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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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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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Extended Play – The Prodigy – April 2015

Continuing with Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, we discuss the video for Prodigy’s “Hot Ride”, which was later rejected by Howlett, in addition to the new Prodigy album, The Day Is My Enemy. It’s their first album of new material since the… Continue Reading

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Episode 9: Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned by The Prodigy

Reinvention or Regression? To coincide with the release of the new Prodigy, this episode focuses on their 4th album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, which was their long awaited follow up to the runaway success of Fat Of The Land. Unfortunately, … Continue Reading

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Extended Play – Madonna – March 2015

In this episode; we answer your comments and corrections.  Also, writer/poet James Jackson returns to give his own unique assessment on Madonna’s American Life. For more on James Jackson, check out his site here LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE http://traffic.libsyn.com/thesecondspin/SS_Extended_Play_007.mp3Podcast: Play… Continue Reading

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Episode 8: American Life by Madonna

Material or Military Girl? In this episode we look at Madonna’s 2003 album American Life, which divided fans and critics at its time of release and remains her least regarded album to date.  We will discuss the album’s production history,… Continue Reading

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Extended Play – Guns n’ Roses solo albums – February 2015

In this episode, we briefly look at the solo albums released by members of Guns N’ Roses following the Use Your Illusions tour, leading up to the writing of Chinese Democracy.  Velvet Revolver’s short lived but much publicised career will… Continue Reading

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Episode 7: Chinese Democracy by Guns N’ Roses

Rock and roll’s Avatar or Heaven’s Gate? In this episode we draw your attention to Guns N’ Roses’ divisive 2008 comeback record , which featured a whole new line up of the band and was one of the costliest albums… Continue Reading