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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!

Feb 19, 2017

Episode 8: Dead Or Alive - Mad, Bad, and Dangerous To Know (1987) - Part 1

This episode finds Brian and Sarah waxing nostalgic about a band whose lead singer recently passed away. The band is Dead or Alive, and the singer was, of course, the sensational Pete Burns. Up for discussion is the band's third album, "Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know," from 1987.

Part 1: Background
Brian goes into the history of the band and its many members during the early years, focusing on one in particular-- much to Sarah's annoyance. Sarah responds with some information on the production company responsible for this album's sound-- the trio known as Stock Aitken Waterman, who were behind Dead or Alive's biggest hit, "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" in 1985, as well as a slew of other 80s chart toppers.

Part 2: Personal History
Did Sarah actually own a store-bought copy of this cassette, or was this one of those "special" versions given to her by a friend? What obsolete practice did Brian engage in to get a copy of the first single?

Part 3: Track by Track
Each song on the album's first side is discussed, track by track. What is Brian's theory about the types of Dead or Alive songs? Which song's video shocked Sarah? Find out which songs they agree are hits and which, if any, are misses.

Brand New Lover
I'll Save You All My Kisses
Son of a Gun
Then There Was You
Come Inside

See the videos we discuss at :

Brand New Lover -

I"ll Save You All My Kisses -