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Extended Play: Scott Weiland – December 2015

In this episode of extended play we discuss the death of ex-Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland, the potential significance of Adele’s impressive record sales for the music industry, and the future plans of The Second Spin podcast. UPDATE:… Continue Reading

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Episode 17: Trans by Neil Young

Baffling or brilliant? After signing a highly lucrative deal with Geffen Records, Neil Young delivered his most puzzling album to date: the electronic infused Trans. Armed with a Sennheiser vocoder VSM201 and a desire to respond to current musical trends,… Continue Reading

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Episode 16: Other Voices and Full Circle by The Doors

The Doors of Perception or a lack of direction? To celebrate the vinyl re-issue and the official CD release of The Doors’ Other Voices and Full Circle – the two Doors albums recorded shortly after their front-man Jim Morrison’s death… Continue Reading

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Extended Play: Slayer – October 2015

In this episode of extended play, John will briefly look at the new Slayer album, Repentless, while the general discussion will revolve around the status of aging rockers. The next album up for review will also be announced. LISTEN OR… Continue Reading

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Episode 15: Diabolus in Musica by Slayer

Trendy or tritely? To celebrate the release of the first new Slayer album in 6 years, we decided to revisit their most controversial album, Diabolus In Musica, which was released in mid-1998, right before the nu-metal explosion.  Accused of bandwagon… Continue Reading

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Extended Play: More Blaze Bayley! – September 2015

In this episode of extended play, we celebrate our first year anniversary and briefly discuss Blaze Bayley’s solo career. The next album up for review will also be announced. (Check out John’s Spotify Playlist of Blaze Bayley solo tracks HERE)  … Continue Reading

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Episode 14: “The Blaze Bayley Era” by Iron Maiden

To coincide with the release of the new Iron Maiden double album, Book of Souls, we decided to revisit the Blaze Bayley era of Iron Maiden, which was a brief period in the band’s storied career that only produced two… Continue Reading

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Extended Play: Led Zeppelin – August 2015

In this episode, we continue our discussion of Led Zeppelin’s swansong, In Through The Out Door, this time focusing on the songs that didn’t make the final version but found their way onto their 1982 compilation album – Coda.  The recent… Continue Reading

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Episode 13: In Through the Out Door by Led Zeppelin

Risk or Rut? To coincide with the upcoming release of the deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door, we decided to revisit the album that marked the end of their career,  and which remains the most divisive… Continue Reading

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Extended Play: Queen’s Innuendo Revisited – July 2015

In this episode, we review Queen’s final studio album with the original line-up, Innuendo, but with a twist: Luke tries to convince John that Innuendo is a better album than he originally thought.  Each track will be played and evaluated… Continue Reading