Love Vigilantes by New Order

Been so alone? Then check out this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Oh, we’ve just come from the land of synth-pop to review the 1985 hit “Love Vigilantes” by influential new wave band, New Order. We’ll discuss the cost of sending a telegram; danceable ghost stories; and songs that you definitely know, but not … Continue reading Love Vigilantes by New Order

Angel of the Morning by Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts

Baby...baby...just join your hosts for their review of possibly the saddest song ever — the 1968 hit “Angel of the Morning” by Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts; a classic song that was later covered by country artist Juice Newton in 1981 and The Pretenders in 1995. Find out how this song connects Kiki Dee and … Continue reading Angel of the Morning by Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts

Evangeline by The Band and Emmylou Harris

Place your bets on this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. Join your hosts on a trip down the mighty Mississippi as they review the country rock classic, “Evangeline,” by The Band and Emmylou Harris, taken from the 1978 Martin Scorsese film and soundtrack album, THE LAST WALTZ, a documentary about The Band’s final concert … Continue reading Evangeline by The Band and Emmylou Harris

Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin

We’re burning up for this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST! Join your hosts as they make a few small repairs and review the 1997 folk rock hit, “Sunny Came Home” by Shawn Colvin. We’ll discuss your local Kohl’s playlist, journaling, and how listening to the lyrics can make an upbeat song pretty dark and … Continue reading Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin

SSP Classics: Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean

BONUS EPISODE: Come back to the mine with this SSP Classic Episode. This week your hosts revisit their review of the 1961 Grammy award-winning country classic, "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean. Help us honor a big, big man at the bottom of a deep, deep mine on this classic, classic episode of THE STORY … Continue reading SSP Classics: Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean

Copperhead Road by Steve Earle

Come up from the holler and listen to another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST. In this episode, your hosts review the 1988 outlaw country hit, "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle. Join us on an inter-generational journey to learn the benefits of shopping in bulk, the best way to detail the car you run moonshine … Continue reading Copperhead Road by Steve Earle

Tell Laura I Love Her by Ray Peterson

Start your engines, it's time for another episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST! On this episode, your hosts review the 1960 teen tragedy classic, "Tell Laura I Love Her," recorded by Ray Peterson and written by songwriting legends Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh. You'll find out the cost - adjusting for inflation - of buying … Continue reading Tell Laura I Love Her by Ray Peterson

Patches by Clarence Carter

No, not that Patches. The other Patches. On this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST, we review Clarence Carter's 1970 R&B hit, "Patches." Find out why all songs about people named Patches can't help being sad, see where this song fits into the Story Song Expanded Universe, and learn about farming as an after-school job … Continue reading Patches by Clarence Carter

Patches by Dickey Lee

Welcome to Old Shantytown! In this episode of THE STORY SONG PODCAST, your hosts review "Patches" by Dickey Lee; a lighthearted, fun-filled early 60s pop hit about young love. Just kidding. We'll get through this tragic Romeo-and-Juliet story together. Not listening to this episode would just bring you disgrace.  Continue the conversation; follow THE STORY SONG PODCAST … Continue reading Patches by Dickey Lee