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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!

Aug 4, 2023

Episode 160: Thompson Twins - Quick Step & Side Kick (1983) Part 4

Hooray! Brian and Sarah finally found some time to record another episode about "Quick Step & Side Kick"; however, they didn't have time to write the show notes, so they asked ChatGPT to help out. Here's the result!

Welcome to another exciting episode of our podcast! In this edition, we delve into the musical journey of the iconic Thompson Twins. Join us as we explore their hit songs "If You Were Here" and "Kamikaze" in depth, discussing their significance and impact on the music scene. 

We'll take you through the Thompson Twins' rise to fame, their unique sound, and the inspiration behind their chart-topping tracks. Additionally, we'll explore how "If You Were Here" became a cult classic through its feature in the 1984 movie "Sixteen Candles," capturing the hearts of a generation. 

But that's not all! Prepare to be amazed as we explore the intriguing world of cover songs. Discover how artists from different genres and eras have reimagined "If You Were Here", adding their own artistic flair to these timeless tracks.

 Join us for an in-depth discussion filled with fascinating insights, nostalgic vibes, and some surprising revelations about the Thompson Twins and the magic of cover songs. Tune in and let the music take you on a trip down memory lane! 

Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review our podcast on your favorite streaming platforms. We value your feedback and support as we continue to explore the rich tapestry of music history. Stay tuned for more captivating episodes coming your way!

Links to music discussed in the episode:
Kamikaze - live on TV
If You Were Here - cover by Cary Brothers

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