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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July 5, 2022 83 min
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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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 min
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 min
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 musi...
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March 1, 2021 75 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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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October 7, 2019 67 min
We continue a countdown of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll, including a baseball player's unusual equipment choice, a champion of heavy metal, a relatively obscure baseball collectible, a defunct streaming audio service, a record store in Kansas and more.
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September 18, 2019 66 min
To celebrate this landmark episode, we begin a countdown of our 100 favorite things about baseball and rock and roll. Whether this is your first episode, your 100th or somewhere in between, thank you for listening.
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July 18, 2019 86 min
Every year we hold the Choo-In Hall of Fame inductions, which is 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 Average White Band, Gabe inducts The Tubes and Jonathan inducts Gov't Mule. Warning: No baseball content in this episode.
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June 3, 2019 80 min
The year 1989 was a heckuva way to close out a decade. Upper Deck disrupted the trading card industry, giving us one of the most iconic baseball cards of all time, while an earthquake shook up the World Series between two Bay-area teams - the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants. In the music industry, veterans like The Cult, XTC and Chris Rea offered superb albums that may be overshadowed by all-time classics from Tom Petty an...
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March 25, 2019 90 min
In what has become an MLB Opening Day tradition, we welcome back Ricky Cobb of Super 70's Sports as a guest panelist. In addition to catching up on Ricky's whirlwind year, we critique sports uniforms, discuss underrated '70s ballplayers and share our favorite vintage baseball video games. We then go around the horn to share some storylines we are looking forward to in MLB in 2019 and our playoff and World Series predict...
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January 28, 2019 76 min
For our Field Guide to Philadelphia, we welcome Philly natives Craig Rosen and Perry Shall as guest panelists. Craig shares his memories of attending Live Aid at JFK Stadium, while Perry tells us about his involvement in the Philly music scene as both a graphic artist and musician. We all discuss local artists like The Hooters, Hall & Oates, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Marah, The War On Drugs and many more. Craig then t...
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