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Are you a music obsessive? Can you sit down for an hour or so poring over an album you love, digging deep into the lyrics, musical references and 'secret sauce' that makes it so special to you? Then this just MIGHT be your podcast!
Each week your host - rock-n-roll lifer and recovering punk Rob Elba - sits down with a special guest to dissect a record that - metaphorically - got them high.

That Record Got Me High Podcast Rob Elba

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    • 4.8 • 95 Ratings

Are you a music obsessive? Can you sit down for an hour or so poring over an album you love, digging deep into the lyrics, musical references and 'secret sauce' that makes it so special to you? Then this just MIGHT be your podcast!
Each week your host - rock-n-roll lifer and recovering punk Rob Elba - sits down with a special guest to dissect a record that - metaphorically - got them high.

    Mixtape Episode 'Unspooled' with Rob Drew

    Mixtape Episode 'Unspooled' with Rob Drew

    This week's guest, author Rob Drew, traces how a lowly, hissy format that began life in office dictation machines and cheap portable players came to be regarded as a token of intimate expression through music and a source of cultural capital in his new book Unspooled: How the Cassette Made Music Shareable. 
    For this episode, he curated a mixtape of some of the music featured in his book and discusses it with Rob. TWO Rob's for the price of one!
    Songs discussed in this episode: Louis Quatorze - Bow Wow Wow; Sailin On - Bad Brains; Crazy - Patsy Cline; I Just Want To Feel You - R. Stevie Moore; King Heroin (Live in New York 1980) - James Chance & The Contortions; Pay To Cum - Bad Brains; Golden Lane - The Cleaners from Venus; Psychotic Reaction - Shockabilly; Redneck Jazz - Eugene Chadbourne & Evan Johns; Watchin' Girl - Shonen Knife; Don't Mix The Colors - Beat Happening; Honey - Marine Girls; Missing - Everything But The Girl; C30 C60 C90 Go - Bow Wow Wow; EMI - The Sex Pistols; Go West (Girly-Sound version) - Liz Phair; Subtle Holy Gift - Sentridoh; Going To Maryland - The Mountain Goats; Tuesday Moon - Neutral Milk Hotel; Speeding Motorcycle - Yo La Tengo; Living Life - Daniel Johnston; Living Life - Kathy McCarty

    • 1 hr 9 min
    'Those Horns In That Song Got Me High' Patron-curated Episode

    'Those Horns In That Song Got Me High' Patron-curated Episode

    For this special BONUS episode, we asked our Patrons to send in a song with horns that got them high. As always they did NOT disappoint - it's a super-eclectic episode with some really fantastic 'songs with horns' picks, so enjoy!!

    Songs discussed in this episode: A Message To You Rudy - The Specials; Young Americans - David Bowie; The Impression That I Get - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones; Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash; Bitch - The Rolling Stones; The Underdog - Spoon; Put The Road In Order - Brass Monkey; It's Going To Happen - The Undertones; Too Late I'm Gone - Audience; All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down (Live in Austin, TX) - The Mavericks; Know Your Product - The Saints; Elephant Gun - Beirut; I'm Shakin' - The Blasters; Favorite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) - Haircut 100; Back To The World - Curtis Mayfield; Hiss And Shake - Laura Logic; The Card Cheat - The Clash; Hard To Handle - Otis Redding; Fun House - The Stooges; Say Goodbye - Hunters & Collectors; Underdog - Sly & The Family Stone; A Love Bizarre - Sheila E; The Passenger - Sioixsie & The Banshees; Expressway (To Your Heart) - The Soul Survivors; El Matador - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs; Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers; Question Of Life - Fishbone; Macca The Mutt - Party Dozen; Can't Hardly Wait - Replacements; Introduction - Chicago; Jezahel - Shirley Bassey; Jezahel - Delirium; Harder Than You Think - Public Enemy

    • 1 hr 14 min
    John Cale 'Paris 1919' with Stephen Bluhm

    John Cale 'Paris 1919' with Stephen Bluhm

    This week, New York musician Stephen Bluhm brings us John Cale and his hauntingly beautiful 1973 masterpiece: 'Paris 1919' 
    Songs discussed in this episode: Paris 1919 (live at the Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands) - John Cale; Any Little Thing - Stephen Bluhm; Big White Cloud - John Cale; No One Is There - Nico; All The Love You Want, Wissahickon - Stephen Bluhm; Satellite Of Love - Lou Reed; China Sea - John Cale; Easy To Slip - Little Feat; A Child's Christmas In Whales, Hallelujah, Hanky Panky Nohow - John Cale; Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground; The Endless Plain Of Fortune - John Cale; Andalucia - Yo La Tengo; Andalucia, Macbeth, Paris 1919, Graham Greene, Half Past France, Antarctica Starts Here - John Cale; New Age - The Velvet Underground; There Was A Light - Stephen Bluhm

    • 55 min
    Led Zeppelin 'Physical Graffiti with Corey duBrowa

    Led Zeppelin 'Physical Graffiti with Corey duBrowa

    What more can be said about Led Zeppelin's densely iconic sixth studio album, 'Physical Graffiti', that hasn't already been said? Apparently quite a bit. Returning guest Corey duBrowa takes us to rock school as we unpack this multi-platinum hard rock mammoth of a double-record.
    Songs discussed in this episode: Kashmir (Live at Olympia, Paris, France - July 1995) - Jeff Buckley; Sons Of Freedom - Robert Plant & Jimmy Page; Thurston Hearts The Who - Bikini Kill; Custard Pie, The Song Remains The Same (Live at MSG, 1973) - Led Zeppelin; Got Enough Love - Detective; When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin; Custard Pie Blues - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee; Drop Down Mama - Sleepy John Estes; The Rover - Led Zeppelin; Wicked Annabella - The Kinks; In My Time Of Dying - Led Zeppelin; Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed - Blind Willie Johnson; In My Time Of Dyin' - Bob Dylan; In My Time Of Dying (Rehearsal, 1974), Houses Of The Holy, Rock and Roll (Live at MSG, 1973), Trampled Under Foot - Led Zeppelin; Terraplane Blues - Robert Johnson; Superstition - Stevie Wonder; Kashmir - Led Zeppelin; Nightswimming - R.E.M.; In The Light, Bron-Yr-Aur - Led Zeppelin; Embryonic Journey - Jefferson Airplane; Down By The Seaside - Led Zeppelin; Down By The River - Neil Young; Misty Mountain Hop, Ten Years Gone, Night Flight, The Wanton Song, Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin; Brother Louie - Stories; Boogie With Stu - Led Zeppelin; Ooh! My Head - Ritchie Valens; Black Country Woman, Sick Again - Led Zeppelin; The Groover - T. Rex; Warsaw - Joy Division; Custard Pie - Helmet with David Yow

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Pescado Rabioso 'Artaud' with Ale Campos

    Pescado Rabioso 'Artaud' with Ale Campos

    The third and final studio album by Argentine rock band Pescado Rabioso, 1973s 'Artaud', is essentially a solo album by enigmatic singer/songwriter Luis Alberto Spinetta. The record's jagged, irregular shape foreshadows the darkly beautiful music within, and this week's guest Ale Campos (Las Nubes) helps hopeless gringo Rob unpack this essential Spanish-language gem.
    Songs discussed in this episode: Bajan (Live feat. Gustavo Cerati, Dec 2009) - Luis Alberto Spinetta; Would Be - Las Nubes; Lust For Life - Iggy Pop (Live iii Points Mana, Wynwood 10-21-23); Road - Nick Drake; Muchacha (Ojos De Papel) - Almendra; Ella...Ella Ya Me Olvido, Yo la Recuerdo Ahora - Leonardo Favio; Todas las Hojas Son del Viento, Cementerio Club, Por - Pescado Rabioso; Pale Blue Eyes - The Velvet Underground; Supercheria, La Sed Verdadera, Cantata de Puentes Amarillos - Pescado Rabioso; Promise Me - The Gun Club; Bajan, A Starosta, el Idiota - Pescado Rabioso; Europa - Santana; Las Habladurías del Mundo - Pescado Rabioso; Would Be - Las Nubes

    • 59 min
    Wilco 'summerteeth' with Lynn Drury

    Wilco 'summerteeth' with Lynn Drury

    New Orleans singer/songwriter Lynn Drury helped Rob get over his irrational Jeff Tweedy/Wilco bias and fully embrace their 1999 release, 'summerteeth'. Tweedy and multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett combined intricate studio experimentation with pure pop to craft a wonderfully ambiguous gem of a record.
    Songs discussed in this episode: Thirteen - Wilco; Blue, Fade - Lynn Drury; The Palace at 4 A.M. - Jay Bennett; I Can't Stand It, She's A Jar - Wilco; Baby Do Right - Lynn Drury; A Shot In The Arm, We're Just Friends - Wilco; Mountain Girl - Blue Mountain; I'm Always In Love, Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again), How To Fight Loneliness, Via Chicago, My Darling, When You Wake Up Feeling Old, In A Future Age - Wilco; High Tide - Lynn Drury

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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Many diff albums and goes in depth

I like this music podcasts best as it does not stick to one artists or one genre and goes through the whole album. The back catalogue is worth checking out. I’ve discovered and rediscovered artists or albums and look forward to every week’s new one.

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