Rock & Roll Shin-Soo Choo features discussions mixing baseball and rock music. Nearly twenty years ago, hosts Gabe Estill, Jonathan Goetz and Levi Leach all went straight from spending their allowances on baseball cards and Starting Lineups to spending paychecks on records, CDs and concert tickets. From classic rock and metal to indie, alternative and whatever may have been released last week, their diverse musical tastes generate discussions that will touch all four corners of the rock and roll landscape. Each episode also covers current events in Major League Baseball, along with its rich past of heroes, characters and bit players.
120: Field Guide to Georgia
Not many states can match Georgia's production of great musicians and great baseball. From Otis Redding to Hank Aaron, the Allman Brothers Band to Dale Murphy, R.E.M. to Ronald Acuna Jr., Widespread Panic to Andruw Jones, we cover a lot of acreage in our Field Guide to Georgia.
119: Choo-In Hall of Fame Inductions
Every year we hold the Choo-In Hall of Fame inductions, which are intended to recognize artists that are unlikely to be enshrined into the actual Rock Hall, but we feel are equally deserving of the recognition. This year, Levi inducts XTC, Jonathan inducts Terry Allen, and Gabe inducts John Martyn.
118: Catching Up with Cobb & MLB Predictions
In this episode we catch up with five-time guest Ricky Cobb, creator of Super 70s Sports. Ricky dives into his foray into television with the new Super Maximum Retro Show on Vice TV and shares his thoughts on the new rules for the 2023 MLB season. We then go around the horn sharing our ALCS, NLCS, and World Series predictions for the upcoming season.
117: Four Score & Seven Beers Ago
In this episode we dig into Score baseball cards, one of the big five card companies of the '80s and '90s. We review Score's designs over 10 years along with some of its most iconic cards. About halfway through the show, we pivot to a discussion about game and concert concessions - both inside and outside the venue.
116: Fleer & Clothing in the Concourse
In this episode we dig into Fleer baseball cards, one of the big five card companies of the '80s and '90s. We review Fleer's designs over the years and some of its most iconic cards. About halfway through the show, we pivot to a discussion about band concert merch - from the bootleg swag found in the parking lot to the official stuff in the concourse.
115: Field Guide to 1992
The year 1992 was superb for both music and Canada. In baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays claimed Canada's first World Series title, while the premium trading card market started to set a new standard for decades to come. In music, dozens of exceptional releases from new and veteran acts filled the shelves of Musicland and Sam Goody.
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As a dedicated listener I can attest to the quality of topics covered and the variety of content between episodes. This is the kind of podcast that can be listened to in many different settings but I prefer on commutes; they sure do help to pass the miles. You won’t go wrong listening to this unique combination of rock ‘n’ roll music and baseball done in an intelligent and creative way.