Stax: The End of the Road
Episode date - November 6, 2015
For the past few shows, we did our best to convey how Stax was starting to careen out of control, but this is the show where the wheels fall off.
The Asylum Choir: Look Inside
Episode date - October 28, 2015
For almost half a century, I’ve been waiting for the rest of the world to discover the charms of this record…tick, tick, tick…
Stax: Skidding Out of Control
Episode date - October 30, 2015
In our long tale regarding the history of Stax, we have reached the point where you can hear the organization skidding out of control.
Stax: Spiraling Downward
Episode date - October 23, 2015
When Al Bell sealed his distribution deal with Clive Davis of Columbia Records, he unwittingly also sealed the fate of Stax Records.
Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake
Episode date - October 21, 2015
I came late to the Small Faces.
The Zombies: Odessey and Oracle
Episode date - October 14, 2015
If ever there was a record that did not get its due, this is it.
Stax: The Rise of Al Bell
Episode date - October 16, 2015
By 1972, Jim Stewart had become something of a shadow presence within his own organization.
Stax: The Apex
Episode date - October 9, 2015
On August 20,1972, Stax as an organization had reached its absolute peak.
The Velvet Underground: White Light, White Heat
Album #48 - January 1968
Episode date - October 7, 2015
This is probably the most difficult album to like on this entire list; easy to appreciate, but extremely difficult to ‘enjoy’.
Van Dyke Parks: Song Cycle
Episode date - September 30, 2015
What do you think would happen if somebody attempted to take the entire scope of American popular music from its inception until, let’s say, the First World War, and then condense all of it u