282 episodes

Volcano Vinyl is a weekly podcast hosted by old friends and musicians Brian Schmutz (The Starting Line, Person L, Legendary Divorce) & Brian Medlin (The Minor Times, Person L, Wives, Legendary Divorce, etc...). Listen along in real time with Brian and Brian as they explore a full length vinyl record while crowding around an active Volcano. Recorded in Potato's House on Baloney Avenue in Philadelphia, PA.

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Volcano Vinyl is a weekly podcast hosted by old friends and musicians Brian Schmutz (The Starting Line, Person L, Legendary Divorce) & Brian Medlin (The Minor Times, Person L, Wives, Legendary Divorce, etc...). Listen along in real time with Brian and Brian as they explore a full length vinyl record while crowding around an active Volcano. Recorded in Potato's House on Baloney Avenue in Philadelphia, PA.

    vv282: Dr. Dre – The Chronic (1992)

    vv282: Dr. Dre – The Chronic (1992)

    To start the month-long celebration of the show's 4th anniversary, Brian and Brian spin hip hop classic The Chronic by Dr. Dre.



    Dr. E-mails: volcanovinyl@gmail.com

    Dr. Twitter: twitter.com/volcanovinyl

    Dr. Instagram: instagram.com/volcanovinyl

    • 1 hr 21 min
    vv281: My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)

    vv281: My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)

    Brian spins shoegaze innovators My Bloody Valentine's 1991 album Loveless.



    Brian's band Desperate Living's new EP City Sadness is out TODAY. Purchase at livingdesperate.bandcamp.com, stream on Spotify.



    My Bloody V-mails: volcanovinyl@gmail.com

    Tweetless: twitter.com/volcanovinyl

    Instaglide: instagram.com/volcanovinyl

    • 1 hr 9 min
    vv280: Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (1977)

    vv280: Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (1977)

    Brian spins the first solo Beach Boys album, drummer Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue.



    Beach-mails: volcanovinyl@gmail.com

    Pacific Ocean Tweets: twitter.com/volcanovinyl

    Dennstagram: instagram.com/volcanovinyl

    • 56 min
    vv279: Betty Davis (1973)

    vv279: Betty Davis (1973)

    Brian spins the debut self-titled album by Betty Davis, which came up organically on our previous episode focusing on her ex-husband Miles Davis.



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    • 51 min
    vv278: Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970)

    vv278: Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970)

    Brian has a little fun and plays an album Brian specifically said he didn't like, Bitches Brew by Miles Davis.



    E-miles: volcanovinyl@gmail.com

    Twitter Brew: twitter.com/volcanovinyl

    Bitchstagram: instagram.com/volcanovinyl

    • 1 hr 52 min
    vv277: Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully (1965)

    vv277: Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully (1965)

    What is the difference between a "one hit wonder" type of band and a band with a "signature song"? And which one is Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, if either? Brian and Brian discuss while listening to their debut album Wooly Bully.



    Sham-mails: volcanovinyl@gmail.com

    (One) Hitter Twitter: twitter.com/volcanovinyl

    Pharaohstagram: instagram.com/volcanovinyl

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Topher 68 ,

Eddy Grant. Going for Broke! Great show!!

Wonderful show guys! I had the cassette in ‘84 when I was in high school. Loved the album then. Still love it today. They DID eventually put it out on CD. Your commentary focusing on listener experience was excellent. BTW, Maclean’s, where you found the ‘84 review, is Canada’s version of Time Magazine.

Loridans1 ,

A Great Show

What makes this show so good is how it is as advertised. Two friends into music who admit they don’t know everything about everything engaging in civil and interesting analyses of discs from throughout R&R history. While I don’t always agree with their choices & opinions I freely admit agreeing more often than not. Many of their choices are unusual and incisive, and even when I question the inclusion of a certain disc the analysis presented is invariably reasonable and thoughtful. To their great credit these gentlemen are also very nice folks who respect and appreciate their listeners.

M Cleaver ,

One of my favorite podcasts

I have meaning to rate and review Volcano Vinyl for a long time now and I just realized that I can now do it from my phone. I look forward to every new episode and I enjoy every one regardless of whether or not I am aware of the artist they are listening to. Good guys listening to good music. I only wish I could be real life friends with The Brians. I thought long and hard about which record I would want them to seriously consider reviewing and my final verdict is.... We Are All Where We Belong by Quiet Company. A powerful and, in my opinion, important album. I highly recommend this podcast.

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