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What the Riff?!?

Rob Marbury, Wayne Rowan, Bruce Fricks and Brian Dickhute
MusicHistoryMusic Commentary

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 as some deeper cuts and entertainment tracks as we share a little look into the culture and happenings of that day— having fun recalling that “old time rock and roll.” We hope to bring back memories for you — and we encourage you to find and purchase the tracks and albums from iTunes, Spotify or your other favorite music service. You’ll find each episode with a short blog on this site. Please subscribe so you don’t miss any release! We also invite you to follow us and learn more about us @whattheriffpodcast on Facebook.


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4.9 out of 5 stars from 44 ratings
  • 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
    United States6 months 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
    United States8 months ago
  • Thanks

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

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    Louisiana Francis
    United States9 months ago
  • Podcast Jackpot!

    This is such an amazing listen! Great music! Fun guys! Awesome conversation and a throwback to such a great era! Must listen!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Fantastic entry into a fantastic podcast.

    I really enjoy this podcast. The chemistry between the hosts is fun, and I usually learn something, despite having a pretty good knowledge of music. it's always interesting to hear what the staff picks are. The only thing I wish they had was a female host to offer a different perspective, as the "boy's club" humor can get a bit old at times. An additional benefit of having a female co-host would be having more female artists represented, as that's something that is also lacking. (Seriously, the... more

    John Daily
    United Statesa year ago

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