Sinopsis

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions - the world's only rock and roll talk show.

Episodios

  • #770: Give The Drummer Some

    #770: Give The Drummer Some

    28/08/2020 Duración: 55min

    What role do drums play in Rock? Should they be keeping the beat or leading from the front? Who are some of the greatest drummers in rock music? The beat goes on as Jim and Greg focus on the contributions of drummers to rock music with drummer Joe Wong. Wong also hosts a podcast on drummers called The Trap Set.

  • #769: The Replacements  Mission of Burma

    #769: The Replacements & Mission of Burma

    21/08/2020 Duración: 55min

    The Replacements never had a hit song, but few bands have inspired such a deep connection with their fans. Bob Mehr, author of the biography Trouble Boys, talks with Jim and Greg about the band. Plus we revisit our interview with Mission of Burma.

  • #768 The Velvet Underground  Nico

    #768 The Velvet Underground & Nico

    14/08/2020 Duración: 55min

    Jim and Greg explore the background and influence of the Velvet Underground’s debut with a classic album dissection.

  • #767 The New Analog  Opinions On Neil Young

    #767 The New Analog & Opinions On Neil Young

    07/08/2020 Duración: 55min

    Jim and Greg talk with Galaxie 500’s Damon Krukowski about the value of analog listening in an increasingly digital world. They’ll also review new albums from Neil Young and the mysterious Sault.

  • #766 Chris Frantz and Talking Heads

    #766 Chris Frantz and Talking Heads

    31/07/2020 Duración: 55min

    Jim and Greg chat with Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz about his new book, Remain In Love. The book tracks the bands commercial success and internal strife. Plus, they dig into some of their favorite tracks by the 'Heads’ and Tom Tom Club.

  • #765 Chicago Soul

    #765 Chicago Soul

    24/07/2020 Duración: 55min

    From Curtis Mayfield to Minnie Riperton, Jim and Greg explore the Chicago Soul scene. They’ll examine how the music tells the story of political and cultural change in Chicago. Plus, they look at the movement’s lasting impact.

  • #764 Songs About Help and the Rock Doctors

    #764 Songs About Help and the Rock Doctors

    17/07/2020 Duración: 55min

    In these confusing and anxious times, we could all use the occasional helping hand. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about helping. Then they help a listener find new music to soothe her grandmother.

  • #763 Buried Treasures  Caroline Rose

    #763 Buried Treasures & Caroline Rose

    10/07/2020 Duración: 55min

    It's time for another edition of Buried Treasures, where Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis share some under-the-radar new music you need to hear. Plus, we hear from the singer-songwriter Caroline Rose about the song that got her interested in making music.

  • #762 Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall  Opinions on Phoebe Bridgers

    #762 Bill Withers' Live at Carnegie Hall & Opinions on Phoebe Bridgers

    03/07/2020 Duración: 55min

    Bill Withers is beloved for classics like Lean On Me, but Greg contends that Withers’ best album is Live at Carnegie Hall. Jim and Greg honor Withers’ life with a classic album dissection of that record and review the latest from Phoebe Bridgers.

  • #761 Instant Commentaries  Opinions on Bob Dylan

    #761 Instant Commentaries & Opinions on Bob Dylan

    26/06/2020 Duración: 55min

    Sometimes current events inspire urgent art. Jim and Greg share their favorite instant commentary tracks, songs that were published in a hurry in hopes of affecting change. Plus we review the latest from Bob Dylan.

  • #760 Best Albums of 2020...So Far

    #760 Best Albums of 2020...So Far

    19/06/2020 Duración: 55min

    While the year is only half over, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot couldn’t wait until December to share their favorite albums. This week, Jim and Greg share their picks for the Best Albums of 2020 so far.

  • #759 Cover Songs, Opinions on Jehnny Beth  Remembering Jimmy Cobb

    #759 Cover Songs, Opinions on Jehnny Beth & Remembering Jimmy Cobb

    12/06/2020 Duración: 55min

    Jim and Greg discuss the value of cover songs and dig into the surprising stories behind some of rock's most notable examples. Also, they review the debut solo album from artist Jehnny Beth and remember drummer Jimmy Cobb.

  • #758 Buried Treasures  Ask The Critics

    #758 Buried Treasures & Ask The Critics

    05/06/2020 Duración: 55min

    Jim and Greg share some recent songs they're loving that are beneath the mainstream radar. They also answer some questions from listeners in another edition of Ask the Critics.

  • #757 Concerts That Shaped Us  Opinions On They Call Me Disco

    #757 Concerts That Shaped Us & Opinions On They Call Me Disco

    29/05/2020 Duración: 55min

    In a time when most independent concert venues have a doubtful future, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot relive their favorite moments experienced at live concerts. They also review the new EP by rapper Ric Wilson and pay tribute to percussionist, Tony Allen.

  • #756 History in Songs  Best Coast

    #756 History in Songs & Best Coast

    22/05/2020 Duración: 55min

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share some of their favorite tracks about historical figures, events and places. Plus, a conversation with Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino about sobriety and how it has affected her music.

  • #755 Virtual Vacations, Mudhoney in Seattle,  RIP Little Richard

    #755 Virtual Vacations, Mudhoney in Seattle, & RIP Little Richard

    15/05/2020 Duración: 55min

    Jim and Greg take a virtual vacation via music! Tour guides including Kraftwerk, Spoon and A Tribe Called Quest will take you to Japan, India, Italy and more. Plus, they go on a real trip to Seattle to interview Mudhoney. And they remember Little Richard.

  • #754 God Save the Queens: Women in Hip-Hop, Opinions on Jason Isbell  Chicano Batman, Hamilton Bohannon

    #754 God Save the Queens: Women in Hip-Hop, Opinions on Jason Isbell & Chicano Batman, Hamilton Bohannon

    08/05/2020 Duración: 55min

    This week, Jim and Greg talk about the history of women in hip-hop, and how amazing MCs have been chronically undervalued since the beginning of the art form. They also review new records from Jason Isbell and Chicano Batman.

  • #753: Review Roundup, Bill Withers  the Red Sox Organist

    #753: Review Roundup, Bill Withers & the Red Sox Organist

    30/04/2020 Duración: 55min

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot review the new records from Fiona Apple, The Weeknd and more. They’ll hear how the Boston Red Sox's organist is keeping busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, we bid farewell to Bill Withers.

  • #752 Buried Treasures  Sudan Archives

    #752 Buried Treasures & Sudan Archives

    24/04/2020 Duración: 55min

    With nothing but time on our hands, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are back with a new batch of Buried Treasures. They're always on the lookout for great new music beyond the FM dial and this week they share their latest finds. Plus we'll hear a live performance and interview with singer and violinist Sudan Archives.

  • #751 Rocking the Closet: Sexuality in Music, Opinions on Dua Lipa, Waxahatchee  Melkbelly

    #751 Rocking the Closet: Sexuality in Music, Opinions on Dua Lipa, Waxahatchee & Melkbelly

    17/04/2020 Duración: 55min

    Back in the 1950s, artists like Little Richard and Liberace found unique ways to present their sexuality within the “acceptable” boundaries existing in society, and in many ways, pushed them. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have a discussion about sexuality in music. They also review new albums by pop artist Dua Lipa and indie acts Waxahatchee and Melkbelly.

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