115 episodes

Like a book club for your next favorite record, each episode is an in-depth discussion of a single, under-appreciated album. Many episodes feature a follow up interview with the band that recorded the album.

The Greatest Thing Youve Never Heard The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Like a book club for your next favorite record, each episode is an in-depth discussion of a single, under-appreciated album. Many episodes feature a follow up interview with the band that recorded the album.

    That's All For Now

    That's All For Now

    Ben and John bring an end to the podcast after 2+ years, 115 episodes, and over 150 hours of content.  In this final episode, Ben and John give their final reflections on the show and detail a new podcast, Five Perfect Songs, which they will launch in the coming months.  Keep an eye on the show's social media for more info.
    Thank you to all who have participated in the show and made it the great successs that it has been!  
    It's been a pleasure to bring you some of our favorite records and we hope you'll continue to discover these great albums and many more for years to come.  In that spirit, here are some albums that we hoped to eventually cover.  We encourage you to listen to them.
    Boss Keloid - Melted on the Inch Cave of Swimmers - Aurora Church of Misery - Second Coming Dixie Witch - Into the Sun Mutoid Man - War Moans Mr. Plow - Cock Fights and Pony Racin' Troll - Legend Master Unorthodox - Asylum Helstar - A Distant Thunder Mansion - First Death of the Lutheran Che - Sounds of Liberation Birth Control - Hoodoo Man Apostle of Solitude - Sincerest Misery Grusom - Grusom Lucid Furs - No God, No Problem Agusa - Agusa Thulsa Doom - The Seats are Soft but the Helmet is Way too Tight Dust - Hard Attack The Rubes - Hokum Monarch - Two Isles Alabama Thunderpussy - Open Fire Mirror of Deception - Shards Hibrido - Hibrido Pagan Altar - The Judgment of the Dead Doomstress - Sleep Among the Dead Golden Void - Berkana Earthride - Vampire Circus Moura - Moura Slow Horse - II Venomous Maximus - Beg Upon the Light Vhol - Deeper than Sky Orne - The Conjuration by the Fire Valkyrie - Valkyrie Pentagram - Show 'em How Colour Haze - Los Sounds de Krauts The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard was a book club for your next favorite record.  Each episode was an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition.  Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spent a full episode discussing an album and then often used a follow-up episode to interview the band that recorded it.
    Season 3, Episode 15
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    Listen to The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard and find us on social media via https://greatestthingpodcast.com
    Thanks for listening!

    • 18 min
    Mondo Drag - The Occultation of Light (Part 2)

    Mondo Drag - The Occultation of Light (Part 2)

    Ben and John continue their discussion of Mondo Drag's third album, 2016's The Occultation of Light.  Blending psych, prog, and heavy rock to create a timeless sound, The Occultation of Light serves as a landmark of 2010s underground heavy music.  
    Our prior discussion of the album's context and the key moments from its first track is available in our April 12th episode, here.  
    This segment picks up where part one left off and continues the discussion of the album's key moments, starting with track 2, Out of Sight.
    The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record.  Each episode is an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition.  Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a full episode discussing an album and then often use a follow-up episode to interview the band that recorded it.
    Season 3, Episode 14, Album 56
    Listen to The Occultation of Light here.
    Find Mondo Drag on social media:
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    We proudly endorse Revo Guitar Straps!  Go to https://revoguitarstraps.com and use code POD20 for 20% off!
    Listen to The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard and find us on social media via https://greatestthingpodcast.com
    Thanks for listening!  If you enjoyed the show, please remember to rate, review, and follow us on your favorite podcast platform!

    • 52 min
    Mondo Drag - The Occultation of Light (Part 1)

    Mondo Drag - The Occultation of Light (Part 1)

    Ben and John return from hiatus to discuss Mondo Drag's third studio album: 2016's The Occultation of Light.  Blending prog, Kraut rock, psych and proto metal into a synth and slide guitar heavy sound all its own, Occultation cemented Mondo Drag's place as a leader in the world of underground heavy rock.
    In Part 1 of their discussion, Ben and John analyze the band's sound, instrumentation, and live show as well as the Key Moment's from the album's first track, Initiation.  Part 2, available April 19 at https://greatestthingpodcast.com and all major podcast platforms will continue the dissection of the album's Key Moments.  
    The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record.  Each episode is an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition.  Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a full episode discussing an album and then often use a follow-up episode to interview the band that recorded it.
    Season 3, Episode 13, Album 56
    Listen to The Occultation of Light here.
    Find Mondo Drag on social media:
    Facebook
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    We proudly endorse Revo Guitar Straps!  Go to https://revoguitarstraps.com and use code POD20 for 20% off!
    Listen to The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard and find us on social media via https://greatestthingpodcast.com
    Thanks for listening!  If you enjoyed the show, please remember to rate, review, and follow us on your favorite podcast platform!

    • 45 min
    Blind Dog Interview (Part Two)

    Blind Dog Interview (Part Two)

    Ben and John complete their discussion of Blind Dog's debut album, The Last Adventures of Captain Dog, and their interview with all three members of the band: Thomas Elenvik, Joakim Thell, and Tobias Nilsson.  Part one of the interview, available here, focused on the history of the band, the recording of Last Adventures, and key moments of the first three tracks on the album.
    This segment picks up where part one left off and continues the discussion of the album's key moments, starting with track 4, Beyond my Reach.
    The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record.  Each episode is an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition.  Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a full episode discussing an album and then often use a follow-up episode to interview the band that recorded it.
    Season 3, Episode 12, Album 55
    Listen to The Last Adventures of Captain Dog here.
    Find Blind Dog on social media:
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    We proudly endorse Revo Guitar Straps!  Go to https://revoguitarstraps.com and use code POD20 for 20% off!
    Listen to The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard and find us on social media via https://greatestthingpodcast.com
    Thanks for listening!  If you enjoyed the show, please remember to rate, review, and follow us on your favorite podcast platform!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Blind Dog Interview (Part One)

    Blind Dog Interview (Part One)

    John and Ben sit down with all three members of the pioneering Swedish stoner rock band, Blind Dog, to discuss their 1999 debut album, The Last Adventures of Captain Dog.  Comprised of guitarist Joakim Thell, drummer Thomas Elenvik, and bassist/vocalist Tobias Nilsson, Blind Dog began making riff-heavy underground rock well before bands like Kyuss, Monster Magnet, and Queens of the Stone Age had become household names.  
    Over 20 years later, the band reflects on their early days and the recording sessions for Last Adventures and begins a discussion of the album's key moments; a discussion to be continued in Part Two of the interview, available March 22, 2022 at https://greatestthingpodcast.com and on all major podcast platforms.  
    The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record.  Each episode is an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition.  Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a full episode discussing an album and then often use a follow-up episode to interview the band that recorded it.
    Season 3, Episode 11, Album 55
    Listen to The Last Adventures of Captain Dog here.
    Find Blind Dog on social media:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    We proudly endorse Revo Guitar Straps!  Go to https://revoguitarstraps.com and use code POD20 for 20% off!
    Listen to The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard and find us on social media via https://greatestthingpodcast.com
    Thanks for listening!  If you enjoyed the show, please remember to rate, review, and follow us on your favorite podcast platform!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Blind Dog - The Last Adventures of Captain Dog (Part 2)

    Blind Dog - The Last Adventures of Captain Dog (Part 2)

    John and Ben continue their discussion of Blind Dog's debut stoner classic, The Last Adventures of Captain Dog.  An underappreciated gem from the late 90s and early aughts foundational generation of heavy rock, the band pulls incluences from the desert and the swamps of New Orleans while staying clear of the genre's cliches by putting focus on songwriting and stronger than expected musicianship.  This episode continues our discussion of the album's key moments, starting with Track 5. When I'm Finally Gone.
    Our prior discussion of the album's context and the key moments from its first four tracks is available in our March 1st, 2022 epsiode here, and on all major podcast platforms.
    The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard is a like a book club for your next favorite record.  Each episode is an in-depth examination of a single album that's worthy of greater recognition.  Our co-hosts, Ben and John, spend a full episode discussing an album and then often use a follow-up episode to interview the band that recorded it.
    Season 3, Episode 10, Album 55
    Listen to The Last Adventures of Captain Dog here.
    Find Blind Dog on social media:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    We proudly endorse Revo Guitar Straps!  Go to https://revoguitarstraps.com and use code POD20 for 20% off!
    Listen to The Greatest Thing You've Never Heard and find us on social media via https://greatestthingpodcast.com
    Check out our new blog, Musings from the Underground, for information on upcoming episodes, listening recomendations, outtakes, bonus content, and much more!
    Thanks for listening!  If you enjoyed the show, please remember to rate, review, and follow us on your favorite podcast platform!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Nick Bensen ,

Love this show - Solid picks, worthwhile discussion

This podcast has clued me in to some of my current favorite bands - such as Baron, Core and Eternal Elysium. The hosts are consciously modest about their own musical backgrounds but they are influential figures in the Houston scene and underground stoner/psych music generally. As an independent musician playing in a variety of styles myself, it's fascinating to hear musicians talk about what they enjoy in music - the qualities of tone, the invention around and between genre constructs, the nods to influences, the shaping of albums. The artist interviews offer another level by catching up with these various mild mannered geniuses who didn't get all the attention their work deserved, discussing the creative process, band history and what they are doing now.

mommalabs ,

Love it!!

Super amazing podcast with the best host!! Highly highly recommend!!

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