Sunday, July 21, 2013

This. Not That.

An Ear Candy Update packed with deep album cuts from Hall of Fame artists and future legends.

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I've received hundreds of emails begging, pleading for classic rock artists on this show. Each time the response is the same. If you want classic rock go ahead and turn on the classic rock radio station and get your fill. The ECU podcast doesn't provide that service. That's not our hustle. Then my friend Grouchy Pete came to me with a proposal. He offered his vision of "This. Not that."

The premise is simple: offer amazing music more indicative of a band's body of work. For example, you COULD play AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long." It's a beast. It's classic. But "If You Want Blood," might just be where it's at. No one plays that song on the radio and outside of a small scene in "Empire Records" it's resigned to the shelves of vinyl fans and is lost in the muck and mire.

Grouchy and I are resolved to help you out. We provide a public service here. So for Grouchy, for fans of the deep cut, for the folks that really know their power chords, we present this episode.

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The tracks:

  1. If You Want Blood - AC/DC
  2. Tattooed Love Boys - The Pretenders
  3. Erotic City - Prince
  4. Radio Gaga - Queen
  5. Behind the Sun - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  6. Only In Dreams - Weezer
  7. That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis Redding
  8. Crush With Eyeliner - R.E.M.
  9. Bullet the Blue Sky - U2
  10. The Bends - Radiohead
  11. Living on a Thin Line - The Kinks
  12. The Seeker - The Who
  13. Nobody Told Me - John Lennon
  14. Tide is High - Blondie
  15. Sheena is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones
  16. Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
  17. Guns of Brixton - The Clash
  18. She's a Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
  19. The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie
  20. When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ECU Musicology Vol. 1 - House of the Rising Sun

The first in a series of ECU musicology lessons exploring music history. This inaugural show dives into the origin of the Animals' classic 1964 electrified folk song "House of the Rising Sun." The song's lyrics are set in New Orleans, the melody comes from the English countryside and the earliest recordings come from Appalachia. And of course, was there ever an actual House of the Rising Sun.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

I'd Tell You To Go To Hell But I Never Want to See You Again

The Ear Candy Update Break Up podcast with special guest Dan Burkhardt

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A break up is a difficult, painful, soul-crushing, suffocating life event. We replay events in our heads. We burn lean tissue into the night trying to figure out where it went wrong. Sometimes we relish the break up. We look forward to not having suck our will to live out of us anymore.

In any event, there are myriad facets to a break up and we can't pretend that we touched on all of them here. This is clearly from two men's point of view. That said, I think we got damned close.

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The tracks:
  1. Undone - The Sweater Song - Weezer
  2. Radio - Alkaline Trio
  3. Oil & Water - Incubus
  4. Anna (Go to Him) - The Beatles
  5. Going to California - Led Zeppelin
  6. Buried Myself Alive - The Used
  7. Property - Say Anything
  8. Don't Speak - No Doubt
  9. Uno - Muse
  10. Next Girl - The Black Keys
  11. I'm a Long Gone Daddy - Hank Williams
  12. Don't Play That Song - Ben E. King
  13. Heartbreaker - Alabama Shakes
  14. It Ain't Me Babe - Bob Dylan
  15. There Goes My Baby - The Walkmen
  16. Everything Reminds Me of Her - Elliott Smith
  17. Change the Locks - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers