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The Broken Record Player Podcast takes a look at the albums that we love listening to repeatedly and never get tired of. We go deep into the backgrounds, the tracks, and the impressions they leave on us.
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New episode is out now! Joining me for the fourth time is Bill Van Veghel, the host of two podcasts, Land of the Creeps and Phantom Galaxy! Bill is here to talk about one of his all time favorite albums by a fellow Canadian. We’re talking about Neil Young and his 1970 classic After the Gold Rush. 
Black Sabbath-Vol. 4

Black Sabbath-Vol. 4

2021-11-1201:36:55

New episode is out now! Joining me once again is the creator of the Legends of Music page on Instagram, Anuj Rajkumar! Today we’re talking about one of Black Sabbath’s greatest, but still somewhat slightly underappreciated fourth album, Vol. 4! 
Slayer-Reign in Blood

Slayer-Reign in Blood

2021-10-2901:36:26

New episode is out now for this Halloween weekend! Joining me once again to discuss a classic album is my friend and musician Larry Santiago. Larry’s latest project is the metal band Anger Tactics. They’ll be playing Winters Tavern in Pacifica on November 20! For the final episode of October, we’re sitting to discuss one of the masterpieces in heavy metal: Slayer’s 1986 classic Reign in Blood! 
New episode is out now! We’re close to Halloween and my guest today is Lindsay, the owner of the amazing punk rock shop Dead Rockers located in Long Beach, California! Dead Rockers is a fantastic store that caters to punk rock, goth, metal, and horror fans! They sell shirts, albums, books, collectibles, you name it! We’re talking about one of our favorite albums, Juju by Siouxsie and the Banshees. 
AC/DC-Highway to Hell

AC/DC-Highway to Hell

2021-10-0801:29:38

New episode is out now! From the Land of the Creeps and Phantom Galaxy podcasts, Bill Van Veghel is back once again! We’re discussing an album from a band that needs no introduction, it’s Highway to Hell by AC/DC!! A fun, rockin album with plenty of connections to Halloween (especially the final track). 
New episode is out now! From the Thralls of Metal on YouTube I am joined once again by Necrotic Nick! We’re kicking off the month of October with the first of the Halloween inspired episodes and what better place to start than with White Zombie? Crazy samples, Rob Zombie saying “Oh yeah” 500 times, and a spooky campy vibe that is perfect for Halloween, La Sexorcisto has it all. 
Iron Maiden-Powerslave

Iron Maiden-Powerslave

2021-09-1701:43:55

New episode is out now! Military historian Dr. David Walker joins me to discuss one of his favorite heavy metal albums: Powerslave by Iron Maiden! We discuss what it was like to see Maiden on their World Slavery Tour promoting this album, how Iron Maiden were different from other metal bands with their songwriting that delved deep into history and literature, and more!
New episode out now! Jesse Draham,  comedian and host of the podcast Kill Your Gods, joins me to discuss the comedic and satirical political punk masterpiece Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys. 
New episode out now! Ryan Musser and Stefan Henskens, from the band Astral Cult, are back to talk about one of their favorite albums, and one that was a huge influence on their music. We’re talking about Kyuss and their 1994 album Welcome (To Sky Valley). Coming out of the deserts of Southern California, Kyuss made sure to incorporate the harsh, remote, and vast landscape into their sound. Kicking your ass with a wall of sound, Kyuss left ears ringing, hearts pounding, and adrenaline rushing, while being as chill as possible. A perfect album from start to finish, if you’re looking for an album that is heavy, groovy, a little odd, but something that you can drive to, look no further. 
New episode out now! I had the privilege to sit down with rapper/punk rocker from the band Old City, Mr. Tr38cho! We discussed one of the most important hip-hop albums of all time: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan! Also be sure to check out Tr38cho’s site for music and blog posts: https://tr38cho.comReleased back in 1993, Enter the Wu-Tang brought a grittiness to East Coast Hip-Hop that hadn’t been seen before. Featuring nine unique members, all with their own styles, personalities, and influences, Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album paved the way for a new wave of East Coast rappers to make their name: Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z, and Diddy to name a few. With its raw production, Kung-Fu movie references and samples, and its twisted sense of humor, Enter the Wu-Tang was one of a kind and it changed the rap world forever. 
On this new episode I’m sitting down with Tracey Bowen from the We Dig Music Podcast. We’re going to talk about one of her favorite albums, and mine as well, Loveless by My Bloody Valentine! Released in 1991, My Bloody Valentine’s second studio album changed the game. It inspired some of the biggest acts of the 90s, helped to create an entire subgenre of music, and would be on every critics top albums of the 90s list. Combining both dreamy, drowsy sounds with aggressive and distorted guitar, Loveless was a noisy yet beautiful journey that left your ears ringing, but your mind and body uplifted.
Death-Leprosy

Death-Leprosy

2021-07-0901:31:01

For this latest episode of The Broken Record Player Podcast, I am joined by Necrotic Nick and Jammin Jon from the YouTube channel Thralls of Metal. We’re taking a look at one of the classics from the Florida Death Metal scene: Death’s 1988 masterpiece Leprosy! We take a look at every song, talk about the mad scientist behind Death, Mr. Chuck Schuldiner, as well as discuss how Leprosy really helped to put Death Metal on the map. Leprosy expanded Death’s sound from their debut, Scream Bloody Gore, and really showcased the talent of Chuck. Sadly, as we discuss in the episode, Chuck’s life was cut short due to cancer, but through albums like Leprosy, he left behind a legacy that will never die.
Soundgarden-Superunknown

Soundgarden-Superunknown

2021-06-2501:53:351

Back with me on this new episode of The Broken Record Player Podcast is Anuj Rajkumar, the creator of The Legends of Music page on Instagram! We’re discussing Soundgarden’s 1994 masterpiece Superunknown. We look at how this album took Soundgarden’s sound to another level, how they retained their heavy gritty roots while appealing to a wider audience with radio friendly songs, and how varied the album is compared to their previous releases. We also reflect on the life of Chris Cornell, and what separated him from other rock singers of the 90s. Superunknown is a masterpiece, one of the greatest albums of the 90s. It combined the heavy sludgy riffs they were accustomed to, with more melodic, diverse sounds to make a truly unique album that stands out from their peers. Be sure to visit Anuj’s page The Legends of Music on Instagram where is always posting great stories about the artists, songs, and albums of history. 
Ryan has a very special guest for this episode of The Broken Record Player Podcast! Matt Vowles, the man behind the Gothic Rock band Black Angel, is here to talk about one of his favorite albums of all time: Floodland by The Sisters of Mercy. Ryan and Matt talk about how The Sisters of Mercy, and this album in particular, influenced Matt’s music, how the record was mostly an Andrew Eldritch solo record, and how he’s not too fond of his music being labeled as goth. Ultimately, Floodland is a catchy, dark, and timeless album that took The Sisters of Mercy to new heights, and created hit songs played in Goth clubs all over the world. Black Angel’s third album Prince of Darkness is out June 18. Be sure to pick up a copy here: www.blackangelmusic.bandcamp.com 
Rush-Moving Pictures

Rush-Moving Pictures

2021-05-2801:21:18

Ryan sits down once again (third time to be precise, which is a BRPP record!) with guitarist Ryan Musser, and Bill Van Veghel (host of the podcasts Land of the Creeps and Phantom Galaxy) to discuss Canadian prog rock titans Rush, and their most successful record Moving Pictures.  Bill hosts two fantastic podcasts about horror and sci fi. Land of the Creeps focuses on all things horror movies. Land of the Creeps can be found here: http://landofthecreeps.blogspot.com/ Phantom Galaxy is a podcast that looks at horror, sci fi, and all things strange in our culture. You can find Phantom Galaxy here: https://phantomgalaxy.podbean.com/In fact, Bill did an episode on Rush’s 2112 on Phantom Galaxy. You can find this podcast episode here: https://phantomgalaxy.podbean.com/e/strange-frequencies-12112-by-rush-and-the-devils-candy/
On this latest episode of The Broken Record Player Podcast, I am joined once again by the host of the Metal From the Inside podcast, Sydney Taylor! Sydney sits down with me to discuss an iconic album from her favorite artist of all time, Alice Cooper! In fact, on her podcast Metal From the Inside, Sydney recently sat down with Alice Cooper and interviewed him. Make sure you check that interview out because it’s really fascinating, and Alice is on point as always. Billion Dollar Babies was the biggest, most epic, and most successful album the Alice Cooper band released up to that point. Featuring hit songs like “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” ''Billion Dollar Babies,” “Elected,” and “I Love the Dead,” Billion Dollar Babies told one story after another ranging from politics to bad dental trips, from road trips gone wrong to the real life controversies created by uptight politicians and parents. At the end of the day, this album is fun, theatrical, hard rockin, and makes you feel like you’re at some macabre carnival where only you, the audience, the band, and Alice, are in on the joke. 
Prince-Purple Rain

Prince-Purple Rain

2021-04-3001:39:16

On this next episode of The Broken Record Player Podcast, my buddy Tim Guill and I pay homage to the Purple One, Prince, as we dive deep into the masterpiece that is Purple Rain. Coming off the success of 1999, Prince was looking to push the envelope further. Already a star, Prince would cement his legacy with Purple Rain. It was not just an album, rather it was a testament to the genius that was Prince. Filled with classics such as the title track itself, “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “I Would Die 4 U,” and more, Purple Rain is as close to perfection in an album as it gets. It was a more grand sound for Prince, and it brought him to superstar status on the same level as his peer (and occasional rival), Michael Jackson. What makes this album so unique, besides the epic and grand production and quality, is that Prince is working with a band: The Revolution. Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Dr. Fink, Brown Mark, and Bobby Z, worked tirelessly with their mad scientist leader to craft an album that featured funky bass lines, shredding guitar solos, electronic effects, pounding drum beats, beautiful ballads, and the shrieks, screams, wails, and heartfelt vocals of Prince. As if a groundbreaking album wasn’t enough, to showcase how ambitious Prince was in 1983, a movie of the same name was made. Tim and I discuss both as we take a look at one of the most celebrated albums, and artists, of all time. 
Massive Attack-Mezzanine

Massive Attack-Mezzanine

2021-04-1601:26:27

On this next episode of The Broken Record Player Podcast, I sat down with fellow music podcaster Ian Clarke to discuss one of the most iconic albums of the 90s. Ian is involved in two podcasts related to music: We Dig Music and Free With This Month’s Issue! We Dig Music is a podcast where Ian and his friends get together to talk about what they love, music. Free With This Month’s Issue is a little more random. Taking those sampler CDs that come with music magazines, Ian and his co-hosts listen to them and discuss. It’s a mixed bag and you never know what you’re going to get! For Massive Attack and their 1998 masterpiece Mezzanine, Ian and I knew what we were getting. One of the most melodic, atmospheric, sonically complicated, but also chill to the point of creepy, albums ever made. Mezzanine was a massive success, but the band had their doubts. It was a major departure from their previous two records, which were instrumental in setting forth the Trip Hop sound. Mezzanine was darker, less soulful, and felt like something was not quite right. There’s a feeling of paranoia, loneliness, and a little bit of anxiety, but mixed with ethereal and otherworldly vocals from Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser, and the angelic yet eerie vocals of reggae legend Horace Andy. Mezzanine, simply put, is an album that could have come out today and few would have known the difference. It’s that well made. Ian and I discuss the tense making of this album, how this album makes us both feel when we listen to it, and how for a band known for making Trip Hop mixed with R&B and Soul, this was a step in a new direction, and it was one that both exhausted the band, but also brought them to a new level. 
PJ Harvey-Dry

PJ Harvey-Dry

2021-04-0201:36:241

On this episode, I am joined by podcaster Bárbara Mendes Jorge, who hosts the music podcast Over/Underrated with her friend Fran. Each episode, they pick a theme (a genre, music scene, decade, etc) and pick two bands: one that is overrated, and one that is underrated and they try to get each other to see their POV. However, Bárbara is not here to debate, she’s here to share her love for PJ Harvey and her 1992 debut album Dry. Featuring a guitar heavy blues punk sound, Polly Jean Harvey crafts elaborate stories about love, heartbreak, lust, power, sexuality, gender roles, adds biblical references, and caps it off with a twist of humor. We discuss the genius behind the songs, as well as how, despite both being late to the PJ Harvey fanbase, she became one of our favorite artists of all time. Be sure to check out Over/Underrated: https://podcasts.apple.com/be/podcast/over-underrated-a-music-podcast-with-fran-and-babs/id1544600726
Alice in Chains-Dirt

Alice in Chains-Dirt

2021-03-1901:33:49

On this episode, my good friend, and history tour guide (focusing on macabre history of Boise, Idaho), Mark Iverson sits down with me to talk about one of our favorite albums: Dirt by Alice in Chains. Mark also happens to be from Seattle, giving him an insight into this band/music scene that few have. Released in 1992 at the height of the Grunge explosion out of Seattle, Dirt (the second studio album by the band) took 90s rock to a whole new level of grittiness and darkness. With themes exploring drug addiction, depression, and death, and featuring the haunting and melodic vocals of Layne Staley, and the backing vocals/sludgy guitar work of Jerry Cantrell, Dirt was able to present heavy subject matter packaged in a painful, yet beautiful, manner. We discuss the emotions in this album, the tragedies, the beauty, and Mark takes us through some of his old haunts in Seattle that are related to Alice in Chains. 
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