    5. Ken Hensley – “The Voice of Love”


    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 29 min
    History in Five Songs 71: Southern Rot

    History in Five Songs 71: Southern Rot

    In episode 71 Martin talks about Southern Rot in these five songs: 
    1. ZZ Top – “I Got the Message” 
    2. 38 Special – “Back Where You Belong” 
    3. Van-Zant – “Heart to the Flame” 
    4. Blackfoot - “Young Girl” 
    5. Molly Hatchet – “Backstabber”

    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 33 min
    History in Five Songs 70: Imaginos and Re Imaginos

    History in Five Songs 70: Imaginos and Re Imaginos

    In episode 70 Martin talks about Imaginos and Re Imaginos in these five songs: 
    1. Blue Öyster Cult – “Flaming Telepaths” 
    2. Blue Öyster Cult - “Subhuman”  
    3. Blue Öyster Cult – “Magna of Illusion” 
    4. Blue Öyster Cult – “The Alchemist” 
    5. Albert Bouchard – “Black Telescope”

    To connect or learn more about Martin head over to: www.martinpopoff.com
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 36 min

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