23 Episodes | First Released: Apr 5 '18 | 🇺🇸
A collection of the greatest music stories never told. Music journalist and author Jessica Hopper takes the reins for season two.
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baronvonsomething
Aug 3 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent

Fantastic and insightful. Smart and enjoyable. Kudos!

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And 5,6,7,8
Jul 9 '19
Rating:   10
Great stories

Really enjoying each story, it’s engaging and has great sounds throughout the stories.

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chubwolf
Jul 3 '19
Rating:   8
Generally well researched and very well presented

I have heard several episodes now. Very informative. I’ve never paid much attention to John Fahey before but I’ll dig a little deeper now. The beyond disco episode was complete news to me.the Song of a Gun episode was fairly rotten. Many artists have written about gun control. DRI, Steve Earle and Lynyrd Skynyrd to name just a few off the top of my head.

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Dean molien
Jul 2 '19
Rating:   6
Good podcast, uneasy about the Fahey episode

I believe women, I trust women and I support women, but the John Fahey episode felt like a fishing expedition or a takedown. I do not doubt these stories and whether or not they caused lasting hurt to the women involved, but to me the stories are the stories of human relationships that are messy and filled with both grief and happiness, which is part of this human experience. Sure Fahey might have been a jerk, but to even discuss “cancelling” him is just overreach, and betrays an academic thesis trying to prove itself. Yes, the pendulum has swung so far towards the patriarchy throughout time that it’s counter-swing is coming in hard and fast, but to suggest this is even close to a #metoo story is casting about. I did not even feel this from the women being interviewed, it was more like the host was eager to be the first to scrutinize/takedown another male cultural icon, and be the first to plant a flag there. To be the great ethically-superior spoil-sport mythbuster. I’m not sure what the standard of living is acceptable to be an artist in this era, but it seems as though it is to become flawless and less than human. When I was a young boy i wanted to be perfect so I adjusted my behavior in a way that would not be disagreeable to anybody. In the end I realized it made me boring and without character. (P.s. I’m not a diehard Fahey fan and while I enjoy his music it is not shattering my worldview to hear these stories)

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NomadVinyl
Jun 24 '19
Rating:   10
Great podcast!

Love the subject matter, mixing music, culture, LGBTQ issues and feminism. Introspective and honest and full of little known facts. One of my favorite new podcasts.

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elvisking1
Jun 11 '19
Rating:   10
Lost notes

Great podcast however stop with the ads

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Footy-nut
Jun 6 '19
Rating:   10
Brilliant stories of music history

This podcast tells amazing stories of artists and musicians who are away from the mainstream, often with hidden but powerful influence on music and culture. Really well done...

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ericmarvel
May 23 '19
Rating:   10
What if you were the only person to remember the Beatles

What would you do?

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paintchanger
May 16 '19
Rating:   10
Sounds

What a great exploration into details of music and life. Thanks for this!

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dj room tone
May 9 '19
Rating:   10
I don't listen to many podcasts, but I love this series

This show is so well produced, and consistently fascinating. The episode about the history of the song Louie Louie was one of my favorite podcast episodes of all time, and I think I listened to Louie Louie 150 times in a row after that (which was great.) I've been really into the new season so far, Jessica Hopper is excellent. I especially liked the first episode, which is an articulate and thoughtful entry in the larger conversation about MeToo. Excited to hear the latest episode about the electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, I'm a huge fan of her work and don't know where else I could find a really great radio story about her. I look forward to this show every week, like so many KCRW podcasts.

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1888 09
May 2 '19
Rating:   8
Ok

More misses than hits but love the concept so I'm always coming back

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AlOttalottie
Apr 30 '19
Rating:   10
Punk Mom

I really enjoy your podcast. I loved punk as a teenager. It echoed the anger and disgust I felt in the 80’s. I still played my music around my kids when they were small. After little voices rang out from the back seat of my car asking why I played cussing music and why it was so loud, I learned to use pause. I was a rebellious, female punk in small town Wisconsin. What I listened to echoed the anger and disgust I felt toward the world. Now it reminds me of crazy fun with my friends. You answered a question I’ve had for years. Is anyone else bothered by the lyrics now that we’re older? Yes. Did they reflect the times? Yes. Am I ashamed? No.

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Kelly Hunziker
Apr 30 '19
Rating:   10
Gonna allow push notifications for this series 🔥

Episode 1 is the conversation I’d been waiting to hear. The ten second preview for ep2 had me ready to binge listen but it’s not out yet.

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BostonLee
Feb 3 '19
Rating:   10
Wonderful podcast

Please keep this coming!

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BenjaminBGordon
Feb 2 '19
Rating:   10
Louie Louie Episode is Great

Louie Louie Episode is Great

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Dubby Phats
Jan 10 '19
Rating:   10
Great stuff

More please! Kcrw listener but y’all made my road trip through New Mexico much easier with these casts. Particularly the Shaggs & Louie Louie. Get in the vault yo!

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Raven_Shoes
Dec 14 '18
Rating:   10
Great show

Entertaining and well researched. Unique and interesting topics.

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Chaz Charley
Aug 13 '18
Rating:   10
I LOVE THIS SHOW!!

Must have more. Every show is a gem of delic musical knowledge. It’s the Preet of music pods, the Pod Save America of musical geeks but super cool. Hipsters Beware: it’s time to learn about the real stuff.

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piano tape
Aug 12 '18
Rating:   10
Incredibly Well Done

Perfect editing, writing and sound design. The Shaggs and Captain Beefheart episodes could have just focused on their weird or outsider elements but they painted a more interesting more human story in both cases.

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