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Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

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Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions, where people who love music can come together.

    #803 Sound of Metal's Paul Raci & The Story of Guy Clark

    #803 Sound of Metal's Paul Raci & The Story of Guy Clark

    This week, it's Sound Opinions at the movies! Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with actor and musician Paul Raci, who is nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the film Sound of Metal. They discuss the movie and the lack of representation for deaf people in the arts. Then, the hosts talk with the co-director of the movie Without Getting Killed or Caught, a documentary about folk and country singer-songwriter Guy Clark.

    Read the transcription of our interview with Paul Raci: https://soundopinions.org/show/803

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    Bonus podcast 21: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Bonus podcast 21: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Greg shares a song that was inspired by missing a show because of the weather.

    • 7 min
    #802 Buried Treasures & SXSW 2021

    #802 Buried Treasures & SXSW 2021

    Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear! Plus we find out how SXSW moved their festival online this year.

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    Bonus podcast 20: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Bonus podcast 20: Jim's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Jim adds another song to the Desert Island Jukebox from a hero of early synthesis and a friend of Stevie Wonder's.

    • 7 min
    #801 Merry Clayton & "The Final Revival of Opal & Nev" author Dawnie Walton

    #801 Merry Clayton & "The Final Revival of Opal & Nev" author Dawnie Walton

    Black women haven't been celebrated enough in rock music. Author Dawnie Walton talks with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot about how that inspired her debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, a fantasy rock history about a fierce black singer in the 1970s. Plus Jim and Greg talk with Merry Clayton, whose iconic performance on "Gimme Shelter" still didn't make her a household name.

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    • 50 min
    Bonus podcast 19: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Bonus podcast 19: Greg's Desert Island Jukebox pick

    Greg takes the long way around to playing a song that was championed by The Grateful Dead.

    • 9 min

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