13 episodes

Are the legends of pop really who we are taught to believe they are? Do the classics really hold up? Welcome to a biased, personal, and opinionated dissemination of the pop canon. Were the bands that changed our lives false idols? Was everything the past generations taught us a lie? Is it better to burn out than to fade away? What is the Greatest Of All Time? What is G.O.A.T.?

What Is GOAT‪?‬ John-Severin Napolillo and Jamie Frey

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Are the legends of pop really who we are taught to believe they are? Do the classics really hold up? Welcome to a biased, personal, and opinionated dissemination of the pop canon. Were the bands that changed our lives false idols? Was everything the past generations taught us a lie? Is it better to burn out than to fade away? What is the Greatest Of All Time? What is G.O.A.T.?

    The Smiths/Morrissey (w. Pat King)

    The Smiths/Morrissey (w. Pat King)

    Returning guest Pat King (Labrador, Metro NY) joins us to discuss the complicated legacy of Morrissey and The Smiths. When does moping become farcical? Is it possible to like a song if you dislike the vocals? Will John remember the name of his own podcast? What is cancel culture? What is GOAT?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Marilyn Manson (w. Ian Elkind)

    Marilyn Manson (w. Ian Elkind)

    We’re all stars now... in the GOAT show! Today we're joined by Ian Elkind (producer at King Killer Studios) to discuss Marilyn Manson; the artist Ian and John will be covering (as part of The Spooky Kids) at The Gutter's Halloween extravaganza Nov 2! If a musician operates as performance artist, do their songs really matter? Where does Brian Warner end, and Marilyn Manson begin? What is hypocrisy? What is GOAT?

    Check out all the music discussed in our Podcast Playlist Guide on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3f65c3GAv0HS1mqWwCxxT8?si=3Smlk7puTaCk3C219rejyw

    Info on Gutterween 2019 (featuring The Spooky Kids and 30+ other cover bands, for free, over 3 nights) here: https://www.thegutterbrooklyn.com/new-events/2019/10/31/gutterween-1031-112

    Check out King Killer Studios at http://www.kks.nyc

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Prog vs. Punk (w. Evan Burke)

    Prog vs. Punk (w. Evan Burke)

    Will you take a journey to a far away land, with your guide Evan Burke (Contesting Wrestling podcast), or will you meet Jamie and John down on the street? Today we examine Progressive rock, and the genre that began in opposition to its excess: Punk rock. Can technical expertise be a form of emotional expression? When a musician is better, are they actually less good? What is virtuosity? What is GOAT?!

    Check out our playlist (with all the music discussed in the episode) here:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3A2usKK6ZboIdH9YCixHlW

    Check out Evan’s podcast at https://www.contestingwrestling.com, and Evan’s writing at https://www.evanburke.biz/

    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and FB @WhatIsGOATpod.
    Check out our website at www.WhatIsGOATpod.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Billy Joel (w. Luke Uttaro & Lucien DeLaBruere)

    Billy Joel (w. Luke Uttaro & Lucien DeLaBruere)

    Today we’re joined by Billy Joel superfans Luke Uttaro (ESPN, MILB network) and Lucien DeLaBruere (HGTV, Returning the Favor, Parts Unknown) to discuss the pianoman. Where does rock end and pop begin? Does coolness count? Who are Brenda and Eddie? What are CDs? What is GOAT?!

    Check out our playlist (with all the songs discussed in the episode) here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5h3sqIrazfQdPuoPGnjVaS

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tool (w. Pat King)

    Tool (w. Pat King)

    Today we're joined by Pat King ("Metro NY", Labrador) to discuss the band occupying the #1 spot on the billboard charts: Tool. We considered making this episode 90 minutes long, to match the run-time of "Fear Inoculum", but unlike Maynard James Keenan we actually care about the enjoyment of our listeners. What do Tool and Spencer's Gifts have in common? Where does weight-lifting end and crying begin? What is experimental? What is GOAT?!

    Check out Pat’s music at https://labradorbk.bandcamp.com/releases

    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and FB @WhatIsGOATpod.
    Check out our website at www.WhatIsGOATpod.com

    • 56 min
    This. Is. Radio. GOAT.

    This. Is. Radio. GOAT.

    This.Is.Radio.GOAT.
    Do you remember Rock N Roll Radio? We do! Welcome to WGOAT FM, where Jamie and John listen to, and discuss the current state (and legacy) of classic rock radio. Will they hear any women? (They won’t.) Will they hear any people of color? (They won’t.) Will they hear the Black Crowes? (They definitely will.) Which singer is the DeBlasio of rock? Who’s a second rate candidate? What are oldies? What is GOAT?!
    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and FB @WhatIsGOATpod.
    Check out our website at www.WhatIsGOATpod.com

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Davidboweeee ,

A+++

Witty podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. A must listen for all music lovers and critics, you’ll find yourself laughing alongside these lifelong friends as they debate rock music canon, and trying to restrain yourself from joining into the conversation. Couldn’t recommend it more!! Long live GOAT!

gimme indie rock ,

Rock n roll radio

Love it, never agreed and argued and commiserated and reflected with my Bluetooth speaker so loudly!! My poor neighbors!
Future segment idea: Jamie’s subgenre wrapup

Dms19121986 ,

Informed, in depth and hilarious

The first episode was so funny and relatable. Can’t wait for more.

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