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Friends make a pact to listen and discuss every album from the Robert Dimery book, 1001 Albums you must hear before you die. Each episode has a brief background , music clips, and is recorded in a basement tiki bar.

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Friends make a pact to listen and discuss every album from the Robert Dimery book, 1001 Albums you must hear before you die. Each episode has a brief background , music clips, and is recorded in a basement tiki bar.

    207 Sly the Family Stone – Theres a Riot Goin On

    207 Sly the Family Stone – Theres a Riot Goin On

    Having achieved great success with their 1969 album Stand! and performance at Woodstock, Sly & the Family Stone were due to have submitted an album of new recordings to Epic Records by 1970. However, Sly Stone missed several recording deadlines, worrying CBS executive Clive Davis, and a Greatest Hits album was released in an eighteen-month stretch during which the band released no new material, By 1970, Stone had become erratic and moody, missing nearly a third of the band's concert dates.A rift developed between Sly and the rest of the band, which led to drummer Gregg Errico's departure in early 1971. There’s a Riot goin’ on is Stone's darker, more conceptual work that was influenced by his drug use and the events that writer Miles Marshall Lewis called "the death of the sixties"; political assassinations, police brutality, the decline of the civil rights movement and social disillusionment.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    206 David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name

    206 David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name

    one of four high-profile albums released by each member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Youngin the wake of their chart-topping Déjà Vu album. There is a subtle beauty but also a lackadaisical approach.

    • 31 min
    205 Jethro Tull – Aqualung

    205 Jethro Tull – Aqualung

    Jethro Tull were a unique phenomenon in popular music history. Their mix of hard rock, folk melodies, blues licks, surreal, impossibly dense lyrics, and overall profundity defied easy analysis, but that didn't dissuade fans from giving them 11 gold and five platinum albums. At the same time, critics rarely took them seriously, and they were off the cutting-edge of popular music by the end of the '70s. But no record store in the country was complete without their 1971 classic Aqualung .

    • 1 hr 44 min
    204 Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs

    204 Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs

    In the second half of 1967 and through to early 1968, when still part of Pink Floyd, Barrett's behavior became increasingly erratic and unpredictable. Many report having seen him on stage with the group during this period, strumming on one chord through an entire concert or not playing at all. We discussion why is this tortured artist is is viewed as both brilliant and terrible

    • 1 hr 57 min
    203 Santana – Abraxas

    203 Santana – Abraxas

    An excellent record, Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec's worst nightmare. But at the dawn of the 1970s, this unorthodox mix of rock, jazz, salsa, and blues proved quite successful. Wonderful cover and yes , he later became famous for smooth.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    202 Paul McCartney – McCartney

    202 Paul McCartney – McCartney

    McCartney has an endearingly ragged, homemade quality that makes even its filler and there is a lot of filler and ideas but maybe not complete songs.

    • 2 hr 4 min

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Justice 4 Getz/Gilberto

Let’s put it this way; prior to being told to listen to this podcast, I had plenty of space on my phone, money in the bank, and the capacity to love Stan Getz & João Gilberto’s iconic 1964 album without a goddamn worry. Now I’m constantly adding hours of music to my collection and constantly fighting the urge to spend what very little money I have at local record shops. So, thanks for that.
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If you love music check out this podcast!

The hosts and guests know what they are talking about in a approachable way. The episodes are short, digestible with music snippets and album facts. It's a great companion piece to the book.

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