Music Commentary

Hey, isn’t this that music podcast? The one where Dave, Eric, and Sarah explore and discuss all kinds of great music from various perspectives and music backgrounds, and laugh a lot in the process? Yes… yes it is! It’s Reselect!

Episodes

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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Episode 5: In which Dave and Eric discuss the new direction they've decided to take the podcast in. No more lyric analyses or reaction podcasts. It's all about the music now, as it should be!

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene

LINKS!

READ: The Reselect Blog: http://www.reselect.com

VISIT: The Reselect Podcast site: http://www.reselectmusic.com

 

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Episode 4: In which Dave and Eric think it might be fun to try making a reaction video, like the ones that are so popular on YouTube, and choose a current (at the time this was recorded) hit song that they had never heard before -- "God's Plan," by Drake. As it turns out, they decide to stop doing reaction videos. And yes, this is just the audio of the episode; the video never got posted.

LINKS!

BUY: "God's Plan" by Drake: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Plan-Explicit/dp/B07FYXNHN1/

READ: The Reselect Blog: https://www.reselect.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.

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Episode 3 features Dave and Eric taking a look at the lyrics of Blur's "Song 2," from their 1997 self-titled album. Things continue to be silly. Woo-hoo!

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene

LINKS

The blog site: Reselect.com (http://www.reselect.com)

The podcast site: ReselectMusic.com (http://www.reselectmusic.com)

 

 

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Episode 2 features Dave and Eric breaking down the lyrics of the Beatles song "Come Together" and analyzing them line by line. Things get silly.

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Eric Greene

Check out the Reselect music blog for more Beatles posts:

You've Got to Hide Your Love Away: http://reselect.com/2011/06/the-beatles-youve-got-to-hide-your-love-away

I'm So Tired: http://reselect.com/2011/09/the-beatles-im-so-tired

Christmas Time (Is Here Again): http://reselect.com/2011/12/the-beatles-christmas-time-is-here-again

I'm Looking Through You: http://reselect.com/2013/06/the-beatles-im-looking-through-you

And as always, you can find all the Reselect podcast episodes at http://www.reselectmusic.com.

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Welcome to the Reselect music podcast! If you love music like we do, I hope you'll follow Reselect and listen in on our discussions of artists, albums, songs, lyrics . . . and even album design from time to time. We're all music lovers and appreciate it in our own way, and it's the different depths of experience that we've each had as music fans that we hope will bring interesting insights into all of our discussions.

The Reselect podcast is a spinoff of the Reselect music blog (Reselect.com) that I've been writing since 2011, where each post focuses on a song that I consider great music. We'll be linking up with those when its relevant, but this podcast is really its own thing.

Thanks for listening!

-- Dave Gershman

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