SRRS120 “Swingo the Clown”


Which band’s music wound up on a illegitimate Billy Joel “pre fame” compilation album although they had no affiliation with Joel whatsoever? Which artist composed a song that Liza Minelli wanted to cover, but his manager wanted a ridiculous price leading Liza to reject it? Which guitarist went upside John Bonham’s head with an ashtray during a bar fight? What was the first song to receive Billboard’s Record of the Year having not hit number 1? Which album required a uniformed guard to stand in the control room to ensure the disgruntled band didn’t destroy the master tapes? Which band had a horn section added to their song behind their backs at the behest of the record label?
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SRRS119 ”Swedes Don’t Yodel”


Our pal Steve Seaborg joins us with a mystery box of his own and by the end, the show goes completely off the rails. Which whiskey throated singer did a duet with Bonnie Tyler and his mom couldn’t tell who was who? Who’s the self proclaimed best jewish lesbian folk singer? Which artist wasn’t satisfied with his album upon release and completely re-recorded it from scratch and released it on a different label? Which guitarist was infuriated when his band members and producer decided to include an orchestra on the album, relegating him to the background? Which songwriter penned what AD calls “the best song ever played on the show”? Which band began as a Pink Floyd tribute act?
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SRRS118 ”Naked at Tiffany’s”


What is a feeder band? Which album was so well written and performed it survived an appallingly drenched mix of echo and reverb by the producer? Which artist followed up his breakthrough album with a concept album about the failure of characters in the previous album? Which album did AD buy just because it was “dudes standing in a graveyard looking high?” What album is “the most depressing record of all time?”
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SRRS117 “Stamp Tramps”


According to AD, what are the most annoying few seconds in the history of music? Which band went so far over budget that the label hurriedly mixed and released the album while they were on tour unable to approve it? Which artist quit his band by sending a letter to his bandmates stating that he “has joined a commune”? What happened on the night of December 23rd, 1985? Which famous singer died penniless without money for health care? Which “live” album was purportedly recorded at a sound check in between shows?
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