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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!

Oct 28, 2017

Episode 38: The Cure - The Head on the Door (1985) Part 2

Brian, Sarah, and guest co-host Colby Zell have returned to the BlueZone Podcast Headquarters to finish their exploration of "The Head on the Door"-- no, not an actual head on a door, but the 1985 album by The Cure.

Part 3: Track by Track, Continued

Side One ended with a bang for two of the hosts, but a whimper for the other. And as Side Two is played, there are several more two-against-one conflicts, but with different parties on each side. Two more videos are discussed, and surprisingly, Sarah confesses to being disturbed by one of them. Also in this episode, Sarah eagerly revisits the topic of saxophone solos with Brian, who loudly voiced his opinion on them during the Tears for Fears "Songs From the Big Chair" episodes. Colby continues to share thoughtful insights on how the songs spoke to him as a youth and is especially into talking about the song "A Night Like This" - or maybe not!

The Baby Screams
Close to Me
A Night Like This

Part 4: Extra Credit Question

The topic of the Extra Credit question is "The Cure in Orange," a 1986 movie of The Cure performing in a French amphitheater Brian is upset he has to try to pronounce. (He was hoping Sarah would do it.) Brian says there is something notable about this movie, and what he's thinking of is not the obvious thing Sarah first mentions.  Colby expresses an awareness of the movie, but for some reason he never got to see it, despite Brian owning a VHS copy of it back in high school, when they were friends.

Part 5: Final Review and Rating

Brian goes first with his review and rating of the album.  He has said some very complimentary things about many songs on the album, but was there enough praise for him to hand out another five record-adapter rating? Colby has expressed a deep connection to this album, and he provides a thoughtful-- and extemporaneous-- commentary, followed by his record-adapter rating. Sarah is last to give her thoughts and rating, and her final verdict may surprise you!

See the videos we discuss here:

Close to Me

Close to Me (Remix)

A Night Like This



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