The RESELECT Podcast

Join us as we explore and discuss great music of all eras from various perspectives and music backgrounds!

Episode 16: The Cars

May 22nd, 2020

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


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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”

May 7th, 2020

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


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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”

April 17th, 2020

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


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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…”

April 4th, 2020

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


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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

March 17th, 2020

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


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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 11: The Beths, “Future Me Hates Me” (Live and on Album)

March 1st, 2020

Episode 11: The Beths are a great indie pop band hailing from New Zealand, and last August they made a tour stop in Seattle. This coincided with a visit from Dave's friends Judy and Margaret, flying over from the East Coast to take part in "Beat the Blerch," an annual race/walk featuring donuts and cake and couches that is put on by Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal (the online comic strip). In this Very Special Episode of Reselect, Dave chats with Judy and Margaret about The Beths' show that we saw together, and the band's most-recent album, Future Me Hates Me – not to mention food and chants, among other things

Featuring:
Dave Gershman
Margaret Sullivan
Judy Zwolak

LINKS!

The Beths on Amazon:

Future Me Hates Me: https://www.amazon.com/Future-Me-Hates-Beths/dp/B07CT4GTJL


Other Albums Referenced:

Pop Said..., by the Darling Buds: https://www.amazon.com/Pop-Said-Darling-Buds/dp/B0033X8GUM


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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

February 15th, 2020

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


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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

February 1st, 2020

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


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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

January 20th, 2020

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


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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

January 9th, 2020

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


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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.