Welcome back to another episode of Human Music. This week, Harry and Carlos discuss Bay Area punk icons Dead Kennedy's and their genre-defining brand of hardcore punk off their career-encompassing compilation alum, Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death. This combination of biting political satire, nihilist counter-culture rebellion and general debauchery is exactly what the doctor ordered during these uncertain and surreal times we find ourselves in. So strap in and enjoy the ride.
Join the guys this week for an in-depth discussion on one of Carlos's favorite bands of recent years. We are reviewing Jurrasic Punk, the debut album by up-and-coming, DIY, all-female punk band T-Rextasy, as well as their live Audiotree record session. We had a blast listening to this one and discussing.
This week the guys welcome their first guest to the show. Chef, writer and podcaster Kate McLean joins Harry and Carlos to discuss an album of her choice -- 2Pac's All Eyez on Me from 1996. The legendary rapper's final release before his tragic passing that same year, All Eyez on Me is Tupac's longest, most well-received, and most beloved work of art. A bona-fide magnum opus of Cali thug life gangsta rap, AEOM changed the rap industry forever and cemented Tupac Shakur's legacy within it.
On this episode of Human Music, Harrison introduces Carlos to one of the greatest albums in Texas music history by arguably the most influential singer songwriter to ever leave the Lone Star State. Recorded in 1973 at the Old Quarter in downtown Houston, Live at the Old Quarter is one of the most significant pieces of musical history associated with the Bayou City. Hear the guys discuss their thoughts and analysis on this seminal work of art.
Tune in for Episode 4 of Human Music to hear the guys discuss Carlos' latest suggestion, Hobo Johnson's debut studio album, The Rise of Hobo Johnson. This emotional and genre-bending poetry/hip hop fusion touches on some personal issues of family and trauma for the guys, and for just about anyone listening.
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Welcome back to episode 3 of Human Music. This week the guys discuss their thoughts on 1988's Operation Mindcrime by Queensrÿche. This epic prog metal rock opera is considered one of the best concept albums of all time. Hear what Carlos thought of Harry's suggestion, and if he'll be listening to more 80s metal in the future.
Welcome back to episode two of Human Music. This week, the guys discuss their analysis and opinions on Nas's 1994 debut album, Illmatic, the hardcore rap album that rocked the hip hop world and changed the genre forever.
Welcome to episode number one of Human Music. In our first full length episode, Harrison introduces Carlos to 1986's The Queen is Dead, the third studio album by best selling British rock band, The Smiths. The two discuss their thoughts and Carlos decides whether to dive headfirst into Smiths and Morrissey fandom.
In this intro episode, Harry and Carlos introduce Human Music, the podcast. This biweekly show features two lifelong friends introducing each other to new music and diving deep into the songwriting, history, and influences behind their favorite albums.