Rock & Roll Shin-Soo Choo (Audio)

Rock & Roll Shin-Soo Choo (Audio)

Rock & Roll Shin-Soo Choo features discussions mixing baseball and rock music. Nearly twenty years ago, hosts Gabe Estill, Jonathan Goetz and Levi Leach all went straight from spending their allowances on baseball cards and Starting Lineups to spending paychecks on records, CDs and concert tickets. From classic rock and metal to indie, alternative and whatever may have been released last week, their diverse musical tastes generate discussions that will touch all four corners of the rock and roll landscape. Each episode also covers current events in Major League Baseball, along with its rich past of heroes, characters and bit players.

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February 5, 2024 68 mins
In 1990, the shift away from hair metal was nearly complete. While alternative music was about to explode, hip hop and country music began their decade of ascendance, with artists like Garth Brooks and Public Enemy gaining popularity. Meanwhile, in MLB, the Reds and A's were on a collision course with an unexpected outcome.
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Not many states can match Georgia's production of great musicians and great baseball. From Otis Redding to Hank Aaron, the Allman Brothers Band to Dale Murphy, R.E.M. to Ronald Acuna Jr., Widespread Panic to Andruw Jones, we cover a lot of acreage in our Field Guide to Georgia.
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May 29, 2023 64 mins
Every year we hold the Choo-In Hall of Fame inductions, which are intended to recognize artists that are unlikely to be enshrined into the actual Rock Hall, but we feel are equally deserving of the recognition. This year, Levi inducts XTC, Jonathan inducts Terry Allen, and Gabe inducts John Martyn.
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In this episode we catch up with five-time guest Ricky Cobb, creator of Super 70s Sports. Ricky dives into his foray into television with the new Super Maximum Retro Show on Vice TV and shares his thoughts on the new rules for the 2023 MLB season. We then go around the horn sharing our ALCS, NLCS, and World Series predictions for the upcoming season.
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February 27, 2023 63 mins
In this episode we dig into Score baseball cards, one of the big five card companies of the '80s and '90s. We review Score's designs over 10 years along with some of its most iconic cards. About halfway through the show, we pivot to a discussion about game and concert concessions - both inside and outside the venue.
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January 18, 2023 60 mins
In this episode we dig into Fleer baseball cards, one of the big five card companies of the '80s and '90s. We review Fleer's designs over the years and some of its most iconic cards. About halfway through the show, we pivot to a discussion about band concert merch - from the bootleg swag found in the parking lot to the official stuff in the concourse.
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July 5, 2022 83 mins
The year 1992 was superb for both music and Canada. In baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays claimed Canada's first World Series title, while the premium trading card market started to set a new standard for decades to come. In music, dozens of exceptional releases from new and veteran acts filled the shelves of Musicland and Sam Goody.
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March 18, 2022 66 mins
In this episode, we take a deep dive into Donruss baseball cards. We primarily focus on the company's first decade or so of baseball card sets, discussing design motifs, iconic cards, and, of course, Diamond Kings. We even share a few of our favorites from over the years.
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December 15, 2021 91 mins
Every year we hold the Choo-In Hall of Fame inductions, which are intended to recognize artists that are unlikely to be enshrined into the actual Rock Hall, but we feel are equally deserving of the recognition. This year, Jonathan inducts Fu Manchu, Levi inducts Robert Palmer, and Gabe inducts Sananda Maitreya. And, for the first time ever, we draft our All-Choo team of former MLB players.
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August 16, 2021 111 mins
In this episode, we take you beyond the late '60s and into the heart of the Bay Area's diverse musical landscape. We also round the bases with two of baseball's more successful franchises, the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants. From Rickey Henderson to Madison Bumgarner to franchise owners with never-ending wanderlust, we discuss some of the area's baseball history. Then we share some of our favorite music from the area, fro...
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March 1, 2021 75 mins
In this episode, we welcome guest panelist Tom Snyder as we cover country music from the 1980s and into the 1990s - an era that would welcome new trends, slicker production, and early forays into music video. From Urban Cowboy to Curb Records and Hank Jr. to The Judds we discuss the highs and lows of a genre that further cemented its place in the mainstream. Of course, we also attempt to tackle the 800-pound gorilla that is Garth B...
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October 12, 2020 84 mins
The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota have been the source of a fair amount of rock and roll and baseball history. Along with guest panelist and musician Paulie Matushek, we cover a bit of each in this field guide. From the Replacements to Prince to Cory Wong, we share some of our favorite music to come from the area. Then we tackle some Twins history, from their championships at the Metrodome to all-time greats li...
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August 24, 2020 78 mins
We have reached the end of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll. Our shared items include an iconic piece of sports equipment, an important first name in the history of rock guitarists, a team that bounced back from a heartbreaking finish to the season, and much more.
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July 24, 2020 71 mins
We enter the top 15 of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll, including a non-traditional instrument in rock, an all-time Chicago Cub, an influential collaboration at an early '90s award show, and much more.
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June 15, 2020 79 mins
We enter the top 25 of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll, including band loyalty, a trailblazing music festival, a couple midwestern baseball stadiums, one west coast stadium, and much more.
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May 11, 2020 79 mins
We continue a countdown of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll, including a high school tradition in vagrancy, a renewed interest in a rock sub genre, a Sunday childhood tradition, and much more.
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April 9, 2020 73 mins
We continue a countdown of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll, including a gut-busting nostalgia sports Twitter account, an all-but-extinct music buying experience, a curse-breaking grand slam, and much more.
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March 25, 2020 64 mins
We continue a countdown of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll, including a sinister musical craze, a classic baseball card set and subset, a 1980s music video, a nightly baseball program, and much more.
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January 16, 2020 75 mins
We continue a countdown of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll, including bygone eras of ticket outlets and baseball card shops, an emotional supergroup reunion and pennant clinching win, our favorite artists from Illinois, and more.
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December 18, 2019 76 mins
We continue a countdown of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll, including a pair of surprisingly popular bands, a too-good-to-be-true record club, an 8-bit baseball game, a baseball card set from the '80s, and more.
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