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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

May 25, 2024

Episode 171: Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) - Part 3

After releasing a couple of special episodes, Brian and Sarah return to the task of discussing Simple Minds’ 1982 album, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84). Part 3 of the discussion finds them finishing up the tracks on Side One and flipping the...

May 5, 2024

Episode 170: In Conversation With Will Crewdson (Scant Regard, Adam Ant, et al)

Brian and Sarah recently had the honor and pleasure of meeting the great Will Crewdson in person at an Adam Ant concert. During that encounter, the three agreed to set up a time to meet and talk some more. This episode is the result!


Apr 24, 2024

Episode 169: Permanent Record Podcast Trivia Showdown 2024

After a hiatus last year, the Trivia Showdown is back once again! Brian and Sarah are joined by the Quiz Master, who presides over a heated competition between the two hosts. Brian is looking to add another victory to his “permanent record,” while Sarah...

Mar 29, 2024

Brian’s Birthday Bowie Bingo Bash and Trivia Showdown Deadline

This is just a quick little episode to announce the return of Bowie Bingo. We missed hosting it over the 2023 Christmas season, so instead we’re going to have it prior to another great holiday—Brian’s birthday!

We also give one last reminder for you...

Mar 23, 2024

Episode 168: Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) - Part 2

After an unexpected delay, Brian and Sarah are back and ready to talk more about the 1982 release from Simple Minds, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84). 

The first episode set the stage by talking about the band history up to this point, the making of...