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Every Thursday, Andrew and Evan Gregory (of The Gregory Brothers) are joined by a special guest to revisit, review, and revise a song of their choice, and then offer an improved "punched-up" version.

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Every Thursday, Andrew and Evan Gregory (of The Gregory Brothers) are joined by a special guest to revisit, review, and revise a song of their choice, and then offer an improved "punched-up" version.

    Y.M.C.A. by Village People

    Y.M.C.A. by Village People

    Y.M.C.A....an absolutely loony song. Yet also a generational anthem. And also, a red herring, because this episode is not actually about Y.M.C.A. This episode is actually about a shocking reveal that will change the future of this podcast and possibly the world. Goodbye, for now. 

    You can watch the video version of this episode HERE!

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    Note - as mentioned in the ep, we will keep the punches up on Patreon forever until earth's rising surface temps melt the server farms, so you can still go grab them even if you're just reading this in 2052

    Walk-in music: a lot of stuff...... So Fresh, So Clean by Outkast, It Ain't Me by Bob Dylan, Caravan by Van Morrison, Gamewinner by Vulfpeck feat. Charles Jones...maybe a couple others? Can't remember.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    'Sugar' by Maroon 5 (w/ Ena Da)

    'Sugar' by Maroon 5 (w/ Ena Da)

    Evan & Andrew are joined by Ena Da to discuss the detestable but also detestably catchy song Sugar. There are just so many problems. Not least, how do we understand "sugar" and "red velvet" in light of recent illuminations of Adam Levine's idea of romance? More fundamentally, is Maroon 5 even still a band? Or just five guys cosplaying as a rock band while they sing along to Mike Posner studio tracks? And why are they giving themselves out as wedding presents to unsuspecting Los Angelenos?

    You can watch the video version of this episode HERE!

    Guest: Ena Da

    Walk-in music: 'The Door' by George Jones; 'Sugar Sugar' by Wilson Pickett; 'Take On Me' by A'ha. 

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    'One Headlight' by The Wallflowers

    'One Headlight' by The Wallflowers

    Nepotism babies are so hot right now! But have they…always been?!? Evan & Andrew discuss the hottest nepotism baby of the 90s outside of Socks Clinton, Evan desperately and fruitlessly attempts to get Andrew to stop talking about Bob Dylan and start talking about  ̶J̶a̶k̶o̶b̶ ̶D̶y̶l̶a̶n̶  The Wallflowers instead. But the sonorous tones of the organ on ‘One Headlight’ keeps drawing Andrew back to Dylan the elder like moth to a flame. Andrew resorts to the only revenge available to him in this format, which is the most brutal $5 segment that has ever been recorded on our podcast. 

    You can watch the video version of this episode HERE!

    Walk-in music: ‘Backup Plan’ by Maya Hawke; ‘Their Hearts Were Full of Spring’ by The Four Freshmen. 

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    Get the punch-ups for yourself and support the show on Patreon

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    'Long December' by Counting Crows (w/ Pat Cassels)

    'Long December' by Counting Crows (w/ Pat Cassels)

    How long is it? Every single kid knows exactly how many days are left until Christmas, every harried mom and dad knows how few shopping days are left until the 25th, yet Adam Duritz and The Counting Crows are out here acting like Einsteinian physics applies to the Gregorian Calendar. Can our intrepid and unabashedly festive hosts take the most heartbreaking song in the advent oeuvre and turn it into something that will go on your family's Christmas Eve playlist? Seems impossible!

    Guest: Pat Cassels

    You can now watch the video version of this episode HERE!

    Walk-in music: ‘Atlantic City’ by The Band; ‘Latest Record Project’ by Van Morrison; ‘Islands In The Stream’ by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

    Follow Punch Up The Jam on Twitter and Instagram

    Get the punch-ups for yourself and support the show on Patreon

    Like the show? Rate Punch Up The Jam 5 stars on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Andrew and Evan.

    Advertise on Punch Up The Jam via Gumball.fm
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    'You're Still The One' by Shania Twain (w/ Jiji Lee)

    'You're Still The One' by Shania Twain (w/ Jiji Lee)

    Ever thought about how making a billion dollars would ruin your life? Maybe you pondered a lot of options (revolutionary coup, botched CoolSculpting, basic bitch drug cartel kidnapping), but you MIGHT have missed an obvious one if you haven’t read all the People mag listicles about Shania Twain’s divorce-slash-husband-swap! Long story short, do NOT hire someone to be your best friend and then leave them alone in a palatial Swiss chalet with your superproducer husband while you go on tour. Evan, Andrew, and friend of the pod Jiji Lee discuss how Shania and Mutt Lange’s ballad remains the most perfect ballad of all time even after their gruesome divorce, and also how paradoxically it could be improved by leaning into Shania’s sheer fury over being spurned, with an added bonus of it being very hard to extradite criminals from Switzerland.

    Guest: Jiji Lee

    You can now watch the video version of this episode HERE!

    Walk-in music: ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ by Bryan Adams; ‘Highway To Hell’ by ACDC; ‘Someday’ by Mariah Carey.

    Follow Punch Up The Jam on Twitter and Instagram

    Get the punch-ups for yourself and support the show on Patreon

    Like the show? Rate Punch Up The Jam 5 stars on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Andrew and Evan.

    Advertise on Punch Up The Jam via Gumball.fm
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' by Green Day (w/ Joanna Hausmann)

    'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' by Green Day (w/ Joanna Hausmann)

    Have you ever felt like you were the only lonely person walking down a boulevard? Well we've got news for you. You're not alone. 90% of all humans have felt like they're the only one who can understand themselves before their brain finishes developing at age 25. Evan, Andrew, and Joanna Hausmann dive in to what makes Green Day the perfect band for the adolescent mind, why Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the musical equivalent of dogs playing poker, and if Green Day have sold out or not. 

    Guest: Joanna Hausmann

    You can now watch the video version of this episode HERE!

    Walk-in music: ‘Good’ by Better Than Ezra; ‘Sweet Melissa’ by The Allman Brothers; ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears.

    Follow Punch Up The Jam on Twitter and Instagram

    Get the punch-ups for yourself and support the show on Patreon

    Like the show? Rate Punch Up The Jam 5 stars on Spotify and Apple Podcasts and leave a review for Andrew and Evan.

    Advertise on Punch Up The Jam via Gumball.fm
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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Just listened to the Brandy episode, loved it! You guys referenced The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face toward the end and how lovely that song is. But did you know it’s from the creeper Clint Eastwood movie Play Misty for Me?

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