Brendan Banaszak

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Recent Pieces from Brendan Banaszak

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768: Velvet Underground Dissection, 8/14/2020 (:00)
From: Sound Opinions

The 1967 debut from The Velvet Underground didn't sell many records, but arguably no album in the past half century has had a greater influence on rock music. Jim and Greg ...
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767: The New Analog & Opinions on Neil Young, 8/7/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

In a world becoming increasingly digital, Galaxie 500 co-founder and author Damon Krukowski says we need to hang on to aspects of analog media. Damon joins hosts Jim ...
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766: Talking Heads Drummer Chris Frantz, 7/31/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot chat with Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club drummer Chris Frantz about his new book, Remain In Love. They discuss Talking Heads’s ...
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765: Chicago Soul, 7/24/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

From the late 1950s through the 1980s, the Chicago Soul musical movement was thriving and inspiring listeners with its diverse sounds. From Curtis Mayfield to Minnie ...
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764: Songs About Helping and Rock Doctors, 7/17/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

In these confusing and anxious times, we could all use the occassional helping hand. This week, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their favorite songs about helping. Then they ...
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763: Buried Treasures, 7/10/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

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.
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762: Bill Withers Album Dissection and Phoebe Bridgers Review, 7/3/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

Bill Withers is beloved for writing classics like Lean On Me, but Greg Kot has long contended that Withers’ best album is Live at Carnegie Hall. This week hosts Jim DeRogatis ...
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761: Instant Commentary and Opinions on Bob Dylan's Rough and Rowdy Ways, 6/26/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

Sometimes current events inspire urgent art. This week Jim and Greg share their favorite instant commentary tracks, songs that were published in a hurry in hopes of affecting ...
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760: Best Albums of 2020 So Far, 6/19/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

While the year is only half over, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot couldn’t wait until December to share their favorite albums. This week, Jim and Greg share their picks for ...
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759: Cover Songs & Opinions on Jehnny Beth, 6/12/2020 (59:00)
From: Sound Opinions

This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss the roots of the term “cover song" and dig into the surprising stories behind some of rock's most notable examples, from ...