Throughout the history of Sound Opinions, Jim and Greg have firmly disagreed on the music of Bruce Springsteen, and the singer’s latest, Letter to You, is no exception. Listen to hear what they thought about Springsteen and the E Street Band’s new record.
The new documentary Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President chronicles President Jimmy Carter’s close relationships and mutual admiration for rock stars ranging from Gregg Allman to Bob Dylan. Jim and Greg talk to director Mary Wharton all about it.
Jim and Greg talk with the host of season 3 of KCRW’s Lost Notes podcast, poet and writer Hanif Abdurraqib. Hanif chose to tell the story of music in the year 1980, and they discuss Grace Jones, Darby Crash of The Germs and more.
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),Bringing It All Back Home, Columbia, 1965
Letter To You,Letter To You, Columbia, 2020
Last Man Standing,Letter To You, Columbia, 2020
The Power of Prayer,Letter To You, Columbia, 2020
House Of A Thousand Guitars,Letter To You, Columbia, 2020
Ramblin’ Man,Brothers and Sisters, Capricorn, 1973
Maggie’s Farm,Bringing It All Back Home, Columbia, 1965
Gotta Serve Somebody,Slow Train Coming, Columbia, 1979
Love Will Tear Us Apart,Closer, Factory, 1980
On Your Knees,Muse, Island, 1979
Warm Leatherette,Warm Leatherette, Island, 1980
Warm Leatherette,Warm Leatherette (Single), Mute, 1978
New Order,Movement, Factory, 1981
Forming,Forming (Single), What, 1977
Walking on Thin Ice,Walking on Thin Ice (Single), Geffen, 1981
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