Songs of Note

Songs of Note

A music podcast about the songs we love, and the stories behind them.

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December 13, 2021 30 min

In this week's Christmas episode of the podcast, Ryan talks with Gordon Martin, nephew of the Hugh Martin who was the songwriter of the classic, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Hear the story behind the song and an acoustic version of the song performed as well.

Find out more about Hugh Martin: https://hughmartin.com/

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Ryan talks with Carrie Montgomery, a close friend of Kurt Cobain's. Carrie talks about what it was like knowing Kurt and his sudden rise to fame.

Listen to Carrie's podcast, Leave A Message: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/leave-a-message-after-the-tone/id1123342054

Follow Carrie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carriejmont/?hl=en

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Ryan talks with guest Ryan Howell about Dave Grohl's new autobiography, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music.

Dave Grohl book: https://amzn.to/316CxXA

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    November 22, 2021 37 min

    Ryan talks with Soundgarden author Greg Prato about his book, Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story.

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    November 15, 2021 33 min

    Ryan talks with Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains in this week's episode. Jerry has a fantastic new solo record out called Brighten. Hear the stories behind several of the songs on the new album like "Atone" and "Goodbye," as well as memories he has of writing the classic Alice in Chains songs "Rooster" and "Would?"

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    November 8, 2021 30 min

    Ryan talks with photographer Mike Hipple about his new book, Lived Through That: 90s Musicians Today, and what it was like tracking down popular artists from the time to capture them today.

    Get Mike's Book here: http://www.hipphoto.com/

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    November 1, 2021 30 min

    Ryan talks with recording artist Cautious Clay about his fantastic new record Deadpan Love. Hear the stories behind a few of the songs on the record and hear great tracks like, "Wildfire," "Roots," and more.

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    October 25, 2021 38 min

    Ryan talks with author Eric Weisbard about Guns N' Roses and his 33 1/3 book, "Use Your Illusion I & II."

    Eric's book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3b4Jx8U

    Follow Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eweisbard

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    October 18, 2021 29 min

    Ryan talks with Suzy Shinn, producer of the Weezer albums Van Weezer and OK Human. Hear what it was like recording with Rivers Cuomo on the band's two most recent records.

    Check out Suzy's website: https://www.suzyshinn.com/
    Find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suzyshinn/
    And Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzyshinn

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    October 11, 2021 33 min

    Ryan talks with Martyn Goodacre, the photographer responsible for taking the most iconic photo of Kurt Cobain in Nirvana's early days. Hear the full story behind the shoot, as well as what it was like having his photo go on to represent him in the wake of his death.

    Be sure and check out Das Wasteland, available for purchase here: https://www.daswasteland.com/
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    Ryan talks with Replacements biographer Bob Mehr about his book on the band, Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements.

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    September 27, 2021 38 min

    Ryan talks with Tom Petty author Jim Beviglia about the story behind one of Petty's biggest hits, "I Won't Back Down."

    Buy Jim Beviglia's Breakdown: Tom Petty's 100 Best Songs here: https://amzn.to/3i5LuWc

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    Ryan talks with singer/songwriter Patrick Droney and plays tracks from his brand new State of the Heart Deluxe Edition.

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    Ryan talks with Jordan Runtagh, podcast host/executive producer at iHeartmedia's ("Off the Record," "Inside the Studio," "Rivals), "Rolling Stone" and "Entertainment Weekly" contributor, about the grimy background story behind Derek and the Dominoes' classic song, "Layla." Eric Clapton, George Harrison, and Pattie Boyd are involved in this love triangle gone wrong.

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    Ryan talks with Jim Fusilli, author and former Rock & Pop Critic for The Wall Street Journal about The Beach Boys' masterpiece, "Pet Sounds," and the mental toll the album took on Brian Wilson.

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    August 30, 2021 57 min

    Glen Phillips, lead singer of the band Toad The Wet Sprocket is this week's guest on the Songs of Note podcast. Glen tells the stories behind some of the band's most popular songs like "Walk on the Ocean," and also gems like "Nightingale Song," "Fly From Heaven," and also their brand new record, "Starting Now."

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    August 23, 2021 48 min

    Ryan talks with Dan Haseltine, lead singer of the band Jars of Clay, about their debut album Jars of Clay. Their song "Flood" was a big hit in the 90's, but the band has had a full career of fantastic songs, great songwriter and always creative instrumentation.

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    August 16, 2021 56 min

    Ryan talks with Alice in Chains biographer David de Sola. David's book, Alice In Chains: The Untold Story, is a great breakdown of the life and story behind the band. Hear the full story of the relationship between Jerry Cantrell and Layne Staley, the rise of the band and more.

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    August 9, 2021 50 min

    Ryan talks with video director and producer Blair Thomas, about the sudden resurgence of creativity and burst of classic songs that came from the band after Keith Richards discovered the Open-G guitar tuning.

    Hear Blair on episode 2 of the podcast on Radiohead's song, "Idioteque:" https://www.thesongsofnote.com/radiohead-idioteque/

    John Mulaney sket about Mick Jagger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWrKf5ik1i4

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    August 2, 2021 45 min

    Ryan interviews Jesse Fink, author of the book Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black. Jesse talks about Bon's life, the theories on his death, and if Bon Scott helped write songs that ended up on the massively popular album, Back in Black.

    Buy Jesse's book Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black: https://www.amazon.com/Bon-Highway-Untold...

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