By Amanda McGovern
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A podcast dedicated to music, Cover Story comes to you from a porch by the ocean. Season One explores covers songs we really dig!
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Moonshine with a Sting||Side A: Folllow You, Follow Me - Genesis & Red House Painters Side B: Can't Stand Losing You - The Police & Steel Pulse||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: The Edge of Seventeen||Side A: Frank Sinatra & Alberto Jobim "Bonita" Side B: Fleetwood Mac & Smashing Pumpkins "Landslide"||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Frenching & Drenching||On Side A, Filler takes us back to his college days in NYC where he was obsessed with Mike Patton of bands such as Faith No More & Mr. Bungle, to name a few. Filler focuses on one of Mike Patton’s band Loveage and their cover of “Sex, I’m a Man”||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Tribal Musings||On Side A, we have the pleasure of heading into the pipeline as we discover the legendary King of the Surf Guitar, Dick Dale. He pioneered the surf music style and with the "breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique" and showmanship.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPrecipice of Bloom||Side A: Bob Dylan Side B: Elvis Presley||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 Mixed Tape Revelry||Side A: Gone Daddy Gone (Violent Femmes & Gnarls Barkley) Side B: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath & The Cardigans)||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Lyrically Limber||On Side A we talk about one of the greatest unrequited love songs of all time, Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits. The song has been covered by numerous artists such as The Indigo Girls & The Killers, to name a few. Contrary to popular belief, the song has.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Cloak Full of Eagles||Episode 11 features a Side A and a Side B with lots in common. Although their sounds are quite different, both featured artists were child prodigies from England. On Side A, we dive into singer-songwriter, Steve Winwood, and his 1986 song “’Higher||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Best Damn Chicken in the State||On Side A we have Nancy Sinatra, we have Lee Hazlewood, and we have Cher. Folks, that’s a lot of Banging and a lot of Boots. We find the inspiration that led to Nancy Sinatra’s cover of Sonny Bono’s “Bang Bang" and we chat about her amazing cove||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Danger in the Rabbit Hole||On Side A: We find some common threads that led to the rise in fame and success of Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Ike & Tina Revue. Each group had breakout hits by performing cover songs. That’s right, folks. Cover Songs. Susie Q was a son...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Where Does Tomorrow Happen?||Episode Eight takes us out of the blue and into the black. Out of Canada into California and all around the heartland with one of the most iconic singer-songwriters and rock and roll heroes of the last four decades, Mr. Neil Young. On Side A w...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Melancholy Splendor||Episode 7 takes us back down South in the early 1970s then on over to England in the 1980s. On Side A, we have fun discovering the original Little Feat song, "Willin." Willin’ is a song written...||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Locker Room in Heaven||On Side A we talk about the incomparable David Bowie…. In keeping with our Cover Story theme, we will be discussing Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” which was recorded on the album “Low” in 1977 which was the first of David Bowie’s Berlin trilog||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Countrypolitans||The temp on the porch may be arctic but Episode 5 is a little Sip of Sunshine. In the midst of a rare Bomb Cyclone, we head back to 1967 on Side A to chat about Simon & Garfunkel’s Hazy Shade of Winter which the Bangles covered for the sou...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Four: 2 Hip 4 the Room||Today’s episode features two incredible songs, On Side A we will be chatting about: Nothing Compares 2 U with our very special guest, Paul Peterson. For those of you that have listened to Episodes 1, 2, & 3, you’ll know that I am a sucker for dark, brooding, haunting, and chilling songs about pain, love, & loss. I challenge you to find a better song that conveys a terribly fragile & broken heart more than Nothing Compares 2 U. We also pay homage to the brilliance of Chris Cornell & his reverence for Prince. On Side B, Filler & I wax poetic about Dolly Parton’s Jolene. It’s one of the most covered songs of all time and with that opening lick and desperation in Dolly’s voice & lyrics begging a beautiful redhead not to steal her husband, I can understand why. We hope you enjoy!||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Three: Smooth-as-mousse||So, Is there anyone out there that hasn’t had his or her heart broken? If so, perhaps this episode won’t speak to you. But I am pretty sure that heartbreaks (like music) are a universal language and truth that we all can feel and reflect upon once we have crawled out from the rubble. We hope you enjoy today's episode which discusses some truly beautiful cover songs that thematically touch upon break ups, loss of love, and heartache. On Side A, we will be chatting about Ryan Adams' brilliant cover of an artist who encapsulates the quintessential teenage heartbreak - Taylor Swift. Full disclosure: Filler has a bit of a man crush on Ryan Adams. Who doesn’t, right? On Side B, we will discuss Marcia Griffith's super impactful cover of one of the greatest heartbreak songs of all time penned by one of my favorite song writers, Cat Stevens. The First Cut is the Deepest. Man oh man, it really is…We hope you enjoy the show!||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Two: The Driving Wheel||Today we will be discussing two influential cover songs we really dig. On Side A, we discuss Nirvana’s poignant, deep, and dark cover of Lead Belly’s, “Where did you sleep last night?” And, on Side B, we discuss The Band’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode One: Leather & Lace||On Side B of Episode One, we dive in with some Dylan. Filler & I talk about the f*****g brilliant Guns n' Roses cover of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and the balls on Axl to cover Dylan. The B sides usually contain some real gems - and this ...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A Must Have in Your Library
Amanda!! I swear we could be best friends. I have had similar nights I love this! Cover Story rocks. Congrats to you and Filler. Nice to have a feminine voice representing music. This podcast is for the true musicophile and anyone who wants to think outside the box with any song. Give me more!!
well I do have to say...
this is a mighty mighty fantastic listen!
Takes us on a journey or our own memories and feelings that are so easily stoked by music. Thanks Amanda.