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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!

Dec 8, 2020

Episode 119: Falco - 3 (1985) - Part 2

Wilkommen! Brian and Sarah are back to talk more about Falco-- or, as Brian likes to call him, The Austrian Slick-Meister-- and his third album, 3, released in 1985.

This episode covers the two remaining singles, "Jeanny" and "Rock Me Amadeus," along with the album track "Männer des Westerns - Any Kind of Land."

The hosts explore the controversy surrounding the song "Jeanny" and talk about the many classic film references in the video. Brian even delves a little bit into the world of true crime, which he does warn listeners about at the start of the episode.

"Männer des Westerns" understandably prompts a discussion about Western society and pop culture, and when the hosts turn their attention to "Rock Me Amadeus," they also mention the 1984 movie that may (or may not!) have inspired the song.

Also during this section, the hosts mention The Simpsons, armadillos, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. And it probably isn't too surprising for regular listeners to learn that Brian does find a way to slip into "James Bond podcast" mode for a brief time during this episode, but how in the world did Brian and Sarah end up having an animated discussion about baking soda?

Männer Des Westens - Any Kind of Land
Rock Me Amadeus

Extra Credit
For extra credit, Brian and Sarah talk about the 2008 biopic, "Falco: Dammit, We’re Still Alive!" starring Austrian singer Manuel Rudy. They even briefly mention the fact that there have been two musicals about Falco, with a third allegedly in the works.

Final Review and Rating
Even though the hosts didn't cover every track on the album in these episodes, they provide final reviews of the entire album, along with a record-adapter rating. Does 3 end up getting more than 3 record adapters from the hosts? Listen and find out!

Watch the videos discussed here:
Männer Des Westens (2007 release)
Rock Me Amadeus
Excerpt from The Simpsons episode "A Fish Called Selma"
Watch Out Armadillos

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