Huey Lewis & The News & J Roddy Walston and the Business

Episode 39

Aaron and Brent look at the music of a Virginia rock band known for their high energy live shows and a San Francisco group that helped provide the soundtrack to the 80s. Led by a Tennessee-born, piano-playing frontman, Aaron spotlights three songs from the group J. Roddy Walston and the Business. With a career that features over 30 million albums sold and 19 top ten singles, Brent highlights three from Huey Lewis and the News.

This Week’s Playlist

  1. I Want A New Drug – Huey Lewis & The News – Sports (1983)
  2. Don’t Break The Needle – J. Roddy Walston And The Business – J. Roddy Walston And The Business (2010)
  3. Heart And Soul – Huey Lewis & The News – Sports (1983)
  4. The Wanting – J. Roddy Walston And The Business Destroyers Of The Soft Life (2017)
  5. Hip To Be Square – Huey Lewis & The News – Fore! (1986)
  6. Brave Man’s Death – J. Roddy Walston And The Business – J. Roddy Walston And The Business (2010)

Show Notes

Other Links

J Roddy Walston & The Business – Behind The Scenes At Austin City Limits – PBS

Band Websites

Huey Lewis & The News
J Roddy Walston And The Business

Listen to the Playlist


Videos Mentioned

(00:00) Bruce Hornsby and The Range – Jacob’s Ladder – YouTube

(6:28) Weird Al Yankovic – I want a new duck – YouTube
(7:16) Huey Lewis interviewed at the Grammy Museum by Jimmy Kimmel – YouTube
(30:48) “Heart & Soul” by Exile – YouTube
(31:49) “Heart & Soul” by The Busboys
(38:49) J. Roddy Walston and the Business – Electric Lady Studios – Paste Magazine
(46:34) “Hip To Be Square” Scene From American Psycho – Movie Clips
(49:05) American Psycho with Huey Lewis and Weird Al – Funny Or Die
(55:07) Artifact Trailer – YouTube
(01:04:03) Manual & Digital Stimulations Volume 1 – YouTube
Bands Mentioned
  • Huey Lewis and the News
  • J. Roddy Walston and the Business

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