Tag: pop punk

Start the Music 039 – The History of Cover Songs

New episode! New format! New segment!

How did cover songs come to be what they are today? Were they always tributes to the original artists? From a thesis paper that sparked the research, this episode, we change up the format and I discuss the evolution of the cover song from the 1940s to now and play some punk covers.

Discussion: What’s your favourite cover song?

Show Notes

Covers Uncovered: A History of the “Cover
Version,” from Bing Crosby to the Flaming Lips (thesis) https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3630&context=etd

New Album: Songs that Saved My Life

SPIN Interview: The Flaming Lips   Flaming Lips & Pink Floyd Cover Album

Popular Musicology Online – Issue 2 – ‘Cover Songs’

Mike Ness of Social Distortion on Punk/Country covers 

STM Episode 21 – Sam Sutherland

Whosampled.com (exploring the DNA of music)

SecondHandSongs.com



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Start the Music 038 – Tabbert Fiiller (director)


On this episode, an interview with Tabbert Fiiller, director of the documentary The Public Image is Rotten. We talk about his time interviewing John Lydon (Sex Pistols, PiL), how the documentary came to be, and the quip in the film about a Toyota vs a Rolls Royce. 


Show Notes

Film is playing in Cinemas across North America
The Public Image is Rotten (official website)

Safe Gigs for Women tweet


Percentages – Sauna Youth
Bandcamp
Hey – I Against I
New Album Pre-Order
Twitter
Not Nice – Lonely Parade
Buzzrecords
Website
Rise – PiL
The Public Image is Rotten ‘Songs from the Heart’

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Start the Music 037 – Jeff Leisawitz (songwriting/author)




On this episode I talk to songwriting instructor, author and man of many hats Jeff Leisawitz. We talk about his job teaching songwriting at Pacific Lutheran University and his book available on Amazon (and other fine places) Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide For Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground.

Show Notes

Jeff’s book! Buy it!
Jeffleisawitz.com
Pacific Lutheran University
Marilyn Manson Keynote Address at MusicFest 1997
Pink Lemonade Records – twitter



TRACK LISTING:

Recoil – Choke 
Facebook

High School Sucks – Bronnie
Website

What I Want – Bad Waitress
Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp


Trash Talk – Brother Octopus
Bandcamp | STM Episode 2


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Start the Music 031 – Music Break IV (Canadian Punk)



 

On this episode of Start the Music! we break from interviews for a (virtual) road trip across Canada to experience punk music from each of the provinces. We’ve got pop punk, bummer punk, hardcore and folk all jammed together. Airfare across Canada is expensive, enjoy this free podcast instead and then check out their bandcamp pages and pick up some more for the road. Click the link for the full collection.


TRACK LISTING:

St John’s, Nfld
Dividends – The Skeats

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Gottigen Street – Future Girls

Montreal, Quebec
Oxys – Debate Club 

Toronto, Ontario
A Coast to Another – Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish

Winnipeg, Manitoba
This Song is NOT About Sex – Stickaround

Regina, Saskatchewan
Frankencharlie – Almost Alien

Calgary, Alberta
Dollars and Sense – River Jacks

Vancouver, British Columbia
Overstimulated – Chain Whip

 

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Start the Music 028 – Antillectual



 

On this episode an interview with Willem of the dutch punk rock trio Antillectual. We talk about their track “Change the Standard” and the unusual, but very interesting route they took to spread their message. Mini documentaries, bike messengers and a music video! Check the bottom of the show notes for the full youtube playlist mentioned in the podcast.

Show Notes:  

Documentary series & music video
(Director Ivana Smudja)

Website | Twitter | Facebook


TRACK LISTING:

1. Odds and Endings – Freezing Cold

Bandcamp | Facebook

2. Broken – The Rocket

Facebook | Bandcamp

3. Reactors Leaking Radiation – Tarantula

Bandcamp | Deranged Records

4. Change the Standard – Antillectual

 

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Start the Music 027 – Music Break III



 

On this episode, less talk and more music.

Show Notes:  

Snubbed Records
Thousand Islands Records


TRACK LISTING:

1. OHP Metal Cover – Not an Addict by K’s Choice

2. Glass House – Screaming Females

3. High – Mongrel Dogs

4. What You Carried Out – Arising From

5. Cold Sheets – The Highdives

6. Moving On – Parallel Lights

7. Wanna – The Barren Marys

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Start the Music 026 – Trashed Ambulance



 

On this episode, we have an interview with the Alberta punk band Trashed Ambulance. We discuss small town shows, NOFX and the band’s upcoming Canadian tour. CanCon! Thanks go out to Cythnia from Thousand Islands Records for helping set up the interview.

Show Notes:  

Youtube | | Twitter | Facebook


TRACK LISTING:

1. Hung Up On Hope – Eternal Boy

Twitter |Youtube | Website

2. Garbage Lungs – The Bare Minimum

Youtube | Facebook | Bandcamp

3. Metronome – Trashed Ambulance

 

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Start the Music 025 – The Ohio Players



 

On this episode, an interview with drummer James ‘Diamond’ Williams from the Ohio Players who are releasing new music for the first time in thirty years! We talk drum machines, funk, music these days, risque album covers plus music from France and Belgium.

Show Notes:  

Youtube | iTunesSpotify
Trashed Ambulance at the Rendezvous Pub
Start the Music! Podcast Playlist


TRACK LISTING:

1. Stuck in Life – Fall Flavoured

Website |Youtube | Facebook | Spotify

2. Chain Reaction – The Rocket

Youtube | Facebook | Spotify

3. A Story to Tell – Oh, Weatherly

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

4. Reset – The Ohio Players

 

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Start the Music 024 – Hunter Dumped Us Here



 

On this episode, an interview with one half of the band Hunter Dumped Us Here and a discussion about genre, accents, adapting in live shows and solo acts becoming full bands. An hour of music and chat with no ads. Check it!

Show Notes:  

Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify
Cavendish music video
Arcade Fire | Toby Mac | Memphis May Fire
Thundercat (youtube)


TRACK LISTING:

1. Ticket To Rock – Daxx and Roxane

Website |Twitter | Facebook | Spotify

2. 5 Guys – Until We Get Caught

Bandcamp | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify

3. Lost My Name – Hunter Dumped Us Here

Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

 

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Start the Music 021 – Sam Sutherland



 

Canadian author, Youtuber, and podcaster Sam Sutherland joins this episode to talk about his book Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk and the podcast he co-hosts Blink 155 that seeks to review all 155 Blink-182 songs.

Show Notes:  

Buy Sam’s book on Amazon.ca | Amazon.com
Blink-155 on iTunes | Patreon
Youtube Channel: This Exists

G.F.Y Press (Chris Walter books)
The bass player for Helix and touring guitarist for Nelly Furtado is: Sean Kelly
The X-Files Files

Taco Hell Bandcamp page


TRACK LISTING:

1. Kill it With Fire – The Alements

Bandcamp | Facebook

2. Weather (or Not) – Jody Valiant

Youtube | Twitter

3. Mountain Road – Atlas

Bandcamp

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 21 

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