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Talking Records

Talking Records

By Jed Dion
A podcast devoted to talking about the records we love. History, context, analysis... it's all here. Hopefully. Or maybe we're just fawning over stuff we like.

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#111 Pulley (The Golden Life) with Scott Radinsky
Pulley vocalist Scott Radinsky joins the show to fill us in on the band's 8th studio album The Golden Life.
57:25
May 17, 2022
#110 Link 80 (The Struggle Continues) with Adam Davis (Omnigone/Link 80)
Adam Davis returns to talk about the writing and recording of Link 80's 2000 album The Struggle Continues on Asian Man Records.
01:39:02
May 03, 2022
#109 Pilfers (Pilfers) with Coolie Ranx
Coolie Ranx of Pilfers joins the show to talk about his latest solo music and to take us through the writing and recording of Pilfers debut album. https://coolieranx.bandcamp.com/album/days-gone-by-2
59:58
April 05, 2022
#108 Big D & the Kids Table (Do Your Art) with David McWane
Big D vocalist David McWane joins the show to discuss the creation of the band's latest album Do Your Art. This was the album I needed in 2021. David takes us through it.
01:11:10
March 29, 2022
#107 Angus (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with Steve from Symphony of Distraction
Green Day, Ash, Dance Hall Crashers, Riverdales, Smoking Popes, Weezer, Goo Goo Dolls, Muffs, Tilt, Pansy Division and Love Split Love are delved into as well as the goofy teen flick that tied all these bands together for one amazing soundtrack. Steve from Symphony of Distraction joins the show!
01:24:20
March 15, 2022
#106 Strung Out (Exile in Oblivion) with Jake Kiley
Strung Out guitarist Jake Kiley joins the show to discuss the making of Exile in Oblivion. We chat about the state of the Warped Tour in the mid 2000s, guitar solos, choosing the art work, digital music and working with Matt Hyde.
01:06:60
March 01, 2022
#105 LiMP (Guitarded) with Phil and Johnny
LiMP vocalist/guitarist Phil and drummer Johnny join the podcast to tell us about the making of both the Fine Girl EP and Guitarded. We go into the recording, connecting with new guitarist Doug, and opening for the Foo Fighters.
01:18:19
February 23, 2022
#104 Alkaline Trio (Maybe I'll Catch Fire) with Elena
Elena joins the show to discuss A3's Maybe I'll Catch Fire. We discuss the tensions around making the album, finding a potato in a guitar case, the band's love of dirty jokes, the spontaneous opportunity for an album cover and more. https://alkalinetrio.com/ https://www.mablesyndrome.com/
01:07:34
February 15, 2022
#103 Dan Vapid & the Cheats (Escape Velocity) with Dan Vapid
The incredible Dan Vapid joins the show to discuss Escape Velocity, the latest album from Dan Vapid & the Cheats. My pal J Prozac joins in on the discussion on musical influences, song writing, how Covid threw the brakes on everything, and Dan's unique approach to writing this album. We also go into a bit of Dan's history and various bands. https://danvapidandthecheats.bandcamp.com/album/escape-velocity
01:06:30
February 01, 2022
#102 Russ Rankin (Come Together Fall Apart) with Russ
Good Riddance vocalist Russ Rankin joins the show to talk about his great solo record Come Together Fall Apart out this Friday on SBAM Records. https://shop.sbam.rocks/ https://www.say-10.com/store/russ-rankin-come-together-fall-apart/
56:07
January 25, 2022
#101 The Last Gang (Noise Noise Noise) with Brenna Red
Noise Noise Noise was my number one album from 2021. Guitarist/vocalist Brenna Red joins the show to discuss writing the album, recording with Cameron Webb, bouncing ideas of Fat Mike and Yotam Ben Horin, and trying to tour during the pandemic. https://www.thelastgang.com/
52:28
January 11, 2022
#100 No Use For A Name (Leche Con Carne) with Rory and Steve
No Use drummer Rory Koff and bassist Steve Papoutsis join the show for our 100th episode to talk about Leche Con Carne. Exploding cigarettes, NHL '95, haunted studios, the first Warped Tour, it's all here. Check it out!
01:25:28
December 14, 2021
#99 Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Ska Core the Devil & More) with Christian and Mike from Skappository
Christian and Mike from the Long Island ska band Skappository join me to talk about the Bosstones EP Ska Core the Devil and More, a collection of covers, live stuff, and an upcoming song from Don't Know How to Party. https://www.facebook.com/Skappository/
58:34
December 07, 2021
#98 Reel Big Fish (Why Do They Rock So Hard) with Scott Klopfenstein
One time RBF trumpet player and vocalist Scott joins me to talk Why Do They Rock So Hard. https://www.scottklopfenstein.com/
01:03:49
November 30, 2021
#97 Homegrown (Act Your Age) with Kyle
Kyle from the Having A Blast Podcast joins the show to talk about Homegrown's 1998 album Act Your Age. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/having-a-blast-with-kyle-devlin/id1538013249
01:13:33
November 16, 2021
#96 Mad Caddies (Just One More) with Chuck Robertson
Mad Caddies vocalist Chuck Robertson joins us to talk Just One More. Chuck also tells us about his fantastic solo album and his secret wish to be a drummer. Check out Chuck Robertson & Friends http://chuckrobertsonandfriends.com/ https://www.instagram.com/chuckrobertsonandfriends/?hl=en
51:24
November 02, 2021
#95 The Gaslight Anthem (The '59 Sound) with Ben
My pal Ben and I discuss Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound. A great story about a band who captured something really special. A career making album.
01:01:56
October 26, 2021
#94 Millencolin (Life on a Plate) with Mathias Farm
My pal Scott from The Softer Side joins me for a chat with Mathias Farm on the making of Millencolin's Life on a Plate. We also dig into the tracks!
01:18:50
October 12, 2021
#93 Lifetime (Jersey's Best Dancers) with Bob from I Wanna Party With Bob
Bob from the podcast I Wanna Party With Bob drops in to discuss Lifetime's 1997 album Jersey's Best Dancers. https://www.iwannapartywithbob.com/podcasts
01:15:27
September 28, 2021
#92 Five Iron Frenzy (Our Newest Album Ever) with Matt from On the Upbeat Ska podcast
Matt from the great ska podcast On the Upbeat joins the show to look at Five Iron Frenzy's second album Our Newest Album Ever. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-upbeat/id1477872199
01:15:27
September 14, 2021
#91 Mu330 (Crab Rangoon) with Aaron Carnes
In Defense of Ska author and podcaster Aaron Carnes joins the show to discuss Mu330's 1997 Asian Man Records release Crab Rangoon. Pick up Aaron's book at https://www.clashbooks.com/new-products-2/aaron-carnes-in-defense-of-ska Check out his podcast https://aaroncarnes.substack.com/ About In Defense of Ska: "Why doesn’t ska get its due as a rich, diverse genre the way punk, metal, hip-hop and electronic music does? Or more to the point, why are ska fans so embarrassed of this music they love? The era of ska shame is officially over. In Defense of Ska is the much-needed response to years of ska-mockery. No longer do ska fans need to hide in the basement, skanking alone in their sharp suits, slim ties and porkpie hats. Now the time to take to the streets and fight music snobbery, or at least crank up the ska without being teased ruthlessly. In a mix of interviews, essays, personal stories, historical snapshots, obscure anecdotes, and think pieces, In Defense of Ska dissects, analyzes and celebrates ska in exactly the way fans have been craving for decades. This book will enlist ska-lovers as soldiers in the ska army, and challenge ska-haters’ prejudices to the core." - From Clash Books website
01:29:28
August 31, 2021
#90 Fenix TX (Lechuza) with Damon De La Paz
Drummer Damon De La Paz takes us through the writing and recording of Fenix TX's Lechuza. Working with Jerry Finn, using Steven Adler's Appetite for Destruction snare drum, and pushing the band's sound. It's all here.
53:49
August 17, 2021
#89 The Misfits (Static Age) with MichaelXCrusty
MichaelXCrusty from the Miserable Failure Podcast and videographer for Mikey and his Uke joins the show to talk Static Age, the shelved debut album from The Misfits. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-miserable-failure-podcast/id1553825021
01:10:49
August 02, 2021
#88 Refused (The Shape of Punk to Come) with Wayne
A couple of my old bandmates and I sit in the same room and discuss the magnificent The Shape of Punk to Come by Refused. 
01:06:20
July 27, 2021
#87 Buck-O-Nine (28 Teeth) with Jonas Kleiner
Buck-O-Nine guitarist Jonas Kleiner joins the show to take us through the band's 1997 breakout record 28 Teeth. From using Neil Young's guitars to taking abuse from Primus fans, you won't want to miss this one. https://www.buckonine.com/
01:06:12
July 20, 2021
#86 The Queers (Don't Back Down) with Wyatt from Sail On Podcast
We're not backing down from a look at one of the greatest pop punk albums, The Queers' Don't Back Down on Lookout Records. Wyatt from the amazing Beach Boys podcast Sail On joins the show. Sail On - https://www.patreon.com/sailon
01:14:41
July 13, 2021
#85 Descendents (Milo Goes to College) with Pat Decline
Pat from The Decline returns to talk about the Descendents and Milo Goes to College. https://descendents.tumblr.com/ https://thedeclinemusic.bandcamp.com/
01:06:08
July 06, 2021
#84 Good Riddance (A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion) with Josh from Dogwood/Family Cast?
Josh from the band Dogwood and the podcast The Family Cast? joins Talking Records to discuss the Good Riddance classic A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-family-cast/id1552110359 http://grpunk.com/
01:27:13
June 22, 2021
#83 The Ergs! (Dork Rock Cork Rod) with Mikey Erg
My pal Phil from local band Scorpion Porch assists me in grilling Mikey Erg on The Ergs! classic Dork Rock Cork Rod. https://theergs.bandcamp.com/album/dorkrockcorkrod https://scorpionporch.bandcamp.com/
55:29
June 15, 2021
#82 Lagwagon (Let's Talk About Feelings) with Mark DeSalvo
Album artist Mark DeSalvo joins the show to talk Let's Talk About Feelings. We discuss the songs and how the artwork came together. http://www.markdesalvo.com/index.html https://www.sonicartoriginals.com/markdesalvo https://www.lagwagon.com/
01:03:46
June 08, 2021
#81 Bouncing Souls (self titled) with Greg from Unscripted Moments
Greg from Unscripted Moments: A Podcast About Propagandhi stops by to discuss the Bouncing Souls self titled Epitaph debut. https://unscriptedmoments.libsyn.com/ https://www.bouncingsouls.com/
01:19:00
June 01, 2021
#80 Less Than Jake (GNV FLA) with Vinnie Fiorello
Vinnie (Less Than Jake/The Inevitables) joins the show to take us down the wooded path to Atlas Studios where GNV FLA was recorded.  https://www.theinevitables.world/ https://lessthanjake.com/
01:03:01
May 25, 2021
#79 Bayside (Killing Time) with Jay Young
Jay returns to the podcast for a full album breakdown of Bayside's remarkable 2011 album Killing Time. We discuss the powerful vocals, a shredding guitar solo, and how maybe one of the best songs on Killing Time is not technically on Killing Time. Also check out Jay on... Episode 21 Midtown (Living Well is the Best Revenge) Episode 6 Weezer (The Blue Album)
01:06:48
May 18, 2021
#78 Rancid (Let's Go) with Chad
My friend Chad and I tackle all 23 songs on Rancid's 1994 classic Let's Go, discussing the music's impact on our lives and how Rancid was one of the early punk band's that caught our attention. 
01:13:26
May 11, 2021
#77 Johnny Socko (Full Trucker Effect) with Josh Silbert and RJ from On the Upbeat Ska
Saxophone player Josh Silbert joins the show to take us through the story behind the fake movie soundtrack Full Trucker Effect. RJ from the ska podcast On the Upbeat joins us for a look into this hilarious concept. Check out On the Upbeat on Spotify, Apple podcast, Overcast, Stitcher and more. Check out Coolidge at CoolidgeTheBand.com Find Johnny Socko music on Spotify
01:23:36
May 04, 2021
#76 Frenzal Rhomb (A Man's Not A Camel) with Lindsay McDougall
Frenzal Rhomb guitarist Lindsay McDougall joins the show to share how Frenzal Rhomb got back on Fat Mike's radar, what it was like recording with the guys from Pennywise hanging around, and how they turned the ARIA award show into a bloodbath. 
01:00:18
April 27, 2021
#75 Nirvana (In Utero) with Cyclone J
My old college buddy Jason and I talk about how we got into Nirvana and the masterpiece of noise that would be the band's final album, In Utero.
01:10:59
April 20, 2021
#74 Sugarcult (Start Static) with Marko DeSantis
Sugarcult guitarist Marko joins the podcast to take us through the formation of Sugarcult, the band's debut album Start Static, and looking back on it twenty years later.
01:11:27
April 13, 2021
#73 The Wailers (The Wailing Wailers) with Joey Altruda
Musician, writer, artist, and record collector Joey Altruda joins the show. Maybe you haven't heard Bob Marley's first collection of songs along with Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer. This is a compelling story about those early days at Studio One.
01:13:46
April 06, 2021
#72 Less Than Jake (Borders & Boundaries) with Chris DeMakes
Ryan from the band Mixtapes/Massive Nights joins me for a chat with Chris DeMakes from Less Than Jake. Chris takes us through the making of their Fat Wreck offering Borders & Boundaries, and then Ryan and I break down the tracks. https://lessthanjake.com/ https://massivenightsohio.bandcamp.com/album/trash-pop
01:21:41
March 30, 2021
#71 Face to Face (Big Choice) with Kristen & Jessica from Mable Syndrome
Talking Records teams up with Mable Syndrome to discuss Face to Face's classic Big Choice! Kristen and Jessica join the show in a great podcast crossover. https://www.mablesyndrome.com/ http://facetofacemusic.com/
01:17:27
March 23, 2021
#70 Green Day (Nimrod) with DJ Rossstar
Ross and I discuss all 18 tracks of Green Day's experimental 1997 album Nimrod. From classic pop punk to ballads, to surf songs, and whatever King For a Day is, we break down the whole album. All music used to aid and facilitate a better understanding of the album.
01:13:19
March 16, 2021
#69 Limp (Pop & Disorderly) with Phil Ensor
Guitarist/vocalist Phil from Limp takes me through the early days of Limp and the events that lead to Pop & Disorderly on Honest Don's in 1997. All music used to underscore points and explanation.
57:01
March 09, 2021
#68 Mustard Plug (Evildoers Beware) with Colin and Dave
Colin and Dave from Mustard Plug join the podcast to talk about recording at the Blasting Room in the early days of the studio, the revolving door of horn players, and how the album sat around for almost a year before release.  Check out www.mustardplug.com Grab vinyl at https://mustard-plug-merch.myshopify.com/ All music clips used to aid and enhance understanding of the topic being discussed.
50:27
March 02, 2021
#67 Sum 41 (Does This Look Infected?) with Cone & Mike Elfers
Sum 41 bassist Cone joins Mike (JV Allstars, Punknews.org, Who's Zoomin' Who?) and I to discuss the band's 2002 record Does This Look Infected? 
01:09:21
February 23, 2021
#66 The Ramones (Rocket to Russia) with Allie from Pilates Punx
Allie from Pilates Punx joins the podcast to discuss The Ramones classic Rocket to Russia and all the doodles on the back cover. We talk about her independently owned business, playing local shows together back in the day, and how we were both in the same marching band class for two weeks.
01:08:09
February 16, 2021
#65 Steve Caballero
Steve Caballero joins the podcast to talk hot rods, his favorite records, his new band Urethane, his input into the Pro Skater games, and a whole lot more.
58:30
February 09, 2021
#64 Dance Hall Crashers (Lockjaw) with Karina and Jason
Karina and Jason from the Dance Hall Crashers join me to discuss 1995's Lockjaw.
58:23
January 26, 2021
#63 The Clash (London Calling) with Alex
Alex from the Vinyl__Tap joins the podcast to discuss the amazing 1979 album London Calling by the Clash. We pick our favorite songs from the double LP and chat about the album's impact on us.
01:19:29
January 19, 2021
#62 Link 80 (17 Reasons) with Adam Davis
Adam Davis from Link 80/Omnigone joins the show to discuss Link 80's explosive 1997 punk/ska album 17 Reasons. Adam shares stories about being in the band, how the band completely changed his life, and we both somehow end up revealing our ages. 
01:25:34
January 12, 2021
#61 Pulley (Matters) with Scott Radinsky
Pulley vocalist Scott Radinsky joins the podcast to fill us in on the band's 2004 album Matters.
01:00:51
January 05, 2021
#60 Symphony of Distraction (Horse) with Jay Stewart
Jay Stewart from Symphony of Distraction/SecondShot stops by to share with us the innovation of recording an album when you live across the country from your band, the DIY ethics in a technology world, and how punk works on a piano.  Check out Symphony of Distraction on Bandcamp!
41:43
December 29, 2020
#59 Bonus Christmas Episode 2 (Christmas Songs) with a bunch of people
Hang out under the mistletoe in your reindeer turtle neck and tune into this special bonus episode of Talking Records. This is our second annual collection of favorite Christmas songs.
30:29
December 15, 2020
#58 The Specials (S/T) with Chris Graue
Film maker, song writer, and all around ska enthusiast Chris Graue helps me break down the 1979 debut from Coventry's The Specials. 
01:17:16
December 08, 2020
#57 Teen Idols (Teen Idols) with Matt Drastic
My pal J Prozac and I catch up with Teen Idols/Less Than Jake drummer Matt Drastic to talk about the first Teen Idols record. 
51:25
December 01, 2020
#56 Bad Religion (Suffer) with Nate from the Vinyl Guide
Nate returns to the show to discuss Bad Religion's classic 1988 album Suffer.  Make sure you check out the Vinyl Guide podcast: The Vinyl Guide *Intro clip thanks to the Vinyl Guide 
01:23:44
November 24, 2020
#55 Weezer (Pinkerton) with Christian from The Feels
Christian from the band The Feels joins the show to discuss Weezer's sophomore album Pinkerton and the various adventures that led to its formation. The Feels Songs From the Black Hole on Youtube
01:19:54
November 17, 2020
#54 No Use For A Name (Feel Good Record of the Year) with Rory and Dave
Drummer Rory Koff and guitarist Dave Nassie join the podcast to talk about the fun and collaborative process of making No Use's final album.
01:10:13
November 10, 2020
#53 All (Mass Nerder) with Bill Stevenson
Bill Stevenson stops by to help fellow record collector Lara and I discuss All and the band's fantastic record Mass Nerder.
01:23:36
November 03, 2020
#52 The Suicide Machines (Battle Hymns) with Jason Navarro
Band vocalist Jason Navarro helps my friend Chris and I better understand the band's sophomore effort Battle Hymns, a mix of punk, hardcore, and ska. PUNCK! JAH!
01:24:52
October 27, 2020
#51 Bonus Episode (Side Projects) with a bunch of people
Pat Decline, Yotam Ben Horin, Christian, Glenn of Pavid Vermin, Scott from the Softer Side, Dylan, and Aaron from the Growing Up Punk Podcast all help me find awesome side projects bands have been a part of. There are so many! 
29:54
October 20, 2020
#50 Goldfinger (S/T) with Charlie Paulson
Goldfinger guitarist Charlie Paulson joins Craig, Tafty, and I in breaking down the band's debut album! A great way to celebrate our 50th episode!
01:27:58
October 13, 2020
#49 Propagandhi (Supporting Caste) with Scott from the Softer Side
Scott from Jacksonville FL, punk band the Softer Side helps me plunge into these jam packed songs from Propagandhi's 2009 album Supporting Caste.
01:25:02
October 06, 2020
#48 Nada Surf (High/Low) with Jack
Jack and I teamed up in middle school and then beyond to discover as much great music as possible. An early favorite was this stellar debut by rock group Nada Surf. Tune in to hear us go down memory lane and reveal all the lyrics we misheard.
01:07:19
September 29, 2020
#47 Face to Face (Face to Face) with Aaron from Growing Up Punk
Talking Records and Growing Up Punk combine forces for the ultimate podcast crossover event. Or so we believe so. Aaron and I discuss Face to Face's self titled album from 1996.
01:04:52
September 22, 2020
#46 The Decline (Flash Gordon Ramsay Street) with Pat Decline
Pat from the band The Decline joins me to discuss his band's killer record. We cover everything from broken arms, swooping magpies, crazy album titles, and avocado on toast. All of this without wandering off topic. You can't miss this one.  The Decline Bandcamp
58:27
September 15, 2020
#45 Bigwig (Stay Asleep) with Christian from the Jersey Interchange
Welcoming Christian to the show to talk about the formidable Bigwig and their 1999 album Stay Asleep. We also talk about his project the Jersey Interchange and how you can hear Jersey musicians covering Jersey bands! The Jersey Interchange
01:13:09
September 08, 2020
#44 Nerf Herder (Nerf Herder) with Glenn
Glenn from Pavid Vermin and I break down the hilarious gem that is Nerf Herder's debut album. Jumping from My Records to Arista, but not before some lyrical changes. It's a great story, check it out! Pavid Vermin Bandcamp
01:12:21
September 01, 2020
#43 The Ataris (Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits) with Dylan
Dylan and I discuss The Ataris classic Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits. Released on Kung Fu Records in 1999, the band taught us how to get deeply personal.
01:23:02
August 25, 2020
#42 Useless ID (Redemption) with Yotam Ben Horin
Singer and bassist of Useless ID, Yotam Ben Horin  and I talk about the band's 2005 album Redemption, hanging out at the Blasting Room, fitting in with the band, Pet Sounds, and more. 
55:02
August 18, 2020
#41 Save Ferris (It Means Everything) with Tara from Half Past Two
Tara from OC ska band Half Past Two joins me to talk about fellow OC ska band Save Ferris. You can actually hear me trying to contain my jealousy of all the great shows Tara has been to. www.halfpasttwoska.com Half Past Two Bandcamp Half Past YouTube
01:04:52
August 11, 2020
#40 Jimmy Eat World (Clarity) with Heath from Midtown
Welcoming Midtown guitarist Heath to the show to talk about Jimmy Eat World and the most satisfying of journeys, Clarity.
01:18:14
August 04, 2020
#39 Strung Out (Transmission.Alpha.Delta) with Jordan Burns and Craig
Craig and I chat with beat keeper Jordan Burns about his final record with Strung Out and what it was like to record it. www.motoxxx.com 50% off for a limited time. Code word: SMELLY
01:20:57
July 28, 2020
#38 The Get Up Kids (Something to Write Home About) with Wayne
Wayne and I reminisce about listening to this album a whole heck of a lot and what an impact it had on a genre it never claimed to be a part of. Is that a run-on sentence?
01:04:55
July 21, 2020
#37 Much the Same (Quitters Never Win) with Chris McGrath
With the rerelease of their debut album, I fire a bunch of questions at Much the Same guitarist/singer Chris McGrath. We talk about floods, Rise Against, the friend zone, touring with A Wilhelm Scream, and much more. 
53:09
July 14, 2020
#36 Bouncing Souls (Hopeless Romantic) with Josh
Josh and I wear our hearts on our sleeves as we drop the needle on Hopeless Romantic by "Those New Jersey Mooches" the Bouncing Souls.
01:06:42
July 07, 2020
#35 Bonus Episode (Summer Songs) with a bunch of people
Slap on some sunblock and listen in as recent guests tell me their go to summer jams.
28:44
June 30, 2020
#34 Alkaline Trio (From Here to Infirmary) with Jeff
Jeff from Western MA punk band Funzzle and I agree that love songs are better if you include a gouged eyeball. Hear us break down Alkaline Trio's third album From Here to Infirmary.
52:01
June 23, 2020
#33 Operation Ivy (Energy) with Mike Park from Asian Man Records
Mike and I talk about the greatest ska/punk band of all time! We also mention sneaking into shows and dumpster diving for CDs.
01:19:32
June 16, 2020
#32 Mxpx (Life in General) with Scott
My pal Scott from the band The Creepin' Cadavers and I discuss growing up with Life in General, Mxpx's break through album.
01:15:31
June 09, 2020
#31 The State of the Podcast (Year 1) bonus episode
Hi everyone! Celebrating one year of podcasting! This is just a quick hello and a brief history of how and why the podcast started. This episode also features some unused interview excerpts from No Use drummer Rory Koff, Midtown guitarist Heath Saraceno, and Strung Out guitarist Jake Kiley. Thanks to everyone who made our first year an awesome one!
15:30
June 03, 2020
#30 No Use For A Name (More Betterness part 2) with Rory Koff and Craig
This is the second part of our episode on No Use For A Name's 1999 album More Betterness. In this second part, Craig and I chat with No Use drummer Rory Koff about the album, the band, and life after the band.
01:07:30
May 26, 2020
#29 No Use For A Name (More Betterness part 1) with Craig
This is part one of a two part episode. In part one, Craig and I discuss our reactions to first hearing the record, then we break down the tracks, and discuss the art.  In part two, coming next week, Craig and I interview No Use drummer Rory Koff about More Betterness. He shares some great stories about the band at the time and then clues us into what he's been up to these days.
01:01:44
May 19, 2020
#28 Green Day (Insomniac) with Adam
I teamed up with fellow Green Day fanatic Adam to discuss the band's angrier, heavier, and in our opinion superior follow up to their mega album, Dookie. 
01:09:48
May 12, 2020
#27 Bonus Episode (Cover Songs) with a bunch of people
Nothing beats a band you like covering a song you like, right? So what makes a good cover song? Sometimes it's even possible for a band to turn a song you never liked into one you enjoy. A bunch of friends share their favorite cover songs with me.
26:14
May 05, 2020
#26 Pennywise (Full Circle) with Tafty and Randy from Pennywise
Tafty and I have bonded over a great many things in the 32 years we've known each other. This album holds a special place in our hearts; it served as the soundtrack to one of the best summers of our friendship. We also check in with band bassist Randy Bradbury.
01:14:41
April 28, 2020
#25 Strung Out (Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues) with Craig, and Jake from Strung Out
Craig and I hit Strung Out guitarist Jake Kiley with a bunch of questions about our favorite Strung Out record. 
01:14:50
April 21, 2020
#24 Minor Threat (First Two 7") with Nate from the Vinyl Guide
I am very pleased to welcome Nate, from the Vinyl Guide podcast on to talk about Minor Threat and their first two 7 inch records. I'm a huge fan of the Vinyl Guide and it was rad to connect with him. The Vinyl Guide Click here to check out Nate's podcast The Vinyl Guide.
01:12:53
April 14, 2020
#23 Less Than Jake (Losing Streak) with Tony and Chris
From our respective homes, the DiSanto brothers and I connected through the magic of the internet to discuss Less Than Jake's major label debut. For the three of us, this was one of the first third wave ska bands we fell in love with. We mention baritone saxophones a lot. 
01:02:20
April 07, 2020
#22 Let's Get the Band Back Together (Bonus Episode) with Craig and Jay Young
Welcome to a bonus, special interest episode of Talking Records. For this one, we were pleased to discover we had left the mics on when we got to talking about our local bands. Listen in as Craig, Jay and, I wander down memory lane and share stories about our time coming up together through our local western Massachusetts scene. It was a fun conversation and seemed too priceless not to share. https://nointention.bandcamp.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuicP-PZuWo&fbclid=IwAR2OXFHn9LZKcXTOtvCelEeMP6ifuPv-9PMnPA-Mr9SOVYUnsIupCm-47E0
54:01
April 01, 2020
#21 Midtown (Living Well is the Best Revenge) with Jay Young
Jay and I have been bonding over this record for years. For this episode, we venture back to the early 2000’s pop punk and emo boom to discuss one of the few bands who made a lasting impression on us.
01:17:48
March 25, 2020
#20 New Pornographers (Twin Cinema) with Kelsey
Kelsey unknowingly introduced me to this band in 2008. Twelve years later we're back to break down the New Pornographer's classic Twin Cinema.
58:09
March 11, 2020
#19 Talking Records Mixtape Vol. 1 (90's Punk) with Craig
A special bonus episode of Talking Records! For this one, Craig and I compile our favorite punk songs from the 90's onto a mixtape.  Check out our Spotify playlist with all the songs featured on the show! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4cTsxofrpkAzxwFOT0cGQk?si=vDj8Fu7bQ-uYbO_Axv_-iw
49:16
February 26, 2020
#18 NOFX (So Long and Thanks for all the Shoes) with Matt
Matt and I listen through NOFX's 1997 album So Long and Thanks for all the Shoes and gush about how great it sounds.
57:51
February 19, 2020
#17 The Slackers (Peculiar) with Josh
Josh and I pour ourselves some coffee to discuss Russian novels, politics, miming air saxophone,  and hobbits. Nothing peculiar about any of that.
01:04:31
February 05, 2020
#16 Ramones (Pleasant Dreams) with J Prozac, Donna, and Craig
A whole bunch of us fanatics piled into one room to talk about the often over looked Ramones album Pleasant Dreams.
55:56
January 22, 2020
#15 Descendents (Everything Sucks) with Phil
Phil and I discuss the Descendents mighty return with 1996's Everything Sucks. The band's previous album had come out nine years before! For many of us, this was our introduction to a great band.
01:04:31
January 08, 2020
#14 Reel Big Fish (Turn the Radio Off) with Craig
Craig and I look back on the Summer of Ska and Reel Big Fish's huge 1996 album Turn the Radio Off. 
57:47
December 26, 2019
#13 Bonus Christmas Episode (Christmas Songs) with a bunch of people
Top off your Marty Moose glass with some more eggnog and tune into this special bonus episode of Talking Records. Friends, family, and I talk about our favorite Christmas songs of all time.
25:17
December 12, 2019
#12 Mad Caddies (Duck and Cover) with Tony
Tony and I discuss the ska/punk/jazz/dixieland band the Mad Caddies and their 1998 Fat Wreck Chords debut, Duck and Cover.
55:15
December 03, 2019
#11 Bush (Sixteen Stone) with Wayne
Wayne and I relive our youth and discuss the five single spawning debut album by Bush, Sixteen Stone.
58:39
November 20, 2019
#10 U2 (The Joshua Tree) with Rachel
Rachel and I discuss U2, the amazing Joshua Tree record, Bono's polarizing effect on people, and manage to mention the Joker movie twice.
59:00
November 07, 2019
#09 Millencolin (Pennybridge Pioneers) with Chris
Chris and I butcher the name of the band's home town while we discuss growth, independence, and motorized scooters on Millencolin's 2000 album Pennybridge Pioneers.
53:51
October 07, 2019
#08 Lagwagon (Double Plaidnium) with Craig
This is it! My, "if you were stranded on a deserted island and could only pick one" record. Craig helps me break down Lagwagon's 1997 album Double Plaidnium.
57:45
September 03, 2019
#07 Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin 1) with my dad
My dad stops by to talk about Led Zeppelin's self titled 1969 debut album.
01:11:55
July 30, 2019
#06 Weezer (The Blue Album) with Jay Young
Jay and I discuss Weezer's 1994 debut most simply call the Blue Album.
01:15:32
July 19, 2019
#05 Bad Religion (Process of Belief) with Andrea
Andrea and I brush up on our vocabulary while we discuss Bad Religion's 2002 album Process of Belief.
01:05:58
July 04, 2019
#04 Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Question the Answers) with Chris
I toss Chris into the world of podcasting as we discuss the Mighty Mighty Bosstones 1994 record Question the Answers.
01:07:53
June 20, 2019
#03 Lillingtons (Death by Television) with J Prozac
J Prozac and I ponder aliens, monsters, and b-movies while discussing the Lillington's landmark album Death by Television.
01:35:03
June 11, 2019
#02 Green Day (Dookie) With Wayne and Craig
Wayne, Craig and I discuss Green Day's 1994 smash Dookie.
01:33:43
May 30, 2019
#01 No Use For A Name (Making Friends) With Craig
Craig and I drink lots of coffee and break down No Use For A Name's 1997 album Making Friends.
01:05:41
May 20, 2019