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A podcast about different pieces of music and the commonalities that link them together.

The Chain Britt Aylen

    • Music History

A podcast about different pieces of music and the commonalities that link them together.

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    Disc Menu

    This episode of The Chain has got it all - Young MC, pizza, Paul McCartney, Kenny G, coffee, Sia and more…

    Follow The Chain on Twitter - @TheChainPod, and Instagram - also @TheChainPod.  Britt is @brittaylen pretty much everywhere.

    For the “official playlist” with the featured songs between each episode, check out The Chain - The Podcast Playlist on Spotify.

    And if you want all the songs mentioned (but just the songs), try The Chain - Music from the Podcast on Spotify.

    Articles and videos from this episode, plus a few bonuses:


    Young MC Explains The History Behind His Hit Song Bust A Move

    Delicious Pizza visits KTLA 5 Morning News

    Delicious Pizza Cafe Review / Hollywood

    Kenny G Says He’s Responsible For The Starbucks Frappuccino

    McCartney joins Starbucks' record label

    Sia's full interview with Mania TV in 2008

    Sia meet Fans in a Starbucks

    Delicious Pizza - official website

    Delicious Pizza carries on the Delicious Vinyl music tradition

    From Sonic Youth to Sia, the surprising history of Starbucks’ record label

    Starbucks Stops Selling CDs, Because CDs Are Finally Over

    The Secret History of Delicious Vinyl, the LA-Based Indie Label that Birthed Some of the Most Iconic Rappers

    • 8 min
    Touching Bass

    Touching Bass

    In this episode of The Chain, we take a look at one of the instrumentalists behind both Alanis Morissette’s You Oughta Know and Young MC’s Bust A Move.  We also spend way too much time theorising about Dave Coulier.

    The Chain is on Twitter - @TheChainPod, and Instagram - also @TheChainPod.  Britt is @brittaylen pretty much everywhere.

    If you want to hear the featured songs between each episode, check out The Chain - The Podcast Playlist on Spotify.

    From this episode:


    You Oughta Know: an oral history of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill

    Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill engineer Chris Fogel: “Flea was surprisingly way out of time on You Oughta Know”

    Will Alanis Morissette Reveal ‘You Oughta Know’ Ex? | WWHL

    Dave Coulier on Alanis Morissette | Where Are They Now | Oprah Winfrey Network

    The guys of Full House joke about Alanis' “You Oughta Know

    Dave Coulier Talks About His Relationship With Alanis Morissette And Inspiring 'You Oughta Know'

    Alanis Morissette - Music Mag 2011


    Also worth watching:


    Rick Beato’s What Makes This Song Great? Ep. 30 Alanis Morissette

    • 6 min
    Pull the Plug

    Pull the Plug

    In this episode of The Chain, we look into the history of MTV Unplugged, and how Eric Clapton came to record the best-selling live album of all time.

    The Chain - Music From the Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6QsSyFFDN6fytPcdJVtzxw

    The Chain is on Twitter - @TheChainPod, and Instagram - also @TheChainPod.  Britt is @brittaylen pretty much everywhere.

    If you want to hear the featured songs between each episode, check out The Chain - The Podcast Playlist on Spotify.

    This week, Britt was a guest on When Albums Collide with Judd & Pedro, discussing Sheryl Crow & Susanna Hoffs’ self-titled albums.  Find it on Apple Podcasts, Great Australian Pods, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Google Podcasts… or wherever you get your podcasts.

    In this episode:


    Eric Clapton for MTV Unplugged on the official Eric Clapton YouTube channel
    Eric Clapton on For One Night Only via BBC Sounds
    I Want My MTV, The Uncensored Story of The Music Video Revolution by Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks via Amazon


    Further reading:


    MTV Unplugged: A History via 34th St
    17 Electric Facts about MTV Unplugged via Mental Floss

    • 6 min
    Out of Credit

    Out of Credit

     Who took the credit for writing Georgia on My Mind? And what does it have in common with Layla by Derek and the Dominos? Find out in this episode of The Chain.

    For more info about this podcast, you can follow The Chain on social media - @TheChainPod on Twitter and @TheChainPod on Instagram.  You can also find Britt on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    The Official Spotify Playlist, with the songs in between each episode can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ni4nNB9nwWvaUMIfxOow8

    From the episode:


    Nashville Songwriters Association International: How Songwriters Get Paid

    Rita Coolidge on Fox 11 Los Angeles via YouTube

    Layla’s 40th: The Where’s Eric! Interview With Bobby Whitlock

    Delta Lady: A Memoir - Rita Coolidge (with links to purchase at a bookstore near you) via HarperCollins

    Wild Tales - Graham Nash (with links to purchase at a bookstore near you) via Penguin

    • 9 min
    State the Facts

    State the Facts

    How did a John Denver song become the Official State Song of Colorado when he was born in New Mexico?  And what’s the deal with Tennessee’s state rap?  This episode of The Chain is all about US state emblems.

    The Chain - The Podcast Playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ni4nNB9nwWvaUMIfxOow8

    The Chain - Music from the Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYHwH1Vb-c&list=PLiU0TyJs0SSRXDfl5bWT2_8_Dz1NGXQkz

    Follow Britt and The Chain: @TheChainPod and @brittaylen on Twitter, @TheChainPod and @brittaylen on Instagram and Britt Aylen on Facebook.

    Featured in this episode:


    Congressman David Scott on Ray Charles via C-Span.

    • 6 min
    Parental Advisory

    Parental Advisory

    In this episode of The Chain, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister teams up with a beloved US folk musician in an unlikely alliance against the Parents Music Resource Centre.

    The Chain is on Twitter - @TheChainPod, and Instagram - also @TheChainPod.  Britt is @brittaylen pretty much everywhere.

    If you want to hear the featured songs between each episode, check out The Chain - The Podcast Playlist on Spotify.

    From this episode:


    The entire 1985 senate hearing on C-Span.
    Tipper Gore on Nightwatch via YouTube.

    • 17 min

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