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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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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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Episode 12: Hot Space by Queen

Funky or fugly? After the phenomenal success of “Another One Bites The Dust”, Queen ventured further into dance-funk-pop territory, much to the distress of many of their loyal fans who adored their now classic pomp rock sound.  Caught between a… Continue Reading

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Episode 11: Album Of The Year by Faith No More

Creative consolidation or aesthetic dead end? To coincide with the release of Faith No More’s reunion album, Sol Invictus, we decided to revisit their original swansong, Album Of The Year, which came out in 1997 during the great decline period… Continue Reading

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Extended Play – Record Store Day/Smashing Pumpkins – May 2015

In this episode, we discuss the significance of Record Store Day and the status of physical media in an increasingly digital world.  The Smashing Pumpkins‘ latest album, Monuments To An Elegy, will also be reviewed. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesecondspin/SS_Extended_Play_009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window… Continue Reading

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Episode 10 – Adore by The Smashing Pumpkins

Bold or bland? In the mid 90’s, Smashing Pumpkins were one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.  In the year 2000, they almost seemed like has-beens.  What happened?  Adore.  In this episode, we revisit the album that killed… Continue Reading