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Tuesday Night Record Club

Tuesday Night Record Club

By Monmouth University Center for the Arts
It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time!

Hosted by Kenneth Womack, Ph.D. and featuring special guests!
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Episode 13 - David Bowie -Low

Tuesday Night Record Club

Episode 13 - David Bowie -Low
Low is the 11th studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on January 14, 1977 through RCA Records. Grounded in art rock and experimental rock and influenced by German bands such as Tangerine Dream, Neu!, Harmonia and Kraftwerk, Low features Bowie's first explorations in electronic and ambient styles. Host Ken Womack, Ph.D. and guest host Andrew Womack take a closer look at the album some critics consider one of Bowie's best works. Originally held via Zoom on 4/5/22.
May 25, 2022
Episode 12 - Crosby, Stills and Nash: Self-titled
Crosby, Stills & Nash is the debut studio album by Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), released in 1969 on the Atlantic Records label. It spawned two Top 40 hit singles, Marrakesh Express and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and the album itself peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.  Host Ken Womack, Ph.D. and guest host Kit O'Toole delve into the details of CSN's debut album. Originally held via Zoom on 1/12/21.
May 04, 2022
Episode 11- The Velvet Underground and Nico
The Velvet Underground and Nico's debut collaboration was released on March 12, 1967. As ubiquitous as their Warhol-designed album cover, their music has been an inspiration to a multitude of bands and continue to be an enigma in music history. Host Ken Womack, Ph.D. and guest host Aaron "Furg" Furgason, Ph.D. analyze this masterful record. Originally held via Zoom on 1/11/22.
March 30, 2022
Episode 10- The Who, Who's Next
In this episode, Ken Womack, Ph.D. breaks down one of the Who's biggest albums with assistance from local musician Joe Ricardello providing musical demonstrations. Originally held via Zoom on 7/6/21.
March 23, 2022
Episode 9- Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of The Moon
Released on March 1, 1973, The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd is one of the biggest albums in music history. With over 45 million copies sold worldwide and the current record holder of the album with the longest Billboard Chart run (over 950 weeks), it was only a matter of time before TNRC dissected it. We've gone into the archives to bring you this episode. Ken Womack, Ph.D. and Michael Thomas discuss it, with great conversation from the audience. Originally held in person on 9/25/2018.
March 09, 2022
Episode 8- Joni Mitchell's Blue
February is the season of love, and Joni Mitchell's Blue is one of the most renowned love and heartbreak albums of all time. Host Ken Womack, Ph.D. and frequent TNRC guest star Kit O'Toole discuss this emotive masterpiece. Originally held via Zoom on 11/10/20.
February 23, 2022
Episode 7- Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water
Ken Womack, Ph.D. hosted this episode of TNRC from Lakehouse Recording Studio in Asbury Park, NJ. With him, are recording professor Mike Flannery and one of his production classes, Music and Theatre Department Chair Joe Rappolla, and professor Gary Wenstrup. Originally held 11/16/21 via Zoom.
February 09, 2022
The Police's Zenyatta Mondatta
Ken Womack and frequent guest Kit O'Toole break down one of The Police's biggest albums.
January 26, 2022
Episode 5- The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
On this episode of TNRC, Ken Womack and special recurring guest host Kit O'Toole discuss arguably one of the greatest albums of all time, petting zoos, Theremins, and more. Originally held via Zoom on 6/8/21.
January 12, 2022
Episode 4: Tracy Chapman's Self Titled Debut
Ken Womack, Ph.D. and guest host Rupa dasGupta, MFA sit down and discuss Tracy Chapman's legendary folk classic album in front of a live studio audience. Originally held in person on 2/5/2019. 
December 29, 2021
Episode 3- Depeche Mode's Violator
The newest episode of Tuesday Night Record Club discusses Depeche Mode's 1990 classic, Violator. Join Ken Womack and his brother, Andy, as they analyze the album. Originally held on 4/6/21 via ZOOM.
December 15, 2021
Episode 2- All Things Must Pass
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, host Ken Womack, Ph.D. discusses the legendary album with Jason Kruppa, author and host of the Producing the Beatles podcast. Originally held on 2/9/21 via ZOOM.
December 01, 2021
Episode 1- Bruce Springsteen's The Rising
A special edition of Tuesday Night Record Club commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Hosted by Ken Womack, Ph.D. With special guests Eileen Chapman, Director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, and Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum Founding Executive Director. Originally held on 9/9/21.
November 16, 2021