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Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Permanent Record Podcast Brian & Sarah

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Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

blue nowhere99 ,

80s! ( I wish I was living in the) 80s!

Suppose I should get this down before itunes goes the way of CDs and decent music (31/12/1989 J).
I first came across this podcast searching specifically for something on the mighty Depeche Mode, and dove straight into the ‘Music for the Masses’ episode. From that and the back catalogue it quickly became apparent that hosts Brian and Sarah had the same enthusiasm for 80s music as myself, and are perfect hosts. They adopt a track-by-track approach and are incredibly erudite, outlining the impact this music had/ still has on their lives, and putting in a hell of a lot of
research as well. They’ve also covered numerous other artists I love; a-ha, Tears for Fears and (eventually!) Duran duran to name but a few.
Then there's their willingness to drop in emergency epsiodes (gigs, new singles) at the drop of a hat, and I doubt anyone was surprised when Brian’s Bond obsession turned into equally entertaining discussions on the theme tunes
Looking forward to the rest of the DM album reviews. Except ‘speak and spell’ – I suspect that won’t be p r e double t y.

MadModehead ,

Long time listener!

Found this beautiful, fun, insightful podcast around this time last year. Being a little bit of a Mode and Erasure fan, I went back and listened to all the episodes from my favourites and then continued until I'd listenend to every single episode.

Yeah, there's some bands I'm not interested in (Men At Work, AHA) but I still listened. Why? Brian and Sarah sound like they are having so much fun sharing their enthusiasm for music that I cant help myself! I listen while commuting, while working, while sat at my iMac trying to get a MIDI controller to operate within Lightroom.. (spoiler, It does). It's like a lullaby, soothing, comforting and always with me.

Now, here's where the story takes a turn. I speak via Messenger with Brian and Sarah and I have been convinced to listen to The Cure. I started with Head On The Door. Not a fan.
Then I took the easy route and listened to the Greatest Hits. Yeah, ok. I know all those tracks.
Then the Disintegration episodes emerged. Although hesitant I have listened to that album countless times over the past few weeks and I'm hooked. I'm not going to elaborate but it's up their with my favourite album of 1990 (no prizes for guessing which album that was).

Thanks Brian and Sarah, youve introduced an old man to old music he really should’ve listened to when all the cool kids did at school. Instead, MODE were my drug. If I could recommmend one bit of advice to anyone? SUBSCRIBE, LISTEN TO ALL THE BACK EPISODES and ENJOY!

Oktopus72 ,

Fascinating listen

Happened upon the review of my Favourite band Human League’s Dare(!) and was hooked.Great to hear reviews of other albums of the 80’s that I was obsessed by- ABC -zillionaire,DOA - mad bad and dangerous to know and Erasure - Innocents.It great to hear a different perspective from across the pond.I don’t always agree,but hey,that’s the point😃Looking forward to working my way through them all.If you take your 80’s music seriously you will love these.Hope they review Human League’s Crash as it was more popular in the states than anywhere else and would be interested to hear their perspective on it.

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