It’s our annual Bonus Holiday show– This year, we’re celebrating Hanukkah with a song that also doubles as a great Power Pop song any time of the year. Happy Holidays, everybody!

“How Do You Spell Channukkahh?” (Adam Gardner & Dave Schneider) Copyright 2005 Gyro Spit Music/Jewshi Music (BMI)

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We’re back with another “Albums That Made Us” episode; this time my guest is author Christy Alexander Hallberg, whose new novel Searching For Jimmy Page is a must-read for any Led Zeppelin fan. On this episode, Christy shares how discovering “Led Zeppelin IV” was a life-changing moment, how the music has brought comfort over the years, and inspired her book. We also discuss one of my first album purchases, Queen’s “Day At The Races”.

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November 2021 marks 60 years since the first issue of “Fantastic Four”, the comic book that launched the Marvel Universe. Rock music has had a love affair with comics for years; on this episode, we take a look at a handful of songs from the crossroads where Rock and Comics meet. I’m joined by 2 legendary podcasters, Ken Mills (PodKISSt, Zilch, Cheap Talk with Trick Chat, Pop!) & Eric Miller (Pods & Sods, The Daily Bern), who are equal fans of both comic books and rock ‘n’ roll.

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Join us for this Halloween Episode where we take a deep dive into one of the spookiest songs to ever hit the charts. There’s a reason why this song has shown up everywhere from TV shows like “Supernatural”, to films including “Halloween”, the videogame “Ripper”– its lyrics are even quoted in Steven King’s “The Stand”: because few songs are able to create a mood as deep and rich as this one. And it features one of the best guitar parts of all time. (And yes, we mention the cowbell.)

“Don’t Fear The Reaper” (Donald Roeser) Copyright 1976 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC 

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In the novel Lost Horizon, Shangri-La is the mystical, hidden paradise of legend. In the The Kinks song, it’s the name given to the humble home of Arthur, the main character in Ray Davies’ concept album/rock opera Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of The British Empire). Written as the accompaniment for a TV movie that was never produced, Arthur still stands as one of The Kinks’ best works, and “Shangri-La” is the stand-out track from this album.

“Shangri-La” (Ray Davies) Copyright 1969 Davray Music Limited, Carlin Music Corp

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The “Albums That Made Us” series returns to explore how music has impacted our lives. This episode, we’re joined by Jon Lamoreaux, host of The Hustle Podcast. Join us for a conversation about Jethro Tull, David Bowie, and the power of music to send us in new directions.

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1971 was a banner year for great rock albums, and one of the best of the best that year was “Sticky Fingers” by The Rolling Stones. On this episode, we take a dive into a key track from that album, “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”, where the Stones begin with a killer Keef riff and end up 7 minutes later in a completely different place. How did they get there? Let’s take the journey with them… and along the way, we’ll pay our respects to the late, great Charlie Watts.

“Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) Copyright 1971 ABKCO Music, Inc. All rights reserved.

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The Who released a string of classic albums, but many consider Quadrophenia to be their best. It’s certainly one of their most ambitious. Pete Townshend wrote the songs, but the stunning performances by Roger Daltrey (vocals), Keith Moon (drums) & John Entwistle (bass) bring the songs to life. Nowhere is that more evident on “The Real Me”, which features all four members in top form, showing why they were one of the all-time great bands.

The Who – “The Real Me” (Peter Townshend) Copyright 1973 Fabulous Music Ltd, Towser Tunes Inc and ABKCO Music Inc

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Sure, everyone knows “Stairway To Heaven”, but “Achilles Last Stand” may be Jimmy Page’s greatest masterpiece. Layers of guitars intertwined & augmenting each other in a virtual guitar orchestra, with stellar performances from the rest of the band. In this episode, we take a closer look at this underrated classic.

“Achilles Last Stand” (Jimmy Page & Robert Plant) Copyright 1976 Flames Of Albion Music, Administered by WB Music Group (ASCAP)

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For another episode in “The Albums That Made Us” series, I’m joined by Chris Czynszak, co-host of the “Decibel Geek” podcast and the organizer of the RockNPod Expo, to talk about how the same band, about 10 years apart, had a huge affect on both our lives.

If you enjoyed this episode, here are a couple of other Kiss-related episodes for your listening pleasure:
https://lovethatsongpodcast.com/kiss-flaming-youth
https://lovethatsongpodcast.com/kiss-king-of-the-night-time-world

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