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Brian talks about one of his favorite hobbies, vinyl records. In addition, Brian and Jay look at some of their favorite and least favorite albums track by track and give their thoughts on the songwriting, music, production, and more.
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On the latest episode of Tracks, Jay and Brian look at sophomore release from Counting Crows, Recovering the Satellites.  After the massive success of August and Everything After, could Counting Crows meet the expectations of the fans? Jay and Brian take a track by track look at their attempt to do just that.  
Saving money is important to me and many people.  With the price of vinyl continuing to rise, it's important to know where and how to find good deals on both new and used albums.  In this episode, I share with you some of my money-saving tips, where I find great deals, and how I don't get stuck paying tons of money to enjoy the music I love on the media I love.
One of the groups I'm a member of had a theme of albums you listened to in high school.  It was fun to grab albums that were a big part of my high school years.  I share with you which albums made the weekend cut, and tell you about some cool recent pickups from my local record stores.  
Brian and Jay look at R.E.M.’s smash album Automatic For The People track by track.  Find out Brian's history with R.E.M. and hear his thoughts as he listens to the album for the first time.
In 1991, Skid Row was at the top of the metal world.  After a smash debut album, they returned with Slave to the Grind.  Brian and Jay take a track-by-track look at what many consider their best work, and give their opinion on if it holds up.  
It's an album that changed the landscape of pop music and ushered in a new era, but does it still hold up 20 years later? Brian and Jay take a track by track look at the multiplatinum debut album from Britney Spears. 
Tracks: Van Halen III

Tracks: Van Halen III

2019-07-1551:21

It's considered to be the worst thing Van Halen ever did, but should it be? After 21 years, should fans give it another listen? Brian and Jay take a track by track look at Van Halen III and let you know what they think about the Gary Cherone experiment 21 years later. 
Tracks: Load

Tracks: Load

2019-06-0753:15

Brian and Jay take a track by track look at the contentious Metallica album known as Load.  
In this episode, Brian talks about how he chooses which albums to buy or not to buy from artists, and what factors he considers when buying a used album. 
We live in a digital world, but that doesn't mean streaming and vinyl can't be enjoyed together.  Brian talks about how both can complement each other in today's digital environment. 
Video Blog version available on YouTube.  Brian shares his top albums he would love to see reissued on vinyl.  Albums that are only available on the used market and most come with high price tags.
Record Store Day is right around the corner, and it's a day that seems to split the vinyl community.  Brian explains why he thinks it's important that the community support the event instead of shaming it. 
Tracks: Dr. Feelgood

Tracks: Dr. Feelgood

2019-03-0301:13:39

Brian and Jay take a track by track look at Motley Crue's smash hit, Dr. Feelgood. 
Brian talks about how he likes to store his collection by talking about sleeves, containers, and more. Brian also gives advise on how to care for and clean your vinyl records and turntables.
Essential Soundtracks

Essential Soundtracks

2019-02-0132:54

Brian welcomes Jay from Timeout, Need More Popcorn to talk about what soundtracks are essential for everyone's collection. 
Brian's Story

Brian's Story

2019-01-2016:311

Episode one is an introduction to your host, Brian.  How did he get into vinyl records, what he collects, and more. 
Comments (1)

Matt O'loughlin

Great episode. I’m looking forward to the the rest of them . Your love of vinyl is like mine . A vinyl lover not a collected . Love it . 🤘

Jul 6th
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