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Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake discusses the ins and outs of songwriting with a variety of guests from the world of music.

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    • 5.0 • 337 Ratings

Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake discusses the ins and outs of songwriting with a variety of guests from the world of music.

    Ep. 39: Kevin Bivona discusses The Interrupters "She's Kerosene"

    Ep. 39: Kevin Bivona discusses The Interrupters "She's Kerosene"

    The Interrupters guitarist Kevin Bivona discusses the writing, recording, and release of their hit single "She's Kerosene".
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    • 55 min
    Ep. 38: Mark McGrath discusses Sugar Ray's "Every Morning"

    Ep. 38: Mark McGrath discusses Sugar Ray's "Every Morning"

    Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath joins Chris to discuss the writing, recording, and release of Sugar Ray's chart-topping 1999 megahit "Every Morning".
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 37: Fat Mike discusses NOFX's "Linoleum" and "Linewleum"

    Ep. 37: Fat Mike discusses NOFX's "Linoleum" and "Linewleum"

    Legendary NOFX frontman Fat Mike joins Chris to discusses the writing, recording, and release of the punk rock classic "Linoelum", as well as the newly-released "Linewleum".
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    • 54 min
    Ep. 36: Alex Gaskarth discusses All Time Low's "Monsters"

    Ep. 36: Alex Gaskarth discusses All Time Low's "Monsters"

    "Monsters" spent an amazing 17 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative charts in 2020. In this episode, Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low discusses the writing, recording, and release of this massive hit.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 35: Shane Told discusses Silverstein's "My Heroine"

    Ep. 35: Shane Told discusses Silverstein's "My Heroine"

    Shane Told of Silverstein (and the Lead Singer Syndrome podcast) tells the story behind their fan favorite song "My Heroine".
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 34: Donnie Vie discusses Enuff Z'Nuff's "New Thing"

    Ep. 34: Donnie Vie discusses Enuff Z'Nuff's "New Thing"

    Chris and Donnie Vie discuss the writing, recording, and release of the 1989 Enuff Z'Nuff single "New Thing", which received steady radio and MTV airplay at the time.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
337 Ratings

337 Ratings

Buddyc13 ,

Mark McGrath podcast was surprisingly awesome

Great podcast and this was one of my favorite episodes. Got a lot of newfound respect for Mark McGrath. Nice to see the self-awareness, and respect. Also, a rock n roll jeopardy episode w Matt Pinfield really would be great!

Animalsrule123 ,

Great podcast

I really enjoy listening to how the discussion goes into the history of the song and breaking the song down verse by verse.

Chet27 ,

Listen NOW!

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Chris for a long time and when I heard he was going to do a podcast, I immediately though it was a brilliant idea and wondered what took so long! The conversations he has with his guests are engaging and the episodes seem to just fly by. Even if you aren’t familiar with the artist or the song, you will still enjoy the episode! This podcast deserves more than 5 stars!!

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