The Bayou Smokehouse in Groton in closing as chef/owner Pierre Boutros steps aside to spend more time with his family. Rick has made it his life's work to find a local barbecue joint that is tolerable to his refined southern palate, and the closing of Bayou is going to make it that much harder. Rick and Peter have one last meal before the restaurant closes on Saturday.
Rick and Peter consider the concept album, from Frank Sinatra to Green Day, and whether the format still resonates today when people don't buy albums. Our favorite local concept albums include Red Over Red by Bedroom Rehab Corporation, Death Anxiety by Pocket Vinyl, and El Amor de los Muertos by The Hempsteadys. Also, Rick remembers Arthur Falconi, a local musician who died in yesterday's storm.
What distinguishes a good cover song from a bad cover song? Martha Shanahan joins Rick and Peter to provide a young person's opinion. Plus, Kylie and Kendall Jenner's vinatge rock tee shirts, and Future performs at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Peter discovered his kids singing a Simon and Garfunkel song that came out over 50 years ago. Turns out they heard "The Sound of Silence" in the animated movie "Trolls." What determines whether a song has staying power? Are there artists today whose music our grandchildren will be listening to? Rick remembers thinking that "She Sheila" by The Producers and "Hold On" by Santana were going to be massive hits.
Rick and Peter bring in The Day features writer Mary Biekert to talk about Ed Sheeran's cameo appearance on game of Thrones, and to look back through TV history and some other notable musical cameos. Plus, The Who and Queen + Adam Lambert at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Rick's wife made him listen to New Order. He went to a New Order "concert" and saw them playing exactly zero instruments. What do you think of concerts that are more dance and theater production than musical performance?
Peter hiked 52 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Rick's band played a marathon weekend of shows and almost ran out of beer, before being saved by their lead singer's Elvis impression.
Rick and Peter reminisce about slow dance songs from their past, and read through the list of favorites sent in by friends and listeners.
RICK'S HIGH SCHOOL
Bread – “Make It with You”
Chicago – “Colour My World”
Led Zeppelin – “Stairway to Heaven”
Moody Blues – “Nights in White Satin”
PETER'S MIDDLE SCHOOL
Extreme - "More Than Words"
Richard Marx - "Right Here Waiting"
Bryan Adams - "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You"
Damn Yankees - "High Enough"
Boyz II Men - "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday"
Neil Young – “Harvest Moon”
SLOW DANCES FOR COUNTRY PEOPLE
Willie Nelson – “Always On My Mind”
Garth Brooks – “The Dance”
Dwight Yoakam – “Ain’t That Lonely Yet”
EVERY WEDDING I’VE EVER ATTENDED
Elvis – “I Can’t Help Falling in Love”
The Righteous Brothers – “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”
Journey – “Faithfully”
Percy Sledge – “When a Man Loves a Woman”
Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight”
REO Speedwagon – “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
SONGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SLOW-DANCE CLASSICS BUT, AS USUAL, THANKS TO THE IDIOCY OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, NO ONE’S EVER HEARD OF THEM
Hawks – “Let Me In”
John Anderson – “1959”
Talk Talk – “Renee”
Too Smooth – “Where Has All the Magic Gone?”
Kayak – “Life of Gold”
10 SONGS BY THE MOODY BLUES NOT CALLED “NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN” THAT KICK A LOT OF SLOW-DANCE ASS
“Out and In”
“Watching and Waiting”
“Candle of Life”
“Are You Sitting Comfortably?”
“Isn’t Life Strange”
“Have You Heard” suite
SONG TITLES BY CARCASS THAT PROBABLY DON’T SUGGEST THEY’D BE GOOD PROM BALLADS
“Crepitating Bowel Erosion”
“Cadaveric Incubator of Endo-parasites”
“Lavaging Expectorate of Lysergide Composition”
One of Rick's former bandmates, Robert Corky Ray, calls in to reminisce, and Rick talks about getting ready to play bass in his one and only concert of the year. Plus, replacement lead singers and Pippin at Foxwoods.
There are way too many festivals in southeast Connecticut this weekend - the Strawberry Park Cajun Zydeco Festival, ComiCONN Foxwoods, the Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport, the New London Blues and Brews Festival, the Outer Light Brewing rebrand party, and Taste of Mystic. Plus, what makes the wings at Hot Rod Cafe so good, and neural network metal band names.