Two Latest Podcasts…

As I prepare for the most exciting month of the year here at BDWPS, I realized I failed once again to post my two podcasts on WordPress.I often post the links to the new podcasts on Twitter and Facebook and forget to notify those of you that keep up to date on all things BDWPS here on the blog. My apologies, once again. Below you will find links to the latest Year of the Neil and BDWPS Podcast. Keep your eyes open for what’s coming in the next few weeks – IT’S YEAR END LIST TIME GUYS! AHH!

BDWPS Podcast Episode #64:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/bdwps/episodes/2017-11-04T19_51_28-07_00

Year of the Neil: Episode #8:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/yearoftheneil/episodes/2017-11-21T19_46_57-08_00

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Favorite Albums of the Past Three Months

As mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, my last few months at work have been overwhelming. Not to make excuses, but this would explain for the lack of reviews posted here as of late. I’d first like to apologize to my faithful readers (if you’re still out there!) and let you know that I’m still listening to loads of great music while being swamped at work. With the end of the year looming, I decided I’d take this one night of breathing room to post some of my favorite albums from the past few months. I hope to post a similar series of reviews like this in a few weeks (but don’t hold me to it).

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Year of the Neil: Episode #7

In this month’s episode of “Year of the Neil”, we take a look at the tumultuous relationship between Neil Young and Carrie Snodgress and how a little band named Crazy Horse was able to help a friend in need. Listen to it HERE, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay (search: Year of the Neil).

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Two Latest Podcasts: “Year of the Neil #6” and “BDWPS Podcast #63”

 

First off, I want to apologize for the lack of content lately at BDWPS.com. I started a new job in September, and as a result, I find myself taking work home with me. If you follow my podcasts on iTunes or Stitcher, you are still getting updates on when they are posted, but I often forget to share the updates here also. The following two podcasts were shared weeks ago, but I forget to share them hear. Hopefully once I get comfortable in my new job, I can get back on track here at BDWPS. Thank you for your understanding. Here are the latest podcasts:

 

Year of the Neil: Episode #6

In this episode, we take a look at Neil Young’s battle with depression and the creation of two of his greatest albums. Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher (search: Year of the Neil).

BDWPS Podcast: Episode #63

In this month’s episode of BDWPS Podcast, we check out some of the best new genre-bending metal albums to come out in 2017, including Ex Eye, Heaven in Her Arms, Cloakroom, BIG/BRAVE, and Boris. Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher (search: BDWPS).

 

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Eulogy for the Sideman

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In the past couple weeks we’ve seen the passing of three unheralded sidemen: Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Holger Czukay of Can, and Grant Hart of Hüsker Dü. These three stalwarts played integral parts in the success of their influential bands yet were often underappreciated for their contributions. I’ve felt more and more disappointed by the coverage of each legend’s passing, feeling like they aren’t getting their due simply because they opted to remain in the shadows rather than bask in the spotlight. At the very least, I’d like to take a moment and pay my respects to three silent assassins whose impact can still be heard in music today.

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #62

In this month’s episode we check out new music from Thunder Dreamer, This is the Kit, Rozwell Kids, Sleaford Mods, MIKE, Afghan Whigs, Avey Tare, and Nine Inch Nails. We also continue our track by track look back at Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a-Changin’.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay (search: BDWPS).

Tracklist:

Thunder Dreamer “You Knew Me”

This is the Kit “Hotter Colder”

Rozwell Kids “Wendy’s Trash Can”

Seaford Mods “Just Like We Do”

MIKE “Victory Lab”

Afghan Whigs “Demon in Profile”

Avey Tare “Season High”

Nine Inch Nails “Less Than”

Bob Dylan “Restless Farewell”

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard “Murder of the Universe”

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Murder of the Universe

[ATO; 2017]

Rating: 8.7

All signs would suggest that Murder of the Universe, the 11th release from Australian psych outfit King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, should be a disappointment. It’s 21 tracks long. It’s a concept album centered around the creation of outlandish altered beasts. And it’s the second release in a year where the band has promised to release five albums, resulting in possible oversaturation and carelessness (update: they released their third album of the year today). Yet somehow, all of these negative precursors somehow propel this album to new heights, making for one wild listen.

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