Episodes

33 - Revisiting the Music of 1992

1992 was a great year for music. Rock branched out into all sorts of different cool directions and we got to hear grunge and alternative albums from Alice In Chains, Faith No More, White Zombie, Soul Asylum, and the Gin Blossoms. We heard debut albums from Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, and Body Count.

Industrial music took off with Psalm 69 from Ministry and Broken by Nine Inch Nails. Pantera made one of the best heavy metal albums of all time. We had TWO albums from Bruce Springsteen and Dr. Dre released one of the most influential and popular hip hop records ever made.

We’re also amped to chat with our friends at Yesterday’s Concert in a new segment called Visiting Hours.

32 - Exploring "American Pie"

American Pie by Don McClean is one of the most analyzed songs in rock and roll. This 8 and a half minute song looks at what happened to rock and roll – and America – in the decade after Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959. On today’s Episode of Prisoners of Rock and Roll, we’re putting American Pie under our musical microscope. We’re going to give our two cents on all of the symbolism in the song, look at what happened in America in the late 50s / early 60s, and talk about the impact of the Day the Music Died.