In his 19th appearance on the podcast, guest Ryan King returns and furnishes the topic for the week: Great Songs, Bad Albums.
This week, Aaron, Brent and Ryan each pick out two songs that are the shining light on otherwise unfavorable albums.
From critical disasters and commercial letdowns to fan disappointments, the guys each pick out two standout tracks from otherwise forgettable records including songs from Metallica, KISS, Guns N’ Roses, and more.
Ryan King is an award winning actor, writer and improviser. He graduated from The Second City Chicago’s Improvisation & Comedic Acting program. Ryan is married to singer/songwriter, Carrie King, and lives in Atlanta, where he works as an actor, improviser, sketch writer, and improv instructor.
This Week’s Playlist
- 2,000 Man – KISS – Dynasty (1979) – Brent
- Young Modern Station – Silverchair – Young Modern (2007) – Ryan
- Dirty Window – Metallica – St. Anger (2003) – Aaron
- I.R.S. – Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy (2008) – Brent
- Seven Days in Sunny June – Jamiroquai – Dynamite (2005) – Ryan
- Soul Singing – The Black Crowes – Lions (2001) – Aaron
(10:26) 50 Genuinely Horrible Albums by Brilliant Artists – Rolling Stone
(16:44) The Classic Kiss Song Written By The Rolling Stones – Far Out Magazine
(18:35) Gene Simmons Defends Kiss’ Move To Disco With Dynasty – Guitar.com
(22:06) Ace Frehley Said He Made This Rolling Stones Song ‘Something Special – Showbiz
(25:06) KISS: 2000 Man (NYC ~ Aug 9, 1995) – YouTube
(53:05) Metallica Album Sales – Ranking Their Best-Selling Albums and Musical Legacy – Metal Head Community
(56:22) Metallica St Anger – Pitchfork
(01:04:54) High-Quality Studio Version Of New Song ‘I.R.S.’ Leaked – Blabbermouth
(01:07:21) The 50 Greatest Guns N’ Roses Songs Ever, And The Stories Behind Them – Yahoo
(01:09:46) Guns N’ Roses – Perhaps (Official Music Video) – YouTube
(01:10:39) Dr Pepper Sweetens Pot For ‘Chinese Democracy’ – Billboard
(01:11:40) Napoleon Dynamite – Jamiroquai “Canned Heat” – YouTube
- The 41 Worst Albums Of All Time, According To Critics – Business Insider
- Crossing The Streams – Episode 15: KISS & Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Crossing The Streams – Episode 18: Guns N’ Roses & The Sword
Listen to the Playlist
- Guns N’ Roses
- The Black Crowes
- The Rolling Stones
- Ace Frehley
- Frehley’s Comet
- Jimmy Page