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What are some of the biggest left turns from prominent artists over the past sixty years? Why did they make these records? Are there some misunderstood gems to appreciate? Hosted by Andy Cush, Sam Sodomsky and Winston Cook-Wilson, this show will chronicle late era records from prominent artists, breaking down the historical context of each album, diving into individual tracks, and exploring the larger impact of each record on the artist's legacy. Presented by Osiris Media.

Late Era Osiris Media

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What are some of the biggest left turns from prominent artists over the past sixty years? Why did they make these records? Are there some misunderstood gems to appreciate? Hosted by Andy Cush, Sam Sodomsky and Winston Cook-Wilson, this show will chronicle late era records from prominent artists, breaking down the historical context of each album, diving into individual tracks, and exploring the larger impact of each record on the artist's legacy. Presented by Osiris Media.

    Episode Eight: Aerosmith - Honkin' On Bobo

    Episode Eight: Aerosmith - Honkin' On Bobo

    This week, we’re taking on a record that has perversely fascinated us for years: Honkin’ on Bobo, Aerosmith’s misguided attempt to capture the bluesy essence of rock’n’roll. If the blues is raw, this was microwaved twice. If the blues is about pain, this is about getting paid and getting back to your yacht. Through Bobo, we try to understand why so many aging white rockers start wearing fedoras and professing their affinity for rural Black musicians of yesteryear, and why anyone might enjoy hearing Steven Tyler cover Aretha Franklin.
     
    Late Era is hosted by Andy Cush (Garcia Peoples, Pitchfork), Sam Sodomsky (The Bird Calls, Pitchfork, Various Publications), and Winston Cook-Wilson (Office Culture, Winston C.W., Various Publications).
     
    Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to join us for our next episode which will drop on Thursday, November 12.
     
    Late Era is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Winston Cook-Wilson. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producers of Late Era are RJ Bee & Brian Brinkman.
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode Seven: Cher - Believe (w/ Brittany Spanos)

    Episode Seven: Cher - Believe (w/ Brittany Spanos)

    Do you belieeeve in life after Late Era? This week, we’re joined by Rolling Stone staff writer Brittany Spanos for an episode that’s all about Cher. The pop icon’s entire discography could be seen as a series of late era comebacks, culminating with 1998’s ‘Believe,’ her biggest album ever, released over three decades into her career. Its iconic title track, the first single ever to use Auto-Tune as a deliberate creative effect, rewrote the pop music playbook for decades to come. After that smashing success, Cher’s follow-up was defiantly noncommercial, her version of a brooding and intense indie songwriter album, which she self-released after her label rejected it—another fascinating turn in a career full of them.
     
    Late Era is hosted by Andy Cush (Garcia Peoples, Pitchfork), Sam Sodomsky (The Bird Calls, Pitchfork, Various Publications), and Winston Cook-Wilson (Office Culture, Winston C.W., Various Publications).
     
    Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to join us for our next episode which will drop on Thursday, October 29.
     
    Late Era is a production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Winston Cook-Wilson. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producers of Late Era are RJ Bee & Brian Brinkman.
     
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode Six: Jethro Tull - J-Tull Dot Com

    Episode Six: Jethro Tull - J-Tull Dot Com

    We’ve spent a lot of time this season with artists and albums we genuinely love. This episode is something different. We’re digging into Jethro Tull’s final album of original material to date, 1999’s J-Tull Dot Com, whose title also served as an advertisement for the band’s then-new official website. A perversely wonderful artifact of its time, it features occasional lyrics about e-mail, tons of flute solos (naturally) a Donald Trump reference, and one of the most heinous album covers ever released.
     
    Late Era is hosted by Andy Cush (Garcia Peoples, Pitchfork), Sam Sodomsky (The Bird Calls, Pitchfork, Various Publications), and Winston Cook-Wilson (Office Culture, Winston C.W., Various Publications).
     
    Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to join us for our next episode which will drop on Thursday, October 15.
     
    Late Era is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Winston Cook-Wilson. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of Late Era are RJ Bee & Brian Brinkman.
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode Five: Paul Simon - Surprise (w/ Tim Heidecker)

    Episode Five: Paul Simon - Surprise (w/ Tim Heidecker)

    In Episode Five, the gang is joined by special guest Tim Heidecker, and the hosts go deep on Paul Simon's 'Surprise,' a 2006 collaboration with Brian Eno that dressed up his classic folk-pop songwriting as slick electronica, adding breakbeats and synthesizers to musings about spirituality, aging, and the afterlife. We also discuss Tim's new album Fear of Death, and the ways that Simon has influenced his own songwriting.


    Late Era is hosted by Andy Cush (Garcia Peoples, Pitchfork), Sam Sodomsky (The Bird Calls, Pitchfork, Various Publications), and Winston Cook-Wilson (Office Culture, Winston C.W., Various Publications).
     
    Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to join us for our next episode which will drop on Thursday, October 1.
     
    Late Era is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Winston Cook-Wilson. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of Late Era are RJ Bee & Brian Brinkman.
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode Four: Joni Mitchell - Taming The Tiger

    Episode Four: Joni Mitchell - Taming The Tiger

    In Episode Four the gang digs into Joni Mitchell’s 16th studio album, 1998’s 'Taming the Tiger,' a beautiful record that’s not quite like any other in her catalog. Around this time, Mitchell was experimenting with a new guitar that allowed her to control synthesizers with the instrument, complimenting her idiosyncratic playing with washes of electronic ambience. It’s like the sprawling sound of her 1976 classic ‘Hejira,’ updated for a decade of strip malls and ‘Pure Moods’: slick but soulful, meditative but modern, infused throughout with the melodic inventions and poetic observations that make her one of the greatest songwriters of all time. 


    Late Era is hosted by Andy Cush (Garcia Peoples, Pitchfork), Sam Sodomsky (The Bird Calls, Pitchfork, Various Publications), and Winston Cook-Wilson (Office Culture, Winston C.W., Various Publications).


    Please consider reviewing this podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We invite you to listen to join us for our next episode which will drop on Thursday, September 17.


    Late Era is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Winston Cook-Wilson. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of Late Era are RJ Bee & Brian Brinkman.
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode Three: Bob Dylan - Under The Red Sky

    Episode Three: Bob Dylan - Under The Red Sky

    Late Era will closely examine the underappreciated and overlooked records from some of the most notable artists of the last sixty years. Through empathetic and critical analysis, the show will explore the earnest missteps, misunderstood gems, and artistic left turns created years after widespread acclaim, which confound and further deepen our appreciation for the artists which have shaped our time. Late Era is hosted by Andy Cush (Garcia Peoples, Pitchfork), Sam Sodomsky (The Bird Calls, Pitchfork, Various Publications), and Winston Cook-Wilson (Office Culture, Winston C.W., Various Publications).
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Welcome to Another Great Podcast

When I heard the news that Winston, Andy, and Sam were starting a new audio adventure, I was dismayed - surely they wouldn’t let anything delay them in reviewing every Chicago album on their smash independent podcast, Welcome to Chicago! As a fanatical Horn Section member I couldn’t believe that they would indulge another project while in the midst of their important work. There is much left to do! But I reluctantly gave this debut episode a listen and...I was so relieved! My three beautiful boys, now with double the number of shows that they host - what a blessing! What abundance we enjoy! Though I will always have a special place in my heart for WtC, I welcome Late Era as another few precious hours I get to hang out with my good friends. This is a great p’cast!

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