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The Songtopsy Report

Jun 22, 2021

Steve takes us on a tour of the Pacific Theatre circa WWII on this week's episode all about the war propaganda song that Jimmy-ready-to-bust-out-of-his-pants Dean wrote about the then newly-elected John F Kennedy. From the anticlimactic way JFK's boat was sunk to the legitimate heroism he exhibited to some...


Jun 15, 2021

We dive into the second half of the immortal album "Philosophy of the World" on this week's conclusion to The Shaggs AS WELL as their 21st century musical output. Steve is thrilled for the duration.

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Jun 8, 2021

It's one of the most legendarily bad albums ever recorded, but *how* did it even come into existence? On part 1 of our deep dive into the frankly stunning "Philosophy of the World," we dive into the shocking conditions under which the 3 Wiggin sisters were literally forced to record the album as well as cover the...


Apr 27, 2021

You want folksy home-spun manufactured myths involving death, almost-definitely-murder, and (light?) necrophilia sung-spoken by a legendary proprietor of pork sausage? Well you you GET that on this week's episode all about the classic country 'recitation' song by the legendary Jimmy Dean. Also stick around for the other...


Feb 2, 2021

If you like songs about cheating and getting caught in the...act of mutually committing infidelity you'll love this timeless ode to your favorite beachside cocktail. Mike leads us on a deep dive into the murky waters of The Piña Colada song and along the way discusses how some other songs Rupert Holmes had a hand...