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Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

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Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

    Sarah's Milestone Birthday Extravaganza Featuring VH X RR

    Sarah's Milestone Birthday Extravaganza Featuring VH X RR

    Episode 123: Sarah's Milestone Birthday Extravaganza Featuring VH X RR

    Everyone's favorite female host of the PRP recently had a significant birthday! Typically, these milestones are celebrated with a big party, but these aren't exactly typical times. So instead of having a room full of all kinds of people, Brian and Sarah had a Zoom call with two very cool people: Von Hertzog and Rob Rowe of the band VH x RR.

    Our hosts last spoke with VH x RR last June, upon the release of their debut EP, The Persistence of Memory. This time around, there are two new singles to discuss: "Somewhere in Time," which was released in the opening moments of 2021, and "The Speed of Light," which just saw the light of day on Bandcamp a couple of weeks ago.

    Brian and Sarah speak with Von and Rob about the singles and the many remixes that accompany them, but that's just the tip of the iceberg! They also discuss Von's projects with the artists Czarina and Blaklight; the Christmas song VH x RR released and whether there will ever be an original Rob Rowe-penned Christmas tune; Bandcamp versus streaming platforms; the Duran Duran album Big Thing; The Guess Who song ”Sour Suite;" and John Mulaney's views on pop music. There's even EXCLUSIVE talk of a new VH x RR EP, as well as a possible new Whitewaits release!

    And if that's not enough excitement already, Sarah's birthday extravaganza goes to the next level with a game show segment! The two band members are pitted against each other in a heated battle where only one person will emerge victorious! In this segment, Von Hertzog shares his pro tips on baking pizza; the idea is pitched for a concert where everyone in attendance receives a cowbell upon entering; and Rob Rowe reveals the TV star that women at bars mistake him for most often.

    Join in on the celebration and also learn about some fantastic new music-- and a lot more-- in this episode!

    Visit VH x RR at
    Bandcamp: https://vhxrr.bandcamp.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VHxRR
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vhxrrmusic
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vhxrr/

    Visit Blaklight at
    Bandcamp: https://blaklight.bandcamp.com/music
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlakLightband
    Facebook: facebook.com/BlakLightband/

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    David Bowie "Five Years On" with Jon Lamoreaux and David O - Part 2

    David Bowie "Five Years On" with Jon Lamoreaux and David O - Part 2

    Episode 122: David Bowie "Five Years On" with Jon Lamoreaux and David O - Part 2

    Brian and Sarah recently had a David Bowie-themed weekend, kicked off by the star-studded "Bowie Celebration" online concert hosted by Mike Garson and followed by a viewing of "Lazarus," the darkly provocative stage musical. These events, while joyous, couldn't help but bring forth a sense of disbelief that it's been five years since David Bowie left the Earth, and it left the hosts wanting to talk more about the man and his music.

    So once again, your regular hosts are joined by two talented friends with plenty to say on the subject of Rock Music's leading chameleon. David O is the host of the excellent Duran Duran-focused podcast "The D Side." Jon Lamoreaux, host of "The Hustle Podcast", has interviewed 300+ figures of note from the music world, including leading producers, singers, and songwriters. Both of these gentlemen are long-time fans of David Bowie, and PRP hosts Brian and Sarah are honored that David and Jon were so generous with their time and expertise.

    This episode begins by resolving the cliffhanger ending of Part 1, with each of the four hosts revealing their favorite David Bowie album. They then move on to discussing their five favorite Bowie songs, which brings about much wailing and gnashing of teeth over what a difficult task it was to select only five songs. Throughout the discussion, eyebrows are raised, stories are told, and plenty of laughs are shared, as the foursome celebrate the legendary figure whose many gifts to the world will undoubtedly be treasured for generations to come.

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    David Bowie "Five Years On" with Jon Lamoreaux and David O

    David Bowie "Five Years On" with Jon Lamoreaux and David O

    Episode 121: David Bowie "Five Years On" with Jon Lamoreaux and David O

    After a recent weekend spent watching Mike Garson's excellent "Bowie Celebration" tribute concert and a performance of the darkly provocative stage musical "Lazarus", it struck both Brian and Sarah that, although five years have passed since he left the Earth, they both still miss David Bowie and that it's sometimes very difficult to believe that he is gone.

    Now, your regular hosts are joined by two talented friends with plenty to say on the subject of Rock Music's leading chameleon.  David O is the host of the excellent Duran Duran-focused podcast "The D Side."  Jon Lamoreaux, host of "The Hustle Podcast", has interviewed 300+ figures of note from the music world, including leading producers, singers, and songwriters.  Both of these gentlemen are long-time fans of David Bowie, and PRP hosts Brian and Sarah are honored that David and Jon were so generous with their time and expertise.

    In this first episode, the four fans discuss how they came to fall under the spell of Jareth the Goblin King, their reactions to Duran Duran's new single, a remake of the "Ziggy Stardust" classic "Five Years", and they begin counting down their five favorite Bowie albums.  And as an added bonus, Jon will explain the optimal way to organize your cassette tape collection!  
    Finally, stay until the end to get the details on how you can win an Amazon gift card by predicting what the hosts will say at the start of the next episode.

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    PRP 007 Mini-Broadcast: Episode 5 - Thunderball

    PRP 007 Mini-Broadcast: Episode 5 - Thunderball

    PRP 007 Mini-Broadcast: Episode 5 - Thunderball

    Since the beginning of the show, Brian has done his best to strong-arm discussion of Agent 007 into as many podcasts as he could.  Finally he has convinced Sarah to embark on a new mission: the Permanent Record Podcast 007 Mini-Broadcast!
    This new occasional series from your friends Brian & Sarah will start with "Dr. No" and work its way up to the most recent Bond adventure, and on the way it will discuss and critique all of the 007 theme songs and other relevant recordings.  It's a dream come true for one of the hosts - and for Bond fans everywhere!
    In the fifth episode, Sarah and Brian are joined by Bond author Robbie Sims (Quantum of Silliness: The Peculiar World of Bond, James Bond) to discuss the theme from the fourth 007 adventure, "Thunderball."  Along the way, they share their thoughts on the film and explore Bond-related music from Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick, Johnny Cash, and Shirley Bassey.  This one was a lot of fun, so we hope that translates when you listen!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Pretenders - "2000 Miles" (1983), Depeche Mode - "Christmas Island" (1986) and Holiday Giveway

    The Pretenders - "2000 Miles" (1983), Depeche Mode - "Christmas Island" (1986) and Holiday Giveway

    Episode 120: The Pretenders - "2000 Miles" (1983),  Depeche Mode - "Christmas Island" (1986), and Holiday Giveaway

    How fitting that the last episode of 2020 also ends with a 20! For episode 120, Brian and Sarah sit down in their festively decorated studio to discuss two songs-- one with decidedly more of a holiday tie-in than the other.

    In 1983, The Pretenders found themselves rebuilding after a particularly difficult period in their history. Eventually this rebuilding led to the classic 1984 album "Learning to Crawl." But before the album was released, the single "2000 Miles" came out in November 1983, and it has since become a modern holiday favorite. Brian and Sarah talk about the origin of the song and its meaning, the beautiful single cover, a few of the different versions done by Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, and the rather unusual video, directed by Tim Pope. Brian slips for a moment into "James Bond Podcast" mode, but Sarah is able to lure him back to the main discussion pretty quickly this time, since he is also a big fan of Christmas.  

    The second selection on our hosts' agenda has a festive enough title to it, but you probably won't find it on too many holiday playlists. It does, however, give Brian and Sarah an excuse to make a little more progress towards an overall goal they have for the podcast. And even though the winter break traditionally means no school, Brian takes the opportunity to give both a geography lesson and a history lesson during this discussion.

    Finally, as Brian and Sarah end the last episode for the year, they take time to thank some people who have helped make the podcast--and the year-- a much brighter one. Some of those people are you, the listeners! And as a more tangible expression of their thanks, Brian and Sarah announce their annual holiday giveaway! Be sure to listen to the end to find out how to enter this year's contest!
    See the videos discussed here:
    Pretenders "2000 Miles" - https://youtu.be/AEyGZlBdkaA
    Pretenders "2000 Miles" from Isle of the View - https://youtu.be/w3LLbWC7BZ0

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    • 57 min
    Falco - 3 (1985) - Part 2

    Falco - 3 (1985) - Part 2

    Episode 119: Falco - 3 (1985) - Part 2

    Wilkommen! Brian and Sarah are back to talk more about Falco-- or, as Brian likes to call him, The Austrian Slick-Meister-- and his third album, 3, released in 1985.
    This episode covers the two remaining singles, "Jeanny" and "Rock Me Amadeus," along with the album track "Männer des Westerns - Any Kind of Land."

    The hosts explore the controversy surrounding the song "Jeanny" and talk about the many classic film references in the video. Brian even delves a little bit into the world of true crime, which he does warn listeners about at the start of the episode.
    "Männer des Westerns" understandably prompts a discussion about Western society and pop culture, and when the hosts turn their attention to "Rock Me Amadeus," they also mention the 1984 movie that may (or may not!) have inspired the song.

    Also during this section, the hosts mention The Simpsons, armadillos, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. And it probably isn't too surprising for regular listeners to learn that Brian does find a way to slip into "James Bond podcast" mode for a brief time during this episode, but how in the world did Brian and Sarah end up having an animated discussion about baking soda?
    Jeanny
    Männer Des Westens - Any Kind of Land
    Rock Me Amadeus

    Extra Credit
    For extra credit, Brian and Sarah talk about the 2008 biopic, "Falco: Dammit, We’re Still Alive!" starring Austrian singer Manuel Rudy. They even briefly mention the fact that there have been two musicals about Falco, with a third allegedly in the works.

    Final Review and Rating
    Even though the hosts didn't cover every track on the album in these episodes, they provide final reviews of the entire album, along with a record-adapter rating. Does 3 end up getting more than 3 record adapters from the hosts? Listen and find out!
    Watch the videos discussed here:
    Jeanny
    Männer Des Westens (2007 release)
    Rock Me Amadeus
    Excerpt from The Simpsons episode "A Fish Called Selma"
    Watch Out Armadillos

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    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Max L. Storm ,

Updated Trip Down Memory Lane

If you are a fan of alternative music from the 80's and 90's and you aren't listening to The Permanent Record Podcast, you are missing out. The host Brian and Sarah review classic albums from the period and discuss each song in great detail, but they come at it from a fan perspective who now has lived with this music for 30+ years. Many of the albums they cover were not mainstream successes so information and insights about them are not readily available. Don't worry as Brian and Sarah research and dig up historical reviews, and provide listeners with all kinds of great facts and tidbits like singles released, chart position, their experiences with the music, and more. And they do it all with a clever sense of humor. I can't tell you how many times after listening to one of the episodes I say to myself, "I under appreciated this album or song, I need to go back and spend some time with it" Brian and Sarah, keep bringing the great episodes and thank you for your public service to amplifying these great musical works.

Brofey ,

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Could you guys do the miracle by Queen?

Scott1791 ,

80’s Dreams

Took me 3 weeks to all the episodes and I’m so glad I did ! Pretty much every album mentioned I have in my record collection. The host break down the finer points of the albums and add witty banter along with knowledge of the band and the timeframe of production. Can’t wait to see what 2021 brings !

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