Epic Footnote Productions

Epic Footnote Productions

Epic Footnote Productions presents a series of podcast programs where Matt + Zach get to debate and geek out over their favorite topic: music.

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January 24, 2022 14 min
2022 marks 35 years since U2 released “The Joshua Tree” - one of the best selling and critically acclaimed albums of all time. Containing some of the band’s biggest hits - including “With or Without You”, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For”, and “Where the Streets Have No Name” - it’s an album that Rolling Stone notes increased the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars” … but how has Bono and the Irish rock out...

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For many, the Super Bowl’s halftime show is an even bigger deal than the NFL football game itself. So which three halftime performances from the world’s biggest sporting event would we declare as the best?

 

Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick our top three choices on any given music-related topic. After hosts Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw each sh...

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The Weeknd is easily one of the modern pop scene’s most ambitious artists - constantly keeping fans guessing as he constantly evolves his genre-busting “sonic universe.” But does the Canadian R&B singer born Abel Tesfaye continue his winning-streak with album no. 5, “Dawn FM”?

 

Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition. In each...

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David Bowie was truly a one-of-a-kind artist - an intergalactic icon whose influence continues to be felt in modern music. Trying to pinpoint the Chameleon of Rock’s best songs is a daunting task… but if you had to pick 3, which songs would you name as the Picasso of Pop’s best?

 

Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick our top three choices on a...

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Matt and Zach name their 5 favorite albums of 2021, as well as discuss which records came close and which ones disappointed them the most, during this very special year-end roundup episode from Epic Footnote Productions.

 

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Zakk Wylde is without question a heavy metal guitar legend, and there’s a reason Black Label Society’s biker-style battle vest patches are as ubiquitous at hard rock concerts as band t-shirts. So does BLS continue to live up to their legacy with their eleventh studio album, “Doom Crew Inc.”?

 

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Adele’s “30” has arguably been THE most anticipated pop album of the past 5 years - making the release of this record the type of global blockbuster event that the music industry rarely sees nowadays. So does the singer’s latest collection of melancholic songs about heartache and hope live up to her universal acclaim, or does album No. 4 leave much to be desired?

 

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Lemmy Kilmister and Motorhead truly encompassed what it meant to be rock n’ roll outcasts - capturing rock’s grittiness and excess better than anyone else. But if you had to choose the band’s three best songs (that are NOT named “Ace of Spades”), which would you choose?

 

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As polarizing as pop punk can be, there’s something about the subgenre’s blend of simplistic raw angst and massive earworm melodies that makes it as relevant as ever. But which three albums would we declare as pop punk’s best?

 

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Limp Bizkit are undeniably one of the most polarizing bands in music (not just rock and metal). But does their surprise-released album “Still Sucks” prove Fred Durst and gang are worthy of the heightened attention they regained in 2021? Or does their first full-length in ten years live up to its crass title?

 

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Mastodon are easily one of the most acclaimed metal and hard rock bands of the past two decades. But how did a global pandemic and the death of their longtime friend and manager Nick John impact the Grammy winning quartet’s ninth full-length and first double album? 

 

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Some logos are instantly identifiable to the artist or band they’re symbolizing. And sometimes a logo can be more recognizable than the band’s music itself. So which three logos in music would we declare as the most iconic?

 

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Trivium has proved they’ve made the most of their downtime during a global pandemic - producing “In the Court of the Dragon” barely a year after releasing their last album. But does album #10 continue the Grammy nominated act’s ascension into heavy metal dominance? 

 

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There are certain songs that were solely created to set the perfect tone for enjoying your favorite beverages. So what are the three best drinking songs of all time?

 

Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick our top three choices on any given music-related topic. After hosts Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw each share their personal favorites, they then ...

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The impact of grunge has (frankly) been discussed at nauseum by hundreds of journalists, musicians and fans alike. But which three albums (NOT named “Nevermind” or “Ten”) of the alt rock genre and subculture would you declare as the best?

 

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Fact - Iron Maiden are one of the most influential metal bands of all time. But do the English metal icons live up to their historic legacy with “Senjutsu” (their 17th studio album, and first in six yearsl)?

 

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Chvrches are highly regarded for combining their indie roots with big pop melodies. But the pandemic presented the Scottish synth-pop trio with some tricky challenges when the time came to record “Screen Violence.” How well did the group overcome those hurdles, and were they able to maintain their kinetic sound with album number four?

 

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2007’s “Colors” helped elevate Between The Buried And Me into one of the most acclaimed and ambitious progressive metal bands of the past two decades. But does the North Carolinian quintet live up to their reputation with that album’s sequel, “Colors II”?

 

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The NYC stop of the Hella Mega Tour (feat. Green Day, Weezer, The Interrupters and originally Fall Out Boy) marked Matt and Zach’s first concert since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in America… So how did it feel to see live music after nearly two years of no shows? Did the experience make them feel confident in the concert industry’s “return”, or do they still feel uneasy?

 

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Results may vary when two mismatched artists collaborate together. But which three music collaborations - regardless of whether they succeeded or not - would we declare to be the most unusual, unexpected and downright odd?

 

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