The weekly podcast where a musician (Nick LaGrasta), a painter (Caleb Brown), and a comedian (Chris Darden) review soundtracks, tribute albums, and random compilations of the last few decades to try and decide if they are actually any good. Joined by occasional guests, the hosts draw insight from their respective backgrounds to discuss music, film, and pop culture, while they engage in a nostalgic and comedic review of each week's selected album—track by track.
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar
Swayze, Snipes, Leguizamo...no, it's not a 90s B action movie. It's a movie about 3 drag queens on a road trip who may or may not have murdered a cop. This week's soundtrack is To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar. Yes, that's the film's title. We wrote that correctly. Nick picked this episode, Caleb prepared a game of Super Group to stump us and we also recommend our favorite song with an absurdly long title. We learned a lot about the drag world and a lot about ourselves this episode. Please now refer to us as Penny Kravitz, Steely Jan, and Jenny Loggins. Submit your guesses as to who is who.
The Big Chill
Sometime in your 30s you begin to realize your limitations and that you will never accomplish certain goals and dreams. Luckily, there's a soundtrack about it! It's called The Big Chill and it was Caleb's pick for this week's episode. The 1983 star studded movie has one of the most iconic soundtracks of all time, featuring greats like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Three Dog Night and Procol Harum. Nick prepared a grueling edition of Super Group which was as difficult as our collective existential crisis during the recording. Tomorrow isn't promised, so let's all get together at our friend's estate in South Carolina, recognize our mortality, dance to some old records and bully Jeff Goldblum.
Action Jackson (1988)
NAME: Jericho Jackson NICKNAME: "Action" HOME: Detroit PROFESSION: Cop OBJECTIVE: Uhhh unclear. MUSICAL TASTE: Listen to find out! This week's episode is Action Jackson, the Carl Weathers cult classic. Chris picked this soundtrack and it's got some great 80's R&B jams from the Pointer Sisters, Sister Sledge and of course VANITY. Chris also prepared a round of Tinsel Town Tunes (with some sea shanty vibes?) and we recommend our favorite "action" song. We need help from our listeners on this one, please let us know if Vanity is a good in this movie or if Prince is just inhabiting her soul.
New Years Eve sucks. Tons of pressure to have a good time, everywhere is usually crowded and overpriced, plus you gotta get that kiss or you'll be cursed to never find love. But this soundtrack definitely makes it suck a lot less though: 200 Cigarettes. It's an 1999 film about New Years in 1981 NYC. With tracks from Blondie, The Cars, Kool & the Gang and more celebs that you can shake a noisemaker at, this episode was a ball dropping blast. This was Nick's pick but Caleb prepared the game (an installment of Super Group). We're late to celebrating New Year's but all the cool kids show up late to the party anyway. Happy 2021!
We're back and coming in hot into 2021 with a classic(?) 90's soundtrack: Scream 2!! We decided to make this a group pick because of a birthday gift Chris received from his lovely and brilliant girlfriend, Kelsey (tune in to understand why). This episode has almost as many plot twists and turns as the Wes Craven self-referential horror sequel itself. Nick dazzled us with an edition of Super Group (the Only Connect inspired game) and we recommend our favorite song with a scream in it. Great to be back in the studio. We think we love you. So what are you so afraid of?
Jack Frost (1998)
It's easy to forget the true reason for the holidays: helping lost loved ones, who have returned to this mortal realm as sentient snowmen. This week's very special Christmas/Holiday/Decemberween episode is Jack Frost (1998). Not the 1997 slasher comedy, the 1998 far more disturbing one with Michael Keaton and music by Hanson. It's also the last episode of 2020! What a fun cap to end a goddamn banner year at the ol' Track Listing household. Chris put together a once in a season game (TinselTIME Tunes) and we recommend our favorite "Comeback" song. We're really thankful for all of you listeners out there and from the bottom of our hearts: Michael Keaton is the one true god who will return as snow to freeze away our pain. See you in 2021!
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Always a fun listen!
I don’t listen to a ton of podcasts, but this one has quickly become a go-to for me. These guys are hilarious, and have so many great takes on movies, music and pop culture. Every episode is a blast, even if I haven’t seen the movie.
This is a great fun podcast that takes it one track at a time.
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This is such a fantastic spin on the cinematic conversation. Check out their A Knight’s Tale Episode to hear what I mean. The discussion is passionate, informed, and entertaining. Click subscribe. You won’t regret it. Rock on, gang.