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

    Ep. 109: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels discusses Run-DMC's "It's Tricky"

    Ep. 109: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels discusses Run-DMC's "It's Tricky"

    Rap pioneer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels breaks down the writing, recording, release, and legacy of Run-DMC's iconic 1986 smash hit single "It's Tricky".

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" is the SONG OF THE SUMMER (37 years after its release)

    Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" is the SONG OF THE SUMMER (37 years after its release)

    Chris Fafalios hosts this mini episode, which is all about the phenomenon that is Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)".
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    • 13 min
    Ep. 108: Matt Thiessen discusses Relient K's "Be My Escape"

    Ep. 108: Matt Thiessen discusses Relient K's "Be My Escape"

    Relient K vocalist, guitarist, and pianist Matt Thiessen sits in to discuss the writing, recording, and release of the hit 2004 single "Be My Escape". Despite the song's unorthodox arrangement, it was a major factor in the band's crossover to the mainstream.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Throwback Thursday: Fat Mike discusses NOFX's "Linoleum" and "Linewleum"

    Throwback Thursday: Fat Mike discusses NOFX's "Linoleum" and "Linewleum"

    On February 7th, 2021, Fat Mike sat in for Episode #37 to discuss the writing and recording of NOFX's 1994 classic "Linoleum", as well as the 2021 sequel to it, "Linewleum". As is always the case with Mike, the conversation was both interesting and hilarious.

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    • 45 min
    Ep. 107: Chad Price discusses All's "Original Me"

    Ep. 107: Chad Price discusses All's "Original Me"

    Chad Price brought the song "Original Me" with him when he joined All in 1993. Little did he know, the song would become the opening track on the band's next album, Breaking Things. In this episode, Chad breaks down the writing, recording, and release of this classic track.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 106: Fee Waybill discusses The Tubes "She's A Beauty"

    Ep. 106: Fee Waybill discusses The Tubes "She's A Beauty"

    "She's A Beauty" became a huge hit in 1983, launching The Tubes to mainstream success on radio and MTV. In this episode, vocalist Fee Waybill discusses the unusual inspiration for the song, as well as the writing, recording, and release of this classic single.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
631 Ratings

631 Ratings

mkrunsurf56 ,

Best podcast each week!

I can’t believe I haven’t rated this yet. Sorry Chris and Chris. I have always been a massive Less Than Jake fan and now I find myself totally enthralled with the world of songwriting thanks to Chris and his inquisitive detail driven interviews. It’s the first episode I listen to every Monday when it drops. Well done and rock on!

Wasky ,

Great Music Podcast

Excellent podcast breaking down a different song each week in extreme detail. It’s great hearing all the stories behind the songs and getting that behind the scenes look into what went into making a hit. It’s amazing to someone who is not in the music industry how a song is actually out together from concept to release. Keep up the great work guys!

Jessiah the Third ,

Great podcast!

Chris really dives deep into these songs. You can hear the musicians are having a good time and appreciate the time he has put into this.

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