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Tales from the world's largest archive of music journalism: entertaining interviews with luminaries such as Neil Tennant, Billy Bragg, Pamela Des Barres, Gary Kemp, Vashti Bunyan, Midge Ure, Nick Hornby and Robyn Hitchcock. Thoughtful and informative conversations about all aspects of popular music history, interspersed with clips from exclusive audio interviews that date back to the mid-'60s. The... more

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In this episode we welcome revered High Llamas leader (and arranger to the hip and the mighty) Sean O'Hagan to Hammersmith and ask him about his life and times from Microdisney to new album Hey Panda. We hear about Sean's Luton childhood, his family'... more

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In this episode we welcome long-time RBP contributor Ira Robbins as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the launch of his beloved Trouser Press. more

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In this episode we welcome esteemed writer and editor Alan Light and ask him about the years he spent at Rolling Stone, Vibe and Spin — plus his close encounters with Prince, Taylor Swift and Townes Van Zandt. more

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In this episode the writer and academic Kimberly Mack joins us from Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to discuss the subject of "Black rock" in the context of her 33 1/3 study of Living Colour's Time's Up. We start by asking our guest about her ... more

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4.5 out of 5 stars from 152 ratings
  • RBP

    The best music podcast out there. These guys know their stuff but they know that you like what you like and be damned with the received wisdom rock canon stance. Each episode a guest, often a music writer, joins the discussion- always interesting/thought provoking. Excellent.

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    Canice Kenealy
    Ireland3 months ago
  • They sound like they’re having a blast. And they really know their stuff.

    Wonderful show. Learned a lot as these guys have been at it for years. And unlike so many other Podcasts they aren’t full of themselves and are obviously just having a good time and talking about a subject they love.

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    Les Hall
    United States4 months ago
  • Always entertaining

    Experts with amateurs’ enthusiasm. Really good fun

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    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • Insightful and passionate

    Great insights from eclectic guests and hosts. Someone should though give Mark Pringle a Chupa Chup each episode so he talks slower, quieter and less often. It might also quieten down his hideous nervous laugh.

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    Grace rox
    Australiaa year ago
  • Essential listening

    I’m ashamed to say I only caught on to this podcast about a year ago but I’ve listened to about thirty episodes and just think the whole thing is superb. Just listened to the Robert Greenfield show and thought it the best so far. So informative and a really worthy archive. I don’t understand why anyone would leave a bad review - it’s so much better than any other music pod I’ve heard and the presenters are so likeable. Hooked!

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    United Kingdoma year ago

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