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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!

Jul 2, 2017

Episode 23: Howard Jones – Dream Into Action (1985) Part 3


After a bit of a break to attend a cider festival, Brian and Sarah are back and ready to finally tackle the second side of this iconic sophomore album by Howard Jones. They jump right into an analysis of the six songs on side 2 of the US cassette release.

Part 3: Track by Track, continued

Side two, like side one, features six tracks for the listeners' enjoyment. Only one of them had a video released for it, and what a video it was! Brian and Sarah have a good time discussing the video for "Look Mama," and then Brian actually makes Sarah laugh until she cries with his misunderstanding of lyrics in "Bounce Right Back." However, not all of the conversation is as lighthearted; later songs feature discussions about the Tao Te Ching and the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism.

Look Mama

Bounce Right Back


Is There a Difference?


Hunger for the Flesh

Part 4: Final Review and Rating

As he often does throughout the course of an album discussion, Brian has made it quite clear how much he enjoys "Dream Into Action." He asks to go first with his review and rating, which leaves the audience in suspense a little longer about Sarah's final review. She has made a lot of positive comments during the three episodes about this album, but is she finally ready to hand out her first-ever five record-adapter rating? You'll have to listen to find out!

See the video we discuss here:

Look Mama



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