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Andrew Hickey presents a history of rock music from 1938 to 1999, looking at five hundred songs that shaped the genre.

A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs Andrew Hickey

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Andrew Hickey presents a history of rock music from 1938 to 1999, looking at five hundred songs that shaped the genre.

    Episode 121: “The Leader of the Pack” by the Shangri-Las

    Episode 121: “The Leader of the Pack” by the Shangri-Las

    Episode one hundred and twenty-one of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “The Leader of the Pack”, the rise and fall of Red Bird Records, and the end of the death disc trend. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.
    Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on “California Sun” by the Rivieras.
    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/
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    Episode 120: “A Hard Day’s Night” by the Beatles

    Episode 120: “A Hard Day’s Night” by the Beatles

    This week’s episode, the first on the new host, looks at “A Hard Day’s Night”, and the making of the film that would define music cinema for decades to come. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.



    Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on “Tobacco Road” by the Nashville Teens.



    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/



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    Admin Note: Podcast Host Moved

    Admin Note: Podcast Host Moved

    A quick admin note about why the podcast has changed hosts. Click through for the transcript.


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    Episode 119: “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks

    Episode 119: “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks

    Episode one hundred and nineteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks, and the song that first took distorted guitar to number one. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.
    Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on “G.T.O.” by Ronny and the Daytonas.
    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/
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    Episode 118: “Do-Wah-Diddy-Diddy” by Manfred Mann

    Episode 118: “Do-Wah-Diddy-Diddy” by Manfred Mann

    Episode 118 of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Do-Wah-Diddy-Diddy” by Manfred Mann, and how a jazz group with a blues singer had one of the biggest bubblegum pop hits of the sixties.
    Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.
    Patreon backers also have a thirteen-minute bonus episode available, on “Walk on By” by Dionne Warwick.
    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/ (more…)

    Episode 117: “Don’t Worry Baby” by the Beach Boys

    Episode 117: “Don’t Worry Baby” by the Beach Boys

    Episode one hundred and seventeen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Don’t Worry Baby” by the Beach Boys, and how the years 1963 and 1964 saw a radical evolution in the sound and subject matter of the Beach Boys’ work. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.
    Patreon backers also have a ten-minute bonus episode available, on “You’re No Good” by the Swinging Blue Jeans.
    Tilt Araiza has assisted invaluably by doing a first-pass edit, and will hopefully be doing so from now on. Check out Tilt’s irregular podcasts at http://www.podnose.com/jaffa-cakes-for-proust and http://sitcomclub.com/
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