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Every week, “WHAT THE RIFF?!?” takes a look at a ROCK AND ROLL album that debuted or peaked on the U.S. Billboard charts during a random month between 1965-1995. Four friends discuss the artists and 4 tracks from the album as it plays in the background. Then we riff on 4 “staff picks” of other artists that were also in the charts during that month and year. You’ll hear some familiar tunes as well ... more

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Eric Clapton is a living legend in the rock world. He was a member of the Yardbirds from 1963 to 1965, a founding member of the supergroup Cream, founding member of Blind Faith, founder of Derek and the Dominos, and a multi-album soloist. He has rece... more

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While we may think of the German band the Scorpions as an 80's metal band, they started much earlier - way back in 1965. Things didn't really come together for the group until the 1978-1992 personnel lineup of Klaus Meine on lead vocals, Rudolph Sche... more

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There are two distinct eras of music by The Doobie Brothers. From their formation in 1970 until 1975, Tom Johnston was the lead vocalist, and the group had a mainstream rock sound, with some folk and “California Country” influences. Starting in 1975,... more

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Because all of us presenters live in Georgia it is hard for us to believe that Cosmic Thing, the fifth studio album from The B-52's was the international breakthrough album. We had been listening to “Rock Lobster” and “Private Idaho” for about a deca... more

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4.7 out of 5 stars from 65 ratings
  • Great podcast

    I love almost all genres of music, especially from the time frame discussed on this podcast. I enjoy their discussions about the artists, etc. I will say the music can be a little loud compared to the volume of the guys’ voices. Just a small complaint, no big deal. I’d love to hear them talk about some more Metallica alums.

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    5
    dms573
    United Statesa year ago
  • Wish you knew more than me

    I just listened to you guys talk about Days Of Future Passed by the Moody Blues. I wish you knew more than me about the Moodies. However, they never played with an orchestra on this album. Did you guys even mention the Mellotron?

    Apple Podcasts
    3
    misteriris
    United Statesa year ago
  • Great Podcast

    This podcast is a great listen. I really enjoy the commardarie amongst the hosts. It feels like hanging out with friends discussing music, and it seems I finish each podcast learning something new about an artist or song I didn't know before. Also made turned me onto artists I either previously didn't know, or only knew based off of radio singles. Keep up the great work guys!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    CyclePoet
    United States2 years ago
  • Nostalgic!

    I really enjoy listening every week. I never really learned anything about the bands I listened to while I was growing up. So it’s fun to reminisce with the music every week and learn something fun about what was actually happening with the bands. Thanks for all the time and research guys. It’s really fun!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Sfricks
    United States2 years ago
  • Thanks

    I really enjoy listening. Your podcast are entertaining and informative.

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    5
    Louisiana Francis
    United States2 years ago

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