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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!

Sep 10, 2018

Episode 65: Summer 2018 Concert Recap (Depeche Mode, Chromeo, Erasure, Pretenders, Thomas Dolby, Tom Bailey, Culture Club, The Fixx)

The passing of Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, and Brian and Sarah decide it's a good time to look back on what they've been calling their "Summer of Concerts." From the beginning of June to the end of August, our hosts had the opportunity to see quite a few concerts, and it should be no surprise to learn many of the artists have been previously discussed on this podcast.


Brian and Sarah take turns sharing highlights and memories from each show they attended over the summer.  They saw several acts for the first time and also visited some new venues. During their recap, Sarah declares Brian's friend Beil to be a bad luck charm for Depeche Mode shows. She also confesses about how uptight she was during The Pretenders concert, which Brian agrees was for a valid reason. Both Brian and Sarah laugh about the funny things Andy Bell said while he was fighting a cold, and they both gush about the surprising opening song from the Culture Club show.


One other topic of discussion in this episode is Sarah's Secret Song snippet. Brian reveals that for the first time, Sarah has finally stumped the audience with the snippet in the previous episode. He plays a longer clip so people can learn what song it was. Sarah then admits she may have overcompensated on this episode's snippet by making it too easy. Time will tell!

  1. Depeche Mode at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA (June 3, 2018)
  2. Chromeo at the 9:30 Club, Washington, DC (June 11, 2018)
  3. The Pretenders at The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD (June 29, 2018)
  4. Styx and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Giant Center, Hershey, PA (June 30, 2018)
  5. Erasure at the Warner Theatre, Washington, DC (July 20, 2018)
  6. Killer Queen (Queen Tribute Band) at the York Strand Theater, York, PA (July 21, 2018)
  7. Tom Bailey at Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD (July 24, 2018)
  8. Thomas Dolby at the Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA (August 1, 2018)
  9. Tom Bailey and Culture Club at the Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ (August 3, 2018)
  10. The Fixx at New Hope Winery, New Hope, PA (August 29, 2018)


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