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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!

Nov 6, 2021

Episode 135: Five Years, Four Track Fives (The Smiths, Electronic, The Beautiful South, Jerry Harrison)

It's hard for Brian and Sarah to believe, but it's been five years since the first episode of the Permanent Record Podcast appeared for download. (It's also hard for them to believe that in that first episode, they covered the entire album Upstairs at Eric's in less than an hour!)

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the podcast, Brian and Sarah went through their album collection and looked at the track listings. From there, they each picked two Track Fives from albums they like, but that wouldn't necessarily get discussed otherwise. The result is a conversation about songs by The Smiths, Electronic, The Beautiful South, and Jerry Harrison.

Of course, the conversation covers more than just those songs, artists, and  albums. Brian and Sarah also find themselves talking about the artists Pebbles, Vanessa Williams, Mark Ronson, and Kraftwerk; the Sire Records compilations such as Just Say Yes!; a rather unusual homemade beverage; and an instance of record trading and possible theft! And as an added bonus, the hosts are joined by a special guest for part of the discussion-- someone listeners may not realize they've heard before.

Brian and Sarah also take some time to reminisce about the podcast, and more importantly, to express their gratitude to the many friends of the show who have helped make the Permanent Record Podcast possible. And if you're reading this, that gratitude goes out to you too!

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before - The Smiths
Getting Away With It - Electronic
Girlfriend - The Beautiful South
Cherokee Chief - Jerry Harrison


See the videos discussed here:

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before

Getting Away With It - 1989 Version

Getting Away With It - 1990 Version


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