That Record Got Me High Podcast

That Record Got Me High Podcast

Each week we sit down with a special guest and dig in to a record that got them - metaphorically - high. Great albums, great guests, questionable commentary.

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June 24, 2021 1 min
A brief description of our podcast. Tune in every week! "Why did you come here? Where did you go wrong? You heard the siren's call And then, you heard the siren's song..."
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When Miami comedian/drag queen Shelley Novak (aka Tommy Strangie) was navigating the early-80s as a gay teen in Saugus, MA, no performer loomed larger as an icon and roadmap towards the future than Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders. We convened at the secret lair of South Beach noise impresario Rat Bastard and took a deep-dive into their often-maligned sophomore record Pretenders II. Along the way Shelley references Gloria Estefan, ...
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Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba has been known to wear his heart on his sleeve, and when we met up with him in a Nashville hotel room he was not shy in professing his love for all things R.E.M., especially their 1988 major label debut "Green" With R.E.M.s move to major key rock songs and bigger sounds, some fans felt like they were losing their "little indie band from Athens, GA". Thankfully, as a kid of...
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Good evening, how's everybody doing?!? For this special Bonus Episode we asked our Patrons to choose a live album that got them high, and they did NOT disappoint! Turn it up, and get those lighters in the air...
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John Strohm has had quite the eclectic musical career, from co-founding the indie-rock bands Blake Babies and Antenna to playing both drums AND guitar at various times for The Lemonheads to being named President of Rounder Records. Underneath it all he's an admittedly obsessive music fan, and he joined us in a Nashville hotel room to discuss a record that he came to a little late but soon discovered was ingrained in his musical...
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In this special bonus episode we sat down with 15 year old Jasper Cash Dunn-Nolan to discuss a record that - while it was released 23 years before he was born - quickly became one of his favorites: "Speaking in Tongues" by Talking Heads. Rob did his best to decode what it is about David Byrne and co.'s quirky, funky gem that grabbed Jasper's attention, and Jasper did his best not to OK-Boomer Rob TOO hard.
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When Nashville resident Todd Nolan was working at a South Florida record store in 1994, Johnny Cash was not particularly on his radar. But then a record came in to the shop produced by Rick Rubin on his new "American Recordings" label - Johnny Cash's 81st - and the stark presentation coupled with the heft of JC's voice grabbed him and sent him on a musical train ride of the man and the genre he's still traveling...
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When writer, musician and now record store owner David Lewis first heard Fleetwood Mac's 1971 album "Future Games" (their first with Christine McVie and Bob Welch as official members), he was transported to a place he returned to again and again throughout his life. At once haunting, beautifully melodic and steeped in melancholy, this is the record that first revealed the path towards pop stardom that would eventually m...
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When Nashville singer/songwriter Diane Ward was working at a South Florida record store in the late 80s/early 90s, she discovered a whole new world of music she had previously been oblivious to. One record in particular, 1989's "Free" by Hollywood, CA band Concrete Blonde, had a HUGE influence on her as both a performer and songwriter. Singer Johnette Napolitano's tales of growing up on the seedy streets Los Angeles...
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When guitarist/producer David Newton (the Mighty Lemon Drops) was a young lad in Wolverhampton UK he would listen to BBC Radio 1 and was exposed to everything from Glam/Glitter to Pop, Soul and everything in-between. At the dawning of British Punk one of the first bands that caught his ear - and one of the first to get a major recording contract - was The Boys. Combining their love of pub rock bands like Dr Feelgood and Eddie &...
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Rock-n-Roll couple Jill & Rich DeFinis bonded over many types of music when they first met some 35+ years ago (punk, new wave, metal), but it was their mutual love of Canadian power-prog nice-guys Rush that sealed the deal! 1978's "Hemispheres", with its epic songs about spaceships, mythology and bickering trees was just what their teenage selves needed at the time, and they make the case that in it's own wa...
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Singer/Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Belew has played with a multitude of heavy-hitters including Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads and of course King Crimson. This week's guest Larry Smith has been a fan forever, but Belew's 1990 solo record "Young Lions" was, for him, the perfect amalgamation of alt-prog and pure pop. Welcome to the jungle!
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The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash For Barry’s final TRGMH Podcast episode we have somewhat of an Irish wake, as we’re joined by South Florida Sun Sentinel Deputy Opinion Editor Dan Sweeney to discuss one of his favorites: “Rum, Sodomy & the Lash” by The Pogues.
 “So come fill up your glasses Of brandy and wine Whatever it costs I will pay
So be easy and free When you're drinking with me I'm a man you don't me...
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When this week’s guest, Ryan Smith (Ryan & Pony, The Melismatics, Soul Asylum) was growing up in Minneapolis/St Paul, Husker Du were considered royalty. With their 1984 double album “Zen Arcade”, they transcended their hardcore roots and created a stunning masterpiece that became his - and many others’ - “The Wall”...a stone cold classic!
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Australia’s new wave/neo-psychedelic band The Church leaned into the dream pop for their 1985 release “Heyday”, adding strings and horns to their already heady brand of shimmering indie guitar rock. This week’s guest, Milwaukie, Oregon resident Matthew Kenneth, was left “Tantalized” by this record, and although initially hesitant we eventually succumbed to its charms as well.
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Returning guest Michael Cudahy (better known by his nom-de-showbiz, “The Millionaire”) grew up in New England, and paid his dues with Matador recording artists Christmas and Sub Pop lounge music super-stars Combustible Edison. So how did 60s Los Angeles psychedelic band Love and their 3rd album “Forever Changes” become such a touchstone to his musical soul? We’ll let the always-entertaining Cudahy explain it himself, as we dive int...
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When this week’s guest Javier Caballero first heard the Pixies, he was left much the same way so many others including David Bowie, Thom Yorke and Kurt Cobain were: excited, inspired, and wanting to hear more! On Charles Thompson IV (aka Black Francis) and Co.’s debut, “Come On Pilgrim”, nothing much is sacred both musically and lyrically, and the resulting glorious racket sent waves across the alternative rock universe that are st...
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Released in the 30th year of their existence, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 2013 “Push The Sky Away” is a dark, evocative piece of work that’s both unlike anything they have done before and classic Nick Cave. Returning guest Christopher Lee White was instantly drawn into Cave’s lush tales of faith, mermaids, “city girls” and late-night internet surfing. It’s a sparse-yet-thrilling ride:
 “And some people say it's just rock a...
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For this special Bonus Episode, we asked our Patrons to give us a record that was released and got them high – metaphorically of course – in the year they turned fifteen. Rob & Barry chime-in with their own picks as well because they were teenagers once too - a long, long time ago Become a Patron today! www.Patreon.com/TRGMH
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Formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1978, Young Marble Giants released one – and only one – full-length record in 1980: “Colossal Youth” The sparse, quietly minimalist record was a stark contrast to much of the post-punk music being made at the time, and caught the ear of many including this week’s guest, Bioscience Professor and music lover Michael Bruford. Highly recommended!
 “If you think the world is 
A clutter of existence 
Falling ...
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