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Brothers Jake and Charlie finally answer one of philosophy's greatest questions: who's better, David Bowie or Bob Dylan? New episodes on the 1st and the 15th. www.bowievsdylan.com.

BOWIE VS. DYLAN DAVID BOWIE VS. BOB DYLAN

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Brothers Jake and Charlie finally answer one of philosophy's greatest questions: who's better, David Bowie or Bob Dylan? New episodes on the 1st and the 15th. www.bowievsdylan.com.

    Louder Than Sound Ep2: 1st Albums : Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom

    Louder Than Sound Ep2: 1st Albums : Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom

    Louder Than Sound, the new podcast from the fellas who brought you 64 episodes of Bowie Vs. Dylan, is back for a second go.
    Jake presents the context and background for Soul Coughing's 1994 LP Ruby Vroom as his choice for the agreed-upon "1st Albums" theme. Charlie gives his thoughts on a terribly unique album that up until now he had never apparently listened to. Does he like it? Does he hate it? Will that affect your own feelings about it? Listen to find out.

    • 29 min
    Louder Than Sound Ep1 : 1st Albums : Tom Waits - Closing Time

    Louder Than Sound Ep1 : 1st Albums : Tom Waits - Closing Time

    From the fine folks who brought you Bowie Vs. Dylan comes a new podcast that explores the enormous world of music.
    For the inaugural episode, Charlie presents his studied thoughts on Tom Waits' 1973 LP Closing Time. Learn along with Jake about Waits' shadowy past and try to figure out how on earth he actually sings like that. Top it off with Jake's take on the album, not necessarily from a place of expertise, but from that one most recent time he listened to it at the gentle behest of the above-mentioned Charlie.
     

    • 28 min
    Ep65: 2020 - 90's and More 90's vs. Rough and Rowdy Ways, or The Septuagenarian Soulpatch of 2020

    Ep65: 2020 - 90's and More 90's vs. Rough and Rowdy Ways, or The Septuagenarian Soulpatch of 2020

    Wow, the reason that Chaz and Jake haven't been providing fresh new episodes of this podcast for the past couple of months has been because we got lost in the desert on an annual BvD Board of Directors-mandated team building exercise.  We almost starved, too!  That Charlie really was looking pretty tasty for a couple of days there, wasn't he?
    Anyway, we're back, but we've had no access to the news or to the outside world for most of 2020.  Did we miss anything?  
    (Shuffles papers). Are we sure that this Bowie release schedule is correct?  How many 90's-era soul patches must we endure?
    (Shuffles different papers). Dylan's still BACK?!  Like, for realskis?  That's rad!
    Like you are, dear listeners, who will never hold it against us that we refuse to catch on the state of domestic affairs, not to mention global ones, on this edition of Bowie vs. Dylan.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Louder than Sound Episode#4: Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

    Louder than Sound Episode#4: Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

    In the latest episode of Louder Than Sound, Jake presents his thoughts on an actual, real-life classic album: Bruce Springsteen's 1982 LP Nebraska. Come along as Jake (and by extension, the Boss himself) weaves a sweet web of tantalizing info about the home demos that somehow became a masterpiece. Charlie (who never really got into ol' Bruce) listens to it for the very first time and lets you know if he thinks it's all it's cracked up to be.

    • 39 min
    Introducing Louder Than Sound!

    Introducing Louder Than Sound!

    Welcome to Louder Than Sound, the new podcast series from real-life brothers Jake and Charlie, which finally answers the only question they didn't ask on Bowie vs. Dylan: What's better? Jake or Charlie's taste in music?
    Listen every Friday as they discuss favorite albums from their deep record collections based on themes, reactively guess and react to each other's reactions to their reactions!
    Welcome to Louder Than Sound!

    • 1 min
    Ep64: Bowie vs. Dylan vs. Chaz vs. Jake, or The Greatest BvD Awards of Their ENTIRE CAREERS

    Ep64: Bowie vs. Dylan vs. Chaz vs. Jake, or The Greatest BvD Awards of Their ENTIRE CAREERS

    Here's one or more sentences to describe this shockingly (long) final regular-run episode of the shockingly (all figures relative to actual popular) popular podcast, Bowie vs. Dylan:


    It's the last one.


    Jake: Are you cryin', Chaz, because I'm not cryin'.


    Chaz: I'm not cryin' either, Jake.


    Jake: I'm DEFINITELY not not cryin'.


    Chaz: Wait, does that mean you ARE cryin'?  Your double negative is confusing, as are all your double negatives, and frankly, all of your words altogether.


    Jake: I'll let you be the judge, but just know that I had to get a new beer that I'm not not cryin' in, and buy a new keyboard that I didn't not ruin because I was not not cryin' on it, and Lord I hope it comes via not Amazon in time for me to finish this one-or-more-sentences blurb about this not not last episode of Bowie vs. Dylan. 


    Chaz: (not not cryin')


    Jake: (not not cryin')


    Internet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVT_mvvZLo


    Chaz: I'm Charlie, and I like Bowie, as well as superty-duper long episodes of the podcast I co-host that are so drawn out that they go against every fiber of my being!


    Jake: And I'm Jake, and I love Dylan, as well as wildly long and incoherent podcasts that are still half as long as every single average Academy Awards in existence!


    Everybody: And that's that, on this not not not final BvD Awards episode of Bowie vs. Dylan.

    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

timmurphy ,

Didn’t listen but

It’s dylan by a landslide . But that goes with any artist vs dylan . Sorry

Scoootttt ,

Oh, brother.

These two hosts make very compelling arguments for which musician should reign supreme. Each episode leaves me rooting for one and the next week the other. These super-fans make learning the history of both musicians very entertaining!
Their banter is very brother-like...wait a minute, maybe they are brothers! Really, they are.

Billbowie ,

Me Too!

I cracked up to see this Podcast. When I was in college in the mid-70s my best friend was really into Dylan and my nickname was Billbowie. This podcast is the logical extension of that friendship. I lost touch with my friend when he moved into a commune after we graduated, but believe he currently resides in Idaho.

Just listened to the Top Ten Competitors episode and agree with most... but I would have included the glam band The Sweet and specifically their song Block Buster vs. Jean Genie which both nicked the riff from I’m a Man covered by the Yardbirds that were released within a week in January 1973 on the same label RCA with Block Buster topping the UK chart at #1 and Jean Genie #2.

The only thing that keeps me from giving this podcast ***** is that you talk over each other too much. But there is still Hope...

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