The concept is simple: three musician pals get together and talk about the music that they hate.
"Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen
Special guest host Jamie Sego joins Josh and Hayden for a trip in the way-way-back machine to the early 1960s with a breakdown of the over-recorded rock hit "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen. Josh really hates the guitar solo, Hayden wonders what the drummer was up to, and Jamie loves the fact that this song became popular on the national level only after it was featured as the "Worst Record of the Week" on a Boston radio station. Hayden manages - yet again- to steer the conversation towards hamburgers.
"I Did It" by Dave Matthews Band
Josh, Hayden, and Adam Morrow take a stroll down memory lane to talk about the utter fiasco that is Dave Matthews Band's "I Did it" and the album Everyday. Fans of the Lillywhite Sessions are sure to be triggered when listening to this one.
Josh hates the arrangement (what else is new), Adam is disappointed by the song's lack of traits that make the band unique (i.e., the "Dave-ness" of it), and Hayden goes digging for internet gold as is his wont, but somehow winds up on a Phish message board.
"Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega
Josh and Hayden are joined by special guest host Lindsay Palinsky to do a deep dive into Lou Bega and his smash hit "Mambo No.5." There's some heavy speculation on Bega's favorite snacks, but the hosts also reveal which lady on Lou's long list of conquests was his favorite.
Josh shocks Hayden when he explains that the song really isn't a mambo and Lindsay takes a bold stance and defends the song's simple, good time feel.
"Around the World" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Josh and Hayden are joined again by Adam Morrow to take on the perennially popular Red Hot Chili Peppers and their hit "Around the World." Hayden and Adam participate in an epic Anthony Kiedis Lyric Battle to help celebrate Hayden's birthday.
Josh and Adam are both turned off by the guitar playing and Hayden goes down an internet rabbit hole in search of authentic RHCP cock socks.
"The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney
Guest host Blaine Duncan joins Josh and Hayden to talk about "The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney. We learn about the business of country music songwriting in the first half, which goes a long way in explaining how a song this mediocre gets recorded.
Josh hates the production quality of the song, Hayden demonstrates how easy it is to write a pop-country hit, and Blaine puts the boys in stitches as he tears into the lyrics and explains why you shouldn't trust a bartender that serves you a glass of milk.
"Are You Jimmy Ray" by Jimmy Ray
Josh and Hayden are once again joined by guest host Adam Morrow to discuss the one-hit wonder "Are You Jimmy Ray?" The boys take on the tough questions: "What are Jimmy's favorite burger toppings?", "Who is Slim Ray?", and or course, "Who wants to know?"
We learn that Adam doesn't like lyrics that tell him what to do, Hayden's biggest problem might be an oversized belt buckle, and Josh is convinced that ol' Jimmy may not actually know how to play that fancy guitar he's carrying around in the music video.
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Definitely worth a listen
Funny, insightful, and accessible to both the casual and more involved music fan. The hosts obviously go back a long way together, and while this occasionally means the show veers into in-joke territory it mostly means a comfortable, well-meshed vibe.
Although I’ve been a guest on a few episodes, all of the episodes make me laugh. This is a podcast with a biting sense of humor. It’s the good stuff.
Really enjoying this new podcast! This is very accessible to the casual music fan, while also containing enough technical criticism/analysis to keep listeners that have studied music happy too. Also, the hosts have great banter, but they never stray too far off topic.