Welcome to the Hall’o’ween o’ Greatness! Because of the season, we’re talking about the best-selling album of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller. We talk about why the album was so big, so important, and so personal to us. We also go track by track and discuss each of them in depth. Have a listen for a holiday trick or treat.
World Record set: 13,000 dance the Thriller Dance in Mexico City:
It was World Guitar Day on Sept 29, so Andy and JB got together to reminisce about their favorite guitars growing up, playing in bands together, dream guitars, and what a person’s guitar says about them.
While we recorded this the evening of Sept 29, we waited to publish it for a few weeks because we had other episodes in the queue. Also, just because it was a few weeks ago, does that change the fact that it’s always fun to talk about guitars?
When it comes to classic rock, if you had to take only four bands to put on Mt. Rushmore, what would they be? But classic rock is too much! There’s a definite divide between pop rock and regular rock. . . and what about folk rock? Andy and JB are joined by “Joe” to discuss and we come to a very. . . interesting conclusion about why we chose the bands we did, and what the symbology of Mt. Rushmore really means.
What makes a great live album? Are live albums really “great?” And why are the Counting Crows one of the most divisive live bands ever? The Unplugged phenomenon and what happened to it. We also lay out some of most and least favorite live albums of all time.
A triptych is a series of paintings, photos, etc that show a single scene or idea.
Here at The Hall of Greatness, we want to do “minisodes” of the podcast where we answer three basic questions about an artist, filmmaker, actor, musician:
What is their best work?
What is their most representative work?
What is their most recognizable work?
We start with one of the kings of 90’s college rock, Toad the Wet Sprocket (Andy’s favorite).