What makes music essential? That's the question we've been trying to answer these last 6 months in our Essential Jazz and Blues projects. On this episode, we write another chapter as we dive into the jazz-fusion of the early 70s and come full-circle with a blues-rock legend. ALSO! - we recap all the must-listens albums from the first half of 2017. Nerd or nothin'!
Great records stand the test of time. We nominate 2 recentish albums that we think will still sound as great in 25 years as they do today. Rock bands One Bad Son and Baroness earn the honor this week. Also, propers to the RetroPie and the Good Morning Football show. Nerd it!
Hear how music royalty was crowned as we talk over our favorite Prince records from his 30+ year career. So purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka and enjoy a lovesexy odyssey with your 2 favorite nerds.
Putting out a great record is obviously difficult. Following it up with something that isn't a steaming pile is apparently just as hard. We talk about some follow-up albums that didn't quite live up to expectations.
Two classic and influential albums from Albert King and Wayne Shorter get the Nerd stamp of greatness. Then we beautifully transition to metal heavyweight Mastodon's new release. Don't forget to support your local record shop on April 22nd! *Hugs*
Two hot and fresh album recommendations straight from the Nerds to you. We also toss in a podcast and TV show recommendation at no extra charge. Pump-up and Nerd-out.
Pallbearer - Heartless
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
Missing Richard Simmons
The Good Place
Oh, those silly little nonsense songs that we can't seem to get enough of. We talk over some of our favorites including classics like 'Monster Mash' and 'The Purple People Eater' as well as some more modern goofiness from Pearl Jam and Weird Al. Also(!) personalized recommendations for listener Al. Don't forget - it's Nerd or Nothin!