The RESELECT Podcast

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Episode 21: The Faces, "A Nod is as Good as a Wink..."
18-01-2021
Episode 21: The Faces, "A Nod is as Good as a Wink..."
Episode 21: The "Reselectors" (Dave, Eric, and Sarah) turn their laser sights (watch out!) in this episode toward the Faces' classic 1971 rocker, A Nod is as Good as a Wink...to a Blind Horse. (You'll have to excuse us for not including the full title in the episode title.) While all appreciated the musical force that was Rod Stewart and the Faces, the gang found that one particular aspect of the album hasn't aged quite as well. Tune in to find out what that might be! [A small correction to a comment made by Dave early on in this episode: a mental slip-up caused him to say that the "Ronnie" who was not in the Small Faces, the band that eventually became the Faces, was "Lane," when in fact he meant to say "Wood."] Please let us know your opinions about the Faces and A Nod is as Good as a Wink... at ReselectMusic.com -- and please send your requests for future episodes! Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene Sarah Wassell   LINKS! The Faces, A Nod is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse, 1971: https://www.amazon.com/Nod-Good-Wink-Blind-Horse/dp/B001OG1RAQ Other music mentioned: The Small Faces, "Itchycoo Park": https://www.amazon.com/Itchycoo-Park-2012-Remaster/dp/B073QJC76WThe Small Faces, "Lazy Sunday": https://www.amazon.com/Lazy-Sunday-Stereo-Version-Remaster/dp/B07JL5MT8QThe Faces, "Ooh La La": https://www.amazon.com/Ooh-2015-Remastered-Version/dp/B0012F91S4Rod Stewart, Every Picture Tells a Story: https://www.amazon.com/Every-Picture-Tells-Story-Stewart/dp/B07G93SBSG READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 16: The Cars
22-05-2020
Episode 16: The Cars
Episode 16: Sadly, the music world lost the Cars' songwriting mastermind, Ric Ocasek, in September 2019, at the age of 75. In this episode, Dave, Sarah, and Eric go for a ride with the Cars, starting the journey at their self-titled debut album in 1978 and not stopping until they hit Heartbeat City, released in 1984. Hop in and join us! Please let us know your thoughts about this episode or the album by leaving your comments at ReselectMusic.com. NOTE: As with the past few episodes posted, this one was recorded several months before (and the intro not long before) the coronavirus issues currently affecting all of us, hence the lack of any mention therein. Then again, we're sure you don't mind not being reminded of the current situation while listening. Our best wishes go out to all of you: stay healthy and hang in there! Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene Sarah Wassell LINKS! The Cars, 1978: https://www.amazon.com/Cars/dp/B001OB0VNK Candy-O, 1979: https://www.amazon.com/Candy-Cars/dp/B00124FRYM Panorama, 1980: https://www.amazon.com/Panorama-Cars/dp/B001OB61JI Shake It Up, 1981: https://www.amazon.com/Shake-Up-Cars/dp/B001OB7G6U Heartbeat City, 1984: https://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-City-Cars/dp/B001OB2CF0 Other Songs Referenced: The Beatles, "I Will": https://www.amazon.com/I-Will-Remastered/dp/B01929HYKI Flash and the Pan, "Walking in the Rain": https://www.amazon.com/Walking-In-the-Rain/dp/B004N4GITG READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 15: Amy Winehouse, "Back to Black"
07-05-2020
Episode 15: Amy Winehouse, "Back to Black"
Episode 15: Amy Winehouse was a remarkable talent who battled demons throughout her years of success. In this episode, Sarah, Dave, and Eric take on her second and final album, Back to Black. Join us as we discuss the album that made her and ultimately—indirectly though it may have been—broke her. Please let us know your thoughts about this episode or the album by leaving your comments at ReselectMusic.com. NOTE: As with the past few episodes posted, this one was recorded several months before (and the intro not long before) the coronavirus issues currently affecting all of us, hence the lack of any mention therein. Then again, we're sure you don't mind not being reminded of the current situation while listening. Our best wishes go out to all of you, for whatever way you may be affected: stay healthy and hang in there! Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene Sarah Wassell LINKS! Back to Black, Amy Winehouse, 2006: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01012CEPU Other Songs Referenced: The Supremes, "I Hear a Symphony": https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3ZBJ8I The Flamingos, "I Only Have Eyes for You": https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DBC83PZ READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 14: Big Star, "#1 Record"
17-04-2020
Episode 14: Big Star, "#1 Record"
Episode 14: Lacking commercial success but packing a big punch in terms of influence, Big Star is one of rock's most legendary cult bands. You may not hear them on the radio much, but you most certainly hear their impact on later bands and much of indie rock. This episode finds us embroiled in the midst of an empassioned debate over their music — specifically, their first album, #1 Record. Join us and see where you stand in all of this — and please let us know your thoughts by leaving your comments at ReselectMusic.com. NOTE: This episode was recorded several months before (and the intro not long before) the coronavirus issues currently affecting all of us, hence the lack of any mention therein. Our best wishes go out to all of you, for whatever way you may be affected: stay healthy and hang in there! Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene Sarah Wassell LINKS! Big Star mentioned in this episode: #1 Record, 1972: https://www.amazon.com/1-Record-Big-Star/dp/B01B6XTFB4 Third, 1978: https://www.amazon.com/Third-Big-Star/dp/B01G98KDUS Other Songs Referenced: The Box Tops, "The Letter": https://www.amazon.com/The-Letter/dp/B0018QZ6UY Paul McCartney & Wings, "Helen Wheels": https://www.amazon.com/Helen-Wheels-Remastered-2010/dp/B07GZM3MS4 READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 13: The Sex Pistols, "Never Mind the Bollocks..."
04-04-2020
Episode 13: The Sex Pistols, "Never Mind the Bollocks..."
Episode 13: With this episode of Reselect, Dave, Eric, and Sarah begin their foray into album-centric episodes, moving away from the longer artist-centric episodes. (Although there will be one more of those coming not too far down the road.) The first album we tackle is Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, the album that really deserves a lot of credit for launching the culture of punk, if not the music itself (the Ramones got there first). But the Sex Pistols took punk to a new place and can in many ways be said to have changed rock music in their short existence. Join us as we take a closer look at their sole studio album. NOTE: This episode was recorded well before (and the intro not long before) the coronavirus issues currently affecting the world in terrible ways, hence the lack of any mention therein. Our best wishes go out to all of you, for whatever way you may be affected: stay healthy and hang in there! Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene Sarah Wassell LINKS! The Sex Pistols on Amazon: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, 1977: https://www.amazon.com/Never-Mind-Bollocks-Heres-Pistols/dp/B00122Z5RI READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 12: Neko Case
18-03-2020
Episode 12: Neko Case
Episode 12: Neko Case is the singer everybody loves to love. For over 20 years she has delighted listeners with her alt-country-ish-but-oh-so-much-more repertoire, both solo and with indie darlings The New Pornographers. In this episode of Reselect, Dave, Eric, and Sarah fawn all over Ms. Case, specifically for her solo work, and make the case (pun intended) for her as one of the best songwriters going (you thought that was going to say "singers" -- well yes, that too). Albums covered include almost everything from 1997's The Virginian up through 2013's mouthful of a title, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. [Apologies to fans of 2009's Middle Cyclone: it was skipped for time's sake only.] NOTE: This episode was recorded well before (and the intro not long before) the coronavirus issues currently affecting the world in terrible ways, hence the lack of any mention therein. Our best wishes go out to all of you, for whatever way you may be affected: stay healthy and hang in there! Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene Sarah Wassell LINKS! Neko Case on Amazon: The Virginian, 1997: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZS6WS Furnace Room Lullaby, 2000: https://www.amazon.com/Furnace-Room-Lullaby-Neko-Case/dp/B000X6V9ME Blacklisted, 2002: https://www.amazon.com/Blacklisted-Neko-Case/dp/B07ZMHHD45 Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, 2006: https://www.amazon.com/Confessor-Brings-Flood-Bonus-Version/dp/B07ZMH9Z16 The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, 2013: https://www.amazon.com/Worse-Things-Harder-Fight-Deluxe/dp/B00ENIBJE6 Other Songs Referenced: Queen, "Misfire": https://www.amazon.com/Misfire-Remastered-2011/dp/B004ZKLAX2 Scott Walker, "Duchess": https://www.amazon.com/Duchess/dp/B00EB3OATY Split Enz, "One Step Ahead": https://www.amazon.com/One-Step-Ahead/dp/B005VO6Z1I Bobbie Gentry, "Ode to Billie Joe": https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TRTMNU READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 10: The Kinks, 1964-1971
15-02-2020
Episode 10: The Kinks, 1964-1971
Episode 10: The Kinks Kreated more Koncept albums per Kapita over the Kourse of their Kareer than any other band in history. Thankfully, we aren't dealing with most of those. Instead, this episode finds Dave, Eric, and Sarah chatting strictly about the Kinks' Sixties and turn-of-the-Seventies music, including the albums spanning from 1967's Something Else by the Kinks to 1971's Muswell Hillbillies, with a few of their earlier singles thrown in for good measure. Let's get Kink-y! Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene Sarah Wassell LINKS! The Kinks on Amazon: The Best of the Kinks, 1964-71: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Kinks-1964-1971/dp/B00LR1YP3Y Something Else by the Kinks, 1967: https://www.amazon.com/Something-Else-Kinks/dp/B004WDPX9Y The Village Green Preservation Society, 1968: https://www.amazon.com/Kinks-Village-Preservation-Society-Deluxe/dp/B07GJ56YQ6 Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), 1969: https://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Decline-Fall-British-Empire/dp/B07X7D9FG2 Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, 1970: https://www.amazon.com/Lola-Vs-Powerman-Kinks/dp/B00LHCPP78 Muswell Hillbillies, 1971: https://www.amazon.com/Muswell-Hillbillies-Legacy-Kinks/dp/B00NF4PNXM Other Songs Referenced: Green Day, "Warning": https://www.amazon.com/Warning/dp/B001229984 READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 9: Talking Heads, 1977-1985
01-02-2020
Episode 9: Talking Heads, 1977-1985
Episode 9: In which Dave, Eric, and newcomer Sarah discuss the music of the fantastic Talking Heads, from their 1977 debut, Talking Heads: 77, up through their 1985 album, Little Creatures. And if you like the addition of Sarah to the mix, you're in luck: she's sticking around for more episodes to come! Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene Sarah Wassell  (so now does the "Wassellgreenes" reference on the Reselect logo make sense?) LINKS! Talking Heads on Amazon: Talking Heads: 77, 1977: https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Heads-77-TALKING-HEADS/dp/B000002KNU More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978: https://www.amazon.com/More-Songs-About-Buildings-Vinyl/dp/B00EX465XA Fear of Music, 1979: https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Music-TALKING-HEADS/dp/B000002KNY Remain in Light, 1980: https://www.amazon.com/Remain-Light-Talking-Heads/dp/B001OGRQAQ Speaking in Tongues, 1983: https://www.amazon.com/Speaking-Tongues-Talking-Heads/dp/B001OB662K Little Creatures, 1985: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PJ1QJY Other Songs Referenced: The Modern Lovers, "Roadrunner": https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RGCPXW READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 8: Elton John, 1970-1975
20-01-2020
Episode 8: Elton John, 1970-1975
Episode 8: In the early 1970s, there was no bigger star in pop music than Elton John, who was at the height of his powers during that era. Dave and Eric spend this episode discussing their takes on Elton's albums, covering the albums listed in the links below, beginning with his self-titled 1970 debut album and finishing with his 1975 album, Rock of the Westies. Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene LINKS! Elton John on Amazon: Elton John, 1970: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VWGYEI Tumbleweed Connection, 1970: https://www.amazon.com/Tumbleweed-Connection-Elton-John/dp/B00GOMFF3K Madman Across the Water, 1971: https://www.amazon.com/Madman-Across-Water-Elton-John/dp/B000VWSFC2 Honky Chateau, 1972: https://www.amazon.com/Honky-Chateau-Elton-John/dp/B000VWIBOO Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, 1973: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Shoot-Only-Piano-Player/dp/B000VWKV1U Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973: https://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Yellow-Brick-Road-Remastered/dp/B00ISFZIB0 Caribou, 1974: https://www.amazon.com/Caribou-Elton-John/dp/B000VWKJFS Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, 1975: https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Fantastic-Brown-Dirt-Cowboy/dp/B000VWJ6D4 Rock of the Westies, 1975: https://www.amazon.com/Rock-Westies-Elton-John/dp/B000VWNKCM Other Songs Referenced: Neil Sedaka, "Bad Blood": https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Blood-Explicit/dp/B002N7GQHE John Lennon, "Whatever Gets You Through the Night": https://www.amazon.com/Whatever-Gets-Thru-Night-Remastered/dp/B0042U8TB6 READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 7: Joni Mitchell, 1968-1976
09-01-2020
Episode 7: Joni Mitchell, 1968-1976
Episode 7: In which Dave and Eric continue their artist-based episodes with a discussion of the music of Joni Mitchell! We cover the albums listed in the links below, beginning with Joni's self-titled 1968 debut album and finishing with her 1976 album, Hejira. [One side note: This episode was actually recorded in early 2019, so our reference to "Snowmageddon" in the Pacific Northwest refers to the snowfall then. In case you were confused.] Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene LINKS! Joni Mitchell on Amazon: Joni Mitchell (aka "Song to a Seagull"), 1968: https://www.amazon.com/Joni-Mitchell-AKA-Song-Seagull/dp/B001L2EG0G Clouds, 1969: https://www.amazon.com/Clouds-JONI-MITCHELL/dp/B000002KOJ Ladies of the Canyon, 1970: https://www.amazon.com/Ladies-Canyon-JONI-MITCHELL/dp/B000002KOQ Blue, 1971: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-JonI-MITCHEll/dp/B000002KBU For the Roses, 1972: https://www.amazon.com/Roses-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002GYQ Court and Spark, 1974: https://www.amazon.com/Court-Spark-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B001KWJ1UC The Hissing of Summer Lawns, 1975: https://www.amazon.com/Hissing-Summer-Lawns-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002GY2 Hejira, 1976: https://www.amazon.com/Hejira-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000002GYC Night Ride Home, 1991: https://www.amazon.com/Night-Ride-Home-Joni-Mitchell/dp/B000000ORX Other Albums Referenced: P.M. Dawn, The Bliss Album...?: https://www.amazon.com/Bliss-Album-P-M-Dawn/dp/B00I061DVG Laura Nyro, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession: https://www.amazon.com/Eli-Thirteenth-Confession-Laura-Nyro/dp/B0045DO8AQ READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.
Episode 6: Sly and the Family Stone
30-12-2019
Episode 6: Sly and the Family Stone
Episode 6: In which Dave and Eric embark on their artist-based episodes with a discussion of the music of Sly and the Family Stone! We cover the albums listed in the links below, spanning the '60s and '70s career of Sly and the band. Featuring: Dave Gershman Eric Greene LINKS! Sly and the Family Stone on Amazon: A Whole New Thing: https://www.amazon.com/Whole-New-Thing-Family-Stone/dp/B00138F3D2 Dance to the Music: https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Music-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B00136RZLM Life: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B00138H9ZC Stand: https://www.amazon.com/Stand-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B0013384JM There's a Riot Goin' On: https://www.amazon.com/Theres-Riot-Goin-Family-Stone/dp/B0013DDKHI Fresh: https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B0013384K6 Small Talk: https://www.amazon.com/Small-Talk-Sly-Family-Stone/dp/B000MZHVMI Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back: https://www.amazon.com/Heard-Ya-Missed-Well-Back/dp/B06WD83HRK Back on the Right Track: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Right-Track-Family-Stone/dp/B002PHVHDA Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pauls-Boutique-LP-Beastie-Boys/dp/B07TMRR8GF READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.com VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: https://www.reselectmusic.com NOTE: Song snippets are played along with the commentary on the Reselect podcast for purposes of illustration only, in accordance with U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use doctrine. Copyright for all songs is held strictly by the respective songwriters; please purchase downloads of the songs or physical copies of the albums if you’d like to enjoy them in their entirety with good sound quality.